Microworx Tech Tips.

Sometimes you don't need a new product - you just need some new information! With technology an ever-changing environment, it can be hard to keep up with the best way to do various tasks with the hardware and software you use every day. Here we collect some of the best tips and tricks to help you work smarter and faster. From editing images to sorting emails, from creating passwords to back-up power, there's something helpful for you to learn.

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Spreadsheets: Navigating your worksheet

Keyboard shortcuts are a great way to save time in almost any software package. After you have learned the shortcuts, you will find that you do these things very quickly, and without having to change from keyboard to mouse, or having to find the right option in the menu. To move to the edge of […]

Sign documents without printing them

There is a huge trend towards the “paperless” office at the moment. However, it raises the inevitable question: how do I sign an electronic document? Adobe Acrobat has a lot a great features for handling digital documents. It is the application I use most frequently. You may not be aware, but Acrobat gives you the […]

Spreadsheets: Change the colour of worksheet tabs

Colour coding worksheet tabs can make it easier to identify specific sheets. Simply right-click on the sheet tab, choose Tab Colour, then select the colour for the tab. From the same menu, you can also hide sheets that you may not need to see on a regular basis, such as those carrying out background calculations […]

Check if an email is fake, spoofed or spam

Nowadays, a lot of malware writers are attempting to use social engineering to dupe people into performing a task that will allow their malware to run. How do you tell the difference between malware and legitimate email? In order to check if an email is authentic, we need to look at the information contained in […]

Access Quick Settings on Android

To access your quick settings on your Android device, swipe down from the top with two fingers instead of one. Simple!

Search operators you can use with Gmail

Gmail allows you to use words or symbols called search operators to filter your search results. By combining search operators you can filter results even more. To specify the sender, search using from: To specify a recipient, search using to: To find words in the subject line, use Subject: To find messages that match multiple terms, use OR or { […]

Free up space in Gmail by bulk deleting old messages

We use Google apps for a number of our office applications & Gmail handles our email. Recently I’ve been noticing that the storage in our Google account has been getting pretty full. Fortunately, a quick search is all it takes to identify messages worth deleting. I used the search operators older_than:1y size:500KB to filter messages that were […]

Resetting your Mac System Management Controller

On a Mac computer, SMC controls & manages system hardware for power consumption, battery charging & battery function, thermal activity & fan activity, LED lighting for keyboards & displays, GPU functionality with video mode changes & video output, sleep & wake, & other core hardware functionality. An SMC reset helps to resolve many power & […]

Display Google Tasks in its own tab

Google Tasks is a really handy resource, but the tiny popup window can make it difficult to use. Rather than using the clumsy little popup, I view my Google Tasks in it’s own browser tab. The URL for Google Tasks is https://mail.google.com/tasks/canvas or you can also use https://mail.google.com/tasks/ig It is also possible to manage multiple […]

Virtualisation

Virtualization is a technology that has been around for years, but it’s application is now filtering down to the everyday computer user. It is the creation of a virtual, rather than actual, version of something, such as a desktop computer, a server, a storage device or network resources. By creating a virtual environment we can […]

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