Computer Tips

How to Change Desktop Icon Size in Windows

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Do you find the size of desktop icons in Windows too small or too large?  For whatever strange reason, I always find the default Windows icons to be too large! I like things small, so I quickly found a way to make the icons much smaller. Windows 10 has normal sized icons, but you can also […]

How to Right Click using the Keyboard

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Looking for the right click keyboard command? It’s not often you’re left without a mouse, a trackball, or a touch pad, but there are those rare occasions when nothing works! Oddly, my touchpad died the other day, I didn’t have a mouse, and my computer didn’t have a secondary mouse tracking option! It was quite […]

How to Fix "Missing or corrupt NTFS.sys" Error in Windows XP

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One of my Windows XP computers at home crashed today with the error “Missing or corrupt Ntfs.sys” and would not get past the initial BIOS screen. I eventually got it back up and running without having to format the computer, but it took a little while and it wasn’t very straightforward. So if you are getting […]

How to Fix "Host process for windows services stopped working and was closed"

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Don’t you just love cryptic Windows errors? In this post, I’ll be going through some steps you can take to fix the “Host process for windows services stopped working and was closed” error message in Windows. I’ve already written about a few, such as the “there no active mixer devices available” error message and the […]

How to Hide Files in JPEG Pictures

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If you’re looking to hide files on your PC hard drive, you may have read about ways to encrypt folders or change the attributes on a file so that they cannot be accessed by prying eyes. However, a lot of times hiding files or folders in that way requires that you install some sort of […]

How to Fix Microsoft Windows Search Indexer Stopped Working and Was Closed

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Being the computer guy in my family, I perform all the technical support tasks and sometimes run into strange issues that I decide to write about. Of course with Windows, it seems you never really run out of strange issues to deal with! There’s always some crazy and cryptic error popping up that makes you […]

How to Block Internet Web Sites with Free Parental Control Software

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Are you on the lookout for free web filtering and parental control software that you can use on a home or school computer to block access to porn, gambling, social networking or spyware web sites? For most parents, controlling the time children spend on the Internet and the content they view are a real necessity to […]

Troubleshoot Windows XP Wireless Network Connection Problems

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Does your laptop keep dropping or losing its wireless connection for no reason? Or maybe your laptop can see the wireless access point, but won’t connect unless you restart the entire computer? These are some of the problems that I’ve had myself and so here is a quick and dirty guide to troubleshooting your wireless […]