Covid-19 and Working RemotelyA How-To Technology Resource
Welcome to The Computer Center’s Covid-19 resource center for small businesses. Our focus is to provide you with the information you need to keep your business running, collaborate with your team, meet with customers, and make the best of the current situation by leveraging technology. Visit www.computer-center.com/covid19/ for access to more helpful information.
IT Security Tip #30:Start With A Fresh Session Or Browser Window
You’d like to access the company website or a site for one of your vendors from work. When you click on your favorite browser, it opens to your homepage: msn.com, yahoo.com, aol.com, espn.com… You get the point. You then select the bookmark for the desired website and go. BIG problem! Most websites these days have tracking cookies, microdots, and other advertising and data-collection bots that sit on them. These little spies are now following you across your browser session. Be careful with your information. Web portal sites like I listed are filled with ads, and the site’s overhead is paid for with the information they get from you.
Consider changing your homepage to something like https://startpage.com/. They don’t spy.
Always open a new browser tab when navigating to a new website. Close the last one to keep things tidy after the new one loads.
Consider using add-ons in your browser to cut down on ads and spies. Not sure how? Ask us.
Microsoft Tips for Office
Fill Cells In A Flash
After you type a few entries, Excel fills in the rest of the cells automatically. Press Enter to accept the suggestions.
Shortcut of the Week
Quickly Insert Bullet Points In Word
Quickly insert bullets into Microsoft Word by typing an asterisk (*), space, and then your sentence. When enter is pressed Microsoft Word will automatically change your asterisks to a bullet point.
* This turns into
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James Pearson, President The Computer Center 39 S. Main St. – Upper Janesville, WI 53545 (608) 755-1524