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Retired Brit living in Spain. Hoping the internet will keep my brain functioning for a while yet.

Sep
5
comment How to zoom the screen in windows 7 like in linux (Ubuntu)
AFAIK the only built in way is Control Panel / Ease of Access / Ease of access Center then enable magnifier which does the whole screen. I haven't found any controls for it yet though.
Sep
4
answered How to zoom the screen in windows 7 like in linux (Ubuntu)
Sep
2
comment How can I add the option to install updates and restart in Windows 7?
@Sam: Try the Win7 help topic "understanding windows automatic updating". Not all updates need a restart, those that do you get an advice telling you it will happen in x time or an option to do it straight away. I just selected "Automatic" in the 'System and security / Windows update / Change settings' window.
Aug
30
answered Firefox 3.6 and above. Always show one tab even if all tabs are closed like Firefox 3.0
Aug
30
answered Firefox plugin for English learners
Aug
15
comment What to look for in a good cheap color laser printer?
@AndrejaKo: I've not found any laser paper for photos. My printer has a warning label on the paper tray "Warranty will be voided for any type of product failure using unsupported media (glossy/photo paper" - I assume because of the heated rollers used to fuse the toner.
Aug
15
comment Is there a way to control bass and treble under Windows 7?
But +1 for telling me that icon actually does something
Aug
14
comment What to look for in a good cheap color laser printer?
And definitely NOT special photographic paper i.e. coated to give gloss/matte finish
Aug
12
answered Is there a way to save a tab-set in Firefox?
Jul
21
comment Obtain the product key of Microsoft Office?
Googling "product key recovery" will find many more
Jul
21
answered Where to find a list of printers which require my cartridge type?
Jul
19
comment How can I add the option to install updates and restart in Windows 7?
I'm pretty sure that's right - I do it without thinking now but don't have to revisit "upgrades"
Jul
17
answered What could be causing my PC's fan to intermittently whir for brief period of time?
Jul
17
answered OpenOffice “line” for asterisks…how to delete the !#$ thing?
Jul
17
answered What is the easy one-step solution for the “Firefox Grayed Out Back Button Problem”?
May
23
comment Recover a deleted webpage
I found 8 pages from 2008 but did not read them! Very slow recovery!! Internet Archive web.archive.org/web*/effectize.com
May
22
answered New Windows 7 User having hard time adjusting to new Explorer
May
14
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May
8
answered How to I change alignment of a single page in OpenOffice?
May
5
comment Firefox: fast dictionary language switching
Beat me! It usually works well enough in auto but also manually.