Amazon Computers Google

Amazon Smile Search on Google Chrome

The Google Chrome browser (which everyone should be using) has a search feature from the address bar (also known as the Omnibox.. bwahahahaha!). If you just type something in there, and press enter/return, it will search for whatever you put. By the way, if you type CTRL-Enter or Command-Return (for Macs), Google Chrome will add the .com to the end of what you typed. So, type hammer and then press CTRL-Enter, you will be sent to
I see a lot of people typing, say, yahoo and then enter, only to go to a Google search page where they then click on .. GRRR!! 😡  This drives me crazy! If you really wanted to go to, just type yahoo and CTRL-Enter. Boom! Save steps, time, and more!

Google Chrome automatically adds many search engine results to its database. The default is, of course, but if you visit, now, you should be able to type Walm press TAB, and whatever you type will be searched at
It works amazingly well, for most all websites. For those it doesn’t, you can add those sites to Google Chrome, via Settings > Manage Search Engines.

Google Chrome Search Engine Settings

Manage Google Chrome Search Engines

Add Custom Search Engines To Google Chrome

Google Chrome Add Search Engines

Add a new search engine: Enter a label for the search engine.

Keyword: Enter the text shortcut you want to use for the search engine. You can use the keyword to quickly access the search engine via the address bar.

URL with %s in place of query: Enter the web address for the search engine.

Now, the point of this post:

Amazon has a free service called Amazon Smile. Basically, a portion of everything you buy is donated to whatever charity you choose. Great, right? If Amazon is going to donate, might as well be to a charity you care for.
Unfortunately, for me, the default Amazon search put into Google Chrome just searches the regular site. I want it to search Amazon Smile, so they can donate to the charity of my choice.

You can add or edit the Amazon search to this:

and now, Google Chrome will search on Amazon Smile.

Simple and easy!

Computers Mac

Unable to Launch Adobe as you Do Not Have Sufficient Permissions

In launching Adobe programs, you get the error, “Unable to launch adobe indesign as you do not have sufficient permissions”.
LiveChat with Adobe Support recommends:

Adobe: As I understand you are not able to launch CC apps since it is giving error “Unable to launch Adobe InDesign as you lack sufficient permissions to access the preferences folders”. Is that correct?
Paul: Yes
Adobe: Please open a Finder window. Choose Go > Go To Folder. Type ~/library and you will get Preferences folder.
Paul: In Library now
Adobe: Are you able to find preferences folder?
Paul: yes
Adobe: Control-click the folder and choose Get Info.
Adobe: Expand the Sharing & Permissions section.
Adobe: Click the lock icon in the lower-right corner. Enter your administrator user name and password when prompted, and then click OK.
Paul: done
Adobe: Please click on + icon and add the Admin and all users showing.
Paul: done
Adobe: Set permission for all users and admin as read/write
Adobe: Click the Gear icon, and select Apply to Enclosed Item
Paul: to each of the individual users and groups?
Paul: one at a time?
Paul: I’ve done it.
Adobe: Please open a Finder window. Choose Go > Go To Folder. Type ~/library/Application support and give full permission to Adobe folder.
Paul: That’s completed… I’ve added all the users and groups, given each ‘Read and Write” and extended the permissions to all enclosed items.
Adobe: Now please open a Finder window. Choose Go > Go To Folder. Type /library/Application support and give full permission to Adobe folder.
Paul: OK, I understand… I am proceeding with your instruction.
Adobe: Thank you.
Paul: I’m finished.
Adobe: Please close all Adobe Applications and then launch InDesign CC and let me know the result.
Paul: OK… looking good so far Mohammed… fingers crossed!
Paul: Thanks Mohammed… it’s launched!
Adobe: Excellent, I am so happy to hear this from you.
Adobe: I certainly appreciate your patience in this process.
Paul: And I yours.

Some users have also found success with doing the same to the Cache folder.

Apple Computers Mac Microsoft Software

How to BCC yourself in Microsoft Outlook

BCC your e-mail to yourself in Microsoft Outlook!
I’ve been having a hard time finding out how to automatically BCC yourself in Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2015/16, and it is simply so easy!

Simply click on the Outlook menu and Preferences.
Choosing Outlook > Preferences

Choose Composing
Outlook Preferences Menu

Finally, mark the box “When sending messages, automatically BCC myself”
You can also choose to CC yourself, with the dropdown menu, but not both.
Composing Menu with BCC yourself

That’s it!
So simple! I’m banging my head against the wall.
However, I thought to write it down and post it here for all to see.

Oh, and if you don’t yet have Microsoft Outlook for Mac, I highly recommend it. You can get it here for a low, low price:


Computers Hard Drives

Hard Drive Links

Here are links to the various hard drive manufacturers download pages:


Western Digital

or Here, but you need the hard drive model number.