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Tips and Tricks

This section provides information for common "tips and tricks" for using your PC, Mac, or mobile devices.

  • Using screen in Linux to Keep SSH Sessions Running

    With screen you can create one or more sessions in your current SSH terminal which allows you to leave them (and the commands running) in the background should you disconnect from your session.  Just ...

  • Reduce the Size of a PowerPoint File (Mac)

    Compress pictures to reduce the presentation size in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac Applies To: PowerPoint for Office 365 for Mac PowerPoint 2016 for Mac You can reduce the file size of a presentation and sa...

  • Disable Quick Access in Windows 10!

    How to Disable Default “Quick Access” aka “Home View” in Windows 10 File Explorer? If you are using Windows 10 or have seen the OS in any computer, you might be aware of the new Home aka Quick Access ...

  • Microsoft Office Help

    Need help with MS Office?  Need to share a calendar or merge cells?  Visit the Microsoft Office Help site and try their search - it's better than you probably think! (Seriously, it really is!)...

  • Reduce Media File Sizes in PowerPoint (Windows)

    There are times you may need to reduce the size of your PowerPoint presentation.  One way to do so is to compress our media files. Compress your media files Applies To: PowerPoint for Office 365 Power...

  • How to Take a Screenshot on OSX

    Do you need to take a screenshot of something you are doing on your Mac OSX machine so that others can see what you were doing or even for your own reference later? There are two ways of taking a shot...

  • How to Take a Screenshot in Windows

    Do you need to take a screenshot of something you are doing on your Windows machine so that others can see what you were doing or even for your own reference later? There are two ways of taking a shot...

  • How to Flush the Local DNS Cache

    When URLs are just not resolving the way you want, to time to clear or flush the DNS nameserver local cache – enter the relevant command in the Terminal/command line for the operating system you are o...

  • Reduce Picture File Size in Office Documents

    There are times you may need to reduce the data file size of an Office document for storage, sending via email, or storing in the cloud.  One way to reduce file sizes is to reduce picture sizes.   Com...

  • Find the model name and serial number of your Mac

    You might want the model name or serial number of your Mac when checking warranty coverage, searching for specifications or other information about your model, creating a home inventory, and more. Ide...