Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Computer Class Notes 5-12-2020

Way to make back and forward arrow in Chrome darker

The back and forward arrows are light until there is a page to go back or forward to. If your theme is set to a darker one, they may be hard to read.

Print Scanned Items In Microsoft Fax And Scan

The scanner creates an image file (JPG, PNG, etc). To generate a PDF from that image, File > Print and choose Microsoft Print to PDF.

Google Secure access
What is less secure app access?A less secure app (LSA) is an app that connects to Google accounts using only username and password verification for access and not OAuth. Generally, you should only allow your users to use external apps that connect to Google accounts via OAuth, as LSAs make user accounts more vulnerable to hijacking.

How do I stop Google from blocking my sign in?
To do so, sign in to Gmail on your desktop, click your profile and select 'Settings'. On the settings page, go to Sign-in & security and scroll down to the very bottom where you will see the 'Allow less secure apps' option. Click the switch to enable/disable it.

Print Text Messages
To print a text from your smartphone, press the text and then, depending on your phone, select Print or Copy. Then open another App like your email and pasted the text to send it or print it.

Voice To Text On The Computer?
Like you can do on your cell phone when texting, you can also use voice to text on your PC. The Google.com page shows a microphone to the right of the search bar if you have a microphone installed. If so, click it and you can speak into the search bar.

Open Google Docs and under Tools click Voice typing. Then what you say becomes what you write.

What Is Cache
Cached data are files, scripts, images, and other multimedia stored on your device after opening an app or visiting a website for the first time. This removes the need for the app to access that information the next time, saving time. Often the cache becomes full and needs to be emptied. The maintenance programs take care of this for you. Then when you access that webpage the next time it takes a little longer as all hose images need to be downloaded. The filling of cache is more of an issue in your cell phone because of the limited memory they have.

Spellcheck In Libre
Shift+F7 to toggle automatic spell checking while using Libre. When On, spelling errors are underlined with a red squiggly. Right-click on the misspelled word and choose the correct spelling from the pop-up list.

How To Save Zoom Background Picture

Open Zoom and access your profile page, then Settings > Virtual background.

Snip the screenshot of you in front of the background using Win+Shift+S. Then save the screenshot as an image.

Change Google Photos from Orig to HD

Open Photos.Google.Com

Click the three lines menu button

Scroll down and click Settings

Click High Quality and then Recover storage to have Google resize your picture to the “High quality” size

OneDrive is both a folder on your C: drive and storage in the Microsoft cloud allocated to you. The amount you own is 5gb or more depending on how long you have had your Microsoft account. You can access your cloud space from any computer by going to https://onedrive.live.com. If you are not already logged into your account because of your Windows 10 login, you will be asked to enter your Microsoft user name (an email address) and your password.

Back to the PC. Whatever you save into your OneDrive folder on your PC will be synchronized (synced) to your OneDrive cloud. The OneDrive folder is just like any other folder on your C: drive. You can save files into it and create additional folders within it. The only difference is that whatever you place into a OneDrive folder is synced to the cloud when you are connected to the Internet. And when you copy a file from a non-OneDrive folder into your OneDrive folder that file is moved--it is no longer in the original location.

This makes OneDrive a simple and powerful way to have a cloud backup of your data. I suggest NOT placing pictures in your OneDrive. They take up a lot of space and you should be using Google Photos to freely store them for you in the Google Cloud.

Basic Windows 10 Training
Here are some of the material out there to help you.




And there are many many more including hundreds on YouTube.

Winzip is the world's leading zip utility for file compression, encryption, sharing, and backup. Save time and space, zip & unzip files quickly, and much more. Since Windows included their own compression (zipping) routine and un-compressing the need for WinZip for most users has diminished.

How To Zip And Unzip In Windows
Right-click on a file or group of files (or folders) and select Send To Compressed File.

This creates a file with a folder like icon showing a zipper.

Right-click the zip file and select Extract All… to create a new folder containing all the original sized files.

How To Search The Club Blog
The club blog site is at:

To search that site for a specific document place the search word(s) in front of the word site: and follow with the URL without the http://. For example, this would search all the documents in the blog for the word Ninite:

Ninite site:dickevanstraining.blogspot.com

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