Why would anyone implement this feature this way?
ElReg went into detail on the Pixel version, don’t know if Windows is the same but seems likely given the timing.
Edit: I tested this out and the bug only happens if you:
- Take a screenshot and save to disk. The snipping tool does this automatically in your pictures directory under home but the bug also occurs if you manually save elsewhere.
- Crop it in the snipping tool
- Overwrite the file you created in step 1
As if I didn’t already have enough anxiety from performing minor tasks on a cellphone. (the buttons are small and I can’t right click which is 99% of windows)
It does look like the Pixel bug is much more impactful, unless you follow the procedure I listed above on Windows.
Oh crap I use that snipping tool all the time.
On a pixel phone? Oof, if so.
I feel much better about the Windows bug since I tested it out-- I don’t actually use it in that manner. This is still a huge problem, if people do in fact do that.
Yeah, neither of these are things I actually do. I have a Pixel but I don’t think I’ve ever used Markup, and I don’t crop screenshots in Windows, I just snip the bit of screen I want to capture to begin with.
I think you’re okay if you’re just cutting-and-pasting (I do it all the time). Seems like the problem is if you save a snipped image, it actually saves the entire screen and then has instructions on which parts to snip when you open it.
Yikes, what a horrible, horrible, horrible idea.
No, sorry, on Windows 11.
Oh I just use it to copy and paste. Whew.
So I’m getting my new PC set up and now that I’m on Windows 11, what are some apps/utilities I need to have?
I’ve already got Start11, EarTrumpet, and QuickLook. What else?
You might consider PowerToys. A bunch of utilities in there that improve some things a bit, depending on your usage.
I used to tweak Windows a bit more than I do these days, but having a toolkit of utilities is pretty standard. Others will certainly have more tips.
1000x this. I friggin’ love that thing. As a matter of fact, I have the window up now as I just used to it track down where a file was buried.
+1 for MS PowerToys, it’s all you really need.
It’s built-in ‘run’ search/launcher module is almost as good as Everything (though you ideally switch search in Windows from ‘classic’ to ‘enhanced’ also), and it has a heap of other useful stuff. :)
Depending on your video habits, you might also want the HEVC extension:
Everything looks like a great little utility; I’ve added it to my kit. The unfortunate thing is that I’m so friggin’ organized that I rarely use search for anything. Still…
So I’ve been using Windows 11 for a few days now and I have to say that I don’t hate the taskbar and start menu. Of course I’m using Start 11, but I haven’t modified the stock settings much.
Lots of stuff, like dumb little things like system sounds, is just more pleasant, and I thought Windows 10 was pretty great.
Phone Link to iPhone is not in yet, but it’s apparently “coming soon.”