's Homepage...Mouseing over many icons, buttons, and links on this page gives additional help.
Mouseover help is ON... Click here to change it to OFF... (via "My Site Settings")


 

 Ask a Quickie...

Perhaps you have a short simple TECHNICAL question.  If so consider asking a "Quickie". A "Quickie" is a short question of 70 characters or less that can be answered quickly in 350 characters or less.

Typically "Quickies" are answered within one day.

ask a "quickie" (view "quickies")

 Daily protonic.tips...

Mouseover to see FULL tip title.
Click Tip Title to preview the Tip.

  How To Change the Window Border Color in Windows 8...

Windows 8’s default blue window border color isn’t the only option. Windows 8 automatically selects the appropriate color depending on your wallpaper – you can also select a different color or use a third-party tool to easily select other colors.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1zFKxtC
  Speed up the Bookmarks bar

Safari's Bookmarks bar is a great way to make your favourite sites easy to access, but you can actually speed things up even more! When you place a site in the bar, it's assigned a keyboard shortcut based on its position - just press Command+1 to access the first site in the bar, Command+2 to access... Show More
  No free lunch

A new round of bogus pop-ups offers to scan your computer for infections and vulnerabilities for free. Do not take the bait! By allowing this kind of scan, you may be giving Bad Guys access to your personal information.
  Chromebook Image Editor

While viewing pictures from the Chrome OS File Manager, press E (as in Editor) to quickly edit the picture using the inbuilt image editor.
  How to Hide the Safari Favorite Bookmark Menu URL ...

Mac Safari users in the latest versions of OS X have discovered that when the URL bar is clicked in Safari, a panel of bookmark icons and Favorites appears.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/18wkGIw
  Turn Off Windows Explorer Click Sounds in Windows ...

The Windows Explorer click sounds are enough to drive you crazy after a while. You’d think that the configuration option to turn them off would be a checkbox saying “Stop Annoying Me”, but that’s just not the case.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/18wkby5

 Latest Industry News...

Mouseover to see FULL title.
Click Article Title to see News item.

  Windows 10: You've got questions, I've got answers...

There's more to Windows 10 than just the revamped Start menu. I've been keeping this FAQ up to date with each new build. Here are the latest details after Microsoft's big January 2015 release of build 9926.

Read more at: http://zd.net/1A4l6Bn
  The best open-source office suite, LibreOffice 4.4...

The top open-source office suite offers a new, improved version with better Microsoft Office file format compatibility.

Read more at: http://zd.net/1A4iy6y
  Manage and block Windows autostart items with Safe...

It can sometimes be useful or even mandatory to run programs on system start. This is for instance the case for most security programs that you run on the system.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1A4gGKQ
  Ghost in the Linux machine hits Debian, Red Hat an...

THE LINUX KERNEL is affected by a security vulnerability that can be bypassed by an email to gain access to a victim's computer.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1A4fY0n
  Temple lists USB port and device information

Do you know how many USB ports your computer has and how many USB devices are connected to these ports? While that is usually not of importance to users who just work with the PC, it may become important sometimes when things don't work as expected.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/18wfTqF
  Amazon eyes enterprise email service

Amazon will launch an enterprise email and calendar service that competes against products from Microsoft and Google, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/18wcisD
 

 What Our Clients Say...

I appreciate the immediate response to the problem I was experiencing. thank you.

" I appreciate protonic and I have recommended it to my friends. "  January 23rd, 2015

The support was quick, efficient and solved the problem. excellent and thank you.

" I am impressed having never used the company before. I will certainly spread the word and thank you again. "  January 20th, 2015

Always excellent response.  January 6th, 2015

I feel much better knowing that my computer is fine. excellent service you have. puts me at ease. e korman  January 5th, 2015

Excellent response, excellent work.  January 4th, 2015

Excellent service, have gotten my system restore function back on and working., thank you, efkorman716  December 28th, 2014

It seemed that he quickly and accurately assessed the level of expertise of the person he was assisting. I consider that very important so that the tech isn't requiring his client to deal with issues clearly beneath his competency level.

" I think the service is exemplary. that level of customer service, of course, is dependent on the individual competency on many levels of the technicians in the pool. you encourage asking for another tech if issues are not resolved to the client's satisfaction rather than downgrading the tech's rating. that's fine as long as there is a process in place to review the tech in-house to ensure that his/her performance is meeting protonic.com expectations. "  December 18th, 2014

He was sure knowledgeable and was able to pinpoint the discrepancy immediately.

" A great asset to all computer users. "  December 8th, 2014

Here is a random sample of a recent Quickie:

Q:

How do I stop AVG PC Tuneup pestering me to buy their program?

A:

Since it is a "Try before you Buy" the only way to do this is to purchase their program. There are many similar programs that are free have no nags. Use "Ask a Question" on this site for for more.

 Quickies are for TECHNICAL questions only.  For web site help please click here

  Ask a Quickie...  You've asked 2 "Quickies".     
display my quickies
    
  send it  

    You have   chars. left.

There are 278 "Quickies".

display / search all 278 quickies

 What Would You Like To Do?

Click an activity icon below.
 
You nave NO unanswered questions (open tickets).

You have no tickets that have been answered within the (past days).

Change my Website Preferences. (if you would like to change number displayed.)
View my Question History.

 

  protonic.poll...  

Are you reading the new protonic Tips?

Yes

No

What tips? I didn't know they existed.

vote