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How to Enable or Disable Enhance Text Contrast in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft has improved font rendering in the latest Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary builds. Microsoft has improved the contrast enhancement and gamma correction to match the quality and clarity of other native Windows applications. Font rendering will also now respect user ClearType Tuner settings when applying text contrast enhancement and gamma correction.

To experiment with different values, run the ClearType Text Tuner. Note that Microsoft Edge must be restarted whenever the ClearType settings are changed, and that only the settings for your primary monitor are used.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Enhance Text Contrast flag for improving font rendering in Microsoft Edge.

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Enable or Disable Remove trailing white-space in rectangular selection in Windows Terminal

In Windows Terminal Preview, you can turn on or off Remove trailing white-space in rectangular selection. When turned on and you copy text in a rectangular (block) selection to the clipboard, trailing white-spaces are removed from each line. When turned off, the white-spaces are preserved, ensuring that all lines have the same length.

To copy text in a rectangular (block) selection, hold down the Alt key, right-click, and drag your mouse over the text area you want to select. This can be useful for selecting text columns, etc.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable remove trailing white-space in rectangular selection in Windows Terminal for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Show Icon Only for Sites on Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge

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 have each added site show icon only or name and icon on the favorites bar.

This tutorial will show you how to show icon only or show name and icon for sites on the favorites bar in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Add or Remove Windows Security context menu in Windows 10

Windows 10 includes Windows Security, which provides the latest antivirus protection. Your device will be actively protected from the moment you start Windows 10. Windows Security continually scans for malware (malicious software), viruses, and security threats. In addition to this real-time protection, updates are downloaded automatically to help keep your device safe and protect it from threats.

This will show you how to add or remove a Windows Security desktop context menu to make directly opening protection areas in Windows Security easier in Windows 10.

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How to Send Link or Page to your Devices in Microsoft Edge

The Send link to your devices and Send page to your devices feature in Microsoft Edge allows you to send a link or tab to your other devices you have turned on sync for your profile in Microsoft Edge.

When you send a link or page to a synced device, the device you sent the link or page to will show a notification from Microsoft Edge with the link or page. If you click/tap on the notification, it will open the link or page in Microsoft Edge.

This tutorial will show you how to send a link or page to share with your synced devices in Microsoft Edge.

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How to Enable or Disable Desktop Sharing Hub in Microsoft Edge

Starting with Microsoft Edge Canary version 92.0.900.0, you can enable the Desktop Sharing Hub via experimental flags.

The¬†Desktop Sharing Hub¬†has a “Share this page” button in the address bar (Omnibox). When you click on the¬†Share this page¬†button, it will open the¬†Desktop Sharing Hub¬†with¬†Copy link,¬†QR code,¬†Send page to your devices,¬†Save page as, and¬†Cast¬†sharing options.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Desktop Sharing Hub in Microsoft Edge.

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How to Change Default Terminal Application in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 build 21390, you can now select Windows Console Host (default) or Windows Terminal Preview v1.9.1445.0 or higher as the default terminal application (emulator).

This means that any command line application (ex: PowerShell, command prompt, etc…) will launch inside your selected terminal emulator by default.

If you select¬†Windows Terminal Preview, then when you open any command line application (ex: PowerShell, command prompt,¬†WSL, etc…), it will open inside Windows Terminal Preview by default.

If you select¬†Windows Console Host, then when you open any command line application (ex: PowerShell, command prompt, etc…), it will open in its own PowerShell, command prompt, etc… window.

This tutorial will show you how to change the default terminal application to Windows Console Host or Windows Terminal Preview for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Open Windows Terminal Quake Mode in Windows 10

The Windows Terminal is a modern, fast, efficient, powerful, and productive terminal application for users of command-line tools and shells like Command Prompt, PowerShell, and WSL. Its main features include multiple tabs, panes, Unicode and UTF-8 character support, a GPU accelerated text rendering engine, and custom themes, styles, and configurations.

Starting with Windows Terminal v1.9.1445.0, Windows Terminal now comes with quake mode. Quake mode allows you to quickly open a new terminal instance from anywhere in Windows by typing Win + `. The quake window will appear on the top half of your screen and can easily be dismissed with the same keyboard shortcut.

This tutorial will show you how to open Windows Terminal quake mode in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable End Process in Browser Task Manager for Microsoft Edge

When Microsoft Edge isn’t running as expected, you can open the Browser Task Manager to help understand how Microsoft Edge is using the resources on your device and when Microsoft Edge’s resource usage is unusually high so you can get back to what you want to get done.

The Microsoft Edge Browser Task Manager is a realtime monitor that tells you how much memory, CPU, network, and other resources a page is currently using. You can select one or more tabs, processes, and extensions, and click on End process to close them. This can be handy if you needed to close unresponsive tabs, processes, and extensions.

You can use the¬†TaskManagerEndProcessEnabled¬†policy to enable or disable ending processes in the Microsoft Edge Browser task manager for all users. If you enable or don’t configure this policy, users can end processes in the¬†Browser Task Manager. If you disable it, users can’t end processes, and the¬†End process¬†button is disabled (grayed out) in the¬†Browser Task Manager.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the End Process button in the Browser Task Manager for the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Open Browser Task Manager in Microsoft Edge

When Microsoft Edge isn’t running as expected, you can open the Browser Task Manager to help understand how Microsoft Edge is using the resources on your device and when Microsoft Edge’s resource usage is unusually high so you can get back to what you want to get done.

The Microsoft Edge Browser Task Manager is a realtime monitor that tells you how much memory, CPU, network, and other resources a page is currently using. You can select one or more tabs, processes, and extensions, and click on End process to close them. This can be handy if you needed to close unresponsive tabs, processes, and extensions.

When the Browser Task Manager opens, you will see a list of all tabs, processes, and extensions currently running in Microsoft Edge. You can add and remove data columns in the Browser Task Manager, but the following are the default columns:

  • Memory¬†= This shows how much system memory a tab or process is using in kilobytes.
  • CPU¬†= This shows what percentage of your total CPU capacity (processing power) a tab or process is using.
  • Network¬†= This shows the amount of network bandwidth in use by the tab or process in bytes or kilobytes per second. Tabs with open sites that stream media like video or music will use more.
  • Process ID = This shows the process ID of the tab or process, which is mostly useful for in-depth developer troubleshooting.

This tutorial will show you how to open the Browser Task Manager in Microsoft Edge.

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How to Use IExpress to create EXE file from batch file

IExpress is a Windows component since Windows 2000. It is used to create self-extracting packages from a set of files. That such packages can be used to install software.
IExpress 2.0 in Windows 2000 Professional SP3

Using IExpress to create an EXE file from a BAT file will allow the EXE not to get false-positives by antivirus programs.

This tutorial will show you how to create an Executable file from a batch file using IExpress.

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How to Open People app in Windows 10

The People app is your address book. You can add your contacts and keep in touch with friends and family. The People, Mail, and Calendar apps work together so you can easily send mail to and schedule appointments with your most important people. Delete contacts.

Effective¬†January 29, 2021, the People app will no longer be able to be launched directly (for example, through the Start Menu or search bar) in Windows 10. You’ll still be able to launch it through the People icons in Mail, Calendar, and other apps.

This tutorial will show you different ways on how to open the People app in Windows 10.

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Add or Remove “Open in Windows Terminal” expandable context menu in Windows 10

The Windows Terminal is a modern, fast, efficient, powerful, and productive terminal application for users of command-line tools and shells like Command Prompt, PowerShell, and WSL. Its main features include multiple tabs, panes, Unicode and UTF-8 character support, a GPU accelerated text rendering engine, and custom themes, styles, and configurations.

Starting with Windows 10 build 21337, Windows Terminal is now an inbox app.

Windows 10 includes a Open in Windows Terminal context menu by default that opens the default profile when you right click or shift + right click on a folder or folder background, but this does not allow you to select which Windows Terminal shell profile to open.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove a custom Open in Windows Terminal expandable context menu for all users in Windows 10.

The Open in Windows Terminal expandable context menu will allow you to select to open Windows Terminal to the current folder path with the default shell profile, Command Prompt shell profile, or Windows PowerShell shell profile.

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How to Add and Remove Information Cards for News and Interests in Windows 10

News and interests on the taskbar provides easy access to information that’s important to you, without the distraction of switching between apps, websites, and other devices. View your location’s current weather conditions directly on your taskbar and hover over the icon to see concise, scannable information from sports and stocks to local news and breaking headlines.

News and interests shows you content on a variety of topics. Each topic ‚Äď top stories, weather, sports, stocks, and traffic ‚Äď are contained within an¬†information card¬†and will update over time.

Information cards for weather, money, sports, and traffic can be toggled on (add) or off (remove).

This tutorial will show you how to add and remove information cards for the news and interests feed for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove Search in Sidebar Context Menu in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft has announced sidebar search Рthe 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 ‚ÄúSearch in sidebar‚ÄĚ 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‚Äôs more ‚Äď if you want a full view of web results, you can now click on the ‚ÄúOpen in new tab‚ÄĚ button which opens the web results in a new tab.

If you do not want the “Search in sidebar” for text and image and “Search the web” for text context menus in Microsoft Edge, you can remove them using the¬†DefaultSearchProviderContextMenuAccessAllowed¬†policy used in this tutorial.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the “Search in sidebar” for text and image and “Search the web” for text context menus in Microsoft Edge for all users.

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How to Remove a Profile in Microsoft Edge

The Chromium based Microsoft Edge supports having multiple profiles. Profiles allow multiple users to operate in a shared environment while maintaining access to their personalized browser settings, bookmarks, and extensions.

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 sync 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.

Profiles in Microsoft Edge allow you to separate your browsing data into independent profiles. Data associated with one profile is separate from data associated with other profiles. Your personal favorites and history, for example, are not synchronized with your work account if you set each up in different profiles. Profiles can also be useful if you wanted to share access to your Microsoft Edge browser with another user (ex: family member), or to keep your work and personal browsing separate.

However, users are able to easily switch between existing profiles in Microsoft Edge without the need for passwords. If users have access to the same device, users may create another profile on the same version of Microsoft Edge without the permission of the current profile owner. Removing the profile from Microsoft Edge settings permanently deletes browsing data for the specific profile stored on the device, such as browsing history, favorites, form fill data, and passwords. Data synced to your account may still be stored in the Microsoft cloud and may be cleared from the Microsoft privacy dashboard.

This tutorial will show you how to remove one or more profiles from your Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Change Weather Location for News and Interests in Windows 10

News and interests on the taskbar provides easy access to information that’s important to you, without the distraction of switching between apps, websites, and other devices. View your location’s current weather conditions directly on your taskbar and hover over the icon to see concise, scannable information from sports and stocks to local news and breaking headlines.

The information shown in news and interests is personalized for individual users. Users can customize the content they see, enabling scenarios like the following:

  • Keep an eye on nearby weather and traffic that may impact a commute.
    To change the location shown for weather and traffic updates, select More options (…) on the Weather or Traffic card, and select Edit Location.
  • Follow a topic related to professional or personal interests.
    Follow a specific topic related to an industry, job role, or subject to learn more about. To follow a specific topic, select Manage Interests and select or search for a topic.
  • Get personalized updates on stocks.
    Keep an eye on major market indicators, see top gainers or losers, or create a watch list of stocks to see updates throughout the day.
  • Share, save or see more stories.
    Select More options (…) on headlines and articles in news and interests on the taskbar to share them with others or save them to read later. Users can also request to see more or fewer stories like the ones shown.

In addition, the appearance of news and interests on the taskbar can be customized. Users can choose to right click or long press a blank space on the taskbar and select News and interests to customize. They can choose Show icon and text or, to save taskbar space, select Show icon only. Users can also select Turn off to unpin news and interests.

You can edit your location in the weather card for News and Interests. If you update your location from the weather card, it will also update the location used for weather on the taskbar.

This tutorial will show you how to change the location used by the weather card in news and interests for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Change Language of Feed for News and Interests in Windows 10

News and interests on the taskbar provides easy access to information that’s important to you, without the distraction of switching between apps, websites, and other devices. View your location’s current weather conditions directly on your taskbar and hover over the icon to see concise, scannable information from sports and stocks to local news and breaking headlines.

The information shown in news and interests is personalized for individual users. Users can customize the content they see, enabling scenarios like the following:

  • Keep an eye on nearby weather and traffic that may impact a commute.
    To change the location shown for weather and traffic updates, select More options (…) on the Weather or Traffic card, and select Edit Location.
  • Follow a topic related to professional or personal interests.
    Follow a specific topic related to an industry, job role, or subject to learn more about. To follow a specific topic, select Manage Interests and select or search for a topic.
  • Get personalized updates on stocks.
    Keep an eye on major market indicators, see top gainers or losers, or create a watch list of stocks to see updates throughout the day.
  • Share, save or see more stories.
    Select More options (…) on headlines and articles in news and interests on the taskbar to share them with others or save them to read later. Users can also request to see more or fewer stories like the ones shown.

In addition, the appearance of news and interests on the taskbar can be customized. Users can choose to right click or long press a blank space on the taskbar and select News and interests to customize. They can choose Show icon and text or, to save taskbar space, select Show icon only. Users can also select Turn off to unpin news and interests.

You can change the language of your feed in News and Interests to any supported language you want.

This tutorial will show you how to change the language and content of your feed in news and interests for your account in Windows 10.

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