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Dell XPS 1340 Backlit Keyboard Not Working, Backlight On XPS 1340 Keyboard Not On

Awhile back I reinstalled Windows 7 on my Dell XPS 1340 because I wanted to make my computer faster and I definitely accomplished that goal. Couple nights ago I was working in a dark area and noticed that the backlight on the keyboard was not illuminated so I started to wonder if it had ever worked after the upgrade. Below is information on how to enable the backlight on a Dell XPS 1340 laptop.

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How To Switch Between Nvidia Hybrid SLI Modes On A Dell XPS 1340 Laptop

If you have read any of my other articles recently you know by now that I recently received my new laptop which is a Dell Studio XPS 1340 running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit OS. So far I love it and have been learning a bunch of new features related to Windows 7 as well as the Dell laptop. The Dell XPS 1340 has two video card options which include the default Nvidia GeForce 9600M graphics card or the upgraded Nvidia GeForce G210M graphics card. There are a couple differences between them including Hybrid SLI technology which allows you too easily switch between a performance configuration or a battery saving configuration. Below I describe how to easily switch between the Hybrid SLI modes.

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Windows 7: Dell Quickset Or Windows Mobility Center Hotkey Combination

Dell QuickSet has become a modified Windows Mobility Center in Windows 7. At first I was looking everywhere for a keyboard shortcut for Dell QuickSet which I was unable to locate. Finally I realized that Dell QuickSet had become a modified Windows Mobility Center so any time you launch QuickSet or Windows Mobility Center you will receive the same configuration window. Below I describe the Windows Mobility Center hotkey combination as well as how to make a shortcut for Dell QuickSet and attach it to the taskbar in Windows 7.

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How to Open OneNote Files Without OneNote Being Installed: Open .one Files

Opening Microsoft Office OneNote files without OneNote being installed can be a bit of a pain but it is possible and therer are numerous options to do so. Below I will provide a couple different ways to go about reading the OneNote notebook or file. The first of which is if someone has sent you a .one (OneNote) file and you want to open it without having to ask them to provide a different format. The second method will be providing them numerous different formats that they could provide you the OneNote file in including Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx) and HTML.

The first method I will explain is opening the file without having to ask the person who sent you the file to do anything. Regardless of what method you want to use to view the files you will be required to download and install the trial of Microsoft Office OneNote that lasts for 60 days. After 60 days you should still be able to view files but you will not be able to edit them.