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Techie Tips

Here we have some quick tips from our Technology Tutors to help you better understand your computer.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Ctrl + A - Select All

Ctrl + C - Copy

Ctrl + X - Cut (copies to clipboard and deletes from context)

Ctrl + V - Paste

Ctrl + P - Print current document or page

Ctrl + T - Open a new tab in your browser

Ctrl + Shift + T - Opens your most recently closed tab in your browser

 

Accessing your MyFiles from off-campus (Windows)

On every campus computer you have a place to store and access files: MyFiles. Rather than emailing files to yourself, Windows users can access their files off-campus. Follow these steps to learn how.

1. Open up my computer.

2. Click "Map network drive"

3. In the "Folder" text field, type https://myfiles.uwsp.edu/yourUWSPusername and leave the other fields and checkboxes unchanged.

4. Click "Finish"

5. A dialog box will pop up asking for your username and password. Login as if you were logging into a computer here on campus. If your username and password are correct, it should log you in and you will now have access to save and access any files in your MyFiles​ that you normally have when using a campus computer.

 

Remote Desktop (Windows)

If you need to access a program found on a campus computer, like Adobe InDesign, Windows users can download a program called VMWare to connect to a campus computer from home. Follow these steps to learn how.

  1. Download VMWare - 32-bit or 64 bit and if prompted, enter your UWSP login username and password

    If you aren't sure which to download, right click Computer in Windows Explorer and click Properties. Under System it will say either 32-bit or 64-bit Operating System

  2. Unzip the file and then run the installation program.
  3. When asked for Default View Connection Server, enter: https://vmview1.uwsp.edu
  4. When finished installing you can login with your UWSP login username and password. You will then have access to programs and files as if you were on a campus computer.

    Please note that when using large programs on remote desktop may be slow when many students are logged into the network (i.e. finals time)

 

Helpful Links

Guide to Creating ePortfolios

The New Boston Tutorials - video tutorials on Java, PHP, C#, etc.

Lynda Video Tutorials

Code Project - quick help and forums on languages like Java, C# and SQL

Dot Net Perls - quick C# help​​

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