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Tech Tips 2012

These Tech Tips are from 2012, in reverse chronological order. Newest ones are on the top.

Using QR Codes to Provide More Information

You’ve probably seen QR codes—those square barcode-like symbols that can be scanned by smart phones—but you may not know how easy they are to create.  Learn how to use them on your printed (or web) materials.

One Weird Tip for a Slimmer Inbox. Really! (Faculty and Staff) If you tend to go over quota with your Hampshire email, or if your email feels too disorganized, now might be a good time to make some quick adjustments.
Forwarding Email to Gmail or Other Mail Services (For Students) If you're leaving Hampshire, you may want to set up your Hampshire email to be forwarded to another mail service, such as Gmail. It's quick and easy to do this.
Trouble Opening PDF's from Firefox? A recent update to Adobe products broke Firefox's ability to open PDFs for some users. Here's how to fix it, plus an add-on to let you look at PDFs right from Firefox.
Got Those Over Quota Blues? Quick solutions for overflowing email accounts. Check 'em out.
Google Search Extras Google has some nice special features built into its search bar. Here are a few to get you started, and pointers to more.
Word or Excel File Locked for Editing? We've had several calls recently about newmisserver files being "locked for editing," although no one has them open at the time. Here's what's up and how you can fix it.
Detaching Attachments Ever want to save an email but get the attachment out of your inbox? Thunderbird will let you detach an attachment while keeping the message.
What's Shibboleth? You may have noticed a new screen that comes up when you log out of certain HampNet services. What's it all about?
Mind Your P's and Q's...and p's and q's It's important to use the correct lower case/upper case combination when logging into Hampshire services.  
Moving iTunes to an External Drive (for Hampshire-owned Computers)
If you keep a large iTunes library on your Hampshire computer, we'd really appreciate it if you'd move it to an external disk. We've got step by step instructions to help--you just have to provide the external drive.
Moving iTunes to an External Drive (for Personal Computers)  If your iTunes library is taking up too much room on your computer's hard drive, moving it to an external hard drive can solve the problem. Here are instructions to make sure you maintain your playlists, etc.
Do Those Google Changes Really Matter? If you've used Google recently--and who hasn't--you may have noticed their announcement of privacy policy changes effective Thursday, March 1. Yes, these changes matter, and you should consider them right now.
Backup your Data. Now. Please. When is the last time you backed up your files? If you have to stop and think, it's been too long. Take a few minutes right now to backup your important files; it can save you untold time and trouble in the future.
The Case of the Disappearing Menu Bar Thunderbird 10 for Windows introduces the option to hide its menu bar. Once it's hidden, though, so is the command to show it again. We've tracked down the trick to bringing it back.
How to Reserve Library Rooms (for Faculty and Staff)
The library has several rooms that are available for meetings, phone and video conferences, and workshops. Here's how you can reserve them through the Internet.
How to Reserve Library Rooms (for Students) The library has two rooms that are available for meetings, phone and video conferences, and study groups. Here's how you can reserve them through the Internet.
Baby, It's Cold Outside Winter's here (well, kind of!), and with the cold weather come a couple of cautions for your portable computer.
stout.hampshire.edu Email is Going Away Last year IT began to move email services to new hardware. As we continue, some email addressing methods have become obsolete and will no longer be accepted. Will it affect you? Probably not, but check to make sure!
helios.hampshire.edu Email is Going Away Last year IT began to move email services to new hardware. As we continue, some email addressing methods have become obsolete and will no longer be accepted. Will it affect you? Probably not, but check to make sure!
 All About Skype More and more interviews and phone conferences are being held through Skype. Here's what you need to know.

 

 

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