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A Few Computer Tips for your Monday

Knowing and understanding your computer helps immensely with productivity. Whether you utilize it for work or school, or even just personal use, here are a few computer tips for your Monday.

Browser Tab

Didn’t mean to close a browser tab? Simply press Ctrl + Shift + T to reopen that previous tab and get back to it. On a Mac? Try Command + Shift + T.

Quick Hot Keys

Hot Keys are quick access features to make computing a little quicker. As shown above, Hot Keys have combined keyboard keys as shortcuts. For example, open the Task Manager by clicking CTRL + ALT + DELETE. There, it can provide you with information on your memory, performance, open applications, etc.

Focus Assist

A Windows feature, Focus Assist, silences notifications and postpones other notifications. You can set this up automatically or manually. In the Settings app, find the System tab. Focus Assist will show up on the list of options. From there, you can prioritize which notifications you need versus the ones you don’t.

Magnifier

One crucial tool available is the Magnifier, which aids those who are hard of seeing. It shows the text larger than normal, so it can be read more clearly. Utilize this tool easily. Microsoft Support shares how to do so:

To quickly turn on Magnifier, press the Windows logo key+Plus sign (+). To turn off Magnifier, press the Windows logo key+Esc. 

If you prefer using a mouse, select Start  Settings   Ease of Access   Magnifier   Turn on Magnifier

Source: Microsoft Support

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Screenshot with Ease on Windows 10

While there are numerous ways to screenshot on your Windows operating system, including pressing CTRL (located on bottom left corner of your keyboard) + PRINT SCRN key (located near the top right corner). This screenshot will then be saved to your “Screenshots” folder in your Pictures. You would then have to upload your picture to a photo editor and cut out the part you only need.

But thankfully there is an easier way.

Use the Snip & Sketch feature. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Click Start Menu + Shift + S. The Snip & Sketch tool will pop up.
  2. There will be 3 options to choose from, fullscreen screenshot, rectangle clip, and freeform.
  3. Click and drag the part of the screen of your choosing.
  4. At the bottom right part of the screen, Windows Clipboard will pop up. Click on it and edit if necessary.
  5. Last, just save it to your computer.

You can find all of your screenshots saved to your Windows Clipboard by simply clicking Start Menu + V.

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Creating a Valuable Workspace

With the pandemic continuing its full swing, more and more remote people rely on their home for the best available workspace.

It can be a headache if their work area isn’t up to par. Here are a few tips on creating a valuable workspace at home:

There’s a place for everything, and everything in its place

Organization is one of the most important ways of making the best space for work. Baskets, drawer dividers, and decorative boxes are some easy ways to put things in an organized manner. This is giving each office item a home.

Tidy the wires

With all of the cords that come from the computers, charger ports, and other tech-related devices on your desk, keeping them neat is a bit of a chore. Use color-coded tape, for example, could help alleviate the stress of knowing which cord goes to what.

Keep your desk clean

When we’re at our desk all day, trash accumulates quickly. At the end of the day, clean off your desk. Put everything where it belongs and your trash in the trashcan.

Personalize it

Customize your workspace. Make it yours by adding family pictures, your favorite flowers, or even purchasing your favorite stationary sets. The sky is the limit. You’re at your workspace all day, you might as well enjoy it.

Let in the light

Opening up those curtains to allow the room to be brighter comes with huge benefits. 

According to LEDinside, the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute “conducted a survey on people who had been staying home due to the pandemic in May 2020. The survey collected 600 effective data and found that daily indoor light exposure and time spent outside had a major impact on all survey outcomes, including sleep disturbances, sleep-related impairment, anxiety, stress, depression, and mood.”


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Receive Screenshot on your Mac without Floating Preview

Apple users! Heads up!

Have you taken a needed screenshot on your Mac to only see it temporarily on the lower corner of your desktop? This is just one of the many new features of macOS Mojave that pop up when you take a screenshot. And There is a simple remedy for it! Change your settings so that the file will go straight to your desktop with no floater.

  1. Press command + shift + 5
  2. Go to Options
  3. deselect Show Floating Thumbnail

How to take a screenshot on your Mac

  1. Press Shift + Command + 4
  2. Click and drag the area you want to screenshot
  3. Your screenshot will be place on your Desktop. It will be listed as .png file

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