Turning off Outlook desktop notifications

Outlook notifications are the little popups that appear in the bottom right corner of your screen that scream “PAY ATTENTION TO ME!!!” There are a couple very good reasons to turn them off. First, every time they appear, what we… Read moreTurning off Outlook desktop notifications

Canvas enhancement: Color border

As frequent readers of this blog know, I’m a fan of everyone who has the skill to create scripts that make Canvas better. This post will feature another James Jones script (thank you, James!). Like other scripts, this one uses… Read moreCanvas enhancement: Color border

Canvas: Tampermonkey script for setting default due time

I’ve written before about using Tampermonkey scripts for adding functionality to Canvas. If you’re not familiar with Tampermonkey scripts for Canvas, please read that post first. I have another one for my fellow intrepid Canvas users. This one comes from… Read moreCanvas: Tampermonkey script for setting default due time

MS PowerToys

For Windows users, there is free collection of utilities called PowerToys that add some functionality to Windows. While there are a dozen tools in PowerToys, there are two I’m particularly enamored with: mouse utilities and video conference mute. Working with… Read moreMS PowerToys

Looking for new ways to handle web browser bookmarks?

Let’s start with the easiest solution. Browser bookmarks bar Your web browser bookmarks bar sits directly under the search/web address bar. If it’s not there, turn it on. In Firefox, click the 3-line icon in the top right corner of… Read moreLooking for new ways to handle web browser bookmarks?

Clipboard managers

The clipboard manager I’m thinking about is not a manager who stands around holding a clipboard. Your computer clipboard holds onto things you’ve copied, making them available for you to paste. Apps that manage this clipboard are called clipboard managers…. Read moreClipboard managers

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

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