Thursday, November 12, 2020

Computer Class Notes 11-12-2020

Video of the Class:

APCUG Photo Contest

This photo taken by one of our own CCCGC members won second place in the 2020 APCUG Digital Photo Contest. It was taken at Reagan International Airport showing the effect of Covid.

Mail Forwarding
Starting January 1, 2021, Yahoo Mail will stop forwarding emails to any account. The emails remain in the Yahoo inbox and can be accessed from there, but the option to have these emails forwarded automatically will not be available anymore at that point

Most of us have multiple email addresses. I have Comcast for my Internet provider and therefore I have an email address Other than Comcast nobody knows that email address. I have set my Comcast email so it auto forwards to my Yahoo email. This way all my emails can be seen in one place. And if I chose to switch to a different provider they would assign me their email address and I would forward those emails to yahoo as well so all my email would be on yahoo still.

Using yahoo I can also add additional email addresses without having to forward them. However, they would not be merged together and I would have to open them independently. Windows 10 Outlook, the envelope icon, works the same way. You can add multiple email accounts and see them in that one app.

Split, merge, rotate pages in a PDF
Viewing a PDF document is easy, you likely use your web browser or a standalone tool for it. But splitting or merging pages from PDFs is slightly complicated, as many viewers don't support that functionality.

Remember you can “print” anything as a PDF simply by choosing the printer called “Microsoft Print to PDF”

Google Sheets Search
“I was in a Dr's office...needed a password.....opened my Google Drive on my phone....opened my EXCEL sheet.....forgot how I titled it.....I could NOT find a SEARCH to find a specific word INSIDE the excel sheet?”


Use find and replace in a spreadsheet
On your Android phone or tablet, open a spreadsheet in the Google Sheets app.
Tap More More Find and replace.
Type the word you want to find.
Tap Search
To see every time the word is used, in the top right, tap the arrows.
To replace the word, tap Replace with.
Type the replacement and tap Replace or Replace all.
To return to the spreadsheet, tap Done


Use find and replace in a spreadsheet
On your iPhone or iPad, open a spreadsheet in the Google Sheets app.
Tap More … > and then Find and replace.
Type the word you want to find.
Tap Search.
To see every time the word is used, in the top right, tap the arrows.
To replace the word, tap Replace with.
To replace a single word, tap Replace.
To replace every time the word is used, tap All.
To return to the spreadsheet, tap Close .

Print Address Labels

What is the best way to create address labels for Christmas cards?

Create a database of all your names and addresses using a spreadsheet app such as Google Sheets. Then purchase premade address labels and use that spreadsheet to generate labels.

Print Labels from Google Sheets
Google Sheets can be a helpful tool for pulling information into consistent printed labels. However, Google Sheets doesn’t include the capability to print labels. Instead, you can add this functionality with the free “Create & print labels” add-on from Labelmaker. The add-on pulls information from a Google Sheets spreadsheet, formats it, and exports it as a ready-to-print Google Docs document. Once created, you can print the label documents the same way you’d print any other document.

How To Create Mailing Labels In Word
Learn how to create your own mailing labels using Microsoft Word’s built-in tools.

How to Print Address Labels Using LibreCalc
While labels can be complicated, all the configuration tasks can be broken down into a manageable list of small, easily digestible pieces. And that's exactly what this guide is going to do.

Add Folder Shortcuts to the Start Menu’s Left Sidebar
The Windows 10 Start menu includes a handy list of shortcuts to common locations (such as Pictures, Downloads, Settings) in a tiny sidebar. Using Settings, you can customize which shortcuts appear there. Here’s how to do it.

Hyperloop travel has been a pipe dream (pun intended) ever since Elon Musk proposed the travel alternative in a whitepaper in 2013. Imagine the vacuum tubes at a bank, only with people in them traveling hundreds of miles per hour. Now in the biggest step forward for the idea yet, Virgin Hyperloop just completed a test launch with actual human passengers in the pod.

Today, Google Photos is the home for more than 4 trillion photos and videos, including yours, and a remarkable 28 billion new photos and videos are uploaded every week. In order to welcome even more of your memories and build Google Photos for the future, we are announcing a change to our storage policy.

Starting June 1, 2021, all new photos and videos backed up in High quality will count toward the free 15 GB of storage that comes with your Google Account or any additional storage you may have purchased, the same way other Google services like Google Drive and Gmail already do.

All photos and videos you back up in High quality before June 1, 2021 are exempt from this change and will not count toward your Google Account storage. This includes all of your existing content uploaded in High quality.

Key Finder
This key finder smart tracker would be a thoughtful gift for your friends, families, elderly who are also misplacing their keys or phone, it will help them save many troubles. Also as your best travel buddy for peace of mind. Happiness is when you found something you lost! Audio notifications if you leave without your stuff. It's more than a Bluetooth tracker. It's the joy of life. another

Download any Windows 10 version ISO
When you use Microsoft's official Media Creation Tool, it is the latest version of Windows 10 that you get when you use it to download a Windows 10 ISO image to the system or make a USB device bootable using the operating system. While that is often the desired version to get, it may sometimes be necessary to get an earlier version of Windows 10.

When you have more than one computer it is a lot faster to upload them all with one download of the upgrade. And it gives you the means to troubleshoot an issue by booting from the installation media when booting from the hard drive does not work.

Use Your Smartphone as Your Webcam
Elgato, a Corsair brand known for its content creation equipment, recently acquired a smartphone video app EpocCam. The app lets you turn your iPhone or iPad into a wireless high-definition webcam for your macOS or Windows computer. It works seamlessly with popular apps like Google Meet, Skype, OBS Studio, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom for streaming, chatting, and recording.

This is an easy install and works great with zoom. Zoom just see the cell phone as a camera.

Auto Hide Desktop Icons
AutoHideDesktopIcons allows automatic hiding and showing features for your desktop icons, including an adjustable timer and arbitrary activation options.

Hiding them on your own is a simple right-click on the desktop. This app will auto hide them for you an FHA's a number of options.

How To Open Window SysMenu With Hotkey

Microsoft Defender Wins Top AV Rating
For the second time in a row Microsoft Defender, the antivirus software built into Windows 10, has ranked among the highest in lab tests performed by AV-Test. For those who may not be aware, AV-Test is a highly regarded independent organization based in Germany that evaluates and rates antivirus products.

Defender is my choice. All the others add more behind the scenes background processing.
How To Send Text Messages From Your Chromebook

Chrome OS offers a handful of ways to keep your Chromebook and Android phone in sync. One of its features allows you to access your SMS inbox and respond to texts from your Chromebook.

With this app you don't have to type on that tiny keyboard to answer text messages. 

Keep The Contents Of Two Directories In Sync With Syncfolders
If you constantly transfer files to and from a computer to a USB Flash drive, external storage, or a remote location, you may know that it can be a boring task. … Might be good for automatic backups of your data files/folders.

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