How to Find All Your Chrome Extensions and Folders

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Many times when troubleshooting browser issues you need to find out all the extensions. This can be a time-consuming process. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to find all your browser extensions using net-export. The nice thing about this tool is it also shows the extension ID which is the folder name.


Why Can’t I Open Email Links in Gmail?

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Somedays, I want to scream when things break. This happened when I had to contact a vendor by email. A simple task where you click an email link, and it should open your default email application. Instead of getting Gmail to open in Chrome, I was staring at the Microsoft Store email app. I needed to find out why my email links were not opening in Chrome.


How to Check PC Specs With Free Windows Tools

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Recently, I was trying to track down some system specs for my computers and ran into a snag. It had to do with this Meltdown and Spectre chipset nonsense. It seemed that some articles referenced the “chipset” and others the “code” name. I didn’t have a decoder ring so decided to see if various system utilities could help me check my computer specs. I came away thinking that these profiler tools vary widely in information and details.

Solution: PivotTable Field Name is not Valid

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Like many people, I have a love-hate relationship with software. It’s great when it works, but it’s so frustrating when you get a cryptic error message. And these messages seem to appear when you’re short on time and patience

Managing Chrome Pop-Ups

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Chances are, you block pop-ups in your web browser. After all, many are intrusive and interfere with reading. However, sometimes you need pop-ups for regulatory notices or functionality. This happened to me when I was going through an online course. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to allow pop ups on Chrome or block them .


Fix Missing WMVCore.dll File in Windows 10

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Upgrading to Windows 10 has been amazingly smooth for me and worth the effort. But, you might encounter some compatibility errors about missing files. One case is WMVcore.dll. The solution is to get Microsoft’s Media Feature Pack.

How To Remove My Chrome Extensions

I love my Chrome extensions. But I ran into a problem when one of my add-ons crashed when I opened my browser. Worse, because it didn’t load properly, I couldn’t uninstall it in the normal manner. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to remove Chrome extensions using several methods.


Word Spell Check Not Working

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Ever have one of those days where you’re trying to get out an important document, but you find the spellchecker in Word isn’t working? Sometimes you can’t check a specific document and other times you can’t spell-check any documents. Either way, you might try some of these quick solutions.

Misbehaving Outlook Email

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Some say that computer problems happen at the worst times. I’m not sure that is true, but I won’t argue. Without warning, my Outlook email stopped working last week. I could receive email, but I couldn’t open any items. Instead, I saw an error message that read “Cannot open this item. The text formatting command is not available. It may not be installed correctly. Install Microsoft Office Outlook again.”

When Microsoft Outlook Links Fail to Open

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Sometimes you don’t realize how much you appreciate a feature until it breaks like Outlook hyperlinks. It’s frustrating because you know they worked before. In this tutorial, I’ll explain some reasons why your Outlook hyperlinks are not working and possible solutions. Incidentally, the problem may show in other Microsoft Office 365 programs.