Tech – for Everyone

Tech Tips and Tricks & Advice – written in plain English.

Quick Tip + Friday Fun + Miscellaneous

To start off today, I think I should explain: “miscellaneous” has long been one of my favorite words. It’s a “catch-all”, and gives one “wiggle room”, and saves time and energy. As a word, its main weakness (or, “fault”) is, despite decades of practice, I never spell it correctly my first try (thank you, Spell Check!!!) but I have never failed to be able to spell m-i-s-c.. tells us that “misc.” can stand in for other cool-yet-hard-to-spell words:

Main Entry: miscellaneous
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: diversified, various
Synonyms: assorted, confused, conglomerate, different, disordered, disparate, divergent, divers, diverse, heterogeneous, indiscriminate, jumbled, many, mingled, mixed, motley, muddled, multifarious, multiform, odd, promiscuous, scattered, scrambled, sundry, unmatched, unsorted, varied, variegated


Today’s free download: Got Spelling? Some – but not all – programs have built-in spell checking of some sort. If you want to add spell checking to all of your apps (or a select group) then take a look at tinySpell (free and pro). If your favorite program does not have built-in spell checking, then tinySpell will definitely be a welcome (and very helpful) addition to your Windows system. They offer a portable version as well so you can take it with you to any PC.

Today’s ‘Quick Tip’: Press the “Windows key” and “D”, together, to quickly shrink your open windows out of your way, and expose your Desktop.

Today’s Quotable Quote:  “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” ~ C.S. Lewis

Some reading reco’s:
* Free AntiMalware Software – And More – For Senior Computer Users
* Solitaire Brought to Life in 3D
* Upcoming Cyber Security Threats Part 5: Hackers Controlling Your Car

Friday Fun (video):

Misc: (ha!)

Yay! It’s Friday!

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June 17, 2011 - Posted by | advice, computers, Internet, tech |


  1. Wow! What cats!. .. so funny! My cat could qualify for that vid. With my cat being a new addition to my “apt.” it becomes challenging at times,…especially when my cat thinks he is as smart as me… a cat … a nice experience!

    Thanks Paul


    Comment by Anonymous | June 17, 2011 | Reply

    • Sir or Ms,
      That video did make me smile.

      Congratulations on the new addition to your apartment.

      (I have long suspected that cats think they’re smarter than us.. )(maybe.. rightly so.)


      Comment by techpaul | June 17, 2011 | Reply

  2. Thanks for the windows d trick!
    Didn’t know that one.


    Comment by g | June 17, 2011 | Reply

    • g,
      Probably the only time I ever use the Windows key..

      My most-used keyboard shortcuts start with Ctrl.

      Like.. Ctrl+Z. (aka “undo”)


      Comment by techpaul | June 17, 2011 | Reply

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