It arrived around lunchtime and it didn’t take me too long to insert batteries and get it going. Zut Alors: The mouse pointer was everywhere, and adjusting in SetPoint was not working well at all. Looking into the problem, it fast became obvious why. Unlike the MS Wireless 5000 mouse, this Logitech mouse does NOT… Continue reading The Logitech Marathon M705 mouse..
.. will displace the M600 which will soon be paired back with the Toshiba Netbook. I say soon but really mean anything up to 21 days because I have bought a replacement for the aging and broken MS Wireless 5000.online. The new mouse: It will be the Logitech Marathon M705 Laser mouse, c/w unifying receiver.… Continue reading My new Logitech mouse ..
My production machine again proved to be the difficult one. It was the first to download them and ask for a reboot but, of the seventeen updates, it managed only nine. A second run at the other eight saw them all install as Microsoft intended. Now, it keeps offering the Defender rollup time and again.… Continue reading Windows Updates – February edition..
Some screenshots for you.. Computer Base .. It’s all in German, but photos tell a thousand words. Its nice to see Windows reverting back to Windows and not ‘Window’ like 8 was. I don’t suppose for a second that the Start Menu will be all that it was in XP, but better what is being… Continue reading Windows 9 preview..
If you try to install and run older 3rd party software in Windows and it doesn’t run, asks for dll’s or anything else.. .. it is not up to Microsoft to provide an answer.. .. Microsoft has no financial interest in the sale of new versions of 3rd party software or hardware.. .. it is… Continue reading When older software does not run, who is liable?
See here. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9249125/Microsoft_strips_some_Windows_7_users_of_IE11_patch_privileges?source=rss_latest_content&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+computerworld%2Fnews%2Ffeed+%28Latest+from+Computerworld%29 As usual, there is a smattering of anti-Microsoft people posting, but I am not put off by any of it and neither should you be. I left a post stating my view.. ‘ ‘ALL browsers and operating systems have to update. So what is the difference in this case? I am a… Continue reading Compulsory updates for IE11..
I paid a visit to TigerDirect recently and was immediately jumped on by one of the new commission-only sales staff. When asked, I told him that I was in for a CPU fan, and he followed me down to the appropriate area. The fan was for an aging Dell desktop and is a 92mm, three… Continue reading The trouble with ………….
Four machines to do, but one will be delayed because there is Facebook junk running on it. The Windows 8 desktop managed to install all 17 major updates plus 1 optional, rebooting back to Windows 8 with no issues. The Windows 7 desktop managed all 9 major updates plus one optional, and rebooted back to… Continue reading Windows updates June 2014..
Take a look at your smartphone, tablet or iPad. The top surface is called a ‘digitizer’ panel, of good optical quality, and very expensive. I know this because my grand-daughter’s iPad Mini which she won in a ticket draw at her school was dropped onto decorative garden stones. It now looks like a spider web,… Continue reading It isn’t just a piece of glass.
I know it is because the Dilbert cartoon on my home page has six elements instead of the usual three. So far, I have: run maintenance on my Toshiba Netbook, a painfully slow process at best, updated it’s Libre Office to 4.2, followed up on some answers I gave in the Microsoft Community forums last… Continue reading It’s Sunday..
Microsoft will not include a home-grown traditional start menu into Windows 8 until next year, and it will only be a mini-menu anyway, but I wonder if anybody truly cares anymore. http://www.zdnet.com/no-microsoft-start-menu-for-windows-8-until-2015-sources-7000030100/?s_cid=e539&ttag=e539&ftag=TRE17cfd61 A client of mine, who recently attended a six month re-training session, informed me that Windows 8 is all pictures, and that MS… Continue reading Not until 2015..
Facebook wants to use your smartphone microphone to pick up on music that maybe playing in your background.. Facebook said last week it will soon introduce "a new, optional way to share and discover music, TV and movies." If users allow Facebook to access their microphone while they’re writing a status update, the company will… Continue reading In the news 2..