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Tech Tip 005 – Outlook Annoyance Rule

When you receive an unwanted email in your Outlook inbox, hitting the delete key will eliminate it, but the sender may continue to deliver more email to you in the future. You could click Unsubscribe at the bottom of the message, but take caution: that single click may take you to a phishing site, or worse. Here’s a two-second method I use to combat unwanted email from my inbox.

Right-click on the message, navigate to Rules, then select “Always Move Messages From”

 

From there, select Deleted Items, then click OK.

 

Now all emails from this unwanted sender will automatically skip your inbox and head straight to the trash.

Tech Tip 004 – Outlook CC Rule

When you’re CC:’d on an email, it’s most likely for your information instead of an immediate need to respond. Why not read your CC: emails later, at a time of your choosing, instead of dealing with it now and incurring one more distraction to your work?

Create a folder in your Outlook email called “CC:” then create a rule that moves any new emails with you in the CC: field into your CC: folder:

 

Gmail users, substitute labels for folders, and filters for rules. Same principle applies:

 

Tech Tip 003 – Windows Arrangement

When you have multiple windows open, and you want to focus on two windows side by side…

Select one window, then press WindowsKey + Left Arrow. This will resize your window to the left-half of your monitor screen.

 

 

 

 

 

Select the other window, then press WindowsKey + Right Arrow. This will resize your window to the right-half of your monitor screen.

 

Tech Tip 002 – Pinned Tabs

Right-click on a tab in Google Chrome and select “Pin Tab.”

 

It will compress, giving you more space for other tabs. Plus, it should remain pinned after you close Chrome and launch it the next day.

Tech Tip 001 – Custom Start Pages

In Google Chrome click the three vertical dots in the upper-right part of the window and select Settings.

 

Select “Open a specific page or set of pages” in the On startup section. Now click the Set pages link. 

From here you can customize which webpages you want to see when you start up Chrome.