Archive for December, 2022

How to Add Tags to Files in Windows 11 without Third-Party Software

December 15th, 2022 by Admin

Tags are part of metadata information you can add to specific file formats (.jpg, .mp4, .docx, .xlsx, .pptx). If you have a lot of documents and pictures, you can use tags to describe the file contents so you can then search by tags instead of the filenames.

At present, Windows 11 only supports adding or editing tags for .jpg/.jpeg files only. If you need to add tags to your documents or videos, you have to use Microsoft Office or third-party software. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to add tags to .jpg/.jpeg files and search files by tags in Windows 11.

Part 1: Add Tags to .jpg/.jpeg Files

  1. Open File Explorer and browse to the location where your .jpg/.jpeg files are stored. Select one or multiple files and right-click on them and choose Properties.

  2. When the Properties dialog box appears, go to the Details tab.

  3. Click the Tags field and its value will become editable. You can enter more than one keywords at once. Make sure each keyword is followed by a semicolon.

  4. Click OK to save the tag information.

Part 2: Search Files by Tags

  1. Open File Explorer and navigate to the location of your tagged files. Right-click the empty space and choose View -> Details from the pop-up menu.

  2. Right-click on the column header in File Explorer and select the Tags option.

  3. You’ll be able to see the tags of all files. Click the down arrow to the right of the Tags column header.

  4. Check the boxes next to your desired tags, and Windows will immediately display the files you’re looking for.

    You can also search your tagged files using Windows Search, just type tag: your_keyword in the search box from the top-right corner of File Explorer.

That’s it.

How to Enable or Disable Camera On/Off Notifications in Windows 11

December 6th, 2022 by Admin

Most of modern laptops and tablets come with built-in cameras, which allow you to take photos or record video with ease. If you want to improve privacy and find out when your webcam is in use, it’s recommended to enable camera On/Off indicator, so you’ll get the “Camera on/off” warning message when your camera is being used by any programs, even including the background apps.

In this tutorial we’ll walk you through the steps to enable or disable camera on/off on-screen notifications in Windows 11.

How to Enable or Disable Camera On/Off Notifications in Windows 11

  1. Open Registry Editor and browse to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\OEM\Device\Capture, then double-click the DWORD NoPhysicalCameraLED in the right pane.

  2. Change its value data from 0 to 1 for enabling camera privacy notification. Close Registry Editor and reboot your system to apply the changes.

  3. The next time you use any app to take photos or videos, the “Camera on” warning message will automatically pop up on the taskbar for half a second and then disappear. When you stop using the camera, the “Camera off” notification will display for a while.

    If you want to disable camera on/off on-screen notifications, just change the value data of NoPhysicalCameraLED to 0 and it will work.

That’s it!