Archive for ‘Scott Johnson’

How to easily print a list of all your FONTS

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You probably have a ton of fonts stored in your computer. Probably more than you’ll ever use. I know I do. Wouldn’t it be easy to choose a font if you could see all of them together? Here’s how to do that.   This is a free little program that runs on Windows, Mac […] Read more »

TEN handy Windows 10 shortcuts

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Windows 10 is just LOADED with some really great shortcuts, and a lot of people don’t know about many of them. I’m sure I don’t know about all of them. But here are ten shortcuts that I (and others) have found really handy.   Shortcut #1 If you’re using Chrome or Firefox, with a […] Read more »

The trick to opening a Bit.ly link safely

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Have you seen clickable links that show the address as bit.ly followed by some random letters or numbers? Bitly is a legitimate link-shortening service, but you shouldn’t just click on one of them unless you know for sure where it will take you. Here’s how to check it ahead of time.   If you’re […] Read more »

How to disable Windows 10 Timeline

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Do you know about the Timeline feature in Windows 10? Most people don’t. Here’s what it is and the steps to disable it, if you want to.   You can think of Timeline as being kind of similar to your internet browser history. You know, in Chrome or Firefox (or any browser) you can […] Read more »

The OTHER big reason you need a local backup

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Many times on my blog and podcast I’ve encouraged everyone to make sure they have a backup of anything important on their computer. For most people, the big reason for having a backup is to make sure you don’t lose anything important, like documents and pictures, if your hard drive fails. But there’s another really […] Read more »

The Verification Code scam

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Today we’re talking about a scam that’s making the rounds but a lot of people aren’t aware of how it works, or even the fact that it IS a scam. But it can cause you some headaches if you fall for it.   We’ve all become pretty accustomed to verification codes. If a company […] Read more »

How to create a personal website using Google Sites

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What if I told you that five minutes from now you could have your own website? It’s true. If you have a Google account (a Gmail email account is a Google account), creating and publishing your own website is as easy as creating a Word document.   Want to see what’s possible with Google […] Read more »

How to make sure System Restore is set up properly

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One way PC problems can sometimes be fixed is by using the built-in function called System Restore. It’s not the answer for every situation, but in certain situations it can be the perfect solution. But in order for it to work, it has to be set up correctly ahead of time.   Here’s what […] Read more »

How to save (and restore) your desktop icon layout

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I’m kind of picky about where I keep the icons on my desktop screen. Not all of them, but a few that I click on regularly. I have a couple of spreadsheets I use all the time, and a link to run Evernote, and a link to my Google contacts. I keep these icons in […] Read more »

New QUICK way to create cloud documents and spreadsheets

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A lot of people use Google’s cloud services to create documents, spreadsheets, slide presentations and forms. Recently, Google introduced a new way to create this things very quickly. And once you set it up, you can literally do it with a single click.   Quick summary if you’re not familiar with Google Cloud –  […] Read more »