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    Disappearing Windows

    Sometimes, when an active window has been minimized, I should be able to left-click on its location on the Taskbar and it should pop-up in its last form as a Maximized or Reduced window - but it does...
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    Some of the postings are hard to read. Here is a...

    Some of the postings are hard to read. Here is a clip of part of the hard-to-read element:39303

    It appears on my screen as a very narrow, very long column about 3-4 characters wide.
  3. My primary computer is a laptop so I do not have...

    My primary computer is a laptop so I do not have a "second" hard drive for backup. I confess that I use Carbonite to make continuous backups of the files in my Documents folder where I do all of my...
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    I have made half of this switch. I use Gmail as...

    I have made half of this switch. I use Gmail as my mail server, but Outlook as my email reader on my PC. When I do a search, it's on gmail. So far, I have not had to pay any attention to the size of...
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    I have a similar problem that is intermittent....

    I have a similar problem that is intermittent. Once in a while, the Internet seems to just "Go Out to Lunch." When a website does not respond, I keep a Command Prompt window open and ping...
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    Windows close slowly

    All performance is very sluggish - takes minutes to start a program. When I click on the "x" to close a window, most of the time it "paints" down the screen a scan line at a time, often taking 2-3...
  7. No thanks, I will keep my Outlook 2007 email...

    No thanks, I will keep my Outlook 2007 email client. All my email is routed via GMail so I can use that as my mail archive. Gmail is great when I need to search for an email that I may have filed in...
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    Why crash after adding RAM?

    I recently increased the RAM in my Acer Laptop from 4 GB to 8 GB. It booted immediately and all testing indicates that memory is now ~8 GB. However, it has started to crash almost every day. Is there...
  9. I have solved one of my problems! I isolated the...

    I have solved one of my problems! I isolated the problem by using the Command Prompt. First, at a command prompt window, I entered: "ping www.google.com" and waited for the result. While the...
  10. Thanks Ted

    Your reply seemed reasonable, so I tried using W7 capability from the Network and Sharing Center to search the internet for an updated driver. It said my driver was up to date. So I hope others will...
  11. Internet connection seems to take coffee breaks

    When connected to several different routers, home included, the network connection seems to just stop working. The connection icon in the system tray still shows the connection, but there is no...
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    Foolishly, I did not wait for Susan's column and...

    Foolishly, I did not wait for Susan's column and just clicked on OK to install the new patches to Win 7. It appears that the one patch that does not allow itself to be uninstalled, KB976902 (Susan...
  13. It looks like Sylpheed as well as Thunderbird are...

    It looks like Sylpheed as well as Thunderbird are replacements for Outlook Express, but I need calendar integration. This is Outlook's most important feature including the popup meeting reminders....
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    I have traveled in Saudi Arabia and have seen...

    I have traveled in Saudi Arabia and have seen excellent looking boxed software with very realistic copies of the Microsoft hologram label selling for as little as $20 per box. Even the discs inside...
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    I have been using Outlook 2000 for almost 9...

    I have been using Outlook 2000 for almost 9 years, and I am mostly happy with it. Outlook is really a Microsoft unsung gem. There are thousands of hidden/undocumented features that I love. One of...
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