Microsoft Edge – Prevent Download of Unsafe Files Blocked by SmartScreen Filter

The SmartScreen Filter warns the user when running unrecognized programs or files downloaded from the internet. When you download files using Microsoft Edge, the file download is blocked if the source URL is blacklisted or the downloaded program fails the application reputation check by Microsoft SmartScreen filter. However, Edge allows users to download the unsafe file regardless of the warning.Read more

Show Edge Address Bar by Default for New Tabs and Start page

When you start Microsoft Edge, the Start page shows the “Where to next?” text box where you can type a web address or use it to search the web using Edge’s default search engine. To see the address bar instead of the “Where to next?” search box on new tabs and in the Start page, you need to click on the gray area where the address bar is supposed to appear.

To make things easier, here is a registry edit to make Microsoft Edge always show the address bar (by default).Read more

Access the Advanced Security Permissions Page via Right-click Menu in Windows 10

The Advanced Security Settings dialog allows you to configure NTFS special permissions for a file or folder along with the sub-folders (recursively), enable or disable inheritance, change ownership of an object etc. To quickly access the Advanced Security settings dialog, you can add it to the right-click menu for files and folders.Read more

Restart Explorer Gracefully Using Shortcut or Command

When you make changes to the Windows registry using the Registry Editor, script or any other automation tool, you may have to logoff and login back for the changes to take effect.

That’s especially true if you’re altering the UI element metrics or changing the shell namespace folder icons etc. — as Explorer caches these settings when you log in.Read more