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 […]

How to Create a Thunderbird Folder in Windows 8.1

I 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 a new Samsung 3 in one printer. Can’t get it to scan to an […]

Terry’s Computer Tips Newsletter – June 15, 2014

This week’s email newsletter article is: How to Recover a Deleted FileWe’ve all had that "Oh, No!" moment. We just deleted a file and realized that we deleted the wrong file. It should be an easy step to get it back, right? Well, almost… Windows has included a Recycle Bin for many years. When you […]