Welcome back to our Windows news recap, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system.
Twitter’s new font and buttons are now live in the Windows 11 and 10 app
Twitter took people by surprise this week when it launched a new font across its properties. This new font, alongside other design tweaks, is now live across the Windows 11 and 10 app.
Development was no easy task as it had to cover a lot of ground for us. For everyday use it must be sharp and legible (with good density), but with personality and distinctiveness.
— Derrit DeRouen (@DerritDeRouen) January 27, 2021
Revamped Fluent Design is part of the Windows 11 plan, says Microsoft
With Windows 11, Microsoft has said that it is “rethinking” its Fluent Design language, with the aim of it being able to be better implemented across more of its apps.
PrintNightmare lives on for Microsoft with yet another vulnerability
It seems like not a week goes by that PrintNightmare doesn’t hit the news again, and this week is, unfortunately, no different. Another security advisory has been published by Microsoft in relation to the Windows Print Spooler service. Whilst the advisory warns of it being a remote code execution flaw, it is actually a physical flaw, with someone needing local access to a machine to take advantage of the issue outlined in the advisory.
Windows will require Admin privileges to install Printer drivers because of PrintNightmare, and other Patch Tuesday news (updated)
In an effort to help improve security in light of the PrintNightmare saga, a change in Windows is being made that means Admin privileges will be required to install printer drivers.
That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Windows news.