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[4 Apr 2008 | Comments Off on TTB Windows Tweak Week: Day 3 | ]

Fumbling through the Start Menu or mountains of icons on your desktop is never ideal when trying to locate the shortcut for your favorite apps. This frustration is only compounded when trying to do so when attempting to bring something up for the student that is hovering over your shoulder. Times like this have made me wish for the sleek dock functionality found on a Mac.
Rocketdock solves this. This free application places a very aesthetically pleasing doc to your Windows OS that not only boasts the ability to quickly house …

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[3 Apr 2008 | Comments Off on Windows Tweak Week: Day 2 | ]

Web browsing accounts for a large amount of time that a teacher spends looking for ideas and information. It is actually part of the job that I enjoy quite a bit, but it doesn’t mean that I want to spend all of my time in front of a monitor. Actually, the quicker and more efficiently I can do what I need to do on the web, the happier I am. So, this post is dedicated to just that, shortcuts to getting around quickly and efficiently in your browser of choice.
The …

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[31 Mar 2008 | Comments Off on Windows Tweak Week: Day 1 | ]

Over time, all computers will begin to slow down. It’s a natural process, but with a few tweaks it can often be reduced. Some of the common reasons for these slowdowns are:
1. More demanding software using your system’s resources.
2. Programs performing uneccessary tasks.
3. Spyware, Malware, Viruses
4. Too many programs
5. Too little space to store files.
Unfortunately, some of these would require an upgrade of equipment. However, keeping updated with the appropriate files, and removing the ones that are hogging all of the space can do a lot. We’ll talk about these …

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[31 Mar 2008 | Comments Off on Windows Tweak Week | ]

We’re kicking off the return of TTB’s regular schedule with a set of posts about getting the most out of your Windows PC. Since not every school has the money for brand new equipment, these tips will be geared towards getting you the most out of what you already have. Over the next 5 days we will cover some basic troubleshooting, optimizations, free apps, and other things that will make your time behind your monitor much more pleasant and productive.