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How to Clear Download History in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge will save downloads into your account’s C:\Users\\Downloads folder location by default.

When a download starts in Microsoft Edge, the downloads menu will show to let you know.

You can now add the Downloads button to the toolbar in Microsoft Edge. The Downloads button allow you to quickly view, manage, search, clear history, and change settings for your downloads from the toolbar in Microsoft Edge.

This tutorial will show you how to clear all or specific download history in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Enable or Disable Show Microsoft Rewards Points in Microsoft Edge User Profile

Microsoft Rewards is a program designed to earn you points while searching on Bing. Microsoft now brings this program right into the Microsoft Edge browser with a handy click of your profile. If your Microsoft account is linked to a Microsoft Rewards account, you will see your point balance on the on the profile fly-out when you click your profile picture. If you have Give with Bing mode set up, you will find that you can easily navigate to the Give dashboard from the profile fly-out as well.

The points you earn by searching on Bing can be redeemed as gift cards, sweepstake entries, subscriptions, and non-profit donations via Give mode. Give with Bing lets you automatically donate the Microsoft Rewards points you earn on Bing to a nonprofit that you choose. It’s easy, free, and there are more than 1 million charities available for you to support! If you are not a Rewards member, you can easily sign up using this link!

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable showing Microsoft Rewards points in user profile in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Add or Remove Assistance Home Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge

Starting with Microsoft Edge Canary version 91.0.848.0 and later, Microsoft has added a new Assistance Home button on the toolbar that shows information about new features and settings, and quick settings like “Set Edge as the default browser”, “Read better with Microsoft Edge as your default PDF Viewer”, and more in the Assistance hub.

Like other hubs in Microsoft Edge, you can pin the Assistance hub as a pane on the right side of Microsoft Edge.

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

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How to Enable or Disable Add Video Comments in PDF in Microsoft Edge

In Microsoft Edge, you can enable or disable the Add video comments in PDF experimental flag that allows you to add YouTube videos and .webm format videos that are hosted online (like OneDrive, GDrive etc) to PDFs as comments. Edge will support inline playback of these videos.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable add video comments in PDF files opened in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Add and Remove Tabs for Reading List in Google Chrome

Starting with Google Chrome 89, you can click on the Bookmark icon or right click on a tab to add tabs to a reading list to save a page for later.

The Reading list button will show on the bookmarks bar by default to the right of the Other bookmarks button.

This tutorial will show you how to add and remove tabs on the reading list for your profile in Google Chrome in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove Reading List on Bookmarks Bar in Google Chrome

Starting with Google Chrome 89, you can click on the Bookmark icon or right click on a tab to add tabs to a reading list to save a page for later.

The Reading list button will show on the bookmarks bar by default to the right of the Other bookmarks button.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Reading list button on the bookmarks bar in Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Reading List Feature in Google Chrome

Starting with Google Chrome 89, you can click on the Bookmark icon or right click on a tab to add tabs to a reading list to save a page for later.

The Reading list button will show on the bookmarks bar by default to the right of the Other bookmarks button.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the reading list feature in Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.

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Enable or Disable Share browsing data with other Windows features in Microsoft Edge

When Share browsing data with other Windows features is turned on, Microsoft Edge will connect local browsing data from your profile with the rest of Windows. Turning this feature on will help you find information from your history, favorites, top sites and recent tabs more easily using features such as Windows Search. If you turn off this feature Microsoft Edge will remove the data shared with Windows on the device and stop sharing any new browsing data from your profile.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable sharing browsing data from your profile in Microsoft Edge with other Windows features.

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How to Enable or Disable Fade Sleeping Tabs in Microsoft Edge

To improve memory and CPU utilization of the Microsoft Edge browser, Microsoft has developed a feature called sleeping tabs.

Early internal testing of devices with sleeping tabs has shown a median memory usage reduction of 26% for Microsoft Edge. Microsoft’s internal testing has also shown that a normal background tab uses 29% more CPU for Microsoft Edge than a sleeping tab. These resource savings should result in excellent battery savings. Although individual device performance varies depending on configuration and usage, Microsoft expects the decrease in resource and battery usage to create a better browsing experience for users.

Sleeping tabs builds upon the core of Chromium’s “freezing” technology. Freezing pauses a tab’s script timers to minimize resource usage. A sleeping tab resumes automatically when clicked, which is different than discarded tabs, which require the page to fully be reloaded.

Microsoft built upon the freezing technology to create sleeping tabs. This feature allows inactive background tabs to “go to sleep,” releasing system resources after a set amount of time. These resources include both memory and CPU and can be used for new or existing tabs or other applications running on your device.

By default, Microsoft set tabs to go to sleep after two hours of inactivity when sleeping tabs is enabled. If two hours isn’t right for you, you can choose a different time interval. Tabs that are asleep will fade to let you know they’ve released resources. To resume a sleeping tab, click on it like a normal tab. The tab will un-fade and your content will be there immediately. You can also add sites you never want to sleep to a block list in Settings.

Starting with Microsoft Edge Canary 91.0.837.0 and later, you can now turn on or off Fade sleeping tabs.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable fade sleeping tabs in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Add or Remove Math Solver Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge

You can use Math Solver in Microsoft Edge to get help with a wide range of mathematical concepts–from elementary arithmetic and quadratic equations to calculus and statistics.

Math Solver in Microsoft Edge lets you to take picture of a math problem – be it handwritten or printed – and then provides an instant solution with step-by-step instructions to help you learn how to reach the solution on your own. It also comes ready with a mathematical keyboard so you can easily type math problems instead of hunting around a traditional keyboard for the characters you need. That’s not all. After solving your problem, Math Solver provides many options to continue learning with additional materials such as quizzes, worksheets, and video tutorials.

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

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Enable or Disable Open History in New Tab with Ctrl+H in Microsoft Edge

Clicking on the history button will open a History panel allowing you to view and open all, recently closed, and tabs from other devices from your browsing history. You can also manage your browsing history and clear browsing data from this History panel. The History panel can also be pinned to the right side of Microsoft Edge.

Pressing the Ctrl + H keys in Microsoft Edge will open the History hub by default.

Starting with Microsoft Edge Canary 91.0.837.0 and later, a new Enable history accelerator to open the full page experimental flag is available that can enable the History Ctrl + H keyboard shortcut to open the full page History instead of the History hub.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable opening the full page History in a new tab with Ctrl+H in Microsoft Edge.

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How to Change Theme in Microsoft Edge

You can personalize Microsoft Edge with themes that change the look and feel of your browser and the new tab page to create beautiful and immersive visual experiences. Apply different themes to each profile to help you easily separate home, school, or work.

To add a splash of color to your tabs, address bar, and other parts of the browser, simply select any of the color swatches in the Theme section. Microsoft Edge comes with 14 theme colors to fit your every mood, from various shades of gray to fun and playful colors. These themes are unique to each profile and are great for helping you quickly understand whether you’re in your personal, work, or school profile.

You can also add (install) custom themes from the Microsoft Edge Add-On Store and Chrome Web Store to personalize Microsoft Edge with an even wider range of themes. When you install a custom theme from a store, a new swatch for the theme will appear near the end of the theme list. As with the built-in theme colors, simply select Default or another color to remove or change your custom theme.

This tutorial will show you how to change the theme in Microsoft Edge for your browser profile.

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How to Enable or Disable Math Solver in Microsoft Edge

You can use Math Solver in Microsoft Edge to get help with a wide range of mathematical concepts–from elementary arithmetic and quadratic equations to calculus and statistics.

Math Solver in Microsoft Edge lets you to take picture of a math problem – be it handwritten or printed – and then provides an instant solution with step-by-step instructions to help you learn how to reach the solution on your own. It also comes ready with a mathematical keyboard so you can easily type math problems instead of hunting around a traditional keyboard for the characters you need. That’s not all. After solving your problem, Math Solver provides many options to continue learning with additional materials such as quizzes, worksheets, and video tutorials.

See also: Learn how to solve math problems with Math Solver in Microsoft Edge | Microsoft Edge Insider Articles

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

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How to Hide or Show Quick Links on New Tab Page in Microsoft Edge

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 new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS.

By default, when you open a new tab (Ctrl+T) in Microsoft Edge, you see a Bing search bar, Bing image of the day as the background, quick links as tiles of your most visited sites, and Bing news content visible to scroll.

Microsoft Edge will automatically add quick links of websites you visit to the new tab page. You can remove, rename, or add new quick links as wanted.

This tutorial will show you how to hide or show quick links on the new tab page in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Enable or Disable Vertical Tabs Auto Expand in Microsoft Edge

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 new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS.

It’s easy to end up with a ton of tabs open. The more you have open, the more difficult it becomes to find, switch between, and manage them. With vertical tabs, you can easily shift to view your tabs in a pane to the side. This allows you to easily see the titles and access controls like mute and close. It even makes it easy to reorder your tabs, with the ability to drag and drop to rearrange. When you want to focus on a specific page, you can collapse the pane. Anytime you need to switch between tabs, you can hover over the pane to see all the information you need. The new Microsoft Edge is the only browser to offer built-in vertical tab navigation allowing for a more streamlined experience.

Starting with the Microsoft Edge Beta, Dev, and Canary channels, you can now resize the vertical tabs pane. Microsoft Edge will open the vertical tabs pane the same size as it was when last closed or turned off.

If vertical tabs is pinned, you will have the vertical tabs pane always show the size you set.

If vertical tabs is unpinned, the vertical tabs pane will stay collapsed by default and automatically expand open to the size you set whenever you hover the pointer over the collapsed vertical tabs pane.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable vertical tabs auto expand when collapsed in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Add or Remove Search Tabs arrow button on Title bar in Google Chrome

Starting with Google Chrome 89, a new Tab Search feature has been included that adds a Search Tabs (Ctrl+Shift+A) arrow button on the title bar of Google Chrome by default now that allows you to search over and close (X) currently open tabs.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Search Tabs arrow button on the title bar in Google Chrome.

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How to Hide or Show Title Bar when using Vertical Tabs in Microsoft Edge

It’s easy to end up with a ton of tabs open. The more you have open, the more difficult it becomes to find, switch between, and manage them. With vertical tabs, you can easily shift to view your tabs in a pane to the side. This allows you to easily see the titles and access controls like mute and close. It even makes it easy to reorder your tabs, with the ability to drag and drop to rearrange. When you want to focus on a specific page, you can collapse the pane. Anytime you need to switch between tabs, you can hover over the pane to see all the information you need. The new Microsoft Edge is the only browser to offer built-in vertical tab navigation allowing for a more streamlined experience.

Starting with Microsoft Edge Canary version 91.0.825.0, a Vertical tabs hide title bar experimental flag is available that allows you to hide the title bar when using vertical tabs.

This tutorial will show you how to hide or show the title bar when using vertical tabs in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Add or Remove Sharing tab in Folder Properties in Windows

The Sharing tab in the properties of a folder or drive allows you to manage file sharing over a network in Windows to share files and folders on your computer with other users over a private or public network in your workgroup or domain.

To open the Sharing tab, you can right click or press and hold on a folder or drive, click/tap on Properties, and click/tap on the Sharing tab.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Sharing tab in drive and folder properties for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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Enable or Disable Prompt to Save Snips before Exiting Snipping Tool in Windows 10

You can use the Snipping Tool to take a snapshot to copy words or images from all or part of your PC screen. Use Snipping Tool to make changes or notes, then save, and share.

By default, you will be prompted to save snips before exiting Snipping Tool if you haven’t already saved the snip.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the prompt to save snips before exiting Snipping Tool for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable System Restore Configuration in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10

System protection is a feature that allows you to undo unwanted system changes by being able to do a System Restore. System Restore enables users, in the event of a problem, to restore their computers to a previous state (restore point) without losing personal data files.

System Restore is enabled and turned on for the Windows system drive by default in Windows.

System Restore configuration allows you to turn protection on and off for drives, manage disk space usage for restore points, and delete restore points.

If you like, you can disable System Restore configuration to gray out the Configure button in the System Protection tab in System Properties.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable System Restore configuration in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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