Thursday, July 2, 2020

Computer Class Notes 7-2-2020

My print jobs won't go through. After checking the printer file - One item is deleting for days but does not. Hence the other print jobs cannot go through. How do I get rid of that item that's tying up the line?

Win+I > Devices > Printers…

Locate the Printer and click on it

Click Open queue

Click the offending document > Document > Cancel

Speed Up Your Amazon Fire TV Stick
If your Fire Stick is feeling a little sluggish, what’s causing the problem? Why is your Fire Stick running so slowly? And how can you fix the issues to speed up your device?

Dropbox Getting Started
Learn how to get started using Dropbox to backup and sync your most important files so that you can access them on any computer with Internet access, including smartphones and tablets. The files you put into Dropbox can be accessed in your account at and also on any computer 

Click to create your DropBox account and get an additional 500 Mb of space and it gives me 500 Mb also. Thanks!

Remove Macrium Reflect
If you are no longer using Macrium and have switched to EaseUS, you may uninstall it just like any other program. However, if you have old images created with Macrioum you might want to keep it installed to access those image files later.

To uninstall any program:

Win+I > Apps and locate the program to uninstall in the list

Click it and then Uninstall

Google Photos has a new look. And some new ways to present your photos… What should the app focus on? Based on watching their users, the Google Photos team has decided that reminiscing is the core of the app. With the thousands of photos we all collect in our lifetimes, and our lack of time to manually organize them all, the ability to be reminded of our memories is of great value.…/google-photos-is-5…

7 Different Ways You Can Use a USB Flash Drive
We’ve all used USB sticks to transport files between computers and back up our files, but there are other cool things you can do with a USB stick. You can use one to lock and unlock your computer—just like in the movies. You can also use a USB flash drive to quickly connect to a wireless network on all your PCs, increase your computer’s performance, or even run a web server—directly from the USB stick itself.

Use a USB Flash Drive to Lock/Unlock Your PC
PREDATOR turns a USB flash drive into an access control device—a key for your computer. When you leave your PC, unplug the USB stick and your computer will be locked. When you return, plug it back in and your computer will be unlocked.

Run Portable Apps Anywhere
Portable Apps and games can be easily copied to a USB stick, then run from any suitable device. This is usually a 32-bit or 64-bit PC. Browsers, email tools, messaging apps, and games can all be run from a USB flash drive.

Increase Performance With ReadyBoost
If you have a slow hard disk drive in your computer, ReadyBoost can help speed things up. When you enable ReadyBoost for a drive, it acts as a hard drive cache, caching frequently used files. If it’s faster to read from the USB stick instead of your HDD, Windows will read the flash drive cache instead.

Install Almost Any Operating System
Windows 10 users can create a bootable USB installer disk. Similarly, all manner of Linux based operating systems can be installed from USB. Many offer a live environment, giving you get a feel for the OS which runs directly from USB before installation.

How to Use Virtual Desktops in Windows 10
With virtual desktops, Windows 10 lets you create multiple, separate desktops that each can display different open windows and apps. A simple use for this might be keeping work separate from personal stuff. You could also put all the items that relate to a specific task on one desktop so that you can better focus on that task.

Win+tab will allow you to open and switch to another desktop. Switch between with Ctrl+Win+left/right arrow. Virtual desktops—at least, as they exist in Windows 10—are best treated as temporary workspaces to help you organize your activities while you’re working on them.

Some Android Selfie Photo Editors Are Malware
Android users should check for 31 rogue beauty-related apps that Google has deleted from the Play Store, but could still be installed onto phones. They can unleash unwanted advertising and open web pages without permission.

Check the list of apps involved in the article.

10 Awesome Windows 10 Desktop Tips and Tricks
The Windows 10 desktop is more than just a glorified folder—it’s a reflection of your personality. You can decorate it with wallpaper, cover it with your favorite shortcuts, or even play games on it. Here are 10 tips and tricks that will make your desktop experience more useful and fun.

Temporarily Hide or Unhide All Desktop Icons
Quickly Change the Size of Your Desktop Icons by holding down Ctrl while wheel scrolling

Export Contacts From Cell Phone
You can back up the contacts stored on your phone or SIM card. If you lose or need to replace your phone, you can restore these contacts on the new phone.
Export contacts

On your Android phone or tablet, open the Contacts app .
Tap Menu Settings Export.
Choose one or more accounts to export contacts from.
Tap Export to .VCF file.

Thanks, Donna for the tip about

Flyers, Shopping List, Weekly Ads
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