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To: Don Green who wrote (1382)9/18/2023 2:46:55 PM
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I was surprised to see that they only used electricity in the 100 MW range.

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From: Don Green9/18/2023 4:48:33 PM
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Browser tabs tend to multiply, and finding your way back to a specific browser tab can be a challenge. But there's a better way.

This tip gives you a way to quickly find any open tab in just a few keystrokes. It offers a nice bird's-eye view of all your open browser tabs, too.

This works onboth Windows 10 and Windows 11.

Windows Intelligence subscriber Dave N. shares an incredibly useful keyboard shortcut for cutting through the tab clutter:

In either Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, press Ctrl+Shift+A. You'll see a pop-up menu with a list of all your open browser tabs and recently closed browser tabs. Type to search them, and press Enter to go to one.

You can even use this trick if you don't plan on searching: Pressing Ctrl+Shift+A will show you a nice list of all your open tabs across all your open browser windows, so you can see everything at a glance — and even close the tabs you don't need anymore, right from this menu.

In Google Chrome, you can also click that down arrow to the left of the minimize button at the top-right corner of the browser window to view this tab list.

(Unfortunately, this keyboard shortcut doesn't work in Mozilla Firefox, though you can click the down arrow to the left of the minimize button at the top-right corner of your Firefox window to view a list of all your open tabs.)

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From: Don Green9/19/2023 8:36:40 PM
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Why Safari is no longer my browser of choice on MacOS - and what I use instead
Safari is a good browser, but there are certain behaviors that make it too frustrating to use as the default browser.

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To: Don Green who wrote (1385)9/21/2023 2:47:56 PM
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Of the two problems mentioned in that article with Safari, neither one is an issue for me.

If I want to make sure to open a link in a new tab, I simply right-click and choose that option from the contextual menu.

The second problem with Safari telling me a site it using too much memory is rare for me, and I tend to think it has to do with how much RAM is installed on the Mac. The author doesn't indicate how much RAM is in his MacBook.

He is correct though that it should not occur and other browsers don't have the same problem.

I'm glad he didn't recommend Google's Chrome browser (he recommended using Opera). I kicked Chrome to the curb years ago for being both a memory hog and over concerns for my privacy.

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To: Zen Dollar Round who wrote (1386)9/21/2023 4:54:25 PM
From: Don Green
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When using Safari How many active tabs have you ever had opened est?, just curious

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To: Don Green who wrote (1387)9/21/2023 4:58:47 PM
From: Zen Dollar Round
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I think at one time I had over 100, but I keep two Safari windows open and right now there are about 30 divided between both.

With too many tabs open I can't see the tab titles to know what's on them at a glance, so it becomes counterproductive to me.

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From: Don Green9/21/2023 8:08:01 PM
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Put Microsoft Office 2021 on Your PC or Mac for Less Than $35

Through Sept. 24, new users can enjoy this special deal on Microsoft's top-rated productivity apps.

Whatever work you do on a computer, Microsoft Officehas probably been helping you for decades. Secure lifetime access to that familiar suite of apps on your Macor Windowsdevice for only $34.97 through Sept. 24, and say goodbye to recurring software fees.

Thanks to this Deal of the Week, you'll score top-rated Microsoft productivity apps for less. Both the Mac Home & Business edition and the Windows Professional version will give you access to (and updates for):

Word for all your documentation needs

PowerPoint for developing visual presentations

OneNote for robust digital notetaking and organizing

Teams for communicating in real-time, seamlessly, with remote colleagues

Excel for reliable budgeting and data analysis spreadsheets

Outlook for managing your calendar, contacts, and email

The Windows license is for the Professional suite, so it also includes lifetime use of Publisher and Access.

Some important caveats are worth noting. For one, Mac users must update their OS to Big Sur version 11 to enjoy this deal, while Windows users must have Windows 10 or 11 as their OS. The software is not compatible with Parallels Pro or other virtual machines.

Additionally, regardless of version, you can only redeem the license on one device. Finally, this is not the same thing as Microsoft 365, but the one-and-done purchase through this Microsoft Office 2021 deal can save you both hassle and money over time.

Through Sept. 24 at 11:59 pm Pacific, get Microsoft Office Home and Business for Mac 2021or Microsoft Office Professional 2021 for Windowsfor just $34.97.

Prices subject to change.

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From: Don Green9/22/2023 9:24:00 AM
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Starting in early 2024, Prime Video shows and movies will include limited advertisements. We aim to have meaningfully fewer ads than linear TV and other streaming TV providers. Ads in Prime Video content will be introduced in the U.S., U.K., Germany, and Canada in early 2024, followed by France, Italy, Spain, Mexico, and Australia later in the year. No action is required for Prime members.We’re not making changes in 2024 to the current price of Prime membership. We will also offer a new ad-free option for an additional $2.99 per month* for U.S. Prime members and will share pricing for other countries at a later date.We will email Prime members several weeks before ads are introduced into Prime Video with information on how to sign up for the ad-free option if they would like.

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From: Don Green9/22/2023 10:40:36 AM
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YouTube goes all in on AI with a huge feature bet

More content on YouTube is going to be created at least in part using generative AI.

The video platform announced several new AI-powered tools for creators at its annual Made on YouTubeevent on Thursday. Among the features coming later this year or next are AI-generated photo and video backgrounds, AI video topic suggestions, and music search.

A new feature called Dream Screen will create AI-generated videos and photos that creators can place in the background of their YouTube Shorts. Initially, creators will be able to type in prompts to generate backgrounds; eventually, YouTube says, creators will be able to remix and edit their existing content using AI tools to create something new.

At Made on YouTube, the company demonstrated Dream Screen, generating backgrounds in seconds based on short prompts.

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From: Don Green9/22/2023 10:56:13 AM
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Introducing Copilot in Windows 11, new AI tools, and more

Microsoft Copilot is not yet available to the general public, but it is expected to be released in the fall of 2023. The cost for Copilot in Windows 11 will be$30 per user per month for Microsoft 365 E3, E5, Business Standard, and Business Premium subscribers.

This is a significant premium over the cost of the existing Microsoft 365 plans, but Microsoft believes that the AI-powered features of Copilot are worth the investment. Copilot can help users to be more productive by automating tasks, generating creative content, and providing insights into data.

It is important to note that Copilot is still under development, and it is not yet clear how widely it will be used. However, Microsoft is investing heavily in the product, and it is likely to become a major part of the Windows 11 ecosystem in the coming years.

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