Thursday, December 28, 2017

How to access your cloud printer from chrome

It seems like neither Epson nor Google know to tell us this, but we found the link on our own. Among other things, it allows you to easily update firmware without having to scour up a Windows computer.

Registering a Printer to Google Cloud Print

In case this link goes bad, here's the salient points:

Open the printer's Web Config in a browser.
Open the browser and enter your printer’s IP address as shown below.
http://<Printer IP address> (without the < >)
You can check your printer’s IP address using one of the following methods. For more information on the network status, see the documentation provided with your printer.
The network status on the printer’s control panel
The network status sheet
The network connection check report
Tap Firmware Update, and then follow the instructions to update the printer’s firmware.
Click or tap Google Cloud Print Services.
Click or tap Register.
Click or tap Usage Advisory and read it carefully, select Accept, and then click or tap Next.
A confirmation screen is displayed.
Click or tap OK to open the Google Cloud Print registration screen.
Sign in to Google using your account.
Click or tap the confirmation button on the Google website.
When registration is complete, an information sheet is printed from the printer you registered. You can now use the Google Cloud Print service.
To use this service, select the printing menu from a Google Cloud Print compatible application.
You can access the Google Cloud Print maintenance page by signing in to Google and accessing the account settings page.
For more information about Google Cloud Print, see the Google website.
If you want to suspend and resume the Google Cloud Print service or if you want to delete a registered printer, make settings from the printer’s control panel or from Web Config. For more information, see the printer’s documentation.


Friday, December 8, 2017

Android contacts synching problems

Some have claimed that the issue is fixed for them by clearing app data for Contacts Storage on Android (Settings -> Apps -> 3-dot menu -> Show system apps -> Contacts Storage), but others have experienced no change.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Change the color of a H2 in gdoc

  1. Open your gdoc
  2. Change the color of one of your H2's
  3. Select the H2
  4. Click format-->paragraph styles-->Heading 2
  5. Apply Heading 2
  6. Update Heading 2 to match

Monday, December 4, 2017

Copying part of a Quicken QDF

Near the end of 2017, I wanted to create a partial file for safekeeping. Here's what I did:

  1. Open Quicken 2016 Deluxe
  2. Click on file-->file operations-->copy
  3. Choose a folder that I created just for my special manual backups
  4. Include transactions from 1/1/15 to 12/4/17
  5. It takes about ten minutes
  6. When prompted, choose to now open your usual file

My plan is that on December 31 of 2017, do this again so I get a full three years. However, I noticed that the file I created is almost as big as the original. So consider creating a two-year file instead of a three-year file which means including transactions from 1/1/16 to 12/31/17.