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Digital Technologies self-help guide:  Tips, Tricks and Workarounds

Troubleshooting common problems with access to Library eresources.
Undo everywhere to fix those little mistakes!

 

Did you know you can undo almost any action?

Ctrl + Z is the ultimate hot key, and for sure you knew about it already, however note that undo doesn't just apply to typing.

If you accidentally delete or move a file, you can hit Ctrl + Z to bring it right back to where it was (Ctrl + Y will redo whatever you undid).

Help! How can I bring back my closed tab?

 

Have you ever accidentally closed a tab?

Simply press Ctrl + Shift + T to reopen the most recently closed tab and get back to what you were doing.

Use Cmd + Shift + T on Macs.

Can you bring up the system information window?

 

Have you ever been in contact with tech support or IT and they asked about your system information?

 

Just press Windows + Pause/Break and the System Information panel will be ready to go.

This might be the only use for the Pause/Break key you will ever find, so enjoy it!

 

 

Exporting a PDF from NewCat+ using Safari

 

When clicking on a PDF button in NewCat+ using Safari, then clicking on 'Export', the downloaded PDF has only half the title displayed with the rest of the document black.

As a workaround, click on 'Email' - thePDF will open successfully from the email sent.

Please refer to this article about PDFs and Safari

Have you found a quick and smart way to do something?

 

Send your tip to us and after reviewing, we may be able to add it here to share with the UON community.

Let us know via UON Library Chat and one day soon you may see your handy tip on these pages!

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