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  1. How to Eliminate the Window Ghosts that pop up when Hovering over the Taskbar

    Win8 has this feature where when I get the cursor close to an item on the taskbar an small image of that window pops up. I hate those -- they are always covering up what I'm trying to look at -- and...
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    Internet Explorer Stops Working

    Several weeks ago IE on my wife's PC began to occasionally display a message that it had "stopped working" and there was nothing I could do except close it. At that time I couldn't relate the...
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    Thanks for the reminder about those utilities and...

    Thanks for the reminder about those utilities and the links to them. I'll use them to examine my startup in more detail.

    Bill
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    I was hoping for the opposite with a way to speed...

    I was hoping for the opposite with a way to speed it up but I guess I can't do anything except look for little improvements. :(

    Thanks,
    Bill
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    Hey, that is great! I like the percent better.:D...

    Hey, that is great! I like the percent better.:D

    Thanks,
    Bill
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    I'll review what is starting up and see what I...

    I'll review what is starting up and see what I can take out of the process. I may have some questions after look at them!

    Thanks,
    Bill
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    Yes, I see that in the units shown by the numbers...

    Yes, I see that in the units shown by the numbers now that you mention it! Is it pretty normal to have the limiting factor be the hard drive during boot up and for some time after the PC appears to...
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    Task Manager display puzzle

    A few minutes after booting up my laptop it is still very busy and slow to respond so this time I opened the Task Manager. I found that the hard drive was running at 100% and it stayed that way for...
  9. Thanks for the suggestion, Spokes. I'll take a...

    Thanks for the suggestion, Spokes. I'll take a look at Aquamail.

    Bill
  10. Well, not baked into all Win8.1 systems! Mine is...

    Well, not baked into all Win8.1 systems! Mine is Win8.1 and I've used only IE 11 to retrieve programs from the Internet. For example, some time ago I installed "ScreenHunter 6.0 Free" and I have a...
  11. When I right-click on qw.exe and select...

    When I right-click on qw.exe and select Properties on my Win8.1 system the General tab does not show that unblock item that is shown in the picture in the first message in this thread. But, when I...
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    OK RG, I can see why a "run as admin" app might...

    OK RG, I can see why a "run as admin" app might require an approval from you but I'm wondering about normal programs like IrfanView or Picasa? I'm having to click on that approval every time I...
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    RetiredGeek: I like what you have done! Are you...

    RetiredGeek: I like what you have done! Are you prompted to provide an OK before any of your target programs will open?

    Thanks,
    Bill
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    Thanks, John, I'll look at that toolbar and maybe...

    Thanks, John, I'll look at that toolbar and maybe use it.

    Bill
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    Well Paul, That procedure looks to me like simply...

    Well Paul, That procedure looks to me like simply a different way to explain how to set up a new toolbar. So, that is what I had done already and that does NOT eliminate the permission dialog! My...
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    Well, I hadn't tried it because I was discouraged...

    Well, I hadn't tried it because I was discouraged by the move toward less security but I did try it just now and that change does eliminate the permission dialog in the opening process. Now, I'll...
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    I've read all the links referenced in that post...

    I've read all the links referenced in that post and they are all about an update in Win7. I'm running Win8.1 so that doesn't apply directly to me and I haven't figured out anything else to try. So,...
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    Paul, when I right-click on qw dot exe and select...

    Paul, when I right-click on qw dot exe and select Properties I don't see "Unblock" anywhere! I believe I have tried all the branches in the properties dialog box. Am I missing the intent of your...
  19. dg1261: I didn't know about the "/calendar"...

    dg1261: I didn't know about the "/calendar" addition to the URL. That looks like a good way to go.

    Paul: Yes, I knew about the Thunderbird addon but I don't keep Thunderbird open all the time...
  20. Best way to access Google Calendar from PC?

    I am trying to set up a calendar that can be accessed from my laptop and my Android phone. I've decided to use a Google Calendar, only because I haven't seen anything that convinced me to use...
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    Thanks Paul and RG. It worked and a screen...

    Thanks Paul and RG. It worked and a screen capture of the confirmation dialog box is attached.

    Bill
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    Thanks for the link BruceR. I'll use it to add...

    Thanks for the link BruceR. I'll use it to add the Quick Launch toolbar.

    The confirmation dialog is the usual "File Open - Security Warning" dialog box that we see normally at other times. I...
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    Quick Launch Toolbar vs Links

    I have used a laptop running Vista for a number of years and I was a heavy user of the Quick Launch toolbar. My new laptop is running Win8.1 (will be Win10 soon) and there apparently is no Quick...
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    Thanks for the suggestions from several people...

    Thanks for the suggestions from several people since I last responded here. I'll keep all that in mind if I do actually try to replace Vista with Win10.

    Bill
  25. No, I really do want it to just sleep if I just...

    No, I really do want it to just sleep if I just close the lid so I don't want to change that.

    Thanks,
    Bill
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