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How Windows Sandbox config files work

Microsoft is working on Windows Sandbox, a sandboxed environment for the Windows operating system, currently.

The feature is being tested in Windows 10 Insider Builds currently and it is possible that Windows Sandbox will find its way into Windows 10 version 1903.

The initial version of Windows Sandbox was quite basic: users could launch it on Windows 10 devices and use it, but that was about the scope of it.

Microsoft: fix security issue with non-security update. Instructions point to non-existent KB page

Can things get any worse than this? Microsoft published a security advisory yesterday -- ADV190005 | Guidance to adjust HTTP/2 SETTINGS frames -- which affects Windows Server running Internet Information Services (IIS).

The security issue could be abused to cause CPU usage to increase to 100% until the malicious HTTP/2 "connections are killed by IIS".

Odio is a nice looking but basic radio player

Odio is a cross-platform Internet radio player that can be run on Windows, Mac, and Linux devices natively to play radio streams.

Internet users don't need programs necessarily to play radio; some online sites and stations, e.g. the Shoutcast directory, offer direct playback in all modern browsers.

Windows 10 version 1809 upgrade could invalidate Administrator account

It appears that the list of bugs in Windows 10 version 1809, the October 2018 Update, is still growing despite Microsoft's efforts to fix these bugs.

Find duplicate photos with Find.Same.Images.OK for Windows

Find.Same.Images.OK is a free portable software program for Microsoft's Windows operating system to find duplicate photos (and any other image dupes) quickly.

Unless you are very careful when it comes to download images or transferring images from digital cameras, smartphones and other devices, you will end up with duplicate images eventually.

Sometimes, that is desired, e.g. for backup purposes. At other times, it may cause issues such as lower than expected free disk space on drives or productivity issues when it comes to finding photos.

Containers with Transitions makes Firefox Containers more useful

Containers with Transitions is a brand new Firefox extension that improves the functionality of Mozilla's own Multi-Account Containers extension for Firefox.

Mozilla launched Containers as a Firefox Test Pilot project in 2017; the organization did not integrate Containers natively after the Test Pilot project ran its course but released the Multi-Account Containers extension instead. Firefox users who wanted to make use of Container functionality in the browser could install the extension to add support for it to the browser.

Bookmarks Organizer 3.0 for Firefox includes whitelist functionality

Sören Hentzschel released a new version of the bookmarks management extension Bookmarks Organizer for the Firefox web browser. Bookmarks Organizer 3.0 includes a new whitelisting functionality and other improvements.

Sören released the first version of the extension in 2017; Bookmarks Organizer is a WebExtension which means that it is compatible with all recent versions of the Firefox web browser. The extension filled the gap that the removal of Firefox's classic system for add-ons created as classic bookmark management extensions stopped working as a consequence.

Remove Backgrounds from Photos automatically

Remove.bg is a new free online service that you may use to remove the background of photos automatically that you upload to the service.

Sometimes, you may want to remove background noise from an image, for instance to copy an object without the background as part of a collage.

The manual approach to remove background from a photo is certainly the most accurate option but it requires a certain set of skills, proficiency with an image editor capable of doing so, that many computer users don't have.

BlackViperScript: make bulk changes to the Windows 10 Service configuration

BlackViperScript is a PowerShell script to make bulk changes to the Service configuration of Windows 10 PCs based on Black Viper's Services suggestions.

Manage Firefox tabs, bookmarks and containers in the sidebar

Sidebery is a new extension for the Firefox web browser to manage browser tabs, bookmarks, and containers in the sidebar.

The default sidebar of the Firefox web browser may display bookmarks or the browsing history already; Sidebery extends the functionality by adding open tabs and containers.

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