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Sleep Apnea?

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Transcript Hey everybody. I went to the doctor recently, and it became clear that I might have sleep apnea. I had been feeling tired for a while, I wanted a blood test, the doctor agreed that a blood test was a good idea, but he brought up the idea of sleep apea. Then it hit me, I had been told before that I was a bit weird in my sleep when it came to breathing. A girlfriend of mine told me that I would hold my breath and then pfff, release it, which is weird, so, so anyway, I got the form for the blood test, took it home, have an appointment, but, in the interim, in the meantime, I also wanted to test the…

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How to Use Task Manager’s Hidden Tiny Footprint Mode

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Transcript Now, if you’re a Windows user, there’s a certain point in your life where you learn that Ctrl+Alt+Del is your best friend. From Ctrl+Alt+Del, you can actually pop up the task manager. So, I can’t show Ctrl+Alt+Del on screen here, because of the way my video capturing software works, but that’s one way to pop-up task manager. The other way is to simply right-click in the taskbar in Windows, so down here for example. And then you’ll notice that there’s a task manager option. I can simply select that to launch task manager. But regardless how you do it, I wanted to quickly show you a feature that not many people necessarily encounter. So over here you see a simplified list of apps. I…

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How to Send Photos as Attachments in Gmail

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Transcript A while back, Gmail decided to change the look of the Compose Email interface, I’m talking about this feature right here. When you press Compose, in the past there used to be a full screen editor. Right now what they have is a little pop-up like this that writes New Message, to, subject, cc, bcc, has a place to type your message, and then of course you can send, and there’s some controls. Now, this is different… but let’s go ahead and do what I’m looking to do, which is attaching a file. I have this photo right here. Let’s say I wanna send this photo to myself. My instinct, to get this done, is to drag the photo, and then drop it within…

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How to Hide the Clock In Windows 10

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Transcript Now if you watch my videos, you may have noticed that I like to hide the clock in Windows 10, when I’m doing a tutorial – I’ll show you what I mean. So if you look in the bottom right corner here, you see the time, you see the date. Now, I like to hide this because when I make edits in my videos, sometimes it spans a few minutes. The cuts are a few minutes apart. And I don’t want people to see the clock jumping, I think that that’s a distraction, so I like to hide that clock. Now I’ll show you how you can hide the clock as well in case you’re recording, or if you just wanna hide the time…

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How to Show Or Hide File Extensions in Windows 10

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Transcript Alright, here’s how to show or hide file extensions in Windows 10. You’ll notice on my desktop I have a file named Note. I can tell it’s a Word file, but I can’t see the .docx extension. If I really want to see that, I have to enable file extensions in Windows, I’ll show you how to do that. All you have to do is launch Windows Explorer, and once Explorer appears, all you have to do is locate the tab at the top named View, and then click it. And once you’re in this area, you’ll notice on the right that there’s an option here: File name extensions. It’s really that simple. Click the checkbox, you’re all set. If I go back on…

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How to Add Hiberation to the Power Options in Windows 10

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Transcript Okay, everybody, here’s how you can add Hibernate to the list of power options in Windows 10, in case it’s missing. You can also use the same steps to remove it, of course. So Windows 10 has a number of power options: Sleep, Shutdown, and Restart. These are all pretty well known by people. What you need to know about Hibernate is that it’s kind of like Sleep, except it does not keep it in a low power state, it actually shuts down. So Hibernate will take the computer offline, but it will also save the exact state you were in, all the windows, you had opened, all the files you were working on, whatever, it will actually save them to the hard drive…

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How to Change the Default Homepage and Search Engine in Internet Explorer 11

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Transcript In this video, I’ll be showing you how to change the homepage and the default search engine in Internet Explorer 11. Now, while I am using IE 11, keep in mind that these steps may work in IE 10, or even IE 9. Alright, so the first thing that happens when I launch Internet Explorer is typically I get hit in the face with MSN. MSN is a very busy website, and some people like it, but me, personally, the first thing I want to do is get this monstrosity out of my face. So to do that, I have to first click the gear button in the top right, I’m just gonna zoom it so you can see it here: tools. So I…

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How to Free Up Space In Dropbox (What to Do When Your Dropbox is Full)

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Description The WinDirStat video Download WinDirStat here: https://windirstat.net/ Dropbox “Get Space” page: (Make sure you log in first) https://www.dropbox.com/getspace Transcript Alright, so this is definitely one of the most popular questions I get asked: what do you do when your Dropbox is full? There’s actually two approaches to this. The first is to maximize the free space that Dropbox gives you for performing certain tasks. The second is to flat-out delete files that are using too much space in your Dropbox. I’ll be exploring both of these with you. There is of course a third option, which is to pay for Pro, Dropbox Pro, I think it costs about 10 bucks a month. Alright, so the first way I’m going to show you involves going…

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How to Recover Windows That Are Stuck Offscreen (2 Solutions)

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Transcript Hi everybody. Today I’ll be showing you what to do when you encounter a window in Windows that is stuck offscreen. And by that I mean you can’t actually open it, but you do see it in the taskbar. So no matter what you do, you can’t actually make it pop up. All you have to do is hold shift over the taskbar icon, and then right-click, and here you’ll have some options. The option you’re interested in is Move, second one from the top. So you click move, and as soon as you’ve done that, you can kind of, like, let go of the mouse and keyboard. You should press one of the arrow keys, doesn’t matter which one, in this case I’m…

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How to Open Multiple Instances/Windows of Notepad++

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Description Never heard of Notepad++? https://notepad-plus-plus.org/ Transcript In this video, I’ll be showing you how to open multiple instances of Notepad++. That is, multiple windows. By default, when you double-click on the shortcut, you’ll get one window. Double-click again, still one window. The reason is of course that there are tabs, so the program doesn’t the logic in opening multiple copies of itself. But of course there are cases where this could be useful. In this particular case, I have two files, list a, list b. To view one, I have to hide the other, so naturally, there is a benefit to having both open at the same time, and I might actually want that. To get that done, I simply need to click Run,…

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