Windows 10: Where’s my desktop?!

When you boot your system the desktop does not load, however, the tile view is active.  Tile view is very similar to Windows 8.  In fact, Win10 was built to look more like Win7 and less like the Win8 tile view. There is a feature in Windows 10 that allows those users, who “loved” the … Read more

Tracking Changes in Word 2010/2013

If you have a document that needs to have comments and/or editing tracked, you can turn on that feature in Word 2010 and 2013 by clicking on the menu option Review.  Look and click Track Changes, then track changes again to activate.  To the left of the Track Changes option is Show Comments.  Click that … Read more

Facebook Backup

Your Facebook has been working well for months, even years, when all of a sudden you log in and all you get is a blank white page.  No data.  What happened? This is clearly a Facebook issue that is brought on by their system cleaning up the databases.  That is the way the FB team … Read more

Outlook Data Files

As your Outlook data file increases in size so does the risk of corruption and lost email, contacts and calendar.  To see the size of the data file, go to the location of the file, (the default location is dependent on your operating system:  Win 7: drive:\Users\<username>\Documents\Outlook Files;  Win 8: drive:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook),  and move to the right to see … Read more

Windows 10 Tweaks

There are a lot of nice things about Windows 10.  The interface is better than Win8 and the speed has improved at startup.  Here are several items you can tweak to make the new operating system more to your liking. You can customize the start menu.  First, it is nice to have it back.  What … Read more

Office 2013 error message

When you click on a file shortcut to open a document or excel data sheet you get the error “this is only for valid office products…”   You have Office installed on the system, but get the error message anyhow. In this case, the error was caused by having more than one version of Office installed … Read more

Outlook PST password recovery

When you need to import data from a backup or copy of your pst file Outlook will, at times, ask for the files password.  You enter the correct password, however an error pops up stating it is the incorrect password and to try again.  You do with the same result. There is a free recovery … Read more

Quickbooks running in the background

You have QuickBooks on your computer.  When you are done using the software you close it out.  Sometimes when you try to open it again the response is its already running.  But its not. Yes it is.  QuickBooks addressed concerns about the software taking too long to open by leaving the executable file running after … Read more


If you have just updated your Mac system to Yosetime, (10.10.3), and were using an older document producing program, such Apple Works, you will have to update the program to view, edit and print your AW docs. The recommended program to use is LibreOffice.  It is a free upgrade and will read all AppleWorks 6 … Read more

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