Monday, October 16, 2017

An Odyssean trip to Italy


We finally decided to visit Italy this year.  In this trip to Italy organized by Smithsonian Journeys and managed by Odysseys Travel company we will be visiting Rome, Florence and Venice including some of the less visited places. Although We regret not visiting Pisa and the Capri islands, after arriving in Naples we will visit several of the historically famous places such as,

Napoli
Maiori
Amalfi
Ravelo

Pompeii
Sorrento
Positano

Montecassino
Roma
Orvieto
Assisi
Perugia
Siena
Firenze
San Gimignano
Venezia
Murano

This 17-day Trip is organized by Smithsonian Journey and managed by Odysseys Unlimited travel company. The trip will have onboard two Smithsonian Travel experts who will provide the historical/cultural background for this travel. The tour will be by bus with English speaking local guides.


Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Basta! I am out of the Insider Preview

The version of Windows on my computer was Windows 10 Professional Insider Preview. 


I am getting out although I wanted to see the new stuff with the Insiders version, but became impossible to work with the desktop. Everything hung up or was so slow to load, I felt excruciating pain looking at the hung programs.

I decided to revert back using system restore and now I see that the right click on icons are behaving OK and I do have the pick list fully populated.

I am back to OS Build: 16278.1000  and version 1703.

Windows 10 Professional Desktop screwed up after Insider Preview

The version of Windows on my computer is Windows 10 Professional Insider Preview. 


I have faced couple of problems. I opted for the preview recently and immediately I could not do many things that were routine. I could not install the Acrobat Reader DC, a very common place task.

The more serious problem is that I am unable to get a contextual menu on the Windows 10 Professional Desktop on my Dell laptop (which happens to have other serious problems). When I right click on the desktop, this is what I see.


This is the same when I right click any of the icons on the desktop.


I tried to see if I can set to the best performance using the System Settings as shown.

 Well. That does not fix the problem.

I am waiting for solutions as I continue to search.

 Here is another problem:
No items in the drop-down!


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