Windows 10 build 10162

Release date of Windows 10, July 29, 2015, is getting closer.

I installed Windows 10 build 9841 in October 2014 as soon as Microsoft announced Windows Insiders program. Many things have changed since that time…

Yet I haven’t decided yet whether I want to change the usual Windows 7 to the new Windows 10. By the way, Microsoft offers free upgrade from Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.

To experience the new OS better, I installed Windows 10 on desktop, more powerful than laptop. I used Windows 7 on this desktop since its release on October 22, 2009.

It took about 20 minutes to install Windows 10 build 10162 on the desktop, and about 10 minutes more to prepare the system for the first start.

After installation, you see usual Desktop with Start button on taskbar and with Start menu:

Windows 10 build 10162: Start menu

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Good Answer: Does Windows carriage return \r\n consist of two characters or one character?

Recently I’ve earned silver badge:  Good Answer

This badge is awarded answers which have score of 25 or more. And my answer to question Does Windows carriage return \r\n consist of two characters or one character? has reached 25 upvotes.

Here’s my answer:

These are two characters:

  • \r is carriage return;
  • \n is line feed.

Two characters combined represent a new line on Windows. Whereas on Linux, \n represents new line. It moves cursor to the start of new line on Linux. On Windows, the cursor will stay at the same column in the console but on the next line.

\r on Linux has the same effect as on Windows: moves cursor to the start of the line. It is possible to print different information on the same line where \r is used instead of \n.

Windows Themes

How often do you change themes in Windows? Especially how often do you switch from visual stylesenabled theme (Aero or Basic, XP style) to classic one.

Please leave your answers in comments.

Heartbleed Explanation

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Firefox: switching between tabs in most recently used order

Recently I stumbled upon a statement that new Opera 18 does not remember most recently used tabs when switching between them with Ctrl+Tab. In classic Opera, the last version 12.16, pressing Ctrl+Tab switched to the previously used tab: this way it’s easy to switch between the two tabs just like between two applications with Alt+Tab in Windows.

I still use the classic version of Opera, and I didn’t see the change. In Firefox, pressing Ctrl+Tab switches between the tabs in the order they were opened: from the first to the last tab as they appear on the tab panel. But you can change the behavior.

  1. Open a new tab in Firefox (Ctrl+T).
  2. Type about:config into the address bar and press Enter.
  3. Click I'll be careful, I promise!.
  4. Type ctrl into the Search field above the list of settings.
  5. Double-click the line with setting browser.ctrlTab.previews.
    The value in the Value column would change to true, and Status — to user set.
  6. Close the tab (Ctrl+W).

Now when you press Ctrl+Tab, Firefox would switch you to the most recently used tab. If you hold Ctrl for a while, you’ll see a window with tab previews; if you press the keys fast enough, the preview window won’t appear and the browser will switch to another tab.

I used this answer (by Jonathan Williams) to the question Changing Firefox Tab Cycle Order (by Mark Roddy).
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Menu Alignment

My answer to the question Why all menus in windows are floating left with dual monitor? was not quite right. The author of the question commented my answer and updated the question with the screen shot of the entire desktop.

Menus on their desktop are right-aligned, and it’s not because the menu would fall out of screen with left-alignment.

Usually, menus are left-aligned:
Left-aligned Help menu in Notepad

But menus can be right-aligned:
Right-aligned Help menu in Notepad

Windows allows changing alignment of the menus, but it provides no UI to control this setting.

So to fix user’s problem, I wrote a simple application MenuAlignment.exe.

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Lifetime License to Outpost Security Suite Pro

Agnitum runs a promotion campaign for its Outpost Pro 8 security products and makes a special offers: a lifetime license to Outpost Security Suite Pro or Outpost Firewall Pro for three computers for the price of one-year license.

The lifetime license ensures that Outpost users have the opportunity to enjoy unlimited antivirus updates and product upgrades for the lifetime of the product. Following its "pay once and stay protected for life" promise, Agnitum has waived the expiration date on Outpost protection and is declining to capitalize on renewals.

The offer expires at midnight on December 31, 2012. Until that time you can buy a lifetime license to Outpost Security Suite Pro for 3 PCs for just $59.95