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Tech Tip: Remember Ctrl-Shift-T to Get Your Tabs Back

Posted by on in How To

chromeWe’re all about keyboard shortcuts here at Weston. They are a boon to productivity if you don’t have to take your hands off your keyboard to use your mouse. We’ve already covered Word and Outlook keyboard shortcuts, but here is one keyboard shortcut for your browser that you should know: Ctrl-Shift-T.

What does this handy shortcut do? It re-opens the last closed tab. We’ve all been there: Accidently closing a browser tab that you meant to keep open. Hit Ctrl-Shift-T and your tab will come back. Hit it multiple times to bring back the last several closed tabs in your history.

Yes, each browser has a way you can do this with the mouse, but this short cut works just fine in Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox, so you don’t have to learn another interface.

Do you have a favorite browser shortcut? Share it in the comments below!

Tagged in: Tips Windows

Windows 10 Pro Workstation Edition – What is it?

Posted by on in IT Blog

windows 10Microsoft recently announced a new version of Windows 10: Windows 10 Professional for Workstations. What makes this version of Windows special and do you need to consider it for your next workstation purchase?

irfanviewAs Windows has grown and its feature set getting bigger, it includes pretty much everything you need to get everything done. However, just because it can do it doesn’t mean it’s the best tool to do it. Every IT guy has a program they install immediately upon getting a new computer. Replacing the built-in Windows graphic viewer with Irfanview is my immediate install.

Tagged in: Software Tips Windows

CCleaner Hacked – What You Need To Know

Posted by on in Security

ccleanerYou may have heard the news that the immensely popular CCleaner disk cleanup tool was hacked. Most IT guys (and many consumers) have used CCleaner to free up disk space (combined with the third-party CCEnhancer, it can clean up a lot of extra files that standard window Disk Cleanup won’t get). That being said, if you’re running CCleaner 5.3.3, you are potentially at risk and it is recommended you upgrade (older versions and newer versions are not affected – the 5.3.3 version was available on their site for a month).

Tagged in: Security Virus Windows

Friday Fun: The History Of the IBM PC

Posted by on in Off Topic/Fun

Happy Friday! Today, we have a little tech history for you.

  • The IBM PC, which was the basis for all modern Windows PCs, has a fascinating history. Ars Technica goes into great detail on how the modern IBM-compatible PC came to be, with an in-depth two part article. 
  • And on the other side of the aisle, Macs have their own varied history. While for many years, they had proprietary innards, they now share many of the same internal components that PCs have. So how come you never see an Intel Inside sticker on a Mac like you do on most PCs with Intel processors, even though Macs have used Intel processors for years? That's a very interesting story as well.
Tagged in: Microsoft Windows