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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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Snow!

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Transcript Hey everyone, it’s snowing outside and I’m really looking forward to going to the mountain today. I didn’t plan on this snow, but it’s going to be worth it, check it out. That’s where I’m going. I’m on my way to the mountain now and I just overheard someone saying that they hate this weather. Why would they hate this weather? Isn’t it fantastic to be hit in the face with snow? To each their own I suppose. I just came back from actually signing up for my student ID for Concordia. It makes me pretty happy and not so much because it’s Concordia, not that there’s anything wrong with Concordia, moreso because it’s a symbol of lifelong learning. So in a few minutes,…

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How to Free Up Disk Space In Windows

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Transcript Hello everybody. In this video I’ll be showing you how to clear up hard drive space. So we’ve all been in this situation, we accumulate too many files and we need to clear up some space so we’re able to install whatever, install a game, install some software. I’ll be showing what I typically do to clear up space. Now the most basic thing you can do is if you’re aware of where the largest files are on your drive you just manually go to them and delete them using Windows Explorer. But let’s assume you don’t know that. There’s a few things you can do. Even though I’m using Windows 10, most versions of Windows that are fairly recent have this particular feature….

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Seriously, Diaper Cakes?!

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Okay seriously, who first came up with the idea for diaper cakes? Who picked up a diaper, poopy or otherwise, and thought, hey, you know what? I bet I could make a cake if I had enough of these. Who?! Having valiantly served as an infant de-pooper in 2015, I know full well how messy diapers can be. I have a hard time looking at them and not having flashbacks of the past. And I was ready back then, folks. I always approached the scene of the crime with a plastic bag and a near-full to full pack of wipes. ‘Cause when you’re dealing with poop, there ain’t no messing around. (It was honestly the closest I could get to wearing a HAZMAT suit, without actually doing…

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The Swing

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Today’s post is a bit of a weird one, I’ll go right ahead and say that. This is a story I wrote back when I was 15, in high school, and to this day, it remains one of those stories that “stood out” among the many I had written. The exercise was to write from the perspective of an object that would normally not have a consciousness. I got a pretty good grade for this back then, and had my story read to the class as a result of that. The version that appears here is only slightly edited compared to the one I handed in way back then.  “The sun shone as always, the birds chirped, the playing children around me laughed out loud, and…

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