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Unselect (a box in an electronic form, questionnaire, etc.):‘consumers had to uncheck the box for travel insurance to opt out of purchasing it’
- ‘This unchecks all checkboxes that have been selected.’
- ‘From here, I unchecked the option to set the time automatically.’
- ‘If it is anything even remotely bad or something you don't use - uncheck the box next to it.’
- ‘Under the security tab uncheck the box marked 'Log on to network'.’
- ‘Of course, unchecking that box doesn't uncheck the others, hence the need for a Clear All button.’
- ‘I unchecked everything except a few essentials and rebooted.’
- ‘Go back to options; and for Alerts and Sounds, uncheck all the boxes.’
- ‘In the General tab, locate and uncheck File and Printer Sharing.’
- ‘Uncheck any songs you do not want to copy.’
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