This week’s email newsletter articles are:
- External Hard Drive Not Recognized
Subscriber John Paul wrote about an intermittent problem getting his external hard drive to be recognized by his computer: Terry, I have been using a Toshiba external hard drive, 298 GB capacity for about 3 years now for backup. […]
- Windows BlueScreens But Reboots Too Fast to Be Read
I answered a question on a mailing list tthis week from a user who was having problems with Windows 7. For some reason, Windows was crashing and giving a blue screen with writing (the so-called Blue Screen of Death). Unfortunately, when Windows crashed, it stopped everything it was doing, replaced the entire screen with a text-based blue screen, and then rebooted so fast that the screen couldn’t be read. Now, make that problem an intermitten problem, and you’ve got a challenge to solve. […]
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This Week Online:
With my new design of my Terry’s Computer Tips web site, I now publish articles individually rather than as an on-line issue. That also means that I can link directly to the articles, as I’ve done below:
- Changing Sounds in Windows 7 Themes
Windows 7 has some great built-in themes. Even better, Win7 has an easy way to download new themes directly from Microsoft’s web site. What’s a theme? It’s a pre-built combination of Windows Desktop background images, screensaver images, mouse cursor images, and sounds. The concept has been in Windows since back in the days of Windows […]
- Opening Multiple Excel Windows in Windows 7
When I use Excel, I normally have several spreadsheets open so that I can use or reference data from one as I’m creating another one. So, I need to open multiple Excel windows. Using more exact computer terminology, we’d say “opening multiple Excel instances” Either way, it means having one Excel window open and opening […]
- Most of my newsletter and site work this week has been posting older articles to the web site, as you can see in the list of articles below…
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
Articles Newly Posted Online
I love the new design of my Terry’s Computer Tips web site — it makes article posting and maintenance much easier than before. I’m glad I switched to the Genesis Theme Framework.
The following are new individual articles this week on my Terry’s Computer Tip web site that were originally posted in my email or online newsletters.
As above, these are now direct links to the individual articles…
- Getting Control of Firefox’s Location Bar Suggestions
Do you get annoyed at Firefox’s address “location bar” — you know, the place you type the web address (URL) to which you want to go? Firefox has long included a suggestion system that offered destinations based on the letters as you typed them. Before version 3, Firefox showed only those sites that you had […]
- Finding Program Data and Configuration Files in Windows 7
Windows 7 implemented a bunch of new security features to protect Windows and the programs that were installed on the computer. It also implemented a lot of improvements to the usability and user-friendliness of the security controls that were added to Windows Vista. One of the new controls is that programs are not permitted to […]
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