Modern versions of Windows, especially Windows 10, really want you to use a password. Each week as I set up or repair computers I encounter people who believe the password requirement exists only to annoy them. It does not. It exists to protect your information from people who can damage or erase it (deliberately or by accident), or steal it.
CrashPlan is ditching their Home customers. And, beware the bad malware in Firefox, Chrome, and FB Messenger.
Just when you think you’re getting a handle on Windows 10, something happens and your screen looks completely different! No problem. You’re likely just in “Tablet Mode.”
Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 include a helpful feature. When things are just too fouled up, you can practically start over. And, when you need to get rid of a computer or just want to start over completely, you can do that, too.
When you need to explain what’s wrong with your computer, send a picture. A picture shows exactly what’s going on. It always clarifies your explanation, and sometimes it’s the only explanation you need!
Getting Along With Your Computer, by Cate Eales, is not available this week. I hope to be back with you next week. Apologies for the inconvenience.
If you have more than one computer, a tablet, iPad, or Smartphone, any of those devices can use a network printer. If your printer also has a scanner in it, you should be able to scan with any device on your network, too.
This week: Readers reveal the secret to last week’s card trick, and a couple of things worth mentioning.
It’s time for a break from floods, fires, and current events. I hope you enjoy this collection of websites that will distract, entertain, and maybe even calm you.
I love Gmail because it’s easy to access from anywhere there’s an Internet connection. But sometimes browsers and even Windows itself don’t know how to attach a PDF file to Gmail. And if you need frequent access to more than one Gmail account, signing out and in again is an annoyance. I found solutions!