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Give me back my window

Last week we talked about what to do if your computer screen (monitor) switches itself off.

But if that doesn’t work and you have to log an Assyst, how do you access the work that is displaying on the blacked-out screen?

  1. Press Windows/Start key + left arrow key.
  2. Repeat until the window appears on your visible monitor.

If the wrong window appears:

  1. press Windows/Start key + tab key
    – all your open windows will display as a cascade across your screen
  2. tap the tab key repeatedly, while holding down the Windows/Start key
  3. when the window you wish to access is visible in the cascade of windows, click that window with your mouse (while still holding down the Windows/Start key) – this makes that window the active window
  4. now press Windows/Start key + left arrow key
  5. repeat until the window appears on your visible monitor.

Congratulations: you have just done something very tricky.

 

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Computer Screen Blackout Problem?

Do you have trouble with a computer screen (monitor) switching itself off from time to time?

I went through a phase recently where one of my two computer monitors would refuse to wake up from sleep mode, or just apparently switch itself off. One moment I’m working with two monitors, then suddenly one goes black – and I can no longer see what’s on that monitor!

Here’s a solution:
Reach behind the monitor and switch it off. Wait a minute or two, then switch it back on. This usually resolves the problem and saves  you needing to log an ‘Assyst’ ticket with IT.


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How Do I Do That On The Computer?

We all have times when we need to perform a task on our computer but we just don’t quite know how to do it! So what to do?

3 methods:

  1. Be wise, be quick: ask someone nearby. Share knowledge. This is team-building. There should be no shame in not knowing.
  2. Look up the Microsoft Knowledge Base. this is a great place to type in a question and find an easy-to-follow, step-by-step procedure. For example, “How do I use the Lookup function in Excel?” Click here.
  3. Ask Google! Just type your question in plain English into any search engine, eg, Google, and most times a suitable and successful answer will immediately come up. Whatever challenge you have before you, someone else has usually had before. Try it: click here.

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Display Non-Consecutive Days in Outlook

Did you know you can view any day(s) of any week(s), side by side, in Outlook‘s Calendar view?

This is an incredibly useful feature when you’re trying to find a free time to meet with someone.

Watch this  two minute video to learn how.

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Another Treasure Trove of Technology Tips and Learning

Did you know that UC Skills have a load of great technology tips and instructional notes and videos on their skills website, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint? (As well as lots of other great content around Numbers, Writing and Study, and Library Research.)

UC Skills is an online collaboration between the Library, the Mathematics & Statistics Department, the Learning Skills Centre, and Careers. They offer self-guided learning and workshops in Technology, as well as Numeracy, Writing & Study, and Library Research.

Access UC Skills here.


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