Friday, March 17, 2017

Class Summary 3-16-2017

The local Library has a new 3D printer! So if you are looking to see how one works, check out future classes there. We have come a long way from dot matrix printers of the 1980’s.

New video on Kodi (Thanks Ian). This is a well done how to video on YouTube for installing a different build of Kodi than the one we have been using.

Another one with how to get live TV. This one shows us how to get into live TV from all over the world. And although this is an interesting build, we can see most to what we want in the IPtV menu of our current build,

Voter Records from all over the country can be found on this site. Just type in your name and see what it says about you.

County Records for Charlotte County Florida can also be viewed online. A simple record search of just your last name or just your street name works best.

This article explains how to set Facebook Comments & Likes by Others so not everyone can. You decide who can do what on your posts. Good explanations off this page to other security issues.

Wondering how to stop all those email notifications from Facebook? On the top row, click the down arrow way to the right. This will pull down a list of options. Choose Settings > Notifications > Email and turn off all but important ones.

My Start Menu is free from all the items Windows 10 came with. To remove an item, right-click on it and choose Unpin from Start. On that same option list you have the ability to resize. Notice I made all mine small. I can tell what they are by the image and by hovering over it with my mouse to see a popup of its name.

Printing the Screen
When you need to capture a screenshot that contains a pull down menu, the Snipping Tool does not work. It allows you to capture a piece of the screen, but the pull down you wanted to get goes away. Instead use Win+PrtScr. This captures the entire screen as it appears and places the image in your Pictures folder in a subfolder called Screenshots. Open that image and then use the Snipping Tool to grab just the portion you need.

Now I use an old standby called MWsnap. This allow me to press a hotkey (Ctrl+SHift+A) and draw a box around the portion of the screen I need including the pull downs. The resulting image is placed in the clipboard for me to paste were I need it.

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