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How To Get Rid Of Political E-Mail In Apple Mail

How To Get Rid Of Political E-Mail In Apple Mail

Some time ago I made the mistake of donating some money to a political candidate.  That was a mistake.  My e-mail address was provided to a really large group of other candidates so my mail box quickly began to get filled with all sorts of political e-mail.  They all were asking for money.   I recommend you send donations by snail mail and NOT use any of our e-mail addresses in any way. Here is my solution. 1:  If you feel…

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Some Macintosh Computer Keyboard Keys Fail To Respond.

Some Macintosh Computer Keyboard Keys Fail To Respond.

All Apple keyboards failed and I tried three different ones.  This occurred when typing some of the keys on my new iMac keyboard and older keyboards.  For example: 7, 8, 9, (, 0, U, u, I, I, O, o, J, j, K, k, L, l fail to respond!  The solution is to press the keyboard OPTION key 5 times!  Incredible!

Choosing Which Multiple Home Wi-Fi Access Point To Use May Be Important.

Choosing Which Multiple Home Wi-Fi Access Point To Use May Be Important.

I have two wireless access points in my home.  The main access, Apple Time Capsule, shows 12 Wi-Fi devices connected.  That Time Capsule gets our cable signal directly.  The second access point, Apple Airport Express, only had one Wi-Fi device connected and gets it’s signal from an Ethernet feed from our router.  Both my wife in the kitchen and I in the dinning room were watching the 2018 FIFA World Soccer match using Spectrum Live TV application.  That application is…

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Scrivener Will Not Allow You To Change Text Color

Scrivener Will Not Allow You To Change Text Color

One day I was driven nuts because Scrivener, my favorite long format writing application, was typing red text.  I tried everything.  I went to text color and chose black but it simply would not take.  I went on the Internet, conducted a search and there were no answers.  I just kept poking around until I found the solution.  I must have left off with my writing project with first revision which turns all the text to red.  I only had…

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Avantree DG40S Bluetooth USB Finally Works After 3 Days Of Trying

Avantree DG40S Bluetooth USB Finally Works After 3 Days Of Trying

I recently purchased Avantree DG40S Wireless 4.0 Micro USB Adapter for my Toshiba Satellite A505 laptop. It would NOT work. I sent Avantree support the following e-mail: Support, I received from Amazon the Avantree DG40S Wireless 4.0 Micro USB Adapter. Delivered Wednesday, May 16, 2018 My laptop is Toshiba Satellite A505-SG025. Operating system: Windows 10. Audio Bluetooth Headsets are Apple AirPods. Problem is the Apple AirPod headsets will not stay paired. I hear no audio. What I have done: Updated…

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iMac Spinning Color Wheel

iMac Spinning Color Wheel

The customer’s iMac, desktop computer, started to display a color spinning color wheel on the display and the user could not perform any computer activity. There are a number of almost secret Mac utilities one can very easily employ to try to fix these problems. Let’s go down the list as I had to do to find a fix for this computer. My list order can be changed. The order I show here can be changed. My point is to…

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Avast Problem

Avast Problem

As soon as Avast was deleted and I did a restart, Firefox worked perfectly. The offending program was Avast. I decided to NOT to use that program again! My computer has worked perfectly ever since.

Macintosh Web Browsers Get Infected

Macintosh Web Browsers Get Infected

I had just came from a local junior college, Santiago Junior College and used their WiFi system in their parking lot.  I got a warning that the site was not secure but I used it anyway.  When I got home all my web browsers were infected.  My browser kept giving me a warning keeping me from proceeding doing any work on my laptop.  Whenever I tried to do a search I would see the following on my Macintosh laptop: “The…

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