Tech Tip: Customizing the Windows 10 Start Menu

February 26th, 2020

For those of you coming from Windows 7, Windows 10 has a quite different start menu; here are some options for customizing it to get the most out of the new menu!

Resizing the Start Menu:

The Windows Start Menu can be resized quickly by dragging the time or right edge of the menu with your mouse.

November Tech Tip

November 22nd, 2019

Reclaim some of your taskbar by switching the search bar to a Hidden state; The windows search functionally is still available by either clicking on the windows start menu, or hitting the Windows key on your keyboard, once the start menu is up, just start typing!

Right-click on the search bar

Hover over the Search option

Then click Hidden

Now your taskbar should look like this:

Once you’ve gotten to this point, just click on the start menu icon or hit the windows key, and start your search:

Tech Tip Provided By:

Tyler Stimac, Escalation Engineer

Center for Computer Resources


February 25th, 2019

Navigating documents or selecting text for revisions using a mouse can slow you down during those long typing sessions; using shortcuts can keep your hands on your keyboard and save you some time once mastered.

While some may still prefer a mouse, picture those moments where you’re working off a laptop, and you’re stuck with only that trackpad; this is where it shines the most for me.

Tech Tip: Setting Up Office 365 Email On iPhone

January 25th, 2019

Setting up your email on a phone is the easiest way to stay up to date with your work emails, calendars, and reminders while on the go. This tutorial will help you to set up your Office 365 email account on an iPhone!

Step 1: Open the settings application and scroll down until you see an option titled “Accounts & Passwords”, tap this option and then in the screen which follows, tap “add account”

Step 2: Tap the option for “Exchange” then enter your email address in the “email” field

Step 3: Enter a description, this will be the name of the email (think “Work Email” or the name of your company) and tap “Next” in the top right

Step 4: In the window that comes up, tap “Sign In” and you will be directed to the sign in page for Office 365. You are to enter your password and tap accept on the page that follows, giving Exchange the required access to your device

Step 5: If you followed all of the above steps correctly, you should be directed to a page with a bunch of toggles for different items to sync with Office 365, make your preferred selections (at minimum “Mail” if you want to be able to see emails”) and tap “save” in the top right of your screen

Step 6: Congratulations, you have now signed into your office 365 account on your iPhone! Feel free to test to make sure everything is working properly.

Tech Tip: Outlook “For Follow Up” Feature

April 23rd, 2018

Each day, your email inbox is constantly being filled with new message, along with old ones that that get left behind. Somewhere in that inbox is an important message that you need to follow up on, but what will remind you? There's a tool to help you right within Outlook!

How to create a For Follow Up Folder:

Click the Folder tab on the top of Outlook: File > New > Search Folder

The New Search Dialog Box will pop up, click Mail Flagged for follow up.

Setting Default Applications in Windows 10

March 22nd, 2018

Setting a default application will make sure that when you click a link or file it will open in the preferred application. This useful when it comes to a default internet browser.

Here's how you can set your default application!

Step 1: Click the Windows start menu and type default on the keyboard, then select Default app settings

Step 2: In this menu you can select what you prefer! Once its selected Windows will open files in that preferred app.

Create Website shortcuts for your Desktop

October 19th, 2017

There are two ways to create a desktop shortcut for a website on your desktop.

In Internet Explorer, open the website you’d like to save. Right-click any blank space on the webpage. A context window will pop up and click Create Shortcut.

You will get a dialogue ox asking you if you want to put the shortcut on your desktop.

Tech Tip: Find Tool Shortcut

September 21st, 2017

Tired of spending time reading through a document, webpage or database line by line? There is a better way built into almost every Windows program called the FIND tool.

How to access this tool? Press the Ctrl key then the F key, Ctrl + F. This will open a small text box either at the top or bottom of the screen.

The Windows Key

August 17th, 2017

The Windows key is something that most people ignore or are not sure even what it is used for. It does have a purpose for being there and it can come in handy if you know the “secrets” of it. Here is a list of some useful key commands that involve the windows key.

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