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Archive for the ‘Desktop Enhancement’ Category



How Do I Get Rid Of System Icons?

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Fred wants to remove icons from the System Tray. We break down the simple steps. Continue reading

Windows 8.1 Taskbar Won’t Come Up

Monday, September 1st, 2014

When using the Windows Store, the taskbar will not come up. Here are steps to allow you to use the taskbar in the Windows Store. Continue reading

How the Win + X shortcut can make it easier to handle important functions on your laptop. Continue reading

Ubuntu… And What Else? Part 1

Monday, August 25th, 2014

We’ve talked a bit about Ubuntu, but there are other Linux-based systems that could work for you. Let’s check them out. Continue reading

Where Can I Find That Wallpaper?

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Jeorgette wants to track down a wallpaper she saw in article. We explain why it’s actually just a right-click away and look at MIcrosoft’s wide selection of wallpapers for Windows. Continue reading

Skipping Audio Part 2

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

In the last article i told you that skipping audio or video may be caused by low RAM. In this article, I will tell you some ways to resolve that. Continue reading

Skipping Audio Part 1

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

If your audio skips while it’s playing, it may be a problem with your RAM. Here’s a brief explanation of it. Continue reading

Learn the steps to set your Windows 8 desktop background to change automatically. Continue reading

A problem with Java 7 put many of us who play games on Pogo.com out of commission. Thank goodness, it is resolved now, but here is the information on it, just in case a similar issue happens in the future. Continue reading

How Do I Change Icons in Windows 7?

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Learn how to change icons on your desktop in Windows 7. Continue reading

Monitor With a Dark Half

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

If you have a monitor with one half darker than the other, there are a number of possibilities from monitor failure to cable failure, but there are some things that you can check. Continue reading

My Weather Widget Looks Terrible After Update

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

After a Windows update, Ray’s weather widgets look all wrong. We look at some possible fixes. Continue reading

Apps Battle Insomnia, Give Eyes A Break

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Learn about software that battle insomnia when you are using your smartphones, tablets and PCs Continue reading

How To Speed Up Windows: Part 2

Monday, August 26th, 2013

More tips for bringing Windows up to speed in part two of our series. Continue reading

Lynn says the text in AOL Desktop 9.7 is too small. We look at her options for taking care of the issue. Continue reading

Jeanne says the text on her tool bar is just too darn small and needs advice on how to make it larger. Continue reading

Jeanette wants to know how to change her mouse pointer in Windows 7. We go step-by-step. Continue reading

How To Resize Windows 8 Taskbar

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Hugh wants to re-size the Windows 8 taskbar. We give him the easy steps in this Quick Tip. Continue reading

Patty’s Taskbar and Start Menu got switched to a color she hates. We’ll explain how to turn it back to a shade she likes in a few simple steps. Continue reading

Spam From Friends? WHY?!

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Are you getting spam e-mails from friends? The good news is that they’re not really from your friends. The better news is that you can stop them in their tracks. Continue reading

Is your “new folder” option missing? Learn how to restore it so you can create folders by right-clicking again. Continue reading

Help! My Icons Are Missing!

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Joshua writes: Steve, one of my computers has stopped showing icons. What should be a problem and what should be done. Joshua. Answer: There could be a really simple solution… Continue reading

If you’re getting a pop-up from Adobe saying that Flash needs to store information on your hard drive, this article will explain why and how to stop it. Continue reading

One thing that has bothered users of Windows 8 is the seeming disappearance of the Snipping Tool, the handy little program that lets you grab screenshots. This was particularly bothersome to me, since I recently purchased a Surface Pro and the tiny little keyboard doesn’t have a PrtScn key. The good news is that the Snipping Tool is still there, it just seems like Microsoft is trying to hide it from you. It’s now buried within the Windows System32 file, but there’s a really simple way to find it. Continue reading

Wanting to use an external hard drive to store stuff on from various computers? Great idea! Here are some pointers. Continue reading

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