After I upgraded my computer to Windows 10, my touchscreen stopped working in Chrome. I actually didn’t notice it for quite some time, which tells me that maybe I don’t need a touchscreen. Anyway, here’s a workaround that can fix the problem.
Type the following into the address bar in Chrome.
A huge list of settings will appear. Click on “ctrl” and “f” to do a page search for the word “touch”. That should take you to:
“Enable Touch Events”
Change the setting from “Automatic” to “Enable”.
Edit: Typing this into the address bar will get you to the right place quickly.
I don’t know. Maybe some people like how the cursor flies around the screen in Office 2013 applications. I do not.
Here’s how to stop the insanity.
- Open any Microsoft Office 2013 program.
- Click on the “?” thingy at the top right hand corner of the window.
- In the search box, type “turn off office animations”.
- Follow directions.
If you move your mouse up to the top of your screen in Chrome, does a black bar come down to obscure the tabs? Is it super, dooper annoying? Yeah, it is.
The problem is that you are using Chrome in “Windows 8 mode”. There is no good reason to use Chrome in that mode, so here’s how to fix it.
- Open Chrome.
- Click on the three bar thingy at the top right of the screen that lets you see the options for Chrome.
- At the bottom you will see “Relaunch Chrome in Desktop Mode”. Click it.
From now on, Chrome will launch in regular desktop mode unless you switch it back to Windows 8 mode. No more stupid black bar.
I set up a YouTube account for teachers to use, but I was not able to upload a video until I set the username. However I couldn’t set the username at all. The interface would not work. I would enter my chosen username and click on “continue” and nothing would happen. After searching on the internet a bit, I came up with the solution. I had to enable Google+ use for the sub-organization for that user account in Google Apps for Education. As soon as I did that, I could make the username without any problems. I have heard that it is possible to go back and disable Google+ once the username is made without any ill effects (but I have not actually tried that yet, so I can’t guarantee the truth of that).
My Android (HTC J One) suddenly stopped playing videos when I clicked on Facebook links that went directly to a video. I could play videos from links to websites, but not from links to videos.
Here is how I fixed this problem.
I closed the Facebook app and opened the Youtube app. I noticed that the Youtube app didn’t open properly. I tried to delete the app by dragging it to the trash can, but it didn’t delete. However, when I opened the Youtube app again, it asked me which account I wanted to use. I chose a different account than the one I had been using. (I have several Gmail accounts.) Once I chose the new account, the app worked fine. I went back into Facebook and I was able to play Youtube videos again.
It happened again a few days later. I closed Facebook and opened the interface that shows me which apps are open by tapping the “home” key twice quickly. I closed the YouTube app by sliding it off the screen. Then, when I went into YouTube, it asked me some sort of question (I can’t remember now what it was) about some sort of new feature. I answered it and things were fine again after that. I think the problem is that the YouTube app is sending out messages of some sort, but the messages cannot be read when you open the app from inside Facebook. So you have to close the app and open it from the launcher to clear out whatever message is causing the problem.
Google, please fix this!