I had Hotmail, which changed to Outlook.com and all my Contacts were lost. I have called Microsoft for help, but they don’t care. They have done absolutely nothing to help me. Is there any way I can get my Contacts back?
Gosh, Microsoft wasn’t being responsive to your phone calls? How unusual. I sure miss the old days, back when I had Bill Gates on speed dial. He would answer the phone and I’d say, “Is Ali Gator there?” Oh, how we would laugh. But I digress...
I can’t promise the following will work, but it has worked for some other individuals who had a similar unpleasant experience: First, log into your Outlook.com account and click the drop-down arrow next to Outlook in the upper left-hand corner. You will see options to Choose Outlook.com, People, Calendar or SkyDrive. Select People.
Click the drop-down arrow next to Manage at the top of the page and select Restore Deleted Contacts. If there are deleted contacts that Outlook can restore, you will be able to choose to restore all of them or select the individual contacts you wish to restore. After making your selection, choose Restore. If the cybergods are smiling upon you, your selected contact(s) will reappear in your Contact list.
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I notice some programs when I open them, they start out in full screen, but when I click the button to make it return to normal size, it refuses to shrink. The button changes from the double squares to a single square, but the window size doesn’t budge. Is there anything I can do to get the window back to normal size short of restarting my computer?
Under normal circumstances, clicking the Maximize button in the upper right-hand corner will display a window full screen; click it again and it should revert to its previous or “normal” size. A problem arises with some programs that use full screen for normal size or display the window as it last appeared, prior to being closed. Either way, when you click the little button, nothing happens on screen.
When the window is in a “normal” state (the Maximize button showing one square), grab the lower right-hand corner of the window with your mouse pointer and drag it inward. Your window will resize, the sun will shine, birds will sing and all will be right with the world once again. Ahhhhhh...
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