Computer Tips and Tricks

Sunday, August 14, 2016

9 13 16   Many good things*


Dear Classmates,

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

                    
This will  be another important workshop.

We will 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: https://www.dropcam.com/p/g5PGQK   at 7 pm Tuesday

Welcome to the wonderful world of computing.
            
Joe Isaac     
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From: esp
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2016
To: Joe Isaac
Subject: Re: REVIEW OF WINDOWS MEETING

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

Kindest regards,

Joe Isaac
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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.

2. WINDOWS DEFENDER:
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.
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4. WKYT TV WEATHER CAMS  

5. Lexington's 79 traffic cams. 


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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.
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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: https://www.dropcam.com/p/g5PGQK

Welcome to the wonderful world of computing.
              
Joe Isaac     
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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: http://www.ckcs.org/joetips.pdf   and click on Windows 10 TIPS and Tricks. (Give it some time to come up)


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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

  


Please Remember there is no meeting in JULY

Windows 10 Will Be Free until July 28, on July 29 it will cost you $120

AUGUST 9th Meeting will be a full Windows 10 Demo

Windows 10 is our future
 

For the latest information click on:
Then click on:
WINDOWS 10 TIPS and Tricks
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Windows 10  Q&A

Will Windows 10 Overwrite My Data?  NO!
According to Microsoft in almost every case your data should not be affected. All of your programs, games, documents, and pictures should be fine.

Go to Control Panel, click on System and see if you have a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows.

To download Windows 10 now and not wait for a notice from Microsoft.
Click on this link for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 and follow instructions.


IMPORTANT: To upgrade, select Upgrade this PC now.

Our August 9th Windows meeting will be fully devoted to a Windows 10 demonstration. A fantastic operating system.


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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Hi Joe, Would you please send a reminder to all of your people on your mailing list that we are having our annual picnic and election of officers on June 13 at Shillito Park
Thanks!     Brooke

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Hey Gang, look at your great new comfortable seats.
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Stop waffling and install Windows 10 on your computer already.

After July 28 you're going to have to pay $120 to upgrade your PC to the latest and greatest Windows.

So, please, while there's time left: If you've been on the
fence - it's time to upgrade to Windows 10.

The United States Department of Defense is planning on having all if its 4 million systems upgraded to Windows 10.  Windows 10 is the most secure operating system ever.
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I send emails to over 400 classmates each month.
Below is a sample I send out before class, after class I send out the same number of emails demonstrating the items in the first email.

It is free, if you wish to be on the email list; just send me your email address.




6 14 16 Email Basics and Windows 10.

Dear Classmates,

Windows 7, 8.1, & 10 workshop will meet Tuesday June 14 at 7 pm.
You will be amazed at what your email program can do.
We will demonstrate Windows Live Mail,  your email program may be similar:

 HOW TO:   
1. Automatically check for messages.
2. Change the font and size used in reading or sending messages.
3. Surprise TIPS.
4. Add preset Signatures to your emails.
5. Automatically Spell Checking your emails.
6. Click on Read Receipt and get an email when the person you sent an email opens it.
7. Insert a photo into your email.
8. Add Contacts and put them in alphabetical order.
9. Put several email addresses in a folder so you may click on the folder and your whole group will receive an email.
10. Save email addresses and messages to a CD or Thumb Drive.
11. Copy a photo from an email or web site
12. Use the Snipping Tool to send an email by Gene Wheeler
13. How to setup the Calendar.
14. Review of the latest changes in the Windows 10. 
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Windows 10 Now on 300 Million Active Devices –
Free Upgrade Offer to End Soon.


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From Jerry Heaton and Jerry Markussen

Need to find out what’s inside your computer?
Speccy has all the information you need!


This is Joe's summary from his Desktop. It has tons of more information this is only one of them.


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Watch live Lexington traffic online

A new traffic camera system in Lexington allows commuters to take a look at traffic conditions online.
The high-definition cameras are placed at 79 heavy-traffic intersections
around the city, and anyone can see the live footage at
https://trafficvid.lexingtonky.gov/publicmap/ . More traffic cameras will be added to other intersections as the network connecting the cameras expands.
The project cost about $170,000 and used existing traffic camera
infrastructure. (I have been waiting a long time for this, I love it.)

To move the map to different locations, left click and drag.
You can enlarge the map with the wheel on your mouse, click on a business and it will show a photo of the business, location, phone, hours open, and reviews.

Below is only a photo. You have to click on the link above, then click on the camera at the location you want.






























On the left, just click on CAMERAS, then click on the location.











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This really got to me.  God love her.















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Saturday, April 23, 2016



5 10 16  Desktop, Taskbar, and Windows 10*   

Dear Classmates,

WORLD OPINION OF WINDOWS 10









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. 

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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     

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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.
http://store.worldstart.com/product/10766 


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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!         http://phrase.it/

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       

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Teaches Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows 10