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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. 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
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
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 keep track of the websites you visit frequently by adding them as favorites in Microsoft Edge. Each profile in Microsoft Edge will have their own separate favorites. Microsoft Edge allows you to easily import your favorites or bookmarks directly from other installed web browsers or from a HTML file. You can use the ImportFavorites policy to enable or disable users to import favorites from another browser into Microsoft Edge. If you enable this policy, the Favorites check box is automatically selected in the Import browser data dialog box. If you disable this policy, favorites aren't imported at first run, and users can't import them manually. If you don't configure this policy, favorites are imported at first run, and users can choose whether to import them manually during later browsing sessions. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable allowing all users to import favorites in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable import favorites in Microsoft Edge. If you disabled the EditFavoritesEnabled policy, it will override this ImportFavorites policy. EXAMPLE: Import favorites always enabled or 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 ImportFavorites 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 Import Favorites 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. Force_enable_import_favorites_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/force_enable_import_favorites_in_microsoft_edge-reg.2549/?hash=f4d07027327f89773ad5f7a226f15baa To Force Disable Import Favorites 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. Force_disable_import_favorites_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/force_disable_import_favorites_in_microsoft_edge-reg.2548/?hash=f4d07027327f89773ad5f7a226f15baa Undo Force Enable or Disable Import Favorites in Microsoft Edge for All Users This is the default setting for user choice to import favorites. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below. Default_user_choice_import_favorites_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/default_user_choice_import_favorites_in_microsoft_edge-reg.2547/?hash=f4d07027327f89773ad5f7a226f15baa 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 Backup and Restore Everything in Microsoft Edge in Windows How to Enable or Disable Add, Remove, and Modify Favorites in Microsoft Edge How to Add a Site to Favorites in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Pin and Unpin Favorites in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Remove Duplicate Favorites in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Import Favorites and Browser Data into Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Export Favorites to HTML file from Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Add or Remove Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Add or Remove Favorites Button on Toolbar 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 keep track of the websites you visit frequently by adding them as favorites in Microsoft Edge. Each profile in Microsoft Edge will have their own separate favorites. You can use the EditFavoritesEnabled policy to allow or deny users from adding, importing, removing (delete), renaming, arranging, and modifying favorites in Microsoft Edge. Enable this policy to let users add, import, remove (delete), rename, arrange, and modify favorites. This is the default behavior if you don't configure the policy. Disable this policy to stop users from adding, importing, removing (delete), renaming, arranging, and modifying favorites. They can still use existing favorites. This can be handy in an environment where you add the favorites you want for all users on the computer to use in Microsoft Edge without the users being able to change them. For example: in a work, school, or family child environment. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable allowing all users to add, remove, arrange, and modify favorites in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable add, remove, and modify favorites 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 EditFavoritesEnabled DWORD (delete) = Default 0 = Always disabled 1 Do step 2 (disable) or step 3 (enable - default) below for what you would like to do. To Disable Add, Remove, and Modify Favorites 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_add_remove_edit_favorites_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/disable_add_remove_edit_favorites_in_microsoft_edge-reg.2536/?hash=0c9989d3b0ad2fa8e6c7895b9e4a07d6 To Enable Add, Remove, and Modify Favorites 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. Enable_add_remove_edit_favorites_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/enable_add_remove_edit_favorites_in_microsoft_edge-reg.2537/?hash=0c9989d3b0ad2fa8e6c7895b9e4a07d6 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 Add a Site to Favorites in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Pin and Unpin Favorites in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Remove Duplicate Favorites in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Enable or Disable Import Favorites in Microsoft Edge How to Import Favorites and Browser Data into Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Export Favorites to HTML file from Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Add or Remove Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Add or Remove Favorites Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Import Favorites from Microsoft Edge Chromium to Google Chrome
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 you click/tap on a link for a PDF file in Microsoft Edge, the PDF file will open in Microsoft Edge using the internal PDF viewer by default. If you turn on Always open PDF files externally, Microsoft Edge treats PDF files as downloads and lets users open them with the default app instead. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable always open PDF files externally in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. Option One: Turn On or Off "Always open PDF files externally" in Microsoft Edge in Microsoft Edge Settings Option Two: Enable or Disable "Always open PDF files externally" in Microsoft Edge for All Users using a REG file EXAMPLE: "Always open PDF files externally" turned on or off in Microsoft Edge option1Turn On or Off "Always open PDF files externally" in Microsoft Edge in Microsoft Edge Settings 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 Cookies and site permissions on the left side, and click/tap on PDF documents 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 Turn on or off (default) Always open PDF files externally for what you want. (see screenshot below) 5 You can now close the Settings tab if you like. option2Enable or Disable "Always open PDF files externally" 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 AlwaysOpenPdfExternally policy to enable or disable the internal PDF viewer in Microsoft Edge. If you enable this policy Microsoft Edge treats PDF files as downloads and lets users open them with the default application. If you don't configure this policy or disable it, Microsoft Edge will open PDF files (unless the user disables it 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 AlwaysOpenPdfExternally 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 "Always open PDF files externally" in Microsoft Edge for All Users This step will force the Always open PDF files externally 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. Force_enable_Always_open_PDF_files_externally.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/force_enable_always_open_pdf_files_externally-reg.2518/?hash=14f1849bce51de566326630a96dc6fff To Force Disable "Always open PDF files externally" in Microsoft Edge for All Users This step will force the Always open PDF files externally 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. Force_disable_Always_open_PDF_files_externally.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/force_disable_always_open_pdf_files_externally-reg.2517/?hash=14f1849bce51de566326630a96dc6fff Undo Force Enable or Disable "Always open PDF files externally" 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 Always open PDF files externally 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_Always_open_PDF_files_externally.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/default_user_choice_always_open_pdf_files_externally-reg.2516/?hash=14f1849bce51de566326630a96dc6fff 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 How to Enable Two Page View for PDF in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Enable or Disable Mini Menu for PDF Files in Microsoft Edge How to Add or Remove Define on Context Menu for PDF Files in Microsoft Edge 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. You can add (install) themes from the Microsoft Edge Add-On Store to Microsoft Edge. You can personalize Microsoft Edge with themes that change the look and feel of your browser and the new tab page to create beautiful and immersive visual experiences. Apply different themes to each profile to help you easily separate home, school, or work. This tutorial will show you how to add and remove themes from the Microsoft Edge Add-On Store in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. Option One: Add Theme from Microsoft Edge Add-On Store to Microsoft Edge Option Two: Remove Theme from Microsoft Edge option1Add Theme from Microsoft Edge Add-On Store to Microsoft Edge 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Go to the Microsoft Edge Add-On Store for themes. 3 Click/tap on the Get button for a theme you want to add to Microsoft Edge. (see screenshot below) 4 Click/tap on Add theme to confirm. (see screenshot below) 5 The theme will now be added and applied to Microsoft Edge. option2Remove Theme from 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 pane. (see screenshot below step 4) 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 Remove button to the right of Custom theme on the right side. (see screenshot below) 5 You can now close the Settings tab if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Change Theme in Microsoft Edge How to Add and Remove Google Chrome Themes in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Enable or Disable Install Google Chrome Themes in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Change Microsoft Edge Chromium Theme to Light or Dark Mode How to Enable or Disable Accent Color in Microsoft Edge
In Windows 10 version 1607 and later, the Lid open action setting (if supported) in Power Options lets users specify the default action to take when the laptop (system) lid is opened when waking (resuming) from sleep, hibernate, or modern standby. Users can specify one of the following actions to take: do nothing or turn on the display. This tutorial will show you how to change the default action to take when opening the lid of your laptop in Windows 10. Option One: To Change Default Lid Open Action in Advanced Power Options Option Two: To Change Default Lid Open Action for Current Power Plan in Command Prompt Option Three: To Change Default Lid Open Action for Specific Power Plan in Command Prompt option1To Change Default Lid Open Action in Advanced Power Options 1 Open Advanced Power Options. 2 Expand open Power buttons and lid and Lid open action in Power Options. (see screenshot below) If Lid open action is not available, you can add it. 3 Select the Do nothing or Turn on the display (default) action you want in the "On battery" and "Plugged in" drop menus, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below) option2To Change Default Lid Open Action for Current Power Plan in Command Prompt 1 Open a command prompt. 2 Copy and paste the command below you want to use into the command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshot below) ("Do nothing" On battery) powercfg -setdcvalueindex SCHEME_CURRENT 4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347 99ff10e7-23b1-4c07-a9d1-5c3206d741b4 0 ("Do nothing" Plugged in) powercfg -setacvalueindex SCHEME_CURRENT 4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347 99ff10e7-23b1-4c07-a9d1-5c3206d741b4 0 OR (Default "Turn on display" On battery) powercfg -setdcvalueindex SCHEME_CURRENT 4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347 99ff10e7-23b1-4c07-a9d1-5c3206d741b4 1 (Default "Turn on display" Plugged in) powercfg -setacvalueindex SCHEME_CURRENT 4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347 99ff10e7-23b1-4c07-a9d1-5c3206d741b4 1 3 You can now close the command prompt if you like. option3To Change Default Lid Open Action for Specific Power Plan in Command Prompt 1 Open a command prompt. option3s22 Copy and paste the powercfg /L command into the command prompt, and press Enter. Make note of the GUID number (ex: 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c) of the power plan you want to apply this to. (see screenshot below) The power plan (ex: Ultimate Performance) with an asterisk (*) to the right of it is your current active power plan scheme. 3 Type the command below you want to use into the command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshot below) ("Do nothing" On battery) powercfg -setdcvalueindex GUID 4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347 99ff10e7-23b1-4c07-a9d1-5c3206d741b4 0 ("Do nothing" Plugged in) powercfg -setacvalueindex GUID 4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347 99ff10e7-23b1-4c07-a9d1-5c3206d741b4 0 OR (Default "Turn on display" On battery) powercfg -setdcvalueindex GUID 4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347 99ff10e7-23b1-4c07-a9d1-5c3206d741b4 1 (Default "Turn on display" Plugged in) powercfg -setacvalueindex GUID 4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347 99ff10e7-23b1-4c07-a9d1-5c3206d741b4 1 Substitute GUID in the command above with the actual GUID from step 2 above for the power plan you want to apply this to. For example: Set to "Do nothing" while "Plugged in" for the High performance power plan GUID (8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c) powercfg -setacvalueindex 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c 4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347 99ff10e7-23b1-4c07-a9d1-5c3206d741b4 0 4 You can now close the command prompt if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Add or Remove "Lid open action" from Power Options in Windows 10 How to Change Default Lid Close Action 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 add extensions to Microsoft Edge from the Microsoft Edge Add-ons Store by default whenever you want. If you like, you can also allow to add extensions to Microsoft Edge from other sources like the Chrome Web Store. If needed, you can turn on or off added extensions as needed in Microsoft Edge without needing to remove (uninstall) the extension. For example, when an extension is causing an issue for a site, and needs to be temporarily turned off until finished with the site. When you turn on an installed extension, the extension's icon will be added to the toolbar next to the address bar. When you turn off an installed extension, the extension's icon will be removed from the toolbar next to the address bar. If you like, you can also hide extension icons on the Microsoft Edge toolbar without needing to turn off or uninstall the extension. When you hide an extension's icon from the toolbar, the icon is moved to the top of the Settings and more (Alt+F) (3 dots) menu to access instead. This tutorial will show you how to hide and show extension icons on the toolbar of the Chromium based Microsoft Edge in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10. Option One: Hide Extension Icon on Microsoft Edge Toolbar Option Two: Show Extension Icon on Microsoft Edge Toolbar option1Hide Extension Icon on Microsoft Edge Toolbar 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Right click or press and hold on the icon of an extension (ex: "MalwareBytes Browser Guard") you want to hide from the toolbar, and click/tap on Move to the menu. (see screenshot below) option2Show Extension Icon on Microsoft Edge Toolbar 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) button (3 dots). (see screenshot below) 3 Right click or press and hold on the icon of an extension (ex: "MalwareBytes Browser Guard") at the top of the menu you want to show on the toolbar, and click/tap on Move to the toolbar. (see screenshot below) That's it, Shawn Brink How to Add or Remove Extensions Button on Toolbar in Microsoft Edge How to Add and Remove Extensions in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Add and Remove Extensions in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Enable or Disable Allow Extensions from Other Stores 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
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 Canary 89.0.736.0 version, you can now enable a new Browser tab experiences in Windows experimental flag in Microsoft Edge that allows Windows to show open Microsoft Edge tabs in OS experiences like Alt + Tab, pinned sites, and more. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Browser tab experiences in Windows in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10. EXAMPLE: "Browser tab experiences in Windows" with Alt+Tab Here's How: 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Copy and paste edge://flags/#edge-window-tab-manager into the address bar, and press Enter. (see screenshot below) 3 Select Default (same as disabled), Enabled, or Disabled in the Browser tab experiences in Windows 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. 5 If enabled, you can now configure what you want to show in Alt+Tab. Open windows and all tabs in Edge (default) Open windows and 5 most recent tabs in Edge Open windows and 3 most recent tabs in Edge Open windows only That's it, Shawn Brink How to Switch Between Open Apps when pressing Alt+Tab How to Change what Alt+Tab Shows in Windows 10 How to Pin and Unpin Tabs in Microsoft Edge Chromium
In Windows, you can maximize a window vertically by performing one of the following actions: While the window is active, press the Shift + Windows + Up arrow keys to maximize the window vertically, and press the Shift + Windows + Down arrow keys to restore/minimize the window vertically. Move the pointer to the top or bottom border of a window until the pointer turned into a double arrow, and double click/tap. If you like, you can disable the ability to double-click to maximize windows vertically without affecting being able to use the keyboard shortcut to maximize windows vertically. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable double-click to maximize windows vertically for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. EXAMPLE: Maximize window vertically Here's How: The downloadable .reg files below will modify the string value in the registry key below. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop SnapSizing string value (REG_SZ) 0 = Disable 1 = Enable 1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do. To Enable Double-Click to Maximize Windows Vertically 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_double_click_to_maximize_windows_vertically.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/enable_double_click_to_maximize_windows_vertically-reg.2259/?hash=958c18bab71f0907826070c0398b16e6 To Disable Double-Click to Maximize Windows Vertically A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below. Disable_double_click_to_maximize_windows_vertically.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/disable_double_click_to_maximize_windows_vertically-reg.2258/?hash=958c18bab71f0907826070c0398b16e6 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 Sign out and Sign in or restart the computer 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 Snap Windows in Windows 10 How to Enable or Disable Drag to Snap Windows in Windows 10 How to Maximize and Restore App Window in Windows 10
The text cursor is that blinking line at the end of what you are typing in Windows. The caret timeout is the time in milliseconds that the text cursor will continue to blink before it automatically stops blinking. The default caret timeout is 5000 milliseconds, but you can change this time if wanted. This tutorial will show you how to change the text cursor caret blink timeout for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. EXAMPLE: text cursor blinking in Run (Win+R) dialog Here's How: 1 Press the Win + R keys to open the Run dialog, 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\Control Panel\Desktop 3 In the right pane of the Desktop key, double click/tap on the CaretTimeout DWORD value to modify it. (see screenshot above) 4 Select (dot) Decimal, type in how many milliseconds you want for the text cursor blink timeout, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below) The default text cursor blink timeout is 5000 milliseconds. 1000 milliseconds equals 1 second. 5 Close Registry Editor. 6 Either sign out and sign in or restart the computer to apply. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Change Text Cursor Blink Rate in Windows How to Turn On or Off Text Cursor Indicator in Windows 10 How to Change Text Cursor Indicator Size in Windows 10 How to Change Text Cursor Thickness in Windows 10 How to Change Text Cursor Indicator Color in Windows 10 How to Change Mouse Pointers and Change Pointer Color and Size in Windows 10
The mouse hover time is the time in milliseconds that the mouse pointer has to stay hovered over an item before an event happens. For example: Hover pointer over icon on taskbar before thumbnail preview of open window displays. Hover pointer over file, folder, or drive in File Explorer or on desktop to auto select when using Single-click to open an item (point to select). The default mouse hover time is 400 milliseconds, but you can change this time if wanted. This tutorial will show you how to change the mouse hover time for an auto select or open event for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Here's How: 1 Press the Win + R keys to open the Run dialog, 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\Control Panel\Mouse 3 In the right pane of the Mouse key, double click/tap on the MouseHoverTime string value (REG_SZ) to modify it. (see screenshot above) 4 Type in how many milliseconds you want for the mouse hover time, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below) The default mouse hover time is 400 milliseconds. 1000 milliseconds equals 1 second. 5 Close Registry Editor. 6 Either sign out and sign in or restart the computer to apply. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Open Items with Single-Click or Double-Click in Windows 10 How to Change Delay Time to Show Taskbar Thumbnails in Windows 10 How to Change Menu Show Delay Time in Windows 10
You can tap into the power of Your Phone app with Link to Windows integration on select Surface Duo and Samsung devices to instantly access your Android phone’s mobile apps directly from your Windows 10 PC. With Your Phone apps, you can instantly access the Android apps installed on your mobile device right on your PC. Using a Wi-Fi connection, Apps allows you to browse, play, order, chat, and more – all while using your PC’s larger screen and keyboard. You can add your Android apps as favorites on your PC, pin them to your Start menu and taskbar, and open them in separate windows to use side-by-side with apps on your PC – helping you stay productive. Apps replaced the phone screen option in the left pane of the Your Phone app, but Phone screen is still available. Phone screen will mirror your Android phone screen the same way it did before, but it will be on a separate window from the Your Phone app. Apps provides an easier way to interact with all of the apps installed on your Android device by launching them directly. You can turn on or off to automatically optimize an Android app or phone screen window sizing when opened from the Your Phone app on your Windows 10 PC. This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off optimize Android app window sizing in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC. EXAMPLE: "Optimize app window sizing on my PC" turned on and off Here's How: 1 Open the Your Phone app in Windows 10. 2 Click/tap on the Settings (gear) icon a the bottom of the left pane. (see screenshot below) 3 Click/tap on Features in the middle Settings pane. 4 Under Apps in the right Features pane, turn on (default) or off Optimize app window sizing on my PC for what you want. 5 You can now close the Your Phone app if you like. That's it, Shawn How to Link Android Phone to Windows 10 PC How to Open Phone Screen in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC How to Turn On or Off Display Apps from Android Phone in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC How to Enable or Disable Your Phone Accessibility service with Windows 10 PC Turn On or Off Android Phone Screen while Connected to Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC How to Turn On or Off Ask Before Closing Multiple Windows in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC
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 89.0.731.0 version and later, you can now enable the Enable picker for color based themes experimental flag in Microsoft Edge that gives a set of options for autogenerated themes based on a base color (aka: accent color). If enabled, you will be able to select from 15 available accent colors. The accent color is applied to the title bar, toolbar, and the new tab page in Microsoft Edge without being affected by a set light or dark theme. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the accent theme colors feature in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10. EXAMPLE: "Accent color" settings in Microsoft Edge Here's How: 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Copy and paste edge://flags/#edge-color-theme-picker into the address bar, and press Enter. (see screenshot below) 3 Select Default (same as enabled), Enabled, or Disabled in the Enable picker for color based themes 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 Change Theme in Microsoft Edge How to Change Microsoft Edge Chromium Overall Appearance to Light or Dark Mode How to Enable or Disable Install Google Chrome Themes in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Add and Remove Google Chrome Themes in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Add and Remove Themes in Microsoft Edge
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