Monday, June 13, 2016

How to prevent notifications from friends sharing their friend's post on Facebook

1. Hover over the Friends heading (beside Following).

2. Uncheck "Get Notifications".

3. Hover over Following heading and select "Unfollow".

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sample of auto reply message - Outlook

Subject:    Xmas/New Year Leave

I will be out of the office from Friday 19 Dec 2014 until Sunday 4 Jan 2015.

I will be back on Monday 5 Jan 2015.

For any emergency issues, contact the Trouble Desk at 012-345-6789.

J.B. Smith
Shop Technician
Cool Refrigeration Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Contractor
Toronto, ON, Canada M1A 2N3
Telephone 012-345-6789
Facsimile 012-345-6789


How to create an automatic reply in Outlook

• File 
• Info category 
• Automatic Replies (Out of Office)
• Send Automatic Replies
• Only send during this time range
• Enter Start time and End time
• Enter a message for Inside my Organization
• Enter a message for Outside my Organization
• Ok

See Automatic Reply (Out of Office) Sample above

Manage Rules: Auto Reply


• File 
• Info category 
• Manage Rules & Alerts 
• New Rule....
• Apply rule on messages I receive 
• Next 
• Where my name is in the To box is checked
(make the Outlook out of office auto-responder reply to all incoming mail)
• Next
• reply using a specific template is checked
• Click on a specific template under Step 2: Edit the rule description
• Look In: User Templates in File System 
• Select template created before.
• Open
• Next
• except if it is an automatic reply is checked
• Next
• Enter name for your auto-responding filter
• Optionally, enable Create this rule on all accounts.

Friday, July 25, 2014

How to download VEVO videos on Youtube

I have tried many browser addons as well as Video Downloaders (softwares claiming to download most videos from most sites) in order to download high quality VEVO videos on Youtube......they all failed miserably!

After tirelessly searching for a solution online on the internet, these two methods worked and successfully downloaded the VEVO video.

1. Go to
2. Enter (Youtube) URL
3. Save video


1. Go to
2. Download and install 4K Video Downloader
3. Open 4K Video Downloader
4. Copy the URL address of the video (from Youtube)
5. Paste URL to 4K Video Downloader
6. Select the video format
7. Choose download folder on your computer
8. Press Download button

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Gmail can not attach files - how to fix (solution that worked)

Using Firefox browser, in the compose of Gmail, the attachments fail. I was able to successfully attach a notepad (.txt) file but picture (.jpeg) files and Word (.doc) files fail. Below are the suggested fixes/solutions I have tried, but the last fix is the solution that actually worked for me. It was like, thinking out of the box (of a specific browser).


How to update Flash Player

1. Go to
2. Install now
3. Save file
4. Go to Downloads folder
5. Doubleclick install_flashplayer file
6. Click Run

Checking for Updated Version of Flash Player
1. Start
2. Control Panel
3. Flash Player
4. Advanced
5. Check Now


1. Open Firefox
2. Tools
3. Add-ons
4. Plugins
5. Click the: Check to see if your plugins are up to date -> (top blue sentence)
6. If you have Outdated plugins
7. Update now
8. Install now
9. Save file
10. Go to Downloads folder
11. Double click plugin file
12. Click Run

Manually Uninstalling plugin

1. Open Firefox
2. Type about:plugins in Address bar
3. Enter
4. Go to the folder where plugin is located using Windows Explorer
5. Rename file by adding X in front of filename (e.g. ngiwf32 becomes Xngiwf32).
6. Plugin will then be removed.


1. Open Firefox
2. Type about:config into address bar
3. Find the following:
4. Right click each of the above then select Toggle -> false
5. Restart the browser
6. Repeat steps 3 to 5 two times (i.e. Toggle to true and then finally to false)

SOLUTION 4: INSTALL OPERA BROWSER (this fixed my problem)

1. Go to
2. Click Free Download for Windows
3. Go to Downloads folder
4. Double click Opera_setup.exe
5. Click Run
6. Wait until Opera is installed
7. Go to
8. Sign in to Gmail
9. Click Compose
10. Attach files --> you should now be able to attach .doc, .docx, and jpg files.

This worked liked a charm for me............and it is way FASTER than Mozilla Firefox.


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Top 10 Free Emails

The best free web-based email providers have these services and features in common:
- unlimited storage
- spam filtering
- automatic spam deletion
- antivirus
- email blocking lists
- email hosting
- IMAP / POP3 Access
- chat services
- sms (cell phone text) messaging services
- video call capabilities
- calendar
- address books
- tasks
- notes
- mailing lists
- mailing groups
- mobile interface
- document storage
- document management
- online office apps
- other cool features to attract users

1. Gmail - Google

2. Hotmail (Outlook) - Microsoft

3. Yahoo Mail - Yahoo

4. iCloud - Apple

5. Zoho Mail - ZOHO Corporation

6. AIM Mail - AOL Inc.

7. Lycos - Daum

8. - United Internet AG

9. GMX mail - United Internet AG

10. Facebook Messages -

Monday, March 10, 2014

How to call Skype if contact is Invisible or Away status

If your Skype contact (person you want to call or chat) is not Online meaning that the contact status is either Away or Invisible, the Video Call button will not activate (grayed/light green). 

In order to Call your contact even if the Video Call button is disabled, do the following procedure steps:

1. On Skype Home in Contacts (left side pane)

2. Click the Arrow Down on the right side of the Call Mobile or Call Phone button (this downwards arrow is also called the More Calling Options button which is located on the left side of the + button)

3. Select Call Skype

4. Skype will connect to the other person and start calling...

5. Click the Video button on the left side of the Microphone button to Turn on Video

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Asus Fn F2 Wireless Wifi Switch Not Working - Recommended Solutions

Asus Notebook (Laptop) Model

The wireless wi-fi on my Asus M52 Laptop is not working.  I have a Windows XP operating system and my Laptop notebook model is Asus M5200AE built in the year 2004.

History of Problem

I turned off my computer for 8 weeks (2 months).  When I turned on, it is obvious that the battery was completely drained because when I switched on the power button, it is completely black and won't turn on.  I then plugged the charger and let my laptop charge for a good 4 to 5 hours.  I then turned the power switch and finally started Windows.  All was normally working except the wireless is not working.

Recommended Solutions

- Check Wireless Adapter is properly installed.  Right click My Computer -> Manage -> Device Manager -> Network Adapters -> Right click on the Wireless Adapter -> General -> This device is working properly

- Repair the Wireless Network Adapter.  Start -> Control Panel -> Network Connections -> Right click Wireless Network Connection -> Repair

- Update Wireless Adapter driver.  Right click My Computer -> Manage -> Device Manager -> Network Adapters -> Right click on the Wireless Adapter -> Update driver

- Enable the Wireless Network Adapter.  Start -> Control Panel -> Network Connections -> Right click Wireless Network Connection -> Enable

- Press Fn F2 (wireless wi-fi toggle switch)

- Turn on the External Wireless Switch (normally physically slide the button wifi switch located on the side near the touchpad or track pad (the equivalent of a mouse))

- Enable Wireless Zero Configuration.  Start -> Run -> services.msc -> Wireless Zero Configuration -> Startup type -> Automatic (the purpose of this is to ensure that the wireless adapter can detect and connect to a wireless network or a wi-fi hotspot)

- Reinstall the wireless network adapter.  The official Asus support download site is below:

- Re-install the keyboard driver software... (This worked for me and solved the wireless problem)...  Here is the Asus support download site:

The last recommendation/solution did the job. This worked like a charm! I downloaded the 2012 latest ATK Package for Windows (ATKPackage_WinXP_32_Z100015).  Run the setup and Restarted my computer and it worked and solved the problem. The solution that worked for me did not come easy. It was after 3 to 4 months of combined online search and social person to person technical support.

Hope this helps anyone with similar wifi problems.

Feel free to share your troubleshooting experience on the Comments below.