How To Change The Default Search In Microsoft Edge

The default search engine in Microsoft Edge is Bing. However, when trying to set it to something else, Edge will by default not show any other options. This is because unless you have visited the other search engines using Edge, it won’t be possible to change the default search. It however can be changed to any other search engine that supports OpenSearch if needed. Here is how to change...

How To Turn Off Detailed Status Of Apps From Being Displayed On Windows 10 Lock Screen

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Windows 10 lock screen ( Win key + L) can show detailed status of various apps like Calendar, Mail and so on. These can be turned off from being displayed on lock screen for privacy. Here is how : Open Windows Settings (Windows key + I) and Choose Personalization. From Personalization section, choose Lock screen > Choose an app to show detailed status. This will show the current app whose detailed...

Rearrange Quick Actions Icons And Customize Notifications In Windows 10

Quick Actions icons in the notifications area of Windows 10 are useful shortcuts for common tasks. These can be customized and rearranged if needed. Here is how : Access All Settings (Windows key + I) and choose System. Click on Notifications & actions. The layout shown for these quick actions icons is the one in use. To move these icons around and rearrange them as needed, click on them individually...

Auto Fill Web Forms When Using Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge now has an autofill feature that makes it quick to complete web forms. To enable and use it : Click on the dots at top right and choose Settings. Then go to Advanced settings > View advanced settings. From the Autofill settings, choose Manage form entries. Select Add new Fill in the form details. This will now be available as a drop-down whenever a new form will have to be filled...

How To Reset Apps In Windows 10

With Windows 10 April 2018 Update, system apps and other apps that come installed by default can be reset on an individual basis instead of resetting the entire PC. This is useful when troubleshooting them when they hang or don’t work as expected. These options are available for Windows 10 apps that are there by default or those installed from Windows Store. Here is how : Open Windows settings...

Change Video Streaming And Other Playback Options For Windows 10 Apps

Apps installed from Windows Store like Netflix, Hulu and other UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps use the default video platform that comes built in Windows 10. Also other default apps like Microsoft Edge, Movies & TV use that. The playback settings for these apps can directly be configured from the Video playback options. Here is how : Open All settings (Windows key + I) and choose Apps. Next,...