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How to face unlock Windows 11 with Windows Hello

How to face unlock Windows 11 with Windows Hello

Unlocking your device using face recognition is a super-easy way of accessing your tablet, laptop, or PC. With Windows Hello Face, Microsoft has refined this type of authentication and has enhanced its security. This article explains what Windows Hello Face is and how to enable or get rid of it, should you choose to. But should you even use Windows Hello Face in Windows 11?
How to switch to a Windows 11 local account from a Microsoft one

How to switch to a Windows 11 local account from a Microsoft one

Windows 11, just like Windows 10, wants you to use a Microsoft account on your computers and devices. It’s true that such accounts come with certain advantages like synchronization and built-in support for a wide range of Microsoft services. However, it also means that you might be worried about giving access to some personal information to Microsoft. Fortunately, you can switch to a local account
How to use Tracking prevention in Microsoft Edge

How to use Tracking prevention in Microsoft Edge

Have you ever searched for a product online, only to have advertisements for similar products follow you around on completely unrelated sites? This happens because websites track your internet activity through advertising cookies and other means. If you are concerned about privacy, tracking prevention can protect you from websites that collect your data. In this article, we explain what Tracking prevention is in Microsoft Edge,
How to set and configure Location Services in Windows 11

How to set and configure Location Services in Windows 11

Location Services allow for a more personalized experience in Windows 11 by enabling location-based information to be displayed. Precise location means better weather reporting, more relevant local news, and overall greater functionality for apps and Windows. The downside is that by turning on Location Services, you are being tracked, which might be a privacy issue for you. This article teaches you how to enable, disable,
Go incognito with a shortcut key in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera

Go incognito with a shortcut key in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera

We all want to browse the web as privately as possible, and using dedicated modes like Google Chrome’s Incognito or Microsoft Edge’s InPrivate helps us with this goal. If you’re sharing a device, it makes sense to want to keep some of your browsing history to yourself. Furthermore, knowing how to go incognito as fast as possible could save you precious time. So, if you
How do I reset my Microsoft account password?

How do I reset my Microsoft account password?

If you are using Windows 10, Windows 11, Outlook, Microsoft 365, Xbox, Azure, or most of the other products and services offered by Microsoft, it’s almost a given that you also own a Microsoft account for logging in. You might call it your email account, Xbox account, OneDrive account, Skype account or some other name, but, in the end, it’s always a Microsoft account. If
How to go incognito in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Opera

How to go incognito in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Opera

Are you wondering how to go incognito in your web browser and what that means? Incognito Mode is a useful tool that prevents your browser from saving data about you and the websites you visit. While every major browser offers private browsing, the feature comes under different names. It’s named Incognito Mode in Chrome, Microsoft Edge calls it InPrivate, while Opera and Firefox use Private
How to stop crypto mining and cryptojacking in Opera

How to stop crypto mining and cryptojacking in Opera

Do you know that some websites on the internet use your browser to mine for cryptocurrencies without your permission? This technique is also known as cryptojacking, and it involves using your computer’s resources to generate cryptocurrencies that can then be used in the real world. These resources are your computer’s processor and graphics card. If browsing the web is a slow experience for you, you
How to clear cookies on Microsoft Edge

How to clear cookies on Microsoft Edge

Cookies are not just tasty treats but also an essential part of your experience on the internet. Browser cookies are small pieces of text used by websites to store information about you. This data is then used to let you create online accounts, remember your details, or personalize your online experience. However, cookies also allow sites to track you and gather data about you, so
How to configure proxy server settings in Windows 10

How to configure proxy server settings in Windows 10

Windows 10 offers the ability to set a proxy server from its Settings app without the need for third-party software. This feature allows you to protect your online privacy by covering some of your tracks when surfing the web. Furthermore, using a proxy server might be the only way to access the internet in schools or enterprise environments. The proxy server, which acts as an
How to enable Do Not Track in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Opera

How to enable Do Not Track in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Opera

Do Not Track or DNT is a web browser feature that lets websites know you don’t want to be tracked. When you enable the DNT setting in your web browser, it sends a Do Not Track request with your browsing traffic to all the websites you visit and the third-party services they’re using, asking them not to collect data about you and your browsing habits.
How to clear cookies on Firefox in Windows and macOS

How to clear cookies on Firefox in Windows and macOS

Clearing cookies in Mozilla Firefox prevents tracking and improves your privacy, providing a safer browsing experience. However, while it’s easy to completely clear Firefox cookies, some of them are useful, as they remember your preferences, details, and even your shopping cart. So it makes sense to view cookies in Firefox before removing them. This guide illustrates how to see and how to clear cookies on
How to change the Microsoft password: 2 different ways

How to change the Microsoft password: 2 different ways

Besides logging into Windows 10 PCs, you also use your Microsoft account password to connect on Xbox, Skype, Outlook, and OneDrive. Therefore, it’s a good idea to regularly change the Microsoft password in order to keep your data safe. If you suspect someone has gained access to your account or if you’ve been using the same password for too long, this guide shows you how
3 ways to disable the Windows Registry

3 ways to disable the Windows Registry

The Windows Registry is one of the most critical tools in Windows 10. As it can profoundly alter how your operating system works (or doesn’t work, for that matter), letting every user on your PC access it is not a good idea. If you don’t want others to be able to change keys or values using the Registry Editor, you should consider disabling access to
How to block Remote Desktop on your Windows PC

How to block Remote Desktop on your Windows PC

The Remote Desktop feature from Windows operating systems can be useful to many. However, it can also be a security concern, as hackers can take advantage of it in order to break into your computer. If someone with bad intentions manages that, he or she can get access to your information, personal or otherwise. Hackers can also exploit Remote Desktop to install malicious software to
What is a Windows user group, and what does it do?

What is a Windows user group, and what does it do?

Security is essential in any digital environment, so to make it easier for users to manage permissions and other user accounts, Windows offers a useful feature called user groups. Although it may seem a bit intimidating at first, this feature is not that hard to understand and use, and it might just save you a lot of time and energy when managing multiple accounts. Let's
How to log out of Facebook on any devices you're logged into

How to log out of Facebook on any devices you're logged into

Are you wondering how to log out of Facebook? If you can’t remember hitting the Facebook logout button after checking it from a friend’s PC or you suspect someone else is accessing your account, it’s easy to put your mind at ease. The popular social network offers an overview of all the devices connected to your account, which you can use to log out of
6 ways to change an account to Administrator and back in Windows 10

6 ways to change an account to Administrator and back in Windows 10

If you want to promote a trustworthy user or limit the permissions of a naughty one on your Windows 10 PC, there are several ways to change an account type from Standard to Administrator and the other way around. While a Standard account lets you access the device and make changes that don’t affect other users, you need Administrator privileges to have complete control over