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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. 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. A Vertical tabs hide title bar experimental flag is available that allows you to hide the title bar when using vertical tabs. This tutorial will show you how to hide or show the title bar when using vertical tabs in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. EXAMPLE: Hide or show title bar when using vertical tabs in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge Here's How: 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Copy and paste edge://flags/#edge-vertical-tabs-hide-titlebar into the address bar, and press Enter. (see screenshot below) 3 Select Default (same as disabled), Enabled (hide), or Disabled (show) in the Vertical tabs hide title bar drop menu for what you want, and click/tap on Restart to apply. 4 When finished, you can close the Experiments tab if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Enable or Disable Vertical Tabs in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Turn On or Off Vertical Tabs in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Add or Remove Vertical Tabs Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Pin or Unpin Vertical Tabs Pane in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Resize Vertical Tabs Pane in Microsoft Edge How to Enable or Disable Vertical Tabs Auto Expand in Microsoft Edge
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 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. Extensions are small applications that enhance the browser’s functionality. Once you install an extension, you can notice the extension icon appearing on the toolbar. If you have several extensions installed on your browser, these extension icons take up considerable space on your toolbar. Microsoft has received significant feedback from the users asking for the ability to manage these extensions and reclaim space on the toolbar. To address this feedback, Microsoft is rolling out a new Extensions menu on the toolbar. This extension menu allows you to hide one or more of your extensions from the toolbar. Furthermore, you can directly visit the Edge add-ons site to install more extensions or the extensions management page using the two links provided in the menu. The extensions button will be shown to you on the toolbar by default if you have one or more extensions installed on the browser. See also: Introducing the new Extensions menu on the toolbar | Microsoft Edge Insider Articles This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Extensions button on the toolbar in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. The new Extensions menu on the toolbar has been rolled out to the Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary channels as part of the Controlled Feature Roll-outs, so not everyone will have this feature yet. Option One: Remove Extensions Button from Extensions Button Option Two: Add or Remove Extensions Button in Microsoft Edge Settings EXAMPLE: Extensions menu and button on toolbar in Microsoft Edge option1Remove Extensions Button from Extensions Button 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Right click or press and hold on the Extensions button in the toolbar, and click/tap on Hide from toolbar. (see screenshot below) option2Add or Remove Extensions Button in Microsoft Edge Settings 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) button (3 dots), and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below) 3 Click/tap on Appearance on the left side, and turn on (default) or off Show extensions button on the right side for what you want. If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do. 4 You can now close the Settings tab if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Hide or Show Extension Icons on Microsoft Edge Toolbar How to Add and Remove Extensions in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Turn On or Off Extensions in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Allow Extensions in InPrivate Browsing in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Enable or Disable Allow Extensions from Other Stores 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. 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 the Microsoft Edge Beta, Dev, and Canary channels, you can now resize the vertical tabs pane. Microsoft Edge will open the vertical tabs pane the same size as it was when last closed or turned off. If vertical tabs is pinned, you will have the vertical tabs pane always show the size you set. If vertical tabs is unpinned, the vertical tabs pane will stay collapsed by default and automatically expand open to the size you set whenever you hover the pointer over the collapsed vertical tabs pane. This tutorial will show you how to resize the vertical tabs pane in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. Here's How: 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 While verticals tabs is turned on, move the pointer over the vertical tabs right border until the pointer turns into a double arrow. (see video below) 3 Press or click and hold, and drag the border to the left (narrower) or right (wider) to resize the vertical tabs pane width size to how you want. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Enable or Disable Vertical Tabs in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Turn On or Off Vertical Tabs in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Add or Remove Vertical Tabs Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Pin or Unpin Vertical Tabs Pane in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Hide or Show Title Bar when using Vertical Tabs in Microsoft Edge How to Enable or Disable Vertical Tabs Auto Expand in Microsoft Edge
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. Starting with the Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary channels , Microsoft has added a built-in dictionary feature to Define selected words while reading a PDF document in Microsoft Edge. Define will be available in the full context menu and quick menu when selecting words in PDFs. The definition of the selected word(s) will show in a mini flyout menu with a brief description. if needed, you can select to see more details in a sidebar. The dictionary feature supports these languages: German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, and Polish. The dictionary feature is a Define addition to the mini menu for PDF annotations. In future edge versions, the on-selection menu and dictionary cards will also be supported on web pages in Microsoft Edge. See also: Introducing Dictionary for PDF mini menu in Microsoft Edge | Microsoft Edge Insider Articles This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Define smart action in the full context menu and quick menu while reading PDF files opened in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. The Define context menu is part of controlled feature roll-outs, so not everyone will have this feature yet. The Define context menu is still a work in progress, so it's limited to just one word for now, and not all of its available features may work yet. Option One: Add or Remove "Define" Smart Action from Full Context Menu when viewing PDFs in Microsoft Edge Option Two: Add or Remove "Define" Smart Action from Quick Menu when viewing PDFs in Microsoft Edge EXAMPLE: "Define" in Full Context Menu and Quick Menu when viewing PDFs option1Add or Remove "Define" Smart Action from Full Context Menu when viewing PDFs in Microsoft Edge 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) button (3 dots), and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below) 3 Click/tap on Appearance on the left side, and turn On (default - add) or Off (remove) Show smart actions when viewing PDFs for what you want under Full context menu in the Context menus section on the right side. (see screenshot below) If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do. 4 You can now close the Settings tab if you like. option2Add or Remove "Define" Smart Action from Quick Menu when viewing PDFs in Microsoft Edge 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) button (3 dots), and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below) 3 Click/tap on Appearance on the left side, and turn On (default - add) or Off (remove) Show smart actions when viewing PDFs for what you want under Mini context menu in the Context menus section on the right side. (see screenshot below) If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do. The Show smart actions when viewing PDFs setting will not be available if Show mini menu when selecting text in PDFs is turned off. 4 You can now close the Settings tab if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Enable or Disable Quick Menu for PDF Files in Microsoft Edge How to Enable or Disable Open PDF files in Microsoft Edge How to Enable Two Page View for PDF in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Enable or Disable Add Video Comments in PDF in Microsoft Edge
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. If Microsoft Edge detects SSL connection timeouts, certificate errors, or other network issues that may be caused by a captive portal (for example, a Wi-Fi network at a hotel or airport), Microsoft Edge sends a request to http://edge.microsoft.com/captiveportal/generate_204 and checks the response code. If the request is redirected to another URL, Microsoft Edge opens the URL in a new tab, assuming that it is a sign-in page. Requests to the captive portal detection page are a stateless service, requests are not logged, and cookies are not sent or saved. On Windows platforms, Microsoft Edge uses a Windows captive portal service. Otherwise, the Microsoft Edge captive portal service is used. You can turn off this service with the Use a web service to help resolve navigation errors setting in Microsoft Edge. You can also set to always enable or disable this service with the ResolveNavigationErrorsUseWebService policy. See also: Resolve navigation errors | Microsoft Edge Privacy Whitepaper | Microsoft Docs ResolveNavigationErrorsUseWebService | Microsoft Edge - Policies This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Use a web service to help resolve navigation errors in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. Option One: Turn On or Off "Use a web service to help resolve navigation errors" in Microsoft Edge Settings Option Two: Enable or Disable "Use a web service to help resolve navigation errors" in Microsoft Edge for All Users using a REG file option1Turn On or Off "Use a web service to help resolve navigation errors" in Microsoft Edge Settings 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) button (3 dots), and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below) 3 Click/tap on Privacy, search, and services on the left side, and turn On (default) or Off Use a web service to help resolve navigation errors for what you want under Services on the right side. (see screenshot below) If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do. 4 You can now close the Settings tab if you like. option2Enable or Disable "Use a web service to help resolve navigation errors" in Microsoft Edge for All Users using a REG file You must be sign in as an administrator to do this option. This option uses the ResolveNavigationErrorsUseWebService policy to enable or disable Microsoft Edge to issue a dataless connection to a web service to probe networks for connectivity in cases like hotel and airport Wi-Fi. If you enable this policy, a web service is used for network connectivity tests. If you disable this policy, Microsoft Edge uses native APIs to try to resolve network connectivity and navigation issues. If you don't configure this policy, Microsoft Edge respects the user preference set in Option One. The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge ResolveNavigationErrorsUseWebService DWORD (delete) = Default 0 = Always disabled 1 = Always enabled 1 Do step 2 (enable), step 3 (disable), or step 4 (default) below for what you would like to do. To Force Enable "Use a web service to help resolve navigation errors" in Microsoft Edge for All Users This step will force the Use a web service to help resolve navigation errors setting in Option One to always be turned on without users being able to change this setting. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below. Always_enable_use_web_service_to_help_resolve_naviagation_errors_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/always_enable_use_web_service_to_help_resolve_naviagation_errors_in_microsoft_edge-reg.3620/?hash=fd8abb01ddaed9fd9e2ab665d1ebd7d0 To Force Disable "Use a web service to help resolve navigation errors" in Microsoft Edge for All Users This step will force the Use a web service to help resolve navigation errors setting in Option One to always be turned off without users being able to change this setting. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below. Always_disable_use_web_service_to_help_resolve_naviagation_errors_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/always_disable_use_web_service_to_help_resolve_naviagation_errors_in_microsoft_edge-reg.3619/?hash=fd8abb01ddaed9fd9e2ab665d1ebd7d0 Undo Force Enable or Disable "Use a web service to help resolve navigation errors" in Microsoft Edge for All Users This is the default setting. This step will allow users to use Option One to turned on and off the Use a web service to help resolve navigation errors setting in Microsoft Edge. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below. Default_user-choice__use_web_service_to_help_resolve_naviagation_errors_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/default_user-choice__use_web_service_to_help_resolve_naviagation_errors_in_microsoft_edge-reg.3621/?hash=fd8abb01ddaed9fd9e2ab665d1ebd7d0 option2s55 Save the .reg file to your desktop. 6 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it. 7 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge. 8 If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen Microsoft Edge to apply. 9 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Enable or Disable Suggest Similar Sites when Website Not Found in Microsoft Edge
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. To help resolve URL typos in the address bar that result in a website error, Microsoft Edge may recommend a corrected URL using the Suggest similar sites when a website can’t be found setting powered by Link Doctor. When a website navigation error occurs (ex: "bimg.com"), Microsoft Edge sends the domain of the web address to the Microsoft service to suggest a corrected URL (ex: "bing.com"). Microsoft Edge does not include identifiers or tokens with the domain. If the service finds a suggestion, it returns the suggested URL. Microsoft stores the incorrect domain and suggested domain to help improve the service. To help you navigate to the correct sites, the feature is turned on by default. See also: Suggest similar sites | Microsoft Edge Privacy Whitepaper | Microsoft Docs AlternateErrorPagesEnabled | Microsoft Edge - Policies This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Suggest similar sites when a website can’t be found in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. Option One: Turn On or Off "Suggest similar sites when a website can’t be found" in Microsoft Edge Settings Option Two: Enable or Disable "Suggest similar sites when a website can’t be found" in Microsoft Edge for All Users using a REG file EXAMPLE: "Hmm... can't reach this page" error with "Suggest similar sites when a website can’t be found" turned on and off option1Turn On or Off "Suggest similar sites when a website can’t be found" in Microsoft Edge Settings 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) button (3 dots), and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below) 3 Click/tap on Privacy, search, and services on the left side, and turn On (default) or Off Suggest similar pages when a webpage can't be found for what you want under Services on the right side. (see screenshot below) If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do. 4 You can now close the Settings tab if you like. option2Enable or Disable "Suggest similar sites when a website can’t be found" in Microsoft Edge for All Users using a REG file You must be sign in as an administrator to do this option. This option uses the AlternateErrorPagesEnabled policy to enable or disable Microsoft Edge to issue a connection to a web service to generate URL and search suggestions for connectivity issues such as DNS errors. If you enable this policy, a web service is used to generate url and search suggestions for network errors. If you disable this policy, no calls to the web service are made and a standard error page is shown. If you don't configure this policy, Microsoft Edge respects the user preference set in Option One. The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge AlternateErrorPagesEnabled DWORD (delete) = Default 0 = Always disabled 1 = Always enabled 1 Do step 2 (enable), step 3 (disable), or step 4 (default) below for what you would like to do. To Force Enable "Suggest similar sites when a website can’t be found" in Microsoft Edge for All Users This step will force the Suggest similar sites when a website can’t be found setting in Option One to always be turned on without users being able to change this setting. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below. Always_enable_Suggest_similiar_sites_when_website_cannot_be_found.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/always_enable_suggest_similiar_sites_when_website_cannot_be_found-reg.3609/?hash=3c647717263ac4ad1d386208cfb913b9 To Force Disable "Suggest similar sites when a website can’t be found" in Microsoft Edge for All Users This step will force the Suggest similar sites when a website can’t be found setting in Option One to always be turned off without users being able to change this setting. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below. Always_disable_Suggest_similiar_sites_when_website_cannot_be_found.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/always_disable_suggest_similiar_sites_when_website_cannot_be_found-reg.3608/?hash=3c647717263ac4ad1d386208cfb913b9 Undo Force Enable or Disable "Suggest similar sites when a website can’t be found" in Microsoft Edge for All Users This is the default setting. This step will allow users to use Option One to turned on and off the Suggest similar sites when a website can’t be found setting in Microsoft Edge. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below. Default_user-choice_Suggest_similiar_sites_when_website_cannot_be_found.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/default_user-choice_suggest_similiar_sites_when_website_cannot_be_found-reg.3610/?hash=3c647717263ac4ad1d386208cfb913b9 option2s55 Save the .reg file to your desktop. 6 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it. 7 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge. 8 If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen Microsoft Edge to apply. 9 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Enable or Disable Use Web Service to Help Resolve Navigation Errors in Microsoft Edge
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. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 90.0.800.0, you can now browse in Kids Mode. Kids Mode is a convenient browsing mode inside Microsoft Edge that’s designed for kids. With its kid-friendly features and safety guardrails in place, Kids Mode is a great place for children to safely explore the web. Kids Mode includes features like custom browser themes, kid-friendly content, browsing based on an allow list, Bing SafeSearch set to strict, and a password requirement to exit. Also, Kids Mode doesn't require a Microsoft Family child account or profile. When you start browsing in Kids Mode, Microsoft Edge will always launch in Kids Mode until you exit Kids Mode. You don't have to be signed into the Microsoft Edge browser to use Kids Mode, but signing in will allow the Kids Mode settings to sync across your devices. By default, all websites are blocked in Kids Mode unless included or added to the allowed list, or the kid gets permission to allow the website only for the current browsing session. See also: Learn more about Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge | Microsoft Support Introducing Microsoft Edge Kids Mode, a safer space for your child to discover the web | Windows Experience Blog This tutorial will show you how to allow or block websites for Kids Mode browsing in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. Currently, Kids Mode is limited to US English on Windows and MacOS. Option One: Grant Permission for Website Only During Current Kids Mode Browsing Session Option Two: Add Website to Allow List to Always Allow Website in Kids Mode Option Three: Remove Website from Allow List to Block Website in Kids Mode option1Grant Permission for Website Only During Current Kids Mode Browsing Session 1 Open Microsoft Edge, and start Kids Mode. 2 When a child visits a website not on the allow list while in Kids Mode, they will encounter a block page. Click/tap on Get permission. (see screenshot below) 3 Enter the current user account's credentials to allow the website only during the current Kids Mode browsing session. (see screenshot below) 4 The blocked page will refresh and the website will only be allowed for the current browsing session. This will not add the blocked site to the allow list. option2Add Website to Allow List to Always Allow Website in Kids Mode 1 Open Microsoft Edge, and do not start Kids Mode. 2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) button (3 dots). (see screenshot below) 3 Click/tap on Family on the left side, and click/tap on Manage allowed sites in Kids Mode on the right side under the Kids Mode section. If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do. 4 Click/tap on the Add website button. (see screenshot below) 5 Enter the URL for the website (ex: "windowsq.com") you want to allow, and click/tap on Add. (see screenshot below) 6 When finished added websites to the allowed list, you can close the Settings tab if you like. option3Remove Website from Allow List to Block Website in Kids Mode 1 Open Microsoft Edge, and do not start Kids Mode. 2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) button (3 dots). (see screenshot below) 3 Click/tap on Family on the left side, and click/tap on Manage allowed sites in Kids Mode on the right side under the Kids Mode section. If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do. 4 Click/tap on the Close (X) button to the right of the website (ex: "windowsq.com") you want to remove from the allow list. (see screenshot below) 5 When finished removing websites from the allowed list, you can close the Settings tab if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Start and Exit Kids Mode Browsing in Microsoft Edge How to Change Age Range to Always Start Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge How to Turn On or Off Ask Age Range before Starting Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge
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. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 90.0.800.0, you can now browse in Kids Mode. Kids Mode is a convenient browsing mode inside Microsoft Edge that’s designed for kids. With its kid-friendly features and safety guardrails in place, Kids Mode is a great place for children to safely explore the web. Kids Mode includes features like custom browser themes, kid-friendly content, browsing based on an allow list, Bing SafeSearch set to strict, and a password requirement to exit. Also, Kids Mode doesn't require a Microsoft Family child account or profile. When you start browsing in Kids Mode, Microsoft Edge will always launch in Kids Mode until you exit Kids Mode. You don't have to be signed into the Microsoft Edge browser to use Kids Mode, but signing in will allow the Kids Mode settings to sync across your devices. The first time you start Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge, you are asked to choose an appropriate age range. After the first time, you are no longer asked to choose an age range, but you can change the age range to always use for Kids Mode by default in edge://settings/family. See also: Learn more about Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge | Microsoft Support Introducing Microsoft Edge Kids Mode, a safer space for your child to discover the web | Windows Experience Blog This tutorial will show you how to change the default age range to always start Kids Mode browsing in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. Here's How: 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) button (3 dots). (see screenshot below) 3 Click/tap on Family on the left side, and select the 5-8 years old or 9-12 years old age range for what you want on the right side under the Kids Mode section. If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do. 4 You can now close the Settings tab if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Start and Exit Kids Mode Browsing in Microsoft Edge How to Turn On or Off Ask Age Range before Starting Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge How to Allow or Block Websites for Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge
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. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 90.0.800.0, you can now browse in Kids Mode. Kids Mode is a convenient browsing mode inside Microsoft Edge that’s designed for kids. With its kid-friendly features and safety guardrails in place, Kids Mode is a great place for children to safely explore the web. Kids Mode includes features like custom browser themes, kid-friendly content, browsing based on an allow list, Bing SafeSearch set to strict, and a password requirement to exit. Also, Kids Mode doesn't require a Microsoft Family child account or profile. When you start browsing in Kids Mode, Microsoft Edge will always launch in Kids Mode until you exit Kids Mode. You don't have to be signed into the Microsoft Edge browser to use Kids Mode, but signing in will allow the Kids Mode settings to sync across your devices. The first time you start Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge, you are asked to choose an appropriate age range. After the first time, you are no longer asked to choose an age range, but you can change the age range to always use for Kids Mode by default in edge://settings/family. See also: Learn more about Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge | Microsoft Support Introducing Microsoft Edge Kids Mode, a safer space for your child to discover the web | Windows Experience Blog This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off always ask to choose age range before starting Kids Mode browsing in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. Currently, Kids Mode is limited to US English on Windows and MacOS. EXAMPLE: "Choose the appropriate age range" dialog when starting Kids Mode Here's How: 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) button (3 dots). (see screenshot below) 3 Click/tap on Family on the left side, and turn on or off (default) Always ask to choose age range before starting Kids Mode for what you want on the right side under the Kids Mode section. If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do. 4 You can now close the Settings tab if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Start and Exit Kids Mode Browsing in Microsoft Edge How to Change Age Range to Always Start Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge How to Allow or Block Websites for Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge
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. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 90.0.800.0, you can now browse in Kids Mode. Kids Mode is a convenient browsing mode inside Microsoft Edge that’s designed for kids. With its kid-friendly features and safety guardrails in place, Kids Mode is a great place for children to safely explore the web. Kids Mode includes features like custom browser themes, kid-friendly content, browsing based on an allow list, Bing SafeSearch set to strict, and a password requirement to exit. Also, Kids Mode doesn't require a Microsoft Family child account or profile. When you start browsing in Kids Mode, Microsoft Edge will always launch in Kids Mode until you exit Kids Mode. You don't have to be signed into the Microsoft Edge browser to use Kids Mode, but signing in will allow the Kids Mode settings to sync across your devices. See also: Learn more about Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge | Microsoft Support Introducing Microsoft Edge Kids Mode, a safer space for your child to discover the web | Windows Experience Blog This tutorial will show you how to start and exit Kids Mode browsing in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. Currently, Kids Mode is limited to US English on Windows and MacOS. Option One: To Start Kids Mode Browsing in Microsoft Edge Option Two: To Exit Kids Mode Browsing in Microsoft Edge option1To Start Kids Mode Browsing in Microsoft Edge 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Click/tap on the user profile switcher icon in the toolbar, and click/tap on Browse in Kids Mode. (see screenshot below) 3 If this is the first time launching Kids Mode, you will see an explanation of what the feature is. Click/tap on Get started. (see screenshot below) 4 Choose 5-8 years or 9 and older for the appropriate age range you want to launch Kids Mode in. (see screenshot below) This Choose the appropriate age range dialog will not be available unless this is the first time launching Kids Mode or you have turned on Always ask to choose age range before starting Kids Mode in edge://settings/family. 5 Your current Microsoft Edge browsing window will be saved and closed, and a new window for Kids Mode will open in full screen. Until you exit Kids Mode, Microsoft Edge will always launch in Kids Mode. (see screenshot below) option2To Exit Kids Mode Browsing in Microsoft Edge 1 While browsing in Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge, move the pointer to the top of the full screen window to see the title bar, and perform either action below: (see screenshot below) Close Microsoft Edge. Click/tap on the Kids Mode icon, and click/tap on Exit Kids Mode Window. 2 Enter the current user account's credentials to approve exiting Kids Mode. (see screenshot below) That's it, Shawn Brink How to Turn On or Off Ask Age Range before Starting Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge How to Change Age Range to Always Start Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge How to Allow or Block Websites for Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge How to Open New InPrivate Browsing Window in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Browse in Guest Mode in Microsoft Edge Chromium
You can change the folder view settings in Windows to what you want. Folder view settings include the File Explorer window size, template (not for folders on the Desktop), column width, Group by, Sort by, and layout view of items in your folders. By default, Windows will only remember the first 5000 folders you apply folder view settings to. After you reach the default 5000 folders limit (BagMRU Size), Windows will no longer remember anymore folder view settings you apply. Windows stores the folder view settings of the current user in the registry key below for each folder until the limit has been reached. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU If you find Windows not remembering your folder view settings, you can increase the cache memory size (BagMRU Size) up to a maximum of 20,000 folders to be remembered instead of the default 5,000 folders. This tutorial will show you how to change or increase the folder view settings cache memory size for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows 11 to have Windows remember your folder view settings. Option One: To See How Many Folders Views are Currently being Remembered Option Two: To Manually Change Folder View Settings Cache Memory Size in Registry Editor Option Three: To Set Folder View Settings Cache Memory Size to Max of 20,000 using a REG file option1To See How Many Folders Views are Currently being Remembered This is not the folder view settings cache memory size (BagMRU Size). You can use this option to see how many folders are currently being remembered to help know if you need to change or increase the size of the folder view settings cache memory size (BagMRU Size). 1 Open PowerShell. 2 Copy and paste the command in the code box below into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below) ((gp "HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU").Nodeslots).count 3 You will now see how many folders (ex: "274") are currently being remembered for their folder view settings. option2To Manually Change Folder View Settings Cache Memory Size in Registry Editor 1 Press the Win + R keys to open Run, type regedit into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor. 2 Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell 3 In the right pane of the Shell key, double click/tap on the BagMRU Size DWORD value to modify it. (see screenshot above) If you do not have a BagMRU Size DWORD value, right click or press and hold on an empty area in the right pane of the Shell key, click/tap on New, click/tap on DWORD (32-bit) Value, type BagMRU Size for the name, and press Enter. 4 Select (dot) Decimal, type a number between 5000 to 20000 for the cache size you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below) 5 You can now close Registry Editor if you like. option3To Set Folder View Settings Cache Memory Size to Max of 20,000 using a REG file The downloadable .reg file below in this option sets the BagMRU Size DWORD value to 20000 like you would in Option Two, but does all the work for you. 1 Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below. Set_folder_view_cache_size_to_20000.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/set_folder_view_cache_size_to_20000-reg.1932/?hash=34551331e08962d8afa2a34507247cad (Contents of .reg file for reference) Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell] "BagMRU Size"=dword:00004e20 2 Save the .reg file to your desktop 3 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it. 4 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge. 5 If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Backup and Restore Folder View Settings in Windows 10 How to Reset Folder View Settings to Default in Windows 10 How to Apply a Folder's View to All Folders of Same Template Type in Windows 10 How to Set a Default Folder View for All Folders in Windows 10 How to Change the Template of a Drive, Folder, or Library in Windows 10 How to Change a Folder View Layout in Windows 10 How to Change the Sort by View of a Folder in Windows 10 How to Change the Group by View of a Folder in Windows 10 How to Size Width of All Columns to Fit in Folder in Windows 10
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 turn on (default) or off to automatically show the quick menu when selecting text in PDF files opened in Microsoft Edge. The quick menu shows the Copy, Search, Highlight, Add comment, and More actions (to see full menu) options instead of the full context menu you see when right clicking on selected text in PDF files opened in Microsoft Edge. The dictionary feature in the mini menu is now available in Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary channels and supports these languages: German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, and Polish. The dictionary feature is a Define addition to the mini menu for PDF annotations. In future edge versions, the on-selection menu and dictionary cards will also be supported on web pages in Microsoft Edge. See also: Introducing quick menu for PDF text annotations | Microsoft Edge Insider Articles Introducing Dictionary for PDF mini menu in Microsoft Edge | Microsoft Edge Insider Articles This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable showing the quick menu when selecting text in PDF files opened in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. EXAMPLE: Mini menu when selecting text in PDF files opened in Microsoft Edge Here's How: 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) button (3 dots). (see screenshot below) 3 Click/tap on Appearance on the left side, and turn on (default) or off Show mini menu when selecting text in PDFs for what you want on the right side under the Context menus section. If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do. 4 You can now close the Settings tab if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Add or Remove Define on Context Menu for PDF Files in Microsoft Edge How to Enable or Disable Open PDF files in Microsoft Edge How to Enable Two Page View for PDF in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Enable or Disable Add Video Comments in PDF in Microsoft Edge
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. When a download starts in Microsoft Edge, the downloads menu will show to let you know. This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to show downloads menu when a download starts in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. EXAMPLE: Downloads menu in Microsoft Edge Here's How: 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) 3 dots menu icon, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below) 3 Click/tap on Downloads in the left pane, and turn on (default) or off Show downloads menu when a download starts on the right side for what you want. (see screenshot below) If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do. 4 You can now close the Settings tab in Microsoft Edge if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Pin and Unpin Downloads in Microsoft Edge How to Change Default Downloads Folder in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Add or Remove Downloads Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge How to Turn On or Off Ask Where to Save in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Clear Download History in Microsoft Edge
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. Microsoft Edge will save items you want to download into your C:\Users\<username>\Downloads (%UserProfile%\Downloads) folder by default. You can now add the Downloads button to the toolbar in Microsoft Edge. The Downloads button allow you to quickly view, manage, search, clear history, and change settings for your downloads from the toolbar in Microsoft Edge. You can now also pin your downloads open in a pane along the right side of the browser. This allows you to see and manager your downloads while you browse and helps you stay more productive during those times where you need frequent access to your downloads. This tutorial will show you how to pin and unpin downloads in a pane on the right side of the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. Option One: Pin Downloads in Microsoft Edge Option Two: Unpin Downloads in Microsoft Edge option1Pin Downloads in Microsoft Edge 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Click/tap on the Downloads button on the toolbar. (see screenshot below) 3 Click/tap on the Pin downloads button on the toolbar in the Downloads menu. option2Unpin Downloads in Microsoft Edge 1 Perform one of the following actions to close the Downloads pane to unpin it: (see screenshot below) Click/tap on the Close downloads (X) button in the Downloads pane. Click/tap on the Downloads button on the toolbar in Microsoft Edge. Close Microsoft Edge. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Add or Remove Downloads Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge How to Change Default Downloads Folder in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Turn On or Off Ask Where to Save in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Turn On or Off Show Downloads Menu in Microsoft Edge How to Clear Download History in Microsoft Edge
Changes in Windows 10X are coming to Windows 10 consumer devices in the second half of 2021 with the 21H2 release. One of these changes is to the boot progress animation circle on the Windows 10 boot logo screen. Currently, the boot progress animation shows a Windows 8 like style circle spinning with a dotted line. The new Windows 10X boot progress animation shows a WinUI3 style circle spinning with a solid line. If you would like to have the Windows 10X boot logo progress animation now in Windows 10 instead of waiting for the 21H2 release, you can enable it. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Windows 10X boot logo progress circle animation in Windows 10. You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable the Windows 10X boot logo progress animation in Windows 10. This will only work in Windows 10 build 19587 and higher. EXAMPLE: Default Windows 10 boot progress circle animation on boot screen EXAMPLE: Windows 10X boot progress circle animation on boot screen Here's How: The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\BootControl BootProgressAnimation DWORD <delete> = Disable 1 = Enable 1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do. To Enable Windows 10X Boot Logo Progress Circle Animation in Windows 10 A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below. Enable_Windows_10X_boot_progress_logo_animation.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/enable_windows_10x_boot_progress_logo_animation-reg.3071/?hash=df9c53fbe4421abdac1bd63d09ae38fa To Disable Windows 10X Boot Logo Progress Circle Animation in Windows 10 This is the default setting. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below. Disable_Windows_10X_boot_progress_logo_animation.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/disable_windows_10x_boot_progress_logo_animation-reg.3070/?hash=df9c53fbe4421abdac1bd63d09ae38fa option2s44 Save the .reg file to your desktop. 5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it. 6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge. 7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like. 8 The next time you restart the computer, you will see the boot logo progress animation you set to use. That's it, Shawn Brink
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. Cookies are small files that websites put on your PC to store information about you and your preferences. Cookies can make your browsing experience better by letting sites remember your preferences or letting you avoid signing in each time you visit certain sites. Cookies can also help a website remember your location, so it can provide you with locally relevant content, like weather. However, some cookies might put your privacy at risk by tracking sites that you visit. Microsoft Edge allows all cookies from all websites by default. See also: Temporarily allow cookies and site data in Microsoft Edge | Microsoft Edge Support This tutorial will show you how to allow or block cookies for sites in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. Option One: Turn On or Off Allow Cookies for All Sites in Microsoft Edge for Current User Option Two: Allow Cookies for a Specific Site via pop-up in Microsoft Edge for Current User Option Three: Allow or Block Cookies for Specific Sites in Microsoft Edge from Settings for Current User Option Four: Allow or Block Cookies for Specific Sites in Microsoft Edge from Cookies in Use for Current User Option Five: Force Always Allow or Block Cookies for All Sites in Microsoft Edge for All Users using a REG file option1Turn On or Off Allow Cookies for All Sites in Microsoft Edge for Current User Sites added to the Allow or Block list in Option Three or Option Four will override the setting in this option. 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) button (3 dots), and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below) 3 Click/tap on Cookies and site permissions on the left side, and click/tap on Manage and delete cookies and site data on the right side under "Cookies and data stored". (see screenshot below) You will need to click/tap on Cookies and site data on the right side instead for the stable channel of Microsoft Edge. If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do. 4 Turn On (default) or Off Allow sites to save and read cookie data for what you want. (see screenshots below) Turning off Allow sites to save and read cookie data will also turn off and disable the Block third-party cookies setting. 5 When finished, you can close the Settings tab if you like. option2Allow Cookies for a Specific Site via pop-up in Microsoft Edge for Current User 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 If you get a pop-up while on a site asking to allow cookies for the site, click/tap on the Accept button if wanted. (see screenshot below) option3Allow or Block Cookies for Specific Sites in Microsoft Edge from Settings for Current User 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) button (3 dots), and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below) 3 Click/tap on Cookies and site permissions on the left side, and click/tap on Manage and delete cookies and site data on the right side under "Cookies and data stored". (see screenshot below) You will need to click/tap on Cookies and site data on the right side instead for the stable channel of Microsoft Edge. If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do. 4 Click/tap on the Add button to Block or Allow cookies for a specific site you want. (see screenshot below) 5 Type the site's URL address, check or uncheck (default) the Include third-party cookies on this site box for what you want, and click/tap on Add. (see screenshot below) 6 If needed, you can click/tap on the More actions (3 dots) button for an added site to either move to Allow list, move to Block list, move to Clear on exit list, Edit, or Remove. (see screenshots below) 7 When finished, you can close the Settings tab if you like. option4Allow or Block Cookies for Specific Sites in Microsoft Edge from Cookies in Use for Current User 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 While you have a site open in a tab, click/tap on the View site information (lock) icon on the left side of the address bar, and click/tap on Cookies. (see screenshot below) 3 Do step 4 (allow) or step 5 (block) below for what you want. To Allow Cookies for a Site in Microsoft Edge This will add the site(s) to the same Allow list in Option Three. A) Click/tap on Blocked. (see screenshot below) B) Select a blocked site you want to allow all cookies from. C) Click/tap on Allow. D) When finished allowing cookies for sites, click/tap on Done. To Block Cookies for a Site in Microsoft Edge This will add the site(s) to the same Block list in Option Three. A) Click/tap on Allowed. (see screenshot below) B) Select an allowed site you want to block all cookies from. C) Click/tap on Block. D) When finished blocking cookies for sites, click/tap on Done. option5Force Always Allow or Block Cookies for All Sites in Microsoft Edge for All Users using a REG file You must be signed in as an administrator to do this option. This option uses the DefaultCookiesSetting policy to control whether websites can create cookies on the user's device. This policy is all or nothing - you can let all websites create cookies, or no websites create cookies. You can't use this policy to enable cookies from specific websites. Set the policy to 'SessionOnly' to clear cookies when the session closes. If Microsoft Edge is running in background mode, the session might not close when the last window is closed, meaning the cookies won't be cleared when the window closes. See BackgroundModeEnabled policy for information about configuring what happens when Microsoft Edge runs in background mode. If you don't configure this policy, the default 'AllowCookies' is used, and users can change this setting in Microsoft Edge Settings. (If you don't want users to be able to change this setting, set the policy.) The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge DefaultCookiesSetting DWORD (delete) = Default - user choice 1 = Always allow 2 = Always block 4 = SessionOnly 1 Do step 2 (allow), step 3 (block), step 4 (SessionOnly), or step 5 (default) below for what you would like to do. To Force Always Allow Cookies for All Sites in Microsoft Edge for All Users This step will turn on and disable changing the Allow sites to save and read cookie data and Block third-party cookies settings in Option One. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below. Always_allow_cookies_for_all_sites_in_Microsoft_Edge_for_all_users.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/always_allow_cookies_for_all_sites_in_microsoft_edge_for_all_users-reg.2966/?hash=68f3a174d6b4266c3c6428fe45fb2bb6 To Force Always Block Cookies for All Sites in Microsoft Edge for All Users This step will turn off and disable changing the Allow sites to save and read cookie data and Block third-party cookies settings in Option One. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step6 below. Always_block_cookies_for_all_sites_in_Microsoft_Edge_for_all_users.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/always_block_cookies_for_all_sites_in_microsoft_edge_for_all_users-reg.2967/?hash=68f3a174d6b4266c3c6428fe45fb2bb6 To Force SessionOnly Cookies for All Sites in Microsoft Edge for All Users A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step6 below. Always_SessionOnly_cookies_for_all_sites_in_Microsoft_Edge_for_all_users.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/always_sessiononly_cookies_for_all_sites_in_microsoft_edge_for_all_users-reg.2968/?hash=68f3a174d6b4266c3c6428fe45fb2bb6 Default User Choice to Allow or Block Cookies for Sites in Microsoft Edge This is the default setting. This step will allow users to change the Allow sites to save and read cookie data and Block third-party cookies settings in Option One. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below. Default_user_choice_cookies_for_sites_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/default_user_choice_cookies_for_sites_in_microsoft_edge-reg.2969/?hash=68f3a174d6b4266c3c6428fe45fb2bb6 option5s66 Save the .reg file to your desktop. 7 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it. 8 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge. 9 If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen Microsoft Edge to apply. 10 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Allow or Block Third-party Cookies in Microsoft Edge How to Delete Cookies in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Turn On or Off Tracking Prevention in Microsoft Edge Chromium
Voice clips are audio recordings of what you say when you use your voice to interact with Microsoft products and services. When you use your voice to interact with Microsoft products, Microsoft speech recognition technology automatically generates the audio of what you say into words so that the Microsoft services can respond—for example, when you use Cortana to set a reminder, speech recognition technology is used to translate your command into text so that Cortana can set it for you. Microsoft's new opt-in voice settings allow you to give Microsoft permission to sample and listen to these voice clips to improve Microsoft speech recognition technology. Microsoft uses voice clips to help train their speech recognition technology to be better, more accurate, and more precise for you and everyone who speaks your language. For example, your everyday use of their voice-enabled products helps their speech recognition models to learn and better recognize complex and nuanced aspects of how people talk—like accents or regional dialects, and how sentences are structured in different languages. Sampling voice clips also helps Microsoft make their technology better at understanding speech in different acoustic settings—like when there’s a lot of ambient noise versus when things are quiet. These improvements allow Microsoft to build better voice-enabled capabilities that benefit users across all Microsoft products and services. Microsoft is rolling out updates to its user consent experience for voice data to give customers more meaningful control over whether their voice data is used to improve products, the company announced Friday 1/15/2021. These updates let customers decide if people can listen to recordings of what they said while speaking to Microsoft products and services that use speech recognition technology. If customers choose to opt in, people may review these voice clips to improve the performance of Microsoft’s artificial intelligence systems across a diversity of people, speaking styles, accents, dialects and acoustic environments. The goal is to make Microsoft’s speech recognition technologies more inclusive by making them easier and more natural to interact with, the company said. Customers who do not choose to contribute their voice clips for review by people will still be able to use all of Microsoft’s voice-enabled products and services. Voice clips are audio recordings of what users said when they used their voice to interact with voice-enabled products and services, such as dictating a translation request or a web search. Microsoft removes certain personal information from voice clips as they are processed in the cloud, including Microsoft account identifiers and strings of letters or numbers that could be telephone numbers, Social Security numbers and email addresses. The new settings for voice clips mean that customers must actively choose to allow people to listen to the recordings of what they said. If they do, Microsoft employees and people contracted to work for Microsoft may listen to these voice clips and manually transcribe what they hear as part of a process the company uses to improve AI systems. “Their transcription is what we consider our ground truth of what was actually spoken inside that audio clip. We use that as a basis for comparison to identify where our AI needs improvement,” said Neeta Saran, a senior attorney at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington. The more transcripts Microsoft has of how real people talk from contributed voice clips, the better these AI systems will perform. While Microsoft employees and contractors will only listen to voice clips with user permission, the company may continue to access information associated with user voice activity, such as the transcriptions automatically generated during user interactions with speech recognition AI. The details of how that works are described in the terms of use for individual Microsoft products and services, the company said. Meaningful consent These new settings for voice clips are designed to give customers meaningful consent for people to listen to what they said while interacting with Microsoft products and services, including increased awareness of who their voice clips are being shared with and how they are being used. “This new meaningful consent release is about making sure that we’re transparent with users about how we are using this audio data to improve our speech recognition technology,” Saran said. Because Microsoft removes account identifiers from the voice clips as they are processed, they will no longer show up in the privacy dashboard of customers’ Microsoft accounts, the company said. Microsoft does not use any human reviewers to listen to audio data collected from speech recognition features built into enterprise offerings, the company added. Data retention and next steps On Oct. 30, 2020, Microsoft stopped storing voice clips processed by its speech recognition technologies. Over the next few months, the company is rolling out the new settings for voice clips across products including Microsoft Translator, SwiftKey, Windows, Cortana, HoloLens, Mixed Reality and Skype voice translation. If a customer chooses to let Microsoft employees or contractors listen to their voice recordings to improve AI technology, the company will retain all new audio data contributed for review for up to two years. If a contributed voice clip is sampled for transcription by people, the company may retain it for more than two years to continue training and improving the quality of speech recognition AI. “The more diverse ground truth data that we are able to collect and use to update our speech models, the better and more inclusive our speech recognition technology is going to be for our users across many languages,” Saran said. See also: Microsoft gives users control over their voice clips | Microsoft | The AI Blog How does Microsoft protect my privacy while improving its speech recognition technology? | Microsoft Support This tutorial will show you how to start or stop contributing your voice clips to Microsoft for your account in Windows 10. This is currently only available starting with Windows 10 build 21292. Option One: Start or Stop Contributing Voice Clips to Microsoft in Settings Option Two: Start or Stop Contributing Voice Clips to Microsoft using a REG file EXAMPLE: How does Microsoft protect my privacy while improving its speech recognition technology? https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/videoplayer/embed/RE4Lsvt option1Start or Stop Contributing Voice Clips to Microsoft in Settings 1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Privacy icon. 2 Click/tap on Speech on the left side, and click/tap on Start contributing my voice clips or Stop contributing my voice clips (default) on the right side under Help make online speech recognition better. (see screenshots below) It is required to have online speech recognition turned on to have the Help make online speech recognition better setting available. 3 You can now close Settings if you like. option2Start or Stop Contributing Voice Clips to Microsoft using a REG file The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Speech_OneCore\Settings\OnlineSpeechLogging LoggingAllowed DWORD 0 = stop 1 = start 1 Do step 2 (start) or step 3 (stop) below for what you would like to do. To Start Contributing Voice Clips to Microsoft This step will also turn on online speech recognition. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below. Start_contributing_my_voice_clips.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/start_contributing_my_voice_clips-reg.3035/?hash=1fc81089ad29b1b156b11f2e06eb726f To Stop Contributing Voice Clips to Microsoft This is the default setting. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below. Stop_contributing_my_voice_clips.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/stop_contributing_my_voice_clips-reg.3036/?hash=1fc81089ad29b1b156b11f2e06eb726f option2s44 Save the .reg file to your desktop. 5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it. 6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge. 7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Turn On or Off Online Speech Recognition in Windows 10 How to Use Dictation to Talk instead of Type in Windows 10 How to Use Dictation with Touch Keyboard in Windows 10 How to Use Voice Typing in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
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. Starting with the latest Microsoft Edge Canary version, a new voice typing feature has been added to the context menu of text boxes to some as part of controlled feature roll-outs. Voice typing uses the dictation feature built-in to Windows 10. You can use Dictation to convert spoken words into text anywhere on your PC with Windows 10. Dictation uses speech recognition, which is built into Windows 10, so there is nothing you need to download and install to use it. See also: Use dictation to talk instead of type on your PC | Microsoft Support Microsoft gives users control over their voice clips | Microsoft | The AI Blog How does Microsoft protect my privacy while improving its speech recognition technology? | Microsoft Support This tutorial will show you how to use voice typing in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge with dictation in Windows 10. To use voice typing and dictation, your PC needs to be connected to the internet. Voice typing and dictation requires online speech recognition to be turned on. Voice typing requires optional diagnostic data to be turned on. To dictate in unsupported languages, use Windows Speech Recognition. Here's How: 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Perform one of the following actions to start voice typing with dictation: (see screenshot below) Click/tap inside a text box you want, and press the Win + H Dictation shortcut keys. Right click or press and hold inside a text box you want, and click/tap on Voice typing. 3 When you see it show Listening, you can start dictating into your microphone. (see screenshot below) You can click/tap on the X to close (exit) dictation when finished. You can click/tap the microphone button to stop (pause) and start dictation as needed. You will hear a sound to let you know when dictation has started and stopped listening. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Use Dictation to Talk instead of Type in Windows 10 How to Use Dictation with Touch Keyboard in Windows 10 How to Start or Stop Contributing Voice Clips to Microsoft in Windows 10
Sometimes you may need to know when a program or Microsoft Store app was installed. When programs or Microsoft Store apps are updated, it will change their installation date to be the same as last updated. This tutorial will show you different ways on how to find the installation date of programs and apps in Windows 10. Option One: Find App or Program Installation Date in Settings Option Two: Find App or Program Installation Date in Control Panel Option Three: Find App or Program Installation Date in Microsoft Store app Option Four: Find App or Program Installation Date in PowerShell Option Five: Find App or Program Installation Date in Command Prompt option1Find App or Program Installation Date in Settings 1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Apps icon. 2 Under Apps & features on the right side, look at the install date shown for each listed app. (see screenshot below) option2Find App or Program Installation Date in Control Panel This option will not show Microsoft Store apps. 1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Programs and Features icon. 2 Look at the Installed On date shown for each listed app. (see screenshot below) option3Find App or Program Installation Date in Microsoft Store app This option will only show Microsoft Store apps. 1 Open the Microsoft Store app. 2 Click/tap on the See more (3 dots) button at the top right corner, and click/tap on My Library. (see screenshot below) 3 Click/tap on Installed on the left side, and look at the last Modified date shown for each listed app. (see screenshot below) option4Find App or Program Installation Date in PowerShell This option will not show Microsoft Store apps. 1 Open Windows PowerShell. 2 Copy and paste the command in the code box below into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below) Get-ItemProperty hklm:\software\wow6432node\microsoft\windows\currentversion\uninstall\* | select-object DisplayName, InstallDate 3 You will now see the name and install date (YYYYMMDD) of your installed programs. option5Find App or Program Installation Date in Command Prompt This option will not show Microsoft Store apps. 1 Open a command prompt. 2 Copy and paste the command in the code box below into the command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshot below) wmic product get Description,InstallDate 3 You will now see the name and install date (YYYYMMDD) of your installed programs. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Find Windows 10 Original Install Date and Time How to Uninstall Desktop Apps and Windows Apps in Windows 10 How to Reinstall and Re-register All Built-in Windows Apps in Windows 10
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. Cookies are small files that websites put on your PC to store information about you and your preferences. Cookies can make your browsing experience better by letting sites remember your preferences or letting you avoid signing in each time you visit certain sites. Cookies can also help a website remember your location, so it can provide you with locally relevant content, like weather. However, some cookies might put your privacy at risk by tracking sites that you visit. Normally, a cookie's domain attribute will match the domain that is shown in the web browser's address bar. This is called a first-party cookie. A third-party cookie, however, belongs to a domain different from the one shown in the address bar. This sort of cookie typically appears when web pages feature content from external websites, such as banner advertisements. This opens up the potential for tracking the user's browsing history and is often used by advertisers in an effort to serve relevant advertisements to each user. Microsoft Edge allows all cookies from all websites by default. See also: Issue with blocking third-party cookies | Microsoft Support This tutorial will show you how to allow or block third-party cookies in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. If cookies are allowed or blocked for all sites using the DefaultCookiesSetting policy, it will also allow or block third-party cookies for all sites. Option One: Turn On or Off Block Third-party Cookies in Microsoft Edge for Current User Option Two: Force Allow or Block Third-party Cookies for All Sites in Microsoft Edge for All Users using a REG file option1Turn On or Off Block Third-party Cookies in Microsoft Edge for Current User 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) button (3 dots), and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below) 3 Click/tap on Cookies and site permissions on the left side, and click/tap on Manage and delete cookies and site data on the right side under "Cookies and data stored". (see screenshot below) You will need to click/tap on Cookies and site data on the right side instead for the stable channel of Microsoft Edge. If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do. 4 Turn On or Off (default) Block third-party cookies for what you want. (see screenshot below) Turning off Allow sites to save and read cookie data will also turn off and disable the Block third-party cookies setting. 5 When finished, you can close the Settings tab if you like. option2Force Allow or Block Third-party Cookies for All Sites in Microsoft Edge for All Users using a REG file You must be signed in as an administrator to do this option. This option does not prevent users from turning on or off the Allow sites to save and read cookie data setting in Microsoft Edge. This option uses the BlockThirdPartyCookies policy to block web page elements that aren't from the domain that's in the address bar from setting cookies. If you enable this policy to block third-party cookies, web page elements that are not from the domain that is in the address bar can't set cookies If you disable this policy to allow third-party cookies, web page elements from domains other than in the address bar can set cookies. If you don't configure this policy, third-party cookies are enabled but users can change this setting. The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge BlockThirdPartyCookies DWORD (delete) = Default 0 = Always allow 1 = Always block 1 Do step 2 (allow), step 3 (block), or step 4 (default) below for what you would like to do. To Force Allow Third-party Cookies for All Sites in Microsoft Edge for All Users This step will turn off and disable changing the Block third-party cookies setting in Option One. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below. Allow_third-party_cookies_in_Microsoft_Edge_for_all_users.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/allow_third-party_cookies_in_microsoft_edge_for_all_users-reg.2950/?hash=8cbce3740bdb45014d1ba092b70295cb To Force Block Third-party Cookies for All Sites in Microsoft Edge for All Users This step will turn on and disable changing the Block third-party cookies setting in Option One. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step6 below. Block_third-party_cookies_in_Microsoft_Edge_for_all_users.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/block_third-party_cookies_in_microsoft_edge_for_all_users-reg.2951/?hash=8cbce3740bdb45014d1ba092b70295cb Default User Choice to Allow or Block Third-party Cookies for Sites in Microsoft Edge This is the default setting. This step will allow users to change the Block third-party cookies setting in Option One. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below. Default_user_choice_third-party_cookies_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/default_user_choice_third-party_cookies_in_microsoft_edge-reg.2952/?hash=8cbce3740bdb45014d1ba092b70295cb option2s55 Save the .reg file to your desktop. 6 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it. 7 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge. 8 If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen Microsoft Edge to apply. 9 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Allow or Block Cookies for Sites in Microsoft Edge How to Delete Cookies in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Turn On or Off Tracking Prevention in Microsoft Edge Chromium
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