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Computer Maintenance Tips

To prolong equipment life and avoid some typical hardware and software problems, please utilize the following suggestions:
Hardware Maintenance
• Keep your computer and diskettes away from any magnetized objects. Phones, copiers, stereo equipment or devices with motors generate a magnetic field that may damage your data.
• Keep your system away from heating and air conditioning vents, radiators, and open windows. This will prevent temperature fluctuations in your system hardware and reduce airborne particles like dust and smoke from entering your system.
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Computer Maintenance, Safety and User Tips

This document is designed to help you be more efficient and provide greater security to the computer, and your account (netID). Following these suggestions should help minimize the number of viruses and defects that infect your machine.
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Computer Tune Up Tips

To get the most out of your training and to be ready for real time trading you will need to get your computer in tip-top shape. One thing you don’t want is a slow computer, or one that crashes all the time. So here are some helpful tips to getting you on the right track.
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Ten Tips for Protecting Your Computer

1. Use protection software “anti-virus software” and keep it up to date.
Make sure you have anti-virus software on your computer! Anti-virus software is designed to protect you and your computer against known viruses so you don’t have to worry. But with new viruses emerging daily, anti-virus programs need regular updates, like annual flu shots, to recognize these new viruses. Be sure to update your anti-virus software regularly! The more often you keep it updated, say once a week, the better. Check with the web site of your anti-virus software company to see some sample descriptions of viruses and to get regular updates for your software. Stop viruses in their tracks!
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COMPUTER TIPS & TRICKS WORKSHOP

Learn how to become more proficient in using a personal computer.
Components of a personal computer
Hardware and software
Drag and Drop
Cut, Copy, and Paste
Storage media
Creating and organizing folders
Keyboard shortcuts
Searching for files and folders
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Computer Lab Tips & Tricks

General Tips
- SHIFT + click (or right-mouse click > Open Link in New Window)
Opens the hyperlink in a new window. Helpful for using search engines and databases (to keep the list “up” without having to hit BACK button)
- TOOLS > OPTIONS > INTERNET OPTIONS
Allows you to USE CURRENT PAGE as your “home page” each time IE loads
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Tips for Computer Scientists on Standard ML (Revised)

This note is inspired by a brilliant piece of writing, entitled Tips for Danes on Punctuation in English, by John Dienhart, Department of English, Odense University (1980). In a mere 11 pages, Dienhart’s lucid writing gives the reader the impression that punctuation in English is pretty easy and that any Dane can get it right in an afternoon or so.
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Computer Cooling Tips, Part I

Heat. We all love the heat during the summer, lounging out by the pool or basking in the sunlight on the beach. But heat can be deadly, especially to your costly computer components. This week we are going to talk about the basics of cooling your computer system and its components.
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Computer Tips and Tricks

Navigating Through Your Files
Files are usually save in the My Documents folder. To look for a file you can follow the steps below:
Step 1: Click on Start (lower left corner)
Step 2: Find the My Documents Folder (upper right on menu). The start menu is also the menu to access all the programs installed on your machine.
Step 3: A new window will open showing the contents of My Documents, you can scroll up and down to find the file or folder you are looking for.
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COMPUTER WORKSTATION SETUP & TIPS

Computer Monitor
Distance from your eyes to the monitor should be approximately 18 to 30 inches. Farther is better.
The top of the screen should be at or slightly below eye level. If you wear bifocals or trifocals, you may need to lower the monitor even further to avoid extending the neck.
Position your monitor, keyboard, and chair in a straight line.
Use a document holder to view documents and keep the holder near your monitor. Ideally, the document holder should be directly in front of your monitor.
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