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LandzDown Lounge / Re: Interesting and ... funny videos
« on: November 13, 2018, 05:15:26 PM »
Another one here (not funny, but interesting!) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_iDP8UYJ_g

The story
During the game against Maccabi Netanya in the Israeli league, Habibou dropped to the ground inside the opposition's six-yard area to attend to an injured team-mate. Play continued around him as he helped his team-mate only for the ball to be crossed to the far post where he was knelt down. Rather than allow the ball to run past him, Habibou got up and slid the ball past the Maccabi Netanya goalkeeper. It also happened to be in the 87th minute and therefore the winning goal in a 1-0 victory.

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Security Alerts & Briefings / Re: Adobe Flash Player October 2018
« on: November 04, 2018, 09:32:39 AM »
https://mashable.com/2017/07/25/adobe-is-killing-flash-player/
I have mine set to "ask to activate", I seldom get asked.

Yes, I knew that one day this should happen. Some time ago (in summer I think, although I'm not completely sure) Youtube still had Flash Player as its default video player. I just didn't notice that the day came.

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Security Alerts & Briefings / Re: Adobe Flash Player October 2018
« on: November 03, 2018, 06:08:30 PM »
I noticed that Youtube does not have any more Flash Player as its default player. It replaced it with HTML5. Videos play even when the Flash Player plugin is disabled. Is it something new or I didn't notice it before?

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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Edit screenshots
« on: October 25, 2018, 04:13:14 PM »
Finally, I bought the Snagit for Education. I didn't understand what's the difference with the standard one, and I used nothing to confirm that I have to do with Education. It has the advantage that you can edit your project whenever you want, has many features especially for this purpose, and some tasks can be done with very easy. I find it a useful tool, especially for teachers.

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Web News / Re: Daylight Saving Time Arrives Sunday in the States
« on: October 25, 2018, 01:19:20 PM »
We go back to Standard Time a week later than you on Nov. 5th at 2am.

I'm not sure why they still call it standard time because it is only standard for a few months. Daylight Savings Time will start again on March 10 2019.

So standard time is 4 months and a week.

"Our" DST starts on March 25. If we keep it, it will be the last time we change the clocks. If we prefer the Winter's/Standard time, we will have to do this once more, in October (28) of 2019. And that's it. No other clock change anymore.

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Web News / Re: Daylight Saving Time Arrives Sunday in the States
« on: October 25, 2018, 11:58:05 AM »
Back to the Winter's Time in Europe. At 28 of October, at 4:00 o' clock in the morning, clocks will show 3:00 a.m. Countries have to decide which time they will keep, till 29th of April. It's up to each country.

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LandzDown Lounge / Re: A Windows Insider Visit to Microsoft Headquarters!
« on: October 23, 2018, 05:30:58 PM »
Sorry for the confusion.  All MVPs are invited to Microsoft to attend the annual MVP Summit so, yes, I've been invited to the Summits since 2006.  However, there was only one year when I was in a personal position to attend and had started making arrangements.  Unfortunately, there was a schedule change on a major project at work and I had no choice but to cancel my plans.  This was an entirely different situation and unrelated to being an MVP.  After the winners of the "Insiders2Campus" contest were declared, I received a separate invitation from the Windows Insider Team.

Sorry for misunderstanding.
OK, then all these years Microsoft should find many other special opportunities, unrelated to being an MVP, to invite you.  :D
(I hope I didn't misunderstand again!)

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LandzDown Lounge / Re: A Windows Insider Visit to Microsoft Headquarters!
« on: October 23, 2018, 12:47:31 PM »
It is hard to workout why you only been invited twice

Could not agree more.  :)

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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Edit screenshots
« on: October 22, 2018, 04:21:24 PM »
TEST with Paint 3D (attachment):


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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Edit screenshots
« on: October 22, 2018, 03:35:55 PM »
If paint.net layers are like Photoshop, think of them like an arts and crafts project. You cut out pieces from construction paper and layer them on top of each other. Don't like the order? Move the layers around. It's like that, but digitally.

I never understood Photoshop (I had a copy of it, well yes, a long before I met you...) and never used it.  I think that a part of my brain cannot understand it, as well as the Greek dance Χασάπικο.   ;D

Digerati:
I am playing with the 3D Paint, after using the Snipping tool, and I like it.

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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Edit screenshots
« on: October 22, 2018, 02:27:12 PM »
You may want to have a look at paint(dot)net. It is free and I use it all the time.

https://www.getpaint.net/index.html

I have paint.net installed and use it for resizing pictures or make simple edits on them. I never usedd it for complicated things as its layers based screen confuses me.

Quote from: DonnaB
After I use my MS snipping tool to grab the image, I save it to my desktop then open MS paint to upload there and use the rectangle tool to highlight with red. Play around with it some. It'll take some practice to master it like any other software.

So, another fan of paint. But what about when you want an arrow diagonally?

As for the Snagit. I'm using the free trial and I like it as it's more practical and user friendly than paint and paint.net.

I will continue my experiments.

Thanks. :)

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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Edit screenshots
« on: October 21, 2018, 05:46:03 PM »
Thank you, Paddy, and thank you plodr (and Corrine and Digerati :) ).

Meanwhile, I downloaded the free trial of Snagit, and I will see what is more practical for me.


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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Edit screenshots
« on: October 21, 2018, 01:52:04 PM »
The latest version of Windows Snipping Tool has a built in link to "Paint 3D" (not Paint) which lets you edit. Did you try that? After you make your snip with the Snipping Tool, you should see a little upside down, rainbow colored teardrop icon. This pulls up Paint 3D with your screen shot ready to edit.

Yes, I tried it, but I didn't find exactly what I want, e.g. arrows. Also it seems to me rather difficult to use it. I would like something more simple-user friendly. Perhaps I will make another try though.

Corrine, I find 50 euros rather expensive for this, although it seems a very good tool. I will search a little more about something free or cheaper and then think about it.

P.S. I thanked Lazarus add on now, as I made a movement that cleared my screen, so I lost everything I wrote. Thanks to this add on I found them, and just copied and paste them again. :)

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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Edit screenshots
« on: October 21, 2018, 08:05:50 AM »
I have a question:

How can I make edit signs on a screenshot I take, e.g. with snipping tool? I mean making a rectangular (or other shape) selection, arrows, highlight something etc. (see attachment)? Not just drawing by hand. Is there any program or Windows application that can do this (not Paint)?

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Jokes / Re: Computer jokes
« on: October 18, 2018, 02:35:29 PM »
Are you ready for cleaning pens and pencils?


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