Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Computer Club Notes 2-18-2020

Alternative Clicking
It gets confusing when thinking about clicking. Is it right-click or left-click or even center-click? When do I double-click and when single?

Maintenance Programs
The three maintenance programs being loaded on machine here at the club include Wise Disk Cleaner, SuperAntispyware, and MalwareBytes. We are no longer using CCleaner. And some of us are using Glary Utilities. All but Wise are available on Ninite. We suggest running these about once a week to keep your computer clean.

How To Use Wise Disk Cleaner
I have used CCleaner for many years to clean the temporary and other files that are no longer necessary. I have also used it to clean the Registry stripping off unneeded entries. However, many articles have appeared recently about issues with CCleaner that have made me think about looking for an alternative. One that I use on a regular basis is Glary Utilities and it is simple to use as long as you don’t get down into the details. Wise Disk Cleaner is a quick download and installation. You can even get it as a portable file to use from a flash drive. I installed it on my computer with an icon on the Desktop.

Glary Utilities
Glary is easy to use and with one click you can clean out the junk. If you want more tools they are available, too. Use the following link to get your copy of GU.

There are three tabs along the top. 1-Click Maintenance is where you want to start. The checkmarks indicate the processes that will be used to clean your computer. Disk Repair and Track Eraser are unchecked.

Click Scan for Issues

One at a time each of the checked items is processed. Problems are indicated and a progress bar shows where each step is in the process. When the analysis is completed, click Repair Problems to fix any issue found. If you place a checkmark in the box to the left of Automatically repair the fix will automatically continue after the analysis is done.

Where Are My Photos?
My Cell Phone is used for all my picture taking. As a result of that, I have thousands of pictures. I use the Google Photos App so every photo I take is automatically uploaded to the Google Cloud where I can access them from any device and all my pictures are stored for free as well.

How To Use Ninite Installer
In my opinion, Ninite is the safest site to install programs from. When you open Ninite you are presented with a list of programs to select from. You check the ones you want– the ones I picked here are Chrome, Malwarebytes, SUPERAntiSpyware, Revo, and Glary. They are programs I use to maintain my computer. Ninite does not download any of the programs you have checked. It downloads a tiny installer program to your computer which contains a list of the programs you checked.

Build a free website in 10 minutes
WebStarts is everything you need to create and maintain your very own website. Traditionally websites are written in HTML code, that code is stored on a server, and a domain is pointed to it. The process of setting up a traditional website is tedious, technical, and expensive. If you don't know how to code you might hire a web developer. Next, you need to purchase server space. Finally, you need to register a domain. It's a hassle to manage three different bills and three different companies. The whole process is so confusing it leaves a lot of people wondering how to make a website at all.

The site we built can be found at

If I would like my own domain like I can purchase it at Webstart on my account page. The domain name and a hosting package are about $75 annually. If I had my own domain name already I can point it to my free subdomain at no charge.

Please use the link below to build your own site for free

Are you tired of posting URLs in emails only to have it break when sent causing the recipient to have to cut and paste it back together? Then you've come to the right place. By entering in a URL in the text field, we will create a tiny URL that will not break in email postings and never expires.

Free Streaming Service with Classic TV
The TVS Television Network, the fourth oldest commercial TV network, founded in 1960, has announced the launch of 12 free streaming channels available currently on TVS has produced and syndicated many news, sports, and entertainment television programs to the national TV audience. The new streaming video service will have classic TV programs and movies 24 hours a day. While all of the classic programming is of a vintage nature, TVS plans an aggressive slate of new programs that capture the historic nature of television. TVS plans to bring in 500 new shows per year.

Another Service we looked at is and it lists all the stations you might want to access. As you click on each one it describes the various ways you can access the station.

Yes, you can record shows off live TV suing an Antenna. A TiVo DVR serves a function similar to that of a videocassette recorder (VCR), in that both allow a TV viewer to record programming for viewing at a later time, known as time shifting. Unlike a videocassette recorder, which uses removable magnetic tape cartridges, a TiVo DVR stores TV programs on an internal hard drive, much like a computer.
Discover how many FREE over-the-air channels are available from your local television broadcasters. Enter your address or zip code to find how many channels you can receive using an antenna. This helps you to point your TV antenna in the right direction.


Move those pesky keychain rewards cards to your cell phone. Click the card and a screen displays the bar code to use at checkout. Works on iPhone and Android. Get it in your app/play store.

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