Well I was at the conference thingy recently and we had these USB thingies to give away and I said - oh not them again - they look nice but what do they do.
And people said - plug it in and find out.
So I did -and I pressed the button - and it launched Edugeek on my computer
(I thought it would just light up pretty!)
And then I thought - what I want is the same thing but to bring up my simple web-based helpdesk when my teachers have a problem and then they can just type it in the fault straight away!
And then, someone said the people that made them were 2 stands away
Worth the train fare alone
Once they get in touch with me I'll let you know how much they are in small quants
I will never forget the look on the guy at USB Company's face when you marched over swinging it by your side. Fantastic.
Sounds a good idea - my only question is will the teachers still be too lazy to press the button?
What I would say is that yes this is a great idea BUT......
Given the number of USB items plugged into a teachers PC these days and given that you only have 3.3 milliamps of power available will the laucnh button fire.
Also if you can get them to hit a button can they not hit a shortcut?
What happens when the novelty wears off will they still use it?
That's easily solved.
Mark it "DO NOT TOUCH".
As a fellow helpdesk software developer () I thought you'd be the 1st one on board!What I would say is that yes this is a great idea BUT....
Look - they didn't fill in the book so I wrote my web helpdesk (obviously a very simple one).
Then, they didn't click on the icon - so I made it email me and turned up 30 mins later to show it worked.
So they started using it again and then got used to it and stopped again.
I need another gimmick to let me help them!
I'm planning on sticking it to the front of their monitors and then if a I come in and they say oh - I forgot to tell you the printer jammed 10 mins after you left last week - at that point I'll give up!
I'll meet you on the edgeat that point I'll give up!
They are good but dont work on the mac so i have never used mine
Command key - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia so to make it work you need to make a new keyboard shortcut for command + R which opens up the equivilent of a run box in OSX. This way when you hit the key it will work in the same way on your mac that it does on a windows pc.
There is also this application kodachi 6 • 14: fKeys that lets you remap keys on a external keyboard so you could remap windows + R to whatever the equilivlent mac combination is and so not need to setup the shortcut.
This same set of ideas applies to all non-windows OSs, adding a keyboard shortcut should make it work for most of them.
Does the same apply to the very first ones
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