It does so much more than you know!
Okay, that Windows button on your keyboard can do a lot of cool things! Here is a snapshot from Wikipedia about its’ functions in Windows 10.
The one we are going to talk about today is the highlighted one in the above picture. You can easily move files or copy and paste from documents by having two windows open on your screen at the same time!
This comes in handy when you are moving files from one folder to another. So you have one folder open but you want to move its’ contents to another folder. Open the folder you want to move the contents from. Then press the Windows button and the left arrow key on your keyboard at the same time.
This will move the window you just opened to the left-hand side of the screen. As shown below.
Now open the second window that you want to move the files to. Once it’s open, press the Windows button and the right arrow key. Now your screen should look like this.
It should be easier to move your files like this now!
Hope this was helpful!
I still wish I was here:
Did you know you can make a Word document a PDF, and even create some markups on it?
First, open your Word document that you want to make a PDF. Second, pretend this is your Word document (I know it’s a stretch!) LOL! Now head on up to the File menu in the upper far left corner of the Word program toolbar. When you come to print, use the drop-down box to look at ALL your options!
When you come to Microsoft Print to PDF, you can now turn your Word document into a PDF!
Select the Microsoft Print to PDF option. Then select the Print button.
When you go to print your Word document to a PDF, it’s going to ask you to save the document. Find an appropriate place to save it, and name your document. Then you will have to browse back to where you saved it to open the PDF. Make sure your PDF opens up in Adobe DC.
Once you open your document in Adobe DC, look on the right-hand menu. There is a section call Fill and Sign. Select that! Now it will give you the option to do some minimal editing, such as; adding text, checking off boxes and signing the document!
A toolbar will appear above your PDF. If you select the X to checkmark a box. It will bring up an X that you just need to drag and drop to the box! Pretty sweet, huh?
Guess what it gets better, you can SIGN the document!!!!!! See below where there is a sign icon? Select that and it will ask you to type in your name. It will remember you in the future! It creates a signature for you and you can drag and drop it where you need it.
Look at that, my signature was adding to my document!!!! Yay!! Let’s save time, ink and trees everyone!!!!
This video has some awesome info on why you should have complicated passwords everywhere! A link to the article he mentions in here as well! https://www.troyhunt.com/password-reuse-credential-stuffing-and-another-1-billion-records-in-have-i-been-pwned/
Today someone was awesome enough to send me an email to make sure that it was valid before they clicked on anything. I cannot express to you how happy that makes me!!! It saves me so much work!!!! Of course, we now have Cylance as our Anti-Virus(AV for short) and that in itself has made my job so much easier!!!! We’ve had it nearly a year and NOT 1 computer has become infected with ANYTHING! If you are a business thinking of changing your AV product, I cannot recommend this product highly enough!!!!
First, let me break down the beginning of the email:
From: Media Player <firstname.lastname@example.org> <———– This is NOT an Apple address
Subject: New version of Mac Media Player available for download!
Apple and Microsoft will NEVER send you an email about this!!!!!! They would send it to your device through an update! Sometimes phishers will fake the email address or make it look so close to the real thing. I’m actually surprised at how bad this email address even looks! Even if it looks real, and you think it might be a valid email from your bank, Paypal, Amazon anything like that go to the website directly. DO NOT CLICK on the link!
Then we go into the guts of the email: It’s a bunch of pictures with links attached to them:
Looks fairly realistic huh? This is actually very easy to do!!! I just did this with a screenshot! Anyone with minimal computer experience could do this!
Now, for the most important part. If you just hover over the Download link or anywhere over the pictures, this link comes up:
First off, this is NOT an Apple link! The link here is to a domain named flymail.cf. The portion of the address that is wrong is the .cf. That is not a legitimate top level domain name, like .com, .org, gov or .edu. To see a list of actual top level domain names, you can find it here: http://www.domainsherpa.com/top-level-domains/ .
The other portion of this link that bothers me is track-url. Now, this leads me to believe that this link is going to track your urls (websites) that you visit. I’m going to say that this tracking will happen through cross-site scripting. Essentially this site will inject code into your browser that will capture your sessions on the websites you visit after this website, including your usernames and passwords!!!
This means if you go to an unsecured website the hacker can easily capture your username and password with this code. It’s one of the most frequently used types of hacking, it’s called session hijacking. Later on you start to wonder why you are getting spam, or why did people just get friend requests on Facebook from me when I am already friends with them? If you use the same password for one site, then the hacker can go to several websites and try that password and have remarkable success!
This is why you need to have different and complicated passwords for all sites you visit. There are password managers that you can use to help you with this. Let’s face it our brain can’t remember all of our passwords and writing them on a piece of paper and saving them in your desk, or under your keyboard at work are HORRIBLE options! I will do more research on what password managers are the safest and best to use for my next Tech Tip Thursday.
Oh yeah, and if I find your passwords written on a sticky note taped to your monitor I’m rippin’ that bad boy off and throwing it out!
I know many people will pass this article up because they will think how in this day in age, can someone still not know how to do it. Yet, this is one of my most frequently asked questions! You are NOT alone!
In Windows 10 once you are logged in. Hold down the keys on your keyboard labeled Ctrl and then Alt and then Delete. That will bring you to this screen-Select Change Password.
This is also where you should go if you are getting up from your desk and need to lock your computer so no one else can get into your system!!!!! It’s a very important security measure!
Next selecting Change a Password will bring up this screen:
Make sure your password is complex!!!!! Some complexity rules to follow are:
1. The longer the better! At a minimum make it 8 characters, however, it SHOULD be longer!
So, anyone running a Windows machine is all too familiar with the Blue Screen of Death or BSOD! I didn’t realize it was possible to make the error codes even more useless, but Microsoft did it, in Windows 10!
This morning my computer blue screened on me. It gave me a QR code to scan. I got excited thinking, “Wow, maybe it will take me to the link to fix it?!!!!!”
Nope, this is what it did. I scanned the QR code on my phone and the image to the right is what information it gave me.
Have you ever put a work receipt in a “safe place” and then forgot where that “safe place” was? Been there, done that! Microsoft OneNote allows you to keep track of your receipts. The best way to do this is within Office365 this way your phone syncs with your online OneNote!
I will be showing you how to do this with an iPhone today. It works even better with a Windows Phone, but it’s pretty spiffy on the iPhone as well!
The best place to start is OneNote in Office365 on your computer. You’ll need to create a new section in an existing notebook or create a new notebook and make sure it is syncing to your OneDrive. Open up OneNote on your computer it looks like this:
To create a new notebook you can find instructions here, which includes instructions on how to hook it up to your OneDrive.
To create a new tabbed section in an existing notebook, simply click on the + sign on one of the tabs. It will open a new tab and you will be able to name it. I named my Receipts.
So now you will want to make sure it syncs up with your OneNote on your OneDrive. This way you will be able to access it on your phone using your Office365 account. Go to the name of your notebook, and right click on it. These options will show up. Click on Sync This Notebook Now. If you are unsure if this is syncing to your OneDrive, select Notebook Sync Status.
When you open Notebook Sync Status, you have the option to Sync automatically whenever there are changes ( I recommend this one), or you can sync it manually.
If don’t see your notebook in here you can add it. Exit out of this screen and go back to the notebook. Right click on the notebook, and bring up the menu, and select properties which is highlighted in pink here.
When you open up the properties of the notebook this screen will pop up. Where it says Change Location, if it isn’t set up to your OneDrive, select Change Location and find your OneDrive on your system, and have it save there and then it will sync up for you. It will then be accessible by your phone.
It should then show up in your list of notebooks to sync and you should set it to automatically sync when there are changes.
After you have the receipts tab set up and your notebook syncing with your OneDrive you can now go to your phone. This works with iPhones, Windows and Android phones. I’ll be showing you on an iPhone. Open up OneNote on your phone. It will probably ask you to sign in. Make sure you sign in with the account that is syncing with your OneNote/OneDrive on your computer.
When you open up OneNote on your phone make sure you are in the Notebook you created the Receipts Tab. Click on the Receipts tab.
Click on the + button and it will give you options on what you can do, one option is to take a picture. Select the camera icon and take a picture of your receipt. Once you have a nice clean picture of your receipt, select the ellipse at the top right hand corner.
It will bring up some options. Select Sync Now.
Now open OneNote on your computer and make sure it is synced up. There should now be a receipt in your Receipts notebook!
One amusing question, do you see what the arrow is pointing at on the receipt? Why do I need a Bathroom Code??? Should I be afraid?
Do you need to turn this into Accounting? Easy Peasy! Click on the email this page icon.
This will bring up Outlook and you can email it to your Accounting Department! Now you have one place to keep all your receipts!
Have you ever used Microsoft Paint and thought, “Eh”? It’s about to get super cool! The Creator’s Update is due out this spring and you are going to want to download and install this update as soon as possible. Paint will now enable you to edit pictures in 3D!!!! You can send these images to Microsoft and have them printed in 3D!!!! You can take a picture with according to Microsoft any phone with 3D app, and put it into paint. Watch this amazing video and you will see why you NEED this update!
Do you have a Microsoft Hololens? No? I didn’t think I need or wanted one either until I saw them take a chair and make it a hologram and put it in your house so you can see what it will look like in your house! Check out this video and see another awesome feature coming with the Creators Edition update which is FREE for Windows 10 users!
If you would like to see what other cool features are coming to Windows 10 Creators Update, check out their site! https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/upcoming-features?ocid=%20Oct16e_int_omc_win_MSCOM
They will now be giving Apple a run for their money with this update and their new Surface Studio Computer. Anyone want to start a GoFundMe page for me so that I can buy one of these?