Author Archives: Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.

Approach with caution: Preparing to update

Lounge member compiler was receiving nudges to update his Internet Explorer browser from 9 (with which he was happy) to 11. He was uneasy about the switch.

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In a canine universe, meet St. Jumpy

If patience were the qualifying attribute of sainthood, Jumpy wouldn’t need to wait another minute to be canonized. But Jumpy possesses many other sterling qualities.

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When your needs don’t change but software does

Lounge member Bender serves as administrator of a neighborhood watch group. Among other tasks, he manages their communication system. He’s dismayed by the reduction of group services in Microsoft OneDrive, which he previously used to broadcast messages and alerts to his neighbors.

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Live in World Cup culture every day

This video shows you how to incorporate World Cup soccer behavior into your ordinary life. Wherever you are, whatever the interaction, you can engage with flair.

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Word 2003 toolbars lost and recovered

Lounge member Adela lost some Word functions and didn’t know how to restore them. Luckily, other Lounge members in the Word Processing forum set her on the path to discovery.

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We can supply you with binder twine

With the Grand Départ, the 2014 Tour de France was launched this past weekend — from Yorkshire England. In anticipation of the event, a Yorkshire man compiled some advice for the cyclists.

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Frequently attacked software has adherents

Lounge member Robko is not ready to give up WinMX, the peer-to-peer file-sharing program; but he wants a more reliable version of it.

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Your mailbox, fridge, garbage bin are occupied

Animator Marty Cooper’s alter ego, Hombre McSteez, is responsible for legions of creatures who dance in refrigerators, eat the mail, vomit up cats, and perform other antics for your entertainment on YouTube (and other Internet venues).

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Workaround fixing and miraculous fixing

Lounge member MarkARay has a File History problem: it stopped working. So he wrote to the Windows 8 forum for help. Among the responses from fellow forum members, MarkARay discovered a workaround.

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Contrary to popular belief times 10

So much common wisdom is common nonsense. Happily, a debunker comes along from time to time to help us clear our mental cobwebs.

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