Author: Richard The Tech Man

Posted in Linux

Linux Mint Config

Nemo file manager Shrink the size of the text. Inside of Nemo, type Ctrl+- to shrink the…

Posted in Android Android Settings

Android Config

Install System UI Tuner – Bryan C Software. Go to Status bar > Time > Show hours,…

Posted in Android Android Settings Linux Windows

Startup Applications

Linux Mint Click Linux Mint menu > Preferences > Startup Applications. Windows 11 The link Startup Apps…

Posted in Linux Linux Apps Windows Windows Apps

System Information

The following will both make a report in HTML about your computer hardware and software. Linux Mint…

Posted in Health

Popglory P22 smartwatch

First off, get the app for your phone. Google Play Store Android Heroband Ⅲ app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.crrepa.band.hero Apple…

Posted in Windows

Windows 11 Config

There are things to configure on your Windows 11 computer that make it easier to use. Desktop…

Posted in Web

Protected: Windows 11: From Fresh Install, What To Do

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Posted in Web

Disable Windows Searchbox Web Suggestions

When you do a search from the Windows Searchbox on the Taskbar, at the bottom of the…

Posted in Linux

Make Linux Mint Look Like Windows XP

Mr. M.A.G. has asked me to write this article. He likes the way that Windows XP looked….

Posted in Android Android Apps Linux Linux Apps Windows Windows Apps

Are Your Downloads Valid?

Check File Hashes When you download a large file, like an ISO file, you should check if…

Posted in Computer Cockpit Linux Linux Apps Other Cockpit Windows Windows Apps

Multiple Computers One Keyboard And Mouse Software — Barrier

Barrier (FOSS) Barrier is multiple computers one keyboard and mouse software. It switches one keyboard and one…

Posted in Computer Cockpit Ergonomic Cockpit

Ergonomic Mouse

I recommend using an ergonomic mouse. They are conformed to fit the hand, usually the right hand….

Posted in Computer Cockpit Ergonomic Cockpit

Ergonomic Keyboard

“My ergonomic keyboard never leaves me bored.”“Weird Al” Yankovic, Lyrics to “White & Nerdy”, Straight Outta Lynwood,…

Posted in Android Android Apps Office

Office App For Mobile: Collabora Office (FOSS)

Collabora Office is a free office suite like Microsoft Office, but runs on your mobile device. Collabora…

Posted in Linux Linux Apps Office Windows Windows Apps

Office App For Desktop/Laptop: LibreOffice (FOSS)

LibreOffice is a free and powerful office suite like Microsoft Office. LibreOffice includes several applications that make…

Posted in Office

Email Etiquette: CC & BCC

Ms. A.A.M. suggested that I include information on email etiquette. She had just recently learned about the…

Posted in Media Video Windows Windows Apps

Video Of Game Play? Xbox Game Bar

Xbox Game Bar allows you to screenshot stills of your game and video from your game. On…

Posted in Computer Cockpit Linux Other Cockpit Windows

Need More Screen Space?: Multiple Desktops

Multiple Desktops allows you to have multiple screens (desktops) on one monitor. This allows you to have…

Posted in Windows Windows Apps

Replace your Start Menu: Start Menu X

Start Menu X is an awesome replacement of the system menu. Compatible with Windows 11. Power users…

Posted in Security Windows Windows Apps

Determine security features: SecurAble – Windows Security Features Tester

SecurAble probes the system’s processor to determine the presence, absence and operational status of three modern processor…

Posted in Security Your Home Network

Test Your Home Network: ShieldsUP! Test

Check your network for exposure to UPnP with the authority on security. ShieldsUP!! benignly probes the target…

Posted in Connect Devices Windows Windows Apps Your Home Network

Link To Windows and Phone Link

You love your phone. So does your PC. Get instant access to everything you love on your…

Posted in Android Android Apps Connect Devices Linux Linux Apps Windows Windows Apps Your Home Network

Connect mobile with desktop and laptop: KDE Connect

KDE Connect integrates your mobile devices (Android and iOS) and desktop/laptop computers (Windows, MacOS, and Linux). All…

Posted in Device Lost Or Stolen Windows Your Home Network

Windows Device Lost Or Stolen

Windows device lost or stolen? If GPS is on, you can track it. You can even remotely…

Posted in Android Device Lost Or Stolen Your Home Network

Android Device Lost Or Stolen

Android device lost or stolen? If GPS is on, you can track it. If you can’t find…

Posted in Android Android Apps Linux Linux Apps Web Windows Windows Apps Your Home Network

Device Remote Access App: RustDesk (FOSS)

Mr. R.D.J. recommended that I include a remote desktop application. Access one device from another anywhere, no…

Posted in Android Android Apps Media Photo Editors

Photo editor for mobile: Polish – Photo Editor Pro

Polish – Photo Editor Pro offers you a thoughtfully all-in-one photo editing service. With the most professional…

Wilbur, the GIMP mascot
Posted in Linux Linux Apps Media Photo Editors Windows Windows Apps

Photo editor for desktop/laptop: GIMP – GNU Image Manipulation Program (FOSS)

This is some of the best free software like Adobe Photoshop. Whether you are a graphic designer,…

Posted in Android Linux Linux Apps OSes & VMs (geeky stuff) Windows Windows Apps

An Android Tablet Running On Your PC

Android with Oracle VM VirtualBox First, install Oracle VM VirtualBox. To run Android, get the .iso file.Click…

Posted in Linux Linux Apps OSes & VMs (geeky stuff) Windows Windows Apps

Virtual Machine Software

Oracle VM VirtualBox (FOSS) @GibN mentions that running virtual environments “allows developers to run multiple versions and…

Posted in Linux Linux Apps OSes & VMs (geeky stuff) Windows Windows Apps

Run DOS: DOSBox (FOSS)

Want to run an old DOS game, but don’t have an old computer to run it on? You’ll have to be familiar with DOS to do this.

Posted in Android OSes & VMs (geeky stuff) Windows Windows Apps

Android on your Windows PC: BlueStacks

BlueStacks is an Android emulator for your Windows PC. You can run Android apps on your Windows…

Posted in Linux OSes & VMs (geeky stuff)

Revive your old PC: Linux Mint operating system for your PC (FOSS)

Linux Mint For Your Old Computer Mr. A.G., referring to his old PC, newly installed with Linux…

Phone connected to computer with USB cord
Posted in Android Windows

Pics from Phone to Desktop: Android File Transfer

Ms. J.J. asked me about this. Take photos on your Android phone, but want them on your…

Ghost Commander
Posted in Android Android Apps

File manager for Android: Ghost Commander (FOSS)

Ghost Commander is a dual-panel file manager (as well as a client for FTP, SFTP, SMB, WebDAV,…

Go Multiple Wallpaper
Posted in Android Android Apps

Unique wallpaper for each Android screen: GO Multiple Wallpaper

GO Multiple Wallpaper is a wallpaper plugin with 9 preset exquisite wallpapers. GO Multiple Wallpaper enables you…

Posted in Android Android Apps Office Windows Windows Apps

Spark Email: Email Client For Android, iOS, MacOS, & Windows

Connect Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL, iCloud, and IMAP email in one app. Allows extensive HTML email…

Posted in Android Android Settings Linux Windows

Enable Dark Theme On Devices

Android devices Can reduce power usage by a significant amount (depending on the device’s screen technology). https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/ui/look-and-feel/darktheme…

Posted in Health

Put Emergency Info On Your Phone’s Lock Screen: Setting For All Smart Phones

What would happen if you needed urgent care, but couldn’t communicate with first responders, for example, as…

Posted in Health

Track your medical vitals: Blood Pressure Log – MyDiary

Take control of your blood pressure with the free Blood Pressure Log. You can also log your…

Posted in Computer Cockpit Health Other Cockpit

Light Bulbs For Concentration, Focus, & Stimulation: “Daylight” LED Light Bulbs vs regular

LED Light Bulbs vs Regular “Daylight” LED light bulbs simulate noonday sunlight. These bulbs will be labelled…

Posted in Health

Health Records: Patient Portals

The last time I was in the hospital, I was on top of things. On my phone,…

Posted in Media Video

Compress Your Videos: FreeConvert Video Compressor

Now that you have a short video, you want to upload it. First, compress it to take…

NewPipe screenshot
Posted in Android Android Apps Media Video

Download YouTube Videos: NewPipe (FOSS)

Bypass Google, and block ads & trackers. NewPipe is the most free and private way of watching…

Posted in Android

Aurora Store: App Store For Android (FOSS)

Aurora Store is an alternate to Google’s Play Store, with an elegant design, using Aurora you can…

Posted in Android

F-Droid: App Store For Android (FOSS)

app store for Android (FOSS) F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software)…

multiple browsers
Posted in Web

What Browser Am I Using?: Browser Detection

Find out what browser and operating system that you’re using. Click here: https://bowser-js.github.io/bowser-online/

Posted in Web

Search Engine: Startpage

The world’s most private search engine. Protect your personal data. Don’t be tracked or targeted online. Search…

Firefox logo
Posted in Web

Browser: Firefox

Mozilla, maker of Firefox, says: “Only non-profit-backed browser with ad blocker that is secure, private & fast….