#Bluetooth framework for teaching #vmvwiki #vmvhw

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This post will be a record of things I discover while trying to set up a Bluetooth framework for teaching (so this post will actually be more like a wiki and change!)

1. Speakers.

2. Mouse.


Configuration issues

Problem: Device disconnects

It appears that by default Windows power saving kills a USB device. The mouse connected would die and not reconnect. To disable this you need to

  1. go to Start > type in “Device Manager” >
  2. Expand Bluetooth Radios >
  3. Right click on Generic Bluetooth Adaptor + Properties, and
  4. uncheck “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power”

 

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Windows 8: Change default photo viewer ( #vmvwiki )

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A problem in Windows 8 is when you click on an image in Windows explorer it annoyingly loads it into the Win 8 photo viewer app.

To fix this:

go to Control Panel > Programs > Default Programs and select  Set your default programs.
Scroll down and click Windows Photo Viewer in the Programs list.
Then, click ‘Set this program as default’ if you’d like the Viewer to open all the file types it can handle, or select the ‘Choose default’ options if you prefer to specify which file types it should open. Finish by clicking OK.

PC-iPad screen share: [1] Windows 7 starter, ad hoc network

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According to Microsoft Win7 starter is unable to create an ad hoc network. Am trying to screen share an iPad with a laptop without 3G needed.

A quick search on Dr. Google reveals that the ad hoc network option is actually there in starter, but the link is missing. To set up an ad hoc network just click on start and in the box “Search programs and files” type “ad hoc”.. this will bring up the wizard and away you go.

Will add to the post how well this goes with screen share with iPad

 

Some notable free software #vmvwiki

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1. Microsoft Expression Web 4 (HTML Web authoring tool)

2. Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional

3. Paint.net

4. Zoom-it

5. CCleaner

Computing e-books for $5

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Computing e-books for $5

https://app.packtpub.com/#

Make sure you go through the app store for the discounted books.

Microsoft Product keys

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Track down lost Microsoft product keys with ProduKey

Find your lost key for any properly installed Microsoft product with the help of this free tool.

Instructions:

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/quick-tip-track-down-lost-microsoft-product-keys-with-produkey/7579?tag=nl.e098&s_cid=e098&ttag=e098

Download

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

PowerPoint – will not proceed to next slide

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Found out today that if the PowerPoint is set to Kiosk mode (In Office 2010 buried in Slide Show > Set up slide show > Show slide type) then it will only display the first slide and clicking (or using arrows) to go to the next slide doesn't work

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