Are you one of the people who leave your laptop connected even when you don’t use it? Some rumors try to explain what will happen to the battery of your machine. Are real? We explain it to you.
Millions of users have the laptop as their main tool for work, study, or as a source of entertainment. Despite its portability, many prefer to leave it plugged in all day. Because of this, rumors have arisen about what can happen to the durability of your battery.
First of all, you should know that laptop batteries usually have a lifetime of between three to five years, in which they can complete between 500 and 1,000 charge cycles. Regarding this, there is more than one theory about certain uses of laptops that could reduce their autonomy.
Laptop battery overcharging?
Many people think that if they leave the laptop connected with the battery fully charged, it can be overcharged. However, this is impossible to happen, as when it is 100% it will stop charging automatically.
Even laptops from Lenovo and other brands use sensors and control logic to ensure that the battery does not overcharge or overheat.
Does keeping the laptop plugged in degrade the battery?
Some users tend to have the feeling that their laptops have lost autonomy because they kept it connected to the socket for a long time. However, according to the HardZone portal, batteries degrade over time whether the laptop is connected to the power or not.
Likewise, a study by Battery University recommends always keeping the battery between 40% and 80% charged, since this will lengthen the recharge cycles from between 300-500 to 1,000-2,000, figures that can compensate.
How to measure the battery life of my laptop?
The best way to start taking care of the useful life of our laptop’s battery is by checking its status. One of the most used tools to do this is BatteryInfoView. This software will show us all the possible information about the battery (it is also compatible with UPS if we have one connected by USB to the PC), and it is also a free program that we can download from its website.
Another free application is BatteryBar, which will run in the background in Windows and will show us real-time information on the status of the battery, including the amount of wear and tear. Like all the others, we can download it for free from your website.
Did your PC mouse crash? Use your smartphone as a replacement
As detailed by Xataka, a portal specialized in technology, for your smartphone to become a mouse it will be necessary to install an application called Remote Mouse that you can find for free in the Play Store and the App Store.
Later, you will have to download the version of Remote Mouse for Windows 10. Where is it located? Open any browser on your computer and in the address bar you should write the following: www.remotemouse.net.
How to activate Google’s dark mode on your PC?
1. Open your favorite browser, it can be Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, etc. Then enter the Google search engine.
2. Go to the lower right corner and press the preferences option.
3. A list of functions will be displayed, one of them is called Dark Theme.
4. By default, this mode is disabled. To activate it, just click on it.
That would be all. The dark mode of the Google search engine will have been activated on your PC. According to the publication, in Safari the option is not yet available. However, it would take a matter of a few weeks for you to have it.
This feature not only serves to rest the eyes, especially at night, but it also allows users to save a little on their laptop battery. If your laptop has little autonomy, feel free to use it.
This is the ‘work mode’ for Tinder PC to flirt during working hours
This ‘work mode’ has an option to hide the sentimental life when colleagues approach. It is a briefcase-shaped button in the corner of the screen, which changes the interface for a fake project management tool.
This tool has a design similar to a document app, under the fictitious title of: meeting minutes and accompanied by graphics, which it has been recommended to use sparingly.
This is what happens if you leave your laptop or PC suspended for several days in a row
Sleep mode is a state that kicks in when you let your desktop PC screen turn black or when you close your laptop without pressing the “power off” button. It is a way to save time when you have finished your work on your computer because when you turn it on again, everything is just as you left it. However, you should take into account some factors before continuing to use this method any longer.
Leaving your desktop PC or laptop in sleep mode is a very practical way to save time at the end of your work; however, you are probably doing some damage to your device.
How to record my PC or laptop screen with and without programs in Windows 10?
To record the screen of your PC without programs, just use the Windows Game Bar, which comes installed with Windows 10 itself. For them, you can follow the steps that we leave you below.
On your keyboard, press the Windows + G buttons. The Windows Game Bar will open with all the commands on the left and right of the screen. It is important to note that you can only record the screen in the applications or games that you open in the foreground, but not the desktop in general. In other words, only what happens when you open any app or program will be recorded.
Windows 10: what happens if you press ‘Shift’ and ‘F3’ when you have Microsoft Word open?
The trick that has just become popular on the networks will help you if, for some reason, all the letters in a document (that you have written or that have been passed to you) are in uppercase or lowercase. Has it ever happened to you?
Instead of changing letter by letter, as most people would have done, Microsoft Word allows you to fix this problem in seconds. All you have to do is shade the text and then press the ‘ Shift ‘ and ‘ F3 ‘ keys.
If the entire document was in uppercase, pressing this key combination will see it change to lowercase or ‘uppercase and lowercase’ in just an instant. In this way, you avoid making the change manually.
How to make your laptop battery last longer?
The quarantine derived from the health crisis has forced millions of people to work from home, making personal computers essential for our tasks and forcing us to learn to be better users.
A key point is to make the laptop battery work at maximum capacity and here we will give you the best tips to do so. In the following video, you can know the steps to make your machine have a long life:
Why do laptop batteries stop charging properly and how to avoid it?
If you had many laptops in the past, it is likely that you have run into a recurring problem more than once: that of the batteries when they stop charging properly and wear out in a short time.
The vast majority of laptops on the market continue to use lithium ion batteries, as do other modern electronic devices such as smartphones. The problem with many of these is their resistance to temperature.
The solution? Good usage practices for all notebook PCs. Control the temperature of the room where you are, place your laptop on a flat surface so as not to cover the vents, and clean those from time to time.
What happens if you close the lid of your laptop before it finishes shutting down?
If you are one of the people who believe that closing the laptop lid does nothing before it shuts down, then you should know that you are in error. One of the most important reasons to avoid doing this is data corruption.
Interrupting or altering the correct procedure to turn off the PC or laptop, while any of these tasks are running, will not only affect the data that has been written, but also any other type of data that is housed in a nearby sector within the disk.
Windows 11 will use smartphone technology to save battery
Windows 11 was released on June 24 without revealing all the features it will bring when it finally hits the market in late 2021. Among what’s still known about Microsoft’s new system, dynamic refresh rate technology has just been confirmed for screens that will allow some laptops to better save battery life.
The announcement came outside of the initial release of Windows 11, through specific laptop makers such as ASUS, Razer, and Lenovo. Each of the mentioned hardware has displays that have the feature.
WhatsApp Web: how to open two accounts at the same time on the same laptop or PC?
WhatsApp is one of the communication tools most used by users every day. The vast majority usually have two accounts to communicate with friends and colleagues; however, they do not know how to have both sessions open on the same PC. Learn here how to perform this trick.
Unlike what happens on a mobile phone – where we are limited to opening a single account – on a computer it is possible to access two accounts simultaneously if we use a trick, although applying it requires a series of steps.
Google Chrome: how to recover the history you just deleted
For many, the browsing history of Google Chrome is an open door that could damage privacy, especially on shared computers (PC, laptop, smartphones). Therefore, it is a common practice to eliminate it, but many times we fall into the error of doing it without intention or forgetting that we had something important there. How to recover it in a few steps?
Unfortunately, Google Chrome does not have a feature that allows you to quickly retrieve history in case you have lost important data there. Even so, a Windows function allows you to retrieve this type of information as well as that of other browsers.
Top Five Alternatives to Google Chrome and How They Top It
Although Google Chrome is used by the majority of people in the world – and by far – that does not mean that it is the superior browser in terms of its competition. Of course, the Mountain View browser gained its own place at the beginning of the last decade, but today the competition is different. Here we will show you some of its best alternatives.
Google Chrome began to gain popularity, the top browsers remained almost the same from the 90s: the almost immortal Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox (which had emerged from the creators of Netscape). Google’s product also built on its foundation in the open-source Chromium project, which is still popular today
Why isn’t your laptop battery charging even though it’s plugged in?
The laptops have a battery that allows use, even without electricity. However, there are times when this component fails to charge, despite the fact that the computer is connected to power. What is this about?
According to Paréntesis, a portal specialized in technology, there are several reasons why this problem occurs. Here we are going to detail the main ones that can be solved, without having to take your equipment to a technician:
How to connect my laptop to the TV to enjoy a big screen?
Connecting your laptop to the TV can be very useful when you want to watch a movie on your TV, but only have it saved on your computer, or also if you want to gather your friends at home and show them the photos of your last trip.
For this and other cases, it is necessary to know the methods that allow us to connect our laptop to a television (Smart TV). Next, we explain how you can do it with the help of an HDMI cable and wirelessly.
Windows 10: how to check the wear and tear of your laptop battery?
The laptops have become very popular because they offer the convenience of being able to take them anywhere with us, however, it may be that the autonomy is reduced slowly. This problem may be related to the health of the battery. How to find out? Here we show it to you.
According to Xataka, a portal specialized in technology, laptop batteries come with a maximum capacity that is measured in milliwatt hours (mWh), and when there is wear (wear level) that figure decreases.