Posts Tagged:tips

Added security for your desktop, part II

Stumbled across this post on Mac desktop locking and and learned a few things myself.  They cover the Keychain Access method.  They also highlight some nifty/useful widgets and preference panes. Via UsingMac.com: Lock Your Mac Desktop (Part II).

Gmail tip: Mute a discussion thread

Subscribe to a lot of mailing lists do you?  Receive a lot of email about stuff you don’t really care about? Reclaim control over your inbox!  Behold, the “Mute” feature in Gmail.  Found in the “More Actions” menu of Gmail, mute allows you to effectively silence long, irrelevant conversation threads. [Muted …] messages added to…

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Quicktip: Zooming in Microsoft Excel

This tip from Rob Griffiths at Mac OS X Hints was news to me, and SUPER-helpful: If you’ve got a scroll wheel mouse … you can zoom the active worksheet in Excel by holding Control and Command and then moving your scroll wheel up (increase zoom) or down (decrease zoom). Works with the two-finger scroll…

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Added security for your desktop

Do you deal in sensitive information?  Private?  Paranoid?  Cautious?  Then this tip is for you! In this tutorial i will demonstrate a quick and easy way to help protect any sensitive data from prying eyes or passersby. Allow me to draw your attention to the padlock icon showing in the menubar above.  By clicking on…

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Windows tip: Change the default filetype in Word 2007

If you are using a windows machine at home there’s a chance you are running Microsoft Office 2007.  I’ve ranted before about this but in this version of MS Office the default filetype is different.  If you’d like to change this aggravating “feature” so that you might actually be able to share your files with…

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Mac tips: Navigate and highlight text using the keyboard

We spend a lot of time on the computer in text-based applications like Mail and Word. Switching your right hand back and forth between the keyboard and mouse to select things or move the cursor can really slow you down when you are feeling the flow. So for that reason i’d like to show you…

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OS X Basics: Viewing long filenames

A quick & useful tip for viewing long filenames in the finder courtesy of The Unofficial Apple Weblog: Have you ever opened up a Finder window in column view and found yourself confronted with truncated file names? It’s quite annoying. Here’s a quick fix. At the bottom of the column, you’ll see two short, vertical…

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