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DearPCH3lp – Is Microsoft Punishing Me Again? -V01C01


Windows wanted to do update so I said OK and ended up with Microsoft Edge.  What is it and did I do a bad thing? ~S in Woodstock

Dear S,

No, Microsoft isn’t punishing you for your obedience…for a change. Microsoft Edge is a worthy browser, like Google’s Chrome browser and Mozilla’s Firefox. All do the same thing…they let you type in an internet address and view the webpage. All of them just do it a little differently.

If you were already using Edge, the Internet may look a little different after the update. If you weren’t using Edge before, nothing should really change. However, if during the update you somehow switched to Edge as your ‘default browser’ (there are several scenarios where this could happen) your favorites could be missing and things could look VERY different.

If everything looks OK, I suggest trying Edge by clicking on the big, usually blue E in your start menu or task bar. You don’t have to set it as your default browser to use it!

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Hope this helped!

~ #PCH3lp💻🛠️

How to enable and configure Dark mode in Office 365 on Windows 10

Dark Mode is beautiful. The popular feature in most apps and operating systems turns off the lights and brightness and makes things easier to understand and read. But, did you know that each of the Office apps has its own Dark Mode too? Well, in this guide, we’ll explain how you can enable Dark Mode in Office 365 in Windows 10.

To get started with enabling dark mode, you’ll need to first launch either a new document in Word, a presentation in PowerPoint, or a spreadsheet in Excel. Once done, you need to click on the File tab along the top of the open window….

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