Friday, January 15, 2021

Computer Class Notes 1-14-2021

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When there is a link on a page and you place your mouse over it, it opens info about the link. Sometimes so large that you really can’t see what you want without opening the link. Is there a way to have that info not open?

Yes, right-click on the link and "Copy link address". That puts it in the clipboard and then you can paste it somewhere you can read it all... like notepad

Also when you mouse over a link a message might popup that explains what the link is all about. As far as I know, you cannot turn this feature off.

Printing The Screen
Is there a Windows 10 screen capture tool that then allows you to print the screen? How do you print the screen?

The Snipping Tool will allow you to take a picture of the entire screen, the windows on top, or get to draw a box around what you want to save. You can also arrive at the same place using Win+Shift+S.

Windows+PrtScrn will save an image of the screen(s) in a file in the Screenshots folder in the Picture folder.

I know you talked about chargers some time ago but now I could use your recommendation for charging my 10" Android tablet that I use for painting (photos)?

An Android tablet uses the same kind of charger as an android cell phone. An iPhone or other Apple device uses a different one. The higher the number (amps) the charger has the faster the charge. Most USB charging points, like in your vehicle or attached to new wall outlets are 2.0. Older cell phone charges were like .5 or .7 and will still work, just slowly.

My Malwarebytes expired, do I give my email address for a new 14-day free trial? Is the SUPERAntiSpyware the same as Malwarebytes? They keep popping up.

No, they are different, each searching out different types of issues that can slow down you computer.

When you see suggestions to upgrade, don’t. Use Ninite or PatchMyPC to do the upgrades for you. If you accept the suggestion and let the program upgrade itself, you will have to get around the “buy me” links and make sure you do not allow other software to be installed at the same time. Ninite and PatchMyPC will not do that.

F11 For More Real Estate
When on a website, press F11, the address bar, tabs, and shortcut bar are hidden giving you more room on the screen for what you are displaying. It is a toggle, press it again and they are put back.

Print Friendly
This is an extension for Chrome that allows you to easily print an entire web page. It adds a right-click option to use it.

Enable Startup Sound on Your Chromebook
Computers traditionally have had a startup sound that plays as soon as they are up and running. Chromebooks don’t have this out of the box, but if you miss that nostalgic touch of a startup chime, you can manually enable it from the settings.

Your Windows Taskbar Should Always Be on the Left Side
Windows has featured a taskbar at the bottom of the screen since the beginning. That position made sense back in the day, but on modern computers, it doesn’t. I’m here to tell you the taskbar should be on the left.

Google Has a Bunch of Free Games
There are plenty of little hidden easter eggs in the Google search engine. From barrels rolls to performing the Cha-Cha Slide, you can have a lot of fun typing certain phrases into the search bar. However, we want to give a special highlight to the full-on games Google’s snuck away here.

How Do Cookies Work
Cookies aren’t as evil as most stories — and some security tools — might have you believe. A cookie is nothing more than some information a website saves on your computer. The next time you visit that site, your browser then sends it back to that same website. Seriously. That’s it. That’s all. That’s a cookie.

Windows 10’s Built-in Screen Capture Tool
Windows 10 can record a video of your screen without any third-party software. Here’s how to find and use Windows 10’s easy-to-use Capture utility to record your display.

Lookup For An Address Or Phone Number

This one worked well and gave us both the phone numbers and addresses without having to pay a fee.

This one was easy and instant and no charge.

This one was a long process ending in a report you have to pay for.

Be sure to check out the following Art Shoes. Rosemary has her painting on the front page of the Winners Circle and has artwork in the current show at the Visual Art Center in Punta Gorda

Dick will be teaching at Florida Gulf Coast University Academy

Beginning with the following online with Zoom class in January he will teach a total of 8 classes this semester, 2 per month. For more information and to register for the class see

Publishing Your Memoirs $25 / $30
January 25, at 11 am – 12:30 pm, Monday
Speaker: Richard Evans

In this class, we will look at putting together a family history to pass on to others. You will learn ways to organize a document as well as pictures. We will also discuss ways to distribute the results using the cloud, flash drives, DVDs, and a published book.

View the latest Program Guide for a list of available courses at

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