Monday, December 22, 2014

1 13 15  Photo Gallery, IE 11, and Chrome 39 * 

Dear Classmates,

On Tuesday January 13 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 Color


Then send it out in an email. 

Will tell you about my experience with System Restore, it saved my sanity.
Please Remember there is no meeting in FEBRUARY.

Last chance to ask questions until March.

Kindest regards,


Joe Isaac


 Will Demo: Windows Live Photo Gallery


Will demo:  Internet Explorer 11,



 If you are running Windows 8, you should do the free upgrade to Windows 8.1, it is so much better.


 United States Armed Forces Medley




I have two problems out here in Ennis, Montana.
Both involve Forwarding messages.

 Q.1. When I forward a message and start to type something in the forwarded message, it inserts my name in italics. Do you know how I can get rid of that?

A. In Windows live mail, at the top click on File, Options,   Signatures, and uncheck “Add signatures to all outgoing messages” or check “Don’t add signatures to replies and forwards.”

Q. 2. When I forward a message that has come into me that is NOT in html for formatting and has a hyperlink I wish to pass along, the hyperlink  in the forwarded message remains in black and I believe it cannot act as a hyperlink that way. 

A. Put your cursor at the very last letter in the Link and hit the space bar and if it underlines it, you are in business. Sometime you think you are at the end and you are not, you might have to do a back space to get to the very end of the link. (Mike Seiler told me about this tip.)

Response: Joe, Many thanks. Both worked. You are right, it is hard to tell if one is on last letter of link. Seems to be good to go now. Again, many thanks,, and all good wishes.  Henry


 Q. Joe, I cannot open the attachments in your emails. 

 A. If you do not have Microsoft WORD then Bob Brown recommends Libre Office. When you download, be sure they don’t try to give you McAfee or some other program.


From Myra Engle:

Move your mouse over the picture.  HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

From: Sheila Isaac
Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2014
Subject: Colorado Doctor Finds Way To Treat Common Vertigo
 (This sounds great to me. Joe)

 This is something to try if you ever get the dizzies.  It is different from what the doctor usually does at his office.  This you can do yourself at home, and the studies say it works better.


 Q. How do I stop Word from double spacing?

 A. Open Word, click on the arrow to the Right of Paragraph, look down a little and under Line Spacing use the down arrow and select Single, then at the bottom click on Default, select: All Documents …. then click OK.

Response: THANKS Joe! now the default is single line!! THANK YOU! :)

The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI, pronounced U-E-F-I or like "unify" it is the first thing you see when you turn on your computer, and it starts your operating system.  UEFI is meant to replace the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) originally in all PCs.

 Microsoft: We have more than 1.5 million Windows 10 'Insiders'
Microsoft officials say there are about 450,000, or 30 percent of its total registered Windows 10 Insiders, actively testing the next Windows release (I am one of the 30%. Joe)

I was thinking that if your car gave you as much trouble as your computer, we all would be walking.










Saturday, November 22, 2014

12 9 14 Things to know

Dear Classmates. 

Tuesday December 9 at 7 pm at our Windows Class, after questions from our classmates, we will demo: 

1. On the Desktop, View, Sort by, Refresh, New, and Personalize.  

2. Dragging files and folders into a folder. Name all your files in one fell swoop. 

3. Saving Photos and Documents to a CD, DVD. or Flash Drive. 

4. Use both Internet Explorer and Chrome.


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

6. How to use Programs and features to make it easier for you to find your programs. 

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

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

9. Where to go to find out about your RAM, HARD DRIVE, PROCESSOR CHIP???

 10. Tips on Windows 8.1.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Internet Safety, Windows 8.1, and Joe's Tips


11 11 14  Internet Safety, Windows 8.1, and Joe's Tips*


Dear Classmates,

Tuesday, November 11 at 7 pm at CKCS we will Demo:

1. Internet Safety. 
2. Mouse Options. 
3. Crash course on Windows 8.1
4. The best way to explore and enjoy the items on Joe's Tips CD: 

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


6. Questions on Windows 10.

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

Kindest regards,

Joe Isaac



Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Windows 10, Internet Explorer 11, & Google Chrome*

10 14 14   Windows 10, Internet Explorer 11, & Google Chrome*

Dear Classmates, 

I downloaded Windows Technical Preview (which is the raw Windows 10 in progress) October 1, and am using it every day. 

Will give full demonstration of the Fantastic features coming with Windows 10. Cortana (like Siri), Internet Explorer 12 and more will be added later. 

They have a section called Windows Feedback, so if you have any suggestions on improving Windows operating system, please send them to me in an email.


This is my Start menu screen. I get this screen when I click the Start button or hit the Win key on the keyboard.

 Great new screen, combines Windows 7 Start button, but vastly improved and Start Screen. You may customize both, which I did. I love it.

 Come see Windows 10 in action.

 Will demo Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 7 and 8.1.


Will demo Internet Options in Internet Explorer 11 including:

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





Saturday, August 16, 2014

9 9 14 Control Panel, Fix It, Bing Desktop, Latest Win 8.1 Tips.


Dear Classmates,

Our Windows 7, and 8.1, Workshop will meet Tuesday September 9 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 the is by Category.

Up on the Right, click on the Down Arrow by Category and click on Large or Small 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.                         The Bing Desktop.

(For Windows 7, 8.1, and VISTA)

You can search the web with Bing. Under that, the first Icon is WALLPAPER,  then WEATHER, TOP NEWS, and IMAGES


 To configure the Weather: click on the second 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.

 4. 5 Things you need to know about WINDOWS 8.1:

 Bring a friend and share the knowledge.

 Kindest regards,

 Joe Isaac 


 Q. My speaker symbol is not there.

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


Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014

To: Joe Isaac

Subject: Handy Information

Hey Joe, just finished reading the e-edition of newspaper when your handyman email came in, what a treat to find out so many useful hints.

Thanks and you have a good day, you help each of us so very much.
God Bless You

Joe, I agree completely! Even better than jokes! This is a wealth of information. Hope you are doing okay. You are in my prayers.



Thanks for the ideas . I esp.  want to try the corn idea.

Thinking of you Joe.

 Great ideas!  Thank you!
Great Joe, thanks... 





Sent: Sunday, August 10, 2014

Subject: Help!!


Q. I am looking for a file that I believe you gave us. . .it is a video of a young woman and young man doing the boogie woogie to piano music played by a man.  I thought I had put it on my hard drive, but cannot find it. 

If you know the one I am referring to and can send it to me, I surely would be grateful.

A. "Dancin' The Boogie" - by Silvan Zingg Boogie Woogie Piano

Will & MaĆ©va Dancers   

My favorite, I play it a lot. They are the best I’ve seen.


Response:  That’s it!!  Thanks so much.  I agree with your assessment of them, and it is my favorite, too.





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