Thursday, December 10, 2020

Computer Class Notes 12-10-2020

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How do I fax from My HP ENVY Printer if it doesn't have a Phone Line Connection?

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Find Text Inside
Office Search is a specialized open-source search tool for Microsoft Windows devices that are designed to find text that you specify in Office and text documents.

Win+E > Click a folder > View > Options > Change… > Search
And place a checkmark next to Always search...

What is Meet Now in Windows 10
If you are running a recent version of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, you may have noticed the new Meet Now taskbar icon that the company added in October 2020 ...

Can Websites See Your Physical Location?
If you really want to hide your physical location from a website, you can use a VPN (a virtual private network) Or, for additional privacy at the cost of speed, use Tor. When you access a website through a VPN, you connect directly to the VPN server, and the VPN server connects to the website on your behalf. It functions as a middleman, passing traffic back and forth.

Why Aren’t Viruses a Problem on Chrome OS?
Chrome OS has a reputation for being virus-proof. Google likes to boast about how secure its operating system is compared to others. Are Chromebooks really immune to viruses, though? And, if so, how do they achieve this? Allow us to explain.

The New Windows Terminal
Microsoft’s new Windows Terminal is finally stable. Windows finally has a more modern terminal environment including features like tabs, split panes, multiple session types, and settings that let you configure everything from keyboard shortcuts to animated GIF backgrounds.

With ShareMouse you can share your mouse and keyboard between two computers and easily transfer files. ShareMouse not only works between Windows 10 computers but also between Microsoft Windows 10 and/or Apple macOS 10.13-10.15 and can be used with up to 9 computers. You can copy files from one to the other using drag and drop. Simply put, you control two (or more with the paid version) with one keyboard/mouse and can copy between computers.

"ShareMouse Free" is free-of-charge to all users except Power and Professional Users. The demo version allows you to use all features free for 30 minutes. After that the free version only allows you to use your keyboard/mouse to control two computers. Restart for an additional free 30 minutes of the demo.
  • A minimum of two computers is required.
  • Each computer must have its own monitor.
  • All computers must be connected to the local network.
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Chromebooks Are Better Than Windows Laptops
Despite all the growth they’ve made in the last few years, Chromebooks still get a bad rap or are often thought of as “just a browser.” That couldn’t be further from the truth, especially now. In fact, there are several ways that Chromebooks are actually better than Windows laptops for many users.

Print From Cannon Tablet
Download the print Service app for the printer manufacturer
Then you should have the capability to print

Printing Using Canon Print Service
  • Make sure the printer is on
  • Load paper
  • Perform operation for printing in the application. The operation procedure varies depending on the application
  • Select “printer” in the application
  • Specify the number of copies, paper size, and other settings as needed
  • Start printing
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Creating A Christmas Card

I demonstrated how to create a simple eCard using Google Docs. Using Google Seach we located potential images and chose one to use. Then I searched for “greetings” and found this one which has many simple greetings to use.

Then we added a simple salutation and using Shift+Win+S to select the entire card area and created an image file to be used to email, post on Facebook, text, etc.

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