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Problem with Outlook.com
I have a strange problem when using the Outlook mail app, both the on-line version and when using Outlook in the Mail app. I use Gmail as a client in the Mail app, when I receive mail that was originated by a Gmail user or sent to my Gmail address, I cannot reply to those emails or forward them if I use Outlook. I get an error msg and Outlook will not send them. I have to be on the alert to notice if the mail was sent to my Gmail address before I reply or forward. I've checked my settings for both Gmail and Outlook, but I cannot determine what would cause this problem. It started about three months ago after one of the updates to Windows 10. I'm using the latest version of Windows 10, S0h2. When using Outlook in the Office 365 app it seems to work fine. Does anyone have a solution for me? Thanks in advance.
How do you protect your PC?
Are you using a built-in antivirus like Windows Defender? Or third-party antivirus?
I'm sure some of you may have noticed, while others may have not, but you can no longer pin websites to the start screen, even by pinning it to your taskbar and dragging to your start screen, it can no longer be done. I've been aware of this, and have working around it, but after this last update....... ok, well we'll leave it at that... I was chatting with Microsoft Tech support this afternoon, and after I finally got them to try and pin a web site to their start screen, they admitted they couldn't do it either. Funny though they had a work around? So here's the work around, and it involve Google Chrome! Open the website you want to pin to your Windows 10 Start Screen in Google Chrome. Yea, you read that right! Once your website is open, click on the three dots located in the upper right hand corner. Scroll down until you sees More Tools. Hover over that and choose Create Shortcut... a pop up will appear where you name your shortcut, and here is where it gets important! You need to check the box that says Open as Window, then click create. Now go back to your start screen and under recently added apps you will see your recently added website. There is one last step. With it there you will not be able to move it around. So while it is in the Recently Added Apps right click and choose Pin to Start Menu. Voila! You're done, and your websites are now back on your start screen. Let's do hope that the boys and girls in Redmond fix this!
Memory Use in low-memory devices
With each feature update (since 1607, at least), Windows 10 uses more memory (and disk space, but that's another day). It's getting to where 50-60% of RAM in a tablet/2-in-1 (2GB RAM, Win10 Home 32-bit) or older laptop (4GB RAM, Win10 Home 64-bit) is taken for a multitude of services and other tasks most of which just site there - seldom actually using CPU cycles after system startup. Yes, we should buy new computers with more RAM, on a never-ending cycle. Sorry, not going to happen in the real world where budgets are tight. What Windows needs is to be more cognizant of what the machine it's running on has available, and adjust its running footprint to match. A good rule of thumb might be: 50% of RAM when not running apps explicitly opened by the user is probably too much. If I don't have a lot of RAM, load those services only when they're needed and unload them afterward. Yes, that would slow down things when the services are needed and have to be reloaded, but the overuse of RAM is slowing things down anyway by pushing things into swap when any significant app is opened. Using swap is a real pain with spinning rust, but not great with eMMC or slower SSDs either. Look in Task Manager sometime and note how much is sitting there at the bottom of the process list nearly all the time, using no CPU once the system has stabilized following startup; those tasks and services should be candidates for killing during normal use. At minimum (assuming a reasonably-sized C: drive), those should be swapped out after a certain amount of "dead" time without waiting for something else to be loaded that forces the issue (and slows the load of a task that is actually needed). ??? Mike B Plain Olde (Power, sometimes) User, from mainframe and pre-IBM PC days
Edge problem fix in High Contrast.
I use Windows 10 in the High Contrast, yellow on black theme almost exclusively. On certain apps this causes minor problems, e.g. my Excel spreadsheet didn't print out darkly enough. On a hunch, I switched back to the "normal" black on white theme and it printed out perfectly. When I'm using Edge in the HC theme, on certain websites, e.g. L.L.Bean, Edge abruptly shuts down when I try to enter data. This stops happeniong when I switch back to the "normal" theme. This does suggest that HC and Normal need to be better synchronized (?) I hope this proves helpful
Your Phone No Longer Works ????
A long time ago I installed "Your Phone" on my Windows 10 Laptop when it was a separate app. It worked brilliantly Then a little while back MS decided to make it part of the O/S in one of those horrible updates. Since then IT HAS NOT WORKED. On the laptop trying to connect back to the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) it gets to 60% then permanently sticks there. Does anyone have any idea of a cure as it was a useful facility that I miss now?
Mi Windows 10 congela el explorador de archivos
Mi ordenador portatil (Lenovocongela el explorador de archivos cuando entro en la carpeta de usuario, intento abrir por ejemplo descagas y se queda el circulito azul pensando y el contenido del explorador en blanco. He actualizado al máximo version 20H2 19042.964 hasta la fecha actual. He cambiado la forma de visualizar carpetas de acceso rápido a este equipo. He hecho los scansfc, restore health.... etc. Espero que me puedan ayudar. Gracias
Microsoft Store = WORTHLESS !!!
I am stunned that after spending HOURS talking to someone at Microsoft and re-installing Microsoft 10, I still cannot get something as simple as the calculator app!!! I have read hundreds (literally) of complaints on this same issue. WTF!! Pathetic and a waste of time. Maybe I need a divorce from Microsoft and go back to a Mac.
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