Mysteries never cease: “Magic” fixes

Forum member Oldtechie was mystified by the divergent behavior of Yahoo Mail in IE 11 on two different machines — one a desktop and the other a laptop.

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Technology advances: How to read a bookbook

Just so you know, Windows Secrets is not endorsing Ikea products — other than one of its ads, a delicious parody of an Apple-style advertising campaign.

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A tweak and a free tool greatly improve Win8

Sync browser settings across multiple computers

Recovering from a rough August Patch Tuesday

Turn your Windows PC into a Wi-Fi hotspot

Using a feature built into Windows, all your Wi-Fi-based devices can access the Web through a single Internet connection — no additional hardware or software required. This capability isn’t new; Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) has been around for years. But it’s somewhat hidden on some Win8 systems. Here’s how to find it, enable it, and use it.

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Mother-son divide over Windows memory management

Lounge member OS2_87_Dinosaur thinks her clever, computer-building son doesn’t know enough about operating systems and other software. She gave him advice (as parents are wont to do) concerning his system’s Windows pagefile — and then she worried that her old-school view might be wrong.

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A lawfully countercultural town in the desert

Although transportation via two feet or two wheels is strongly preferred, Mutant Vehicles are permitted in Black Rock City — the famous desert city that arises and decamps for the annual, week-long Burning Man celebration. But they must be licensed by the Black Rock Department of Mutant Vehicles.

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Little-known differences in IE security settings

Data recovery before and after a hard-disk crash