Firefox: Zoom in on only one tab

I have three screens, and one of them is relatively small. Sometimes I’ll have browser tabs open on all three screens. For the tab that’s open on the smaller screen, I want to zoom in to make the text bigger…. Read moreFirefox: Zoom in on only one tab

Add sticky notes to folders, files, programs, webpages

The problem: I have a file folder that contains assignments that I have not yet updated for next term. How do I remember that I have not updated these, besides using a clunky README file? There are a lot of… Read moreAdd sticky notes to folders, files, programs, webpages

Reopening a recently closed web browser tab

You’re happily using your web browser. Thinking you are done with a page, you close a tab. But you were wrong. You were not done with the page. Option 1: Open the last-closed tab This keyboard combination will open your… Read moreReopening a recently closed web browser tab

Recovering content from a web form

You’ve typed something into a box in your web browser—something very well written, perhaps the first page of what will become the Great American Novel. You close the webpage before clicking the “submit” button. When you go back to the… Read moreRecovering content from a web form

Caches and cookies explained

What is the web cache, what are cookies, and why does clearing them solve so many browser issues? How do web browsers work? Websites are collections of code—that code is called HyperText Markup Language (HTML). The code is stored on… Read moreCaches and cookies explained

Test and boost your home wifi

Let’s take a look at your home Internet setup. With many of us working at home and sharing our home wifi with kids, spouses, ex-spouses, extended family, and the mysterious person you suspect might be living in your basement, here… Read moreTest and boost your home wifi

Search Deflector makes Windows 10 search better

The “Type here to search” box in the lower left corner of Windows 10 is handy for searching all kinds of things. Except the Internet. Windows forces you to use their Bing search engine inside of their Edge browser. But… Read moreSearch Deflector makes Windows 10 search better

Be kind to your eyes, find your phone, see and boost your wifi signal strength, delete whole words at a time, & a monitor recommendation

This is a mishmash of stuff that I’ve been collecting. Enjoy! Be kind to your eyes: 20-20-20. We are all spending way more time in front of our computers than we did, say, in February 2020. I’ve heard from colleagues… Read moreBe kind to your eyes, find your phone, see and boost your wifi signal strength, delete whole words at a time, & a monitor recommendation

Managing work/life balance teaching from home

I taught my first online course in the late 1990s. I had done my homework, reading up on everything I could find about teaching online, attending conference sessions about teaching online. While the Internet was out of its infancy, it… Read moreManaging work/life balance teaching from home