Computer Know-How

Articles give instructions on how to perform various functions on a computer, and on also contains articles on subjects such as viruses and malware.

Adding/removing shortcuts to/from the dock on a Mac
(from the Apple support article http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106850) The Dock provides a convenient location fo...
Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 3:17 PM
Adding shortcuts to your taskbar on your Windows computer
The taskbar is a place to access shortcuts to your favorite programs. You can use the taskbar to open programs with a single click, without having to ...
Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 3:18 PM
Backing up your computer - how and why
This articles addresses several basic questions about performing computer backups: Why should I back up my computer? What should I backup? What is the ...
Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 3:40 PM
Changing your Mac computer's password
When you change your Mac computer's password, you are ONLY changing it for your Mac computer. Your LOIS, myLesley and Lesley email password is not chan...
Wed, May 11, 2016 at 10:27 AM
Cleaning your computer display
Flat screen monitors, also called LCDs, require special care when cleaning: You can use a solution composed of 50% water and 50% rubbing alcohol (is...
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 at 10:36 AM
Finding my MAC address
The MAC (Media Access Control) address is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces. It's basically the physical address of your network con...
Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 2:58 PM
Finding out what operating system your Windows computer uses
Here are instructions for getting information about the operating system of your computer. 1.  Right-click on your Computer icon (usually a Win...
Tue, May 10, 2016 at 9:36 AM
Finding out what version of OS X you are using
From the Apple () menu, choose About This Mac. The About This Mac window shows your OS X version number. In the example below, OS X El Capitan is installed....
Tue, May 10, 2016 at 2:27 PM
Logging in with another username on a Windows machine
You might need to log into a Windows computer, but not with your current username. 1. After the computer boots, you will press Control + Alt + Del...
Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 3:19 PM
Maintaining your Mac
While Macintosh computers require considerably less diagnostic maintenance than PCs, good practices in file organization, safeguarding data, and malware awa...
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 11:02 AM