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Cars lined up for miles here in Eldridge, Iowa, to get to the Whispering Pines Shelter in Scott County Park to hear Democratic Party presidential candidate Bernie Sanders address a Democratic Party picnic on Sunday. More than 3,000 people watched under a blazing sun on a hot August afternoon as the senator from Vermont called for a political revolution to rebuild the once great American middle class and take on the wealthy and powerful billionair...
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Did you know that you can use the general Google search box to find just your own stuff in Google?

Fox example, if I want to find all the photos I took in Las Alamos, NM earlier this year, I can just enter "My photos of Las Alamos, NM" into Google search. I don't even have to go into my photos site to do it. 

Try it, you'll like it.
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Changing fonts to suit your display and environment

I have my Acer R7 laptop connected to my big screen TV and use a USB keyboard and mouse comfortably from my recliner. The normal fonts used by Windows, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome appear too washed out in my well lit room. Even on the laptop screen, they do not suit my needs. Many people do not realize it is possible to use the fonts of your choice in both Windows and browsers.

Windows fonts are changed in the System/Display portion of the Control Panel. These changes will apply to File Explorer, task bars, pull down menus, icon, buttons, etc.

Web browser font changes apply to the content in web pages you visit. Internet Explorer fonts are changed in the Settings/Internet Options/Accessibility section of IE. In the Google Chrome browser add the Font Changer extension to make the fonts of your choice available on any website.

You will be amazed how much your browsing experience is improved and how flexible the font changes are. My main interest was to get a denser font that is much more readable in a well lit room. Your's might be to get a more artistically pleasing browsing experience.
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Windows 10 Apps are a work in progress, hopefully . . 

For example, The Mail app:
It's a nice app when it works properly. It's designed to handle multiple email services and integrates mail with the calendar and contacts. Unfortunately, it doesn't work as advertised now. Examples:

1. With multiple email services set up in Accounts, there is no way to access the second account.
2. If you have a long list of folders under More, it won't show all of them because it won't scroll down far enough.
3. I could go on . . . 

If you didn't use the new apps before you upgraded to Windows 10, things will probably work like they used to, but don't count on the apps working even as well as they did in Windows 8.
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The problems I had with the Mail app were of my doing in not setting up the sync settings right under the Account Options. It works fine now. You can select the account you want to view right from the main Mail menu on the left.
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My Windows 10 Upgrade Experience

My upgrade was available on the first day, July 29th. The upgrade was painless, no glitches at all. It takes about an hour, but it's all automatic. I had a quite complicated Windows 8.1 setup with an Core i5 processor and 8 GB of RAM. So I'm impressed with the install.

All the things I normally do seem to work just like they did in Windows 8.1. But, I would not jump into the new apps they've added just yet if you haven't been using them on Windows 8.1. For example, the new browser, Edge is not ready for prime time. The Favorites management tools are as yet nearly non-existent.

I don't plan to upgrade my old Windows 7 system. The technology in older systems may not be up to the task. The Windows 10 Preview wouldn't install on that old box, probably due to an outdated graphics chip. I don't think there would be any problems with Windows 7 systems that are only a year or two old and have the required speed and RAM.
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For those of you who have been using the Mobile Office products in OneDrive, you need to download the apps you have been using (Word, Excel, etc) from the Windows Store to enable their continued use in OneDrive on Windows 10. The download and use is free.
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A Windows 10 screen shot showing the Start Screen extended.
As shown, the tile size is adjustable so the dead tiles can be small and the live tiles larger. The live tiles are nice for seeing new updates like the Calendar, News and Weather tiles on the top and Netflix and ESPN tiles on the bottom.
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Google+ Photos has a few search filters that are pretty useful. You can find them if you click the small arrow from the search box: Auto Backup, Hangouts, Google Drive, Posts, Auto Awesome, Videos and more. The nice thing is ...
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