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    Working around Edge's teething pains

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    Working around Edge's teething pains


    By Fred Langa

    If Win10's new Edge browser doesn't work the way you want or if you just don't like it you can use the standard version of IE 11 that's built into the OS. Here's how. Plus: Thorny driver issues spoil a Win10 upgrade, shutdowns as a substitute for a reboot after updates, and a reader's doubts about cloud-linked password managers.

    The full text of this column is posted at windowssecrets.com/langalist-plus/working-around-edges-teething-pains/ (paid content, opens in a new window/tab).

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    Re the section on "Older apps cause QHD display glitch in Win10" I too have a Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro with QHD screen and experience this issue. I installed my Win 10 64 bit as a totally clean install and have the same display probs. The only solution I've found is to set the display resolution to 1920x1080 same as my external monitor, then I can see all the windows. If I go to the native 3200 resolution I have to use 250% magnification in the screen settings for normal, but many popup windows are just too tiny to read. The only solution to this is to use the Windows magnifier on those screens (Win and + key).
    Also, my external 3D monitor was connected by a Lenovo USB3 hub and HDMI to that, but when I install the DisplayLink drivers (the latest are certified for Win 10) the screen on both the monitor and the built-in display flash and jump around after a couple of days. I'm still investigating this. For now I can only use the micro-HDMI connector on the laptop directly to the display without the DisplayLink drivers. I have all the Lenovo Win 10 rated drivers of course.
    Paul

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    RE: "Note that all stored copies of your passwords are encrypted, regardless of where they reside — either locally or in the cloud. The passfiles always remain encrypted when copied from device to cloud or vice-versa. Only you know the master password (assuming you’ve not shared it with others) needed to decrypt your stored passwords. And passfile decryption takes place only on demand, inside your local system."

    I use Boxcryptor to store my Roboform passwords in Dropbox. I have not shared either password with anyone. Is this overkill? Do I need Boxcyptor?
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    I have used RoboForm almost since it came out and am very pleased with it. I have a master password which I thought was only in my head! But I just checked and found a file in my documents which has that information. Ooops!
    My main question, however, is: what should I do with the information so that it can be used by my executor(s) when that times comes? I do not have a safe deposit box.

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    First, I'm sure, and hope, that that's a long way off. But very proactive of you for thinking of it.

    How about including in your will? The mention of executors leads me to believe you have planned ahead. The drawback, of course, is that if you change that password any time before, you have to remember to update the will. But that's what I got.
    Only other idea would be to leave a packet somewhere, "Don't open 'til ___" with the password. And reference it in your will.

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