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So if you using windows 10 and doing some web development you would probably have noticed that you can't browse localhost for some reason. And there is a couple of feedback items for it in the Windows Feedback app.

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I'm currently trying to use Microsoft Edge for some screenshots of something (watch this space =D), and keep getting a message saying that the page is not available

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I did a quick search to try find any solutions and couldn't find anything. So I turned to the tool that does magical things for me with the internet. I opened Fiddler =). Fiddler has a small feature that you can use when you want to debug network traffic for Windows Store apps. You can open that app by clicking on the WinConfig button in the main toolbar of Fiddler.

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This will launch the AppContainer Loopback Exemption Utility.

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Find and check the Microsoft Edge app in the list

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and then click Save Changes

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You will see at the bottom of the window a message specifying that the update was successful.

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Now go back to Microsoft Edge and refresh the site that previously didn't load.

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And you are now able to browse localhost sites using Microsoft Edge. After your site has loaded for the first time it's usually ok to close Fiddler and Edge will continue to work as it should do =D

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The number 1 thing voted for under Taskbar currently is to hide the new Search bar and task view buttons

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To show that Microsoft is listening below is how you can hide these.

Hide Task View button

To hide the Task View button simple right click on the Taskbar and then un tick Show Task View button.

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Hide Search Box

Hiding the search box is not much different. Right click on the taskbar and then go to search, in this case you are presented with multiple options.

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You can disable (hide) the search box

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Show just a icon (like earlier builds of windows 10

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or have the search box show

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My Preference

I prefer to hide everything. The reason for this is I have a lot of things open at once to the point where I on my main screen have a double taskbar and have the setting for showing items in the taskbar set to only show where the apps are open so like the space

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Plus I know Cortana is there with a simple win + S key press

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Enjoy!

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So you shouldn't need to do this but in my case for some reason I needed to activate windows after performing and upgrade from Windows 8.1.

In my case I tried activating Windows by clicking on Activate Online and that didn't work for me. I managed to activate Windows 10 by entering the product key for enterprise.

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Windows 10 Pro Key: NKJFK-GPHP7-G8C3J-P6JXR-HQRJR

Windows 10 Enterprise Key: PBHCJ-Q2NYD-2PX34-T2TD6-233PK

You can download bat files that set the key from my GitHub gists using the links below

Activate Pro Gist: https://binary-stuff.com/gist/fc85f772fbc35c470f7d

Activate Enterprise Gisthttps://binary-stuff.com/gist/b49470b9ba1cf861d56c 

You should be able to find these on the preview site as well. Hopefully this is useful for someone else as well Smile

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In windows 10 when you go to Change the background and colors on Start

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it loads up the Color and Appearance window

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which does let you change the accent and background color for windows. So you stuck with that weird purple looking theme or I managed to get blue type color on one of my machines. After a quick Bing I found that you can just set 2 registry entries restart your pc and you now have theme color that you want Smile.

Basically you need a registry file with the contents below (save that into a .reg file), set the hex values for your color and then run it.

   1: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
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   3: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization]
   4: "PersonalColors_Accent"="#00b8ff"
   5: "PersonalColors_Background"="#000000"

You can also download this reg file from GutHub using https://github.com/Gordon-Beeming/ChangeWindowsTheme/blob/master/Downloads/set-theme-colors.reg and you can download an app that takes in the 2 hex values and then set it, you will need to run the app as administrator otherwise it will crash. https://github.com/Gordon-Beeming/ChangeWindowsTheme/blob/master/Downloads/ChangeWindowsTheme.exe

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The app lets you preview the theme before setting it because you will need to restart after editing the registry to see the changes