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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. Data breaches worldwide have been on the rise and the security of your data is one of our top priorities. Password Monitor on the new Microsoft Edge notifies you when your online credentials have been detected on the dark web. If Microsoft Edge uncovers a match with your saved passwords, you will receive a notification on the browser informing that your credentials have been compromised. Through a dashboard view, people can see a list of all affected accounts, visit the websites directly, and take action accordingly. After you turn on Password Monitor, Microsoft Edge begins proactively checking the passwords you’ve saved in the browser against a large database of known breached credentials that are stored in the cloud. If any of your passwords match those in the database, they will be shown on the Password Monitor page in Settings > Profiles > Passwords > Password Monitor. Passwords listed there are no longer safe to use and need to be changed immediately. When your credentials are checked against the database of known leaked credentials, powerful encryption helps prevent your information from being revealed to anyone. Information about which password has been compromised is only available to you. See also: Protect your online accounts using Password Monitor | Microsoft Office Support Password Monitor is now available in Microsoft Edge preview builds | Microsoft Tech Community Use Password Monitor to help protect your passwords online | Microsoft Edge Insider Articles Starting with the latest version of Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary, you can now manually scan for compromised leaked passwords on demand. This tutorial will show you how to manually scan for compromised leaked passwords with Password Monitor for your profile in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. Here's How: 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Sign in to your Microsoft Edge profile using your Microsoft account or your work or school account. 3 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) 3 dots menu icon, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below) 4 Click/tap on Profiles on the left side, and click/tap on Passwords 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. 5 Click/tap on the forward arrow icon under the turned on Show alerts when passwords are found in an online leak. (see screenshot below) 6 Click/tap on the Scan now button. (see screenshot below) 7 Wait until the scan in progress has finished. (see screenshot below) 8 When scan has finished, you will see if any leaked passwords have been found or not. (see screenshots below)  What to do if you leaked passwords are found For each account where your password is shown to be unsafe, click/tap on the Change button. You will be taken to the relevant website. Change your password. If an entry in the list of leaked passwords is no longer relevant to you, you can click/tap on Ignore. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Enable or Disable Password Monitor in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Enable or Disable Offer to Save Passwords in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Delete Saved Passwords for Sites in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Export Saved Passwords for Sites in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to View Saved Passwords for Sites in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Enable or Disable Suggested Passwords in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Enable or Disable Reveal Password Button 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 open Microsoft Edge Developer Tools (DevTools) by pressing the F12 key or by pressing the Ctrl + Shift + i keys. The Microsoft Edge Developer Tools are a set of tools built directly into the Microsoft Edge browser. With these DevTools, you are able to do the following. Inspect and make changes to your HTML website Edit CSS and instantly see preview how your website renders See all the console.log() statements from your front-end JavaScript code Debug your script by setting breakpoints and stepping through it line by line all directly within the browser. These are just examples of some of the features the DevTools provide to make it easier and faster for you to build and test your websites in Microsoft Edge. The Microsoft Edge (Chromium) DevTools include the following panels. An Elements panel to edit HTML and CSS, inspect accessibility properties, view event listeners, and set DOM mutation breakpoints A Console to view and filter log messages, inspect JavaScript objects and DOM nodes, and run JavaScript in the context of the selected window or frame A Sources panel to open and live edit your code, set breakpoints, step through code, and see the state of your website one line of JavaScript at a time A Network panel to monitor and inspect requests and responses from the network and browser cache A Performance panel to profile the time and system resources required by your site A Memory panel to measure your use of memory resources and compare heap snapshots at different states of code runtime An Application panel to inspect, modify, and debug web app manifests, service workers, and service worker caches. You may also inspect and manage storage, databases, and caches from the Application panel. A Security panel to debug security issues and ensure that you have properly implemented HTTPS on your website. HTTPS provides critical security and data integrity for both your site and your users that provide personal information on your site. An Audits panel (now renamed Lighthouse) to run an audit of your website. The results of the audit help you improve the quality of your site in the following ways. Catch common errors related to making your website accessible, secure, performant, and so on. Fix each error. Build a PWA. See also: Microsoft Edge (Chromium) Developer Tools | Microsoft Docs Microsoft Edge DevTools Keyboard Shortcuts | Microsoft Docs Turn off F12 opening DevTools with new Edge setting | Microsoft Edge Insider Articles Starting with the Microsoft Edge Canary 89.0.726.0 and Dev 89.0.731.0 versions, you can now turn on or off Open the DevTools when the F12 key is pressed in System settings. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the developer tools (DevTools) F12 keyboard shortcut in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge. EXAMPLE: Developer Tools 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 System in the left pane, and turn On (default) or Off Open the DevTools when the F12 key is pressed for what you want under Developer Tools in the right pane. (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. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Enable or Disable Developer Tools 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 enable the Tab Groups experimental flag in Microsoft Edge to allow users to organize tabs into visually distinct groups, e.g. to separate tabs associated with different tasks. Tab Groups includes the following features: Add tab to new or existing group Remove tab from group Name or rename group Open new tab in group Ungroup tabs in a group Close group to remove group and all added tabs This tutorial will show you how to name or rename tab groups in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10. Here's How: 1 While browsing in Microsoft Edge, right click on the name or dot for a tab group you want to name or rename. (see screenshots below) 2 Type a name you want for the tab group, and either press Enter or click/tap on an empty area to close the menu. If you leave the "Name this group" field empty, you will see a colored dot for the tab group instead of a name. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Enable or Disable Tab Groups in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Enable or Disable Tab Groups Auto Create in Microsoft Edge How to Enable or Disable Tab Groups Collapse in Microsoft Edge How to Add Tab to New or Existing Group in Microsoft Edge How to Ungroup Tabs and Remove Tab from Group 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 enable the Tab Groups experimental flag in Microsoft Edge to allow users to organize tabs into visually distinct groups, e.g. to separate tabs associated with different tasks. Tab Groups includes the following features: Add tab to new or existing group Remove tab from group Name or rename group Open new tab in group Ungroup tabs in a group Close group to remove group and all added tabs This tutorial will show you how to ungroup tabs in a group and remove tab from group without closing tabs in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10. Option One: Remove Single Tab from Group in Microsoft Edge Option Two: Ungroup Tabs in a Group to Remove All Tabs from Group in Microsoft Edge option1Remove Single Tab from Group in Microsoft Edge 1 While browsing in Microsoft Edge, right click or press and hold on a tab added to a group you want to remove from the group. (see screenshot below) 2 Click/tap on Remove from group. option2Ungroup Tabs in a Group to Remove All Tabs from Group in Microsoft Edge 1 While browsing in Microsoft Edge, right click or press and hold on the group name (ex: "Forums") you want to ungroup. (see screenshot below) 2 Click/tap on Ungroup. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Enable or Disable Tab Groups in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Enable or Disable Tab Groups Auto Create in Microsoft Edge How to Enable or Disable Tab Groups Collapse in Microsoft Edge How to Add Tab to New or Existing Group in Microsoft Edge How to Name or Rename Tab Group 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 enable the Tab Groups experimental flag in Microsoft Edge to allow users to organize tabs into visually distinct groups, e.g. to separate tabs associated with different tasks. Tab Groups includes the following features: Add tab to new or existing group Remove tab from group Name or rename group Open new tab in group Ungroup tabs in a group Close group to remove group and all added tabs This tutorial will show you how to add a tab to a new or existing group in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10. Option One: Add Tab to New Group in Microsoft Edge Option Two: Add Tab to Existing Group in Microsoft Edge option1Add Tab to New Group in Microsoft Edge 1 While browsing in Microsoft Edge, perform one of the following available options below to add a tab to a new group: (see screenshots below) Right click or press and hold on a tab, and click/tap on Add tab to new group. Right click or press and hold on a tab, click/tap on Add tab to group, and click/tap on New group. 2 Type a name you want for this new group. (see screenshots below) If you leave the "Name this group" field empty, you will see a colored dot for the tab group instead of a name. 3 Select a color you want for this group. (see screenshots below) option2Add Tab to Existing Group in Microsoft Edge If the tab you want to add to an existing group is currently already in a group, the tab will automatically be removed from the current group and added to the existing group you select. 1 While browsing in Microsoft Edge, right click or press and hold on a tab you want to add to an existing group. (see screenshot below) 2 Click/tap on Add tab to group. 3 Click/tap on an existing group name (ex: "Forums") you want to add the tab to. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Enable or Disable Tab Groups in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Enable or Disable Tab Groups Auto Create in Microsoft Edge How to Enable or Disable Tab Groups Collapse in Microsoft Edge How to Ungroup Tabs and Remove Tab from Group in Microsoft Edge How to Name or Rename Tab Group 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 enable the Tab Groups experimental flag in Microsoft Edge to allow users to organize tabs into visually distinct groups, e.g. to separate tabs associated with different tasks. Tab Groups includes the following features: Add tab to new or existing group Remove tab from group Name or rename group Open new tab in group Ungroup tabs in a group Close group to remove group and all added tabs Starting with the Microsoft Edge Canary 89.0.722.0 version , you can now enable the Tab Groups Collapse experimental flag in Microsoft Edge to allow a tab group to be collapsible and expandable, if tab groups are enabled. If you enable Tab Groups Collapse, you can click/tap on the tab group name to toggle collapse and expand of the tab group. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Tab Groups Collapse in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10. EXAMPLE: Collapse and expand tab group in Microsoft Edge Here's How: 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Copy and paste edge://flags/#edge-tab-groups-collapse into the address bar, and press Enter. (see screenshot below) 3 Select Default (same as disabled), Enabled, or Disabled in the Tab Groups Collapse drop menu for what you want, and click/tap on Restart to apply. 4 When finished, you can close the Experiments tab if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Enable or Disable Tab Groups in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Enable or Disable Tab Groups Auto Create in Microsoft Edge How to Add Tab to New or Existing Group in Microsoft Edge How to Ungroup Tabs and Remove Tab from Group in Microsoft Edge How to Name or Rename Tab Group 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 enable the Tab Groups experimental flag in Microsoft Edge to allow users to organize tabs into visually distinct groups, e.g. to separate tabs associated with different tasks. Tab Groups includes the following features: Add tab to new or existing group Remove tab from group Name or rename group Open new tab in group Ungroup tabs in a group Close group to remove group and all added tabs Starting with the Microsoft Edge Canary 89.0.722.0 version , you can now enable the Tab Groups Auto Create experimental flag in Microsoft Edge to automatically create tab groups for users, if tab groups are enabled. If you enable Tab Groups Auto Create, tab groups will automatically be created when you open links in a new tab from within a currently open tab. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Tab Groups Auto Create in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10. Here's How: 1 Open Microsoft Edge. 2 Copy and paste edge://flags/#edge-tab-groups-auto-create into the address bar, and press Enter. (see screenshot below) 3 Select Default (same as disabled), Enabled, or Disabled in the Tab Groups Auto Create drop menu for what you want, and click/tap on Restart to apply. 4 When finished, you can close the Experiments tab if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Enable or Disable Tab Groups in Microsoft Edge Chromium How to Enable or Disable Tab Groups Collapse in Microsoft Edge How to Add Tab to New or Existing Group in Microsoft Edge How to Ungroup Tabs and Remove Tab from Group in Microsoft Edge How to Name or Rename Tab Group in Microsoft Edge
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 from your Android phone are not installed on your PC. Apps you open on your PC from the Your Phone app will be running from your Android device. Your Android device needs to be on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network in order for this to work. The Your Phone app is connecting and mirroring apps to your PC from your Android phone. You need to connect (link) your Android phone to your PC via the Your Phone app in order to use this experience. See also: Use apps from your Android device on your PC | Microsoft Support This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Android phone apps as favorites in the Your Phone app on a Windows 10 PC. Option One: Add Android Apps to Favorites in Your Phone app Option Two: Remove Android Apps from Favorites in Your Phone app option1Add Android Apps to Favorites in Your Phone app 1 Open the Your Phone app on your Windows 10 PC. 2 Click/tap on Apps in the left pane of the Your Phone app. (see screenshot below) 3 Under All apps in the right pane of the Your Phone app, right click or press and hold on an Android app (ex: "Gallery") you want to add to your favorites, and click/tap on Add to favorites. option2Remove Android Apps from Favorites in Your Phone app 1 Open the Your Phone app on your Windows 10 PC. 2 Click/tap on Apps in the left pane of the Your Phone app. (see screenshots below) 3 Under Favorites or All apps in the right pane of the Your Phone app, right click or press and hold on an Android app (ex: "Gallery") you want to remove from your favorites, and click/tap on Remove from favorites. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Link Android Phone to Windows 10 PC How to Pin Android Apps from Your Phone to Start Menu on Windows 10 PC How to Pin Android Apps from Your Phone to Taskbar on 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
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 from your Android phone are not installed on your PC. Apps you pin and/or open on your PC will be running from your Android device. Your Android device needs to be on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network in order for this to work. The Your Phone app is connecting and mirroring apps to your PC from your Android phone. You need to connect (link) your Android phone to your PC via the Your Phone app in order to use this experience. See also: Use apps from your Android device on your PC | Microsoft Support This tutorial will show you how to pin Android phone apps to the taskbar on your Windows 10 PC using the Your Phone app. Option One: "Pin to taskbar" and "Unpin from taskbar" Android apps from Your Phone app Option Two: "Unpin from taskbar" Android apps from Taskbar option1"Pin to taskbar" and "Unpin from taskbar" Android apps from Your Phone app 1 Open the Your Phone app on your Windows 10 PC. 2 Do step 3 (pin to Start) or step 4 (unpin from Start) below for what you would like to do. To "Pin to taskbar" Android phone apps on Windows 10 PC A) Click/tap on Apps in the left pane of the Your Phone app. (see screenshot below) B) Right click or press and hold on an Android app (ex: "Gallery") you want to pin, click/tap on Pin to taskbar, and go to step 5. To "Unpin from taskbar" Android phone apps on Windows 10 PC A) Click/tap on Apps in the left pane of the Your Phone app. (see screenshot below) B) Right click or press and hold on an Android app (ex: "Gallery") you want to unpin, click/tap on Unpin from taskbar, and go to step 5. step55 When finished pinning and unpinning Android apps, you can close the Your Phone app if you like. option2"Unpin from taskbar" Android apps from Taskbar 1 Go to the taskbar on your Windows 10 PC. 2 Right click or press and hold on the icon of a pinned Android app (ex: "Gallery") you want to unpin, click/tap on Unpin from taskbar. (see screenshot below) That's it, Shawn Brink How to "Pin to taskbar" and "Unpin from taskbar" Apps in Windows 10 How to Pin Android Apps from Your Phone to Start Menu on Windows 10 PC 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 How to Add or Remove Android Apps as Favorites in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC
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 from your Android phone are not installed on your PC. Apps you pin and/or open on your PC will be running from your Android device. Your Android device needs to be on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network in order for this to work. The Your Phone app is connecting and mirroring apps to your PC from your Android phone. You need to connect (link) your Android phone to your PC via the Your Phone app in order to use this experience. See also: Use apps from your Android device on your PC | Microsoft Support This tutorial will show you how to pin Android phone apps to the Start menu on your Windows 10 PC using the Your Phone app. Option One: "Pin to Start" and "Unpin from Start" Android apps from Your Phone app Option Two: "Unpin from Start" Android apps from Start menu option1"Pin to Start" and "Unpin from Start" Android apps from Your Phone app 1 Open the Your Phone app on your Windows 10 PC. 2 Do step 3 (pin to Start) or step 4 (unpin from Start) below for what you would like to do. To "Pin to Start" Android phone apps on Windows 10 PC A) Click/tap on Apps in the left pane of the Your Phone app. (see screenshot below) B) Right click or press and hold on an Android app (ex: "Gallery") you want to pin, and click/tap on Pin to Start. C) Click/tap on Yes to confirm, and go to step 5. (see screenshot below) To "Unpin from Start" Android phone apps on Windows 10 PC A) Click/tap on Apps in the left pane of the Your Phone app. (see screenshot below) B) Right click or press and hold on an Android app (ex: "Gallery") you want to unpin, click/tap on Unpin from Start, and go to step 5. step55 When finished pinning and unpinning Android apps, you can close the Your Phone app if you like. option2"Unpin from Start" Android apps from Start menu 1 Open the Start menu fab fa-windows on your Windows 10 PC. 2 Right click or press and hold on a pinned Android app (ex: "Gallery") you want to unpin, and click/tap on Unpin from Start. (see screenshot below) That's it, Shawn Brink How to "Pin to Start" and "Unpin from Start" items in Windows 10 How to Pin Android Apps from Your Phone to Taskbar on Windows 10 PC 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 How to Add or Remove Android Apps as Favorites in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC
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 hide your mobile Android phone's screen while it is connected to your Windows 10 PC using the Your Phone app to open apps or phone screen on your phone. This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off hide Android phone screen while connected to Windows 10 PC with Your Phone app. EXAMPLE: Message on phone screen before hidden (turned off) while connected to PC 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 Hide my mobile device's screen while it's connected to 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 How to Turn On or Off Ask Before Closing Multiple Windows in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC Turn On or Off Optimize App Window Sizing in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC How to Pin Android Apps from Your Phone to Start Menu on Windows 10 PC How to Pin Android Apps from Your Phone to Taskbar on Windows 10 PC How to Add or Remove Android Apps as Favorites in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC
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. 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. The Phone screen feature only works when your Android device and Windows 10 PC can communicate with each other. They will both need to be turned on, linked, and connected to the same network (for example, your home Wi-Fi). The Your Phone Companion accessibility service is for those using a screen reading or focus tracking tool on a Windows 10 PC. When the Your Phone Companion accessibility service is enabled, it lets you control all your Android phone's apps from your Windows 10 PC using Android keyboard navigation while receiving Narrator spoken feedback from your PC speakers or headphones. You can navigate through phone screen on your PC by using your keyboard and mouse. See also: Accessibility options for the Your Phone app Accessibility for phone screen in the Your Phone app This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Your Phone Companion accessibility service on your Android phone with Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC. Here's How: 1 Open Settings on your Android phone. (see screenshot below) 2 Tap on Accessibility in Settings. (see screenshot below) 3 Tap on Installed services in Accessibility. (see screenshot below) 4 Tap on Your Phone Companion in Installed services. (see screenshot below) 5 Do step 6 (enable) or step 7 (disable) below for what you would like to do. To Enable Your Phone Companion Accessibility Service A) Turn on the switch for Your Phone Companion accessibility service, and tap on Allow to accept service permissions. (see screenshot below) To Disable Your Phone Companion Accessibility Service A) Turn off the switch for Your Phone Companion accessibility service, and tap on Turn off to confirm. (see screenshot below) That's it, Shawn Brink 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 Turn On or Off Android Phone Screen while Connected to Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC Turn On or Off Optimize App Window Sizing in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC How to Pin Android Apps from Your Phone to Start Menu on Windows 10 PC How to Pin Android Apps from Your Phone to Taskbar on Windows 10 PC How to Add or Remove Android Apps as Favorites in Your Phone app on Windows 10 PC
In Windows, you can use themes to help make your desktop feel a little more personal. High Contrast themes improves readability of the display by applying a special system color scheme. When you use the left Alt + left Shift + Print Screen keyboard shortcut to turn on or off High Contrast, a sound will play by default to let you know. When you use the left Alt + left Shift + Print Screen keyboard shortcut to turn on High Contrast, a warning message will display by default asking you to confirm with Yes or No. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the warning message and sound when turning on high contrast in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Option One: Enable or Disable High Contrast Warning Message and Sound in Control Panel Option Two: Enable or Disable High Contrast Warning Message and Sound using a REG file EXAMPLE: High contrast warning message option1Enable or Disable High Contrast Warning Message and Sound in Control Panel 1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Ease of Access Center icon. 2 Click/tap on the Make the computer easier to see link in the Ease of Access Center. (see screenshot below) 3 Under High Contrast, check (enable - default) or uncheck (disable) Display a warning message when turning a setting on and Make a sound when turning a setting on or off for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below) It is required to have Turn on or off High Contrast with left ALT + left SHIFT + PRINT SCREEN is pressed checked for the warning message to display and sound to play. 4 You can now close the Control Panel if you like. option2Enable or Disable High Contrast Warning Message and Sound using a REG file The downloadable .reg files below will modify the string value in the registry key below. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\HighContrast Flags string value (REG_SZ) 4198 = Disable warning message and sound 4206 = Enable warning message and disable sound 4214 = Disable warning message and enable sound 4222 = Enable warning message and sound 1 Do step 2 (enable message/sound), step 3 (disable message/sound), step 4 (enable message / disable sound), or step 5 (disable message / enable sound) below for what you want. To Enable High Contrast Warning Message and Sound This is the default setting. A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below. Enable_High_Contrast_message_and_sound_for_current_account.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/enable_high_contrast_message_and_sound_for_current_account-reg.1408/?hash=97517b35f06199b8f7d01f536946ad6c To Disable High Contrast Warning Message and Sound A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below. Disable_High_Contrast_message_and_sound_for_current_account.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/disable_high_contrast_message_and_sound_for_current_account-reg.1406/?hash=97517b35f06199b8f7d01f536946ad6c To Enable High Contrast Warning Message and Disable Sound A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below. Enable_High_Contrast_message_and_disable_sound_for_current_account.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/enable_high_contrast_message_and_disable_sound_for_current_account-reg.1407/?hash=97517b35f06199b8f7d01f536946ad6c To Disable High Contrast Warning Message and Enable Sound A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below. Disable_High_Contrast_message_and_enable_sound_for_current_account.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/disable_high_contrast_message_and_enable_sound_for_current_account-reg.1405/?hash=97517b35f06199b8f7d01f536946ad6c option2s66 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 Sign out and sign in, or restart the computer 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 High Contrast Mode in Windows 10 How to Enable or Disable High Contrast Keyboard Shortcut in Windows
Windows Questions allows you to enable fluid width to increase the width of the site so it occupies the width of your browser. This can be useful for larger screens. This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off fluid width for the Windows Questions site to occupy the width of your browser. Option One: Turn On or Off Fluid Width at Windows Q Option Two: Turn On or Off Fluid Width for TF Skin Styles at Windows Q EXAMPLE: Fluid width turned on and off at Windows Q (Click/tap on images to view at full size) option1Turn On or Off Fluid Width at Windows Q This option will not be available for the DM Master, TF Style, and TF Dark skin styles. 1 Scroll to the top or bottom of the page at Windows Questions, and click/tap on the Customize button. (see screenshot below) (Click/tap on images to view at full size) 2 Turn on or off (default) Fluid width for what you want, and click/tap on Save to apply. (see screenshot below) The Fluid width layout option will not be available until your browser window is large enough (ex: full screen). option2Turn On or Off Fluid Width for TF Skin Styles at Windows Q This option only applies to the TF Style and TF Dark skin styles. 1 Click/tap on the Your account (ex: "Brink") button towards the top right corner of the page at Windows Questions, and click/tap on Preferences. (see screenshot below) 2 Scroll down to the TF Skin Width section on the right side of Preferences, and check or uncheck (default) Enable Wide for what you want. (see screenshot below) 3 Click/tap on the Save button at the bottom to apply.
Windows Questions allows you to change your preferences for which skin style you want to use for the site's appearance. You can select from a wide collection of light and dark styles. If you select a WQ skin style, you are able to quickly toggle between using the light mode or dark mode version of the selected WQ style as wanted. This tutorial will show you how to toggle between using light mode and dark mode for how the Windows Questions site appears to you. Here's How: 1 Scroll to the top of the page at Windows Questions. 2 Click/tap on the available Dark mode (moon) button or Light mode (light bulb) button at the top right corner to toggle between modes. (see screenshots below) (Click/tap on images to view at full size) That's it, Shawn
Windows Questions allows you to change your preferences for which skin style you want to use for the site's appearance. You can select from a wide collection of light and dark styles. If you select a WQ skin style, you are able to quickly toggle between using the light mode or dark mode version of the selected WQ style as wanted. This tutorial will show you how to change the skin style used for how the Windows Questions site appears to you. Option One: Change Skin Style of Windows Q from Bottom of Page Option Two: Change Skin Style of Windows Q from Your Preferences option1Change Skin Style of Windows Q from Bottom of Page 1 Scroll to the bottom of the page at Windows Questions. 2 Click/tap on the Style chooser button at the bottom left corner. (see screenshot below) The Style chooser button will show your currently selected style (ex: "WQ2020"). 3 Click/tap on an available style you want to select to use in the Style chooser pane. option2Change Skin Style of Windows Q from Your Preferences This option is only available while logged in to your account at Windows Questions. 1 Click/tap on the Your account (ex: "Brink") button towards the top right corner of the page at Windows Questions, and click/tap on Preferences. (see screenshot below) 2 Click/tap on the Style drop menu on the right side of Preferences. (see screenshot below step 4) 3 Click/tap on an available style (ex: "WQ2020") you want to select to use in the Style drop menu. (see screenshot below step 4) 4 Click/tap on the Save button at the bottom to apply. (see screenshot below) That's it, Shawn
You can use Folder Options (aka: File Explorer Options) to change the way files and folders function and how items are displayed on your computer. This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Folder Options for specific or all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Option One: Enable or Disable Folder Options for All or Specific Users using Local Group Policy Editor Option Two: Enable or Disable Folder Options for All Users using a REG file EXAMPLE: Folders Options enabled and disabled option1Enable or Disable Folder Options for All or Specific Users using Local Group Policy Editor In Windows 7, the Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions. In Windows 8, the Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Pro and Enterprise editions. In Windows 10, the Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions. All editions can use Option Two below. 1 Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied. 2 In the left pane of the Local Group Policy Editor, click/tap on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and File Explorer. (See screenshot below) 3 In the right pane of File Explorer, double click/tap on the Do not allow Folder Options to be opened from the Options button on the View tab of the ribbon policy to edit it. (see screenshot above) 4 Do step 5 (add) or step 6 (remove) below for what you would like to do. To Enable Folder Options A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below) Not Configured is the default setting. To Disable Folder Options A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below) option1s77 When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like. option2Enable or Disable Folder Options for All Users using a REG file The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry keys below. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer NoFolderOptions DWORD (delete) = Add 1 = Remove 1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do. To Enable Folder Options 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_Folder_Options_for_all_users.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/enable_folder_options_for_all_users-reg.1231/?hash=ffc8b5aa00beed47cfbfd606bad808f6 To Disable Folder Options for All Users A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below. Disable_Folder_Options_for_all_users.reg https://www.windowsq.com/attachments/disable_folder_options_for_all_users-reg.1230/?hash=ffc8b5aa00beed47cfbfd606bad808f6 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 Restart the explorer process or sign out and sign in to apply. 8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like. That's it, Shawn Brink How to Open Folder Options for File Explorer in Windows 10
Out-Gridview is in my opinion one of the most practical PowerShell cmdlets. As all PS cmdlets, it has the same verb-noun syntax: do this (verb) with that (noun). Out-GridView simply tells PS to send command output to a grid view table. The power of Out-GridView cmdlet comes from its optional -PassThru switch, which lets user to select items from table, then passing them as parameters to another cmdlet. Out-GridView without -PassThru only lists command output in a table. The syntax with -PassThru switch is as follows: first cmdlet | Out-GridView -PassThru | another cmdlet In this tutorial, I will show just a few practical examples about using Out-GridView with -PassThru, to let you see and understand how it works. See official Out-GridView documentation on Microsoft Docs for more information. Some practical examples 1. Hyper-V: Start and stop VMs using Out-GridView 2. Files: Copy, move & delete files using Out-GridView 3. Windows Features: Add or remove optional features using Out-GridView Part1Start and stop VMs using Out-GridView 1.1 Cmdlets used in following examples: Get-VM ➡️ Lists all Hyper-V virtual machines Start-VM ➡️ Starts selected VM Stop-VM ➡️ Stops selected VM 1.2 To start one or more virtual machines using Out-Gridview, we start with cmdlet Get-VM to list all available VMs, then show the list in grid view table, select VMs we want to start, and pass that selection to cmdlet Start-VM: Get-VM | Out-GridView -PassThru | Start-VM When command is executed (#1 in screenshot), grid view table shows all virtual machines. To select VMs I want to start, I hold down CTRL key and select them from the list (#2), then click OK to start selected VMs (#3): (Click to enlarge.) Hyper-V Manager will now show that both selected are running. You can also see the status with Out-GridView with this simple command: Get-VM | Out-GridView (Click to enlarge.) 1.3 OK, now I want to stop one or more running virtual machines. The procedure is exactly the same than when starting them, I just need to change the last cmdlet from Start-VM to Stop-VM Get-VM | Out-GridView -PassThru | Stop-VM Part2Copy, move & delete files using Out-GridView 2.1 Cmdlets used in following examples: Get-ChildItem ➡️ Lists all files and subfolders in selected folder Copy-Item ➡️ Copies selected items to new location Move-Item ➡️ Moves selected items to new location Remove-Item ➡️Delete a file or a folder 2.1 Copying files using Out-GridView is simple. List files with Get-ChildItem cmdlet, select which files to copy, pass the selection to Copy-Item cmdlet. Following command will list all files and folders in Documets folder of your OneDrive, and copies selected items to folder F:\OneDriveDocs: Get-ChildItem C:\Users\YourUsername\OneDrive\Documents | Out-GridView -PassThru | Copy-Item -Destination F:\OneDriveDocs See step 1.2 for how to select items. 2.2 To move files, change the last cmdlet to Move-Item. Following command would move selected items in your OneDrive\Documents folder to folder F:\OneDriveDocs: Get-ChildItem C:\Users\YourUsername\OneDrive\Documents | Out-GridView -PassThru | Move-Item -Destination F:\OneDriveDocs 2.3 To delete files, change the last cmdlet to Remove-Item. Following command would delete selected items from your OneDrive\Documents folder: Get-ChildItem C:\Users\YourUsername\OneDrive\Documents | Out-GridView -PassThru | Remove-Item 2.3 Using -Recurse switch with Get-ChildItem lists all chosen items in given folder and all its subfoders. Following command would list all files not only in OneDrive\Documents folder, but also all files in any existing subfolder of Documents, let you select the files to be deleted, and then delete them: Get-ChildItem C:\Users\YourUsername\OneDrive\Documents -Recurse | Out-GridView -PassThru | Remove-Item 2.4 With -Recurse switch, we can also use -Include switch to narrow down the list with wildcards. Following command would list all ISO images (extension .iso) on drive G: and all its subfolders, show them in table, let user to select ISO images to be deleted, then delete them: Get-ChildItem G:\ -Recurse -Include *.iso | Out-GridView -PassThru | Remove-Item 2.5 To list all JPG and PNG images on folder D:\HolidayPics and all its subfolders, and copy selected items to folder X:\Backup\HolidayPics: Get-ChildItem D:\HolidayPics -Recurse -Include *.jpg, *.png | Out-GridView -PassThru | Copy-Item -Destination X:\Backup\HolidayPics Notice that as I wanted to list multiple file types, I separated them with a comma (-Include *.jpg, *.png). Part3Add or remove optional features using Out-GridView 3.1 Cmdlets used in following examples: Get-WindowsOptionalFeature ➡️ Lists all available optional features Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature ➡️ Enables selected optional features Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature ➡️ Disables selected optional features 3.2 To list currently disabled Windows optional features, and select features to be enabled: Get-WindowsOptionalFeature -OnLine | Where-Object {$_.State -eq "Disabled"} | Out-GridView -PassThru | Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature 3.3 To list currently enabled Windows optional features, and select features to be disabled: Get-WindowsOptionalFeature -OnLine | Where-Object {$_.State -eq "Enabled"} | Out-GridView -PassThru | Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature The few examples shown in this tutorial show you how to use Out-GridView. When used without switches, it lists selected command's output for viewing. When used with -PassThru switch, it passes selected output from first cmdlet as parameters to second cmdlet. Easy, and practical! Kari
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