Last Chance to Get Windows 10 For Free

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Microsoft officially stopped giving free Windows 10 upgrades way back in July 2016. However, they left an easy loophole for anyone who was late to the party but still wanted a free upgrade.

They allowed anyone using their Assistive Technologies to upgrade for free. The Assistive Technologies make computers easier to use for people with disabilities. Some of those tools are Narrator, a screen-reader app that vocalizes text; Magnifier, a digital magnifying glass for those with poor vision; and Speech Recognition, which allows you to control your PC using your voice alone.

Even if you did not need those technologies, Microsoft gave you an easy way to get the Windows 10 update by visiting this page and upgrading their version of Windows.

Now, MS will be sunsetting that option and as per the page free upgrades for those who need assistive technologies will end on December 31st, 2017.  (The original extension was due to new assistive technologies not showing up till the July 2016 update.)

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The Only Chrome Tab Manager You Need

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Soooooo many Chrome tab managers in the Chrome store but after researching and downloading and sampling half a dozen I’ve settled on one that does everything I need. Too many Chrome tab managers can only manage, sort or group tabs from a single window. Being highly disorganized and preferring apps and sites one click away I typically have multiple windows with tabs open. What I needed was something that can just quickly kill tabs across multiple windows.

I finally found it in Tabli. It groups open windows with their tabs at a glance where I can quickly kill tabs I no longer need. Some may like to organize or group open tabs for later. I hardly ever do that so this is the perfect chrome extension for that purpose. Even the ones that can save grouped tabs cannot do it across multiple windows so that adds to the inconvenient factor for me.

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Adding A Background Color and Dropshadow To Astra Theme Header

Astra is the new kid on the block of lightweight, easily customizable WordPress themes along with OceanWP and the one that started this trend Generatepress. All the free version of these themes are already quite powerful out of the box but the pro versions offer a lot more customizability. I would say OceanWP’s free version right now has the most features out of the box.

This site actually runs on Astra. I chose it more for it’s future abilities and it’s claim to be the fastest WordPress theme. I wanted custom background color and a thin dropshadow under the header and found there was no setting in the customizer to do that. Instead you will need to go into Appearance/Customize/Additional CSS

In there just add this piece of code.

.main-header-bar {
background: #f4c842;box-shadow: 0px 3px 3px #b8b8b8;
}

The CSS box shadow property sequence is horizontal shadow size, vertical shadow size, the blur spread size and shadow color.

 

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