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Being more efficient with your technology.

Simplify and enhance your work by adopting these quick wins. They will enable you to be significantly more efficient in your computer usage. For maximum impact, use as many as you can.

Adopt these favourite efficiency tips to simplify and enhance working on your computer

 


For great time-saving tips, look up our Archive of Tech Tips or look through the the Technology Information for Staff website.

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Beware of Keeping Files on Your Desktop

My IT colleagues are telling me they are surprised by the number of staff who are still keeping computer files scattered all over their computer desktop (screen).

Do you still do this? If so, do you wonder why your computer is so slow to start up? That’s why. Keeping files on the computer desktop means that all those files become part of your profile and have to be loaded up every time you start your computer. And look out if you have to log onto another computer in a hurry! (For example, in a lecture room.)

There is a much easier and quicker way to access your most-used files: USE JUMP LISTS.

They are already on your computer’s taskbar staring at you – you’re just not paying attention to them.

Click here to quickly learn how to use a Jump List! You’ll wonder why you ignored them for 5 years!


Check out our Archive of Tech Tips. To check it out, click here, then hit the ‘End’ key on your keyboard to jump to the end of the
Archive list where the most recent Tips are.

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Access Your Most-Used Folders, Pronto!

Last year we looked at quickly accessing your most-used folders using Favorites shortcuts. How much time are you saving by using that feature?

Today let’s look at an even more immediate option that gives you access to the contents of a folder right off the Taskbar at the bottom of your screen. (By the way, you can move the taskbar to the top or sides of your screen, but most people keep it at the bottom.)

  1.  Right-click a blank area on the Taskbar (eg, between the program icons, not on an icon)
    – a menu displays
  2. Select Toolbars, and then select New Toolbar…
    – an Explorer window opens, prompting you to select a folder
  3. Navigate to the folder you wish to have quick-access to
  4. Select the folder
  5. Click the Select Folder button

A shortcut to that folder now displays on your taskbar next to the system tray at the right end of the taskbar.

Click the double-arrows on the right of the shortcut to access the contents of the folder.

(To remove the shortcut: right-click the shortcut, select Toolbars, and deselect the name of the folder)

Thanks to Jo in HR for this one!


Check out our Archive of Tech Tips. To check it out, click here, then hit the “End” key on your keyboard to jump to the end of the Archive list where the most recent Tips are.

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Quickly Access Your Most-Used Folders

Save yourself A LOT of mouse-clicking every time you open or save something on
your computer.

Just implement this easy tip:

Gain quick access to the Folders you use most using Favorites


Check out our Archive of Tech Tips – to check it out, click here, then hit the “End” key on your keyboard to jump to the end of the Archive list where the most recent Tips are.

Was this tip helpful to you? Anything else you want to know? Please leave a  comment below.

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