Category Archives: computer tips

Photoshop CC fix D3DCompiler_47.dll is missing from your computer… [SOLVED]

A question from reader Henry: Hi. Today I did a fresh install of windows 7 pro on my lenovo thinkpad. Then I try to install adobe photoshop cc but I got an error when running the application: “D3DCompiler_47.dll is missing from your computer….” I reinstalled everything but that did not help. Can you help me with this dll problem? Thanks, –Henry Dear Henry, It looks like you are encountering the following error: Please find the following update for your Windows 7

Fatal Error! PIL._imaging.pyd [SOLVED]

Question. I recently had the following popup unexpectedly on my Windows laptop: Fatal Error! PIL._imaging.pyd could not be extracted! I was surfing the internet on my laptop and I am worried that I might have a virus 🙁 Can you help me identify what caused that error? Thx! -Josh Silvija Answer. Hi Josh! Thank you for your question. Fortunately, that “fatal error” should not be an issue. Specifically, I have seen that error occur when Google Drive (now Google Backup and

How to change the Font color in Foxit PDF reader [SOLVED]

How to change the Font color of the typewriter type tool in Foxit: Select the “Comment” tab, Select the Typewriter tool and click on your text box Highlight your text (you may need to double-click it first) Select Font Color under the “Comment Format” tab and choose a color Voila, you can now adjust the “typewriter” tool font settings however you like! 🙂

How to re-claim 100GB Google Drive space

Recently I purchased a LG G6 phone. The first time I opened Google Drive it offered me a free 2-year 100GB Google Drive promotion. I already pay for the 1TB a year plan for my account. However, my wife could certainly use the free 100GB. I actually already pay $1.99 a month for 100GB for her, so with the free plan I could cancel the paid plan and save almost $48 over the course of 2 years. Therefore, I promptly canceled out of the

What does a yellow light on my Amazon Alexa Echo mean?! [SOLVED]

Question: What does a yellow light on my Amazon Alexa Echo mean? Answer: If your Alexa device starts showing a yellow light, it means that a message or notification* is waiting for you. To hear your notifications you can say things like: “Alexa, play my messages” or “Alexa, what did I miss?” 🙂 *NOTE: if you have not enabled messaging, it could be the new package notification feature… you can also check your notifications by saying “Alexa, what are my notifications?”

Prevent iTunes from opening when connecting iPhone

It can be super annoying when iTunes keeps opening every time you connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac or PC 🙁 Fortunately, there is a very easy solution 🙂 Stop iTunes opening every time you plug in your iPhone or iPad Start iTunes Open Preferences Click the Devices tab Check the box marked Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically Voila, after that you can connect iPhones, iPads or iPods with impunity and not have to worry