Here are some Computer tips from David.

If you have a request on "how to do something", I'll bet someone else has the same question!

Send me an e-mail and maybe I'll create a webpage for both you and everyone else.


Click here to read the latest version of the Monthly Maintenance.


Click here for the:  BASICS for BEGINNERS (Beginning Lessons For The Computer)


Previous classes           

  1. Defragging Revisited (May 21st, 2012)

  2. Skip "Safely Remove" USB drives in Windows 7  (May 10th, 2012)

  3. Shut down your computer without installing updates.  (Feb 10th, 2012)

  4. Avery Design Pro Version 4  (Jan 13th, 2012)

  5. Avast Statistics (Jan 13th, 2012)

  6. How to add additional clocks to Vista or Windows 7 (Dec 9th, 2011)

  7. How to Resize Icons quickly and easily (Dec 9th, 2011)

  8. How to turn on RECENT ITEMS (Nov 11th, 2011)

  9. Information about Virtual credit cards or shopping on the Internet safely with your credit card.  (Oct 14th, 2011)

  10. What is this Vista & Windows7 Previous Version?  (Sep 9th, 2011)

  11. How to simply create a difficult password (Aug 12th, 2011)

  12. How to search a specific website, which does not have a built in search engine. (Aug 12th, 2011)

  13. A quick and easy way to "search" for a word within a webpage or document.  (July 8th, 2011)

  14. How to find the Product Key of all your Microsoft Products (June 10th, 2011)

  15. Get your Email Password (June 10th, 2011)

  16. Automatically log-in to Windows (June 10th, 2011)

  17. Gmail trick to determine if it is being sold (May 13th, 2011)

  18. My personal review of Internet Explorer 9 April 2011

  19. How to remove a USB Device safely (April 8th, 2011)

  20. Here is a little program which will back up all your drivers.  (March 11, 2011)

  21. Weather Clock Widget (02-11-11)

  22. How to install the Gmail Default Maker program we discussed on Jan 14th, 2011

  23. How to Extend Your Battery's Run Time  (Dec 17th, 2010)

  24. How to Extend Your Laptop Battery's Useful Life  (Dec 17th, 2010)

  25. What is and How do I use this Problem Steps Recorder in Windows 7?  (Dec 10th, 2010)

  26. How do I cancel a print job already sent to the printer? (Nov 12th, 2010)

  27. What is Recent Places/Recent Items and how do I use it?  (Nov 12th, 2010)

  28. What is SCAREWARE?  (Oct 15th, 2010)

  29. What is 'defragging', and why should I do it? (Sep 10th, 2010)

  30. How to remove HP software that causes cartridge errors

  31. 11 Secrets You Should Learn (Aug 13, 2010)

  32. How to properly SYNC your CLOCK

  33. June 2010 Windows 7 Tips (a few of these works with XP)

  34. Here are the May 2010 Windows 7 tips

  35. How to use the scanner connected to a computer on the dance floor

  36. Uploading your pictures for all to view

  37. A quick lesson on MEMORY

  38. Our first look at Windows 7

  39. Internet Explorer 8 InPrivacy Filtering

  40. What is this TINYURL thingy I keep seeing?

  41. Some tips for VISTA users.

  42. HP laptop battery recall

  43. Scam alert from the AARP Bulletin about social network sites like Facebook, Myspace & class reunion sites

  44. A look at the last place you’d expect to get a computer virus

  45. The first look at Internet Explorer 8

  46. Do you find that your camera takes pictures and those pictures are WAY to big?  Down load a free image resizer.

  47. A quick lesson on Backing-up your important items.

  48. A lesson plan on how to Cut, Copy & Paste.

  49. Debunking Some Common Computer Myths

  50. Everything you wanted to know about USB.

  51. More then you ever wanted to know about GOOGLE: Google Mail, Google Calendar, Google search, etc.  (Sept 12, 2008)

  52. Internet Explorer Links Toolbar  (Aug 8th, 2008)

  53. The ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS tool within the control panel (Aug 8th, 2008)

  54. How to create rules with-in Outlook Express

  55. All about spam and how to control it.  (July 11th)

  56. Learn about Organizing your Favorites within Internet Explorer.        Please review this website before class.

  57. Learn all about the Display Properties of your computer.

  58. Using Microsoft Paint Program

  59. Doing your taxes on your computer

  60. Personal Finances on your Computer

  61. Click here to read about Webmail.

  62. Click here to learn how to store photo's on DVD's

  63. Click here to learn how to Organize and store Digital Photo's

  64. Click here for Quick Tips for Perfect Pictures

  65. Click here for Photo scanning basics

  66. Click here to learn how to download pictures from the Internet

  67. Click here to learn how to Print Photographs

  68. Click here for a lesson on Sharing Photograph's on-line

  69. Click here for a lesson in scanning 35 mm photo slides

  70. Click here for Quick Tips for Scanning Photo's

  71. Here is the direct link to the very cute cube of pictures, Pat Rhodes shared with us.

  72. Basic information about routers.

  73. How to create a simple newsletter using Microsoft Word.  You must have at least the Power point viewer too view this.

  74. Working with Word 2007 part 1.  You must have at least the Power point viewer to view this.  Get the power point viewer here, if you need it.

  75. Working with Word 2007 part 2.  You must have at least the Power point viewer to view this.  Get the power point viewer here, if you need it.

  76. A simple lesson on how to use Excel.  You must have at least the Power point viewer to view this.  Get the power point viewer here, if you need it.

  77. How to download a picture from the Internet

  78. Basic Web Lessons

  79. Shareware Secrets

  80. Organizing and Storing digital photos

  81. Quick Tips for Scanning Photo's

  82. Complaining Made Easy

  83. Sharing photo's on-line

  84. Instructions about the Function Keys

  85. Sandy's Tips

  86. Instructions about the Windows Character Map

  87. Instructions about Windows Keyboard Shortcut

  88. Instructions for the All Windows System Restore

  89. How to make sub folders in your e-mail program, to keep your e-mail organized

  90. The top 10 free email accounts

  91. How to create Folders on your Computer.

  92. Learn about Yahoo Messenger.

  93. Learn how to rename a large group of pictures with ease.

  94. Here is the instructions for the Print Folder program.

  95. Here is a tutorial on Microsoft Paint.

  96. How to export your address book

  97. How to change your desktop background

  98. How to "turn on" the BCC and why you should use it.

  99. Did you every want to have a print out of a folder?  I mean all the files within a folder?  Download and install this little program.  Then within Windows Explorer, all you have to do is RIGHT CLICK and print the contents of a folder. 

  100. Do you have Word but you're buddy sends you Works documents.  Click here for the converter you will need.

  101. Click here to turn off the Language Bar, permanently.  This will not delete it, just keep it from tuning itself back on.

  102. Would you like detailed instructions on how to conduct your Monthly Computer Maintenance.  Click here!

  103. Click here if you would like information about an UPS. (Uninterruptible Power Supply)  Not many pictures, but great information.

  104. Click here if you would like my opinion concerning leaving your computer on at night.

  105. Click here if you would like instructions on how to back up your Outlook preferences, Address book and e-mails.

  106. Click here if you would like more information abut the Quick Launch Toolbar.  This toolbar may make your life easier.

  107. Click here if you would like instructions on "How to back-up your Outlook Express E-mail folders, Address book and E-mail settings."

  108. Click here to read about the WMF Exploit explanation, with a free checker (as of 01-05-06).

  109. Would you like instructions (with pictures) on how to RIP music from your favorite CD and save it onto your computer?  Click here!

  110. Would you like instructions on how to capture, edit, print, fax, or e-mail something you see on your screen?  Click here!

  111. Do you have Windows XP?  Do you have a CD burner?  Would you like instructions on how to "burn" CD's using the Windows XP Wizard?  Download the instructions by Click here! This will open a FILE DOWNLOAD window.  Save the ZIP file to a location of your choice!

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Retrieve the Software Installation Keys From Your PC:

Here is a short list of the Proper Netiquette                    The top Ten Net Commandments

Here is a list of Microsoft Windows shortcuts using the Windows Key (located at the lower left on the keyboard) Which we talked about in the June 2010 class.


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