Managing Your Digital Stuff - Annoyances

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.