How to remove on screen keyboard from showing

Some how I had the on screen keyboard set to activate every time my laptop started up.  It was becoming annoying to have to exit it every time I turned on my laptop.  I did a search and found these directions on where to turn it off in Windows 7.

  1. Click on the Windows circle, then click on Control Panel.
  2. When the Control Panel opens, click on Ease of Access Center.
  3. Click on the link to “Use the computer without a mouse or keyboard”.  You may have to scroll down on the screen to see it.
  4. Uncheck the box next to “Use On-Screen Keyboard” and press Ok.
  5. You can then close the window by clicking the X in the corner.

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Changing Envelope Settings in Word 2003

I had some who had their envelope settings changed from auto and they were getting annoyed that they had to change them back to auto every time they wanted to print an envelope.  I found this web page with good directions on how to fix this for Word 2003 and 2007.  The setting for the envelope are stored in the file and the web site includes directions and pictures of Word on how to fix the issue.

Windows Media Player having sound problems with wmv files.

I had downloaded a .wmv file and when I played the movie in Windows Media Player 11. There was no sound. I could play .wav files and hear the sound with out a problem. After some searching on the Internet and trying things out, I found out that Windows Media Player was missing a program, called a codec, to play the sound. I downloaded AC3 Filter from After opening the zip’ed file and installing the softeware, I am now able to hear sound.

Blogging Start

After about a year of thinking about it, I have finally started my own blog. Here is the start of a blog that hopefully will be full to others as I write up my comment about computer problems and how I have fixed them.