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May 25, 2016

Throwaway Filenames

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The most common filename on my computer’s mass storage device is . . . killme. That’s not a very inspiring name, but it does showcase a common computer file management phenomena: The names of unwanted or temporary files.
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April 29, 2016

The New Beep Sound

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O, I love customizing things. I enjoy that technology permits the user to change some items, such as the background on a phone or computer, or to change sound. Way back when, these capabilities were explored by lots of people. Today, seriously, does anyone bother changing the default sounds in Windows?
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March 23, 2016

The Razor Blackwidow Keyboard

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My son is an avid gamer. I’m a writer. We both demand quality from our keyboards.
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February 24, 2016

On All The Time

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Should you leave your computer on all the time? Isn’t that a waste of energy? Sure it is, but that doesn’t deter people such as myself from leaving their PCs on 24/7.
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February 19, 2016

Windows Backup Woes

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I highly recommend that you perform some type of backup. Windows Backup is almost a good program. Its major weakness remains that once your external backup drive gets full, Windows Backup is utterly helpless. That sucks.
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February 17, 2016

Folder Insanity Explained

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I’m a big fan of information organization. When it comes to a computer, you use folders to organize your files. Folders can contain other folders, and you can toss in some shortcuts or aliases to help deal with files that could dwell in multiple locations. All that makes sense, but it’s not really how Windows presents files and folders.
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January 27, 2016

Windows 10 Tiles to Drive You Mad

Filed under: Main — Tags: , — admin @ 12:01 am

Windows 10 didn’t kill off the Windows 8 tile-based Start Screen. Instead, it plastered those tiles onto the right side of the Start menu. I assume most people ignore those tiles. I know that office IT professionals would like to get rid of the tiles. Here’s how.
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January 25, 2016

Disabling the Peek Desktop Button

Filed under: Main — Tags: , — admin @ 12:01 am

Windows 10 and Windows 7 feature a Peek Desktop button. It can really bug the bejeebers out of you.
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January 22, 2016

File Explorer Tips and Tricks

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Time to revel in some shortcuts you can pull when using the File Explorer window to peek at, manipulate, or simply tease your files and folders.
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January 20, 2016

Basic File Operations

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Of all the tools and toys in the File Explorer window, the most commonly used are the file manipulation commands. These four basic file operations are Copy, Move, Rename, and Delete. As you might suspect, several methods are available for implementing these commands.
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