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Enable or Disable First Sign-in Animation in Windows 11

By default, users see the first sign-in animation when signing in to Windows for the first time for a newly added account and after a new build or version of Windows has been installed. It also controls if Microsoft account users will be offered the opt-in prompt for services during their first sign-in.

This tutorial will help show you how to enable or disable the first sign-in animation for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Add or Remove Rotate Left and Rotate Right Context Menu in Windows 11

Windows includes a built-in feature allowing you to quickly rotate an image file to the left and right, and automatically save the rotation change.

You can rotate left to turn the selected image 90 degrees to the left.

You can rotate right to turn the selected image 90 degrees to the right.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Rotate left and Rotate right context menu for image files for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Show Full Path in File Explorer Address Bar in Windows 11

File Explorer shows breadcrumbs in the address bar by default. Breadcrumbs display the hierarchy path of folders that were navigated to for the current folder location. Contextual navigation buttons are available for each of these that can be used to access all locations that are connected to them.

Sometimes, you may want to see the full path of the current folder location in the address bar instead.

This tutorial will show you how to see the full path in the address bar of File Explorer on demand in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Add Permanently Delete to Context Menu in Windows 11

The Recycle Bin provides a safety net when deleting files or folders. When you delete any of these items from a drive, Windows places it in the Recycle Bin and the Recycle Bin icon changes from empty to full.

If you delete a file or folder that’s larger than the set¬†maximum storage size¬†of the drive’s recycle bin, a¬†This file is too big to recycle. Do you want to permanently delete it?¬†confirmation dialog will always display.

You can manually permanently delete a file without sending it to the Recycle Bin by selecting the file and pressing the Shift + Delete keys.

You can set to always¬†don’t move files to the Recycle Bin of a drive when deleted, and permanently delete the files immediately instead.

If wanted, you can add Permanently delete to the context menu of files and folders to make it easier to permanently delete selected items on demand without having to do the above.

This tutorial will show you how to add Permanently delete to the context menu of files and folders for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Add or Remove Properties on Recycle Bin Context Menu in Windows 11

The Recycle Bin provides a safety net when deleting files or folders. When you delete any of these items from a drive, Windows places it in the Recycle Bin and the Recycle Bin icon changes from empty to full.

The Recycle Bin properties page allows users to select a¬†Custom maximum size¬†or¬†Don’t move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted, and turn on or off to¬†Display delete confirmation dialog.

If wanted, you can remove Properties from the Recycle Bin context menu to prevent opening the Recycle Bin properties page.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Properties on the Recycle Bin context menu for all or specific users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Permanently Delete instead of Recycle Bin in Windows 11

The Recycle Bin provides a safety net when deleting files or folders. When you delete any of these items from a drive, Windows places it in the Recycle Bin and the Recycle Bin icon changes from empty to full.

If you have multiple hard drives, partitions, or an external hard drive connected to your PC, each drive will have its own hidden $Recycle.Bin system folder and Recycle Bin settings.

Removable drives, such as USB flash drives and memory cards, do not have a Recycle Bin by default. Files deleted from removable drives are permanently deleted since they do not go to the Recycle Bin. You can enable the Recycle Bin for removable drives to have deleted files from them go to the Recycle Bin instead.

Each user account on the PC will have their own separate Recycle Bin, and will be referenced by their¬†Security Identifier (SID)¬†in each drive’s¬†hidden¬†$Recycle.Bin¬†system folder.

By default, a delete confirmation dialog does not display when you delete a file or folder to the Recycle Bin.

If you delete a file or folder that’s larger than the set¬†maximum storage size¬†of the drive’s recycle bin, a¬†This file is too big to recycle. Do you want to permanently delete it?¬†confirmation dialog will always display.

You can manually permanently delete a file without sending it to the Recycle Bin by selecting the file and pressing the Shift + Delete keys.

If wanted, you can set to always don’t move files to the Recycle Bin of a drive when deleted, and permanently delete the files immediately instead.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable¬†Don’t move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted¬†for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Delete to Recycle Bin Confirmation Dialog in Windows 11

The Recycle Bin provides a safety net when deleting files or folders. When you delete any of these items from a drive, Windows places it in the Recycle Bin and the Recycle Bin icon changes from empty to full.

If you have multiple hard drives, partitions, or an external hard drive connected to your PC, each drive will have its own hidden $Recycle.Bin system folder and Recycle Bin settings.

Removable drives, such as USB flash drives and memory cards, do not have a Recycle Bin by default. Files deleted from removable drives are permanently deleted since they do not go to the Recycle Bin. You can enable the Recycle Bin for removable drives to have deleted files from them go to the Recycle Bin instead.

Each user account on the PC will have their own separate Recycle Bin, and will be referenced by their¬†Security Identifier (SID)¬†in each drive’s¬†hidden¬†$Recycle.Bin¬†system folder.

By default, a delete confirmation dialog does not display when you delete a file or folder to the Recycle Bin.

If you delete a file or folder that’s larger than the set¬†maximum storage size¬†of the drive’s recycle bin, a¬†This file is too big to recycle. Do you want to permanently delete it? confirmation dialog will always display.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable display delete to the Recycle Bin confirmation dialog for your account or all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Add Empty Recycle Bin to Context Menu in Windows 11

The Recycle Bin provides a safety net when deleting files or folders. When you delete any of these items from a hard disk, Windows places it in the Recycle Bin and the Recycle Bin icon changes from empty to full.

If you like, you can add Empty Recycle Bin to the context menu when you right click on the desktop, and right click on the background of a folder or drive opened in File Explorer. This can make it easier to empty your recycle bin from these locations without having to switch to the desktop and right click or open the Recycle Bin.

This tutorial will show you how to add Empty Recycle Bin to the context menu for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Show OneDrive Status on Navigation Pane 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.

When you turn on Files On-Demand, you’ll see all your files in File Explorer and get new information about each file. New files created online or on another device appear as online-only files, which don’t take up space on your device. When you’re connected to the Internet, you’ll be able to use the files like every other file on your device.

You will know that Files On-Demand is turned on if you see the status icons next to your files in File Explorer.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off always show availability status of your OneDrive files on-demand in the navigation pane of File Explorer for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Set up OneDrive in Windows 11 and Windows 10

You can use OneDrive to sync files 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.

This tutorial will show you how to set up OneDrive for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Notifications when OneDrive Syncing is Paused in Windows 11

You can use OneDrive to sync files 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.

If you use OneDrive to sync files on your PC, OneDrive will notify you by default when syncing is paused automatically when the device is in battery saver mode, and/or when the device is on a metered Ethernet or metered wireless network.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable notifications when OneDrive syncing is paused automatically for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Save Photos and Videos from Devices to OneDrive in Windows 11

With OneDrive, you can sync files 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.

If you connect a phone, camera, or other devices when using OneDrive on your PC, you can have photos and videos from the device automatically saved to OneDrive.

You can automatically upload to OneDrive from cameras, phones, CompactFlash (CF) cards, Secure Digital (SD) cards, miniSD cards, USB flash drives, and other removable devices‚ÄĒbut only when all the files on the device are photos and videos. So if you use a device like a USB flash drive to move and share groups of files that aren’t all photos, the photos won’t be added to OneDrive.

Photos and videos will import to the OneDrive/Pictures/Camera imports folder on your PC and automatically uploaded to your online storage. Because your photos and videos are imported to your PC and not just uploaded to your OneDrive storage, you can still work with them when you are offline. The programs you use to edit photos and videos might not initially display files in your OneDrive folder, so you might need to follow the steps in those programs to include this folder.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off save photos and videos from devices to OneDrive for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Save Screenshots to OneDrive in Windows 11

With OneDrive, you can sync files 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.

If you use OneDrive on your PC, and you capture a screenshot, you can have it automatically saved to OneDrive.

Screenshots will still be saved to your Clipboard as before, so you can immediately paste them. They will also be saved to the OneDrive/Pictures/Screenshots folder on your PC and automatically uploaded to your online storage. You can get to the folder by using File Explorer, by going to the OneDrive website, or by using the OneDrive mobile apps.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off automatically save screenshots you capture to OneDrive for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Add or Remove Drive Space Indicator Bar in Windows 11

The drive space indicator bar gives you a visual display of available free space for each drive shown on This PC in File Explorer.

The drive space indicator bar is blue until free space gets below 10%, then the bar turns red to help let you know the drive is low on free space.

If wanted, you can remove the drive space indicator bar to no longer show on drive tiles.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the drive space indicator bar for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Send Message to User in Windows 11

If a user is still currently signed in to Windows 11, then you can send them a message if wanted.

The message will appear as a pop-up the next time the user signs back in.

This tutorial will show you how to send a message to a user on the same Windows 11 PC.

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Disable Desktop Wallpaper JPEG Quality Reduction in Windows 11

When you set an image as your desktop background wallpaper or slideshow, Windows will import a copy of this image and store it as the TranscodedWallpaper file in the %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes folder. Your desktop background wallpaper is loaded from this TranscodedWallpaper file cache.

If you select a JPG or JPEG image as your desktop background wallpaper, then Windows will automatically compress and reduce the quality of the imported copy to only 85% of the original JPG/JPEG image quality. This is done to help save disk space, RAM, and improve the performance of Windows while showing the desktop wallpaper image or when cycling wallpaper images during a desktop slideshow. Of course, the JPEG desktop wallpaper will not look as good as the original.

If you have a decent performing system, then you may wish to disable this automatic quality reduction of JPEG desktop wallpapers to have the imported image show with the full quality as the original JPEG image.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the automatic import quality reduction of a JPG or JPEG desktop wallpaper for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Find Old Previous Computer Name in Windows 11

The computer name makes it easier to identify your device. For example, if you use multiple computers with your Microsoft account devices.

PCs on a network need unique names so they can identify and communicate with each other. If two PCs have the same name on the same network, it creates a conflict for network communications. Most PCs come with default names, but you can change the computer name.

If the computer name is changed, Windows will save the old previous computer name in the registry for reference.

This tutorial will show you how to find the old previous computer name in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Camera On/Off OSD Indicator in Windows 11

NoPhysicalCameraLED indicates that there is no physical LED for the device’s camera. An example of a physical LED for a camera is the small blue light that turns on whenever the camera is streaming video. This setting is used to indicate to the shell component that it will need to provide a small indicator in the user interface (UI) to show when video frames are streaming or not streaming to replace the notification by physical LED.

If you set the NoPhysicalCameraLED DWORD value to 1 (enable), users will see a Camera on and Camera off on-screen display (OSD) indicator above the taskbar for few moments whenever the camera has been turned on or off to let you know.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Camera on and Camera off on-screen display (OSD) indicator for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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