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How to enable and disable Location Sensing on Windows 7 and Windows 8

Not only can your phone track your location, but many laptops and desktops also have a location feature built into the hardware. Location Sensing on Windows 7 and Windows 8 is disabled by default. This article will guide you how to enable and disable Location Sensing feature on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

How to enable or disable Location Sensing feature in Windows 7

Step 1: Open the menu Start.

Step 2: In the search box, type "sensor"(without the quotes).

Step 3: In the list Control Panel, choose "Enable location and other sensors".

Step 4: A list of installed sensors will appear.

Step 5: Turn this feature on or off using the checkbox next to Sensor. See the photo below.

Step 6: Click on "Apply".

How to enable and disable Location Sensing on Windows 7 and Windows 8

When a program or service requests location information from a Sensor, Windows 7 displays a small icon in the notification area (system tray).

How to enable or disable Location Sension feature in Windows 8

Step 1: Open Control Panel.

Step 2: In the Control Panel search box, type "sensor"(without the quotes).

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Step 3: Click on "Change location settingS".

Step 4: The dialog box shown below will appear.

Step 5: In this setting, you can choose an option that allows users to enable Location Sensing for each app (requires admin rights if using this setting).

How to enable and disable Location Sensing on Windows 7 and Windows 8

Check location activity in Windows 7

Event Viewer is used to view the position request log that was taken.

Step 1: Open the menu Start.

Step 2: In the search box, type "sensor"(without the quotes).

Step 3: In the Control Panel list, select “View location activity".

The figure below shows the sample log.

How to enable and disable Location Sensing on Windows 7 and Windows 8

Wish you all success!

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