DADDY BOB'S COMPUTER Q & A
Date Posted: December 25, 2005
Q. How do I change the icon on my desktop
for My Computer, The recycle bin, etc.?
doesn't flash memory need a battery to keep it from
losing what is saved to it?
Q. Is there
a way to cancel an Email after it has been sent?
Q. I have a new Dell laptop that has something on it
called an ExpressCard slot. What is that?
Date Posted: December 18, 2005
Q. If I have all my security programs set to
automatically update, do I need to manually check
Q. I have a new computer, and on my old one, I used
AOL instant messenger. Now I have this little man on
bottom of my screen right hand side. When I click
him, Windows Messenger comes up. When I try to add
buddy names, I get all kinds of instructions I don’t
under stand. Why can't I find my AOL instant
messenger I used before?
Date Posted: December 11, 2005
Q. It annoys me when icons on the desktop
periodically rearrange themselves. Is there a way to
make them stay where I put them?
Q. I want to give someone a list of the names of files
that I have created and stored in a folder. Is there a
way to print that list from Windows Explorer.
Date Posted: December 4, 2005
Q. Is there a major difference between a Pentium and
What is a Flash Drive and will it ever replace a
PC's hard drive?
Date Posted: November 27, 2005
I have a file somewhere on my computer in a
.DOC file but I don't know the name of the
file. All I can remember is a phrase that is
in the document. How can I find it? (Also,
what are wildcards)
Q. When I plug in my USB “Jump” drive, I get
a message about how it could respond faster
if I did something. What is it talking
Q. As I am not a touch typists, my Caps Lock
key get pressed and stays on and I
type too much in all caps before I notice
it. Can I change the Caps Lock key press so
it will be like the old fashioned
Date Posted: November 20, 2005
The text is so small on some of
the web pages I visit that I cannot read
it. Even when I try to go to View then
Change text size and try to change the
font to a larger size, it stays small.
Is there a way to make the text larger?
Q. What is an IP address and how can I
find out what mine is?
Q. Every time I create a shortcut,
Windows insists on adding the words
‘Shortcut to” to its name. Can I turn
this off somehow?
Date Posted: November 13, 2005
Q. Sometimes when I open a folder I see 2
or 3 icons that are exactly alike and have
the same name. Why are there icons that are
Q. In many places where I can make changes, there
are both the OK button and an Apply button. Do I
have to click both to make a selection “stick”?
Q. When I got my computer, there were no icons on the
desktop except for the Recycle Bin. How can I get My
Computer, My Documents and other icons there?
Q. I accidentally did something that I didn’t mean to and
now I have the My Documents folder covering the top
third of my screen. I don’t know how I did this, but
I just want it to “go away”?
Date Posted: November 10,
Why are some of the pictures in my email
shown only by a little X in the corner?