Archive for ‘Scott Johnson’

How to get out of Windows 10 “S mode”

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If you buy a brand new computer, there’s a chance you might turn it on and find that it’s not just running Windows 10. It might be running Windows 10 in S Mode. Most people don’t want that. Here’s how to get out of S Mode.   What exactly IS “S Mode” anyway? You […] Read more »

3 of my favorite YouTube channels

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Fun topic today! I watch a bit of Youtube each night before I drift off to sleep. I have a few channels that I subscribe to, and these are some that I thinkĀ  you might find entertaining as well. I’ll tell you about them below, and include one of my favorite videos from each one. […] Read more »

How to make everything on your screen bigger

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If you have any kind of vision challenge, or if your eyesight is just gradually getting worse over time, you aren’t the only one. One nice feature of Windows 10 – you can make everything bigger and easier to read.   I grew up wearing glasses since I was 8 years old. I could […] Read more »

How to make MS Word single-space all the time

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It’s one of the big frustrations with MS Word – you hit the Enter key, and the next line in your document is a DOUBLE space down from the last line. There are two ways to fix this.   You know what I’m talking about. You open a new blank document and start typing […] Read more »

Why isn’t Outlook search working? Here’s why

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Microsoft Outlook is the most popular email software in the world. But there’s one thing about it that sometimes frustrates users – the search function. Today we’ll talk about a common way to fix Outlook’s search process when it doesn’t seem to be working.   You know how it’s SUPPOSED to work – you […] Read more »

Computer slowdown? Check these two things first

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This tip is based on what is probably the most common question I get, which is “Why is my computer running so slowly??” It is definitely frustrating when the computer lags behind. If your computer suddenly starts to run a lot more slowly than you think it should, there are a couple of things for […] Read more »

Security cameras that are easy to set up – and cheap

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If you think having security cameras in your home would be expensive and complicated, I have good news! I got some recently and they were really easy and affordable.   When you’re not at home, it’s nice to know that everything is okay. And even when you are at home, being able to see […] Read more »

The new trick to downloading Google images

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It used to be easy to just search Google for an image and download that full size image to your computer. Google changed their image download process a while ago, and it’s not quite as obvious how to get those full size images saved. But you can still do it! Here’s how.   Note: […] Read more »

Make sure System Restore is set up properly

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There are a few things about Windows 10 that don’t really make sense. When I set up a new computer, or when I do the upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10, I make sure these things are all configured properly. If you’re running Windows 10, one of the things you should check on is […] Read more »

Fun things you can say to Alexa

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There are more than 120 million “smart speakers” in US homes. In our house, we have the Google Home speaker, and here in my home office I have Alexa. But most people just ask Alexa boring stuff, like “what’s the traffic like this morning” or “is it going to rain today”. There are lots of […] Read more »