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How Does Safari’s Login Feature Work?

Safari passwords

Question Can you talk a bit about Safari offering to supply a username and password? I’ve wondered about that but know nothing about how it would work. Does Safari automatically remember it? Does my iPhone know them? Answer When you log into a website, Safari will ask you if you want to save your login…

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How to Stop Spam Commenting on Your WordPress Site

Comment Spam

Question Is there a way to block or stop the comment attack happening on my Wodrpress website? I’ve received 5 fake comments so far.  Betsy, Mildred, Flora, Marilee, and now Ice have all left fake comments on my site as of this morning … starting at 7:19 this morning.  I went in and marked the…

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How to Turn Off Adobe Typekit

I use Adobe’s Creative Cloud and I also use font management software. I don’t use TypeKit and was growing tired of having Adobe’s Typekit popping up every time I needed a font. I finally spend some time finding out where to turn it off. It’s not hard to do. Just not intuitive. Look at the menu…

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My Scanner Driver Won’t Work

Question: I’m trying to see if I can find a driver for my ancient flatbed scanner. Is there a site you use to look for stuff like this that isn’t spammy or virusey? Answer: I had the same exact problem. My old Canon flatbed scanner needed an updated driver, and Canon’s answer seems to be,…

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How to make a bootable OS X El Capitan USB Drive

Question I purchased El Capitan through the app store a while back for my Macintosh and there is no disk. Now I need to reinstall the operating system. How can I do this? I would really like to have a clean install of my operating system. Answer Make your own bootable disk of El Capitan…

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How to Change the Colors of the Guides in InDesign

Question Hey Lena, Do you know how to change the colors of these red guides in InDesign? I got a document that I have to work with but the red is driving me crazy. Mine are usually light blue. Its not under the Guides and Pasteboard options in preferences. Answer The guides you are talking…

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Keep WordPress Emails from Going into Gmail Spam

Question: All of our web forms are going to spam so we have to check spam all the time. Is there a way to fix this in Word Press or a Gmail issue? We switched to Google Apps. Answer: There are a few things you can do. I suggest you do all of them. Make…

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Macintosh Window Missing Sidebar

Question I don’t know how I did it, but the sidebar window that usually appears from my finder windows is gone. How do I get it back? I can’t seem to drag it back out. Help! Answer It’s easy to accidentally lose things like this, especially when you are not used to them being optional,…

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How to move all the layers in a Flash animation at one time

Question I have a Flash animation that has a bunch of layers. I need to move a big section of all the layers. Is there a way to do this all at once? Highlighting doesn’t seem work. Am I stuck moving every layer individually? Answer The answer is “yes, can move multiple layers”. It’s not…

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How to create an email auto-responder with gmail

Question Lena – I need to know how set an auto-responder on my computer. Answer Easy! Login with your email credentials on your Gmail account. Look for the settings gear in the upper right and click to show the drop down and click “settings” Scroll down to the “Vacation Responder” section and turn it on.…

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Help! I lost the password to my TimeCapsule!

Question I had TimeCapsule set up and then got a new machine and moved things around. Anyway, when I go to my Airport Utility it wants to know my TimeCapsule password and I have no clue what it is. How can I retrieve it? Answer This is an easy one! You need to give TimeCapsule…

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