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How to Use Smart Copy in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Normally you will not always get what you copy when you paste in a web browser. The formatting may be lost. This can apply to text, images, and tables on the web page.

Starting with Microsoft Edge Canary version 88.0.705.0, a new Smart copy feature has been added. Smart copy makes it easier to select, copy, and paste content that you find across the web, maintaining source site’s formatting, spacing and text.

Copied content is saved to the Windows Clipboard for you to paste from.

This tutorial will show you how to use the Smart copy feature to select, copy, and paste content in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Enable or Disable High Contrast Warning Message and Sound in Windows

In Windows, you can use themes to help make your desktop feel a little more personal.

High Contrast themes improves readability of the display by applying a special system color scheme.

When you use the left Alt + left Shift + Print Screen keyboard shortcut to turn on or off High Contrast, a sound will play by default to let you know.

When you use the left Alt + left Shift + Print Screen keyboard shortcut to turn on High Contrast, a warning message will display by default asking you to confirm with Yes or No.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the warning message and sound when turning on high contrast in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Power and Sleep page in Settings in Windows 10

The Power & sleep page in Settings > System allows users to change the following available settings:

If you like, you can disable the Power & sleep page in Settings to prevent any of these settings from being changed by users from Settings on the computer.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Power & sleep page in Settings for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Pin or Unpin History Pane in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft is rolling out a new history button option for the toolbar 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.

This tutorial will show you how to pin and unpin the History pane in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Add or Remove History Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft is rolling out a new History button option for the toolbar 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.

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

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How to Enable Two Page View for PDF in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft Edge comes with a built-in PDF reader that lets you open your local pdf files, online pdf files, or pdf files embedded in web pages. You can annotate these files with ink and highlighting. This PDF reader gives users a single application to meet web page and PDF document needs. The Microsoft Edge PDF reader is a secure and reliable application that works across the Windows and macOS desktop platforms.

Starting with Microsoft Edge Canary version 88.0.688.0, a new Enable two page view for PDF experimental flag is available that allows you to enable two-page continuous scrolling view for PDF documents.

If Enable two page view for PDF is enabled, you will be able to toggle between Single Page and Two Page continuous scrolling view for PDF documents.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable two page view for PDF files in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Enable or Disable Vertical Tabs in Microsoft Edge Chromium

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 88.0.682.0, a new Vertical Tabs experimental flag is available that allows you to enable or disable the vertical tabs feature in Microsoft Edge.

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

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How to Customize or Disable App Keys for Keyboard in Windows 10

Some keyboards include additional keys on them that when pressed will open a Windows app or perform a specific action (command). The app keys available will vary per keyboard model, but the most common are Calculator, Mail, Mute volume, Search, and default Web Browser.

This tutorial will show you how to disable or change which app or action an app key on a keyboard will run when pressed in Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7.

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How to Enable or Disable Startup Boost in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Starting with Microsoft Edge build 88, Microsoft is experimenting with a new feature called startup boost to improve the Microsoft Edge browser startup experience. Startup boost launches a set of Microsoft Edge processes in the background, so Microsoft Edge will become available more quickly when launched. The browser will launch in the background when you sign in to your device and continue running when you close all browser windows.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off startup boost for the Chromium based Microsoft Edge in Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.

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How to Reset Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Signing in to Microsoft Edge with a Microsoft account allows you to sync your browsing data across all your signed-in devices.

If you are having problems syncing browser data across your signed-in devices, you try resetting sync.

Resetting sync will delete your browsing sync data from Microsoft servers. Browsing data on your devices will not be deleted.

This tutorial will show you how to reset sync in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Enable or Disable Reset Sync in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Signing in to Microsoft Edge with a Microsoft account allows you to sync your browsing data across all your signed-in devices.

You can enable the Enable reset sync experimental flag in Microsoft Edge to allow users to delete sync data from Microsoft servers with the Reset sync button.

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

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How to Pin and Unpin Favorites in Microsoft Edge Chromium

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

Microsoft Edge now has a new favorites experience that gives you the benefits of the favorites full page with an ease of access dropdown from the toolbar. Here you can edit, organize, or even search your favorites in-line without having to go to the full page experience.

You can now also pin your favorites open in a pane along the right side of the browser. This allows you to see your favorites while you browse and helps you stay more productive during those times where you need frequent access to your favorites.

This tutorial will show you how to pin and unpin favorites in a pane on the right side of the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Allow Extensions in InPrivate Browsing in Microsoft Edge Chromium

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.

InPrivate browsing is a private browsing mode in which no browsing history, download history, cookies and site data, and form fill data are remembered. Microsoft Edge saves downloaded files as well as any new favorites created while browsing InPrivate. By default, while browsing InPrivate, Microsoft does not collect any info about websites you visit for product improvement purposes. Your school, workplace, or internet service provider may still be able to see your browsing activity. Browsing data for the specific InPrivate session is cleared after all InPrivate windows are closed.

Installed extensions are not turned on while in InPrivate browsing mode by default.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable allowing an extension in InPrivate browsing in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Turn On or Off Extensions in Microsoft Edge Chromium

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.

If needed, you can turn on or off added extensions as needed in Microsoft Edge without needing to remove the extension. For example, when an extension is causing an issue for a site, and needs to be temporarily turned off until finished with the site.

When you turn on an installed extension, the extension’s icon will be added to the toolbar next to the address bar.

When you turn off an installed extension, the extension’s icon will be removed from the toolbar next to the address bar.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off installed extensions in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Enable or Disable Reveal Password Button in Microsoft Edge Chromium

After you typed in the password field for a site, you will see a “Reveal password” (eye) button. Selecting the “eye” icon shows what you’ve typed in the password field. Some sites may override this functionality though.

Starting with Microsoft Edge Canary version 87.0.666.0 and higher, you can turn on or off to display the Reveal password button when entering passwords.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Reveal password (eye) button when entering passwords in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Add and Remove Extensions in Microsoft Edge Chromium

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.

You can add extensions to Microsoft Edge from the Microsoft Edge Add-ons Store by default whenever you want.

If you like, you can also allow to add extensions to Microsoft Edge from other sources like the Chrome Web Store.

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How to Enable or Disable Use of BitLocker on Removable Data Drives in Windows

You can use BitLocker Drive Encryption to help protect your files on an entire drive. BitLocker can help block hackers from accessing the system files they rely on to discover your password, or from accessing your drive by physically removing it from your PC and installing it in a different one. You can still sign in to Windows and use your files as you normally would.

New files are automatically encrypted when you add them to a drive that uses BitLocker. However, if you copy these files to another drive or a different PC, they’re automatically decrypted.

BitLocker can encrypt the drive Windows is installed on (the operating system drive) as well as fixed data drives (such as internal hard drives). You can also use BitLocker To Go to help protect all files stored on a removable data drive (such as an external hard drive or USB flash drive).

If you like, you can configure the Control use of BitLocker on removable drives group policy setting that controls the use of BitLocker on removable data drives. When this policy setting is enabled you can select property settings that control how users can configure BitLocker. Choose “Allow users to apply BitLocker protection on removable data drives” to permit the user to run the BitLocker setup wizard on a removable data drive. Choose “Allow users to suspend and decrypt BitLocker on removable data drives” to permit the user to remove BitLocker Drive encryption from the drive or suspend the encryption while maintenance is performed. If you do not configure this policy setting, users can use BitLocker on removable disk drives. If you disable this policy setting, users cannot use BitLocker on removable disk drives.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability to configure and use BitLocker on removable data drives for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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