How to Change Live Captions On Screen Bar Position in Windows 11

This post describes steps one can take to change Live captions on-screen bar position in Windows 11.

Live captions is a new feature in Windows that will help everyone, including people who are deaf or hard of hearing, better understand audio by viewing captions of spoken content.

When you enable or turn on Live captions, you will also be able to choose where to display captions, including at the top, bottom or in a floating window of your screen.

The captions window can also be resized, apperence customized using different captions style available in Windows.

While live captions is running, it captions bar will also be displayed. The default location is at the top of the screen. You can change the location whenever you want, and the steps below show you how to do that.

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How to Enable or Disable Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Windows 11

This post describes steps one can take to turn On or Off Sign-in on Wakeup in Windows 11.

To secure your account, Windows will prompt you to sign-in again when your computer wakes up from sleep, hibernation, or resumes from modern standby.

These security measures are added to Windows to make sure no one can access your account and sensitive data simply by waking up your computer from sleep, hibernation or other power states and logging in without password.

If you don’t have any security concerns, you can disable it entirely so that your computer can’t prompt you to enter your password again to sign-in when it wakes up from standby.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable to require sign-in on wakeup from sleep, hibernate, or Modern Standby for all users in Windows 11.

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How to Turn On or Off Auto Dismiss Lock Screen if Windows Recognizes Face in Windows 11

This post describes steps to enable or disable a feature that tells Windows to automatically dismiss the Lock screen if your face is recognized when using Windows Hello face recognition sign-in option.

With Windows Hello, one can use a PIN, facial recognition, picture or fingerprint to sign into their Windows devices. Windows Hello feature offers several ways one can ditch their passwords in favor of a more secure and personal method of authentication.

When you setup Windows Hello facial recognition sign-in option, you can also choose to enable or disable “Automatically dismiss lock screen if Windows recognizes your face” option.

Below is how to turn it on or off.

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How to Block or Unblock Files Downloaded from Internet in Windows 11

This post describes steps one can take to enable or disable Windows attachment manager that blocks files downloaded from the internet to your computer.

The Attachment Manager in Windows helps protect your computer from unsafe attachments that you might receive with an e-mail message and from unsafe files that you might save from the Internet.

If the Attachment Manager identifies an attachment that might be unsafe, it prevents you from opening the file, or it warns you before you open the file.

In Windows, you might get a warning that Windows protected your PC.

Attachment Manager classifies file types as high risk, medium risk, and low risk.:

  • High Risk
    If the attachment is in the list of high risk file types and is from the restricted zone, Windows blocks the user from accessing the file before accessing the file.
  • Moderate Risk
    If the attachment is in the list of Moderate Risk file types, Windows will not prompt the user before accessing the file, regardless of the file’s zone information.
  • Low Risk
    If the attachment is in the list of low risk file types, Windows will not prompt the user before accessing the file, regardless of the file’s zone information.

If your computer is unnecessarily blocking useful file and slowing down your work, you can disable blocking of files entirely.

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How to Enable or Disable Lock Screen in Windows 11

This post describes steps one can take to enable or disable Lock screen in Windows 11.

The lock screen is the screen or curtain you see when you turn on your computer before the sign in screen. It is also displayed once your computer is locked after you stepped away or press the Windows key + L.

In order to sign into your account, you must dismiss the lock screen by either pressing a key on your keyboard or swiping up on the lock screen (curtain) show the sign in screen.

The lock screen also allows you to display notifications, show beautiful photos from around the world via Windows spotlight and more.

If you prefer not to show the lock screen when you start up your computer or lock it, you can disable it and show the sign in screen only.

The steps below show you how to do that.

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How to Manually Change the Date and Time in Windows 11

This post describes steps one can take to manually change the date and time in Windows 11.

By default, Windows set the date and time automatically based on your time zone and country and region. Day light saving time (DST) is also set automatically based on the country and region you are in.

Allowing Windows to manage your system’s date and time automatically will ensure that your PC date and time are accurate as long as you have internet connection to time servers online.

With all that said, Windows also allows you to manage your system’s date and time manually. When you manually have to change and update your system’s date and time, you will have to do it every time there’s a change.

You must be signed in as an administrator and must turn off Set time automatically to be able to change the date and time manually.

Below is how to do that in Windows 11.

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How to Sync PC Clock with Internet Time Server in Windows 11

This post describes steps to sync system time clock with internet time servers in Windows 11.

Your Windows clock is used to record events and time associated with those events whenever you create or modify files. Time helps you record events that occur from the past through the present and future, and to compare the duration of events or the intervals between them.

Keeping the correct time for your PC is important. Windows lets you to set your time and time zone automatically, or you can set them manually.

By default, your PC syncs its clock with internet server, typically Microsoft internet servers once a week automatically. If your system clock is out of sync, you can manually sync it from the Windows system app, and the steps below will show you how to do that.

Syncing your PC clock will ensure your PC clock is accurate.

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How to Turn On or Off Schedule Night light in Windows 11

This post describes steps to enable or disable Night light scheduling in Windows 11.

Windows 11 comes with a feature called Night light that may help you resolve some of the eye issues you may be experiencing at night in front of your screen. Night Light changes the colors displayed on your screen into warmer versions that are easier on your eyes.

Our previous post on Night light showed you how to manually turn On or Off Night light. You can not only turn On or Off Night light, but you can also schedule it to automatically turn on or off.

When you turn on Night light schedules, you will be able to select Sunset to sunrise, or select Set hours and enter custom times for the night light to automatically turn on and off.

Below is how to turn on or off scheduling Night light.

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How to Change File Sharing Encryption Level in Windows 11

This post describes steps one can take to change or adjust the encryption level for file sharing in Windows 11.

Windows 11 allows file and printer sharing only over a Private network and will be disabled automatically when set to Public.

  • File sharing – Allows users to share and make files and folders available to other devices on a network in order to view, copy, or change.
  • Printer sharing – Allows users to share and make connected printers available to other devices on a network in order to view and print documents.

By default, when you enable file sharing, Windows uses 128-bit (the highest) encryption to help secure file sharing connections. Some devices may not support 128-bit encryption and to make them work, you will have to select a lower encryption level to use with Windows 11.

Below is how to change the encryption level for file sharing in Windows 11.

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How to Turn On or Off Night light in Windows 11

This post describes steps one can take to enable or disable Night light in Windows 11.

Your computer displays blue light that you typically see during the day, which may keep you up at night. The blue light your computer monitor emits can contribute to sleeplessness and eye strain after dark.

Windows 11 comes with a feature called Night light that may help you resolve some of the eye issues you may be experiencing at night in front of your screen. Night Light changes the colors displayed on your screen into warmer versions that are easier on your eyes.

The night light strength level is for the color temperature is measured in Kelvin. You can adjust and set the level between 0 (6500K) to 100 (1200K).

Below is how to turn on or off Night light in Windows 11

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How to use UUP Dump to Download and Install latest Builds for Windows 11

This post describes steps to use UUP Dump to download and create an ISO file of the latest builds for Windows 11.

UUP Dump helps you to download the latest ISO file for any preview build of Windows 11 that are available in the Dev and other channels. If your Windows PC is enrolled in Microsoft Insider Preview program, you should also be able to upgrade to the latest builds without a third-party tool.

Although you may be able to download Windows 11 ISO files directly from Microsoft, but in most cases, you won’t see the most recent builds, especially if it was released the same day.

UUP Dump on the other hand can get the latest builds almost immediately after release. The tool will fetch and download individual packages of the builds from the Microsoft servers and create an unofficial ISO file that you can use to install in your machines.

Below is how to use UUP Dump tool to always get the latest ISO builds of your favorite operating system.

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How to Turn On or Off Lower Screen Brightness when using Battery Saver in Windows 11

This post describes steps turn On or Off a feature to lower screen brightness when using battery saver in Windows 11.

When you enable battery saver, Windows will turn off some features, dim your screen brightness, reduce background activity, and limit most system notifications.

By default, battery saver turns on automatically when your battery reaches 20% power or less and automatically turn off when the computer is connected to a power source.

While using battery saver, the Display brightness is also automatically reduced to 30% by default. All these measures are there to prolong your Windows device’s battery life while in battery saver mode.

Lower screen brightness when using battery saver is another feature that you can turn on or off if using battery saver. For best HDR video experience, even in battery saver mode, you should turn off “Lower screen brightness when using battery saver“.

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