Monday, March 29, 2010
My 17-month-old loves the computer.
For his first birthday, my Dad (Popa) got him real keyboard, which he loved until he realized mine actually worked.
Now he will take his keyboard off the desk, drop it on the floor and point to mine, which I have put far out of his reach.
I would imagine he likes mine better because it actually does things– one button turns on the search function, another button pulls up the Internet and email. When he types and Word is up, characters appear on the page, and if you hold down a key long enough, it beeps.
It’s all quite exciting for a toddler.
The baby has done key commands that I didn’t know existed - and can’t repeat - such as locking the keyboard or, as happened last night, somehow changing the monitor setting.
Let me explain.
I have a wide-screen monitor. It’s fantastic. I can see the entire web page without having to scroll from side to side.
Not any longer.
My little guy has somehow made the page go in the opposite direction.
So instead of my page being more wide then long, it’s now more long then wide. It’s like my son has turned the screen so the top is shorter than the sides. But the physical screen is still wider than it is long so in order to see the page, you have to twist your.
The mouse is hard to use as well, likely because the screen is going in the wrong direction.
Does this make sense?
Can anyone tell me how to fix it?