Terry’s Computer Tips Newsletter – July 27, 2014

This week’s email newsletter article is: Restoring the iTunes Explorer Interface Apple changed the default iTunes user interface several versions ago. They dropped the Windows Explorer-like user interface in favor of a more modern one. Unfortunately, I didin’t like the new one. Although the default changed, we can select some options in iTunes to restore […]

Restoring the iTunes Explorer Interface

Apple changed the default iTunes user interface several versions ago. They dropped the Windows Explorer-like user interface in favor of a more modern one. Unfortunately, I didin’t like the new one. Although the default changed, we can select some options in iTunes to restore the look &mdassh; and uasability — of the Explorer-like interface. Even […]

Controlling Desktop Icons

Both Windows 7 and Windows 8 give us the ability to control certain aspects of Desktop icons. We can control which of the built-in Desktop icons are displayed, we can change the icon image that’s displayed for them, and we can even control whether themes are allowed to change the icons, or not. For icons […]

Terry’s Computer Tips Newsletter – July 6, 2014

This week’s email newsletter article is: Hard Drive Partitions ProblemSubscriber Mike G wrote with a question about hard drive partitions, after getting a new computer that was set up strangely: Hi Terry, I thought I understood disks and knew how to partition them. I got a new system with Windows 7 already installed. It has […]

Hard Drive Partitions Problem

Subscriber Mike G wrote with a question about hard drive partitions, after getting a new computer that was set up strangely: Hi Terry, I thought I understood disks and knew how to partition them. I got a new system with Windows 7 already installed. It has a large partition of about 682 GB in addition […]

Terry’s Computer Tips Newsletter – June 29, 2014

This week’s email newsletter article is: How to Create a Thunderbird Folder in Windows 8.1I received some questions about my favorite email program Thunderbird from Janet, another new Windows 8.1 user who has been a Terry’s Computer Tips newsletter subscriber for a long time. Janet wanted to know: Have a new windows 8.1 computer and […]

Windows 8′s Master Control Panel

Windows 7 had (and has) a really convenient way to get to many of the functions — customizations and tools — that are available in its Control Panel. Accessing them via the Control Panel, you have to know (or figure out) where to find them. Using the Master Control Panel, or Master Controls, or God […]

Terry’s Computer Tips Newsletter – June 22, 2014

This week’s email newsletter article is: How to Create a Thunderbird Folder in Windows 8.1I received some questions about my favorite email program Thunderbird from Janet, another new Windows 8.1 user who has been a Terry’s Computer Tips newsletter subscriber for a long time. Janet wanted to know: Have a new windows 8.1 computer and […]