This week’s email newsletter article is:
- Lost Scrolling Ability on Laptop
Long-time subscriber Oz Fisher wrote me about a problem he was having with his laptop…
Hello again Terry. You helped me out with a problem several years ago and I am hoping you can resolve a new issue for me.
I have an older laptop on which I can no longer use the touchpad to scroll the window contents. The touchpad driver is up to date and I followed some advice on the web to solve the problem, to no avail.
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
A Look at Articles from Past Newsletters
- New Year’s Resolutions for PC Users
Long-time readers of my Terry’s Computer Tips email newsletters will recognize many of these New Year’s Resolutions. I’ve updated them a bit and I think they’re still very valid.
New Year’s Resolutions are a traditional, annual opportunity to make decisions and promises to ourselves about the ways we’re going to improve our life in the coming year.
Here are some computer-related resolution ideas you might want to consider […]
- How to Copy IE Favorites to Another Computer
I answered a question in a computer help mailing list about Internet Explorer Favorites. The computer user had just upgraded to a new Windows 7 computer and he wanted to move his Favorites to the new computer.
One way that he could do this would be to use the Export and Import functions in IE’s Menu Bar > File > Import and Export… First, he could "Export to a file", copy the file to a flash drive, move the flash drive to the other computer, and then "Import from a file."
- Deleting Auto-Complete Addresses in Outlook
I thought this one was pretty obvious, but apparently it wasn’t. I had a co-worker start routinely sending emails to my personal account instead of my work account, just because she had responded to an email from my iPhone. The problem was that, even once she recognized the problem, she continued to send the emails to the wrong account.
The same week, someone else asked how to get rid of an email address that Outlook was offering via its auto-completion options […]
- Windows’ "Open with" Trap
Windows has a great feature for handling unknown files — or even files that it does recognize.
When you right-click on the file, you can pick Open. If Windows has a program associated with that the file’s filename extension (e.g., .xlsx), it will open the appropriate program (e.g., Excel) and then open the file in the program.