October 2009

Multiple Browsers

Dear Computer Lady, My default browser is Internet Explorer. In addition, I installed Mozilla Firefox. A friend of mine, who is very computer savvy, warned me that having two different browsers will create a problem. He wasn’t specific, but, in your opinion, is he correct? Thanks so much for your expert opinion! ReBecca

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Chrome links

Dear Computer Lady, I have outlook express for e mails. I am so sorry I installed google chrome. How do I send an e mail link from pages found on Google chrome. It does not have the same bar on top and I hate it. Thanks for your help.. Cathy

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Share Google Calendar

In our last Google Calendar lesson, we learned how to create more than one calendar in your Google calendar account. One of the reasons that you might want to create multiple calendars is so that you can share certain parts of your schedule with others. You can make one of your calendars public so that […]

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View Hidden Files

Dear Computer Lady, I have been ready your newsletter for more than four years now, and in spite of being fairly computer literate, I have learned a lot from you. Now I have a direct question for you. Two or three years ago I noticed that a lot of temporary files that used to be […]

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Long Boot Time

Dear Computer Lady, I often find interesting sites and I add to my FAVORITES list, I am on XP and I notice that my computer takes about 8 minutes to get up and running, is this because I have so many entries on my favorites and is there a better way. Thanks in advance for […]

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Moving Email

Dear Computer Lady, We are moving in with my in-laws and therefore will be cancelling our current internet service and using my in-laws’ service (which is the same company we’ve been using). We were told by the internet service provider that we probably already have in place an “email client” that will save our contacts […]

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My Kingdom for the Princess

My Kingdom for the Princess Game My Kingdom for the Princess A terrible tornado has been turned the kingdom upside down! The beautiful Princess Helen must return to her sick father, King Olgert, but the roads are in ruins, the hamlets are destroyed, and a hungry dragon circles the skies above.

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Quickly Shutdown Vista

Dear Computer Lady, One of the things I miss in Windows Vista is the ability to quickly shut down my computer. The Shut Down command is hidden in the new start menu. How can I make it easier to access? Joyce

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Vista Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows Vista Keyboard Shortcuts Here are some simple keyboard shortcuts you can use in Windows Vista. Some of these shortcuts work in previous versions of Windows as well. The “Win” key is between the Ctrl key and Alt key on the bottom row of your keyboard.

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Change Photo to Black & White

Dear Computer Lady, How can I change a color picture that is in “my pictures” into a black and white picture? Thanking you in advance for your time and attention, Helen

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