It’s great to find new things. Today I’m sharing two new-to-me tips and one oldie but goodie. Make Wikipedia look good, control your trackpad, and stay safer.
In a world where you unlock your car by pressing a button, it seems ironic that you need a password for just about everything else. But you do. Passwords are not going away any time soon. Even using a password manager doesn’t make them go away. It just hides them.
As we careen madly toward Christmas, I find myself reflecting on the past year. I hope you will enjoy these tips from past columns. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and all the best in 2018 to everyone!
This week: More on reminders, more on Tablet Mode, and more on Photos and movies. Thanks for your feedback! You all rock!
There is such a thing as too much information in Windows 10. Also, the new version of Firefox is here.
Windows 10 has some interesting things going on. I’ve been telling people about the File Explorer ribbon for awhile now, but the update to the Photos app was news to me.
There’s a lot to like in Windows 10, but some days it’s hard to find what I’m looking for, especially a setting. I think eventually Microsoft will to do away with Control Panel completely and dump everything into the Settings app instead. In the meantime, it’s a little like living out of a suitcase: stuff is scattered around everywhere.
The Fall Creators Update takes your computer to version 1709 of Windows 10. This upgrade is roughly equivalent to what we used to call a “service pack” in older versions of Windows. It makes changes to your system files, and it takes a long time. It’s good to be ready.
I learned some new things recently, and remembered something I’d forgotten. YouTube has keyboard shortcuts. You can recover from a too-aggressive Google Contacts clear out. Windows Update broke Internet Explorer. Again. But you can fix that. Or you can use a decent browser.
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.