Keyboard Shortcuts

July 20th, 2017

Keyboard shortcuts, in my opinion, are one of the most productive tricks when it comes to basic computer usage. Whether it be copying or pasting, undoing a mistake or opening a previously closed browser tab, keyboard shortcuts make those tasks simpler and more efficient.

May Tech Tips: Toggling Windows Spotlight

May 12th, 2017

Windows Spotlight is a feature that will automatically change your lock screen background image. In addition to this, it annoyingly offers suggestions for apps you have not used yet, throws ‘fun facts’ at you, and will give you ‘tips’ for the computer you already own.

April Tech Tip: Habits and free software available to help clean up your files

April 18th, 2017

Disk Space is often overlooked when it comes to long term PC health. Many are not aware that there are many different programs, and even Microsoft itself, put a good deal of temporary files that fill up a hard drive unnecessarily. Fortunately, there are habits and free software available to help clean up those unnecessary files and make room for the important files.

March Tech Tip

March 17th, 2017

Trying to organize windows across your desktop is usually a messy process. Two Word documents open, a window for your internet browser and your chat client all jumbled about your desktop in a make shift overlapping set of tiles that leaves you guessing which is which.

February Tech Tip

February 21st, 2017

If Outlook 2016 Experiences an issue loading

Outlook will get stuck on the loading screen during the "Processing" stage.

If you are not using Outlook through Citrix and experience this issue, here is how you can relieve Outlook being stuck!

- Right click the outlook icon in the taskbar and click “close window”
- Try to re-open Outlook, but this time hold down the control button (CTRL) while opening it.


January 23rd, 2017

QR Codes are 2-dimensional bar codes in a square format that can be scanned and read by most smart phones. When they are scanned, they can be used to automatically open a web page, dial a phone number, download an app or game, send an email or text message and several other specific functions.

December Tech Tip

December 22nd, 2016

Tech support scams are unfortunately becoming all too common. Because of this, it is becoming increasingly more important to be able to recognize a fake virus warning popup. These types of popups will typically not close out using normal methods, so it is also important to know the proper method of closing the window when the issue occurs.

November Tech Tip

November 22nd, 2016

Credentials Prompt Keeps Appearing in Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is great when it works, but can be frustrating when it doesn’t. One issue that is encountered on occasion is when Outlook pops up a prompt asking for your password. Then you type in what you know is the current password, but the prompt keeps reappearing no matter how many times you type it in.

CCR Service Desk Tech Tip

May 17th, 2016

Sharing Calendars

Team projects can make scheduling difficult, especially when it’s a bigger group and everyone is scattered throughout the office. When selecting a time on someone’s schedule, you can only see if they’re busy or not, when you’d really like to see details of the meeting.

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