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How to Enable or Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer in Windows 10

Microsoft uses Windows diagnostic data to focus our decisions and efforts to provide you with the most robust and valuable platform possible. By participating in our diagnostic data programs, you have a voice in the operating system’s development, improving the overall product experience and quality through your insights.

Starting with Windows 10 build 17083, Microsoft has added the Diagnostic Data Viewer feature to provide you with increased control over that data. The Diagnostic Data Viewer is a Windows app that lets you review the diagnostic data your device is sending to Microsoft, grouping the info into simple categories based on how it’s used by Microsoft.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Diagnostic Data Viewer for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Turn On or Off Right Clicks for Precision Touchpad in Windows 8.1

A certified Windows Precision Touchpad is a new class of input devices that provide high precision pointer input and gesture functionality. By default, these devices generate ultra-high precision scroll wheel messages for desktop application consumption.

The August 12th 2014 update rollup from Windows Update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 introduced a new feature for precision touchpads by adding the Double-tap and drag setting.

If this setting is turned on, you will be able to right click by clicking or tapping on the right touchpad button.

If this setting is turned off, then when you click or tap on the right touchpad button, it will perform the same as a left click.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the allow right-clicks on the touchpad feature for your account in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.

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How to Turn On or Off Double-tap and Drag for Precision Touchpad in Windows 8.1

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A certified Windows Precision Touchpad is a new class of input devices that provide high precision pointer input and gesture functionality. By default, these devices generate ultra-high precision scroll wheel messages for desktop application consumption.

The August 12th 2014 update rollup from Windows Update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 introduced a new feature for precision touchpads by adding the “Double-tap and drag” setting.

If this setting is turned on, you will be able to double-tap on an item using the precision touchpad while keeping your finger down on the second tap, then drag the item.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the double-tap and drag feature of your precision touchpad for your account in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.

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How to Turn On or Off Leave Touchpad On when Mouse is Connected in Windows 8.1

A certified Windows Precision Touchpad is a new class of input devices that provide high precision pointer input and gesture functionality. By default, these devices generate ultra-high precision scroll wheel messages for desktop application consumption.

The August 12th 2014 update rollup from Windows Update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 introduced a new feature for precision touchpads by adding the “Leave touchpad on when a mouse is connected” setting.

If this setting is turned on, your precision touchpad will stay on when you connect a mouse to the PC.

If this setting is turned off, your precision touchpad will automatically turn off when you connect a mouse to the PC, and will automatically turn back on when the mouse is disconnected.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to leave touchpad on when a mouse is connected for your account in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.

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How to Generate and View a System Health Report in Windows 8.1

A System Diagnostics Report, also called a System Health Report, helps track down any errors that may occur within your software or hardware and generates a report that tells you exactly what the problems are. When the report is generated, you will see a list of: the status of any critical components on the computer, whether or not the problem has been detected, and any possible solutions you can try. This can be a very useful tool for troubleshooting problems and for a great source of information on your system.

This tutorial will show you how to view and generate a system health report in Windows 8.1.

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How to Speed Up Closing Modern Apps in Windows 8.1

By default, when you drag to close a modern app in Windows 8.1, you would need to drag the app from the top to the bottom of the screen, then wait 2 seconds for the app tile to flip over to release and close the app.

This tutorial will show you how to speed up closing modern apps by reducing the distance to drag and the flipping animation time for only your user account in Windows 8.1 and 8.1 Update.

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How to Create a Help+Tips App Shortcut in Windows 8.1

The Windows Help+Tips app helps you to learn the basics on how to use Windows 8.1. Find out more about the Start screen, navigating around, searching, using your OneDrive cloud storage, and more. Animated videos show how to do things with touch or a mouse.

This tutorial will show you how to create or download a modern “Help+Tips” app shortcut that you can use or pin where you like in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.

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How to Enable or Disable Sticky Edges for Multi-Monitors in Windows 8.1

Starting in Windows 8.1 Update, shared edges of multi-monitor setups have a sticky edge to help make the charms bar and scroll bars easier to use.

When you move the pointer slowly across to the other monitor, it will briefly stick at the shared edge between the monitors before crossing over.

If you move the pointer quickly across to the other monitor, the shared edge between the monitors will not be sticky giving you a smooth crossing.

While this feature may not be an issue for many, you may like to not have sticky edges enabled at all.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable sticky edges in a multi-monitor setup for only your user account in Windows 8.1 Update.

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How to Generate a Sleep Study Diagnostic Report in Windows 8.1

Sleep Study is a new tool available on Windows 8.1 and newer systems supporting InstantGo (previous to Windows 8.1, this was called this “Connected Standby”) that can help you identify sources of battery drain that occurred while the PC was in sleep mode (that is, when the screen was off).

This tutorial will show you how to generate a Sleep Study diagnostic report to see which apps and devices are most active during a sleep session for a Windows 8.1 PC that supports InstantGo.

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How to Create a Calculator App Shortcut in Windows 8.1

The Calculator app included in Windows 8.1 is a simple yet powerful app that includes a standard calculator, a scientific calculator, and a unit converter. Whether you’re using it to add up a bill, convert a recipe, or complete algebra, geometry or more complex math, Calculator is the perfect assistant. Use Calculator full screen for focused tasks or resize it next to another app for quick calculations.

This tutorial will show you how to create or download a modern “Calculator” app shortcut that you can use or pin where you like in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.

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How to Create a Reader App Shortcut in Windows 8.1

The Reader app is included in Windows 8.1 by default and helps you open and view PDF, XPS, and TIFF files. Reader lets you search for words or phrases, take notes, fill in forms, and print or share documents.

This tutorial will show you how to create or download a modern “Reader” app shortcut that you can use or pin where you like in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.

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How to Create a Sound Recorder App Shortcut in Windows 8.1

Sound Recorder is an app that is included in Windows 8.1 by default that you can use your PC’s microphone to record audio for up to three hours per recording file. You can play back, edit and share your recordings, and use it side by side with other apps, which allows you to record sound while you continue working on your PC.

This tutorial will show you how to create or download a modern “Sound Recorder” app shortcut that you can use or pin where you like in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.

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How to Create an Alarms App Shortcut in Windows 8.1

Alarms is an app that is included in Windows 8.1 by default and provides you with alarms, timers, and a stopwatch to help you manage and keep track of time.

This tutorial will show you how to create or download a modern “Alarms” app shortcut that you can use or pin where you like in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.

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How to Create a Scan App Shortcut in Windows 8.1

If you have a scanner, the Scan app makes it easy to scan documents and pictures and save them where you’d like. Whether you’re scanning a photo from the flatbed or scanning multiple pages by using a document feeder, the Scan app is the perfect assistant. You can use wired or wireless scanners, including scanners that are connected to your network.

This tutorial will show you how to create or download a modern “Scan” app shortcut that you can use or pin where you like in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.

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How to Delete a Virtual Private Network Connection Profile in Windows 8.1

A virtual private network (VPN) is a point-to-point connection across a private or public network, such as the Internet. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it is directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security and management policies of the private network.

To make VPN profile management easier for end user, there is a new intuitive modern user interface to manage VPN profiles in Windows 8.1. This new interface resides in PC Settings and provides a unified experience to create, edit, and remove native as well as 3rd party VPN clients.

This tutorial will show you how to delete a virtual private network (VPN) connection profile in Windows 8.1.

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How to Add a Virtual Private Network (VPN) Connection in Windows 8.1

A virtual private network (VPN) is a point-to-point connection across a private or public network, such as the Internet. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it is directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security and management policies of the private network.

To make VPN profile management easier for end user, there is a new intuitive modern user interface to manage VPN profiles in Windows 8.1. This new interface resides in PC Settings and provides a unified experience to create, edit and remove native as well as 3rd party VPN clients.

Creating a VPN profile requires only the server information. The Windows operating system automatically discovers authentication methods and tunnels when it connects, which provides a seamless experience for creating a VPN.

This tutorial will show you how to set up and add a virtual private network (VPN) connection profile in Windows 8.1.

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