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Tuesday Tidbits Issue 535

“Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.

Madam C.J. Walker

Free Up Space By Hiding Folders In OneDrive

If you find that OneDrive is taking up too much space on your C drive, you can hide the less accessed folders. 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 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

Remote Workers: Backup Your BitLocker Recovery Key

BitLocker is the Windows encryption technology that protects your data from unauthorized access by encrypting your drive and requiring one or more factors of authentication before it will unlock it. In normal use BitLocker simply unlocks when you successfully sign into Windows.

However, Windows will require a BitLocker recovery key when it detects a possible unauthorized attempt to access the drive. This can also happen if you make changes in hardware, firmware, or software which BitLocker can’t distinguish from a possible attack. In these cases, BitLocker may require the extra security of the recovery key.  Follow the link to learn more.

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Ctrl + F  opens the find feature. Using this shortcut can help you quickly find text on the same page.

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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

Tuesday Tidbits Issue 534

“Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember — the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you.

Zig Ziglar

Use OneDrive’s Free Up Space Feature

Let’s say you’ve used or opened a folder on your computer in the past, which now occupies valuable space. 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 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

Using Keyboard Shortcuts in Microsoft To Do

You can use keyboard shortcuts to perform various actions like adding and completing tasks, creating lists, and searching. You can find a full list of shortcuts below:

Ctrl + N: Add a new task 

Ctrl + L: Create a new list

Ctrl + T: Add task to My Day

Ctrl + D: Complete task

Ctrl + F: Search

Ctrl + V: Paste

Ctrl + R: Sync now

Ctrl + Number1: Open sidebar in minified view

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Ctrl + L or F6 will get you to the URL address bar

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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

Tuesday Tidbits Issue 533

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

Albert Schweitzer

Turn on OneDrive On-Demand to Save Space

If OneDrive is taking up a lot of space on your computer, especially if it’s filling up your C drive, make sure that the on-demand feature is enabled. 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 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

Draw and Write With Ink in Office

On a touch-enabled device, draw with your finger, a digital pen, or a mouse.

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If you accidentally closed a tab, use Ctrl + Shift + T to undo the close tab action. Repeating Ctrl + Shift + T keeps reopening other closed tabs.

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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

Tuesday Tidbits Issue 532

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.

Bruce Lee

How To Open A Word File In Read Only Mode

Opening a Word document as read-only helps prevent unintentional changes you make to the document from being saved. 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 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

Using Live Tile With Microsoft To Do

To turn on Live Tile for Microsoft To Do, just head to your Windows Start menu and right-click on Microsoft To Do. Then select Pin to Start and a tile showing your My Day list will be pinned to your Start screen. 

Once the Live Tile shows up on the Start screen, you right-click on the tile and resize it. Depending on your choice of the tile’s size (small, medium, wide, or large), you’ll be able to see the tasks in your My Day list.

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Pressing Ctrl+T opens a blank new tab. If you want to open any link in a new tab, press your middle mouse button (often the scroll wheel) to open that link in a new tab.

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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

Tuesday Tidbits Issue 531

“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.

Michael John Bobak

How to Turn Off The Alerts For Outlook Emails

A Desktop Alert is a notification on your desktop when you receive a new email message, a meeting request, or a task request. By default, Desktop Alerts are turned on. Click the link to watch a video and learn how to turn the alerts off.

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 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

Windows 8.1 Support Ending

As a reminder, Windows 8.1 will reach the end of support on January 10, 2023, when technical assistance and software updates will no longer be provided. If you have devices running Windows 8.1, we recommend upgrading them to a more current, in-service, and supported Windows release.  Click the link to view more information.

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Keyboard Keys

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Quickly open a new program instance by holding down the Shift key and clicking an icon on the taskbar to open a new program instance. So if you had Google Chrome open, pressing Shift and clicking that icon opens a new Chrome 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

Tuesday Tidbits Issue 530

“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.

Jim Rohn

How to Schedule an Email in Outlook

The perfect time to send an email is when a recipient is just about to check their inbox. However, you may not always be online when your recipients usually check their emails.  That’s why most people schedule their emails in advance to go at a specified time to ensure that it’s always opened and gets a response. This video will show you how to schedule an email in Outlook.

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 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

Manage Personal Finances

Set savings goals and track your spending with Microsoft’s personal finance templates. Click the link to view.

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Keyboard Keys

Shortcut of the Week

Top Keyboard Shortcuts

Quickly open a new program instance by holding down the Shift key and clicking an icon on the taskbar to open a new program instance. So if you had Google Chrome open, pressing Shift and clicking that icon opens a new Chrome 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

Tuesday Tidbits Issue 529

“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.

Ray Goforth

Russia Cyber-Threat to Your Business?

Are you concerned about the increasing cyber threats to businesses? You’re not alone. Many business owners are worried about the possibility of a Russian cyberattack that could disrupt their business and cause serious damage. 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 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

Now Easier to Create Forms and Quizzes on Mobile

Forms mobile users can enjoy a friendly experience optimized for their devices. Create a form with Microsoft Forms. You can create surveys, quizzes, and polls and easily see results as they come in.

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Keyboard Keys

Shortcut of the Week

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Hold down Shift and right-click an icon on the Taskbar to show the properties for that program.

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

Tuesday Tidbits Issue 528

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Walt Disney

Speak Instead of Type With Microsoft Word’s Dictation

Dictation is a great way to speed up your work in Microsoft Word. This feature allows you to speak into your computer’s microphone and have the text translated into speech. Click the link to learn how to set up dictation and use it to improve your productivity.

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 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 Your Most Sensitive Documents Secure

Personal Vault is a protected area in OneDrive where you can store your most important or sensitive files and photos without sacrificing the convenience of anywhere access.

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Keyboard Keys

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You can open the first item on your taskbar by pressing the Windows Key and the number 1 on your computer. (Look ma, no mouse!)

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 527

“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”

Conrad Hilton

Using Microsoft Outlook’s Suggested Replies

Do you ever find yourself short on time or simply struggling to find the right words when replying to an email? You may want to check out Outlook’s Suggested Replies feature. This handy tool offers quick and easy suggestions for reply phrases, which can help you save time and look more professional.

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 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

Set Screen Time Limits Across Devices

Screen time limits in Microsoft Family Safety are a great way to balance online habits within your family group. Decide when and how long family members can use their connected Windows, Xbox, and mobile devices. Limits can be as specific as you need them to be – use a different schedule daily or the same one all week. Adjust as you go by allowing more time or deciding when time’s up.

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Pressing Ctrl + J opens the download manager.

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