Computer Tips and Tricks

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

I will be 91 next month. I've been teaching Windows for 21 years.
Mike Seiler will take over my 2nd Tuesday 7pm Windows SIG.
I will be semiretired in CKCS, and will send out my class email and jokes ever other month.
Will still take calls to help with computer problems
Will still maintained my web sites:
Joe does Windows: 
I really like working with such great classmates.
Kindest regards,

Joe Isaac
414 Southridge Drive
Lexington KY 40505-1532

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

1 10 17  PHOTOS, Windows 10, Cortana, and EDGE *

Dear Classmates,

On Tuesday January 10 at 7 pm:

We will take photos and:

Auto Adjust,
Get rid of Red eye,
Adjust Exposure.
Then send it out in an email.

Will discuss Windows 10, Cortana, and EDGE.

Will do Find My Device so you can locate your laptop and tablet if lost or stolen. 

No Windows meeting in February.

Please attend this meeting. The next meeting will be March 14, 2017

Kindest regards,

Joe Isaac

Latest Online Tips:

Gene Wheeler recommends this web site for UK Basketball Fans.

 United States Armed Forces Medley

Saturday, November 12, 2016


Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2016
To: Joe Isaac
Subject: Re: Something so moving.

Hi Uncle Joe,

I just saw a commercial that Andre's orchestra will be on KET this Saturday around 3 or 4.

I think I must've watched that video you sent 20 or 30 times - it's beautiful : )


Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 24, 2016, at 12:00 PM, Joe Isaac <> wrote:
Dear Folks,

When I see something so moving, I want to share.
This video is beautiful.

Please watch this with your best girl.

Kindest regards,



Monday, October 17, 2016

 BIG BLUE NATION HISTORY: Cat fans please watch this.

From Myra Engle: Amazing. I have never seen anything like it.

11 8 16  Internet Safety, Trouble Shooting Tips,  Windows Settings*

Dear Classmates,

Tuesday, November 8 at 7 pm at CKCS we will Demo:

1. Internet Safety: Check your settings, Mother's maiden name, Guard personal information, Photos and videos, Check what's needed, Direct message if you can, Delete old accounts, up to date anti-virus software.

2. IF THINGS GO WRONG: Will show you 7 main Troubleshooting Tips.
3. We will also demo System and Personalization in Windows Settings:
4. Will demo Microsoft's Anniversary update best features:

Remember to err is human, to really screw up you need a Computer.

Kindest regards,

Joe Isaac


WorldStart's Video Guide To Windows 10 – DVD
I had these once before and sold out. I bought 10 more and will sell them in class for what they cost me as a Premium member $10.



Monday, September 19, 2016

10 11 16   ++More Windows 10, Cortana, EDGE*

Dear Classmates,

At our meeting on Tuesday, October 11, 7pm, after class questions, We will Demo:
1. Great video on Start screen.
2. Alarms & Clock, and Task Manager
3. Disk Cleanup, will add GB's to your hard drive.
4. Demo Security and Maintenance.
5. Dark Theme.
6. Snipping Tool.
7. OneDrive.

Please plan to attend, invite your friends, and bring your questions! 

If you cannot attend, you can watch it at home on your computer: at 7 pm Tuesday. Copy and paste this link into your browser.

Happy Computing,

Joe Isaac    

You can give Cortana basic commands like “Find pictures from June” or “Find documents with Windows 10” and she’ll apply the appropriate filters, then scour your local files and OneDrive storage for results.

My Joe does Windows .doc file was 26.8MB, made it a pdf file and it was 9.71MB, amazing.

How to sign into Windows 10 automatically?

After updating to Windows 10, many users find that they must sign in to Windows using a password, even if they previously did not. I'll show you how to sign in to Windows 10 automatically.


Survey: Users love their desktops more than their cheapo tablets

Keyboard Shortcuts That Work in All Web Browsers
Ctrl+9 – Switch to the last tab.
Ctrl+Tab – Switch to the next tab 
Ctrl+Shift+T – Reopen the last closed tab.
Ctrl+T – Open a new tab.
Ctrl+N – Open a new browser window.
Alt+F4 – Close the current window. (Works in all applications.)
F5 – Reload.
Escape – Stop.
Alt+Home – Open homepage.
Ctrl + Spin mouse wheel  – Zoom in.
Ctrl + Spin mouse wheel  — Zoom out. 
F11 – Full-screen mode.

Page Down – Scroll down a frame.
Page Up – Scroll up a frame.
Home – Top of page.
End – Bottom of page.

History & Bookmarks
Ctrl + H – Open the browsing history.
Ctrl + D – Bookmark the current website.

Ctrl + P – Print the current page.

what is a "Server" anyway?
A server is nothing more than a computer that provides services or resources to other computers.

Vintage Tips from the 1900s

Our President, Brooke Thomas, took these great photos last year.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

9 13 16   Many good things*

Dear Classmates,

Our Windows 10 workshop will meet Tuesday September 13, at 7 pm.

Will Demo:
This is my main thing. You will love it.
I use it every day to save things in. It is so much better than my memory.
This will  be another important workshop.

We will also demo the list below.

Please plan to attend, invite your friends, and bring your questions!  If you cannot attend, you can watch it at home on your computer:   at 7 pm Tuesday

Welcome to the wonderful world of computing.
Joe Isaac     

From: esp
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2016
To: Joe Isaac

Dear, dear Joe!!!  Thank you so very much!!!!!  I have been in Ohio now for 3 years and I still CAN depend on you when I need you!! 
Hope those in your meetings know how very, very much I appreciate your notes that you send!!!!  I still have friends In Lexington.

Thank you so much for the email.   
It made my day.  Makes me feel good.

Kindest regards,

Joe Isaac

We will demo the following

1. Change the size of text, apps, and other items. Right click the desktop, click display settings use sliding.  On the left click on: Default apps, Power and sleep, About.

Windows Defender Antivirus program: comes with Windows 10 so you don't need Norton or McAfee. Windows Defender is a great Antivirus program. If Norton or McAfee is on your computer you must uninstall it for Windows Defender to work.

3. Herald Leader online: Email or print the article, or have the article read to you. You save a tree, don't have to look for your paper in the snow or bushes.


5. Lexington's 79 traffic cams. 


6. Spotify: Spotify is free and fantastic. Play your favorite tunes, Glenn Miller, Harry James, etc.

7. Huge amount of great web sites:

8. Sticky Notes, Tell Cortana, open Sticky Notes

9. Ease of Access Center:

10. SPEED Mbps.  See if you are getting the speed you are paying for.

11. JOE DOES WINDOWS. Huge amount of great information on Windows 10.


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

8 09 16  Full Windows 10 Demo*
Dear Classmates,

Our Windows 10 workshop will meet Tuesday August 9 at 7 pm.
We will give a full demonstration of Windows 10.
This will be one of the most important workshops this year.

1. Desktop Screen.
2. Start Screen.
3. Cortana, (you will love her)
4. Edge, Microsoft 's new browser like IE but much faster.
5. Questions from the classmates.

Please attend, but if you cannot, you can watch it at home on your computer:

Welcome to the wonderful world of computing.
Joe Isaac     

Hello Windows 10
The familiar Windows Desktop is back, only better.

These are my Windows 10 screens, I have been using Windows 10 Beta since October 1, 2014.  Most of us will receive the Windows 10 Home version.  Your Windows 10 Desktop will look like this only it will have your icons on the Windows Desktop and your icons in the Taskbar.  It will be very familiar to you and so user friendly.

In the Taskbar you will have a few new icons which will make computing must faster and easier.

On the bottom left is the Start button, Search Box, a microphone icon, click on microphone icon and ask Cortana a question, or type in the Search Box.   The next icon is called Task View and will show Apps that are open. Click on the crazy e and it will open EDGE.

This is my Windows 10 DESKTOP screen.
Windows 10 has a Desktop Screen, just like Windows 7 -- only better. Windows 10 boots straight to the desktop.
Internet Explorer is taking a backseat to a new Web browser EDGE, which is faster than a speeding bullet.  Microsoft's Siri-like Cortana voice assistant you can talk to her and she talks back. If you ask her "who is your Daddy", she may answer "Bill Gates".
Right click an empty space on the Taskbar, and configure Cortana. I suggest you select Show search box. You can type in the search box or click on the Microphone and ask Cortana.  You can ask her to open WORD or What is the weather like or Who is the coach of Kentucky basketball? Laptops have a video camera. If you own a DESKTOP you have to have a Mike or Microsoft video camera, about $32, and you plug it in to your USB port.

This is my new Windows 10 START screen after Anniversary update.

It has a list of your most used apps, most visited folders and recently added software. Now the Apps are listed. To the left of the Apps are tiny icons that if you place you cursor on them there name will come up, like Documents, Pictures, Settings.  Power button on the bottom left (turn computer off).

For other Anniversary update changes Please go to:   and click on Windows 10 TIPS and Tricks. (Give it some time to come up)


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Lexington, KY., United States
Teaches Windows 10