Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Preparing For a New Computer

Before getting a new computer, most people want to make sure they get everything they really need off of their old computer. This can mean: Documents (including presentations, spreadsheets, etc) Pictures Songs and Videos Web page Bookmarks (Favorites) In practice, … Continue reading

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Announcing CHWB Footprints!

The CHWB IT team is now LIVE with our new service request system through UVM’s FootPrints application.  We’re hoping this system will make it easier to request help from IT and prevent issues from falling through the cracks. To make … Continue reading

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Why Do My CHWB Listserv Messages Bounce?

Does this sound familiar? You’re home, you just had dinner, but you need to get a big message out to CHWB before tomorrow dawns. You hop onto UVM Webmail and send your message to the CHWB Listserv but it bounces … Continue reading

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Get Un-Distracted

I don’t know about you, but sometimes at work I get distracted by the shiny things on the internet. Maybe it’s an eBay bidding war for a "Murder, She Wrote" action figure. Maybe it’s a compulsion to review the UHC … Continue reading

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Using Another CHWB Computer: A Cautionary Tale

As many of you know, your UVM NetID+password allows you to log on to virtually any CHWB computer and "get ‘er done," as we say East of Waterbury. Do this and you’ll have access to the CHWB share and to … Continue reading

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Still Filling Up Your Email?

Some of us just can’t keep from maxing out our email Inbox quota. Two facts can help you get a handle on this pesky problem: The only folder that counts toward your email quota is your INBOX. The most bloated … Continue reading

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Check Your Email Inbox Size

Worried that you might be approaching the limit of your Inbox quota? You can always check your inbox usage here. This and other account tools can be found at UVM’s NetID and Account Management page.

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How to Find Your Version of Windows

Ever need to know if you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7, or whatever? Here’s a quick way to confirm: On the taskbar at the bottom of your screen, click Start, and then click Run. In the Run dialog box, … Continue reading

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Adding a Network Printer

Network Printers are typically shared by several users. Unlike printers that are directly connected to a computer, Network Printers must be manually “added” for each person who logs onto a particular computer. So if I sneak into your office while … Continue reading

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Forwarding Your Email

With summer semester coming up, it might be a good time to point out that your UVM email can be automatically forwarded to any email address you like. This is handy for playing cruel tricks on your friends. It’s also … Continue reading

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