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    Thanks to all for your replies. I'll delve...

    Thanks to all for your replies. I'll delve deeper into RoboForm's setup.:)
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    Concern about password manager

    I just installed Roboform Everywhere and have a concern. If someone gets access to my computer, they can just log into all the sites for which I have saved a password! That seems awfully insecure. ...
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    You don't have to have an @yahoo.com address to...

    You don't have to have an @yahoo.com address to be in a Yahoo group, although if you do you get additional functionality. Yahoo groups can store files, such as photos and documents.
  4. Do I really need to update from Win 8 to 8.1?

    Seeing all the problems with Windows 8.1 updates, I think maybe it would be better if I just stayed with Windows 8. I have installed Cassic Shell so it boots to the desktop and I have a Win7-like...
  5. Try FTP Server by Olive Tree, available for free...

    Try FTP Server by Olive Tree, available for free on the Google Play store at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.theolivetree.ftpserver. It is way better. You start it on your Android...
  6. Microsoft sends me notifications in Spanish, I...

    Microsoft sends me notifications in Spanish, I suppose because I was in Mexico when I set up my Outlook.com account. How can I change my language preference in Outlook.com?
  7. Yes, backup C:\Users\. Also back up...

    Yes, backup C:\Users\<yourname>. Also back up anyplace else on C: that you store data files in.

    If your backup software allows you to exclude folders from C:\Users\<yourname>, you can exclude...
  8. I like Backer from Cordes Development -...

    I like Backer from Cordes Development - http://www.cordes-dev.com/english/overview.html . It is a file replicator and you can set up filters to copy forward, backward or both based on file size,...
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    Same thing happened to me just yesterday: phone...

    Same thing happened to me just yesterday: phone call from somebody with a hard-to-understand accent claiming to be from Microsoft. My wife took the call and then put her "IT department head" on the...
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    Dropbox's "Dropbox" folder works just like Magic...

    Dropbox's "Dropbox" folder works just like Magic Briefcase. Put a file in it, and that file replicates to the cloud and to all your machines with Dropbox installed on them.

    For backup, use both...
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    Defrag hybrid drive?

    My new machine has a hybrid drive: 500 gig platter with 32-gig solid state. It puts frequently-used files, such as those used at startup on the solid state part. (It boots up very quickly!) Do I...
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    Word 2K vs later versions

    One feature that Word 2000 lacks is a good document comparison. Later versions, from 2003 on, do a far better job of showing you the differences between two documents.
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    If you must move to Office 2007, 2010 or 2013,...

    If you must move to Office 2007, 2010 or 2013, immediately download and install UBitMenu. It is free for personal use. It adds the classic menu to the ribbon. I could not get along without it. ...
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    Why in the world would you want to go from Office...

    Why in the world would you want to go from Office 2003 to 2013? Does Office 2003 no longer work? Is there something you want it to do that it won't? You will be miserable for several weeks to...
  15. I use a free program called Protect My Disk,...

    I use a free program called Protect My Disk, available at http://secusimple.com/protectmydisk.html. It creates a hidden directory named Autorun.inf on a USB drive, which prevents any malicious...
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    Two points: 1) It was HP, not Dell, that you...

    Two points:
    1) It was HP, not Dell, that you bought. Dell has a similar product for $299.99, and it includes a 200-watt power supply. See http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/inspiron-660s/pd. Scroll...
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    Dell is now selling preconfigured units. If you...

    Dell is now selling preconfigured units. If you click on Select you'll see that the low-end unit has the lowest price, and for more money you can get more memory and a bigger hard drive. I expect...
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    Thanks, MartinM. That is close, but not exactly...

    Thanks, MartinM. That is close, but not exactly what I want. The article you link to tells how to set the palette of an Excel 2010 worksheet when it is opened in an earlier version of Excel. But...
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    Sorry, what I meant was the color scheme or color...

    Sorry, what I meant was the color scheme or color palette within an Excel worksheet -- what colors you can use to highlight a cell or a range of cells. They are called "theme colors" in Excel 2010. ...
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    Excel 2010 color scheme

    I want to use the color scheme from Excel 2003 and earlier in Excel 2010. How can I do that? I just like the earlier colors better.
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    That seems to work. The option certainly is well-hidden!
  22. Word 2010 - How to turn off auto paragraph style update

    When I format a paragraph in Word 2010 -- like for instance checking Page Break Before in the Paragraph dialog box -- it changes all the paragraphs with the same style as the paragraph I am updating....
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    Poll: You can get the old menus back with UBitMenu...

    You can get the old menus back with UBitMenu (http://www.ubit.ch/software/ubitmenu-languages/). It makes Office 2007 and 2010 usable again. Free for private use.
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    What if you install apps? Does that count as...

    What if you install apps? Does that count as monkeying with the software? I hope not.
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    I recommend getting anti-virus for Android...

    I recommend getting anti-virus for Android tablets. I have a Lenovo Ideapad running Android 2.3.4. I got a notification that I needed to install and update. I should have been warned off by the...
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