Thursday, January 7, 2021

Computer Class Notes 1-7-2021

Birthday Calendar
Import friend’s birthdays from Facebook to your favorite calendar. The generated calendar file can be saved in the CSV` format. The resulting file will open in a spreadsheet program and show the name and the month/day birthdate of ALL your friends.

You’re Being Warned About Windows 10 End of Service
Windows 10 warns when it's coming to "end of service", but what does that mean if Windows 10 is always being updated?

To see what version of Window 10 you are using:

Win+R, type WINVER and press the Enter key

If you are running 20H2 you are current. 2004 is fine but you should upgrade to the latest soon. 1909 or earlier may work but you are missing a number of important updates.

Convert Black & White Pictures to Full Color
Click the "Upload Photo" button, choose a file then wait for it to upload and process. Be patient and wait for your image to process. Once done you may click the circle with arrows to see the difference between the color and grayscale images. To download your converted photo, right-click the color image and click "save image as."

Works well and is easy to use. Open the webpage, click to Upload your picture, then download the colorized result.

30 Essential Windows Key Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 10
The Windows key made its first appearance in 1994, and it’s still an essential tool for Windows 10 power users. Here are the most important Windows key keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10 you should know about.

There was a number I was not familiar with. We tried them all out. The best was Win+H. In any program, you can press it to activate the speech to text feature and dictate into the program.

Get an On-Screen Windows Key Shortcut Guide on Windows 10
Windows 10 features a rich collection of Windows key shortcuts that can make using a PC speedy fast—if you remember them. Luckily, thanks to PowerToys, you can quickly see a convenient pop-up guide to many of the most useful ones. Here’s how to use it.

Last week we discovered that the checkbox is missing from the User Accounts dialog box. To get to that dialog box we would

Win+R and type NETPLWIZ, then click OK. This video shows how to fix that.

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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