( education / tech / computers / software ) Installing Ubuntu Linux on my Chromebook as per these instructions: lifehacker. I hope it works! And I hope I like it. I got tired of some of the limitations o... read more
( education / tech / computers / software ) I barely used it, but I found this interesting because I was once a word processor (human, not program) back in the mid-80s to early 90s.Whatever happened to WordStar... read more
( education / tech / computers / software ) copied from helpdesk.ilstu.edu/kb/index.phtml?kbid1326 By default, when you launch Outlook it opens to your Inbox. You can create a shortcut to Outlook so it opens to your calendar instead. To force Outlook to open your calendar as your default v... read more
( education / tech / computers / software ) Q: I had some problems with this program. I fixed the POP and SMTP server designations, and it works now. However, I've lost my contacts — the folder is blank. The funny thing is, when I type some letters in the to box, names come up. Do you have any idea how I can restore my contacts list? A: ... read more
( education / tech / computers / software ) Open Source Human Resource Management Software. FYI in case you're looking for such, even though we hate the term human resource. Ironically, it's dehumanizing. :) via Human Resource Management Software (HRMS) - OrangeHRM. ... read more
( education / tech / computers / software ) It all starts with Ctrl-V, followed by the number combinations shown on the screen that comes up. For example, the tilde is Ctrl-V 002, although it doesn't show up on my screen, but maybe it'll work on yours. The accent grave is 047, the accent acute is 041 if I'm reading their chart correctly. ... read more
( education / tech / computers / software ) Fantastic online app here. It does what I've done before, but they do it better. I'm not jealous. I'm not a programmer, really, I'm an implementer/integrator. Yeah, that's it. :) Oh yeah, here's the link: ninite.com/ ... read more
( education / tech / computers / software ) Mine got messed up somehow, and it drove me nuts until I found this: jevon.org/wiki/Changing-Open-Dialog-Default-Sort-Order-in-Windows UPDATE: Only problem is ... the above didn't work! :) Not for b ... read more
( education / tech / computers / software ) Well, I thought I liked this version 4 better than version 3. I hated version 3. But, it turns out, version 4 is no better. It starts and finds things quicker (for me, anyway), but it ruins the computer's performance the rest of the time! Remove it from your Startup group (Start, All Programs, St ... read more
( education / tech / computers / software ) Avoid any toolbars that don't come with Windows from Microsoft. I just had a customer whose Internet Explorer wouldn't close after they installed My.Freeze.Com screensaver. Luckily, it uninstalled properly when using its uninstall program this time. These things just cause problems not worth the pretty pictures you get in return. ... read more
( education / tech / computers / software ) QUESTION: My Show Desktop icon just disappeared from my Quick Start menu. How do I restore that?
ANSWER: It probably got bumped aside by something else putting an icon in that space. You can drag that double greater than (>%gt;) sign and make that space wider.
OR just temporarily expand that space and drag and drop that Show Desktop ... read more
( education / tech / computers / software ) QUESTION: Is there any way to turn off the loud BEEP sound that occurs when Intel Proset detects a wireless network? I've tried going to control panel and muting all the sounds, but that doesn't seem to work.ANSWER: Try going into Intel ProSet Wireless, Tools, Application Settings, uncheck Show Alert Notifications.If that doesn't fix it, try g ... read more
( education / tech / computers / software ) QUESTION: I can't paste anything into Outlook, but I can into Word, etc.ANSWER: Open Microsoft Word, go to TOOLS OPTIONS Select the SAVE tab and uncheck Embed smart tags.Also, there's a security feature in Outlook that, in certain situations requires that you have a New Mail window open first, THEN paste into. In other words, you can't c ... read more
( education / tech / computers / software ) In Windows 7 (and possibly earlier and later versions), use NETPLWIZ and check (or uncheck) the box that says something to the effect of require users to enter passwords. Make sure that your own username is highlighted before you check/uncheck that box. ... read more