Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Internet Explorer 10, Google Chrome & Windows 8.1*

There will be no more security updates or bug fixes from Microsoft. XP systems will be a prime target for those with bad intentions.

Dear Classmates,

Jo Stratton will demo Carbonite
Carbonite backs up your irreplaceable files – like photos, documents & more – automatically, to the cloud. Your files are encrypted and backed up safely offsite.

2013-14 U K MEN’S BACKETBALL SCHEDULE AND ROSTER will be attached to my regular email. I print it out, and would not watch a game without it. For regular updates email Gene Wheeler: geno1@twc.com Gene did a lot of work compiling all this data.

Would someone like to give a 15 minute demo of buying and selling on eBay?  If so please email me. joeisaac@twc.com

At our meeting on Tuesday, October 8, 7pm, after class questions, We will Demo Internet Explorer 10 and Google Chrome & Windows 8.1.

We are going to demo Internet Options in Internet Explorer
1. Text Size, Menu Bar, and Status Bar
2. Home Page.
3. Privacy including Pop-up Blocker
4. Content: Auto Complete
5. Advanced: Disable script debugging….

Will demo Google Chrome including:
2. History
3. Settings
4. Advanced Settings.
5. Autofill
6. About Google Chrome

And for the Pièce de résistance
Google voice search: greatest thing I know, click on the microphone and just talk to it and it talks back and gives you the information and web site, or just gives you the information and web site

I switched from IE to Chrome so I could use this.
You don't have to know how to spell, just talk.

After intermission, we will demo
The main difference between new Microsoft operating system WINDOWS 8. and 8.1. You can buy a Windows 8.1 computer, October 18.

Happy Computing,

Joe Isaac    
Cloud computing refers to any situation in which computing is done in a remote location, rather than on your desktop or portable device.

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 and +, Ctrl + Spin mousewheel  – Zoom in.
Ctrl and -, Ctrl + Spin mousewheel  — 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.

From Myra Engle: This is pretty cool!

From Raymond Cloyd: Miniature airport This is unbelievable !!!!
This must have required as much planning as the real thing.
Amazing! I love the take offs.

Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Q. Attached is a snip.  I want to know if it is legitimate and if I should let it clean my PC. 

A. I never use these types of programs. I am afraid they will mess up my computer.

Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2013
Hi, Joe,
I've been gradually 'acclimating' myself to Windows 8. Following my initial panic emails to you during the first week with my new laptop, I'm navigating the system reasonably well.

I look forward to reading your latest tips (am actually printing out the hard copies as I'm typing!). Sharing your knowledge is a gracious and valuable gift to those of us stumbling about the computer world! Thank you!

Response: For those with new Windows 8 computers please go to:

And click on WINDOWS 8 and 8.1 TIPS ..

From WorldStart:  How does a surge protector work?

Answer: A surge is a term for when the voltage exceeds the standard 120V for longer than 2 nanoseconds. Common causes of surges are lightning strikes, cycling of high energy demand appliances/systems and power delivery system failures.

A surge protector has a circuit design which works normally at regular household voltages but once a surge happens will divert the extra power to the ground plug in the power outlet.

Q. September 18, 2013
I have just moved to Ohio, Strongsville so Charlie and I can be closer to our family!! 
We were raised in Ohio, Akron, and then Cuyahoga Falls so in a sense we are coming home!
Getting acquainted and making new ones!! 

Can I still get your newsy letters?  I don’t want to miss them!!  Eliz.

A. Hate to see you leave.
You are more than welcome to receive my email.
Thanks for all you did for CKCS.

From Kay Stivers:   Take a moment to relax. 
     Enjoy the beauty of the world in which we live.

Q. In Windows 8, how do I find the pie chart that shows the area of the C drive that contains data and the area that is available?

A. Right click the lower left corner of the screen, left click File Explorer, Right click C: Drive, left click Properties

In computing, a plug-in is a software component that adds a specific feature to an existing software application.

My HP printer will not work with Windows 8, how do I get the Windows 8 print driver for my HP printer?


Windows 8.1 ad

Q. Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Subject: new computer guide

I always check with you before buying a new computer.  What are your latest guidelines?  Looking @ HP Laptop.@ SAMs.

A. You may want to wait until October 18 when you can buy
a Windows 8.1 computer.

If you buy one now it is Windows 8, and you will have to upgrade,
which is free, but I would wait.

I am waiting until then to buy a Windows 8.1 Desktop

SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR NEW Windows 8.1 Computer.
           (They go on sale October 18, 2013)
Latest generation Intel core i3 and i5 Processor or AMD equivalent
Memory 6 to 8GB DDR3
Ports: USB3 or if not then USB2
Hard Drive 500GB or 1TB and/or 256GB Solid-State Hard Drive (SSD)
Built in Webcam if a Laptop.
LCD Monitor: 15.6" or more for a Laptop, for a Desktop 24".
DVD-RW Drive To burn CD's or DVD's.
Digital Media Reader: For your Digital Camera memory card.
If you need some good tips for Windows 8.1
and click on  WINDOWS 8 and 8.1 TIPS


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Taught Windows from 1995 -2016