This week’s email newsletter article is:
- Say Goodbye to Windows XP
It’s time to say goodbye to Windows XP.
I wrote about the coming problem a couple weeks ago, but I may not have spoken clearly enough. Get rid of it.
We loved it when it was released because it was so much more logincal and powerful than its predecessors (and expecially when compared to Windows Me).
But, that was then and this is fourteen years later […]
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
A Look at Articles from Past Newsletters
Subscriber Dorothy wrote recently to ask for help for a friend’s computer system — the monitor’s display had rotated sideways:
Enjoy reading your newsletter…now have a question for you.
Have you ever heard of the screen on a laptop monitor turning sideways?
I know the toolbar can be moved, but this is the entire page of the monitor that has turned the sides to the top and bottom and the top and bottom are now the left and right. […]
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-specified portion of the screen. It’s called the Snipping Tool […]
Windows 7 made a number of changes to the way that Windows worked. It also made some small ones — for example, the Windows Taskbar’s Status Area is now called the Notifications Area. No matter what we call it, it’s the area that is at the bottom right-hand corner of the monitor (in the default location of the Taskbar).
In the past, we could hide unused icons. We could also hide individual icons, if the individual program added that function to the icon it installed in the status area / notification area.
Windows 7 gives us more control, if we want to use it […]
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 myriad 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 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) […]
Not a subscriber? It’s easy to get my newsletter!
Subscribe to my free Terry’s Computer Tips email newsletter and then use the automatic responder to get the last two email issues!
I love the redesign of my Terry’s Computer Tips web site — it makes article posting and maintenance much easier than before. I’m glad I switched to WordPress and the Genesis Framework. On my Terry’s Computer Tips site, I’m using the base Genesis Framework with a child theme of my own to customize it.