Computer Tips and Tricks

Saturday, April 23, 2016

5 10 16  Desktop, Taskbar, and Windows 10*   

Dear Classmates,


1. Desktop: View and Sort your Icons, Create new Folders and Shortcuts. Personalize; Change the visuals and sounds on your computer.
Rename and reduce long icons on desktop. Make snazzy Icons.

2. Taskbar;  Jump Lists (Pinned and Recent) and Notification Area
Close several WORD windows at the same time from the Taskbar.

3. Start Button: For a super Menu, Right click the Start Button or do Win + X on the keyboard.  You get Menu items: Shut Down, File Explorer, Control Panel, System, Programs and features….

4. Shutdown: Shut down your computer with One click.

5. How to tell what programs are open:
On the Keyboard, hold down the ALT and tap the Tab key and it will show you a thumbnail of all open programs or files.

6. Don't know how much to tip like 20 % of 41.59 ask Cortana.

7. Demo PVA's great web site. See appraisal on your house or neighbor's.

8. Windows 10: Microsoft EDGE, fantastic browser. 


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

4 12 16  Printing, Folders, and Default Options*

Hot off the press:  If you have a Time Warner Phone account, from your bill,  at the top left get the customer code number and call 514-1400 and tell them to stop the robo calls, they have a new program that will.  Happy Days.

Dear Classmates,

Microsoft's Windows is the most-used software in the world. It runs on over 90 percent of all computers in existence.

Our Windows Class will meet Tuesday April 12th at 7 pm and
after class questions, we will discuss and demo Printing Options, Folder Options, Default Options, etc..

Welcome to the wonderful world of computing.
Joe Isaac     


1. Printing Options: Portrait, Landscape, Two-sided, print black or color only, Print Last Page First

2. Folder Options: Single or Double Click, Show all folders, Display or Hide different files or folders. Make new folders. Show File extensions like .doc or .jpg.

3. Default Programs, which programs open which File extensions
.doc .jpg etc…

4. Spotify: Now with lyrics so you can sign along.

5. Great things you can do with the Lexington Herald Leader online.
You can email the article, print the article, have the article read to you.
You save a tree, don't have to look for your paper in the snow or bushes.

6. When a file will not delete, will show you a trick I learned.

7. Have an alarm go off at certain times of the day.

8. Make a video of your self and email it.

9. Windows 10, Cortana, EDGE.

10. Easy way to Pin to Taskbar.

11. Video guide to Windows 10: Learn Windows 10 the easy way. I am a premium member and bought 5 of them on sale for $11  + 1 shipping, for resale to you. 


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

3 08 16  BASICS AND COMMON THINGS*                                   

Dear Classmates,

This is a meeting you don't want to miss.

Tuesday March 8 at 7 pm we are going into Basics and Common Things.  

1. Spring Cleaning. Free up disk space with Disk Cleanup

2. Save any web site to Start. Read a web site article without the ads. (2 great items.)

3. Make a video of yourself. It is fun.

4. Demo Windows 10 WEATHER and NEWS

5. How to save your documents and photos to a flash drive?

6. Speed up your computer: Task Manager to Start up

7. A secret way to use OneDrive that you will love.

8. Add A Cartoon Touch To Your Photos
It’s so easy to have a lot of fun with pictures this way. Check it out today!

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

Video guide to Windows 10: Learn Windows 10 the easy way. I am a premium member and bought 5 of them on sale for $11 for resale to you.

Kindest  regards,                    

Joe Isaac       





Monday, January 25, 2016

Please Remember there is no Windows meeting in FEBRUARY

But if you have an couple hours to kill and want to view the January 21st Microsoft Briefing on Windows 10:




Friday, January 15, 2016

This is so important. Joe
Dear Classmates,
To avoid a problem with Windows 8, and Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10
which Microsoft will not update anymore and you will be subject to viruses,
and hackers.  Upgrade to the FREE WINDOWS 10 now, from Window 7, 8, and 8.1
                       You will love Windows 10
2. Turfland Mall 2081 Harrodsburg Road Lexington, (859) 277-2228
3. Mike Seiler will also install Windows 10 on your computer any Monday morning

Saturday, December 19, 2015


For Tips and Instructions on Windows 10: 
Please go to:   
and click on WINDOWS 10 TIPS

I'm redoing my class email list. If you would like to be removed from the list, or if you wish to add a friend or relative to the list please email me. 

1 12 16  Photo Gallery, Windows 10, Cortana, and EDGE *

Dear Classmates,

On Tuesday January 12 at 7 pm:

We will take photos in class, insert the memory stick from the camera into the computer, and in the FREE  Windows Live Photo Gallery  we will:

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

Also discuss Windows 10, Cortana, and EDGE.

Please Remember there is no meeting in FEBRUARY.

Last chance to ask questions until March.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

If you're not using Windows 10, you're denying yourself the greatest operating system ever. It is fun, fast, exciting, and free. You deserve the best.

Email and I will send you the easy way to download Windows 10.  You will love Cortana and EDGE.

12 8 15 Things to know

Dear Classmates.

Tuesday December 8 at 7 pm at our Windows Class, after questions from our classmates, we will demo:

1. Desktop Options:  View, New, Personalize, and Colored Title Bars Are Back

2. Windows 10 Can Track Your Lost or Stolen Laptop or Tablet.

3. Saving Photos and Documents to a Flash Drive.

4. Show online Lexington-Leader and WKYT weather, day and week.

5. Please do not Defrag and Scan when it is not needed. It just wears out your computer.

 6. Microsoft Word: Change your Font, Font Style, and Size.
Also an easy way to find out what a word means.

7. Using the Snipping Tool. Greatest thing since sliced bread.

8. How much  RAM, PROCESSOR CHIP, Windows 10 version, 32 or 64 bit operating system.???

9. Windows 10. Do you have the latest; version 1511, OS Build 10586.11

Kindest regards,

Joe Isaac

Ready or not, Windows 10 is coming to your PC: 

Microsoft announced that it will change the update's status from optional to recommended, early next year.  If you have Windows Update set to automatic, Windows 10 will automatically be installed on your computer 


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Teaches Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows 10