I have been asked today whether it is possible to record one or more Tags against Windows files, and then be able to search for files using these tags.
Why would you do this?
Think of the example of recipes. Perhaps you have lots of PDF files of recipes that you store on your computer. You perhaps have these recipes organised into a 'Recipes' folder and sub-folders - say, 'Entrees', 'Soups', 'Main Courses', 'Desserts', 'Sauces' folders under the man 'Recipes' folder.
But what if you want to be able to easily find all recipes (regardless of what 'Recipes' folder they live in) that are 'Gluten Free'; or all recipes that include 'chicken'; or perhaps recipes that are 'Easy' vs 'Difficult'.
This is where you could apply Tags to each recipe file - and the Windows File Explorer search can then be told to look for any files that have one or more of the tags you have applied.
Here's how to use Tags on Windows files.
Club member Kate S has asked how she can watch an instructional DVD using her Mac - a newer iMac that doesn't have a slot for CD's and DVD's!
There's a simple and relatively inexpensive solution to this for any computer that does not have a built-in CD/DVD drive.
One of the regular topics of discussion at our iTandCoffee User Group is 'the cloud' - and the various Cloud services that are available. What are they, why would you use them, and resolving issues with them.
During the special User Group held during filming of the Channel 9 News story, we looked at these topics.
The video of this discussion and demonstration has been uploaded to the iTandCoffee Club members area, and is available for any members to view - just use the button below.
If you have a large Zoom social or business gathering, Zoom has feature that allows the meeting host to break up the group into smaller groups - into Breakout Rooms.
We used this feature recently for big Easter family gathering; a friend mentioned that they also used it at Easter as part of a Quiz night, where family groups were sent to breakout rooms to prepare the quiz response before returning to the group.
We discussed this feature briefly and demonstrated it at the User Group held during the filming of the recent Channel 9 News story.
I am including the video of this discussion here for anyone who wants a preview of this feature and how it works. (A more detailed tutorial on this will be available soon.)
One of the fun (and also very practical) features of Zoom is the 'virtual background' feature - where your background during a Zoom call can be an image that makes it look like you in another place, and hide the real room behind you. For work, this background could be a standard background that has been provided to you.
In the above example, the top left image is what you see when you are in a class or appointment with me, where I don't use a virtual background. The other three show images that I have uploaded and set as my virtual background to hide this real background.
This is one of the topics we discussed while we were filming the Channel 9 interview on 18/4/20.
I have included the video of this discussion - here for those of you who are interested in learning how to use a virtual background Zoom.
The video also shows what a 'user group' class at iTandCoffee is like - especially now that we are running these classes online.
Thank-you so much to all of you who joined me for the recording of this story on Channel 9 News, aired 23/4/20. Here is the video.
The Downloads stack normally appears at the right-hand end of the Dock, allow you to view the files that have most recently been downloaded to your Mac.
It is really handy to have this stack in this place, as it allows for quick access to the most recently downloaded file.
But what do you do when this Stack disappears? How do you get it back?
I am a big user of the Notes app on the iPad and iPhone. This App has really improved over the last few iOS releases, and I now use it all the time for storing a range of Notes that I need to access regularly. (See this previous article about the great new features of the Notes app.)
Some of these Notes I access EVERY day, so need to be able to find them really quickly. I do this by Pinning the 'frequently used' and 'important' Notes to the top of my long, long list!
Club member Bruce B has asked today if there is a way that you can get back to the top of your Inbox without having to swipe repetitively.
The good news is that there is.
What's on at iTandCoffee ?
Join us for a short, fun 'topic of the day' classes known as PTT sessions (Personal Training for your Technology fitness!) - these are run on a regular basis. Or join any of our other classes shown below to learn so much about your technology.
If you have questions, why not join our The iTandCoffee Club to attend fun and informative 'user group' meetings.
All classes are run as online classes (using Zoom) which means you can attend from anywhere.
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