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How can I turn off a Wireless Xbox One controller on Windows 10?

Just hold Xbox guide button for 5+ seconds.
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How to turn off game notifications in Windows 10

Apparently, you can open the game bar, and then one of the settings inside the game bar is "Stop pestering me with pointless stuff". If you don't want the Game Bar, gotta go in the Game Bar.
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How can I keep playing online-only Flash games after the Flash shutdown in 2020?

Unfortunately, there's no current (legal) way to disable the Adobe Flash killswitch, and I would obviously not recommend trying to illegally "crack" copyrighted games unless you want angry ...
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Windows 10: Taskbar will be in front of fullscreen games

1) Open the task manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc) 2) Select "Windows Explorer" 3) Click the "Restart" button in the bottom right corner of the task manager windows
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Can Genshin Impact be run as non-administrator on Windows 10?

Is there a way to allow it be run without administrator privileges? Without breaking any of miHoYo's ToS, and risking your account being permanently banned, the answer is no. However, if you still ...
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How can I keep playing online-only Flash games after the Flash shutdown in 2020?

Disclaimer: This suggestion is dangerous and can leave you vulnerable to security exploits. You can download an old version of Firefox which does not have the Flash killswitch from https://ftp.mozilla....
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Playing Diablo 3 Hardcore with Windows 10 Automatic Update

Honestly, Windows Update shouldn't lag your game, unless your internet connection is slow. I have a 256kB/s connection, and it doesn't seem to have any effect while playing games online. If at all, ...
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How can I keep playing online-only Flash games after the Flash shutdown in 2020?

Although you may not be able to, it's possible the websites themselves will be able to, using the Rust language project called Ruffle, a Flash Emulator. You described it as a local-emulator, but that'...
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Fallout 4 crashes so hard it gives Steam a concussion

I had the same problem with Skyrim. You can't fully avoid it, but you can go to your Task Manager -> Options -> Always on Top. It will now always be above the Crashed game so you can close it. You can ...
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Does the xbox record function only work on windowed games?

Full disclosure: I work at Microsoft, though not on the GameDVR team. Yes and no: recording works but the UI isn't visible. Games can run in three graphics modes which are relevant to GameDVR: ...
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Connection issues with PS4 Controller on PC

I use a PS4 controller on my Windows 10 PC which is working fine. However I was at the same point as you. The solution to my problem was working over Bluetooth. I use the Asus USB-BT400 stick to ...
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Right stick doesn't work in any Steam games?

Solution: Uncheck "Xbox Configuration Support" in the Controller Config menu in Steam. Recently Steam announced Controller Config support, similar to the Steam Controller profiles, for Xbox ...
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How to use emojis in ROBLOX

Roblox has stated on their blog that on PC you will need to copy and paste emojis into the chat. What I recommend doing is placing the emoji somewhere (or googling for it) then copy and pasting into ...
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Playing Diablo 3 Hardcore with Windows 10 Automatic Update

Windows Update uses BITS (Background Internet Transfer Service). This service is designed with several goals in mind, one of which is minimizing impact to other network applications. Background ...
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Japanese text in Windows game won't display correctly

I did some digging and it turns out you ran into the same problem that is described in this question. The solution is quite simple: The game doesn't support Unicode and thus you have to change the ...
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PS4 Controller paired over bluetooth "Connected" but not working

You mentioned you updated the drivers, but DS4 has no official driver on Windows 10 so I assume you are using an unofficial driver like DS4Windows. There was a change to Windows that broke DS4Windows ...
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Unpredictable behaviour of Screen Settings in Fallout 4

The issue is that you're using a 21:9 monitor, and Fallout 4 doesn't support that. You'll need to use the mod TruBy9 Ultrawide to allow it to work with this monitor aspect ratio, and manually set the ...
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Can Genshin Impact be run as non-administrator on Windows 10?

my problem was how to run Genshin Impact in my daugter's profile (User) even when it needs Admin priviledges. I was searching several forums where people were asking for the same problem solution. ...
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Can you play Minecraft Java Edition on Windows 10?

Yes, it is possible to play Minecraft Java Edition on Windows 10. Simply go to the official Minecraft website, click on the Get Minecraft button or expand the games menu and select Minecraft, select ...
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Battlefield 2042 is limiting threads and process priority

Fixing this is quite easy: In the folder where your Battlefield 2042 EXE is (default: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 2042), create a new file called user.cfg. (Mind that you have to ...
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Japanese text in Windows game won't display correctly

Changing your locale works, but that will make a lot of other things difficult to do, and essentially makes Windows tell your entire computer that it's Japanese. An alternate solution would be to get ...
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Can't find my .minecraft folder in Windows 10

Unless you only made this typo when typing the question, the problem is that you have a typo in the folder path. Make sure that the symbols are entered correctly. Correct path: %APPDATA%\.minecraft ...
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How can the game be loaded on a different monitor?

Start in windowed mode, drag to correct monitor. Hit alt+Enter for fullscreen, quit and restart with windowed mode uncheck and thats it fixed
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How do I turn off the controller vibration?

I did some googling for you, and you can't turn it off, so I did more googling and found this video that someone made that shows how to remove motors. You'll need a ...
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Xbox One Wireless Controller turns off on Windows 10 PC

I tried the other solutions but none of them solved the problem for me. However I think I found the culprit. Do you use Steam? Because if I have Steam turned on I cannot turn the controller back on ...
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Set default window size for Minecraft

It's easier than in the self-answer. In the launcher, you can click on "Installations", then on the profile you want (default is "Latest release") and then set a resolution in there.
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PS4 Controller paired over bluetooth "Connected" but not working

There is a simple solution for this. First thing: The reason for your controller behaviour is simply because of your USB cable, IF it's one of those with a ferrite choke (a bulge in the wire ...
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How do I re-enable the windows key while playing a game?

You're likely looking for the Alt+Tab key combination. Some games run in full screen mode which disables the windows key. Alt+Tab however will get you out of the active game and back to your desktop. ...
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Can Genshin Impact be run as non-administrator on Windows 10?

I think this is probably due to the anti-cheat software being used in the game. It is the same system used in League of Legends. It taps directly into your machine and as such needs administrator ...
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How can I keep playing online-only Flash games after the Flash shutdown in 2020?

What I didn't know, however, is that apparently Adobe will flip a killswitch and disable Flash entirely, regardless of your browser version. This will most likely work, as long as the browser version ...
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