Tip of the week:
Have you heard of the new Dark Mode for Facebook Messenger?
It's easy to do and easy on the eyes!
In the Messenger app on your mobile device (android or iOS) send a friend the crescent moon emoji (or send it to Hedstrom Tech)! Don't send the moon emoji that has a face on it, send the one that looks like, you know, your fingernail!
After you send the emoji, you will see a waterfall of moons on your screen followed by the option to switch to Dark Mode.
Go ahead, try it!
I know of a few others who have already switched to the Dark Side!
Past tips and tricks:
Did you try turning it off and back on again?
Sometimes a quick restart is all it takes. It's kind of like taking a nap. Or having a cup of coffee. Or both. Do a quick reboot. It may solve the issue.
How to disable and re-enable the trackpad on your laptop.
Some laptops have a manual button that you can toggle on and off. This is typically indicated by an icon that looks like a trackpad and you will need to press the function key while pressing the trackpad key.
Some trackpads have a hidden sensor, usually in the upper-left corner of trackpad. Gently double-tap your finger in the upper-left corner. An indicator light may come on, but you will notice if the trackpad is off. Double-click again to turn it back on.
Finally, there may not be an easy way to do this. Here are the instructions to turn the trackpad off and on by changing the system settings:
Click the "Start" button on the lower-left corner of your screen.
Click "Control Panel"
Double click the "System and Security" link and then the "Device Manager" link.
Scroll down to the "Mice and Other Devices" section and click the "+" to expand the menu.
Right-click your mouse and then click the "Disable" option in the context menu.
Click "Ok" To save your settings and exit the menu.
Follow these steps to re-enable the trackpad.
Paw model credit: Pippi, our Yorkiepoo.