If you are a convert to Windows 10 from Windows 7 you may find it kind of tricky to access certain settings it was always easy to find before. The secret is that Microsoft actually made them easier to find! The added a hidden menu on the Windows button. The brief video tutorial below shows you how to rock this amazing hidden menu.
Windows 10 has been out for awhile now and I have had many questions regarding Microsoft's newest operating system. One of the most common is how to easily find programs. In Windows 10 it can be hard to what you are looking for within the new Start Menu. Instead of trying to find it and in the end just getting frusrated, let the Search Box do all the work. Watch the tutorial below to see how easy it can be!
The days of trying to find the Print Screen button on your keyboard are over! Learn how to use the Snipping Tool; an amazing Windows program that few people even know about. Using the Snipping Tool you can take screenshots of only what you want. So that means no more take a screenshot of your entire screen and then having to crop it down using a different program.
Watch the brief two minute tutorial below to see how easy the Snipping Tool can be to use!
So as I have been wondering around the schools lately, I have seen almost every teacher streaming the Eagle Cam on their projectors. It is truly amazing and fun to watch the eagle care for its eggs and so to be hatchlings.
But what if we want to go beyond just watching an eagle? Well, check out the links below to see some zoos that offer streaming of animals that range from flamingos all the way to the naked mole rat.
One of the most forgotten tweaks of Windows, is the ability to customize what happens when you push the Power Button. This button can do more than just shut down your computer. Watch the brief tutorial below to see how you can make the Power Button log you off, lock your computer, or even restart your machine!
The Aero Shake, not to be confused with the Harlem Shake, is a super quick and easy way to minimize all but the current window you are using. It can be a easy way to get rid of distractions on your screen and help students focus on what is being discussed. This can not only be utilized on your laptop/desktop, but also while using a interactive projector. Watch the brief tutorial below to learn how the Aero Shake can keep you focused!
If you are like me, you just may have a folder full of random files that you keep saying you will clean up. Well, when that day finally comes, save yourself some time and use the 'Show the preview pane' button.
The Preview Pane can allow you to go through files without ever actually having to open them! Check out the brief tutorial below to see how simple and easy it can be.
This is the kind of tutorial you never knew you needed. Once you learn this handy trick though, it will make you smile and also more productive.
When you open a File Explorer Window, or what many just call Documents, you will notice a favorites section on the left. This can be tweaked and customized by you. You can place the folders you access most often there to save yourself from having to search and search for a folder. It can also be used as a way to declutter those 100s of desktop shortcuts you have!
Graduation parties are in full swing and so are the questions directed towards those tech savvy type people about what laptop should their new graduate buy. This is always a tricky question to answer because we don't want to steer people accidently in the wrong direction.
If you are looking to buy a new laptop or desktop, one of the best things you can do is to educate yourself. There are countless great websites that can help you find a laptop or desktop that will fit your needs. Below are a couple of sites that I frequent and recommend to those looking at making purchases.
CNET Laptop or CNET Desktop - One of the great parts of theses websites is the way it breaks down what you are looking for. It will show you machines that are in you dollar range or it can show you machines that meet certain design specifications. Another great feature are the ratings. It shows you both an Editor's rating and User ratings.
PC Buying Guide by PC Magazine - For many years PC Magazine was the source of all news PC related. This site offers a similar breakdown of categories to CNET, but their reviews are more similar to a Consumers Digest model.
TechSpot PC Buying Guide - Do you have a grad that likes to build their own rigs? This seems to have become a lost art, but TechSpot is still there for you adventurous types.TechSpot lists the components need to make everything from a budget friendly desktop to the "luxury" model.
So before you go and ask your techie friend what machine to buy, give these websites a chance and you may just answer your own questions.
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