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					JOE'S COMPUTER TIPS                                                1 10 12




        COMPUTER CLASS TIPS AND REVIEWS

Contents
1 10 12. Windows Live; Mail, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, .... 2
3 8 11. Basics and Common Things ..................................... 20
4 12 11. Files and Folders … ................................................ 50
5 10 11. Desktop,Taskbar and WORD. ................................. 72
6 14 11. Email Extravaganza. ............................................... 92
7 12 11. System Tools and System Restore. ...................... 126
9 13 11. Control Panel, Security, Facial Recognition. ......... 154
10 11 11 Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 9 ....................... 178
11 8 11. Windows 7, Windows Explorer and the Taskbar. ... 192
12 13 11. Stuff ..................................................................... 230
200 Entertaining Web Sites: ................................................. 250
100 Learning Web Sites: ...................................................... 260
100 Questions and Answers. ............................................... 270
100 Songs from YouTube……………………………………...299
Great Computer Tips ............................................................ 306
    1. BUYING and CONFIGURING A NEW COMPUTER. .................................... 306
    2. THE VERY BASICS: ..................................................................................... 321
    3. EASY DOES IT. ............................................................................................ 323
    4. SYSTEM RESTORE: .................................................................................... 325
    5. REMOVE UNWANTED ICONS FROM YOUR TASKBAR TRAY. ................. 326
    6. RAM AND HARD DRIVE and MICROSOFT WORD 2007

1. Click on a topic above to go there. To return do Control Home.

2. Also do Control F to find what you are looking for.

3. Or put a Control F and do an * and it will take you from section
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 1 10 12 EMAIL*

Hi Gang,

HAPPY                    NEW      YEAR
http://llerrah.com/wishingyoubestnewyear.htm

Our Windows class will meet Tuesday January 10, at 7 pm, bring a
friend.

EMAILS: You may become an expert attending this class.

HOW TO:
1. Automatically check for messages.
2. Change to font used in reading messages.
3. Get an email when the person you sent an email opens it.
4. Change the font and size of the emails you send.

5. Add preset Signatures to your emails.
6. Automatically Spell Checking your emails.
7. Insert a photo into your email.
8. Put several email addresses in a folder so you may click on the folder and
your whole group will receive an email.

9. Save your email addresses to a CD or Thumb Drive.
10. Copy a photo from an email or web site
11. Use the Snipping Tool to send an email. Gene Wheeler showed me how.
12. Enlarge and Diminish a photo.
13. Text to speech.
14. Pronounce a word.
15. Add Contacts from emails you receive.

Will demo new site of Property Valuation Administrator.

If you would like a Stat Sheet on the UK basketball team, email Gene Wheeler
geno1@insightbb.com

Please Remember there is no meeting in FEBRUARY.

Kindest regards,

Joe Isaac
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This latest Version         2011 of Windows Mail, Photo Gallery, and Movie Maker works
on Windows 7 and Vista. Version 2010 works on Windows XP. Fantastic Free
Programs.
If these programs are NOT already on your new Windows 7 computer you may
download them.

DOWNLOAD WINDOWS LIVE MAIL 2011 :
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-mail?os=other

DOWNLOAD WINDOWS LIVE 2011 PHOTO GALLERY:
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-photo-gallery?os=other

DOWNLOAD WINDOWS LIVE 2011 MOVIE MAKER:
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-movie-maker?os=other
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DSL stands for "digital subscriber line" and is a high-speed service type of
broadband Internet access that is carried over a regular phone line.
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From Carl Peter:
They certainly lived different lives than ours but what great entertainers they
all were. Real fun stuff! Miss these guys.

What a wonderful trip down memory lane.. Don't we miss them all! It's the
only time I ever heard Johnny sing. He was pretty good.
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=VPH0-g25Vl8
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Dear Classmates, when you click on FORWARD highlight the email addresses
and hit the delete key on your keyboard, that way you will not be exposing
everyone's email address and it makes a much cleaner email.
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Q. How do I find out if I have a 32 bit or 64 bit operating system?
A. Hold the Windows Key down and hit the Pause button at the top right of
your keyboard.
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Q. On my former computer there was a setting where I could use the control key
to find my lost cursor.

A. Type Mouse in the Start Search box, hit Enter, at the top click on Pointer
Options, at the bottom select Show location of pointer......... click OK

Response: Oh you are so wonderful!!! Thanks so much!!!
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Q. Subject: How do I get rid of this thing

Joe: I suddenly find myself with something called Personal Internet Security
that has taken over my computer. I have tried everything that I can think of
and can't get rid of it. I scanned with my antivirus program and it found
nothing. It does not show up with my other programs. It keeps wanting me to
sight up for its antivirus program. Is all lost or can you help?

A. Try doing a System Restore to a date when this was not a problem.

Response: Joe: As of right now, System Restore seems to have done the trick.
Thanks again for this time and all the others.
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What Is a DCIM Folder?

DCIM (for Digital Camera Images) became the default directory structure for digital
cameras. Mostly it exists to keep everything organized. When you put a memory
card into a camera, the camera immediately looks for a 'DCIM' folder. If it doesn't
find such a folder, it creates one.
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"People will forget what you said; People will forget what you did.
But people will never forget how you made them feel."
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Sent: Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Q. Hi Joe, Got your E-card, Thanks
Problem: Printer: hp psc 1210 all-in-one. Had it for quite awhile. Today it
started to print something and halfway through it stopped. Turned it off and
then on ,tried again--nothing. Changed ink cartridge, tried again nothing,
disconnected from tower, replaced, tried again still nothing. Any
suggestions???? How do I tell if it just died ??? Help.

A. You have done everything I know to do. You are right on the ball.

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With Vista or Windows 7, in the Start Search Box, type Devices and Printers
then hit Enter on your keyboard. RIGHT click on your computer icon, then
click on Troubleshoot.

You might also see if you need new drivers for the printer.
You might try to Google the problem.

 Response: Joe, Got it fixed going to Devices and Printers. Had to many
things I wanted to copy. Deleted them and then also found out I needed ink.
Thanks for help and fast response.
Happy New YEAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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TERABYTE

if 1 page of text is approximately 2KB
500 pages in a megabyte.
500,000 pages in a gigabyte
500,000,000 pages terabyte.
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1 10 12 EMAIL Review *

Dear Classmates,

It sure was nice to see such a great crowd. 49 signed in.
We have a cool bunch of classmates with a lot of good questions.

Will the young lady who had an email photo too large to view, please email it to me.

To the other young lady, I have to research how to send a 28MB PDF file by email.

Please Remember there is no meeting in FEBRUARY.
Kindest regards,

Joe Isaac
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Our hard working, and believe me he is very hard working, President of CKCS, Mike
Seiler, showing us the difference between a 60 inch TV and a Projector. He also
explained that a small group of members spent 7 days painting each room and what a
great job they did. He stressed we still needed funds for a new projector, and other
equipment. He ask each member to donate $10, $15, $25 all donations greatly
appreciated.

CLASS QUESTIONS:

Q. Can I use my AOL, Gmail, or Yahoo email address and use Windows Live Mail.

A. From our President Mike Seiler: Here is the link to setting up Live Mail with different
types of email accounts. About half way down this page there are links to instructions
on how you set up aol, gmail or yahoo etc.
http://www.freeemailtutorials.com/windowsLiveMail/

 (Joe's advice is to bite the bullet and change over to Windows Live Mail, it is a
fantastic user friendly program.)


HOW TO: Using Windows Live Mail (WLM), your email program
may be similar.

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1. Automatically check for messages.
Open Windows Live Mail, click on the down arrow at the very top left, then
click on Options and then Mail and you will get.




Check for new messages every Scroll to set minutes.
Will use the above Options for the rest of the changes below.

2. Change to font used in reading messages.
Click on Read, then at the bottom click on Fonts and select.

3. Get an email when the person you sent an email opens it.
Click on Receipts to select. Better still when you have an email ready to send,
in the upper right click on Read receipt.

4. Change the font and size of the emails you send.
Click on Compose, then Font Settings and select. Mine is set on Arial,
Regular, 12.

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5. Add Signatures to your emails.
Click on Signatures, New and type. I have 4 different signatures.

6. Automatically Spell Checking your emails.
Click on Spelling and make selections.
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Now we are going to use Windows Live Mail itself.
Open Windows Live Mail.

7. Insert a photo into your email.
Open an email message, at the top click on Insert, Single Photo, and select.

8. Put several email addresses in a folder so you may click on the folder and
your whole group will receive an email.

Open Windows Live Mail:

At the bottom left click on Contacts
then at the top left click on Contacts and you will get the screen below:




Fill it in and at the bottom click on Add contact.
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 At the bottom left click on Contacts at the top left click on Category and you will get
the screen below:




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Now type in the category name like FAMILY, then click on the people you want and
then at the bottom click on Save.

9. Save your email addresses to a USB Thumb Drive. First insert Thumb Drive.
Click on Contacts, at the top near right, click the down arrow of Export, then
click on Commas separated values (csv) click on Browse, then Computer
then click on the Thumb Drive and follow instructions.

10. Copy a photo from an email or web site.
Right click on the Photo click on Save Picture As, name it and click on Save.

11. Use the Snipping Tool to send an email. Gene Wheeler showed me how.

12. Enlarge and Diminish a photo.
Open Email Program and insert Photo,




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put you cursor at the bottom right hand corner until it turns into a double
arrow, then drag the photo larger or smaller.

13. Put your families birthdays in the calendar and have them automatically
come up every year. Calendar Pane and Status Bar.

13. Text to speech. http://www.naturalreaders.com/index.htm

14. Pronounce a word. http://aruljohn.com/voice.pl

15. Add Contacts from emails you receive.
Right click their email address, if you don't have the email address in your
contacts, it will say Add to Contacts, If you have the email address it will say
Edit Contact.

Will demo new site of Property Valuation Administrator.
http://www.fayette-pva.com/
at the top Right, fill in Street Number and Street Name. If you want everyone on the
Street, just fill in the Street Name and click on Quick Search. It shows the owners,
valuation, and has a map with other information.
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ALL THESE PROGRAMS ARE FREE FROM MICROSOFT.

1. Windows Live Mail
Great way to send photos plus it has a fantastic calendar.

2. Windows Live Photo Gallery
You can add captions and fix the photo for like brightness, cropping, removing red
eye. etc. Big Big plus, you can now resize your photos in this program.
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Windows Live Mail Instructions 2011:

At the very top left click there is a tiny Icon with a down arrow, click on it to Save,
Print, Export Email Messages, and etc.. Also on the left is Email message, or Photo
email (when you want to send photos with your email.)
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You can print you own calendar, with your kids and grandkids birthdays, CKCS
meetings, Anniversaries, etc. you just do this once and these items magically appear
every month or year. If you wish it will appear on the Right side of you email page
when you go to the Tab View and click on

A new twist in Windows Live Mail: Conversations: Keeps like email together. Open
Windows Live Mail, at top click on View, then click on Calendar Pane.

Also under the View Tab if you click on Conversations and click ON.

Now when you look at your email you will see an arrow by some of the names, click on
the arrow. It keep emails with the same subject together, no matter the dates. To do
just click OFF at the same place you clicked ON.
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Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 instructions:

RESIZE your photos (fantastic)

Put your CD, DVD, or media stick from you camera into your computer and this
window will come up, select Import all new Items now. click on Import and all your
photos will show up on the screen in Photo Gallery.

At the very top left click there is a tiny Icon with a down arrow, click on it to Import
Photos, Print, Burn, etc.. .

Major Tabs with Ribbons include: Home, Edit, Fine, Create, View.
Under each photo there is an Add caption, this is tricky for me, the caption will show
up when you send an email as an Album or it will show up in Movie Maker.

Under the Tab EDIT, you can highlight or in the upper left corner put you cursor and
click and put in check mark. Now you can mass fix the photos Resize, Straighten
Exposure, etc. You can also RIGHT CLICK on an individual photo and Resize it.

To Crop, Fix Red Eye, etc. click on an individual photo.
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Microsoft Live Movie Maker 2011 Instructions:

You can add photos, video, and music to your movie, make a DVD or email it to
someone. Open Movie Maker, at the top left click on Add videos and photos, or on the
RIGHT, Click here to browse for videos and photos. Browse until you find the photos
then highlight the ones you want, at the bottom right, click on Add, then Done. Now
click on Add music.

On the HOME TAB, next to Snapshot there are 3 small icons, Title, Add caption, Add
credits, etc.

On the Right side of the Ribbon click on Save movie. Options are High Def, Computer,
Gmail (Recommend Gmail). Each options shows you the size of the movie.

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No matter which slide show program you use, you should first;

RIGHT CLICK your Desktop, go down to New, and click on Folder, name it Slideshow.
Copy and Paste the photos you are going to use in this folder.
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From Kay Stivers:
Aaron Wilburn ~~ Puttin On The Dog http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7psfk5CWxK8
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From Myra Engle: Welcome to the Free Tech Terms Computer Dictionary
http://www.techterms.com/
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Moonlight Serenade GLEN MILLER
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n92ATE3IgIs&feature=related
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Transfer of a 25GB HD movie:

*USB 1.0: 9.3 hours
*USB 2.0: 13.9 minutes
*USB 3.0: 70 seconds

USB 3.0 uses one-third of the power it would take on USB 2.0, And it's backward
compatible,"
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Q. Hi Joe, I recall you sharing how to add a shut down shortcut to the desktop but I
can't find it in my archives. I'm using XP. If you could remind me I would appreciate it.

A. This works for XP, Vista and 7. It saved time. Right click on your desktop and select
New. Click on Shortcut. In the textbox, copy and paste:       shutdown -s -t 01

Click on Next, then click on Finish
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Q. How do I transfer my email addresses to my New Window 7 Computer?

A. On your old Computer: Open OUTLOOK EXPRESS click on Addresses, click on
Export, Address Book (WAB...) At the top: "Save In" blank scroll to CD, or Flash Drive,
at the bottom Name the file like with a date 1 10 12. Then click on Save.

On your new Windows 7 Computer: Open Windows Live Mail, at the bottom click on
the middle icon which should be Contacts. At the top if you don't see File, then click
on the icon next to the ?mark at the top right, then click on Show Menu Bar, now at the
top left click on File, then click Import, then Windows Address Book (.WAB)

Q. My camera say the internal card is full how do I correct this.

A. Put your memory card from your camera into your computer reader, bring up the
contents, highlight them, then hit the delete key on your keyboard and you will empty
the memory card and can take more photos.
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Q. How do you find the BCC recipients when you click on the SENT file.

A. The easiest way is to double click the title or the message header of the email in the
SENT folder and they will show up.
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 The 50 Best How-To Geek Windows Articles of 2010
 http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/39553/the-50-best-how-to-geek-windows-articles-of-
 2010/
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 What happened to the Menu: File, Edit, View, Tools, Help in Vista and
 Windows 7

 When you have a folder open, press the Alt key and the menu will appear.
 Press Alt again and it will disappear.




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From Wayne Bell: YOU MAY--LIKELY--ENJOY THIS ONE--Great Music for Us Mature Folks

The Platters Only you
http://carolynspreciousmemories.com/50s/onlyyou.html

http://carolynspreciousmemories.com/50s/harborlights.html

Fats Domino Blueberry Hill
http://carolynspreciousmemories.com/50s/blueberryhill.html

Nat King Cole Ramblin' Rose
http://carolynspreciousmemories.com/50s/ramblinrose.html

Ray Charles: I can't stop loving you
http://carolynspreciousmemories.com/50s/cantstoplovingyou.html

http://carolynspreciousmemories.com/50s/takethesechainsfrommyheart.html

From Art Herman: Bob Hope Christmases with the troops
http://www.zoomers.ca/video/bob-hope-christmases-with-the
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 Pronunciation (Text to Voice) one word at a time.

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http://aruljohn.com/voice.pl
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Microsoft to Auto-Upgrade Internet Explorer Users

Microsoft has announced that starting in January 2012 Internet Explorer will no
longer pester you with update notices. It will automatically download and install
updates in the background.

The new auto-update feature will only apply to users who've opted into the
automatic updates through Windows Update. They will be upgraded to the latest
version of IE available for their system.

Windows XP will be updated to IE 8.

Vista and Windows 7 users will move to IE 9.

The new auto-updating will ensure that users have the latest, most secure and
stable version of IE.
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From Kay Stivers:
When you finish looking at this, you can close your mouth!!!! Unbelievable
Ward's 1934 Wish Book
http://www.shangralafamilyfun.com/wishbook.html
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The Mountain      http://vimeo.com/22439234



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Almost 3D on full screen. This is a time lapse video spanning footage of El Teide,
highest mountain in Spain, that was taken from April 4th to April 11th of 2011.

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Microsoft Buying Skype
At $8.5 billion, Microsoft's buy of Skype was one of the largest acquisitions in the
software industry this year.
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Q. How do I make the text on my Screen Larger.

A: RIGHT click on your Desktop, left click on Screen Resolution,
than at the bottom left click on Make text and other items larger.
then select Smaller, Medium, or Larger. Now click on Apply.
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From Cloyd Raymond: … It is in High Definition (HD)… Best enjoyed on full
screen… Happy New Year!

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x91rBzNKvlc
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WINDOWS EMAIL CLASS 1 10 12: These are all 640 x 480 and under 100KB, for a
slightly larger photo use 800 x 600.




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  3 08 11. Basics and Common Things*




IS YOUR COMPUTER SLOW? WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE IT FASTER?

Dear Classmates,

Tuesday March 8 at 7 pm we are going into Basics and Common Things. Streamlining
your Start Up, Free up disk space, Delete files and unused programs, single click
instead of double click, Desktop personalization, and 2 special guests:




Enjoying and Staying Safe on Facebook:
Paul Stackhouse will begin with an introduction to Facebook. He will
show us why it is still growing so fast and demonstrate some of it's
capabilities. Finally, for those who are already users, he'll warn
us how to avoid the risks of Facebook spam and hijacking. As always,
Paul will provide plenty of time to answer questions about Facebook
or other relevant topics.

Paul was one our the best SIG leader. His grasp and understanding of computing is
fantastic.
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Classmate Katherine Jackson will demo DVD Maker. How to take your photos and
videos, add text and music and make a DVD to send friends and relatives.
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Please don't miss this meeting it will be great fun and a learning experience.
Invite someone you know to come to this session.

I've had some problems with my email, so if you or someone you know did not receive
my email, please email me. Also if you want to cancel my emails, just email me.

Kindest regards,

Joe Isaac
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Windows 7 GodMode: Tips, Tricks, Tweaks
Get down to the business of tweaking and customizing the operating system to
meet your needs. That is where Windows 7's "GodMode" comes in. It gives you
ultimate control over the operating system that would be hard to come up with.
Will Demo in class.
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The Verdict is in:
Windows 7 is Microsoft's best operating system ever.
The things I like best about Windows 7.

1. Start Search. This is amazing, type a program and it brings the program up. Type a
word or phrase and it will search your documents, photos, email, everything like
lightning, it is super fast.

2. Snipping Tool. no matter where you are, Internet, word document, email you can
draw a rectangle around what you want and save it as a .jpg file. (I use this all the
time.)

3. Jump Lists

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Remember in XP and Vista you clicked on Recent Items to see the last items you
had opened. All Items, a jumbled list.

With the Jump List, you Right Click on the WORD Icon in the Taskbar and it will
give you only the recent items you had open in WORD. You can also pin the item to
the list and it will stay there, until you unpin it.

4. Windows Live Essentials is Microsoft's flagship bundle of apps. Mail, Photo Gallery,
Movie Maker, etc.. These downloads are for Windows 7. http://download.live.com/
(Fantastic Free Programs)
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TAX FORMS:
Federal: http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html (you can actually fill in the forms on
line, save them and print them, you can download Adobe here also.)

You can fill out your 1040 tax forms on the web: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-
pdf/f1040.pdf

Kentucky:      http://www.revenue.ky.gov/forms/

Lexington: http://www.lexingtonky.gov/index.aspx?page=169

Fayette School:
http://www.fcps.net/administration/departments/tax-office/tax-forms
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Q. I am unable to make a print copy of an email and something from Microsoft Word.
The computer says: Windows cannot print due to a problem with the current printer
setup. Check the printer by printing a test age from Windows. Make sure the printer is
on and on line. Reinstall the printer driver

A: Go to Start, Control Panel, Printers and other Hardware, Printers and Faxes and
see if your printer is listed and is the default.
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Q. Why are processor speeds getting lower?
A. It does seem so, but the fact is the new Intel Core 2 DUO processors are 40%
faster, and 40% more energy efficient.
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Q. How do I fix fonts for my emails.

A. For Windows Live Mail:


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To change your font size in Windows Live Mail: Click on the Icon to the left of Home,
Options, Mail, Compose, Font Settings.
 I have mine set on Arial, Bold, 12, Black.
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It doesn't matter whether you have DSL or Cable Internet, just get away from Dial-Up. I
promise you, you'll never go back to Dialup and you'll think you have died and gone to
heaven.
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From Myra Engle: What happened the year you were born??
http://www.infoplease.com/yearbyyear.html
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Wireless Router speed:

802.11b has a data rate of 11 megabits per second.
802.11g, ups the data rate to 54 Mbps.
802.11n. It has a data rate of 248 Mbps! & much wider coverage.
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From Denise Wright: From outer space; Worth seeing!
http://dingo.care2.com/cards/flash/5409/galaxy.swf
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Q. How do I get to Device Manager to see if my hardware is operating properly? (Disk
drives, Sound, USB ports, monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, etc.)

A. In Windows 7 & Vista: just type Device Manager in the Start Search blank.
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Q. How does a person use the Print Screen keyboard button? Using XP? (It is the
same for Windows 7 & Vista, but they has the Snipping Tool which is so much better. I
use it all the time.)

A. Say you have a web site up and click on Prt Scr (Print Screen) it will record
everything you see on your monitor to the clipboard. If you click on Alt Prt Scr it will
record only the live window.

Once you do this, open a word document, click on an insertion point and do Control V
and it will paste it in the document.
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From Art Herman: Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. Jay Thomas tells a quick
story about meeting Clayton Moore. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhB4kDwZu7M
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Grow old along with me. The best is yet to be; Robert Browning
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Q. Should I unsubscribe to spam email?

A. I always do. Some comply, some don't. The ones that don't I add them the my Junk
E-mail list. There is an old wives tale that when you respond they know it is a legitimate
email address. They know that when your email doesn't bounce back at them.
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One of the nice things about Windows 7 in Windows Explorer is the new
interface:

RIGHT click the Start Button and left click       Open Windows Explorer,

At the top click on Organize, Layout, then select:

A. Details Pane: Bottom of window shows document info.

B. Preview Pane: Right Side of window, Shows part of the actual document or
picture.

C. Navigation Pane. Left side of window, at the top left it shows Favorite Links. At
the bottom left it show Folders, click on the up or down arrow to expands the
folders.

The above applies to picture files also. As you put your cursor of different
folders or files it will give you the additional information. You don't have to click
on it files just move your cursor over them.
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CD and DVD space:
CD has 700 MB about 80 minute you could record about 20 songs.
DVDs About 4.7 GB.
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Q. Hi, I'm in the Philippines and have my web camera and Skype hooked up. When I
call my son in KY and turn on the cameras we see ourselves. I didn't see any
instructions.

We ended up on windows and I have a feeling we will have to pay for that. Does this
make sense?

A. It is Free. I use Skype to talk to my son in Oregon and granddaughter in LA. Click on
the Tab, TOOLS, then click on options for instructions.

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Q. I'm finally ready to start hitching up my new computer. But it has been so long that I
installed a new computers that I have forgotten what all I need to do and how to do it. I
seem to recall that you have written tips on everything from what to copy and save (My
Documents, of course), to how to get on line with the new computer and will such
programs as McAfee automatically come on board the new computer. Thanks,

A. Go to http://www.ckcs.org/joetips.pdf Scroll down and click on:
1. Buying a New Computer.
2. The Very Basics.
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MP3s are music and audio files,
MP4 or MPEG-4 are videos files.
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Q. So sorry to have missed this SIG, but snow in the country was not nice. I have
successfully made a movie/slide show and I got it burned to a DVD-RW. My question
is, once it on the DVD can the timing of the slide show be slowed down or do I have to
redo it on the computer and then re-burn it?

A. Congratulations on doing the Movie Maker. Any changes must be done on the
computer. You will have to redo and reburn.
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Q. Is there a way to lock desktop icons into the positions you want them?

A. RIGHT CLICK on your Desktop, In Windows 7 click on View. click on Auto Arrange.
This puts them in alphabetically order and locks them in.

The option Align To Grid is used when your icons are close to where they should be,
and this sets them in perfect alignment and keeps them in the position you want them.

If you want them to stay the way you want them, suggest you put them Align to Grid,
then click on Refresh. This is not great but it is good.
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Skype Growing by 380,000 Users a Day
(This is the program you use on your computer to see and talk free with anyone.)

Skype, an eBay company, unveiled these extraordinary figures in
Singapore, to mark the launch of its new software Skype 4.0, which it describes as 'the
most exciting and fundamental change to Skype's software in the company's history'.
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WEBCAMS: Be sure it is in the daylight hours.

Niagara Falls: http://www.fallsviewcam.com/

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Old Faithful Geyser Live!
http://www.nps.gov/PWR/customcf/apps/stream/stream.htm?parkcode=yell

The Shamu Cam is located in SeaWorld San Diego and runs between 9am - 5:30pm
Pacific Standard Time daily http://seaworld.com/sitepage.aspx?PageID=375

Because of the time difference, some sites are better viewed in the morning.

St Andrews Old Golf Course http://www.standrews.com/webcams/

Welcome to the Eiffel Tower! http://www.earthcam.com/france/paris/

The rest of the 20 Wildest Webcams http://www.pcworld.com/article/158855-
2/the_20_wildest_webcams.html
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Q. I have tried to use the calendar but can't figure out how you got it to put it on
weekly or yearly. I've tried all the tricks I know. Maybe it is the toolbar or something.
Can you help me.

 A. When you Right Click on the date on the Calendar, the New Event dialog
window shows up. Now look on the right side and click on No recurrence for the
weekly and yearly options.
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SAVE TIME:
F1- brings up the help file.
ALT- F4 - Quit a program / Shut down
CTRL - X - Cut
CTRL - C - Copy
CTRL - V - Paste
CTRL - Z – Undo (This one I use a lot)
CTRL – Y - Redo
Win key by itself will open the Start menu.
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Q: What is an HTML Document? (Hyper Text Markup Language)
A: It's a web page document.
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From Gene Wheeler: SOME OF YOU MAY BE TO YOUNG FOR THIS!!!!

Someone did an awesome job putting this together and with sound to boot. At the
very end of the video you'll hear the song ' Thunder Road ' sung by Robert
Mitchum! Cars we drove in the 50's and 60's

http://cruzintheavenue.com/CarsWeDrove.htm
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Bing Searches More Accurate Than Google's, Study Finds

Bing and Yahoo, which is now using Microsoft's Bing search technology, had the
highest search success rates last month, reported Experian Hitwise , an Internet
monitoring firm. More than 81% of searches on their sites led users to visit a Web
site.

According to Experian Hitwise, Google had a 65% success rate.
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2 17 11       Where are you now? I ask an email classmate.

I'm still in Southwest VA.
Still appreciate all your class info. Its like I'm learning from afar!!!!
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From Myra Engle: This is a well done lesson in Middle East history.

Amazing Historical Map of Middle East---
   This is an amazing, constantly changing map of the Middle East region, illustrating how
     various "empires" have risen and fallen in the past 3000 years--in just 90 seconds.

               http://www..mapsofwar.com/images/EMPIRE17.swf
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From Gene Wheeler:             Hope this helps

     Good Day! I'M SENDING YOU SOME SPRING!!!!
                     This only takes a second and it feels so good!
                       I think we all need a little spring today
                          I'm sending you some Spring!!!!
                 Click on the website. You will get a black page.

        Click (hold down) and drag your mouse over the black page...
                      Enjoy and Make it a Great Day!

                      http://www.procreo.jp/labo/flower_garden.swf
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Joe,I have another cousin who would like to be added to your email list. He is Ken
Jones and he lives in Mississippi.
His email address is XXXX@comcast.net.        Thanks.
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In LIFE + HOME section of the Lexington Herald Leader
2 26 11.   CKCS MEMBER JOE DIETZ




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Q. Sent: Friday, February 25, 2011 6:58 PM
To: joeisaac@insightbb.com
Subject: windows 7
Joe,
Just added windows 7 update. As of this moment , it sucks. They left off many of my e-mail
contacts. How the hell do you print anything ????? How do I recover my recent e-mail list
from insight.
How do I change Font size.(Bet you have hard time reading this) I push font at top of page
and get nothing. Before I updated I was doing good. NOW POOP!!!        Help.

Q. To change your font size in Windows Live Mail: Click on the Icon to the left of
Home, Options, Mail, Compose.

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Do Control P to print if you can’t find Print anywhere.
If you just added Windows 7 update, I don’t know why it affected your email list. I
also updated but no problems.

You can do a System Restore to the day your system was working OK.
Please let me know if this works

Response: Joe, Font size suggestion worked fine --Great
Found where I can print--Great
Was able to system restore and get myself back to where I was. Will try for new aplication
again soon. Thanks a bunch.
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Have You Ever Wondered How Your Operating System Got Its Name?

MS-DOS MicroSoft Disk Operating System was originally licensed from Seattle Consumer
Products' Quick and Dirty Operating System (QDOS).

Windows 1.0 – NT 4.0 The Windows name came from the fact that the new
operating system had windows and users could interact with icons rather than text
commands ...

Windows 95, 98, Microsoft began naming their Windows operating system with the
year of release.

ME Millennium Edition was release in 2000.

Windows XP was released in 2001 and the XP stands for eXPerience.

Vista got its name because "At the end of the day...what you're trying to get to is
your own personal Vista." It was very philosophical of Microsoft.

Windows 7 is the seventh version of Windows since 95.
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3 08 11 Basics and Common Things Review*

Hi Gang,

It was really a fun night. You know you all are way up the ladder on computer knowledge and
programs.

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Thanks for these great presentations Paul Stackhouse on facebook and Katherine Jackson on
Windows DVD Maker.

Please read all of this email and even send it to your friends, there is a ton of information and
entertainment here

Classmate Jo Stratton was on Fox 56 TV last Sunday concerning Frankfort Medication Disposal Day.
She looked and sounded great.

Class photos are at the end of this email.

Kindest regards,

Joe Isaac
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Paul Stackhouse demonstrated Facebook and discussed how to safely use the service.

Registering is quite easy from this page: www.facebook.com

Once registered, you can choose to be active, and post info about
yourself and your family; or be more passive and just read what
others are doing. Paul showed how to set up your basic profile data
and interests, explaining that if you are uncomfortable posting
something, just leave it blank. Paul recommends not allowing
applications to have access to your personal information, and
explained that when giving these applications access to your
information, you are also giving them permission to post to your profile page.

He showed how to manage the posts that others put on your News feed, how to hide
people and applications in the feed, and how to
like/unlike entities that can post to your News feed. He described
how the "friending" and "un-friending" process works, encouraged the use of mutual

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friends as a way to figure out how you might know
someone whose name is unfamiliar, and reviewed how to configure
Facebook so only friends that you have approved can see any of your detailed
information.
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HOW TO USE DVD MAKER by Katherine Jackson
CLICK START, Type in DVD maker

This is what Windows DVD maker looks like,

CLICK on ADD ITEMS, this will take you to where you select what pictures you want to put on this
video,

CLICK on a folder of pictures, this will open up all these pictures, Hold down shift , click on first
picture, this will highlight all of the pictures in order to copy into your DVD maker,

CLICK on ADD, It will say slide show and # of pictures in your DVD maker,

DOUBLE CLICK and open up the pictures to see them,

Note: If you RIGHT click on any picture, it gives you the option of previewing it or moving it up or
down.

CLICK NEXT

CLICK on PREVIEW,

Notice the play button, click on this,

CLICK OK

CLICK ON MENU TEXT,

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ADD A NOTE (example) “CHRISTMAS PICS” Produced by Katherine Jackson Feb 11,2011

CLICK CHANGE TEXT

CLICK ON CUSTOMIZE MENU

Go down to menu audio, click on browse, click on song that came loaded onto your computer,

CLICK ON CHANGE STYLE

CLICK ON SLIDE SHOW

PICTURE LENGTH,USE 7 SECONDS,

TRANSITION, THERE ARE MANY OPTIONS, CLICK ON RANDOM (good one)

CLICK ON “CHANGE SLIDE SHOW”

CLICK ON PREVIEW

CLICK ON NOTES, CLICK OK

CLICK ON PLAY, CLICK OK
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CLASSMATES' ANNOUNCEMENTS:

From Sigrid Kunev:
Thank you very much for a good SIG and allowing me to tell the group about an up
coming trip:

It is a Motorcoach trip to Asheville ,N.C. where we'll have an evening meal with live
entertainment, Next day we'll have 6 hours at the Biltmore estate and gardens we'll see
the newly completedAntler Hill village and Winery.

There is an evening meal included.
Next day a Step on Guide will tour with us through Asheville and take us to the Blue
Ridge Parkway Visitor Center and theFolk Art Center.Lunch at the Farmer's Market
Then return to Lexington
Included are 2 Breakfasts,one Lunch and 2 Dinners.
The Deadline for the sign up has already been extended and ends March 9.Therefore a
call to Pegasus travel at 253-1644 or Martha McFarland at 233-0986 should not be
delayed.
Price: $425 per person double occupancy or single $550 .

There are other trips planned,I have hung the Prospects on the Information board
across from the coffee maker,I hope people will look at them,

Thank you very much for teaching us the wonders of Window 7.
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From Eva Jacobs:
For Windows Live mail users: If you have more than one email address – Go to
accounts – Left click on email – Add to email accounts and follow directions
and your second email account will come up in left pane. Saves me a whole lot
of time. Eva Jacobs
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From Frank Sweeney:
My Dell Inspiron Laptop battery went dead. Dell wanted over $139 for a
replacement battery. I found http://laptopbatteryone.com/ their best battery
was $45 plus $8 shipping. They have a One or Two year Warranty.
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From Gene Wheeler: BIG BLUE FOLLOWERS:
GO TO http://kentuckysportsradio.com/ TODAY SCROLL DOWN TO THE TOURNAMENT
BRACKET AND PRINT GO BIG BLUE!!!




If you want to see a nice video of your favorite singer, in Google or Bing, just type
Youtube Willie Nelson and hit Enter.
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Windows 7 GodMode: Tips, Tricks, Tweaks:
Get down to the business of tweaking and customizing the operating system to meet
your needs. That is where Windows 7's "GodMode" comes in. It gives you ultimate

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control over the operating system that would be hard to come up with. Will Demo in
class.

in Windows 7 Follow these steps to access GodMode:
Go to Start, Documents, New Folder
Name the folder anything you like, add a period followed by this exact text string:
{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Open the GodMode folder and see all the things it will do by one click.
====================

Managing Files and Folders 32 page article, you must click on next at the upper
middle section.
http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1393064
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Class Questions:
Q. I have Office 2007, I email documents and the recipients can't open them, why?

A. Because most people do not have Office 2007, there is an option in the program that
lets you save the documents in Word 97- 2003 and you can make it your default.

Q. In the new Windows Mail Contacts is there a way to sort the Columns?

A. Open the program, at the top of each column is a name like, Name, email address,
etc. If you click on that name it will put it in Ascending order, click again and it will be in
the descending order.

Q. When I put a bunch of names in a group the program puts the group in line with the
rest of the names, so it is hard to find.

A. The trick I use to get my group names to the top of the list, I either put a number in
front of the group name, like 1 (then the name) or put # (then the name) and the group
names will always be at the top of the list.
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Q. When I boot up I get an unusual DLL 32 pop up on my screen, how do I get rid
of it.

A. This is only a general answer but when your computer does not act normal, do a
restart and see if that will correct it.

If not do a System Restore.
System Restore only affects programs and system files, such as those ending in .exe and .dll.
Files you have created like .jpeg .doc, .xls and .ppt. are not changed. Any Documents, photos,
email etc. are ignored.


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When your computer starts screwing up do this immediately, go back a few days when your
computer was working OK and restore to that date.

Go to Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore and pick a Bold date when
your computer was working OK.

Click on Restore my computer to an earlier time, click on Next and the Restore Points will
appear on the calendar in BOLD numbers. Click one of the BOLD dates and click on Next.

You could also Google or BING the problem, you would be surprised how many times they
might have a solution.
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This is so important to people of our age group, remember we are the last of the
Mohicans and if we don't write our family history it may be lost forever.

Q. What is a good Genealogy program?
A. Type in Family History in Google and you'll get a load of sites.

I found that Ancestry.com was a great place to look, but you have to pay for it. If you go
to the Lexington Libraries and get on their computers you may use it free.

Search 4 billion names, census images and immigration records.
http://www.ancestry.com/

Search for family ancestors. Billions of free family tree, family history, ancestry,
genealogy and census records. http://www.familysearch.org/

Birth Certificates and Death Certificates were a great source of information. $10 for
Birth Certificate, $6 for Death, Marriage, and Divorce Certificates, be careful some
commercial sites cost $35.50 for the Birth Certificate. Be sure you contact:

Office of Vital Statistics
275 East Main Street 1E-A Frankfort, KY 40621 (502)
564-4212 Fax: (502) 227-0032 Frankfort, Ky.

http://www.vitalrec.com/ky.html#State

There is also an Ellis Island web site. http://www.ellisisland.org/

Other Genealogy Programs: http://www.consumersearch.com/genealogy-software
RootsMagic 3 $30.00
Legacy Family Tree 7.0 Deluxe $35.00
Personal Ancestral File 5.2 Free Download then ???
Family Tree Maker 2009 $30.00
The Master Genealogist v7 Gold $60.00
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Q. I want to keep a couple of my own pictures in the Desktop list but they keep
disappearing.

From Barry Breeze:
In XP all you need to do is locate the folder that holds the images in the list that comes up when you
select properties for the desktop... then place the desired jpg image in that folder.
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Intel Core Duo consists of two cores on one die.
Since the Core 2 Duo contains two processors on one chip, it can dedicate one processor to one
task, and the other to another, without slowing down your system.

The Core 2 Duo is more powerful and energy-efficient than its predecessor, the Core Duo. In short,
the new Core 2 Duo gives you great performance and longer battery life. For a visual go to:

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2795

Q. I have a 3+year old Dell with XP. My main concern is that occasionally it makes a whining noise.
I've always heard when your unit starts whining, you're about to be in big trouble.

A. Usually when your computer starts making noise, the fans, or the hard drive may be going bad.
If it is the fans, have them replaced, but if it is the Hard Drive, please do not spend any money on a
computer this old. Please back up all important data in case it does go bad.

Q. Where to get rid of old computers.
I have an old computer (still works), two monitors, two printers and a scanner all in working order. Is
there a recycling place or what? Thanks

A. The city has a facility on Versailles Road that accepts old computers, monitors, etc.
======================= =======================

SPRING CLEANING???
In Windows 7 Type Programs and Features into the Start Search Box, hit the Enter Key then do the
above. Uninstall any programs you do not use anymore.

2. Right Click the Start Button, left click on Explore. Delete documents, photos, and other data you
will not use anymore. Put your cursor on them to highlight them, then hit the delete key, then click on
Yes.

3. Open Windows Live Mail ( or any email program) check each folder for unneeded emails and
delete them, then Right click on the Deleted Items Folder, and click on Empty Deleted Items Folder.

4. You should have only 2 rows of Icons on your Desktop and these should be icons you use a lot.
For the other icons, Right Click on the Desktop, go to New, the click on Folder and name it Icons, now
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drag your little used desktop icons into this folder. If you need them again, just click on this Icon
folder.

5. After all of this, Go to Start, My Computer, Right click the C drive, then click on Properties, then
near the bottom right click on Disk Cleanup.
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From John Thomas:

Disappearing Car Door - Very Cool!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAtkoje4-eM
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Monkey Videos:
http://www.trunkmonkey.com/content/view/44/51/

http://www.trunkmonkey.com/content/view/28/51/

http://www.trunkmonkey.com/content/view/32/51/
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Google Earth Tutorial:
http://earth.google.com/userguide/v4/tutorials/index.html
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From John L. Saindon: zipskinny (This is pretty Cool ! ) Very interesting web site about where you
live.
http://zipskinny.com/
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Repeat:
Are you a fan of country music? Even if you're not, you'll get a kick out of this comedian.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egCeIwjIuZM
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Burma Shave with the Statler Brothers: You may need to watch it twice; once to watch the Burma
shave signs change and once to catch all the pictures.
http://oldfortyfives.com/DYRT.htm
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From Art Herman: No ordinary jukebox.
This Jukebox will play all of your favorite songs from 1950 through 1982.
http://www.tropicalglen.com/
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A prank on taste testers.
http://www.funnieststuff.net/viewmovie.php?ad_key=QUYQYSKWIQJQ&tracking_id=921512&id=728
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If you want to know what version of a program you have, open the program, at the top click on Help,
then click on About xxxxxx, and it will show you the version.
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Listen to: Elvis Presley - Amazing Grace:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3XdXEJEI4E&feature=related

PC World »Videos »How-To http://www.pcworld.com/video.html?type=4&catid=2132&tk=nl_wvxvid
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From Larry Cox: Fantastic Photos: http://photo.net/gallery/
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From Dr. John Helton:          Birthday Clock
It tells you how many hours and how many seconds you have been alive on this
earth and when you were probably conceived, and many other things How cool is
that?
http://www.paulsadowski.org/BirthDay.asp
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Casablanca - As Time Goes By
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo2Lof_5dy4&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AY62QByUYJQ
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Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-idDbIfGvw

From Kurt Jefferson:

Last November, Google began providing dozens of historical photos appearing over the years in Life
Magazine.

You can find dozens of photos here hosted by The Denver Post:
http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2008/11/24/life-images-hosted-by-google/

Millions of photos are in the actual archive here: http://images.google.com/hosted/life

I grew up reading and viewing Life and Look. These are simply amazing.
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For Entertainment: TV, Movies, Trailers. www.hulu.com


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As a last resort you may exit a program by doing ALT F4
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Q. Is there any way to send an entire contacts list to someone in a email or as an attachment?

A. If you both are using Windows Mail.

Open Windows Mail, File, Export, Windows Contacts, select CSV ( Comma separated Value),
Export, Browse, name file, select options. Name, email address, City, State, etc.

When finished go to your documents and find the file, RIGHT CLICK on it, Send To, Mail
Recipient.
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Hands on Guide to Windows 7: Lessons 1 thru 10
http://www.pcworld.com/video.html?type=3&catid=2207
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Windows 7 has Sticky Notes, go to Start and type Sticky in the Start Search
Box and hit Enter.
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You get these by using the Alt key + a number on your key pad Only, Like Alt+1,
Alt+2, and so on. The numbers at the top of your keyboard won't work.

You need to really enlarge them those below are set on 36, and I did from Alt + 1 to
Alt + 40.
☺♀!♦♣♠•◘○◙♂ ♀ ♪ ♫ ☼ ►

◄↕ ‼ ¶ § ▬ ↨ ↑ ↓ → ← ┘ ↔

▼ ! " # $ % & ' (
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How to change the size of your Internet Page:
Control + to make larger.
Control - to make smaller.
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Nerd Stuff:
1. An ActiveX control is used for Web animations.

2. L I B R A R I E S: New with Windows 7.



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A library tracts the contents of a group of folders from different locations, allowing you to access them
as if they were all within the same folder. Windows 7 has 4 built-in-libraries, Documents, Music,
Pictures, and Video.

3. The 64-bit version of Windows 7 In General:
32-bit uses less than 4 GB of RAM.
64-bit can use up to 128 GB of RAM.

4. Virtual RAM
When Windows uses a portion of your hard drive for RAM. Real RAM is much faster than Virtual
RAM.
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5. MP4 = mpeg-4, It is a compression method, much like MP3 (for Audio), but is geared for video and
audio.
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From Myra Engle and Gene Wheeler: Great web site: Type in an address and click on 'search.' You
can go further up a street by moving the mouse and clicking on the small circle:
http://www.vpike.com/
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EULA = End-User License Agreement. When you click on I Accept on a program or update, that is a
EULA.
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When in doubt, type it out in the Search box. Type Calculator, Control Panel, or even the name of a
piece of music on your hard drive, and press Enter.

From Carl Peter:
Are You Lonesome Tonight (Senior Moments Version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfPgSzcu9RY&feature=related

Q. I had a long email ready to send, but first I highlighted all the text and did Control C to copy it so I
could paste it into a document, but I only did the C and the email text disappeared. Help.

A. Told him to do Control Z, he did and it all reappeared. Control Z works in lots of applications, it is
great.
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Insight Video Tutorials for your cable TV: http://www.myinsight.com/LearningCenter-DigitalCable-
SmartSurfing.asp
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Change what you Power Button does.



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RIGHT click you Taskbar, left click Properties, Start Menu, click on the down arrow for options. Mine
is set to sleep. I use it every time I step away from my computer.
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Q. How to make a Degree Sign, like 74° F

A. Alt-248 (hold the alt key down and enter 248 on the number key pad).

In Word 2007, you can click INSERT + SYMBOL + MORE SYMBOLS. There, you'll have access to
more symbols and styles
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History and Facts About Microsoft. http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/inside_ms.mspx
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Send yourself the email first:
If you are not sure about the text or photos in your email, then send it to yourself before you send it to
another person. If OK, click on Forward delete your name and stuff.
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Clipboard in Word 2007 will hold 24 copy and paste items, and you can insert them all at once or one
at a time.
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Ryan A. Stanton, MD          http://www.ryanastanton.com/
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Marlow Cowan and His Sweetheart Return to Mayo Clinic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKww07WYdpQ&feature=SeriesPlayList&p=D1A2194

Mayo Clinic atrium piano, charming older couple. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI-
l0tK8Ok0&annotation_id=annotation_513058&feature=iv
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Change Your Windows 7 Shut Down Button to Sleep.

Right-click your Start button and select "Properties". click the down arrow in the
"Power button action" and select sleep and hit OK.
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Prt Scr (Print Screen) key in the upper right side of your keyboard. If you hit the Prt
Scr key it copies an image of your full screen. If you do Alt + Prt Scr it captures only
the active window.
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Declutter your Desktop: Right click your Desktop, select New, Folder, type in Misc.
then hit the Enter key. Now drag some of you less used Desktop Icons into this
folder.
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America, Why I love her........ by John Wayne
http://sagebrushpatriot.com/america.htm
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From Cloyd: A fun site to check out; I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
http://oldcarandtruckpictures.com/
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In Word and Excel, the F4 key is set to repeat the last action. Like I'm typing, You
are number one You are number one, as long as you hit the F4 key it will repeat.
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From Myra Engle: This is "RiverDance" with boots and rifles! I can't remember
ever seeing a display of precision to beat this!! All the precision drill is being
performed on ICE!!

Those are US made Garand M-1 rifles (WWII), and they are heavy weapons (9
POUNDS EACH).

http://sorisomail.com/email/16993/exibicao-de-banda-militar--um-espectaculo-
imperdivel.html
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Q. Joe,          2 16 11
I know you have answered this question before but as always I just
do not remember how to do this.
I received some pictures via email which appear to be about 8" x 10".
How do I resize these pictures down to a 4" x 6" so I can print them
or send them on in a decent size?
Thanks again for your help. you're a lifesaver!
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A. First you can RIGHT CLICK on each photo and do Save as to put them in a
folder.

With Windows Live Photo Gallery you can now RESIZE your photos (fantastic), also
Adjust exposure and color, Crop photo, Fix red eye, etc.




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This latest Version 2011 of Windows Photo Gallery works on Windows 7 and Vista.
Version 2010 works on Windows XP. I could not find where to download Version
2010. Microsoft may have killed it.
This program is NOT included in Windows and must be downloaded. Fantastic
Free Program.


PHOTO OF WINDOWS LIVE 2011 PHOTO GALLERY:




Notice Ribbon at top, info beside the photos, sliding bar at bottom Right.

DOWNLOAD WINDOWS LIVE 2011 PHOTO GALLERY:
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-photo-gallery?os=other

Open Windows Live 2011 Photo Gallery, at the top left Import the photos you
want to RESIZE.

The Gallery will show all your photos you have in the folder, you can put a
check mark in the photos you want to resize, they will act as one, RIGHT
CLICK on one of the photos left click on Resize and make a selection 800x600
is nice for emailing. Now you will have the Resized photos and the Originals.

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Once in Photo Gallery, you can right click on the photos and select Resize, or
at the Ribbon on Top click on Edit and you will see Resize plus a lot of other
options.
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                           WHAT IS ??????
WHAT IS a DCIM Folder?
DCIM (Digital Camera Images) became the default directory structure for digital
cameras. It exists to keep everything organized. When you put a memory card into
a camera, the camera immediately looks for a 'DCIM' folder. If it doesn't find such a
folder, it creates one.
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WHAT IS SSD ???
A solid-state HARD drive (SSD)

Traditional hard disk drives (HDDs), contain spinning disks and movable read/write
heads. SSDs, in contrast, use microchips.
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WHAT IS DDR2 AND DDR3 ???
DOUBLE DATA RATE: HOW FAST YOU TRANSFER DATA

RAM MEMORY
                   DDR2                           DDR3 (New)
Transfer Speed: 400 – 800 Mbps                 800 - 1600 Mbps
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WHAT IS i3, i5, i7 ???
These are the new Intel multi core Processor chips, the i7 is the fastest and most
expensive.

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WHAT IS HTML ???
It's a web page document that uses (Hyper Text Markup Language)
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WHAT IS CTRL – Z ???
CTRL - Z Is Undo. This works in most programs, if you screw up just do CTRL - Z
and everything is back like it was. I use this a lot.
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WHAT IS USB PORT ???
Universal Serial Bus connectors let you attach everything from mice to printers to
your computer quickly and easily.

Compared to parallel ports or serial ports USB devices are incredibly simple!

Transfer of a 25GB HD movie:
*USB 1.0: 9.3 hours
*USB 2.0: 13.9 minutes
*USB 3.0: 70 seconds

USB 3.0 uses one-third of the power of a USB 2.0, And it's backward compatible,"
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Get the MakeUseOf eBook Guide to Speeding Up Windows for Free
WINDOWS……ON SPEED
http://manuals.makeuseof.com.s3.amazonaws.com/MakeUseOf.com_Windows_on
_Speed.pdf
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What Are Computer Algorithms and How Do They Work?
An algorithm is a set of instructions that take an input, A, and provide an output, B,
that changes the data involved in some way. Aside from their use in programming
itself, they play major roles in things like file compression and data encryption.
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Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011: Delete copies original photos to save disk space.

1. Launch WLP 2011.
2. At the very top left, click on the icon to the left of Home.
3. Click on: Options, Originals.
4. Select One Day, Week, Month, etc..
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Convert for Windows is FREE

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An easy way to convert distance, temperature, volume, time, speed, mass, power,
density, pressure, energy….
http://joshmadison.com/convert-for-windows/
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From Jerry Hubble:
Keeneland Thoroughbred Racing & Sales Web Cam
http://www.keeneland.com/racing/frames/webcam.aspx
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Welcome to the White House Site for kids of all ages! Introduce your children to Washington with an
array of fun facts, activities, games and much, much more! They can learn about the history of the
White House, the traditions, even the pets that have lived there.


Clicking on the Our Presidents image opens to a new page, listing all the Presidents in order.




Click on the Fun Facts image, and you will be taken to a page featuring all types of White House and
Presidential trivia. For example, the "S" in Harry S. Truman's name isn't short for anything. The
President was named after both of his grandfathers, Anderson Shippe Truman and Solomon Young.
The initial honors them both.




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Clicking on the picture of the White House opens a new page, offering an interactive tour, along with
many other topics, including, but not limited to, Presidents, First Ladies, The Oval Office, and more.


Across the top of the home page, you will notice a series of buttons. Clicking on those buttons opens
submenus, with many other options available that provide additional information
http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/white-house-101/
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From Wanda Humphrey: BBC Human Planet
This video takes you to people around the world and shows them in fantastic
situations. The photography is absolutely outstanding!
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=2HiUMlOz4UQ&vq=large

PS... please select the "full screen" mode for maximum impact. Enjoy!
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Q. Joe, All at once, when I booted up my computer tonight I could not get into AOL thru the AOL
icon. I click and nothing happens. I went to control panel and my AOL program does not show. I
have signed onto AOL by going thru Windows Explorer. I think I probably need to restore back to
some date (yesterday) when everything was OK. I saved your memos on how to do this but I cannot
get to them without my AOL. What do you think? . This just happened. Do you think going to system
restore will help me and how do I do it? My other thought is to reinstall AOL Any other suggestions?
Thanks again for your help!

A. Joe, I found one of your previous emails and was able to run
system restore as of Feb. 27.
Everything went OK and I am now back in business. Again thanks for
your help and advice.
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I kept getting this warning from Internet Explorer 9, This is how to get rid of it.
Next 2 items From WorldStart:




Open IE9, RIGHT click on the blue space at the top, click on Menu Bar, go to Tools,
Internet Options, Security, Custom Level, scroll down to Display mixed content, click
on Enable, then OK.
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Q. When I am typing a document in Word 2007, I get a wide space between the
lines. How do you reduce that space?

 At the top of the page in the Paragraph section, click on this icon:




Click on the Line spacing button, check 1.0, and click Remove space after
paragraph.
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From Myra Engle: (Thank you Myra this is a fantastic web site)
I'm going to add my 2 cents worth, this is the best medical web site I have ever
seen. It is so comprehensive and easy to understand. First click on the disease,
then the middle icon to view the tutorial. I had to click on the sound button to raise
the sound level.

This is one web site you definitely want to keep handy. Joe.
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This site is from the National Library of Medicine which is under
the National Institutes of Health and is from the U.S.
government.

Click on the Ailment
Get a Video Explanation.......
Using animated graphics each tutorial explains a procedure or
condition in easy-to-read language. You can also listen to the tutorial.

JUST CLICK ON A SPECIFIC AILMENT

NOTE: These tutorials require a special Flash plug-in, version 6 or
above... If you do not have Flash, you will be prompted to obtain
a free download of the software before you start the tutorial. Most of you
should already have this app.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/
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Sent: Friday, March 04, 2011
Q. I may have to buy a new printer. Do you have any recommendations?

A. I have a new Lexmark S605 printers and it is great. I bought it at Staples
when it first came out.

It prints envelopes and on both sides of the paper. I love this at tax time.

It was $199 on sale for $129 and they gave me another $50 off for my old
printer, making it $79.

I would watch the Sunday inserts from the computer stores and see what
specials they have. I have no preference as to a printer, I buy Lexmark
because they are local and I always try to buy local. I have always bought
Lexmark printers, they are a good printer, and the company gives great
service if you have a problem.
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Microsoft Launches IE6 Deathwatch for its 10-year-old Internet Explorer 6 browser,
saying it wanted to "see IE6 gone for good."
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George M. Cohan Medley
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ8hpDy6HxM&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1rkzUIL8oc&NR=1
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Sent 3 6 11:
Q. Would you tell me how to join CKCS so that I can map out some classes that I need to take to
become better educated about my computer, including your classes.

A. How to Join:
https://www.iglou.com/ckcsweb/other/onlineap.htm
Spring classes:
http://www.ckcs.org/class%20schedules/class_spring11.htm
These are free:
http://www.ckcs.org/calendar/meetingcal.shtml
This is our web site.
http://www.ckcs.org/
This is my main web site:
http://www.ckcs.org/joetips.pdf
This is my blog:
http://computertips2009.blogspot.com/
Why don’t you come to my class Tuesday at 7 pm
160 Moore Drive, Lexington, KY 40503 Phone 373-1000
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Tommy Emmanuel - I Still Can't Say Goodbye
http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/tommy-emmanuel-i-still-cant-say-
goodbye/fe68f110927a722820fcfe68f110927a722820fc-
416120833459?q=youtube+I+still+can't+say+goodbye&FORM=VIRE3


Q. Hi Joe,
Got a problem maybe you can help me with. I have a CD with 74MB of old
Outlook Express Email dbx files. There are some that I want to review and keep
but I cannot open them. Most any program I try I get “Can’t read file header”
and “Unknown file format”. I can “open” them in Notepad and get header
information along with a lot of extraneous characters but no text. I have
googled various dbx questions but nothing seems to help me.

These emails are from when my computer was operating with XP. One of my
current computers runs with Windows 7 and the other (a sort of backup that I
use off-line) runs with Vista. I can’t open the files on either one.

Any suggestions?           Thanks,

A. This is a toughy. I’m going on general knowledge as I have never done this.
You must import this file back in to OUTLOOK EXPRESS to read it. If that won’t
work find this file in OUTLOOK EXPRESS and copy it there.

Response: Just for your info here is what I did. This Windows 7 computer that I
use on-line doesn’t have Outlook Express. I use Windows Live Mail 2011.

So I thought I would try importing them to this computer, even though it doesn’t
have OE on it. And guess what, it worked. No problem.
Thanks for your help. I would never have thought of trying to import them.
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  4 12 11 Files and Folders.*
Dear Classmates,

Microsoft's Windows is the most-used software in the world. It runs on over
90 percent of all computers in existence.

Our Windows Class will meet Tuesday April 12 at 7 pm.




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Fred Kendig, CKCS instructor and expert on Windows DVD Maker made the DVD
below with 997 beautiful photos with soft music. It lasts 2 hours. I copied the label
and the DVD he sent me and will give one to each of the first 25 classmates that
come to Tuesday April 12 Windows Class. Will demo a few minutes of the DVD in
class.




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Norman Funk will demonstrate how to partition your hard drive or get rid of
an unwanted partition. Norman is the head of CKCS Mr. Fixit and makes
house calls: PC Housecall of Central KY http://pchousecall.netfirms.com

We will discuss and demo Printing Options, Folder Options, File Extensions.
AutoPlay, using old programs with Windows 7, how to create a desktop
shortcut to a web site, the best options in Windows Explorer, How to get rid of
temporary files, turn Your Desktop into a Picture Slideshow in Windows 7
etc..

Invite someone you know to come to this session.

Welcome to the wonderful world of computing.

Joe Isaac
=======================

Inside CKCS story: Classmate Linda Lawrence asked if anyone had a
computer. She has a friend on disability who would love to have a computer,
no matter how old, if it works. A printer would make him think he was in
heaven.
Classmate Roberta Six donated a Windows XP Laptop, and Classmate and
President of CKCS not only fixed it so it would boot up but deleted all the
personal data and installed Microsoft's Free AntiVirus.
If someone has printer they would like to donate please email me.
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Big Time WORD TIP: Editing a Document.
Shift + F5 will take you back to the previous 3 points of editing and then if
used again, it will return you to where you started).
Highlight the words, do Shift + F3 and it will change from:
HELLO DOLLY to hello dolly to Hello Dolly
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MP3 is at the top of the audio compression format. With MP3 compression
you can condense a music CD to about 1/12 its original size.
MP3 is to music as .jpg is to Photos.
=======================

On WebPages you can open a link in a new window if you hold down the Shift
key while you click the link.
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Q. I am unable to make a print copy of an email and something from
Microsoft Word.
The computer says:
Windows cannot print due to a problem with the current
printer setup. Check the printer by printing a test age from Windows. Make
sure the printer is on and on line.
Reinstall the printer driver
A: Go to Start, Control Panel, Printers and other Hardware, Printers and Faxes and
see if your printer is listed and is the default.
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Everyone should do this it saves time and your finger.
Q. JOE, How do I go from Double Click to Single click? (I use Single Click, it
saves time and a sore index finger.) (Someone said, they needed the
exercise.)
A. In Windows 7 or Vista type Folder Options in the Start Search Box and hit
Enter. Select Single Click to open an item, underlined icon titles only when I
point at them. Then click OK.
In Windows XP, Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel and click on Folder
Options.
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Word 2007:
Q. What is happening when I highlight a word or paragraph?
A. A vague mini toolbar appears, when you put your cursor on it, it appears
brighter, with it you can change the font, size, color, BOLD, etc. (I really like
this feature.)
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Windows 7, XP and Vista:
Q. Why have I been advised to use the Power Options instead of the Screen
Saver?
A. The Screen Savers keeps your hard drive working and your screen lit up,
wearing these items out and using electricity and sucking dust through your
computer.
In Windows 7 or Vista type Power Options in the Start Search Box and hit
Enter.
IN WINDOWS XP: go to Start, Control Panel (classic view), Power Options and
set the monitor for 10 minutes and the Hard Drive for 15 minutes.
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In Windows 7 and Vista: When leaving your computer for 20 minutes or
longer, click on Start, click on the lower right arrow, sleep.
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Q. What is Windows Explorer?
A. Windows Explorer is a file manager, it contains all your files and folders
and drives.
From here you can Copy, cut, create, delete, find, move, save,
shortcut, zip and unzip Files.
The best view of Windows Explorer is Details.
At the top of the page click View, then Details. This is a superior way to look
at your files because it will show the NAME, SIZE, TYPE, and DATE
MODIFIED.
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Suggestions for your new Windows 7 laptop:

Go to http://www.ckcs.org/joetips.pdf then scroll down and click on Buying
A New Computer.
Do not upgrade from XP to Vista, XP computers do not have enough power.
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Q. How do I know if I have a 32 bit or 64 bit Windows?
A. Start, Control Panel, System.
(It also tells you Processor chip speed and amount of RAM.)

32 bit is like a 4 lane highway carrying data, 64 bit is like a 8 lane highway
carrying twice as much data.
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Q. How do I add to the Send To menu.
A. Click the Start button and type shell:sendto in the search box, hit Enter.
The SendTo folder opens. Click on File, New, Shortcut. Browse until you find
the program and click on it.
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Speed Test Your PC                 http://pcpitstop.com/internet/bw.asp
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From WorldStart:
Q: I've heard you talk about turning off computers every night for safety and
to save electricity, but what about printers? Do those need to be turned off as
well?
A: If you're not going to do a lot of printing, turn the printer off, it saves drying
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Most ink cartridges have some sort of a capping mechanism that saves the
head from any outside air that may come through when the printer is turned
off.
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Q. Joe, I've forgotten how to change something that is on my Desktop from
say a folder or envelope to something more in line with the subject matter. I
did this before with a video and changed the folder to a CD disk on the
Desktop. Would you please tell me how to do it? Thanks,
A. To change a shortcut icon on your desktop, Right Click the icon, left click
Properties, at the top click on Shortcut, then near the bottom click on change
Icon.

To change a Folder on your Desktop, Right Click the icon, left click
Properties, at the top click on Customize then near the bottom click on
change Icon.
Response: Thanks so much Joe, that did it. Also thanks for telling me how to
do it for a shortcut as well as a folder.
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Too setup or remove a password in Windows 7, Vista or XP go to the User
Accounts.
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From WorldStart: The difference between a worm and a virus.
Viruses are programs that embed themselves into other programs and
destroy files. They generally stay put.
A worm is a computer program that makes copies of itself. and spreads from
computer to computer (instead of file to file), infecting whole systems. Once
launched, a worm can email itself to everyone in an address book or launch a
Trojan horse.
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Clean That LCD Screen!
Buy a microfiber cloth, Run it under some luke warm water wring until it is
just barely moist.
Make sure the monitor is turned off and wipe it down as gentle as a lamb.
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Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 9:10 AM
Subject: Print screen/snip
Q. Hi Joe,
Thanks for all the good info last night. I was interested in the information
that you were going to give about the snipping tool. Did I miss it in your
e-mail?
Thanks for all your hard work and those great CD's.


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A. Type Snip in the Start Search box, then hit Enter, left click and drag to
capture any part of the screen. Then click on the Floppy Icon at the top to
save.
No matter where you are, Internet, word document, email you can draw a
rectangle around what you want and save it as a .jpg file.
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For XP users:
Q. How does a person use the Print Screen keyboard button? Using XP?
(It is the same for Windows 7 & Vista, but they have the Snipping Tool which is so
much better.

A. Say you have a web site up and click on Prt Scr (Print Screen) it will record
everything you see on
your monitor to the clipboard. If you click on Alt Prt Scr it will record only the live
window.
Once you do this, open a word document, click on an insertion point and do Control V
and it will paste it in the document.
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Q. Joe, I am confused on how to copy data and burn a CD. Is there someone
at CKCS that will instruct me in my home...soon..at a reasonable price

A. I highly recommend Norm Funk, he is the leader of Dr. Fixit at CKCS. I
always hear good things about his work, and would like to hear from you if
you decide to call him.
Norman Funk is great at doing all type of things on a computer,
He will come to your home.
His Rates are:
Students / Educators $25 an hour
Home / Home Office $35 an hour
He is Dr. Fixit at CKCS, his SIG is at 2 pm the first Saturday.
Phone #489 4837, norm.funk@yahoo.com Give him a call.
Response: Joe--Norm is a gem!!! He came yesterday afternoon and updated,
instructed and minor repairs to our computers. He performed 3 hours of work
and was reasonably priced. He will be seeing a lot of us. Thanks a million and
you, too, are so valuable
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Internet Explorer 9: Here's What You Need To Know




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Microsoft has released the final version of Internet Explorer 9, and there’s just one
question you should be asking yourself: Should I bother installing it? Here’s
everything you need to know about the latest release of Microsoft’s infamous
browser.

Spoiler alert: If you are running Windows 7 or Vista, you should absolutely install
IE9 on your PC—even if you prefer Chrome or Firefox, it’s better to have a secure,
updated version of Internet Explorer.

What’s New in Internet Explorer 9

       If you want to see the full list of changes with all the original marketing detail,
        you can read Microsoft's Beauty of the Web page, but here's the highlights
        that you might be interested in.Completely New Interface – as you can see
        in the screenshot above, there’s a completely new interface, designed from
        the ground up to save space on the screen—in fact, it uses even less pixels
        than Google Chrome.
       Hardware Acceleration – IE9 is the first browser that taps into the power of
        your video card to make everything faster, by default. This browser is blazing
        fast, all around.
       Pinned Sites – While Google Chrome might have started out with their web
        applications concept, IE9 takes it to another level by allowing site owners to
        customize the menus for sites pinned to the Windows 7 taskbar.
       HTML5 Support – Microsoft has finally learned from their past mistakes, and
        focused on getting IE to the point of compliance with internet standards.
        There’s a lot of whiners out there that say Microsoft didn’t make it work well
        enough, but I think it’s a good first step.
       Combined Search / Address Bar – IE9 integrates the two boxes together
        into one, and even adds search suggestions that work quite well, similar to
        Google Chrome’s combined omnibox.




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http://www.howtogeek.com/56012/internet-explorer-9-released-heres-what-
you-need-to-
know/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=150311
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MS Windows 2016 to look very different
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says that today's Windows operating system
will look very much different in just 5 years time and will run many different
applications. "Don't get too used to the way Windows looks now,"
This expected evolution may have a lot to do with the proliferation of tablet
PCs and touch screen displays. It's been said that Windows 8 will be built
from the ground-up with these kinds of technologies in mind.
http://www.infopackets.com/news/business/microsoft/2011/20110316_ms_win
dows_2016_to_look_very_different.htm
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Internet Explorer 9: A Getting Started Guide
The revamped browser's taskbar shortcuts, Jump Lists, extensive HTML 5
support, and better graphics performance warrants taking another look at
Internet Explorer.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/222154/internet_explorer_9_a_getting_started
_guide.html#tk.nl_wbx_h_crawl1
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Q. How do I make a CD using Windows 7 Movie Maker, that will play on
DVD/CD players?

A. 1. Burn a normal DVD using Movie Maker and Save.
2. Type Windows DVD Maker into the search bar on the Start menu, and hit
Enter.
3. Next, click the Add items button, and select the file you just saved in
Windows Movie Maker.
4. Click Next, then Preview to see what each will look like on your TV.
5. You can customize the menu text and layout by clicking Menu text or
Customize Menu, then click Burn.
====================

Check the download and upload speed of your Internet Connection:
http://speedtest.net/

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4 12 11 Files and Folders Review*
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Dear Classmates,

I called Insight about the photos not showing up correctly in their email
program and they said that's the way it is configured and they can't change it.

I'm sending a word attachment with this email so the photos will show up
where they should be.

You know from the questions and answers, you all are really advanced
computer users. What makes me feel really good is that most of you help
others with their computer problems.

Take care,

Joe Isaac
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CLASS DISCUSSIONS AND DEMOS:

1. PRINTING OPTIONS:




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In the upper right hand corner: Click on Properties and you get:




At the bottom RIGHT one of the options are to print in black ink only.
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  2. Know your File Extensions: Right click the Start Button, left click Open
  Windows Explorer.
  Click Organize, then Folder and search options.




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  When the Folder Options dialog opens, select the View tab and uncheck Hide extensions for
  known file types.




  The Folder Options dialog. Click the "Apply to Folders" button at the top.
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Tammy Wynette Stand By Your Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwBirf4BWew
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3. Old programs you wish to use in Windows 7 and Vista?

 Install the program, if it doesn't work, then Right click on the Program's .exe
file, click Properties, the Compatibility tab, the check the box that says Run
this program in compatibility mode for:

To find the .exe file go to Start, Programs, Right click on the program, then
click on Open file location.
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4. To create a Shortcut to a Website
At the tops of the window click on File, Send, and select: Shortcut to
Desktop. If you don't have File… at the top left then RIGHT CLICK on an
empty space at the top right and select Menu Bar.

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To create a Shortcut to a Program:
When you click on the Start Button you can RIGHT click on any Program
listed and select: Pin the Start Menu, Pin to Taskbar…

If it is not listed click on the Start button, Right click on a program if there, if
not click on All Programs and Right click on a program, click on Send To and
then click on Desktop. From the Desktop you can drag it to the Start Menu or
Taskbar.
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5. The best way to get rid of Temporary Files, Temporary Internet Files (this is
the biggie and lots of others, go to Start, Computer, RIGHT CLICK on your C
drive, click on Properties and on the lower right, click on DISK CLEANUP.

While here, at the top you can click on Tools and select: Error-checking or
Defragment now…(as you install and uninstall programs, create and delete
documents, photos, etc.. the data is scattered, Defrag consolidates the data
so it is easy to access and this speed things up.
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6. Another way to Scroll (but trickier)
While on a web page, email or a Word page! Just click your scroll wheel on


your mouse and you will see             now move your mouse up and down to
navigate. To get rid of this, click the wheel again.
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7. Turn Your Desktop into a Picture Slideshow in Windows 7
Right-click on the desktop and click Properties. Personalize, Click on Desktop
Background located at the bottom of the window. Use the down arrow at the
top to Select Windows Desktop Background (preferred) or other options,
Time Interval (30 seconds preferred).
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8. How do I just click on a Hyperlink? Open Word 2007, click on the Office
Button, at the bottom click on Word Options, Advanced, go to the fourth box
down and uncheck, Use Ctrl + click to follow hyperlink.
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To control the size of your Desktop Icons.
Do Control, Alt and use the wheel on your mouse.




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Or Right Click on your Desktop, go to VIEW and select Large, Medium or
Small Icons. After you have them the way you want them, I usually click on
Refresh and it seems to help hold them in place.
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9. Put an Icon Web Link on your Desktop

Using Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 (this is the latest), Chrome, Opera and
Mozilla may be similar. Using www.ckcs.org an example:

1. Click on www.ckcs.org RIGHT click on an empty blue space at the top right
and click on Menu Bar.

2. Now on the left, click on File, Send, Shortcut to Desktop, and that's it.
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10. To make 2 sided printing the default on Lexmark S605:

Click on the Start globe at the left side of you Taskbar, type Devices and
Printers in the Start Search Box, hit Enter, RIGHT click on your Default printer,
click on Printing Preferences, Advanced, under 2-Sided Printing use down
arrow and select On then at the bottom right click on OK.




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11. What does the "End" Key do?

In WORD it takes you to the End of the sentence.

Quit scrolling to the End of the document.
Control End takes you there in a flash. In a PDF file, same thing.
Control Home takes you to the beginning.

On a web site, just End will take you to the End and Home takes you to the
beginning.
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12. MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC! GREAT MUSIC.

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Type in the name of your favorite music group.
http://musictonic.com/

On the RIGHT of this Glenn Miller web site you'll find Harry James, Tommy
Dorsey, Benny Goodman, etc..
http://musictonic.com/music/Glen+Miller#v=AQseFAcWvtE
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13. Safe Mode:           Safe Mode is a special way for Windows to load when there is a system-critical problem
that interferes with the normal operation of Windows. The purpose of Safe Mode is to allow you to troubleshoot
Windows and try to determine what is causing it to not function correctly. Once you have corrected the problem,
then you can reboot and Windows will load normally.

There are several things that happen when Windows boots in Safe Mode that differ from a standard boot:

Safe Mode does not run the autoexec.bat or config.sys files.

Most device drivers are not loaded. A device driver is the software that Windows uses to interact with a piece of
hardware, such as a printer or scanner.

Instead of the normal graphics device driver, Safe Mode uses standard VGA graphics mode. This mode is
supported by all Windows-compatible video cards etc..(I have never had to use Safe Mode.)
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The difference between the 32 bit or 64 bit processors the 64 bit processors,
can handle data faster, and can support 4GB and up of Ram. 32 bit
processors supports less than 4GB Ram.
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Q. How do you configure AutoPlay?

A. In Window 7 and VISTA: Type in AutoPlay into the Start Search box, hit
Enter, make your selections, then at the bottom click on Save.

A. In XP: Go to Start, My Computer, Right click on the drive, click on
Properties, AutoPlay, make your selections, then click OK.
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The best view of Windows Explorer is Details.

In Windows Explorer, at the top of the page click View, then Details. This is a
superior way to look at your files because it will show the NAME, SIZE, TYPE,
and DATE MODIFIED.

While here you may click on any of these headers:

Look under NAME if the files appear in alphabetical order, click on NAME and
they will appear in reverse alphabetical order.


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Same with DATE MODIFIED, click once and they are in chronological order,
click again and they are in reverse chronological order.

Click on SIZE and it will arrange the files from the smallest to the largest, click
again and it will arrange them from the largest to the smallest.

Click on TYPE and it will arrange like files together.
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Now that you have done this, go to Tools, Folder Options, View, and click on
Apply to All Folders.

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If a site is secure the first part of its Web address will read https rather than
http And a lock will show at the bottom of the window.
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Wheelies:
When looking at a web page in Internet Explorer you can make the type larger
by holding down the CONTROL key and spinning the wheel on your mouse
toward the monitor.
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Q. What is difference between RAM and ROM?

A. RAM (random access memory), runs your programs, but disappears when
computer is turned off.

ROM stands for Read Only Memory. It is permanent and uses instructions it
needs to boot up every time you hit the power button. ROM also works
closely with the BIOS or Basic Input/Output System.
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From Cloyd Raymond:                John Pinette on buffets.
http://www.funnieststuff.net/viewmovie.php?id=1120
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Quick way to see your Desktop: Windows logo key + D. Repeat and you're
back where you were.
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Bypass the log-on screen:
Type in netplwiz into the Start Search box. That will bring up the Advanced
User Accounts Control, uncheck the box that says
Users must enter a username and password to use this computer.
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See the size of your Emails in Windows Mail:
Right Click on an empty space after the To, then click on Columns for options
and click on Size.
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Compare docs the smart way in Word 2007:
Go to Review, Compare, Compare, then enter the name of the documents.
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From Mal Gill
It sure looks like a regular vending machine, but this group of college
students was in for a surprise.

YouTube - Coca-Cola "Happiness Machine"
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 Intel Core i5-520 Processor (3M Cache, 2.40 GHz) $225 (Dual Core)
Intel Core i7-930 Processor (8M Cache, 2.80 GHz) $280 (Quad Core)
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RAM DDR3 is the latest and is twice as fast as DDR2.
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300 DPI photo quality.
72 DPI for computer screens .

Computer monitors generally display 72 dpi (dots per inch). Some go as high
as 96 dpi. These numbers affect quality. This isn't a whole lot of dots (or
pixels). In comparison, you need 300 dpi to get a good photo print.
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WINDOWS 7:
To Control the icons in the Notification Area of the Taskbar (Where the clock
it.) RIGHT click the taskbar, left click Properties, Customize.
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Loretta Lynn - Coal Miner's Daughter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9eHp7JJgq8&feature=related

Joan Osborne - What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA0GcXV2njY

Dancin' The Boogie - Silvan Zingg (piano), Will & Maéva
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QQzbCmlZM4


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Moonlight Serenade
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n92ATE3IgIs&feature=related
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From Cloyd: GREAT COKE PROMO..
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=lqT_dPApj9U
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WINDOWS 7 TUTORIAL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTBK47xD3lE
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To see what is starting up on your computer, type msconfig in the Start
Search box and uncheck those programs you don't need to start up, you can
always start them by clicking on the programs. Having too many programs
running uses your computer recourses (RAM, hard drive, and processor) and
slows it down.
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Both from Carl Peter: Model T Ford - 100 Years Later
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4KrIMZpwCY

From George Parrott:
This video shows what a golf ball goes through when hits at steel plate at 150
mph. www.flixxy.com/golf-ball-slow-motion.htm
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From Carl Peter and Myra Engle: Subject: great aurora borealis

Shot in thePas National Park bordering Russia.
http://vimeo.com/21294655
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The Snipping Tool: no matter where you are, Internet, word document, email
you can draw a rectangle around what you want and save it as a .jpg file. (I
use this all the time.)

How do you get to the Snipping Tool?
Type Snip in the Start Search box, then hit Enter.
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Click on the New down arrow and select Rectangular Snip now it will do
Rectangular all the time.
Left click and drag the + cursor to capture any part of the screen. Then click
on the Floppy Icon at the top and it will save the item in Pictures as a .jpg file.
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If you want the whole screen:
Say you have a web site up and click on Prt Scr (Print Screen) (this key is at
the top right) it will record everything you see on your monitor
to the clipboard. If you click on Alt Prt Scr it will record only the live window.
Once you do this, open a word document, click on a blank space and do
Control V on the keyboard and it will paste it in the document.
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For more tips go http://www.ckcs.org/joetips.pdf
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From Gene Wheeler:
The "Next wave of Kentucky freshmen helps take down the World team" story is
located at http://espn.go.com/mens-college-
basketball/blog/_/name/katz_andy/id/6328690/kentucky-future-display-portland

I came upon a good sports website: www.bleacherreport.com
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MOONLIGHT SERENADE:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n92ATE3IgIs&feature=related

From John W Thomas:

Japanese students Jazz Band: Impressive
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=antTPNgaqRw&NR=1&feature=fvwp

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5 10 11 DESKTOP, TASKBAR, AND GADGETS*

Dear Classmates,

Our Windows XP / Vista/ Windows 7 Workshop will meet Tuesday May 10 at 7
pm.

We will do fun things to your Desktop. It will make your computer look better
and work better.

DESKTOP FULL OF ICONS:




DESKTOP UNDER CONTROL:




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SUGGESTION: RIGHT click on your Desktop and make a folder called MISC
and drag seldom used icons into it. Keep only 2 rows of icons.

To find an Icon on a Desktop, type the first letter of the Icon on your keyboard
and it will light up.
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1. Background your favorite photo.
2. Change the font, size, or color of active and inactive Title Bars,
Caption Buttons, Scroll Bar, etc. (Be very careful here.)
4. Shortcut Icons on the Desktop or Quick Launch.
5. Keep your Desktop Icons in line.
6. Make your Desktop Icons snazzy.
7. Super Taskbar. (This is fantastic.)
8. Gadgets.

How do you know your bank or stock broker's web site is secure?
Shortcuts to drop down menus.
Will demo web cams from Lexington and Harlan.
How to add to your Send to Menu.

Kindest regards,

 Joe Isaac
=======================


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If you want to disable Read-Only in Word 2007:

1. Click the Office button
2. Click the "Word Options" button
3. Select "Advanced" from the left navigation bar
4. Scroll down to the "Save" section
5. Un-check "Allow background saves"
6. Click the "OK" button

You should have no more mysterious read-only documents.
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WINDOWS Problems? Let Microsoft Fix It

If you use this, please let me know if you like it. Thanks, Joe.

Microsoft's Fix It software, which tries to automatically figure out what's
wrong with your computer.

The software can run diagnostics for 300 common problems with Windows.
When you run Fix It, you'll see a list of things to examine, such as display
quality, performance, and incoming connections. Clicking the "run" button
next to each item launches an automatic troubleshooter. Each one only takes
a minute or two.

http://support.microsoft.com/fixit#tab0
====================

Want to jazz up your Desktop or Windows Explorer Icons: Right Click the
folder you want to change and choose Properties. Now choose the Customize
Tab, and select the Change Icon button. Find one you like, select it and
choose OK. Click OK again to finalize the change.
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Take a look at this website. Enter your birthday at the top of the screen, and it
will tell you the newspaper headlines on the day you were born, sports
headlines for the year, popular songs of the year, price of gas, etc. Just click
on this website, then click on Quick Page.

http://dmarie.com/timecap/

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When I got married in 1947, gas was .23₵ a gallon, stamps were 3₵, Dow was
at 181, minimum wage was 40₵ an hour.
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Fun Facts & Stats:

To make way for Vista, Microsoft recently announced that Windows XP would
no longer be made available for retail sale after January 31, 2008
                                             Ram Needed
Windows 95:                 5 years            32MB
Windows 98:                 4 years            64MB
Windows 98 SE:              3 years            96MB
Windows ME:                 3 years          128MB
Windows XP:                 6 years          512MB
Vista Premium               3 years          1024MB
Windows 7                                     2 GB         the best ever, you'll love it.
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Q. My wife is getting ready to buy a laptop, what do you suggest?

Go to: http://www.ckcs.org/joetips.pdf and scroll down to BUYING A NEW
COMPUTER.
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One of the top 5 features of Windows 7:

1. Search Boxes; (it is faster than a speeding bullet.) are everywhere, each
program, file, Start Menu, etc. They are fast and respond with each letter you
type in.

When you go to Start, and start typing in the Start Search box, it immediately
start searching your Programs, Folders, Documents, Pictures, Music,
Desktop, even your contacts, email messages.




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Talk about a time saver. When you can't remember where you filed
something, Start Search will find it pronto.
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Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Q. Joe, How do I find msconfig in XP. Thanks.

A. Click on Start, Run, type msconfig          in the blank, then click OK.
At the top Right, click on Startup.
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How to Avoid Poker Bluffs That Give You Away
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-avoid-poker-bluffs-that-give-you-
away.html

376 DUMMIES.COM HOW-TO VIDEOS From calculus to home repair, how-to
videos show you how to get things done quickly, easily, and accurately.
http://www.dummies.com/search.html?filter=VIDEO&cid=dn_promo_videos
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Can't open New Microsoft Office documents?
http://www.ocregister.com/news/-297616--.html

Another suggestion, if you have Office 2007 or 2010, click on the Office Button,
Word Options, Save, Save files in this format Scroll and click on Word 97-2003
Document (*.doc), now most people can open it. Jerry Heaton and I both use this
option.

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5 10 11 Desktop, Taskbar, WORD Review *

Dear Classmates,

Please take your time reading these emails and try the web sites, and do
some of the things suggested, there is a huge amount of information in these
emails.

Thank you very much for attending.

Trouble getting your emails? Both Insightbb.com and Windstream in an effort
to protect us from spam has put new filters on their emails and it has stopped
emails from getting to some users.

Call them to correct.

Kindest regards,

Joe Isaac

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First thing we did in class was to go the Niagara Falls Web Cam and see a live
video of the falls.
NIAGARA FALLS
http://www.niagarafallslive.com/Niagara_Falls_Webcam.htm

LEXINGTON, PIKEVILLE, HARLAN, HARRODSBURG, KY. AND MORE.
http://www.kywebcams.com/index.php?cam=1
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If you want to see an Actual video of goldfish in an AQUARIAM (If you have
High Definition Insight.com Service)
1. With the Remote, press On Demand.
2. HD
3. AMBIENT HD
4. HIGH DEFINITION
5. AQUARIAM (HD) and watch the fish swim.

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What is script debugging? (this is really aggravating, several classmates have
had this to happen to them.)

The Microsoft Script Debugger lets you test scripts and debug scripts.
Unless you are a programmer then you probably want to shut this off.

Type Internet Options in the Start Search Box and hit Enter, then click the
Advanced tab. Under Browsing, place a check next to Disable script debugging.




Click OK .
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HUGH amount of computer tips http://www.ckcs.org/joetips.pdf
When you get there do Control F and type in what you want to find.
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Windows 7 How To: Resize a Partition
http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/windows-7-how-to-resize-a-
partition/b473ff33e4d839921826b473ff33e4d839921826-
604891055046?q=video%20on%20partition%20hard%20drive%20in%20Windo
ws%207&playersize=Large

PARTITIONS:

http://www.worldstart.com/resize-your-vista-partitions/

Resize Your Windows 7 and Vista Partitions


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The new resizing features enable you to shrink a single partition with unused space
and then create a new partition in the resulting free space.

Type     partition in the Start Search box and hit Enter.

To shrink a current volume, locate the partition you want to resize from the Disk
Manager, right click on it and then from the context menu, select Shrink Volume.
To put it back like it was: go back to the same place and click on Extend
Volume.

In June class we will format the new partition.
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1. Background your favorite photo.
If you wish to put a photo on your Desktop, RIGHT click the photo and click
on Set as desktop background.
To change it back RIGHT click on your Desktop, click on Personalize and at
the bottom click on Desktop Background, use the down arrow to find other
backgrounds.

2. In Windows 7, to change the font, size, or color
of active and inactive Title Bars, Caption Buttons, Scroll Bar, etc. RIGHT click
the Desktop, left click Personalize, at the bottom click on Windows Color, at
the bottom click on Advances appearance settings.

Be careful here, before you change anything be sure and write down your
original settings.

Here you can change 22 items, before you change an item be sure and write
down the size so you can change it back it you do not like it, and believe me
you must write it down. I usually increase the size of the captions buttons
(they are the – box and X and the top right of your screen, and the scroll bar.
====================

3. To put a Shortcut on your Desktop, Quick Launch, or Start Button:
Go to Start, Programs, then Right Click the Program or File you want, go to
SEND TO select Desktop (create shortcut).

Now that it is on your Desktop, you can leave it there, or drag it to the Quick
Launch portion of your Taskbar or to your Start Button.

Jazz up your Desktop:
To change a folder icon on your Desktop. RIGHT CLICK on that Folder,
Properties, Customize, at the bottom of the screen, click on Change Icon.
There are a lot of beautiful icons there.



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If your Desktop Icons won't behave, Right Click on the Desktop, Select
Arrange Icons By: then select Auto Arrange or Align to Grid.
Also Right Click on your Desktop and click on Refresh once in a while.
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4. Super Taskbar. (This is fantastic.)
A. Right Click a program on the Start Menu.
   a. Pin to Taskbar.
   b. Pin to Start Menu
B. Change the order of the icons on the Taskbar, just left click and drag it to
the new location.
Click on a program you have on the Taskbar and it will show a thumbnail of
all the windows you have open in that program.
To get a quick peek of the Desktop move cursor to the right side of the
Taskbar and click, click again everything returns to the way it was.

C. Jump Lists
Remember in XP and Vista you clicked on Recent Items to see the last items
you had opened. All Items, a jumbled list.
With the Jump List, you Right Click on the WORD Icon in the Taskbar and it
will give you only the recent items you had open in WORD.
Right Click the program button on the Taskbar. You can also pin your favorite
items in your Jump Lists and change their order. Right click the item to
remove it from the list.
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5. Gadgets, like clock, calendar, weather, slide show, etc..
Type Gadgets in the Start Search Box, hit Enter and drag the ones you want
to your screen.

6. How do you know your bank or stock broker's web site is secure? In the
address bar it will have https instead of http and it will also display a icon of a
lock.

7. Shortcuts to drop down menus. Dealing With Drop-Down Menus

Don’t you get tired of scrolling through long drop down box lists?
Let’s say you’re filling out an online registration form that asks for your
country. If you live in Australia, you’re all set since your country is towards
the top. But what if you live here in the US? In some cases we have to scroll
through tons of countries (many of which we’ve never heard of) to get to the
entry for “United States.”

Well, here’s a quicker way., when you get to the box, just hit the letter “U”
until “United States” comes up. This works with states too! Type “K” and
Kentucky pops right up!
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8. How to add to your Send to Menu.
 Click the Start button and type shell:sendto in the search box, hit Enter. The
Send to folder opens. Click on File, New, Shortcut. Browse until you find the
Documents, Pictures, Videos, any folder or Drive, etc. and click on it.
You may also delete any of the send to's by RIGHT clicking on them and
hitting Delete.
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Arranging Windows:
1. Snap it:
Snap windows into place left and right. Drag one window left and it will snap
into place in the left half the screen, drag the other to the right side of the
screen and it will snap into place on the right half of the screen. If you drag
them again that go back to their previous size.
This is great for comparing two files side by side. You can also move files
between two folders.

2. Drag it: You can maximize a window by dragging it to the top of the
screen.

3. Shake it: If you have several window open grab the one you want and
shake it and the other windows will close. Shake it again and things will go
back like they were.
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If you are having a problem try this new Microsoft Fix it.




Microsoft Fix it Solution Center
http://support.microsoft.com/fixit#tab0
====================
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its
users to send and read other users' updates known as tweets. Tweets are
text-based posts of up to 140 characters.
To check out our new Basketball Coach C. http://twitter.com/UKCoachCalipari
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Check out Kentucky Basketball on Cats Pause: http://kentucky.rivals.com/
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If you are a Herald-Leader subscriber, you can get the online version for only
one cent a month.
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Let me tell you the 4 things I love about Windows 7:
1. Start Search, I don't care what I'm looking for, a program, photo, document,
email, all I do is start typing the name into Start Search and there it is.
2. Snipping Tool, it is like Print Screen only I can save and print any part of a
document, web site, email, and it makes a jpeg file out of it.
3. Windows Live Photo Gallery, I click on a Photo and the program comes up,
at the top I click on Fix and without going to a special program, I can Adjust
Color, Adjust Exposure, Crop, Fix Red Eye, etc.
4. Windows Live Mail, it is fast, easy to use and has a great calendar
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Q. I have Windows 7, which tutorials should I buy?
A. There is no need to buy one, there are plenty online.
Also on Joe Does Windows: http://www.ckcs.org/joetips.pdf
and click on 11 10 09. Windows 7, Taskbar, Top Ten Photo Tips.*         --------------
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DESKTOP:
In Windows 7: Right click on your Desktop, click on Personalize. Now click
on Display Settings.
Text size options: Smaller, Medium, and Larger. Also Adjust resolution.
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Align to Grid: This makes your icons line up perfectly.
Auto Arrange: If you move an icon if flips back.
You may also arrange them by Name, Size, and Type.
One of the ways to keep them the way you had them arranged, click on
Refresh.
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Q. When you make a change the dialog box has 2 options OK and Apply,
which do you use or do you use both.
A. If you click on Apply, it makes the change and the dialog box stays there
for you to use to make other changes.
If there are no other changes click on OK, it makes the change and the dialog
box disappears.
You do not have to do both on a single change.
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Q. I found my Taskbar on the right side of my screen, how do I get it back to
the bottom of the screen.
A. Put your cursor on an empty space on the Taskbar left click and drag the
Taskbar to the bottom of the window.
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COMPARING THE VALUE OF A DOLLAR
If you spent $2000 on a wedding in 1945, how much would you have to spend
in 2009 for the same wedding. $23,800. It will figure years between 1790 and
2009. http://www.measuringworth.com/uscompare/
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From Kay Stivers: TEXT TO VOICE
When you write something in the left space and then click on "Say it", she
says it. You can also change persons doing the talking, etc. You can change
to other languages!
http://vhost.oddcast.com/vhost_minisite/demos/tts/tts_example.html
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Toolbars are usually arranged:
1. TITLE BAR
2. MENU BAR
3. STANDARD TOOLBAR
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Yahoo! Health
Yahoo! has a collection of health resources. that can help you research
symptoms, treatments, and prescription drugs. http://health.yahoo.com/
Another good one is: http://www.webmd.com/
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Q. How can I put a web address shortcut on my Desktop?
A. At the top, click on File, Send, Shortcut to Desktop.
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From Dr. John Helton: NEAT WAY TO BUY OR SELL !
Lexington, Ky. only: http://lexington.craigslist.org/
Everywhere: http://www.craigslist.org/about/sites.html
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From Cloyd Raymond: Floating Prank.
http://www.funnieststuff.net/viewmovie.php?id=1211
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In WORD:             Control Z = Undo. Use this anytime any program.
                     Control Y = Re do.
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Kim shows you her top tips and tricks for saving money on printer ink
http://www.tvkim.com/watch/148/kim-on-komand-kims-tips-to-save-
money-on-printer-ink
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SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Transfer of a 25GB HD movie:
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*USB 1.0: 9.3 hours     12 Mbps Sept 1998.
*USB 2.0: 13.9 minutes, 480Mbps
*USB 3.0: 70 seconds, 4,800Mbps 10 times faster.
USB 3.0 uses one-third of the power it would take on USB 2.0, And it's backward
compatible,"
USB 3.0 Finally Arrives
Adoption is faster than previous versions -- but we want more, now. Here's why.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/186566/usb_30_finally_arrives.html?tk=nl_dnx_h_crawl
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DDR2 vs DDR3 (RAM) or Memory)
(DDR stands for Double Data Rate)
DDR3 is the latest and is twice as fast as DDR2.
Some computers have DDR2 MEMORY SOME DDR3 MEMORY
Memory/RAM Transfer Speed:
DDR2               400-800 Mbps
DDR3               800-1600 Mbps
My Desktop has DDR2 and my Laptop has DDR3, it is newer and faster.
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YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/
To get songs from the Internet:
Open Internet Explorer:
Into Google or Bing type YouTube, Artist, name of song. While the song if
playing click of File, Send, Shortcut to Desktop.

After you get a few of these Shortcuts, Right Click on the Desktop, click on
New, Folder, name the folder Favorite Songs and drag the song shortcuts into
this folder.
If you want to actually download the video to you harddrive use:
http://keep-tube.com/
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Display Song Lyrics in Windows Media Player with Lyrics Plugin
Display song lyrics in Windows Media Player? Download and run the Lyrics
Plugin install.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16149/display-song-lyrics-in-windows-media-
player-with-lyrics-plugin/
Open Windows Media Player, click on a song to play, do Control 3.
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From John W Thomas Stunning Aerial Views: Grand Canyon 3:03
http://www.wimp.com/canyonviews/
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Highlight the text, click in the Font field and type the first few letters of the Font
name. if you wanted Arial. Type ar and presto Arial appears in the font-selection
field. Then, hit Enter.

Qwiki
This online encyclopedia has all the facts and information you need. Each Qwiki lasts a minute and
includes a picture slideshow.
www.Qwiki.com
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Browsing Nature Beautiful Wallpapers 1,000s of them.
http://nature.desktopnexus.com/all/
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Q. How do I find my IP Address?
A. Click on this web site: http://www.whatismyip.com/
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Find and Save in Lexington: Coupons and Ads.
http://findnsave.kentucky.com/#adlink=fns_print
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With Intel's new 3D transistors.

It can switch 37 percent faster and operate at a lower voltage.

The first products to hit the market using this new manufacturing technique
will be Intel's "Ivy Bridge" line. It will appear in laptops, desktops, and servers
in early 2012.
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  6 14 11 Email Extravaganza.*

Special: Sneak Peak at the new Windows 8.




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Demo Belarc: The Belarc Advisor displays a detailed
profile of your installed software, hardware and many
other things and is free for personal use
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We'll have fun putting comic book captions on photos:




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Then we'll do Email Extravaganza.
Windows Live Mail and can be downloaded and used on Vista, or
Windows 7. It is free along with the latest and greatest from Microsoft.
Windows Live Photo Gallery, and Windows Live Movie Maker.

To use they must be downloaded from:            http://download.live.com/

With Windows Live Mail comes a perpetual calendar, fill the month in once
and every year it will repeat with the right days and dates. A real time saver. A
fantastic way to send photos, you can send them with text (no trouble at all)
put a frame around them, send them as singles, doubles, 4's, etc. You gotta
have this.

WINDOWS LIVE MAIL EMAIL PROGRAM




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WINDOWS LIVE MAIL EMAIL PROGRAM: CALENDAR




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Dear Classmates,

 Our Windows 7/XP/Vista will meet Tuesday June 14, at 7 pm. We will
demonstrate:

1. How to copy and paste emails. (Instead of sending an attachment, copy
and paste the document into a new email).

2. Respect the privacy of others and use Blind Carbon Copy. If you are using
Outlook Express or Windows Mail and don't see the BCC field. Start a new
message and click on the VIEW and put a check mark beside "All headers".

3. Send clean Forward emails, no arrows or extra names.Use eClean with your
email for that clean, uncluttered look.

4. How to drag and drop an email into a folder.

5. How to Save and/or Hard copy your email addresses:



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6. Finding An E-mail Message.

7. How to add a picture to an email (not as an attachment).

8. Blocked senders and Request read receipt.

9. Automatically add your signature to your email.

10. How to use the Windows Live Mail Calendar.

There is no better time than right now to be happy.

Kindest regards,

Joe Isaac

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From Carl Peter: I'm speechless looking at these pictures.
Pictures from Britain on the Joplin tornado. The last few are images from space.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1389737/Joplin-MO-tornado-At-89-dead-twister-
cuts-4-mile-swathe-Missouri-town.html
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Q. How do I find an old E-mail Message

A. Look for specific keywords. Let's say you were looking for a message
regarding a specific computer tip. We'll say you're looking for something on
viruses. Here's how to find that message:

1. Click the Edit, Find, Message.

2. Click the Browse button, select "Local Folders" from the top of the list.

3. Since we're looking for "viruses" we'll type that in the "Message" field.

4. Click the "Find Now" button.
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Q. Where do deleted emails go?

A. When you delete an email it goes to a folder called "Deleted Items". So it
continues to take up space on your hard drive.

To really get rid of it, you must Right Click on the "Deleted Items" folders and
click on Empty 'Deleted Items' Folder.

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To get the definition of a word in Google or BING, type in like               define:
computer virus
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To view where you have been on the Internet:
(and where you child or grandchild has been)
Open Internet Explorer, do Control H on the keyboard. Click on the down
arrow by View and select:

1. By Date
2. By Site
3. By most visited
4. By Order visited today
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Photo Formats:

BMP uses no compression at all, photos are almost a megabyte each.

JPG It can achieve astounding compression ratios even while maintaining
very high image quality. (This is the one most people use.) Photos are 50 to
90 Kilobytes instead of 1 or 2 Megabytes.
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From: Ed Sturgeon (Golden Oldie)
A pictorial history of Windows. http://windows-
funnypics.blogspot.com/2007/06/windows.html
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Q. How do I activate my print screen key using Windows XP? (This also
applies to Vista and Windows 7). I know you answered this some time back
but I have lost that information. Thanks again for your assistance.

A. When you hit Prt Scr, the clipboard takes a picture of the whole monitor
screen, Do Control V to paste it into Word, WordPad, or Paint.

If you hold the Alt key down and hit the PrintScrn key the
clipboard takes a picture of the active window only. Control V
to paste it into Word, WordPad or Paint.

(Once you get to Windows 7, you'll find the Snipping Tool, a                 giant step
over Print Screen.)
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Repetition in Word Made Easy
If you wish to repeat the last string of typing you did in MS Word? Just place
the cursor at the next insertion point and: Do Ctrl + Y.
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Confusing Words

Do you know the difference between "affect" and "effect"? How about
"affluent" and "effluent"? If these-or any other words-are confusing to you,
this site can help. At Confusing Words:
http://www.confusingwords.com/
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Don't buy ink cartridges in advance, in fact when your printer says you are
getting low on ink, wait until you run out, then buy a fresh, new cartridge.
Otherwise they might dry out and your warranty will be gone.
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Roman Numerals:
I   1 (one)
V   5 (five)
X  10 (ten)
L   50 (fifty)
C  100 (one hundred)
D  500 (five hundred)
M 1000 (one thousand)

Super-Bowl XLIII = 43
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Emails that warm my heart.

From: C J
Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2011
To: Joe Isaac
Subject: E-mails

Thanks for all the informative emails and the jokes. Learning and laughing!
How can it get better?
Thanks,

From: G
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2011
To: Joe Isaac
Subject: Webcam?

Hi Joe:
I enjoyed the Webcam on Niagara Falls..Joe, you are invaluable to our class. Thank you very much.
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Kindest regards.
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Windows 7 nearly Five Times more Secure than XP
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6 14 11 Email Extravaganza Review *
Dear Classmates,

We had two new classmates to attend last night, Katherine Jackson's friend,
Lael Heflin and my sister-in-law Barbara Ann Isaac. Welcome, welcome, we
love to get new people.

Congratulations to our classmate Frank Sweeney, who just got back from
watching his grandson Alex Koller graduate from the United States Naval
Academy.

Thanks for the great attendance and good questions.
This was really a great learning session.

And thanks to Gene Wheeler for helping me and for donating 50 CDs to put
my Tips on.

Take care,

Joe Isaac


Class Questions:
Q. Can I change the background in my email.
Windows Live Mail used to have stationary that would change the background with any e-
mails sent. 2011 version does not have that option.

A. Sorry, Windows Live Mail version 2011 doesn’t do stationery.
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Jo Stratton brought out the fact that if you hit the F12 key while reading an email you may
save it to documents.
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Q. How do you change the events color in Windows Live Mail Calendar?


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A. Open WLM, at the bottom left click on Calendar, now middle ways up click on the down
arrow and the Owner's Calendar or other, click on properties, then make your selection,
and click on Save.
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Q. Sometime I get 2 saved copies of the same document and one gets updated the other
does not.

A. Maybe the same document is saved in 2 different folders and you're accessing one and
updating it and sometimes you access the other and find it is not updated.
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Sneak peak of Windows 8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p92QfWOw88I&feature=player_embedded

The Belarc Advisor displays a detailed profile of your installed software, hardware and
many other things and is free for personal use.

We are very happy to announce the latest release of the Belarc Advisor(version 8.2 (for
Windows 7, Vista, and XP, and IE 7) download the latest version here:

http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

Add comic book style captions to your photos!
http://bighugelabs.com/captioner.php
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These FREE programs may be downloaded to Windows 7 or Vista.

Suggest Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Photo Gallery,
Windows Live Movie Maker:


Tutorials for Windows 7: You gotta watch these, they are so good.
This web site is the best, most informative, and easiest to understand.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/help/videos/personalizing-your-pc

For more advice go to: http://www.ckcs.org/joetips.pdf
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Q. Every day I get a ton Junk mail. I delete them and block them but it comes back
the next day I bet I get about 20 of those if you could help me on this I would
appreciated it.

A. At the bottom of most of the emails, you can unsubscribe, this is what I do, and it
works most of the time.

If you want to make sure a recipient received your email
After you compose an email, at the top right, click on Read receipt.
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There's nothing quite like getting a new Windows 7 computer. It will be faster and
more powerful and cheaper than your old machine and you'll be able to do things
you couldn't do before.
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Q. How do you find your Product ID in Windows 7?

A. Go to Start, RIGHT click on Computer, left click on Properties and there it is
at the bottom.

For downloading photos into your computer. I highly recommend you use
Window Live Photo Gallery:

When you insert your memory stick from your camera or plug your wire in, it
will immediately show you a photograph, at the top, click on Import to gallery,
then select Import all new items now and it will do so under today's date.
You can then go there and view them and also fix them.

With Photo Gallery, it's a snap to get your photos and videos from your
camera to your PC. Find your favorite photos and share them with friends and
family.
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Q. How do you set the default for font, font style, size, and color in Windows Live
Mail.

A. Open the email program, at the top left, click on Icon with the down arrow,
Options, Mail, Compose, click on Font Settings for Mail; make your selections and
click OK.

If you want to add a signature, do as above but click on Signatures instead of
Compose.

(See Below) These are the ones I use and will demo:

Kindest regards,

Joe Isaac
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Kindest regards,

Joe Isaac
414 Southridge Drive
Lexington, Ky. 40505-1532

859 299 6464
joeisaac@insightbb.com


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Q. How do you send photos in your emails?

Highlight the photos you wish to send, Right click on one of them, they will
act as one and click on Send to and then click on Mail recipient.

Use the down arrow to select the size of the photos.
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Q. How do you keep your photos in order?

A. Right click on the Photo, click on Rename, and put a 1. In front of the name. The
next photo put a 2. And so on. In Windows 7 it will automatically put them in order.
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Q. Using Windows Live Mail, I get no photos.
A. Open WINDOWS LIVE MAIL at the top left, click on Icon with the down
arrow, Options, Safety Options, Security, and uncheck Block images and ….
click OK.
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Class Questions:

Q. How do you delete an email?

A. Click on the email and hit the delete key on your keyboard.
This puts the email in the Deleted Items Folder. Every day or so you should
Right Click on the Deleted Items Folder, then left click on Empty "Deleted
Items" Folder.

Q. My email program is jammed up because I tried to send a large file and it is
still in the Outbox.

A. Click on Outbox, highlight the large file, and hit the delete key on the
keyboard.

Q. How do you save a photo from an email or web site?

A. Right Click on the photo and left click Save Photo As…
At the top see where it is saving it, Pictures in Windows 7 & Vista. At the
bottom right click on Save.

If you want to read USA TODAY free: http://usatoday.com/

Options for the way your email program looks.



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Open Windows Live Mail, Inbox, at the top click on View        Select Column
and check the ones you want. and hit OK.
(I have Flag, Attachment, From, Subject, Date, Size, Right click in the space
after From, then left click Column and select the options and order you want.

In the Sent Items same View     Select Column
From, then left click Column and select the options and order you want.
(I have Attachment, To, Subject, Sent, Size, Right click in the space after
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ARRANGE OR REARRANGE YOUR EMAIL:

To fix your Inbox list of messages by From, Subject or Date Just click on the
From, and it will arrange your messages by the person's name that sent them,
like all John Doe's email to you. Click on Subject and it will arrange your
messages by Subject matter, like all Word messages.

The best way to arrange them is by date. Just click on Date and it will arrange
them in ascending or descending order. If it is not right the first time click on
it again.
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Q. When you receive an email with an attachment how do you send it to
another email recipient?

A. If you click on Forward it will be sent with the attachment, if you click on
Reply, it will send the email but not the attachment.
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Group similar messages in folders like: Family, Business, Computer, etc.
Open Windows Live Mail, RIGHT CLICK on the Main Folder, left click on New
Folder, name it and click OK. Now you can drag and drop emails you want to
save into the different folders.
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Q. I received an email with an attachment and could not open it.

A. To open an attachment you must have the program that can open it. Say
you get an attachment with a .pps file extension, and you don't have the
PowerPoint program on your computer, you cannot open it. However
Microsoft has free viewers for WORK, EXCELL, and POWERPOINT. Here is
the one for PowerPoint:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=048dc840-14e1-
467d-8dca-19d2a8fd7485&displaylang=en
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From WorldStart:
Q: What is spyware?

A: It gathers information about you without your knowledge and may
distribute it to many sources.

Q. How do you get to the Snipping Tool?
A. Typing sni in Start Search box and it brings it up; then hit enter and you
are there.

I right clicked on this and selected Pin to the Start Menu, now it is always
there.
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To see and print our CKCS Calendar:
http://www.ckcs.org/calendar/meetingcal.shtml

Q. How do you save a photo that is on a web site or email?

A. Right Click on the Photo, select Save Picture As:, name it, hit the enter
key.) The default folder is: My Pictures or Pictures.
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From Suzanne Hurley:
Those of a certain age will particularly appreciate this song!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yN-6PbqAPM
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When you are having problems, the first place you should go is Google or
BING. No matter the problem, if it is Word, Windows Live Mail, Internet
Explorer, etc.   I can find it quicker than in Microsoft.com.
======================= =======================

Please, Please learn how to Copy and Paste an email message that you
receive and wish to FORWARD, I received an email with 4 FORWARDS on it
with a lot of email addresses on each FORWARD.

Go to the last FORWARD and highlight the message by dragging your cursor
down the left side of the message now do Control C to copy, open a new
email message click on the body of the message, then do Control V to paste
the message in.

If it has an attachment, on the last forward click on Forward, and send.
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Q. What about highlighting and printing?


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A. If you highlight certain portions of a page on the Internet, or an email
message, or a WORD document and go to FILE, PRINT, on the left side you
have an option SELECTION This option will only print what you have
highlighted.
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Q. When you receive an email that just has the person’s name, how do you
find their email address?

A. While looking at the message, Do ALT ENTER.

If you wish to add that person to you Address Book: RIGHT click on the name
and click on      Add senders to contacts

In Windows Live Mail, RIGHT click on the senders name and click on Add
sender to contacts               If the sender is already in your contacts it will read,
EDIT CONTACTS.
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Q. Why is it that I get a little red X in my email instead of a picture?

A. This is tricky, it is because your email came from 2 different sites and only
the site with the text came with your email.
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Q. How do you send clean Forward emails, no arrows or extra names.
A. Use eClean with your email for that clean, uncluttered look.
It is a shareware program, that you can use for a month, then if you like it,
send the guy $10 it is worth. You can download it:

http://www.jd-software.com/eClean2000/download.html

From Bob Urie:
Pass this on - another program to clean up e-mails before forwarding. I like it
and it's free -  http://www.papercut.com/emailStripper.htm
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In WINDOWS LIVE MAIL. (Other email programs may be similar.)

To make your life easier, make a category of FAMILY and put the family email
addresses in it. Then you can just click on FAMILY and BCC, then OK.

Now you will not expose everyone's email address to everyone else. All email
addresses will be hidden from everyone but the sender.
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 EMAIL ATTACHMENT: Open Windows Live Mail, and click on Attach, and browse
through your Documents or Pictures folder and click on the file you want.
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Transfer Email addresses to your new Computer:
Open OUTLOOK EXPRESS click on Addresses, click on Export, Address
Book (WAB…) At the top: "Save In" blank scroll to 3 1/2 Floppy (A), at the
bottom Name the file like with a date 6 9 11. Then click on Save.

In Windows Live Mail click on Contacts, at the top click on the down arrow of
Export and select, Comma separated values (.CSV)
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TO HARD COPY YOUR EMAIL ADDRESSES:
Right Click your Desktop, click on New Folder, name it Email Addresses.

OPEN OUTLOOK EXPRESS , click on File, Export, Address Book, click on Text File
(Comma Separated Values) and click the Export button.

Click Browse button to save in the Desktop folder named Email Addresses, then
name the file, click Save, click Next, click Finish.

1. To see your email addresses, Right Click on the file, click on Open With:
WordPad. Now do Control P to print the file.

2. To Save a copy of your email addresses to a CD, Right Click on the file then click
on Send To: DVD-RW Drive, usually the E: Drive.

IN Windows Live Mail:
1. Right Click your Desktop, click on New Folder, name it Email Addresses. Open
Windows Live Mail, Click on the Contacts icon, File, Export, Comma Separated
Value (.CSV), Export, Browse, on the left click on Desktop, Email Addresses, near the
bottom type in a name like Contacts, Save, Next, now select the fields you wish to
export, then click Finish (to finish takes a little time).

2. To see your email addresses, Right Click on the file, click on Open With:
WordPad, Notepad, or Excel. Now do Control P to print the file.

3. To Save a copy of your email addresses to a CD, Right Click on the file then click
on Send To: DVD-RW Drive, usually the E: Drive.

4. To Import email addresses in Windows Live Mail: Open Windows Live Mail
Click on Contacts Icon, File, Import, click on Comma Separated Value (.CSV)
Now browse in the Email Addresses folder and click on Contacts.csv, then
click on Finish.
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Q. Joe, In BING, I don't get the preview that your demo showed Tues night

A. You move the cursor to the right of the link, a little blue arrow appears and
it opens automatically.

You must be below the Sponsored Sites on the Right side. Please let me know
if this works.

Response: It worked, I was at the top of the list with sponsors at the right
side.
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You'll be amazed at this site: It will show you how things work.
http://www.howstuffworks.com/
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From Harold Washburn, it is touching: It's a golden oldie.
www.TheDashMovie.com
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Computer Pledge, I promise to:

1. Keep my AntiVirus and AntiSpyware updated.
2. Keep Windows updated.
3. Use a Firewall.
4. Uninstall programs that I never use.
5. Back up my data at least monthly.
6. Not spend money on utilities that promise the impossible.
7. Not to expose email addresses. Use Bcc (blind carbon copy).
8. Not to Fwd, Fwd, Fwd emails, but copy and paste.
9. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Stop tweaking when it's running well.
10. Relax and enjoy your computer, it is a gift.
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4 out of every 5 heads of U.S. households use email.
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From Art Herman:
Native American - Amazing Grace (in cherokee)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvYIjFtPQEk&feature=email
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Four states adopt 'no-smiles' policy for driver's licenses.
Neutral facial expressions" are required at departments of motor vehicles
(DMVs) in Arkansas, Indiana, Nevada and Virginia. That means you can't
smile, or smile very much.
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Q. Got a phone call Sunday May 31, 2009, 7:20 pm, a CKCS member had a
worm on his XP computer.

A. Go to Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore, he
picked a bold date May 28 and restored his computer. It worked. I love it when
I can help someone. Sometimes I hit a stone wall.
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Control Z That's the "undo" command; the (almost) universal solution for
mistakes!    Control Y is the "redo" command
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From WorldStart: Signs of Malware
"How do I know if I have a virus?"

1. Your computer slows down. Viruses and adware use resources on your
computer. They can destroy files, send spam e-mail, redirect your browser
and many other things that will slow your computer down.

2. Internet browser crash. If your Internet browser stops working or shuts
down often, you may be infected.

3. Random e-mails. If you start to receive strange e-mails like "Message
Undeliverable" or "Mailer Deamon," a virus may be sending e-mail with your
address.

4. Error messages at startup.

5. Things look "strange. If something has changed and you didn't initiate it,
you should scan for viruses and malware.
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                   Miners in Kentucky
Amanda Cool Site: Coal
http://www.coal-miners-in-kentucky.com/
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F5 (Big time saver)
To refresh your Web page, press F5. This will automatically reload the Web page. In
Windows Live Mail it will download your new emails.
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If your File, Edit, View, Tools, etc. Menu is missing go to type Folder Options
in the Start Search box, click on VIEW, select Always show menus.
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Are Registry Cleaners Worth It?

Many experts are absolutely opposed to such programs, arguing that they do
little or no good and can cause considerable harm. If your computer is
running OK, leave well enough alone.
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Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive ( 1977 )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHWeuQyFouo

Ghost: Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_uBQ9jvAZU&feature=related
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WILD EARTH TV VIDEO CAMS OF ANIMALS:
Tigers, Falcons, Deer, Eagles, Bluebirds, etc.
http://www.wildearth.tv/static/wildearth/home.html
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Capture photos from PowerPoint: (Will demo in Class)

If you receive a PowerPoint file in your email or look at one on my TIPS CD
and you would like to keep the photos then change the ending from .pps to
.ppt and then click on it and it will open in PowerPoint and you can RIGHT
click on the photo and do a Save as:
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Ron Wayne's lost fortune
Apple was originally started by three men. One, Ronald Wayne, renounced his
claim shortly after the company started. He received $2,300 for his share of
the company. His stake would have been worth $22 billion today.
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80% of U.S. broadband users don't know their connection speed. Click here to
test yours. http://speakeasy.net/speedtest/
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From John Thomas: Stunning Aerial Views: Grand Canyon
http://www.wimp.com/canyonviews/
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FROM JOHN THOMAS:

DON'T MISS THIS ONE!!!
This is a great video showing the first assembly lines at the original Ford
auto plant. Neat to see those guys making the old wooden wheels, by
hand mostly. The places that car could go is amazing!
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http://www.youtube.com/swf/l.swf?video_id=S4KrIMZpwCY
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Q. Joe, When watching videos, either short or long, I get long delays while the
system buffers. Is there any way to eliminate that delay?

A. You need to check your download speed. If you are on DSL or Insight cable, the
buffering should be very short or not even noticeable.

If you are on dialup the buffering is murder.

Check you speed here.          http://speakeasy.net/speedtest/

Response: HI Joe,
I ran the speed test - 0.46 mbps on download, 0.47 on upload. What does that
mean?

A. If you are on Insight cable your download speed should be 10.00 Mbps (20.00
Mbps is you paid extra) and you upload speed should be 1.37 Mbps.

If you are on Windstream it will be a little less.

You need to check with your provider, something is not right.

Unless you are on dialup, your speeds are way too low.

Please let me know what happens.
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Joe,    Another good SIG last night.

I want to thank you for keeping the "talkers" quiet. People in the audience making personal
comments to their neighbor while a speaker is speaking is one of my pet peeves. I think it
is so rude because by their actions, they are saying, "my personal comment is more
important than what the speaker is saying." If their comments are so important, they should
share them with the entire group.

Also, I like the idea of identifying oneself when asking a question or making a comment.
This helps me learn the names of more people who attend SIG's.

Keep up your good work.
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Q. How do I change the Send to folder In Windows 7:

A. To get to the SendTo folder, RIGHT click on the Start Button, left click on Open
Windows Explorer paste in the following to the address bar at the top.

%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

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Let's say you wanted to add Notepad to the Send To menu. In the Start Search box
type in Notepad, then RIGHT click on it, left click on Send to: Desktop (create
shortcut) now drag the Notepad shortcut to the Send to Folder.

While there you may want to delete some items, just highlight it and hit the delete
key on the keyboard.

Response: Thank you so much for the send to info it worked just fine and I also want
to thank you for the music CD you gave me last night, I have been enjoying it tonight.
you're the best.
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Q. Should you defrag a flash drives like we do our hard drives.

A. You should never defrag a flash drive.

On a hard drive there is a read/write head that rearranges your files and places them back together
for you, your files are generally spread out all over your hard drive, which is why defragging is so
important.

On the other hand, flash drives do not have a read/write head, you wouldn’t get any extra
performance benefits from defragging whatsoever.
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FROM CARL PETER: GEORGE BURNS: I WISH I WAS 18 AGAIN.
http://heavens-gates.com/18again/
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Upgrade Your Life: Must-have gadgets for parents
http://news.yahoo.com/upgradeyourlife
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Glen Miller: Moonlight Serenade
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n92ATE3IgIs&feature=related
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Windows is Tougher to Hack Than You Think
Windows 7 and other Microsoft programs were significantly harder to hack than most
anyone would believe.
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To return the last tab on your browser you closed.
Just click Ctrl+Shift+T
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To clean your LCD screen:

Turn your monitor off. Buy a microfiber cloth, run it under some luke-warm water and wring
it out until it is barely moist. and wipe it down as gentle as a lamb.
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Microsoft: Windows 8 Won't Require a New PC
It has the same system requirements or lower" as Windows 7.
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How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck [Video]
http://www.howtogeek.com/news/how-to-shoot-video-that-doesnt-suck-
video/5147/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=040611
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Window 7 New Calculator:
Type calc in the Start Search Box, and hit Enter.

Click on View, you should be in Standard.
1. Click on Date calculation to see how long you have been married.




2. Click on View, Worksheet, Mortgage to figure your mortgage payment.
It will convert Celsius to Fahrenheit. Kilometer per hour to Miles per hour.
Acres to Square feet and lots of other things. Spend some time with it.
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Make a DVD that plays on computers and TVs.
Windows 7 includes Windows DVD Maker. Open your project in Windows Live Movie
Maker. Find the Sharing section on the Home ribbon. Click the DVD icon and follow
the directions.
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From Stan Johnson in TN.
Run your cursor over each county and it'll give you the population and
percentage of each race in each county. You can drag the map as on any
mapping utility.

http://projects.nytimes.com/census/2010/map?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=thab1


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IE9 Downloads
Microsoft just released the latest version of its Internet browser, Internet Explorer 9. Within
the first 24-hours of the launch, IE9 was downloaded 2.35 million times. That's more than
27 downloads every second.
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From: Paris, KY
Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2011
To: joe isaac

Q. How do I make my e mails Larger. Thanks

A. To change your font size in Windows Live Mail: Click on the Icon to the left of Home,
Options, Mail, Compose, Font Settings. I have mine set on Arial, Bold, 12, Black.
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From: Lexington, KY
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2011
To: joeisaac@insightbb.com



Q. Hi Joe,
Do we know a time for Windows 8 to come out? I promised to buy a computer for my cousins
daughter who is getting ready to start college. Usually if you buy before they will upgrade for free.
This is a job trying to figure out which one to get.

A. Windows 8 is supposed to come out sometime in 2012. Microsoft is usually late
with their predictions.

Suggest you go ahead and buy a new Windows 7 computer now there are some
great bargains in the Lexington Herald-Leader Sunday inserts and on QVC, etc..

SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR NEW Windows 7 Computer.

i3 or i5 Intel Processor
Memory at least 4 GB DDR3.
500 GB Hard Drive

Built in Webcam
15.4" + LCD Monitor. For a Desktop 20" + monitor.
DVD-RW Drive To burn CD's or DVD's.
Digital Media Reader for your Digital Camera memory card.
Windows 7 Premium

More information.
Go to: http://www.ckcs.org/joetips.pdf
Scroll down to 11 9 10 Windows 7.......
Also down to BUYING and CONFIGURING A NEW COMPUTER
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  7 12 11. System Tools and System Restore.
             (The 800 lb Gorilla.)

7 12 11
 System Tools * (The 800 lb Gorilla.)
Dear Classmates,

Tuesday, July 12 at 7 pm, we will have our Windows7/XP/Vista Workshop.




Wayne Bell will discuss Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper:

Thank you for contacting Microsoft Support. You have been directed here to
download and install the beta version of Microsoft Standalone System
Sweeper Beta, a recovery tool that can help you start an infected PC and
perform an offline scan to help identify and remove rootkits and other
advanced malware. In addition, Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper Beta
can be used if you cannot install or start an antivirus solution on your PC, or
if the installed solution can not detect or remove malware on your PC.

http://connect.microsoft.com/systemsweeper
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After our Question and Answer period and we will discuss and demo:

1. Disk Cleanup: It deletes; Temporary Internet Files, Temporary Files,
Recycle Bin, Offline Web Pages, etc.

2. Error Checking (Scan Disk); (removes errors from your hard drive.)



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3. Defrag. (rearranges your data for faster access) As you add and delete
programs and files your, it is scattered all over the hard drive Defrag
rearranges your data so there are no empty spaces and the programs and
data you use the most are put into the fastest accessible portion of your hard
drive.

4. System Info. Tells you all about the Hardware and Software on your
computer. (More than you want to know).

5. System Restore: Restores your system to a previous date. Say you
installed a new program today and your computer went haywire, use System
Restore to restore it to yesterday.

6. Security Center: Manage security settings for Automatic Updates, Internet
Options, and Windows Firewall.

7. Action Center.

8. I think I have found a way to freeze your Desktop Icons in the locations you
wish. (Knock on wood.)

9. Notification Area Icons.

Notice, there will be NO meeting in August.

Kindest regards,

joe isaac
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Control H will bring up History in Internet Explorer.
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After the accident, I told the police officer I thought the driver of the other
vehicle was drunk.

He told me the other vehicle was a cow.
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COOL Computer Tip:
Having trouble reading a webpage because the type is too small?
Hold down your Ctrl key and spin the wheel on your mouse. It makes the text
larger or smaller.
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If you have something you need to clean and everything you've tried isn't
working, you can always check out this site.
http://www.howtocleananything.com/
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Best of online Museums:

Computer History Museum: www.computerhistory.org

Smithsonian: www.americanhistory.si.edu/index.cfm
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Daily Fun Site: Phrases
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. It's better to light a candle than
curse the darkness. These are phrases we've probably all heard of and a lot of
us use. Did you know there was a site you could go to in order to find out
about their origins and histories?

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/index.html
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From Norm Severin: " The American Indians found out what happens when
you don't control immigration."
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100 words most often misspelled.
http://www.yourdictionary.com/library/misspelled.html
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Q. How do I increase the size of my font in Windows 7?

A. Right click on your desktop and choose Personalize. Then on the left side,
click on the DISPLAY, select Smaller, Medium, Larger, Next, lick on Apply.
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Check your Internet Speed: http://www.pcpitstop.com/internet/bw.asp
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Bing is a search engine from Microsoft.              http://www.bing.com/

All search engines let you search specifically for videos. But Bing provides
in-result video previews. Roll your mouse over a result and the video starts
playing. You get about a minute preview, complete with audio.
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Torn Between Two Lovers by Mary MacGregor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cuq1sSgKqzg
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Q. Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Will you send me some info about turning on my computer and programs
starting to run without my knowing it? Also my computer is running slower.
Thanks!

A. Most of the icons on the right side of the Taskbar are running and using
resources and slows your computer down also.

To eliminate some of these at Startup (you can still open the programs).

Type msconfig in the Start Search Box and hit Enter, then click on the top
right tab, Startup, and uncheck those you don't need. You can always go back
and check them. Go slow here, but don't be afraid, you only need about 5 or 6
programs running including your antivirus.

In Windows XP type            msconfig         in the Start, Run Blank

If you wish to know what is running, type it in Google or BING.
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How often should I Defrag?
I usually do this every 2 months or so. To do a bang up job you should first
Start, Computer, Right Click on the C drive, click on Properties, down on the
right, click on:

1. Disk Cleanup, I put a check mark in each box and click OK, then click on
Delete files.

2. Now click on Tools, Check Now, then I put a check mark in Automatically
fix file system errors. Then click on Start.

3. Defragment Now. Now you will see Analyzing disk (this takes a few
minutes.) Then it will tell you whether you need to defrag or not.
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UK's 2011 recruiting class

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From: B
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2011
To: Joe Isaac

Q. Joe, Can you help?
My computer screen keeps showing this message:
"An unknown application is trying to change your default search engine.
Changing these settings controls the way Internet Explorer treats search queries.

What would you like to do?
A place to check one of two.
(1) Keep my current search engine (Recommended)
(2) Replace my default search engine with the one from the unknown application."

The no. 1 box is marked and I click ok at the bottom. Nothing changes. The screen stays the same.
Only by clicking the x in the top right corner makes it go aweay---until the next time I open the
computer. any help?

A. Do a System Restore to a date when this was not happening.
Response: Joe,
I believe your suggestion is working. Thank you so much for your help.
B
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If anyone types ' like in we'll in Windows Live Mail and it is replaced
with “ or ’.

I know how to fix it after hours and hours going over options.
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If you wish to get rid of a WORD add-in called Clippy, please email me.l
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INSIGHT INFORMATION:
You never seem to have computer problems, but I have enough for us both.

While out of town, I would access my desktop at home occasionally and the
response seemed to be rather slow, but I just figured it was the connection program
I was using.

When I got back. I decided to download the latest System Mechanic program, just
purchased from World Start and it took maybe 30 minutes to do a 50 to 60 meg
download.

I decided to run two speed tests:
Test 1 Download 836.9 kbs Upload 1.30 MBPS

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Test 2 Download 792.7kbs upload 1.27 MBPS

I called Insight late last night and this Sunday morning, they sent a guy about 10
am. He replaced the modem (second time this year) and all was corrected. He
commented maybe the last modem was made on a Friday. Unusually short life for a
modem.

Just ran a new test: Download 23.903 MBPS Upload 1.40 MBPS

Much better.
Sent: Monday, June 20, 2011
Subject: IE 9

Q. Joe:
I noticed my automatic updates trying to download IE 9. Do I want to do that?
Thanks!!

A. Yes, I been using it for months and like it. The address bar and the search bar
are the same. It will take a little time to get use to it, but it is great.
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2nd Q. Joe, did you edit your registry so the File Menu is displayed at all times? I
prefer that, but I surely am nervous about messing with the registry.

A. Open IE9, at the top right in an empty space, Right Click and select Menu Bar.

Joe, it DID WORK!! Thanks so very much. I googled and googled and all I could
find to do this was to edit the registry. What, oh what, would we do without you?
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Q. Does the little red horse we used on earlier Windows versions work
with Windows 7? Yes it does, I’m using it.

Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Subject: Emailing: horse.ani

A. RIGHT click on the Start Button, Open Windows Explorer.
Click on the C drive, then Windows, then Cursors and drag
horse.ani into Cursors.

Thanks, Joe. It worked like a charm.
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What a Handsome Class. (older photos) like you didn't know.




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Dear Classmates,

I lost and had to create a new list of email addresses, if I put you on by
mistake, email me and I'll take you off.

We had a good crowd and a great bunch of questions and answers.
Thank you all. Thanks for standing up and telling us your name, that way we'll
get to know each other.

Thanks to Wayne Bell for telling us about Microsoft Standalone System
Sweeper:

A recovery tool that can help you start an infected PC and perform an offline
scan to help identify and remove rootkits and other advanced malware.
http://connect.microsoft.com/systemsweeper

The other disk you should make is the WINDOWS 7: Create a System Repair
Disc

With a System Repair Disc. You'll have access to Windows 7 diagnostic tools
like Startup Repair, System Restore, System Image Recovery, Windows
Memory Diagnostic, and Command Prompt.
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Go to Start, type Repair in the Search box, hit Enter and follow instructions.
Rather than rely on the manufacturer of your Computer to give you a repair
disk, Microsoft designed Windows 7 so that you can create your own System
Repair Disk. The recovery tools are:
1. Startup Repair
2. System Restore
3. Windows Complete PC Restore
4. Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
5. Command Prompt
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Thanks to Jerry Heaton, Larry Trivette, Mike Seiler, Gene Wheeler, and other
classmates for helping out.

To access 12 months of Windows Tips: http://www.ckcs.org/joetips.pdf

No Meeting in August.                    See you again in September.

Take care,

Joe Isaac
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A. Pin Window Update to your Start Menu.
Type Windows Update in the Start Search Box, at the top, Right Click on
Windows Update and send it to the Desktop left click and drag it to he Start
Button and it will pin it to the Start Menu

B. Configure Notifications Area Icons.
Type Notifications in the Start Search Box, at the top, click on Notifications
Area Icons and select the Green Icon and use the down arrow to select Show
icon and notifications, also the Action Center flag and do the same. and so on
down the list. Now the green icon will be on the Right side of the Taskbar and
you just click on it, and click open and it will show Update, History Settings
and Scans.

C: Action Center: Click on the white flag icon, click on the down arrow of
Security and it will show what safety features are turned on. Like Firewall,
Virus Protection, etc..

D. msconfig: Too many people have too many programs starting up.
Type msconfig in the Start Search Box, at the top, click on msconfig.exe at
the top click on Startup, now go down through this list and uncheck programs
that you do not want to start up everytime you turn on your computer, you
can always access these programs by typing there name in the Start Search
Box. When you finish you should have no more that 4 boxes checked.

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Every 3 or 4 months you need to go back and check this again.

E. Disk Cleanup: At least do this every month.
Go to Start, Computer, Right click on the C drive, then Properties and near the
bottom right click on Disk cleanup.

F: Pretty Folders: Right click on a folder, click on Propeties, Customize,
Change Icon.
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Q. How do you remove items from your System Tray? (or Notification Area)

A. Click on Start, then Run, type in msconfig, click OK. Now up on the right
click on STARTUP. (In Windows 7 type msconfig in the Start Search, then
hit Enter.)

Don't be afraid to uncheck items, you can always go back and put the check
mark back in. Only your Antivirus, like Symantec, McAfee, AVG etc. and your
AntiSpyware programs needs to be there plus any other program you know
and want to open at Start Up.

(HOT TIP: Open Google, type in the file name you want to uncheck, it will have
an .exe ending and google will tell you what it is.) If you make a mistake just
go back and put the check mark back in.

When you Start up your computer again, if you get a dialog box: Put a check
mark in and click on OK.
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In Windows 7 and XP:
Click on My Computer, Right click on the C drive, then Properties, then down on
the right click on:

1. Disk Cleanup, I put a check mark in my boxes, Downloaded Program files,
Temporary Internet Files, Recycle Bin, Temporary Files, etc., then click OK.
You'll save hundreds of megabytes. When that is done, click on:

2. Tools, then under Error-Checking click Check Now (Check in the box
labeled [X] Automatically fix errors. It will make you restart your computer and
it will automatically put it in a special mode. After you are done with Error-
Checking click on:

3. Disk Defragment at the bottom left click on Analyze and it will tell you if you
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Before and After defragging your hard drive, reset your Power Options, so it
won't cut off during the Defrag. If you're using a Screen Saver (that wears out
your monitor and hard drive and pulls dust through your computer) you have
to do the same thing. Please don't use a Screen Saver, use the Power Option
in the Control Panel.

For Power Options, go to Start, type in Power Options and hit Enter. I set mine
to turn off display 10 minutes and put the computer to sleep in 15 minutes.

Defrag EVERY 2 or 3 MONTHs OR SO. It takes an hour or so.

Remember: First you want to uninstall any programs you no longer want, and
delete any files (documents, photos, emails, etc.) you no longer want, then do
Disk Cleanup, then Error- Checking, then Defrag, all in this order.

In XP go to: Start, Control Panel (classic view) click on Add or Remove
Programs.
 If you wish to see your updates click on at the top middle Show Updates.

In Windows 7 and Vista: Start, type Programs and Features in the Start Search
box. To view updates: At the top left click on View installed updates.

If you click on the tabs at the top it will arrange the items in alphabetical or
chronological order, click again and it will reverse them.

4. SYSTEM INFORMATION:
Go to Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Information it
will tell you more than you want to know.

5. SYSTEM RESTORE:
Go to Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore. (When
you computers starts screwing up, reboot it and if that fix it, use System
Restore, go back a few days when your computer was working OK and
restore to that date.) This does not affect your documents or email, etc, only
your system files, etc.

Restore points are automatically created, but if you want to create one
manually:

In XP: Start, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore, click on Create a
Restore Point, Next and follow Instructions.

In Windows 7 and Vista: Type in System Restore in the Start Search blank,
then hit Enter and follow instructions.

One of the nice things about Windows 7 and VISTA is that you don't have to
remember where System Information, System Restore, Action Center are

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located, you just type it in Start Search and hit Enter and it takes you there.
Fantastic.

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One of the main reasons you lose resources is that every time you open a
program Window reserves so much resources, and when you close the
program Windows does not give it all back.

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Contrary to what you have been told over and over, it is a good idea to
unsubscribe to spam you receive.

They know your email address is OK when it was not returned to them.

Some of the spammers make it easy to unsubscribe and some make it hard,
but it is worth it to unsubscribe.
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I know a lot of you are helping other people with their computers and that
makes me feel really good.
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Average Temperature and Rainfall for Lexington, KY.
http://www.weather.com/weather/climatology/monthly/USKY1079

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Drivers are mini-programs (instructions) that tell your computer how to use
its hardware (like printers, scanners, etc.)
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OOPS !!
If you clicked on the wrong thing, move the cursor to a blank spot and let it go
and nothing will happen.
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From John Saindon:

Hope you can get this site. Great music from the 50's and on. Beats the stuff
they call music today. I've had fun searching on this site. Frankie

Classic Popular Music -- Original Artists http://tropicalglen.com/
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Q. I thought you gave us a website to get individual houses on street site plus
property evaluation? Is that right? I am hoping you still have it? I need to look
up my own property. I used to have a site, now it is obsolete.

A. This site has a wealth of information about your Fayette County home.
http://www.fayettepva.com/Search/GenericSearch.aspx?mode=Address

Once you put your address in, you will have owner, lot size, etc. On the left
you can click on Values and get the appraisal on your house over the years,
also a Photo.
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 Task Manager: Find out what is running on your computer. Do Control, Alt,
Delete click on Start Task Manager, or Right Click an empty space on the task
bar, click on Task Manager, then at the top, Applications and see what
programs are running. While here you can close a program that refuses to
close by normal means by, at the bottom, click on End Task.

Performance:
At the top, click on Performance and see the CPU Usage and below that the
Memory or RAM usage.
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From WorldStart: Boolean: cut down on too many Google sites.

Quotes: If you use quotes "Granola Bars" the sites returned will have only
those words in their exact order.

And: So if you're looking for "Doctors and Lawyers", type in that phrase, and
what will be returned are documents with both keywords in them.

Not: "Not" prevents retrieval of documents in which specified terms occur
together. So the search "milk not butter" will find documents where "milk"
occurs but "butter" doesn't.
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Browser use:
Internet Explorer 74 percent
Mozilla's Firefox 18 percent
Apple's Safari     4 percent
Norway Opera       1 percent
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Leaving PCs on overnight costs companies $2.8 Billion a year
Microsoft estimates that allowing a PC to go to sleep during off hours, as
compared to leaving it on all the time, saves anywhere from $55 to $70 a year,
depending on the type of monitor you use. Wow!

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Judy Garland
http://www.popmodal.com/video/731/Somewhere-Over-the-Rainbow--Judy-Garland
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Cloud Computing

Means that your programs and data would be kept on an Internet site and could be
accessed by you from any computer. Some sites may even keep the programs
updated so you don't have to.
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In Windows 7: (DEMO IN CLASS)
To get to the Send to folder, paste in the following in the Start Search Box.

%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

Let's say you wanted to add Notepad to the Send To menu. In the Start Search box
type in Notepad, then RIGHT click on it, left click on Send to: Desktop (create
shortcut) now drag the Notepad shortcut to the Send to Folder.

While there you may want to delete some items, just highlight it and hit the delete
key on the keyboard.

Good illustration
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/customize-the-windows-vista-send-
to-menu/
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PROCESSORS:
Dual-core processors are single microchips that contain 2 processor cores.
Quad-core processors have four. Each core essentially works like an
individual processor.

Each core can be working on a separate task simultaneously.

There are 64-bit and 32-bit processors. Most new computers have 64-bit
processors. They can work through twice as much data at a time.

There are two major processor manufacturers: Intel and AMD. Intel is a little
better.

RAM (Random Access Memory). It is fast and temporary.
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My Desktop icons will not stay where I put them. Fix them the way you want
them, then RIGHT click your Desktop, left click on Refresh.
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FROM WORLDSTART:
Q. My antivirus software says it has "real time" protection. Since it's always
monitoring for virus activity, do I ever need to run a full virus scan on my
whole system?

A. Yes. You still need to run a virus scan every week or so.

Most antivirus software provides two different functions.

1. Real time virus protection. It listens for virus type activity at all times. If it
detects something, it will identify the issue and remove the virus.

2. Full system scan. Those types of scans will actually inspect every file on
your system for an infection. If it finds an infected file, it will handle the virus
appropriately.
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MORE SEND TO OPTIONS:
In Windows 7 hold the Shift key down when you right-click a file or folder you'll get
about 20 options instead of 7.
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BIG DEAL HERE:
Download YouTube Videos for Offline Viewing
Just enter the URL of the Video, select a download quality option and click on
Download and follow instructions.
http://keep-tube.com/
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Can't find your Cursor:
Type Mouse in the Start Search box, click on Pointer options, at the bottom select
Show location of Pointer when I press the Control Key. Large white circles will show
you where it is.
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Can't find the icon you're looking for:
Say you are looking for the CKCS icon, just click on a blank space on the Desktop,
then hit the letter C on the Keyboard. If you have more than one icon that begins
with the letter C, then hit the C again and again.
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Q. Joe, I have a laptop with Win 7. I cannot figure out how to copy a CD. Can
you help me? Thanks again.

A. To make a copy of a CD, put the CD in the Drive. Open the contents in

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Windows Explorer, Right Click on the Contents, Send to, DVD RW Drive.
Select with a CD or DVD player click on Next, highlight the contents and at
the top click on Burn to disc. Follow instructions.

To make a music CD use the Windows Media Player.

To burn documents or photos to a CD or DVD, RIGHT click on the folder or
files that you want to burn to highlight them, scroll down to Send to and click
on DVD RW DRIVE and follow instructions.
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Q. How do you copy a CD to your Computer?

A. Insert the CD into the Drive, it comes up and I click on open folder to
view files in Windows Explorer, the folder or file comes up and I drag it to
the Desktop.

If the CD does not AutoPlay, then go to Start, Computer, click on the
CD drive and if you can see the files, drag them to the Desktop.

To make a copy of a CD, put the CD in the Drive. Open the contents in
Windows Explorer, Right Click on the Contents, Send to, DVD RW Drive.
Select with a CD or DVD player click on Next, highlight the contents and at the
top click on Burn to disc. Follow instructions.

To make a music CD use the Windows Media Player.

To burn documents or photos to a CD or DVD, RIGHT click on the folder or
files that you want to burn to highlight them, scroll down to Send to and click
on DVD RW DRIVE and follow instructions.
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From Gene Wheeler: Letterman's top ten, Farmers Almanac, Today's Photos,
and a host of other information.
http://www.refdesk.com/
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From Jo Stratton:

To save an email message to a folder on my hard drive other than in Windows
Live Mail, here is what I do:

1. Highlight the email message whose contents I want to save.

2. A window opens, bringing up “Documents Libraries,” where Documents,
Music, Pictures, or Videos may be selected.

3. In the left panel, navigate to the Library where the message is to be saved.

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4. In the right panel, navigate to the folder where the message is to be saved.

5. Enter the file name at the bottom of the window and save.

 I don’t know how I first knew to do this. I must have happened upon it by
chance.
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From Carl Peter: Flying Trapeze ...at its BEST..Fantastic..
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=GPWJc8sLhjo

From Judy Lacey: Watch my car!
http://www.wimp.com/disappearingprank/
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From WorldStart: Add Folders to Favorites in Windows 7

Windows 7 users may have noticed that there’s a “Favorites” section at the top left of the explorer
window.

RIGHT click the Start Button and left click Open Windows Explorer.

It looks like this:




So, let’s cut down on your file browsing commute by adding a favorite folder location! First browse to
the folder that you want to make a favorite. Then you’ll want to right-click “Favorites” in the left pane
and select “Add current location to Favorites”.




Now whenever you open explorer you’ll be able to jump directly to your most frequently used places!
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From Art Herman: Beach Blanket Magic Trick
http://biggeekdad.com/2011/02/beach-trick/
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How to Use the Windows 7 Search Tool
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-use-the-windows-7-search-
tool.html?cid=dn_article
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Double Diamond Crossover, like Harrodsburg/New Circle Road exits.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WF9Cx0pMsbI&NR=1
====================


Microsoft to retire Office XP, Vista SP1 next week
Computerworld By Gregg Keizer Computerworld –

Microsoft will retire 2001's Office XP and the first service pack for Windows
Vista next week, according to the company's published schedule. Both Office
XP and Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) will exit all support July 12, 2011.
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  9 13 11. Control Panel, Security, and Facial Recognition *

Dear Classmates,

We'll meet Tuesday September 13 at 7 pm. First we'll take questions then:




Haslem Smith will do a 10 minute segment on ccleaner.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download/standard




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Gene Wheeler will do a 10 minute segment on refdesk
http://www.refdesk.com/

Then we will demo:

1. How to adjust your computer settings with the Control Panel.
Action Center, includes Firewall, Virus, and Spyware Protection. Default Programs,
File Association, Getting Started, Power Options, Programs and Features, and
Windows Update. It will be a great learning session.

2. Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011. We'll take photos of the class, take the memory
card from the camera, insert it into the computer, import the photos into Windows
Live Photo Gallery 2011, then do RESIZE your photos (fantastic), also Adjust
exposure and Color, Crop photo, Fix red eye, and do FACIAL RECOGNITION.

Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-photo-gallery?os=other

The new Readers Digest suggest 2 new search engines, blekko and DuckDuckGo, if
anyone has use them, please give a report to the class.

Bring a friend and share the knowledge.

I can attack with 2 division in 48 hours. (Remember this.)

"Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art."

Kindest regards,

Joe Isaac
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In Windows 7, the Default view of the Control Panel is by Category. Shown
Below.




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Up on the Right, click on the Down Arrow by Category and click on Small
Icons and get the display below.




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Continuous Chest Compression CPR - Mayo Clinic Presentation

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5huVSebZpM
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Handy keyboard shortcuts:

1. Shift + F3 -   Changes a highlighted passage in Word from           title caps, to
lowercase, to all caps and back again.

2. Shift + F5 -     Takes you back to the last place you were in Word.

3. F4 key is set to repeat the last action. This is a test sentence. This is a test
sentence.
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WINDOWS XP/Vista/Windows 7 KEYS:
Win Opens start menu
Win+R Run dialog box
Win+M Minimizes all opened windows
Win+E Opens My Computer
Win+D View desktop
Win+Pause System Properties, shows Processor, RAM, 32 or 64 Bit, Operating
System etc.
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Q. Joe, I now have a new computer and want to set my e-mail account with the font
and size that you use. I cannot fine it on your letters that I have saved. Really would
appreciate this info. Thanks,

A. In Windows Live Mail, go to Tools, Options, Compose, click on the Mail
Font setting, then Arial, Bold, 12 pt, OK.

Response:
Thanks Joe, I've got it set. I got a Mac and it has Arial, not the bold, but that's OK.
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Q. I lost that email that had All My Favorites on it, please send it to me.

A. http://www.allmyfaves.com/
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From Don Cloyd: U.S. National Library of Medicine
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/
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Q. On my new computer When I want to watch something there are two things
I have to install one of them is call a flashplayer and the other is call Adobe
player What are they and are they easy to install Can I down load them I hope
you know what I am talking about Thanks See you in September.

A. I have Adobe Flash Player on my computer.

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Adobe Flash (formerly Macromedia Flash) is a multimedia platform used to
add animation, video, and interactivity to Web pages. Flash is frequently used
for advertisements and games.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Flash
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Q. I often save e-mail messages to My Documents as .eml files. Will I be able
to open them in Windows 7?

I have attached one such file in case you might want to see if you can open it.
Thanks!!

A. Windows Live Mail opened it.
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Q. Some time ago, you recommended a free virus program. Windows, I think.
What was the name of it, how do I find it and do you still recommend it? My
antivirus is running out and I don't plan to renew.

A. Uninstall your old antivirus before you download Microsoft Security Essential.
I have it on my computer and have heard nothing but good things about it.

After you install this free antivirus program, update it and then Scan
your computer to be sure it is clean.

Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home
PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
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Sent: Monday, July 18, 2011

Q. MY PRINTER IS HUNG UP ON SOMETHING I WAS PRINTING AND I CAN’T
GET TO STOP DOING THE SAME PRINT. IS THERE A WAY TO STOP THIS
OTHER THAN UNINSTALLING?

A. Type Devices into Start Search Box, it will bring up Devices and Printers,
click on it. Right Click on your Default Printer, it will have a green check mark,
select See what’s printing, highlight it and hit delete on your keyboard.

Response: JOE, THAT WORKED LIKE A CHARM!! THANKS MUCH!!!
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Hi Joe,
Have a good Month off from class,



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Joe, could you teach some on ‘Windows Live photo gallery’, I have always used
Picasa, but it is no longer that friendly to use. I would appreciate any help you could
give the class. thanks…
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94 Percent of New PCs Will Ship with Windows 7 in 2011
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The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rankings of nursing homes
in Fayette and five surrounding counties. They ranked them based on health
inspections, staffing and quality measures. Five stars represents the best.

Five stars
■ Homestead Nursing Center, Lexington
■ Tanbark Health Care Center, Lexington
■ Pine Meadows Health Care, Lexington
■ Cambridge Place, Lexington
■ Bourbon Heights Nursing Home, Paris
■ Telford Terrace, Richmond
■ The Terrace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Berea

Four stars
■ Cardinal Hill Rehab Unit at Samaritan Hospital, Lexington
■ Sayre Christian Village Nursing Home, Lexington
■ Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester
■ Signature Healthcare of Georgetown, Georgetown

Three stars
■ Rose Manor Health Care, Lexington
■ Kenwood Health and Rehabilitation Center, Richmond

Two stars
■ Mayfair Manor, Lexington
■ Northpoint/Lexington Healthcare Center, Lexington
■ Richmond Place Rehabilitation and Health Center, Lexington
■ Royal Manor, Nicholasville
■ Dover Manor, Georgetown

One star
■ Lexington Country Place, Lexington
■ Berea Health Care Center, Berea
■ Madison Health & Rehabilitation Center, Richmond

(Each of the next two nursing homes has a history of persistent poor quality of care.
■ Bluegrass Care & Rehabilitation Center, Lexington
■ Fountain Circle Health And Rehabilitation, Winchester
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Ever wonder how search engines like Google and Microsoft gather
and organize their data?
An automated process (known as spidering) constantly crawls the Internet,
gathering Web-page data into servers.
Then search engines apply an algorithm to decide which listings to display and in
what order.
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From George Parrott: The World's Greatest Airshow Oshkosh 2011
http://www.twaseniorsclub.org/Oshkosh.html
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Hi Classmates,

Just received this email asking for my Username, Password, etc.. supposedly
from Insight.bb.com but the person who sent this wishes to steal my identity.

Send this type of email to: abuse@insightbb.com

From: insightbb.com
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2011 2:26 AM
Subject: Webmail insightbb.com is curently upgrading

--
Dear Webmail Subscriber, Due to spam complaints of email users in our
webmail system, our research shows that your email address is compromised
and used to send spam in our webmail system.As a result, our network
engineer will perform a maintenance ourwebmail system, your username will
be disabled if you do not send us the required information within 24
hours.The information is needed:Their names:Username:Password:Retype
password:Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.We value your
business and thank you for using our Webmail Service.MaintenanceWebmail
Team. Update web mail serviceEmail Account Support TeamWarning Code:
ID67565434
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9 13 11 Control Panel, Security, and Facial Recognition
Review.
Dear Classmates,

A great big thanks to our two guest speakers they did a fantastic job:




Haslem Smith did a segment on ccleaner.

There are 4 options available:

-Cleaner-(This is the default) It deletes unneeded data from the selected areas. It
selects the usual files that need cleaning, but you can add or delete others if you
wish. Click on “analyze data” and it will show you the junk you don’t need. If you are
happy with the results click on “Run Cleaner”. Simple .

-Registry- Scan for issues in your register. It shows all the things that should be
fixed. If you’re satisfied, click “fix selected issues” and it’s done.

-Tools-These seem to be repeats of things available in the Control Panel. Uninstall,
Start Up, System Restore, Drive wiper, so I don’t see a need for these items.

-Options- This has a few sub menus….Settings, cookies, include, exclude, Advanced
and About. I have never used these.

Download it and enjoy….Haslem Smith
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http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download/standard




Gene Wheeler did a segment on refdesk
On the left side under the calendar click on the Debt Clock.
At the bottom of the Debt Clock click on Auto Sales. You can spend the day looking
at Census items, Fact of the Day, This day in History, etc..

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http://www.refdesk.com/

Thank you Delores Calvins for all the work you did for me and all you do for
CKCS.

And thanks to Jerry Heaton for all his help.

Thank you very much for your questions, answers, and attendance.
Thanks to all the classmates who helped me.

There is a lot of information in this email, it should make you computing
easier and more informative.

Take care,

Joe Isaac
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To add a people tag to a photo.

1. Open Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011

Double-click a photo. At top click the down arrow on Tag and caption, point to
People tag and then click Tag a person.

Click the face of the person you want to tag, and either type a name or select
one from the list.

To tag a batch of people
On the Home tab, in the Organize group, click Batch people tag.

Hold the Control Key down and click on the same person's face, then Right
Click one of the faces and Tag as. It will confirm that face with the name.
Repeat as needed.
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DEEPER AND DEEPER:
1. After you have done all of the above, Open Windows Live Photo Gallery
2011 and at the top click on Batch people tag.

There will be a face photos across the top, click on one of them.

2. Now you will get Name of a person at the top and a lot of faces, hold the
Control Key down and click on all the faces of the person named at the top,
then Right Click one of the faces and click on Confirm.

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3. As you hold the Control Key down and click on the faces, it will show you
the photos that the face came from.
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Make good photos great (Crop, Red Eye, Straighten, etc..)
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-photo-gallery-from-good-to-great?os=other

Photos made fun. (Tag, Photo Fuse, Panarama.)
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-photo-gallery?os=other

Using face recognition (Batch Tags)
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-photo-gallery-face-facial-recognition-
using?os=other

Instructions: Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011
http://www.7tutorials.com/discover-windows-live-photo-gallery-2011-screenshots

Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 download:
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-photo-gallery?os=other
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FREE: Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper:
A recovery tool that can help you start an infected PC and perform a scan
http://connect.microsoft.com/systemsweeper

In August it fixed a Windows 7 and a Windows XP Computer. Both were lock
up and a message read for $59.95 you could download an antivirus that would
make your computer work again.

 (If you have a problem, please call me at 299 6464.)
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Q. Class Question: How do I reduce an email photo that I have to scroll to see
all of it. (Please download and use Windows Live Photo Gallery)

A. Right Click on the Photo, do Save as now go to your pictures and click on
it. Now you can see all of it. To reduce it, at the top click on Go to gallery,
RIGHT click on the photo and select Resize, use the down arrow to select the
size you want 800 is good for emailing.
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Class photos of the beautiful people are at the end of this email.
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Video on how to print a picture.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/print-a-picture
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Q: How can I keep programs from running at startup?

A: In XP:
1. Click the Start button and select Run...
2. Next, type in: msconfig Then hit OK.

In Windows 7 and Vista:
Type msconfig in the Start Search Box and hit Enter.




3. Click the Startup tab .

4. You'll see a listing of all the stuff that starts itself when your computer
does. Just uncheck the programs you don't want to load and leave the rest
alone.

These are my Startup Programs:




(These are the only 4 things in my Start Up on my Desktop. Joe)
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If you're not sure which program is being referred to, Google or Bing it.
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CONTROL PANEL: ATTENTION: In Windows XP you must be in
Classic View, in Windows 7 and Vista you must be in Icons view.
(You must not be in category in none of the above.)

(There is a shortcut in Windows 7 and Vista to bypass the Control Panel, you
can just type Programs and features, Folder Options, Power Options Default
Programs, etc into the Start Search Box and hit Enter.)


1. TO UNINSTALL PROGRAMS:
In Windows 7 and Vista, Click on Start, Control Panel, Programs and
features.

In Windows XP Click on the Start, Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs

Please do not, repeat DO NOT delete programs in Windows Explorer.
Parts of a program may be scattered all over your computer and when you
delete a program you only get the main part and not the scattered remnants.
You must uninstall the program.
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2. Folder Options:
In Windows 7, Vista, and Windows XP, go to Start, Control Panel, Folder
Options.

A. Under the General Tab at the bottom select:
1. Single Click to open an item.
2. Under line icon titles only when I point at them.

B. Under the View Tab uncheck: Hide extensions for known file types.

THE ABSOLUTE BEST WAY TO VIEW YOUR FILES:
RIGHT click the Start button, left click Open Windows Explorer at the top of
the screen click on VIEW and select DETAILS this will show the name of the
file, size, type, and date modified. Then At the top click on Tools, FOLDER
OPTIONS, VIEW, click on Apply to all Folders.

While in VIEW, uncheck Hide extensions for known file types, now you can
see the file extensions like .jpg or .exe.

When opening a Picture Folder go to VIEW and click on thumbnails and it will
show you a thumbnail size photo of all your .jpg and .bmp files.

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3. Default Programs: Windows 7 and Vista:
Click on Associate a file type with a program. On the left side you'll find file
extensions like .doc or .jpg. Some times when you install a new photo program like
Google's Picasa 3, or Microsoft's Photo Story 3, it will make their program open the
.jpg file instead of the one you had, like Windows Photo Gallery in Vista.

Click on Change AutoPlay settings: This program allows you to choose which
programs will open when you put an a disk in your D drive, like an Audio CD, a DVD
movie, Blank CD, etc.

4. Internet Options: Windows 7, Vista and Windows XP

If you want to change your Home Page, go to the web page. At the top click
on Tools, Internet Options Under the General Tab, Home Page click on Use
Current, Use default, and Use blank.

 I use Use blank because it is faster.
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5. Power Options:
In Windows 7, Vista, and Windows XP, go to Start, Control Panel, Power
Options.
Please do not use a Screen Saver, it uses electricity and shortens the life of
your monitor. Please use the Power Options.

I have mine set for: Turn off the display 10 minutes,                        Put the computer to
sleep 15 minutes.
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6. Security Center: (This is a biggie)
In Windows XP, Start, Control Panel, Security Center.
In Windows 7 and Vista, Start, Control Panel, Action Center.

Here you can check on your Firewall, Automatic Updates, Virus Protection,
Internet Options.

7. System:
In Windows 7, Vista, and Windows XP, go to Start, Control Panel, System.

Manufacturer Kentucky Trade Computers,
Rating 3.6
Processor, Intel Core 2 6600 @ 2.40 GHz
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Memory (RAM) 2030 MB
System Type 64 bit Operating System

Your Computer name.
Your Windows Vista Product Key ID.
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Tutorials on Outlook Express, FrontPage, PowerPoint, and Office.
http://www.actden.com/

Also try for Outlook Express tips only: http://www.oehelp.com/
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If you don't know how to spell a word on Google, use the ? mark.

Like I didn't know how to spell Myasthenia Gravis so I Googled, disease
?gravis and it found it.
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Print In Black & White To Save Ink

Color printouts are nice, but they 10 times more expensive. than black-and-white
printouts.

On my new S605 Lexmark printer, when I'm in Word 2007, I click on the Office Button
at the top left, then Print, Properties, and at the bottom right, put a check mark in
"Print using Black Ink only."
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If you don't know how to spell a word on Google, use the ? mark.

Like I didn't know how to spell Myasthenia Gravis so I Googled, disease
?gravis and it found it.
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Golden Oldies: From Ted Mellinger: Too Too Funny "If My Nose Was
Running Money" By Aaron Wilburn
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egCeIwjIuZM

Thought you all might enjoy. Beautiful scenes of America.
http://mybeautifulamerica.com/mybeautifulamerica.htm
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Golden Oldie: From John Thomas: A very funny skit with Foster Brooks and
Dean Martin.
http://www.funnieststuff.net/viewmovie.php?ad_key=MMTTALFWTIAK&tracking_id=8
25283&id=538
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To insert these symbols, place your cursor where you want the symbol, then
hold the ALT key while entering the number using the keypad on the right
side of the keyboard. It works most of the time.

167 º     degree
0162 ¢    cents
246 ÷     divided by
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Q. How do I clear the list under Start, Run?

A. In XP, Right Click an empty space on your Taskbar, click on Properties, at
the top click on the Tab, Start Menu, at the right, click on Customize, click on
Clear List. Now this will clear the Run list, Recent Documents list, Recently
opened Programs List, so be sure you want to do this.

 In Windows 7 and Vista, Right Click an empty space on your Taskbar, click
on Properties, at the top click on the Tab, Start Menu and uncheck, Store and
Display a list of recently opened programs. Then click OK. (After this action,
suggest you put a check back in this item.)
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One of the Classmates suggested this site avid UK fans.
http://www.aseaofblue.com/
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Aaron Wilburn--Krispy Kremes, Men And Women, Funny Names:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWUSOnqqrzQ
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I thought you'd like this web site find any paper in America in the click of a
mouse! Tom Isaac. http://www.newspaperlinks.com/voyager.cfm

Here's another great resource – it's all the front pages.
http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/
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Full Insight Cable TV Listings:
http://listings2go.tvguide.com/PartnerGrid/Grids/FullGrid2.aspx?PartnerID=93&Profil
eID=357&approvalStatus=1&MsoID=433
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From: Chris Hillenmeyer               Scary isn't it? Mother of all Clocks
http://www.usdebtclock.org/
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From Myra Engle:
JUST HOLD YOUR MOUSE DOWN AND THEN MOVE YOUR MOUSE AROUND. IT IS
AMAZING!
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Here is a great picture of Mt. St. Helens in 360 degrees. The mountains you see in the
back ground are Mt. Rainier and Mt. Adams , and if you rotate further you can see Mt.
Hood in the distance.
http://www.fullscreen360.com/st-helens.htm
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If you are in Word 2007 and do Control N, a new blank document opens.
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Windows 7 articles and tips: http://www.howtogeek.com/tag/windows-7/

175 Windows 7 Tweaks, Tips, and How-To Articles
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/5391/175-windows-7-tweaks-tips-and-how-to-
articles/
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Q. I'm reading an article that states that running the manual defrag sequence
is not necessary in Windows 7 or Vista as it is done automatically in
background when computer is idle. Is that true? Thanks

A. Yes, it is in Task Scheduler. I do a manual defrag every month or so.
Type Task Scheduler in the Start Search box, click on Task Scheduler
Library, Microsoft, Windows, and scroll down to Defrag and follow
instruction.
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LAYOUT: BIG DEAL. WILL DEMO, THIS IS BIG TIME.

RIGHT click the Start button, left click Open Windows Explorer at the top left
click on Organize, scroll down to Layout, and select Menu Bar, Details pane,
Preview pane, Navigation pane.
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Remove your password:
Bypass the Windows Vista and 7 log on process.

1. Type User Accounts in the Start Search Box.

2. Under the "Make changes to your user account" section, click on the
Remove Your Password link for your account.

3. On the next screen that comes up, enter in your current password.

4. Click on the Remove Password button and restart your computer.
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Q. How do I add to the Send To menu.
A. Click the Start button and type shell:sendto in the search box, hit Enter.
The SendTo folder opens. Click on File, New, Shortcut. Browse until you find
the program and click on it.
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MEGA TIPS:
Photo Gallery: Tips: Face recognition, Organize, edit, and share photos,
Photo Fuse, Panoramic stitch, the Find tab, and Importing photos and videos.

http://explore.live.com/windows-live-photo-gallery-using
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Q. My computer is locked up tight, can't do anything.
Message says: Win 7 Internet Security 2012, $59.99 will rid you of this virus
and your computer will work again.

A. I used Wayne Bell's discovery: Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper:
The 64 bit disk I made, updated it ran a full scan, 1 hour 40 minutes, and it
took off 4 viruses, and the computer started working again. This person had
not been keeping her antivirus updated.

http://connect.microsoft.com/systemsweeper
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From Art Herman:
This is a really funny Carol Burnett clip.
http://www.youtube.com/v/QCz8he36hsk&hl=en%22
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From Shirley Cornwell:
Joe I just discovered this neat little shortcut on Win7.
Have you tried it?

Tiny button right corner of the task-bar.

 You can simply hover over the desktop shortcut button to get a glimpse of
the desktop, or you can press on it to actually go to the desktop.
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WEBCAMS:

Rockwall Accident Miracle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dkeAj85LLA&feature=player_embedded
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If you want to disable Read-Only in Word 2007:
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1. Click the Office button
2. Click the "Word Options" button
3. Select "Advanced" from the left navigation bar
4. Scroll down to the "Save" section
5. Un-check "Allow background saves"
6. Click the "OK" button

You should have no more mysterious read-only documents.
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The beginnings of the PC revolution ( 7 photos)

http://news.cnet.com/2300-1001_3-10008974.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-
1_3-0-20
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The new Windows 8 operating system due out in 2012 will break the x86
processor shackles and run on ARM architecture platforms—

ARM is a 32-bit reduced instruction set computer (RISC) instruction set
architecture. The relative simplicity of ARM processors makes them suitable
for low power applications.
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FROM GEORGE PARROTT: Benny Goodman would have been proud.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=L7N6slVrQeY&vq=medium


This is not your Grandma's Coupon Site:
http://hip2save.com/

GOOGLE SEARCH FEATURES: Improve Your Search Experience.
Weather, Stock, Calculator, Book Search, Sunrise, etc..
http://www.google.com/intl/en/help/features.html#calculator

Internet Explorer 9 with Bing does close to the same thing.
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How to Find User Manuals and Operating Instructions for Your Devices

1. Go to Google.

2. In the search box, input the make and model of the item that you are
looking for, followed by filetype:pdf.
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Q. I getting tired of getting a notice every time a Pop-up is blocked.

A. Open IE9, at the extreme top right click on the gear.
At the bottom click on Internet Options.
At the top click on Privacy.
Near the bottom in the Pop-up Blocker section click on Settings.

Uncheck: Show Notification......
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Currently, there is no way to burn a DVD directly from Movie Maker that will
play on a standard DVD player. You must use the Free Windows DVD Maker.
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From Jo Stratton: (updated instructions)

To save an email message to a folder on my hard drive other than in WLM,
here is what I do:

1. Highlight the email message whose contents I want to save.

2. Click on Save > Save as file in the file section. (My WLM is set up so that
this area is in the upper left corner with a drop-down box.)

3. A window opens, bringing up “Documents Libraries,” where Documents,
Music, Pictures, or Videos may be selected.

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4. In the left panel, navigate to the Library where the message is to be saved.

5. In the right panel, navigate to the folder where the message is to be saved.

6. Enter the file name at the bottom of the window and save.
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Hi Joe...

I did get a new computer last Saturday... I got a Dell Desk Top from Best Buy
which I picked up today... Its still in the box... haha

It has:

AMD II x2 240e processor
4GB Memory
1TB Hard Drive (have no idea but think its a 1000 GB Hard Drive)
Integrated ATI Radeon HD Graphics
Windows 7 Home Premium
DVD +/- RW Drive
Wireless N (which I think means network)
Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
23' Multi Touch Display with Webcam (Not interested in the webcam)

Is this good?

I am getting this guy, Steven from Hartland Computer Service, who opened
his computer shop not long ago, to transfer the stuff from this computer to
the new one and get me set up... He has done stuff for me before and seems
to be A-OK... Anyway with all that and the computer it will cost about $900.
I'm going to take the Windows 7 tutorial that you sent me the URL for... I
wanted to thank you for giving me the what and how of what to buy... I did feel
much more informed when I went to buy... So Thanks Joe... Will keep you
posted on how things go.

Take care and stay safe... as ever xxxxxx
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Joe,
  Thank you for restoring our name to your list after several years. I wonder if
you have not been teaching the computer classes during that time.
Appreciate your forwards. xxxxxxxx
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9 12 11
If convenient please resend me your last newsletter. I lost mine and need to
download the virus protection program you mentioned. Thanks.

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 10 11 11. Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 9*


Dear Classmates,

At our meeting on Tuesday, October 11, 7pm.

We will explore the new Microsoft operating system WINDOWS 8.
Expected to be out next year, 2012.




Windows 8 will provide a refresh option that can automatically
restore your PC to a clean state without losing all your data and
customized settings.
Due to appear in the Windows 8 beta that will debut next month, the refresh
option makes good on Microsoft's earlier promise that it would give users an
easy way to restore Windows in the event of a problem.

As described in yesterday's Building Windows 8 blog by Desmond Lee, a
program manager on Microsoft Fundamentals team, the new OS will actually
offer two ways to bring Windows back to factory condition.

1 - The refresh option will keep all personal data, important settings, and
Metro style apps, and then reinstall Windows.

2 - The reset option will securely remove all data, settings, and applications,
and then reinstall Windows.
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Windows 8 setup: Now with fewer clicks!
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We will Demo Internet Explorer 9.




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We will put 20 of our favorite songs from different albums on one CD.

Also how to use Boolean with your search engine to narrow your search.

Attached is the University of Kentucky Basketball schedule and players. This
file was compiled by Gene Wheeler. A lot work went into making this file.
Thanks a bushel Gene. The attachment will come with my class email.

Happy Computing,

Joe Isaac
=======================


Windows 8 to Reduce Need for Restarting After Updates




Windows users frustrated by the operating system’s penchant for restarting
their machines to install updates Microsoft announced that its new OS will
drastically reduce the number of restarts required for rits automatic updating
program.
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Microsoft Demos Superfast Boot Times in Windows 8
(less than 10 seconds)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj39HdtOB5U&feature=player_embedded

Windows 8's touch-screen interface may give traditional mouse-and-keyboard
desktop fans the chills, but it also can be manipulated by a mouse




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The traditional Windows interface with the start button, task bar, and desktop is still
available.
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The apps screen is the replacement for the "All Programs" Menu that lets you
see all your programs at a glance. The new redesign does away with Windows

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8's original alphabetical list of apps for a hierarchical one organized by
program group. So instead of seeing all your Windows programs organized
by their names, the new apps screen groups programs by software suite such
as Microsoft Office or Adobe Creative Suite 5.
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Windows Explorer: File Management Basics
The new Windows 8 Explorer will have three main tabs--Home, Share, and View--
along with a File menu on the far left side.

The overhauled version of Windows Explorer is also getting Microsoft's ribbon
interface.




====================

Windows 8 Update: The End of Adobe Flash? Microsoft says it will rely on HTML5,
not Flash, for Internet Explorer 10. Windows 8 Will Support USB 3.0
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Windows 8 Boot Screens Get a Classy New Look




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http://www.pcworld.com/article/240411/windows_8_boot_screens_get_a_classy_ne
w_look.html#tk.nl_dnx_h_crawl
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Internet Explorer 9 has a shiny new interface, It is a fast, attractive, and easy-
to-use browser it has shifted the home, settings and bookmarks icons over to
the top right of your browser window.

Look at all the open space you have to display the web site. The address bar
and the Search bar are the same. you can still use Google or Bing as your
search engine.




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Download it from:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/internet-explorer/download/ie-9/worldwide

You can now drag down a tab of a site you visit frequently and pin it to the
Windows taskbar.
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If you will bring me a digital photo on a flash drive, I will make a copy
and Retouch, Red Eye, Crop, etc. the photo with your directions.

Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011   Retouching a photo is easy.




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You can use Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 to remove blemishes, plus a lot of
other items.

Go to Start, My Pictures, click on the photo your want, at top left click on Edit,
organize or share, now you should be in Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011, go to
Edit and at the middle top, click on Retouch.

With your mouse, draw around the spot you wish to Retouch.
====================



Q.   I'm having trouble reading the tiny print on a few of my favorite web sites.
Is there a way to change that to larger print? Rolling over it with alt or control
key down doesn't help.

A.  Open Internet Explorer, at the top, click on View, then Text Size, click on
the size you want.
=============== ===============

Q.   I forgot how to find "defrag". Can you help me? Thanks,

A. Click on MY COMPUTER, then Right Click on the C drive, click on
Properties, then Tools, then Defrag.
=======================

Q.  The icons showing the open files have been along the bottom. By some
mysterious way I moved them to the right vertical position with one click. Now
I cannot return to the original position. Can you help?

A.  Put your cursor on an empty space on the Taskbar, left click and drag it to
the bottom of the monitor.
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Q.   I don't believe that I know how to email a FILE.

A.  Open Outlook Express or Windows Live Mail click on Attach, then click on
the down arrow and start browsing until you find the file you want to attach,
then click on it.
=======================

Q. How do I put Web Site Shortcut on my Desktop?
A. While at the web site: Go to File, Send, Shortcut to Desktop. If you don't
see File, hit the ALT key and in Internet Explorer it usually will come up.


Or RIGHT click on an empty space just to the left of the
and click on Menu bar.
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Q. I have 2 questions:
1: is there anyone in CKCS who teaches/covers in a SIG------ faxing to and
from a computer, and the software needed?

2: I have downloaded some pictures from a trip and some are short movie
clips and the extension is .mov and I cannot open them to show. Is there a
way to get that done?

I have Vista.     Thanks so much.

A. I don't know about the Fax thing, you might Google it. .mov is a Quick Time
file extension you need to install the free QuickTime with ITunes.

Download:        http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/

Response: Yes, just did it and it worked just fine. I do thank you.
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If you are an insightbb.com customer, test your speed.
http://www.insightbb.com/speedtest/default.aspx

Q. Joe, where have they hidden "Add/Remove in "Vista" I only have. Add
Hardware

A. Go to Start, Control Panel, Programs and Features, they changed the name
just to irritate us.
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Q. Joe, I have a problem that just developed with AOL. If I get an email with an
attachment that includes some audio or a link to a YouTube site that includes audio
I cannot get any sound.
I have no problem playing a CD and I do get audio on you tube going with internet
explorer. But no sound with AOL. Any suggestions. Thanks again for your help

A. If it just developed, and you have restarted your computer and the
sound is still off, then try System Restore to a date that the sound was
working. Please let me know if this works.

Joe,
You've done it again. Everything is now A-OK. Thanks again
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 Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2011
Q. I can't send email. I can receive it. I'm using my iphone to send this. I keep
getting an error message to delete and start over. But I can't find the message
to delete. Thanks, CN

A. In Windows Live Mail middle ways down the left side, click on the Outbox
and see if the message is there, highlight it and delete it.

Response:
Joe, It worked! Great.    Thanks so much,     C
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Cloud computing refers to any situation in which computing is done in a
remote location, rather than on your desktop or portable device.
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To change a Desktop Icon:

If it is a Web Shortcut icon like CKCS, Right click the Icon, left click
properties, then be sure the Web tab is selected, bottom right is Change Icon

If it is a plain old Shortcut Icon Right click the Icon, left click properties,
then be sure the Shortcut tab is selected then at the bottom middle click on
Change Icon

If it is a program or document Icon, Right click the Icon, left click properties,
then click on the Customize tab, at the bottom, is Change Icon.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Q. Joe, a question for you; how do I get Microsoft word? Do I have to buy it?
Yes, It is a great word processor program

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I get so many files to open in word and can't open them. Help. S

A. If you just want to read the files, Microsoft has a free reader:

MICROSOFT WORD VIEWER
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3657ce8
8-7cfa-457a-9aec-f4f827f20cac&displaylang=en
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From Myra Engle: The Train Ride.
http://www.openmyeyeslord.net/LifeOnTheTrain.htm
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Hi Joe, I told you that I would let you know what I found out about the failed external
USB hard drive with the data I feared that I had lost. It seems the problem was a
faulty power supply (don't ask me how the power supply could cause such a
problem, but it did). I copied the data off of the drive that I thought had gone bad to
one that I knew was good and then for good measure put all the same data on
another working ext hard drive. Thanks for your help! Looks like I won't be
purchasing a new computer after all.
Best regards, B

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10 11 11 WINDOWS 8 and INTERNET EXPLORER 9 Review *




Dear Classmates,

Class Revue:


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1. Windows 8 in a capsule: It will boot in less than 10 seconds, it has a touch
screen interface, but you can still use your mouse. The traditional Windows
with the start button, task bar, and desktop is still available. Windows
Explorer is also getting Microsoft's ribbon.

The boot up screen lets you choose the operating system, Windows 7 or
Windows 8.

2. Internet Explorer: Download it from:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/internet-explorer/download/ie-
9/worldwide

It is faster, more secure, and easier to use. The address bar and the Search
bar are the same. you can still use Google or Bing as your search engine.

Configure IE9:
At the top Right, RIGHT click the empty space on the left side of the – box X
Select Menu Bar ( File, Edit, View…), Status Bar, Google Toolbar.

Use quotations marks " " to narrow search on the Internet.

Download the Google Tool Bar to IE9:
http://toolbar.google.com/T5/intl/en/install.html

 It has an Autofill feature on it. This is a great time saver. On the right side, click
on Options, AutoFill, You fill in your name, address, phone number, email address,
one time. This is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Now when you are on a web site that needs your name, address, phone number,
email address, at the top of the page, you just click on AutoFill and whammo, it is
all filled in, no errors, no mistakes.

3. Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 is fantastic for Retouching, Cropping,
making a photo brighter, etc.

Go to Start, My Pictures, click on the photo your want, at top left click on Edit,
organize or share, now you should be in Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011, go to
Edit and at the middle top, click on Retouch.

With your mouse, draw around the spot you wish to Retouch.

Making a photo brighter:

Before:




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After:




Download:
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-photo-gallery


4. Put 20 of your favorite songs from different albums on one CD.
Open Windows Media Player, at the top right, click on burn, then drag the
songs you want to the right into the burn list. When finished, at the top click
on Start Burn. This programs comes with Window 8.

5. Change the color of you Taskbar. Type Windows Color in the Start Search
box. Click on a Color, check or uncheck Enable transparency box, at the
bottom click on Save.

Take your time, use any of the programs above a few days and you will love
them. They will save you time and money and make your life better.

Happy computing,


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Joe Isaac
=======================

IE9: How Do I Add or Change Search Engines?
http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/7966/ie9-how-do-i-add-or-change-search-
engines/
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Q. I will appreciate it if you tell me how to change my sign in screen.

A. If you want to open with a certain web site, then go to that web site, then
Go to Start, Control Panel (classic view), and click on Internet Options. Near
the top, click on Use current, then click OK.

If you want to open with a no web site, this is much faster, then Go to Start,
Control Panel (classic view),, and click on Internet Options. Near the top, click
on Use blank, then click OK.
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Boolean (Pronounced BOO-lee-un.)
When using a search engine use AND, OR, NOR, and NOT to narrow the
search.

From WorldStart:
Quotes: (This is my favorite.)
Yes, putting quotes around your search terms looks for the words or phrase
exactly as typed. If you put in "Granola Bars" the sites returned will have only
those words in their exact order.

And:
The operator and is used to combine search terms so that information is
only retrieved if all terms occur in the same document. So if you're looking for
Doctors and Lawyers, type in that phrase, and what will be returned are
documents with both keywords in them.

Not:
Not prevents retrieval of documents in which specified terms occur together.
So the search milk not butter will find documents where milk occurs but
butter doesn't.
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Q. How do I find my Web surfing history?
A. Do Control H
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Q. I forgot how to find "defrag". Can you help me? Thanks,

A. Click on MY COMPUTER, then Right Click on the C drive, click on
Properties, then Tools, then Defrag.
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Q. I don't believe that I know how to email a FILE.

A. Open Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail, etc. and click on Attach, then
start browsing until you find the file you want to attach, then click on it.
======================= =======================

Yellow Pages, White Pages, Reverse Lookup. http://www.anywho.com/
===============================

From Myra Engle:
Whole BUNCH of search engines/sites:                         http://www.allmyfaves.com/
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Q. I deleted the Recycle Bin by mistake, how do I get it back. I'm using Vista.

A. Right Click the Desktop, click Personalize, on the left click on Change
desktop icons, put a check mark in Recycle Bin and click OK.
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Q. How do I know which version of Internet Explorer I am using?

A. Open Internet Explorer or any program, click on Help, then click on About
Internet Explorer, or on that program.
If you don't see the help Tab, hit the Alt key and it may show up, or Right Click
an empty space on the Address Bar and select and select: Menu Bar.
-------------------------------------------------------------

Download the Google Tool Bar to IE9:
http://toolbar.google.com/T5/intl/en/install.html

 It has an Autofill feature on it. On the right side, click on Options, AutoFill,
You fill in your name, address, phone number, email address, one time. This
is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Now when you are on a web site that needs your name, address, phone
number, email address, at the top of the page, you just click on AutoFill and
whammo, it is all filled in, no errors, no mistakes.
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Q....If you could help me with problem I'd appreciate it. I want to change
this font from "Ariel" to "Comic Sans MC".

A. In Windows Live Mail and Outlook Express:

Open the Mail program, click on Tools, Options, Compose, Font Settings and
follow instructions.

Response: Worked like a charm Joe ........thank you so much !!!!!
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SPEEDS:
USB 1.0            12 Mbps   1996
USB 2.0            480 Mbps 2000
USB 3.0            4800 Mbps 2008
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Q. Joe, I have been trying to mail a bunch of thanksgiving pictures but was
unable to do it because the jpg file was too large. Is there any way to resize
all the pictures at once. I can resize one picture at a time (using photo plus)
and save it under another jpg file name but it is too time consuming.
thanks,

A. Highlight your photo files, (.jpg) by holding your Control Key down and
clicking on the photos you want to send. While they are all highlighted
Right click on any one of them and click, Send To, then click on Mail
recipient. Now you will get an options to reduce the size. They will receive
the photos in the email and it will also attach them. The Email will come up
and you can now add text.

Response: Joe, It worked, great! Merci beaucoup.
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Q. I'm having trouble reading the tiny print on a few of my favorite web sites.
Is there a way to change that to larger print? Thanks again for your help,

A. Hold the Control Key down and use the wheel on your mouse to make the
print larger or smaller.
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Lithium-ion batteries are lighter and store more energy.

They have no memory, which means that you do not have to completely
discharge them before recharging, like the old nickel-metal hydride battery
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Fantastic number of How to articles.
http://www.howtogeek.com/tag/the-geek-blog/
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Q. How do I run my programs maximized?

A. Right-click the program's shortcut, and then click Properties.

1. If you're a Windows 7 user and the shortcut resides on your taskbar,
there's an extra step. After you right-click the Taskbar icon, look for the
program name in the pop-up menu that appears, and then right-click that.
Then you'll see the Properties option, which you can left- or right-click.

2. You'll see the Properties window with the Shortcut tab already selected.
Click the pull-down menu next to Run and choose Maximized. Click OK.
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World War II Songs:

We'll Meet Again - Vera Lynn
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHcunREYzNY&feature=related

White Cliffs Of Dover - Spitfire Show - Music Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUx3MU9iM6c

Moonlight Serenade (I melt every time I hear this song.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n92ATE3IgIs&feature=related
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Q. Joe, I want to take about 50 pix in 5 megapixel size and then make a
copy and reduce the copy to .3 or .5 megapixel for emailing.

1. How can I do this? Download Windows Live Photo Gallery
2. Can I do all 50 at one time? Yes

Thanks for any assistance you can give.

A. RESIZE your photos with Windows Live Photo Gallery: (fantastic)

The Windows Live Essentials (Mail, Movie Maker, Photo Gallery, etc.) are
here:   http://explore.live.com/windows-live-essentials?os=win7

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The Gallery will show all your photos you have in the folder, you can put a
check mark in the photos you want to resize, they will act as one, RIGHT
CLICK on one of the photos left click on Resize and make a selection
800x600 is nice for emailing. Now you will have the Resized photos and the
Originals.

First click on the folder then a file. then at the top click on Go to gallery,
now select the photos you want to resize by holding the Control Key down
to highlight them, now RIGHT Click on one of the photos (they will act as
one) select Resize.

After you import your photos in to the Gallery, click on a photo then at the
top click on Fix, now you can also: Auto adjust, Adjust exposure, Adjust
color, Crop photo, Fix red eye, etc.
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Test your Internet Speed:
http://www.speedtest.net/

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Internet Explorer Address BarPress the F6 key to place the cursor in the Address
bar and highlight the text inside, too.
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Pin Internet Explorer 9 Links to your Taskbar

From Katherine Jackson:
Remember the Jitterbug? Well, so did these seniors.
http://www.youtube.com/v/uNE3YSr_o2A%26feature%3drelated
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WINDOWS 7 TUTORIALS:
http://freewindowsvistatutorials.com/Windows-7-Tutorials.php
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From George Parrott: Beautiful time lapse photography
http://biggeekdad.com/2011/09/el-cielo-de-canarias/#.Tn9dE2SQ_PI.email
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8 Features That Changed In Windows Explorer in
Windows 8 (From WorldStart)


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Microsoft has recently rolled out Windows 8 Developer Preview that can be
downloaded from the developers’ official website here [1]. We will shed more light on
the much awaited operating system in the coming days. However, here is a quick
tour about the major changes the new operating system has made in the Windows
Explorer.

1. Enriched Explorer Pane:




The new OS has a full featured Windows explorer pane with buttons for almost
every action that a user may need to perform for a folder or a file. The tasks range
from the most basic copy/paste operation to the more pro uses like editing
Advanced Security permissions. If you want to hide/unhide the options in the
explorer pane, double-click on any of the tabs to hide/unhide it.

2. One Click Action:

As I had pointed out previously, there are buttons for almost everything. Some of
them (that you may find useful) are cut, copy, paste, copy path, file history, add as
email attachment, file properties, hide/unhide items, create zip archive etc.

3. The Up Button Restored:

This discontinued feature (present in XP) is restored back and this serves the job.
However, with the address bar showing present folder directory quite prominently
the Up button seems redundant.

4. Pause Option For Copy/Paste/Delete Operations:




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Yet another addition that might be a great lifesaver for all Windows users. You can
now pause any ongoing file transfer or deletion process.

5. Tabbed Grouping:




The all-at-hand explorer pane would have been more cluttered if there were no
grouping. The developers have taken care of that in a nice way. You have tabs
which groups containing buttons for related tasks. Also when you select a file you
will get a file specific tab which lets you open the file with the default app.

6. Trendy “Open With” Menu:




Until now, the files with extension not linked to any application used to come up with
a boring Open With dialog. The newer one, look wise, is what I would term a trendy
one.

7. Edit File Details:

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Select any file, go to the View tab and select the Details Pane. You will now be able
to see the details of the file to the right of the Windows explorer window (previously
this was at the bottom). But that’s just a styling change. What impressed me is that
you can edit the details of the file right from there without firing up the file Properties
dialog.

8. Title Bar Shortcuts:




Last but not the least, Windows Explorer has made the title bar even more useful
with an option to add your favorite buttons (from the Explorer Pane) to the title bar
of the Windows explorer window.

True that more is always complicated. But to me the blend seems fine. Also, I find
the interface more productive if considered the fact that you no more need to do a
right click (or use keyboard) and then choose some option to do all these tasks.
That’s at least two clicks. A click saved each time makes the count a million a year
for even the most lazy Windows user. That’s my view. We would love to hear about
yours.
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From Sally K Bradford: Celebrity Roast of Bob Hope in 5 parts.
These are an absolute hoot, keep a Kleenex close as you'll need it. Enjoy.
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1.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlqHMf76otw&feature=BFa&list=PLFE0B16
5267291AE8&lf=results_video
2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-sfMljk4VI&feature=related
3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kUYgaqFogw&feature=related
4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_rh5zzKiP4&feature=related
5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7AkkLoK-F8&feature=related
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Sent: Monday, October 03, 2011 12:56 PM
To: Joe Isaac
Subject: Norman Funk

Q. I have a business card for Norman Funk, however, his website listed is
not active. Do you know anything new about him? I need to hire him for computer
help. Does he have a new email address??? Thanks. B

A. He moved out of state.

You can call Kentucky Trade, they will take over your computer and try to fix it
online. Total cost $35.
If they don’t fix it, no charge. I have heard good things about their service.




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Give them a try, and let me know how you come out.

Response: I used them last night and so far everything is good. Thanks again for
usual fine help....B
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Q. If my memory serves me right, in one of your past email’s you had the
ratings of the Senior Citizen Homes in and around Lexington.

I have looked for it, but cannot find it. If you know which one it was in, please
send me another copy. If you didn’t send it, sorry for the confusion.

A. It is on: http://www.ckcs.org/joetips.pdf
then scroll down and click on: 9 13 11. Control Panel, Security, and Facial
Recognition *
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From LL:

The Dubai Fountain cost $218 million. Water jets reach up to 50 stories in
height and is longer than two football fields.
YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO MISS THIS !!

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=jD69C0y6_J0
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Response to Gene Wheeler's UK Basketball document.
Wow. what a document. I printed out one for me and one for my basketball-
crazy 10 year old grandson. Thanks!!!!! B

Email Gene if you would like to be on his email list:
geno1@insightbb.com
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 11 8 11 Windows 7, Windows Explorer and the Taskbar*


Dear Classmates,



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Tuesday, November 8 at 7 pm at CKCS.




                          We will demo Microsoft's Windows 7 live and with
                          tutorials.

                          This operating system is the greatest. It is user
                          friendly and does many things to make your life
                          easier and more productive.




Windows 7 is the fastest selling Operating System in history.

Windows 7 simplifies everyday tasks:
1. The Start Search box is AWESOME: Finds Documents, Photos, Files,
Emails, Programs, etc. faster than a speeding bullet.

2. Jump Lists: New in Windows 7, takes you right to the documents, pictures,
songs, or websites you use to each day.

3. Snipping Tool captures a screen shot of anything on your desktop, like a
picture or a section of webpage.

4. Windows 7 New Taskbar Better thumbnail previews, easier-to-see icons,
and more ways to customize.

5. Runs Most XP Programs

6. Better Protection for PCs

7. Windows 7 computers are faster and cheaper than your old XP computer.

8. Gadgets: Clock, Calendar, etc. place them anywhere on the Desktop.

9. Create a system repair disc: With it you'll have access to Windows 7
diagnostic tools like Startup Repair, System Restore, System Image
Recovery, Windows Memory Diagnostic, and Command Prompt.
====================

When I Right Click on the Word Icon on my Taskbar, I get this Jump List,
which I will demo. This is one of the greatest things in Windows 7.
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Windows 7
Taskbar Jump Lists display recent and frequently accessed programs. To
view a Jump List, right-click a Taskbar icon.

The taskbar at the bottom of your screen is what you use to launch programs
and switch between them when they're open. In Windows 7 you can pin any
program to the taskbar so it's always just a click away, and you can rearrange
the icons on the taskbar just by clicking and dragging.

The icons are bigger and easier to use. Hover over the icons and you'll see
thumbnails of every file or window that is open in that program.
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In Windows Explorer, put your cursor on a photo or document and it previews
it, it does not open the program until you click on it. Saves a lot of time.




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Microsoft's new FREE Antivirus.
http://www.microsoft.com/SECURITY_ESSENTIALS/
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PC WORLD Editorial Review of Windows Live Essentials 2011

Microsoft's Windows Live Essentials 2011 is ready for prime time. These free
applications, have moved from (beta) to final release. The productivity suite is
Microsoft's flagship bundle of Web-based productivity apps for managing and
sharing images online, editing video, and sharing documents and files
between PCs.

Free Downloads Windows Live Essentials 2011 include:
Windows Live Mail, for managing e-mail from Hotmail, Gmail, and Yahoo.


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Windows Live Mail is a free download you can easily add accounts from your
online email accounts. Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and many more, you can
view all your emails from all your accounts in one place.

It has a built-in calendar that will let you schedule events and appointments,

Overall, it is a great mail client for Windows 7 users. It is reliable, easy to use,
and has great features..

Windows Live Photo Gallery, for sharing and editing photos, with your friends
on SkyDrive and Facebook.

Windows Live Movie Maker, for editing videos and publishing them to
YouTube.
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Windows Live Mail 2011
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-mail?os=other

Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-photo-gallery?os=other

Windows Live Movie Maker 2011
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-movie-maker?os=other
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Kodak, for example, suggests these resolution/file sizes:
For a Wallet-size print, 320 x 240 pixels
For a 4" x 6" print,     640 x 480 pixels
For a 5" x 7" print,    1024 x 768 pixels
For an 8" x 10" print, 1536 x 1024 pixels
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To wrap text around a photo
Right Click on the photo, click on Format Picture, Layout, Square. Left click
and drag photo into the text left or right.
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From Myra Engle: Christmas Rocking Horse:
http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcard.asp?code=1064839742313
-----------------------------------------------------

By Default, Windows 7 and Vista automatically synchronizes the computer
time with an Internet Time server once a week.
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Windows 7
The Taskbar is the bar at the bottom of the desktop. Its purpose is to make
switching among applications simple.

The taskbar has five sections:
1. The Start button.
2. Quick Launch.
3. A button for each application you have open.
4. An empty space.
5. The sound volume, anti-virus icon, digital clock, etc.
(system tray)
===================================================

What's the Windows "Registry?"

The registry is used to store system and program settings. (configurations).
Say you set a font it will make an entry into the registry. Next time you run the
program, it brings up that font.
======================================

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
Q. Do you accept any and all Microsoft Windows Update automatically to your
computer?
A. Yes.
--------------------------------------

Microsoft spent $7 billion and over five years on Vista. Windows XP came out
10 25 01, Vista 1 30 07, Windows 7, 10 22 09.

Windows 3.1                1992
Windows 95                 1995
Windows 98                 1998
Windows XP                 10 25 01
Windows Vista              01 31 07
Windows 7                  10 22 09
Windows 8                  August, 2012??
Windows 9                  2014??
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How Much Ink Is Left in That Dead Cartridge?

PC World ran printers until they said it was time to change the cartridge--and
found that some left more than 40 percent of their ink unused.
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"When I told my doctor I couldn't afford an operation, he offered to touch-up
my X-rays."        ~Henny Youngman
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Older Software in Windows 7
Almost certainly. Most programs that work in XP and Vista will have no
trouble in Windows 7.

There are a few exceptions, of course. If you want to make sure that the
program of your choice works in the new environment, look it up at the
Windows 7 Compatibility Center.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/default.aspx
Once there, you can browse through program types or search by the
program's name.
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Q. Joe, Subject: reducing the pixels in a pix.
I want to take about 50 pix in 5 megapixel size and then make a copy and
reduce the copy to .3 or .5 megapixel for emailing.

1. How can I do this? Download Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011
2. Can I do all 50 at one time? Yes

Thanks for any assistance you can give.

A. RESIZE your photos with Windows Live Photo Gallery: (fantastic)

The Gallery will show all your photos you have in the folder, you can put a
check mark in the photos you want to resize, they will act as one, RIGHT
CLICK on of the photos left click on Resize and make a selection 800x600 is
nice for emailing. Now you will have the Resized photos and the Originals.

First click on the folder then a file. then at the top click on Go to gallery, now
select the photos you want to resize by holding the Control Key down to
highlight them, now RIGHT Click on one of the photos (they will act as one)
select Resize.

After you import your photos in to the Gallery, click on a photo then at the top click on
Fix, now you can also: Auto adjust, Adjust exposure, Adjust color, Crop photo, Fix
red eye, etc.

Response: Hey Joe,
Thanks for your help. I downloaded Windows Live Photo Gallery, which
brought up all my photos by date. Then I just selected those I wanted to email
and selected the email option. At this point, Windows Live let me select the
size I wanted them to be sent. I selected small and sent about 30 at a time. (I
probably could have sent more). Worked great. Fast & easy. Thanks again.

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RESIZE your photos with Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011: (fantastic)

Put your CD, DVD, or media stick from you camera into your computer and
this window will come up, select Import all new Items now. click on Import
and all your photos will show up on the screen and you can work with them.




Select the photos you want to resize by holding the Control Key down to
highlight them, now RIGHT Click on one of the photos (they will act as one)
on the ribbon at the top, select Resize.




On the same ribbon you can also: Auto adjust, Straighten, Adjust color, Adjust
exposure for all the photos you select. If you click on one photo it will expand it and
you can do more fixes, you can also Crop photo, Fix red eye, retouch etc.

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From Ken Colebank: America in Color from 1939-1943..Excellent
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    Fantastic pics,. Worth spending some time viewing. Enjoy
    Some real treasures here, wonderful photos. Each photo has its own story.
    http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2010/03/18/captured-blog-the-pacific-and-
    adjacent-theaters/1547/?source=ARK_plog

    These links at the bottom of the page, many more great photos.
    The Pacific and Adjacent Theaters in WWII
    American Cities Pre-1950
    Color Photography from Russia in the Early 1900?s
    Flooding and the Aftermath in Nashville
    Seven Years in Afghanistan
    ====================

    Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 9:48 AM
    Subject: patch

    Q. Joe, how do i know if this (Largest Patch EVER) is available ?
    I can't find it on Windows Update site, and don't know the serial number of the
    patch, and is it for "VISTA" ??

    A. All of those updates were for Office 2007.
    ------------------

    From Gene Wheeler: This site is loaded with information.
    http://www.refdesk.com/
    ------------------

    The 10 highest priced web names.
               sex.com        $13 million
            • Fund.com: $9.99 million
            • Porn.com: $9.5 million
            • Diamonds.com: $7.5 million
            • Slots.com: $5.5 million
            • Toys.com: $5.1 million
            • Vodka.com: $3 million
            • Candy.com: $3 million
            • CreditCards.com: $2.75 million
            • Computers.com: $2.1 million
            • Seniors.com: $1.8 million
    -------------------------------------------




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Q. Hi Joe,
Do you remember the program that we used for spreadsheets before Excel. I cannot
remember to save my life, it was the one I used for work and love it.

A. The only other spreadsheets I can think of are VisiCalc or Lotus 123.
Lotus 123 was the killer app that made the PC dominant.

Response: Thank You, Joe. I could not think of Lotus to save my life.
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From: Bob
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 12:48 PM
To: Joe Isaac
Subject: Re: N E W C O M P U T E R
Joe --
Everything worked perfectly and easily. Having you to ask for
advice is a hundred times worth the cost of membership.
Thanks again, Bob
------------------------------------------------------




Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 7:20 PM
To: Joe Isaac
Subject: Nov. computer class


Hi Joe;
You know I feel quite ignorant on using a flash drive, both loading
onto a flash drive and also using the flash drive after you have put
info onto it.
I may not be the only person who would like to know more about
using a flash drive, more and more as time goes by, This is going to
be such an important feature of our usage.
Thanks,

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This will be added to the November class.
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From Myra Engle: GPS will give you your location in 10 seconds.

Click on the link below......
http://www.darnay.com/iec/features/locator/index.html
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========================================



11 8 11 Windows 7, Windows Explorer and Taskbar Review*
Dear Classmates,

What a great class we had last night. Great crowd, great participation.

Those of you who have Windows 7 and Vista, please download Internet
Explorer 9, and Windows live Photo Gallery 2011, I highly recommend them.

If you would like a schedule of 2011-12 UK MENS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
AND ROSTER, please email Gene Wheeler: geno1@insightbb.com attached
is a PDF version, you may want to print it, it is great when watching the Cats
play. Gene does a lot of work to keep it current. This is his best one ever.

Thanks to Larry Trivette for his help last night.

Many many thanks to Brooke Thomas 223-7486, who is heading the drive to
ask members if they would contribute $25 to the CKCS Renovation Fund to
paint, fix ceiling tiles, upgrade the bath rooms, replacing the projectors, etc..

This email contains a huge amount of information, please take your time and
read the parts you wish to use.

Big time information on: http://www.ckcs.org/joetips.pdf

Kindest regards,

Joe Isaac
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Please do not set your computer to run Defrag automatically, if you are a
normal computer user you need only do this every month or so.
If you are using Microsoft Security Essentials (and you should be, it is free
and very good) then type security in the Start Search box, hit Enter on your
keyboard, at the top click on the Settings tab and uncheck Run a scheduled
scan……. At the bottom, click on Save changes.
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Q. I have an old program, will it run on Windows 7?

A. Install the program, if it will not install, then Right click on the Program's
.exe file, click Properties, the Compatibility tab, the check the box that says
Run this program in compatibility mode for:

To find the .exe file go to Start, Programs, Right click on the program, then
click on Open file location.
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Q. How do you set text size in Outlook Express or 2011 Windows Live Mail.

A. Open the email program, at the top click on Tools, Options, Compose, Font
Settings; make your selections and click OK.

For 2011 Windows Live Mail: At the top click on the icon to the left of Home,
then click on Options, Mail, Compose, Font Settings. (I use Arial, Bold, 12
point.)

While there click on the tab Read, Fonts, Font size: and select from smallest
to Largest.
----------------------------------

  BIG DEAL


                          WINDOWS 7: Create a System Repair Disc
The first thing a new Windows 7 user should do is create a System Repair
Disc. You'll have access to Windows 7 diagnostic tools like Startup Repair,

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System Restore, System Image Recovery, Windows Memory Diagnostic, and
Command Prompt.

Go to Start, type Repair in the Search box, hit Enter and follow instructions.




========================================

WINDOWS 7: Customize the Start menu

Right-click the program icon you want to pin to the Start menu, and then click
Pin to Start Menu.

To unpin right-click it, and then click Unpin from Start Menu.

To change the order of a pinned item, drag the program icon to a new position
in the list.

To remove a program icon from the Start menu and it doesn't remove it from
the All Programs list or uninstall the program.

1. Click the Start button .

2. Right-click the program icon you want to remove from the Start menu, and
then click Remove from this list.

To clear recent items from the Start menu Clearing the Recent Items list does
not delete the items from your computer.

To search for programs from the Start menu Click the Start button , and then
type a word or phrase in the Search box.
====================

    BIG DEAL              1. Search Boxes
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(one of the great features of Vista, it is faster than a speeding bullet.) are
everywhere, each program, file, Start Menu, etc. They are fast and respond with
each letter you type in.

When you go to Start, and start typing in the Start Search box, it immediately start
searching your Programs, Folders, Documents, Pictures, Music, Desktop, even your
contacts, email messages.




Talk about a time saver. When you can't remember where you filed
something, Start Search will find it pronto.
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Search Boxes;
Click on Start and you'll see a Start Search box at the bottom left.
Type in Word and Microsoft Word comes up in the column above.
Type in movie and Windows Movie Maker comes up.
Type in an unusual word from a email and it will bring up the email.
Then left click on what comes up and it opens the program or email,
it is like a miracle
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2. Snipping Tool.
Once you get to Windows 7 and VISTA, you'll find the Snipping Tool, which is a
giant step over Print Screen.

I use this several times a week, it is fantastic.

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Let’s go Snipping:
Type Snip in the Start Search box, then hit Enter, left click and drag to
capture any part of the screen. Then click on the Floppy Icon to save.
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3. Windows Explorer:




Right click on the Start Button, left click on Open Windows Explorer, click on
Organize and scroll down to Layout and check all options.




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At the top click on Organize, Layout, then select:

A. Details Pane: Bottom of Window shows document info.

B. Preview Pane: Right Side of Window, Shows part of the actual
document or picture.

C. Navigation Pane. Left side of Window, at the top left it shows Favorite
Links. At the bottom left it show Folders, click on the up arrow ^ and it
expands the folders.

The above applies to picture files also.

As you put your cursor of different folders or files it will give you the
additional information. You don't have to click on it files just move your
cursor over them.

Use the Arrows in the upper left corner to navigate back and forth.
====================



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The NEXT thing is install this free antivirus program so you will be safe. Then
do a Scan to be sure your computer is clean.

4. Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your
home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

After you install Microsoft Security Essentials, the first thing to do is go
online, update it and scan your C: drive. Type security status in the Start
Search Box and hit Enter, then click on the down arrows of Security and
Maintenance to check out your Firewall, AntiVirus, AntiSpyware, and
Automatic Updating.
----------------------------------

5. The FREE Window Essentials 2011:

This is the best and most up to date for Windows 7 and Vista users.

The FREE Window Essentials 2010 will work with Windows XP.

Download Windows Live Mail 2011:
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-mail

Download Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011:
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-photo-gallery

Download Windows Live Movie Maker 2011:
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-movie-maker

========================================
6. NOTIFICATION AREA: Area on the RIGHT side of the Taskbar.
RIGHT click an empty space on the Taskbar, left click Properties, now click on
Customize and configure the Notification Area.
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7. FLASH DRIVE;




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The Flash Drive acts just like a little hard drive, you insert it into a USB port
on your computer go to a file of a document (.doc) or photo (.jpg) RIGHT click
on it, go to Send to: and click on the flash drive. You may transfer files from
one computer to another, use it to copy files as a back up in case your hard
drive fails. Suggest you buy them on sale and get a 8, 16, or 32 GB Flash
drive.

When you insert the flash drive you will get a dialog box with options, click on
Open folder to view files. To delete files, highlight the files and hit the delete
key on your keyboard.
====================

Tutorials for Windows 7: You gotta watch these, they are so good.
This web site is the best, most informative, and easiest to understand.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/help/videos/personalizing-
your-pc

To run full screen, RIGHT CLICK the video click on Zoom, Full Screen.

175 Windows 7 Tweaks, Tips, and How-To Articles.
http://www.howtogeek.com/tag/windows-7/

For more advice go to: http://www.ckcs.org/joetips.pdf
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Windows 7 is a giant leap for Microsoft




http://www.usatoday.com/tech/products/2009-10-16-baig16_CV_N.htm

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Windows 7 - First Look

Windows 7 Tour - Episode 1

Is your software and hardware compatible with Windows 7??
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/en-us/default.aspx

(HD) Windows 7: User Accounts, Library, Taskbar, msconfig,)

Windows 7 Navigating Folders

Huge number of Windows 7 Tutorials:
http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Windows+7+tutorials&docid=1101537738850&
mid=88F5F59333C581E82BB288F5F59333C581E82BB2&FORM=VIVR17#
--------------------------

Windows 7: 10 Best Features
Microsoft's new operating system improves on Windows Vista in many ways. Here are
the ten things we like best about Windows 7.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/172607/windows_7_10_best_features.html?lo
omia_ow=t0:s0:a41:g26:r37:c0.004894:b28000894:z0
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7 second videos on Windows 7 Watch the new and improved features in
action. (I don't know about these, they go so fast, 7 seconds is not a long
time.) http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/videos
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How to turn the auto-defrag feature off in Windows 7. Go to Start>Computer
then right-click on your C: drive and choose "Properties". then Tools and
click "Defragment Now..." After that, click "Configure Schedule" and un-check
the "Run on a Schedule" box.
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Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts:

Win = Start Menu
Win + Home = Minimize (Almost) All Windows
Win + Space = Make Windows Transparent
Win + (1-9) = Quick-Launch Taskbar Apps
Win + Left or Right Arrow = Dock Active Windows
Win + (+) = Magnify Your View
Win + P = Open Presentation Settings
Ctrl + Shift + N = Create a New Folder
Win + G = Bring Gadgets to the Fore
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How To Set Up a Windows 7 Network (Video).
http://www.pcworld.com/article/173836/how_to_set_up_a_windows_7_networ
k.html?tk=nl_sbx_h_crawl
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How to Automate Windows 7 Backups:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/174184/how_to_automate_windows_7_backups.html
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Windows 7: A Guided Tour of Its Security Improvements.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/170633/windows_7_a_guided_tour_of_its_sec
urity_improvements.html
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Q. Sometimes I get an error number, how do I find out what it means?

A. Put the error number in Google or Bing and most of the time it will tell you.
=======================

You can reverse any window arrangement by selecting the Undo option. You
can change the way the taskbar if displayed to suit your needs.

To do this Right click the vacant area of the Taskbar. Select Properties from
the taskbar shortcut menu to display the Taskbar Properties dialog box.

1. Lock the Taskbar.
2. Auto-hide the Taskbar.
3. Use Small Icons.
4. Taskbar Location.
5.Taskbar Buttons.
6. Notification Area.

You can change the size of the taskbar by moving the cursor to the top edge
of the bar until the double arrow appears.

You can drag it to a larger or smaller size and then release the mouse button.
===================================================


From Arthur Anderson and Sally Kay Bradford: Wrong Number. From Carol
Burnett. http://www.funnieststuff.net/viewmovie.php?id=976
----------------------------------

Hundreds of Readers Digest Videos:
http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=readers+digest+videos&FORM=SSVR#
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Q. I had a Recycle Bin icon shortcut on the desktop of my PC.........I hit delete
which took it off my desktop. I'd like to put that Recycle bin shortcut back on
my desktop. Can you please tell me how to accomplish. For the life of me, I
can't remember how to do that! Thanks a million! I'm running Vista

A. RIGHT CLICK on the Desktop, left click on Personalize, in the upper left
hand corner click on Change desktop icons, then put a check mark in Recycle
Bin, the OK.

Response: Bless your pea picking heart! It's there. And it needs emptying. :)
:) Joe, thank you ever so much! I miss all the crowd at CKCS! Thank you,
thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!!!
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Q. hello joe quick question!

I just got a new computer with windows 7 I want to put
the quick shutdown on it.

A. For the 1 click shutdown in Vista or Windows 7.
Right click on your desktop, select New.
Click on Shortcut. In the textbox, copy and paste this in:
shutdown -s -t 01
Click on Next when done.

Response: IT WORKS!!!!!!! Thanks again
------------------

Q. Hi Joe.. Have you had any feedback on the Microsoft Virus Protection
Program? I am thinking about switching from Norton... Any suggestions??

A. Heard nothing but good things about it. I put it on my computer, it works
fine. Be sure you uninstall Norton before installing Microsoft's.

Response: I just deleted my Norton and installed Microsoft on both my laptop
and desk top.. My laptop runs like a new computer.... It was very slow, but
runs great now with Microsoft...

Thanks... I will be leaving for Florida in a few days, but when I get back next
spring I will be joining the Lex. Club..
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 Q. First off I'm sorry that I can't come tonight because I'm very interested in
the subjects. But the dark causes me not to drive.
I received my Windows 7 and when I realized there was 2 DVD's I panicked. I
think I know what to do. I have windows vista home premium. 3.00 GB of RAM
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32 bit operating system. Now the question is which DVD do I use? I think that
I use the one that says 32-bit software. Also do you have to disable the anti-
virus? You probably think these are dumb but-------- Any help you can give me
would be appreciated.

A. You use the 32 bit DVD. Run this first and it will tell you what software and
hardware you can run. Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/upgrade-advisor.aspx
------------------

"To me - old age is always ten years older than I am."
------------------

Talk about compression I had a .wav file of:
471,537 KB compressed to 53,417KB in mp2
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Compare Windows XP, VISTA, WINDOWS 7
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/compare/versions.aspx

OLD MAGAZINE ARTICLES: A look back into History.
http://www.oldmagazinearticles.com/
------------------

Both Windows Vista and Windows 7 include Windows Firewall, which is
turned on by default.
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Q. I was unable to attend the class and wanted to very badly. I have Windows 7 and
really like it but have a lot to learn. Will you be doing an overview, sending it to the
Computer Society?

A. The more you use Windows 7 the more you will like it.
You would have to fight me to take it off my computer.

Click on        http://www.ckcs.org/joetips.pdf

If you cannot open this pdf file then download the Free Adobe Reader.
http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/

Then click on: 11 9 10 Windows 7, Windows Explorer and the Taskbar.

Also scroll down and click on BUYING and CONFIGURING A NEW
COMPUTER.

These site have a wealth of tips and tutorials on Windows 7.


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If you have any question, just email me.
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Windows 7 Help & How-to (Great Videos)
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/help?ocid=OI_CL_4950


Full listing of Windows 7 tutorials: Taskbar, Start Menu, Appearance and
Personalization, Desktop, Gadgets, Mouse Pointers and Cursors, Windows
Explorer, etc..
http://freewindowsvistatutorials.com/Windows-7-Tutorials.php

Last years photos:




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Joe,
I haven't received any jokes or heard from you re: classes and I have been
concerned that you might be having health problems. Talked with the
computer school and very glad to hear that you are o.k.!

Would you mind putting me back on the joke and school list? I keep intending
to take some classes and I surely do enjoy the jokes! Jimmy has been dead
over 4 years now and I seem to still be rather overwhelmed with trying to keep
up with everything. I NEED the jokes! Thanks so much and I am so glad that
you are o.k. J

Hi Joann,
I had some problems with my email program, it kept losing email addresses.
I think it is O K now. I’ll send you this months and last months emails.

You can also access all the emails at: http://www.ckcs.org/joetips.pdf
Thanks for your concern and hope you are doing well.
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Dear Joe:

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Q. I have a new windows 7 computer. Never thought I would switch. Now you are
talking about windows 8!!!!

How do I change the mouse to one click?

Do you still have tips on how to use windows 7? I read and deleted your tips for 7.
Would appreciate if it isn't too much trouble you send them to me.

I miss CKCS and all my friends. MC

A. We miss you too. Don’t worry about Windows 8 it will be 90% Windows 7.

For all tips: http://www.ckcs.org/joetips.pdf
In the contents you can click on Windows 7 or do Control F and type in Windows 7.

The November SIG will cover Window 7 thoroughly and you will get that email next
month.

For One Click:

In Windows 7 type Folder Options in the Start Search Box and hit Enter.

Select Single Click to open an item, underlined icon titles only when I
point at them. Then click OK.

Please let me know if this works.
------------------

Response: Joe: Thank you for your prompt reply. Yes it works great!
I will check out the notes later. Sincere thanks.
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From John W Thomas: Subject: Shucking Corn (YOU AREN'T GOING TO
BELIEVE THIS)

 If you hate shucking ears of corn and ending up with all the stringy silks
to pick off, try this. It is absolutely unbelievable and yet so simple. I
wonder what took the world so long to figure this out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnBF6bv4Oe4
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MORE ON WINDOWS 8:

http://www.youtube.com/user/WindowsVideos#p/u/0/1Hq95vtoS28


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Your personalized lock screen shows you unread emails and other app
notifications. The image shown here is a photo of the road leading to Mt. Cook
National Park in New Zealand.




START SCREEN




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TOUCH KEYBOARD
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Meet the Windows 8 Task Manager
By Ian Paul, PCWorld Oct 14, 2011 9:34 AM




Design simplicity is the key for Windows 8, and Microsoft recently discussed on its
blog yet another popular Windows feature getting streamlined in Windows 8: the
task manager. The new task manager echoes the design simplicity Microsoft was
showing off earlier with the new copy file dialog.



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Microsoft says three goals guided development of the new task manager, which is
intended to appeal to non-techies and power users alike. The company says it
wants to create a task manager that is optimized for common tasks (killing apps and
processes), using a modern and functional interface, but without cutting out the
favorite functions of power users.

For most users, the result is that Windows 8 won't inundate you with a long list of
unfriendly-looking processes like the task managers in Vista and Windows 7.
Instead, the new OS shows a simplified list of programs that you can expand if you
need to go beyond simply killing an app.
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From J T Mellinger:

http://biggeekdad.com/2011/05/i-wish-i-was-eighteen-again/

THIS IS DELIGHTFUL. BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES!
PLEASE WATCH TO THE END, IT IS SHORT, JUST LISTEN TO THE SONG.
IT WAS SO GOOD!
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A QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response code)
Black and white boxes, containing encoded data.
The system has become popular outside of the industry due to its fast
readability and comparatively large storage capacity.
It was designed to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed.

QR codes storing addresses and Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) may
appear in magazines, on signs, on buses, on business cards, or on almost
any object about which users might need information. Users with a camera
phone equipped with the correct reader application can scan the image of the
QR code to display text, contact information, connect to a wireless network,
or open a web page in the telephone's browser.

Android is an operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and
tablet computers.
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Rumor: Windows 8 Launching August 2012; Win 9 in 2014
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NERD STUFF:

Q. What is IDE, PATA, AND SATA.

A. IDE and PATA are two names for the same thing.
SATA and PATA are two different ways of connecting a hard drive to your
computer. Your computer will have one or the other.

Q. What Are These desktop.ini Files I Keep Seeing?
A. The weird desktop.ini files that seem to pop-up everywhere? Windows
uses them to identify how a folder should be displayed,
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From Myra Engle: Highlights from AirVenture 2011’s night air show.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmNps7-4Yv4

Halloween Light Show 2011 What a display!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAXMtUCcp7o&feature=youtube_gdata_pl
ayer
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Access Secret Items on the Windows 7 Send To Menu by pressing Shift as
you right click.
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 12 13 11.         Stuff.*
Dear Classmates.

Tuesday December 13 at 7 pm at our Windows Class, after questions from our
classmates, we will demo:

We got a full boat Tuesday.

1. SPEECH RECOGNITION. (Talk to your computer and it will print it out.)
   I need a volunteer for this, I tried and tried, but no luck.

2. SKYPE: We'll see and talk to Jerry Heaton in Fort Lauderdale, FL. FREE.

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Video calling will explode over the next four years to become more
mainstream

3. MY ASSETS DOCUMENT. (Your heirs have enough to do.)

4. WALLET ID (in case of an accident, who is your doctor, etc..)

5. Windows Task Manager. (What's running on your computer)
6. Please do not Defrag and Scan when it is not needed. It just wears out your
computer.
7.




8. Two Great WORD Tips plus Set default font and size in WORD.

9. Adjust the size of Internet Explorer and use the Snipping Tool.

Bring a friend with you for this class, plus they will receive a free Music and a
Free TIPS disk.

Kindest regards,

Joe Isaac
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From Gene Wheeler:


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Windows 8 beta could debut as early as February. This is Windows 8 Start
Menu.




November 23, 2011
Windows 8 On XP Machines? Microsoft Says Yes



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Although they're running an OS that was built a decade ago, many PCs that
are currently using Windows XP will have sufficient horsepower to handle
Windows 8 when it's released, according to a Microsoft official.
http://www.informationweek.com/news/windows/operatingsystems/232200132
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From Wayne Bell & Gene Wheeler: Let me be your first Christmas wisher.
MERRY CHRISTMAS ! & All the Best in 2011
http://ak.imgag.com/imgag/product/preview/flash/bws8Shell_fps24.swf?ihost=
http://ak.imgag.com/imgag&brandldrPath=/product/full/el/&cardNum=/product
/full/ap/3166187/graphic1
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Ashland College in Ohio always does a beautiful Christmas card and this year
they have done another one. This should get you into the Christmas Spirit.
Make sure you have your speakers on and enjoy.
http://ecard.ashland.edu/index.php?ecardYear=2004adm
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MERRY CHRISTMAS:
From: Suzanne Hurley Subject: A Christmas Animation
Move the Ornament from Less ------ to More and it will do the decorations.
Also click on the icons to the Right of More for music, color and snow.
http://www.powerpres.com/xmascard03.html
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Need Income Tax Help or Tax Forms: www.irs.gov
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 FLU UPDATE
What is the difference between Bird Flu and Swine Flu?
For bird flu you need tweetment and for swine flu you need oinkment
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Q. Joe I just received your email and it is in color. I would like to print it in
black rather than using color ink. Is there a quick fix?

A. Go to File, Print, Preferences, and select Print Color Images in Black and
White.
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Q. How much space does Windows need?
A.
DOS 6.22                       6MB
Windows 98                     321MB
Windows XP                    1.3GB
Windows Vista                 9GB
Windows 7                      12 to 16 GB
Windows 8                     ?????? Coming in 2012 (even for a few XP computers.)
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From Jerry Heaton: The normal display of Word toolbars:




1. TITLE BAR
2. MENU BAR
3. STANDARD TOOLBAR
4. FORMATTING TOOL BAR
5. RULER.
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Q: What is the difference between hibernate and sleep options.

A: Both are alternatives to shutting down your computer. They save the exact
state of your computer. When you start up the computer, everything is
restored.

Sleep stores your computer's state in its memory. Most components are shut
down, but some power is still applied to the memory.

Starting up is fast, but if power is lost, the memory is wiped.

It takes longer to wake a computer from hibernation because hibernation
stores everything on the hard drive and then shuts down the computer. But it
isn't susceptible to a power failure.
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Q. When I get an email with an attachment, occasionally I get a message that I
need to "set associations in my control panel". What does that mean??

It said that "this file does not have a program associating with it for performing this
action. Create an association in the set association control panel."

A. FILE EXTENSIONS:

.doc = Word Document.
.txt = Text File like in Notepad.
.rtf = Rich Text Format like in WordPad.
.wps = Microsoft Works Document.
.pps = PowerPoint Slide Show (You need this viewer to see the Slide
Shows on the CD.)
.xls = Microsoft Excel Worksheet
.wma = Windows Media Player audio file.
.bmp = Bitmap for Photos
.jpg = jpeg compresses Photos.

In Windows XP: Double click on MY COMPUTER, click on TOOLS, FOLDER
OPTIONS, FILE TYPES, To see a list of your File Types or Extensions

In Windows 7 and Vista: Go to Start, type in Default Program in the Start
Search box and hit Enter, then click on Associate a File Type and follow
instructions.

When you click on a file with an extension like .doc Windows knows
to open Microsoft Word. Windows knows what program to open by the
file extension.

FOR A FULL LIST OF FILE EXTENSIONS:
http://www.uktsupport.co.uk/reference/fext/fextidx.htm
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Q. Joe, I have forgotten how to determine what Version of Internet Explorer I
have installed. Can you help?

 A. Open Internet Explorer: at the top click on Help, then click on About
Internet Explorer, and it will show you the version.
This works for the version of any program you have.

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 Q. Is there a way to print out the PVA search on property evaluation and all
the other stuff after you bring it up?

A. This site has a wealth of information about your Fayette County home.
http://www.fayettepva.com/Search/GenericSearch.aspx?mode=Address.

Once you put your address in, you will have owner, lot size, etc. On the left
you can click on Values and get the appraisal on your house over the years,
also a Photo.

Go to File, Print or Do Control P on your Keyboard to bring up the printer.
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USB:         Universal Serial Bus
USB 3.0 is 4.8 Gbps (10 times faster.)
USB 2.0 is at 480 Mbps
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Deleting a file:
When you delete a file it goes to the Recycle Bin when you delete it from there
it is still on your computer (you just can't find it.) and it can be overwritten or
recovered. (With a data recovery program.)

To be really safe when you give your computer away, there are free
overwriting programs that will overwrite these files several times and only the
CIA can recover them.
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From WorldStart:
Q: When I drag and drop files, how do I know what is happening to them? Are
they being moved, copied, or is Windows just creating a short cut?

A: 1. " + " sign in a little white box, the file is being copied.
2. An arrow, Windows is creating a shortcut .
3. Nothing at all, the file is being moved.

Q. My computer won't let me install a program and it says I need permission
from the Administrator and I am Administrator.

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A. Explore and fine the .exe file of the program you are trying to install, RIGHT
CLICK on the .exe file and click on Run as administrator.
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MP3 files are compressed Audio Files.
MP4 files are compressed Video Files
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From Harold Washburn:
These girls entertained during half-time at an Army/Navy Basketball
Game in Ohio. They are absolutely amazing.      JumpRopeDance
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If you want a current list of Members Helping Members:
http://www.ckcs.org/members/private/memhelpmem.html
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From Mira Engle: Fantastic web site for UK Fans.
www.spams-ukwildcatbasketball.com
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Q. How can I print a Test Page on my printer?

A. In Windows XP, Start, Control Panel (classic style), Printers, Right click on
your default Printer (the one with a check mark), left click on Properties, and
select Test Page.

In Windows 7 and Vista for Lexmark printers: Type Printers in the Start
Search blank, hit Enter on your keyboard, click on your default Printer (the
one with a check mark), under Maintenance click on Print test page.
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Want to know what a word means?
Using Word 2007 Hold the ALT key down and click on the word.
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From: Gene Wheeler: WOW! Awesome! Pop-Up Hallelujah Chorus at Macy's
http://www.creativeminorityreport.com/2010/11/awesome-pop-up-hallelujah-
chorus-at.html
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Tips for better Christmas photos

1. Adjust the settings on your camera.

2. Tell a story with your photos. How did the day start? Who was cooking?
Family arrivals? People eating and watching TV.

3.Use flash for daytime details, eliminates shadows.

4. Blurry pictures, hold the camera with both hands and tuck your elbows to
the sides of your body, hold your breath, press the shutter half way down,
then snap.

5. Use the timer and you get in the picture too.

6. For Kid shots knee down to get on their level. For large family shots get on
the stairs and shoot down.

7. Pay attention to the lighting and background.
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Scroll down to BUYING A NEW COMPUTER, you'll be glad you did.
http://www.ckcs.org/joetips.pdf

Also scroll to 11 9 10. Windows 7, Windows Explorer and the Taskbar
for the best Windows 7 Tips.
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New Intel chip breaks speed barrier               11 17 11
Intel's "Knights Corner" chip is about the size of a credit card and can operate
at a sustained speed of one teraflop, or one trillion calculations per second.
15 years ago, a research lab accomplished the same thing using 10,000
Pentium chips at a cost of $55 million. Don't expect Intel's new chip to be in a
laptop PC anytime soon.
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Windows Live Mail 2011:
If you email, calendar, or contacts starts acting weird, click on the down arrow at the
upper left corner, then click Options, Mail, Connections and click on Stop signing in.
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Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2011 6:41 PM

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Q. What type of anti-virus software do you recommend?

A. I highly recommend the below, I’ve been using since its Debut in January 25, 2010
Several people in my computer class have nothing but nice things to say about it.

Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home
PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
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iPad sales cause chipmakers to suffer
Because Apple's iPad 2 uses 75 percent fewer chips than a typical laptop, traditional
semiconductor companies are taking a hit on their bottom lines.
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Laptops may be hazardous to men's sexual health
A preliminary British medical study suggests that men who use Wi-Fi
notebook computers on their laps for hours on end could suffer sperm
damage.
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For your Grandkids:
JINGLE BELLS:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2MFducncsg&feature=related

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWv72L4wgCc&feature=related

WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DYtrw2mikA&feature=related

SILENT NIGHT:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T4WB2zfmps&feature=related

O HOLY NIGHT, BING CROSBY:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwCtpbZLQE4&feature=related

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12 13 11 STUFF REVIEW

Dear Classmates,

Thanks for coming out last night, this is the best attendance we've
had in a long time. Great participation and questions.


Many, many thanks to Jerry Heaton for his great demonstration of
Skype, and Speech Recognition.


Thanks to Larry Trivette for helping me out.

Kindest regards,


Joe Isaac
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1. Skype information:
http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/

http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/on-your-computer/windows/

Download:
https://login.skype.com/account/signup-
form?application=download&return_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.skype.com%2
Fgo%2Fdownloading-page

2. Speech Recognition: You need a microphone head set.
Go to Start: type speech in the Start Search box and hit Enter.
You'll get this screen, then follow instructions. It takes around 40 minutes to
train the computer to recognize the way you talk.




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3. # ASSETS DOCUMENT. This document is attached, please fill it out and
save it. It will save your heirs a huge amount of trouble.

4. WALLET ID: If you were in an accident or passed out, who would they call.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
I'M JOE SMITH     BORN 4 14 1944
CALL DR. MAXINE HALL 272 1988
LEXINGTON CLINIC         258 4444
HUMANA        #H44609999
CALL SHARON STONE        351 7777

Two Classmates did one better they also listed their medicine.


5. Windows Task Manager. (What's running on your computer)
   RIGHT click an empty space on you Taskbar and left click on Start Task
   Manager

6. Please do not Defrag and Scan when it is not needed. It just wears out your
computer.

7. Microsoft Word 2007:
Want to know what a word means? Hold the ALT key down and click on the
word and several definitions will appear on the right side of the document.

Want to duplicate a font, size, and color of a line of text, highlight the line, at
the top left click on the paint brush, if you want to change one other line, if
you want to change a lot of lines double click on the paint brush, then put you
cursor at the beginning of the line you want to change and left click.


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9. In Internet Explorer 9 to adjust size: Hold the Control Key down and click
on the plus + or minus -

10. Desktop: RIGHT click the Desktop, click View, and select large icons,
medium icons, and small icons. Average is small icons.

Windows 7: User Account Control.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/170633/windows_7_a_guided_tour_of_its_security_i
mprovements.html?tk=nl_wvx_h_cbintro
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Q. How do you install an older program on Windows 7?

A. Try to install the program, if it will not install, then Right click on the Program's
.exe file, click Properties, the Compatibility tab, then check the box that says Run
this program in compatibility mode for:

To find the .exe file go to Start, Programs, Right click on the program, then click on
Open file location.
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Kenny Rogers - Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld7IDpZtQzw&feature=related

Kenny Rogers/Dolly Parton/Willie Nelson Live Medley
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evlxwkZWE3U&feature=related
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Q. I was unable to attend the class and wanted to very badly. I have Windows 7 and
really like it but have a lot to learn. Will you be doing an overview, sending it to the
Computer Society?

A. The more you use Windows 7 the more you will like it. You would have to fight
me to take it off my computer.

Click on       http://www.ckcs.org/joetips.pdf

If you cannot open this pdf file then download the Free Adobe Reader.
http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/

Then click on: 11 8 11 Windows 7, Windows Explorer and the Taskbar.

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Also scroll down and click on BUYING and CONFIGURING A NEW COMPUTER.
These site have a wealth of tips and tutorials on Windows 7.
If you have any question, just email me.
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From Carl Peter: Stay Calm Dad! 911 call from a 5 year old.
   http://www.maniacworld.com/stay-calm-dad.html
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From Cloyd Raymond:




Sarducci's Five Minute University. (A lot of truth in this.)
http://www.funnieststuff.net/viewmovie.php?id=1395
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Q. If you wanted to talk to Microsoft, do you have a number you would call?
A. Microsoft Tech Support 800-642-7676 10 minute average wait.

To Talk to a Human:
Home Page http://gethuman.com/

Complete list by the Alphabet for Microsoft click on the M
http://gethuman.com/phone-numbers.html

These marches will make you get up and go.

Stars and Stripes Forever
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHx6G1BOm0Y&feature=related

El Capitan March
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3imhGs8Y0TQ&feature=related

The Thunderer by John Philip Sousa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nJPUD57L7c&feature=related

When Johnny Comes Marching Home - U.S. Military Band
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMJTycleWrc&feature=related
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THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5mmFPyDK_8&feature=related
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From J. T. Mellinger MERRY CHRISTMAS:
http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcard.asp?code=2007134554829&source=jl
999
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MEDHELP: Finding cures together:
http://www.medhelp.org/


Q. To preserve laptop's battery. Should you remove it before running the
computer on AC power?

If your laptop spends most of its time plugged into AC power. Then remove
the battery.

Heat from the running computer can shorten the battery's life and doesn't do
the computer any good. This way you preserve your battery. They are costly
to replace.
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From Ben Mason: This is amazing...Captain Sullenberger crash landing in the
Hudson River!
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tE_5eiYn0D0#t=109
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Sent: Friday, November 11, 2011 12:57 PM
To: 'Joe Isaac'

Q. At a session a while ago, you indicated there are ways to convert a PDF to text one can
change in Word. (I use Vista) I have Adobe Reader only. I took notes at the time but … If I
recall this correctly, could you tell me where I can find the ‘how to’? Many thanks,

A. With the PDF file open, at the upper left click on File, then click on Save as Text.

Response: Thanks, it works. Now another question…
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From: Chris Hillenmeyer: Subject: Rich Little He was TOP GUY at one time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78sSn3E_Vvc&feature=player_embedded
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Amazing Christmas display with 176 channels and 45,000 lights! The show is
so popular that it requires a crew of 3 people to manage the traffic.
http://www.flixxy.com/best-christmas-lights-display.htm
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Bing Crosby White Christmas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRYPWlyU_Zk


Google Maps goes indoors: Allows people to see a layout of an indoor
location, including departments, bathrooms, restaurants, and other stores.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Gy-DI_bWElg
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Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2011 1:40 PM

Q. Joe, Evidently someone has stolen my AOL address book and is sending out
false emails under my name. Do you have any suggestions for me?
Chris



~Chad Stetson from WorldStart:

A. As you may have already guessed, your e-mail account has been hacked…

Change Your E-mail Password
Log into your e-mail account and set a new password and email address.

Notify All Your Contacts
Send an e-mail to everyone in your contact list or address book and notify them that
you’ve been hacked.

Clear Your Cache & Cookies
Once you’ve taken care of damage control, you should clear out your Internet
browser’s cache and delete any cookies on your computer.

Scan Your Computer For Viruses
Activate your computer’s antivirus program and check for any problems.

Test Your E-mail
If you want to make sure you’ve solved the problem, create a new contact with an e-
mail address at the top of the alphabet, such as aaa@abc.com. If your computer is
still infected with a virus, you’ll get a notification when an e-mail sent to the above
address does not go through. Hope that helps!

Response:
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Joe,
I followed all the suggestions. So far no problems. I'll let you know if something
else happens. Thanks again for your help!
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For Star Trek fans only:
http://www.lettersofnote.com/
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Evolution of the Microprocessor:
http://www.howtogeek.com/99283/the-evolution-of-the-microprocessor-
infographic/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=03
1211
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From Carl Peter: This is amazing!!!! World's Largest Model Railroad.
http://www.miniatur-wunderland.com/
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2011 West Virginia University Marching Band Armed Forces Salute
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjPmmCtHmfE

Techie Stuff:
LinkedIn is a business-related social networking site. Founded in December
2002 and launched in May 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking.
It has 120 million registered users in more than 200 countries.

Ice Cream Sandwich may refer to: Android (operating system) version 4.x
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Lytro Camera
You will be able to focus an image after you've shot it.
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                          200 Entertaining Web Sites*
(Compiled from 12 months of emails, you may want to keep this.)

Please help me out, some of these web sites go bad, so please copy and
paste them in an email to me so I can correct them. joeisaac@insightbb.com

From Wanda Humphrey: Subject: Italian motorcycle drill team
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=UrLvYrKYVD8

USMC Silent Drill Platoon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y90UPLLo6nY&NR=1

The Royal Guard of Norway - Sensational!
http://sorisomail.com/email/16993/exibicao-de-banda-militar--um-espectaculo-
imperdivel.html

From Chris Hillenmeyer:
This T-Mobile commercial was shot at the Liverpool Street Subway Station in
London, Jan 15, 2009. Only the dancers knew what was happening; the
general public didn't have a clue what was about to unfold. 2 million hits in
less than a month's time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ3d3KigPQM

 From Frances Saindon:         The Model T This is a wonderful video showing
the first assembly lines at the original Ford auto plant.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4KrIMZpwCY

The Price Is Right. Will she go from audience member to millionaire? Watch
and see! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJw1rlmJ81U

 From Suzanne Hurley: Those of a certain age will particularly appreciate this
song!!! This if funnnnny: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yN-6PbqAPM
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Imagine a nice, lazy day of fishing. Imagine the placid lake and the cool
breeze. Imagine the giant seaplane landing on you. Wait! What?! Watch
these two fishermen get the surprise of a lifetime.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBcu41pQqlg


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From Cloyd Raymond: Floating Prank.
http://www.funnieststuff.net/viewmovie.php?id=1211
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From Myra Engle: Impromptu duet Fran and Marlo Cowan (married 62 years)
playing impromptu recital together in the atrium of the Mayo Clinic. He was
90 in February. http://sharing.mayoclinic.org/2009/04/07/mayo-clinic-music-
fun/
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Christmas Rocking Horse:
http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcard.asp?code=1064839742313

Apple Pickin' Time: CAN YOU GET 50% IN THE PAIL
http://www.ferryhalim.com/orisinal/g2/applegame.htm

What happened the year you were born??
http://www.infoplease.com/yearbyyear.html

From outer space Worth seeing!
http://dingo.care2.com/cards/flash/5409/galaxy.swf

Jay Thomas tells a story about meeting Clayton Moore.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhB4kDwZu7M

Noah's Ark ? http://milescooley.com/mc/ecards/cards/2

It's a boat. No, it's a plane http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0RNZnTmKzg

Find out square foot of your house. How many baths. Tax assessor's value,
and a photo of your house. http://www.zillow.com/

BOOGIE THROUGH LIFE
http://www.members.shaw.ca/grandmafaiths2/boogie.htm

Disappearing Car Door - Very Cool!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAtkoje4-eM

Monkey Videos: http://www.trunkmonkey.com/content/view/44/51/

http://www.trunkmonkey.com/content/view/28/51/

Great British car commercial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sV4q9joFuPY

Very interesting web site about where you live. http://zipskinny.com/

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Burma Shave with the Statler Brothers: http://oldfortyfives.com/DYRT.htm

No ordinary jukebox. http://www.tropicalglen.com/

A prank on taste testers.
http://www.funnieststuff.net/viewmovie.php?ad_key=QUYQYSKWIQJQ&tracki
ng_id=921512&id=728

http://bandwidthplace.com/speedtest/

Identify trademarks of different products.
http://www.cramersweeney.com/smartmarketing.html

This music site is really a kick for those who dig nostalgia.
http://joshhosler.biz/NumberOneInHistory/SelectMonth.htm

Irish step dancing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaHmcCp77JE

The Evolution of Dance. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMH0bHeiRNg

America the Beautiful. http://llerrah.com/america.htm

Flowers from all the States:
http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcard.asp?code=VE44709695

How hard is it to cancel AOL? http://youtube.com/watch?v=xmpDSBAh6RY

Find any paper in America in the click of a mouse!
http://www.newspaperlinks.com/voyager.cfm

Beautiful scenes of America.
http://mybeautifulamerica.com/mybeautifulamerica.htm

A very funny skit with Foster Brooks and Dean Martin.
http://www.funnieststuff.net/viewmovie.php?ad_key=MMTTALFWTIAK&tracki
ng_id=825283&id=538

Wonderful pictures, narration John Wayne.
http://sagebrushpatriot.com/america.htm

If Elvis had lived longer, he might have re-written, "Are You Lonesome
Tonight," http://mywebpages.comcast.net:80/jwwaller/elvis/

 Radio Stations in the Lexington, Ky. Metro area.
http://www.ontheradio.net/metro/Lexington_KY.aspx
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Christmas Animation. Move the Ornament from Less ------ to More and see
what happens. http://www.powerpres.com/xmascard03.html

This is Funny click on the Reindeers:
http://web.icq.com/shockwave/0,,4845,00.swf

Fun Think Test http://www.oldjoeblack.0nyx.com/thinktst.htm

Portable outhouse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ_F-JLpCro

Model B-29 and X-1
This aircraft runs on four chainsaw motors. You can just imagine how much time,
effort, skill and money these guys have put into this thing.
http://users.skynet.be/fa926657/files/B29.wmv

Illusions of the mind http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvVfcyVCdNA

Happy Easter. http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcard.asp?code=1484537522255&source=jl999

Funny Face. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tqJ-cKVa1I&feature=related

It's been said that the US Air Force uses this for fighter pilots. They are
expected to go for at least 2 minutes. http://tinyurl.com/56t9u
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Weird Eye:  http://www.sunbelt-software.com/stu/eye.htm
======================= =======================
This is a most unique Christmas card -- you click on one of the lighted items
and it jumps into another wonderful scene - it goes from page 2 to page 13
and each page is better than the previous page..... Give it time to download.

http://www.jsmagic.net/emissarypage2
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Click on the Bears and move your mouse cursor across the bears ---you do
not have to click. Amazing how they do this!!
http://www.nobodyhere.com/toren.hier
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Great Implosions: http://www.implosionworld.com/cinema.htm
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From Carl Peter:
IF YOU'RE OVER 50 YEARS OLD, YOU WILL LOVE THIS! JUST
CLICK ON THE ONE YOU WANT TO SEE.
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1 JACKIE GLEASON ON THE ROCKY
MARCIANO SHOW THE MAIN EVENT (1960)
Jackie recalls his early days as a night club comic in Newark , NJ (and the brawl);
Also, Jackie receives a humanitarian award from Rocky and salutes sidekick Art Carney ( Du Mont )
Bloopers from The Honeymooners on OTV ch 11 also ch. 30; Marciano v. Wolcott fight on ch. 64

2 JAMES DEAN: HIS FINAL TV APPEARANCE (1954)
Rebellious trait obvious, James Dean talks about car racing and safety on Gig Young's show;
Walks off set a mention of speeding; eerily, Dean was killed days later in a tragic car collisiom. ( Du
Mont )

3 ELVIS SINGS BLUE SUEDE SHOES (1956)
The King lives here! Elvis Presley debuts on "The Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey Show." (CBS)
In the house: Elvis sings many more of his hits on our Classic Oldies Video Juke Box below!

4 A TRIBUTE TO ELVIS PRESLEY, THE KING OF ROCK & ROLL (1959-62)
Clips of The King from his early days to induction into the Army, see The King's mom, dad & Col.
Tom
Hear Elvis' first #1 1957 hit for RCA, Heartbreak Hotel. (clips from Movietone & AP News)

5 THE EDSEL INTRODUCED ON NBC(1957)
Ford paid the network big dollars (in those days) to run this filmed The Edsel Show promotion.
Ford canned the car shortly after; it is today a revered automotive classic. (NBC) More 50s cars
ch.63v

6 BOBBY DARIN'S "MACK THE KNIFE" (1959)
Bobby opened his first of hour variety shows performing his biggest number one hit.
(and his label, Atco, didn't want him to record it!) (CBS)
*There's more Bobby below: hosting a beauty contest & on the OldiesTeleVision Video Juke Box.

7 WESTINGHOUSE DEBUTS HI-TECH "ADVANCED TV" (1951)
Show the kids hi-tech video blossoming before anyone heard of cable, satellite or HDTV. They may
chuckle,
The "one knob-no antenna-black matrix pix tube" had viewers in awe..but it was a technical disaster.
(TVC)

8 WILLIAM BENDIX AS LOVABLE CHESTER A. RILEY (1956)
The Life Of Riley with Marjorie Reynolds, Tom D'andrea, Lugene Sanders, Wesley Morgan
Once played by Groucho Marx & Jackie Gleason, Bendix's Riley was the definitive blue collar family
guy.
Watch Riley, delirious over having his tonsils removed, drive family, Gillis, & hospital nurse
(Honeybee) crazy!(CBS)

9 ICONS I: WHAT MADE 50'S TV GOLDEN (COMPILATION, (1952-60)
Art Carney, Rod Serling, Manicurist Madge, Ted Mack, Annette & Frankie, The Champs, Don
Adams.
It was Ted Mack's Amateur Hour that introduced Frank Sinatra, Connie Francis, Pat Boone. (UPI)

10 THE PATTI PAGE SHOW (1958)
The Singin' Rage sings the immortal Tennessee Waltz, it doesn't get anny better than this.
Also from her show, Patti croons over that cute little Doggie In The Window. (syndicated)

11 BLOOPERS FROM THE HONEYMOONERS (1957-58)
On live TV: Audrey misses her entrance cue, Jackie's fly is open (watch how brilliantly he improvs).
Jackie slips on the set (happened again at CBS, where he broke his leg) ( Du Mont ) see also ch.30

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& 82,

12 THE CENSORED JERRY LEE LEWIS HERE UNCENSORED! (1957-59)
Goodness, Gracious, Great Balls Of Fire! The' "Killer" smooches his child bride cousin on a filmed
news interview
On stage, he goes wild performing (looks like today's metal rockers). The networks nixed both. (UPI)

13 A TRUE 50's DOO WOP TV CLASSIC(1958)
Rare Clip: The Del Vikings Perform Jitterbug Mary (taped at WOOK-TV Baltimore)
*There's many more classic Doo Wop Originals On The Classic Oldies Video Jukebox below.

14 the original FAMILY AFFAIR (1966)
Brian Keith & Sebastian Cabot sin the last of the sentimental family sitcoms (despite failed 2004
remake_.
An affluent bachelor and his butler uddenly gain custody of adorable orphaned nieces and nephew
(CBS)

15 ALAN FREED'S BIG BEAT DANCE PARTY DANCERS (1959)
Local NYC Ch. 5 Freed show regulars dance and post-payola Alan Freed's parting statement
(Metromedia);
Plus Dick Clark's rigid payola statement to an angry Senate investigator (UPI)

16 THE STEVE ALLEN SHOW (1957)
Steverino's classic rock and roll poetic hate reading of Be Bop A Lula, no apology to Gene Vincent.
Steve snubbed rock, had no rock acts on his show, but then booked them on his shows to get ratings
(NBC).

17 The Inventor Of TV Sketch Comedy ERNIE KOVACS (1954)
Long before SNL, imitated by his contemporaries (Berle, Gleason, Skelton), he was the true inventor
of TV sketch satire.
Ernie's Kovacs; vignettes could have been taped yesterday~still look contemporary, he was a TV
comedy visionary
There are more Ernie Kovacs comedy innovation in our Oldies Television Trivia Quiz, link below.

18 THE RED SKELTON SHOW (1959)
Red as Clem Kaddiddlehoffer going to college, with guests: Reed Haley ("Racket Squad") & Marvin
Kaplan ("Meet Millie")
We included Red's traditional, eye candy June Taylor Dancers' sketch opening and Red laughing at
his own jokes (CBS)

19 ICONS: THE DELINQUENCY RAMPAGE! (COMPILATION, 1957-60)
Hoods, Dolls, Street Fights, Make Out Points & ...Barry Goldwater. "Cool man. Ya dig it? Like, Wow!
Ya square'r sometin?"
This, kids, was how your parent's parents perceived the next out of control, immoral generation (AIP)

20 FATHER KNOWS BEST (1953)
Full Episode of The definitive aspartame family sitcom: Betty & Kathy fued begin over a bathing suit
Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin. (CBS)

21 PETTICOAT JUNCTION (1962)
Bea Bernadette and Edgar Buchanan bring up three perky teenage countrypolitan girls in Hooterville,
at the Shady Rest Hotel; this show was the precursor to Green Acres Toot toot! (CBS)

22OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST BOB MATTHIAS (1956)
1952 Olympic Triathalon Champ Discusses The games & movie debut with mild mannered Herb
Sheldon.


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Sheldon hosted several shows ranging from talk, to teen dance, to Ricky Tick Piano. ( Du Mont )

23 : DANCES OF THE 1950's: THE HAND JIVE (1957)
Teens perform the Hand Jive dance to Johnnie Otis' Willie & The Hand Jive adlib with Rockette
precision ( DuMont )
What do Johnny Otis, Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton & Grease have in common? Read how the Jive
goes on today.

24 GROUCHO MARX YOU BET YOUR LIFE (1959)
Contestants: Then 11 year old Candice Bergen appearing with dad, Edgar; also Groucho's daughter,
Melinda.
Are the dads smarter than the 6th graders? In part 2, Dads join daughters in the quiz. Say the secret
word! (NBC)

25 the original DRAGNET(1959)
The grandaddy of all TV cop shows and the definitive police melodrama with Jack Webb as Sgt. Joe
Friday,
Ben Alexa nder as Officer Frank Smith. Olan Soule as the lab tech. Just the facts, ma'am. (NBC)

26 THE IMMORTAL MUSICAL COMEDY OF VICTOR BORGE 1951
Victor and the symphony orchestra give a new twist to Listz and it is a classic Borge, both a musical
& comedy genius.
Victor Borge's precision piano and satiric talent are as natural as his warmth. (CBS)

27 EDDIE FISHER SINGS A MEDLEY OF HIS BIGGEST HITS 1953
Eddie croons I'm Walking Behind You, Anytime, With These Hands, Oh My Papa on his TV show.
Like the era crooners, Fisher got 15 minutes a week to enthrall fans..and also Liz Taylor & Debbie
Reynolds.. (NBC)

28 ABBOTT & COSTELLO:L WHO'S ON FIRST? 1951
This is the signature Bud Abbot and Lou Costello comedy routine that is often imitated, never
duplicated.
The duo did hosting stints on The Colegate Comedy Hour and Hollywood Palace . (NBC)

29 MORE DANCES OF THE 1950's THE JITTERBUG 1958
It started with Cab Calloway and ended up the most popular moves on American Bandstand, et al.
Here, it becomes the domain of Bill Haley & The Comets' ripping off Little Richards' "Gonna Rip It
Up." (AIP).

30. THE HONEYMOONERS ...IN COLOR! 1969
Ralph & Ed are jailed in Paris , accused of counterfeiting. Ed's escape plan backfires with hilarious
results.
Gleason wanted the show taped by Wometco TV in Miami , Audrey Meadows & Joyce Randolph had
NYC commitments
Shiela Macrae & Jane Kean played wives Alice & Trixie; TV audiences didn't accept the change.
(CBS)

31 THE ORIGINAL FLASH GORDON SERIAL theatres-1939; TV-1960's
Before TJ's doo wop concerts, PBS used Buster Crabbe's Flash Gordon cinema serials rattle the
PBS tin cup.
From Captain Video to Captains Kirk, Picard & Janeway, scifi and space travel was always a TV
niche. (PBS)

32 Full Episode THE LONE RANGER 1955
Hi Ho, Silver! It's the grandaddy of weekly TV western series starring oft masked Clayton Moore.
The Lone Ranger was the top rated #1 of the many Saturday afternoon "thataway" exciting oaters


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Here is the full version of the debut episode, Enter The Lone Ranger Hi, Ho Silver! (syndicated).

33 THE ENDEARING GRIMACES OF EDDIE CANTOR 1952
Hosting The Colegate Comedy Hour, Eddie pantomines a sketch as the hapless victim of a vixen.
A forgotten legend, Cantor's expressive face and singing style warmed the cockles of viewer's
hearts. (NBC)

34 BOBBY DARIN NERVOUSLY HOSTS A BEAUTY CONTEST 1957
Long before having his own weekly show, Bobby's first TV emcee gig, hosting a product hyped
beauty pageant
Uh oh, , what a disaster! The contestant names are mixed up and so are the sponsor's promo lines (
Du Mont )

35 MORE DANCES OF THE 1950's: THE LINDY HOP 1959
From American Bandstand in Phillie, to a Dick Clark special in St. Louis to The Jersey Shore,
everybody was Lindy Hopping to Danny & The Juniors "At The Hop" You can swing it, you can do it
(ABC)
...and there's more Danny & The Juniors, here to stay, on our Classic Oldies Video Jukebox (below)

38 SID CAESAR: YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS 1957
Legendary sketch comedy with co-stars Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner & Howie Morris as "Uncle
Goofy"
doing their classic takeoff on This Is Your Life, also a glimpse of The Timepiece (CBS)

39 HERE COMES TOBOR! 1954
Before Captain Video got a hold of Tobor, little Robbie ran the prequel to "Tobor The Great."
Madison Ave jumped on ship with a cardboard Tobor mask. Don't laugh, they sold. ( Du Mont )

40 THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN 1954
After the animation came TV's live Superman series starring George Reeves and Noel Neill as Lois
Lane
Lois gets is abducted by a gangster, Superman sans Clark Kent saves the damsel in distress. (CBS)

41 THE ADVENTURES OF FLIPPER 1964
Let's get our minds off killer whales and go back to this beloved, adorable dolphin.
Each week this amazing mammal fascinated kids and adults by solving mysteries! (synd.)

42 SPIKE JONES 1951
Spike & the gang of hilarious musical whackies perform their signature "Cocktails For Two."
As you see this wild musical circus, know Spike Jones choreographed the zany antics. (Du Mont)

43 CAPTAIN VIDEO & HIS VIDEO RANGERS 1950
Before Captain Kirk, there was Captain Video chasing those bad guys around the galaxy.
The "Star Trek" of it's time, network program directors made the very same mistake. (Du Mont)

44. THE LIBERACE SHOW 1952
Walter Liberace brought style to candlelight piano music, with, of course, brother George on violin.
This rare clip captures the musical heart and soul of the flamboyant pianist. (Du Mont)

45 MEDIC 1954
First and still best medical drama series. Richard Boone as Konrad Steiner MD.
Still as relevant: prizeighter befelled by Diabetes. This is pioneer medical TV drama. (NBC)

46 THE BIG VALLEY 1965
Outstanding Western series with Barb ara Stanwyck, Lee Majors and Linda Evans
Full episode: "Heritage" Fanatics threaten to blow up the Bartley mine (NBC)


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47 THE ROOTS OF TV BASEBALL 1950-57
Visual newsreel memories of baseball's great early years, featuring a tribute to Jackie Robinson
So relevant now: Robinson broke the color line in baseball, Obama in the US presidency.
(Movietone)

48 Mc HALE'S NAVY 1962
Before cracking up Harvey Korman, Tim Conway was sidekick to Ernest Borgnine on this military
sitcom
View a full half hour episode and watch Tim fall (literally) for a Lt. Commander Nurse. (NBC)

49 HOPALONG CASSIDY 1952
The Saturday afternoon TV Western staple starring William Boyd as frontier vigilante Hoppy.
Of the many Saturday TV matinee oaters, this ranked #2 in ratings. Giddyap! (syndicated)

50 DARK SHADOWS 1966
The first Weekday afternoon TV gothic soap opera, Jonathan Frid as the Vampire Barnaby Collins.
For a brief time, this breakthrough gothic drama out-ranked established serial dramas in ratings.
(ABC)

51 FADS & FANCIES OF THE 50s & 60s
The Hula Hoop, Twist, Palisades Park Beauty Contests, Rock-Ola Juke Box, Ford Thunderbird,
more
set to the music of The Olympics' "Dance By The Light Of The Moon" (edited by CI)

52 I LOVE LUCY 1952
Highlights from TV episodes involving the coming of "Little Ricky" that captured viewer's hearts.
Ricky gets the news during his club performances, he and the Mertzes go frenetic when "it's time".
Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley. (CBS)

53 full episode THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW 1962
You asked for it, here it is, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore with guest Bob Crane (Hogan's Heros .
Dick is directing a community theatre show, Mary sings & dances a vampy Calypso song Ohhh, Rob!
(CBS)

54 THE BEATLES FIRST TELEVISION APPEARANCE 1963
Not yet on Sullivan or in the U.S., the Fab Four debuted "She Loves You" On The Mersey Sound
(BBC)
*There's more Beatles & other British Invasion classics on the Classic Oldies Video Juke Box below.

55 BAT MASTERSON 1958
Gene Barry stars as the debonair Bat Masterson, this episode "The Stampete In Tent City
Guest stars Robert Conrad as the vigilante out to avenge his brother's killer (NBC)

56 MARTY ROBBINS ON THE JOHNNY CASH SHOW 1964
Back in the 60's, Holiday Inn funded half hour shows for Dolly Parton, Bobby Vinton & Marty Robbins
Before his own show aired, Marty sang "El Paso" on Johnny Cash's short lived TV gig (syndicated)

57 FRANK SINATRA SPEAKS CANDIDLY 1954
Would you believe, a humble Frank Sinatra? He speaks openly about the bad years,
gratitude to Bob Hope & his all time favorite movie role (can you guess which one?). (CBS)

59 The Phenomenon STAR TREK TV ON DEMAND 1966-present
Now you don;'t have to sit up and wait until 3AM when stations run Star Trek episodes. Get them
here right now!.
Watch Full Episodes of Star Trek, Star Trek:The Next Generation, Deep Space 9, Voyager,
Enterprise (synd Paramount)
Also a clip of Trek's post cancellation UK placebo, SPACE:1999 w Martin Landau, Batbara Bain

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(ITV).

61 THE LIVE TV FRIDGE COMMERCIAL CATASTROPHE 1954
Poor Westinghouse. If their built in antenna TV fiasco wasn't enough, more flawed, chagrin causing
infamy:
the automatic referigerator door that jammed on this live nationally broadcast commercial. Bet heads
rolled! (CBS)

62 THE ARTHUR GODFREY SHOW 1957
He ridiculed sponsors, fired staff on the air, fixed talent contests and made Godlike demands on
execs, crew;,
yet still got big ratings, ruled corporate airwaves and network, sort of like Oprah does now, sans
chicanery (CBS)

63 BUILDING THE 1958 DODGE 1957
What a retrospect! A TV industrial film goes inside the Dodge automotive plant foundry to finish<.br>
In 1979, Chrysler received a government bailout to make new Dodge cars. Sound familiar?
(commercial).

64 FIGHT CLASSIC: ROCKY MARCIANO vs. JERSEY JOE WALCOTT 1952
Highlights from that historic championship boxing match in Philadelphia September 12, 1952<.br> Of
course you'll see that boffo KO comeback in the 13th round~this is the true Rocky, Sly. (DuMont).
Check out Dynamite Joe Rindone's fights, too, on Oldies Television Ch 79!

65 AND MORE GREAT ICONS OF THE 50's VOL III 1952-59
Richard Nixon's first scandal, John Wayne 's PSA, Marilyn Monroe's Motor Oil, Jimmy Durante's
Schnozz,
George Burns & Gracie Allen, Jack Benny & Dennis Day, Laurel & Hardy, Jackie & Art's "Hello, Ball!"

66 ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS 1959
With a "good evening," came melodramatic thrillers from the Master Of Suspense, Alfred Hitchccock
The man whose big screen movies kept us on the edge of our seats brought the same to small
screens (CBS).

67 SATURDAY NIGHTLIVE~~ BEFORE SNL 1954-58
All Broadcast Live Sat Eves: The Bob Hope Show, The Liberace Show, The Ken Murray Show,
Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis, The Steve Allen Show, The Pat Harrington Show, The Jackie Gleason
Show
Sid Cesar's Your Show Of Shows. Watch many surprises with regulars & guests. (ABC-CBS-
DuMont-NBC).

68 FELIX THE CAT 1959
In 1928, RCA testing Vladimir Zworkyn's iconoscope , Felix The Cat was the first image ever on TV;
Oldies Television's roster would not be complete without Otto Mesmer's historic cartoon icon.
Here is his 1959 Saturday cartoon show with a new, hip updated opening that we can just
ignore.(NBC).

69 THE DONNA REED SHOW 1958
Donna mugs nervously to the camera when daughter, Mary (Shelley Fabares) sings at a school
dance.
The song she sings? "Johnny Angel," of course. Dad (Dr. Stone, Carl Betz) allays Mom's fears.
Full episode soon and check out the Donna Reed Christmas Show below on ch 79 (NBC)
70 full episode THE GOLDBERGS 1952
Gertrude Berg served as executive producer and co-writer as well as star
of this beloved sitcom about the matriarch (Molly) of a middle class Jewish family.
Frank Sutton, who would later be Gomer Pyle's Sarge, guest stars in this episode. (synd.)


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71 LUCILLE BALL & CAROL BURNETT 1965
Two queens of comedy together with Gale Gordon as straight man on "The Lucy Show".
Lucy wants to join Carol on a trip to Palm Springs, they scheme to fool Boss Mooney. (CBS)

72 THE LITTLE RASCALS 1955
The top Saturday morning TV attraction in the 50's was the re-worked MGM "Our Gang Comedies"
This favorite classic episode has Darla wooing Alfalfa rather than vice versa on Valentine Day.
Of course, the other guys would throw a hilarious gremlin in Alfalfa's romantic ballad crooning.
(synd.)

73 full episode HIGHWAY PATROL 1956
Before there was "Book 'em, Dano" in Hawaii, there was "Ten.Four" in California. Brodericj Crawford
starred,
If you think dope smuggling was a thing of the 70's, wait 'til you see this narc bust in the 50's.
(ZIV/MGM synd.).

74 full episode LOST IN SPACE 1966
Danger Will Robinson! The world's first and last outer space sitcom; today, like "Trek," has fan
conventions.
This episode guest stars Mercedes Mc Cambridge (The Exorcist), here as matriarch of alien hillbillies
who grow a "Little Shop of Horrors" intruded upon by Dr Snith (Jonathan Harris) and Will (Bill Muny)
(ABC)

76 BEWITCHED 1966
Wriggle your nose, it's Elizabeth Montgomery as that saucy, sassy, beautiful, bedazzling witch
and Dick York as her befuddled hubbie, Darren (or as Agnes Moorehead would say, "Durwood"
(NBC)

77 I DREAM OF JEANIE 1966
Out of the bottle comes that lusciously capricious Jeanie, Barb ara Eden (blink-blink).
Larry Hagman is her adopted master, Bill Daly is the bewildered buddy (CBS).

79 DYNAMITE JOE RINDONE 1954
Like Rocky Marciano, Joe Rindone was the son of Italian immigrants who rose to boxing glory.
Here is Dynamite Joe in action from the era when boxing was true sportsmanship.
produced by Andrew Bertino. (Vimeo).

80 THE MILTON BERLE SHOW 1957
Featuring Arnold Stang & guest Mickey Rooney; Berle's swan song after 8 Tues. Nite Years.
Bit: Berle wants Gleason like publicity, so he feigns a broken leg for a press conference (NBC)

82 MIKE WALLACE & EDWARD R. MURROW 1952-54
If you thought Mike Wallace was tough on "60 Minutes," wait 'til you see him on the fifties!.
You won't believe what he said to Steve Allen (neither did Allen, most likely), but Kirk Douglas got his
say)
Legendary Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy go at calling the other "un-
American"..(CBS)

Johnny Carson Lie Detector Politician
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKgmScYcK6g&feature=related
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                         100 Learning Web Sites*
(Compiled from 12 months of emails, you may want to keep this.)

Please help me out, some of these web sites go bad, so please copy and
paste them in an email to me so I can correct them. joeisaac@insightbb.com
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WINDOWS 7 SECTION:

Hands on Guide to Windows 7: Lessons 1 thru 10
http://www.pcworld.com/video.html?type=3&catid=2207

http://www.pcworld.com/article/159267/hands_on_guide_to_windows_7_lesso
n_5.html


TOUR WINDOWS 7 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-
us/windows7/products/tour

What is Windows 7? http://windows.microsoft.com/en-
US/windows7/products/what-is?os=winvista

Microsoft, Intel Design Windows 7 to Be Speedy
http://www.pcworld.com/article/168969/microsoft_intel_design_windows_7_to
_be_speedy.html?tk=nl_dnx_h_crawl

Windows 7 Videos: Quick view of Window 7.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/beta-videos.aspx

                          MICROSOFT OFFICE SECTION:

WORD Viewer download http://microsoft-office-word-viewer-
2007.en.softonic.com/

Excel Viewer Download
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1cd6acf9-ce06-
4e1c-8dcf-f33f669dbc3a&DisplayLang=en

PowerPoint Viewer download: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint-
help/install-and-run-powerpoint-viewer-2007-HA010096695.aspx
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OFFICE 2007 DEMOS


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Demos of Word 2007: http://office.microsoft.com/en-
us/word/HA102019531033.aspx

Demos of PowerPoint: http://office.microsoft.com/en-
us/powerpoint/CH100740871033.aspx

Demos of Excel: http://office.microsoft.com/en-
us/excel/CH100740791033.aspx
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OFFICE 2010 WHAT'S NEW:
http://www.microsoft.com/office/make-it-great/en-us/WhatsNew.aspx

SEE WHAT'S NEW IN WORD 2010
http://www.microsoft.com/showcase/en/us/details/353cad6b-400f-44bb-88c3-
ecfaa1b4ad35

SEE WHAT'S NEW IN MICROSOFT EXCEL 2010
http://www.microsoft.com/showcase/en/us/details/d025b8ed-721a-47bf-8b3a-
b104ffd31527

See What's New in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
http://www.microsoft.com/showcase/en/us/details/496b666f-b3bf-481e-a6f2-
b3ecf39fbefb
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Good medical information: http://www.webmd.com/
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WONDERFUL site!!! Once you click on a link (i.e. 10,000 BC to 4000 BC]),
scroll down for the information. http://www.krysstal.com/inventions.html

Tech Terms Computer Dictionary. http://www.techterms.com/
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Free Online Calculators. http://ez-calculators.com/

How stuff works. http://www.howstuffworks.com/
====================

Gadgets: http://wm.microsoft.com/ms/woh/007_sidebargadgets.wmv

Send Pictures in email:
http://wm.microsoft.com/ms/woh/013_picturesemail.wmv
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The Core 2 Duo is more powerful and energy-efficient.
http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2795

A collection of health resources called Yahoo Health. http://health.yahoo.com/

History Windows. http://windows-
funnypics.blogspot.com/2008/06/windows.html

Computer History Museum: www.computerhistory.org

Tech Museum of Innovation: www.thetech.org

U. S. Army Military History: http://ftp.arl.army.mil/ftp/historic-computers/

Smithsonian: www.americanhistory.si.edu/index.cfm

U. S. Library of Congress: www.loc.gov
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Average Temperature and Rainfall for Lexington, KY.
http://www.weather.com/weather/climatology/monthly/USKY1079

DOWNLOAD, UPLOAD, INSTALL, FIREWALL??:
(What do these computer terms mean:)
http://www.worldstart.com/tips/computer-terms/index.htm

Dictionary and Thesaurus and much more. (It will even pronounce the words,
you gotta have this program.) http://www.answers.com/main/product_info.jsp

CIA Fact book. http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html

AARP Webplace Areas of interest for people of all ages, including information
about retirement planning. http://www.aarp.org/

National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institute. Among
others, click on Computers. http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/collections/

SHOPPING ONLINE promotional codes. http://www.couponcabin.com/
http://www.currentcodes.com/ http://www.naughtycodes.com/
http://www.keycode.com/

Hoover Dam: http://www.sunsetcities.com/hoover-dam/faqs-00.html

Puzzling terminology          http://www.whatis.com/

Hold the ALT key while entering the numbers.
Use the keypad on the right side of the keyboard.

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0162 ¢             cents
246 ÷              divided by
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How to Reset Your Net Connection - PC World Video
http://www.pcworld.com/video/id,541-page,1-bid,0/video.html#

Educational sites that will help to keep your kids or grandkids entertained.

1. Teaching younger children how to read:                     http://www.starfall.com/

2. Good for children of any age. Kids.gov, has links for over 1,200 Web sites:
http://www.kids.gov/

3. One of the best homework helper sites. It covers homework related topics
for all ages, including English, math, science, history, art music, technology,
foreign languages, college prep, health, life skills, etc.
http://www.homeworkspot.com/

4. ideas for cooking, planning parties, travel, arts and crafts and lot of games.
http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/kids/

5. Encourage students to publish their science fair papers and videos.
http://www.scivee.tv/

7. Younger children can play games, print out coloring sheets and they can
even create their own book. http://www.seussville.com/lb/home.html

8. Children can compose and play their own music.
http://www.creatingmusic.com/

9. Kids can play endless electronic math games.
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/multiplication-fc.htm

10. Perfect search engine for grade school aged kids. This search engine
features over 600 sources and with it, you can search under different themes
and subjects.    http://www.kidsclick.org/
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UK fans website.         http://www.aseaofblue.com/

If you need a zip code go to: http://www.semaphorecorp.com/cgi/form.html

NEED HELP??


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JOE'S BEST TIPS: http://www.ckcs.org/joetips.pdf
http://computertips2009.blogspot.com/

PC MAGAZINE: http://www.pcmag.com/category2/0,1738,28,00.asp

SMART COMPUTING:
http://www.smartcomputing.com/techsupport/default.aspx?

ASK.com : http://www.ask.com/#subject:ask|pg:1

KIM KOMANDO: http://www.komando.com/

WORLD START: http://www.worldstart.com/

PC WORLD: http://www.pcworld.com/              http://www.pcworld.com/video.html
=======================

TIPS for Senior Citizens: http://www.firstgov.gov:80/Topics/Seniors.shtml

INTERNET EXPLORER time saver, if your web address is has a .com ending,
like http://www.gm.com, all you have to do in type gm into the address
space and do Control Enter on the keyboard and it will fill in the rest. It only
works on .com.

Belarc Advisor is Free and it's great.
Belarc will tell you exactly what is inside a your computer. After you
download and run it, you get a report that includes the computer's
components (CPU, motherboard, RAM, adapters, cards, etc.), make and
model, and all the software installed on the system, complete with license
numbers. http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

Browse Demos by Product. http://office.microsoft.com/en-
us/help/FX100485311033.aspx

====================

The normal display of Word toolbars:

1. TITLE BAR
2. MENU BAR
3. STANDARD TOOLBAR
4. FORMATTING TOOL BAR
5. RULER.
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Audacity converts cassette tapes to CDs.


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http://easynews.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/audacity/audacity-win-
1.2.3.exe

Yellow Pages and White Pages.      http://www.hotsheet.com/

If you want to know you IP number. www.whatismyip.com

Call a company and talk to a human. If you click on their phone number if will
bring up their web page. http://www.gethuman.com/
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Take a tour of Internet Explorer 8:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/tour/default.aspx

Videos for Internet Explorer 8:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/videos.aspx

Yellow Pages, White Pages, Reverse Lookup. http://www.anywho.com/
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Healthfinder:
The US Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies
developed Healthfinder as a portal to reputable sites, self-help groups, and
information. Here's how to use the site: http://www.healthfinder.gov/
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Houses for Sale in our area and you can check on anyone's house:
http://www.zillow.com/homes/map/413-Southridge-Drive,-40505_rb/
http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1706-Blue-Ridge-Dr-Lexington-KY-
40505/77559536_zpid
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THE LIFE MAGAZINE archive was posted online by Google.
The archive dates back to the 1860s but mostly covers the 20th century with
never-before-seen images of any historic topic you can dream up. Marilyn
Monroe, NASA missions, JFK's assassination, past Olympics, surfing in the
1960s and on and on are all available for browsing. It's a fascinating look back
through history. http://images.google.com/hosted/life
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                             Google Earth:
Google Earth Tutorials:
http://earth.google.com/userguide/v4/tutorials/index.html



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Google Navigating on the Earth:
http://earth.google.com/userguide/v4/tutorials/navigating.html

Google User guide: http://earth.google.com/userguide/v4/
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A good search engine site.           http://www.el.com/

Computer in the year 2020.
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/891508/computers_in_2020/
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Last November, Google began providing dozens of historical photos
appearing over the years in Life Magazine.

You can find dozens of photos here hosted by The Denver Post:
http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2008/11/24/life-images-hosted-by-google/
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5 Great Microsoft Web Services You Probably Don't Use Microsoft is so often
the behemoth everyone loves to hate that people overlook the stuff it does
right. We tried its newer Web services and found five gems.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/159413/article.html?tk=nl_wbxnws

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Corrupt or Missing .dll file. http://www.dll-files.com/
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NEAT WAY TO BUY OR SELL !

CRAIGS LIST; Everywhere: http://www.craigslist.org/about/sites.html

CRAIGS LIST; Lexington, Ky. only: http://lexington.craigslist.org/
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Charles Babbage's Difference Engine: The First Computer – PC World Video:
http://www.pcworld.com/video/id,792-page,1-bid,0/video.html?tk=nl_esxvid
Word 2003 http://www.customguide.com/pdf/word-quick-reference-2003.pdf
Word 2007 http://www.customguide.com/pdf/word-quick-reference-2007.pdf
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Find out about email Hoaxes: http://www.snopes.com/

Top 25 Hottest Urban Legends. http://www.snopes.com/info/top25uls.asp
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Confusing Words
Do you know the difference between "affect" and "effect"? How about
"affluent" and "effluent"? If these-or any other words-are confusing to you,
this site can help. At Confusing Words: http://www.confusingwords.com/
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Clean Everything              http://www.howtocleananything.com/
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TRY IT YOU'LL LIKE IT!

Stocks (Google Stuff)
Put a stock symbol in Google. For example, to view information for Microsoft
or Intel, you would type in msft and it will bring up Microsoft or intc and it
will bring up Intel.
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Definitions: (Google Stuff)
Type         Define        and any word you wish to know, like Define computer it
is amazing.
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Daily Fun Site: Phrases

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. It's better to light a candle than
curse the darkness. These are phrases we've probably all heard of and a lot of
us use. Did you know there was a site you could go to in order to find out
about their origins and histories?

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/index.html
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Tutorials on Outlook Express, FrontPage, PowerPoint, and Office.
http://www.actden.com/

When you click on a file with an extension like .doc Windows knows
to open Microsoft Word. Windows knows what program to open by the
file extension.          FOR A FULL LIST OF FILE EXTENSIONS:
http://www.uktsupport.co.uk/reference/fext/fextidx.htm
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UK basketball news site: www.spams-ukwildcatbasketball.com
----------------------------------

Other Basketball sites: http://www.ukathletics.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentucky_Wildcats_men's_basketball

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Transferring audio from cassettes to your computer:
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/ef5e07e7-d2b8-4fb5-
9b40-3c12d940eb031033.mspx
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Test your Geography skills..
http://www.rethinkingschools.org/just_fun/games/mapgame.html
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COMPARING THE VALUE OF A DOLLAR

If you spent $1000 on a wedding in 1945, how much would you
have to spend today for the same wedding.
http://www.eh.net/ehresources/howmuch/dollarq.php
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Windows to the Universe
Learn about our planet, the solar system we live in, astronomy and the universe. You
also learn about Space Weather, Space Missions, Myths, Art-Books-Film, History &
People, Geology, Life, Physics, and Images & Multimedia about Space.
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/
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  States and Capitals                http://50states.com/
This site is really simple to navigate. You can either choose the state from the
list, choose the state from the state map, or choose the capital from the
capital map.
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Explore our list of the top 20 achievements and learn how
engineering shaped a century and changed the world.
http://www.greatachievements.org/
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 100 Questions and Answers.*
(Compiled from 12 months of emails.)
Please help me out, some of these web sites go bad, so please copy and
paste them in an email to me so I can correct them. joeisaac@insightbb.com

Q. How do I get to Device Manager to see if my hardware is operating
properly? (Disk drives, Sound, USB ports, monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, etc.)

A. In XP, Start, Control Panel (classic view), System, Hardware, Device
Manager.

In Vista and Windows 7: Start, Control Panel (classic view), Device Manager.
Or and this is a great thing about Vista and Windows 7, just type Device
Manager in the Start Search blank.
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Q.   After installing IE #8 there is no longer a top "tool bar" where there is
"file---edit---view---insert---"etc with their corresponding drop down windows.

A.    Open IE then:
RIGHT CLICK on an empty space on your Tool Bar and click on Menu Bar and
the "file---edit---view---insert---"etc should appear and solve your problem.
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Q. Happy New Year Thanks for helping me with my camera Now I need your
help on how to clean my desktop I got so many junk folders I am trying to
make my computer neat looking for 2009 Thanks.

A. 1. Right Click on each folder that you don't need and click on Delete

2. Right click on your Desktop, click on New, Folder, name it Misc. Now left
click and drag the folders that you don't use much into it.

3. 2 rows of icons on the Desktop is plenty, more is self-defeating. (Good
advice, but few listen.)
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Q. I have been reading up and web scanning for digital projectors. I am
thinking of buying one for local shows. Can you point me to someone in the
society that knows about them?

A. I have an EPSON PowerLite S1 at CompUSA 12 5 03, paid $1000 for it and
got a $200 gift certificate. It has 1200 lumens and 400 to 1 contrast.


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You can buy projectors now over 2000 lumens, more contrast and get a free
screen for around $600 on sale.

I have used mine for my family, my High School reunion at the Springs Inn,
the Kiwanis Club, the regional meeting of the DAR at the Marriott, the National
DAR meeting at the Radisson Hotel Ballroom with 8 or 9 hundred people
attending. (they made a $200 donation to CKCS)

You might also contact Jerry Heaton, Ben Rice, Buddy Maples, and Paul
Stackhouse about a projector.
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Q. Joe What printed computer magazines do you get?

1. SMART COMPUTING (This is the best one.)
2. PC WORLD
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Q. Sometimes I get an error number, how do I find out what it means?

A. Put the error number in Google or BING and most of the time it will tell
you.
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Q.    I forgot how to find "defrag". Can you help me? Thanks,

A. Click on MY COMPUTER, then Right Click on the C drive, click on
Properties, then Tools, then Defrag.
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Q.  I have many old floppy disks that I would like to throw away. Please
advise the best way to do this.

A. If they have important information on them I reformat them, then I pry them
open and take my scissors and cut them, then just put them in my regular
garbage bag with my regular garbage.
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Q. I don't understand the new processor chip names or the power they have?

A. We had Pentium M, Pentium 4 now we have Dual Core. There are 2
processors in one chip and they are 40% faster, and 40% more energy-efficient.
And have 291 million transistors.
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Q. Some of us check our mail at home and work, how do you leave your pop3
mail on the server.

A. In Windows Live Mail, Go to Tools, Accounts, double click on Mail like
(mail.insightbb.com) click on Advanced, check, Leave a copy of message on
server.

Also you may select, 1. Remove from Server after XX days, 2. Remove from
Server when deleted from 'Deleted Items.'
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Q. I have a question, if someone sent me a e-mail with say 5 pictures and I
only wanted to forward one picture in that e-mail to someone else, is that
complicated to do?

A. Click on Forward, then right click on the photos you want to eliminate, then
click on Cut, and they will disappear.
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Q. We're on a web page and there is no print icon?
A. Try Control P.   Response: It worked.
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Q. I was so sorry to have missed this SIG, but snow in the country was not
nice. I have successfully made a movie/slide show and I got it burned to a
DVD-RW. My question is, once it on the DVD can the timing of the slide show
be slowed down or do I have to redo it on the computer and then re-burn it?

A. Congratulations on doing the Movie Maker. Any changes must be done on
the computer. You will have to redo and reburn.
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Q. What is the best way to get rid of Temporary Files.

A. Go to Start, My Computer, RIGHT CLICK on your C drive, click on
Properties and on the lower right, click on DISK CLEANUP.

Response: Thanks, I did it and think it worked.
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Q. What is Windows Explorer?

A. Windows Explorer is a file manager, it contains all your files and folders
and drives.
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Q. How do I add to the Windows 7 Send To menu.

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A. Click the Start button and type shell:sendto in the search box, hit Enter.
The Send To folder opens. Click on File, New, Shortcut. Browse until you find
the program and click on it.
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Q. What is difference between RAM and ROM?

A. RAM (random access memory), runs your programs, but disappears when
computer is turned off.

ROM stands for Read Only Memory. It is permanent and uses instructions it
needs to boot up every time you hit the power button. ROM also works
closely with the BIOS or Basic Input/Output System.
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Q. I want to keep a couple of my own pictures in the Desktop list but they
keep disappearing.

From Barry Breeze:
In XP all you need to do is locate the folder that holds the images in the list that
comes up when you select properties for the desktop... then place the desired jpg
image in that folder.
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Q. How do I put Web Site Shortcut on my Desktop?

A. Go to File, Send, Shortcut to Desktop.
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Q. Where are the AutoCorrect Options?

A. Click the Office Button, Word Options, Proofing.

Q. Joe I just received your email and it is in color. I would like to print it in
black rather than using color ink. Is there a quick fix?

A. Go to File, Print, Preferences, and select Print Color Images in Black and
White.
======================= =======================

Contrary to what you have been told over and over, it is a good idea to
unsubscribe to spam you receive.

They know your email address is OK when it was not returned to them.



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Some of the spammers make it easy to unsubscribe and some make it hard,
but it is worth it to unsubscribe.
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Q. What would you do if someone is using your screen name to send junk
emails? I got this DELIVERY STATUS notice this morning -- and of course I
would not be sending any WIDE LIST OF POPULAR MEDICATION AT
CHEAPEST PRICES to anyone –

A. I get these every once in a while, as far as I know there is nothing you can
do about it.
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Q. I want to forward some email without the >>,s at the start of each line of
type. I know you published something on this some time back but I can't find
it.
 Could you tell me again how to delete those >>'s? Thanks,

A. ECLEAN: (Send clean legible emails to your friends.) ECLEAN is a
shareware program that will remove the arrows >>>> and restructure
sentences from your email. Use it free for 4 weeks and if you like it send the
guy $10. I love it and use it all the time. Take the time to set it up, it is worth it.
To Install, put the CD I gave you into the D drive, click on Eclean, then click on
eClean.exe and follow instructions. It will put an icon in your Taskbar tray. If
you wish to download eClean from the Internet go to:
http://www.jd-software.com/eClean2000/

To use Eclean:
1. Click on Forward on the email you wish to correct.
2. Then highlight the portion of the message you want to clean, place the
cursor on the left top of the items you wish to highlight and drag the cursor
down thru the items until the color changes, then it is highlighted.
3. Then do Control C (to copy), then right click the Eclean icon in the Taskbar,
click on Clean Clipboard.
4. Now do Control V (to paste) and it will replace the arrows and reformat the
text.
To replace the email address you wish to remove, highlight them and hit the
delete key on your keyboard.
To configure Right Click on the Eclean Icon on the Taskbar, click on
Programs Options, Cleaning Options, then unclick the top option Display
Task Selection Window prior to cleaning a document.
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Q. I am unable to make a print copy of an email and something from
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The computer says: Windows cannot print due to a problem with the current
printer setup. Check the printer by printing a test age from Windows. Make
sure the printer is on and on line. Reinstall the printer driver

A: Go to Start, Control Panel, Devices and Printers and and see if your printer is
the default. It will have a check mark.
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Class Questions:
Q. I have Office 2007, I email documents and the recipients can't open them,
why?

A. Because most people do not have Office 2007, there is an option in the
program that lets you save the documents in Word 97- 2003 and you can
make it your default.

Open Word 2007, click on the big Office button at the top left, at the bottom
click on Word Options, on the left, click on Save, at the top blank use the
down arrow and select Word 97-2003 Document (.doc), then at the bottom
click O.K.
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Q. Is there any way to send an entire contacts list to someone in a email or as
an attachment?

A. If you both are using Windows Mail.

Open Windows Mail, File, Export, Windows Contacts, select CSV ( Comma
separated Value), Export, Browse, name file, select options. Name, email
address, City, State, etc.

When finished go to your documents and find the file, RIGHT CLICK on it,
Send To, Mail Recipient.
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Q. How do I activate my print screen key. Thanks again for your assistance.

A. When you hit Prt Scr, the clipboard takes a picture of the whole monitor
screen, Do Control V to paste it into Word, WordPad, or Paint.

ADVANCED !!!
If you hold the Alt key down and hit the PrintScrn key the clipboard takes a
picture of the active window only. Control V to paste it into Word, WordPad or
Paint.

Response: Thanks! You've done it again! Both ways worked. You're the
greatest! Thanks again!

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(Once you get to VISTA or Windows 7, you'll find the Snipping Tool, which is a
giant step over Print Screen.)
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Suggestion: Don't buy ink cartridges in advance, in fact when your
printer says you are getting low on ink, wait until you run out, then
buy a fresh, new cartridge.
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Q. I received an email with an attachment and could not open it.

A. To open an attachment you must have the program that can open it. Say
you get an attachment with a .pps file extension, and you don't have the
PowerPoint program on your computer, you cannot open it. However
Microsoft has free viewers for WORK, EXCELL, and POWERPOINT. Here is
the one for PowerPoint:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=048dc840-14e1-
467d-8dca-19d2a8fd7485&displaylang=en
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Q. My XP Movie Maker is corrupted what should I do, I don't want to lose my
data I have in Movie Maker?

A. When you saved your data, it saved it outside of the program, but if I had
any doubt, I would save the data to a CD, DVD or Flash drive, then Uninstall
and Reinstall Movie Maker.
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If you're going to make a slide show, Microsoft's free Movie Maker is the best.
You can incorporate, movies, photos, music, text and it is easy to use and
you can download Movie Maker from www.Microsoft.com You can also make
a DVD with it.
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When you are having problems, the first play you should go is Google or
Bing. No matter the problem, if it is Word, Outlook Express, Internet Explorer.

I can find it quicker in Google and Bing than in Microsoft itself.
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Q. What about highlighting and printing?

A. If you highlight certain portions of a page on the Internet, or an email
message, or a WORD document and go to FILE, PRINT, on the left side you


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have an option SELECTION This option will only print what you have
highlighted.
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Q. That’s it! I knew it was an easy fix if I could just find the damn thing again.
It is in the task bar. Now maybe you can help with underline. I use outlook
and it has started with underline when I begin a new email. It even did it when
I began this reply. Any thoughts?

A. Open Windows Live Mail, click on Tools, Options, Compose, on the right,
click on the top Font Setting, then uncheck Underline then click OK, OK.
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Q. Every day I get a ton Junk mail. I delete them and block them but it comes
back the next day I bet I get about 20 of those if you could help me on this I
would appreciated it.

A. At the bottom of most of the emails, you can unsubscribe, this is what I do,
and it works most of the time.

In Windows Live Mail, while viewing a piece of Junk Mail go to Actions, Junk
email and make a selection.
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Q. How do I fix fonts for my emails.

A. For Windows Live Mail: Open your email program, click on Tools, Options,
Compose, Font settings. Select a Font, Size, Style, Color, and click on OK. I
have mine set on Arial, Bold, 12, Black.
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S I G N A T U R E S in your email:

Q. Is it possible to have an auto signature in yahoo email?

In Windows Live Mail, click on Tools, Options, Signature. Type in your
Signature then check the box Add signatures to all outgoing messages.
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Q. I have information that I need to include in emails that I send out, like my
name, address, etc. Is there a way to make this info come up each time I write
an e-mail?

A. Yes. Window Live Mail, Click on Tools, Options, Signatures and follow
instructions. This saves a Hugh amount of time and has no mistakes.

I use this:

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Kindest regards,

Joe Isaac
414 Southridge Drive
Lexington, Ky. 40505-1532

859 299 6464
joeisaac@insightbb.com

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Q. How do you set the default for font, font style, size, and color in Windows
Live Mail.

A. Open the email program, at the top click on Tools, Options, Compose, Font
Settings, make your selections and click OK.
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Q. How do you keep photos in order?

A. Right click on the Photo, click on Rename, and put a 1. In front of the name.
The next photo put a 2. And so on.
In XP, click on View then Arrange icons by Name or Refresh.
(if them come up in reverse order, just click on Name at the top.) In Vista and
Windows 7 in will automatically put them in order.
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Q. How do you delete an email?

A. Highlight the email and hit the delete key on your keyboard. This puts the
email in the Deleted Items Folder, every day or so you should Right Click on
the Deleted Items Folder, then left click on Empty "Deleted Items" Folder.
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Q. My email program is jammed up because I tried to send a large file and it is
still in the Outbox.

A. Click on Outbox, highlight the large file, and hit the delete key on the
keyboard.
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Q. How do you save a photo from an email or web site?




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A. Right Click on the photo and left click Save Photo As…At the top see
where it is saving it, it should save in My pictures in XP and Pictures in Vista.
At the bottom right click on Save.
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If you want to read USA TODAY free: http://usatoday.com/

Q. How do you embed sound in an email? (Tough Question)

A. Open Windows Live Mail, click on New, Format, Background, then click on
Sound, Browse to Joe's Tips, click on #3 122 sounds, click on the Midi
Folder. (If you click on the folder and they don't show up, at the bottom right,
click on the down arrow and select Midi files.) Select the song you want and
click OK. It should start playing immediately.

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Q. How do I increase the size of my font in Windows 7?

A. Right click on your desktop and choose Personalize. Then on the bottom
left side, click on the Display and select a size. When you're all finished, click
OK.
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Q. I'm getting a black screen asking for the time and date, what's up?

A. Your CMOS battery needs replacing This battery usually lasts 5 years or
more. Staples will do it for $30 and $4 for the battery.

CMOS is an acronym for Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor.

This simple form of memory on a computer motherboard needs a battery
about the size of a quarter. The CMOS holds user customizable information.
Items such as passwords, the time, the date and drive configurations. CMOS
is also known as BIOS Memory. For more info, click on web site below:

http://www.helium.com/items/914494-what-is-a-cmos-battery-and-what-does-it-do
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Q. How do I put my Windows 7 computer in sleep mode.

To do this automatically:
Type Power Options in the Start Search Box, click on Change plan settings
Use the down arrows to set Turn off Display for 10 minutes, Put the computer
to sleep set for 15 minutes,

You can manually put it to sleep by clicking on Start, and click on the first
arrow after the Start Search blank.
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Q. I thought you gave us a website to get individual houses on street site plus
property evaluation? Is that right? I am hoping you still have it? I need to look
up my own property. I used to have a site, now it is obsolete.

A. This site has a wealth of information about your Fayette County home.
http://www.fayettepva.com/Search/GenericSearch.aspx?mode=Address

Once you put your address in, you will have owner, lot size, etc. On the left
you can click on Values and get the appraisal on your house
over the years, also a Photo.
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Q. Do you run Register repair programs? (7 20 09)

A. No, I don't use any registry repair programs and generally discourage their
use. They often cause more problems than they create, and even when
cleaned, a "repaired registry" often sees minimal if any performance gains.

Often programs such as this are also Trojans that lead to other spyware or
malware once installed.

I can't speak for this one in particular you have included, but I would include it
in my "don't install it" category unless you have some other compelling
reason to.

Hope this helps!

Matthew Snoddy, MCSE
Network Therapists, Inc.
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The computer people at Office Depot and the Geek squad at Best Buy have
the same opinion.
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Q. Joe, I now have a new computer and want to set my e-mail account with
the font and size that you use. I cannot fine it on your letters that I have
saved. Really would appreciate this info. Thanks,

A. In Windows Live Mail, go to Tools, Options, Compose, click on the Mail
Font setting, then Arial, Bold, 12 pt, OK.
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Q. I lost that email that had All My Favorites on it, please send it to me.

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A. http://www.allmyfaves.com/
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Q. How do I convert a music file to MP3?

A. Open Windows Media Player, click the down arrow of the Tab RIP, then
click Format, MP3. Now put your music cd in and RIP them.

If your music is already in a file on your computer, then google: Free audio
file converter.
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Q. If you install the new Windows Media Player 12 should you delete
Windows Media Player 11 first.

A. No, do not delete Windows Media Player 11 because it has all your songs
and settings on it, just install 12 over 11.
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Q. How much space does Windows 7 use compared with previous versions of
Windows?

A. Approximate Hard Drive Space Needed:
DOS 6.22                                 6MB
Windows 98                             321MB
Windows XP                             1.3GB
Windows Vista                            9GB
Windows 7                  64 bit       20GB     32 BIT 16 GB
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Q. How can I print a Test Page on my printer?

A. In Windows 7 and Lexmark printer S605 Type Printers in the Start Search
blank, hit Enter on your keyboard, left click on your default Printer (the one
with a check mark), left click on Print Test Page.
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Create a web page shortcut:
While on in Internet Page, go to File, click on Send, then select:
Page by E-mail
Link by E-mail
Shortcut to Desktop
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Q. Do you accept any and all Microsoft Windows Update automatically to
your computer?
A. Yes.
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Q. Sometimes I get an error number, how do I find out what it means?

A. Put the error number in Google or BING and most of the time it will tell
you.
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Q. I'm bored with my Mouse Pointer and Hour Glass, how can I change them?

A. Type Mouse in the Start search box, click on POINTERS, Browse and find
the one you want.

Same as above only after you click on Pointers, click on Working in the
Background, Browse. Do the same for Busy.
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Q.   I'm having trouble reading the tiny print on a few of my favorite web sites.
Is there a way to change that to larger print? Rolling over it with alt or control
key down doesn't help.

A. Hold the Control Key down and use the wheel on your mouse.
=============== ===============

Computer monitors generally display 72 dpi (dots per inch). Some go as high
as 96 dpi. These numbers affect quality. This isn't a whole lot of dots (or
pixels). In comparison, you need 300 dpi to get a good photo print.
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Q. I don't know how it happened but my e-mail screen is on the right side of
my screen and I am unable to move it to the proper area. I've tried to drag it
and no luck. Somehow, I think it happened with my mouse through my
carelessness. Could you help me PLEASE???? Thank you so much.

A. Put your cursor on the top blue part of the window, left click and drag to
the left, in the upper right hand corner click on the box, it is next to the X. Let
me know if this works.

It worked. Thank you so much. You're better than Microsoft.
Merry Christmas.
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Q. I have 2 questions: 1: is there anyone in CKCS who teaches/covers in a
SIG------faxing to and from a computer, and the software needed?

2: I have downloaded some pictures from a trip and some are short movie
clips and the extension is .mov and I cannot open them to show. Is there a
way to get that done? I have Vista. Thanks so much.

A. I don't know about the Fax thing, you might Google it. .mov is a Quick Time
file extension you need to install the free QuickTime 7 with ITunes.

Download:      http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/

Response: Yes, just did it and it worked just fine. I do thank you.
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Q. Is there a short way to complete a .com web address?

A. Yes, a great one. Like if you want to go to http://usatoday.com/ just type in
usatoday     Do Control Enter and it will fill in the rest.

Another good Web Site: YAHOO NEWS                 http://news.yahoo.com/

Now if you want it in your Favorites just do Control D.
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Q. What is the best way to get rid of Temporary Files.

A. Go to Start, My Computer, RIGHT CLICK on your C drive, click on
Properties and on the lower right, click on DISK CLEANUP.

Response: Thanks, I did it and think it worked.
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Q. When I send documents out in Word 2007 nobody can open them.

A. Even though I use Word 2007, I save it in Word 97-2003, most people can
open this. I made this my default.

Open Word 2007, on the top left, click on the round Office button, at the
bottom click on Word Options, on the left click on Save, in the top box, Save
files in this format: use the down arrow and select Word 97 - 2003 Document
(.doc) then click OK.

Response:
Works great. Wish I had known that earlier, would have saved much
frustration. Thank you Joe.
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WORD TIP: Editing a Document. BIG DEAL

Shift + F5 will take you back to the previous 3 points of editing and then if
used again, it will return you to where you started).

Highlight the words, do Shift + F3 and it will change from: HELLO DOLLY to
hello dolly to Hello Dolly
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MP3 is at the top of the audio compression format. With MP3 compression
you can condense a music CD to about 1/12 its original size.

MP3 is to music as .jpg is to Photos.
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Everyone should do this it saves time and your finger.

Q. JOE, How do I go from Double Click to Single click? (I use Single Click, it
saves time and a sore index finger.)

A. Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel and click on Folders Options and in
the bottom section select Single Click.

Also click on Underlined icon titles only when I point at them. Then click OK.
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Q. What is Windows Explorer?

A. Windows Explorer is a file manager, it contains all your files and folders
and drives.

From here you can Copy, cut, create, delete, find, move, save,
shortcut, zip and unzip Files.
Q: I've heard you talk about turning off computers every night for safety and
to save electricity, but what about printers? Do those need to be turned off as
well?

A: If you're not going to do a lot of printing, turn the printer off, it saves drying
out the print heads and a little electricity.

Most ink cartridges have some sort of a capping mechanism that saves the
head from any outside air that may come through when the printer is turned
off.
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To setup or remove a password in go to the User Accounts.
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Q. How do you configure AutoPlay?

A. In VISTA: Type in AutoPlay into the Start Search box, hit Enter, make your
selections, then at the bottom click on Save.

A. In XP: From Laurie Barnett and Harold Washburn.
Go to Start, My Computer, Right click on the drive, click on Properties,
AutoPlay, make your selections, then click OK.
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Q. How do I subscribe to WorldStart?

A. On the left side of this web site you can subscribe to several of their
newsletters and jokes:

http://www.worldstart.com/

To Unzip a file: Just click it.

(A lot of downloads from the Internet now end in .exe which is a self-
extracting file and will open itself.
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How to copy the TIPS 2010 CD to your Computer.
Put the Disk in the Drive, select the Windows Explorer option Drag the TIPS
2009 Folder to your Desktop and in about 3 minutes if will be installed. Now
give the Disk to a friend.
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The question came up will the free recording program, Audacity, does records
as well as tapes. Yes. It is a great program for putting your records and tapes
on a CD. The program and instructions are on the TIPS 2010 CD.
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Q. I have a 3+year old Dell with XP. My main concern is that
occasionally it makes a whining noise. I've always heard when your unit starts
whining, you're about to be in big trouble.

A. Usually when your computer starts making noise, the fans, or the hard
drive may be going bad.




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If it is the fans, have them replaced, but if it is the Hard Drive, please do not
spend any money on a computer this old. Please back up all important data in
case it does go bad.

Q. Where to get rid of old computers.
I have an old computer (still works), two monitors, two printers and a scanner
all in working order. Is there a recycling place or what? Thanks

A. The city has a facility on Versailles Road that accepts old computers,
monitors, etc. Dial 311 for Info.

======================= =======================

 If a site is secure the first part of its Web address will read https rather than
http. And a lock will show at the bottom of the window.
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Q. What is difference between RAM and ROM?

A. RAM (random access memory), runs your programs, but disappears when
computer is turned off.

ROM stands for Read Only Memory. It is permanent and uses instructions it
needs to boot up every time you hit the power button. ROM also works
closely with the BIOS or Basic Input/Output System.
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Q. Sometimes I click on something on a Web Site and it install a program.
How do I find it and get rid of it?

A. Go to Start, Control Panel, on the top Right click on view and select small
icons. Now click on Programs and Features, Right Click on the program, click
on Uninstall.
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Q. Joe, I've forgotten how to change something that is on my Desktop from
say a folder or envelope to something more in line with the subject matter. I
did this before with a video and changed the folder to a CD disk on the
Desktop. Would you please tell me how to do it? Thanks,

A. To change a shortcut icon on your desktop, Right Click the icon, left click
Properties, at the top click on Shortcut, then near the bottom click on change
Icon.

To change a Folder on your Desktop, Right Click the icon, left click
Properties, at the top click on Customize then near the bottom click on
change Icon.

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Response: Thanks so much Joe, that did it. Also thanks for telling me how to
do it for a shortcut as well as a folder.
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How to copy the TIPS 2010 CD to your Computer.
Put the Disk in the Drive, select the Windows Explorer option
Drag the TIPS 2010 Folder to your Desktop and in about
3 minutes if will be installed. Now give the Disk to a friend.
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Quick way to see your Desktop:

Hold the Windows key (the one with Windows logo) on your keyboard down +
D. Repeat and you're back where you were.
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Q. I want to keep a couple of my own pictures in the Desktop list but they
keep disappearing.

From Barry Breeze:
In XP all you need to do is locate the folder that holds the images in the list that
comes up when you select properties for the desktop... then place the desired jpg
image in that folder.
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Q. How do I put Web Site Shortcut on my Desktop?

A. Go to File, Send, Shortcut to Desktop.
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Q. I deleted the Vista Recycle Bin by mistake, how do I get it back.

A. Right Click the Desktop, click Personalize, on the left click on Change
desktop icons, put a check mark in Recycle Bin and click OK.
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Q. What is AMD mean?

A. There are 2 Companies that manufacture processor chips.

AMD: Advanced Micro Devices: http://www.amd.com/us-en/ and

INTEL:
http://www.intel.com/products/processor_number/eng/chart/core2duo.htm



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Use to when you bought a computer they told you it was a certain GHz now
you have to dig to find out what you are buying.

My old Desktop has Intel at 2.40 GHz and 2 GB RAM, My new Laptop has Intel
at 2.13 GHz and has 4 GB RAM and it is DDR3.

Most people with XP have a one processor chip, with Windows 7 and Vista
you need 2 Processor chips, which are 40% faster and uses 40% less power.
Dual Core is here and Quad Core is on the way.

In addition to your processor chip speed, you should have at least 4 GB of
RAM.
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Q. How do you get Google's AutoFill to work all the time?

A. It doesn't work all the time, the web site must allow it to work. It works
most of the time.
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Q. Do you think it is a good idea to use a screen saver?

A. It is a terrible idea, it uses electricity, wears out your monitor and hard
drive and the fan pulls dust thru your computer.

Use Power Options. Go to Start, Control Panel, Power Options and set the
monitor for 10 minutes and the Hard Drive 15 minutes.
Still better when leaving your XP computer click on Start, Turn Off Computer,
Stand By. In Windows 7 and Vista, click on Start, near the bottom click on the
arrow, then sleep. When you move the mouse or hit a key it will wake up.
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Q. When you make a change the dialog box has 2 options OK and Apply,
which do you use or do you use both.

A. If you click on Apply, it makes the change and the dialog box stays there
for you to use to make other changes.

If there are no other changes click on OK, it makes the change and the dialog
box disappears.
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Q. What is happening when I highlight a word or paragraph?

A. A vague mini toolbar appears, when you put your cursor on it, it appears
brighter, with it you can change the font, size, color, BOLD, etc. (I really like
this feature.)

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Q. Where are the AutoCorrect Options?

A. Click the Office Button, Word Options, Proofing.
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Q. How do you Compare two documents?

A. In Word 2003 open the old document, choose Compare and Merge
Documents from the Tools menu, and select the new document.

In Word 2007 choose Compare | Compare from the Review ribbon and select
both the old and the new document.
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Q. How do you shrink a document by one page?

A. If Print Preview reveals a skimpy last page, click the Shrink to Fit (Word
2003) or Shrink One Page button (Word 2007). Don't like the results? Just
press Ctrl-Z to Undo.
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Q. How do you change the Font on Envelopes and Labels

A. In Office 2007, click on Mailings, Envelopes, RIGHT click in the address
section and click on Font.
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Q. I have Word 2003, how do I open a document from Word 2007, a .docx file.

A. To open Microsoft Office Word 2007 .docx files with Microsoft Office Word
2003, Word 2002, or Word 2000, you need to install the Microsoft Office
Compatibility Pack for 2007 Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint File Formats
and any necessary Office updates. By using the Compatibility Pack for the
2007 Office system, you can open, edit some items, and save Office Word
2007 documents in previous versions of Word.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HA100444731033.aspx

Q. How do I just click on a Hyperlink?

A. Open Word 2007, click on the Office Button, at the bottom click on Word
Options, Advanced, and uncheck, Use Ctrl + click to follow hyperlink. It is the
fourth item down.
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Q. How do I get rid of Read Only in Word?

A. Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Open. Browse to the file
and right-click it. Click Properties, and then clear the Read-Only check box.
Reopen the file.
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Q. You have given us with many, many helpful hints. One of the better ones is
highlighting a portion of a document or website and then only printing the
highlighted section. Is there a way to make multiple highlights on one
document? Thanks

A. In Word 2007:

First, open a word document near the top left, click on the down arrow next to
Clipboard. now highlight the item, do Control C and it will show up on the
Clipboard and it will hold 24 different Clipboard Items.

Now as you left click on each Clipboard item it automatically inserts itself into
you blank document.

Another option is to Paste all the Clipboard items at the same time.
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Q. I need some information I have been getting some junk mail and I have
been trying to blocked them I accidentally block my cousin's email She can
get mine but I can't get her. How can I unblocked and have everything right
again? Thanks for your help.

A. To Unblock a sender: Open Windows Live Mail at the top click on TOOLS,
Safety Options, Blocked Senders and remove the name.
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Q. What about highlighting and printing?

If you highlight certain portions of a page on the Internet, an email message,
or a WORD document and go to FILE, PRINT, on the left side you have an
option SELECTION This option will only print what you have highlighted.
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Q. When you receive an email that just has the person’s name, how do you
find their email address?

While looking at the message, hold the ALT key down then hit the ENTER key.
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Q. How do you add a picture to an email in Windows Live Mail (not as an
attachment)?

A. Click in the body of the email where you wish the picture to go. Click on
Insert, Image, Inline, then BROWSE to the picture's location on your hard
drive. Find your picture, hit OK.
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Q. I had a fellow ask me if there is an easy way to delete addresses in a
forwarded email prior to forwarding it again. This fellow knows how to cut and
paste but he and now I wonder if there is not a shortcut that we are missing.

A. After you click on Forward, take you cursor and highlight the addresses,
then hit the delete key on your keyboard.
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Subject: Question for you

I've received a couple of e-mails that say I should
install: ActiveX control "Adobe Flash Player, from Adobe systems inc.

What is this program ?, cost ?, should I install? I'm always leery when I don't
have any information on the program. Thanks in advance..

A. It is free, and I downloaded it to my computer.

An ActiveX control can be automatically downloaded and executed by a Web
browser. ActiveX is a set of rules for how applications should share
information. Programmers can develop ActiveX controls in a variety of
languages, including C, C++, Visual Basic, and Java.

A lot of web sites use ActiveX.

It makes surfing the web better and easier.
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Q. Joe I just received your email and it is in color. I would like to print it in
black rather than using color ink. Is there a quick fix?

A. Go to File, Print, Preferences, and select Print Color Images in Black and
White.
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Q. My photos are too large to email.

A. In XP find the photos or .jpg files, hold the Control Key down and left click
on each photo or file you want to email, now RIGHT click on one of them (it

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will email all that you have highlighted), click on Send To, then click on Mail
Recipient.
Now select either: Make all my pictures smaller (better for emailing) or
              Keep the Original sizes. Then click OK.

In VISTA or Windows 7, it is the same until you pick photo sizes. There is a
down arrow with these selections: 640 x 480 or 800 x 600, are good size for an
email), 1024 x 768, etc. pick one, then click on Attach.
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Q. I had a fellow ask me if there is an easy way to delete addresses in a
forwarded email prior to forwarding it again. This fellow knows how to cut and
paste but he and now I wonder if there is not a shortcut that we are missing.

A. After you click on Forward, take your cursor and highlight the addresses,
then hit the delete key on your keyboard.
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Q. Joe I just received your email and it is in color. I would like to print it in
black rather than using color ink. Is there a quick fix?

A. Go to File, Print, Preferences, and select Print Color Images in Black and
White.
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Q. My photos are too large to email.

A. In XP find the photos or .jpg files, hold the Control Key down and left click
on each photo or file you want to email, now RIGHT click on one of them (it
will email all that you have highlighted), click on Send To, then click on Mail
Recipient.
Now select either: Make all my pictures smaller (better for emailing) or Keep
the Original sizes. Then click OK.

In VISTA or Windows 7, it is the same until you pick photo sizes.
There is a down arrow with these selections: 640 x 480 or 800 x 600, are good
size for an email), pick one, then click on Attach.
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Bcc in Windows Live Mail:

In Windows Live Mail, click on Email message to open an email, like you're
going to send an email, then on the extreme right, click on Show Cc & Bcc.

Now you can see the Bcc blank, click on the Bcc, and it will show you



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the folders that have the email addresses, click on the folder you want then
click on Bcc at the bottom and then OK. If you have no folder, then just type
their names in the Bcc blank.




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After you have sent the email, you can see the BCC recipients by clicking on
your SENT file.
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See the size of your Emails in Windows Live Mail:
Right Click on an empty space after the To or From then click on Columns
and select Size.
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Q. Where do I find CKCS meeting schedule? http://www.ckcs.org/
On the left side, click on: Meetings Schedule

The calendar is interactive so just click on that day and the topic may come
up. Like click on Word Processing the 1st Tuesday or click on Window
XP/Vista the 2nd Tuesday.
====================

Q. Where do deleted emails go?

A. When you delete an email it goes to a folder called "Deleted Items". So it
continues to take up space on your hard drive.
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To really get rid of it, you must Right Click on the "Deleted Items" folders and
click on Empty 'Deleted Items' Folder.

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Q. How do you get to the Snipping Tool?

A. Typing snip in Start Search box, then hit enter. Any program you want
you just start typing in the letters and whammo it's there.
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To see and print our current CKCS Calendar:
http://www.ckcs.org/calendar/meetingcal.shtml

Q. How do I update Internet Explorer?

A. Microsoft Automatic Updates:
Start, Control Panel, Security Center, at the bottom of the page click on
Automatic Updates. Select Automatic (recommended)
scroll down to Every Day, then at next scroll option, scroll to 12:00 PM or
some other time.
This will update Windows XP, Vista, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Internet
Explorer, Windows Defender, etc.

In Windows 7: Type windows update in the Start Search box, on the left click
change settings, use the down arrow to auto set your updates.
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Q. How do you save a photo that is on a web site or email?

A. Right Click on the Photo, select Save Picture As:, (it you wish to put them
in a new folder, click on the yellow folder icon, name it, hit the enter key.) then
click save and it will save it to that folder in My Pictures or Pictures.

Or click on the paper clip on the right side of the email and click on save
attachments.
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Q. When you receive an email with an attachment how do you send it to
another email recipient?

A. If you click on Forward it will be sent with the attachment, if you click on
Reply, it will send the email but not the attachment.
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Q. If you want different members of your family to have a folder?

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A. Same as above only you RIGHT CLICK on the Family folder and it will make
a sub folder for members of your family.
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Q. When you receive an email that just has the person’s name, how do you
find their email address?

While looking at the message, hold the ALT key down then hit the ENTER key.

If you wish to add that person to you Address Book: Go to TOOLS, and click
on Add Sender to Address Book.

In Windows Live Mail: RIGHT click on the Senders name and left click on Add
sender to contacts.
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Q. How do you update Outlook Express or Internet Explorer?
A. Go to Start, Windows Update, or Programs, Windows Update (this will
update anything in XP or VISTA or Windows 7). This should be set on
automatic.
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Q. Why is it that I get a little red X in my email instead of a picture?

A. This is tricky, it is because your email came from 2 or more different sites
and only the site with the text came with your email.
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Q: I am the only user name on my computer. How can I skip the user login
step?

A: For security reasons, it can be a good idea to leave this be. However, if
saving time is important to you, try the following:
In Windows XP Go to "Start" and choose "Run".
In Windows Vista click "Start" and type in the Search Bar
In either case, type "control userpasswords2" (without the quotes) and click
"OK"
Under the "Users" tab, uncheck the box "Users must enter a user name..."
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You'll be asked for your Administrative password. If you have one, type it in
and confirm. If you don't, just click "OK". The windows may disappear
automatically, or click "OK" to close them.
The next time you boot up your computer, you shouldn't have to log in.
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Microsoft Operating Systems :

Windows 3.1                1992
Windows 95                 1995
Windows 98                 1998
Windows XP                 10 25 01
Windows Vista              01 31 07
Windows 7                  10 22 09
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Q. I had a Recycle Bin icon shortcut on the desktop of my PC.........I hit delete
which took it off my desktop. I'd like to put that Recycle bin shortcut back on
my desktop. Can you please tell me how to accomplish. For the life of me, I
can't remember how to do that! Thanks a million! I'm running Vista


A. RIGHT CLICK on the Desktop, left click on Personalize, in the upper left
hand corner click on Change desktop icons, then put a check mark in Recycle
Bin, the OK.

Response: Bless your pea picking heart! It's there. And it needs emptying. :)
:) Joe, thank you ever so much! I miss all the crowd at CKCS!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!!!
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Q. hello joe quick question!

I just got a new computer with windows 7 I want to put
the quick shutdown on it

A. For the 1 click shutdown in Vista or Windows 7.
Right click on your desktop, select New.
Click on Shortcut. In the textbox, copy and paste this in:
shutdown -s -t 01
Click on Next when done.

Response: IT WORKS!!!!!!! Thanks again
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Q. Hi Joe.. Have you had any feedback on the Microsoft Virus Protection
Program? I am thinking about switching from Norton... Any suggestions??

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A. Heard nothing but good things about it. I put it on my computer, it works
fine. Be sure you uninstall Norton before installing Microsoft's.

Response: I just deleted my Norton and installed Microsoft on both my laptop
and desk top... My laptop runs like a new computer.... It was very slow, but
runs great now with Microsoft...

Thanks...
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Q. Joe, where have they hidden "Add/Remove in Windows 7 and Vista, I only
have Add Hardware

A. Go to Start, Control Panel, Programs and Features.
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Q. How do I find my Web surfing history?

A. Do Control H
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Q. How do I know which version of Internet Explorer I am using?

A. Open Internet Explorer or any program, click on Help, then click on About
Internet Explorer, or About any program.
If you don't see the help Tab, hit the Alt key and it may show up, or Right Click
an empty space on the Address Bar and select and select: Menu Bar.

Q. Joe, I want to take about 50 pix in 5 megapixel size and then make a copy
and reduce the copy to .3 or .5 megapixel for emailing.

1. How can I do this? Download Windows Live Photo Gallery
2. Can I do all 50 at one time? Yes

Thanks for any assistance you can give.

A. RESIZE your photos with Windows Live Photo Gallery: (fantastic)

The Windows Live Essentials (Mail, Movie Maker, Photo Gallery, etc.) are
here:   http://explore.live.com/windows-live-essentials?os=win7

The Gallery will show all your photos you have in the folder, you can put a
check mark in the photos you want to resize, they will act as one, RIGHT
CLICK on one of the photos left click on Resize and make a selection 800x600
is nice for emailing. Now you will have the Resized photos and the Originals.

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First click on the folder then a file. then at the top click on Go to gallery, now
select the photos you want to resize by holding the Control Key down to
highlight them, now RIGHT Click on one of the photos (they will act as one)
select Resize.

After you import your photos in to the Gallery, click on a photo then at the top
click on Fix, now you can also: Auto adjust, Adjust exposure, Adjust color,
Crop photo, Fix red eye, etc.
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Windows 7 comes with Sticky Notes, type sticky in the search box and hit
enter. Type in what you wish, RIGHT CLICK on the note and you can select a
color, or click on the + sign and add another note.
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Anyone with Windows XP, VISTA, or 7 can download Windows live mail and it
has a fantastic calendar. I put all my children and grandchildren's birthdays
in it and it will automatically come up year after year. I also put the date for
the Windows class on the 2 nd Tuesday each month in on one month and now
it shows up on every month on the 2nd Tuesday. If you need a calendar this is
a good one.
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Find any paper in America in the click of a mouse!
http://www.newspaperlinks.com/voyager.cfm

All the front pages.
http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/

Beautiful scenes of America.
http://mybeautifulamerica.com/mybeautifulamerica.htm
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  100 Songs from YouTube…*
Please help me out, some of these web sites go bad, so please copy and
paste them in an email to me so I can correct them. joeisaac@insightbb.com

Celebrity Roast of Bob Hope in 5 parts.

1.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlqHMf76otw&feature=BFa&list=PLFE0B16
5267291AE8&lf=results_video

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-sfMljk4VI&feature=related


3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kUYgaqFogw&feature=related


4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_rh5zzKiP4&feature=related


5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7AkkLoK-F8&feature=related
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Aaron Wilburn ~~ Puttin On The Dog
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7psfk5CWxK8

Aaron Wilburn--Southern Pounderings
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr6GDxyVRks
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Aaron Wilburn--Krispy Kremes, Men And Women, Funny Names:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWUSOnqqrzQ

From Ted Mellinger: Too Too Funny
Aaron Wilburn "If My Nose Was Running Money"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egCeIwjIuZM
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Al JOLSON Mammy scene
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfjzKYXzsjA&feature=related

Amazing Grace – Bagpipes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V84STSWVp3g&feature=related

Andrews Sisters - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wiVkdVPGoY&feature=related


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Barry Manilow - I write the songs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-
fev20voMc

Bee Gees Medley - Saturday Night Fever
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69VsAEafSgM&feature=related

Benny Goodman Quartet – Moonglow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEmK9qFB1Y0&feature=related

Billy Vaughn - Harbor Lights
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ-s-fH_DJo&feature=related

Brad Paisley - You'll Never leave Harlan Alive
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C541d1Z3e0

Same song, different photos, Harlan Ky Coal Miners:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anPfTJyJVQY&feature=related

Take A Ride Into A Mine (CBS News) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk-
jrbCi7Sc&feature=related

Casablanca - As Time Goes By; Play it again Sam.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo2Lof_5dy4&feature=related

Casablanca - As Time Goes By
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AY62QByUYJQ

Casablanca: French National Anthem:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oROASA1v92U

Celtic Woman-O Holy Night http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDeXUvWbLp8

Celtic Woman-Silent Night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtQr81k3TSk&feature=related

Dean Martin & Foster Brooks Drunk Airline Pilot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8L-ZZSc8JU Stop watching after the skit,
the rest is not worth it.

Dean Martin I'll Be Seeing You -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1UUla9EHGo&feature=related

Dinah Shore - I'll Walk Alone http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y_ijleIdzs

Doris Day A Sentimental Journey
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUw125JMVFI&feature=related


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Dirty Dancing - Time of my Life (Final Dance)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpmILPAcRQo&feature=related

Donna Summer- Hot Stuff
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IdEhvuNxV8&feature=related

Dusty Springfield-you don't have to say you love me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBwSN0Yw5l0

Eddie Arnold; Yesterday when I was young
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adJWr9u-wow&feature=related

Eddy Arnold ~ What's He Doing In My World
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTQDhgECSXU&feature=fvw

Eddy Arnold; Make the World Go Away
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTKeo4w7npA

Ella Fitzgerald - Embraceable You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF1yQMPMEMo&feature=fvw

Elvis Presley - Amazing Grace:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3XdXEJEI4E&feature=related

Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock 1957 color.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpzV_0l5ILI&feature=related

Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1Qo1eaWF8c&feature=related

Embraceable You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hzgG7Ty-Uw

Frank Sinatra I'll be seeing you
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlXsEotYXi0

Frank Sinatra Fly Me to the Moon
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1113316/fly_me_to_the_moon_frank_sinatra/

Fred Astaire & Eleanor Powell - "Begin to beguine"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpRU-vyelks&feature=related

Gene Krupa - Drum Boogie (from Ball of Fire, 1941)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEdh2MmIIVs&feature=related

Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_uBQ9jvAZU&feature=related

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Glenn Miller: Moonlight Serenade
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n92ATE3IgIs&feature=related

Glenn Miller-In the mood http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR3K5uB-
wMA&feature=related

GLENN MILLER: Sunrise Serenade: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b91xd-
ZS4Fg&feature=related

Glenn Miller-"American Patrol" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK-
lBi5r6Jk&feature=related

Glenn Miller - Moonlight Cocktail
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VniYZH5KnUE&feature=related

Gloria Gaynor I will survive -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tth-8wA3PdY&feature=related

GODFATHER MUSIC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUUvgdjsIQk&feature=fvw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hQAO8QTnG8&feature=related

Guy Lombardo Harbor Lights
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HC0GDQtOAc&feature=related

Hank Williams Sr; Your cheatin' heart – tribute
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83gFm2QvxX0&feature=related

Hank Williams - Hey Good Lookin'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxB1t2EEK0M&feature=related

Happy Chandler "My Old Kentucky Home" (if this don't get you, nothing will.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqGuVQsl-7U

Harry James; I've heard that song before:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh0NZa0WMJQ&feature=related

I'll Walk Alone
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecN3O0hlAfc

Ink Spots - If I Didn't Care
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvwfLe6sLis&feature=related

Ink Spots - I'll Be Seeing You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtFCcN1Mgug&feature=related


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Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On (1957)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yRdDnrB5kM&feature=related

Jerry Lee Lewis - Chantilly Lace
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLpHocRHwYk&feature=related

Joan Osborne - What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted - [STEREO]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA0GcXV2njY

Joan Osborne & The Funk Brothers - For once in my life
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql7LbHXPWno

Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues THP 1959
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1xSt7iganA&feature=related

Johnny Cash "A Boy Named Sue" ORIGINAL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M89c3hWx3RQ&feature=related

Linda Ronstadt - You're No Good
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr9vKWLgZzo

Little Richard - Good Golly Miss Molly
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ6h0kyqSRk&feature=related

Loretta Lynn - Coal Miner's Daughter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9eHp7JJgq8&feature=related

Louis Armstrong - Danny Kaye , Frank Sinatra.
http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=jm6ktYq0Yxk

Louis Armstrong - Saint Louis Blues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2TUlUwa3_o&feature=related

Embraceable You http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hzgG7Ty-Uw

Marvin Gaye "What's Going On / What's Happening Brother"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9KC7uhMY9s&feature=related

Marvin Gaye - Mercy, Mercy Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9BA6fFGMjI&feature=related

Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hajBdDM2qdg&feature=related

MARVIN GAYE & TAMMI TERRELL "Ain't no Mountain High Enough"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz-UvQYAmbg&feature=related


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Mary MacGregor; Torn Between Two Lovers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cuq1sSgKqzg

Michael Jackson - Billie Jean 29,360,208 views
http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/billy-
jean/73904CE03E8C25F1736973904CE03E8C25F17369

Patsy Cline – Crazy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmLS_jkxPRs&feature=related

Patsy Cline -- I Fall To Pieces
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuZTk1hdpMs&feature=related

Patsy Cline ~ Tennessee Waltz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRNdap-ioNM&feature=related

Platters I only have eyes for you.
http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/i-only-have-eyes-for-you-the-
platters/d7c009047f05195606fdd7c009047f05195606fd-1714473403703

Platters - Twilight Time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpdaga8cCxU&feature=related

RAY CHARLES: Hit the Road Jack.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8Tiz6INF7I&feature=related

Ray Charles - mess around (live)
http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/ray-charles-mess-around-
live/82F62D0721967FFB677582F62D0721967FFB6775

Ray Charles - I Got A Woman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mrd14PxaUco&feature=related

Ray Charles Singers Love Me With All Your Heart
http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/love-me-with-all-your-heart-by-ray-
charles-singers/4F45BD8D56475B2F6E324F45BD8D56475B2F6E32

Dancin' The Boogie - Will & Maéva ♫ ♪ ♫
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QQzbCmlZM4

Stevie Wonder: Sunshine of my Life.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPyq4iqt6Go&feature=related

Stevie Wonder: Superstition:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDZFf0pm0SE



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Stevie Wonder: For once in my life.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vxVyaYuGYE&feature=related

Tammy Wynette - Stand By Your Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwBirf4BWew&feature=related

Top Gun Highway to the Dangerzone
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8rZWw9HE7o&NR=1

Top Gun soundtrack Take my breath away
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEOem7U2LPE&NR=1

Uncle Jay Humor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdmKidmb2-4

We'll Meet Again
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHcunREYzNY&feature=related

White Cliffs Of Dover
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkZLkF_eJoo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUx3MU9iM6c

WILLIE NELSON: BLUE SKIES. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSCplj40uuY

Willie Nelson - You Were Always On My Mind
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5u5LZ-DN3iA&feature=related

World War II Music:
http://www.6thcorpsmusic.us/

Amazing grace - André Rieu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY8J35OXVxg&feature=related

The Blue Danube - Andre Rieu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiwI5k-gFwc&feature=fvw

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21 - Andante
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df-eLzao63I&feature=related

Beethoven - Fur elise
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQTTFUtMSvQ&feature=related

Moonlight Sonata
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQVeaIHWWck&feature=related

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  I'm so happy I read these tips.

  Great Computer Tips.*
1. BUYING and CONFIGURING A NEW COMPUTER.

First off, congratulations, you're going to love your new user friendly, fast
Windows 7 computer.

SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR NEW Windows 7 Computer.

Intel Processor i3, i5, or i7 or equivalent AMD chip.
The processor is the “brain” of the computer. Without it your computer is just
a doorstop.

2nd gen Intel chips has a better graphic processer included inside the cpu
and it is aprox 25% more powerful. (way faster), lower power consumption
and lower processor temperatures, even when overclocked.

Memory 4 GB DDR3, It is twice as fast as DDR2
A computer’s RAM is it’s temporary memory

Ports:    USB 3 USB 3.0 is over 10 times faster, uses one-third the power of a
          USB 2.0, and is backward compatible,"

Hard Drive 500 GB or more
The size of the hard drive determines how many programs, photos, music, video,
etc. you can store on your computer.

Built in Webcam: Use Skype to see and hear anyone anywhere in the world
Free.

LCD Monitor: 15.4" or more. For a Desktop 20" or more.


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DVD-RW Drive To burn CD's or DVD's.

Digital Media Reader: For your Digital Camera memory card.

Windows 7 Premium

After purchasing your computer, please go to: http://www.ckcs.org/joetips.pdf
Scroll down to Buying and Configuring a New Computer for helpful tips.
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1. WINDOWS 7: Create a System Repair Disc
The first thing a new Windows 7 user should do is create a System Repair
Disc. You'll have access to Windows 7 diagnostic tools like Startup Repair,
System Restore, System Image Recovery, Windows Memory Diagnostic, and
Command Prompt.

Go to Start, type Repair in the Search box, hit Enter and follow instructions.
Rather than rely on the manufacturer of your Computer to give you a repair
disk, Microsoft designed Windows 7 so that you can create your own System
Repair Disk. The recovery tools are:
1. Startup Repair
2. System Restore
3. Windows Complete PC Restore
4. Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
5. Command Prompt




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2. Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your
home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security_essentials/default.aspx

After you install Microsoft Security Essentials, the first thing to do is go
online, update it and scan your C: drive. Type security status in the Start
Search Box and hit Enter, then click on the down arrows of Security and
Maintenance to check out your Firewall, AntiVirus, AntiSpyware, and
Automatic Updating.

Installing and Running Microsoft Security Essentials
In late September, 2009, Microsoft shook up the antivirus industry by doing
the unexpected: releasing an antivirus solution that doesn't slow down your
PC or complicate what should be a simple task. Unlike the bulky competition,
the tiny Microsoft Security Essentials rests quietly on your taskbar,
constantly sniffing for any newly arriving viruses.

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3. WINDOWS UPDATE: Start, Control Panel, Windows Update.
Also update Microsoft Security Essentials Right click the green icon on the
bottom right of your Taskbar, left click on Open, then click on Update. On the
Right side you may also click on Scan.

4. Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper:
This is a recovery tool that can help you start an infected PC and perform an
offline scan to help identify and remove rootkits and other advanced malware.
http://connect.microsoft.com/systemsweeper
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5.



Easily view, print, PDF files with free Adobe Reader X software. (Be sure to
uncheck McAfee before downloading.)

http://get.adobe.com/reader/
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6. The Adobe Flash Player is software for viewing animations and movies
using computer programs such as a web browser.

http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer11.html
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What is Java?
Java allows you to play online games, chat with people around the world,
calculate your mortgage interest, view images in 3D etc..

http://java.com/en/download/ie_manual.jsp?locale=en
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7. FREE: Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper:
A recovery tool that can help you start an infected PC and perform a scan
http://connect.microsoft.com/systemsweeper

In August it fixed a Windows 7 and a Windows XP Computer. Both were lock
up and a message read for $59.95 you could download an antivirus that would
make your computer work again.

 (If you have a problem, please call me at 299 6464.)
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(8.)

Designed for Windows 7
Suggest you try:
1. Windows Live Mail 2011.
2. Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011.
3. Windows Live Movie Maker 2011.
They are fantastic FREE programs and are already installed on
most new Windows 7 computers:
If not on your new Windows 7 Computer you may download:

Windows Live Mail 2011
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-mail?os=other

Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-photo-gallery?os=other

Windows Live Movie Maker 2011
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-movie-maker?os=other

This is the screen of the NEW 2011 Windows Live Mail: Notice the Ribbon at
the top and the Calendar and Events on the Right.

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9. Internet Explorer 9 was downloaded more than two million times in the
first 48 hours.It is a fast, attractive, and easy-to-use browser.

IE9 has simplified its controls and shifted the home, settings and bookmarks
icons over to the top right of your browser window.

IE9 also has a new downloads manager that lets you pause, restart and
cancel downloads.

Look how clean your web page is before going to a site.
Attention: the address bar doubles as a search bar, you can still use Google
or Bing as your search engine.

Look at all the open space you have to display the web site. The address bar
and the Search bar are the same.




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IE9: Power-packed for Windows 7 and Vista
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/internet-explorer/download/ie-9/worldwide

You can now drag down a tab of a site you visit frequently and pin it to the
Windows taskbar at the bottom of the screen where it will appear like the icon
of an application. So the next time you want to visit the site, just click on the
icon on the taskbar and you will be on your way.

In the case of certain websites, such as facebook and Twitter, you can also
right-click on the icon to bring up a "jump list", which lets you perform a
variety of tasks like post new messages, view mentions and news and so on.
In fact, in facebook, the icon even displays a red dot whenever you have a
new message, saving you the trouble of going to the site.
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Tutorials for Windows 7: You gotta watch these, they are so good.
This web site is the best, most informative, and easiest to understand.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/help/videos/personalizing-
your-pc

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Windows 7 Help & How-to (Great Videos)
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/help?ocid=OI_CL_4950


Full listing of Windows 7 tutorials: Taskbar, Start Menu, Appearance and
Personalization, Desktop, Gadgets, Mouse Pointers and Cursors, Windows
Explorer, etc.. Super tutorials.
http://freewindowsvistatutorials.com/Windows-7-Tutorials.php


Some times you have to copy and paste these links in.

For more advice go to: http://www.ckcs.org/joetips.pdf
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JUST BOUGHT A NEW COMPUTER??

1. Make sure you install Microsoft's new FREE Security Essentials Antivirus Program
and update it immediately.

2. Click on the Start Button and type in Windows Update and hit Enter on your
Keyboard and update immediately.

4. On a new computer your Windows firewall should be working.

5. Call your Internet service provider for instructions, and have them walk you through
any settings.
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You can't go wrong with Insightbb.com or Windstream.net, you'll love the
speed. After Dial up you'll think you are in heaven.
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Windows 7 simplifies everyday tasks:
1. The Start Search box is AWESOME: Finds Documents, Photos, Files, Emails,
Programs, etc. faster than a speeding bullet.
2. Jump Lists: New in Windows 7-take you right to the documents, pictures, songs,
or websites you use to each day.
3. Snipping Tool captures a screen shot of anything on your desktop, like a picture
or a section of webpage.
4. ReadyBoost: Speed up your PC. Plug in a USB flash drive, increase your RAM.
5. Windows 7 New Taskbar Better thumbnail previews, easier-to-see icons, and
more ways to customize.

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6. Runs Most XP Programs
7. Better Protection for PCs
8. Windows 7 computers are faster and cheaper than your old XP computer.
9 Gadgets: Clock, Calendar, etc. place them anywhere on the Desktop.
10. Create a system repair disc: With it you'll have access to Windows 7
diagnostic tools like Startup Repair, System Restore, System Image
Recovery, Windows Memory Diagnostic, and Command Prompt.
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                      There is a revolution
                    taking place in Computing


joeisaac@insightbb.com


The computing world is rapidly changing, with our hardware and software offering
more power and features than ever before. You need to hang on tight, because the
computer world is changing so fast. Below and eight remarkable changes that are
available now or in the immediate future.




1. RAM: DDR2 vs DDR3

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Some NEW computers have DDR2 MEMORY SOME DDR3 MEMORY. If is has
DDR2 the ad usually just read RAM 4GB. If it is DDR3 the ad usually will read RAM
4GB DDR3. DDR3 is almost twice as fast as DDR2.




Memory/RAM Rated Speed
DDR2               400-800 Mbps
DDR3               800-1600 Mbps
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2. FASTER PORTS
USB 3.0 is 10 times faster than USB 2.0
uses one-third of the power and it's backward compatible,"

Transfer of a 25GB HD movie:
*USB 1.0: 9.3 hours
*USB 2.0: 13.9 minutes speed 480Mbps
*USB 3.0: 70 seconds speed 5000Mbps

USB New SuperSpeed 3.0 Finally Arrives
Adoption is faster than with previous versions -- but we want more, now. Here's why.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/186566/usb_30_finally_arrives.html?tk=nl_dnx_h_crawl
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3. BIOS CHANGE
Soon Basic input/output system) Will Be Replaced by UEFI, ( Unified
Extensible Firmware) and Your PC Will Boot Almost Instantly It will be the
default in new PCs by 2011.

The primary function of the BIOS is to load and start an operating system.
When the PC starts up, it will initialize and identify system devices such as
the video display card, keyboard and mouse, hard disk.




4. New for the Internet.
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HTML5 (Hypertext Markup Language) is the next major version, changes how
browsers can handle video. It is a big improvement over Adobe Flash. Which
is resource intensive, causes browser crashes, and is exploited by malware.
When you visit YouTube, Hulu or a thousand other sites, you're seeing Flash.
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5. EMAIL ADDRESSES
Government plans upgrade from IPv4 (32-bit addressing scheme) to IPv6
(128-bit addressing scheme) by 2014. We need more room for email
addresses.
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7. Internet Explorer 9 It's Got a Completely New Interface
The Internet Explorer 9 (IE9 or I9) was downloaded more than two million times in
the first 48 hours.

Look how clean your web page is before going to a site.
Attention: the address bar doubles as a search bar

HTML5 may add another component to IE 9's quickness. A new (and still-
emerging) standard, HTML5 allows Web designers to bring animation to their
sites without relying on Adobe Flash or Microsoft's Silverlight.
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8. SSD Solid-state drives (SSD)
Redefine your hard drive. Use less power, enjoy faster performance.



From this:                           To this:




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SSD drives, coming in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities. Sounds normal,
until you realize that these puppies pack a mean 230MB/s read and 170MB/s
write speed. They won't come cheap.
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BING         Bing is a new search engine from Microsoft.
http://www.bing.com/ Bing blank is on the right side of the IE8 window.

All search engines let you search specifically for videos. But Bing provides
in-result video previews. Roll your mouse over a result and the video starts
playing. You get about a minute preview, complete with audio.
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BING: Microsoft's new Search Engine. http://www.bing.com/




Click on Explore.

On the Right side top, click on Make Bing our default search provider. If you
already have the Google Tool bar, Bing will show up on the Right side. Now
you have the best of both worlds.

While on the Search page, move your mouse to the right of one of the topics
and on the right you'll see information about the site you're on without even
opening it. Try it you'll like it.




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Bing Is Microsoft's Search Engine
Microsoft has taken the wraps off of Bing, which introduces a new look,
spruced up navigation for search results, and a categorized search feature. I
love Bing better than Google because you see part of the web site with out
opening it, with Bing's search bar, you can also have Google, Wikipedia,
Yahoo, Ask as Seach engines and you don't have to retype what you are
looking for, it holds it in the blank space even when you switch search
engines. Try it, it is great.

http://www.bing.com/
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When you are having problems, the first thing you should go is Google or
Bing. No matter the problem, if it is Word, Outlook Express, Internet Explorer.

I can find it quicker in Google or Bing than in Microsoft itself.
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YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/

To get songs from the Internet:
Open Internet Explorer:
Into Google or Bing type YouTube, Artist, name of song. While the song if
playing click of File, Send, Shortcut to Desktop.

After you get a few of these Shortcuts, Right Click on the Desktop, click on
New, Folder, name the folder Favorite Songs and drag the song shortcuts into
this folder.

If you want to move the video to you Computer:
http://keep-tube.com/
Enter the URL of the video page in the first blank. At the end of the blank,
click on Download, scroll down and then click on MP4 icon.
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Windows' overall market share is 91.6%. The rest of the market includes
Macs 5.3%, Linux PCs 1% and Apple iPhones 0.5%.
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Browser Wars:
Microsoft Internet Explorer has 60.6% of the market, IE8 leads the pack
with a 23.7% usage share, followed closely by IE6, and IE7. Mozilla Firefox
comes in at 24.5%
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Microsoft has again reminded Windows users that support for some of the
older versions of its operating systems (OS) will end in the first half of this
year.

Windows Vista (with no service packs available) has reached the end-of-
support April 13, 2010.

Windows XP SP2 and Windows 2000 Professional will reach the same
milestone on July 13, 2010.
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2. THE VERY BASICS:
Have a SURGE PROTECTOR on your system (electric and phone). I use
Belkin SurgeMaster II Electric and Phone Line Protection. UL 1449 Rating of
330V. $50,000 Connected Equipment Warranty. Cost $35.

 When you are thru using your computer for the day Close all open programs
on your Taskbar, then go to the Start Button then Shut Down, then turn the
rest of the power off. When you go on vacation or there is a violent
thunderstorm, unplug the electric and phone line.

What are Boot Up, Desktop, and Taskbar?
The screen you're looking at when you first turn your computer on (boot up)
is called a Desktop.
The small pictures on the left of the Desktop are called Icons, when you click
or double click on one of them it opens a program.

The Bar that goes across the bottom of your Desktop is called a Taskbar.
Remember Desktop, Icons, and Taskbar and what they are.

Move, Resize, Minimize, Maximize, and Close a Window.
To move a window, put your cursor on the Title Bar (top line of the window),
left click and drag to another location.
To resize a Window, put your cursor on either of the four sides and when your
cursor changes into a double arrow, left click and drag till you get the size
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you want.
At the upper right you'll see three buttons:
__ Minimizes the window, but leaves the program running
(It is in your TaskBar)
[ ] Maximize Button: It will enlarge the window to fill the screen.
X Close Button: Click on this to close the program.
If you click on __ [ ] X in the upper right hand corner of your Window by
mistake, move your cursor to an empty spot before you let it unclick, and the
computer will do nothing.

The size of the bar in your vertical scroll space tells you the size of the file
you are viewing. If it fills half the space, you're looking at half of the file. If it
fills 10% of the space, there is 90% left, and etc.

If you delete something by mistake do Control Z on your keyboard and most
times it will correct your mistake.

If you need practice with your mouse, play Solitaire. If you don't need practice
with your mouse, play Solitaire.
Let me repeat and repeat and repeat, when typing a document, save the data
every few minutes so if something happens to your computer you will not
have to do the work all over again.
Just do Control S very often.

Type: This Computer belongs to: Then type your name, address, and phone
number into a WordPad document and name it FBI, then Save. If your
computer is ever stolen it will identify the owner.
Sample:
This Computer belongs to:
JOHN SMITH
123 Main Street
Lexington KY
Phone 859 555 1234

PROTECT YOUR COMPUTER:
FIREWALL, ANTIVIRUS, ANTISPYWARE, WINDOW UPDATES:

The Security Center in Windows XP, Vista.

Checks the status of your Firewall, Antivirus and Updates.

To open Security Center
1. Click Start and then click Control Panel.
2. Double-click Security Center. Security Center checks to make sure you
have:
• A software firewall.


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• An up-to-date antivirus program.
• Automatic Updates set to download and install updates automatically.

To check the configuration, click on the bottom 3 item: Internet Options,
Automatic Updates, Windows Firewall.

Most viruses come from an attachment sent with the email.

Also configure WINDOWS XP, VISTA, to automatically update.

Go to Start > CONTROL PANEL, SECURITY CENTER, near the bottom of the
screen, click on AUTOMATIC UPDATES and set the time, click on WINDOWS
FIREWALL select the top option, ON. (You can do Internet Options later.)
This will help save you from crashes and hackers.

Subscribe to Smart Computing 1 800 733 3809 or go to:
http://www.smartcomputing.com/ Go here to sign up for free Newsletters on
valuable computer tips

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3. EASY DOES IT.

SINGLE CLICK. (Why double click !!!!)      (This Is Really Great !!!!)

In Window XP:
Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel (On the left side click on Classic View),
then click on Folders Options.

In Windows 7 and Vista: Type Folder Options in the Start Search Box and hit
Enter.

Select Single Click. Also click on Underlined icon titles only when I point at
them. Then click OK.
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        Should you leave your computer on 24 HOURS A DAY?
                                     NO!!
I shut my computer down every night. If I'm going to be gone several days I
not only shut it down, I unplug the computer from the wall and unplug the
Internet line.

You are wearing your fan motor out and pulling dust thru your computer.



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The only good thing about leaving your computer on is that Kentucky Utilities
will love you.

With the increased use of DSL and Cable Internet and with the growing threat
of hackers and worms, it makes even more sense to shut your computer
down when not in use.

ANOTHER GREAT REASON TO CUT YOUR COMPUTER OFF AT NIGHT.
You get low on system resources after you use Windows for a long stretch,
especially if you open and close programs frequently.
Programs store certain routines inside your system resources. Some
programs don't release the memory, so after a while your machine gets full.
You have to restart Windows to free up memory again.
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Should you unsubscribe to spam email, YES.
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THREE FINGER SALUTE. (If your computer freezes up.)

Control + Alt + Delete
If your computer freezes up, first try the three finger salute. Control + Alt + Delete,
you must have all 3 keys depressed at the same time. A screen will come up with
the offending program highlighted. Click on End Task and it may resolve your
problem.
If it doesn't, do Control + Alt + Delete twice to turn off your computer. If this
doesn't work, just turn your computer off at the switch, if this doesn't work
unplug it from the wall. You will lose any unsaved data.
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KEYBOARD shortcut commands.

CTRL+C Copy.

CTRL+S Save.

CTRL+V Paste.

CTRL+Z Undo.

Control + Home: Jumps to beginning of page.

Control + End: Jumps to end of page.

Esc: Stops loading of current page.

F11: Toggle between full screen and regular view of the browser

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window Alt + Left Arrow: Goes back to the previous page.
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SCREEN SAVER vs POWER OPTIONS:

IN XP: Go to Start > Control Panel (classic view), click on Power Options.

IN WINDOWS 7 and VISTA type power options in the Start Search Box and hit
Enter.

In Power Options: Set your: Turn off monitor: in 10 minutes. Turn off your
hard disks: in 15 minutes.

Please do not use a screen saver it wears out your monitor, increases you
electric bill, and pulls lint through your computer.

A well-equipped PC running at full steam will burn from 200 to 300 watts.

You'll conserve most by using Power Options. This is much better than
running a screen saver.
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GREAT WORD TIPS:

Shift F5 will take you back to the previous 3 points of editing.

Shift F3 highlighted words will change from lower case to upper
case and back again.
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FILE EXTENSIONS:
.doc = Word Document 2003.
.docx = Word Document 2007
.txt = Notepad.
.rtf = Rich Text Format like in Wordpad.
.wps = Microsoft Works Document.
.pps = PowerPoint Slide Show (You need this viewer to see the Slide Shows
        on the CD.)
.xls = Microsoft Excel Worksheet .
.wma = Windows Media Player File
.bmp = BitMap for Photos
.jpg = jpeg compresses Photos.

4. SYSTEM RESTORE:

Reboot your PC and see if the problem goes away, if not use:

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SYSTEM RESTORE: Go to Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and
Click on System Restore. Click on Restore my computer to an earlier time,
click on Next and the Restore Points will appear on the calendar in BOLD
numbers. Click one of the BOLD dates and click on Next.

Window 7 and Vista, type in System restore in the Start Search Box and hit
Enter.

Using a Restore Point WILL NOT cause you to lose recent work, such as
saved photos, documents, email, etc. It affects programs and drivers.
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FREE HEALTH WEB SITES as rated by Consumer Reports:

EXCELLENT:

http://www.kidshealth.org

http://www.mayoclinic.com

http://www.medicine.net

http://www.medscape.com

http://www.nih.gov

http://www.webmd.com

VERY GOOD:

http://www.emedicine.com

http://www.healthology.com

http://www.healthsquare.com

http://www.intellihealth.com

GOOD:

http://www.about.com/health

http://www.drugs.com

http://www.pfizer.com

http://www.rxlist.com

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http://www.yahoo.com (click health)
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5. REMOVE UNWANTED ICONS FROM YOUR TASKBAR TRAY.
That is the space on the right side of the Taskbar near the clock.

All the icons in your tray are running and using your Ram and Processor,
making your computer run slower.

These icons are put there by the programs when you install them.
In XP Go START, RUN and type in msconfig and hit OK.
In Windows 7 and VISTA type msconfig in the Start Search Box and hit Enter.

Now click on the Startup tab and check those programs you want
to start up when you turn your computer on, like Symantec, McAfee, Spy
Sweeper, uncheck all other programs. If you uncheck something you want to
start up, you can always go back and check it, then click OK.

(You can always go to Start, Programs and open any program you want.
This only concerns programs you want to open automatically on Startup.)

It will ask you if you want to Restart or Exit without Restart.
The next time you boot up you will get a screen, don't pay any attention to the
screen, just select: Don't show this message....... and click OK.



6. RAM AND HARD DRIVE

How much free space do you have?
Go to START, COMPUTER, RIGHT click on the C drive, left click on Properties.

How much RAM, type of chip, and version of Windows do you have?
Go to START, RIGHT CLICK on COMPUTER, then click on PROPERTIES.
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MICROSOFT WORD 2007 SECTION:*
This is clearly the most compelling Office upgrade in recent years.
This section was done with help from the Microsoft Word SIG Leader, Jerry
Heaton:
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On the Ribbon in the lower left corner, click on Clipboard, now you can
use up to 24 copy and paste items on the clipboard in Word 2007. Control C
to Save and Control X to Cut, It is saving me a lot of time.
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On the left you'll see what you saved and there will be an Clipboard in your
Taskbar that counts how items you have saved. You can paste them
individually or all at once.




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Using Word 2007

If you want to know what a word means, Hold the ALT key down and click on
the word.
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Date Keyboard Shortcuts

In MS Word, you can press Alt+Shift+D to insert the current date.
Go to Tab Insert, on the right click on Date & Time then select.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at the bottom click on Default and OK.
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1/11/2012
Another MS Word shortcut hit the F4 key to repeat what you just wrote.
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WORD TIP: Editing a Document.

Shift F5 will take you back to the previous 3 points of editing.

Shift F3 highlighted words will change from lower case to upper
case and back again.


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Cool tip for your keyboard enthusiasts:

Ctrl + Shift + > will increase font size.
Ctrl + Shift + < will decrease font size.

And for those of you who are new to the world of Microsoft, remember, you
can highlight text by holding down the Shift key and using the arrow keys to
move the cursor to the end of the section you want to highlight. Then you
can...

Ctrl + B will bold text.
Ctrl + U will underline text.
Ctrl + I will italicize.
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How to "copy and paste":
If you're working in a word processor and need to copy and paste a section of
your document into an e-mail. Here's how:

1. First, you'll need to select the text you wish to copy. You do this by putting
your mouse cursor at the first character you want to copy and, holding down
the left mouse button, drag the cursor to the last character you need copied.
As you drag, you'll notice everything gets highlighted (selected).

2. Do CTRL C on your keyboard.

3. Click the area in your e-mail or document where you would
like to insert the word processor text. Then do CTRL V on your keyboard.
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TURN OFF A BULLETED OR NUMBERED LIST WITH JUST ONE KEY?

The next time you get to the end of your list hit the Enter key.
You should get another bullet or number.
Now hit the Backspace key. Poof!
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Basic Word 2007 keyboard shortcuts:
Arrow keys, moves one space or line in the arrow direction.

Ctrl + Left or Right arrow moves the cursor one word left or right.

Home, moves the cursor to the beginning of the current line.
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Ctrl + Home moves the cursor to the top of the document.

End moves the cursor to the end of the current line.

Ctrl + End moves the cursor to the bottom of the document.

Page Up moves the cursor up the length of one screen.

Page Down moves the cursor down the length of one screen.

Ctrl + Page Up moves the cursor to the previous page in your document.

Ctrl + Page Down moves the cursor to the next page down in your document.
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CHANGE THE FONT SIZE WITH THE WHEEL

If your mouse has a wheel, you can use it to change the text size in Internet
Explorer and even, Microsoft Word. Just depress Ctrl and turn the wheel.
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Q. Do you have any recommendations for any books explaining Word 2007?
(Books are good, but CD Tutorials are better.)

A. Teach Yourself VISUALLY Microsoft Office 2007
http://www.amazon.com/Teach-Yourself-VISUALLY-Microsoft-Office/dp/0470045906

$29.99 reduced to $18.89
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Q. What is happening when I highlight a word or paragraph?

A. A vague mini toolbar appears, when you put your cursor on it, it appears
brighter, with it you can change the font, size, color, BOLD, etc. (I really like
this feature.)
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Q. What are the names of the tutorial videos you recommend?

A. Professor teaches Office 2007 $9
Prices change, but I sell them to you for what I pay for them.
This is the cheapest they have been, next ones will probably cost more.
Going over the Tutorials for Vista and Word 2007 and I am flabbergasted at all
they will do. It is awesome.

I strongly urge anyone buying Vista or Word 2007 to get the CD Tutorial. They
are worth their weight in gold.
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WORD 2007

To save the file do Control S on the keyboard and type in the name of the file,
then at the bottom click on Save. It will save it in Documents.

To Retrieve a File, click on Start, in the Start Search blank type in the name or
even a part of the name of the file and it will come up.

If you would like to have another copy of the same document click on the
Office Button and do Save As and put an x after the original name.

To Create Folders: Click on Start, Documents, at the top click on File, then
New Folder or click on Organize, then New Folder.

You can drag and drop your document into this new folder or you can Right
Click the file, click on cut, then go to the folder and do Control V to paste it.

When you Right Click on a file or folder you may, Send To, Cut, Copy, Create
Shortcut, Delete, and Rename.

When you Cut and Paste it deletes the file in the old location and puts it in the
new location.

When you Copy and Paste it leaves the file in the old location and also puts it
in the new location.

Compare docs the smart way in Word 2007:
Go to tab Review, Compare, Compare, then enter the name of the documents.
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1. The Mini toolbar appears right on top of the text you highlight with a lot of
common options you use, font, size, color, etc.

2. The Microsoft Office button at the top left of the screen has many options,
one shows the last 17 documents you have opened.

3. You can add any commands to the Quick Access Toolbar at the top of the
screen by right clicking on button you want and selecting Add to Quick
Access Toolbar.

5. When you click the little bar in the scroll bar, a text box will appear that tells
you what page you're on.

6. Below the scroll bar, you'll find a series of buttons.


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The double up and down arrows are for moving one object up or down.

The middle button (the dot) is called the Select Browse Object button. It
allows you to select what items or objects the double up and down arrows
jump to. For example, if you set the button to Graphic, the up and down
arrows will jump from graphic to graphic, regardless of how many pages are
between each graphic.

To see your choices, click on the Select Browse Object button. You should
see a small palette of choices appear.

Q. Where are the AutoCorrect Options?

A. Click the Office Button, Word Options, Proofing.
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Word 2003 http://www.customguide.com/pdf/word-quick-reference-2003.pdf
Word 2007 http://www.customguide.com/pdf/word-quick-reference-2007.pdf
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Q. When I send documents out in Word 2007 nobody can open them.

A. Even though I use Word 2007, I save it in Word 97-2003, most people can
open this. I made this my default.

Open Word 2007, on the top left, click on the round Office button, at the
bottom click on Word Options, on the left click on Save, in the top box, Save
files in this format: use the down arrow and select Word 97 - 2003 Document
(.doc) then click OK.

Response:
Works great. Wish I had known that earlier, would have saved much
frustration. Thank you Joe.
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To see a demo of Word 2007:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HA102019531033.aspx
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2007 WORD Tips & Tricks.
1. Opening Page in WORD 2007

A. Title Bar is at the very top on the right is the Minimize, Maximize and Close
Button.

Left side contains the Quick Access Toolbar, this can be your personalized
toolbar, to add command click on the down arrow.

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B. Below the Title Bar is the Ribbon, it contains all the tools used to work with
the Word. Each Tab on the Ribbon contains a specific set of tools.

C. Office Button is at the top left corner of the Ribbon.

D. Bar at bottom is the Status Bar, left side tells the number of pages, etc.
Right side different views: Print Layout, Full screen reading, Web Layout,
Outline, and Draft.

E. Position mouse pointer over most tools and commands and you will see
screen tips and many have keyboard shortcuts.

Click Office Button:
It is self explanatory.

Bottom Right click on Word Options to customize Word.

An arrow at the end of a command means more options. A command followed
by … (3 dots) is an ellipsis and has more options.

To close the Ribbon Double click any Tab.
To open the Ribbon Double click any Tab.
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Q. How do you Compare two documents?

A. In Word 2003 open the old document, choose Compare and
Merge Documents from the Tools menu, and select the new document.

In Word 2007 choose Compare | Compare from the Review ribbon and select
both the old and the new document.
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Q. How do you shrink a document by one page?

A. If Print Preview reveals a skimpy last page, click the Shrink to Fit (Word
2003) or Shrink One Page button (Word 2007). Don't like the results? Just
press Ctrl-Z to Undo.
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Q. How do you change the Font on Envelopes and Labels

A. In Office 2007, click on Mailings, Envelopes, RIGHT click in the address
section and click on Font.
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Cent=₵

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I use the ₵ symbol a lot, so I put it in AutoCorrect There are many symbols
you can do this way.

To begin, click on the Insert menu, on the far right use the down arrow on the
right side of Symbol, then click on More Symbols.

Click on the ₵ Symbol. At the bottom left, click on AutoCorrect, now on the
left side type in cent and click OK.

Now when you type cent you will get the ₵ mark.
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Another way to get the ¢ mark is to use the Key Pad that has the numbers on
the right side of your key board. and hold the Alt key down and in the Key Pad
type in 0162 and you will get the ¢ mark.
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.docx is an XML file and is ZIP compressed to reduce document sizes

First-week retail sales of Office 2007 more than doubled the purchases of
Office 2003 in the week after its launch. Retailers said that sales greatly
exceeded their projections.

If you buy Office Home & Student 2007, it is $149 and you can put it on 3
computers. (Watch for sales at $129)

It has Word, Excel, PowerPoint and One Note on it. I put it on my Desktop and
Laptop.

More than 85 percent of Office's retail sales last year involved its discounted
edition for students and teacher. It is now called Office Home and Student
2007
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Office 2007 is big time improvement:
Windows magazine says:

Microsoft Office 2007 is nothing short of a revolution for the world's leading
business suite. Every single app received a total revamp, including new
menus, new features, and a whole new level of interoperability.
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Word 2007 now saves the file as a docx file.
(You can also save it as a .doc file and should until your friends and relatives
buy Word 2007 otherwise they have to have a special program to open it.)


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1. If you wish to see your text in different color, size, font, etc. just highlight
the text, and rest your mouse pointer over the feature, color, size, font, etc
and it will preview the formatting change without actually changing it.

2. The Mini toolbar appears right on top of the text you highlight with a lot of
common options you use, font, size, color, etc.

3. The Microsoft Office button at the top left of the screen has many options,
one shows the last 17 documents you have opened.

4. You can add any commands to the Quick Access Toolbar at the top of the
screen by right clicking on button you want and selecting Add to Quick
Access Toolbar.

5. When you click and hold on the scroll bar, a text box will appear that tells
you what page you're scrolling to and the section title that begins the page.

6. Below the scroll bar, you'll find a series of buttons.

The double up and down arrows are for moving one object up or down.

The middle button (the dot) is called the Select Browse Object button. It
allows you to select what items or objects the double up and down arrows
jump to. For example, if you set the button to Graphic, the up and down
arrows will jump from graphic to graphic, regardless of how many pages are
between each graphic.

To see your choices, click on the Select Browse Object button. You should
see a small palette of choices appear.
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Q. I have Word 2003, how do I open a document from Word 2007, a .docx file.

A. To open Microsoft Office Word 2007 .docx files with Microsoft Office Word
2003, Word 2002, or Word 2000, you need to install the Microsoft Office
Compatibility Pack for 2007 Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint File Formats
and any necessary Office updates. By using the Compatibility Pack for the
2007 Office system, you can open, edit some items, and save Office Word
2007 documents in previous versions of Word.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HA100444731033.aspx

Q. How do I just click on a Hyperlink?

A. Open Word 2007, click on the Office Button, at the bottom click on Word
Options, Advanced, and uncheck, Use Ctrl + click to follow hyperlink.
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Q. When I send documents out in Word 2007 nobody can open them.

I understand this problem has been addressed directly to Microsoft, and they
have no answer.

A. Even though I use Word 2007, my default is Word 97-2003, most people can
open this.

Open Word 2007, on the top left, click on the round Office button,
at the bottom click on Word Options, on the left click on Save, in the top box,
Save files in this format: use the down arrow and select Word 97 - 2003
Document (.doc) then click OK.

Response:
Works great. Wish I had known that earlier, would have saved much
frustration.
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Q. How do I get rid of Read Only in Word?

A. Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Open. Browse to the file
and right-click it. Click Properties, and then clear the Read-Only check box.
Reopen the file.
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To set your Word Document Defaults:

To set your Font:

Under the Home tab, click on the tiny arrow in front of the word Font. Set your
Font, like Arial, Font Style, Bold, Size, like 12, at the bottom left click on
Default. This becomes your Normal Template and all documents you open
will have this configuration.

To set your Page Setup:

Click on the Page Layout Tab, click on the tiny arrow in front of the word Page
Setup set the margins in top, bottom, left and right. At the bottom left click on
Default.

This becomes your Normal Template and all documents you open will have
this configuration.

To set your Default in Word 97- 2003:



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Even though I use Word 2007, my default is Word 97-2003, most people can
open this.

Open Word 2007, on the top left, click on the round Office button, at the
bottom click on Word Options, on the left click on Save, in the top box, Save
files in this format: use the down arrow and select Word 97 - 2003 Document
(.doc) then click OK.

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From Jerry Heaton's Word SIG:

Wondering where your favorite Office 2003 commands are located in the new
Office 2007 interface? Or just want to explore the rich, new design with a little
guidance?

Go to the web sites below scroll down and click on:
      Start the guide


Word 2003 to Word 2007 command reference guide:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HA100744321033.aspx



Power Point 2003 to Power Point 2007ommand reference guide

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint/HA101490761033.aspx




Excel 2003 to Excel 2007 command reference guide:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel/HA101491511033.aspx

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Microsoft Office Diagnostics:

Go to Start, type in office diagnostics and at the top
click on Microsoft Office Diagnostics.

Takes about 5 minutes and does the following:

1. Check for known solutions.
2. Memory Diagnostics.
3. Compatibility Diagnostics.
4. Disk Diagnostics.
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5. Set Up Diagnostics.
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Q. You have given us with many, many helpful hints. One of the better ones is
highlighting a portion of a document or website and then only printing the
highlighted section. Is there a way to make multiple highlights on one
document? Thanks

A. In Word 2003 or less:

First, open a word document you wish to copy from, highlight the item, click
on Edit then Copy, or Control C, do this more than once, now open a blank
Word document and the Clipboard will show up in your document and will
hold 12 different Clipboard Items.

Now you can also open a Web page, highlight and do Control C and it will
show up as an item in the Word Clipboard.

Now as you left click on each Clipboard item it automatically inserts itself into
you blank document.

Another option is to Paste all the Clipboard items at the same time.
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In Word 2007:

Click on the tab, Home, below that click on Clipboard. Now on the left you will
see the Clipboard on the right an open blank document. Find and click on the
document you want to obtain the information from or the web site you wish to
copy.
Now highlight each line or paragraph and do Control C and it will paste it in to
the Clipboard section. It will hold 24 Clipboard items.

Close the document side of the window and open a blank word document.
Now as you left click on each Clipboard item it automatically inserts itself into
you blank document.

Another option is to Paste all or Clear All the Clipboard items.
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LAYOUT: BIG DEAL.

RIGHT click the Start button, left click Open Windows Explorer at the top left
click on Organize, scroll down to Layout, and select Menu Bar, Details pane,
Preview pane, Navigation pane. Demo Photos an docs.
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Taskbar and Start Menu Porperties:

RIGHT CLICK the TASKBAR, left click on Properties, from here you can
configure your Taskbar and Start Menu.
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Microsoft to Deliver Windows 8 Upgrades Online
By Ian Paul, PCWorld Nov 22, 2011 7:20 AM

Microsoft wants to make upgrading to Windows 8 from older Windows
versions easier and faster through online delivery, no product key entry for at
least one installation method and a process that involves 82 percent fewer
screen clicks.
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Q. How do I disable Internet Explorer add-ons?

A. In IE 9, At the upper right, click the gear icon and then, Manage add-ons,
Right Click the icons and enable or disable them.

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