Windows 11 Officially Shuts Down Firefox’s Default Browser Workaround

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  • ExplorerPatcher

    This project aims to enhance the working environment on Windows

    I updated to 11 on my laptop but kept 10 on my main machine. I see zero reason to update my main computer to 11. I was willing to give centered start button a try but the fact that you can't turn off grouping of applications in the taskbar is a deal breaker. If I have two firefox windows open I want to know it and to be able to pick which one I want without having to hover my mouse over the icon for a second while the picture of the windows pops up.

    So I installed Explorer patcher to get the old taskbar back https://github.com/valinet/ExplorerPatcher

    Other than that the only feature of 11 that I have used is the snap zones. And I guess if I want that I can install the power toy it is based on.

  • alt-tab-macos

    Windows alt-tab on macOS

    Me and a collegue were having this discussion a couple of days ago. There is a way to do it. It involved bringing up mission control selecting the window then pressing option.

    Also there is this https://alt-tab-macos.netlify.app/

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • senseictl

    Linux commandline tools to configure the SteelSeries Sensei Raw Gaming Mouse

    https://github.com/dneto/senseictl

    google from there for your specific product. this one worked for mine but I only needed basic things like turning off the LED

  • wslg

    Enabling the Windows Subsystem for Linux to include support for Wayland and X server related scenarios

    The "wslg" version of WSL, which comes with a Wayland display server built-in, is perhaps a driver.

    The github page still says it requires Windows 11: https://github.com/microsoft/wslg

    Though I suppose it's possible they've also pushed it to the insider builds for Windows 10.

  • intellicode

    Visual Studio IntelliCode - AI-enhanced development tools. 👋Want to submit an issue to MicrosoftDocs/intellicode? If you have a bug or an idea, read the contributing guidelines before opening an issue. For FAQ's see

    > And yet most people keep trusting them with their code on Github.

    Honestly, from what I've seen many people don't see the issue with this. "The code is public anyway, so what difference does it make?"

    I'm starting to see the downsides of that viewpoint now, though[0]. If GitHub, and by extension Microsoft, technically 'own' the code (licensing, etc.) then they have free reign over it, leading to things like Copilot and Intellicode.

    [0]: https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/intellicode/issues/201

  • Autodesk-Fusion-360-for-Linux

    This is a project, where I give you a way to use Autodesk Fusion 360 on Linux!

    At least for fusion360, check out this project: https://github.com/cryinkfly/Autodesk-Fusion-360-for-Linux

    It makes using fusion on wine really easy, and it runs surprisingly well too.

  • alienfx

    AlienFX is a CLI and GUI utility to control the lighting effects of your Alienware computer.

  • SonarQube

    Static code analysis for 29 languages.. Your projects are multi-language. So is SonarQube analysis. Find Bugs, Vulnerabilities, Security Hotspots, and Code Smells so you can release quality code every time. Get started analyzing your projects today for free.

  • openrazer

    Open source driver and user-space daemon to control Razer lighting and other features on GNU/Linux

  • rivalcfg

    CLI tool and Python library to configure SteelSeries gaming mice

  • RazerGenie

    Qt application for configuring your Razer devices under GNU/Linux.

  • proton-ge-custom

    Compatibility tool for Steam Play based on Wine and additional components

    Yeah you may need to use Glorious Eggroll [1] for some games.

    [1] https://github.com/GloriousEggroll/proton-ge-custom/releases

  • dunst

    Lightweight and customizable notification daemon

  • bemenu

    Dynamic menu library and client program inspired by dmenu

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