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Add and Remove Outlook Smart Tile on New Tab Page in Microsoft Edge

By default, when you open a new tab (Ctrl+T) in Microsoft Edge, you see a Bing search bar, Bing image of the day as the background, quick links as tiles of your most visited sites, and Bing news content visible to scroll.

Microsoft Edge will automatically add quick links of websites you visit to the New Tab page. You can remove, rename, or add new quick links as wanted.

Starting with Microsoft Edge Canary version 92.0.880.0, you can stay up to date on your Outlook email right from the Microsoft Edge new tab page beside your current quick links. You will start to see incoming emails directly from the new tab page of Microsoft Edge. With the new smart tile for Outlook, you can see your three most recent emails and also start a new email or meeting request in Outlook, directly from the new tab page.

You will need to sign in to Microsoft Edge with the same account you use for Outlook to enable this feature.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Outlook smart tile on the new tab page beside your current quick links in Microsoft Edge.

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How to Turn On or Off Show Hidden Devices in Device Manager in Windows 10

Device Manager displays information about each device. This includes the device type, device status, manufacturer, device-specific properties, and information about the driver for the device.

Device Manager can show hidden devices. This is helpful when you are testing the installation of a new PnP device.

Device Manager provides detailed information in the Properties dialog for each device. Right click on the name of the device, and then click/tap on Properties. The General, Driver, Details, and Events tabs contain information that can be useful when you debug errors.

Device Manager lists the devices that are installed in the computer. By default, certain devices are not shown in the list. These hidden devices include:

  • Devices that have the device node (devnode) status bit DN_NO_SHOW_IN_DM set.
    • There is a devnode for each device on a machine and the devnodes are organized into a hierarchical Device Tree. The PnP manager creates a devnode for a device when the device is configured.
    • A devnode contains the device stack (the device objects for the device’s drivers) and information about the device such as whether the device has been started and which drivers have registered for notification on the device.
  • Devices that are part of a setup class that is marked as a¬†NoDisplayClass¬†in the registry (for example, printers and non-PnP drivers)
  • Devices that were physically removed from the computer but whose registry entries were not deleted (also known as nonpresent devices).

Show hidden devices in Device Manager does not persist. When you close Device Manager, Show hidden devices will be turned off the next time you open Device Manager. Turning on Show hidden devices can be remembered in a custom Device Manager MSC created in Microsoft Management Console (MMC).

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off show hidden devices in Device Manager in Windows 8 and Windows 10.

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How to Change Device Manager View Mode in Windows 10

Device Manager displays information about each device. This includes the device type, device status, manufacturer, device-specific properties, and information about the driver for the device.

Device Manager can show hidden devices. This is helpful when you are testing the installation of a new PnP device.

Device Manager provides detailed information in the Properties dialog for each device. Right click on the name of the device, and then click/tap on Properties. The General, Driver, Details, and Events tabs contain information that can be useful when you debug errors.

Device Manager allows you to switch between the following view modes to arrange:

The set view mode in Device Manager does not persist. When you close Device Manager, you will see the default Devices by type view mode the next time you open Device Manager. The view mode can be remembered in a custom Device Manager MSC created in Microsoft Management Console (MMC).

This tutorial will show you how to change the view mode to arrange devices and drivers by in Device Manager in Windows 10.

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How to Change Cursor Shape of Windows Terminal Profile in Windows 10

You can select the cursor shape of a profile in Windows Terminal to be Vintage, Bar (default), Underscore, Double underscore, Filled box, or Empty box.

If you select the Vintage cursor, you can set its height from 25 to 100 percent.

This tutorial will show you how to cursor shape of Windows Terminal profiles for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Change Background Color and Image of Windows Terminal in Windows 10

All shell profiles in Windows Terminal use a black solid color background by default.

If you like, you can change the default background color, set to use the desktop wallpaper as the background image for profiles, or use a selected custom background image for profiles.

If you select to use the desktop wallpaper or custom background image for a profile, you can select the stretch mode, alignment, and opacity to use for the background image in the Windows Terminal profile.

This tutorial will show you how to change the background color and image of Windows Terminal profiles for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Automatic HTTPS in Microsoft Edge

Starting with Microsoft Edge version 92, users will have the option to upgrade navigations from HTTP to HTTPS on domains likely to support this more secure protocol. This support can also be configured to attempt delivery over HTTPS for all domains. More secure connections help protect customers from man-in-the-middle attacks.

In Microsoft Edge Canary, you can enable the Automatic HTTPS experimental flag to enable support for Automatic HTTPS, which switches connections to websites from HTTP to HTTPS. If enabled, the Automatically switch to more secure connections with Automatic HTTPS setting can then be turned on/off or further configured in Settings > Privacy, search, and services.

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

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Add or Remove “Open in Windows Terminal as administrator” context menu in Windows 10

The Windows Terminal is a modern, fast, efficient, powerful, and productive terminal application for users of command-line tools and shells like Command Prompt, PowerShell, and WSL. Its main features include multiple tabs, panes, Unicode and UTF-8 character support, a GPU accelerated text rendering engine, and custom themes, styles, and configurations.

Starting with Windows 10 build 21337, Windows Terminal is now an inbox app.

Windows 10 includes a Open in Windows Terminal context menu by default when you right click or shift + right click on a folder or folder background, but this does not open Windows Terminal elevated (run as administrator).

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove a Open in Windows Terminal as administrator context menu for all users in Windows 10.

The Open in Windows Terminal as administrator context menu will allow you to select to open an elevated Windows Terminal to the current folder path with the default shell profile, Command Prompt shell profile, or Windows PowerShell shell profile.

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How to Rearrange Multiple Displays in Windows 10

You will see the Rearrange your displays option available in Settings > System > Display when Windows 10 detects more than one display currently connected. Each display will be numbered to help you identify them more easily.

If you have multiple displays, you can change how they are arranged. This is helpful if you want your displays to match how they are set up in your home or office.

This tutorial will show you how to rearrange the layout of multiple displays in Windows 10.

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Turn On or Off Use Active Tab Title on Windows Terminal Title Bar in Windows 10

The Windows Terminal is a modern, fast, efficient, powerful, and productive terminal application for users of command-line tools and shells like Command Prompt, PowerShell, and WSL. Its main features include multiple tabs, panes, Unicode and UTF-8 character support, a GPU accelerated text rendering engine, and custom themes, styles, and configurations.

Starting with Windows 10 build 21337, Windows Terminal is now an inbox app.

When Use active terminal title as application title is turned on, the Windows Terminal title bar displays the title of the selected tab.

When¬†Use active terminal title as application title¬†is turned off, the Windows Terminal title bar displays “Windows Terminal”.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off displaying active tab title on the title bar for the Windows Terminal app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Set Dark or Light Theme in Windows Terminal in Windows 10

The Windows Terminal is a modern, fast, efficient, powerful, and productive terminal application for users of command-line tools and shells like Command Prompt, PowerShell, and WSL. Its main features include multiple tabs, panes, Unicode and UTF-8 character support, a GPU accelerated text rendering engine, and custom themes, styles, and configurations.

Starting with Windows 10 build 21337, Windows Terminal is now an inbox app.

You can set the theme of the Windows Terminal app to use the same Windows theme, light theme, or dark theme.

This tutorial will show you how to set to use a dark or light theme for the Windows Terminal app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Change Tab Width Mode in Windows Terminal app in Windows 10

The Windows Terminal is a modern, fast, efficient, powerful, and productive terminal application for users of command-line tools and shells like Command Prompt, PowerShell, and WSL. Its main features include multiple tabs, panes, Unicode and UTF-8 character support, a GPU accelerated text rendering engine, and custom themes, styles, and configurations.

Starting with Windows 10 build 21337, Windows Terminal is now an inbox app.

You can change the tab width mode in Windows Terminal to set the width of the tabs to one of the following modes:

  • Equal¬†makes each tab the same width.
  • Title length¬†sizes each tab to the length of its title.
  • Compact¬†will shrink every inactive tab to the width of the icon, leaving the active tab more space to display its full title.

This tutorial will show you how to change the tab width mode for the Windows Terminal app for your account in Windows 10.

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The Windows Terminal is a modern, fast, efficient, powerful, and productive terminal application for users of command-line tools and shells like Command Prompt, PowerShell, and WSL. Its main features include multiple tabs, panes, Unicode and UTF-8 character support, a GPU accelerated text rendering engine, and custom themes, styles, and configurations.

Starting with Windows 10 build 21337, Windows Terminal is now an inbox app.

Windows Terminal will automatically create Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and PowerShell profiles for you if you have these shells installed on your machine.

Profiles will automatically be added to the dropdown to select from in Windows Terminal.

This tutorial will show you how to hide or show profiles on the dropdown in the Windows Terminal app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Add and Remove Profiles in Windows Terminal app in Windows 10

The Windows Terminal is a modern, fast, efficient, powerful, and productive terminal application for users of command-line tools and shells like Command Prompt, PowerShell, and WSL. Its main features include multiple tabs, panes, Unicode and UTF-8 character support, a GPU accelerated text rendering engine, and custom themes, styles, and configurations.

Any application that has a command line interface can be run inside Windows Terminal. This includes everything from PowerShell and Command Prompt to Azure Cloud Shell and any WSL distribution such as Ubuntu or Oh-My-Zsh.

Starting with Windows 10 build 21337, Windows Terminal is now an inbox app.

Windows Terminal will automatically create Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and PowerShell profiles for you if you have these shells installed on your machine. This makes it easier for you to have all of your shells included in the terminal without having to locate their executable files.

Regardless of whether a new shell is installed before or after the Windows Terminal app installation, the terminal will create a new profile for the newly installed shell.

If you like, you can add your own new custom profiles to run any application or shell from within Windows Terminal.

This tutorial will show you how to add and remove custom profiles in the Windows Terminal app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Remove Sign Out from Ctrl+Alt+Del Screen in Windows

When you press the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys in Windows, it will open the Ctrl+Alt+Del security screen that provides the Lock computer, Switch user, Sign out, Change a password, and open Task Manager options. You will also have the Network, Ease of access, and Power menu buttons available on this screen.

When you¬†sign out¬†(log off) of Windows, all of the apps you were using are closed, but the PC isn’t turned off. Another person can sign in without needing to restart the PC.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Sign out (log off) option from the Ctrl+Alt+Del screen for all or specific users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Remove Lock Computer from Ctrl+Alt+Del Screen in Windows

When you press the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys in Windows, it will open the Ctrl+Alt+Del security screen that provides the Lock computer, Switch user, Sign out, Change a password, and open Task Manager options. You will also have the Network, Ease of access, and Power menu buttons available on this screen.

Locking your PC¬†protects it from unauthorized use when you need to step away from the PC, and don’t want to¬†sign out¬†or¬†shut down.

When you lock the computer, you will be taken to the lock screen by default to unlock and sign in when ready to continue where you left off. Other users can still sign in to their accounts from the sign-in screen.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Lock computer option from the Ctrl+Alt+Del screen for all or specific users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Remove Change a Password from Ctrl+Alt+Del Screen in Windows

When you press the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys in Windows, it will open the Ctrl+Alt+Del security screen that provides the Lock computer, Switch user, Sign out, Change a password, and open Task Manager options. You will also have the Network, Ease of access, and Power menu buttons available on this screen.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Change a password option from the Ctrl+Alt+Del screen for all or specific users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Turn On or Off Run Windows Terminal at Startup in Windows 10

The Windows Terminal is a modern, fast, efficient, powerful, and productive terminal application for users of command-line tools and shells like Command Prompt, PowerShell, and WSL. Its main features include multiple tabs, panes, Unicode and UTF-8 character support, a GPU accelerated text rendering engine, and custom themes, styles, and configurations.

Starting with Windows 10 build 21337, Windows Terminal is now an inbox app.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off having the Windows Terminal app automatically run at startup for your account in Windows 10.

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