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Ask Leo! #429 – Changing your email address, lost cookies, Macrium passwords, clean shut-downs, phone photos and more…


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How do I change my email address?

How do I change my email address?

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Often with free email services, people aren't happy with the email addresses that are available. After a while, they want a new email address that's "cooler" or more descriptive.

Depending on the email service that you're using and how much effort you want to put into things, changing your email address can be either easy or hard. More likely, it'll be somewhere in between.

Continue reading: How do I change my email address?
http://ask-leo.com/C2178

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*** Answercast

Answercast #92 - Turquoise laptops, lost cookies, unreliable PDFs, XML errors, photos from your phone and more...

Wonder why you can't stay logged into Hotmail or why your laptop turned turquoise? Have problems shutting down cleanly or putting a password in Macrium Reflect? Are PDFs unreliable or XML errors showing on your computer? All that and more in this Answercast from Ask Leo!

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Continue reading: Answercast #92 - Turquoise laptops, lost cookies, unreliable PDFs, XML errors, photos from your phone and more...
http://ask-leo.com/C6288

How do I copy photos from my phone to my PC?
Copying photos from your phone to your PC is simple with a few readily available tools.
Continue reading: How do I copy photos from my phone to my PC?
http://ask-leo.com/C6289

How do I get Windows to actually shut down programs that cause it to wait for me on exit?
Programs cause Windows to wait on exit because they have something else to do. A clean shut-down requires that all documents on the computer be properly saved.
Continue reading: How do I get Windows to actually shut down programs that cause it to wait for me on exit?
http://ask-leo.com/C6290

Why does Macrium ask for a Username and Password to schedule a backup?
Macrium asks for your username and password when scheduling backups because it needs to know how to log into your computer.
Continue reading: Why does Macrium ask for a Username and Password to schedule a backup?
http://ask-leo.com/C6291

Why has my laptop monitor started showing white as turquoise?
A laptop monitor started showing turquoise after getting cold out in the car. Sounds like a hardware problem.
Continue reading: Why has my laptop monitor started showing white as turquoise?
http://ask-leo.com/C6292

Why does Hotmail occasionally log me off even though I've said "keep me logged in"?
Hotmail logs you off if it can't find a cookie on your computer to identify your login information. To stay logged in you must keep the cookie.
Continue reading: Why does Hotmail occasionally log me off even though I've said "keep me logged in"?
http://ask-leo.com/C6294

Why won't PDFs open reliably in Thunderbird?
If Thunderbird PDFs don't open it might be related to the anti-virus software running on your computer. One particular setting may be the culprit.
Continue reading: Why won't PDFs open reliably in Thunderbird?
http://ask-leo.com/C6295

Why do I get "The XML page cannot be displayed" after running a Microsoft Troubleshooter?
"The XML page cannot be displayed" is an error indicating that something is wrong with the Windows installation. There are several directions to go to look for a fix.
Continue reading: Why do I get "The XML page cannot be displayed" after running a Microsoft Troubleshooter?
http://ask-leo.com/C6296

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*** Featured Comments

The Most Important Attitude

Cameron C. Cook writes:

Hi Leo, I could not agree more. Attitude is the key to life. I've seen, as I'm sure you have, people who are wealthy and miserable, and people who have virtually nothing, and are happy. Attitude is the key. I started in working on computers when I got out of the US Navy in 1969. Went to work for NCR as a Tech Service Rep. I was trained on mag tape encoders. Which had actual hard core memory on two very large circuit boards. Got into several of our main frame computer centers. When I got laid of in '73 I was certain we had gone as far as we could in computers. Wow, we had not even touched the surface. And today almost forty years later I believe the same is true that we have not even scratched the surface of computing. I would love to be able to live to see the next forty years. I think it will be amazing. And, as you say, the key to it all is attitude.

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The Most Important Attitude

Bob writes:

ATTITUDE By Charles Swindoll The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. ? The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. ... We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. ... I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it.

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I'm on sabbatical this week. Today's newsletter contains a featured article which is a selection from The Best of Ask Leo!, and a new Answercast, pre-recorded before I left.

I'll be back on April 1st, 2013.

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