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Windows 10 Mail and Calendar's dark mode is getting some improvements

Today, 04:38 PM

Posted by Falkes in Community News


Microsoft is making some improvements to the dark mode in the Windows 10 Mail and Calendar apps, which means that it will now apply to more elements of the interface. This includes the message body and composer in the Mail app, and the event creation interface in the Calendar.

In addition to applying the dark theme more widely, Microsoft is also making it easier to toggle between the light and dark themes. A toggle button will sit alongside other actions, such as replying to a message, so it's easier to switch on the fly.

WindowsBlogItalia reports that the update is now rolling out to Insiders in the Fast Ring or Skip Ahead, but the change doesn't seem to have shown up on our test machines. Microsoft has locked down the inbox apps in preparation for the general public release of Windows 10 19H1, so you'll likely need to be on the Skip Ahead ring to get the new look.

Microsoft has been making small changes to the UI of the apps over time, introducing density elements last year, and it's also been working on an improved design for the sidebar. The latter was spotted a while back, but it's never been fully rolled out to Insiders or the general public.

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Fix for Windows 10 failing to install KB4023057 update, because it is already installed

Yesterday, 05:13 PM

Posted by Falkes in Community News


Microsoft's Windows Update system appears to have gone bonkers again. An older version of the KB4023057 update is now trying to make its way to Windows 10 machines again, only to result in an installation error.

A Windows user took to Redditto share the problem with installing KB4023057. According to the Redditor, the update failed to install after the download process. But what's more interesting is that the same update appears to have been installed already back in December 2018, with the latest update that has just been rolled out carrying the release date 2018-11. A separate post on Microsoft's community forum also corroborates this finding.

Originally KB4023057was been made available to the April 2018 Update (1803) and all older Windows 10 versions and added improvements to Windows Update reliability, according to Microsoft's support page. That update also works to free up space on your PC's storage to give way to important Windows updates.

The installation error in some PCs is likely due to the fact that KB4023057 is already installed on those machines. It's not clear what changes (if any) this update brings with it and why Windows Update is trying to install an older version of KB4023057.

As of this time, the issue seems to be limited to only a small number of users of Windows 10 version 1803. For those experiencing this problem, you can try removing the existing update by heading over to the Settings menu and then tapping the "Apps & features" section. Type KB4023057 in the search bar and click on the package to see the "uninstall" option. After that, restart the PC and it should install without error.

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Galactic Civilizations III's biggest expansion yet, Retribution, announced

Yesterday, 05:08 PM

Posted by Falkes in Community News

Galactic Civilizations III is on track to receive another expansion soon, one that is described by Stardock as "its biggest expansion yet." Retribution will bring in the concluding chapter to the game's overall campaign, as well as new civilizations, features, and overhauled mechanics.

The Drath and Korath are the new major civilizations, which come with their own new ship parts and abilities. Artifacts and Hypergates are also new additions. The former can be found buried in planets across the galaxy and grants players special abilities, while the latter are gateways that can be constructed to let fleets cover massive distances quickly.

Cargo ships for delivering goods and help aid development of planets, as well as a major overhaul to the technology tree which "adds depth and sharpens the strategic choices in your research options" were also confirmed.

The Galactic Civilizations III: Retribution Expansion doesn’t have an exact release date yet but will release sometime in the first quarter of 2019. The previous expansion to the title, Intrigue, was announced around this time last year as well, before launching in April. We could be seeing a repeat of this release timeline for Retribution.

Those who are interested in adding the expansion to their wishlist can head over to its new Steam page over here.

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10 Jan 2019

Posted by Falkes in Community News

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