Like many readers, I own an Amazon Kindle. What you may not know is that when it comes to learning and studying books, product manuals or PDFs, I often use the free version – “Kindle for PC”. There is a comparable version for the Mac.
Quick Windows Tips
This section contains quick tips using various Windows programs. They could be free or commericial.
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.
If you can’t close Skype from the Windows 10 taskbar, you’re not alone. And there is an easy solution.
In my desire to get the new Windows 10, I failed to check some default settings before heading out. I learned an important lesson and paid the price.
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.
This week I was working on a project where I needed to embed file names into a document. Typically, I open the File Properties dialog on Windows and grab the name. I couldn’t see the whole path and my mouse skills weren’t up to norm. It’s during these times that you look for Plan B. Sure enough, I had forgotten – copy as path.
Ever feel you’re at an audio buffet table and you’ve loaded up on too much content? This recently happened to me with some audio courses and podcasts. I didn’t have enough time to hear all the lectures and conference calls. I needed to find a way to shorten the listening process. The solution was easier than I thought using the free sound editor and recorder called Audacity.
In looking at my web analytics for the past month, I see the most popular operating system with viewers remains Windows 7. To help those folks, I’ve put together a list of my favorite tweaks k tweaks that can improve file access, power options and system performance whether you’re on a netbook, notebook or desktop.