Saturday, November 18, 2017

How to find the MAC address of an Amazon Fire 7 tablet

To find the MAC address of your Amazon Fire 7 tablet:

- From the Home screen, tap Settings
- Tap Wireless
- Tap Wi-Fi
- Tap the three dots in the upper right corner
- Tap Advanced

The MAC address will be displayed on the tablet screen, above the IP address.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

How to print an event log from a Dell B2360dn printer

A printer's event log is useful for troubleshooting problems, especially ongoing or intermittent ones.  To print the event log summary from a Dell B2360dn printer:

- Press the Setup button (with the wrench icon)
- Press the right arrow button until Reports is displayed
- Press the OK button.
- Press the right arrow button until Event Log Summary is displayed
- Press the OK button

Saturday, November 4, 2017

How to find the IP address of an Amazon Fire 7 tablet

To see the IP address of your Amazon Fire 7 tablet:

- From the Home screen, tap Settings
- Tap Wireless
- Tap Wi-Fi
- Tap the three dots in the upper right corner
- Tap Advanced

The IP address will be displayed at the bottom of the screen.

Monday, October 23, 2017

What to do if your VTech Innotab won't turn on

Some things to try if your VTech Innotab won't turn on:

Disconnect and reconnect the adapter, both from the Innotab and from the power source.  Check the outlet that the adapter is plugged into to be sure it is working correctly.  (An outlet tester or a lamp will tell you if the outlet works.)  If the power source is good but the Innotab still doesn't work, try running it on battery power.  If it works on a battery but not on AC power, you may need to replace the AC adapter.

Remove and reinstall the battery, making sure that the side with the + on it faces out of the Innotab.  (See page 20 of the user guide for instructions on installing the battery.)  Make sure you have the correct battery type (CR2025) installed.  If possible, try a new battery.

If nothing helps and the Innotab still doesn't turn on, contact VTech customer support at 1-800-521-2010.  The Innotab comes with a 90-day limited warranty; if that warranty hasn't expired, VTech may be able to repair or replace your tablet.

Monday, October 9, 2017

How to take a screen shot on a ZTE Overture 2 smart phone

To take a screen shot from a ZTE Overture 2 smart phone, press the down volume button and the power button at the same time.  Hold both buttons down for a second or two, until the screen shot is taken.  (Either button can be pressed first.)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

How to clear your Facebook search history from the Facebook Android app

To clear your Facebook search history from the Facebook Android app:

- Open the Facebook app
- Tap the search bar at the top of the screen
- Tap Edit
- Tap Clear Searches
- Tap Confirm

Sunday, September 24, 2017

How to prevent images from overflowing into your sidebar in Blogger



Blogger has a nice post editor that keeps most of the "programming" stuff hidden.  The graphical "what you see is what you get" (WYSIWYG) editor makes it easy to create an attractive blog without requiring web developer skills or user experience expertise.

However, there are times when a little bit of HTML or CSS knowledge can help you improve the look and feel of your blog.  If you use any large images in your blog, this post is for you.

When you add an image to your blog post, Blogger allows you to set the size of the image, giving you control over how your post will look.  But for large images, Blogger won't by default prevent the images from overflowing out of the blog post "container" if you set an image to be larger than the post itself.  With a large image, you may find that it covers some of the text in your sidebar if you make the image too big.

Fortunately, there's an easy way to prevent that from happening.  All you have to do is add one rule to Blogger's internal stylesheet.

  • From the main Blogger dashboard page, select Theme on the left sidebar.
  • Click on the orange Customize button under the snapshot of your blog.
  • On the left side of the page, select Advanced.
  • A list of options will appear, beginning with "Page Text." Scroll down to the bottom and select Add CSS.
  • If you've never used this feature before, the editor window will probably be empty.  Type or copy the following text into the editor:
  • img {
        max-width: 100%;
      }
  • Click on the Apply to Blog button in the upper right corner.
  • To the left of that button, click on the Back to Blogger link.

Once you've added this simple CSS rule, Blogger will make sure none of your blog's images -- even for posts you've already published -- exceed the width of the post.