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by TomTom
Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Shopping Deals
Topic: Free VPN
Replies: 3
Views: 1250

Re: Free VPN

WOW! Less than 24 hours without my internet connection at my home, and I was in severe withdrawals. Happy to be back in the saddle now, and realize it may be time to replace my Android 2.2 phone with something a bit faster and maybe a slightly bigger screen. What I have now is usually adequate for i...
by TomTom
Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Shopping Deals
Topic: Free VPN
Replies: 3
Views: 1250

Re: Free VPN

Saw this earlier, but wanted to give someone else a chance at it.
Wait a few days, and if nobody responds, then I'll try it.
Thanks
by TomTom
Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Photo and Video Editing
Topic: Rotating Images
Replies: 0
Views: 723

Rotating Images

Most graphics editors have tools to rotate images. Some may only offer fixed rotation angles such as 90 degrees, but most, like my favorites, IrfanView or Paint.NET , will allow you to enter in an exact rotation +/-, such as 352.13 or -13.75. You can even do it in LibreOffice or OpenOffice Draw, if ...
by TomTom
Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: Computer Tips and Tweaks
Topic: Removing Firefox Awesome Bar autocomplete results
Replies: 0
Views: 727

Removing Firefox Awesome Bar autocomplete results

If you want to remove an entry from the autocomplete list: ⋅  In the location bar, use the up and down arrow keys on your keyboard to highlight the entry. ⋅  Press Delete to remove the item from the list. If you want to remove all the history results from the autocomplete list, c...
by TomTom
Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: All Things Reading
Topic: Terry Pratchett dies
Replies: 0
Views: 744

Terry Pratchett dies

Terry Pratchett, Popular Fantasy Novelist, Dies at 66 To his legion of fans, myself included, this is tragic news. And just under 2 weeks ago (February 27, 2015), we lost Leonard Nimoy. It feels like sci-fi and fantasy fans will never recover from this double-whammy, but I also know that their work...
by TomTom
Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Windows 10 Recycle Bin on the Taskbar
Replies: 0
Views: 882

Windows 10 Recycle Bin on the Taskbar

Windows 10 Technical Preview supposedly has an option to pin the Recycle Bin to the Start Menu and to the Taskbar. In the most recent release (Build 9926), however, Microsoft seems to have removed the Taskbar part of this option. 1. Right-click the Recycle Bin on the Desktop and select Pin to Start....
by TomTom
Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Classic Shell beta with Win 10 support
Replies: 1
Views: 869

Re: Classic Shell beta with Win 10 support

As I said before, I mostly like the new Windows 10 Start Menu, especially the small live tiles, but I still want to easily have access to a standard Windows 7-type Start Menu with access to all PROGRAMS and more, not just "All Apps". Well, now I have both. Yesterday, I installed the latest...
by TomTom
Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Classic Shell beta with Win 10 support
Replies: 1
Views: 869

Classic Shell beta with Win 10 support

Classic Shell 4.2.0 beta with Windows 10 support For those who are testing the Windows 10 Technical Preview (Microsoft speak for "beta"), but love the Classic Shell tweaks for Windows 8/8.1, especially the Classic Start Menu, then you will be pleased to know that Classic Shell has release...
by TomTom
Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Computer Tips and Tweaks
Topic: Computer Security
Replies: 0
Views: 811

Computer Security

You basically need 5 things to stay safe on your computer, although anyone CAN get an infection. This is a very concise list, and can easily lead to discussion of alternatives and strategies, so please chime in to our website with your own thoughts. 1. A decent Firewall - recent versions of Windows,...
by TomTom
Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Adding custom shortcuts to Win10 Start
Replies: 0
Views: 721

Adding custom shortcuts to Win10 Start

Adding custom shortcuts to Windows 10 Start Menu I am currently testing Windows 10, and mostly like it. The Start Menu is a huge improvement from Windows 8 and 8.1, but nowhere near as useful as adding Classic Shell, with Classic Start Menu to Windows 8/8.1 (I don't know if Classic Start Menu is co...

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