Windows New Feature, Better than Snipping Tool

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Man, I use snipping tool a lot, but it is a three step process, windows key, typing shipping tool, entering, then hitting new.

No need, now just hit windows key+shift+s, the snip goes directly into your clipboard, you can just hit control+v to paste it wherever you intend.

Especially nice, if you turned on clipboard history, you'll have a log of recent clips, get to those hitting windows key +v.

How to Enable Group Policy Edit (gpedit) installed on Windows 10 home

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I didn't write this batch file, it's been published without author so I can't give credit.

Our board doesn't allow bat file uploads, American Zombie solved the problem, instead I uploaded a zip file, you can download that, unpack and unpack it.

Alternatively, you can make your own batch file instead;

Copy and paste the following into notepad, save it as ".bat installer"

Code:
@echo off
pushd "%~dp0"
dir /b %SystemRoot%\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy-ClientExtensions-Package~3*.mum >List.txt
dir /b %SystemRoot%\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy-ClientTools-Package~3*.mum >>List.txt
for /f %%i in ('findstr /i . List.txt 2^>nul') do dism /online /norestart /add-package:"%SystemRoot%\servicing\Packages\%%i"
pause
You must right click and run as administrator

It won't run without elevated permission,

A command prompt opens and runs, depending on your system, might take a few minutes, when it pauses, hit enter again, you'd should have gpedit on your computer in moments.

here's what it will look like when it completes it's first task;

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Hit enter, let it finish, when done you should be able to launch gpedit through run, use "gpedit.msc"

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Disable Annoying Volume Applet In Edges' Chrome

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Man, since I went to Edge chrome I've hated THIS;

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Let's disable that bugger!

Paste this into the address bar;

Edge://flags

This'll open;

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Paste in the search field and enter

hardware media

You'll get this
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Hit the scroll down, set to disabled, DONE,

restart the browser, now when you hit the volume button you get this
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MUCH BETTER!

You Can/Should Delete the Contents of Your AMD Folder

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If you have AMD, there's a the AMD folder on your "C" drive.
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This folder's there to unpack driver updates, (catalyst I believe).

If you update often, ( AMD publishes frequent driver upgrades), the folder can get huge, if you have a smaller SSD, or even one of admirable size, this folder takes up too much space, affecting wear leveling and trim. Mine was around 30 gigs, found it trying to figure out why the SSD was overpopulated compared to my own calculation.

The driver's remain so you can roll yours back, or do a repair.

Keeping this relatively smaller is important, not only for drive volume, I'm surprised AMD doesn't do a cleanup when there are too many previous versions.

Sometimes, windows actually rolls back to what it thinks is the stable driver during an update, even though the latest driver is probably more stable than the one AMD published as the latest stable to Microsoft.

If you're satisfied with your last two drivers, one for a roll back if an issue arises, the most current for an in place repair.

Delete all the rest, you can always download previous versions over at AMD if you want to go back further.

How To Search History in Edge

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Edge became my favorite browser, it's fast, clean, and uses less battery on my laptop than any other browser, problem though, they left out a "search history" button, which is certainly frustrating, I'm surprised MS hasn't addressed that problem, it's a simple fix.

Anyway, there's a pretty simple method to search history when you need that done, you'll access your "timeline"

Use Control+tab, which brings up recent activity in icons on your desktop, on the top right is a search button, you can use that to search everything you've done in edge.

If you'd rather not use the mouse to click on that search button, just hit tab twice, enter and begin typing your search terms.

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