Category Archives: Windows Tips

Get ‘Em While They’re Hot! Hotkey Combos Make Things Easier For You

Get ‘Em While They’re Hot! Hotkey Combos Make Things Easier For You This tip is for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Do you have several programs you use every day? Instead of clicking on the start menu or a desktop or taskbar shortcut to open those programs, why not create a hotkey combination to… Read More »

Avast Buys CCleaner Then Distributes an Infected, Hacked Version to Users

Avast Buys CCleaner Then Distributes an Infected, Hacked Version to Users We’ve cautioned users against trusting their computers to Avast many times. We based this on the number of computers we’ve worked that had Avast installed and that were infected with malware.  We written several warnings about Avast, for instance this one that we wrote… Read More »

Power Searching with Google

Power Searching with Google In our InfoAve Premium newsletter, issue #727, in our Site of the Week section, we featured, “Be a Power Searcher with Google’s Free Online Courses”.  We did a feature on Google’s power searching courses because we know how important it is to be able to find what we are looking for as… Read More »

Control Panel: Category view vs. Icon view

Control Panel: Category view vs. Icon view This tip works in Windows 7, Windows 8.1,  and Windows 10 Many times when we write a tip, we’ll write about using Control Panel and switching to “Large icon view” or “Icon view” rather than category view. It just dawned on us, that we’ve never covered the difference,… Read More »