This week’s email newsletter articles are:
- Missing Recycle Bin
Subscriber Rick wrote about a problem he was having with Windows 7 — his Recycle Bin was missing and wouldn’t return:
Hi, I have never asked for help before but here goes, I have WINDOWS 7, 64 BIT. I removed the recycle bin icon from the desktop because I don’t like any shortcuts on my desktop.
I went through the Personalization area and unchecked it, but when I tried to recheck to put it back up
- Windows 7 Troubleshooting Control Panel
Windows 7 has a number of troubleshooting tools built into it, which can be real help when things are not working correctly.
The tools can be accessed in two ways. You can click on the Start button (the Windows Orb) > Control Panel > System and Security. Then, under the Action Center heading, click on Troubleshoot common computer problems[…]
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
A Look at Articles from Past Newsletters
- Disadvantages of a Notebook Computer
I’ve mentioned many times that, for a long time, my main computer was my notebook computer. Sure, I had a desktop computer, too, I just didn’t use it very much. I also had my home theater PC and a Linux-based file server for backup. But, my Dell Inspiron 8600 was the real workhorse […]
- My Notebook’s LCD Dies
Across a couple of weeks, I could see that I would probably be calling Dell Support soon about my Inspiron 8600. The LCD, on startup or when returning from a blank-screen screensaver, would have a very red-ish tint to all the colors. Within 8-10 seconds after starting, the LCD would lose the red tint and brighten until it was back to normal colors.
However, I wasn’t ready for my experience one Monday night. I came home, turned on my notebook computer and checked my emails. After dinner, I returned to the notebook to find that the screen was black. “No problem, that’s the black screen screensaver,” I thought. I moved the mouse. Nothing happened. I pressed a key, nothing happened. I tried again. Finally I held down the power button to trigger a power-off. […]
- Customizing GMail’s Tab Interface
I heard a complaint recently from my son. I had forwarded an electronic retailer’s email advertisement to him because he was looking for a new monitor.
The email was a short-term sale, but unfortunately, he didn’t see the email in time. Gmail had sorted it into the Promotions tab.
When he looked for the email, it was too late. He mentioned to me that he doesn’t like Gmail’s new Tab Interface. Since I didn’t recall it on my Gmail account, I went looking for it […]
- Wireless Printer Can’t Connect to Network
Longtime subscriber Greg H. wrote recently about his wireless networking problem…
I’m having a heck of a time getting my wireless Samsung laser to print. I recently installed a new Verizon router, which changed my netword ID and IP and simply cannot figure out how to get the Samsung running again.
Have been all around the control panel and don’t see what I need. Can you help? […]
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