Most of us know useful keyboard shortcuts like Ctrl+C (copy), Ctrl+X (cut) or Ctrl+P (paste). Office 2013 applications, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, have many other keyboard shortcuts. These vary with the application but F12 is universal. The F12 key opens a Save As dialog.
You may find this useful from time to time to […]
Richard Frisch will present Artificial Intelligence: What is it? What is it becoming? Exploring its promise and its perils.
The talk will begin at 7:45 pm, September 11, 2014 at the Trumbull CT public library. This is the September meeting of the Trumbull PC Users Group of Connecticut.
We live in a world suffused […]
Richard Frisch will present The Basics of Microsoft SharePoint Online at the next Connecticut PC User’s Group (CTPC) meeting.
SharePoint Online (SPO) is part of Microsoft Office 365 for Business. SPO helps organize information, people and projects, whether working as an individual or in a team.
Do you remember when you […]
The built-in fingerprint reader in the Home button on the iPhone 5s is a convenient security tool, when it works. But it often fails. So it becomes a frustrating tool much of the time.
Below is a method for improving its success rate.
Open the Settings app Go to General > Touch ID & Passcode
Some add-on developers have sold their add-ons to third parties who then injected adware and ad-hijacking code into the previously benign add-on and pushed out an update to unassuming and unaware Firefox users.
You can protect yourself by doing the following:
Open Add-ons from the Firefox menu Click the gear icon next to search bar […]
Since we all know that nothing adverse ever happens to computer operating systems the following information will never be needed. Therefore, it is for informational purposes only. NOT!
This information comes from Ed Bott‘s Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals: Technical Overview, available for free from the Microsoft Press.
If you prefer the Desktop to TileWorld (AKA the Start Page), it is easy to change a single setting in Windows 8.1 to boot directly to the Desktop, skipping TileWorld.
Here is how:
Navigate to the Desktop. A quick way is to press the combined “Windows Key + D” keys. Right-click on a blank area […]
Change the Start Page background to the same image as the Desktop wallpaper.
This makes moving between TileWorld (aka the modern full-screen apps) and the traditional Desktop less visually jarring.
To change the background
Go to the Start Page by swiping in from the right edge of the screen and then […]
It isn’t pretty. It doesn’t run Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android mobile operating systems. There aren’t many good apps for it. The default email app is not good. The camera is not as good as an iPhone’s and the screen color and resolution is mediocre. Yet, I love this phone!