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How to Reset Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Signing in to Microsoft Edge with a Microsoft account allows you to sync your browsing data across all your signed-in devices.

If you are having problems syncing browser data across your signed-in devices, you try resetting sync.

Resetting sync will delete your browsing sync data from Microsoft servers. Browsing data on your devices will not be deleted.

This tutorial will show you how to reset sync in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Enable or Disable Reset Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Signing in to Microsoft Edge with a Microsoft account allows you to sync your browsing data across all your signed-in devices.

You can enable the Enable reset sync experimental flag in Microsoft Edge to allow users to delete sync data from Microsoft servers with the Reset sync button.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable reset sync in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Add or Remove Troubleshooters Toolbar on Taskbar in Windows 10

If something isn’t working in Windows 10, running a troubleshooter might help. Troubleshooters can find and fix many common problems for you.

Having all troubleshooters available from a toolbar on the taskbar can make troubleshooting easier as needed.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove a Troubleshooters toolbar on the taskbar for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove Troubleshooting Context Menu in Windows 10v

If something isn’t working in Windows 10, running a troubleshooter might help. Troubleshooters can find and fix many common problems for you.

Having all the troubleshooters and troubleshooting settings available for quick access from a context menu can make troubleshooting easier as needed.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Troubleshooting on the desktop context menu of all users in Windows 10.

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How to Pin and Unpin Favorites in Microsoft Edge Chromium

You can keep track of the websites you visit frequently by adding them as favorites in Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft Edge now has a new favorites experience that gives you the benefits of the favorites full page with an ease of access dropdown from the toolbar. Here you can edit, organize, or even search your favorites in-line without having to go to the full page experience.

You can now also pin your favorites open in a pane along the right side of the browser. This allows you to see your favorites while you browse and helps you stay more productive during those times where you need frequent access to your favorites.

This tutorial will show you how to pin and unpin favorites in a pane on the right side of the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Allow Extensions in InPrivate Browsing in Microsoft Edge Chromium

You can boost your productivity, have more fun, and customize your browsing experience with add-ons (extensions) for Microsoft Edge. Extensions, or add-ons, are simple tools that customize your browser experience and offer you more control.

InPrivate browsing is a private browsing mode in which no browsing history, download history, cookies and site data, and form fill data are remembered. Microsoft Edge saves downloaded files as well as any new favorites created while browsing InPrivate. By default, while browsing InPrivate, Microsoft does not collect any info about websites you visit for product improvement purposes. Your school, workplace, or internet service provider may still be able to see your browsing activity. Browsing data for the specific InPrivate session is cleared after all InPrivate windows are closed.

Installed extensions are not turned on while in InPrivate browsing mode by default.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable allowing an extension in InPrivate browsing in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Turn On or Off Extensions in Microsoft Edge Chromium

You can boost your productivity, have more fun, and customize your browsing experience with add-ons (extensions) for Microsoft Edge. Extensions, or add-ons, are simple tools that customize your browser experience and offer you more control.

If needed, you can turn on or off added extensions as needed in Microsoft Edge without needing to remove the extension. For example, when an extension is causing an issue for a site, and needs to be temporarily turned off until finished with the site.

When you turn on an installed extension, the extension’s icon will be added to the toolbar next to the address bar.

When you turn off an installed extension, the extension’s icon will be removed from the toolbar next to the address bar.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off installed extensions in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Enable or Disable Reveal Password Button in Microsoft Edge Chromium

After you typed in the password field for a site, you will see a “Reveal password” (eye) button. Selecting the “eye” icon shows what you’ve typed in the password field. Some sites may override this functionality though.

Starting with Microsoft Edge Canary version 87.0.666.0 and higher, you can turn on or off to display the Reveal password button when entering passwords.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Reveal password (eye) button when entering passwords in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Add and Remove Extensions in Microsoft Edge Chromium

You can boost your productivity, have more fun, and customize your browsing experience with add-ons (extensions) for Microsoft Edge. Extensions, or add-ons, are simple tools that customize your browser experience and offer you more control.

You can add extensions to Microsoft Edge from the Microsoft Edge Add-ons Store by default whenever you want.

If you like, you can also allow to add extensions to Microsoft Edge from other sources like the Chrome Web Store.

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How to Pin Sites to Start Menu with Microsoft Edge Chromium in Windows 10

Microsoft Edge lets you pin sites as a tile on the Start menu each with their own icon for quick access to tabs for your pinned sites. These pinned sites will always open in Microsoft Edge.

This tutorial will show you how to pin and unpin sites as a tile on the Start menu with the Chromium based Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Use of BitLocker on Removable Data Drives in Windows

You can use BitLocker Drive Encryption to help protect your files on an entire drive. BitLocker can help block hackers from accessing the system files they rely on to discover your password, or from accessing your drive by physically removing it from your PC and installing it in a different one. You can still sign in to Windows and use your files as you normally would.

New files are automatically encrypted when you add them to a drive that uses BitLocker. However, if you copy these files to another drive or a different PC, they’re automatically decrypted.

BitLocker can encrypt the drive Windows is installed on (the operating system drive) as well as fixed data drives (such as internal hard drives). You can also use BitLocker To Go to help protect all files stored on a removable data drive (such as an external hard drive or USB flash drive).

If you like, you can configure the Control use of BitLocker on removable drives group policy setting that controls the use of BitLocker on removable data drives. When this policy setting is enabled you can select property settings that control how users can configure BitLocker. Choose “Allow users to apply BitLocker protection on removable data drives” to permit the user to run the BitLocker setup wizard on a removable data drive. Choose “Allow users to suspend and decrypt BitLocker on removable data drives” to permit the user to remove BitLocker Drive encryption from the drive or suspend the encryption while maintenance is performed. If you do not configure this policy setting, users can use BitLocker on removable disk drives. If you disable this policy setting, users cannot use BitLocker on removable disk drives.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability to configure and use BitLocker on removable data drives for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Camera On/Off On-screen Display (OSD) Notifications in Windows 10

When a webcam is in use on your laptop, tablet, or desktop computer, the camera’s LED light turns on by default to indicate the camera is use. However, you might not notice this LED light if you are focused on the screen, LED is broken, LED is covered, or the webcam has been hacked and disabled the LED.

If you like, you can enable to briefly show Camera on and Camera off on-screen display (OSD) notifications each time the camera is turned on and off to help make sure you know.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Camera on and Camera off on-screen display (OSD) notifications for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove Meet Now icon on Taskbar in Windows 10

Earlier this year Microsoft introduced Meet Now in Skype. Meet Now makes it easy to connect with anyone in as little as two clicks for free and each call can last up to 24 hours.

Microsoft extended this capability starting in Windows 10 build 20221 by bringing Meet Now right to the taskbar. You can now easily set up a video call and reach friends and family in an instant by clicking on the Meet Now icon in the notification area (system tray) of the taskbar in Windows 10. No sign ups or downloads needed.

Meet Now will open your installed Skype app on any device. Even if you are not signed in, you can join the call or chat as a guest. If you do not have Skype installed on your computer, it will open Skype for you on the web. Supported browsers for Meet Now are Microsoft Edge and the latest version of Google Chrome.

Meet Now in the Windows 10 Taskbar is now available to all starting with Windows 10 build 20231.

This tutorial will show you how to add, remove, hide, or show the Meet Now icon on the taskbar notification area for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Use Meet Now in the Windows 10 Taskbar to Create or Join a Meeting in Skype

Earlier this year Microsoft introduced Meet Now in Skype. Meet Now makes it easy to connect with anyone in as little as two clicks for free and each call can last up to 24 hours.

Microsoft extended this capability starting in Windows 10 build 20221 by bringing Meet Now right to the taskbar. You can now easily set up a video call and reach friends and family in an instant by clicking on the Meet Now icon in the notification area (system tray) of the taskbar in Windows 10. No sign ups or downloads needed.

Meet Now will open your installed Skype app on any device. Even if you are not signed in, you can join the call or chat as a guest. If you do not have Skype installed on your computer, it will open Skype for you on the web. Supported browsers for Meet Now are Microsoft Edge and the latest version of Google Chrome.

Meet Now in the Windows 10 Taskbar is now available to all starting with Windows 10 build 20231.

This tutorial will show you how to use Meet Now in the Windows 10 Taskbar to create or join a meeting in Skype.

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How to Reset Windows Search in Windows 10

Search Windows and the web from the taskbar to find help, apps, files, settings—you name it. You can also get quick answers from the web—like weather, stock prices, currency conversion, and much more—and get to websites faster by using links in the preview pane.

Windows Search is a desktop search platform that has instant search capabilities for most common file and data types such as email, contacts, calendar appointments, documents, photos, multimedia, and other formats that can be extended by third party developers. These capabilities enable users to find, manage, and organize the increasing amount of data common in home and enterprise environments.

If Windows Search is unresponsive and not working, you can try resetting Windows Search to fix problems with it.

This tutorial will show you how to reset Windows Search in Windows 10.

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How to Reset Windows Security App in Windows 10

Windows 10 includes Windows Security, which provides the latest antivirus protection. Your device will be actively protected from the moment you start Windows 10. Windows Security continually scans for malware (malicious software), viruses, and security threats. In addition to this real-time protection, updates are downloaded automatically to help keep your device safe and protect it from threats.

If Windows Security is crashing or not opening, you can reset and/or re-register the Windows Security app to hopefully fix it.

This tutorial will show you how to reset and re-register the Windows Security app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Reset Settings App in Windows 10

Most of the settings you’ll want to change in Windows 10 are in the Settings app. Settings is organized into the separate System, Devices, Phone, Network & Internet, Personalization, Apps, Accounts, Time & language, Gaming, Ease of Access, Search, Privacy, Update & Security, and Mixed Reality (if available) categories. You can click/tap on a category to view and change more settings for that category.

If Settings is crashing or not opening, you can reset and/or re-register the Settings app to hopefully fix it.

This tutorial will show you how to reset and re-register the Settings app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Suggested Passwords in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft Edge can now help make the task of creating new accounts on the web a little easier and safer. When you are on a website that requires a new password, you can simply select new the password suggested by the browser. Password suggestions are strong, unique, and automatically saved in your profile’s saved passwords. Next time you visit the same website, your username and password will be auto-filled for you. If you are using Microsoft Edge on mobile and syncing your data, then the passwords you generated on your desktop will also be available on your mobile device.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable suggested passwords in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Add or Remove Vertical Tabs Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge Chromium

It’s easy to end up with a ton of tabs open. The more you have open, the more difficult it becomes to find, switch between, and manage them. With vertical tabs, you can easily shift to view your tabs in a pane to the side. This allows you to easily see the titles and access controls like mute and close. It even makes it easy to reorder your tabs, with the ability to drag and drop to rearrange. When you want to focus on a specific page, you can collapse the pane. Anytime you need to switch between tabs, you can hover over the pane to see all the information you need. The new Microsoft Edge is the only browser to offer built-in vertical tab navigation allowing for a more streamlined experience.

Starting with Microsoft Edge Canary version 87.0.654.0 for some, you can now add or remove the vertical tabs button on the toolbar.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the vertical tabs button on the toolbar in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Add and Remove Google Chrome Themes in Microsoft Edge Chromium

You can personalize Microsoft Edge with any custom theme you want from the Chrome Web Store. The theme appears around the border of the browser and as the background when you open a new tab.

When you install a Google Chrome theme from the Chrome Web Store to Microsoft Edge, it will automatically remove and replace the previously added theme.

This tutorial will show you how to add and remove Google Chrome themes from the Chrome Web Store to the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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