This week’s email newsletter article is:
- Restoring the iTunes Explorer Interface
Apple changed the default iTunes user interface several versions ago. They dropped the Windows Explorer-like user interface in favor of a more modern one. Unfortunately, I didin’t like the new one.
Although the default changed, we can select some options in iTunes to restore the look &mdassh; and uasability — of the Explorer-like interface. Even better, it takes a few steps, but they’re easy steps.
The first step is to select the option pulldown in the top left corner of the iTunes window […]
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
A Look at Articles from Past Newsletters
Both Windows 7 and Windows 8 give us the ability to control certain aspects of Desktop icons. We can control which of the built-in Desktop icons are displayed, we can change the icon image that’s displayed for them, and we can even control whether themes are allowed to change the icons, or not.
For icons installed as part of program installations, or shortcuts you manually create, we have all the usual ways to modify them. We can change them, move them, create folders to organize them, or even delete them, without deleting the program itself.
Of course, if you’re using Windows 8 and you […]
Jerome Safer wrote recently about a problem with his USB flash drive:
I have a 4GB USB flash drive I am trying to use in my USB 2.0 port on the front of my Compaq Presario computer.
When I try to save something to it I get a message “I don’t have authorization for this drive”, “Contact the Administrator”.
Windows 7 had (and has) a really convenient way to get to many of the functions — customizations and tools — that are available in its Control Panel.
Accessing them via the Control Panel, you have to know (or figure out) where to find them. Using the Master Control Panel, or Master Controls, or God Mode (as some people call it), makes it easy to find these items.
Window 8 has the same Master Control Panel available, too — and you can get to it the same way […]
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.
But, if it doesn’t have an associated program for a file, you can still open the file in several ways […]
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