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Tech Tip #66: Zoom In/Out of Websites

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each week, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy! Q: I can’t read the internet page. How do I zoom out of a browser … Continue reading

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Tech Tip #54: How to Auto Forward a PowerPoint Slideshow

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy! Q:  My students are learning to use Powerpoint for presentations. They’ll stand in front of … Continue reading

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Tech Tip #23: I Deleted a File By Accident

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy! Q:  I deleted a file! I need it back! What do I do? A.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Tech Tip #54: How to Auto Forward a PowerPoint Slideshow

My students are learning to use Powerpoint for presentations. They’ll stand in front of the class and the slideshow will play behind them. We want it to go automatically without requiring them to click the mouse or push the space bar. How do we do that? Continue reading

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Tech Tip #28: 5 Ways to Fix a No-Sound Problem–For Free

If the sound still doesn’t work, you can check the sound card by plugging headphones into the port for that function, probably at the front of your CPU tower. If they don’t work, you have isolated the problem to the sound card. Continue reading

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How to Stop Hating Your Computer

Believe it or not, most computer problems are simple. I can say that because I’ve run a computer lab for almost ten years. I’ve seen just about every problem there is and have learned this: If you believe your life with computers is a constant state of civil unrest, you’d be right.   Hardware The … Continue reading