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How To: Create a smoke scene in GIMP

This video opens up with a computer screen displaying the finished product of a smoke design as a wallpaper. Next the video switches to the program used to create the smoke design, using a plain white image. Next the screen is switched to another program with the text smoke displayed. Then he switches back to the program and pastes an image into the window containing smoke. He then pastes the text smoke into the image and distorts it a little, followed by changing the color darker. After that...

How To: Use the Print Screen button in Windows

When you press the Print Screen button on your keyboard in any version of Windows, be it 95, 2000, ME, XP or Vista, Windows will take a picture of your display output and put it into your clipboard. Once in your clipboard, it can be pasted into most any image editing program (e.g., Paint). For more information on taking screenshots with Print Screen, watch this helpful Windows tutorial!

How To: Build a green screen

This instructional special effects video uses fast-forward action to quickly display how to construct a green screen from scratch in an empty room. Watch this video if you are a visual learner or someone who learns by observing others in action as a team builds a green screen set.

How To: Repair and change your iPhone 3G touch screen

In this Electronics video tutorial you will learn how to repair and change your iPhone 3G touch screen. Remove the 2 Phillips #00 screws from the dock connector end. Use a suction cup to gently pull up the display assembly. Use a spudger to disconnect the black ribbon cable labeled 1, 2 and 3. Remove the screws of the display assembly. Peel up part of the black tape and remove the screws under it. Gently rotate the spudger, lift the LCD from the glass and separate it. Heat the top left of the...

How To: Read the information displays inside a 2010 Toyota Prius

In this tutorial, we learn how to read the information displays inside a 2010 Prius. There are a lot of features on the Prius that can improve your fuel economy. The energy monitor and hybrid system indicator can help you save gas and tell you how your car is running, along with what kind of power it's using. On the next screen, you can monitor the consumption of your gas so you can see what mpg you are getting in the last hour or five minutes you were driving! You can do this for a trip or f...

How To: Adjust screen timeout on your Android phone

Mike Callahan will show you the tricky process of changing the screen timeout on your Android cell phone. While some people like their screen to black out right after they finish using it others prefer it to stay lit for a while. Mr. Callahan shows you how to change the setting regardless of how you like it. First tap on settings. Next, tap on sound and display. Then, you are going to want to scroll down until you get to screen time out. After selecting the screen time out option, you will ha...

How To: Prank a Coworker or Friend by Flipping Their Computer Screen Upside-Down

The perfect way to avoid boredom at work or in the classroom is with a good old-fashioned prank, and this one is for tech-minded. In the video below, you'll see how to change your coworker's (or classmate's) computer screen to be display upside-down, which will totally freak them out when they return from lunch or the restroom. The best part is watching them try to revert it back to normal!

How To: Use Windows Vista's snipping tool to make a screen cap

How to Make Anything demonstrates how to use Window Vista's snipping tool to make a screen capture. With previous operating systems, you'd have to install a third party application to make a screen capture. To find the snipping tool in Windows Vista, go to the start menu and type "snipping tool" into your search box. The snipping tool box will appear. Click on the options tab. In the next screen, tick display icon in the quick launch toolbar to enable the snipping tool in the toolbar. Click o...

How To: Find out your screen resolution

This video tells about the screen resolution of your monitor. In this video it is said that we can check our screen resolution by opening the site www.whatismyscreenresolution.com .While you get into that site our screen resolution will be displayed in the screen. But the screen resolution can be checked easily by clicking the right button of the mouse in the desktop and then selecting the properties button. In the small window that appears click on the settings tab. In that window we can see...

How To: Save Battery Life on Android by Turning Off Pixels (No Root Required)

Many modern Android devices use a display technology called AMOLED. These screens differ from traditional LCD displays in that each pixel emits its own light, so a backlight is not required. Even better, when rendering a black element on the screen, AMOLED displays simply don't light up the associated pixels, meaning virtually no power is used. Since black pixels use little to no power on an AMOLED screen, more black pixels means lower battery consumption.

How To: Make windows full screen on a Mac

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make windows full screen on a Mac computer. This task is very easy, fast and simple to do. Users will need to download the application, Right Zoom. The link to download this application is: Right Zoom. Once downloaded and installed, double-click on the application to operate it. Now whenever users click on the + on the top of a window to maximize the screen, the window will enlarge to full screen. This video will benefit those viewers who use a Mac...

How To: Replace Your Kindle's Broken E Ink Display Yourself

The reason Amazon's Kindle has become so popular over the past several years is due to the amount of digital books one can fit inside—over 1,000 for the smallest Kindle. Gone are the days of lugging around heavy books to school and the airport. Instead we can fit our e-readers snugly inside our bags and never worry about forgetting a book.

How To: Save Battery When Playing YouTube Music on Your Galaxy, Pixel, or Other AMOLED Device

If your phone has an AMOLED display, it doesn't waste any battery to power black portions of the screen. This is because the individual pixels that make up an AMOLED screen emit their own light, which means the backlight you'd find behind a traditional LCD screen is not present. In other words, showing a full-screen black image on an AMOLED phone is like turning your display completely off.