Tutorials

The Control Panel -- Extremely Useful

controlpanel.jpgJust as you can use a car without manipulating anything under the hood, you can also use a computer without changing any settings. However, at a certain point you will want to correct a setting, uninstall a program, change the way your mouse works, or add another user to your computer. All of these functions and many more are found in the Windows Control Panel. Don't worry though; the Control Panel is much easier to navigate than the cables, wires, and mechanisms that you find under the hood of a car....and you can use the tools in the Control Panel without getting your hands dirty.

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Solutions to Simple Problems


frustratedman80.jpgDo you ever get the feeling that you've done something wrong on the computer or your digital device? Or that computers and their digital cousins behave for others, but not for you? Well, you are not alone. Everyone has that feeling every now and then. In fact, today I'd like to describe a few real life situations that can get you thinking that way. Don't worry though; I'll also give you the solutions so that you can start to feel really smart about computers and digital devices.

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Fixing That Wireless Connection

 

router80.jpgIf you are using a wireless router, connections sometimes get dropped so you cannot get on the Internet. Here is a quick and easy solution to this problem.

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Enlarge Your Mouse Pointer

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Sometimes it is not easy to see the mouse pointer, but there is an easy way to make it bigger. You can even change it to black or white, whichever you see more clearly. Here's how.

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Cleaning a Flat Panel TV or Monitor


cleaningsupplies.jpgI hate smudges and smears, so I do a fair amount of cleaning on my flat panel TV, my computer monitor, and my smart phone. Certain care should be taken with these devices. In fact, using the wrong cleaner or the wrong wipe can be detrimental to the device. So be sure to read this tip before you start your spring cleaning.

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Dealing With Trial Software

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I have recently heard a common lament, "Yesterday I was using Microsoft Word, but today it will not start." My first question to someone who says this is, "How old is your computer?" If the computer is 90 days old or less, I know exactly what has happened. Your trial software ran out. Here's an explanation.

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Change your Home Page

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The page that you see every time you start your web browser is called you home page. If you have never changed your home page it may be set to go to Microsoft or a page from your Internet Service Provider. You can, however, easily set your home page to something more inviting like your favorite news site, the Compu-KISS website, or even Google. Here's how.

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