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This tip explains how to get your touchpad working after upgrading to Windows 10 on your laptop computer. Continue reading

Android Secret Codes: Part 2

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

In part one of this article, I told you all about the secret codes that can help you better troubleshoot your Android phone. These can be a great help when you’re having problems, but please remember to be careful using them. You could end up hurting your phone. Let’s check out some more codes.

  1. *#1111#

Typing this code will let you see the version of… Continue reading

Learn Android’s Secret Codes

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Learn all about the secret codes that can help troubleshoot your Android phone. Continue reading

It turns out that hackers don’t even need to see the screen to steal your password. Continue reading

Windows Keyboard On A Mac

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Here’s a way to set up the keys on a Windows keyboard for use on a Mac. Continue reading

A Shortcut To Quickly Access Websites

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Learn about a shortcut to speed up your Internet browsing in this quick tip. Continue reading

Laptop Keyboard Is Typing Gibberish

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Roger’s keyboard is not typing what he is typing! We find out what’s behind the gibberish. Continue reading

Help! I Can’t See My Whole Screen!

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Geraldine noticed that she can’t see the whole screen of her computer. We help her fix it. Continue reading

A quick way to add the current date and time to a Word document. Continue reading

Backspace Vs. Delete

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Do you know the difference between backspace and delete? Continue reading

Can I Disable My Laptop’s Touchpad?

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Use this tip to disable your laptop’s touchpad while using an external mouse. Continue reading

Discover how to save individual images from PowerPoint presentations with this helpful tip. Continue reading

Mark from Hurricane WV writes: I just brought a new HP laptop with Windows 8 on. Is there away to have an app that I’ve been using on a regular basis show up in the start menu like it does in Windows 7? Answer: Your recently used applications should automatically show up in the third set of application tiles. If they are not… Continue reading

How To Add To Send To Menu

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Laverne from Omak WA writes: I had my Jigsaw program so I could right click on a picture and use the open with and open it in the Jigsaw, all of a sudden that is not in my “send to” right-click. I have the program but don’t know how to get it back in there Any suggestions? Thank you for your help. Continue reading

Desktop Shortcut To Put Computer To Sleep

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Ken from Greer,SC writes: Is there any way to create a desktop shortcut to put my computer to sleep? I use Windows 7 Home Premium. Answer: A shortcut to put your computer to sleep is a fantastic idea and it’s pretty simple to do… Continue reading

iOS Shortcuts: Helpful Time-Saving Tips

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Although I absolutely adore my iPhone, I have to admit that at times, typing long-winded messages can be quite the tedious task. I always wished for a quicker, easier way to enter in the same phrases or addresses into e-mails or text messages. Luckily, I recently discovered a super-handy tool featured on iOS: shortcuts! Continue reading

Quick Access To Task Manager

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Windows Task Manager allows you to close unresponsive programs, view performance and memory usage, and determine what’s truly running in the background. Want a quick way to open task manager? Here are two really fast methods. Continue reading

Keyboard Missing Sleep Button – Help!

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Did you get a new keyboard without a sleep button? Do you wish you could create a shortcut to put the computer to sleep? Well read this article for two easy ways to do just that. Continue reading

Add Paint to Windows Send To Menu

Monday, October 1st, 2012

In just a few short steps, Paint (or many other programs) can be added as a Send To option in a right-click context menu. Continue reading

ZenKEY – The Ultimate Keyboard Shortcut

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

How would you like to be able to have a keyboard key combination to open Word? Or go to a web browser with your favorite site automatically loaded? Or open your My Documents folder? How about shut down your PC? Even turn a sequence of keystrokes and actions into a single key press? Continue reading

Connecting Your Laptop To A T.V. Screen

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Learn about ways to connect your laptop to your TV and use your television as an external monitor. Continue reading

If you want quick access to a favorite website from your Android device, creating a browser shortcut on your home screen can help. Continue reading

How to Set a Website as a Shortcut

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Have a website you go to a lot and wish you could just have an icon for it? Read this article to find out how. Continue reading

Hotmail Keyboard Shortcuts

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Here is a list of helpful keyboard shortcuts for Hotmail. Check ’em out! Continue reading

Chrome Tab Navigation Shortcuts

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Here are a few Google Chrome tab navigation shortcuts for the keyboard enthusiasts out there. Continue reading

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