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Computer Tips and Tricks, Part III

In the third and final part of this series, we’ll address a few tricks for internet browsing and file management to increase efficiency. You’ll learn how to cycle through your browser tabs, quickly open a link in a new tab,

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New Year, New You 2018

As few as 25 years ago, communication was mostly limited to face-to-face interactions or word of mouth. With the tech age we live in now, communication has changed, and so too have conventions and manners. Below are 10 tech faux

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Computer Tips and Tricks, Part II

In the second part of this series, we’ll address typing tips and a few keyboard tricks to increase efficiency in common applications. Learn how to paste the plain text of what was copied with [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [V], minimize

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Tech Tip: Customize Taskbar in Windows 10

Along the bottom of your screen in Windows 10, you’ll see the windows button, a search bar, a clock and calendar, and any icons that you have pinned. This is the taskbar, and it allows for easy access to the

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Tech Tip: Office’s “Tell me what you want me to do…”

When you switched to Microsoft Office 2016, you might have noticed an addition to the ribbon along the top: a lightbulb icon with the words “Tell me what you want me to do…” This is an incredibly versatile search option

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Tech Tip: Custom Letterhead Templates

Do you want your own custom letterhead to make your documents smooth and professional, but also unique to you? With Microsoft Word, you can create your own custom letterhead template in just a few steps. In a new Word document,

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Network Drives

Network drives are a valuable resource that E-Town offers its faculty, staff, and students. They can be used for document sharing for anything from clubs collaborating to faculty sharing files with their classes to students working on a group project.

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Tech Tip: How to Save Your MacBook Battery

Does your MacBook battery just not seem to be lasting as long as it used to? Part of this could be deterioration with age, but Apple also includes built-in ways to analyze battery usage and detect programs that are particularly

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Computer Tips and Tricks, Part I

 This new series by ITS will chronicle a variety of computer tips and tricks to make your experience smoother and simpler. Part one covers miscellaneous tricks.   If you accidentally closed a tab that you didn’t mean to, hit [Ctrl] +

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Tech Tip: Outlook Search Folders

It can get pretty tiring scrolling through hundreds of emails and picking out the one that you’re looking for. And what if you want to find multiple emails that are scattered throughout your inbox? Wouldn’t it be so much easier

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Tech Tip: Turning Off Wireless

Does your wifi connection seem slow? Are you having trouble connecting to E-town’s wireless network? Look around for unfamiliar wifi signals in your area. These signals may belong to a device that broadcasts its own wifi signal, which interferes with

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Tech Tip: Cleaning Out Your Email

Your day is going pretty well. You’re in a good mood, you’re feeling productive, and nothing seems to faze you. But then you get the dreaded message.    Outlook has a couple of different ways that you can clean out

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Think You’ve Been Hacked?

How do you know if you’ve been hacked? Maybe your friend tells you that they’ve received a spam-like email from your account. Maybe you start to notice unusually large amounts of pop-ups, redirecting webpages, or plugins that you don’t remember

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Tech Tip: Turnitin LTI Inbox Updates

Turnitin recently reorganized its LTI inbox to fit a smoother aesthetic that’s more intuitive. This inbox features a new icon to indicate if a student has viewed their feedback, a counter that lets you know how many assignments you’re downloading,

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Tech Tip: Library Printing Updates

Over the summer, the printing system in the library was changed to function like web printing. The initial steps remain the same. You must tell the file to print from its software, and click through the print dialogue box. However,

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