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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. 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
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
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. The Downloads button will show on the toolbar by default whenever you download anything in Microsoft Edge. This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Downloads button on the toolbar in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. Option One: Remove Downloads Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge from Collections Button Option Two: Add or Remove Downloads Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge Settings Menu Option Three: Add or Remove Downloads Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge Settings EXAMPLE: Downloads button on toolbar in Microsoft Edge option1Remove Downloads Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge from Downloads Button 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Do step 3 or step 4 below for how you want to remove the Downloads button. Right click on Downloads button to remove A) Right click or press and hold on the Downloads button on the toolbar, and click/tap on Hide from toolbar. (see screenshot below) Use Downloads button menu to remove A) Click/tap on the Downloads button on the toolbar. (see screenshot below) B) Click/tap on the More options (3 dots) button in the Downloads menu. C) Click/tap on the Hide downloads button on toolbar. option2Add or Remove Downloads Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge Settings Menu 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) button (3 dots). (see screenshots below) 3 Right click on Downloads, and click/tap on Hide from toolbar or Show in toolbar depending on the current status of the Downloads button. option3Add or Remove Downloads Button on Toolbar 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 or off (default) Show downloads 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 Pin and Unpin Downloads 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
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. 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
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
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. Web Notifications allow sites to display notifications to alert users outside the context of the webpage and the browser, keeping users informed of new messages or alerts and allowing sites to improve user engagement. Web Notifications in Microsoft Edge are fully integrated with the notification platform and Action Center in Windows 10, providing a consistent experience with other apps across the system and easy controls over permissions and Quiet Hours. See also: Introducing adaptive notification requests in Microsoft Edge | Microsoft Edge Blog This tutorial will show you how to allow or block web push notifications for sites in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. It is required to turn on notifications from Microsoft Edge in Windows 10. If you turn off notifications from Microsoft Edge in Windows 10, then you will not see web push notifications from Microsoft Edge even if turned on. Notifications that originate from sites in an InPrivate window will not be stored in Action Center, and permission settings for those domains will not be saved after each session. You can go to the Microsoft Edge Developer Web Push Notifications tutorial site to test getting a push notification in Microsoft Edge. Option One: Turn On or Off Web Push Notifications for All Sites in Microsoft Edge for Current User Option Two: Allow or Block Web Push Notifications for Specific Site in Microsoft Edge from Pop-up for Current User Option Three: Allow or Block Web Push Notifications for Specific Site in Microsoft Edge from Site Permissions for Current User Option Four: Allow or Block Web Push Notifications for Specific Site in Microsoft Edge from Site Information for Current User Option Five: Allow or Block Web Push Notifications for Specific Sites in Microsoft Edge for Current User Option Six: Force Allow or Block Web Push Notifications for All Sites in Microsoft Edge for All Users using a REG file EXAMPLE: Web push notification for site from Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 option1Turn On or Off Web Push Notifications for All Sites 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 Notifications on the right side under "All permissions". (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 Turn On (default) or Off Ask before sending (recommended) for what you want. (see screenshots below) Turning off Ask before sending will block web push notifications for all sites. Turning on Ask before sending will have sites ask to show push notifications by default, and uses the Allow and Block list for sites you added. 5 When finished, you can close the Settings tab if you like. option2Allow or Block Web Push Notifications for Specific Site in Microsoft Edge from Pop-up for Current User This option will only by available if Ask before sending is turned on in Option One, and the site is still set to the default Ask to show notifications instead of automatically Allow or Block. 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 If a site asks (default) to show notifications, click/tap on Allow or Block for what you want. (see screenshot below) If you do not want to add the site to the Allow or Block list, you can close the ask dialog to leave the site set to Ask by default. option3Allow or Block Web Push Notifications for Specific Site in Microsoft Edge from Site Permissions for Current User This option will only by available if Ask before sending is turned on in Option One. 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 While you have a site open in a tab you want to allow or block to show web push notifications, click/tap on the View site information (lock) icon on the left of the address bar, and click/tap on Site permissions. (see screenshot below) 3 Select Ask (default), Allow, or Block in the Notifications drop menu for what you want applied to this site. (see screenshot below) Selecting Allow will add the site to the Allow list seen in Option Five. Selecting Block will add the site to the Block list seen in Option Five. 4 When finished, you can close the Settings tab if you like. option4Allow or Block Web Push Notifications for Specific Site in Microsoft Edge from Site Information for Current User This option will only by available if Ask before sending is turned on in Option One, and the site is already set to Allow or Block notifications instead of Ask. 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 While you have a site open in a tab you want to change the web push notifications settings for, click/tap on the View site information (lock) icon on the left of the address bar. (see screenshot below step 3) 3 Select Ask (default), Allow, or Block in the Notifications drop menu for what you want applied to this site, and close the dialog. (see screenshot below) Selecting Allow will add the site to the Allow list seen in Option Five. Selecting Block will add the site to the Block list seen in Option Five. 4 Click/tap on Refresh to apply. (see screenshot below) option5Allow or Block Web Push Notifications for Specific Sites 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 Notifications on the right side under "All permissions". (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 Click/tap on the Add button to Block or Allow a site for what you want. (see screenshot below) 5 Type the site's URL address, 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 Remove, Edit, move to Allow, or move to Block. (see screenshot below) 7 When finished, you can close the Settings tab if you like. option6Force Allow or Block Web Push Notifications 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 DefaultNotificationsSetting policy to set whether websites can display desktop notifications. You can allow them by default ('AllowNotifications'), deny them by default ('BlockNotifications'), or have the user be asked each time a website wants to show a notification ('AskNotifications'). If you don't configure this policy, notifications are allowed by default, and the user 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 DefaultNotificationsSetting DWORD (delete) = Default 1 = Always allow 2 = Always block 3 = Always ask 1 Do step 2 (allow), step 3 (block), step 4 (ask), or step 5 (default) below for what you would like to do. To Force Always Allow Web Push Notifications for All Sites in Microsoft Edge for All Users This step will disable Option One, Option Two, Option Three, and Option Four. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below. Always_allow_web_push_notifications_from_Microsoft_Edge_for_all_users.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/always_allow_web_push_notifications_from_microsoft_edge_for_all_users-reg.2923/?hash=db182e71a6fb5437c36d399df9fa8ab3 To Force Always Block Web Push Notifications for All Sites in Microsoft Edge for All Users This step will disable Option One, Option Two, Option Three, and Option Four. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step6 below. Always_block_web_push_notifications_from_Microsoft_Edge_for_all_users.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/always_block_web_push_notifications_from_microsoft_edge_for_all_users-reg.2925/?hash=db182e71a6fb5437c36d399df9fa8ab3 To Force Always Ask to Show Web Push Notifications for All Sites in Microsoft Edge for All Users This step will disable Option One, Option Two, Option Three, and Option Four. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step6 below. Always_ask_web_push_notifications_from_Microsoft_Edge_for_all_users.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/always_ask_web_push_notifications_from_microsoft_edge_for_all_users-reg.2924/?hash=db182e71a6fb5437c36d399df9fa8ab3 Default User Choice to Allow or Block Web Push Notifications for Sites in Microsoft Edge This is the default setting. This step will allow users to use Option One, Option Two, Option Three, Option Four, and Option Five. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below. Default_user_choice_web_push_notifications_from_Microsoft_Edge.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/default_user_choice_web_push_notifications_from_microsoft_edge-reg.2926/?hash=db182e71a6fb5437c36d399df9fa8ab3 option6s66 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 Turn On or Off Notifications from Apps and Senders in Windows 10 How to Turn On or Off Quiet Notification Requests for Sites 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. Microsoft Edge blocks sites from showing pop-up windows by default. Most pop-ups are ads, malware, and other unwanted windows. But sometimes you will encounter web pages that require pop-ups, so you may need to occasionally allow pop-ups for all or specific site(s). See also: Block pop-ups in Microsoft Edge | Microsoft Edge Support This tutorial will show you how to allow or block pop-ups and redirects for sites in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. Option One: Turn On or Off Block Pop-ups and Redirects by Default in Microsoft Edge for Current User Option Two: Allow or Block Pop-ups and Redirects for Specific Sites in Microsoft Edge for Current User Option Three: Allow or Block Pop-ups and Redirects for a Specific Site in Microsoft Edge for Current User Option Four: Force Allow or Block Pop-ups and Redirects for All Sites in Microsoft Edge for All Users using a REG file option1Turn On or Off Block Pop-ups and Redirects by Default 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 Pop-ups and redirects on the right side under "All permissions". (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 Turn On (default) or Off Block (recommended) for what you want. (see screenshot below) 5 When finished, you can close the Settings tab if you like. option2Allow or Block Pop-ups and Redirects for Specific Sites 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 Pop-ups and redirects on the right side under "All permissions". (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 Click/tap on the Add button to Block or Allow a site for what you want. (see screenshot below) 5 Type the site's URL address, 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 Remove, Edit, move to Allow, or move to Block. (see screenshot below) 7 When finished, you can close the Settings tab if you like. option3Allow or Block Pop-ups and Redirects for a Specific Site in Microsoft Edge for Current User 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 While you have a site open in a tab you want to allow or block pop-ups for, click/tap on the View site information (lock) icon on the left of the address bar, and click/tap on Site permissions. (see screenshot below) 3 Select Allow (default) or Block (default), Allow, or Block in the Pop-ups and redirects drop menu for what you want applied to this site. (see screenshot below) You will see either Allow (default) or Block (default) depending on if you turned on or off Block (recommended) in Option One. Selecting Allow will add the site to the Allow list seen in Option Two. Selecting Block will add the site to the Block list seen in Option Two. 4 When finished, you can close the Settings tab if you like. option4Force Allow or Block Pop-ups and Redirects for All Sites 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 DefaultPopupsSetting policy to set whether websites can show pop-up windows. You can allow them on all websites ('AllowPopups') or block them on all sites ('BlockPopups'). If you don't configure this policy, pop-up windows are blocked by default, and 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 DefaultPopupsSetting DWORD (delete) = Default 1 = Always allow 2 = Always block 1 Do step 2 (allow), step 3 (block), or step 4 (default) below for what you would like to do. To Force Always Allow Pop-ups and Redirects for All Sites in Microsoft Edge for All Users This step will disable Option One, Option Two, and Option Three. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below. Always_allow_popups_for_all_sites_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/always_allow_popups_for_all_sites_in_microsoft_edge-reg.2780/?hash=aa9f4879b2bf24675144767432ccbdf0 To Force Always Block Pop-ups and Redirects for All Sites in Microsoft Edge for All Users This step will disable Option One, Option Two, and Option Three. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below. Always_block_popups_for_all_sites_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/always_block_popups_for_all_sites_in_microsoft_edge-reg.2781/?hash=aa9f4879b2bf24675144767432ccbdf0 Default User Choice to Allow or Block Pop-ups and Redirects for Sites in Microsoft Edge This is the default setting. This step will allow users to use Option One, Option Two, and Option Three. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below. Default_user_choice_to_allow_or_block_popups_for_sites_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/default_user_choice_to_allow_or_block_popups_for_sites_in_microsoft_edge-reg.2782/?hash=aa9f4879b2bf24675144767432ccbdf0 option4s55 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
News and interests on the taskbar will begin rolling out to Windows 10 users on April 22, 2021. UPDATE 5/25: News and interests on the taskbar is now available to anyone who installs the KB5003214 update. News and interests on the taskbar provides easy access to information that’s important to you, without the distraction of switching between apps, websites, and other devices. View your location’s current weather conditions directly on your taskbar and hover over the icon to see concise, scannable information from sports and stocks to local news and breaking headlines. The information shown in news and interests is personalized for individual users. Users can customize the content they see, enabling scenarios like the following: Keep an eye on nearby weather and traffic that may impact a commute. To change the location shown for weather and traffic updates, select More options (…) on the Weather or Traffic card, and select Edit Location. Follow a topic related to professional or personal interests. Follow a specific topic related to an industry, job role, or subject to learn more about. To follow a specific topic, select Manage Interests and select or search for a topic. Get personalized updates on stocks. Keep an eye on major market indicators, see top gainers or losers, or create a watch list of stocks to see updates throughout the day. Share, save or see more stories. Select More options (…) on headlines and articles in news and interests on the taskbar to share them with others or save them to read later. Users can also request to see more or fewer stories like the ones shown. In addition, the appearance of news and interests on the taskbar can be customized. Users can choose to right click or long press a blank space on the taskbar and select News and interests to customize. They can choose Show icon and text or, to save taskbar space, select Show icon only. Users can also select Turn off to unpin news and interests. See also: Stay up to date with news and interests | Microsoft Support Personalized content at a glance: Introducing news and interests on the Windows 10 taskbar | Windows Blogs Group configuration: news and interests on the Windows taskbar | Windows IT Pro Blog This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the news and interests icon on the taskbar for your account in Windows 10. The News and interests feature requires the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser to be installed on your PC. News and interests is only available on primary monitors and where the taskbar is aligned to the bottom of the screen. If you are using a 3rd party firewall, you will need to allow: C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\SearchApp.exe Known Issue: After installing KB5001391 or later updates, the news and interests button in the Windows taskbar might have blurry text on certain display configurations. Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release. Option One: Add or Remove News and Interests icon on Taskbar in Taskbar Context Menu Option Two: Add or Remove News and Interests icon on Taskbar using a BAT File EXAMPLE: News and interests on taskbar option1Add or Remove News and Interests icon on Taskbar in Taskbar Context Menu This option will not be available while Tablet Mode is turned on. 1 Right click or press and hold on the taskbar on your main display (if you have more than one display). (see screenshot below) 2 Click/tap on News and interests, and click/tap on either Show icon and text (default), Show icon only, or Turn off (hidden) for what you want. If you selected to Turn off news and interests, the Reduce taskbar updates and Open on hover settings will be disabled and grayed out. option2Add or Remove News and Interests icon on Taskbar using a BAT File The downloadable .bat files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Feeds ShellFeedsTaskbarViewMode DWORD 0 = Show icon and text (default) 1 = Show icon only 2 = Turn off 1 Do step 2 (Show icon and text), step 3 (Show icon only), or step 4 (Hidden) below for what you want. To Show "News and interests" Icon and Text on Taskbar This is the default setting. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below, and go to step 7 below. Show_icon_and_text_on_taskbar_for_News_and_interests.bat https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/show_icon_and_text_on_taskbar_for_news_and_interests-bat.2744/?hash=1631c6ff82f895140f33139d5cfb23a8 To Show "News and interests" Icon Only on Taskbar A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below, and go to step 7 below. Show_icon_only_on_taskbar_for_News_and_interests.bat https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/show_icon_only_on_taskbar_for_news_and_interests-bat.2745/?hash=1631c6ff82f895140f33139d5cfb23a8 To Turn Off "News and interests" Icon on Taskbar A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below, and go to step 7 below. Hide_icon_on_taskbar_for_News_and_interests.bat https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/hide_icon_on_taskbar_for_news_and_interests-bat.2743/?hash=1631c6ff82f895140f33139d5cfb23a8 option2s77 Save the .bat file to your desktop, and run it. 8 Unblock the downloaded .bat file, and run the .bat file. 9 You will now notice a command prompt quickly opens and closes to make the registry changes, and your screen quickly flicker as the explorer process is restarted to apply. 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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. Microsoft Edge lets you print webpages, PDF files, or other content using a variety of devices and applications. You can use the UseSystemPrintDialog policy to enable or disable using the system print dialog instead of default print preview screen when printing (Ctrl+P) in Microsoft Edge. If you enable this policy, Microsoft Edge opens the system print dialog instead of the built-in print preview when a user prints a page. If you don't configure or disable this policy, print commands trigger the default Microsoft Edge print preview screen. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable showing the system print dialog instead of default print preview screen in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable showing the system print dialog instead of print preview screen in Microsoft Edge. EXAMPLE: "Print preview screen" and "system print dialog" in Microsoft Edge Here's How: The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge UseSystemPrintDialog DWORD (delete) = Default print preview screen 1 = System print dialog 1 Do step 2 (system print dialog) or step 3 (print preview screen) below for what you would like to do. To Use "System print dialog" in Microsoft Edge for All Users A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below. Use_system_print_dialog_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/use_system_print_dialog_in_microsoft_edge-reg.2711/?hash=67797879f8c03c83b2ee1c266c1ddb9f To Use "Print preview screen" in Microsoft Edge for All Users This is the default setting. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below. Use_default_Microsoft_Edge_print_preview_screen.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/use_default_microsoft_edge_print_preview_screen-reg.2710/?hash=67797879f8c03c83b2ee1c266c1ddb9f step44 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 If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen Microsoft Edge to apply. 8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Turn On or Off Let Windows 10 Manage Default Printer How to Set a Default Printer in Windows 10 How to Enable or Disable Printing 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. To improve memory and CPU utilization of the Microsoft Edge browser, Microsoft has developed a feature called sleeping tabs. Early internal testing of devices with sleeping tabs has shown a median memory usage reduction of 26% for Microsoft Edge. Microsoft's internal testing has also shown that a normal background tab uses 29% more CPU for Microsoft Edge than a sleeping tab. These resource savings should result in excellent battery savings. Although individual device performance varies depending on configuration and usage, Microsoft expects the decrease in resource and battery usage to create a better browsing experience for users. Sleeping tabs builds upon the core of Chromium’s “freezing” technology. Freezing pauses a tab’s script timers to minimize resource usage. A sleeping tab resumes automatically when clicked, which is different than discarded tabs, which require the page to fully be reloaded. Microsoft built upon the freezing technology to create sleeping tabs. This feature allows inactive background tabs to “go to sleep,” releasing system resources after a set amount of time. These resources include both memory and CPU and can be used for new or existing tabs or other applications running on your device. By default, Microsoft set tabs to go to sleep after two hours of inactivity when sleeping tabs is enabled. If two hours isn’t right for you, you can choose a different time interval. Tabs that are asleep will fade to let you know they’ve released resources. To resume a sleeping tab, click on it like a normal tab. The tab will un-fade and your content will be there immediately. You can also add sites you never want to sleep to a block list in Settings. This tutorial will show you how to change or specify the sleeping tabs timeout value in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. Option One: Change Sleeping Tabs Timeout in Microsoft Edge for Current User Option Two: Specify Sleeping Tabs Timeout in Microsoft Edge for All Users option1Change Sleeping Tabs Timeout 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 System on the left side, and select when you want tabs to go to sleep after in the Put inactive tabs to sleep after the specified amount of time drop menu 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 Put inactive tabs to sleep after the specified amount of time setting will be grayed out if Save resources with sleeping tabs is not turned on. The default timeout setting is 2 hours of inactivity. 4 When finished, you can close the Settings tab if you like. option2Specify Sleeping Tabs Timeout in Microsoft Edge for All Users You must be sign in as an administrator to use this option. You can use the SleepingTabsTimeout policy to specify the timeout, in seconds, after which inactive background tabs in Microsoft Edge will be automatically put to sleep if Sleeping Tabs is enabled. By default, this timeout is 7,200 seconds (2 hours). If you specify a sleeping tabs timeout using this option, it will override and grayout the Put inactive tabs to sleep after the specified amount of time setting in Option One. If you don't configure this policy, users can choose the timeout value in Option One. 1 Press the Win + R keys to open Run, type regedit into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor. option2s22 Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge If you do not have an Edge key, then right click or press and hold on the Microsoft key, click/tap on New, click/tap on Key, type Edge for the name, and press Enter. 3 Do step 4 (specify) or step 5 (unspecify - default) below for what you want to d0 To Specify Sleeping Tabs Timeout in Microsoft Edge for All Users A) In the right pane of the Edge key, double click/tap on the SleepingTabsTimeout DWORD to modify it. (see screenshot below step 2) If you do not have an SleepingTabsTimeout DWORD, then right click or press and hold on an empty area in the right pane of the Edge key, click/tap on New, click/tap on DWORD (32-bit) Value, type SleepingTabsTimeout for the name, and press Enter. B) Select (dot) Decimal, type in how many seconds for the timeout "data value" you want from the table below, click/tap on OK, and go to step 6. (see screenshot below) Data Value Timeout description 300 5 minutes of inactivity 900 15 minutes of inactivity 1800 30 minutes of inactivity 3600 1 hour of inactivity 7200 2 hours of inactivity (default) 10800 3 hours of inactivity 21600 6 hours of inactivity 43200 12 hours of inactivity To Undo Specify Sleeping Tabs Timeout in Microsoft Edge for All Users This is the default setting. A) In the right pane of the Edge key, right click or press and hold on the SleepingTabsTimeout DWORD, and click/tap on Delete. (see screenshot below) B) Click/tap on Yes to confirm, and go to step 6. (see screenshot below) option2s66 You can now close Registry Editor if you like. 7 If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen Microsoft Edge to apply. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Enable or Disable Sleeping Tabs in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Add or Remove Sites on Sleeping Tabs Block List in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Enable or Disable Fade Sleeping Tabs 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 use Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 to cast video, picture, and audio content from your browser to any Miracast and DLNA enabled devices on your network. You can use the EnableMediaRouter policy to enable or disable the Google Cast (aka: "Cast media to device") feature in Microsoft Edge for all users on the computer. If enabled (default), users will be able to launch it from the app menu, page context menus, media controls on Cast-enabled websites, and (if shown) the Cast toolbar icon. If disabled, the Cast media to device feature will be disabled and completely removed from Microsoft Edge for all users on the computer. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Cast media to device feature in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge in Windows 10. You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable the Cast media to device feature in Microsoft Edge. EXAMPLE: "Cast media to device" feature enabled and disabled in Microsoft Edge Here's How: The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge EnableMediaRouter DWORD (delete) = Enable 0 = Disable 1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do. To Enable "Cast media to device" feature in Microsoft Edge for All Users This is the default setting. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below. Enable_cast_media_to_device_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/enable_cast_media_to_device_in_microsoft_edge-reg.2652/?hash=3e020bfe1bf272238bc60d8d7d301fd8 To Disable "Cast media to device" feature in Microsoft Edge for All Users A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below. Disable_cast_media_to_device_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/disable_cast_media_to_device_in_microsoft_edge-reg.2651/?hash=3e020bfe1bf272238bc60d8d7d301fd8 step44 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 If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen Microsoft Edge to apply. 8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Cast Media to Device in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 How to Add or Remove Cast Icon on Toolbar 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 use Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 to cast video, picture, and audio content from your browser to any Miracast and DLNA enabled devices on your network. The cast icon doesn't show on the toolbar in Microsoft Edge by default unless you are casting, but you can pin (always show) and unpin (remove) the cast icon on the toolbar. This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the cast icon on the toolbar in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge in Windows 10. Option One: Add Cast Icon on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge from Settings Menu Option Two: Remove Cast Icon on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge from Cast Icon Option Three: Enable or Disable Always Show Cast Icon on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge for All Users using a REG file option1Add Cast Icon on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge from Settings Menu 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Click/tap on the Settings and more 3 dots button (Alt+F), click/tap on More tools, and click/tap on Cast media to device. (see screenshot below) 3 Right click or press and hold on the cast icon on the toolbar, and click/tap on Always show icon to check it. (see screenshots below) option2Remove Cast Icon on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge from Cast Icon 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Right click or press and hold on the cast icon on the toolbar, and click/tap on Always show icon to uncheck it. (see screenshot below) option3Enable or Disable Always Show Cast Icon on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge for All Users using a REG file You must be sign in as an administrator to use this option. You can use the ShowCastIconInToolbar policy to enable or disable to always show the Cast toolbar icon in Microsoft Edge. If enabled, users won't be able to remove the cast icon. If you don't configure this policy or if you disable it, users can pin or remove the icon using its contextual menu in Option One (add) or Option Two (remove). The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge ShowCastIconInToolbar DWORD (delete) = Default 1 = Always show 1 Do step 2 (Always show) or step 3 (default) below for what you would like to do. To Enable Always Show Cast Icon on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge for All Users A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below. Always_show_Cast_icon_on_toolbar_in_Microsoft_Edge_for_all_users.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/always_show_cast_icon_on_toolbar_in_microsoft_edge_for_all_users-reg.2645/?hash=f710fe3116e0600a070cef86cbdce45c Undo Always Show Cast Icon on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge for All Users This is the default setting to allow using Option One or Option Two. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below. Default_user_choice_show_Cast_icon_on_toolbar_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/default_user_choice_show_cast_icon_on_toolbar_in_microsoft_edge-reg.2646/?hash=f710fe3116e0600a070cef86cbdce45c option3s44 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 If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen Microsoft Edge to apply. 8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Enable or Disable Cast Media to Device feature in Microsoft Edge How to Cast Media to Device in Microsoft Edge on 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 use Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 to cast video, picture, and audio content from your browser to any Miracast and DLNA enabled devices on your network. See also: Cast a Chrome tab on your TV | Chromecast Help This tutorial will show you how to cast video, picture, and audio media content from the Chromium based Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 to any Miracast and DLNA enabled device on your network. Here's How: 1 Open Microsoft Edge, and go to a website that contains the media (ex: video, picture, audio) you want to cast. 2 Click/tap on the Settings and more 3 dots button (Alt+F), click/tap on More tools, and click/tap on Cast media to device. (see screenshot below) 3 If prompted "An extension from Google is needed to support Chromecast and DIAL devices. Please restart the browser to install.", click/tap on Restart. (see screenshot below) 4 Click/tap on the Miracast or DLNA device you want to cast to. (see screenshot below) You will see Source not supported if a device is not supported. 5 The media should now start casting to the selected device. The selected device may prompt you to approve casting to it first. 6 When you are ready to stop casting to this device, follow the steps below: (see screenshot below) A) Click/tap on the Cast icon on the toolbar. B) Click/tap on Stop casting for the device you are currently casting to. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Enable or Disable Cast Media to Device feature in Microsoft Edge How to Add or Remove Cast Icon on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge How to Add or Remove Cast to Device context menu in Windows 10 How to Connect to a Wireless Display with Miracast 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. By default, each time you open Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Edge will check if its the default browser and will prompt a Would you like to set Microsoft Edge as your default browser notification with a Set as default button if not. You can use the DefaultBrowserSettingEnabled policy to enable or disable if Microsoft Edge always checks whether it's the default browser when opened, and enables or disables the Make default button (user controls) in Microsoft Edge settings. If you this policy to True (enable), Microsoft Edge always checks whether it's the default browser on startup and will automatically set itself as the default web browser. If you set this policy to False (disable), Microsoft Edge is stopped from ever checking if it's the default and turns user controls off for this option. If you don't set this policy, Microsoft Edge lets users control whether it's the default and, if not, whether user notifications should appear. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the default browser check and setting in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable the default browser setting in Microsoft Edge. EXAMPLE: Default "Would you like to set Microsoft Edge as your default browser" with "Set as default" button Here's How: The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge DefaultBrowserSettingEnabled 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 Default Browser Check and Setting in Microsoft Edge for All Users A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below. Enable_default_browser_setting_in_Microsoft_Edge_to_always_make_default.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/enable_default_browser_setting_in_microsoft_edge_to_always_make_default-reg.2569/?hash=5d5dab46aecf76ba7372635a63f5a715 To Force Disable Default Browser Check and Setting in Microsoft Edge for All Users A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below. Disable_default_browser_setting_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/disable_default_browser_setting_in_microsoft_edge-reg.2568/?hash=5d5dab46aecf76ba7372635a63f5a715 Undo Force Enable or Disable Default Browser Check and Setting in Microsoft Edge for All Users This is the default setting. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below. User_choice_default_browser_setting_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/user_choice_default_browser_setting_in_microsoft_edge-reg.2570/?hash=5d5dab46aecf76ba7372635a63f5a715 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 Choose Default Apps to Open Files with in Windows 10
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