Thursday, August 17, 2017

Class Notes 8-17-2017

Storage Sense
http://tinyurl.com/ybnlak7j

78 rpm records archive is online
http://tinyurl.com/ycwttt84

Checklist Guide to Reinstalling Windows
http://tinyurl.com/y7992dbc

Microsoft Paint lives on, just not inside Windows 10
http://tinyurl.com/ybps2y2q

Windows 10 Updates Sharing
http://tinyurl.com/y8v3wqbx

Is Windows Defender Good Enough?
http://tinyurl.com/y9frrrk2

How to remove a user from a Windows PC
They must have an Administrator account. Sign in and then create a new user as an Administrator. Sign out and sign back in as the new user. Then remove the other user not saving their data. To get to the Control Panel: Windows+R, type Control Panel and hit Enter. Locate User Accounts.

Why web pages don’t work the same in all browsers
Each browser works a little differently in the way they render pages and other behind the scenes activity. When a website is designed right it takes into consideration all the possible browsers it wants the page to work on. Some sites work best with Chrome, some with IE, and some with Firefox. Some older sites do not play well with Chrome because it has not been around as long as Firefox or IE. If what you are doing does not work well in the browser you are using, try it in another one. I find this true with some Microsoft pages and some financial pages. It is a good idea to have all three on your PC--IE, Firefox, and Chrome.

Thanks gang for a great afternoon…



In addition to my own research, I want to give thanks to Harold at the Club, Ghacks.net Newsletter, and DavesComputerTips.com for the useful ideas we take a look at each week.


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Class Notes 8-10-2017

Ever look for a web site and it is no longer there? Well, here is a site that inventories sites that are no longer active for whatever reason. http://www.archive.org

Jigsaw Puzzles online
http://Jigzone.com

Keyboard Shortcuts
http://tinyurl.com/yb86gtpx

Registry Cleaner Scams
http://tinyurl.com/yckxur8u

How To Stop Auto-Play On Facebook App
http://tinyurl.com/ybvh5yjb

How To Set Up New Computer With Ninite
http://tinyurl.com/ybwwprwx

100% Free Cell Phone Service
http://tinyurl.com/ya2h2xma

Sys Minion: run Windows system commands
http://tinyurl.com/yb43gm7w

Turn Wi-Fi back on automatically on Windows 10
http://tinyurl.com/y8dxe27j

Display all time zones with TimeZonesView
http://tinyurl.com/y8nehrw6

Openmailbox Free eMAIL
http://tinyurl.com/yauaopgc

Use Thunderbird for your email and save them to your PC. Thunderbird is a free email application that’s easy to setup and customize - and it’s loaded with great features!
http://tinyurl.com/3dhvppf

Launch Taskbar Programs With This Keyboard Trick
Press the Windows key and then the number corresponding to the position of the program on the taskbar. Windows Key + 1 opens the program to the right of the start button and so on. Works from 1-10 (10=0)

In addition to my own research, I want to give thanks to Harold at the Club, Ghacks.net Newsletter, and DavesComputerTips.com for the useful ideas we take a look at each week.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Class Notes 8-3-2017

We covered a number of topics as I answered questions from the group both in the meeting room at the club and on the hangout site. We will do this both ways again next week and then I will be traveling again and doing hangouts only. If we had someone who could run the netting in the club meeting room, we could open the room up each week. I would be on the screen and not in the room itself. So if you would be willing to learn how to do that it would be a big help. Let us know and we will make the arrangements. Thanks!

If you are on the internet and want to join in on the meeting from home, just open a browser and go to this URL: http://tinyurl.com/dickevans. This will open the hangouts page and let you JOIN IN. If you do not have a webcam you can still join in. We just will not see you. You will be able to see and hear what is happening.

Here are the things I talked about from my notes. But we did cover a number of other questions during the class. If you have something you remember and want we to type it up, let me know.

Text from your computer, sync'd with your Android phone & number. This site allows you to text with others on their cell phone without you having a cell phone.
http://tinyurl.com/z7dymtd

Access free movies and TV shows. This is not Kodi but will let you see some current run movies right on your PC. Be aware that there are some links to a few XX sites you might want to avoid. And do not download any extras.
https://fmovies.se/

Google keeps a complete list of almost everything you've looked at on the internet. Yes they do keep track of everything you do. However, you can turn their tracking off. This article tells how. And we checked, incognito searches are not tracked.
http://tinyurl.com/ya39qsro

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: Removed Features. This article tells about the upcoming version of 10 that is coming soon in your automatic updates. Paint is being removed from the release in favor of Paint 3D.
http://tinyurl.com/y8prjbw5

How To Recover Forgotten Windows Password. This article outlines how to be ready in advance to recover. This is not a secret door into locating or changing your password.
http://tinyurl.com/yazlzm6w

Harold presented on passwords in January. Here is a link to that talk: http://cccgc.info/wp-content/uploads/Password-Jan2017.pdf

Here is a summary of one of his slides and an easy way to create and never forget a password:

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Easy to remember passwords

First 3 letters of mothers first name, & first 3 letters of father's first name.

• Insert a “&” between the names
• Add your birth year – the last three digits
• *************************************
• My mother: rose, father: howard, my birth year 1944
• Base password: ros&how944

Now use the first letter of the site you are needing the password for, a capital letter. And use the last letter of that site as the last letter of the password, a lower case letter.

If the password is for Amazon, place an A in front and n at the end.
Aros&how944n

If the password is for Microsoft, place an M in front and a t at the end.
Mros&how944t

If the password is for Yahoo, place a Y in front and an o at the end.
Yros&how944o

Get the picture? All your passwords are easily remembered by you.

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How to Sync Your Desktop PC with Google Drive (and Google Photos).
http://tinyurl.com/yco4pkfr

I presented on this topic at the August club meetings. Here is the link to my notes from that talk: http://cccgc.info/wp-content/uploads/Sync-Google-Drive-8-1-2017.pdf

In addition to my own research, I want to give thanks to Harold at the Club, Ghacks.net Newsletter, and DavesComputerTips.com for the useful ideas we take a look at each week.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Class Notes 7-20-2017

In addition to my own research, I want to give thanks to Harold at the Club, Ghacks.net Newsletter, and DavesComputerTips.com for the useful ideas we take a look at each week.

Windows ISO Download
http://windowsiso.net/

How To Free Up Drive Space
http://tinyurl.com/y78g7dqz

Retro Games
http://tinyurl.com/y9f9zgvt

6 Free Portable Retro Games
http://tinyurl.com/ybrjs6t7

Remove the Windows.old folder manually/ Windows creates the folder Windows.old on a PC running Windows when you upgrade the PC to a new version of the operating system.
http://tinyurl.com/y8xlyvmc

Google Backup and Sync is a new program by Google that combines Google Photos and Google Drive functionality in a single client application.
http://tinyurl.com/yd795b2g

Friday, July 14, 2017

Class Notes 7-13-2017

In addition to my own research, I want to give thanks to Harold at the Club, Ghacks.net Newsletter, and DavesComputerTips.com for the useful ideas we take a look at each week.

Delete something by accident?
Ctrl+Z will bring it back

How To Change The Login Screen Background
http://tinyurl.com/ya97vgd9

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Class Notes 7-6-2017

In addition to my own research, I want to give thanks to Harold at the Club, Ghacks.net Newsletter, and DavesComputerTips.com for the useful ideas we take a look at each week.

Watch HDTV for free... TVScout will automatically show you all the channels, just pick one and enjoy! I got mine. It does work, but I think it is no different than what you can pickup at WalMart and elsewhere. And I am miles from the TV stations here in KY.
https://goo.gl/0fKyU7

How To Customize Details In File Explorer
http://tinyurl.com/tdk9e56

Windows 10 Annoyances
http://tinyurl.com/rlqsqu2

How To Clear Your Android Cache
http://tinyurl.com/vsha74v

What to delete when your phone runs out of storage space
http://tinyurl.com/ybaospl8

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Class Notes 6-29-2017

In addition to my own research, I want to give thanks to Harold at the Club, Ghacks.net Newsletter, and DavesComputerTips.com for the useful ideas we take a look at each week.

QuickViewer is an ultra-fast Windows image viewer
http://tinyurl.com/yav2r2nw

Edit Facebook Homepage Shortcuts
http://tinyurl.com/y8gxpelb

Finding Forgotten Passwords Hidden In Browser
http://tinyurl.com/yauz6eju

Folder Icons
http://tinyurl.com/yco8cna6

WannaCry? You will if you don’t back up!
http://tinyurl.com/yasv5g8t

For a simple way to store your password is a simple notepad program called locknote

To publish a book on Amazon