Friday, July 10, 2020

Computer Class Notes 7-9-2020

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A Charging Hub
I'm shopping for a charging hub and have found 30 watts, 40 watts, 25 watts, 22 watt - how much does the wattage matter?

Standard chargers that come with iPhones and older Android phones carry 1 amp of current and put out 5 watts of power. New rapid chargers with technology such as Quick Charge support 2 amps and 12 watts or more, potentially charging your phone up to four times faster.

Watts = Amps x Volts and is also known as Va or volt-amps

A typical cell phone charger is 1 or 2 (see label on the charger). The bigger the number the faster the charge.

The Best New Windows 10 Features in the May 2020 UpdateLet’s take a look at some of the new features and updates in the latest version of Windows. We’ve kept an archive of notable features from previous updates, in case you’re interested. Feel free to jump ahead to any section.

Here are some of the features I thought were significant:

1. Reset This PC

Reinstalling Windows becomes a lot more convenient. Previously, when you wanted to factory reset or refresh Windows, the process would use the OS files on your computer. Now, you can choose the Cloud download option to reinstall Windows from the internet instead.

2. Task Manager

The Task Manager has picked up a few handy tricks in the latest update. For each Disk entry, you’ll now see SSD or HDD to let you know what kind of storage medium it is.

3. Sign-in Options

The latest update to Windows 10 includes a toggle that forces you to use a Windows Hello sign-in option instead of a password for any Microsoft accounts on your device.

Head to Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options and enable the toggle under Require Windows Hello sign-in for Microsoft accounts. This requires you to use one of the above methods on the same page, such as a PIN or fingerprint.

4. Using a PIN to sign into Windows 10 is better for security because the PIN is local to that device. Someone who stole your PIN could only use it to sign into your PC, while they could use your Microsoft account password to break into your email, Skype, Xbox, and other accounts.

5. Rename Virtual Desktops

You can now rename the virtual desktops you create on the Win+Tab menu. Instead of simply Desktop 1, Desktop 2, and so on, you can make them easier to identify at a glance.

Just click the name to adjust it. Naming them according to their purpose (like Entertainment or Work) should come in handy.

6. Enhanced PC Searching

Windows 10 search now gives you more options. Head to Settings > Search to find them.

Under Permissions & History, you’ll find options to filter explicit content in web results and what content to search from your connected Microsoft accounts. The most interesting options, however, are on the Searching Windows tab.

Here, you can select a new Enhanced search mode. Before this, Windows 10 would only search your file libraries and desktop, where files are often stored. But if you select this new option, Windows search will look at your entire PC.

7. Log In Without a Password
You can now create a Microsoft log in without a password. By providing your phone number, Microsoft will text you a login code every time you sign in. You can use this method to sign into Windows 10, then use a Windows Hello authentication method like a PIN or fingerprint for future logins.

8. Start Menu Refinements
A minor change that only affects new installs or accounts is a cleaner Start menu. It features fewer tiles, making it less cluttered. You can also now unpin groups of tiles, allowing you to remove all the obnoxious ads in one go.

How To Add Special Letters In Word
All my cooking recipes have the word "saute" but do not show it with the accent over the letter แบป. That one is easy, Ctrl+’+e will show an e' with the ' (accent) over the letter e.

Or you can Insert > Symbols > Symbol

The entire Word help page is found at:

How about Google Docs?

Insert > Special characters > Latin

Click on the letter with the accent you need and close the window. It should now be in your document.

View Your Facebook Profile as Public
If you want to view your Facebook profile as public so you can see what others see (people who aren't your friends), you can do so quite easily by using Facebook's public viewing feature.

On your page, click the ellipse in the lower right of your profile picture

Create a Shortcut or Hotkey to Turn the Desktop Icons On or Off
Note: this article was originally written a couple of years ago, but we tested it out on Windows 8, 8.1, and even Windows 10 to verify that it works and figured that we’d update and publish it again.

Download the application

Download HideDesktopIcons Application

Create a shortcut to it and place it on the taskbar

Now every time you click on the taskbar icon the desktop icons will be toggled off and on.

Transfer Photos And Videos From An Android Phone To PC

First, connect your phone to a PC with a USB cable that can transfer files. Then turn your phone on and unlock it. Your PC can’t find the device if the device is locked.

On your PC, select the Start button and then select Photos to open the Photos app.

Select Import > From a USB device, then follow the instructions. You can pick the items you want to import and select where to save them. Allow a few moments for detection and transfer.

Take A Cell Phone Screenshot

On an Android cell phone

Open the screen that you want to capture.

Depending on your phone: Press and hold the Power + Volume down buttons at the same time for a few seconds. If that doesn't work, press and hold the Power button for a few seconds. Then tap Screenshot. ...

At the top of the screen, you'll find Screenshot capture.

On an iPhone

Press the Side button and the Home button at the same time. The screenshot will be in your Gallary.

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