Thursday, April 29, 2021

Computer Class Notes 4-28-2021

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Dropbox Hour Limit
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Ten Useful Windows Commands
There are some things you can only do from the command line—even in Windows. Some of these tools don’t have graphical equivalents, while others are just plain faster to use than their graphical interfaces.

How Do I Copy a Webpage?
How do I copy an entire webpage? I copy and paste, but not everything appears as I see it. For example, I’m copying and pasting a bank statement to Word, but portions of the page appear empty.

A few classes ago we looked at an extension in Chrome Print Friendly and some of you are using it. We took another look at it.

Reformat and Reinstall?
It is one of the best ways to resolve a plethora of problems with Windows. Unfortunately, it comes at a high cost: it erases everything including installed programs, settings, and your data. Sometimes it's worth it, but it still hurts.

The best way to get everything back to the way it was when you bought your computer is to buy a new hard drive (probably an SSD) and install a new copy of Windows 10. You will have your speed back and nothing extra to complicate things. From your old drive connected as a USB drive, you can copy over all your data. Then install any of the non-windows applications you really need. Note: you CANNOT copy the apps from the old drive to the new one. They must be installed.

Why not do an image backup and then just recover everything to the new drive? That will work to get everything back on the new drive, but you will still have any issues you had before; just a new drive.

How to create and run a batch file on Windows 10
On Windows 10, a batch file is a special kind of text file that typically has a .bat extension, which can include one or multiple commands that Command Prompt can understand and run in sequence to perform various actions.

Create List Of Folders And Files
In File Explorer locate the folder in whose contents you want to print
  1. Alt+D
  2. Type CMD and press Enter
  3. Type the following: dir > the_list.txt
  4. Press Enter
  5. In that folder, locate the file called the_list.txt
  6. Open it to view or print

Kodi Update
Rosemary reported that she has installed a new build called Slamious. Last time she told us about The Magic Dragon build. This new one includes that as well. Here is a link to it:

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