Friday, December 22, 2017

Class Notes 12-21-2017

Tired of those pop ups that tell you about a post on Facebook. They can get quite annoying. Here is how to stop them on Google Chrome. The other browser should be similar.

Allow or block notifications from all sites
  • In the upper right corner of the browser window, click the Chrome menu .
  • Click Settings > Show advanced settings.
  • In the "Privacy" section, click Content settings.
  • In the dialog that appears, go to "Notifications" and choose...
Tired of those videos auto playing when you go onto a website? Google Finally Lets You Mute them In Chrome—Here’s How

Have you fallen for one of those “we are from Microsoft” phone calls or popups? Here is how To Beat The Fake Microsoft Virus Scam Syskey PASSWORD.

This is a way to host for free podcasts. Perhaps recordings of meetings or teachings or whatever you want to let others here. This is a The easiest way to start podcasting

Facebook Stats will give you things that are interesting but maybe not what you care about--LOL. Everyone on Facebook is connected to one another by an average of 3.57 degrees of separation. Also that the average Facebook user has 155 friends. Lots of details statistics for your browsing pleasure.

A good article on Fixing Hard Disk Problems titled "How To Survive A Hard Disk Failure" October 24, 2017 by Marc Thomas

Check websites for security and performance issues with Sonar

Controlled Folder Access in Windows 10 1709

Use MailStore To Backup Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo Emails to your hard disk

Here is some detail about MailStore Home 10.2

Windows 10 Event Viewer can be located by typing Event in the search box.

How to take what is on an email and post it on Facebook. Also how to take something on Facebook and use it in an email.

Open the email and select the words you want to post on FB. Then right-click the selection and choose Copy. Open FB and paste into a new post.

Open a FB post and select the words you want to send in an email. Then right-click the selection and choose Copy. Open your email program and click to compose a new email. In the message portion of the email, paste what you copied.

PC won’t boot? If you created a recovery drive you will be able to get into the drive. Find this option in the Control Panel.

Login Password
Your computer has a password associated with it. You will forget it someday if you do not use it regularly. Write it down and keep it in a safe place. When you need it you can go to that safe place and find it. However, maybe you forget where the safe place is. LOL

Backup Facebook
Facebook contains a lot of “stuff” about you, your connections to others, and your image collection. On your page, click the down arrow to open a dropdown list of choices and choose Settings. Under General, find the link at the bottom:

Click Download a copy… FB will create a file containing all your stuff that you can download to your computer or even save on your backup drive or a flash drive.

Image editing
In Ninite you will find a free download named Irfanview. It has many feature including editing your image by cutting, enhancing the color, converting to B&W, and more. Even a way to resize one or a group of images.
The best way to stay in the know about what’s going on in your neighborhood—whether it’s finding a last-minute babysitter, learning about an upcoming block party, or hearing about a rash of car break-ins. There are so many ways our neighbors can help us. We just need an easier way to connect with them.

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.

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