... a bit Suffolk
|tu 14 fe 17|
Yesterday we did a clean install of XP Pro plus Service Pack 3 on a desktop. Went well except it didn't want to talk to Windows Update. As we have a netbook here happily running XP with Internet Explorer 8 we judged the problem to be the new install was running Internet Explorer 6 but all download attempts from the Microsoft site got won't run on your system messages. Left the machine turned on and auto updates sorted it out ...
|fr 3 fe 17|
Dipping a toe in the world of Apple we bought a second hand iPhone 5S ... knew that battery life is an issue but didn't know it's that much of an issue. Deciding if we're brave enough to change the battery ourselves.
|sa 21 ja 17|
Here's one from 2011; when defining a group click on a file, then click on another whilst holding down the Shift key and all the files in between will be added to the group.
|th 5 ja 16|
At ntc the main desktop pc has two monitors so we've haven't felt the need for virtual desktops, indeed they just confuse us ... but we are easily confused. Before meddling with virtual desktops ensure the task view button is visible and note that Windows key + Ctrl + f4 closes the current desktop.
|fr 16 de 16|
|mo 21 no 16|
Digital camera RAW files are powerful, but they are specific to each camera model and Photoshop and other software has to know about the individual. If like us your begrudge paying monthly to ... more here
|mo 21 no 16|
|sa 5 no 16|
We fitted a second graphics card to our previous desktop PC so we could run two monitors. Unplugging this desktop recently we were embarrassed to see it already had two display sockets. We'd failed to notice the second socket as it wasn't VGA. The multiplicity of display connectors listed and explained on this useful (if cluttered) web page.
|tu 25 oc 16|
The thing about Windows is it's made mostly by Americans and they don't realise that in their foreign people do strange things like sometimes turn their computer off. The Windows ... more here
|we 5 oc 16|
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update took forever here, forced multiple reboots with the last reboot leaving a desktop hanging and we had to force our own reboot. If like us you've previously ... more here
|we 28 se 16|
Registering with the FREE Telephone Preference Service will significantly reduce the number of time wasting phone calls you get. If someone phones you saying you have to re-register with the service and there's a charge hang up, it's a con.
|mo 5 se 16|
Increasingly in the Chrome browser the ebay Enlarge picture wasn't. At first we put this down to dodgy ebayers ... more here
|th 11 au 16|
|we 27 jl 16|
Worth repeating: turn on Toggle Keys and you'll hear a confirming higher pitched tone when you turn on Caps; Num or Scroll Lock, turn them off and ... more here
|tu 12 jl 16|
When you turn off auto-renew on a domain registration at 123 Reg (123 call it Domain Cancellation) you're told you won't be contacted again about the domain ... not quite true, ICANN require you are given three warnings that a domain is about to lapse.
|mo 27 jn 16|
Task View is accessed from the 'squares' icon by the Windows button and displays all open windows reduced size. The keyboard short cut to Task View is Windows + Tab, click on a reduced window to select it or Windows + Tab again to toggle back to normal view.