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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Happy 40th Birthday Pong!

Today is the 40th Anniversary of Pong! To celebrate here is a little Atari History.

 

Share your favorite Pong memories in the comments below!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Tech Tip: How to boot into the Desktop instead of the Modern User Interface in Windows 8

Description: This article will show you how to tell Windows 8 to start on the desktop as opposed to the Modern User Interface.
  1. On the Modern User Interface click at the hotspot in the lower right corner

    hotspot

  2. Click on Search on the toolbar.

    Search

  3. Click on Settings

    Settings

  4.  In the search box type schedule

    schedule

    • Click on Schedule Tasks

  5. At the Task Scheduler screen select Task Scheduler Library

    Task Scheduler Library

    • On the right under Actions click on Create Tasks

  6. At the Create Task screen name the task, here we're naming it Show Desktop at Logon. You can choose what you like.

    Show Desktop

  7. Click on the Triggers tab

    Triggers

    • Click on the New button

  8. On the New Trigger screen click on the down arrow and select At Log On

    At Log On

    • Click OK

  9. On the Actions Tab click on New

    New

  10. At the New Actions screen for the program/script name enter explorer

    explorer

    • Click on OK

  11. Click on OK on the Create Task window.

    OK

  12. The next time you restart you will be taken to the desktop.
For more assistance contact Technical Support here.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tech Tip: How to create a Picture Password in Windows 8

Description: This article will show you how to create a picture password for entry into Windows 8 that uses dots (single clicks) or dragged lines instead of a word as a password. Designed for the touch screen, this method can be utilized on any platform using Windows 8 using either a touch screen or a mouse.
  1. Click on the hotspot in the lower right corner to activate the charm menu.

    hotspot

  2. Click on the Settings Charm.

    Settings

  3. Click on More PC Settings.

    More PC Settings

  4. Under PC Settings click on Users.

    Users

    • Click on create a picture password.

  5. At the welcome to picture password screen click on Choose picture.

    Choose picture

  6. Select the picture you are using for your lock screen background.

    Select the picture

    • Click on Open.

  7. If this is the picture you intend to use click on Use this picture.

    Use this picture

  8. You will now be asked to create a pattern using 3 strokes. The strokes can consist of either a single mouse click (a dot) or a dragged straight line. Both are shown below.

    create a pattern

    • You will then be asked to repeat the pattern and save the password.
Click here to watch a video on this topic!

For more assistance contact Technical Support here.