This week’s email newsletter articles are:
- Configuring the Windows 7 Start Menu
One of the features of Windows 7, and earlier versions of Windows, also, is the ability to change some configuration options for the Windows Start Menu and the Windows Task Bar.
I’ve written previously about how to organize the miriad of entries that programs add to the Start Menu — it’s easy to add folders to the Start Menu and to move items into those folders. For more information, see my articles Cleaning Up the Start Menu and Sorting the Windows 7 All Programs Menu – and Organizing it, too .
In this article, I’m going to focus on the configuration options. Our first step is to right-click on the Start Menu’s Orb icon (or button icon, in earlier versions of Windows) […]
- Printing from Excel — Setting The Area To Be Printed
Excel has a function to set a particular area of the spreadsheet to be printed instead of printing the entire spreadsheet. Sometimes, if you don’t realize this is set, you’ll have problems. Fortunately, getting out of trouble is pretty easy […]
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
A Look at Articles from Past Newsletters
- High Speed Internet Options Without Cable or DSL
Some of my email and online issues resulted in a lot of similar stories of problems and solutions, as well as some additional questions.
One interesting question was from Bob, who wrote to say:
My brother is too far away from any substations to go DSL, Cable, or fiber optics, he is still on dial up.
What options does one have do to in this case to get high speed Internet? […]
- Converting An External Drive From DVR to Computer
Subscriber Cosby Chaney wrote with an unusual problem involving an external hard drive.
Got this problem. I have this 160 gig external drive that I’ve had for maybe a year or so. I originally used it for back ups for my home computer, but for the last six months or so have been using it connected to my DVR. […]
- Happy New Year — New Year’s Resolutions for Computer 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 resolutions for the ways we’re going to improve our life in the coming year.
Here are some resolution ideas you might want to consider:
· I will learn more about […]
- Don’t Forget Network Security
This week, I taught a workshop about setting up a home computer network at our local computer club. That event reminded me that it’s been a long time since I have written about network security.
For a quick summary, you should prevent anyone from using your network other than you and those individuals you trust to access the files and printers on your computers. Period. No if’s, and’s or but’s.
Why is this important? Because it’s a whole lot easier to prove that someone did something, than to prove that they didn’t […]
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