How to Enable or Disable Tab Hover Cards in Microsoft Edge Chromium

If wanted, you can enable the Tab Hover Cards experimental flag for a popup containing tab information to be visible when hovering over a tab. If Tab Hover Cards is enabled, it will replace tooltips for tabs.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Tab Hover Cards replacing tooltips for tabs in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Enable Windows Spellchecker in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft Edge has a built-in spellchecker powered by the Hunspell engine by default which is also used by LibreOffice, OpenOffice, Chrome, Opera, and others.

If you like, you can enable the Use the Windows OS spellchecker experimental flag to have Microsoft Edge use the Windows OS spellchecker to find spelling mistakes and provide spelling suggestions instead of using the Hunspell engine.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable using the Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 OS spellchecker in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge instead of the default built-in Hunspell spellchecker.

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How to Remove and Uninstall Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 from Dual Boot PC

If you have more than one operating system installed on your PC, you will see a Choose an operation system (Windows Boot Manager) screen at startup with the name (description) of each installed OS (boot loader entry) listed on the boot options menu.

This tutorial will show you how to remove and uninstall Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 from a dual boot computer with another Windows operating system installed.

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How to Delete Boot Loader Entry on Boot Menu at Startup in Windows

If you have more than one operating system installed on your PC, you will see a Choose an operation system (Windows Boot Manager) screen at startup with the name (description) of each installed OS (boot loader entry) listed on the boot options menu.

This tutorial will show you how to delete a boot loader entry of an installed operating system on the boot options menu at startup in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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If you have more than one operating system installed on your PC, you will see a Choose an operation system (Windows Boot Manager) screen at startup with the name (description) of each installed OS (boot loader entry) listed on the boot options menu.

By default, the last OS installed will have its boot loader entry listed first in order on the boot options menu, but you can set the boot loader entries to be in any order you want displayed on the boot options menu at startup.

This tutorial will show you how to change the boot entry display order of installed operating systems in the boot options menu at startup in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Change OneDrive Personal Vault Inactivity Lock Time in Windows 10

OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive.

OneDrive runs on the trusted Microsoft cloud, which has many security measures in place to keep your files safe. But Microsoft understands that some people want more protection for their most important and sensitive files, which is why they are introducing Personal Vault.

Personal Vault is a protected area in OneDrive where you can store your most important or sensitive files and photos without sacrificing the convenience of anywhere access.

Personal Vault adds to the robust privacy and security that OneDrive currently offers, including file encryption at rest and in transit, suspicious activity monitoring, ransomware detection and recovery, mass file deletion notification and recovery, virus scanning on download for known threats, and version history for all file types.

You will need to set up OneDrive Personal Vault separately on each device where you want to use it.

Just enter a PIN, or use your fingerprint, face, or a code delivered by email or SMS1 to unlock and access your files—no need to remember multiple passwords. Additionally, Personal Vault can be unlocked with the Microsoft Authenticator app. Whichever way you choose, unlocking is quick, convenient, and helps secure your data.

Personal Vault uses more than just two-step verification to help keep your files safe and private. On Windows 10 PCs, OneDrive syncs your Personal Vault files to a BitLocker-encrypted area of your local hard drive. And like all files in OneDrive, the contents of your Personal Vault are encrypted at-rest in the Microsoft cloud and in-transit to your device. For further protection on mobile devices, it is recommend that you enable encryption on your iOS or Android device. Together, these measures help keep your files protected even if your Windows 10 PC or mobile device is lost, stolen, or someone gains access to it.

Personal Vault automatically locks after a period of inactivity (20 minutes on the web, 3 minutes on a mobile app) and then you need to unlock it to get at your files again. All your documents, photos, and videos in Personal Vault are easy to access from onedrive.com, your PC, or other capable devices.

You can change the Personal Vault inactivity lock time to be 20 minutes (default), 1 hour, 2 hours, or 4 hours.

This tutorial will show you how to change the OneDrive Personal Vault inactivity lock time for your account in Windows 10.

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Here is what will happen now that Windows 7 support has ended on January 14, 2020

Microsoft made a commitment to provide 10 years of product support for Windows 7 when it was released on October 22, 2009. This 10-year period has now ended, and Microsoft has discontinued Windows 7 support so that we can focus our investment on supporting newer technologies and great new experiences. The specific end of support day for Windows 7 was January 14, 2020. Technical assistance and software updates from Windows Update that help protect your PC are no longer available for the product. Microsoft strongly recommends that you move to Windows 10 to avoid a situation where you need service or support that is no longer available.

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How to Use Indexer Diagnostics App for Windows Search Indexer Issues in Windows 10

Indexing the contents of your PC helps you get faster results when you’re searching it for files and other things. Indexing is the process of looking at files, email messages, and other content on your PC and cataloging their information, such as the words and metadata in them. When you search your PC after indexing, it looks at an index of terms to find results faster.

Microsoft has released a beta version of the Indexer Diagnostics app in the Microsoft Store.

The Indexer Diagnostics tool can help you to identify problems and issues with the Windows Search Indexer in Windows 10.

This tutorial will show you how to use the Indexer Diagnostics app to identify problems and issues with the Windows Search Indexer in Windows 10.

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How to Minimize Number of Simultaneous Connections to Internet or Domain in Windows 10

The Minimize the number of simultaneous connections to the Internet or a Windows Domain policy setting determines if a computer can have multiple connections to the Internet or to a Windows domain. If multiple connections are allowed, it then determines how network traffic will be routed.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable minimize the number of simultaneous connections to the Internet or a Windows Domain on the computer in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Soft Disconnect Computer from a Network in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 build 17763.404, Microsoft added a new Group Policy setting called Enable Windows to soft-disconnect a computer from a network. This determines how Windows will disconnect a computer from a network when it determines that the computer should no longer be connected to the network.

If this policy setting is enabled or not configured, Windows will soft-disconnect a computer from a network when it determines that the computer should no longer be connected to a network.

If this policy setting is disabled, Windows will disconnect a computer from a network immediately when it determines that the computer should no longer be connected to a network.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Windows 10 to soft-disconnect a computer from a network.

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How to Restore Files from Windows.old Folder in Windows 10

When you refresh, upgrade, or custom install Windows 10 on the same partition as the previous Windows installation without doing a clean install, then you will have a C:\Windows.old folder in your new installation afterwards.

If you choose to “Keep nothing”, personal files of users from their profile folder are temporarily saved to the Windows.old folder, and will be automatically deleted in 10 days after the date you upgraded by default.

The Windows.old folder will also contain a copy of the previous Windows installation

If you decide you want some or all of these files back, you can usually retrieve them from this Windows.old folder.

This tutorial will show you how to manually restore file from the Windows.old folder in Windows 10.

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How to Add Services to Control Panel in Windows 7, 8, and 10

A service is an application type that runs in the system background without a user interface and is similar to a UNIX daemon process. Services provide core operating system features, such as Web serving, event logging, file serving, printing, cryptography, and error reporting.

The Services (services.msc) Microsoft Management Console allows you to start, stop, restart, enable, disable, and configure services in Windows.

Services is not in the Control Panel by default, but you can add it.

This tutorial will show you how to add Services to the Control Panel for all users to open it from in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.

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How to Enable Real Search Box in New Tab Page in Google Chrome

When you have Google set as your default search engine in Google Chrome, you can enable the Real search box in New Tab Page (Ctrl+N) experimental flag that enables the search box in the middle of the New Tab Page (NTP) to accept input directly (i.e. not be a “fake” box) instead of the default address bar. Search results will also show below the non-fake input (“realbox”) instead of below the address bar.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable a real search box on the New Tab page in Google Chrome.

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How to Maximize and Restore App Window in Windows 10

Maximize allows you to enlarge a window to fill the screen. When a window is maximized, it cannot be moved until you Restore it.

Restore or Restore Down will resize a maximized window back to the size it was before maximized.

This tutorial will show you different ways to maximize and restore an open app window for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Add Advanced User Accounts to Control Panel in Windows 7, 8, and 10

Advanced User Accounts (“netplwiz” or “control userpasswords2”) allows you to manage user accounts on the computer. You can perform the following actions from Advanced User Accounts:

Turn on or off automatically sign in to selected account at Windows 10 startup.

  • Add user accounts.
  • Remove user accounts.
  • Change name of user accounts.
  • Change group membership of user accounts.
  • Reset password of local user accounts.
  • Open Credential Manager to manage passwords.
  • Open Local Users and Groups for advanced user management.
  • Turn on or off Ctrl + Alt + Delete secure sign-in.

Advanced User Accounts is not in the Control Panel by default, but you can add it.

This tutorial will show you how to add Advanced User Accounts (“netplwiz” or “control userpasswords2”) to the Control Panel for all users to open it from in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.

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How to Add All Tasks to Control Panel in Windows 7, 8, and 10

You can use Control Panel to change settings for Windows. These settings control nearly everything about how Windows looks and works, and you can use them to set up Windows so that it’s just right for you.

All Tasks is a list of all available Control Panel tasks for your PC.

This tutorial will show you how to add All Tasks (aka: God mode) to the Control Panel for all users to open it from in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.

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