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

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

Bulk delete/unpublish pages in Canvas

My college has been with the Canvas learning management system for a few years now. There are many things I like about it, but the cumbersome number of clicks it takes to delete a bunch of pages is not one… Read moreBulk delete/unpublish pages in Canvas

Show Desktop: Keyboard shortcut for Windows and Mac

When someone knocks on your office door, you may have a sensitive email or student work on your screen. Rather than figuring out if what is on your screen can be safely seen, use a keyboard shortcut to minimize everything… Read moreShow Desktop: Keyboard shortcut for Windows and Mac

PhraseExpress: Are you typing the same thing over and over again?

I first wrote about PhraseExpress in 2009. My new policy: if I’m still using a particular technology 10 years later, it deserves a new blog post. PhraseExpress is a text expander (and more) for Windows, Mac, Android, and iPhone. The… Read morePhraseExpress: Are you typing the same thing over and over again?