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How to Enable or Disable Offer to Save Passwords in Microsoft Edge Chromium

When you visit a website that requires you to sign in, the new Microsoft Edge will ask if you want your user name and password remembered. The next time you visit the site, the browser will finish filling in your account info. Password saving is turned on by default.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the offer to save passwords for sites in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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Enable or Disable Continue Running Background Apps when Microsoft Edge Chromium is Closed

By default, Microsoft Edge allows background apps and extensions to continue running in the background, even after you close Microsoft Edge. This allows extensions and apps that require running all the time access to your computer’s resources even when Microsoft Edge is closed.

Disabling continue running background apps when Microsoft Edge is closed can help free up computer resources and improve battery life that were used by these background apps and extensions.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable continue running background apps when the Chromium based Microsoft Edge is closed.

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How to Enable or Disable Indexing Network Locations in Photos app in Windows 10

The Photos app included in Windows 10 is a universal app that allows you to view and edit your photos and videos, make films and create albums. You can use video remix to create a video instantly from the photos and videos that you select. Use the video editor for fine-tuned adjustments—change filters, text, camera motion, music and more. You can even add 3D effects like butterflies, lasers or explosions that magically appear in your video.

Starting with Photos app version 2020.20070.3003.0, a new indexing setting has been added which allows you to enable or disable indexing parts of your library stored on network locations.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable indexing your collection library stored on network locations in the Microsoft Photos app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Change what Alt+Tab Shows in Windows 10

You can press the Alt + Tab or Ctrl + Alt + Tab keys to switch between open apps and sites in Windows 10.

Starting with Windows 10 build 20161, all tabs open in Microsoft Edge will start appearing in Alt + TAB, not just the active one in each browser window.

If you would prefer fewer tabs or the classic Alt + TAB experience, Microsoft has added some settings for you under Settings > System > Multitasking. You can configure Alt + Tab to only show your last three or five tabs or choose “Open windows only” to turn this feature off completely.

This tutorial will show you how to change what shows when you press ALT+TAB to switch between open apps and sites for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Use Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant (SaRA) in Windows

The Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant (SaRA) works by running tests to figure out what’s wrong and offers the best solution for the identified problem. It can currently fix Office, Microsoft 365, or Outlook problems. If the Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant can’t fix a problem for you, it will suggest next steps and help you get in touch with Microsoft support.

This tutorial will show you how to use the Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant (SaRA) to troubleshoot and diagnose Office, Microsoft 365, Outlook, and Windows issues for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Video Input in Windows Sandbox in Windows 10

Windows Sandbox provides a lightweight desktop environment to safely run applications in isolation. Software installed inside the Windows Sandbox environment remains “sandboxed” and runs separately from the host machine.

A sandbox is temporary. When it’s closed, all the software and files and the state are deleted. You get a brand-new instance of the sandbox every time you open the application.

Starting with Windows 10 build 20161, a new group policy setting was added that enables or disables video input to the Sandbox.

If you enable this policy setting, video input is enabled in Windows Sandbox.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, video input is disabled in Windows Sandbox. Applications using video input may not function properly in Windows Sandbox.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable video input in Windows Sandbox for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Virtualized GPU (vGPU) Sharing for Windows Sandbox in Windows 10

Windows Sandbox provides a lightweight desktop environment to safely run applications in isolation. Software installed inside the Windows Sandbox environment remains “sandboxed” and runs separately from the host machine.

A sandbox is temporary. When it’s closed, all the software and files and the state are deleted. You get a brand-new instance of the sandbox every time you open the application.

Starting with Windows 10 build 20161, a new group policy setting was added that enables or disables the virtualized GPU.

If you enable this policy setting, vGPU will be supported in the Windows Sandbox.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, Windows Sandbox will use software rendering, which can be slower than virtualized GPU.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable virtualized GPU (vGPU) sharing for Windows Sandbox for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Printer Sharing with Windows Sandbox in Windows 10

Windows Sandbox provides a lightweight desktop environment to safely run applications in isolation. Software installed inside the Windows Sandbox environment remains “sandboxed” and runs separately from the host machine.

A sandbox is temporary. When it’s closed, all the software and files and the state are deleted. You get a brand-new instance of the sandbox every time you open the application.

Starting with Windows 10 build 20161, a new group policy setting was added that enables or disables printer sharing from the host into the Sandbox.

If you enable or do not configure this policy setting, host (Windows 10 PC) printers will be shared into Windows Sandbox.

If you disable this policy setting, Windows Sandbox will not be able to view printers from the host (Windows 10 PC).

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable printer sharing with Windows Sandbox for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Networking in Windows Sandbox in Windows 10

Windows Sandbox provides a lightweight desktop environment to safely run applications in isolation. Software installed inside the Windows Sandbox environment remains “sandboxed” and runs separately from the host machine.

A sandbox is temporary. When it’s closed, all the software and files and the state are deleted. You get a brand-new instance of the sandbox every time you open the application.

Starting with Windows 10 build 20161, a new group policy setting was added that enables or disables networking in the sandbox. You can disable network access to decrease the attack surface exposed by the sandbox.

If you enable or do not configure this policy setting, networking is done by creating a virtual switch on the host (Windows 10 PC), and connects the Windows Sandbox to it via a virtual NIC.

If you disable this policy setting, networking is disabled in Windows Sandbox.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable networking in Windows Sandbox for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Audio Input in Windows Sandbox in Windows 10

Windows Sandbox provides a lightweight desktop environment to safely run applications in isolation. Software installed inside the Windows Sandbox environment remains “sandboxed” and runs separately from the host machine.

A sandbox is temporary. When it’s closed, all the software and files and the state are deleted. You get a brand-new instance of the sandbox every time you open the application.

Starting with Windows 10 build 20161, a new group policy setting was added that enables or disables audio input to the Sandbox.

If you enable or do not configure this policy setting, Windows Sandbox will be able to receive audio input from the user. Applications using a microphone may require this setting.

If you disable this policy setting, Windows Sandbox will not be able to receive audio input from the user. Applications using a microphone may not function properly with this setting.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable audio input in Windows Sandbox for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Clipboard Sharing with Windows Sandbox in Windows 10

Windows Sandbox provides a lightweight desktop environment to safely run applications in isolation. Software installed inside the Windows Sandbox environment remains “sandboxed” and runs separately from the host machine.

A sandbox is temporary. When it’s closed, all the software and files and the state are deleted. You get a brand-new instance of the sandbox every time you open the application.

Starting with Windows 10 build 20161, a new group policy setting was added that enables or disables clipboard sharing with the sandbox.

If you enable or do not configure this policy setting, copy and paste between the host and Windows Sandbox are permitted.

If you disable this policy setting, copy and paste in and out of Sandbox will be restricted.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable clipboard sharing with Windows Sandbox to copy and paste between the host Windows 10 and Windows Sandbox for all users.

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How to Search Bing in Sidebar of Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has announced sidebar search – the first step in their evolution of contextual search in the new Microsoft Edge.

With sidebar search, you can highlight a word or phrase, right click, and select “Search in sidebar” from the context menu. Search results show up in a pane on the right side of the page showing you web results like definitions, web links, images, videos and many more Bing services which are related to the query.

In addition to the web results, you now see image and video verticals which show results related to the highlighted word or phrase. If you are signed into your azure active directory account at work, you can now see company results.

Sidebar search is a persistent pane in the tab in which it was opened, which gives you the option to close the pane or look up additional information related to other words using the search box. There’s more – if you want a full view of web results, you can now click on the “Open in new tab” button which opens the web results in a new tab.

This tutorial will show you how to search Bing in the sidebar of the Chromium based Microsoft Edge with sidebar search.

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How to Specify Target Feature Update Version in Windows 10

A new TargetReleaseVersion policy available in Windows 10 version 1803 and higher allows you to specify which feature update version of Windows 10 you would like your computer to move to and/or stay on until the version reaches end of service or you reconfigure this policy.

If you don’t update this policy before the device reaches end of service, the device will automatically be updated once it is 60 days past end of service for its version.

If you specify a TargetReleaseVersion the same as the current version, Windows 10 will stay on this version until it reaches end of service.

If you specify a TargetReleaseVersion higher than the current version, Windows 10 will directly update only to the specified version even if a higher version is available.

This tutorial will show you how to specify a TargetReleaseVersion version of Windows 10 you want to move to or stay on in Windows Update until it reaches end of service in Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education.

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How to Add or Remove Words for Spellcheck Dictionary 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.

Microsoft Edge checks your spelling as you type in the browser. The spellcheck service is completed locally on the device; Microsoft Edge does not send info about your typing to Microsoft for spellcheck.

When you add a new language to Microsoft Edge, the browser downloads the dictionary for the new language to the device using HTTPS. The dictionary is used for the built-in spellcheck service. Deleting the language from your Microsoft Edge settings deletes the dictionary from the device. Guest mode does not use the custom dictionary from the profile or any added languages.

Your Check Spelling (spellcheck) languages will be listed in the same preference order you set in your preferred language settings.

If you add a word to the dictionary, it will no longer be highlighted (underlined in red) as a misspelled word.

If you mistakenly add a word to the dictionary, then you can remove the word from the dictionary to have it highlighted as a misspelled word again.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove words you want for the spellcheck dictionary in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Enable or Disable Check Spelling when Entering Text 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.

Microsoft Edge checks your spelling as you type in the browser. The spellcheck service is completed locally on the device; Microsoft Edge does not send info about your typing to Microsoft for spellcheck.

When you add a new language to Microsoft Edge, the browser downloads the dictionary for the new language to the device using HTTPS. The dictionary is used for the built-in spellcheck service. Deleting the language from your Microsoft Edge settings deletes the dictionary from the device. Guest mode does not use the custom dictionary from the profile or any added languages.

Your Check Spelling (spellcheck) languages will be listed in the same preference order you set in your preferred language settings.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable on demand to check spelling when entering text in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Turn On or Off Check Spelling for Languages 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.

Microsoft Edge checks your spelling as you type in the browser. The spellcheck service is completed locally on the device; Microsoft Edge does not send info about your typing to Microsoft for spellcheck.

When you add a new language to Microsoft Edge, the browser downloads the dictionary for the new language to the device using HTTPS. The dictionary is used for the built-in spellcheck service. Deleting the language from your Microsoft Edge settings deletes the dictionary from the device. Guest mode does not use the custom dictionary from the profile or any added languages.

Your Check Spelling (spellcheck) languages will be listed in the same preference order you set in your preferred language settings.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off check spelling for added languages to spellcheck in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Turn On or Off Offer to Translate Pages in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft Edge will display in the same language as your system by default.

Microsoft Edge allows you to add and remove additional languages.

The language you added will appear at the bottom of the list of Preferred languages that are already set for Microsoft Edge. Websites you visit will appear in the first language in the list that they support.

You can reorder your language preferences, get Microsoft Edge to offer translations, and see Microsoft Edge in a specific language.

Added languages can be used to display Microsoft Edge in the language, offer to translate pages in the languages, and check spelling in the languages.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the offer to translate pages in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Recover Deleted Files with Windows File Recovery app in Windows 10

If you can’t locate a lost file from your backup, then you can use Windows File Recovery, which is a command line app created by Microsoft available from the Microsoft Store. Use this app to try to recover lost files that have been deleted from your local storage device (including internal drives, external drives, and USB devices) and can’t be restored from the Recycle Bin. Recovery on cloud storage and network file shares is not supported.

Accidentally deleted an important file? Wiped clean your hard drive? Unsure of what to do with corrupted data? Windows File Recovery can help recover your personal data.

For photos, documents, videos and more, Windows File Recovery supports many file types to help ensure that your data is not permanently lost.

Recovering from a camera or SD card? Try Signature mode, which expands beyond NTFS recovery and caters to your storage device needs. Let this app be your first choice for helping to find what you need from your hard drive, SSD (*limited by TRIM), USB drive, or memory cards.

This tutorial will show you how to use the Windows File Recovery command line app to try and recover deleted files in Windows 10.

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How to Change Language in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft Edge will display in the same language as your system by default.

Microsoft Edge allows you to add and remove languages for websites to appear in.

The language you added will appear at the bottom of the list of Preferred languages that are already set for Microsoft Edge. Websites you visit will appear in the first language in the list that they support.

You can reorder your language preferences, get Microsoft Edge to offer translations, and see Microsoft Edge in a specific language.

Added languages can be used to display Microsoft Edge in the language, offer to translate pages in the languages, and check spelling in the languages.

This tutorial will show you how to change the default and preferred languages websites will appear in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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