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Archive for December 30th, 2019

How to text from your computer with Android Messages – The Verge

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/12/30

Boy, I totally missed this was possible: [WayBack] How to text from your computer with Android Messages – The Verge

Texting from the web gives you a lot more flexibility in how and where you can continue conversations. Here’s how to set it up and get started.

  1. Make sure you’ve got the latest version of Android Messages installed on your phone.
  2. Go to messages.android.com on the computer or other device you want to text from. You’ll see a big QR code on the right side of this page.
  3. Open up Android Messages on your smartphone. Tap the icon with three vertical dots at the top and to the far right. You should see a “Messages for web” option inside this menu. If you don’t, just give it some time. Google is rolling out the feature gradually to everyone over the next week.
  4. Tap “Scan QR code” and point your phone’s camera at the QR code on your other device. In less than a second, your phone will vibrate and the two will be linked up. You should notice your conversations show up in the left column of the browser window. Google says that “conversation threads, contacts, and other settings will be encrypted and cached on your browser.”
    Note: this doesn’t mean your actual text conversations are encrypted. They’re not.

 

–jeroen

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IRL Glasses – Glasses that Block Screens by Ivan Cash — Kickstarter

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/12/30

Hopefully there is a 2.0 by now that either has prescription glasses, or wraps around them.

[WayBack] IRL Glasses – Glasses that Block Screens by Ivan Cash — Kickstarter

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–jeroen

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Apple Mac OS X / MacOS: Dock keeps moving between monitors | Official Apple Support Communities

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/12/30

My Dock kept moving to another monitor every now and then.

This actually seems to be a feature but got me a while to find out what it does at [WayBack] Dock keeps moving between monitors | Official Apple Support Communities:

If you move the mouse to another window and pull it down to very bottom of the screen and hold it there, the dock moves over. To move it back, move the mouse pointer to the screen you want it on and hold the pointer at the very bottom of the screen.

This bites you when an application has features (like tools) at the very bottom of a window.

–jeroen

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