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Ed Bott's advice: "Windows 10 Spring Creators Update 1803: Act fast to delay this big upgrade."

Evidently, the Home Edition cannot delay the upgrade. The best idea is to be sure that you have backed up your operating system drive c:\ in case there are serious flaws and you need to recover and try to install it again after the upgrade is corrected and finalized. 

Ed Bott:

Microsoft: Switching out of Windows 10 S Mode will be free for all.

Mary Jo Foley:

8 Alternative Search Engines To Find What Google Can’t:

Make Use Of:

Update: 3/10/2018

One of my most utilized search engines is DuckDuckGoog (not DuckDuckGo). "Goog" does a much more thorough search than "Go", and includes photos, which "Go" seems to overlook. Give DuckDuckGoog a try and I think you might prefer it to the more commonly used DuckDuckGo.

5 Popular Firefox Extensions You Should Remove:

Make Use Of:

If you’re looking for safe and useful add-ons for Firefox, check out this list of the best Firefox add-ons:

Make Use Of:

10 Chrome extensions You might consider to uninstall:

Some Chrome extensions to consider: 

Make Use Of:

The latest "upgrade" for Windows 10 does not offer a basic photo viewer as has been the case up to this point. >>>> (As of 2-24-18, the Windows 10 photo viewer has been restored by a subsequent update.) Does anyone feel that they know of a worthy free photo viewer program to install in the new Windows 10?

General Discussion / How to Repair Corrupted Files in Windows.
« on: January 12, 2018, 09:58:53 PM »
How to Repair Corrupted Files in Windows.

General Discussion / FCC votes to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules.
« on: December 14, 2017, 10:49:41 PM »
FCC votes to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules:

The three Republican members of the commission voted to repeal the net neutrality rules.

By Zack Whittaker for Between the Lines | December 14, 2017

In familiarizing myself with Windows 10, I tried the "High Contrast" setting. After perusing the various options, I reverted to the normal Windows setting that I previously had, but Mozilla Firefox remained in a high contrast setting that was substantially less appealing than the prior default setting. So, after successfully turning off high contrast in Windows several times, I became a bit consternated to find that Firefox was still in that unwanted mode.

The solution:  Firefox Tools/ Options/ General/ Language and Appearance/ Content: Fonts and Colors: > colors/ "Override the colors specified by the page with my selections above" > select "never" and you are back to normal. Just in case anyone has tried high contrast and left it and found that Firefox still appeared as such instead of its normal mode. The "never" setting had been changed to "always", and that was the cause of the problem 

General Discussion / A reliable weather radar website.
« on: October 25, 2017, 06:36:18 AM »
A reliable weather radar website.

Windows 10 performance and troubleshooting tips: Run faster, smoother, longer - Ed Bott.

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