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    Slapped in the face by PalmOne

    I'm using Windows 7 pro & a 64bit setup. For many years I've successfully run Palm and a handheld. About five yrs. ago the handheld died so I tossed it and forgot about syncing. The PalmOne desktop...
  2. JoeP517, I like what you write. You make sense...

    JoeP517, I like what you write. You make sense and cut right to the chase. Granted, I'm compulsive and this probably is one of the reasons why the constant bombardment of something new, something...
  3. My graduate students tell me that I am "wordy,"...

    My graduate students tell me that I am "wordy," which obviously is true. However, I must add to my previous post. I now have an iPhone and was in the Apple store yesterday in KC and it was packed...
  4. Hey good thoughts JoeP517. Further, of more...

    Hey good thoughts JoeP517. Further, of more importance to me, is Woody's latest piece titled "Win8.1 Update becomes the new patch 'baseline'" which includes excellent analyses of the Microsoft saga....
  5. I hope the Gods are smiling on this thread...

    I hope the Gods are smiling on this thread because it obviously has slightly deviated from the original question. However, regarding my question about staying with W7 or going to 8, 8.1, etc., or...
  6. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to post...

    Many thanks to everyone who took the time to post regarding the questions surrounding 8, 8.1, and 9. Outstanding answers and right to the point. Don't know anything about this Gordon Kelly's writing...
  7. Windows 8, 8.1, or stay with 7--Totally in the dark

    As a retired university professor after 50 years of teaching research methods, statistics, and computer literacy, I am often bombarded by former students and friends asking for advice about Windows...
  8. molly_dog, you are right on target, let's hear...

    molly_dog, you are right on target, let's hear more from you as you seem to have excellent perspectives on this situation. I love to watch sports on TV, and appreciate cable phone and Internet from...
  9. Thank you Woody for a great piece--let's have...

    Thank you Woody for a great piece--let's have more! I've been with Time Warner for umpteen years and waffle from hot to cold with their service or lack of service (sort of like the faucets in my...
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    Paul T is correct when stating "It isn't much use...

    Paul T is correct when stating "It isn't much use blocking spammers as they change the sender address at random." However, I use ESET Smart Security 7 and add everyone of these spammers' addresses to...
  11. Fred, you are incredible with your pieces when...

    Fred, you are incredible with your pieces when explaining details in a clear, semi-novice and understandable manner. Your Part 1 of this series hit the nail on the head; however, I'm still in the...
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    You folks are appreciated. Now the "red x" has...

    You folks are appreciated. Now the "red x" has emerged as a concern, but I've never considered the potential problems inherent when clicking on it, vs. the Alt+F4. The previous version of this post...
  13. I greatly appreciate Windows Secrets for many...

    I greatly appreciate Windows Secrets for many reasons. I am confident that the philosophy upon which your publication is founded (including the Lounge) is solid and sincere. The columnists are...
  14. Recycle Bin does Auto Empty after System Mechanic uninstalled

    Running Win 7 Pro on 64-bit, SP 1. Gosh, I at least feel better to know that I'm not the only person that System Mechanic has screwed up;). I bought SM from a reputable web site in good faith, left...
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    Paste picture-image into Word 2010

    BruceR -- You are a genius! ! ! I followed your suggestion to "Uncheck Show picture placeholders," that fixed everything. Thank you, thank you, thank you. This can be a big problem in Word and your...
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    Sorry to be a pest but the Snipping Tool doesn't...

    Sorry to be a pest but the Snipping Tool doesn't work either. Word behaves like there is a hidden setting I've missed somewhere or Word is corrupted. I've tried everything I can find in order to...
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    Paste picture-image into Word 2010

    By suggesting using "Insert > Picture" I assume you intend the following: (1) I have a blank Document1 open in Word, (2) I click on the "Insert" tab at the top, (3) I click on "Picture" in the ribbon...
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    Paste picture-image into Word 2010

    I'm using Windows 7 Pro & MS Office 2010 and am attempting to paste pictures into a Word document. Specifically, I have copied a jpg picture I received as an attachment via Outlook, have opened and...
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    Sticky Notes

    Goodness, this thing rambles and rambles. Suggest that you go to any office supply store, purchase a package of "Post-it" notes, use a pencil/pen & write your notes, then paste them on the outside...
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    I agree with Barbara 100%. I recently closed my...

    I agree with Barbara 100%. I recently closed my Facebook and Twitter accounts and couldn't be happier. Let the kids make fools out of themselves.
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    %$#@! Can't yet drop the Ribbon topic--can of worms

    As I wrote earlier, even though adjustment choices are available, the Ribbon causes a lot of frustration and waste of time. There is just too much redundancy, duplication, and confusion between the...
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    Hey Woody, thanks for your excellent piece on the...

    Hey Woody, thanks for your excellent piece on the %$#@! Microsoft Ribbon. Yeah, I use it and mostly like it, if I can memorize the functions between the hundreds of options on the Quick Access...
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    Ted, I have tried PDF-XChange Viewer and am...

    Ted,
    I have tried PDF-XChange Viewer and am pleased with the results. However, there are lots of options and I wouldn't be sure but what there may be a few bugs. Nevertheless, this program has done...
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    Many thanks for all of the good information. I...

    Many thanks for all of the good information. I had no idea that there were so many alternatives out there. Best regards.
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    locked pdf files problem

    Hey, thanks guys--really good information. I've found that emailing the locked file to myself without changing the file name (it won't let you change the name), then doing a "save" of the returned...
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