Good digital housekeeping can reduce stress, increase
efficiency, and simplify life. There are still annoyances that
may be mitigated by the settings on our devices. If something
annoys you, it probably annoys many others. Search the
internet for solutions.
Example 1: Contant Interruptions
We got rid of our landline due to the constant robo phone
calls interrupting our lives, raising blood pressure, and
wasting time. It is hard to convey the sense of relief and
peace that resulted.
Now we get spam phone calls on our cell phones. Beginning in
the fall of 2020, Apple gave us the option of silencing
unknown callers. Ah. Peace.
If I know a plumber or electrician might call me back I add
them to my contacts. Ta Da
Example 2: Hidden File Extensions
Showing filename extensions reduces guessing and enhances
security. To Show File Extensions in Windows 11/10 via File
Explorer Options, follow these steps:
1. Open Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization.
2. Now, click on Folder Options or File Explorer Option, as
it is now called
3. Select the View tab.
4. In this tab, under Advanced Settings, you will see the
option Hide extensions for known file types.
5. Uncheck this option
6. Click on Apply and OK.
On a Mac goto Finder > Preferences > Advanced and check
Show all filename extensions
Need more help mitigating annoyances--search the web. You can
find solutions to many annoyances and make your life better.
BOOK RECOMMENDATION (old but good)
Kathy Ivens has spent more than 20 years as a computer
consultant, and has been writing computer books for more
than 10 years. As a result, relatives, friends, and
neighbors beat a path to her door for help. Thankfully, she
has decided to share her pearls of wisdoms with the rest of
us. In addition to books, Kathy also writes about computers
for a variety of magazines and newspapers, and is a Senior
Contributing Editor of Windows IT Pro magazine.
--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.