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Make Your Computer Work for You With Keyboard Shortcuts

Each operating system has preprogrammed shortcuts so that common tasks can be performed with two or three keys. The website “My First Mac” has compiled a list of the common shortcuts used on both PC and Mac. If you have recently switched from one operating system to another, or are not using shortcuts at all ,this list may help make your computing life easier.
The article on My First Mac goes into further detail and has two more charts of keyboard shortcuts.

The following table is an excerpt from the My First Mac article entitled Windows PC to Mac Keyboard Shortcuts.

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Repair A Program from the Control PanelTech Tips Image

Programs sometimes fail to load or return error messages when performing a task, by using the Control Panel you can attempt to repair the malfunctioning program without needing to place a work order or call the Service Desk for assistance.

In order to do this please select the Start menu then Control Panel on the right hand side of the menu. Once inside the Control Panel, select the Add or Remove Programs tool. In classic view the Change or Remove programs window will then load, if you are in category view you will have to select the Add or Remove Programs from the Control Panel icon section.

Wait till the list of applicable programs populates (this can take a few minutes sometimes, please be patient) and then select the program that isn't performing as expected from the list. Then select the text "Click here for support information" and if there is a Repair button please select it to begin the repair process. If there is no Repair button then please contact the IT@Sam Service Desk at 294-1950 for assistance in resolving the issue.


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