Sunday, June 26, 2016

Computer Class for June 27, 2016

Wow, did that catch up quicker that I thought.  This week has just rushed by and I almost didn't notice.  Been busy this summer already with family, mom and I went to the Seven Sister's Quilt Show over the weekend.  We stayed for about 3 hours and I took almost 520 pictures.  So much detail and design.

Tomorrow is class, I'm thinking I'll do some "move files from your Android and Apple device" then how to create folders to organize those files.  How to save files, change the name of a file, change the name of a folder, delete files and folders.  Then we'll move on to attaching those files and sending email.

After that, if we have time, let's open the floor and cover any questions you have.

Did get a couple of questions last week, which I'll cover here for a bit.
First, what is Bluetooth?  Bluetooth is a wireless networking protocol to connect devices together.  This can be a laptop or desktop to a tablet for copying files or a tablet to a keyboard, printer or speakers.  Most new computers have Bluetooth and almost all tablets have it.

Second, to change home pages on your browser you can follow the directions below:
Internet Explorer
Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar.
Click the Tools button , and then click Internet options.
On the General tab, under Home page, enter the URL of the site you want to set as a home page. ...
Click Apply, and then tap or click OK.

Open a tab with the web page you want to use as your home page.
Drag and drop that tab onto the Home button .
Click Yes to set this page as your home page.

On your computer, in the top-right corner of Chrome, click the Menu
 > Settings.
Under "Appearance," check the box Show Home button.
Below "Show Home button," click Change to choose your homepage.

Third, Windows 10:  The "free" upgrade to Windows 10 expires on July 29th,.If you are happy with Windows 7 and 8.1, you do not have to upgrade.  It is (mostly) optional.  To stop Windows 10 from installing, you can run Never 10 from GRC Labs:

That changes only two Registry settings keeping Windows 10 from downloading files or installing.  The benefits to Windows 10 are more security and support for the life of your device.  The cons to Windows 10 are more data collections and telemetry (which can, for the most part, be blocked) and the chance that some devices (like wifi, video and printers) will stop working.  If you install Windows 10 and don't like it, or something isn't working, you can roll back to the previous operating system.  I have had a few computer fail in this, so I don't normally recommend that people upgrade to Windows 10.

I have Windows 10 on one laptop, but I don't tend to use it much.  Windows 7 has support until 2020 and Windows 8.1 until 2023.

If you have a laptop, please feel free to bring it along.  If don't have one or don't want to travel with it, I bring a couple spares from home.

Any comments or questions, please feel free to ask.

Reading Corner:
Paramount lays down the law for fan productions
Netflix might start allowing content to be downloaded
Amazing space photos from

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