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Useful Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of keystrokes that allow you to quickly perform an action. They are useful and often great time-savers. This page includes a guide to a few useful combinations...

Using a Google Group like a previous NMU organization account

  • After Changing your NMU organization account to a G Suite Group a good solution is to use the google group like a previous NMU organization account by having members forward the all messages the...

Using a Security Key for 2 factor authentication

  • Setting up a Security Key for 2 factor authentication A FIDO U2F Security Key is typically a USB or other device you can connect to your computer to be used as a second step in 2 factor...

Using Authy for 2 factor authentication

  • Setting up Authy for 2 factor authentication These instructions provide an overview of the process and the process may have changed if the authenticator app was recently updated. Step by step...

Using Backup Codes for 2 factor Authentication

  • Setting up Backup Codes for 2 factor authentication       1. On a computer or other device, go to https://myuser.nmu.edu/user, click “Manage Account” and login with your NMU ID and password...

Using chkdisk

  • You can use ChkDisk in Windows to check your hard disk for logical and physical errors. ChkDisk can be set to automatically repair the damaged areas. ChkDisk cannot run while Windows is running,...

Using Disk Cleanup

  • Disk Cleanup can be used to clear out unnecessary files on your computer, like temporary files or items in the recycle bin, speeding up your computer.  Though these instructions use Windows 10, the...

Using Fetch

  • Fetch is a MAC OS X application for transferring files between your computer and a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server. Using Fetch, you can connect to an FTP server, browse directories and files on...

Using Google Authenticator for 2 factor authentication

  • Setting up Google Authenticator for 2 factor authentication These instructions provide an overview of the process and the process may have changed if the authenticator app was recently updated. Step...

Using Google Backup or Drive for Desktop (File Stream)

  • There are two options to sync files with your computer and Google Drive."Backup and Sync syncs and stores Drive content locally on your computer." (Note: At some point in the future, some of these...

Using Kaspersky Endpoint Security

  • Kaspersky is the AntiVirus which comes pre-installed on all NMU-issued computers. Although you won't be able to change any of the settings, you can manually update Kaspersky and scan for viruses...

Using MAC OS X Mail

  • Viewing the Inbox Checking for New Messages Reading a Message Writing and Sending a New Message Replying to an Existing Message Viewing a List of Sent Messages Viewing the Inbox Launch the "...

Using Multiple Desktops in Windows 10

  • Windows 10 includes a "Task View" virtual desktop feature that allows you to toggle between multiple desktops depending on what you want to use each for.  1. Click the Task View icon  on your...

Using Presenter's View in PowerPoint

  • This page outlines the many useful features in using the Presenter's View in PowerPoint. 1. PowerPoint 2013 will automatically be in presenter's view when connected, but if you are using PowerPoint...

Using Roundcube Webmail

  • NMU students, staff, and faculty have email accounts through Northern. Your email address is your UserID and appears as yourid@nmu.edu. This article outlines many of the features of the RoundCube...

Using Server-Side Filters to Manage/Organize Email

  • Server-side filters work on mail as it comes in to your mailbox on the ITS mail servers. When you access your mail, no matter what IMAP program you use, the filtering has already been done for you....

Using Software Update on the Macbook

  • When the MacBook is connected to the Internet, it will automatically check for updates on a weekly basis. Before any major system updates, for example, upgrading from Yosemite to El Capitan, please...

Using the Google Migration tool to migrate content into G Suite

  • These instructions use the "Google Apps Migration for Microsoft Outlook" application to migrate an Outlook PST file(s) to your G Suite account. The PST file(s) could contain your exported Webmail...

Using the Lenovo System Update Tool

  • The Lenovo System Update tool installs unique updates to your ThinkPad computer that are not included in the Microsoft updates. We recommend you routinely run System Update on a monthly basis and...

Using the Mac OS X Dock

  • Using the Dock Starting Applications Without Using the Dock Adding Items to the Dock Removing items from the Dock Changing the Dock Appearance Stacks Using the Dock To access any of these files or...

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