Of Taskbars and Screensavers and Re-boots

Three things with nothing in common except that I get asked about all of them from time to time and none would justify a blog on their own Windows Taskbar Location If your Windows taskbar has suddenly relocated itself to the side of the screen – or even the top – then you can put …
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Have You Tried Re-booting It?

That’s probably the most common suggestion I make when offering support and advice to my computer clients. But where does the phrase come from? What does it mean? “Booting” or “bootstrapping” is a contraction of the phrase “To pull oneself up by the bootstraps”. Bootstraps are the tags on boots that help you get a …
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Re-booting

Just two quick tips this week: Re-booting a frozen computer If your computer has frozen solid and simply won’t respond to anything at all that you do, then there is an easy and certain way to get it to-reboot – just depress and hold down the on/off button for a minimum of five seconds. This …
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Turn It Off Or Leave It On?

Should I turn off my computer at the end of the day or leave it on? 1) A computer that is switched on is a fire hazard I have never heard of a computer catching fire, so I did some Googling. There were suprisingly few results (about 30,000) to the phrase “computer caught fire” and …
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