How to Block all Pop-ups in Microsoft Edge

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to block all pop-ups and redirects in Microsoft Edge Browser when using Windows 10.

The new Microsoft Edge browser has adopted the Chromium open source project code base and offers better web compatibility and performance over the legacy edge.

Microsoft Edge browser is cross-platform, which supports all of Windows, MacOS and Linux systems. If you’re currently using Edge and want to learn how to block pop-ups and redirects, the steps below should show you how to do it.

By default, Microsoft Edge automatically blocks pop-ups and redirects. Pop ups are sometimes very annoying, especially from websites that want you to subscribe to useless information.

These pop ups are blocked most of the time. However, if you find that you’re still receiving pop-ups from websites online, check these settings to make sure they’re blocked.

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How to Disable Google Cast in Microsoft Edge

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to disable or enable Google Cast in Microsoft Edge Browser when using Windows 10.

The new Microsoft Edge browser has adopted the Chromium open source project code base and offers better web compatibility and performance over the legacy edge.

Microsoft Edge browser is cross-platform, which supports all of Windows, MacOS and Linux systems. If you’re currently using Edge and want to learn how to disable Google cast in Microsoft Edge, the steps below should show you how to do it.

By default, Microsoft Edge allows users to cast content from any cast enabled website to any Chrome cast device. Users will be able to launch and cast from the app menu, page context menus, media controls on Cast-enabled websites, and (if shown) the Cast toolbar icon.

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How to Login as root on Ubuntu with Windows WSL

This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to login as root when using Ubuntu on Windows WSL environment.

Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a tool that lets developers run a GNU/Linux environment, including most command-line tools, utilities, and applications directly in Windows without setting up a virtual machine or dual-boot.

You can run full Linux operating systems inside Windows easily. We have written many tutorials on installing different Linux distributions on Windows WSL.

Now that you have Ubuntu installed with WSL, do you know how to logon as a root user? By default, after installing Ubuntu, you’ll be prompted to create a normal user account.

This account will be added to the sudoers file which gives the account sudo permission. However, this is not root.

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How to Disable the Guest Mode in Microsoft Edge

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to disable the guest mode in Microsoft Edge Browser when using Windows 10.

The new Microsoft Edge browser has adopted the Chromium open source project code base and offers better web compatibility and performance over the legacy edge.

Microsoft Edge browser is cross-platform, which supports all of Windows, MacOS and Linux systems. If you’re currently using Edge and want to learn how to disable the internal PDF viewer in Microsoft Edge, the steps below should show you how to do it.

By default, Microsoft Edge allows users to browse the web in guest mode. Guest mode is a temporary instance of a new profile. When you browse as guest, data such as favorites, browsing history, passwords, and web forms do not persist when your browsing sessions end.

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How to Set Home and Startup Pages in Microsoft Edge

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to configure their default home and startup pages in Microsoft Edge browser with Windows 10 and always open their preferred sites when the browser starts.

The new Microsoft Edge browser has adopted the Chromium open source project code base and offers better web compatibility and performance over the legacy edge.

Microsoft Edge browser is cross-platform, which supports all of Windows, MacOS and Linux systems. If you’re currently using Edge and want to learn how to set your default home and startup pages in Microsoft Edge, the steps below should show you how to do it.

By default, Microsoft Edge opens a blank page with default background when you launch Edge. In business environment when you want to focus on branding, sending everyone a default company’s page with company policies and information might be a good thing.

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How to Disable AutoFill Addresses in Microsoft Edge

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to disable autofill for addresses in Microsoft Edge Browser when using Windows 10.

By default, Microsoft Edge offers to save addresses and automatically fill out address details the next time you want to complete web forms online. The AutoFill feature lets users auto complete home or business addresses in web forms using previously stored information.

This can be convenient but can also lead to your address information being compromised.

When using Windows 10, you can turn off or disable this feature for all users on the system so that addresses and other details are never automatically saved and are not used to auto complete web forms.

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How to Install Debian on Windows WSL

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install and run Debian Linux on Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2).

Back in 2017, Windows released Windows Subsystem for Linux that lets developers run a GNU/Linux environment, including most command-line tools, utilities, and applications directly in Windows without setting up a virtual machine or dual-boot.

WSL2 has since been released, and it’s an improvement over version 1. The new and improved version comes with performance boost, full system call compatibility, and built with a new architecture and that delivers features that make WSL an amazing way to run a Linux environment in Windows.

To install WSL 2 on Windows 10, these two requirements must be met:

  • Windows 10 May 2020 (2004), Windows 10 May 2019 (1903), or Windows 10 November 2019 (1909) or later
  • A computer with Hyper-V Virtualization support
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How to Install Ubuntu on Windows WSL

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install and run Ubuntu Linux on Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2).

Back in 2017, Windows released Windows Subsystem for Linux that lets developers run a GNU/Linux environment, including most command-line tools, utilities, and applications directly in Windows without setting up a virtual machine or dual-boot.

WSL2 has since been released, and it’s an improvement over version 1. The new and improved version comes with performance boost, full system call compatibility, and built with a new architecture and that delivers features that make WSL an amazing way to run a Linux environment in Windows.

To install WSL 2 on Windows 10, these two requirements must be met:

  • Windows 10 May 2020 (2004), Windows 10 May 2019 (1903), or Windows 10 November 2019 (1909) or later
  • A computer with Hyper-V Virtualization support
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How to Disable AutoFill Credit Cards in Microsoft Edge

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to disable autofill for credit cards in Microsoft Edge Browser when using Windows 10.

By default, Microsoft Edge offers to save credit cards details and automatically fill out payment details the next time you want to checkout online. The AutoFill feature lets users auto complete credit card information in web forms using previously stored information.

This can be convenient but can also lead to payment information being compromised.

When using Windows 10, you can turn off or disable this feature for all users on the system so that credit cards details are never automatically saved and are not used to auto complete web forms.

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How to use Bing SafeSearch in Microsoft Edge

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to force Bing SafeSearch in Microsoft Edge Browser when using Windows 10.

By default, when you search Bing, all information necessary related to the keyword is displayed and made available. There are no filters. Content that are not appropriate for kids are also displayed.

With the new Microsoft Edge, you can now filter content and restrict Bing search results to only display safe content. This will ensure that queries in Bing web search are done with SafeSearch set to the value specified. Users can’t change this setting.

Bing SafeSearch is kids-friendly Search Engine run by Bing. It filters adult content and only present content that are kid friendly.

When using Windows 10, you can turn this feature on for all accounts on the system so whoever logs in will be force to use Bing kid friendly search engine.

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How to Install Moodle on Windows WSL

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install Moodle with Apache on Windows 10 WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) 2 with Ubuntu OS.

Moodle is an opensource, mobile friendly learning management system (LMS) that makes it easy to create and distribute your own courses and training materials for any purpose.

You can use Moodle to power your online course and learning websites with ease, without the need to learn how read and write complicated codes and scripts.

Now that you can install Linux OS inside Windows via WSL, the steps below show you how to install Moodle in Windows with Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).

With WSL, you can install and run full Linux operating system inside Windows. So get Windows, enable WSL, install a Linux OS and run Moodle.

Back in 2017, Windows released the original WSL version. WSL 2 is an improvement over version 1 and comes with performance boost, full system call compatibility, and built with a new architecture and that delivers features that make WSL an amazing way to run a Linux environment in Windows.

If you have a machine that meets the requirements above to run WSL 2, then continue below.

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How to Open PDF files in Adobe Reader from Microsoft Edge

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to disable the internal PDF viewer in Microsoft Edge browser with Windows 10 and always open PDF files externally in Adobe Reader or other PDF applications.

The new Microsoft Edge browser has adopted the Chromium open source project code base and offers better web compatibility and performance over the legacy edge.

Microsoft Edge browser is cross-platform, which supports all of Windows, MacOS and Linux systems. If you’re currently using Edge and want to learn how to disable the internal PDF viewer in Microsoft Edge, the steps below should show you how to do it.

By default, Microsoft Edge tries to use its internal PDF viewer when dealing with PDF files in the browser. This might work for many, but there are few folks out there that might want to use Adobe Reader or other PDF applications for all PDF files.

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