News and updates
Another year has passed. As a small Christmas present, we just released version 126.96.36.199.
A big THANK YOU to all our users who make the Magic Utilities possible.
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy new year 2024.
When Microsoft first released Windows 11 the Virtual Desktop change animations were missing if you used the keyboard shortcuts ctrl + win + left/right. Desktops were just changed without any animation. We got used to it. Changes were instant.
Now about two years later they are back. In the latest Windows 11 22H2 Build 22621.2715 with the latest security updates installed it works again.
However it's not as good as in Windows 10. There is a slight delay until the animation starts. In addition it now shows a popup of the Virtual Desktop name.
Why changing things back and forward all the time. Windows 10 animations were just simply good. Now they are delayed and have this annoying name popup all the time.
- Hello Microsoft, users know their virtual desktop, no need for a name popup every time!
- And while we replace our cars with EVs which have INSTANT acceleration, you make your new animations feel like an old Diesel engine.
- Is that the result of your new "Secure Future Initiative"? Delay bugs so they don't happen instantly?
- Is there still a human Q&A department at Microsoft?
Update: We fixed this in version 188.8.131.52. You can turn off swipe and keyboard animations, so switching a desktop is now instant (again).
Windows 11 22H2 has a new security feature: Kernel-mode Hardware-enforced Stack Protection.
The Magic Utilities version 184.108.40.206 are now compatible with the new security feature, download is here.
Today we added dark mode to our new web site for all the night owls . Let us know if we missed something.
We have been quite busy setting up our new web site, the old framework gets no more updates in a few month. While it looks almost identical the underlying CMS has been updated and a lot of external dependencies have been removed.
If you read this and find something which isn't working (as expected) please let us know.
We wish all Magic Utilities users a Merry Christmas and a Happy new year 2023.
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