Sunday, September 1, 2013

9 10 13 Control Panel, Fix It, Bing Desktop, Win 8.1.

Windows 8.1 digital download will be released October 17, Windows 8 users can get a free update from the Windows Store. Full retail launch October 18.



April 8, 2014 Microsoft will end support for Windows XP and Office 2003. No more security updates which will leave you vulnerable. It's time to make your move to Windows 8.1 on October 18.


Dear Classmates,

Our Windows 7, 8.1, and Vista Workshop will meet Tuesday September 10 at 7 pm. After class questions we will demo the following 4 items.

1. Control Panel.

2 Views of the Windows 7 Control Panel, the Default view of this is by Category. (Shown Below)


Up on the Right, click on the Down Arrow by Category and click on Small Icons and get the display below or click on Large Icons.



2. Fix it.

The next time you have trouble you might want to try Fix it.



You click on the Icon you are having trouble with and it ask you;

"What are you trying to do?", and gives several options. Once you select an option it will give you several solutions to try.


The best solutions have a Run Now in Green.



3. This is the Bing Desktop.

(For Windows 7, 8, XP, and VISTA)

You can search the web with Bing. Under that, the first Icon is the Weather, then News, Trending Stories, Images, Videos, Facebook. Huge amount of information with the Bing Desktop


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To configure the Weather: click on the first icon, over to the right click on Options, under Add a location type in an area code like 40505, then click on the Magnifying glass, now click on the city to highlight it, then click on the + sign.

If you wish to remove a city, on the right, highlight it and click on the – Sign.



5 Things you need to know about WINDOWS 8.1:

Bring a friend and share the knowledge.

Kindest regards,

Joe Isaac


Q. Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 5:28 PM

I really enjoyed your class last night. I still can’t figure out what I am doing about closing screens. Seems I do have the X on some things and not on others. Will try the things everyone suggested. Thanks

A. Glad you enjoyed the class.

If you are in the Desktop area you will have an X at the top right. If you are in the Tiles area you slide your cursor to the top of the page and the arrow will change to a hand, left click and drag it to the bottom and it will close.

Response: Tried it and it works!! Thank you so much.

Have a great day.


From a Classmate:

I paid $549.99 for my computer at Office Depot on July 29.. When I checked ID online yesterday morning, it was advertised at $499.99. Upon my request, the $50 + tax was refunded to me last night. Are our classmates aware of this policy?

I did this at Staples on another item.


Q. My speaker symbol is not there.

A. Go to Control Panel and click on Notification Area Icons


Now click on the down arrow across from Volume, and select what is shown above.



From Mike Seiler: While watching a recording on your Insight DVR you can advance ahead by exactly 5 minutes by pushing the up arrow key and back it up exactly 5 minutes by pushing the down arrow key.

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