Category Archives: Computer tips

Make It Easy to Read

Happy New Year, and best wishes for a prosperous 2017! And, to get things off to a good start, I’ll post a short, New-Year’s-related rant about accessibility – please make your products/articles easy to read.

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Website Backups

Today I’m making some structural changes to my websites, and the instruction page on Hostgator warns that you should make a full site backup before beginning. That sounded like good advice, so I decided to follow it! In their support … Continue reading

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New Laptop Setup Steps

On the weekend, I got a new laptop (another ASUS), which is exciting, until you realize all the things that have to be set up. It came with Windows 10 installed, but nothing else, so there were lots of programs … Continue reading

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Show Cursor Highlighting in Camtasia Studio 8

It was a struggle, but I’m finally up and running with Camtasia Studio 8, and the yellow cursor highlighting is working again. What a pain that was to figure out!

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Preparing for a Home Office Power Outage

There was a big storm in Mississauga last night, and the weather channel predicted heavy rain, lightning, and “toonie-sized hail”. If you’re not familiar with Canadian currency, a toonie is our $2 coin, and about the same diameter as a … Continue reading

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Volume Icon Missing in System Tray

Usually the Volume icon is sitting in my laptop’s System Tray, and I use it several times a day, to turn the sound up or down. But occasionally it disappears – usually after an update or after installing some software.

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Save Your Feedly Feeds

There have been problems with Feedly this week – the site has been up and down, due to a DDoS attack. I’m glad they’re not giving in to the ransom demands, but I miss being able to check the news … Continue reading

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Save Time With Draft Messages in Outlook 2013

You probably use the same replies for standard email messages that you get every day, or every week. Here’s a tip for creating copies of draft messages, that saved me some time today. I keep a collection of draft messages … Continue reading

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Really Old Windows

I just heard that the Start button (with a menu) will be back in Windows 8.1. Whew! Now I won’t have to reinstall an old version of Windows, to get that feature back. Apparently it will be rolled out in … Continue reading

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Solving the Mystery of the Disappearing Disk Space

Last December, I got a new laptop, and have been using it for most of my work since then. I store client files, blog posts, sample Excel files for my Contextures website, and a few too many digital photos. The … Continue reading

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