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

Microsoft Edge: Always Show Address Bar on New Tab Pages

When you start Microsoft Edge, the Start page shows the “Where to next?” search box where you can type a web address or use it to search the web using Edge’s default search engine. This is also the case for every new tab page you open — although you can show the address bar by clicking on the gray area where it’s supposed to appear. To make Microsoft Edge always show address bar on new tab pages on the top (instead of the “Where to next?” search box), this post discusses a registry edit.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