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    Windows Key Shortcuts for Win7 (Part 2)

    Here I am with more wonderful Windows 7 win key shortcuts! If you missed the first part, click here and check 'em out. If you're just hungry for more, then here they are!

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    Win + Pause - Displays the System Control Panel applet.

    Win + E - Opens Windows Explorer with Computer selected.

    Win + F - Opens a Search window for finding files or folders.

    Win + Ctrl + F -Opens a Search window for finding computers on a network.

    Win + L - Locks your computer or switches users.

    Win + M - Minimizes all windows.

    Win + Shift + M - Restores minimized windows.

    Win + P - Chooses a presentation display mode.

    Win + R - Opens the Run dialog box.

    Win + U - Opens the Ease of Access Center (Utility Manager in XP).

    Win + X - Opens the Windows Mobility Center (which isn’t installed by default on desktop PCs).

    Now, that's full of win!


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    What is DSL?

    We've had acouple tips in the past about DSL, but we've never really told youwhat it is. Here's a quick explanation for you.

    DSL standsfor "digital subscriber line" and it's basically a type of broadbandInternet access that is simply carried over a regular phone line.DSL delivers a high-speed service and it is high on the list whencompared to other broadband providers. The only common featurebetween DSL and dial-up is that DSL also requires its own modem.Also know that you cannot get a DSL signal from a conventional dial-upmodem.

    DSL works with unused frequencies to make a direct link from the provider tothe subscriber (you!) It has been around for over two decades andit's just now becoming one of the more popular Internet accesspoints. If you're interested in getting DSL for your home, checkyour local phonebook for providers. If you have any questions, givethem a call and they should be able to answer all of them foryou.

    So, the onlyquestion that remains now is "Are you a DSL user"? : )


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    Time to Clean Up
    Ever try to paste information into Excel from some other application?

    Did you get something that looks a bit strange? Maybe like this

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    Looking to get rid of the garbage that came along with the information? (I just bet you are since the other options involve a lot of work along the lines of manually editing or entering all the data)

    Anyway, that's what I have to offer today - a way to get Excel to remove all the nonprintable characters from the text with one quick formula.

    Specifically, we're going to use the CLEAN formula to well clean up the data. Give this a try in a new cell(s):

    =CLEAN(address of cell to clean)

    Yep - that's it. You use the formula on a set of cells and you get a new set of cells that have usable information.

    I found that I could drag the formula cell contents around without loosing the cell reference (so the text stayed) and I also did a copy / paste Excel had me choose how to paste. I chose values only and ended up with text in a cell just as I'd hoped when I pasted the data in the first place!

    I just wish that all cleaning could be this easy


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    Windows 7 Homegroup
    If, like me, you’ve taken the plunge and upgraded to Windows 7, you’re probably wondering how some of these new features work. For instance, I had no idea what a “homegroup” was before I did a bit of digging. Here’s what I found.

    A homegroup is a new function that allows you to share files between computers on the same home network. Whilst Windows users have been able to do this on previous versions of Windows, using the homegroup function makes everything a lot easier!

    Setting up a homegroup is really simple. First of all, click the Start button, followed by Control Panel. Thankfully, Microsoft have kept the Control Panel button in the same place on the Start menu, so you won’t need to search around for it!

    Once at the Control Panel screen, hit Choose homegroup and sharing options, which is located under the Network and Internet heading.

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    Now, click “Create a homegroup”. Next, you can choose what files you would like to share with other computers in your homegroup. The default option is pictures, music, videos and printers, but these selections can be easily changed by clicking the checkboxes next to the name of each category.

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    You’ll be given a password that other users of computers in your network should know if they want to access your homegroup. Click Finish and you’re done!

    To add other computers to your homegroup, simply go to the other computers (which must have Windows 7 installed), click Start, Control Panel and Choose homegroup and sharing options. You’ll then be prompted to join a homegroup if there is one available on your home network.

    So, next time you want to share files on your home network, there’s no need to navigate through messy network settings. Simply set up a homegroup and you’re good to go!

    ~Brandon Zubek

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    I'm sure all of you have heard of worms, Trojans, adware, spyware and viruses, right? Those nasty little bugs are the reason for troublesome computer problems throughout the world. Well, today, I have a new type of attack to add to the list. This type of bug is called ransomware. Ransomware has been around for awhile in the computer world, but it hasn't really taken off until recently.

    So, what is ransomware, you ask?

    Well, ransomware is technically a program. It basically takes over your computer and then requires you to pay to get your system back to normal. Usually, it will infect your system through a bad Web site or via a pop up window, but it can also come in through an e-mail attachment or a download. Once your system is infected with the bad software, it will let you know right away. More than likely, you will see a screen come up that tells you what damage will be done to your computer if you don't pay in time. It will require you to pay in a certain way and in turn, you will be given a code to turn off the software and stop the damage from continuing.

    There are a couple well known ransomware programs currently in use around the Web. One is called Ransom.A. That program will tell you it will destroy one file every 30 minutes until the ransom is paid. This program seems very bad, but in reality, it does no damage to your system. It is simply a scare tactic to get you to pay the fee. While this specific ransomware causes no damage to your system, there are several others that truly do what they say. Those programs can cause serious harm to your computer or they simply just embarrass the infected user by popping up pornographic material on their screen.

    No matter what the damage, it's important to protect your computer against these growing threats. The good news is you don't need to have any additional protection on your system to shield you from ransomware. If you keep your antivirus software up to date and have a good pop up blocker, you will remain safe from these threats. If your system should end up infected with one of these programs, do not panic and do not pay the ransom! It's best to run a full system scan with your antivirus software instead. The program can then be found and removed. If it's not removed, your antivirus company should give you a link to a Web site with removal steps. Until next time, stay safe out there, my friends!


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    Merry Christmas – Kids’ Zone

    This site is geared more towards kids. It has games, coloring pages, stories, music, and even craft ideas for them.

    This site provides you with great ways to keep the kids entertained during their winter break. You can have them check out this site in between the time the cookies go in the oven to when they’re ready to be frosted.

    You can print out coloring pages that have a holiday theme, or they can color online. They can e-mail Santa or check out the Traditions page and learn all about the holiday.

    No matter what they choose to do here, they are sure to have a good time!


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