Friday, November 1, 2013

11 12 13 Internet Safety, Joe's Tips and Windows 8.1*

Dear Classmates,

Tuesday, November 12 at 7 pm at CKCS we will:

1. Discuss Internet Safety.

2. Mouse Options.

3. Demo the best way to explore and enjoy the items on the CD, Joe's Tips.

Fantastic Photos, Beautiful Scenes, Songs, Really Funny Jokes, Entertaining web sites and Learning web sites.


 4. Crash course on Windows 8.1 version released October 18, 2013.

Windows 8.1 is Microsoft's boldest, most adventuresome operating system of all time. Love it or hate it, Windows 8.1 is here to stay.

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

Kindest regards,

Joe Isaac

Question of the Day: Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2013
To: 'Joe Isaac'

I have windows 8 on this new computer – so what will this do?

Answer near bottom of page.

These are still great downloads:

Download and install Windows Essentials, which includes Photo Gallery, Mail, Movie Maker, Writer, Family Safety, Bing Bar, and Microsoft Silverlight.  I downloaded the ones in Blue.

When downloading be sure to click on 
Choose the properties you want.

To wrap text around a photo: courtesy Jerry Heaton
Right Click on the photo, click on Format Picture, Layout, Square. Left click and drag photo into the text left or right.

From Myra Engle: Christmas Rocking Horse: Goldie Oldie,

By Default, Windows 7, 8.1 and Vista automatically synchronizes the computer time with an Internet Time server once a week.

The registry is used to store system and program settings. (configurations). Say you set a font it will make an entry into the registry. Next time you run the program, it brings up that font.

Q. Do you accept any and all Microsoft Windows Update automatically to your computer?
A. Yes to All the Important Updates. Not too many Optional Updates unless I am real sure I need them.

Windows 3.1       1992
Windows 95        1995
Windows 98        1998
Windows XP       10 25 01    
Windows Vista   01 31 07
Windows 7          10 22 09
Windows 8 Beta     5 21 12 
Windows 8             10 26 12
Windows 8.1 Beta  6 26 13 
Windows 8.1          10 18 13

From Gene Wheeler: This site is loaded with information.

Q. Sent: Monday, October 07, 2013
Subject: ASK toolbar

Hi Joe,
How can I get rid of ASK toolbar?  I didn’t ask for this blessed thing but have gotten it.   Thank you,
P.S.  I am a member of the Computer Society but have been unable to attend classes.

A. Open Internet Explorer, at the top right click on Gear icon, then click on Manage add-ons,
Right click  Ask Toolbar and click on Disable.
Please let me know if this works.

Response: It certainly did.  Thank you so much.

Question of the Day: Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2013
To: 'Joe Isaac'

I have windows 8 on this new computer – so what will this do?

Click on WINDOWS 8.1 TIPS

Go thru them and learn the things you want to know about.
Lots of great examples, photos and videos.

My Favorite App in Windows 8.1:
Ocean Tranquility: pretend you are at the beach.


No more support for Windows XP after April 2014
This will make XP systems a prime target for hackers.

Windows 8.1 tips, tricks and secrets

From Myra Engle: 100 Movie Quotes like
Bond, James Bond.

3 Ways To Reset Windows Admin Password


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