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COMPUTER TIPS & TUTORIAL TOPICS

 

FOR WINDOWS VERSIONS IN CURRENT USE

 

 

Each page following lists a variety of topics which computer users ask about frequently.

 

Many other computer topics and trouble-shooting areas will be added here each month in response to your calls and feedback.

 

All of these are among the computer concerns I help people solve, or subject areas I cover in classes and tutorials here in the neighborhood.

 

 

[ Overview ]

 

2016-2017 Computer Tips – Compilation of Selected Topics – Email, Backups, Word Processing, Recommended Apps

 

2016-2017 Holiday Reminders – Handy Seasonal Tips including Guest Accounts, Pictures, Contacts, Deals, Tax & Finance

 

Desktop Personalization

 

Background Pictures – Finding New Wallpapers and Screensaver Pictures for Your Computer

 

New Microsoft Desktop Pictures for Window Computers – Collections, Screensavers, Wallpapers, Photo Rotations, Slideshows

 

Removing Desktop Icons – Customizing and De-Cluttering Your Main Windows Screen

 

Screensavers – High-Quality Windows Screen-Saver Pictures

 

Screensavers and Wallpapers – Attractive Pictures Available for Windows Desktop and Slideshows

 

Early Windows Versions

 

XP and Vista – What to Do When Your Internet Browser Software Stops or Slows

 

Safe Mode - How to Use It – Boot-Up Tool to Help Fix Glitches and Remove Infections (Applies to Windows 7 & 8.1 and Prior Versions)

 

Email (also see “Gmail” topic under “Google” heading)

 

Resolving Recent Email Troubles – for Bright House (Roadrunner) Customers

 

Facebook

 

Facebook for Computer Tips – Computer Tech Articles Postings at “Online-Tech-Resource-Page” on Facebook

 

Facebook Shortcuts for Computer Users – Find 50 Recommended Links for Computer-Related News Stories on Facebook

 

Games & Entertainment

 

Games and Gaming –  Improvements on Windows 10

 

Smart TV – Browsing the Internet with a Smart Television

 

 

Google

 

Google Services – Learning to Use Free Google Services

 

Google & Gmail – Making Your Internet and Email Experience Easier and Faster with Google

 

Gmail Reference Aid – Saving, Printing or Forwarding a Message

 

Internet Connections

 

Lost Internet Connection – What to Do When You’ve Lost Your Internet Signal

 

Maintenance & Safeguards

 

Faster Computer Performance – How to Speed Up Windows 10 by Tweeking Your Update Retrieval Settings

 

Home Computer Maintenance - Tips and Guidelines  – Checklist to Keep a Computer Running Fast, Smooth and Stable (Applies to All Windows Versions)

 

Repair Discs – Making a Windows Repair Disc in Control Panel

 

Tidying Up Your Computer Space - Tips to Make Your Computer Work Area Easier and More Enjoyable to Use

 

Mobile Devices

 

E-Reader User Manuals – Available Online for Nooks & Kindles

 

Kindle and Ebook Readers – Advantages and Comparisons for Avid Readers

 

Notebook Computers – Considering a Notebook Computer for Mobility and Preparedness (Home Mobility, Hospital / Rehab Use, Travel Hotspots, Family Visits)

 

Organizing on Your Computer

 

Getting Passwords Organized – Keeping It Simple

 

Managing Your Files and Folders – Putting File Explorer (Windows Explorer) to Work

 

Organizing Your Contacts and Address Lists – Tips to Simplify the Process

 

Organizing Your Files – Recommended Video on Managing Your Documents, Pictures, Etc. with Windows

 

Pictures

 

Picasa Photo Software – Discontinued by Google, but Most Program Features Still Work Normally

 

Picture & Photo Software – Apps for Organizing, Editing, Sharing, Transferring Picture Files

 

Popular Websites

 

AARP Online – AARP Website Resources and Shortcuts

 

Consumer Reports Online – Reviews & Ratings

 

 

Printing & Printers

 

Printer Won't Print – What to Do When Your Computer and Printer Don’t Communicate

 

Printing a Document to PDF Format – When You Need to Print Something Later, or from Another Device or Location

 

 

Security

 

Annoying Phone Calls – Identifying Suspicious Phone Numbers as Spams and Scams

 

Browser Popup Scams – Continuing Advisory – Beware of these Popups, Do Not Call Them

 

Frauds & Spams – Sample Case of Stopping a Fraudulent Email Scheme

 

Utility Scams Online - Information Available from Duke Energy

 

 

Settings

 

Control Panel – Check List of Windows Settings Categories, Handy for Planning Tutorials, Individual or Group Classes, Q&A Sessions

User Accounts – How to Set Up and Manage User Accounts on Your Windows Computer

 

Software Programs

 

Basic Letter-Writing Apps – Making Correspondence Easier

 

Computer Clean-Up App – Cleaning and Speeding Up Your Computer with Glary Utilities

 

Free Word Processing Software – Easy-to-Use Software You Can Download to Use in Place of MS Word, and Still View Word Documents

 

LibreOffice Word Processor - Another Free Writer App

 

Quicken 2016 and 2017 – Recent Glitches and Options

 

Quicken and TurboTax – Links for these Leading Intuit Softwares, for Personal Finance and Tax Filing

 

Trouble-shooting

 

Error Tip – How to Take a Screen Shot of Error Messages When You Need to Show Somebody What Came Up on the Screen

 

Remote Tech Help – Remote Technical Support Apps and Windows 10 Quick Assist

 

Web Browsers

 

Microsoft Edge - Windows 10 Internet Browser Improved

 

Replacing Internet Explorer with Mozilla Firefox – Faster and More Stable Web Browsing

 

(Also see info on browsers for XP and Vista under “Early Windows Versions” above.)

 

 

Windows Updates

 

Windows 7 & 8 – Schedule Changes in Windows Updates

 

Windows 10 Creators Update Expected – Major Update Expected in April 2017

 

Windows 10 Creators Update Installation Tips – Following Initial Rollout Announcement

 

Windows 10 Update Bugs – Fixes for Windows 10 Update Problems

 

Windows 10 Updates, Microsoft Edge, and Cortana – Learning to Find Things More Easily on the Web

 

Personal Tutoring Resources

 

Reference Sheets – Recommended Source for Handy Windows 7, 8, 10 Reference Sheets

 

Windows 7 – Checklist for Home Tutoring or Group Classes

 

Windows 8 – Checklist for Home Tutoring or Group Classes

 

Windows 10 – Checklist for Home Tutoring or Group Classes

 

YouTube Videos – Free Computer Learning Online

 

 

 

 

 

 

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