Category: Windows

Windows 10: latest update

Self-tutoring about Windows 10: the tutor observes…. I’ve a discount Windows 10 laptop from about three years back. This morning it prompted me something like “your version of Windows 10 will soon be outdated…restart to update now?” The other choices

Windows: the temporary file, part I

Follow-up from an earlier post: the tutor discusses a spontaneously-generated .tmp file. Back on June 14 I write about a .tmp file I noticed in a folder I wanted to send. What I did about it, you can read there.

Windows: the .tmp file, part 0

Self-tutoring about Windows 7: the tutor mentions a curious experience. Recently I had to send a few files to someone. No problem – just zip the directory and attach it to an email. Checking the directory’s contents, I noticed a

Windows 7: sound recorder

Self-tutoring about Windows 7: the tutor brings up the on-board sound recorder. Today I went to make an audio recording and thought I’d use the Windows 7 sound recorder, which I recall using years ago. Yet, when I keyed it

Windows 7: creating restore point

Self-tutoring about home computer use: the tutor mentions a great video about how to create a restore point in Windows 7. A great presentation is entertaining just by itself, regardless of how interested you are in the topic. Lately this

Windows command prompt: when a folder doesn’t show

Self-tutoring about Windows file management: the tutor shares a story. Today, having downloaded some files, I opened command prompt (cmd) to copy them to different locations, etc. The copy and paste file management on this computer isn’t reliable. I opened

Windows: a way to get a screenshot

Self-tutoring about Windows: the tutor mentions a necessity he’s had to discover. To prove a program result, etc., a person might be asked for a screenshot. Alt+PrtScrn takes a screenshot of the active window and puts it on the clipboard.

Windows: more about move command

Self-tutoring about the Windows move command: the tutor continues… Following up yesterday’s post: From the premise that the directory newdirname already exists, let’s imagine the command move olddirname newdirname Now, olddirname will be moved to a subdirectory of its same

Windows: move command behaviour

Self-tutoring about Windows command prompt: the tutor mentions the move command. The following behaviour I’ve observed in Windows 7 command prompt: To move a directory to another, the command is move olddirname newdirname If newdirname already exists, olddirname will be

Windows: shortcut to minimize app window

Self-tutoring about Windows: the tutor mentions a way to minimize an app from the keyboard. Window key+down arrow, in my experience, will minimize an app. Source: