Jarte, the word processor that wraps a fresh face and new power around Microsoft's trusted WordPad word processing engine. Quick to load and easy to use makes it a great tool.
This led us into a discussion on creating and Icon and replacing an icon on the desktop shortcut with our own icon. You can use the Paint program to create an icon, just save it as a .ico file by replacing the .jpg extension with .ico.
The default desktop icon size in XP was 32x32, while in Windows 7 it is 48x48. As a consequence, for Windows 7 it is relatively important to have a 48 icon. Otherwise, it is upscaled from a smaller icon, which may look quite ugly.
@Have you ever wanted to convert files without the need to download software? I had an instance this last week where I was sent a document in .wps format. I could not read this old Work file and had to look for a solution. I Googled it and found zamzar.com. I was able to upload the .wps document and in seconds I received an email with the .doc file I opened in MS Word.
CCleaner now found at ccleaner.com. They have over 2 billion downloads at this point and decided to change their Domain name. So instead of going to Pirifome.com you can access the ccleaner download page directly at ccleaner.com.
Slimjet is a fast, smart and powerful web browser built on top of the Chromium open-source project (on which Google chrome is based as well). It adds more options to Chromium to make it more flexible and customizable. It also integrates more features to Chromium so that users can get more done in less time without relying on external plugins. It works great and is easy to use. Adblocker and other tools we love to use are build right in t the browser… even a YouTube downloader.
Google Cloud Print Overview can be found at this YouTube page. Also some documentation on our club site at cccgc.info.
How to Bring Back the Quick Launch Bar in Windows 7, 8, or 10. I posted this last week, but thought I would demo it today. It is a nice tool to keep that clutter off the desktop.
A reminder for you who use the keyboard shortcuts. When pressing more that one key, like in Windows + Q or Win+Q, hold down all but the last key and then tap the last key. In this case, hold down the WIndows key and then tap the Q. Release the held down key(s).
We also talked about Facebook security. The key is to not post everything Public and to not allow others to add to your timeline. Just because someone duplicated your Facebook page does not mean you were hacked. It means everything on your pages were copied and placed on a new page with your name. Before adding someone you know, check to see if you are already friends. If so, do not add the new person as they are not your friend.
In addition to my own research, I want to give thanks to Harold at the Club, Ghacks.net Newsletter, AskLeo, tomshardware, and DavesComputerTips.com for the useful ideas we take a look at each week.