need help with a PC ....


china
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Got a new laptop . I am not a computer wizard . My computer knowledge consists of placing in e-mails and /or
articles in C content. Anyhow ,I am having problems in transferring picture images
(....photographs)from one web to another .
What I am asking is what software do I need in order to place a picture from eg. newspaper to an email or Canadian Forum Content . ( Dexter Sinister......? )
Thanks in advance , China .
 
Ron in Regina
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I use this site: TinyPic - Free Image Hosting, Photo Sharing & Video Hosting (external - login to view) 'cuz it's free & east to use.

1) save the image to your compter.
2) follow the prompts on the link above
3) Copy&Paste the code (it's your picture) from the box called
"IMG Code for Forums & Message Boards"



I'm assuming there are easier ways, but this is what I do.

That code is your picture, & if you paste it into your post on the forum,
that's where your picture will appear.
 
Dexter Sinister
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Quote: Originally Posted by chinaView Post

Got a new laptop . I am not a computer wizard.

I'm going to proceed on the assumption that Ron adequately addressed your concerns. Does that new laptop have Windows 8? If so, good luck with that, I've had it on a laptop for a month and I think it sucks out loud. Admittedly, Win8 was designed for a touch screen and the laptop doesn't have one, it's three years old, but I think Win8 would suck the big one even with a touch screen. I'd recommend installing Classic Shell to get a usable desktop environment back, and forget that annoying default tiled interface. Classic Shell - CNET Download.com (external - login to view)
 
petros
#4
Win8 will be good when they are finished writing it. There is an interface update in the works for phone, comp and x-box to do their thing all as one.
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by Dexter SinisterView Post

I'm going to proceed on the assumption that Ron adequately addressed your concerns. Does that new laptop have Windows 8? If so, good luck with that, I've had it on a laptop for a month and I think it sucks out loud. Admittedly, Win8 was designed for a touch screen and the laptop doesn't have one, it's three years old, but I think Win8 would suck the big one even with a touch screen. I'd recommend installing Classic Shell to get a usable desktop environment back, and forget that annoying default tiled interface. Classic Shell - CNET Download.com (external - login to view)

So stay with windows 7 till they fix the bugs?
 
shadowshiv
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Quote: Originally Posted by Dexter SinisterView Post

I'm going to proceed on the assumption that Ron adequately addressed your concerns. Does that new laptop have Windows 8? If so, good luck with that, I've had it on a laptop for a month and I think it sucks out loud. Admittedly, Win8 was designed for a touch screen and the laptop doesn't have one, it's three years old, but I think Win8 would suck the big one even with a touch screen. I'd recommend installing Classic Shell to get a usable desktop environment back, and forget that annoying default tiled interface. Classic Shell - CNET Download.com (external - login to view)

Windows 8 is still preferable to Vista, isn't it?

I've still got XP on my desktop computer and I hope it sticks around for a while(they're still giving updates for it on the Microsoft Update page, but who knows for how long!).
 
china
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#7
Thanks to all of you above .
 
Goober
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshivView Post

Windows 8 is still preferable to Vista, isn't it?

I've still got XP on my desktop computer and I hope it sticks around for a while(they're still giving updates for it on the Microsoft Update page, but who knows for how long!).

XP much to MS's chagrin is forever- they hate that. My desktop is finally giving up the ghost. Yes Prayers are answered.
 
Dexter Sinister
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Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshivView Post

Windows 8 is still preferable to Vista, isn't it?

Absolutely, it's much less of a hog on system resources, occupies about half the disk space Vista did, it's easily at least five times as fast at startup and shutdown, and it does have a desktop, you don't have to use that idiotic monkey tile interface or any of the useless apps that come with it, you can even uninstall them, which surprised me. But there's no Start button on the Win8 desktop, MS's view is that the tile interface is a Start Page, so whatever you want available from the desktop you have to find in the directory tree and drag a shortcut out for it. The more stuff you install the bigger that start page gets, mine is now up to three full screens that scroll off to left and right. That's because every link an installation creates becomes a full sized tile, there's no hierarchy of tiles under tiles the way there is with shortcuts under the classic Start menu list. The Classic Shell program I referenced earlier, for instance, creates four links, for a Help file, Windows Explorer settings, IE settings, and Start Menu settings. With a Start button you click Start - Programs - Classic Shell, and you get that list of four items in a little flyout menu. On the tile interface they're all full sized tiles on the page at the top level, which seems to be the only level, there's no Classic Shell tile with sub-tiles under it.

Windows 7, from what I've seen of it, is just as much of a pig as Vista, and I believe MS has announced the end of XP support for about 18 months hence, so I bought two copies of Win8 when Best Buy had them on for $69.95, for my laptop and desktop. Haven't installed it on the desktop yet, I'm using the laptop to learn how to beat it into shape and make it do what I want before I put it on my main system. There's way too much stuff that Win8 hides from me, in the default setup I don't even own my personal files, the system owns everything via hidden user names, TrustedInstaller and Creator/Owner. Even if you create your own user name with administrator privileges, you don't have full access to things, so I'm figuring out, with some success, how to wrestle control of the machine away from Microsoft, starting with the Classic Shell.
 
lone wolf
#10
I have to go into Firefox, highlight, then copy and paste from the toolbar. Chrome and CC disagree....
 
Praxius
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by Dexter SinisterView Post

I'm going to proceed on the assumption that Ron adequately addressed your concerns. Does that new laptop have Windows 8? If so, good luck with that, I've had it on a laptop for a month and I think it sucks out loud. Admittedly, Win8 was designed for a touch screen and the laptop doesn't have one, it's three years old, but I think Win8 would suck the big one even with a touch screen. I'd recommend installing Classic Shell to get a usable desktop environment back, and forget that annoying default tiled interface. Classic Shell - CNET Download.com (external - login to view)

No issues with 8 for me.... the desktop is already there... there's a big button on the start screen saying "Desktop" that you can click to get to it.... or hit your Windows Key.

Pretty straight forward.

And I live on the Mouse / Keyboard (No interest in Touch screen)

8's a lot better than 7.... for me anyways.

Resource requirements, space usage, boot up and shut down, loading of programs, performance of games and applications like Maya, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc... all much better on 8 than 7 for me.
 
Dexter Sinister
#12
Agreed, me too, except for the lack of a start button on the Desktop, but Classic Shell takes care of that, and the fact that my user name even with administrator privileges is severely restricted.
 
Mowich
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshivView Post

Windows 8 is still preferable to Vista, isn't it?

I've still got XP on my desktop computer and I hope it sticks around for a while(they're still giving updates for it on the Microsoft Update page, but who knows for how long!).

I've got Vista on my laptop, Shadow and nary a problem with it..........mind you I purchased the laptop a few years after Vista came out...........I guess by then they had fixed any problems. The one thing I do find is the endless updates I have to download and trying to do that on dial-up which I have at home (away right now and have high-speed - Yippe Yahoosie!)....is impossible. I have to take my LT to town and have a friend do the updates. Other than that, I like Vista.
 
shadowshiv
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#14
Quote: Originally Posted by Dexter SinisterView Post

Absolutely, it's much less of a hog on system resources, occupies about half the disk space Vista did, it's easily at least five times as fast at startup and shutdown, and it does have a desktop, you don't have to use that idiotic monkey tile interface or any of the useless apps that come with it, you can even uninstall them, which surprised me. But there's no Start button on the Win8 desktop, MS's view is that the tile interface is a Start Page, so whatever you want available from the desktop you have to find in the directory tree and drag a shortcut out for it. The more stuff you install the bigger that start page gets, mine is now up to three full screens that scroll off to left and right. That's because every link an installation creates becomes a full sized tile, there's no hierarchy of tiles under tiles the way there is with shortcuts under the classic Start menu list. The Classic Shell program I referenced earlier, for instance, creates four links, for a Help file, Windows Explorer settings, IE settings, and Start Menu settings. With a Start button you click Start - Programs - Classic Shell, and you get that list of four items in a little flyout menu. On the tile interface they're all full sized tiles on the page at the top level, which seems to be the only level, there's no Classic Shell tile with sub-tiles under it.
Windows 7, from what I've seen of it, is just as much of a pig as Vista, and I believe MS has announced the end of XP support for about...

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Thanks Dexter. I hope they change their mind about XP, and keep it around as so many people still use it. Heck, why should my computer have to be mothballed because the OS is no longer supported? I don't want to spend a fair bit of money upgrading until I absolutely need to. Of course, who knows what my needs will be in 18 months?

And I am borrowing a laptop from a friend and it has Vista on it. I agree 100% that it boots up very slowly and seems sluggish in general. It's also irksome when it continually asks if I want to do something(although it probably isn't as bad as it was when Vista first came out). You can always tell when an OS is destined for the scrapheap. Main culprits were Windows 2000 (or Millenium) and Vista(both didn't really last long), and it looks like Windows 7 is the same way, as it wasn't around very long either! Microsoft needs to find a nice stable OS and stop trying to get people to buy a new one every couple of years(at least, that is what it seems like nowadays!).
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshivView Post

Thanks Dexter. I hope they change their mind about XP, and keep it around as so many people still use it. Heck, why should my computer have to be mothballed because the OS is no longer supported? I don't want to spend a fair bit of money upgrading until I absolutely need to. Of course, who knows what my needs will be in 18 months?

And I am borrowing a laptop from a friend and it has Vista on it. I agree 100% that it boots up very slowly and seems sluggish in general. It's also irksome when it continually asks if I want to do something(although it probably isn't as bad as it was when Vista first came out). You can always tell when an OS is destined for the scrapheap. Main culprits were Windows 2000 (or Millenium) and Vista(both didn't really last long), and it looks like Windows 7 is the same way, as it wasn't around very long either! Microsoft needs to find a nice stable OS and stop trying to get people to buy a new one every couple of years(at least, that is what it seems like nowadays!).

As long as the laptop doesn't end up in the scrapheap out of frustration.
 
shadowshiv
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

As long as the laptop doesn't end up in the scrapheap out of frustration.

Don't worry, it won't.

It now has IE9 though...
 
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