Enable the Location Service in Windows 10

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Enabling Location Services on your Windows 10 device is sometimes necessary to properly use specific applications. For example; maps won't be able to give you on-the-fly directions without knowing your origin point. Other types of programs, such as Cortana also require access to your location to provide proper functionality. If you're a bit of a stickler for privacy, knowing how to disable and manage your device's location services quickly is essential.

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To pinpoint your location, Windows uses a combination of GPS, IP Geolocation, cellular towers, and wireless access points. All information sent from your device is stripped of any personal data and focusses directly on positioning and location. Depending on your device's hardware, location accuracy may vary.

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Enable Location Services on Windows 10

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    On your keyboard, press the Windows key + X at the same time.
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    Select Settings from the Quick Link menu.
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    Select Privacy.
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    Select Location in the left pane.
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    Select Change.
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    Turn on location services by selecting the toggle switch below enable Location access for this device
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    To allow individual applications access to your location, scroll down on the Location page, then select the toggle switch below, Allow apps to access your location.
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    Select the toggle switch next to the applications that require location access
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    Select the switch once again to disable location access.
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    As a fallback, Windows uses your default location when it has trouble detecting your specific location
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    On the Location page, scroll down and select Set default.
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    Once Maps loads, select Set default location, then enter the address, or select your position on the map.
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    To delete your location history, select Clear
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    Once the little checkmark appears, your location history is properly cleared.
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Questions and Answers

How to display pictures on the screen?

I cannot display pictures or even if I download a picture it cannot be displayed. I have tried: I have installed Photoshop, but I don't have to access pictures via Photoshop

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    If no images open at all, then open File Explorer by pressing the Windows and "E" buttons
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    Find a picture file (with the BMP, PCX, JPEG, JPG, PNG, TIFF, etc., resolutions) and press and hold "Shift" and right-click it. Select "Open with" and select various picture application to see if it works.
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    You can also download image-viewing software such as FastStone Image Viewer or ACDSee
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    These programs will automatically associate picture files with themselves during the installation.
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    With Photoshop or other programs, it is possible that the image opens on another monitor (which may be set up, but not plugged in)
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    Third-party video programs may add a monitor. Press the Windows key. Type "Display Settings" and remove any extra monitors.
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    When you cannot open an image in Photoshop, just press "Esc" to see if it fixes it.
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    If you can open the images, but you cannot see them, then you need to update your OpenGL and video drivers (both specific to your video card).
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    After you launch Photoshop, quickly press and hold "Ctrl" + "Alt" + "Shift" to reset your settings.
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    Add a page file and verify temporary folders
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    Press the Windows key. Type "advanced system settings". Press "Enter". Click "Environment Variables..." Check all of the paths. They should be correct and accessible. Click "OK". Click "Settings..." next to "Performance". Click the "Advanced" tab. Click "Change..." Select "System managed size". Click "Set". Click "OK".
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    Uninstall some third-party programs that may cause interference
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    You can troubleshoot it by tracking the last installed or updated programs or drivers. USB devices may hinder Photoshop as well. Disconnect any.
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    Always update your operating system and Photoshop.
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    You can use Photoshop freeware alternatives like GIMP 2.
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    Uninstall Photoshop, reboot your computer and reinstall Photoshop.
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    Disable antivirus programs to see if they prevent something from loading
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    Test the system for viruses.
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    Lastly, a lot of users reporting the Photoshop error with not opening files just reinstalled their operating systems, which helped to resolve the problem.
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How do I turn on my browser location Windows 10?

Want to use movie rental, and they need to know my location, and they can't find my location because my browser location is turned off

Follow steps 7 and 8 in the main article above. Enable location services for your browser in the app list on the Location page, inside Privacy.

Why won't my location services turn on in Windows 10?

The on/off switch is greyed out when I click change, it does nothing.

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