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How to Turn On or Off Stop Devices when Screen is Off in Windows 10

On some Windows 10 devices, you can turn on or off to stop devices when your screen is off to help save battery. This is turned on by default.

If you are having problems with connected devices while this is turned on, you should turn this off.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off stop connected USB devices when the screen is off to help save battery life for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Check if Modern Standby is Supported in Windows 10

In Windows 10, there are two power models for PCs: S3 and Modern Standby (S0 Low Power Idle). The S3 power model is an older standard and is not capable of the instant on that consumers expect from modern devices. Modern Standby is capable of leveraging all the capabilities of a modern chipset and can be integrated across the breadth of tablets and PCs today. The first iteration of Modern Standby was Connected Standby, which first shipped in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Modern Standby expands upon the Windows 8.x Connected Standby concept, allowing more flexibility in component selection.

Windows 10 Modern Standby (Modern Standby) expands the Windows 8.1 Connected Standby power model. Connected Standby, and consequently Modern Standby, enable an instant on / instant off user experience, similar to smartphone power models. Just like the phone, the S0 low power idle model enables the system to stay up-to-date whenever a suitable network is available.

Although Modern Standby enables an instant on/off user experience like Connected Standby, Modern Standby is more inclusive than the Windows 8.1 Connected Standby power model. Modern Standby allows for market segments previously limited to the S3 power model to take advantage of the low power idle model. Example systems include systems based on rotational media and hybrid media (for example, SSD + HDD or SSHD) and/or a NIC that doesn’t support all of the prior requirements for Connected Standby.

This tutorial will show you how to check if the [B]Modern Standby[/B] (S0 Low Power Idle) sleep state is supported by your [B]Windows 10[/B] PC.

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How to Check if Device Encryption is Supported in Windows 10

Device encryption helps protect your data, and it’s available on a wide range of Windows devices. If you turn on device encryption, the data on your device can only be accessed by people who’ve been authorized. If device encryption isn’t available on your device, you may be able to turn on standard BitLocker encryption instead.

Device encryption is available on supported devices (ex: tablet or 2-in-1 laptop) running any Windows 10 edition. If you want to use standard BitLocker encryption instead, it is only available on supported devices running Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education. Some devices have both types of encryption. BitLocker is not available on Windows 10 Home edition.

This tutorial will show you how to check if device encryption is supported by your Windows 10 PC.

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How to Install or Uninstall Windows PowerShell ISE in Windows 10

The Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) is a host application for Windows PowerShell. In the ISE, you can run commands and write, test, and debug scripts in a single Windows-based graphic user interface. The ISE provides multiline editing, tab completion, syntax coloring, selective execution, context-sensitive help, and support for right-to-left languages. Menu items and keyboard shortcuts are mapped to many of the same tasks that you would do in the Windows PowerShell console. For example, when you debug a script in the ISE, you can right-click on a line of code in the edit pane to set a breakpoint.

Starting with Windows 10 build 19037.1, Windows PowerShell ISE is now a Feature on Demand (installed by default), and you will see it in the list in Optional Features Settings.

This tutorial will show you how to install or uninstall the Windows PowerShell ISE (Integrated Scripting Environment) app for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Turn On or Off Device Encryption in Windows 10

Device encryption helps protect your data, and it’s available on a wide range of Windows devices. If you turn on device encryption, the data on your device can only be accessed by people who’ve been authorized. If device encryption isn’t available on your device, you may be able to turn on standard BitLocker encryption instead.

Device encryption is available on supported devices (ex: tablet or 2-in-1 laptop) running any Windows 10 edition. If you want to use standard BitLocker encryption instead, it is only available on supported devices running Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education. Some devices have both types of encryption. BitLocker is not available on Windows 10 Home edition.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off device encryption in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Focus Mode in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

If wanted, you can enable the Focus Mode flag for an experimental feature that allows you to switch a specific tab to Focus Mode in Microsoft Edge for a simplified interface.

When the Focus Mode feature is enabled, you can right click on a tab in Microsoft Edge, and click/tap on Focus this tab to switch that tab to Focus Mode.

To remove a tab from Focus Mode, you can click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) 3 dots button, and click/tap on Open in Microsoft Edge to restore the tab back to the Microsoft Edge window you switched to Focus Mode from.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Focus Mode feature in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Add or Remove Favorites Button in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

You can keep track of the websites you visit frequently by adding them as favorites in Microsoft Edge.

By default, a Favorites button is on the toolbar in Microsoft Edge allowing you easy access to manage and open your favorites.

You can set to hide or show the favorites button for each individual profile in Microsoft Edge.

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

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How to Add or Remove Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

You can keep track of the websites you visit frequently by adding them as favorites in Microsoft Edge.

The favorites bar is a toolbar in Microsoft Edge that you can add your favorite websites you visit frequently on to make opening them faster and more convenient.

You can set to always, never, or only on new tabs show the favorites bar for each individual profile in Microsoft Edge.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the favorites bar in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Enable or Disable DNS over HTTPS (DoH) in Firefox

When you type a web address or domain name into your address bar (example: www.tenforums.com), your browser sends a request over the Internet to look up the IP address for that website.

Traditionally, this request is sent to servers over a plain text connection. This connection is not encrypted, making it easy for third-parties to see what website you’re about to access.

DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) works differently. It sends the domain name you typed to a DoH-compatible DNS server using an encrypted HTTPS connection instead of a plain text one. This prevents third-parties from seeing what websites you are trying to access.

DNS over HTTPS (DoH) is a protocol for performing remote Domain Name System (DNS) resolution via the HTTPS protocol. A goal of the method is to increase user privacy and security by preventing eavesdropping and manipulation of DNS data by man-in-the-middle attacks by using the HTTPS protocol to encrypt the data between the DoH client and the DoH-based DNS resolver. Encryption by itself does not protect privacy, encryption is simply a method to obfuscate the data. As of March 2018, Google and the Mozilla Foundation started testing versions of DNS over HTTPS.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable DNS over HTTPS (DoH) in Firefox for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.

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How to Disable Could not reconnect all network drives notification in Windows 10

If you mapped a network drive to automatically connect at sign-in, you will get a Could not reconnect all network drives notification at sign-in from the AutoPlay service if Windows is unable to connect to the network drive for any reason.

Often when this happens, you will just need to open the mapped network drive to have it connect making this notification unnecessary or annoying if this message is always appearing at every sign-in.

This tutorial will show you how to disable the Could not reconnect all network drives notification at sign-in for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable DNS over HTTPS (DoH) in Google Chrome

DNS over HTTPS (DoH) is a protocol for performing remote Domain Name System (DNS) resolution via the HTTPS protocol. A goal of the method is to increase user privacy and security by preventing eavesdropping and manipulation of DNS data by man-in-the-middle attacks by using the HTTPS protocol to encrypt the data between the DoH client and the DoH-based DNS resolver. Encryption by itself does not protect privacy, encryption is simply a method to obfuscate the data. As of March 2018, Google and the Mozilla Foundation started testing versions of DNS over HTTPS.

Starting with Google Chrome 78, you can enable DNS-over-HTTPS via a new Secure DNS lookups command line flag.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable DNS over HTTPS (DoH) in Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.

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Turn On or Off Always Use Strict Tracking Prevention when Browsing InPrivate in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

When you browse InPrivate, Microsoft Edge will delete your browsing history, cookies, and site data, as well as passwords, addresses, and form data when you close all InPrivate windows.

Trackers are used on websites to collect data about your browsing behavior. Trackers collect data about how you interact with a site, content you click on and other interesting info about your browsing. They also provide functionality to websites like enabling comments sections, sharing articles to social media, and personalizing ads.

Some of these trackers collect data about you across multiple sites. For example, ExampleTracker could track you while you navigate to your favorite shopping site and news site. This why sometimes it feels like an ad is following you around the web.

Microsoft Edge is designed to detect and block trackers. Microsoft puts you in control to decide what trackers to block. You can choose from three levels of tracking prevention – Basic, Balanced, and Strict. Balanced is selected as the default. Each option blocks potentially harmful trackers – trackers detected as cryptomining or fingerprinting.

Starting with at least Microsoft Edge version 80.0.334.3 at higher, you can turn on to always use Strict tracking prevention when browsing InPrivate no matter your current tracking prevention level.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off always use Strict tracking prevention when browsing InPrivate in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Add and Remove Tracking Prevention Exceptions for Sites in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

Trackers are used on websites to collect data about your browsing behavior. Trackers collect data about how you interact with a site, content you click on and other interesting info about your browsing. They also provide functionality to websites like enabling comments sections, sharing articles to social media, and personalizing ads.

Some of these trackers collect data about you across multiple sites. For example, ExampleTracker could track you while you navigate to your favorite shopping site and news site. This why sometimes it feels like an ad is following you around the web.

Microsoft Edge is designed to detect and block trackers. Microsoft puts you in control to decide what trackers to block. You can choose from three levels of tracking prevention – Basic, Balanced, and Strict. Balanced is selected as the default. Each option blocks potentially harmful trackers – trackers detected as cryptomining or fingerprinting.

While preventing trackers is great for your privacy, you might want to create exceptions for certain trusted websites and turn off tracking prevention. This will allow all trackers on those sites, including potentially harmful ones.

This tutorial will show you how to add and remove tracking prevention exceptions for specific websites in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Turn On or Off Tracking Prevention in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

Trackers are used on websites to collect data about your browsing behavior. Trackers collect data about how you interact with a site, content you click on and other interesting info about your browsing. They also provide functionality to websites like enabling comments sections, sharing articles to social media, and personalizing ads.

Some of these trackers collect data about you across multiple sites. For example, ExampleTracker could track you while you navigate to your favorite shopping site and news site. This why sometimes it feels like an ad is following you around the web.

Microsoft Edge is designed to detect and block trackers. Microsoft puts you in control to decide what trackers to block. You can choose from three levels of tracking prevention – Basic, Balanced, and Strict. Balanced is selected as the default. Each option blocks potentially harmful trackers – trackers detected as cryptomining or fingerprinting.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or turn off tracking prevention and change tracking prevention level in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Open New InPrivate Browsing Window in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

Microsoft Edge will delete your browsing history, cookies, and site data, as well as passwords, addresses, and form data when you close all InPrivate windows.

This tutorial will show you how to open a new InPrivate browsing window in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Fix .NET Framework with Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool in Windows

The .NET Framework is a managed execution environment for Windows that provides a variety of services to its running apps. It consists of two major components: the common language runtime (CLR), which is the execution engine that handles running apps, and the .NET Framework Class Library, which provides a library of tested, reusable code that developers can call from their own apps.

The Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool detects frequently occurring issues that affect Microsoft .NET Framework setup or updates. The tool tries to resolve those issues by applying known fixes or by repairing corrupted installations of the supported .NET Framework versions. The tool has an easy-to-use, wizard-based user interface (UI). It also supports command line usage together with more advanced options.

This tutorial will show you how to use the Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool to fix and repair .NET Framework in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Turn On or Off Sync for Profile in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

You can sign in to a profile in Microsoft Edge with your Microsoft account or your work/school account.

When you sign in to a profile, you can turn on sync for the profile to have Microsoft Edge can sync your history, favorites, passwords, and other browser data across all your signed-in devices.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off sync and change sync settings for a profile in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Enable or Disable Fullscreen Dropdown in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

If wanted, you can enable the Enable Fullscreen Dropdown flag for an experimental feature that drops down browser frame during browser fullscreen.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable to drop down the window frame when in F11 full screen mode in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Change Profile Picture in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

The Chromium based Microsoft Edge supports having multiple profiles each having their own individual identities, favorites, settings, and extensions. Profiles in Microsoft Edge are like the profiles for accounts in Windows, but on a browser level instead.

You can sign in to a profile with your Microsoft account, your work/school account, or stay signed out of the profile for it to just be a local profile. When you sign in to a profile with a Microsoft account, you can turn on to have Microsoft Edge sync your history, favorites, passwords, and other browser data across all devices you are signed in to a profile in Microsoft Edge with the same account.

This tutorial will show you how to change a profile picture in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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