How to Restore the Recycle Bin Icon in Windows 10
Select the Start button, then select Settings. Or, right-click on the desktop and choose Personalize.
Select Personalization > Themes > Desktop icon settings.
Select the Recycle Bin checkbox > Apply.
A great way to update and install a number of useful programs. We have discussed this many times in the past. This is what we use to install the maintenance programs we recommend you use weekly.
See https://tinyurl.com/y5khjplq for more on using Ninite
This must be initially downloaded from ccleaner.com. Then when you open it to run each week, if a newer version is available download and install it. When asked to purchase just click “no thanks” then choose the free version.
See more at https://tinyurl.com/yxa8uypr and some good how-to’s https://tinyurl.com/y6smyzo2
Place Icon on Desktop
Open the website you want an icon on the desktop for in Chrome or Brave.
Click the menu button (3 dots or dashes in u[[er right)
More tools > Create shortcut
Give it a name
Locate it on your desktop
Windows comes with default power options that cause the computer to got to sleep after so many minutes or the screen to turn off. Also what happens when you shut the cover on a laptop. Let’s look at how to change those.
Win+I > type “power” > select power & sleep then adjust settings OR...
Win+I > type “lid” > select change what closing the lid does then adjust settings
Cut/Copy/Paste and the new Win+V
Except for the later, these shortcuts have been used for decades to copy and move files and folders. Let’s review using them and the click-shift method of selecting. Before 1903 the clipboard could only hold the last thing copied to it. When pasting, Win+V opens a list of everything sent to the clipboard since the last restart or when it was cleared,
We used notepad to demonstrate using Ctrl+C, Ctrl+X, Ctrl+V and Ctrl+Z
Change the mouse look and speed
Windows comes with a tiny mouse pointer. You can change that and it's color and the speed it moves across the screen.
Ctrl+I > type “mouse” > Change your mouse settings then click Additional mouse settings
Ever have trouble locating the mouse? It is there somewhere but you can’t see it. One simple switch and hitting the ctrl key will display flashing circles around the pointer.
Desktop pictures or not
Windows displays a number of caned images at the start screen and in the desktop background. You do not have to settle for the defaults. You can even use your own pic
Win+U > Background settings
Let’s talk about the need for doing backups and the number of ways to do that.
Copy to flash drive
Copy to DVD
PDF to TXT
Free and easy to use online PDF to text converter to extract text data from PDF files without having to install any software.
You upload a PDF with photos and text and it returns a text file of just the words. Great for extracting data from a PDF.
Where are my photos?
Most of us take pictures and even short movies right on our cell phones. Three are many questions about photos.
How do we get those over to our computer?
How do we send them to others?
Can I edit them on my phone or on my computer?
Why are they so large?
How do I download a picture from Facebook?
How do I save a picture from an email?
What do I do? I use Google Photos on my phone so every picture I take is stored in the Google Cloud at no charge but having a free Google account.
Experience smarter and faster photo editing. Pixlr X is the only photo editor you need for quick yet professional edits. Designed with just the right amount of easy to navigate photo editing tools, you are about to experience the next best online image editor built with cutting edge technology.
This needs Adobe Flash installed. Works great with high-end edits and more. A free “photshop” like app.