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Turn On or Off Camera and Microphone Access in Application Guard for Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Defender Application Guard opens Microsoft Edge in an isolated Hyper-V browsing container like a sandbox to better protect your device and data from malware.

When you browse in Application Guard for Microsoft Edge, certain actions like save data, copy and paste, printing, access to camera and microphone, and advanced graphics are disabled by default.

You can turn on or off allow access to camera and microphone in Application Guard for Microsoft Edge.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off allow access to camera and microphone Application Guard for Microsoft Edge for all users in the Pro, Education, and Enterprise editions of Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Audio Input in Windows Sandbox in Windows 11

Windows Sandbox provides a lightweight desktop environment to safely run applications in isolation. Software installed inside the Windows Sandbox environment remains “sandboxed” and runs separately from the host machine.

A sandbox is temporary. When it’s closed, all the software and files and the state are deleted. You get a brand-new instance of the sandbox every time you open the app.

Windows Sandbox will be able to receive audio input (ex: microphone) from the user by default.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable audio input to the Windows Sandbox for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Clear Microphone Last Accessed History in Windows 11

When your microphone is in use, a microphone icon will be displayed in the notification area of the taskbar.

You can also look in Settings > Privacy & security > Microphone to see which apps are currently using your microphone or have recently or previously accessed your microphone. If an app had accessed your microphone, it will have a last accessed time stamp to let you know when.

If wanted, you can clear the microphone last accessed history by Windows apps (Microsoft Store apps) and desktop apps.

This tutorial will show you how to clear the microphone last accessed history by apps for your account in Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Microphone in Windows 11

When you are not using the microphone (mic) on your PC, you may want to disable it for privacy and security reasons, as it can get hacked and the hackers would be able to hear everything you say.

This tutorial will show you different ways on how to enable or disable the microphone on your Windows 11 PC.

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How to Listen to Microphone through a Playback Device in Windows

If you like, you can listen to your microphone through a selected playback device such as your computer speakers or headphone.

You can also listen to portable music player or other device connected to the microphone jack through a selected playback device such as your computer speakers or headphone.

This tutorial will show you how to listen to microphone through a playback device such as speakers or headphone in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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