Entries by Kim Grimes

How to Keep Your Laptop On With the Lid Closed on Windows 10

“Windows 10 normally puts your laptop into low-power sleep mode when you close the lid. This can be a problem when hooking your laptop up to an external monitor. Use the Control Panel—not Windows 10’s Settings app—to change this behavior. If you do this, be careful! Closing your laptop’s lid and throwing it in your bag while […]

How to Organize Your Google Drive

“Over time, with some neglect and potential laziness, your Google Drive can accrue tons of files and become a mess to find anything. Here’s how to organize your Drive to find everything fast and make sure it stays in order.How to Increase Battery Life”

What’s the Best Way to Backup Your Computer?

“Everyone loses data at some point in their lives. Your computer’s hard drive could fail tomorrow, ransomware could hold your files hostage, or a software bug could delete your important files. If you’re not regularly backing up your computer, you could lose those files forever.”

How to Factory Reset a Router

” A factory reset wipes your router’s custom settings and returns it to a like-new state. This is an important step when troubleshooting some network problems. Factory-resetting is relatively easy, but every router is a bit different. A reset isn’t the same as a reboot, which people sometimes mistakenly refer to as a “reset.” “