Archive for 'Windows 8 For Dummies'
Q: When I click on an e-mailed link in Windows 8′s Mail app, the Start screen’s version of Internet Explorer opens. I prefer that the link open in the “real” Internet Explorer that runs on the desktop. How can I make the desktop’s version of Internet Explorer open when I click a link in the […]
Posted: April 21st, 2014 under Books, Internet, Windows 8, Windows 8 For Dummies, Windows 8 For Tablets For Dummies, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 For Dummies.
Tags: Always in Internet Explorer on the Desktop, desktop version of internet explorer, e-mailed links, Mail app
Q: If I sign up for a Microsoft account in Windows 8 or 8.1, do I have to change my email address instead of staying with my current e-mail address? Will I have to pay a monthly fee, and will I have to notify everyone of my new email address? A: In a word, no. […]
Posted: April 2nd, 2014 under Email, Internet, Surface For Dummies, Windows 8, Windows 8 For Dummies, Windows 8 For Tablets For Dummies, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 For Dummies.
Tags: microsoft account, old e-mail address
Q: Windows 8 doesn’t seem to offer a way to edit images, as you could in Windows 7. In particular, I’d like to edit my photos for their exposure, color balance and fix otherwise wonky pictures. Do I have to buy another program, or am I missing something? A: Neither Windows 7 nor Windows 8 […]
Posted: March 18th, 2013 under Free software, Software, Windows 7, Windows 7 for Dummies, Windows 8, Windows 8 For Dummies.
Tags: editing photos in windows 8, photo editing, photo gallery, Windows 8, windows live essentials
Q: I’m reading through Windows 8 For Dummies. In the book’s Charms bar section, it says that the Charms bar’s Share icon lets you share via email whatever web page you’re looking at. When I try to do that my Charms bar’s Share box says “Nothing can be shared from the desktop.” Isn’t the desktop […]
Posted: March 4th, 2013 under Email, Error message, Internet, Windows 8, Windows 8 For Dummies.
Tags: charms bar, Desktop, Nothing can be shared from the desktop, share from desktop, share icon, Windows 8
Q: I’m an old dog trying to learn a lot of new tricks in order to use Windows 8. I’m having a terrible time trying to find games like Freecell, Hearts, Spades, and Pinball to play in order to relax as I break away from the awkwardness of learning this new way of doing things. […]