Lounge Life

‘Local’ important concept in formatting

When Lounge member moon1130 tried to apply a theme to his Word 2010 document, nothing happened. He asked for help in the Word Processing forum — and soon enlarged his understanding of local font and paragraph formatting.

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When ad-blocking tool blocks good popups

Lounge member ldb discovered recently that not all popups are vehicles for ads and viruses.

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The increasing importance of backups

Lounge member cmptrgy is so impressed by the current crop of seriously damaging malware, including ransomware such as CryptoLocker, he proposed a master plan against them. Other forum members weighed in; drive imaging is much approved.

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Websites don’t like old browsers or old settings

A Lounge member’s Win7 machine came with IE 9 installed. Why then, do several websites accuse Saki23′s browser of being outdated — and refuse to display their pages?

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In Windows 8.1, you don’t sign out of Skype

A Lounge member used Skype before he upgraded to Windows 8.1. After the upgrade, he was locked out of Skype.

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SkyDrive delivers old news after Win8.1 upgrade

A Windows Secrets Lounge member thought his upgrade to Windows 8.1 had gone well. But then he noticed old data in a spreadsheet he kept in SkyDrive.

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Parsing Office 365 requirements: Always online?

Lounge member CWBillow has been offered a deal: Office 365 for U.S. $20 a year through his university. But he worries about what will happen to his productivity in the Office suite if he loses his Internet connection.

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In Outlook, search might be a sometime thing

A Lounge member can’t find what he’s looking for in Outlook 2010 — even after rebuilding its index twice.

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Look for software’s official download site

Lounge member globalist’s experience with the VLC media player began badly — twice. Because it came with so much junkware, he didn’t trust it.

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Measuring the virtues of drive imaging

On a recent afternoon, Lounge member bbearren meddled with his Windows 8 registry and rendered his computer unbootable. Happily, he had a three-day-old, restorable drive image.

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