Times-have-changed department: Marital chat

Kathleen Atkins

Lounge member donny wants to talk to his wife. He wants to talk to his wife while he’s downstairs and she’s upstairs.

He wants instant messaging to work between two computers in the same house, using the same router. Looking for a simple solution, he consults fellow Loungers in the Social Media forum. You have choices these days, he’s happy to learn. Here’s a posted observation you’d not have heard 10 years ago: “Most people I know just use their Facebook accounts to IM … in the same household.”

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

Office Applications    
General Productivity Do you recognize Cloud Drive?
Word Processing Wanted: Helpful macros for Word 2010 and 2013
Spreadsheets Excel 2007 changes view
Databases Win7/Access 2003 backend link problems
Visual Basic for Apps Excel 2010: VBA problem toggling subscripts
Microsoft Outlook Storing IMAP email locally with graphics
Non-Outlook E-mail Changing passwords in Eudora 7.1
Other MS Apps MS Project: Single task split into several, in resource-usage view
General Windows Running simultaneous virus checkers
Windows 8 Tried Windows 8.1.1? If so, do you like it?
Windows 7 Win7 USB problems
Windows Vista How to remove user from PC
Windows XP The day after
Internet Explorer Internet connection problem
Third-Party Browsers Firefox 28 and search engines
Networking Ad hoc network using Verizon Jetpack and Wi-Fi router
Social Media Instant messaging at home
Software Development
Web Design & Development Google information about customer’s website
Other Technologies
Security & Scams Malwarebytes Anti-Malware impermanent fixes
Maintenance Windows Update (patches)
Hardware External drives: Portable vs. not portable
Graphics/Multimedia Windows Media Player 11: Rip problem
Other Applications PDF security and digital-rights management

starred posts: particularly useful

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Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.