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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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How to Add or Remove Extensions Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge

You can boost your productivity, have more fun, and customize your browsing experience with add-ons (extensions) for Microsoft Edge. Extensions, or add-ons, are simple tools that customize your browser experience and offer you more control.

Extensions are small applications that enhance the browser’s functionality. Once you install an extension, you can notice the extension icon appearing on the toolbar. If you have several extensions installed on your browser, these extension icons take up considerable space on your toolbar. Microsoft has received significant feedback from the users asking for the ability to manage these extensions and reclaim space on the toolbar.

To address this feedback, Microsoft is rolling out a new Extensions menu on the toolbar. This extension menu allows you to hide one or more of your extensions from the toolbar. Furthermore, you can directly visit the Edge add-ons site to install more extensions or the extensions management page using the two links provided in the menu.

The extensions button will be shown to you on the toolbar by default if you have one or more extensions installed on the browser.

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

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How to Resize Vertical Tabs Pane 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 90.0.810.0, you can now resize the pinned vertical tabs pane. Microsoft Edge will open the vertical tabs pane the same size as it was when last closed or turned off.

This tutorial will show you how to resize the vertical tabs pane in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Add or Remove Define on Context Menu for PDF Files in Microsoft Edge

Starting with Microsoft Edge Canary version 90.0.806.0 and higher, Microsoft has added a built-in dictionary feature to Define selected words while reading a PDF document in Microsoft Edge. Define will be available in the full context menu and quick menu when selecting words in PDFs.

The definition of the selected word(s) will show in a mini flyout menu with a brief description. if needed, you can select to see more details in a sidebar.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Define smart action in the full context menu and quick menu while reading PDF files opened in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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Enable or Disable Suggest Similar Sites when Website Not Found in Microsoft Edge

To help resolve URL typos in the address bar that result in a website error, Microsoft Edge may recommend a corrected URL using the Suggest similar sites when a website can’t be found setting powered by Link Doctor. When a website navigation error occurs (ex: “bimg.com”), Microsoft Edge sends the domain of the web address to the Microsoft service to suggest a corrected URL (ex: “bing.com”). Microsoft Edge does not include identifiers or tokens with the domain. If the service finds a suggestion, it returns the suggested URL. Microsoft stores the incorrect domain and suggested domain to help improve the service. To help you navigate to the correct sites, the feature is turned on by default.

This tutorial will show you how to to turn on or off Suggest similar sites when a website can’t be found in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Allow or Block Websites for Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge

Starting with Microsoft Edge Canary version 90.0.800.0, you can now browse in Kids Mode. Kids Mode is a convenient browsing mode inside Microsoft Edge that’s designed for kids. With its kid-friendly features and safety guardrails in place, Kids Mode is a great place for children to safely explore the web. Kids Mode includes features like custom browser themes, kid-friendly content, browsing based on an allow list, Bing SafeSearch set to strict, and a password requirement to exit. Also, Kids Mode doesn’t require a Microsoft Family child account or profile.

When you start browsing in Kids Mode, Microsoft Edge will always launch in Kids Mode until you exit Kids Mode.

You don’t have to be signed into the Microsoft Edge browser to use Kids Mode, but signing in will allow the Kids Mode settings to sync across your devices.

By default, all websites are blocked in Kids Mode unless included or added to the allowed list, or the kid gets permission to allow the website only for the current browsing session.

This tutorial will show you how to allow or block websites for Kids Mode browsing in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Change Age Range to Always Start Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge

Starting with Microsoft Edge Canary version 90.0.800.0, you can now browse in Kids Mode. Kids Mode is a convenient browsing mode inside Microsoft Edge that’s designed for kids. With its kid-friendly features and safety guardrails in place, Kids Mode is a great place for children to safely explore the web. Kids Mode includes features like custom browser themes, kid-friendly content, browsing based on an allow list, Bing SafeSearch set to strict, and a password requirement to exit. Also, Kids Mode doesn’t require a Microsoft Family child account or profile.

When you start browsing in Kids Mode, Microsoft Edge will always launch in Kids Mode until you exit Kids Mode.

You don’t have to be signed into the Microsoft Edge browser to use Kids Mode, but signing in will allow the Kids Mode settings to sync across your devices.

The first time you start Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge, you are asked to choose an appropriate age range. After the first time, you are no longer asked to choose an age range, but you can change the age range to always use for Kids Mode by default in edge://settings/family.

This tutorial will show you how to change the default age range to always start Kids Mode browsing in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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Turn On or Off Ask Age Range before Starting Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge

Starting with Microsoft Edge Canary version 90.0.800.0, you can now browse in Kids Mode. Kids Mode is a convenient browsing mode inside Microsoft Edge that’s designed for kids. With its kid-friendly features and safety guardrails in place, Kids Mode is a great place for children to safely explore the web. Kids Mode includes features like custom browser themes, kid-friendly content, browsing based on an allow list, Bing SafeSearch set to strict, and a password requirement to exit. Also, Kids Mode doesn’t require a Microsoft Family child account or profile.

When you start browsing in Kids Mode, Microsoft Edge will always launch in Kids Mode until you exit Kids Mode.

You don’t have to be signed into the Microsoft Edge browser to use Kids Mode, but signing in will allow the Kids Mode settings to sync across your devices.

The first time you start Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge, you are asked to choose an appropriate age range. After the first time, you are no longer asked to choose an age range, but you can change the age range to always use for Kids Mode by default in edge://settings/family.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off always ask to choose age range before starting Kids Mode browsing in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Start and Exit Kids Mode Browsing in Microsoft Edge

Starting with Microsoft Edge Canary version 90.0.800.0, you can now browse in Kids Mode. Kids Mode is a convenient browsing mode inside Microsoft Edge that’s designed for kids. With its kid-friendly features and safety guardrails in place, Kids Mode is a great place for children to safely explore the web. Kids Mode includes features like custom browser themes, kid-friendly content, browsing based on an allow list, Bing SafeSearch set to strict, and a password requirement to exit. Also, Kids Mode doesn’t require a Microsoft Family child account or profile.

When you start browsing in Kids Mode, Microsoft Edge will always launch in Kids Mode until you exit Kids Mode.

You don’t have to be signed into the Microsoft Edge browser to use Kids Mode, but signing in will allow the Kids Mode settings to sync across your devices.

This tutorial will show you how to start and exit Kids Mode browsing in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Turn On or Off AutoSwitch for Wireless Network Connection in Windows 10

When you connect to a new wireless network, Windows will create a profile for the wireless network. A wireless (Wi-Fi) network profile contains the SSID (network name), password key, and security information to be able to connect to a wireless network.

If you turned on to automatically connect to wireless networks, Windows will automatically connect to your wireless network profiles based on a priority order when the wireless network is in range.

The autoSwitch parameter controls the roaming behavior of an auto-connected wireless network when a more preferred wireless network is in range.

If autoSwitch is turned on, it allows Windows to continue looking for other auto-connected wireless networks while connected to the current wireless network. If a higher priority auto-connected wireless network than the currently connected wireless network comes in range, Windows will automatically connect to it instead.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off autoSwitch for wireless networks set to connect automatically when in range in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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