Archive for ‘Scott Johnson’

An alternative way to send or receive text messages

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There are some people who use computers, but don’t do text messages.  That sometimes presents a problem for them, but there’s a way to get around it.

 
Here’s an example of what I’m talking about.
When you go to set up a new Microsoft account, one of the things they will want you to provide is a […] Read more »

Use Chrome to fill in your name and address

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When you’re online, do you find yourself constantly having to manually type in your name and address when creating a new account? Here’s how to do that with one click.

 
You know what I’m talking about. You see something on the internet you want to purchase, and it’s for sale on some website where you haven’t […] Read more »

How to view your clipboard history

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Your Windows computer has a clipboard feature that you are probably not even aware of!

 
Before I tell you today’s tip, a little background or “setup” information so that everyone is on the same page.
One of the most useful features of a computer is the ability to Cut and Paste or Copy and Paste. If you […] Read more »

Two different ways your computer could be running “slowly”

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One of the most common things I hear from people is still this: “My computer is too slow!” The problem is, they could be talking about two different things.

 
This leads me to ask a clarifying question, so we know exactly what we are dealing with.
I ask, “When you say it’s slow, are you talking about […] Read more »

What to do about Windows 11

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You probably heard the announcement recently from Microsoft – Windows 11 is coming. Here’s what you need to do.

For quite some time, Microsoft held to their position that Windows 10 would be the last one. They would just keep doing updates to Windows 10, and there wouldn’t be any “new” named versions of Windows.
So much […] Read more »

The Western Digital backup disaster

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Recently, Western Digital had a problem with a couple of their external drives. This caused a huge disaster for some users, who ended up losing all of their data. Here’s what happened, and why those who follow my backup process had no problems.

 
First, let’s clear up some terminology.
A portable drive usually is slightly smaller than […] Read more »

How to get rid of “News and Interests”

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A recent Windows update probably added a new icon to the lower right corner of your screen. If you don’t want it there, here’s the easy way to get rid of it.

 
Microsoft really loves to put things on your computer screen even though you didn’t request it.
Last week (June 8, 2021, to be exact) was […] Read more »

What to consider when buying a laptop

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Are you thinking about buying a laptop? Here are some things to consider before handing over your money.

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When someone is asking me about which brand(s) I recommend, my first response is to say that who makes the laptop is not as important as what’s inside. In other words, it’s more important to consider the specs […] Read more »

How to include a video INSIDE a Word document

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Have you ever created a Word document and included a link to a YouTube video? Today I’ll show you how to put that video right into the document!

 
Most people don’t even know this is possible so it’s a great trick to show your friends.
First, you need to determine what video you want to use for […] Read more »

How to export your passwords from Chrome

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You should not save your passwords in Chrome. But before you delete them from Chrome, you need to save them so that you can refer to them.

 
I’ve said it many times – don’t store your passwords in your web browser. Yes, it makes things easy. You go to a website, and Chrome just automatically inserts […] Read more »