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Re: MS Edge

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

For those who may wish to check whether their monitor's physical resolution (what it's actually capable of as it's maximum resolution) and what it's working resolution is set to are the same (or very close to it, Windows will "trim a few pixels" in what it reports) I have uploaded an older, portable version of Piriform's Speccy program you can download to find out.

SpeccyPortableV1.3.2.zip

Once downloaded just unzip it to the folder of your choosing, then run the speccy.exe (it may be speccy32.exe) file in it.  Here are step-by-step instructions for using Speccy:  Using Piriform’s Speccy to Get Your System Specifications. Ignore Step 1 in the instructions, as I haven't yet updated them, since Piriform no longer offers the portable version from their site.  Use the portable version I gave above so that you can just nuke it after you're done.  If you happen to get a message when running Speccy that a newer version is available just ignore and dismiss that, too.  Also, since you're not doing this for an assistant, there's no need to publish the result.  You can jump straight from Step 3 to Step 6, where you save the result in a text file.

Afterward, open that text file and search on the phrase "Current Resolution."  After this you will be presented with what the current resolution is set to for Windows itself. In my case it's 1366x768 pixels, in the form width by height.  Next, search on the phrase, "Monitor Width."  After this you will be presented with the number, in pixels, that is the actual maximum that the monitor itself supports.  The line directly beneath this one is for, "Monitor Height," which presents that figure in pixels.  In my case those figures are actually 1366 and 768, respectively.

You should set your monitor resolution such that what shows up under Current Resolution width by height matches the width and height figures for the monitor hardware itself.

Under Windows 10, if you need to change this, go to Settings, System, Display Pane and in that pane search for Display resolution.  There is a dropdown box for this and one of the options is always the maximum resolution that your monitor supports, which is what you should select.

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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes.

       ~ Thomas H. Huxley (1876)


Edge Keyboard Shortcut for Favorites Bar

Don H
 

Is there a shortcut key for getting to the edge favoriee bar? Using the latest chromium edge


Re: MS Edge

tim
 

I moved mine up one arrow to 1152x864 and the list came back.

On 10/21/2020 9:25 AM, Betsy Sawyers wrote:
What should the resolution be? Mine is 1024 768 and I still have the same issue.
-----Original Message----- From: Don H
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 8:59 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] MS Edge
OK after many attempts at getting to all the settings in MS Edge I
finally called the microsoft disability help desk.  The whole issue of
not seeing all the various setting categories was that somehow during
the Win10 20h2 update my screen resolution was changed and when we
changed it back to the highest resolution the problem was solved.  Would
have never thought of that one.
On 10/20/2020 9:46 PM, tim wrote:
Your right on that one. If it says 20.04 those steps work like a charm.
but if you have 20h2 it real tricky getting into that list.

On 10/20/2020 4:32 PM, Don H wrote:
I have the Edge from the latest 20h2 of win 10 and there is no tab called categories as you have described.

On 10/20/2020 3:04 PM, Bill White wrote:
Hi, Don.

1. Start Microsoft Edge. 2. Press ALT plus F, followed by S for
Settings. 3. TAB once to Categories. 4. Arrow down to Start up, and
press ENTER. 5. TAB to Add New Page, and press ENTER. 6. In the
edit box that appears, type the URL for your home page.

That's it.

Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message----- From: win10@win10.groups.io
[mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don H Sent: Tuesday,
October 20, 2020 12:42 PM To: win10@win10.groups.io Subject:
[win10] MS Edge

How do you set the home page for the latest version of MS Edge.


























Re: Forcing an App to Open Maximized

Kenny Nead
 

Thanks, your instructions work good.

Kenny

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of gbmagoo@...
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:21 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Forcing an App to Open Maximized

 

Don,

 

If you have edge on your desktop or in the task bar, do the following

Highlite one of them,

Right click, or shift f10 to open the contectual menu,

Arrow down to properties and hit enter,

Now in the edge property window, tabe to the combo box which says open in, and arrow to maximized then tap to apply, and then tab to ok

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 06:58
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Forcing an App to Open Maximized

 

Don,

          I can't answer that question, as I have Chromium browsers in particular occasionally open with the window not maximized even though I always keep them maximized and am using the "start where you left off" feature On Startup.  I did modify the title, though, to clearly indicate what it is you're seeking.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes.

       ~ Thomas H. Huxley (1876)


Re: Forcing an App to Open Maximized

Mike Capelle <mcap@...>
 

What? Where do I go in settings.

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:07 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Forcing an App to Open Maximized

 

Settings, On Startup  in any Chromium-based browser.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes.

       ~ Thomas H. Huxley (1876)


Re: Forcing an App to Open Maximized

gbmagoo@...
 

Don,

 

If you have edge on your desktop or in the task bar, do the following

Highlite one of them,

Right click, or shift f10 to open the contectual menu,

Arrow down to properties and hit enter,

Now in the edge property window, tabe to the combo box which says open in, and arrow to maximized then tap to apply, and then tab to ok

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 06:58
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Forcing an App to Open Maximized

 

Don,

          I can't answer that question, as I have Chromium browsers in particular occasionally open with the window not maximized even though I always keep them maximized and am using the "start where you left off" feature On Startup.  I did modify the title, though, to clearly indicate what it is you're seeking.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes.

       ~ Thomas H. Huxley (1876)


Re: Forcing an App to Open Maximized

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

Settings, On Startup  in any Chromium-based browser.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes.

       ~ Thomas H. Huxley (1876)


Re: Forcing an App to Open Maximized

Mike Capelle <mcap@...>
 

Where do I go to change that feature to start where I left off

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 8:58 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Forcing an App to Open Maximized

 

Don,

          I can't answer that question, as I have Chromium browsers in particular occasionally open with the window not maximized even though I always keep them maximized and am using the "start where you left off" feature On Startup.  I did modify the title, though, to clearly indicate what it is you're seeking.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes.

       ~ Thomas H. Huxley (1876)


Re: Forcing an App to Open Maximized

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

Don,

          I can't answer that question, as I have Chromium browsers in particular occasionally open with the window not maximized even though I always keep them maximized and am using the "start where you left off" feature On Startup.  I did modify the title, though, to clearly indicate what it is you're seeking.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes.

       ~ Thomas H. Huxley (1876)


Re: MS Edge

gbmagoo@...
 

Betsy

This is georbge, if you have my cell number in hyour phone, it starts with a c, 206, give me a call and I will help hyou

-----Original Message-----
From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Betsy Sawyers
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 06:26
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] MS Edge

What should the resolution be? Mine is 1024 768 and I still have the same issue.


-----Original Message-----
From: Don H
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 8:59 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] MS Edge

OK after many attempts at getting to all the settings in MS Edge I
finally called the microsoft disability help desk. The whole issue of
not seeing all the various setting categories was that somehow during
the Win10 20h2 update my screen resolution was changed and when we
changed it back to the highest resolution the problem was solved. Would
have never thought of that one.

On 10/20/2020 9:46 PM, tim wrote:
Your right on that one. If it says 20.04 those steps work like a charm.
but if you have 20h2 it real tricky getting into that list.

On 10/20/2020 4:32 PM, Don H wrote:
I have the Edge from the latest 20h2 of win 10 and there is no tab called
categories as you have described.

On 10/20/2020 3:04 PM, Bill White wrote:
Hi, Don.

1. Start Microsoft Edge. 2. Press ALT plus F, followed by S for
Settings. 3. TAB once to Categories. 4. Arrow down to Start up, and
press ENTER. 5. TAB to Add New Page, and press ENTER. 6. In the
edit box that appears, type the URL for your home page.

That's it.

Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message----- From: win10@win10.groups.io
[mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don H Sent: Tuesday,
October 20, 2020 12:42 PM To: win10@win10.groups.io Subject:
[win10] MS Edge

How do you set the home page for the latest version of MS Edge.


























Re: Forcing an App to Open Maximized

Kenny Nead
 

How do you tell if it opens maximized?

-----Original Message-----
From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 8:11 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] maximizing a ap

For some reason Google Chrome is not being maximized when I open it. I have cmade sure that the desktop icon for it has it set to open maximized yet it still opens in normal mode. I know how to manually maximize it but want it simply to open automatically maximized. Are there any other ways to force it to open maximized?


Re: MS Edge

Betsy Sawyers
 

What should the resolution be? Mine is 1024 768 and I still have the same issue.

-----Original Message-----
From: Don H
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 8:59 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] MS Edge

OK after many attempts at getting to all the settings in MS Edge I
finally called the microsoft disability help desk. The whole issue of
not seeing all the various setting categories was that somehow during
the Win10 20h2 update my screen resolution was changed and when we
changed it back to the highest resolution the problem was solved. Would
have never thought of that one.

On 10/20/2020 9:46 PM, tim wrote:
Your right on that one. If it says 20.04 those steps work like a charm.
but if you have 20h2 it real tricky getting into that list.

On 10/20/2020 4:32 PM, Don H wrote:
I have the Edge from the latest 20h2 of win 10 and there is no tab called categories as you have described.

On 10/20/2020 3:04 PM, Bill White wrote:
Hi, Don.

1. Start Microsoft Edge. 2. Press ALT plus F, followed by S for
Settings. 3. TAB once to Categories. 4. Arrow down to Start up, and
press ENTER. 5. TAB to Add New Page, and press ENTER. 6. In the
edit box that appears, type the URL for your home page.

That's it.

Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message----- From: win10@win10.groups.io
[mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don H Sent: Tuesday,
October 20, 2020 12:42 PM To: win10@win10.groups.io Subject:
[win10] MS Edge

How do you set the home page for the latest version of MS Edge.


























Forcing an App to Open Maximized

Don H
 

For some reason Google Chrome is not being maximized when I open it.  I have cmade sure that the desktop icon for it has it set to open maximized yet it still opens in normal mode.  I know how to manually maximize it but want it simply to open automatically maximized.  Are there any other ways to force it to open maximized?


Re: MS Edge

Don H
 

OK after many attempts at getting to all the settings in MS Edge I finally called the microsoft disability help desk.  The whole issue of not seeing all the various setting categories was that somehow during the Win10 20h2 update my screen resolution was changed and when we changed it back to the highest resolution the problem was solved.  Would have never thought of that one.

On 10/20/2020 9:46 PM, tim wrote:
Your right on that one. If it says 20.04 those steps work like a charm.
but if you have 20h2 it real tricky getting into that list.

On 10/20/2020 4:32 PM, Don H wrote:
I have the Edge from the latest 20h2 of win 10 and there is no tab called categories as you have described.

On 10/20/2020 3:04 PM, Bill White wrote:
Hi, Don.

1. Start Microsoft Edge. 2. Press ALT plus F, followed by S for
Settings. 3. TAB once to Categories. 4. Arrow down to Start up, and
press ENTER. 5. TAB to Add New Page, and press ENTER. 6. In the
edit box that appears, type the URL for your home page.

That's it.

Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message----- From: win10@win10.groups.io
[mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don H Sent: Tuesday,
October 20, 2020 12:42 PM To: win10@win10.groups.io Subject:
[win10] MS Edge

How do you set the home page for the latest version of MS Edge.

























Re: Ready, set, check: October 2020 Update is now live #branchprogression #WinTen20H2

Kevin
 

Would the build number be

 

Version 2009 Build 19091.572

 

Because that’s what I have

 

email is golden!!!

Kevin Lee

 

From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 7:30 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Ready, set, check: October 2020 Update is now live #WinTen20H2 #BranchProgression

 

This is very odd. Normally my pc was in the cohort that could get the update via a check. Seems that isn't the case anymore.

On 10/20/2020 12:23 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hello everyone,

 

Windows 10 October 2020 Update (20H2) is now available. Highlights of this release include Alt+Tab changes, subtle changes to Start menu, tablet interface improvements (including no more ‘tablet mode” on computers with no touchscreens), and under the hood changes. See the following Microsoft blog for details:

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2020/10/20/whats-new-in-the-windows-10-october-2020-update/

 

As we always do, a new feature update release means:

 

  1. Please wait until “Feature update to Windows 10, version 20H2” is offered via Windows Update. Like recent feature updates, it’ll be an optional update unless you are using Windows 10 Version 1809 or 1903, which are going out of support very soon.
  2. As always, please back up before you apply the feature update.
  3. Just because Version 20H2 is available doesn’t mean everyone will get it today, especially given that not all users were offered Version 2004 (May 2020 Update).
  4. Speaking of Version 2004, Version 20H2 is Version 2004 with additional features.
  5. The last regular cumulative update announcement for Version 2004 will be sent on December 8, 2020. Between now and then, you’ll see 19041(2) in KB alert subject line.

 

And with that, let the rollout begin!

Cheers,

Joseph

 


Re: Logitech K780 Keyboard

tim
 

Once you get it setup, no problem.
I use it with desktop, 2 laptops and a iPhone.

On 10/20/2020 3:09 PM, Graham Smith wrote:
Can anyone advise me if its possible to connect the mentioned keyboard as a totally blind user.
I initially just want to use it on my windows 10 laptop, I have read up on it but seams as though it could be a bit difficult, can it be done are there any known keystrokes to achieve it.
Regards
Graham


Re: The new 'best Windows 10 antivirus' might surprise you

enes sarıbaş
 

I think until around 2015-2016 or so, defender was the absolute worst performer in av tests. It went from that to middle of the pack, to one of the highest ranked software suites. There are still valid reasons why some would want to opt for a third party solution though. You will notice that defender didn't score the best in false posetives, whereas several other av products regularly get full marks on all those catagories. I personally wish they would  just use their own built-in update process for defenitions instead of putting those on windows update. I set updates to manual via group policy, and I have to constantly deal with defender defenition updates appearing there, even though the built-in updater installs those automatically at each boot.

On 10/20/2020 6:56 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
It doesn't surprise me.  Windows Security (AKA Windows Defender) has been in the top tier of security suites since very shortly after its introduction as implemented under Windows 8 and later.  Its actual position in the top 10, along with that of other competitors, does move from test cycle to test cycle, but there's nothing unusual about that.

Look at the most recent testing results from the following antivirus/security testing labs, along with the historical results from the past several years if you want to see how Windows Security/Defender has been performing.  Windows Security has been solidly in the top 10, often top 5, and frequently beats out several well-known competitors that one must pay for.

AV Test

AV Comparatives

SE Labs  (Reports Page)

MRG Effitas  (360 Protection Testing Category)

 

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes.

       ~ Thomas H. Huxley (1876)


Re: MS Edge

tim
 

Your right on that one. If it says 20.04 those steps work like a charm.
but if you have 20h2 it real tricky getting into that list.

On 10/20/2020 4:32 PM, Don H wrote:
I have the Edge from the latest 20h2 of win 10 and there is no tab called categories as you have described.
On 10/20/2020 3:04 PM, Bill White wrote:
Hi, Don.
1. Start Microsoft Edge. 2. Press ALT plus F, followed by S for
Settings. 3. TAB once to Categories. 4. Arrow down to Start up, and
press ENTER. 5. TAB to Add New Page, and press ENTER. 6. In the
edit box that appears, type the URL for your home page.
That's it.
Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com
-----Original Message----- From: win10@win10.groups.io
[mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don H Sent: Tuesday,
October 20, 2020 12:42 PM To: win10@win10.groups.io Subject:
[win10] MS Edge
How do you set the home page for the latest version of MS Edge.


Re: Ready, set, check: October 2020 Update is now live #branchprogression #WinTen20H2

enes sarıbaş
 

This is very odd. Normally my pc was in the cohort that could get the update via a check. Seems that isn't the case anymore.

On 10/20/2020 12:23 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hello everyone,

 

Windows 10 October 2020 Update (20H2) is now available. Highlights of this release include Alt+Tab changes, subtle changes to Start menu, tablet interface improvements (including no more ‘tablet mode” on computers with no touchscreens), and under the hood changes. See the following Microsoft blog for details:

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2020/10/20/whats-new-in-the-windows-10-october-2020-update/

 

As we always do, a new feature update release means:

 

  1. Please wait until “Feature update to Windows 10, version 20H2” is offered via Windows Update. Like recent feature updates, it’ll be an optional update unless you are using Windows 10 Version 1809 or 1903, which are going out of support very soon.
  2. As always, please back up before you apply the feature update.
  3. Just because Version 20H2 is available doesn’t mean everyone will get it today, especially given that not all users were offered Version 2004 (May 2020 Update).
  4. Speaking of Version 2004, Version 20H2 is Version 2004 with additional features.
  5. The last regular cumulative update announcement for Version 2004 will be sent on December 8, 2020. Between now and then, you’ll see 19041(2) in KB alert subject line.

 

And with that, let the rollout begin!

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: MS Edge

tim
 

The fastest way up there is
control + insert then tab twice and arrow your heart out.

On 10/20/2020 5:47 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Does anyone happen to know if there is a keyboard shortcut that will throw you back from wherever you might be in a given MS-Edge settings pane back to the list of panes so that you can up/down arrow?
I have tried what I thought might do it, but I have only succeeded with brute force SHIFT+TAB (or TAB) until I've circled back to hearing the pane name announced for the one I know I was working in, then up/down arrowing to another.  There has to be an easier way.  And I'll probably dope slap myself once someone else says what it is!
--
Brian *-* Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041
*A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes.*
~ Thomas H. Huxley (1876)

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