The Computer Lady Online http://thecomputerladyonline.com Help for computer, Internet, blogging, and social media questions and problems Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:00:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 109582438 How to Change A YouTube Video Embed Code Size http://thecomputerladyonline.com/how-to-change-a-youtube-video-embed-code-size/ http://thecomputerladyonline.com/how-to-change-a-youtube-video-embed-code-size/#comments Mon, 20 Mar 2017 23:24:52 +0000 http://thecomputerladyonline.com/?p=1256 YouTube recently upgraded their sharing options and now it seems a bit harder to pick a variety of sizes for YouTube vidoes to share on your blog or website. If you click the Share icon you will get a 560 px wide video code. If your blog posting area is wider or you want to show the video on your homepage you may want a wider layout.

While I didn’t find a perfect solution I did find a workaround. In the past, YouTube would give you the option to pick the size you want to make your video code but for me at least, that option is no longer available.

I am providing you with a variety of YouTube video sizes and how you can grab the HTML embed code for each.

Depending on the blog theme you use some themes, will automatically resize the video to fit the screen and others won’t. The same goes for the mobile theme you use.

How to Change A YouTube Video Embed Code Size

You can also manually change the size of the YouTube video code to fit the space. Just change the width and height to match one of these YouTube video sizes.

  • 320 by 240
  • 560 by 315
  • 640 by 360
  • 853 by 480
  • 1215 by 480
  • 1229 by 691
  • 1280 by 720
  • 1920 by 1080

Small YouTube Embed Code

  • Go to Youtube.com.
  • Find the video you want to use on your website.
  • Click the Share icon (looks like a right-pointing arrow)
  • Click Embed.
  • Click Copy.

Medium YouTube Embed Code

  • Go to Youtube.com.
  • Find the video you want to use on your website.
  • Right-click on the video itself.
  • Left-click Copy Embed Code.

Large YouTube Embed Code

  • Go to Youtube.com.
  • Find the video you want to use on your website.
  • Click the Theater Mode icon to make the video larger.
  • Right-click on the video.
  • Left-click Copy Embed Code.

Super Large YouTube Embed Code

  • Go to Youtube.com.
  • Find the video you want to use on your website.
  • Click the Full Screen icon to make the video larger.
  • Right-click on the video itself.
  • Left-click Copy Embed Code.
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How to Add Someone to Your Amazon Prime Account for Free http://thecomputerladyonline.com/how-to-add-someone-to-your-amazon-prime-account/ http://thecomputerladyonline.com/how-to-add-someone-to-your-amazon-prime-account/#respond Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:31:46 +0000 http://thecomputerladyonline.com/?p=1235 We now know that we can share our Amazon Prime account with one other adult for free. This could be a significant other, husband, wife, child, or even friend you trust. Maybe you and your friend want to split the cost of the $99 Amazon prime yearly account. Sharing your Amazon prime account is great because each person gets all of the benefits – free shipping, free music, free books, free movies, and more

It’s easy to add someone to your Amazon Prime account if you know how.

Note: You will need that person’s email address and Amazon password to add them or they will need to be with you to provide that information.

How to Add Someone to your Amazon Prime Account Using Your Computer

1. Go to Account Settings.

2. Click Manage Your Content and Devices and then Settings

3. Scroll down to the Holds and Family Library section and click Invite an Adult.

4. Type the new person’s email address and Amazon password and click Verify Account.

How to Add Someone to your Amazon Prime Account Using the Amazon App

How to Add Someone to your Amazon Prime Account Using the Amazon App

How to Add Someone to your Amazon Prime Account Using the Amazon App

How to Add Someone to your Amazon Prime Account Using the Amazon App

1. Open the Amazon app and tap the three bars at the top left.

2. Tap Your Account.

3. Tap Manage Your Content and Devices.

4. Tap the three bars at the top right.

5. Tap Settings.

6. Scroll down and Invite an Adult.

7. Type the new person’s email address and Amazon password and click Verify Account.

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How to Geotag a Photo on Instagram http://thecomputerladyonline.com/how-to-geotag-a-photo-on-instagram/ http://thecomputerladyonline.com/how-to-geotag-a-photo-on-instagram/#respond Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:30:22 +0000 http://thecomputerladyonline.com/?p=1222 If you want to add a location – or geotag – to your photo or video on Instagram, just follow these simple steps. Geotagging a photo or video on Instagram can be useful if you own a business and want customers to tag you or your event’s location. If someone is looking at that location on the map on Instagram or hashtag, your business or event will come up. The more people that tag that location, the better chance you get of being seen. It’s a great way of getting some free advertising.

How to add a Location or Geotag a Photo or Video on Instagram

1. After you upload or take a photo tap next and then tap Add Location.

How to add a Location or Geotag a Photo or Video on Instagram

How to add a Location or Geotag a Photo or Video on Instagram

2. Find your location in the suggestions list or search for your location and tap on it. Your Geotagged location will appear just under the “Tag People” section.

How to add a Location or Geotag a Photo or Video on Instagram

3. Type your description and any hashtags you want to include and tap Share.

How to add a Location or Geotag a Photo or Video on Instagram

How to add a Location or Geotag a Photo or Video on Instagram

If you uploaded an image or video to Instagram and didn’t add the location, you can go back and edit your photo or video and easily add it.

Tap the 3 dots at the top of you image and then tap Edit. Continue to follow the steps above to add the Geotag location.

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Google Chrome Proxy Issues Solved http://thecomputerladyonline.com/google-chrome-proxy-issues-solved/ http://thecomputerladyonline.com/google-chrome-proxy-issues-solved/#respond Tue, 28 Feb 2017 21:47:35 +0000 http://thecomputerladyonline.com/?p=1191 Question from a Reader: I am using Windows 10 on my desktop computer. The last week or so, Chrome will not go to any website. When I run troubleshooting, I am getting “Windows could not automatically detect the network’s proxy settings”. Is this why I can’t get to a website with Chrome or any other browser? Can you tell me what to do about network proxy settings?

“A proxy server is an intermediary between your computer and the Internet, often used to hide your real location and allow you to access websites that would otherwise be blocked.”

Solutions:

Disable Chrome Proxy:

  1. Click on the Chrome Menu on the browser toolbar (or type this in the address bar chrome://settings/).
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Show Advanced Settings at the bottom of the page.
  4. Click Change Proxy Settings in the Network section.
  5. Click the LAN settings button
  6. Uncheck Automatically detect settings and make sure Use a proxy server for your LAN is also unchecked.
  7. Click OK and OK again.

Disable Chrome Proxy Settings

Delete Cookies: Chrome often has cookie issues so try deleting cookies to see if that solves the problem.

Check Internet Options:

From the Windows Control Panel click Options, Connections Tab, LAN Settings and make sure Proxy Server is unchecked.

Reset TCP/IP:

Tap the Windows key and the X on the keyboard at the same time and then release. Then select Command Prompt (Admin) and then press Enter.

Note: if this does not bring up the Command window, click or tap on the Window icon at the bottom left of your screen and then type command in the search box. Right-click on Command and tap Run As Administrator and click Yes if prompted.

At the command prompt, type the following command and then press Enter:

netsh winsock reset

Reboot the computer.

If this does not solve the problem type this and reboot

netsh int ipv4 reset

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How to Save a YouTube Video http://thecomputerladyonline.com/how-to-save-a-youtube-video/ http://thecomputerladyonline.com/how-to-save-a-youtube-video/#respond Tue, 22 Nov 2016 03:50:11 +0000 http://thecomputerladyonline.com/?p=1167 If you find a YouTube video you want to save to your computer so you can embed it somewhere like on a Facebook page or even upload it to Twitter or your own blog you will need to save the video first. Yes, you can just grab the embed code to add a YouTube video to your blog or website but if you want to upload a YouTube video to Facebook you will need the original video stored on your computer first. To share a YouTube video on Facebook or Twitter you can just grab the share link but this doesn’t work so well if you are trying to gt a video to show on a Facebook page. You will need to upload the video to have it show on the Facebook page

1. Go to YouTube and find and copy the link to the video you want to save.

2. Open the VLC Media Player on your computer.

If you don’t have the VLC Media Player you can download and install it for free. VLC Media Player is OpenSource software so it is free for anyone to use.

3. Click the Media menu and then Open Network stream.

How to Save A YouTube Video to your Computer

4. Paste the YouTube video link in the Network URL box.

5. Click Play. The video will appear in the VLC Media Player and begin to play. You can pause the video if you like.

How to Save A YouTube Video to your Computer

6. Right-click anywhere on the video and then left-click on Tools and the Codec Information.

How to Save A YouTube Video to your Computer

7. In the Location box you will see a long URL. Copy this link.

How to Save A YouTube Video to your Computer

8. Switch to your browser and paste this link into the address bar and press Enter. The video will load and begin to play. Pause the video.

9. Right-click on the video and click Save Video As and give the video a name. Now you are able to save the video to your computer and use it wherever you like.

How to Save A YouTube Video to your Computer

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How to Stop YouTube from Tweeting Videos You Watch http://thecomputerladyonline.com/stop-youtube-from-tweeting-videos-you-watch/ http://thecomputerladyonline.com/stop-youtube-from-tweeting-videos-you-watch/#respond Sun, 09 Oct 2016 19:55:58 +0000 http://thecomputerladyonline.com/?p=1158 YouTube will automatically tweet the videos you watch that you Like if you hook your Twitter account into your YouTube account. If you still want your Twitter account hooked into your YouTube account there is a simple step you must do to make sure YouTube doesn’t tweet the videos you watch and that you Like.

How to Stop YouTube from Tweeting Videos You Watch

Step One: Go to your YouTube.com account

Step Two: Make sure you are logged into your YouTube account and then click on your image at the top right.

Step Three: Click the gear icon.

Step Four: Click on Connected accounts.

Step Five: Click Edit next to the Twitter account listed.

Step Six: Click Disable activity sharing and click Save at the bottom.

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How to Ban Someone From Your Facebook Page http://thecomputerladyonline.com/how-to-ban-someone-from-your-facebook-page/ http://thecomputerladyonline.com/how-to-ban-someone-from-your-facebook-page/#comments Mon, 22 Feb 2016 04:54:35 +0000 http://thecomputerladyonline.com/?p=1105 Have you ever wanted to ban someone from viewing your Facebook page because they are copying your content and pasting it in Facebook groups, online forums or using it as content for their own website or blog? In the past the only way to ban someone from viewing your Facebook page was to wait until they left a comment but now I have another way. If the perpetrator never leaves a comment on your Facebook page it is nearly impossible to ban them. Follow these steps and you can ban them even if they don’t leave a comment, ever!

First, you will need the Facebook ID for the person you want to ban from your Facebook page.

1. Visit findmyfbid.com and paste in the person’s Facebook account URL. (Example: http://www.facebook.com/username)

2. Click Search. When the results come back, write down the person’s ID number.

3. Go to your Facebook page and click on Settings at the top right.

4. Click on People and Other Pages from the left menu.

5. Click the gear icon on the first person’s name that appears. We will only use the menu from this person and we won’t be banning this person.

6. Right-click on Ban from Page.

7. Click on Inspect Element (or Inspect if you are using Chrome)

How to Ban Someone from your Facebook Page Even if they don't leave a comment

8. When the HTML screen appears, look for the line that shows page_id and user_id.

9. Click the three dots on the left (if you are using Chrome) and then click “Edit as HTML”. If you are using Firefox you can double-click to make that link active so you can edit it.

How to Ban Someone From Your Facebook Page

10. Erase the User ID number that shows on that line (this is the user ID for the first person we chose in step 5). Do not erase the page ID number.

11. Type the ID number for the person you want to ban that you got in step 2.

12. Do not press enter. Just close the HTML window without clicking anywhere else.

13. Click Ban from Page again (with the left button this time).

14. This time the person’s name you really want to ban will appear and you can click Confirm.

Success! Now you have a way to block someone who is causing trouble on your Facebook without them commenting and without them knowing either. Please share.

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How to Automatically Send Facebook Page Updates to Twitter http://thecomputerladyonline.com/how-to-automatically-send-facebook-page-updates-to-twitter/ http://thecomputerladyonline.com/how-to-automatically-send-facebook-page-updates-to-twitter/#respond Sat, 30 Jan 2016 02:18:02 +0000 http://thecomputerladyonline.com/?p=1097 When you write something on your Facebook Fan page and want it to send it as a tweet to Twitter, usually you have to copy the update and link and paste it as a tweet on Twitter. But, there is an easier way!

Just follow these few simple steps to automatically send anything you post on Facebook as a tweet on Twitter.

  1. Visit www.facebook.com/twitter
  2. Pick the Facebook page you want to hook into Twitter and click Link to Twitter.
  3. Log into the Twitter account you want to use and authorize Facebook to use your account.
  4. Decide what you want sent as a tweet to Twitter (status updates, photos, videos, links, notes, events). Click Save Changes.

Now, just test it by going to your Facebook Fan page and writing something, making sure it is set to public. Go to your Twitter account and see if it sent it.

How to Automatically Send Facebook Page Updates to Twitter

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How to Lock a PDF for Free Without Purchasing Adobe Acrobat http://thecomputerladyonline.com/how-to-lock-a-pdf-for-free-without-purchasing-adobe-acrobat/ http://thecomputerladyonline.com/how-to-lock-a-pdf-for-free-without-purchasing-adobe-acrobat/#respond Thu, 27 Aug 2015 03:39:57 +0000 http://thecomputerladyonline.com/?p=1044 If you are creating a document in Microsoft Word and then will create a PDF document out of it, you may want to lock it down so viewers can’t copy the contents. There’s nothing worse than spending 40 hours on an ebook only to find that someone copies the whole thing and makes a blog post out of it, or worse, their own ebook to sell. While locking a PDF document won’t stop people from copying your work, it will make it harder because they will have to manually type everything and screenshot the images.

There is no need to buy a special Word to PDF program or pay for Adobe Acrobat to lock down a PDF document. The easiest and cheapest way (on a Windows machine) to lock a PDF is to download and install OpenOffice Writer. It’s a free “open source” alternative to Microsoft Word and it works like a charm. Not only will OpenOffice Writer let you lock your PDF and/or password protect it, it will also let you save your text documents as a PDF so you don’t even need another tool or program.

NOTE: If you are worried that you might get malware, ads, or toolbars installed on your computer if you install OpenOffice, make sure you download the official version from the official OpenOffice.org website. The only reason you would get malware, ads, and toolbars with the OpenOffice software is if you download it from a questionable site other than the official site.

You will only need the OpenOffice Writer program so when you begin the installation, you can deselect the other programs – Math, Base, Calc, Impress, and Draw. You may need to right-click on each folder and choose the “do not to install on this computer” option.

How to Lock a PDF Document

Once you have OpenOffice Writer installed on your computer, open OpenOffice Writer and then the document you want to work with. If you have already created your document in Microsoft Word that is fine. All you need to do is open the Word document in OpenOffice.

Click the File menu and then Export as PDF.

Word to PDF for Free

Click the Security Tab and click Set password.

Type a password in the boxes under “Set permission password” and click OK. You can type anything you want as a password. Just remember what you typed for future reference.

how to lock a PDF document with a password

Set these PDF Options:

  • Printing: High resolution (in case you have photographs in your PDF)
  • Changes: Not permitted
  • Deselect: Enable copying of content
  • Leave: Enable text access for accessibility tools (for the blind)

how-to-lock-a-pdf

Once you have the PDF security settings the way you want them, click Export.

Give your file a name and click Save.

Test your new PDF document by opening it up in Adobe Acrobat and trying to copy and paste text and images. You should be able to select text but when you copy and then try to paste, nothing will actually paste.

TROUBLESHOOTING: If your document looks slightly different or has different pages than the way you set it up in Word when you open it in OpenOffice, go back to Word and save your document as an RTF (Rich Text Format). To do this, click on the File menu and then Save As and choose RTF from the File Type drop-down menu.

How to Save a Word document as RTF

Using OpenOffice Writer is the easiest way to lock a PDF document and it only took you 2 minutes to do it. Oh, and it’s Free! It doesn’t matter whether you created your document in Microsoft Word 2003, 2007, 2010 or some other version. OpenOffice Writer software will work with all Microsoft Word document versions.

Learn how to make clickable links in a PDF Document For Free without using Adobe Acrobat.

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Make Clickable Links in a PDF Document For Free http://thecomputerladyonline.com/make-clickable-links-in-a-pdf-document-for-free/ http://thecomputerladyonline.com/make-clickable-links-in-a-pdf-document-for-free/#respond Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:32:29 +0000 http://thecomputerladyonline.com/?p=1040 If you are creating a document in Microsoft Word and find that the links aren’t “clickable” once the PDF is created, try this easy, and free solution. There is no need to buy a special Word to PDF program or pay for Adobe Acrobat. The easiest and cheapest way to get your links to work in a PDF is to download and install OpenOffice Writer. It’s a free “open source” alternative to Microsoft Word and it works like a charm. Not only will OpenOffice Writer make clickable links in a PDF, it will also let you save your text documents as a PDF so you don’t even need another tool or program.

NOTE: If you are worried that you might get malware, ads, or toolbars installed on your computer if you install OpenOffice, make sure you download the official version from the official OpenOffice.org website. The only reason you would get malware, ads, and toolbars with the OpenOffice software is if you download it from a questionable site other than the official site.

You will only need the OpenOffice Writer program so when you begin the installation, you can deselect the other programs – Math, Base, Calc, Impress, and Draw. You may need to right-click on each folder and choose the “do not to install on this computer” option.

How to Make Your Links Clickable in a PDF

Once you have Open Office Writer installed on your computer, open OpenOffice Writer and then open the document you want to work with. If you have already created your document in Microsoft Word that is fine. All you need to do is open the Word document in OpenOffice.

Click the File menu and then Export as PDF.

Word to PDF Free

Click the Links Tab. Now click the checkbox next to “Export URLs relative to file system” and click Export.

make clickable links in a PDF

Give your file a name and click Save.

Test the links in your new PDF document by opening it up in Adobe Acrobat.

Using OpenOffice Writer is the easiest way to create clickable links within a PDF document and it only took you 2 minutes to do it. Oh, and it’s Free! It doesn’t matter whether you created your document in Microsoft Word 2003, 2007, 2010 or some other version. OpenOffice Writer software will work with all Microsoft Word document versions.

Another Way to Make Links Clickable in a PDF for Free:

  1. Vist www.freepdfconvert.com
  2. Upload your Word document.
  3. Do not include an email address.
  4. Choose PDF as the output.
  5. You will get a link to download the file as a PDF and your links will be intact.

Learn how to lock and protect your PDF document for free without using Adobe Acrobat.

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