.gobump img{ border: 5px solid #ccc; float: left; margin: 15px; -webkit-transition: margin 0.5s ease-out; -moz-transition: margin 0.5s ease-out; -o-transition: margin 0.5s ease-out; border-radius: 5px 5px 5px 5px; } .gobump img:hover { margin-top: 2px; }


Friday, March 13, 2009

Keep Nosy Co-workers From Prying into Your Computer

Make it a habit to press the "Ctrl", "Alt" and "Del" buttons to lock your computer before you leave your desk to take a break, go to the bathroom or to a meeting or get coffee.

a. Press "Ctrl", "Alt" and "Del" buttons

b. Click on either the "Lock This Computer" or "Log off"

When you click on the "Lock This Computer" option, you are still logged into your work's network. You just need to unlock your computer when you come back to your desk by entering your password.

If you clicked on "Log off", it logs you off your work's network.
You can also set a screen saver password. When the screen saver mode is on and when the mouse is moved or you press a key, you will be asked to enter a password in order to turn off the screen saver. To do this:

a. Right-click on any blank area of your desktop
b. choose Properties from the menu
c. Click on the Screen Saver tab and choose a screen saver that you want from the dropdown menu
d. Then, check the box next to "Password Protected"
e. Click on the "Change" button
f. Enter your password
g. Hit "OK"
Microsoft Outlook Customize your Outlook View Settings. When you know somebody is behind you or coming into your cubicle, you can quickly change the reading pane view of your Microsoft Outlook so that co-workers won't be able to read your emails while they are behind you or talking to you.

Our inbox reading pane is usually set where we can view the body of an email. This is set at either right or bottom. Follow the steps below to add this icon to your Microsoft Outlook Toolbar:

a. Go to Tools
b. Select Customize
c. Click on the Commands tab
d. Select View
e. Then, under the Commands category drag Reading Pane out of the dialog box to your Toolbar
Show Desktop Set the Show Desktop icon in your Quick Launch Toolbar. This is another way to quickly minimize all the windows that are currently up. It's an easy way to keep co-workers from knowing what you are doing, when you hear someone is coming. To set the Show Desktop icon in your Quick Launch Toolbar:

a. Right-click on the Start button
b. Select Properties
c. Click on the Taskbar tab and make sure the box next to "Show Quick Launch" is checked. Once checked, you should see the "Show Desktop" icon as one of the defaults. There should be 3 default icons and "Show Desktop" icon is one of them.
Request or purchase a Computer Privacy Filter or Computer Monitor Privacy Screen. This helps keep prying eyes off your computer screen.

Twitter Delicious Facebook Digg Stumbleupon Favorites More