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

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

Clear cache for one—and only one—webpage

Faculty who have been around learning management systems (LMSs) for any amount of time know that sometimes gunk builds up in the browser cogs resulting in some page in the LMS not working as expected. If it’s something that worked… Read moreClear cache for one—and only one—webpage

Count words in your web browser

Logs for Word Counter Plus and Word Count

For the discussions in my online courses, I have added an expected minimum word count to help students better gauge what is expected of them. Each initial post has three sections, and each has a different word count minimum. Same… Read moreCount words in your web browser

Group or pin your Chrome tabs

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For those of us who like to—or least tend to—have a lot of browser tabs open at once, Chrome’s new “tab groups” along with the previous ability to pin tabs can help bring order to the chaos. Below, you can… Read moreGroup or pin your Chrome tabs

Save browser bookmarks in Windows folders

Select the entire web address Mouse fans: single click on the web address Keyboard shortcut fans: CTRL-L Click and drag into your Windows folder Double-click on the bookmark in your folder to launch the page in your web browser “Can… Read moreSave browser bookmarks in Windows folders

Open Chrome bookmarks in new tab

Do you know the most common way I learn about new technology? Something starts bugging me, and I go looking for a solution. Today’s problem? If I want to keep my existing Chrome tabs open, to open a bookmark in… Read moreOpen Chrome bookmarks in new tab

Hypothes.is: Annotate the Web

It didn’t take long. I found a replacement for Beanote, the Chrome extension I wrote about in my last blog post. Hypothes.is has more power and more flexibility. Add to any webpage a personal note just for yourself, a note… Read moreHypothes.is: Annotate the Web