Archive for ‘Scott Johnson’

How to hide the fact that you’ve viewed a Facebook message

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One of the annoyances about chatting with someone in Facebook Messenger on your computer is the fact that they other person knows when you’ve seen their most recent message. So you kind of feel obligated to go ahead and reply sooner, since you know the other person knows you’ve read that last message. Too much […] Read more »

Watch out for Adobe’s latest trick

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For a while, Adobe has proven that they are a software company not worthy of our trust or respect. And recently they provided us with another reason to question their integrity. This applies mainly to people using the Chrome web browser.   For quite some time, Adobe has been trying to sneak unwanted software […] Read more »

How to create a recovery drive for Windows 10

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Recently I had a client with a Windows 10 computer that would power on, but it wouldn’t boot all the way into the Windows operating system. Sometimes Windows will run self-diagnosis and repair the problem and reboot. But what if you reboot, and it just keeps coming up to the same error screen? That’s when […] Read more »

How to stop Gmail from adding events to your Google calendar

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I use my Google calendar for just about everything that goes on in my life. This includes all of my onsite computer repair appointments here in Safety Harbor of course, but also birthday and anniversary reminders, dentist appointments, online webinars, etc. So I don’t like it when I get an email to remind me of […] Read more »

How to check your computer’s hard drive for failure

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Did you know there’s a free program you can run, and it will check your computer’s hard drive to see if it’s showing any signs of failure?   Disclaimer: This software is not foolproof, it’s just one of the best at detecting signs of hard drive failure. The program I’m referring to is called […] Read more »

Things that seem right but are really wrong

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Sometimes there are things that on the surface seem to be true, but when you dig a little deeper you find out they aren’t true at all. Or, there might be something that you know in your head is false, but your mind still thinks about a different way. For example – what’s the moon […] Read more »

Using Windows Live Mail? It’s now dead – time to switch

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If you’re still using Windows Live Mail as your email program, you need to be aware that Microsoft support for this program ends on January 10, 2017. This means that there will be no more security updates – so when security problems are discovered, they won’t be patched. Translation: it’s time to go to an […] Read more »

What does the Paste Options box do in MS Word?

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I use the Copy – Paste process every day, and you probably do as well. For the most part, it’s pretty straightforward – you choose a word or section of text and copy it from one location, then you go to another location and paste it. But when you’re pasting into a Word document, there’s […] Read more »

Time to delete your Yahoo! account and all the data

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I created my first Yahoo email account back in the late 1990s, but I stopped actively using it when Gmail introduced their email service and I made that switch. So that Yahoo account is still there, just not being used. I recently got an email from Yahoo that was pretty outrageous in light of recent […] Read more »

How to create a desktop shortcut in Windows 10

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One of the changes Microsoft made with Windows 10 was how to create a shortcut to a file or a program and have that shortcut on the desktop screen.   A lot of people – myself included – weren’t too happy the first time we tried to make a shortcut to the desktop using […] Read more »