This week’s email newsletter article is:
- How to Easily Open a New Excel WIndow
When Microsoft introduced Windows XP, we got a new very useful function — the Quick Launch Bar.
With the ability to add Shortcuts to the Quick Launch Bar, we gained the ability for one-click startup of our frequently used programs.
Some of the most common Shortcuts on, or added to, the Quick Launch Bar included Internet Explorer, Windows Explorer, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel[…]
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
A Look at Articles from Past Newsletters
Longtime reader Keith wrote with an interesting problem that has implications for many other readers:
I have a small problem, and I need some help. I live in Chiang Mai Thailand and the internet is not the fastest.
When I do speed tests downstairs by the main router, I get between 12.5 & 15.5 Mbps, but in the upstairs office room it was 1.5 to 2.5 Mbps.
I bought […]
WinPatrol is one of my favorite tools for keeping my computer running efficiently, by controlling which programs are allowed to run automatically.
Although it has a number of different capabilities, the most significant from my point of view is that it will show me which programs are set to automatically start up (many more than the few Startup folder on the Start button).
It lets me disable a program from autostarting, without me actually changing the Windows settings. WinPatrol does that — and let’s me enable something I’ve previously disabled (as long as I used WinPatrol to disable it). Of course, Remove is also an option […]
Subscriber Ken Gison wrote because his new laptop wouldn’t boot — it stopped with a blue screen of death (BSOD):
Once again I need some advice. I have a relative new HP lap top it has been working good until yesterday now when you power it up the welcome screen comes up but then the screen goes blue. and will go no further. I hope there is a simple fix to this […]
I wrote about upgrading my notebook from 4 GB of RAM to 8 GB and from a 5200 RPM hard drive to a Solid State Drive (SSD). I got stopped in the upgrade process by a need to get a Windows 7 install DVD (as opposed to a Recovery DVD).
I ordered a retail copy of Windows 7 Home Premium to install on the new SSD. That arrived on Monday Love that Amazon Prime!
After installing Windows 7 Home Edition 64-bit version on the notebook, the real fun began. Fun? Well, I needed to load a bunch of software all over again, plus add copies of configuration files from my desktop or old laptop. But, the amazing thing was the difference in speed.
Now, this Intel Core i3 notebook seems as peppy as my desktop. A huge amount of the difference came from […]
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