Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Opening email links in Gmail instead of Outlook

It is possible to have your computer open Gmail as the default email handler when you click mailto links on the Web; the SHC Campus Directory, for example. You'll just have to give up Internet Explorer to make it work.

Install Chrome or Firefox and then check out the following posts on the Google Operating System (unofficial) blog. See my previous post about the benefits of using Chrome

For Chrome:

Firefox is not quite as simple, but it can be done:

As always, holler at the Help Desk [helpdesk@shc.edu] if you need additional help.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Better Tabbed Browsing

Want to open a link without leaving the page you are on? You don’t have to close down your webmail just to read the new Dilbert someone was kind enough to forward to everyone. Use this simple shortcut to open the link in a new tab, leaving the current page open.

Monday, January 6, 2014

New Help Site for Google Apps at SHC

New help site for Google Apps
The Office of Information Technology has launched a comprehensive new site with everything you need to know about Google Apps at Spring Hill College.

We hope this new information repository will be helpful as you begin to discover all of the exciting new tools available to you.

For best results, bookmark the following link in your browser:

Note that you must be logged in to your SHC Google account to access the help site.

Bookmarking 101

How many clicks does it take to get to your email? If your answer was greater than “one”, read on for a real time-saver.

Make your life easier by getting familiar with your browser’s “Bookmark” or “Favorite” function. Instead of following a series of links and waiting for each page to load, you can go directly to the page you want. Your email, the campus intranet, and Facebook (I won’t tell) are all within easy reach. This saves you time and reduces unnecessary traffic on the network.

Read on for details