Author Archives: Merlin Halteman

How to Disable Microsoft Edge: Did you mean to switch apps?

 If you are using Microsoft Edge and you visit a website and click on an email address to email someone more than likely you’ve seen this pop-up.
While the above pop-up is for your security, it can be annoying. Here is how to disable the message “Did you mean to switch apps?”

Step One: Open Internet Explorer. Yes! Not Edge. Go to a website that has an email address link. Click on the email address and you will receive a popup like below. 

Step Two: Uncheck “Always ask before opening this type of address” 

By unchecking the above option, this also disables the “Did You Mean to Switch Apps” message in Microsoft Edge. 

Hope this helps, this was posted by techspeeder. 

Solved: DNS search order is Reversed on the DHCP client When Using VPN to connect to RRAS

I setup a Windows Server 2008 for VPN access using Remote Routing Access Service. When a user would connect to the VPN the DNS servers would be reversed. For example, I had two local DNS servers and an external (OpenDNS) DNS server.

However, the adapter would always assign the external DNS server first and then the internal DNS servers as secondary. 

The VPN client couldn’t locate local resources on the network over the VPN.

In my troubleshooting this issue, I found that this is actually a bug. Here is what I did to fix the issue. 

Step One: On your RRAS server open the Registry to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\RemoteAccess\Parameters\IP

Step Two:  Make a Dword32 Key and Name it SuppressDNSNameServers. Give the value of the key 1.

Step Three: Restart the RRAS service on the server.

You should be set! If the above doesn’t work, try rebooting your server and trying your VPN client again. 

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Solved: Number Lock Won’t Stay Enabled after Reboot or Shutdown Windows 10

I had a customer complain to me a little while back. Everytime, he would restart his computer his Number Lock on his keyboard would not stay enabled. Here is what I did to fix his issue. 

P.S. This also worked on my personal Windows 10 1607 computer. 

Step One: 

  • Change the value of HKEY_Users/<UserProfiles>/ControlPanel/Keyboard/InitialKeyboardIndicators to 2147483650 for ALL USERS profiles not only for .Default. Registry

Edit Registry

Step Two: Once the above edits in the Registry have been completed. Shutdown the computer.

Step Three: Turn on your computer and wait for login screen (NumLock is still off). Log into your computer.

Step Four: Enable NUMLOCK and shutdown your computer.

Step Five: Turn on your computer. NumLock should now be enabled.

Let me know if the above solution works for you. Hat Tip to this Reddit Thread

I hope this helped. If it did please let a comment below! You can follow me on Twitter and subscribe to my YouTube Channel. This was posted by techspeeder.

 

How to Enable Remote Audio/ Multiple Monitors for Hyper-V RDP Session

A little while ago I wanted to enable Audio on my Hyper-V virtual machine. Below, I will share the tip that allows you to enable remote audio, dual monitor support, printers, and other options on a Hyper-V RDP session. 

Step One: Open Hyper-V Manager Console.

Step Two: Start your Virtual Machine

Step Three: When your Virtual Machine is running, right-click on the VM and select Edit Session Settings.

Edit VM Settings

You should then see a box similar to the one below.  On the dialog box, you can select which resolution you will connect to your VM and whether or not to use all your monitors. Click Show Options. Continue reading

How to Create a New Outlook Profile

If you follow me on YouTube, you already know I released a video on how to create a new Outlook profile. If you don’t follow me there, here is how to create a new Outlook profile. You can find written instructions below this video. 

Step by Step Directions:

Step One: Go to the Control Panel
Step Two:  Click User Accounts
Step Three: Click Mail (Microsoft Outlook)
Step Four: You are ready to add your profile. Click Add and Type a Profile Name
Step Five: Select your Email Account type (Most times you will want to click on Manual Setup or Additional Server Types unless you have an Office 365 account.)
Now enter your account information and when added Click Finish.
Step Six: If you already have an existing Outlook profile, you will want to select “Always use this profile” and select your new profile from the drop-down menu.
Now open Outlook and it you should be ready to go!

This was posted by techspeeder.