Stop Programs Loading At Startup – Windows

You do not need all your programs loading at startup on your Windows computer. Windows computers will remember every time you install a program and want to load it along with everything else you have unless you stop those programs. So how do you do this? In Windows 10 through Task Manager and in Windows 7 through MSCONFIG Instructions can be found here:How to Disable Startup Programs In Windows  In the article ignore the reference to CCleaner

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Speed Up A Mac By Stopping Programs Loading At Startup

Rarely if ever do we need many programs automatically opening on our mac computer when we start it. So how do we stop this ? Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Users & Groups. Select the user, then click Login Items. Do one of the following: Select the name of the item you want to prevent from opening automatically, then click the Remove button ( the – button ) below the list on the right.

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Your Location Being Revealed On Facebook & Snapchat – Are You Concerned ?

Users of Facebook and Snapchat can be surprised that their location is revealed when posting and Snapchat has especially come under scrutiny with their Snapmap feature. So suppose you want to maintain privacy about your location , what steps do you have to go through ? Should you be talking to your children about this ? Facebook Step 1 – Remove Geotags From Your Pictures Before You Upload Them to Facebook Step 2 – Disable Location Services for Facebook on Your Mobile Phone / Device Leave the Facebook app and go to your iPhone’s Settings Tap Privacy > Location Services Scroll down and tap Facebook Decide to allow location access Never or While Using the App Step 3 – Enable the Facebook Tag Review Feature which will allow you to opt out if someone tags you on Facebook Look for “Places on Facebook” to tell you where you have been on Facebook , it may surprise you Snapchat… Read More

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Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Issues

In Windows you may occasionally get issues with your wireless keyboard and or wireless mouse. They will normally work but what happens when things don’t start to work properly. Number 1 Check the batteries … many will be shocked to learn they do have batteries , I have taken 2 calls on this subject , this week alone. So change them! Number 2  Can be bluetooth issues so removing and adding them back in usually fixes the issue , here is a link to that subject. How and why to use Bluetooth on your Windows 10 computer    

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Do You Know Your Email Settings ?

If you have ever had to configure an email account after reinstalling or when something goes wrong , do you know your settings to streamline the process. hate to say this but most people do not. Email settings from providers can and do change sometimes as with Telstra at the moment who are transitioning people over to a new platform

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Issues With Your Computer , Tablet , Smartphone – The First Thing To Do

Restart – yes – Restart If you are having any issues with either your computer , tablet or smartphone – restart the device. I increasingly come across people that do not ever restart their devices for weeks or months on end – this is not right. Tablets or smartphones at least once a week , computers – Windows 7 – every day , Windows 10 every couple of days – Apple Computers – every couple of days So what can restarting fix : Software & Operating system updates Network issues Software not starting Multiple issues When in doubt restart

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Cyberbullying Discussion – FIVEaa – 17th

Please find below links to articles and software I discussed on FIVEaa with Jade Robran today Office of the childrens safety commissioner https://esafety.gov.au/ Report Cyberbullying They have a social media safety centre which will help report bullying in the right direction depending on which platform you are on https://www.esafety.gov.au/complaints-and-reporting/cyberbullying-complaints/social-media-services-safety-centres   REWORD There is an add on to Chrome that you can get called reword that will stop you writing the wrong words The extension, called Reword, works by identifying potentially harmful language in real time to prompt users to reword their message or post.  SecureTeen – costs $52.99 australian http://www.secureteen.com/ For Computers Promises to SecureTeen helps keep kids safe online. Be a better parent in the digital age with SecureTeen’s protective tools which will help you limit your child’s time online, restrict their access to harmful and mature content, and help keep them safe against online predators and cyberbullying For… Read More

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PDFs On Windows 10 – Open And Alter In Word

Since Word 2013 you have been able to open PDFs with Word and then edit the PDF document or fill in / complete information in the PFD document. To open in Word just right click on the PDF and use the – “Open With” option to select Word. It will then open your PDF as a Word document and you can then alter the document etc , then when you are ready , save it as a PDF again. This can be especially useful when you have to complete PDF forms. If a PDF does not want to open in Word it can be that it was saved in a particular way for security or it was a scan of a document but I have found that most PDFs can be opened and aletered this way.    

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