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Newsletter: Say “cheese”!

We’re always skeptical about simple solutions for solving complex problems. Computer security software that promises 100% protection; the revolutionary new marketing technique which is the only one you’ll ever need; the latest weight-loss method...   In other words,...

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Address bar focus

In virtually all web browsers, using [Ctrl] + L on your keyboard will highlight the address bar, enabling you to quickly search or type in a website address without having to reach for your mouse. You don't need to visit Google (other search engines are available) to...

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View your clipboard history

Windows 10 now lets you view a history of items you've copied to it. Use [Windows Key] + V to view it: Simply click on any item in the list and it'll paste where your cursor is. Clicking on the three dots to the right of each item will give you the options to delete...

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Switch between programs

You might already know you can use Alt+Tab on your keyboard to switch between your open programs: but if you press Win+Tab, Windows will display all the programs you have open and you can click on the one you want to switch to: And if you have multiple displays (e.g....

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Dictate: talk instead of type

Microsoft Word has a built-in dictation feature, allowing you to talk instead of type. The web version will also transcribe audio files. The 'Home' tab has a 'Dictate' button over on the right-hand side: If you have your microphone set-up (if you can use video...

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Ecosia, an alternative search engine

It might come as a shock but you don't have to use Google. Ecosia is a decent alternative, and they have a simple message: "you search the web, we plant trees". Instead of spending their ad income on world domination, they spend it on trees. About every 45 searches or...

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WhatsApp Web

WhatsApp can be a great way to easily keep in touch with friends, family, colleagues and even clients. But did you know you can use it on your computer too? It makes it much faster to type messages. Just go to WhatsApp Web and follow the instructions. It links to your...

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Looking Back, but Planning Ahead

We're not much clearer this morning than we were last week about the specifics of returning to work, but we're currently coping fine with working from home and intend to continue doing so for the foreseeable future. However, we're also keenly aware that not every...

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Quickly open programs

You can 'pin' any program you use regularly to the Windows taskbar at the bottom of your screen. When the program is open, right-click on it and click 'Pin to taskbar'. It'll always be ready for you. Note too, that for some programs there might be additional shortcuts...

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Find an email

In Outlook on Windows you can quickly find any email by pressing Ctrl + E on your keyboard (or click in the search box above your email list). Search by keyword or name, or you will notice that the 'ribbon' changes to help you filter your search: Most of the options...

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Copy & Paste

In honour of Larry Tesler's death, take a moment to learn how to cut (Ctrl+X), copy (Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) quickly. These shortcut keys make cut / copy / paste a breeze. Some extra tips: If you're trying to select text on a website that's also a link, hold down...

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Quick Assist

Windows 10 has a very easy feature to share your screen with someone else - and you can choose to give them control over your computer too. But don't do this unless you know who they are... Click 'Start' and search for 'Quick Assist'. You can then either send a...

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Looking Ahead: the Optimism of a New Decade

We’re not huge on resolutions, preferring to start things that have a chance of lasting beyond the second week of January! But it’s unsurprising that with the dawn of a new decade we want to pause and consider where we want to take EJC in the future. The fundamentals...

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2019 in Review

2019 was a positive year at EJC. We worked hard on the day-to-day things: keeping our clients’ systems running, dealing with problems, managing projects. We also worked hard behind the scenes to improve how we run the business and work with our clients. Overall we...

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Sort emails by ‘From’ to tidy them up

If you've lost control of your inbox, a good way to deal with it is to sort by 'From'. This will group together emails based on who sent them: It's generally much quicker to work through emails from a single person to make sure you've not missed anything, and if you...

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GDPR Resources

GDPR Resources

Find more information on what GDPR means for you, how you need to prepare and why working with EJC helps you along the way.

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Security

An extra focus on GDPR security issues, an area EJC are best-placed to help

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EJC GDPR Statement

Our statement covers how EJC meets the requirements of GDPR

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