When trying to launch Adobe Reader you receive a message saying “a plugin has crashed and you will need to abort the program”. Restricting you from opening and reading any PDF files in Adobe Reader.
The plugin that is crashing is caused by the TextHelp Read and Write Gold plugin called PDF aloud.
- Ensure Read & Write and Adobe Reader are closed.
- Download and install PDFaloud from the following link:
ftp://gold.user:email@example.com/101212/PDFaloud.exe (approx 8MB)
- Once installation has completed, restart your computer.
- Open Adobe Reader and go to Edit > Preferences > Security (Enhanced)
- Untick the option ‘Enable Protected Mode at startup’
- Click OK to save your settings and close Preferences.
- Close Adobe Reader.
- Open Read & Write and click on the PDFaloud button to open a PDF document to be read by PDFaloud. You should now see ‘Extended’ in the top the Adobe Reader window. PDFaloud will be available under ‘Extended’
There are times, when working on an Office document, that you might forget where you saved the file. If you need to find out where the currently open document is located, you can use Save As to find out. However, there is a quicker way.
You can display the location of the currently open Office document on the Quick Access Toolbar. To do this follow these steps:
1. Open any document or a blank document in Word and click the FILE tab.
6. Click OK to accept the change and close the Word Options dialog box.
The Document Location box also displays a list of websites you recently visited in Internet Explorer. Selecting a website from the list opens that site in your default browser, even if that’s not Internet Explorer.
Click on the start menu and no recently used programs show up.
The feature may be disabled or a corrupt registry may be to blame
- Enable the feature
- Correct faulty Registry
- Click Start
- Open “Control Panel”
- In the top right make sure “View” is set to Large Icons
- Open the “Taskbar and Start Menu”
- Click the “Start Menu” tab
- Click “Customize…” button. This will open the customize Start Menu window.
- At the bottom there is “Start menu size” section
- Change the “Number of recent programs to display” to “10″
- Also change the “Number of recent items to display in Jump Lists:” to “10″
- Click “OK” button.
Download the following file : Download Reg Fix
- Run the file and accept and warning.
Outlook shows the message “we didn’t find anything to show here.” when looking in a folder that shows unread items.
The views in outlook can become unresponsive causing it to not display the emails.
Reset the view in outlook
- Open outlook and select the folder you are having issues with.
- On outlook ribbon click “View”
- Under current view category, click the Reset View
Google Chrome won’t open in Windows 8. It won’t give you any errors as to why it won’t open. Repairing and re-installing Google Chrome won’t fix the issue either.
Common cause is third party toolbars or search bars. In turn it may be worth removing add ons individually to isolate the cause. Its a real pain
- Hold Windows key and tap the X key.
- Select and open “Control Panel”
- Select “Programs and Features” and uninstall any toolbars or search bars in list.
- Reset Google Chrome.
- Test and try to open Google Chrome again.