Windows 7

How to Turn On or Off Ask Where to Save in Microsoft Edge Chromium

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.

Microsoft Edge will automatically save items you want to download into your C:\Users\(username)\Downloads (%UserProfile%\Downloads) folder by default.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to always ask where to save each file before downloading in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Change Default Downloads Folder in Microsoft Edge Chromium

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.

Microsoft Edge will save items you want to download into your C:\Users\(username)\Downloads folder by default.

This tutorial will show you how to change the downloads folder default location for where to save in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Change Microsoft Edge Chromium Theme to Light or Dark Mode

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.

Microsoft has also introduced a new Microsoft Edge logo that is designed to capture the waves of innovation that they plan to bring to you.

Currently, the new Chromium based Microsoft Edge web browser is only available to download and install as a Microsoft Edge Insider. General availability to the public is expected to be on January 15, 2020 in more than 90 languages.

The new Microsoft Edge will be 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.

You can change the theme in Microsoft Edge to a light mode or dark mode for all profiles.

This Microsoft Edge theme does not get applied to the pages of websites, but you can separately enable or disable dark mode for all websites.

This tutorial will show you how to change the theme in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge to a light mode or dark mode.

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How to Export Favorites to HTML file from Microsoft Edge Chromium

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.

Microsoft has also introduced a new Microsoft Edge logo that is designed to capture the waves of innovation that they plan to bring to you.

Currently, the new Chromium based Microsoft Edge web browser is only available to download and install as a Microsoft Edge Insider. General availability to the public is expected to be on January 15, 2020 in more than 90 languages.

The new Microsoft Edge will be 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.

You can keep track of the websites you visit frequently by adding them as favorites in Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft Edge allows you to easily export all of your favorites to a HTML file as a backup that can be used to import your favorites into a web browser.

This tutorial will show you how to export all your favorites from the Chromium based Microsoft Edge to a HTML file.

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How to Import Favorites and Browser Data into Microsoft Edge Chromium

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.

Microsoft has also introduced a new Microsoft Edge logo that is designed to capture the waves of innovation that they plan to bring to you.

Currently, the new Chromium based Microsoft Edge web browser is only available to download and install as a Microsoft Edge Insider. General availability to the public is expected to be on January 15, 2020 in more than 90 languages.

The new Microsoft Edge will be 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.

Microsoft Edge allows you to easily import your favorites or bookmarks, saved passwords, addresses and more, payment info, and browsing history directly from other installed web browsers or from a HTML file.

This tutorial will show you how to import favorites and browser data from HTML file, Google Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer to the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Enable or Disable Dark Mode for All Websites in Microsoft Edge Chromium

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.

Microsoft has also introduced a new Microsoft Edge logo that is designed to capture the waves of innovation that they plan to bring to you.

Currently, the new Chromium based Microsoft Edge web browser is only available to download and install as a Microsoft Edge Insider. General availability to the public is expected to be on January 15, 2020 in more than 90 languages.

The new Microsoft Edge will be 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.

If wanted, you can enable the Force Dark Mode for Web Contents flag for an experimental feature to automatically render all web contents using a dark theme in Microsoft Edge.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable forcing Dark Mode for all websites in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Check for Updates in Microsoft Edge Chromium

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.

Microsoft has also introduced a new Microsoft Edge logo that is designed to capture the waves of innovation that they plan to bring to you.

Currently, the new Chromium based Microsoft Edge web browser is only available to download and install as a Microsoft Edge Insider. General availability to the public is expected to be on January 15, 2020 in more than 90 languages.

The new Microsoft Edge will be 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.

Microsoft Edge will automatically check for and install updates to the latest version by default, but you can manually check for updates to see if you have the latest version of Microsoft Edge install.

This tutorial will show you how to manually check for updates to install the latest version of the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Enable or Disable Command Prompt in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10

A command prompt is an entry point for typing computer commands in the Command Prompt window. By typing commands at the command prompt, you can perform tasks on your computer without using the Windows graphical interface.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the command prompt and optionally BAT and CMD scripts for your account, specific users, or all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Fix Slow or Freezing Right Click Context Menu in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10

A context menu is a graphical user interface (GUI) that appears when you right click or press and hold on an item (ex: desktop, file, folder, drive, etc…) in Windows. A context menu can have menu items and sub-menus with a list of options or actions available for the item you right clicked on.

When you install 3rd party apps, some may include their own shell extensions that add items to the right click context menu.

If an app’s shell extension isn’t working properly, it can cause a context menu to be extremely slow or freeze when you right click to open the context menu.

This tutorial will show you how to troubleshoot and fix slow or freezing right click context menu caused by shell extensions in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove Items in Send To context menu in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10

You will see the Send to context menu when you right click on a file or folder in Windows.

The Send to context menu makes it easy for you to quickly send a copy of items (ex: files, folders, libraries) to Bluetooth device, Compressed (zipped) folder, Desktop (create shortcut), Documents, Fax recipient, Mail recipient, and removable and network drives.

To move an item instead of copy and item, you can right click or press and hold on a file or folder, click/tap on Send to, press and hold the Shift key, and click/tap on a drive or folder in the Send to context menu.

This tutorial will show you how to add and remove items in the Send To context menu to customize it in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Tab Hover Cards and Tab Hover Card Images in Google Chrome

Starting in Google Chrome 78, tooltips for tabs has been replaced by Tab Hover Cards. Tab Hover Cards enables a popup containing tab information to be visible when hovering over a tab.

If you enable Tab Hover Card Images, a preview image of the page opened in the tab shows in Tab Hover Cards, if tab hover cards are enabled. The current tab will not show a preview image in Tab Hover Cards since it is already showing in the browser window.

If you disable Tab Hover Cards, you will see the classic tooltips for tabs instead, and Tab Hover Card Images will no longer show even if enabled.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Tab Hover Cards and Tab Hover Card Images in Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.

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How to Mount Folder as Virtual Drive in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10

In Windows, you can mount any folder at any location as a virtual drive with a drive letter.

When you mount a folder as virtual drive, you will be able to access the folder from the virtual drive. The contents of the folder will still physically be located in the folder. Anything you save into the virtual drive will actually be saved to the folder’s location.

Virtual drives from mounted folders are not persistent and only available during the current user session by default. If you sign out, restart the computer, or shut down the computer, all current virtual drives will be removed (unmounted).

This tutorial will show you how to mount any folder as a virtual drive with a drive letter in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Block Websites using Hosts File in Windows

The Hosts file is used by the operating system to map human-friendly hostnames to numerical Internet Protocol (IP) addresses which identify and locate a host in an IP network. The hosts file is one of several system resources that address network nodes in a computer network and is a common part of an operating system’s IP implementation.

The Hosts file contains lines of text consisting of an IP address in the first text field followed by one or more host names. Each field is separated by white space (Tabs are often preferred for historical reasons, but spaces are also used). Comment lines may be included, and they are indicated by a hash character (#) in the first position of such lines. Entirely blank lines in the file are ignored.

This tutorial will show you how to block websites for all users on the computer using the Hosts file in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to reset Hosts file back to default in Windows

The Hosts file is used by the operating system to map human-friendly hostnames to numerical Internet Protocol (IP) addresses which identify and locate a host in an IP network. The hosts file is one of several system resources that address network nodes in a computer network and is a common part of an operating system’s IP implementation.

The Hosts file contains lines of text consisting of an IP address in the first text field followed by one or more host names. Each field is separated by white space (Tabs are often preferred for historical reasons, but spaces are also used). Comment lines may be included, and they are indicated by a hash character (#) in the first position of such lines. Entirely blank lines in the file are ignored.

If the Hosts file is changed from default, resetting it can help resolve some connectivity issues.

See also: How to reset the Hosts file back to the default | Windows Support

This tutorial will show you how to reset the Hosts file back to default in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Hide or Show Shortcuts on New Tab Page in Google Chrome

When you open a new tab Ctrl+N in Google Chrome, you will see shortcuts of websites you visit often by default under the search box.

When you have Google set as your default search engine in Google Chrome, you can open a New Tab page Ctrl+N in Google Chrome and click/tap on the Customize button at the bottom to see the New Tab page customization menu.

Starting with Google Chrome 77, you can enable to use an updated second version of the New Tab page customization menu.

When you enable the second version of the New Tab page customization menu, it still allows you to change the Background of the New Tab page, but it adds a new Shortcuts menu that allows you to select to show My shortcuts, Most visited sites, or Hide shortcuts on the New Tab page in Google Chrome.

This tutorial will show you how to hide or show shortcuts on the New Tab page in Google Chrome.

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How to Enable or Disable New Tab Page Customization Menu version 2 in Google Chrome

When you have Google set as your default search engine in Google Chrome, you can open a New Tab page in Google Chrome and click/tap on the Customize button at the bottom to see the New Tab page customization menu.

Starting with Google Chrome 77, you can enable to use an updated second version of the New Tab page customization menu.

The second version of the New Tab page customization menu still allows you to change the Background of the New Tab page, but it adds a new Shortcuts menu that allows you to select to show My shortcuts, Most visited sites, or Hide shortcuts on the New Tab page in Google Chrome.

When you enable the second version of the New Tab page customization menu, you can also enable showing the Color and Theme menu in the New Tab page customization menu if wanted. The Color and Theme menu allows you to change the Google Chrome browser color scheme using a color you select. You can select from a number of preset colors, the default color, or a custom color.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable using the second version of the New Tab page customization menu in Google Chrome.

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