The Ask Leo! Tip of the Day

Tip of the DayGet a tip emailed six days a week(*)┬áto help you use your computer, and your technology, more effectively and with more confidence. Includes online access to all previous tips! (And much more … see below.)

(*) OK, OK, sometimes it might be 7 days. ­čÖé

The Ask Leo! Tip of the Day is designed to be a short, easy-to-digest, and above all, useful bit of information about using your computer, technology, or the internet more effectively, and more safely.

There’s something for everyone, from beginner to the experienced computer user.

In fact, one day a week tips focus specifically on “The Basics”, those tips and tricks that we all take for granted, that everyone assumes. The things that, once you learn, can make a dramatic impact in your understanding and use of the powerful tools in front of you.

Thank you Leo for your tips. I’m an avid follower.
– Joan

At the other end of the spectrum, once a week the tips focus on the Windows Command Prompt. From its roots in MS-DOS, the command prompt is a powerful, yet poorly understood environment. Both advanced, and intermediate users will techniques that – to be honest – are easier when performed using the Command Prompt.

I love this tip — did not know it existed so a BIG thank you!!
-Vivian

In between tips cover the gamut from keystrokes to security, from problem diagnosis to improving efficiency.

And it’s not just about Windows 10!

This is a cool one!
-Anonymous

While the changes in Windows 10 certainly present many, many, (too many?), learning opportunities, many of the tips span Windows versions all the way back to Windows XP.

Become a patron, get tips

The Ask Leo! Tip of the Day is a reward offered at the Bronze or “BookWorm” level of Ask Leo! patronage.

“Bookworm?”

Tip of the Day: BRILLIANT idea! Well done.
-Peter

That’s because the Bronze level of patronage includes more than just the tips:

  • a┬ásubscription to The Ask Leo! Tip of the Day via email
  • online access to the entire library of previously published tips (and reader comments, often including even more tips!)
  • any Ask Leo! book in digital format from the Ask Leo! Store, once a quarter
  • access to my other patrons-only and patron-first posts
  • “adblocker absolution” – use that ad blocker guilt free! ­čÖé
  • prioritized questions – yours move to “the head of the line”

Did you catch the one about books? That’s up to four books a year – up to $80 in value all by itself.

This is deeeelightful.
-Roberta

Plus the tips. Plus the archive. Plus priority. Plus a clear conscience.

Sign up today!┬áBecome an Ask Leo! patron pledging at least┬á$5 a┬ámonth, and start getting The Ask Leo! Tip of the Day – and everything else listed above – today.

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