Daily Archives: December 12, 2022

  • Is it time to move to Windows 11?

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    ISSUE 19.50 • 2022-12-12

    WINDOWS 11

    Lance Whitney

    By Lance Whitney

    Microsoft is increasingly aiming its latest enhancements at Windows 11 instead of Windows 10. Does that mean it’s time to jump ship to the newest version of Windows?

    I’m in the market for a new primary laptop and face a choice of outfitting it with Windows 10 or Windows 11. A few months ago, I might have gone with Windows 10, but now I’m shooting for Windows 11. The irony is that I’ve been critical of Windows 11, specifically because of the dumbing down and inflexibility of the Start menu, Taskbar, and certain other features. So why am I opting for Windows 11?

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (19.50.0, 2022-12-12).
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  • Getting everything you care about into OneNote

    ONENOTE

    Mary Branscombe

    By Mary Branscombe

    OneNote becomes increasingly useful as you put more and more of your information into it, and there are many other ways to do that besides typing or using copy and paste.

    Last time, I looked at why you might want to pull different kinds of information into OneNote. There are lots of tools in OneNote itself for doing that, as well as browser extensions and third-party services that can help.

    You can also do many of these things in the Windows 10 OneNote app, but because that won’t be getting new features, I will discuss only how to do them in the desktop OneNote app.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (19.50.0, 2022-12-12).

  • Auto Recycle Bin — Honestly, it’s the only way I’ll remember

    FREEWARE SPOTLIGHT

    Deanna McElveen

    By Deanna McElveen

    Every morning, while we are updating OlderGeeks.com, we delete lots of big files and screenshots and replace them with newer versions. I have this problem where I will go for months forgetting to empty my Recycle Bin. It gets big — real big.

    I went looking for something that could take over the part of my brain responsible for Recycle Bin dumping, and I found Auto Recycle Bin by John Harby over at CyRobo. It was exactly what I needed, so I thought I would share it with you nice people.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (19.50.0, 2022-12-12).

  • Tame your tech: Office

    OFFICE

    Susan Bradley

    By Susan Bradley

    We all have a love/hate relationship with Microsoft Office.

    Chances are, Word is not the first word processing program you started with. It’s the one that took over and became the de facto standard, dominating the market. (If you work in an attorney’s office, it’s possible you’re still using WordPerfect, because the company did excellent marketing to that segment.)

    My first — and, quite frankly, still the easiest — word-processing program was pfs:Write. Back when Lotus 1-2-3 was our go-to spreadsheet, pfs:Write was our go-to word-processing program. But, alas, today’s article won’t wax poetic about an old piece of software. Instead, we’ll once again try to tame technology that wants to do things its way, not your way.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (19.50.0, 2022-12-12).