For the month of September we will highlight different ways that Google can help you search! Each Friday of the month, we will provide you with a different way to better web searching ability.
Today’s tip of the week: By putting dash before a word it will exclude that word from your search. (Note: This only works for web searches only.)
By searching Jaguar –animal you will only get information about the car company in your searches.
Welcome back! It’s the first day of classes and IT wanted to remind you to have a fantastic day and tune into our blog for weekly updates about technology around campus, tips, and helpful information.
Welcome back to the University of Wyoming. As you prepare for classes, the Information Technology department, IT, would like to tell you of some of the services offered. In the IT building, located at the end of Sorority Row in between Orr Hall and the Fine Arts building, you will find a computer lab and the walk-in Service Center. The walk-in Service Center is a computer support center for all UW enrolled students, faculty, and staff. They are able to help you with
- virus and malware removal,
- system clean/tune up,
- computer reformatting,
- hardware diagnostics,
- operation system installations,
- program/software installations,
- one-on-one consulting of computing needs,
- setting up email and wireless on mobile devices,
- network trouble shooting.
In addition to these services IT staffs computer labs around campus for your convenience. In these staffed labs, you will find a Lab Assistant, which would be happy to answer your questions and help you with problems as that arise in the labs.
New students, welcome to the University of Wyoming! The IT department would like to tell you about the internet access you will have on campus. You will find that your dorm or apartment has Ethernet ports that will allow you to plug directly into your computer or set up your own router to have internet access. Around campus you will find that you will have access to Wi-Fi through the UWyo network. You will want use the Uwyo network and not UW guest because Uwyo is a faster connection and will allow you to stay connected to the internet longer without having to always sign in. To sign into the Uwyo network, you will use your uwyo username and password.
Best of luck moving in and welcome to Laramie!
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We look forward to see you all next week!
The ALT key has more of a purpose than being the middle key in the old-school method of rebooting your computer (back when ‘Ctrl+Alt+Delete’ was the solution to any problem). Stop manually adding those squiggles, slashes, tails and dots when completing foreign language assignments! Jazz up that email to mom asking for money with ♥’s and ☺’s! Step up your word processing game and impress your professors by adding the ALT key codes to your technological arsenal. Simply hold down one of the ALT keys, make sure that ‘Num Lock’ is on and type the accompanying code on the number pad on the far right of the keyboard (not the number keys at the top of your keyboard). Voilà!
ALT key shortcuts on your PC keyboard
ALT key accents in UPPER CASE
How to make symbols with ALT keys on your keyboard
||black smiley face
||beamed eighth note
||left right arrow
||check mark / square root
||Nary summation (auto sum)
||upside down exclamation poin
||registered trademark symbol
||upside down question mark
Laramie is in a wonderful location for hiking, mountain biking and just getting outdoors when the weather is warm, which it finally is! The only issue is sometimes it is hard to find the right trail, or you want to find a different trail that may be a little less travelled. Well, technology is here to help! A great app to download is the AllTrails app (it is free too!).
It has over 50,000 trail guides and gives you maps, photos, and reviews. An amazing feature is that you can save the map so when you have no service in Medicine Bow then you can still have your guide. It is a great option to get outdoors and find the perfect trail for you. A plus is the more people in the Laramie area that use the app then the better it will become. So enjoy the warm weather while it last this summer!
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