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!

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: Amazon.com 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:

MAILTO
URL:mailto
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.

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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...

Specs:
  • 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 retailmenot.com) -$50.00

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


*I like the machine so far, but:

2/3/2015--
  • 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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Friday, December 26, 2014

Calculate Day of Year and Days Remaining in Excel

How to Calculate the day of the year and the days remaining in Excel

Day of the year:
=A1-DATE(YEAR(A1),1,0)


Friday, December 5, 2014

Report Scraped Content to Google - New Form!

If you find your work has been scraped, you can report it to google with Google's new Scraper Report form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Pw1KVOVRyr4a7ezj_6SHghnX1Y6bp1SOVmy60QjkF0Y/viewform

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Monday, November 24, 2014

How to Opt out of Facebook's Personalized Advertising

Opt out of Facebook's interest based advertising here: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/

From Facebook:
Giving you more control over ads
We've heard from some of you that it can be difficult to control the types of ads you see if you use multiple devices and browsers. In the past, if you opted out of certain kinds of advertising on your laptop, that choice may not have been applied for ads on your phone. We know that many people use more than one phone, tablet or browser to access Facebook, so it should be easy for you to make a single choice that applies across all of your devices.
That's why Facebook respects the choices you make about the ads you see, across every device. You can opt out of seeing ads on Facebook based on the apps and sites you use through the Digital Advertising Alliance. You can also opt out using controls on iOS and Android. When you tell us you don't want to see these types of ads, your decision automatically applies to every device you use to access Facebook. Also, we're now making ad preferences available in additional countries, beginning with Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the UK.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

GoDaddy Support - Contact Info

Phone: (480) 505-8877
or click for System Alerts:
System Alerts | GoDaddy Support | GoDaddy Support

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