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How to Enable or Disable Offer to Save Passwords in Microsoft Edge Chromium

When you visit a website that requires you to sign in, the new Microsoft Edge will ask if you want your user name and password remembered. The next time you visit the site, the browser will finish filling in your account info. Password saving is turned on by default.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the offer to save passwords for sites in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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Enable or Disable Continue Running Background Apps when Microsoft Edge Chromium is Closed

By default, Microsoft Edge allows background apps and extensions to continue running in the background, even after you close Microsoft Edge. This allows extensions and apps that require running all the time access to your computer’s resources even when Microsoft Edge is closed.

Disabling continue running background apps when Microsoft Edge is closed can help free up computer resources and improve battery life that were used by these background apps and extensions.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable continue running background apps when the Chromium based Microsoft Edge is closed.

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How to Use Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant (SaRA) in Windows

The Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant (SaRA) works by running tests to figure out what’s wrong and offers the best solution for the identified problem. It can currently fix Office, Microsoft 365, or Outlook problems. If the Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant can’t fix a problem for you, it will suggest next steps and help you get in touch with Microsoft support.

This tutorial will show you how to use the Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant (SaRA) to troubleshoot and diagnose Office, Microsoft 365, Outlook, and Windows issues for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Search Bing in Sidebar of Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft has announced sidebar search – the first step in their evolution of contextual search in the new Microsoft Edge.

With sidebar search, you can highlight a word or phrase, right click, and select “Search in sidebar” from the context menu. Search results show up in a pane on the right side of the page showing you web results like definitions, web links, images, videos and many more Bing services which are related to the query.

In addition to the web results, you now see image and video verticals which show results related to the highlighted word or phrase. If you are signed into your azure active directory account at work, you can now see company results.

Sidebar search is a persistent pane in the tab in which it was opened, which gives you the option to close the pane or look up additional information related to other words using the search box. There’s more – if you want a full view of web results, you can now click on the “Open in new tab” button which opens the web results in a new tab.

This tutorial will show you how to search Bing in the sidebar of the Chromium based Microsoft Edge with sidebar search.

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How to Add or Remove Words for Spellcheck Dictionary in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft Edge has a built-in spellchecker powered by the Hunspell engine by default which is also used by LibreOffice, OpenOffice, Chrome, Opera, and others.

Microsoft Edge checks your spelling as you type in the browser. The spellcheck service is completed locally on the device; Microsoft Edge does not send info about your typing to Microsoft for spellcheck.

When you add a new language to Microsoft Edge, the browser downloads the dictionary for the new language to the device using HTTPS. The dictionary is used for the built-in spellcheck service. Deleting the language from your Microsoft Edge settings deletes the dictionary from the device. Guest mode does not use the custom dictionary from the profile or any added languages.

Your Check Spelling (spellcheck) languages will be listed in the same preference order you set in your preferred language settings.

If you add a word to the dictionary, it will no longer be highlighted (underlined in red) as a misspelled word.

If you mistakenly add a word to the dictionary, then you can remove the word from the dictionary to have it highlighted as a misspelled word again.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove words you want for the spellcheck dictionary in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Enable or Disable Check Spelling when Entering Text in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft Edge has a built-in spellchecker powered by the Hunspell engine by default which is also used by LibreOffice, OpenOffice, Chrome, Opera, and others.

Microsoft Edge checks your spelling as you type in the browser. The spellcheck service is completed locally on the device; Microsoft Edge does not send info about your typing to Microsoft for spellcheck.

When you add a new language to Microsoft Edge, the browser downloads the dictionary for the new language to the device using HTTPS. The dictionary is used for the built-in spellcheck service. Deleting the language from your Microsoft Edge settings deletes the dictionary from the device. Guest mode does not use the custom dictionary from the profile or any added languages.

Your Check Spelling (spellcheck) languages will be listed in the same preference order you set in your preferred language settings.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable on demand to check spelling when entering text in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Turn On or Off Check Spelling for Languages in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft Edge has a built-in spellchecker powered by the Hunspell engine by default which is also used by LibreOffice, OpenOffice, Chrome, Opera, and others.

Microsoft Edge checks your spelling as you type in the browser. The spellcheck service is completed locally on the device; Microsoft Edge does not send info about your typing to Microsoft for spellcheck.

When you add a new language to Microsoft Edge, the browser downloads the dictionary for the new language to the device using HTTPS. The dictionary is used for the built-in spellcheck service. Deleting the language from your Microsoft Edge settings deletes the dictionary from the device. Guest mode does not use the custom dictionary from the profile or any added languages.

Your Check Spelling (spellcheck) languages will be listed in the same preference order you set in your preferred language settings.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off check spelling for added languages to spellcheck in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Turn On or Off Offer to Translate Pages in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft Edge will display in the same language as your system by default.

Microsoft Edge allows you to add and remove additional languages.

The language you added will appear at the bottom of the list of Preferred languages that are already set for Microsoft Edge. Websites you visit will appear in the first language in the list that they support.

You can reorder your language preferences, get Microsoft Edge to offer translations, and see Microsoft Edge in a specific language.

Added languages can be used to display Microsoft Edge in the language, offer to translate pages in the languages, and check spelling in the languages.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the offer to translate pages in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Change Language in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft Edge will display in the same language as your system by default.

Microsoft Edge allows you to add and remove languages for websites to appear in.

The language you added will appear at the bottom of the list of Preferred languages that are already set for Microsoft Edge. Websites you visit will appear in the first language in the list that they support.

You can reorder your language preferences, get Microsoft Edge to offer translations, and see Microsoft Edge in a specific language.

Added languages can be used to display Microsoft Edge in the language, offer to translate pages in the languages, and check spelling in the languages.

This tutorial will show you how to change the default and preferred languages websites will appear in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Enable or Disable Password Monitor in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Password Monitor helps Microsoft Edge customers protect their online accounts by informing them if any of their passwords that have been compromised, so they can update them. Changing their passwords immediately is the best way to prevent their accounts from being hijacked.

After you turn on Password Monitor, Microsoft Edge begins proactively checking the passwords you’ve saved in the browser against a large database of known breached credentials that are stored in the cloud. If any of your passwords match those in the database, they will be shown on the Password Monitor page in Settings > Profiles > Passwords > Password Monitor. Passwords listed there are no longer safe to use and need to be changed immediately.

When your credentials are checked against the database of known leaked credentials, powerful encryption helps prevent your information from being revealed to anyone. Information about which password has been compromised is only available to you.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Password Monitor for your profile in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Enable or Disable Search and Site Suggestions in Address Bar of Microsoft Edge Chromium

The address bar in Microsoft Edge allows you to enter website URLs and search the web. By default, the address bar provides search and site suggestions using the characters you type. You should see suggestions from your favorites, browsing history, previous searches, and default search provider.

To make browsing and searching faster, as you type in the address bar, the typed characters are sent to your default search provider for the search provider to send back suggested search queries. The address bar categorizes your entry as a URL, search, or unknown. The information, along with which suggestion you select, position of selection, and other address bar data is sent to your default search provider. If your search provider is Bing, a resettable identifier unique to your browser is sent with the data to understand the search query and query session. Other autosuggest service identifiers are sent to your default search engine to complete the search suggestions. Your IP address and cookies are sent to your default search provider to increase the relevance of the search results. A signal is sent to your default search provider when you select the address bar to signal to the provider to get ready to provide suggestions. The typed characters and search queries are not sent to Microsoft unless your search provider is Bing. To enable sending data to your default search provider, turn on the Show me search and site suggestions using my typed characters setting. If you turn off the setting, your typed characters are no longer sent to your default search provider. Your search queries are still sent to your default search provider to provide search results. If Microsoft Edge detects typing in the address bar that may contain sensitive information, such as authentication credentials, local file names, or URL data that is normally encrypted, it does not send the typed text.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing search and site suggestions as you type in the address bar of the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Add or Remove Languages in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft Edge will display in the same language as your system by default.

Microsoft Edge allows you to add additional languages.

The language you added will appear at the bottom of the list of Preferred languages that are already set for Microsoft Edge. Websites you visit will appear in the first language in the list that they support.

You can reorder your language preferences, get Microsoft Edge to offer translations, and see Microsoft Edge in a specific language.

Added languages can be used to display Microsoft Edge in the language, offer to translate pages in the languages, and check spelling in the languages.

This tutorial will show you how to add and remove languages in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Enable or Disable Media Autoplay 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.

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.

You can choose to Allow, Block, or Limit audio and video media to play automatically on sites opened in new tabs in Microsoft Edge.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable media autoplay for all sites permissions in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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How to Completely Reset Microsoft Edge Chromium to Default in Windows

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.

This tutorial will show you how to completely reset the Chromium based Microsoft Edge to default for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Backup and Restore Everything in Microsoft Edge in Windows

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.

This tutorial will show you how to backup and restore everything in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge Stable, Beta, Dev, and Can channels for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

This backup will included all settings, favorites, profiles, etc… in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows.

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How to Add or Remove Dropbox Context Menu in Windows

Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by American company Dropbox, Inc. that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software.

Dropbox is a home for all your photos, docs, videos, and files. Anything you add to Dropbox will automatically show up on all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website — so you can access your stuff from anywhere.

If you installed the Dropbox app on your PC, a Dropbox context menu will be added for when you right click on your files and folders.

This tutorial will show you how to add and remove the Dropbox context menu for all users when the Dropbox app is installed in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove Google Drive Context Menu in Windows

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service created by Google. It allows users to store files in the cloud, share files, and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with collaborators. Google Drive encompasses Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, an office suite that permits collaborative editing of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, forms, and more.

To use Google Drive on your PC, you must first download and install: Backup and Sync from Google

When you install Backup and Sync from Google on your Windows computer, a Google Drive context menu will be added for when you right click on your files and folders.

This tutorial will show you how to add and remove the Google Drive context menu for all users when Backup and Sync from Google is installed in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Mount and Unmount a Drive or Volume in Windows

When you add or connect a new volume (disk or drive), Windows will automatically mount it with an assigned drive letter by default.

Each drive (volume or partition) will have an unique Volume GUID assigned to it by Windows. This ensures Windows can always uniquely identify a volume, even though its drive letter has changed. On systems with a lot of storage you will often run out of drive letters for your partitions and volumes.

Whenever you reconnect a drive to the computer, it will always use the same drive letter it was last assigned or changed to.

If you unmount a drive, Windows removes the volume mount point from the specified directory, dismounts the volume, and makes the volume not mountable. This means the specific drive (volume or partition) will have its drive letter removed and no longer be automatically mounted and assigned a drive letter whenever connected to the computer until you manually mount it again. This can be handy if you no longer want a disk or drive (volume or partition) to be assigned a drive letter when connected until you want to manually mount it.

When you manually mount an unmounted drive, you make the volume mountable again by creating a volume mount point with an assigned drive letter. This will allow Windows to automatically mount the drive with its last used drive letter each time the drive is connected to the computer.

This tutorial will show you how to manually mount and unmount a drive or volume in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Show Suggestions from Pinterest in Collections in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Collections in Microsoft Edge helps you keep track of your ideas on the web, whether you’re shopping, planning a trip, collecting notes for research or lesson plans, or just want to pick up where you left off the last time you were browsing the internet. Whatever you’re doing on the web, Collections can help.

Collections syncs across your signed-in computers, so if you use multiple devices, your collections will always be up to date on all of them.

Starting with Microsoft Edge version 84.0.521.0, Collections is getting smarter with a new Pinterest integration.

Collections in Microsoft Edge is collaborating with Pinterest to help you discover relevant content for your research or project. People use Collections to capture their favorite design ideas, recipes, home improvement links, and even to research their next big purchase across multiple sites. This new integration with Pinterest will help you find ideas to spark inspiration, save time, and be more productive by suggesting content related to what you have already collected. When you enable the feature, you will see Pinterest suggestions at the bottom of your collection. Clicking on a suggestion will open a board of similar, trending Pins so you can quickly find and add ideas relevant to you.

This collaboration also allows you to export your collection to Pinterest. Any saved webpages or images will then show up in a new board in your Pinterest account.

With your permission, Microsoft Edge can find suggestions from Pinterest to add to your collections. When you first open Collections, you will see an option to turn on suggestions from Pinterest.

If there is related content, you will see suggestions from Pinterest at the bottom of your collections. Selecting a suggestion will take you to relevant Pinterest Topic page.

If you have turned on Show suggestions from Pinterest in Collections, Collections will perform a Microsoft Bing search using the title of your collection to find relevant Pinterest Topic pages. The browser will not send data about your collections to Pinterest. You can remove these suggestions and stop searches for Pinterest Topic pages by turning off Show suggestions from Pinterest in Collections.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off show suggestions from Pinterest in Collections in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

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