Cloudeight InfoAve Weekly

Cloudeight InfoAve Weekly
Issue  #866
Volume 17 Number 30
May 15, 2020

Dear Friends,

Welcome to Cloudeight InfoAve Weekly Issue #866. Thank you very much for subscribing and for being a part of our Cloudeight family. We appreciate your friendship and support very much!  Please share our newsletters and our Website with your family and all your friends.

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We wish you all the best during the global pandemic. Our prayers and good wishes go out to all of you during this difficult time. We are all in this together.

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Cloudeight InfoAve Weekly - Reader's Comments

A comment from Dottie
Thanks for the amazing job you did cleaning up my computer and setting up a reliable backup for me. As always, you did a great job and I'm a very happy customer. Thanks again! Dottie.

A comment from Tanya
Earlier this week I had TC cleaned and optimized my laptop. He did a great job. He even found some files (pictures) that I thought were lost forever. I recommend this Cloudeight service to everyone with a computer. It's a really great deal.

A comment from Sean

Darcy worked on my computer this week. She stuck with my problems until she got my computer working like it's supposed to. She has patience and she has computer knowledge, and she was friendly and professional. My computer great now and I give all the credit to Darcy. This Cloudeight service is remarkable and Darcy is great!

A comment from Barb
TC has again fixed what I couldn't fix, and if you haven't yet tried Cloudeight's unattended session, I recommend it. I was lucky this time, I arrived in time to watch the procedure. it doesn't matter if you're there or not, your needs will be met. I immediately bought another SeniorPass, and it sent to me promptly as well. TC and Darcy have both waved their magic wands over my computer a number of times, which is why I'm still able to use it. Grateful thanks, TC, from Barb.

A big Cloudeight "Thank you!" to Dottie, Tanya, Sean, Barb, and everyone who took time out to write to us, share a comment, and/or share us on Facebook! We appreciate your kind words and your support very much! EB & TC. 

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Denise wants her desktop icons back
I followed a tip to unclutter my desktop which made all my desktop icons disappear. I used my computer without the icons on my desktop for a while but now I would like them back and I don't know how to do that. Can you help me?

Our answer
Hi Denise. It's very simple to get your icons back. Here's how you do it. Right-click on an empty part of your desktop, choose "View" and tick "Show desktop icons".
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Denise wrote back: "Duh! That was so easy. I don't know why I didn't think of that. Thank you so much. You guys are great! Denise."

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Myron wants to know how to create desktop shortcuts to websites using Chrome

I hate to be a pain, but I've reached that point in life in which having a memory is a luxury. I just purchased a new laptop and cannot get the icons established on my home screen that I need. When I was using Internet Explorer, I could right-click on a website and it gave me the option to create a shortcut. Now I am using Google Chrome and I no longer have that option. How do I do it? Thanks for all you do for all of us.

Our answer
Hi Myron. It's easy. Here you go.

In Chrome do this:

1. Go to the website that you want to create a desktop shortcut for.
2. Click on the 3 vertical dots at the top-right.
3. Click on "More tools" from the dropdown menu.
4. Click "Create shortcut".

Here's a screenshot to guide you.

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Have fun!

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Karl wants to know how to sign up for our newsletters
How do I sign up for your newsletters? Thanks

Our answer
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Jeanne wants to know what InstallShield is
InstallShield keeps showing up. How do I remove it and what is it used for?

Our answer
Hi Jeanne. InstallShield is a legitimate program. More precisely it's an installer package and it is used by quite a few programs to install various Windows programs. But you don't need it, as any program you download that uses it will come with it.

You can remove InstallShield in Settings > Apps > Apps & Features. It should be in the list of programs (apps). When you find it in the list, click on it then click the "Uninstall" button,

Let me know if you need more help.

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Louise spilled coffee on her keyboard and now her screen is rotated sideways
Good morning Darcy. I spilled a little coffee on my keyboard. Right away I turned it (upside down) and dried it with a hair blower. It turned on OK. but for some reason now my screen comes on sideways. Where can I find a way to rotate it back to normal. Right now, I have to write sideways.

Thank you. I hope to hear from you, soon. Louise

Our answer
Hi Louise. The liquid may have damaged some keyboard components. You can get a new keyboard for $30 or less - so if your screen orientation problem continues, consider purchasing a new keyboard.

In the meantime, here are some shortcuts you can use to change your screen orientation.

Ctrl + Alt + Down Arrow - Flip the screen upside down.
Ctrl + Alt + Right Arrow - Rotate the screen 90 to the right.
Ctrl + Alt + Left Arrow - Rotate the screen 90 to the left.
Ctrl + Alt + Up Arrow - Returns the screen to its normal orientation.

The Down, Right, Left, and Up Arrows refer to arrow keys on the keyboard.

So assuming your arrow keys on your keyboard are working, you can return the screen to its normal orientation by using the CTRL+ALT+UP ARROW keys.
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Louise wrote back: "Thank you! It worked! Louise"

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Bev wants a replacement for Mailwasher
Can you suggest an alternative for Mailwasher? Thanks, Bev P.

Our answer
Hi Bev. We have never cared much for Mailwasher - we always thought the number of false-positives was unacceptable.

To answer your question: There are no spam filters that work well enough for us to recommend so we don't recommend any. All the spam filters we know of block a lot of good mail and allow spam to sneak through.

We have been using Gmail to filter our mail for years. We receive hundreds of emails each week and we get very few spam emails and, just as importantly, extremely few good emails end up in the spam folder. We use it for our business email and personal email -that's how good we think it is.

Here's how to set up Gmail to filter your mail.

I hope this works for you, Bev.

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Sandy has a problem with a file viewer and opening 3gp video files
I got myself in a pickle, I think. A friend sent me a .3gp video. I can open it and I converted it, but it was super blurry, and I don't think the original was. Anyway, I downloaded, from Microsoft File Viewer to look at the file. Now when I try to open a .jpg or anything else, instead of opening in Windows it asks me to open in File Viewer or look for a program. I went to Geek. uninstaller to uninstall File Viewer and it isn't listed there. I went into Control Panel and Programs to uninstall from there, and it isn't listed there. I'd like to get rid of File Viewer and get my JPG files, etc. to open in Windows again like it used to do by default. Can you tell me how to get rid of File Viewer?

Our answer
Hi Sandy.  3gp is a mobile phone video format. You can view it and almost every other media file type by using a program we've recommended many times and which we have as our default app for opening media files, VLC Media Player (free). See https://www.thundercloud.net/infoave/new/our-top-ten-freeware-picks-plus/ and if you want to go directly to the VLC website go here.

Microsoft does not make a "File Viewer" for 3gp files nor a viewer for anything that I know of. At one time, Microsoft used to offer file viewers for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, but they discontinued those quite a while ago. From what you are saying, I  am pretty sure you were tricked into downloading malware and it set itself up as your default media player and photo viewer.

Here are 2 things you can try. The first is in 3 parts...

1. Download Geek Uninstaller (free) from this link and unzip it and run it. If you can, uninstall whatever you installed (File Viewer).
2. Download & install VLC Media Player from this site.
3. Open Settings (right-click the start button and click Settings). Click on Apps and then click on click on "Default apps". In default apps Click on Music Player and choose "VLC Player". Click on Video Player and Choose "VLC Player". Then click on Photo viewer and make sure it does not say "File Viewer" (or whatever the name of the program you downloaded). Choose "Photos" if you don't have a favorite photo viewer installed. If you do have a favorite photo viewer, choose it.

Restart your computer and see if your music and video files open with VLC player... and make sure you photos open correctly.

If, and only if, the above does not work - and there is no reason it shouldn't, do this:

1. Type RSTRUI in taskbar search & Press enter when RSTRUI (System Restore) appears in the result.
2. Run System Restore and choose the most recent restore point prior to the time you installed the file viewer.

Note it can take an hour or more for System Restore to run. At some point, the screen may go black and stay that way some period of time. Be patient and let it complete.

I hope this helps you.

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Roberta has questions about Windows 10 Focus assist and one about spam emails
First off, I hope you two are doing ok in these stressful times. It has been a while I am hoping you can answer 2 questions for me and if so, can you fix them?

Can Focus Assist be removed permanently from my (Windows 10) computer (it's a pain). Also, is there a way to delete spam mail in thunderbird -- forever. I have been using Gmail's delete forever but the spam emails have become more numerous since the virus started. Any suggestions?

Thanks, Roberta.

Our answer
Hi Roberta. We're doing our best to stay safe during this challenging time - we hope that you're staying safe too.

Focus Assist is a Windows 10 feature, not an app or program. You can't really turn it off; the "Off" choice actually turns it on for everything. The way to keep it from being annoying is to set it to "Alarms only" and you'll rarely be bothered with it.

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Thunderbird synchronizes with Gmail. If the mail is in the spam folder, Google deletes it automatically every 30 days. You can also choose not to synchronize it in Thunderbird. But that's not a good option. I recommend that you log into Gmail on the Web once a week and delete all spam in the Spam folder. Make sure before you delete all the mail in the spam folder, you check to make sure there is no good email is in that folder.
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Roberta wrote back: "Thanks so very much. Now I can solve my problems and then I will have no problems. God Bless and take care, TC. You two are the greatest! Roberta.

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During this global crisis, we are offering a special telephone hotline service to all SeniorPass holders. There are reports of many COVID19 scams targeting seniors. If you are approached by a scammer or encounter something suspicious, you can use our hotline to discuss your situation with us. We check into it for you and do all we can to help you.

If you currently have a SeniorPass, all you need to do is contact us. Send us your telephone number and a brief message/a> describing your problem and we'll call you back during normal business hours.

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Cloudeight InfoAve Premium -Tips & Tricks

How to Access the Advanced Boot Options Menu Quickly
Windows 10 (all versions)

Windows 10's Advanced Boot Options menu gives you an alternate way to boot into Windows if you're experiencing problems. From the Advanced Boot Options Menu, you can access System Restore, System Reset, Troubleshooting, Startup Repair, Command Prompt and more. It's a great way to access some Windows features that can help you fix many different Windows issues, and an excellent way to access your computer if you're having problems booting into Windows.

Here's the easy way to access the Advanced Boot Options menu and all its troubleshooting goodies

Behold!

1. Hold down your Shift key and click on the Start button.

2. Do not release the Shift key and click on Power in the start menu.

3. While still holding down the Shift key, click on Restart.

4. Your computer will restart to the Advanced Boot Options menu. If you want to try it out, go ahead. One of the options on the Advanced Boot Options menu is "Continue --- Exit and continue to Windows 10" which boots you back into Windows normally.

Take a look at the graphic below for a bird's eye view.

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If you're having problems starting Windows or are having a problem with your computer, choose "Troubleshooting" from  the Advanced Boot Options menu, and you'll be able to choose Startup Repair, System Restore, Command Prompt,  System Reset and other recovery options.

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And if you can't access the Start menu you can boot to the Advanced Boot Options menu this way:

1. Power off your computer.

2. Wait five minutes.

3. While holding down the Shift key, power up your computer.

4. Continue to hold down the Shift key until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears.

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Controlling Your Windows Startup Programs Using the Settings App
Windows 10 (all supported versions)

Most of you know that you can disable (or enable) Windows startup program using Task Manager's Startup tab. It's not as robust as some 3rd-party startup programs, but it is capable and can help trim startup programs that can bog down Windows 10's boot time.

But how many of you know that you can enable or disable startup programs in the Windows 10 Settings app? You can - and here's how.

Right-click on the Windows 10 Start button and click "Settings"

In Settings, click on Apps.

In Apps, select "Startup" from the menu on the left.

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To disable a startup program, slide the switch next to it to off. To enable it, turn the switch to on.

Some care is required here - you don't want to disable your security program, touchpad, printer, or other startups that may cause you problems. If you do so by accident though, the fix is easy, just come back to Settings-->Apps-->Startup and flip the switch back on.

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Three Windows 10 Tips for You
Windows 10 (all supported version)

1.  Take a Snippet of What's on Your screen Without Installing Any 3rd-party Software

Press Windows Key + Shift + S to open the snipping bar. Drag the cursor over the area you want to capture. The area you snipped will be saved to your clipboard. You can then paste it into MS Paint (type PAINT in taskbar search to open MS PAINT), or into your favorite image editor. Then give your snippet a name and save it in PNG or JPG format.


2.  Pause Updates Until a More Convenient Time

To temporarily delay updates for your device:

11. Right-click on the Start button and click "Settings".

2. In Settings click on "Update & Security" then choose Windows Update

3. Select "Pause updates"

Remember though, that once you reach the pause limit, you'll need to install the latest updates before you can pause again.



3.  A Quick Way to Find your Windows Username and System (computer) Name

Type CMD in taskbar search.

When Command Prompt appears in the search results press "Enter"

When the Command Prompt opens type WHOAMI (that's Who Am I, all one word) at the prompt and press Enter.

You'll see your system name (computer name) and username displayed like this:

system name/username

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Gmail Tip: How to Find the Real Sender of An Email
Windows 8.1, Windows10, and a Gmail account

If you use Gmail and you receive a suspicious email, here is how you can find the real sender. 

Open the suspicious email. Be careful not to click any links in it.

Click on the 3 vertical dots icon located to the right of the Reply button, then click “Show original” in the drop-down menu.

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Make sure the “From” address and the “Reply to” address match.

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Check that the address on the “Message-id” matches the “From” address domain.

In the example above you can see that the email is an authentic email from Google.

Let’s look at another example. Here is an example of a fake email telling us that our Google ads account is suspended.  We can see the Message-ID shows the sending domain is google-adwords.fr and not google.com.  Look closely at the highlighted items in the image below to see other indicators of a phishing email with a spoofed from address.

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If you click the button labeled “Download Original” the complete email headers are shown. The email headers give many clues that this email is fake. 

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Now if you have any questions about an email, you know how to find out if it is genuine.

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  • We'll check your computer for suspicious programs
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Cloudeight InfoAve Premium -Tips & Tricks

Windows PowerToys Are Back for Windows 10 Users

Windows Power Toys were once a very useful set of small utilities that many Windows users loved. I know Darcy and I were very fond of Power Toys. But then along came Windows 7, 8.1, and Windows 10, and Windows Power Toys faded into the sunset.

PowerToys were available for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP, and Windows Vista. And while some copycat versions of the real Microsoft PowerToys came and went, Microsoft Power Toys vanished, until now. If you want to go back in time, you can see a great overview of the Windows 95 PowerToys here.

Keep in mind that Microsoft PowerToys for Windows 10 is a preview and it is in a state of development. It may undergo a lot of changes over the next few months – so they’ll be frequent updates. And we’d be remiss that PowerToys are geared for power users, but you don’t have to be a power user to use them. Most Windows users will find some of these PowerToys quite useful such as the Image Resizer, the Shortcut Guide, and PowerRename.

OK, it’s time to let the Microsoft gang fill you in on the details:

Microsoft PowerToys is a set of utilities for power users to tune and streamline their Windows experience for greater productivity. Inspired by the Windows 95 era PowerToys project, this reboot provides power users with ways to squeeze more efficiency out of the Windows 10 shell and customize it for individual workflows…

Current PowerToy Utilities

FancyZones
FancyZones – FancyZones is a window manager that makes it easy to create complex window layouts and quickly position windows into those layouts.

Shortcut Guide
Windows key shortcut guide – The shortcut guide appears when a user holds the Windows key down for more than one second and shows the available shortcuts for the current state of the desktop.

PowerRename
PowerRename – PowerRename is a Windows Shell Extension for advanced bulk renaming using search and replace or regular expressions. PowerRename allows simple search and replace or more advanced regular expression matching. While you type in the search and replace input fields, the preview area will show what the items will be renamed to. PowerRename then calls into the Windows Explorer file operations engine to perform the rename. This has the benefit of allowing the rename operation to be undone after PowerRename exits…

File Explorer (Preview Panes)
File Explorer add-ons right now are just limited to Preview Pane additions for File Explorer. Preview Pane is an existing feature in the File Explorer. To enable it, you just click the View tab in the ribbon and then click “Preview Pane”. PowerToys will now enable two types of files to be previewed:

Markdown files (.md)
SVG (.svg)

Image Resizer
Image Resizer is a Windows Shell Extension for quickly resizing images. With a simple right click from File Explorer, resize one or many images instantly…

Window Walker (Text based alt-tab alternative)
Window Walker is an app that lets you search and switch between windows that you have open, all from the comfort of your keyboard. As you are searching for an app, you can use the keyboard up and down arrows to see an Alt-Tab style preview of the windows. In the future, this will be merged into the Launcher project…

Again, a reminder that this is a preview version. Currently, it’s available for Windows 10 64-bit systems only.

If you’re not sure if you have 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 10, type ABOUT in the Taskbar search and press Enter when “About Your PC” appears in the search results.

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Read more about PowerToys here.

If you have trouble finding the download link, you can find it at the bottom our article here.

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Our Take on VPNs and Privacy Services

Cloudeight InfoAveMost of us want some kind of magic bullet that will keep you safe online, protect you from scams, and keep your activities on the web private. And we know that many of you are seeing advertisements for VPNs on TV and the Internet.

The acronym VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. There are dozens of VPNs available. Norton/Lifelock (with a VPN) and Nord VPN have advertised extensively on TV, spending millions of dollars in the process. This tells me there’s a lot of money to be made by scaring people with a lot of half-truths and downright prevarication. And sadly, it tells me that fear sells. It’s too bad that so many companies feel they must scare you to sell a product.

Let’s briefly discuss Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).  A Virtual Private Network or VPN certainly has a place, especially if you’re living in a country where certain sites are blocked or if you’re working from home and your employer requires a secure VPN connection. But for most of us, VPNs are not necessary.

A VPN cannot and will not protect you from:

1. Malware
2. Installing sneaky browser extensions
2. Scams
3. Identity Theft

VPNs can lie and misrepresent their services and you have no way of verifying their claims.  VPNs can claim they don’t log your Internet activity but log it anyway. And some VPNs claim they don’t sell your personal information but sell your information anyway...

Read the rest of our rant here...

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Attention Cloudeight SeniorPass Holders! Announcing our new SeniorPass Telephone Hotline Service

Don't have a Cloudeight SeniorPass? It's a great deal. Learn more here.

During this global crisis, we are offering a special telephone hotline service to all SeniorPass holders. There are reports of many COVID19 scams targeting seniors. If you are approached by a scammer or encounter something suspicious, you can use our hotline to discuss your situation with us. We check into it for you and do all we can to help you.

If currently have a SeniorPass, all you need to do is contact us. Send us your telephone number and a brief message describing your problem and we'll call you back during normal business hours.

If you don't yet have a Cloudeight SeniorPass and you'd like to know more about our SeniorPass, please see this page.

Please note: Currently, our telephone hotline service is only available to SeniorPass holders in the U.S.A.due to international call restrictions.

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Cloudeight InfoAve Premium - Back to Basics

Some Basic Computer Terms Defined

1. CPU

CPU means ‘Central Processing Unit’. More commonly known as "the processor, a CPU is not a desktop tower... a CPU is the brain of your computer.

2. Hardware

Hardware means all the physical parts in a computer system. It includes the monitor, the keyboard, the mouse, and the computer or laptop case itself. Other connected hardware devices such as printers are generally referred to as peripherals.

3. RAM

RAM stands for “Random (or Ready) Access Memory". RAM chips are installed in slots on the computer's motherboard. RAM acts like a notebook on which information is stored temporarily. "Random access” means that memory locations in RAM are accessible in any order. Think of RAM as your computer's short-term memory because that's what it is.

4. HDD and SSD

HDD means Hard Disk Drive. These are the venerable old platters that have been around for years. They were invented by IBM in 1956. Although they have greatly evolved over the years, they still work as they always did. They are mechanical. They have moving parts - the disks or platters which spin around up to 7200 times a minute and are paired with magnetic heads, arranged on a moving actuator arm, which reads and writes data to the platter surfaces.

SSSD means Solid State Drive. An SSD has no moving parts. It uses NAND... think of a flash drive. If you're seriously interested in NAND, here's some technical information from Wikipedia...

"... NAND flash... uses floating-gate transistors, but they are connected in a way that resembles a NAND gate: several transistors are connected in series, and the bit line is pulled low only if all the word lines are pulled high (above the transistors' VT). These groups are then connected via some additional transistors to a NOR-style bit line array in the same way that single transistors are linked in NOR flash..."
Now, do you see why we simplified and said, "no moving parts... like a flash drive"?

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Cloudeight InfoAve Weekly - Issue #866
Volume 17 Number 30
May 15, 2020

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