Archive for ‘Scott Johnson’

How to select text in MS Word – VERTICALLY

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This is a trick you can do with MS Word, that very few people know about. It can be handy in certain situations.   What we’re talking about is being able to select and highlight certain text in a Word document. You already know that if you double-click on a single word, that word […] Read more »

Recognizing an online car sale scam

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Shopping online for a used car? You need to be able to identify the scam ads – and there are a lot of them.   Everyone wants to score a great deal when they buy a car. If you go to a car dealer, you might be able to negotiate a fair price. But […] Read more »

How to change the default font and size in Word

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I used to have a routine whenever I would open Word and create a new document. I would always start by changing the font to one that I like, and also the font size. What a waste of time!   The default font in Word, if you don’t change anything, is Calibri. The font […] Read more »

How to show full URL in the Chrome address bar

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Sometimes it’s the little things, you know? Why does Chrome, by default, only show part of a website address in the address bar? I don’t know, but here’s how to fix that.   This one is pretty simple. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about here, just open Chrome and go to any […] Read more »

Best way to search Craigslist nationwide

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If you’re looking to buy something from an individual, one of the best places to find a bargain is on Craigslist. But what if you want to shop on Craigslist outside of your local area? You have another option!   I have made a LOT of purchases over the years on Craigslist (craigslist.org). It […] Read more »

What to do when you see the “new” Microsoft Edge

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With some recent updates, you might see a new icon on your screen – the icon for Microsoft Edge. What do you do with it?   In case you didn’t know, Microsoft Edge is the web browser that comes with Windows 10. Microsoft doesn’t want you to use Chrome or Firefox (the high-quality web […] Read more »

The RV giveaway scam

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If you’re on Facebook, you’ve most likely seen the posts talking about the Jayco RV company having a promotion and offering to give away a free RV to some lucky winner. Well… I have some bad news for you.   The Facebook post that you see was most likely shared by one of your […] Read more »

How to resize the Windows 10 Start Menu

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Did you know that the Windows 10 Start menu is re-sizable? It’s really easy to do too.   Microsoft seems to be obsessed with making the Windows 10 Start Menu be so large that it takes up much of the desktop screen. Of course, it doesn’t help that they fill it by default with […] Read more »

Back up your files BEFORE this forced update comes in

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Quick tip today – big Windows Update is coming, so be ready for it by backing up your computer.   This update was actually released a few months ago, and is referred to by two names: The May 2020 Update Windows 10 version 2004 Even though it is called both names, it’s […] Read more »

A scam that sounds very convincing

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If you read this blog or listen to my podcast regularly, you should probably by now be pretty good at spotting a scam. Or at least being suspicious enough to investigate further. But what if the scammer shows that he has your actual password?   This is one that I get calls about pretty […] Read more »