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Customizing the Windows Notification Area

  • You can choose what displays on the notification area of the taskbar. 1. Right-click on the date and time display on the taskbar and select "Customize notification icons."       2. There are a few...

Customizing TrackPad Settings in OSX

  • Open System Preferences by clicking the Apple icon in the upper left corner and selecting “System Preferences…” Click on "Trackpad" to view all the settings. The first tab includes "Point...

Cyber Security Awareness Tips

  • Helpful tips for helping to keep your identity, personal information and data secure. More information on these topics and more can be found on the pages linked at the bottom of the page. Phishing...

De-Register a Device from the NMU Network

  • Occasionally, you may want to remove a device from your account because you no longer use it or for a variety of reasons. These instructions will show you how to de-register a device from the NMU...

Departments Opting into G Suite

  • The NMU HelpDesk can work specifically with your department to help your staff opt into G Suite. The NMU HelpDesk staff can also work on site within your department to help your staff transition to...

Determining your Windows Username

  • To find your Windows username, follow the instructions below. Though this article uses Windows 10, the instructions apply to older versions of Windows as well.  1. Hold down the Ctrl and Alt keys on...

Dial In Update

  • NMUPPP dial in services ended on August 1, 2014. This has been a long time in coming. The once very popular service that had over 310 connection modems has dwindled to 23 modems in the last few years...

Disable Random Hardware Address in Windows 10

  • Some application settings or other issues might cause Windows 10 to enable randomized hardware addresses, which will cause issues with your registration to NMU's network. To disable this feature,...

Disconnect a Microsoft Account from your Computer

  • The HelpDesk does not reccomend linking your Microsoft account with your NMU-issued machine or using the Windows Store applications as they will ask you to add an account.  For example, you'll want...

Display Bookmarks and Favorites in your Internet Browser

  • Mozilla FirefoxMicrosoft Edge Internet ExplorerGoogle ChromeSafari   ​Mozilla Firefox Compatability: Windows OS, Apple IOS, and Linux Note: For each version of Windows the Mozilla Firefox browser...

Download MS Software using DreamSpark

  • What is DreamSpark? Microsoft DreamSpark enables students to download Microsoft developer tools, design tools, server software, training and certification content at no charge. See DreamSpark for an...

Drag and Drop Back Up Method

  • There are many ways to back up your computer, but the drag and drop method is one way to do this. It is recommended that you do a back-up at least once a month, That way if something were to happen...

EduCat Video Playback

  • Occasionally, additional clicks may be required to view video in EduCat. Some browsers see the embedded video code, and temporarily block it to let you know that it may contain insecure content. This...

Educational Access Network

  • The goal of the Educational Access Network (EAN) is to provide broadband access and educational resources to individuals looking to take courses, advance their careers, fulfill personal development...

Ethernet Connection Information

  • There are more than 10,000 network ports on Northern's campus. For help connecting to one of them see: Connecting with your ThinkPad Connecting with your MacBook Connecting on Campus Via a Network...

Exporting an NMU.EDU or Exchange Account Mailbox Using Outlook

  • Exporting the contents of the NMU.EDU account mailbox (viewable at Webmail) or the Microsoft Exchange account mailbox (viewable using OWA) to an Outlook pst file is a way to save the mail messages,...

Exporting and importing a Google Calendar

  • After a calendar is migrated from Microsoft Outlook it will probably show up as a new calendar and not update the primary Google Calendar with the migrated events. Google Calendar offers a way to...

Exporting and Importing Firefox Bookmarks

  • Exported Bookmarks can be used as a backup or for importing into another web browser. Select an option below.  Export bookmarks from Firefox. Import bookmarks to Firefox. Adding and Using...

External Display Projection Options in Windows

  • There are multiple ways to give a presentation or use an external display with your computer. To change how your projector, monitor, or other external display works with your computer, connect your...

Filtering NMU Announcements in Outlook

  • NMU faculty and staff receive many email announcements throughout the day that end up in their inbox with the rest of their mail. Outlook can use rules to help filter such messages. Here are...

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