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How to Remove Sign Out from Ctrl+Alt+Del Screen in Windows

When you press the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys in Windows, it will open the Ctrl+Alt+Del security screen that provides the Lock computer, Switch user, Sign out, Change a password, and open Task Manager options. You will also have the Network, Ease of access, and Power menu buttons available on this screen.

When you¬†sign out¬†(log off) of Windows, all of the apps you were using are closed, but the PC isn’t turned off. Another person can sign in without needing to restart the PC.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Sign out (log off) option from the Ctrl+Alt+Del screen for all or specific users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Remove Lock Computer from Ctrl+Alt+Del Screen in Windows

When you press the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys in Windows, it will open the Ctrl+Alt+Del security screen that provides the Lock computer, Switch user, Sign out, Change a password, and open Task Manager options. You will also have the Network, Ease of access, and Power menu buttons available on this screen.

Locking your PC¬†protects it from unauthorized use when you need to step away from the PC, and don’t want to¬†sign out¬†or¬†shut down.

When you lock the computer, you will be taken to the lock screen by default to unlock and sign in when ready to continue where you left off. Other users can still sign in to their accounts from the sign-in screen.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Lock computer option from the Ctrl+Alt+Del screen for all or specific users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Remove Change a Password from Ctrl+Alt+Del Screen in Windows

When you press the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys in Windows, it will open the Ctrl+Alt+Del security screen that provides the Lock computer, Switch user, Sign out, Change a password, and open Task Manager options. You will also have the Network, Ease of access, and Power menu buttons available on this screen.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Change a password option from the Ctrl+Alt+Del screen for all or specific users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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Add or Remove Tab Actions Menu Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge

Starting with Microsoft Edge version 91.0.863.0, a new Tab actions menu button on the toolbar has been added to replace the Vertical Tabs button.

When you click/tap on the Tab actions menu button on the toolbar, you will have the Turn on vertical tabs, Recently closed (History), and Add all tabs to a new collection options available in the flyout menu.

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

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How to Enable or Disable Performance Mode in Microsoft Edge

Starting with Microsoft Edge version 91.0.856.0, a new Performance mode is now available.

Performance mode helps you optimize speed, responsiveness, memory, CPU and battery usage. Performance improvements might vary depending on your individual specifications and browser habits.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Performance mode in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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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‚Äôs ‚Äúfreezing‚ÄĚ technology. Freezing pauses a tab‚Äôs 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 ‚Äúgo to sleep,‚ÄĚ 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‚Äďfrom elementary arithmetic and quadratic equations to calculus and statistics.

Math Solver in Microsoft Edge lets you to take picture of a math problem ‚Äď be it handwritten or printed ‚Äď 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‚Äôs 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‚Äďfrom elementary arithmetic and quadratic equations to calculus and statistics.

Math Solver in Microsoft Edge lets you to take picture of a math problem ‚Äď be it handwritten or printed ‚Äď 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‚Äôs 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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