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How to Use Smart Copy in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Normally you will not always get what you copy when you paste in a web browser. The formatting may be lost. This can apply to text, images, and tables on the web page.

Starting with Microsoft Edge Canary version 88.0.705.0, a new Smart copy feature has been added. Smart copy makes it easier to select, copy, and paste content that you find across the web, maintaining source site’s formatting, spacing and text.

Copied content is saved to the Windows Clipboard for you to paste from.

This tutorial will show you how to use the Smart copy feature to select, copy, and paste content in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Enable or Disable High Contrast Warning Message and Sound in Windows

In Windows, you can use themes to help make your desktop feel a little more personal.

High Contrast themes improves readability of the display by applying a special system color scheme.

When you use the left Alt + left Shift + Print Screen keyboard shortcut to turn on or off High Contrast, a sound will play by default to let you know.

When you use the left Alt + left Shift + Print Screen keyboard shortcut to turn on High Contrast, a warning message will display by default asking you to confirm with Yes or No.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the warning message and sound when turning on high contrast in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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Turn On or Off Ask Before Closing Multiple Windows in Your Phone app in Windows 10

You can tap into the power of Your Phone app with Link to Windows integration on select Samsung devices to instantly access your phone’s mobile apps directly from your Windows 10 PC.

With Your Phone apps, you can instantly access the Android apps installed on your mobile device right on your PC. Using a Wi-Fi connection,¬†Apps¬†allows you to browse, play, order, chat, and more ‚Äď all while using your PC‚Äôs larger screen and keyboard. You can add your Android apps as favorites on your PC, pin them to your Start menu and taskbar, and open them in separate windows to use side-by-side with apps on your PC ‚Äď helping you stay productive.

Starting with Your Phone app version 1.20111.105.0, a new Multiple windows setting has been added that allows you to turn on or off to alert you before closing multiple windows when you close the Your Phone app.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off asking you before closing multiple windows in the Your Phone app for your account in Windows 10.

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Change how Your Phone app Notification Banners Displays in Windows 10

When the Action Center in Windows 10 gets a new notification, it will briefly show a notification banner above the taskbar notification area to let you know.

After you link your iPhone or Android phone to your Windows 10 PC, you can use the Your Phone app on the PC to view notifications forwarded from your Android phone or iPhone on your PC, and much more.

The Your Phone app in Windows 10 has a notifications feature that lets you control how much detail you want visible on notification banners sent from your phone to your PC. You can select to have these notification banners show with previews, show with sender only, or hide all content to be less distracted or for privacy reasons.

This tutorial will show you how to choose how to display Your Phone app notification banners on your Windows 10 PC.

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How to Install OpenCL and OpenGL Compatibility Pack in Windows 10

The OpenCL and OpenGL compatibility pack allows more of your favorite OpenCL and OpenGL apps to run on a Windows 10 PC that doesn’t have OpenCL and OpenGL hardware drivers installed by default. If a DirectX 12 driver is installed, supported apps will run with hardware acceleration for better performance. This package supports apps that use OpenCL version 1.2 and earlier and OpenGL version 3.3 and earlier.

Only certain apps can use this compatibility pack. Windows Insiders can get an Insiders version of this package that allows more apps to use it.

This tutorial will show you how to install or uninstall the OpenCL and OpenGL Compatibility Pack in Windows 10.

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Add or Remove “Map Network Drive” and “Disconnect Network Drive” from This PC Context Menu in Windows 10

By default, users can right click on This PC (desktop icon or File Explorer navigation pane) and click/tap on the Map Network Drive or Disconnect Network Drive context menu item to perform that action.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Map Network Drive and Disconnect Network Drive on the This PC context menu for specific or all users in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable AutoPlay page in Settings in Windows 10

AutoPlay¬†lets you choose an action for different kinds of media when you plug in a device or insert media. You can set AutoPlay to open different kinds of content, such as photos, music, and video on different kinds of media, such as drives, CDs, DVDs, cameras, and phones. For example, you can use AutoPlay to select an app that will automatically open photos on a removable drive when you plug it into your PC. With AutoPlay, you don’t have to open the same app or reselect preferences every time you plug in a certain device.

The AutoPlay page in Settings > Time & Language allows users to change the following settings:

If you like, you can disable the AutoPlay page in Settings to prevent any of these settings from being changed by users from Settings on the computer.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the AutoPlay page in Settings for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Search Bing Online with a Screenshot from Search Box in Windows 10

You can type what you’re looking for in the search box (Win+S) on the taskbar. You’ll get suggestions and answers to your questions, and search results from your PC (My stuff) and the Internet (Web).

You can also search with a screenshot taken by the Snip and Sketch app from the search box in Windows 10 to automatically search for similar images online at Bing Visual Search in Microsoft Edge.

This tutorial will show you how to search with a screenshot from the search box in Windows 10 for similar images online at Bing Visual Search in Microsoft Edge.

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How to Enable or Disable Cloud Optimized Taskbars in Windows 10

Windows 10 20H2 now includes cloud optimized content to personalize the taskbar for users.

For example:

  • If you¬†linked an Android phone¬†to your Windows 10 PC, the Phone app will automatically be pinned to the taskbar.
  • If you use an Xbox Live account in Windows 10, the Xbox app will automatically be pinned to the taskbar.

The cloud optimized content on taskbars is only applied to new accounts, accounts signing in for the first time, or with a clean install of Windows 10 20H2.

The cloud optimized content on taskbars does not get applied to any existing accounts.

You may find cloud optimized content on taskbars helpful, but you may also prefer to disable it to have the default fallback content (standard taskbar layout) used instead.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable cloud optimized content used to personalize the taskbar for users in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Region page in Settings in Windows 10

The Region page in Settings > Time & Language allows users to change the following settings:

If you like, you can disable the Region page in Settings to prevent any of these settings from being changed by users from Settings on the computer.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Region page in Settings for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Power and Sleep page in Settings in Windows 10

The Power & sleep page in Settings > System allows users to change the following available settings:

If you like, you can disable the Power & sleep page in Settings to prevent any of these settings from being changed by users from Settings on the computer.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Power & sleep page in Settings for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Pin or Unpin History Pane in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft is rolling out a new history button option for the toolbar in Microsoft Edge.

Clicking on the history button will open a History panel allowing you to view and open all, recently closed, and tabs from other devices from your browsing history. You can also manage your browsing history and clear browsing data from this History panel. The History panel can also be pinned to the right side of Microsoft Edge.

This tutorial will show you how to pin and unpin the History pane in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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

Microsoft is rolling out a new History button option for the toolbar in Microsoft Edge.

Clicking on the History button will open a History panel allowing you to view and open all, recently closed, and tabs from other devices from your browsing history. You can also manage your browsing history and clear browsing data from this History panel. The History panel can also be pinned to the right side of Microsoft Edge.

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

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How to Enable or Disable Language page in Settings in Windows 10

The Language page in Settings > Time & Language allows users to change the following settings:

If you like, you can disable the Language page in Settings to prevent any of these settings from being changed by users from Settings on the computer.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Language page in Settings for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Date and Time page in Settings in Windows 10

The Date & Time page in Settings > Time & Language allows users to change the following settings:

If you like, you can disable the Date & Time page in Settings to prevent any of these settings from being changed by users from Settings on the computer.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Date & Time page in Settings for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable VPN page in Settings in Windows 10

The VPN page in Settings > Network & Internet allows users to change the following settings:

If you like, you can disable the VPN page in Settings to prevent any of these settings from being changed by users on the computer.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the VPN page in Settings for all users in Windows 10.

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