Technology Training offers drop-in Open Lab hours and formal hands-on classes, but sometimes all you need is a quick tip. Software Tips & Tricks is a collection of some of the best hints we've discovered to make your computing more productive.
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SourceForge.net is a great resource for finding, creating, and sharing free, open source software. Choose from over 230,000 software projects—anything from business productivity tools, to sofware development, to backup software, and games. The site recognizes whether you're using a Mac or PC and filters choices automatically for you.
Have you ever wondered how to add an accent to the letter 'e' or how to type an umlaut? This week's tip provides several resources for Mac and PC users.
All SCU faculty, staff and currents students with a Novell account have their own network drive. If you are logged in to the Novell network on campus, go to My Computer and look under Network Drives for your Novell username in the drive name. After the drive name is usually (J:).
Use your J: drive to back up important files or save work that you access from different computers (such as a lab computer). It's perfect for when you forget to bring a USB flash drive.
If you ever experience issues with connecting to websites within "www.scu.edu" and need to do library research, access class material, or check your email, you can bypass the scu.edu server and get to these resources directly.
Remember to bookmark or write these links down—you won't be able to check the Tips & Tricks blog when you need them!