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TCC Tuesday Tidbits Issue 497

Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.

Howard Schultz

IT Security Tip:
Privatize VPN Tips And Tricks

Here are some tips for using Privatize VPN. Click the link to learn more!

This Tuesday Tidbits series is one great way to keep your employees informed, but you STILL need a good AUP in place and training. If you’d like our help in creating one for your company, based on best practices, call us at (608) 755-1524. You’ll be glad you did.

Contact us if you have any computer-related needs by visiting computer-center.com.

Microsoft Tips for Windows

Explore Money In Excel

Money in Excel is a dynamic template for Excel that can help you feel more in control of your money. It’s the only template where you can securely connect your financial institutions to import and sync account and transaction  information into an Excel spreadsheet. Track all your finances in one place, customize your workbook, and receive personalized tips without ever leaving Excel. Click here to learn more.

TCC Tuesday Tidbits Issue 457

Keyboard Keys

Shortcut of the Week

Move The Mouse With Your Keyboard

Instead of using the mouse with your computer, you can enable Windows to use the number pad as a mouse.

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Have an unfortunate co-worker that’s not getting a copy of the TCC Tuesday Tidbits? Forward them your copy. Or, better yet, have them sign up at https://computer-center.com/tuesdaytidbits/

Submit your TCC Tuesday Tidbit requests and ideas to me by calling (608) 755-1524.

Sincerely,

James Pearson, President
The Computer Center
39 S. Main St. – Upper
Janesville, WI 53545
(608) 755-1524

TCC Tuesday Tidbits Issue 496

Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right.

Henry Ford

IT Security Tip:
Blackmail Phishing Scam

This one has been going around in various forms for a while.  These are known as “extortion” or “blackmail” scams.  Don’t get fooled, even though they are scary! Click the link to learn more!

This Tuesday Tidbits series is one great way to keep your employees informed, but you STILL need a good AUP in place and training. If you’d like our help in creating one for your company, based on best practices, call us at (608) 755-1524. You’ll be glad you did.

Contact us if you have any computer-related needs by visiting computer-center.com.

Microsoft Tips for Windows

What Is Bookings?

Bookings in Microsoft Teams lets you track, manage, and organize your team’s appointments and calendars all in one place. You can create a Bookings calendar and add team members to it, build new appointment types, and create and manage in-person and virtual visits for your staff and attendees. Click here to learn more.

TCC Tuesday Tidbits Issue 457

Keyboard Keys

Shortcut of the Week

Manage The Open Window With The Mouse

Double-click the top title bar of any window to maximize a window or make the window smaller if it’s maximized. You can also double-click the icon for the window in the top-left corner of the window to close that window.

Want access to more helpful tips? Check out tcchelpdesk.com

Have an unfortunate co-worker that’s not getting a copy of the TCC Tuesday Tidbits? Forward them your copy. Or, better yet, have them sign up at https://computer-center.com/tuesdaytidbits/

Submit your TCC Tuesday Tidbit requests and ideas to me by calling (608) 755-1524.

Sincerely,

James Pearson, President
The Computer Center
39 S. Main St. – Upper
Janesville, WI 53545
(608) 755-1524

TCC Tuesday Tidbits Issue 494

You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea.

Larry Page

IT Security Tip:
Forward An Email As An Attachment

Emails contain important information called headers that help us troubleshoot issues.  If you ever need us to look at a suspicious email, use this technique to forward it to us with those headers intact. Click the link to learn more!

This Tuesday Tidbits series is one great way to keep your employees informed, but you STILL need a good AUP in place and training. If you’d like our help in creating one for your company, based on best practices, call us at (608) 755-1524. You’ll be glad you did.

Contact us if you have any computer-related needs by visiting computer-center.com.

Microsoft Tips for Windows

A Beautiful, Easy-to-Use Settings App

The Settings app is easier to use, with a new navigation design and common controls at the top of key pages, so changing settings is faster and easier.

TCC Tuesday Tidbits Issue 457

Keyboard Keys

Shortcut of the Week

Computer Mouse Has Side Buttons?

Many new computer mice also have buttons on the side of the mouse. The buttons can be programmed to do anything. However, by default, the left-thumb button can go back on a web page.

Want access to more helpful tips? Check out tcchelpdesk.com

Have an unfortunate co-worker that’s not getting a copy of the TCC Tuesday Tidbits? Forward them your copy. Or, better yet, have them sign up at https://computer-center.com/tuesdaytidbits/

Submit your TCC Tuesday Tidbit requests and ideas to me by calling (608) 755-1524.

Sincerely,

James Pearson, President
The Computer Center
39 S. Main St. – Upper
Janesville, WI 53545
(608) 755-1524

TCC Tuesday Tidbits Issue 493

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.

Zig Ziglar

IT Security Tip:
Scam: Internet Security Invoice

Don’t fall for this one. I’m calling it the Internet Security Invoice scam. Click the link to learn more!

This Tuesday Tidbits series is one great way to keep your employees informed, but you STILL need a good AUP in place and training. If you’d like our help in creating one for your company, based on best practices, call us at (608) 755-1524. You’ll be glad you did.

Contact us if you have any computer-related needs by visiting computer-center.com.

Microsoft Tips for Windows

Personalize for Creativity and Productivity

Windows 11 has option for backgrounds, themes, and desktops to keep you inspired, and ways to customize for your own workflow to help you be more productive. Click link to manage themes.

TCC Tuesday Tidbits Issue 457

Keyboard Keys

Shortcut of the Week

Ctrl Key and Mouse Click or Highlight

While holding down the Ctrl, you can left-click to select multiple objects or highlight multiple sections of text. 

Want access to more helpful tips? Check out tcchelpdesk.com

Have an unfortunate co-worker that’s not getting a copy of the TCC Tuesday Tidbits? Forward them your copy. Or, better yet, have them sign up at https://computer-center.com/tuesdaytidbits/

Submit your TCC Tuesday Tidbit requests and ideas to me by calling (608) 755-1524.

Sincerely,

James Pearson, President
The Computer Center
39 S. Main St. – Upper
Janesville, WI 53545
(608) 755-1524

TCC Tuesday Tidbits Issue 492

Every day that we spent not improving our products was a wasted day.

Joel Spolsky

IT Security Tip:
Scam Alert: Microsoft Defender Popup

Do NOT call the numbers!  This is just a scam!  Microsoft is not monitoring your computer for viruses and, even if Defender is turned on, they certainly aren’t going to provide you with virus removal support via phone! Click the link to learn more!

This Tuesday Tidbits series is one great way to keep your employees informed, but you STILL need a good AUP in place and training. If you’d like our help in creating one for your company, based on best practices, call us at (608) 755-1524. You’ll be glad you did.

Contact us if you have any computer-related needs by visiting computer-center.com.

Microsoft Tips for Windows

Start At The Center

Select Start on the taskbar to get to your favorite apps, recent files, and a powerful search box for finding anything.

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Keyboard Keys

Shortcut of the Week

Take Full Advantage Of The Scroll Wheel

Take full advantage of the right-click any time you highlight text or want to view the properties of an object. For example, if you highlight a file or text, you can right-click that highlighted item, copy it, and then right-click anywhere else to paste it.

Want access to more helpful tips? Check out tcchelpdesk.com

Have an unfortunate co-worker that’s not getting a copy of the TCC Tuesday Tidbits? Forward them your copy. Or, better yet, have them sign up at https://computer-center.com/tuesdaytidbits/

Submit your TCC Tuesday Tidbit requests and ideas to me by calling (608) 755-1524.

Sincerely,

James Pearson, President
The Computer Center
39 S. Main St. – Upper
Janesville, WI 53545
(608) 755-1524

TCC Tuesday Tidbits Issue 491

Always think outside the box and embrace opportunities that appear, wherever they might be.

Lakshmi Mittal

IT Security Tip:
LastPass Training 101

Do you have trouble remember passwords? Need a place to easily and securely store those troublesome hard-to-remember passwords? Join us for LastPass Training101. We have a few videos to help walk you through and learn more about this great online tool. Click the link to learn more!

This Tuesday Tidbits series is one great way to keep your employees informed, but you STILL need a good AUP in place and training. If you’d like our help in creating one for your company, based on best practices, call us at (608) 755-1524. You’ll be glad you did.

Contact us if you have any computer-related needs by visiting computer-center.com.

Microsoft Tips for Windows

Quickly Organize Open Apps

Hover over a window’s maximize button or press Windows logo key + Z, then choose a snap layout to optimize your screen space and your productivity.

TCC Tuesday Tidbits Issue 457

Keyboard Keys

Shortcut of the Week

Take Full Advantage Of The Scroll Wheel

Any word can be selected by double-clicking the word. If you want to highlight the whole paragraph or sentence, click the mouse button three times on any word. If you double-click and then drag your mouse, it highlights one word at a time.

Want access to more helpful tips? Check out tcchelpdesk.com

Have an unfortunate co-worker that’s not getting a copy of the TCC Tuesday Tidbits? Forward them your copy. Or, better yet, have them sign up at https://computer-center.com/tuesdaytidbits/

Submit your TCC Tuesday Tidbit requests and ideas to me by calling (608) 755-1524.

Sincerely,

James Pearson, President
The Computer Center
39 S. Main St. – Upper
Janesville, WI 53545
(608) 755-1524

TCC Tuesday Tidbits Issue 490

Nothing works better than just improving your product.

Joel Spolsky

IT Security Tip:
Viewing An Encrypted Email

Keeping your data safe is important.  If you receive a notification about an encrypted email, here’s how to create an account the first time, and then access and respond to those emails, keeping your information private. Click the link to learn more!

This Tuesday Tidbits series is one great way to keep your employees informed, but you STILL need a good AUP in place and training. If you’d like our help in creating one for your company, based on best practices, call us at (608) 755-1524. You’ll be glad you did.

Contact us if you have any computer-related needs by visiting computer-center.com.

Microsoft Tips for Windows

Everything You Care About One Swipe Away

Swipe from left to right or select Widgets from the taskbar to stay up to date on your favorite info.

TCC Tuesday Tidbits Issue 457

Keyboard Keys

Shortcut of the Week

Take Full Advantage Of The Scroll Wheel

In your internet browser, hold down Shift and scroll down to go back to the previous web page. Some mouse wheels can be pushed left or right to also move back and forward between web pages.

Want access to more helpful tips? Check out tcchelpdesk.com

Have an unfortunate co-worker that’s not getting a copy of the TCC Tuesday Tidbits? Forward them your copy. Or, better yet, have them sign up at https://computer-center.com/tuesdaytidbits/

Submit your TCC Tuesday Tidbit requests and ideas to me by calling (608) 755-1524.

Sincerely,

James Pearson, President
The Computer Center
39 S. Main St. – Upper
Janesville, WI 53545
(608) 755-1524

TCC Tuesday Tidbits Issue 489

Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.

Golda Meir

IT Security Tip:
Changing The Default Application
To Open A PDF

Have you ever had your web browser open a PDF instead of Adobe Acrobat? Here’s how to change the default application to open a PDF with Adobe Acrobat. You can also apply this same process to any other document that is not opening in the right program. Click the link to learn more!

This Tuesday Tidbits series is one great way to keep your employees informed, but you STILL need a good AUP in place and training. If you’d like our help in creating one for your company, based on best practices, call us at (608) 755-1524. You’ll be glad you did.

Contact us if you have any computer-related needs by visiting computer-center.com.

Microsoft Tips for Windows

Connect With Anyone From The Taskbar

Select Chat on the taskbar to start a call or chat. If they’re on IOS, Android, or Mac, it’s easy to send a link to they can join in (select Meet > Copy meeting link).

TCC Tuesday Tidbits Issue 457

Keyboard Keys

Shortcut of the Week

Take Full Advantage Of The Scroll Wheel

Zoom in and out on a web pge, word document, excel spreadsheet, etc. by holding down the Ctrl and scrolling up to zoom in and down to zoom out.

Want access to more helpful tips? Check out tcchelpdesk.com

Have an unfortunate co-worker that’s not getting a copy of the TCC Tuesday Tidbits? Forward them your copy. Or, better yet, have them sign up at https://computer-center.com/tuesdaytidbits/

Submit your TCC Tuesday Tidbit requests and ideas to me by calling (608) 755-1524.

Sincerely,

James Pearson, President
The Computer Center
39 S. Main St. – Upper
Janesville, WI 53545
(608) 755-1524

TCC Tuesday Tidbits Issue 487

“In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination.”

Steve Case

IT Security Tip:
Don’t Store Passwords In Your Browser!

There are a variety of security reasons NOT to store your passwords in your web browser. Yes, it’s convenient, but it’s not as secure as we need it to be! Click the link to learn more!

This Tuesday Tidbits series is one great way to keep your employees informed, but you STILL need a good AUP in place and training. If you’d like our help in creating one for your company, based on best practices, call us at (608) 755-1524. You’ll be glad you did.

Contact us if you have any computer-related needs by visiting computer-center.com.

Microsoft Tips for Windows

Keep Tabs With Your Website Tabs

When you’re on a frequently-used website and have a lot of tabs open, pin that site to your taskbar. Then, just hover over the pin to see a preview of all the open tabs.

To pin website to the taskbar, in Microsoft Edge, go to Settings and more > More tools > Pin to taskbar.

TCC Tuesday Tidbits Issue 457

Keyboard Keys

Shortcut of the Week

Shift Key And Mouse Click

Many programs allow you to highlight all or portions of text using the Shift and the mouse. For example, click at the beginning of the text, hold down Shift, scroll to the bottom, and click at the end of the text to highlight the text.

Have an unfortunate co-worker that’s not getting a copy of the TCC Tuesday Tidbits? Forward them your copy. Or, better yet, have them sign up at https://computer-center.com/tuesdaytidbits/

Submit your TCC Tuesday Tidbit requests and ideas to me by calling (608) 755-1524.

Sincerely,

James Pearson, President The Computer Center 39 S. Main St. – Upper Janesville, WI 53545 (608) 755-1524