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How to Add or Remove Remote Desktop Users in Windows

You can use the Remote Desktop Connection (mstsc.exe) or Microsoft Remote Desktop app to connect to and control your Windows PC from a remote device. When you allow remote desktop connections to your PC, you can use another device to connect to your PC and have access to all of your apps, files, and network resources as if you were sitting at your desk.

By default, administrators on your PC can always connect remotely to your computer even if they are not added as members of the Remote Desktop Users group.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove users as members of the Remote Desktop Users group to allow connecting remotely to your Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 PC.

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How to Save Remote Desktop Connection Settings to RDP File in Windows

You can use the Remote Desktop Connection (mstsc.exe) or Microsoft Remote Desktop app to connect to and control your Windows PC from a remote device. When you allow remote desktop connections to your PC, you can use another device to connect to your PC and have access to all of your apps, files, and network resources as if you were sitting at your desk.

In Windows, you can save the settings of a selected Remote Desktop connection to an RDP as a backup. You will then be able to open the saved RDP file on demand to quickly connect remotely to the computer using the same settings from when the RDP file was saved.

This tutorial will show you how to save the settings of a specific Remote Desktop connection to an RDP file as a backup and open as needed in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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Enable or Disable Always Prompt for Password upon Remote Desktop Connection to Windows PC

You can use the Remote Desktop Connection (mstsc.exe) or Microsoft Remote Desktop app to connect to and control your Windows PC from a remote device. When you allow remote desktop connections to your PC, you can use another device to connect to your PC and have access to all of your apps, files, and network resources as if you were sitting at your desk.

By default, when a client computer makes a Remote Desktop connection to your computer (host), they are able to save their credentials to then be able to automatically connect to your computer. This can pose a security risk to your computer.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable on your PC to always prompt the client for a password upon a Remote Desktop connection to your Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 PC.

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How to Import Bookmarks from Firefox to Chrome in Windows

You can keep track of the websites you visit frequently by storing them as bookmarks in Chrome. The bookmarks bar is a toolbar in Chrome that you can also add your favorite websites you visit frequently on to make opening them faster and more convenient.

This tutorial will show you how to import bookmarks, browsing history, saved passwords, search engines, and autofill form data from Mozilla Firefox to Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Create a Custom Shortcut Comment Pop-up Description in Windows

When you hover over a shortcut of a file, folder, or drive in Windows, a infotip (pop-up description) will show displaying basic property details (metadata) such as a shortcut’s target location.

You can also specify a custom comment to show instead of the default location infotip when you hover over a shortcut of a file, folder, or drive in Windows.

This tutorial will show you how to create a custom comment pop-up description for a shortcut in Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Turn On or Off Wrap Text Output on Resize of Command Prompt in Windows

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.

When you resize a command prompt window in Windows, the text in the command prompt will wrap to fit the width by default.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off automatically wrap text when resizing a command prompt for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Change Command Prompt Screen Buffer Size in Windows

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.

The screen buffer size of a command prompt is expressed in terms of a coordinate grid based on character cells.

  • The width is the number of character cells in each row. The larger the width size, the more text will show in the same row before wrapping.
  • The height is the number of rows. The larger the height size, the further you can scroll before output data (text) is overwritten.

This tutorial will show you how to change the screen buffer size of a command prompt for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Change Command Prompt Default Window Size in Windows

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 change the default window size a command prompt opens with by default for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Customize Command Prompt Colors in Windows

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.

In Windows, you can change the color of the screen text, screen background, popup text, and popup background of a command prompt to any color you want.

This tutorial will show you how to customize the colors of a command prompt for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Change Command Prompt Font and Font Size in Windows

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 change the default font and font size used by a command prompt for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Customize Command Prompt Window Position in Windows

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 customize the default window position a command prompt opens at by default for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Indexing when on Battery Power in Windows

By default, Windows will use the index when searching to give you faster search results. The search index only includes your selected locations. These locations can be filtered for what file types (extensions), file properties, and file contents you want indexed.

The index uses the Windows Search service and runs as the Searchindexer.exe process in the background. The index will automatically rebuild and update for changes made to the included locations since the last index rebuild to increase search result accuracy.

By default, the search indexer backoff feature will reduce indexing speed while rebuilding the index when there is user activity, and will automatically continue at full speed when no user activity is detected.

If you like, you can enable a policy to pause indexing when your PC is running on battery power to conserve energy, and automatically resume indexing when your PC is running on AC power next.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable indexing when your PC is running on battery power for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Advanced Indexing Options in Windows

By default, Windows will use the index when searching to give you faster search results. The search index only includes your selected locations. These locations can be filtered for what file types (extensions), file properties, and file contents you want indexed.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable advanced indexing options in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Modifying Indexed Locations in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10

By default, Windows will use the index when searching to give you faster search results. The search index only includes your selected locations. These locations can be filtered for what file types (extensions), file properties, and file contents you want indexed.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability to modify indexed locations for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Search Indexing in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10

By default, Windows will use the index when searching to give you faster search results. The search index only includes your selected locations. These locations can be filtered for what file types (extensions), file properties, and file contents you want indexed.

The index uses the Windows Search service and runs as the Searchindexer.exe process in the background. The index will automatically rebuild and update for changes made to the included locations since the last index rebuild to increase search result accuracy.

By default, the search indexer backoff feature will reduce indexing speed while rebuilding the index when there is user activity, and will automatically continue at full speed when no user activity is detected.

If you prefer to search without using the index, then you could disable search indexing. If you disable search indexing, searches will take longer to finish, but search results will always be up to date and accurate.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable search indexing for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Indexer Backoff in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10

By default, Windows will use the index when searching to give you faster search results. The search index only includes your selected locations. These locations can be filtered for what file types (extensions), file properties, and file contents you want indexed.

The index uses the Windows Search service and runs as the Searchindexer.exe process in the background. The index will automatically rebuild and update for changes made to the included locations since the last index rebuild to increase search result accuracy.

By default, the search indexer backoff feature will reduce indexing speed while rebuilding the index when there is user activity, and will automatically continue at full speed when no user activity is detected.

If indexer backoff is disabled, indexing will continue at full speed even when system activity is high.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable indexer backoff used to reduce indexing speed when there is user activity in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Hide or Show Search Box in Internet Explorer 11

In Internet Explorer 11, you can show tabs on a separate row, but this will also have the search box show to the right of the address bar. If you don’t show tabs on a separate row in IE11, the search box will not show.

This tutorial will show you how to hide or show the search box on the address bar in Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.

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How to Change Windows Photo Viewer Background Color in Windows

You can use Windows Photo Viewer to view your image files in a variety of ways, print, order prints, attach pictures to an e‑mail message, burn, or open photos in another app on your PC.

If you like, you can change the default background color in Windows Photo Viewer.

This tutorial will show you how to change the background color in Windows Photo Viewer to any color for your account in Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.

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