How to Make Vivaldi Browser Default in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to install and make Vivaldi their default web browser in Windows 11. Vivaldi, a relatively new web browser designed for everything you need out-of-the-box, and there are many users who would rather use Vivaldi than Chrome, Firefox or Edge.

Vivaldi is built for speed and efficiency, and supports Widows, Linux and Mac OS. For users looking for web browser built to speed up web browsing, Vivaldi should be considered.

The default web browser in Windows 11 is the new Microsoft Edge browser. Most people might not realize that the new Edge is better and more useful than the old one, and may not be opened to using it, and instead are switching to Vivaldi or another browser make it their default browser.

If you’re a student or new user looking for a Windows computer to use, the easiest place to start is Windows 11. Windows 11 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10 and was released on October 5, 2021.

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How to Make Opera Browser Default on Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to install and make Opera their default web browser on Windows 11. Opera, a web browser designed for speed and efficiency is a favorite web browser for many users around the world and these folks would rather use Opera than Chrome or Edge.

Opera is built for speed and efficiency, and also has privacy features that block ads and trackers that slow you down and invade your privacy online. For users looking for web browser built to speed up web browsing, Opera should be considered.

The default web browser in Windows 11 is the new Microsoft Edge browser. Most people might not realize that the new Edge is better and more useful than the old one, and may not be opened to using it, and instead are switching to Opera or another browser make it their default browser.

If you’re a student or new user looking for a Windows computer to use, the easiest place to start is Windows 11. Windows 11 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10 and was released on October 5, 2021.

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How to Make Brave Browser Default on Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to install and make Brave their default web browser on Windows 11. Brave is a favorite web browser for lots of users around the world and many of these folks would rather use Brave than Chrome or Edge.

Brave is a privacy focus web browser that blocks ads and trackers that slow you down and invade your privacy online. For privacy minded people, Brave is the the most secure way to browse.

The default web browser in Windows 11 is the new Microsoft Edge browser. Most people might not realize that the new Edge is better and more useful than the old one, and may not be opened to using it, and instead are switching to Brave or another browser make it their default browser.

If you’re a student or new user looking for a Windows computer to use, the easiest place to start is Windows 11. Windows 11 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10 and was released on October 5, 2021.

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How to Make Firefox Default on Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to install and make Firefox their default web browser on Windows 11. Mozilla Firefox used to be the favorite web browser for almost half the users around the world. Now, there are still few who would rather use Firefox than Chrome or Edge.

Firefox is a privacy focus web browser that uses Gecko rendering engine to display web pages instead of Chromium which is used by Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.

The default web browser in Windows 11 is the new Microsoft Edge browser. Most people might not realize that the new Edge is better and more useful than the old one, and may not be opened to using it, and instead are switching to Firefox make it their default browser.

If you’re a student or new user looking for a Windows computer to use, the easiest place to start is Windows 11. Windows 11 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10 and was released on October 5, 2021.

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How to Change Language on Google Chrome

This post shows students and new users steps to a secondary language when using Google Chrome web browser. When you typically read and write in a particular language, you can add your preferred language to Chrome and make it your default or switch between multiple languages when needed.

To add a language in Chrome is pretty straightforward and easy. However, not everyone is comfortable doing it. We’ll show you how to do that below. When a secondary language is added, Chrome won’t prompt you to translate when you visit a web page written in that language. It will display in its native version.

This should work on all Chrome browser installed on any operating systems, including Windows, MacOS and Linux systems.

Chrome, Edge and other browsers automatically prompts to translate web pages written in different language from your default chosen in your browser. In some cases, this will not work. In that case, you can manually choose the secondary language preference to translate.

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How to Install Google Chrome on Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to download, install and use Google Chrome web browser on Windows 11. This post will also include a link to learn how to make Google Chrome the default browser on Windows 11 once installed.

As you know, Microsoft Edge web browser comes pre-installed on Windows 11. The new Edge is built on the same code base and technology as Chrome, so the two browsers look very similar and work the same. In fact, you can install and use extensions designed for one browser on the other, that’s how similar they are.

However, if Google Chrome is your preferred web browser and you use it on other devices, you can easily install it on Windows 11. With Chrome installed, you can then sign in and bring over Chrome browser preferences and other stored data over to Windows 11.

Follow the steps below to download Chrome on Windows 11

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How to Change a Language on Edge Browser

This post shows students and new users steps to a secondary language when using Microsoft Edge web browser. When you typically read and write in a particular language, you can add your preferred language to Edge and make it your default or switch between multiple languages when needed.

To add a language in Edge is pretty straightforward and easy. However, not everyone is comfortable doing it. We’ll show you how to do that below. When a secondary language is added, Edge won’t prompt you to translate when you visit a web page written in that language. It will display in its native version.

This should work on all Edge browser installed on any operating systems, including Windows, MacOS and Linux systems.

Edge, Chrome and other browsers automatically prompts to translate web pages written in different language from your default chosen in your browser. In some cases, this will not work. In that case, you can manually choose the secondary language preference to translate.

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How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu Linux

This post shows students and new users steps to install Google Chrome web browser on Ubuntu Linux. Google Chrome, a fast, secure and widely used web browser built for the modern web is easy to install and use on Ubuntu Linux.

Google Chrome is not an open source browser, and not automatically included with Ubuntu repositories. If you want to use Chrome on Ubuntu, you’ll have to download it manually or add its repositories in order to install it.

Below, we’ll show you how to do that when using Ubuntu Linux.

Also, for students and new users learning Linux, the easiest place to start learning is on Ubuntu Linux. Ubuntu is the modern, open source Linux operating system for desktop, servers and other devices.

Ubuntu is a great Linux operating system for beginners.

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How to Enable Edge Super Duper Secure Mode

This post shows students and new users how to easily enable the new Microsoft Edge Super Duper Secure Mode (SDSM), which has just been released in the latest Canary build. If you try to do this in the current stable version of Microsoft Edge browser, you’ll be unsuccessful because it’s not there yet.

This feature works by disabling Just-In-Time Compilation (JIT) and enabling new security mitigations, which Microsoft claims are among the most common way that attackers exploit. The JIT feature is meant to render sites faster, but it’s also commonly use as exploit in the browser.

The SDSM improves security by turning off JIT, but may likely impart performance. So you gain security but lose on performance, not sure how much performance since this is a beta, and may likely improve overtime. SDSM disables JIT and enables new security mitigations to provide a more secure browsing experience.

If you want to test SDSM today, you’ll have to download the Canary version of Edge, and the steps below will show you how to do that.

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How to Enable Internet Explorer Mode in Edge

This post shows students and new users how to enable or disable Internet Explorer compatibility mode in Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 11.

Microsoft has decided to discontinue both Internet Explorer and the legacy Edge browsers in Windows. Some sites that were built to work with Internet Explorer may not work properly in the new Microsoft Edge. For the reason, Microsoft has released a feature in the new Edge to allow users to reload legacy sites in compatible Internet Explorer mode.

The new Microsoft Edge browser has adopted the Chromium open source project code base and offers better web compatibility and performance over the legacy edge.

Microsoft Edge browser is cross-platform, which supports all of Windows, MacOS and Linux systems. If you’re currently using Edge and want to learn how to reload IE mode in Microsoft Edge, the steps below should show you how to do it.

By default, most websites are built on the modern standards and compatible with the new Edge. The new Edge browser is going to be the default web browser in Windows 11. If there’s a need for older website built to support IE, then users will have to turn on IE mode in the new Edge. Using this compatibility mode, one can continue to use legacy sites without the need of a third party tool or plugin. 

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How to Block all Pop-ups in Microsoft Edge

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to block all pop-ups and redirects in Microsoft Edge Browser when using Windows 10.

The new Microsoft Edge browser has adopted the Chromium open source project code base and offers better web compatibility and performance over the legacy edge.

Microsoft Edge browser is cross-platform, which supports all of Windows, MacOS and Linux systems. If you’re currently using Edge and want to learn how to block pop-ups and redirects, the steps below should show you how to do it.

By default, Microsoft Edge automatically blocks pop-ups and redirects. Pop ups are sometimes very annoying, especially from websites that want you to subscribe to useless information.

These pop ups are blocked most of the time. However, if you find that you’re still receiving pop-ups from websites online, check these settings to make sure they’re blocked.

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How to Disable Google Cast in Microsoft Edge

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to disable or enable Google Cast in Microsoft Edge Browser when using Windows 10.

The new Microsoft Edge browser has adopted the Chromium open source project code base and offers better web compatibility and performance over the legacy edge.

Microsoft Edge browser is cross-platform, which supports all of Windows, MacOS and Linux systems. If you’re currently using Edge and want to learn how to disable Google cast in Microsoft Edge, the steps below should show you how to do it.

By default, Microsoft Edge allows users to cast content from any cast enabled website to any Chrome cast device. Users will be able to launch and cast from the app menu, page context menus, media controls on Cast-enabled websites, and (if shown) the Cast toolbar icon.

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