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5 ways to troubleshoot if your laptop touchpad is not working

You may need to try several troubleshooting methods to fix the touchpad on your MacBook or Windows laptop.Africa Studio/Shutterstock If you find the touchpad on your Mac or Windows laptop isn't working, there are a few ways you can fix it.  It's possible the touchpad has been disabled using a Function key combination on the keyboard, or it's turned off in your computer's settings or preferences. You can also check to see if an external input device has disabled the touchpad or...
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8 ways to troubleshoot if your iPad touchscreen is not working

There are several troubleshooting methods you can try when your iPad touchscreen won't work.Eugenio Marongiu/Getty Images If your iPad touchscreen isn't working, the solution might be a simple one.   Make sure there's nothing preventing the touchscreen from reading your fingertips, like gloves or moisture. Restart the iPad to see if that solves the problem; it could also be attached accessories, extreme temperature, or a misbehaving app. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library ...
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How to draw on an iPad using the Procreate digital illustration app

Procreate is a versatile illustration app you can use to draw on an iPad.Apple You can draw on an iPad with an Apple Pencil on the Procreate app, which you can use to sketch, paint, and illustrate. To draw with Procreate, select a brush and color from the toolbar at the top of the screen. To make a structured shape, you can customize and resize, draw a circle, square, or curve and hold the Pencil down at the end for a few seconds.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. ...
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How to clean your MacBook screen without damaging it

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider You should clean your MacBook screen with the recommended materials, like a clean, lint-free cloth with water. The screens can also be wiped with certain cleaners intended for use on computer monitors. Be sure to keep water and other cleaners out of the ports on the monitor. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Despite your best efforts, given that your MacBook is often moving around with you, it's bound to get dirty for any number o...
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How to use AirPlay on an iPad to stream content or mirror your screen on a TV

Eugenio Marongiu/Getty Images You can use AirPlay on an iPad to mirror or stream content to a larger display, like your TV.  You can generally find the AirPlay command in the Share button menu in iPad apps.  You can mirror your iPad's entire display using the Screen Mirror button in the iPad's Control Center.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Thanks to AirPlay, you can easily stream content from your iPad to a nearby television, streaming media player or Ma...
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How to connect your MacBook or Windows laptop to a TV in 2 different ways

There are multiple ways you can connect a Windows laptop or MacBook to your TV.Maksym Povozniuk/Shutterstock You can connect your laptop to a TV using either a wired (with an HDMI cable) or wireless connection. You can use an inexpensive Chromecast device to "cast" your Windows laptop to a TV. If you have an Apple TV, it's easy to use AirPlay to send your MacBook's display to your TV. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Need a bigger display for your laptop? Y...
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How to use iMessage on your Mac and send text messages from your computer

Every Mac comes with the Messages app pre-installed.Hollis Johnson/Business Insider You can use iMessage on your Mac by signing into your Apple ID account. Once you're signed in, you can send and receive iMessages from your Mac's Messages app. Any iMessage you send or receive on your Mac will appear on your iPhone or iPad too. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Apple has spent years making sure you can send and receive text messages no matter where you are. Y...
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Laptop keyboard not working? 6 ways to fix it

A simple restart may be enough to fix a laptop keyboard that isn't working.ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images If your laptop keyboard is not working properly, there are several things you can check to troubleshoot. See if restarting your laptop solves the problem, and thoroughly clean the keyboard.  You can also check to see if your keyboard driver and layout settings need to be changed.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Many computer problems are tricky to diagnos...
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How to connect your laptop to a monitor so you can work from a larger screen

You can connect a PC laptop or MacBook to an external monitor with whichever form of connection your laptop requires. Tom Werner/Getty Images Connecting your laptop to a monitor is simply a matter of using the appropriate cable; most Windows laptops use HDMI or USB, and MacBooks will use USB or Thunderbolt. After connecting the monitor, choose to duplicate or extend the display in the Display Settings windows on Windows or System Preferences on a Mac. You might need to get an adapter to c...
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The latest macOS version is Monterey - here's how to check if you have it and how to upgrade

You should keep your Mac updated with the latest versions. Apple The latest macOS version is macOS Monterey, which released in October 2021. You can check what version of macOS you have by opening the "About This Mac" menu. If you don't have the latest version of macOS, you can update your Mac from this menu too. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. It's been nearly 40 years since Apple released the first version of Mac OS, the operating system inside all of...
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4 ways to take a screenshot on a Mac computer

There are a few different ways to take screenshots on a Mac. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The easiest way to take a screenshot on a Mac is through a keyboard shortcut. If you press Shift + Command + 5, you'll open the Mac screenshot menu, which lets you take both screenshots and videos. Pressing Shift + Command + 4 lets you take a quick screenshot, and Shift + Command + 3 captures the entire screen at once. Visit Insider's Tech Reference libra...
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How to update your Mac to the new macOS Monterey and get the latest features and bug fixes

There are a few ways to update your Mac. Apple To update your Mac, open the System Preferences app or the "About This Mac" menu. If your Mac is still running macOS High Sierra or earlier, you'll need to go through the App Store to update it. You should update your Mac whenever you can, as every update comes with new features and security patches. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. In many ways, Macs are built for convenience: They have backlit keyboards, there...
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How to update your PC to Windows 11

Windows 10 and Windows 11 receive updates in pretty much the same way. Crystal Cox/Business Insider You can update Windows through the Settings app on your computer. Windows installs updates automatically, but you can check for updates manually as well. If you want to stop Windows from updating, you can pause automatic updates temporarily. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. In Windows' earlier days, keeping your computer updated was a chore. This made it easy ...
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How to check which version of Windows you have on your computer

You might need to know what version of Windows you have when updating. Microsoft You can see what version of Windows you have quickly by searching for "winver" in the search menu. In Windows 10 and Windows 11, you can also go to your computer's "About" menu for more information. Windows 8 users can open the "PC Info" menu to check their PC's specifications. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Do you know which version of Windows you're running? Most of ...
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How to access the hidden files on your Mac computer

Accessing hidden files on your Mac may help you find lost files. Maskot/Getty Images You can show hidden files on your Mac by accessing the three libraries that your computer has. You can also use Finder or the Terminal app to find hidden files on a Mac. Or, it's possible to use a third-party file manager to view all your Mac files in one place. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Sometimes computers malfunction, and that can mean your files get moved to folder...
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How to download and install iPadOS 15 on your iPad

Updating your iPad to the latest OS can be done from the Settings app. Artem Varnitsin/EyeEm/Getty You can update your iPad to iPadOS 15 manually or set automatic updates in the Settings app. If your iPad isn't updating properly, you can also update it from your Mac or PC. Updating your iPad to iPadOS 15 can strengthen security and give you access to the latest features. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. It's a good idea to keep your iPad up to date with...
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How to free up space on your Mac to keep your device running smoothly

There are a number of things you can do to clean up your Mac computer. Shutterstock You can free up space on your Mac by manually deleting files and emptying your trash. You can also zip files or store them on iCloud to clear space on a Mac. Decluttering apps can help to quickly locate junk files or duplicates taking up precious storage space. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Freeing up space on your Mac can be a tedious task, but it's an important one to e...
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How to screen record on Chromebook and where to find your recordings

Taking a screen recording on a Chromebook is very similar to taking a screenshot. Konstantin Savusia/Shutterstock You can screen record on Chromebook using a keyboard shortcut or the Screen Capture tool. You can record your whole screen, partial screen, or a specific window. Screen recordings are saved to your Videos folder as WebM files. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you own a Chromebook, you probably know that they can be bare-bones when it comes to bui...
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8 ways to fix a Chromebook that won't turn on

There are a handful of tricks you can try to fix your Chromebook if it won't turn on. AP Photo/Jeff Chiu If your Chromebook won't turn on, the issue could be as simple as a faulty charger, or more complex, like hardware issues. The troubleshooting methods you take will depend on if your Chromebook's completely dead or if it keeps crashing. If all else fails, you may be able to have your computer serviced by a professional. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more sto...
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How to convert a JPG file to a PDF file on a Mac or Windows 10 computer

You can quickly convert a JPG to a PDF on both a Mac and PC. sarote pruksachat/Getty Images To convert a JPG to PDF, you'll need to change the file format on your computer's default photo-viewing app. For Windows users, this process is done in the built-in Photos app, and for macOS users it can be done in Preview. These photo-viewing apps can also be used to convert JPGs into other file formats like PNG or TIFF. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you ha...
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How to take a screenshot on a Chromebook and where to find your screenshots

You have a few different options for taking a screenshot on a Chromebook. T3 Magazine/Getty Images You can take a screenshot on a Chromebook using a keyboard shortcut or the Screen Capture tool. Either way, you'll have the option to take full, partial, or window screenshots. You can find screenshots in your Downloads folder and on your clipboard. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. New computers and tablets come with a lot of perks, like crisp new screens and f...
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3 ways to force quit apps or programs on a Windows PC

The force quit feature helps you exit out of applications when they're frozen. JGI/Tom Grill/Getty Images To quickly force quit on Windows, use the keyboard shortcut Alt + F4. Make sure the app or program window is open when you click Alt + F4. You can also force quit on Windows by using the Task Manager or Command Prompt. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. When things go wrong, it can feel like time slows down. And when it comes to technology, unexpected ...
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How to fix a disabled iPad by connecting to iTunes or Finder

You can't get into a disabled iPad without the password or resetting it. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider If your iPad says it's disabled, you'll need to connect it to Finder or iTunes to restore it. Typing the wrong passcode too many times will disable your iPad temporarily or permanently. Once you connect your disabled iPad to Finder or iTunes, you'll have to erase and recover all of its data. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Passwords and passc...
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How to fix your Mac computer when it won't turn on

It's helpful to rule out several hardware and software issues that could keep your Mac from starting before booking an Apple Genius Bar appointment. YakobchukOlena/Getty Images Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky If your Mac won't turn on, first make sure it's connected to power. Then, try putting your Mac in Safe Mode or Recovery Mode. When all else fails, make an appointment with the Apple Genius bar to fix your Mac. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories...
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How to quickly search for a word on a web page or site using keyboard shortcuts, browser controls, or Google

There are a few different ways to search for a word on a page on your computer. MoMo Productions/Getty Images You can search for a word on a page using keyboard shortcuts or web browser controls. You can also use Google to search for a word on specific sites or web pages. Using the search function to find specific words or phrases can help you find information faster. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The internet is vast, but sometimes you need to cut to the ch...
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3 ways to reset your Windows 10 computer to fix issues and improve performance

Resetting, refreshing, or restoring Windows 10 can help improve performance issues. Luis Alvarez/Getty Images You may want to reset your Windows 10 PC if it's having performance issues. You should restore Windows 10 first, as this won't wipe much data. Next, you can refresh or factory reset Windows 10, though you will lose more data. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Windows computers can run into issues. Often, the best solution is to refresh, factory...
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How to copy and paste on a Mac computer, or from a Mac to other Apple devices

There's a few different ways to copy and paste on your Mac, including with keyboard shortcuts. Prostock-Studio/Getty Images You can copy and paste on Mac by right-clicking, opening the toolbar, or using keyboard shortcuts. Text, images, GIFs, and other file formats can all be copied and pasted on a Mac. Apple devices on the same iCloud account can copy and paste across devices. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Copy and paste is one of the most basic and h...
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How to change or reset your password on Windows 10, for a local or Microsoft account

You should change your Windows 10 password to protect your account. ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images You can change your password on Windows 10 in Settings or from the Control + Alt + Delete screen. You can also reset your Windows 10 password if you forget it. If you use a Microsoft account password, you can change or reset it on Microsoft's website. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Strong passwords on your computer are extremely important for protecting you...
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What is Windows Hello? How to set up biometric sign-in on Windows 10

You can use facial recognition with Windows Hello. YouTube/Microsoft Windows Hello lets you sign in to Windows 10 with facial recognition, a PIN, or your fingerprint. Not all Windows 10 computers are compatible with Windows Hello, but compatibility can be added. Using Windows Hello is generally easier, faster, and safer than typing a password. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Windows Hello is a way to sign into Windows 10 using biometrics - physical characterist...
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Windows 11 is coming: Everything to know about your PC's next major update, including how to get the beta

Windows 11 features new apps, new tools, and a new look. Microsoft; Rachel Mendelson/Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Windows 11 is the newest version of the Windows operating system, and it's likely launching in October. You can download the "Insider" beta version of Windows 11 right now and give feedback directly to the developers. From a new Start menu to enhanced graphics, here's everything you need to know before Windows 11 drops. Visit Insider's Tech Reference ...
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