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Change Mouse Pointer Speed in Windows 11

The mouse pointer, which is sometimes referred to as the cursor, is a bitmap that specifies a focus point on the screen for user input with the mouse.

You can change the speed at which the mouse pointer moves if it is moving too slow or fast for you.

This tutorial will show you how to change the mouse pointer speed for your account in Windows 11.

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Choose which Android Apps to get Notifications from in Phone Link app

With the Phone Link app on your PC linked to your Android phone, you can view and manage your Android device notifications on your PC.

After you provide permission on your Android device, notifications from your Android device will appear on your PC.

Some notifications will have additional actions available for you, like replying directly to messages or snoozing an alarm. Any notifications that you delete on your PC will also be deleted on your Android device.

Once you’ve started receiving notifications, you can choose which apps you’d like to see notifications from.

This tutorial will show you how to choose which apps to get notifications from your Android phone in the Phone Link app for your account in Windows 10 or Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Display Android Phone Notifications in Phone Link app on Windows 11 PC

With the Phone Link app on your PC linked to your Android phone, you can view and manage your Android device notifications on your PC.

After you provide permission on your Android device, notifications from your Android device will appear on your PC.

Some notifications will have additional actions available for you, like replying directly to messages or snoozing an alarm. Any notifications that you delete on your PC will also be deleted on your Android device.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off display Android phone notifications in the Phone Link app for your account on your Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC.

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Turn On or Off Show Android Phone apps in Phone Link app in Windows 11

With the¬†Phone Link¬†app on your PC¬†linked¬†to your Android phone, you can instantly access the Android apps installed on your mobile device right on your Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC. Using a Wi-Fi connection, Apps allows you to browse, play, order, chat, and more ‚ÄĒ all while using your PC‚Äôs larger screen and keyboard.

You can easily access three of your most recently used apps from your Android phone using the Phone Link icon in your Windows taskbar navigation area. You will also find your recently used apps at the top of your Apps page inside the Phone Link app.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off allow Phone Link app to display apps from your Android phone for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Phone Link Recent Apps on Taskbar Corner in Windows 11

With the¬†Phone Link¬†app on your PC¬†linked¬†to your Android phone, you can instantly access the Android apps installed on your mobile device right on your Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC. Using a Wi-Fi connection, Apps allows you to browse, play, order, chat, and more ‚ÄĒ all while using your PC‚Äôs larger screen and keyboard.

You can easily access three of your most recently used apps from your Android phone using the Phone Link icon in your Windows taskbar navigation area. You will also find your recently used apps at the top of your Apps page inside the Phone Link app.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing your recently used Android apps using the Phone Link icon on the taskbar corner for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Show Badge on Phone Link icon on Taskbar in Windows 11

With the Phone Link app on your PC linked to your Android phone, you can view and manage your Android device notifications on your PC.

You can turn on or off showing a badge on the Phone Link app’s icon on the taskbar as part of managing your notifications. These badges are lightweight notifications that are contextual. For example, the badge can show a number for how many unread messages or missed calls you have from your Android phone.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off show badge on Phone Link icon on the taskbar for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Cross-device Copy and Paste in Phone Link app

With the Phone Link app on your PC linked to your Android phone, you can copy and paste or drag and drop content between your Android device and your Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC.

Cross-device copy and paste is supported on Surface Duo and Android devices that are running One UI version 2.1 or above. On your Android device, go to Settings > About > Software Information. A few examples of devices with this version are: Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G, Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G, Samsung Galaxy S21 5G, Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip devices.

It is only possible to copy text and images between your devices currently. Images above 1MB in size will be resized.

File drag and drop supports the transfer of all file types except for folders and files backed up to the cloud. You can transfer up to 100 files at a time, of any type. No single file can be larger than 512MB in size.

You can copy content and paste it into a Secure Folder, but you can’t copy and paste content from a Secure Folder onto your PC. Copying something from a Secure Folder will still replace any content you have on your PC clipboard.

Every time you copy something on either device, what you copy will replace the clipboard content on both of your devices.

The apps you may be copying from and to may have different capabilities in how they read copied text, so you may occasionally lose your formatting.

While you can drag content between your phone and your PC, not all apps will accept content you want to transfer. If an app doesn’t accept your content, you can try using phone screen to transfer it instead. You can’t drag and drop files between your mobile apps from your PC.

Cross-device copy and paste requires the exchange of data between your PC and Android device. If you’ve allowed your devices to sync over mobile data, and you’re not connected to a Wi-Fi network, then copy and paste will use data. If the Use mobile data setting is turned off, you’ll only be able to copy and paste when both your Android device or Surface Duo and PC are connected to a Wi-Fi network.

Before using cross-device copy and paste, you will need to make sure the feature is turned on.

This tutorial will show you how to to turn on or off cross-device copy and paste in the Phone Link app for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Phone Link app Notification Banners in Windows 11

With the Phone Link app on your PC linked to your Android phone, you can view and manage your Android device notifications on your PC.

After you provide permission on your Android device, notifications from your Android device will appear on your PC.

Some notifications will have additional actions available for you, like replying directly to messages or snoozing an alarm. Any notifications that you delete on your PC will also be deleted on your Android device.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing notifications from the Phone Link app for your Android phone for your account on your Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC.

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Add or Remove Tabs on Microsoft Edge Bar

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, it’s the only browser you’ll ever need.

The¬†Edge bar¬†(formally named “Web widget“) is a feature of Microsoft Edge that lets you search and browse the web, see news headlines, check the weather, and more without opening a full browser window.

You can switch between a vertical or search only layout for the Edge bar. Then move and resize the Edge bar as you desire.

You can quickly adjust the content you see in Edge bar by clicking on the tab (icon) for your desired topic. By default, Edge bar includes tabs for your feed from MSN, Microsoft Bing, Outlook, and LinkedIn. You can add your own tabs on the side of the Edge bar that open the URL you want.

If you open the Edge bar, it will remain open even if you close Microsoft Edge.

This tutorial will show you how to add and remove tabs on the Edge bar for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Change Microsoft Edge Bar Layout

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, it’s the only browser you’ll ever need.

The¬†Edge bar¬†(formally named “Web widget“) is a feature of Microsoft Edge that lets you search and browse the web, see news headlines, check the weather, and more without opening a full browser window.

You can switch between a vertical or search only layout for the Edge bar. Then move and resize the Edge bar as you desire.

If you open the Edge bar, it will remain open even if you close Microsoft Edge.

This tutorial will show you how to change the Edge bar layout for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Automatically Open Microsoft Edge Bar at Windows Startup

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, it’s the only browser you’ll ever need.

The¬†Edge bar¬†(formally named “Web widget“) is a feature of Microsoft Edge that lets you search and browse the web, see news headlines, check the weather, and more without opening a full browser window.

You can switch between a vertical or search only layout for the Edge bar. Then move and resize the Edge bar as you desire.

If you open the Edge bar, it will remain open even if you close Microsoft Edge.

You can use the WebWidgetIsEnabledOnStartup policy to enable or disable running the Edge bar at Windows startup for all users.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable running the Edge bar at startup for your account or all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Edge Bar 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, it’s the only browser you’ll ever need.

The¬†Edge bar¬†(formally named “Web widget“) is a feature of Microsoft Edge that lets you search and browse the web, see news headlines, check the weather, and more without opening a full browser window.

You can switch between a vertical or search only layout for the Edge bar. Then move and resize the Edge bar as you desire.

If you open the Edge bar, it will remain open even if you close Microsoft Edge.

You can use the¬†WebWidgetAllowed¬†policy to disable the Edge bar feature in Microsoft Edge. If you disable this policy: The Edge bar will be disabled for all profiles. The option to launch the Edge bar from Microsoft Edge Settings will be disabled. The option to launch start the Edge bar at Windows startup (auto-start) will be disabled. The option to launch the Edge bar from Microsoft Edge “More tools” menu will be disabled.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Edge bar feature in Microsoft Edge for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Open and Close Microsoft Edge Bar in Windows 10 and Windows 11

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, it’s the only browser you’ll ever need.

The¬†Edge bar¬†(formally named “Web widget“) is a feature of Microsoft Edge that lets you search and browse the web, see news headlines, check the weather, and more without opening a full browser window.

You can switch between a vertical or search only layout for the Edge bar. Then move and resize the Edge bar as you desire.

If you open the Edge bar, it will remain open even if you close Microsoft Edge.

This tutorial will show you how to open and close the Edge bar from Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Change Icon of Library in Windows 11

Windows 7 introduced¬†libraries, which provide users with a single, coherent view of their files even when those files are stored in different locations. Libraries can be configured and organized by a user and a library can contain folders that are found on the user’s computer and also folders that have been shared over a network. Libraries present a simpler view of the underlying storage system because, to the user, the files and folders in a library are displayed in one single view location, no matter where they are actually physically stored.

In File Explorer, users interact with libraries in ways similar to how they would interact with other folders. Libraries are built upon the legacy known folders (such as Camera Roll, Documents, Music, Pictures, Saved Pictures, and Videos), and these known folders are automatically included in the default libraries and set as the default save location.

You can change the the icon of a library to any custom icon you want.

This tutorial will show you how to change the icon of a library for your account in Windows 11.

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Create New Library in Windows 11

Windows 7 introduced¬†libraries, which provide users with a single, coherent view of their files even when those files are stored in different locations. Libraries can be configured and organized by a user and a library can contain folders that are found on the user’s computer and also folders that have been shared over a network. Libraries present a simpler view of the underlying storage system because, to the user, the files and folders in a library are displayed in one single view location, no matter where they are actually physically stored.

In File Explorer, users interact with libraries in ways similar to how they would interact with other folders. Libraries are built upon the legacy known folders (such as Camera Roll, Documents, Music, Pictures, Saved Pictures, and Videos), and these known folders are automatically included in the default libraries and set as the default save location.

This tutorial will show you how to create a new library for your account in Windows 11.

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Restore Default Settings of Library in Windows 11

Windows 7 introduced¬†libraries, which provide users with a single, coherent view of their files even when those files are stored in different locations. Libraries can be configured and organized by a user and a library can contain folders that are found on the user’s computer and also folders that have been shared over a network. Libraries present a simpler view of the underlying storage system because, to the user, the files and folders in a library are displayed in one single view location, no matter where they are actually physically stored.

In File Explorer, users interact with libraries in ways similar to how they would interact with other folders. Libraries are built upon the legacy known folders (such as Camera Roll, Documents, Music, Pictures, Saved Pictures, and Videos), and these known folders are automatically included in the default libraries and set as the default save location.

If needed, you can restore the locations, locations order, template, attributes, and icon settings of a library back to default all at once.

This tutorial will show you how to restore the default settings of a library for your account in Windows 11.

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Change Order of Library Locations in Windows 11

Windows 7 introduced¬†libraries, which provide users with a single, coherent view of their files even when those files are stored in different locations. Libraries can be configured and organized by a user and a library can contain folders that are found on the user’s computer and also folders that have been shared over a network. Libraries present a simpler view of the underlying storage system because, to the user, the files and folders in a library are displayed in one single view location, no matter where they are actually physically stored.

In File Explorer, users interact with libraries in ways similar to how they would interact with other folders. Libraries are built upon the legacy known folders (such as Camera Roll, Documents, Music, Pictures, Saved Pictures, and Videos), and these known folders are automatically included in the default libraries and set as the default save location.

Each library has a default save location and public save location. Users can select a different save location. If the user removes the default save location from a library, the next location in order is automatically selected as the new default save location. If the library is empty of locations or if all included locations cannot be saved to, then the save operation fails.

This tutorial will show you how to change the order of library locations for your account in Windows 11.

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Change Default Save Locations for Libraries in Windows 11

Windows 7 introduced¬†libraries, which provide users with a single, coherent view of their files even when those files are stored in different locations. Libraries can be configured and organized by a user and a library can contain folders that are found on the user’s computer and also folders that have been shared over a network. Libraries present a simpler view of the underlying storage system because, to the user, the files and folders in a library are displayed in one single view location, no matter where they are actually physically stored.

In File Explorer, users interact with libraries in ways similar to how they would interact with other folders. Libraries are built upon the legacy known folders (such as Camera Roll, Documents, Music, Pictures, Saved Pictures, and Videos), and these known folders are automatically included in the default libraries and set as the default save location.

Each library has a default save location and public save location. Users can select a different save location. If the user removes the default save location from a library, the next location is automatically selected as the new default save location. If the library is empty of locations or if all included locations cannot be saved to, then the save operation fails.

  • The default¬†save location¬†for a library determines which¬†included folder¬†an item will be stored to when you copy, move, or save it to the library, rather than a specific location within the library.
  • The default¬†public save location¬†for a library determines which¬†included folder¬†an item will be stored to when users you set to¬†share¬†the library with copy, move, or save the item to the library.

This tutorial will show you how to change the default save locations for a library for your account in Windows 11.

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Remove Folder from Library in Windows 11

Windows 7 introduced¬†libraries, which provide users with a single, coherent view of their files even when those files are stored in different locations. Libraries can be configured and organized by a user and a library can contain folders that are found on the user’s computer and also folders that have been shared over a network. Libraries present a simpler view of the underlying storage system because, to the user, the files and folders in a library are displayed in one single view location, no matter where they are actually physically stored.

In File Explorer, users interact with libraries in ways similar to how they would interact with other folders. Libraries are built upon the legacy known folders (such as Camera Roll, Documents, Music, Pictures, Saved Pictures, and Videos), and these known folders are automatically included in the default libraries and set as the default save location.

This tutorial will show you how to remove a included folder from a library for your account in Windows 11.

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