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You open a file, and you know you should be able to see it, the file is sitting on the taskbar, but when you click on it you can't see the file's window.  What do you do?  Well... You don't need to reinstall the Windows Operating System.  Do the following: Click the file in the taskbar.Press ALT + spacebar to summon the window's shortcut menu.Press M to choose the move command.Use the keyboards arrow keys to move the window.When you have it moved to the desired spot press the "enter" key on your keyboard.

Computer maintenance is done every month at least once a month more often if you use office software, graphics software, and add, edit, update, and remove software and files often. Scandisk can be done once a week if necessary. It helps to cut down on some error messages for some computer owners. keep a eye out on the amount of space left on your hard drive. letting it get below 25% of space left can cause problems. Others have said they are good till they get down to the 10% to 12% mark. Disk cleanup is no different than keeping a clean home. Use this as often as you want too. All of this maintenance will help your computer to have a longer life span. It will keep your computer from having to work overtime. A computer that is well maintained will last longer than one that is neglected.

If you accidentally click on a website and you are sure you don't want to go there, just press the "stop" button located under your "favorites" button.  It's red, and has a "X" on it.    There is a way to get out of launching a program in Windows too.  To stop a launch of a icon you have accidentally clicked on,  if you haven't let go of the mouse button yet then keep holding the mouse button down, and move the mouse off of the icon to a blank space and release.   This stops the action all together. Remember also, it is not the action of "clicking on" a software or file that launches the file or software. It is the "release of" the mouse click that launches the file or software.  
 These tips will make things go more smoothly when it comes to storing files, folders, and using online menus.   Much needed considering the space included in today's computers.  Plus the use of drop down menus online has increased as well.   
  You have a computer and the hard drive is filling up fast.  But what is taking up the most space?  
It is very easy to max out your computer.  Just a few years ago hard drive space was not cheap, flash drives were just getting popular, but still expensive, and external drives were expensive.  Today, we are even getting way cheaper printers, and ink cartridges.  You can buy flash drives that are continuously being updated to hold more data, plus are more secure.   
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Backing up your profile folder in Firefox is easy. Just follow these steps (which assumes you know how to manage files on your computer):

To protect users' private information, unprivileged scripts cannot invoke the Cut, Copy, and Paste commands in the Mozilla rich text editor, so the corresponding buttons on the submit article page will not work. To enable these functions for purposes of submitting a tutorial on this website, you must modify your browser preferences.

If you are not sure where the noise is coming from... turn your computer off, take the back off, and then turn your computer back on.  Sorry I use to leave it on, and then just take the back off, but I found out that sometimes if you just turn it off, take the back off and then turn it on , the culprit causing the problem will sometimes shake, at startup. (mainly fans) making it easier to find the reason for the noise.  The shake can be subtle. The other reason is because some fans if warped will really shake bad at startup.  The other thing is the direction of the noise.  I do know some who are willing to stick their hand in and stop a fan long enough to see if the noise stops, then moving on to the next fan.  I don't recommend this if you don't know what you are doing.  Plus you take seconds to do this stunt instead of minutes, or else you burn something up. Another thing you should know  is the fact that you have the back off checking out the computer.  Do what you have to do, and then close the tower, or turn it off.  Don't admire for too long your computer has those fans placed in there in such a way for a reason.  When you run the computer without the back on, then you diminish what the fans were put there for too accomplish.  

E-mail Etiquette is just one of those few things that you will have to deal with online. Rather it be you reminding someone the right way to email you, or the other way around. You may be saying that you will do as you please, and if they don't like it, then they can get over it. But it doesn't work that way online. You will be dealing with many different kinds of people online. From family's to business, different nationalities, cultures, you want to put your best foot forward. Here is how...

In today's Internet world software comes a dime a dozen.  Just pick a subject, and you can do a search and find hundreds, or even thousands of vendors trying to lure you into their version of the subject software. You can find free, open source, proprietary, (private ownership, control or use over an software.) ad based.  But what ever the case you are after they are not made equal. They all have their perks.  They all have their bugs. They may lack a certain something that you may need. They may be out of your cost range. What ever the case there is still a major principal to follow when it is time to go looking for a software.  Ground rules always apply.  If you follow what comes next it is still no guarantee that you wont get burned.  You will however get burned far less often than some do.  For which in the world of the Internet, is the best outcome you could hope for.

 

Things will go wrong with computers.  It does not matter how careful you are.  There will come a day when you must use the computer three finger salute  ctrl - alt - delete   (press together or in that order press together)

What is the Command Prompt? The Command Prompt is a native Windows program that lets you execute commands without using a GUI. (Graphical User Interface) You can accomplish pretty much every task you can do using Windows and the mouse from within the Command Prompt. Consider it "Windows without the windows."

If you can't see Windows for some reason (for example, the monitor died oryour display settings are incorrect), you should know how to close Windowssafely without having a desktop to guide you:

SafeMode Definition:Safe mode is an alternate boot method for Windows operating systems that makes it easier to diagnose problems. The only startup programs loaded are the operating system and drivers for the mouse, keyboard, and display modes display. It is often possible to get a system to start in safe mode when it won't start normally. This definition is from http://whatis.techtarget.com the link is always on our website located on our new page under the menu item "Resources"

 

 

 

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