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Uninstall and Reinstall OneDrive in Windows 11

OneDrive is built-in to Windows 11 by default.

With OneDrive, you can sync files and folders between your computer and the cloud, so you can get to your files from anywhere Рyour computer, your mobile device, and even through the OneDrive website at OneDrive.live.com. If you add, change, or delete a file or folder in your OneDrive folder, the file or folder is added, changed, or deleted on the OneDrive website and vice versa. You can work with your synced files directly in File Explorer and access your files even when you’re offline. Whenever you’re online, any changes that you or others make will sync automatically.

If you like, you can uninstall OneDrive for your account in Windows 11.

If you uninstall OneDrive:

  • You can no longer open OneDrive, but you can open your OneDrive folder.
  • OneDrive can no longer run at¬†startup.
  • OneDrive is removed from the Start menu > All apps list.
  • OneDrive will no longer appear in the¬†navigation pane¬†in File Explorer.
  • OneDrive files are no longer kept in sync with the¬†cloud.

This tutorial will show you how to uninstall or reinstall OneDrive for only your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Website Typo Protection 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 includes a website typo protection setting which is a typosquatting (aka: URL hijacking) checker that can warn you if you appear to have mistyped a common web address and may be directed to a malicious site.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable website typo protection for your account or all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Change Workgroup in Windows 11

When you connect to a network, Windows automatically creates a new workgroup and gives it the name¬†WORKGROUP¬†by default. You can join any existing workgroup on a network or create a new one. Workgroups provide a basis for¬†file¬†and¬†printer¬†sharing, but a workgroup doesn’t actually set up sharing for you.

A workgroup is a group of PCs connected to a local area network on the same subnet that share resources, such as printers and files. Each PC that is a member of the same workgroup can access the resources being shared by the others, and can share its own resources.

  • All PCs are peers; no PC has control over another PC.
  • Each PC has its own user accounts. To log on to any PC in the workgroup, you must have an account on that PC.
  • A workgroup is not protected by a password.
  • All PCs in the same workgroup must have a different¬†computer name.
  • If your PC was a member of a¬†domain¬†before you joined the workgroup, it will be¬†removed from the domain.

This tutorial will show you how to change the workgroup on your Windows 10 and Windows 11 PC to join an existing workgroup on a network or create a new one.

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Enable or Disable “Show Extracted Files when Complete” from ZIP in Windows 11

Zipped (compressed) files take up less storage space and can be transferred to other computers more quickly than uncompressed files. In Windows, you work with zipped files and folders in the same way that you work with uncompressed files and folders. Combine several files into a single zipped folder to more easily share a group of files.

When you Extract all files from a ZIP, the files will be extracted to the selected folder. By default, it will also open this folder to show the extracted files when complete.

If wanted, you can set to have Show extracted files when complete checked (enabled) or unchecked (disabled) by default in the Extract Compressed (Zipped) Folders dialog.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Show extracted files when complete from a ZIP by default for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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What do the OneDrive Sync Status icons mean in Windows 11

You can use OneDrive to sync files and folders between your computer and the cloud, so you can get to your files from anywhere Рyour computer, your mobile device, and even through the OneDrive website at OneDrive.com. If you add, change, or delete a file or folder in your OneDrive folder, the file or folder is added, changed, or deleted on the OneDrive website and vice versa. You can work with your synced files directly in File Explorer and access your files even when you’re offline. Whenever you’re online, any changes that you or others make will sync automatically.

OneDrive Files On-Demand helps you access all your cloud storage in OneDrive without having to download all of them and use file storage space on your Windows device.

The Microsoft OneDrive icons in desktop notification areas, menu bars, and File Explorer tell you the sync state of the file or folder.

This tutorial will explain and show you what the OneDrive sync status icons mean in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Edit Images Directly 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’s on-hover tools help you further explore web content, and you can access these tools by hovering over the top right corner of any web-based image. Microsoft is introducing an Image Editor to Smart Explore on images, allowing you to easily edit any image on the web and save it to your local device or copy it for quick sharing. This heavily reduces the steps and time spent required to edit web-based images, allowing you to find, conveniently edit, and use images Рall in one place.

The tool is focused on lightweight editing and is not meant to replace professional image editors. Microsoft feels this is a handy, time-saving tool for anyone finding, editing, and using web-based images for school assignments, work presentations, or personal projects. In the future, Microsoft will further integrate the experience into the browser, allowing users to save to Collections, open the edited image in Designer, and more.

This tutorial will show you how to edit images directly in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Always Open Favorites in New Tab 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.

When working on a task, sometimes you need to open a favorite website but don’t want to necessarily pull away from the page you are already on. Now, by default, when you click on a favorite either from the Favorites fly out or from the Favorites bar it will open in a new tab instead of interrupting your flow.

If you are the type of person who uses other shortcuts like the middle mouse click or likes favorites opening in the same page, you can turn off this always open favorites in new tab setting.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off always open favorites in a new tab in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Ask Before Closing window with Multiple 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.

When you close a Microsoft Edge window with multiple tabs open, you will be presented with a Do you want to close all tabs? confirmation dialog by default.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Ask before closing a window with multiple tabs in Microsoft Edge for your account or all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Notifications from Sidebar 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.

The sidebar in Microsoft Edge lets you access tools and features side-by-side within your browser, even as you navigate between tabs. From being able to search specifically within the page you’re viewing, to using tools to do quick math without opening another tab, Microsoft found a way to help you be more productive without losing your place as you browse.

The sidebar appears on the right side of Microsoft Edge, and includes apps like Search, Discover, Tools, Internet Speed Test, Games, and Microsoft Office by default you can add and remove.

You can turn on or off to allow sidebar apps to show notifications.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable allow sidebar apps to show notifications in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Add or Remove Sites on Sidebar 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 has a sidebar you can add any site or webpage to. You can add your current page and/or select a top site to add.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove sites on the sidebar in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Add or Remove Apps on Sidebar 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 has a sidebar on the right side that includes apps like Search, Discover, Shopping, Tools, Games, and Microsoft 365 (Office), Outlook, and E-tree by default for quick access.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove apps on the sidebar in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Always Run as Administrator for PowerToys in Windows 10 and Windows 11

Microsoft PowerToys is a set of utilities for power users to tune and streamline their Windows experience for greater productivity.

If you are running any application as an administrator (also referred to as elevated permissions), PowerToys may not work correctly when the elevated applications are in focus or trying to interact with a PowerToys feature like FancyZones. This can be addressed by also running PowerToys as an administrator.

PowerToys only needs elevated administrator permission when interacting with other applications that are running in administrator mode. If those applications are in focus, PowerToys may not function unless it is elevated as well.

These are the two scenarios PowerToys will not work in:

  • Intercepting certain types of keyboard strokes
  • Resizing / moving windows

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off always run PowerToys as an administrator for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Find and Save Windows Spotlight Images in Windows 11

You can have Windows Spotlight display different background images on your desktop and lock screen in Windows 11.

Windows Spotlight uses the Bing daily wallpaper for images, and stores them on your computer to reference and show on your desktop and/or lock screen background.

If wanted, you can find and save these cached Windows Spotlight images as JPG files to use as you like.

This tutorial will show you how to find and save the Windows Spotlight images displayed on your desktop and/or lock screen background in Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off PowerToys Image Resizer in Windows 10 and Windows 11

Microsoft PowerToys is a set of utilities for power users to tune and streamline their Windows experience for greater productivity.

Image Resizer is a Windows shell extension for bulk image-resizing. After installing PowerToys, right-click on one or more selected image files in File Explorer, and then select Resize pictures from the menu. Turning off Image Resizer will remove Resize pictures from the context menu.

Image Resizer also allows you to resize images by dragging and dropping your selected files with the right mouse button. This way, resized pictures can quickly be saved in a different folder.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off PowerToys Image Resizer for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Change Snipping Tool Theme in Windows 11

The Snipping Tool app includes a built-in screen recorder and allows you to quickly take and annotate screenshots, photos and other images with your pen, touch, or mouse and save, paste or share with other apps.

You can select to use a light, dark, or system setting app theme for the Snipping Tool app.

This tutorial will show you how to change the Snipping Tool app theme to light mode, dark mode, or use system setting for your account in Windows 11.

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Log Out a Device from Facebook

You can log in to your Facebook account on any device.

If you logged in to your Facebook account on someone else’s computer, a device you no longer use or have, or a device you no longer want logged in to Facebook, then you can easily log out any device from Facebook from another device.

This tutorial will show you how to log out specific or all devices from your Facebook account.

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Turn On or Off PowerToys Awake in Windows 10 and Windows 11

Microsoft PowerToys is a set of utilities for power users to tune and streamline their Windows experience for greater productivity.

PowerToys Awake is a utility tool for Windows designed to keep a computer awake without having to manage its power & sleep settings. This behavior can be helpful when running time-consuming tasks, ensuring that the computer does not go to sleep or turn off its screens. When PowerToys Awake is turned on, it will manage the awakeness state of the computer.

PowerToys Awake can be used directly from PowerToys Settings or as a standalone executable. When the tool is running from PowerToys, it can be managed from PowerToys Settings or the system tray.

When you install Microsoft PowerToys, it will run at startup with Awake turned on for your account by default. All users on the PC can turn on or off Awake for their account.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off PowerToys Awake for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Run at Startup for PowerToys in Windows 10 and Windows 11

Microsoft PowerToys is a set of utilities for power users to tune and streamline their Windows experience for greater productivity.

When you install Microsoft PowerToys, it will run at startup for your account by default. All users on the PC can turn on or off PowerToys to run at startup for their account.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off run at startup for Microsoft PowerToys for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Media Controls in Windows 11

Media controls appear in Quick Settings (Win+A) and on the Lock screen (Win+L) when playing media (ex: music or video) in a supported app (ex: Chrome, Edge, or Firefox).

The Hardware Media Key Handling flag in Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and/or Mozilla Firefox can enable or disable Media controls and media keys on the keyboard to control the active media session.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable media controls from Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and/or Mozilla Firefox for your account in Windows 11.

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Open New Application Guard Window in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Defender Application Guard opens Microsoft Edge in an isolated Hyper-V browsing container like a sandbox to better protect your device and data from malware.

When you browse in Application Guard for Microsoft Edge, certain actions like save data, copy and paste, printing, access to camera and microphone, and advanced graphics are disabled by default. You can choose to turn on these actions, but be aware that your browsing might be less secure.

This tutorial will show you how to open a new Microsoft Edge in Application Guard window for your account in the Pro, Education, and Enterprise editions of Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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