Sunday, May 31, 2015

Shortcut Key to Insert Date and/or Time in Word

To create a keyboard short-cut that inserts the date and/or time in a Word document, you'll need to create a macro (that's because the Alt+Date creates a non-static field which means the date will change to the current date each time you open the document).

I like what this commenter suggested, and it's exactly what I did:

"I just created a macro (Insert Tab->Date and Time->format I wanted and made sure the Update automatically box was unchecked. I assigned it to ALT-D and it works fine."

Source: Different Ways of Inserting Dates (Microsoft Word), and in the comments section see Graham Hyman's comment

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

How to turn off McAfee SiteAdvisor

McAfee SiteAdvisor is obnoxious with the bright green checks & bright red "McAfee Secure" on links. Turning it off until they Tone it down!!

How to turn it off: Go into browser settings and turn off the SiteAdvisor extension


Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Stock Market - Lost Decade through Today...

The Lost Decade (S&P 500 1/1/1999 through 12/31/2009):

We’re back… Does this look scary…?? (S&P 500 1/1/1999 – 3/20/2015):

Hang on!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Lenovo Keyboard is Really Horrible!!!

I'm so annoyed with Lenovo's keyboard. Why did they try to reinvent the keyboard and rearrange the keys? You have to click two keys to use the F-keys (who ever thought that would be a good idea??). So you can go into the Bios and remap the keys so you don't need to do that, but then you have to use two keys for Escape. Simply ridiculous. All this unused space and Lenovo had to jam multiple functions onto one key.

I've got three days to return this Lenovo. Yippee!!! Goodbye.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Turn on F keys on Lenovo Yoga Laptop

To turn on Legacy F keys (F1 to F12) on your Lenovo Yoga laptop so that they are the default without pressing the FN key first:
  1. Shutdown laptop
  2. Press the 'reset' (with paper clip) located to the right of the on/off button
  3. Select BIOS mode
  4. Select Configuration
  5. Select Hotkey Mode and disable that
  6. Exit by pressing Fn + F10
Restart and you should now be able to use the F keys directly!

Update 3/17/2015--
If you do this you'll notice the Escape key now requires a combo stroke (Fn+Esc) since you've effectively reversed the functions of the top row keys. (Curse you Lenovo.) The only way I found to make this less awkward was to redefine the F1 key as my Esc key too. And the only way I found to do that was through a 3rd party download (KeyTweak) which worked fine. It's really quite ridiculous Lenovo.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Permanently Delete Books from Kindle

Delete books or samples from your content library directly in the cloud here:  Manage Your Content and Devices.

Source: Help: Kindle Samples

Friday, February 13, 2015

How to Disable Windows 8 Touch Screen

  1. Right click Start button (lower LH corner Windows logo)
  2. Click Device Manager
  3. Select Human Interface Devices
  4. Find a device with the words 'touch screen'*
  5. Right click and select disable

*mine said 'HID-compliant touch screen'

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Email Send Link no longer working in Chrome

When I had to upgrade to Win 8, the link to send email from Outlook no longer worked. Go into your default programs, find Outlook (desktop), click:

Google Chrome

Monday, January 19, 2015

DON'T BUY Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro!

Update 2/7/2015:
Will be returning this laptop. Since it does this "yoga" thing, all software thinks it's a tablet! Outlook client emails are formatting as if they are on a mobile device (very skinny), and font on remote desktops is itsy-bitsy and can't be changed.

1/19/2015: Ordered a new PC laptop today: Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro - 80HE000LUS - Light Silver

This new processessor allows the laptop to run without a fan. And, no harddrive in most any laptop anymore, BTW.

Will let you know how it goes*.

p.s. I thought the yoga thing was stupid but it's growing on me...

  • Intel Core M 5Y70 Processor (1.10GHz 1600MHz 4MB)
  • 512GB SSD
  • 13.3" QHD+ LED Glossy Multi-touch with integrated camera (3200x1800)
  • Ram: 8.0GB DDR3L 1600 MHz
  • Intel® HD Graphics 5300
  • 2.62 lbs !
  • Windows 8.1 Pro 64
  • ClickPad
  • Thickness: 0.5in !
  • 4 Cell 44.8 Watt Hour Li-Polymer
  • 12.99in x 8.98in
  • Bluetooth Version 4.0
  • Lenovo AC Wireless (2x2)
  • One year
Original price: $1,749.99
Web price: $1,379.00
Less Discount code (found on -$50.00

Shipping $0.00
Tax (San Francisco) $119.29
Total $1,448.29

*I like the machine so far, but:

  • Power cord is too short.
  • Removed Harmony software - constantly popping up to ask if I wanted to optimize this or that, and wouldn't hold previous preferences. Gone!
  • Arghhhh... All that real estate at the top of the keyboard and you didn't include the F-keys row?? Annoying to have to click FN to activate an F-key.
  • Some Outlook 2013 emails display in their mobile format (irritating!!) and no way to convince the machine is not a mobile device. Even the old emails that were brought over from my previous machine are now formatting in mobile. Maybe since this Yoga can turn into a tablet, Outlook thinks this is mobile. Dunno but really sux!!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Sort Yahoo Mail by Sender

How to Sort Yahoo Mail by Sender:
  1. Go to 'Settings' (the gear icon upper right)
  2. Click 'View' (upper left in the same row that contains Delete, Move, Spam)
  3. In 'View', select "Sort by Sender"
That's it!

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