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Turn Off the Sticky Keys Warning on Windows PCs

A keyboard problem you may need to troubleshoot is the Sticky Keys warning that pops up when Shift is pressed 5 times in a row. Some video games use the Shift key as an action key, so learning to undo [more…]

How to Test your PC Speakers

If your PC speakers suddenly go mute on you, Windows has a tool you can use to troubleshoot the problem.

Your PC console has one, internal speaker. Sometimes the sound coming from an internal speaker is [more…]

Connect Speakers to Your Windows PC

Most PCs have an internal speaker. It’s a cheap, tiny speaker, and usually is barely audible. Thus, you will likely want to connect external speakers to your PC. Here are some of the options you may find [more…]

Troubleshoot PC Speakers when They Stop “Speaking”

The biggest issue with computer sound is not hearing anything. The solution is to follow a step-by-step process for eliminating the cause. [more…]

Test the Microphone on Your Windows PC

For a microphone to work on your computer, it must be plugged into the pink jack on your PC, unless it’s a USB microphone, which simply plugs into the USB port. [more…]

Troubleshoot Peripherals Using Windows Device Manager

Windows features a central location for all the hardware in your PC. It’s the Device Manager and it can be used as a troubleshooting tool. The Device Manager provides a central location for accessing the [more…]

Are All Game Controllers Created Equal?

Although game controller is used as a generic term (indicating any hand-held, desk-bound, or portable device that accepts player input), there are actually four basic types of controllers in use today. [more…]

Keyboard and Mouse Options for PC Gamers

Many ace players swear by the gaming keyboard and mouse/trackball combo. You may be wondering what could possibly be done to these two venerable input devices that would make them so attractive for gamers [more…]

Gaming Glasses for the Dedicated Gamer

There's a recent arrival to gaming with close ties to the world of high-definition TVs: gaming glasses, which offer 1080p HD 3D play on your PC. You can also use these glasses to watch 3D Blu-Ray movies [more…]

How to Set Up Speakers or Headphones on Your Windows 10 Laptop

If you have chosen to connect external speakers to your Windows 10 laptop, you have just a few things to set up before you can begin listening to your music. Just follow these steps: [more…]

Work with Windows 10 Using a Touchscreen

If you have a touchscreen device, either a laptop or tablet, you’ll be glad to hear that Windows 10 is designed, to a great degree, to be used with a touchscreen. The following lists several of the ways [more…]

10 Handy Laptop Accessories

The spending doesn’t stop after you buy the laptop. Nope — there are many, many laptop toys you can buy. Beyond software are gizmos and gadgets galore. Some are standard computer peripherals, like media [more…]

How to Add a Monitor to Your Windows 10 Laptop

Your Windows 10 laptop is readily able to handle two monitors: the laptop’s own screen and an external monitor. That’s because a monitor connector is a standard feature on all laptops. The reason is so [more…]

How to Use the Pen on Your Windows 10 Laptop

Tablet PCs feature a touchscreen. You can use your finger as an input device, but your finger is short and stubby and, please, you need a manicure. A better option is to use a [more…]

How to Add a Network or Wireless Printer to Your Windows 10 Laptop

Most network printers or wireless printers don’t need additional setup. Windows is smart enough to find those printers (as long as the printers are turned on) and install the network or wireless printer [more…]

How to Set the Default Printer on Your Windows 10 Laptop

Your Windows 10 laptop can print documents to only one printer at a time. You can choose the printer when you print, or, when you don’t specify a printer, Windows uses the [more…]


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