Time-saving Tips and Tricks

Helpful Tips and Tricks—Here are a few helpful keyboard shortcuts that can be utilized to make everyday tasks a little quicker and easier…or just for a fun change of pace away from your mouse:

Windows Key + L- This will lock your system when away from the computer

Multiple Browser Tabs- If you have multiple internet browser tabs open you can hit Ctrl + 1 to jump to the first tab, Ctrl + 9 will jump to the last tab.  You can also hit Ctrl + Tab to move thru all open browser tabs.

Ctrl + Shift +T – Recall the last closed browser tab closed without having to look up the page in browser history.

Ctrl + Z will undo any action

Ctrl + Y will redo any undo action

Ctrl + E jump to the end of a document

Ctrl + Home return to the beginning of a document

Need a quick calculator? Simply use your browser search bar to input your equation and hit Enter, this will open an in-browser calculator.


Password Management - Due Diligence for Continual Protection

Password Management—Passwords are an ever-growing necessity in both your personal and professional life. Unique passwords are user specific and are the “key” to accessing information from your Email account to your bank account. Nobody enjoys changing and remembering passwords, but we all need to stop and think of the purpose. Passwords are often given the least thought but can carry the biggest security implications without knowledge to the user. Do not make the bad guys life any easier. Avoid using the same password for multiple sites, think in terms of a hacker for a minute… If this password works on their Gmail account, what are the chances it works on this bank account??   Change passwords frequently, utilize industry best practices (at least 8 characters in length, utilize Upper case and lower-case letters, numbers, special characters).  Passwords also do not always need to be a single word, multiple words or phrases are sometimes easier to remember. Passwords are created specifically by you; help keep them that way by utilizing good password management practices. Remember it is much easier for intruders to enter if you leave the front door wide open.