This week’s email newsletter articles are:
- Snipping Tool Missing From Windows 7
After last week’s article regarding the Windows 7 Snipping Tool, subscriber Delmer Tegarden wrote seeking help:
Just read your latest newsletter; fascinated with the article on the Snipping Tool. I DO NOT HAVE IT.
Followed your instructions to the letter, but it is just not there. Googled “Missing Snipping Tool” and found all kinds of things…..Said make sure under Control Panel, Programs, Turn On/Off Windows Services that Table PC was turned on.
It was; but I turned it off; restarted pc as requested […]
- Fixing A Messed Up IE Favorites Bar
Subscriber Carolyn wrote for help reconfiguring her web browser. unfortunately, she left out a critical piece of infromation — namely, which web browser she was using…
Terry, I hate to bother you but I have a question.
I somehow messed up my favorites bar and now when I click on to my Favorites, the favorites bar as at the bottom of my list rather than at the top.
I want it back on top but don’t know how to get it there. I have Windows 7. Can you help me? […]
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
A Look at Articles from Past Newsletters
- Switching to WPA2 Wireless Encryption
OK, after reading the first article, you’ve downloaded the WPA2 encryption patch for Windows XP — or you’ve installed XP Service Pack 3, which includes the patch.
How do you switch to it? It’s easy.
First, we need to get to the router to make the change there. The procedure will vary by brand, but should be fairly obvious. The steps are to:
- Use your web browser to log into your router
- Select the Wireless Security settings tab
- Using PDFCreator to Combine and Save Multiple Prints in One PDF File
One of the features that I’ve had trouble finding in any PDF creation software other than Click2PDF and ClickBook is the ability to print multiple times into the PDF creation software’s program, and then to be able to save the prints as one big PDF file. Even better is the ability to delete some of those prints (if they’re not exactly what I wanted) or to change the order of the items.
PDFCreator does all those things! It’s not quite as easy as Click2PDF or ClickBook, but the price is right…
First, we need to […]
- Safely Eject the USB Drive When The Icon Is Not Displayed
Subscriber David Wiesner wrote to ask about a USB flash drive problem he has occasionally:
I often find that the tray icon in XP for my USB devices disappears in the middle of a session. I cannot figure out how to safely eject a USB device when this happens.
I tried turning off the feature of the computer getting rid of unused icons but that did not seem to help.
Even so, if I cannot figure out an alternative to clicking on this icon, taking it away because it has not been accessed is problematic. So this is two questions… […]
- Using the Windows 7 Snipping Tool
We’ve always been able to click on PrntScrn to take a snapshot of the full screen. Unlike the old MS-DOS days, where PrntScrn actually sent the screen to the printer, as of the first version of Windows, it copied the screen to the Windows Clipboard.
From the Clipboard, you could paste it into a Word document, a WordPad document, a spreadsheet, into Paint (the Windows image editor in Accessories), or into many other programs. From those, you could actually print the image.
Windows also has had the Alt-PrntScrn combination, which does the same things except with an image of only the active window.
Windows 7 has a really nice tool for taking a snapshot of a user-selected portion of the screen. It’s called the Snipping Tool […]
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