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  1. Thread: Hidden software found in 20H2 update. by idgat
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 32 Views 4,201

    No trace of it here - Edge, Brave, Firefox,...

    No trace of it here - Edge, Brave, Firefox, Vivaldi, Opera.

    I suspect a 3rd party source.
  2. Thread: Disable news for ms edge by idgat
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 8 Views 479

    This will always happen if you persist with...

    This will always happen if you persist with Microsoft Edge. Updates will "grab back" any settings you've changed so Microsoft can force the user into their standards of use for their product.
    ...
  3. Thread: The best e-mail client for Win 10? by idgat
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 7 Views 471

    Agree with @dalchina...

    Agree with @dalchina, Microsoft doesn't do ANY good email clients ... a lot of forums wouldn't survive if it wasn't for users having MS Outlook problems. The reason for their popularity is simply...
  4. Thread: How to Change Default Drive by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 15 Views 1,211

    Here's a classic example of Microsoft's OneDrive...

    Here's a classic example of Microsoft's OneDrive default setting-up b4st4rdry ...

    I didn't have OneDrive installed, so to remind myself of how it's done, I downloaded and installed the program.
    ...
  5. Thread: Disable news for ms edge by idgat
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 8 Views 479

    Use about:blank as the start/home page URL. ...

    Use about:blank as the start/home page URL.

    However, that won't work for a new tab in the same browser session (How dare a user want to change what Microsoft wants to impose!!!). Best way is to...
  6. Thread: How to Change Default Drive by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 15 Views 1,211

    By default, Microsoft installs the OneDrive...

    By default, Microsoft installs the OneDrive folder with the other user folders (Documents, Pictures, etc), whether you want/like or not.

    You can easily change that default location from within...
  7. Replies 6 Views 305

    Could depend on your device make/model, and not a...

    Could depend on your device make/model, and not a Windows issue.

    Also, check the power management settings for mouse/keyboard in Device Manger
  8. Thread: The best e-mail client for Win 10? by idgat
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 7 Views 471

    Thunderbird from Mozilla (unlimited accounts,...

    Thunderbird from Mozilla (unlimited accounts, freeware)
    eM Client (freeware with one (two?) account
  9. Thread: Disable news for ms edge by idgat
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 8 Views 479

    Settings (elipses top rh corner) > On Startup >...

    Settings (elipses top rh corner) > On Startup > Open specific page or pages > set your own home page
  10. Thread: Does MS give Office 2016-licenses away for free? by idgat
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 2 Views 388

    Have you ever bought anything from MS online, and...

    Have you ever bought anything from MS online, and they have your credit card details?

    On the other hand, it may just be a trial version, and finish after xx number of uses.
  11. Thread: Screen dimming after 20 seconds by idgat
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 5 Views 661

    Are there separate settings for the screen...

    Are there separate settings for the screen "outside" of the Windows power settings? Some screens offer settings for different usage - Standard, Dynamic, Video, etc. Check the device manual.
    ...
  12. Thread: Microsoft News in the Systray by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 3 Views 416

    Yeh, now I know what it is, I was a bit more...

    Yeh, now I know what it is, I was a bit more definitive in my search terms and found those posts.
  13. Thread: Microsoft News in the Systray by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 3 Views 416

    Microsoft News in the Systray

    Microsoft News in the SysTray after a restart (not update associated restart) ... where did this come from????- no News app installed in Start menu- no "News" processes running- no listing in the...
  14. Thread: Updating Drivers by idgat
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 7 Views 537

    SDI Origin is my "go to" driver update software...

    SDI Origin is my "go to" driver update software ... but ONLY if and when absolutely needed !!!

    Driver updates for the sake of it (even though driver management software suggest/recommend/offer) is...
  15. Replies 36 Views 4,289

    Agreed (or Linux Mint). A device that old...

    Agreed (or Linux Mint). A device that old shouldn't be expected to do much more than web browsing, email, basic office, image viewing.

    And a Linux distro will kill it!!
    Firefox
    Thunderbird...
  16. Thread: Tagging photos by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 7 Views 259

    The problem may still exist (or maybe not) .......

    The problem may still exist (or maybe not) .... last time I used Picassa for image management (admittedly, many many years ago, when it was still very much "active"), all the images I used turned up...
  17. Replies 3 Views 301

    How long are you holding the reset button? Most...

    How long are you holding the reset button? Most computers require 5+ secs before activating (Protection against against accidental pressing).

    The length of time to hold can be preset/built-in, or...
  18. Thread: Driver updating software? by idgat
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 19 Views 1,975

    Snappy Driver Installer Origin (the Origin...

    Snappy Driver Installer Origin (the Origin version is essential. Being open source, other "Snappy Driver Installers" are just junk copies).

    But should be used ABSOLUTELY ONLY when a driver is...
  19. Thread: Acer reinstall issue by idgat
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 9 Views 548

    Had plenty of experience with Acer devices, been...

    Had plenty of experience with Acer devices, been able to resolve all issues with the following steps ....

    Clean install Windows 10 with Windows MCE

    Run Windows updates (software and hardware)...
  20. Thread: Keyboard typing incorrectly by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 11 Views 2,249

    Check your region and language settings

    Check your region and language settings
  21. Thread: Why is my "Settings" icon invisible? by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 14 Views 1,593

    Colour scheme? Try different colour scheme(s) and...

    Colour scheme? Try different colour scheme(s) and see if it appears with different background.
  22. Thread: Free AV Reviews by idgat
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 19 Views 1,966

    Of all available free software, free AVs are the...

    Of all available free software, free AVs are the greatest/best example of the old adage ... "you get what you pay for".

    Talk about being lulled into a (dangerously blind) false sense of security...
  23. Thread: About a new Hard Drive by idgat
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 64 Views 7,521

    Also consider... the larger the drive, the more...

    Also consider... the larger the drive, the more data it can store. And if it fails, the more data that can be lost.

    In considering this, an equivalent size backup (physical or cloud) should be...
  24. Replies 40 Views 4,507

    You could always try to recover (personal) user...

    You could always try to recover (personal) user data files by booting from a Linux distro (I use Mint) USB. Starts the linux system in the computers memory (i.e. writes nothing to the drive).

    You...
  25. Replies 12 Views 6,414

    Use the TenForums bat files to reset your user...

    Use the TenForums bat files to reset your user folders
    Restore Default Location of Personal Folders in Windows 10
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