Special Operations Tips
This page provides information to help customize your computing device operations to meet your preferences.
Reducing distractions on the page
|Clean up a webpage (removing popups and distractions) - Chrome||Mercury Reader app|
|Chrome extension Just Read cleans up a webpage (ads and popups), you can adjust the size of text, text color, color of the background, and more. Use the big X at the top of the page to turn it off.||Just Read app|
|Apple Safari extensions (how to install on an iPhone)||Safari extensions|
|How to turn on Accessibility features for Safari: Magnify your screen, colors and fonts of web pages,||How to turn on accessibility for Safari|
How to find my files
|File management article with great tips||The Art of Filing|
|Preventing and finding lost files (does have ads)||Lost Files|
|Chromebook: select the App Launcher icon (bottom-left corner of your screen). Locate the app icon for Files and select it to open a window of your files stored on your Chromebook.||
|Macintosh computers have a Finder icon that looks like a magnifying glass. Select it and type the name of the file you are looking for.|
|Windows 10: Search from the taskbar and type the name of the document in the search box. It will show results for your PC and OneDrive.|
|Generic: Open the document you were using (example Word) and select Open recent... if it was a file you did recently.|
|Google Drive: Use the Search Drive magnifying glass and type part or all of the name. You can filter results by selecting the column titles: Name, Owner, Last modified... to help locate a file. If it was shared with you, use the Shared with me icon on the left and search there.|
|iPad: go to the homescreen and swipe from the left to the right. Enter the name of the file in the text box, scan through the results until you find it.|
Managing your time better
|How to Stop Procrastinating video + Procrastination Worksheet|
|How to Manage Your Time video + Wellcast Day Planner Sheet|
Seeing more than one window or application at a time, or splitting your screen
Windows 10 Creating two browser or application windows
|Creating a Split screen|
Hover your pointer over the full-screen button in the upper-left corner of a window. Or click and hold the button.
Choose ”Tile Window to Left of Screen” or ”Tile Window to Right of Screen” from the menu. ...
Click a window on the other side of the screen to begin using both windows side by side.
Open an app.
Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the Dock.
On the Dock, touch and hold the second app that you want to open, then drag it off the dock to the left or right edge of the screen.