[ad#acronisti] Dear Computer Lady,
I have been subscribing to your Newsletter for many years now, and I always learn new things from you.
I hope you can help me with my Windows 8 problem.
When I am typing a message in Gmail, my Windows 8 flips me back automatically to the home page/tile page, sometimes 3 or 4 times during the time I am trying to write a relatively short email. I have to go through all the clicks to get back to the draft. Any way of stopping this from happening?
Also, I cannot find anything in my new Windows 8 that allows me to type something, or even copy and paste a recipe from the Internet. There isn’t even a Notepad, that I can find. I have tried and tried online, and can’t seem to find solutions to my problems.
Any help or direction you can share, would be very much appreciated.
Thank you so much for your Newsletter, Judee
I don’t know if I can help you with the first part of your question, but I can help you with the second.
I have not experienced the problem with the start page coming up while I am typing, nor have I witnessed anyone else having that issue. If anyone has, I would love to hear from them, and perhaps we can figure it out together.
I do have good news about the second half of your question! There is a program for text on your Windows 8 computer, I use Notepad in my Windows 8 all the time.
The problem is, that it is hard to find Notepad in Windows 8. Here is a very easy way to find it.
First, from your Windows 8 desktop, tap the windows logo key on your keyboard to bring up the start screen.
Next, type the name of the program you are looking for, in this case, Notepad. You will see a list of programs appear as you type. When you see, “Notepad” at the top of the list, just press the “Enter” key on your keyboard, or click on “Notepad” to open the program.
If you plan on using Notepad a lot, you can pin it to your taskbar, just right click on the taskbar icon, and click “Pin this Program to Taskbar”.
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