How to set up Windows Hello facial recognition on Windows 11

On Windows 11, you can securely sign in without taking anything on the screen using your face with the Windows Hello facial recognition feature. Windows Hello has been around for a number of years, and it’s a feature that offers several ways to ditch your password in favor of a more secure method of authentication, such as PIN, fingerprint, and face.

Although you can enable and configure the feature on virtually any device, you still need special hardware if you don’t want to use a PIN. For instance, fingerprint authentication requires a fingerprint reader, and the facial recognition option requires an infrared or Intel RealSense camera.

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How to switch light and dark mode automatically on Windows 11

Although Windows 11 comes with an option to switch between the light and dark modes, it’s a manual process that requires several steps. Auto Dark Mode X is an open-source application that allows you to configure a schedule to switch between the light and dark modes (and vise versa) automatically. Furthermore, the application also includes exceptions to prevent the switch while you are gaming or running on battery. You can even specify whether apps, including Microsoft Office, should follow the color or stay in their current theme.

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How to install multiple apps using winget on Windows 11

On Windows 11, you can use the Windows Package Manager (winget) to quickly install multiple apps on your computer.

The Windows Package Manager is a tool that allows you to search, install, and update apps on your computer through command lines without having to go through the extra steps of searching online, downloading, and installing multiple apps manually.

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How to make Chrome or Firefox default browser on Windows 11

On Windows 11, Microsoft Edge is the default browser experience to navigate the internet, open web links, view PDF files. However, you can change it and make Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox your default browser.

In previous versions, once you installed your preferred web browsing application, you would get an option to switch and make it the default with one click, but that’s no longer the case. Microsoft is more aggressive on Windows 11 to keep you from making Chrome, Firefox, or another browser the system default. However, if Edge isn’t for you, it’s not impossible to change the default browser on Windows 11. You will only need to go through some extra steps.

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How to enable Windows 11 style menus on Chrome

On Google Chrome 96 and higher, you can enable the “Windows 11 Style Menus” flag to get a first preview of the new visual improvements that Google is working to match the design of its browser with the design trend of Windows 11. The new visual update includes rounded corners and new shadow effects for context and other menus. However, at the time of this writing, the menus do not include semi-transparent materials.

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How to fix Remote Desktop incorrect password on Windows 10

On Windows 10 (or Windows 11), if you try to connect to a remote computer that has remote desktop enabled and configured, you will probably get an incorrect password error.

If this is the case, you are not the only one. It appears that the problem lies in how you have initially set up the Windows account. For example, if you are using a Microsoft account and two-factor authentication is enabled, it seems that the system doesn’t store the authentication token, which is then used to authenticate remotely.

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How to reset app using PowerShell on Windows 11

On Windows 11, the Settings app allows you to quickly reset many Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps when they are not working correctly. However, it is not possible to reset all apps or even certain system components like the Start menu. Starting with this new version, the system now includes the ability to use a PowerShell command to reset any UWP app, which will come in handy when you need to repair some apps or components, which are not available in the Settings app.

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How to backup Windows 11 to external USB drive

On Windows 11, a full backup creates a security copy of the entire system, including from secondary hard drives (if specified) that allows you to restore your computer in case of critical system problems, malware attacks like ransomware, hardware failure, or when you are upgrading the primary drive.

In addition, a backup can help you to roll back to a previous installation after upgrading to a new feature update or entire new version, for example, after upgrading from Windows 10 to Windows 11. Although Windows 11 does not include a modern tool to create backups, you can still use the legacy “System Image Backup” tool to save a full backup to a USB hard drive that includes everything from the Windows installation files, device drivers, applications, settings, and personal files.

It’s worth noting that “Backup and Restore” is a deprecated feature on Windows 11, which means that it is currently not being maintained, and Microsoft can choose to remove it in future releases. However, you can still use it to create temporary backups to upgrade the system drive, protect your previous installation before updating to a new release of Windows, and more.

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How to enable mono audio on Windows 11

On Windows 11, you can enable mono audio if you have difficulty hearing sounds from your computer. The feature allows the system to convert stereo sound into a single channel to help you hear everything. The feature is not new, it was available on Windows 10, but now, the option is available through the Sound settings page. This guide will teach the steps to use the Sound settings to enable mono audio on Windows. 11.

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