"Accent on Computers" tag

Locking up the Windows key

Dear Larry, I’m always opening the Start Menu accidentally by hitting the Windows key when I mean to hit the Ctrl or Shift key. Is there a way to make the Windows key non-functional, short of breaking it?

With e-mails, there are no strings ‘attached’

Dear Larry, Sometimes I’m unable to open an e-mail attachment. Can you tell me what I might be doing wrong? —F.S.

Whiz! Bang! Uh-oh! Determining good or bad computer noises

Dear Larry, Suddenly my computer is making a clicking noise and won’t start up into Windows. Is my computer dead? —C.D.

Figuring out your computer’s ‘cache’ advance

Dear Larry, I’ve been told that it’s a good thing to restart my computer at least once a day. But I find that after I restart, my computer actually seems to run slower than usual. What’s up with that? F. C.

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