Tech Tips for Writers is an (almost) weekly post on overcoming Tech Dread. I’ll cover issues that friends, both real-time and virtual, have shared. Feel free to post a comment about a question you have. I’ll cover it in a future Tip.
Q: The internet website is quirky. Stuff I know should work doesn’t. Is there any quick way to fix that without having to reboot?
A: Here are four steps you can take before rebooting your entire computer:
- Refresh the webpage with the ‘reload current page’ tool. About half the time, that works.
- Next, close the internet down and re-open.
- Unplug the modem (or router–or both), wait ten seconds, and replug
- Try a different browser.
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for TeachHUB, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her book at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.