• Posts Tagged ‘windows’

    Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: Windows 10 Technical Preview

    by  • October 15, 2014 • Tech • 0 Comments

    The first technical preview of Windows 10 (yes, they’re skipping Windows 9) has been released and Michael has been testing it. Join us for a tour of Windows 10 with a look at the new features and the differences you’ll need to be aware of whether you’re currently using Windows Vista, 7, or 8.1.

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    Tuesday Tech Tip: Shake that window

    by  • July 8, 2014 • Tech • 0 Comments

    You’ve got half a dozen windows open on your desktop and you want to minimize all but one of them. Previously, I would have done a Win+M and then clicked on the one I wanted in the task bar. But, there’s an easier way. Click on the title bar of the window you want...

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    Tuesday Tech Tip: What’s Waking Your Computer

    by  • May 6, 2014 • Tech • 0 Comments

    LastwakeLately I’ve been putting my desktop to sleep at night, having moved most of the 24/7 functions to our home media server. However, every so often, the computer’s been awakened sometime in the night, despite my having most definitely not moved the mouse or touched the keyboard. So, how can I find out what caused the wake up command to be issued? Welcome to the powercfg -lastwake command. This will report what last caused the computer to wake up. For more on what to do next, and how to control what can and cannot wake up your computer, check out “How To Prevent Your Computer From Waking Up Accidentally” from How To Geek.

    Tuesday Tech Tip: Fix Windows folder unresponsive/slow behavior, green loading bar

    by  • December 31, 2013 • Tech • 0 Comments

    Folder Properties CustomizeSometimes when you open Windows Explorer you get a green progress bar in the windows location bar. If you find the happening in a particular folder on a regular basis, there is a solution:

    1. Open the folder in question.
    2. Select Properties.
    3. Click the Customize tab.
    4. Windows 8: Choose “General items” from the “Optimize this folder for:” drop-down.
      Windows 7: Choose “All items” from the “Use this folder type as template:” drop-down.
    5. Click OK

    For a full explanation of the problem and how this fixes the problem, check out the article @ TechSpot.com.

    Google Cloud Print now available sans Chrome

    by  • July 22, 2013 • Tech • 0 Comments

    Have you ever needed to print a boarding pass, whitepaper, or speech, and didn’t have your computer at hand? Google Cloud Print helps you print from anywhere to anywhere using any device, and we’ve recently made several improvements on that front. First, if you have an Android smartphone or tablet, we’ve released the Cloud...

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    First look at Windows 8.1

    by  • June 5, 2013 • Tech • 0 Comments

    Jensen Harris from the Windows Team shows some highlights of what to expect in Windows 8.1 coming later this year as a free update for Windows 8 customers. http://bit.ly/10OM2Th

    Tuesday Tech Tip: Lock your workstation

    by  • May 28, 2013 • Tech • 0 Comments

    Here’s a basic security tip: when you walk away from your computer you should lock it so no one else has easy access. When you come back, you’ll just need to type in your password to get back to where you left it. In Windows Vista, 7, and 8, all you need to do to lock your screen is press WIN+L on your keyboard.