October 2017 Quick Tips

This page contains tips for Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and the Windows 10 operating system.




Art Addition To Your Chrome Browser

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If you use Google Chrome as your browser, there’s a nifty extension that will let you add some great works of art to your browsing. It’s called Google Art Project and it features masterpieces from Van Gogh, Monet and other great artists. When you add this extension, you’ll see the art whenever you open a new tab.

To use it, you’ll need to click here or go to the Chrome Web Store and search for ‘Google Art Project.’ Then click the Add to Chrome button.

A window will appear asking you to confirm by clicking Add.

You’ll receive a confirmation that the extension has been added to Chrome.

Now, click to add a new tab in Chrome.

A work of art with clickable information about the piece will be displayed.

Just click on the title for more information about the art.

To see the familiar Top Sites display, just click down in the right corner on the folder icon.

The top sites will display in the middle of the page.

By default the painting will change daily. If you’d like to see a new image with each new tab, right-click on the browser. From the menu that appears, choose Google Art Project, then Change artwork, then switch from Daily to In every new tab.

Just a reminder, this is an extension for the Google Chrome Browser only. Enjoy the artwork!



Battery Check

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Bluetooth speakers losing signal? Wireless headphones not working? Is the cursor on your wireless mouse jumping? Has your wireless keyboard suddenly gotten finicky and started missing keystrokes?

The problem could (and usually is) the battery. The first symptoms of low battery are spotty performance and you might not always immediately recognize it as a battery problem because the device is still working. It just isn't working well. When a wireless device acts up, always make sure to replace the batteries or try giving it a recharge.