Sunday, April 27, 2014

5 13 14  Desktop, Taskbar, and New Stuff*   

Dear Classmates,

Special treat:

Mike Seiler will demonstrate Microsoft's OneDrive which use to be SkyDrive.

OneDrive is now an integral part of the Windows 8.1 for users logging in with a Microsoft account.  Mike Seiler will demonstrate how to use OneDrive and some of the App’s that are embedded within it.

 One of the best reasons for OneDrive is to access files you upload to OneDrive From different computers over the Internet. It also works with Windows 7.

Other demonstrations that will take place.

1. Windows 8.1 update, big improvement.

2. To upgrade your Windows Essentials 2011 to 2012 go to:

This includes Windows Live Mail, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, etc..

3. Super Taskbar;  Jump Lists and Notification Area

4. Microsoft hopes to deliver the Start menu to Windows 8.1 users by August. This is a big deal.

5. Mouse pointer trick: Go to Control Panel, Mouse, Pointer Options and check: Automatically move pointer to the default button in a dialog box. Works great with: Empty Recycle Bin and more.

6. Rename and reduce long icons on desktop

When Windows 8.1 Update came down the chute, Microsoft tossed in a surprise: if you want Windows 8.1 security patches in the future, you have to install Win8.1 Update first.

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Kindest regards,

Joe Isaac


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When I got married in 1947, gas was .23₵ a gallon, stamps were 3₵, Dow was at 181, minimum wage was 40₵ an hour.


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Q. Sent: Monday, April 21, 2014 
Subject: Question about Windows 8

Hi, Joe,

Is there a recycle bin on Windows 8?  If so, what is it called?  I've accidentally deleted a file and it's an important one.  Not sure what to do now, except panic.  Thanks for any help!

A. RIGHT CLICK on the Desktop, left click on Personalize, in the upper left hand corner click on Change desktop icons, then put a check mark in Recycle Bin, then OK.

Response: Like a charm.  You are just too wonderful for words!  Thanks, Joe (again!!!).




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