Windows Skills

Preventing cat-like typing

I was assisting in one of our online workshops from home recently. After my cat’s morning nap, he decided to join me. My laptop had been on for quite some time and was warm. So Bailey, of course, decided that was where he wanted to sit. When I am working from home, I have a… Read more »

Rename a file without going nuts

I’ve always appreciated the ability to open a list of files in Explorer (that is, just a regular window, or even on the desktop itself), single click on a file name, wait a sec, and then single click again to be able to quickly and easily rename a file. I think I discovered this by… Read more »

Happy Birthday Windows 95!

While the Microsoft spotlight is squarely on Windows 10 and its release, let’s pause for a moment and wish Windows 95 a happy 20th birthday! While many of us cannot live without the today, Windows 95 was the first Microsoft operating system to use the task bar and start menu. If you’ve got an hour,… Read more »

Switch Your Mouse to the Left Side

As a rule, a user’s mouse hand is determined by the hand with which they write. Right-handed users position the mouse to the right of the keyboard while left-handed users might choose to position the mouse to the left of the keyboard. Some left-handed users choose to acclimate themselves to the mouse on the right… Read more »

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: A Learning Path

I am interested in becoming a network or computer systems administrator, a computer network specialist, or a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA). Does IT Training provide coursework that would help me reach this goal? Earning an MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification qualifies you for a position as a systems administrator or computer network specialist, and… Read more »

Do you know someone who needs to learn to use a computer?

For those new to computing or unsure of the depth of their knowledge, Windows: Basic Computing Skills introduces basic computing terminology and concepts while showing participants how to perform basic tasks in Windows such as word processing, graphic manipulation, and surfing the Web. This sessions will be offered at no cost to faculty, staff and… Read more »

Take a break with Big Stretch Reminder for PC or Dejal Time Out for Mac

Do you sit at a computer screen all day? Does this cause repetitive stress syndrome, eye strain, or mobility problems? You can combat these problems by using several free or inexpensive software applications that urge you to take breaks. You can configure them to do many things, including darkening your screen and halting your work until you tell… Read more »

Comparing two folders in Windows

Have you been in the situation where you have two folders that are almost exactly identical, and you want to know the difference between the two folders? Maybe you want to compare the System32 folder of one computer with that of another, to make sure they both have the same drivers. Checking for differences between… Read more »

What Is That Keyboard Shortcut Again?

Do you struggle to remember keyboard shortcuts? Do you tack up sticky notes with Ctrl and Alt symbols everywhere? Instead, you can go directly to ShortcutWorld.com, the one-stop shortcut place. ShortcutWorld.com is an open, wiki-style Reference Database that contains Keyboard Shortcuts for hundreds of applications– in Windows, Mac, Linus, and web applications. Boost your productivity and… Read more »

Windows 7: The Least You Should Know About Keyboard Shortcuts

Are you stuck in a world dominated by a mouse and clicking around a screen? Have you ever wanted to be more of a “Keyboard Junkie?” Today, I’m going to introduce you to several keyboard shortcuts that will make your life easier while working in Windows. These keyboard shortcuts are tricks that I have been… Read more »