How to copy and paste the contents of a Windows dialogue box

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This is so simple and so useful, I can’t believe it’s not more widely known. It would be really handy for when a client is trying to tell me what an error message says, or what the content is in some other Windows message.   The way this comes up most of the time […] Read more »

How to make sure your laptop has a long life

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Obviously you want to make sure your computer lasts as many years as possible. And now, this is especially true if you are using Windows 7 or Windows 8 because if you buy a computer right off the shelf now it will most likely be running Windows 10. The laptops I sell are almost all […] Read more »

A couple of handy features in Google Chrome

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My default web browser is Google Chrome. I also use Firefox for some things and it’s fine, but I really like Chrome. Recently I came across a couple of interesting things in Chrome.   Feature #1: Customize website zoom level Have you noticed that as you get older, some of the text on certain […] Read more »

An email scam that’s often effective

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There’s an email scam that’s not new, but a lot of people have not heard about it and it has some elements that make it seem very legitimate. I was a target in this scam recently so I’m laying out the details here so you can avoid being taken.   This is the email […] Read more »

Comparison of 5 ways to learn computer stuff

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A lot of people want to be reasonably knowledgeable about one or more aspects of their computer. Not like a computer programmer or someone that works on computers all day, but familiar enough to use popular software and be able to handle things that come up from time to time. But how do you learn? […] Read more »

More cool websites

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Enough Windows 10 nonsense – let’s have some fun with some great websites!   Every few months I do a blog and podcast about some interesting websites I’ve come across. There’s no exact criteria for what makes the list. I just look for ones I find interesting, entertaining, or educational.   FotoJet www.FotoJet.com If […] Read more »

Microsoft’s newest tactic for force-feeding Windows 10

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With an announcement this past week, Microsoft made sure that millions of unsuspecting Windows 7 and Windows 8 users will be surprised to find their computer “upgraded” to Windows 10. You can stop it, though.   What Microsoft announced is that they are now going to re-categorize┬áthe Windows 10 “upgrade” as a Recommended update. […] Read more »

A little program that I now can’t live without

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I love little pieces of software that focus on a single problem and solve it efficiently. A while back I found something that does this, and now I use it every day. In fact, if it’s turned off for some reason, I notice the difference almost immediately. And it’s free.   Here’s the problem: […] Read more »

How to rename 1000 images in 32 seconds or less

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You just got back from the trip of a lifetime. For some people that would be a cruise to Alaska, for others it might be a guided tour through the Holy Land of Israel, and for some it could be visiting some of the old castles of Ireland. Personally, I would enjoy any of them. […] Read more »

The magical CTRL key in Microsoft Word

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Microsoft Word does so much more than any of us can imagine. I could probably create a whole blog just on MS Word tips and tricks. Today, I’ll show you some of the cool things you can do in Word by using the CTRL key in combination with some other keys.   The Control […] Read more »