Wednesday, September 12, 2018

How to find the IP address of a Samsung Galaxy J3 Star

To see the IP address for a Samsung Galaxy J3 Star smart phone:

- Tap Settings.

(If you don't see it on your home screen, swipe up to bring up the full app list.)

- Tap About phone (at the bottom of the list).

- Tap Status.

Both the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses will be displayed.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

How to find the Bluetooth address of a Blue Vivo XL3 Plus smart phone

To see the Bluetooth address for a Blue Vivo XL3 Plus smart phone:

- Tap the Settings icon
- Tap About device
- Tap Status

The Bluetooth address will be displayed on the Status page.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

How to find the MAC address of a Blu Vivo XL3 Plus smart phone

To see the MAC address for a Blue Vivo XL3 Plus smart phone:

- Tap the Settings icon
- Tap About device
- Tap Status

The MAC address will be displayed on the Status page, listed as "WLAN MAC address."

Sunday, August 19, 2018

How to find the IP address of a Blu Vivo XL3 Plus smart phone

To view the IP address of a Blue Vivo XL3 Plus smart phone:

- Tap the Settings icon
- Tap About device
- Tap Status

The IP address will be displayed under -- coincidentally enough -- the "IP address" heading.

Monday, August 6, 2018

How to take a screen shot on a Blu Vivo XL3 Plus

To take a screen shot on a Blu Vivo XL3 Plus, hold down the Power and Volume Down buttons (both on the right side of the phone).  The screen shot will be captured after a second or two.

Another method for taking a screen shot is to swipe down the screen with three fingers.  If it's your first time doing that, you'll see a confirmation message like this one:


Tap the "Don't show again" box, then tap "TURN ON IN THE SETTINGS" to enable the three-finger screen shot option.

Monday, July 30, 2018

How to send email from a different address in Outlook 2016

If you have the necessary permissions to send emails from multiple accounts, Outlook makes it easy to change your sending email address -- the one that shows up in the "From" field in the recipient's email box.

The instructions below will walk you through changing your "From" email address in Outlook 2016.

- In Outlook, click the New Email button.
- Click the From button in the email header area.  (If you don't see a From button, see below for how to enable it.)
- If the email address you want to use appears in the drop down list, select it.  Otherwise, select Other E-Mail Address....
- Type the email address you want to use, or click the From... button and select it from the address book.
- Click OK.

If you select an email address that you don't have rights to use, your email will not go through.



If you don't see the From button in your compose email window, you'll need to enable it first.  To enable the From button:

- In the New Email window, select the Options tab.
- Click From in the Show Fields section.

The From button should now be visible.  It will show up by default from now on.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

High Contrast: Google Chrome accessibility extension

Anyone who needs (or wants) the ability to quickly invert web page colors -- black backgrounds to white, dark text to light, etc. -- should check out Google's High Contrast Chrome extension.

This free extension is simple to use and works very well.  It allows you to change web page coloring with either a keyboard shortcut or a few quick clicks.


When you first install the extension, it will by default invert the colors on all web page that you visit.  This setting may not be desirable, in which case you can easily disable it.  On any web page where High Contrast inverted the colors:

- Click the extension's icon (the half-black/half-white circle).
- Select Normal.
- Select Set as default scheme.

Once you do that, web pages will load as the normally do.  You can select which pages you want the color inverted for by pressing Shift F12 or by selecting Inverted Color from the extension's list of settings.  Other options are available as well, which can make web browsing easier on the eyes: Increased Contrast, Grayscale, Inverted Grayscale, and Yellow on Black.

One of High Contrast's cool features is that it remembers which customizations you've selected for which sites.  Going back to a site later will load the color scheme as you specified it last time.  Different pages on the same site (i.e. my.site.com/page1 and my.site.com/page2) will have the same settings applied, but third-level domains won't share the same settings as their parents (i.e. my.site.com and yours.site.com).

To toggle this extension on or off at any time, press Shift F11 or select Disable/Enable from the extension's menu.  The extension works well for text and background colors, but it has mixed results with photos.

Overall, High Contrast (available from the Google Web Store) is a beneficial accessibility extension that will improve your web browsing experience by allowing you to adjust color and contrast on any web page.