Lounge Life

Staying in touch selectively: Any tricks?

A Lounge member asks for advice about a problem that threatens almost everybody with an email account: how to eradicate spam from a compromised email address.

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Webway robbery: You can lose your domain

Lounge member hobkirk was aghast to learn from GoDaddy that a domain name he’d owned, paid for, and locked had been suddenly transferred to someone else.

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Taking back full rights and control of your PC

The frustrations of personal computing can be endless. But one of the top annoyances is being told by the PC you own that you lack sufficient permission for some basic task — or any task.

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Your mother might fix your computer

When Lounge member RverDick wrote to the Hardware forum about his laptop’s over-sensitive touch pad, he received perfectly sensible advice.

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The afterlife of Blue Screen of Death events

When Lounge member vanillaflavour asked the Loungers in the Windows 7 forum for help regarding his random BSODs, he received precise advice on what evidence to collect. It helped. But even as vanillaflavour seems to have a fix in place, uncertainty lingers.

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Shared knowledge saves time and sanity

Many Word users are specialists in one discipline or another — such as the law — and they tailor templates and auto-correct tools in their word-processing programs accordingly.

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‘Illegitimis non carborundum’ applies to tablet

When you visit the Lounge, you’re apt to find the information you’re searching for, such as how to deal with a possibly flaky Nexus 7.

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One way to catch your own mistake: Describe it

You might not be surprised by the number of times Lounge members figure out what’s wrong with a spreadsheet or database almost all by themselves. Jacksonmacd provided a case in point.

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How do we love thee, XP? Let us count the ways

When Lounge member bhdavis brought performance data from his XP desktop and Win8 laptop to the Lounge, he asked for opinions about the usefulness of additional memory for his Windows XP Home machine. Should he buy more?

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How to network various Windows versions

Lounge member TerobitTony wants all his PCs to share all their files. But it’s a trick to get one Windows 8, two Windows 7, and two Windows XP machines to all recognize one another.

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