How to Disable Windows Suggestions when copying text

Windows 11 introduced “Suggested Actions”. When you copy a date, time, or phone number, you will get this little pop up asking if you want to “Create event” or “Call number”.

While this can be helpful, it can also be slightly annoying and get in the way. Fortunately, there is a simple way to turn it off. Hit the little down arrow, then click “Go to clipboard settings”

Once in the System settings, turn “Suggested actions” off.

Windows 10 – Super slow copy speeds

It looks like the Windows Defender Real-time protection can cause issues when trying to copy files on a local drive even if the drive is an SSD.  Typically a copy seems to start out great, but then slows down to a crawl less then 1MB/s copy rate.  Probably has to do with Defender having to scan every file as it is copied.

To fix/increase the copy speeds you can turn off Real-time protection.

To turn off Windows Defender Real-time protection, open up Settings > Update and Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection “That should open up the Windows Defender Security Center” > Virus & threat protection settings

Now Turn Real-time protection off.