Thursday, November 9, 2017

Class Notes 11-9-2017

Printing a Web PageRight click and choose Print or Ctrl+P and choose Save as PDF. Then you can view the PDF and print the pages you want to have a hard copy of.

Password reset disk in Windows 10

I talked about extensions and we looked at the Adblock one in Google Chrome. I was at a person's house working on their PC and they had block 1,689,000 add in the past 9-10 months. To add it to your browser, click the three dots in the top right of your chrome page. Choose More Tools > Extensions. Scroll to the bottom and click to Get more extensions. Type Adblock and press Enter.

Click ADD… to install it in your Chrome browser.

We talked about getting pictures to your PC from a smartphone. First method I suggest is installing Google Photos on the smartphone and let it upload your pictures as you take them. Another is to use the charging cable to connect your phone to your PC. It will be treated like a USB flash drive and you can drag pictures from the phone to your PC. You can also email the pictures to yourself and when you receive the email download them on your PC. Then open the program you want to use the picture in and follow the instructions about uploading the pictures.

We also discussed a number of items that I did not have notes for. And I was asked to talked about Facebook next time. That will be on November 30th here at the club. Bring you questions.

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

Monday, November 6, 2017

Class Notes 11-2-2017

Question on how to download pictures from Facebook. Click on the picture to open it.

At the bottom of the picture, click Options

Click Download to save the picture on your PC in your default download folder.

Ninite was not known by a number of class members this week. Simply stated it is a quick, easy, and safe way to download programs. Many of the programs available on Ninite are used by us in the club. More details on this program at the November general meeting. You can also search this blog for more information using this search:

We looked at FreedomPop phones once again. More on this in the blogs over the past couple of months. Simply stated you order a free smartphone and activate it for $30. They give you a trial of their unlimited 2gb package for one month. Within that month you can downgrade to the free plan and keep the phone. I did. The free plan comes with 200 minutes of talk on the phone number they have assigned to you, 500 messages, and 500mb of free data to search the internet with.

Use to see how much data you have in your google cloud drive and much much more about you and Google. And brings up your dashboard where you can see and manage the data in your Google Account.

List all installed packages on Windows machines. Now you can see the programs in the Uninstall page but this programs shows you more information about each program.

How to skip the queue and install the Windows 10 1709 Update today. It will download all 4+gb of data when it decides it is your turn. This shows you how to go get the update now and run it when you want.

This is a good article on How To Download Your Pictures From Google Photos. It is straightforward but a few pictures to guide you is never a bad idea.

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