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    Suggesting a new printer

    I bought an HP black-and-white Laserjet last year for $85. I use it primarily as a wireless printer for my iPod Touch and iPad, but also use it for printing monochrome documents. The replacement...
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    Poll: I have a sleep button on my wireless keyboard and...

    I have a sleep button on my wireless keyboard and use that when I am finished using the computer, even for just an hour or so. Tapping the sleep button again quickly restores my desktop.

    I do...
  3. Another vote for Expression Web free version...

    Another vote for Expression Web free version here. I have been using the program for several years as a replacement for Front Page.
  4. I was going to suggest Google Translate, but I...

    I was going to suggest Google Translate, but I doubt that you want to switch from Firefox.

    I used Firefox for years but find Google Chrome to suit my needs much better now. And its translate...
  5. I like the SD card option. I just bought a 16 GB...

    I like the SD card option. I just bought a 16 GB SanDisk card from Amazon for about $10. I'd agree with padding the envelope for mailing, which should cost you an extra 20 cents in postage.

    Bill
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    NAPS2 is a nice simple program, but it scans the...

    NAPS2 is a nice simple program, but it scans the document as an image file. It would be a much better application if it handled OCR.
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    Secure PDF's that can't be printed are a real...

    Secure PDF's that can't be printed are a real pain. They can also be hacked. In most cases, a simple workaround is to use a screen capture program to get an graphic image of each page or just the...
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    I was amazed last week that the Win 8.1 update...

    I was amazed last week that the Win 8.1 update downloaded and installed in about 12 minutes. Only one reboot was required. No problems at all. I notice I can run a tiled program right next to a...
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    I have a neighbor who recently bought a Mac to...

    I have a neighbor who recently bought a Mac to replace her XP computer. She is now having misgivings about the purchase.

    I used to help her out with problems on her Windows machine, but I can't be...
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    I like the new printer suggestion, but a Belkin...

    I like the new printer suggestion, but a Belkin wi-fi adapter for your PC is on sale at Best Buy for about $16.
  11. Yes, external drives are cheap now. You can back...

    Yes, external drives are cheap now. You can back up both your laptops to one easily. I have my laptop and desktop both backed up to a 1.5 TB Seagate drive.
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    Knowing the difference between "save" and "save...

    Knowing the difference between "save" and "save as" is huge.

    I have been using PC's since 1984 and still occasionally hit "save" when I really meant "save as."

    I taught computer classes at the...
  13. If you don't like the ribbon in Office 2010 you...

    If you don't like the ribbon in Office 2010 you can easily hide it.

    If you are used keystroke shortcuts in Office 2003 they should still work in later versions of Office.

    Bill
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    I'm retired, have some spare time, and am fairly...

    I'm retired, have some spare time, and am fairly knowledgeable about computers.

    I have received several calls supposedly from Microsoft telling me about the problems I am having with my Windows...
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    Here's a vote for Chrome, although I will admit...

    Here's a vote for Chrome, although I will admit that IE 11 is working well for me in Windows 8.
  16. Thread: Don't click red X!

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    Alt+F4 is also a quick way to close Win 8 tile...

    Alt+F4 is also a quick way to close Win 8 tile apps, as there's no red x available to perform this task.
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    Neat thread! I would be in trouble if deep...

    Neat thread!

    I would be in trouble if deep Microsoft ever gets rid of the command prompt. :D
  18. Perhaps it is time to upgrade to a later version...

    Perhaps it is time to upgrade to a later version of Word. If not, continue using OpenOffice.org. OOo handles most Word documents unless they are heavily formatted or contain extensive graphics. The...
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    The newest version of Audacity lets you capture...

    The newest version of Audacity lets you capture most sounds from your computer. If you save the results in Audacity's native format you will wind up with very large files. But you can export the...
  20. Fry's has a couple off-brand Android tablets...

    Fry's has a couple off-brand Android tablets advertised for under $50. The site says they are available in-store only. Both are 4K memory only, which seems pretty low to me.
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    I like CCleaner too but I don't think it's been...

    I like CCleaner too but I don't think it's been available for "86 years or more" :rolleyes:

    Bill
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    I've been using MSE on my XP computer for several...

    I've been using MSE on my XP computer for several years and WD on my Win8 machine for several months. Both computers remain uninfected and neither shows any hit on performance.

    I was very unhappy...
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    Snipping Tool no longer works on Apps in Win 8.1

    I upgraded to Windows 8.1 recently and am pretty well satisfied with the improvements.

    However I can no longer get the snipping tool to work on any Apps(Metro) screen. It works just fine on the...
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    Pulling out the power cord is a last resort and...

    Pulling out the power cord is a last resort and not recommended. I've been using PC's since 1985 and have only had to take this drastic step once or twice.

    Bill
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    I have to agree with Ted. I've had to use a hard...

    I have to agree with Ted. I've had to use a hard power restart twice in the past three months after my Win 8 screen froze and was unresponsive to keyboard or mouse inputs.

    Everything looked fine...
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