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March 15, 2019  1:26 PM

Praising Voidtools Everything

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Windows 10, Windows Search

According to its online description voidtools Everything "is a desktop search utility for Windows that can rapidly find files and folders by name." I've been a user and fan of this tool for years. But yesterday, I got a real glimpse of what it can...

March 13, 2019  11:31 AM

Say Bye Bye Adobe Shockwave

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Adobe Shockwave Player, Windows 10

Saw an interesting item from Martin Brinkmann at Ghacks this morning. Seems that Adobe Shockwave is retiring. The final element of this software platform, the Shockwave Player for Windows, hits EOL on...

March 13, 2019  11:23 AM

When LinkedIn Posts Fail

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browser errors, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

OK, be warned. This post is a little off-topic. But yesterday, as is my usual practice, I started posting links to my recent blogs and such on social media. For some odd reason, I found myself unable to post anything to LinkedIn. "Great," I thought, "time to clean out the history, cache, and...

March 11, 2019  10:56 AM

Reboot Still Solves Simple Win10 Problems

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Google Chrome, Troubleshooting, Windows 10, Windows Updates

As my day was getting rolling, I got a support request from the Boss. My wife Dina said "I can't access Chrome. I saw you installed updates yesterday. What's up?" And so indeed I had. When I went upstairs, I quickly observed she was right. No response when clicking the Taskbar icon for Chrome....

March 4, 2019  6:55 PM

Academics Say MS Updates Confuse Win10 Home Users

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Windows 10, Windows Update Management, Windows Updates

A recent UK academic study finds Windows 10 Home users mostly unaware about Windows Update controls. The overall update process is confusing them, too. That's why this post is entitled academics say MS updates confuse Win10 Home users. The

February 27, 2019  10:14 AM

Knocking Out Norton Promo Pop-ups

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Desktop Management, pop up, Windows 10

First a confession: I wrote a book about viruses, spyware and other software nasties back in 2004. At the time, the aftermarket was  the only way to go in getting protection from such stuff. And for a while I bounced around among BitDefender, Avast, Webroot, and others before settling on Norton...

February 25, 2019  2:01 PM

Nvidia LiveKernelEvent 141 Error Returns

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Device drivers, Graphics Card Drivers, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

This morning, I checked on Reliability Monitor to see how my production PC was doing. Right away, I noticed a LiveKernelEvent error had occurred on 2/21. That’s the same day I updated my Nvidia GPU driver. Prior experience with this error code means I had reason to think “GPU issue” (see this...

February 20, 2019  6:10 PM

New MyOffice App Makes Office Ubiquitous

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Microsoft Office, microsoft office 365, Windows 10

Late last year MS started testing an Office app (UWP) with Insiders. It replaced the preceding "My Office" with a slicker new version. Starting today, February 20, 2019, anybody who wants to can download the app from the Store (here's the

February 18, 2019  10:43 AM

Snipping Tool Snip & Sketch Printing

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Printing Issues, Screen capture, Windows 10

Although MS has promised its banishment for some time, the Snipping Tool is still alive and well in Build 18836. Purported to be a skipahead to 20H1, the old tool remains present even there. Its replacement, Snip & Sketch, has been available since early builds of 1903 appeared last summer. With...

February 12, 2019  3:25 PM

Win10 Alternate Update History Sources

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Windows 10, Windows Update

Because yesterday was "Patch Tuesday" I went to check Update history that morning. After clicking Start → Settings → Update & Security → Windows Update → View update history, I got nothing. Zip, zilch, nada, in other words. Some quick online research showed me that this happens...

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