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Install Website as an App New Edge Browser

 A quick and easy tip for anyone that doesn't know already. If there are websites or online services you use a lot, for example Google Drive or Google photos, then installing them as an app can speed things up a bit. This is super simple, anyone can do it and will mean that you end up with an icon for the website/service that you can click on and it will open directly, meaning you save a little time messing around with opening browsers and bookmarks. Open the new Microsoft Edge, navigate to the website you want to setup as an app and then click the menu button in the top right corner and then scroll down to APPS and you should see a link to INSTALL THIS SITE AS AN APP. Click this and the website should open in a window that doesn't look like a web browser anymore and should look more like an application window. There should also be an application entry in your Start Menu list which you can then pin to taskbar.

Download Multiple Files to PC from Whatsapp Easily

Whatsapp is a pretty amazing piece of software if you are old enough to remember the dark ages when people still made use of SMS and MMS to send annoying text messages to each other. You may not know that, apart from being available on your phone, if you have a Windows or Mac PC you can download the desktop client which allows you to use Whatsapp on your phone from your PC or laptop by connecting over your WiFi network. This means that if you are working and getting a lot of messages throughout the day then it allows you to reduce work interruptions checking your phone every 5 minutes and thereby impress your boss by being more productive However, whilst this is a good feature, an  excellent feature of the Whatsapp Desktop client is that it makes working with multiple files much easier than if you were using your phone. If you want to download a lot of messages, images, video or anything else you can do it in just a few short seconds, as opposed to fumbling around with your phone and A

Right Click Windows Explorer Menu Seems Slow?

If you sometimes think, "Wow, that took a long time to appear" when you right click in Windows Explorer on a file or folder, if you have the Google Drive desktop app installed (referred to as Backup & Sync at the time of writing) then it may be the culprit. Though you may never have used, you will probably have noticed that when you install the Drive desktop app it adds some entries to the right click context menu. There is, however, a widely reported bug related to the Google Drive right click menu entries as they add a noticeable delay to the time it takes for the right click menu to be visible from the time that you click. I would imagine it has something to do with connecting to/pinging your Google Drive every time you right click in Explorer or something along those lines. Anyway, whatever the reason, it is an unnecessary annoyance which can easily be fixed. All you need to do to get back an instant right click menu is remove or disable the right click entries. This

Fix for USB devices disconnecting

This is a quick fix you can try if you have a USB device that you think is broken or the battery has run out (and it hasn't) because it keeps disconnecting. I use a wireless USB mouse and unless I change this Windows 10 power setting it is much more likely to randomly disconnect. Okay, so if you have a device that randomly disconnects try this: START MENU > SETTINGS > SYSTEM > POWER & SLEEP Or if you prefer to search for it then WIN+S KEYS > SEARCH FOR POWER & SLEEP Now, in the Power & Sleep menu look to the right hand side with the window maximized for ADDITIONAL POWER SETTINGS Then the Power Options window will appear, select CHANGE PLAN SETTINGS next to whichever plan is selected for your PC/Laptop In the next window select CHANGE ADVANCED POWER SETTINGS Finally, in the new window scroll down to USB SETTINGS > USB SELECTIVE SUSPEND SETTING and then DISABLE  I am not sure why this works, however I think it relates to Windows turning off devices as a p