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.

Maintaining your Windows PC
Over time, you may notice that your computer isn’t running as smoothly or as quickly as it once did. There are many reasons why your computer’s performanc...
Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 10:58 AM
Modifying your Mac computer's sleep settings
1. From the Apple menu choose System Preferences. 2. Choose Energy Saver. 3.  The default settings are in the il...
Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 2:59 PM
Modifying your Window computer's sleep settings
1. Right-click on your Window 10 icon. In the drop-down menu that pops up, choose Power Options.  2. On the left-hand side, click on...
Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 3:01 PM
OmniCharger Power Station
Have you found yourself between classes and your device has run out of power? Lesley University can help! You can borrow a portable charger at Sherrill Libr...
Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 12:42 PM
Taking a screenshot on your computer
A screenshot is basically a snapshot of what is on your computer screen at the moment. Being able to take a screenshot is a valuable tool as it allows you t...
Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 3:01 PM
Tips for traveling with your laptop
These days, it's not just business travelers who require the use of a laptop on their trips. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, laptops are a ...
Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 3:21 PM
Turning off the touch screen feature on a Windows computer
While having a touch screen on a computer can be great, at other times it can lead to accidentally logging into websites, or drilling into screens where you...
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 4:17 PM
Unlocking your computer
If you get locked out of your Lesley-issued computer due to entering an invalid password multiple times, you can go to another computer on the Lesley net...
Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 9:27 AM
Updating your virus definitions in your antivirus software
Your antivirus software - Windows Defender - sends automatic definition updates as part of your Windows updates. Windows sends updates automatically in most...
Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 3:02 PM
Increasing your microphone volume on Windows 10
If you are someone who moves around while you are in an online meeting, you might notice that people can't hear you when you aren't sitting in fro...
Wed, Jun 3, 2020 at 12:07 PM