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Re: General Computer Q & A
« Reply #1140 on: February 12, 2018, 11:43:09 AM »
Jack.  I am going to check more often now and delete what I don't need.  I remember on my Wxp when it changed computers I had about 100 in the Documents and more in Photo and mySIL just clicked on them someway and could just move them over to new place. Will be in Texas soon and have to have him go over some things again
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« Reply #1141 on: February 12, 2018, 12:16:22 PM »
No real need but like everything I downsize and keep only what I want.   

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« Reply #1142 on: February 12, 2018, 04:56:23 PM »
When you have the list of files you can click on one to select it ( ex- the top one ), then hold down the SHIFT key and select (click on) the bottom one. All those in between will be selected.
If you hold down the CTRL key while you select (click on)other files, it will only select the ones you click on.

You can then delete, drag, copy them.
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« Reply #1143 on: February 13, 2018, 09:21:07 PM »
Rammel

Yes. Now I knew there was a way of deleting better than one at a time.  Memory not holding on anymore. I am going to go to writing tips down again.  Does it work the same way on W10 (if I ever go to it)?
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« Reply #1144 on: February 13, 2018, 10:19:22 PM »
Rammel

Yes. Now I knew there was a way of deleting better than one at a time.  Memory not holding on anymore. I am going to go to writing tips down again. Does it work the same way on W10 (if I ever go to it)?
I don't know  &  me too.  But I assume that if W-10 presents a list as do prior Windows products it will do the same.

I keep saying I'm going to get out to a computer store and get a W-10 puter but I just haven't put myself in gear.  Lazy is easier than busy  :(
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« Reply #1145 on: February 13, 2018, 10:26:25 PM »
I have not deleted a group in  a row, but on my Windows 10 I hold down Ctrl and click the ones I want to delete, often skipping some in the group.  I then delete those highlighted. 

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« Reply #1146 on: February 13, 2018, 10:32:06 PM »
So, ----- Looks like it works the same in W-10.   That's good.
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« Reply #1147 on: February 14, 2018, 02:57:49 PM »
I just do not seem to be on my Desktop that much anymore warranting me running out to buy a new one. Also lost my friend 3 months ago that always set the computers up for me. Putting on everything I needed. I have now idea how to do that. Not even been on one with W10 yet. Have met people who still do not like it.
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« Reply #1148 on: February 14, 2018, 03:12:03 PM »
JeanneP   I have been on windows 10 for almost 2 years and never regretted it.   I also use a desk top computer.  Happy with the size of the keyboard and working the mouse.   Seldom use my iPad.   If I had to replace I would probably still get a desk top.   Like my set up and comfort in the office chair.    Do not like change and debated windows 10 but again not sorry I made the move.

I am on Comcast and able to use both my phone and pad to watch shows on tv, but prefer the big screen.  I have used the pad to watch one sport on it while I watch another on the TV.

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« Reply #1149 on: February 15, 2018, 07:49:27 PM »
Jack. Now I use my IPad. Not a lot but about as much as I use the desktop. Just use for different things . Play games on Ipad. Also have a lot of books on it. Just have to many what with a Amazon Fire with books on and another larger Tablet. I will most probably get another Desktop.     fact I am heading down to Texas in April and SIL has one down there I can have and will see how W10 works. Thing is I am flying not driving and so getting it home the problem but it would be all set up.
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« Reply #1150 on: February 15, 2018, 09:41:08 PM »
JeanneP   after years in Banking and having to read all the regulations and write loan agreements I gave up reading books.  Have not read one for years.   Would not start now due to short memory span.  Check out the windows 10 but I have shortcuts on my desktop that take me to my photos, videos and documents so it is  just like Windows Seven.

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« Reply #1151 on: Yesterday at 11:20:01 PM »
Jack. I have been reading at least 2 books a week since about age 5. I was in Finance for 43 years. See what you mean. Reading things we did daily. Money , Money Keeping 4 sets of books with businesses in 4 countries. last 20 years. Handling Bookkeeping for Contractors years. But books my way of relaxing.
My short memory not the best now also.but reading fiction doesnt need to be. Only thing is I forget the books I have read within a short time. End up getting them again. After few pages story come right back to me. I think reading does help . Now I still good on remembering numbers. I have things that I have to enter in computer and such that are 14 numbers and more long. Stay right with me some had for years.
Have been told when comes to memory as we age that we have a tendency to not store things unless they are really important to us. Just don't file things away like we use to. Not enough brain space. So that is my excuse. Does seem to work. Like the saying goes. Don't Sweat the little stuff. Remember when we were younger lots of things bothered us. Not anymore. Just pick up a book and forget it...
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« Reply #1152 on: Today at 12:17:53 PM »
Jeanne, I spent 40+ years dealing with numbers also, but I was and still am an avid reader.  My folks took us to the library as least weekly from kindergarten on. I couldn't wait until I was 8 years old until I could get my own library card!  You had to be at least 8 and able to sign your name in cursive on the application.  That was a momentous occasion for me.  The kids have always been avid readers also.  One of my favorite pictures is Cathie at about 3 sitting on Claude's lap "reading "Babar" to him.

I have always carried a large purse so I could carry a book with me.  It's a lot easier nowadays with the Kindle, I-phone or I-pad.  I was a 24/7 caregiver for Claude the last 5 or so years before he passed on.  I couldn't get out easily so I would reserve books online and the kids would pick them up when they came in.  I still do it and usually have 8 or 10 on reserve.

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« Reply #1153 on: Today at 03:52:44 PM »
MaryTX.  You sound like me. I think we had to be about 7 in order to get a library card in England. I was a good reader prior to that though. Always had a book with me. Parents would get onto me for reading walking down the street and always walking into things. The books I owned I alway covered in paper covering. Left them all behind. I don't buy anymore other than on my Ipad or Tablet.  People ask what I would stop using if I had to and I say would stop TV. Computer before stop books.  Thank goodness eyes still O.K
Now where do you live in Texas. Been awhile since I have been down. Daughter been there 40 years . I am heading down from end of march to April 12. We have a 12 year old taking Confirmation and then driving to some Beach in Florida where one of the GC got married and they doing a 10 year marriage vow . Be a busy time. but always that way when there.
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« Reply #1154 on: Today at 04:23:16 PM »
Jeanne, I now live in Arlington in the DFW Metroplex.  We lived in south-central Oklahoma but moved down here to be near the kids when Claude had his first stroke.  I considered moving back to Sulphur when Claude passed,  Probably just as well as my health isn't good now.

We always covered school books or our own books with brown paper garbage sacks :).  I seldom buy books anymore altho I got one in the mail last week.  It was a pre-order from April 2017 of a new author I like and I had forgotten about it. My books now either come from the library or free Kindle books from Amazon. 

Doesn't your daughter live in the San Antonio area?

Thinking of San Antonio, was there ever an obituary published for Hal as he lived there?  My computer crashed about the time he passed and I never heard anything more.

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« Reply #1155 on: Today at 06:53:20 PM »
Mary, I look occasionally for an obit for Hal but I've never found one.  I look every so often and if I ever find one, I'll post it here.  Just don't hold your breath!

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New Update Resolves 50 Security Vulnerabilities

This week brought the second Tuesday of the month, which is known to some as Patch Tuesday.  On the second Tuesday of every month, Microsoft issues updates to patch any security vulnerabilities found over the last month.  The update that hit this week patched approximately 50 security gaps in programs such as Internet Explorer, Adobe Flash Player, and Edge, to name a few.

The update that has been deemed most critical is tied to Outlook.  In order to exploit the flaw, users must open an infected file within Outlook.  However, this file could be found in an email or a link on an infected website.  Other patches found in IE or Edge could also be exploited by executing malware on an infected website.  It should be noted, there have not been any reports of hackers exploiting these vulnerabilities; however, they may at any time.  Therefore, it is suggested all Windows computers patch their systems by installing the latest Microsoft update.

Although, users must also be aware the Microsoft update does not update all of their programs.  It is important users keep their third-party applications and security solutions updated as well.  We understand it may be an inconvenience to halt what you’re doing to complete an update — but they are incredibly important.  If users leave operating systems, applications, or security solutions unpatched, they’re leaving the backdoor wide open for malicious activity.
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