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    Latest Windows 11 build includes updated accessory apps

    New Snipping Tool, Calculator, and Mail & Calendar all appear in build 22000.132.
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    Re: Latest Windows 11 build includes updated accessory apps

    In their place Microsoft intends to bundle the new Sniping Tool app...
    Ooh, didn't realise MS were baking in Military applications into the general user space

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    Ooh, didn't realise MS were baking in Military applications into the general user space
    Don't give them ideas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Don't give them ideas!

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    That throws a new meaning on a Trusted Platform Module.
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    Re: Latest Windows 11 build includes updated accessory apps

    I still see nothing in the apps of any interest to me. The existing snipping tool does all I need on the rare occasions that I use it, as does the calculator. Calendars, mail etc? Don't use them and for my needs, I see no reason to (and some reasons for me to not use them) so it makes no difference to me if they've changed.
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    Re: Latest Windows 11 build includes updated accessory apps

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Don't give them ideas!

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    Dead or Alive you're getting you're 5G upgrade!

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    Re: Latest Windows 11 build includes updated accessory apps

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    I still see nothing in the apps of any interest to me. The existing snipping tool does all I need on the rare occasions that I use it, as does the calculator. Calendars, mail etc? Don't use them and for my needs, I see no reason to (and some reasons for me to not use them) so it makes no difference to me if they've changed.
    If it helps, they have changed in very minor ways...the snipping tool seems like "Snip & Sketch" but with a new theme, and the calculator looks almost identical - just has rounded corners now (and i'm sure a few new features that I don't need).

    Still, on the positive side it's nice to see rapid updates with Win 11 that some users will appreciate. They also fixed the bug I reported wtih timezones and replied to the feedback post, which is a nice nod to taking/including user feedback (even if they likely found and fixed it way before it was reported by us end users!)

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    Re: Latest Windows 11 build includes updated accessory apps

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    That throws a new meaning on a Trusted Platform Module.
    MED365 does not bite that much.....promise!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    Dead or Alive you're getting you're 5G upgrade!
    I hate to think what it will take to get the 6G upgrade!

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    Re: Latest Windows 11 build includes updated accessory apps

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    MED365 does not bite that much.....promise!



    I hate to think what it will take to get the 6G upgrade!

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    Re: Latest Windows 11 build includes updated accessory apps

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    If it helps, they have changed in very minor ways...the snipping tool seems like "Snip & Sketch" but with a new theme, and the calculator looks almost identical - just has rounded corners now (and i'm sure a few new features that I don't need).

    Still, on the positive side it's nice to see rapid updates with Win 11 that some users will appreciate. They also fixed the bug I reported wtih timezones and replied to the feedback post, which is a nice nod to taking/including user feedback (even if they likely found and fixed it way before it was reported by us end users!)
    Oh, sure. I'm not knocking that they tweak things that benefit from tweaking, or add useful new functions.

    I was really just saying that most of those apps aren't ones I use, so whatever they do with them doesn't affect me, for good or ill. I do sometimes use calculator, but not much and as long as it calculates, I don't much care what it looks like. Similar applies to snipping. That, for me, consists of clicking the button on the end of the pen, drawing the box round the bit I want snipped, and then pasting into something else. I don't even do that very often, but as long as they don't mess with my ability to do that quickly and easily, again, it doesn't affect me for good or bad.

    Other people, obviously, YMMV, especially if they use calenders, etc.

    Mostly, though for a VERY long time, I just avoided the utilities built in to Windows. My logic was simply this - either a tool is important to me (example follows) or it isn't. For those that aren't, I either won't use the built-in tool much, or not at all so it doesn't matter, or for those that are important, the built-in version is almost always (or even always) either a bit slapped together, or a cut-down version of a third-party tool AND because this category is important to me, I'd rather use the full third-party tool, even if I have to pay for it.

    The example? Historically. though with SSDs dominating, much less so now, disk defragmentation.

    The built-in tool was okay, and probably enough for most home users. But I had a licence of the full commercial version of 'forgotten it's name' defragger, and used that.

    The short version .... the things the OS does as an OS, and how they're organised and how well they work, that is what matters to me. That's what will determine if I wish to upgrade to 11 (if I actually can, of course), not the tweaks in apps. They matter about as much to me as how many green sprinkles there are on my sprinkle-covered strawberry-iced Krispy Kreme mini donut.

    Which reminds me .... coffee time. C ya later.
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    Re: Latest Windows 11 build includes updated accessory apps

    Nothing else metters only some New apps!

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    Re: Latest Windows 11 build includes updated accessory apps

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    I still see nothing in the apps of any interest to me. The existing snipping tool does all I need on the rare occasions that I use it, as does the calculator. Calendars, mail etc? Don't use them and for my needs, I see no reason to (and some reasons for me to not use them) so it makes no difference to me if they've changed.
    Thank you. Thank you SO much! I need to know that. My life has now improved.

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    Re: Latest Windows 11 build includes updated accessory apps

    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur1814 View Post
    Thank you. Thank you SO much! I need to know that. My life has now improved.
    Assuming that is dripping with the sarcasm it SO appears to be, believe it or not, your need to know didn't feature terribly highly in my considerations. But you could notify the press that someone on a forum found a post that wasn't helpful to him. I'm sure they'll be shocked. I will try to only post things in the future that I think will meet your need to know.
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