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Change Text Cursor Blink Rate in Windows 11

The text cursor is that blinking line at the end of what you are typing in Windows.

The cursor blink rate is how often the text cursor blinks.

The default cursor blink rate is every 530 milliseconds, but you can stop or change this blink rate to be slower or faster.

This tutorial will show you how to change the text cursor blink rate for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows 11.

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Add or Remove Sleep on Power menu in Windows 11

Sleep¬†uses very little power, your PC starts up faster, and you‚Äôre instantly back to where you left off. You don‚Äôt have to worry that you’ll lose your work because of your battery draining because Windows automatically saves all your work and turns off the PC if the battery is too low. Use Sleep when you‚Äôre going to be away from your PC for just a little while.

Sleep is available in the power options menu by default in Windows 11, but you can remove Sleep from the power menu if wanted.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Sleep on the power menu for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Add or Remove Hibernate on Power menu in Windows 11

Hibernate¬†is a power-saving state designed primarily for laptops, and might not be available for all PCs. (For example, PCs with¬†Modern Standby¬†may not have hibernate available.) While¬†sleep¬†puts your work and settings in memory and draws a small amount of power, hibernation puts your open documents and programs on your hard disk to the¬†hiberfile (C:\hiberfil.sys), and then turns off your computer. Hibernate uses less power than sleep and when you start up the PC again, you‚Äôre back to where you left off (though not as fast as sleep). Use hibernation when you know that you won’t use your laptop or tablet for an extended period and won’t have an opportunity to charge the battery during that time.

Hibernate is available in the power options menu by default in Windows 11, but you can remove Hibernate from the power menu if wanted.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Hibernate on the power menu for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Uninstall Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Distro in Windows 11

The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) lets developers install a Linux distribution (such as Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, Kali, Debian, Arch Linux, etc) and use Linux applications, utilities, and Bash command-line tools directly on Windows, unmodified, without the overhead of a traditional virtual machine or dualboot setup.

Once you have Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) installed, you can install Linux distributions you want.

You can uninstall Linux distributions at any time. Once uninstalled, all data, settings, and software associated with that distribution will be permanently lost.

This tutorial will show you how to completely remove and uninstall a Linux distro for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Change Default Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Distro in Windows 11

The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) lets developers install a Linux distribution (such as Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, Kali, Debian, Arch Linux, etc) and use Linux applications, utilities, and Bash command-line tools directly on Windows, unmodified, without the overhead of a traditional virtual machine or dualboot setup.

The first Linux distro you install after installing Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) will be the default Linux distribution.

The default Linux distribution is the distro that WSL commands will use to run.

If you have more than one Linux distro installed, you can change the default Linux distribution to one you prefer.

This tutorial will show you how to change the default Linux distro for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Install Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Distros in Windows 11

The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) lets developers install a Linux distribution (such as Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, Kali, Debian, Arch Linux, etc) and use Linux applications, utilities, and Bash command-line tools directly on Windows, unmodified, without the overhead of a traditional virtual machine or dualboot setup.

Once you have Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) installed, you can install Linux distributions via the Microsoft Store or command line.

This tutorial will show you how to install and setup Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) distro apps for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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List Running Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Distros in Windows 11

The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) lets developers install a Linux distribution (such as Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, Kali, Debian, Arch Linux, etc) and use Linux applications, utilities, and Bash command-line tools directly on Windows, unmodified, without the overhead of a traditional virtual machine or dualboot setup.

Sometimes you may need to know all currently running Linux distros.

This tutorial will show you how to find and list all currently running Linux distros for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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List Installed Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Distros in Windows 11

The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) lets developers install a Linux distribution (such as Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, Kali, Debian, Arch Linux, etc) and use Linux applications, utilities, and Bash command-line tools directly on Windows, unmodified, without the overhead of a traditional virtual machine or dualboot setup.

You can easily view all installed Linux distros with a list of distro names and versions.

This tutorial will show you how to find and list all installed Linux Distros for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Disable Microsoft Edge from creating desktop shortcut in Windows 11

The Microsoft Edge web browser is based on Chromium and was released on January 15, 2020. It is compatible with all supported versions of Windows, and macOS. With speed, performance, best in class compatibility for websites and extensions, and built-in privacy and security features.

Lately, whenever Microsoft Edge gets updated in Windows, a Microsoft Edge desktop shortcut is automatically created.

You can manually delete this Microsoft Edge desktop shortcut, but it will just get created again after the next update.

This tutorial will show you how to permanently disable creating a Microsoft Edge desktop shortcut whenever updated for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Ask Where to Save Downloads in Microsoft Edge

The Microsoft Edge web browser is based on Chromium and was released on January 15, 2020. It is compatible with all supported versions of Windows, and macOS. With speed, performance, best in class compatibility for websites and extensions, and built-in privacy and security features.

By default, files are saved automatically to the default location, without asking the user in Microsoft Edge.

You can turn on Ask me what to do with each download in Microsoft Edge to always ask you if you want to save a file or open it without saving.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Ask me what to do with each download in Microsoft Edge for your account or all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Change Default Downloads Folder Location in Microsoft Edge

The Microsoft Edge web browser is based on Chromium and was released on January 15, 2020. It is compatible with all supported versions of Windows, and macOS. With speed, performance, best in class compatibility for websites and extensions, and built-in privacy and security features.

Microsoft Edge downloads to your Downloads folder by default. If wanted, you can change the default downloads folder location in Microsoft Edge.

This tutorial will show you how to change the downloads folder location for where to save by default in Microsoft Edge for your account or all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Tab Performance Detector in Microsoft Edge

The Microsoft Edge web browser is based on Chromium and was released on January 15, 2020. It is compatible with all supported versions of Windows, and macOS. With speed, performance, best in class compatibility for websites and extensions, and built-in privacy and security features.

Microsoft Edge proactively takes steps to minimize resource usage when your device is under pressure to keep your device running smoothly. One way Microsoft Edge does this is by putting tabs to sleep when memory pressure is detected on your device. Sometimes the proactive steps that Microsoft Edge takes are not enough to completely resolve the issue. For those instances, Microsoft built a feature called the Performance detector.

The performance detector helps identify high resource usage (memory (RAM) and/or processing power (CPU)) of background tabs and when an issue is detected, provides a way for you to fix it.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the tab Performance detector in Microsoft Edge for your account or all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Hardware Acceleration in Microsoft Edge

The Microsoft Edge web browser is based on Chromium and was released on January 15, 2020. It is compatible with all supported versions of Windows, and macOS. With speed, performance, best in class compatibility for websites and extensions, and built-in privacy and security features.

Hardware acceleration is a feature enabled in Microsoft Edge by default that lets Microsoft Edge move all graphics and text rendering from the CPU to the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) when available. This frees up resources on your computer so it can run other applications faster.

If you are noticing slow web page rendering or issues with HTML5 videos or font rendering, you can see if disabling hardware acceleration may help. The current graphics driver may have compatibility issues or the display adapter might not support the proper acceleration profile, so it decreases performance instead of improving it.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable “Use hardware acceleration when available” in Microsoft Edge for your account or all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Create QR Code for Page or Image in Microsoft Edge

The Microsoft Edge web browser is based on Chromium and was released on January 15, 2020. It is compatible with all supported versions of Windows, and macOS. With speed, performance, best in class compatibility for websites and extensions, and built-in privacy and security features.

Microsoft Edge supports sharing the URL of a page or image via QR code. You can create a QR code of a page or image in Microsoft Edge, and scan or download the QR code to share.

A QR code is a type of matrix barcode. To scan this code, you can use a QR scanner app on your phone, or some camera apps.

This tutorial will show you how to create a QR code of a page or image in Microsoft Edge.

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Enable or Disable Background Extensions and Apps in Microsoft Edge

The Microsoft Edge web browser is based on Chromium and was released on January 15, 2020. It is compatible with all supported versions of Windows, and macOS. With speed, performance, best in class compatibility for websites and extensions, and built-in privacy and security features.

Background extensions and apps will continue running when Microsoft Edge is closed by default.

This allows Microsoft Edge processes to start at OS sign-in and keep running after the last browser window is closed. In this scenario, background apps and the current browsing session remain active, including any session cookies. An open background process displays an icon in the system tray and can always be closed from there.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable “Continue running background extensions and apps when Microsoft Edge is closed” for your account or all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Reset Settings to Default in Microsoft Edge

The Microsoft Edge web browser is based on Chromium and was released on January 15, 2020. It is compatible with all supported versions of Windows, and macOS. With speed, performance, best in class compatibility for websites and extensions, and built-in privacy and security features.

If needed, you can restore settings to their default values for your profile in Microsoft Edge.

This will reset your startup page, new tab page, search engine, and pinned tabs. It will also turn off all extensions, and clear temporary data like cookies.

Your favorites, history and saved passwords will not be cleared.

This tutorial will show you how to reset settings to default in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Double-click to Close Tabs in Microsoft Edge

The Microsoft Edge web browser is based on Chromium and was released on January 15, 2020. It is compatible with all supported versions of Windows, and macOS. With speed, performance, best in class compatibility for websites and extensions, and built-in privacy and security features.

If wanted, you can enable to close a browsing tab in Microsoft Edge by double clicking the primary (left) mouse button.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Use double-click to close browser tabs in Microsoft Edge for your account or all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Add or Remove Properties context menu for This PC in Windows 11

This PC is located as a desktop icon and in the navigation pane of File Explorer.

When you right click on This PC and click/tap on Properties, it will open the Settings > System > About page.

If you like, you can remove the Properties context menu from This PC for all users.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Properties context menu from This PC for all or specific users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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