We know there are many IT changes affecting your day-to-day life and often slowing you down. SMPH Shared Services IT would like to share more of our favorite tips and tricks to help speed up your productivity. Visit tips #1-5 from our previous newsletter at the end of this article.

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Tip #6: Restoring Files on Windows

Have you accidentally deleted a file from the SMPH shared drive while using a Windows computer? All hope is not lost; try this trick:

  • Open the network drive on your computer
  • Browse to the folder where you lost the file
  • Right click on the folder
  • On the pop-up menu, click “Restore Previous Versions”
  • In the properties tab, select Previous Versions
  • Browse to and select the version most applicable to your situation
  • Edit as needed and save as a new file

Tip #7: Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts can make your life easier. Here are a few that you can add to your workday:

Stepping away from your computer?

PC: Windows Key + L will lock your computer screen for when you need to step away quickly.

Mac: Control + Command + Q

Need to print something?

PC: Control + P

Mac: Command + P

Switching between multiple program windows?

PC: Alt + Tab then Tab till you highlight your selected screen

Mac: Command + Tab

Find Apps faster by searching directly from the Windows Start Menu or Apple Spotlight

PC: either press the Windows key and begin typing in your App or File name or click the Windows icon in the bottom left corner

Mac: Press Cmd + Space to bring up the Spotlight search bar.

Need to capture a quick screenshot and paste it into a document?

PC: Windows key + Shift + S then click and drag on the area you want to capture

Mac: Shift + Cmd + 4 then click and drag on the area you want to capture

Tip #8: Shared Drive Storage Looks Full?

When looking at your SMPH Home Directory and SMPH Shared Drive (within Windows File Explorer), users may notice red bars that seem to indicate the drives are full.

However, this is not really the case, and nothing to be alarmed about. Upon closer inspection, the amount of free space, vs. the total size of the network share, is still significantly large. If the drive space was truly getting low, our System Administrators will add more storage to the total size, as needed.

For questions, contact Shared Services IT

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