Tech Tip Tuesday: Turn a Website into a Mac Dock App

Any website that you are on can be added to your Mac Dock as long as you are using Safari. All you have to do is click on the URL, hold, then drag the UR back to your Dock in the “recently used” section. This will make it faster to launch because you can click from that spot alongside all your apps.

Tech Tip Tuesday: Chrome Updates

It is important to stay up to date on Chrome updates. Normally, these happen automatically in the background. But since most of us have a tendency to NOT shut down our computers or browsers, the updates usually pend this happening. I have recently had some staff come to me about certain features not working, only to find out that once they updated Chrome, everything worked again.

To update Chrome do this:

  • In the top right corner –> to the right of your profile, you will see an update button. Green means something was released 2 days ago and is available for update. Orange means within 5 days, and red means 1 week.
  • Then click “relaunch to update chrome”
  • Chrome will reboot and should bring all of your closed browser tabs upon update.

However, if you do not see this “update” button, click the 3 dots (more options button) then you should see an option to update chrome.

Tech Tip Tuesday: Make Your School Google Account the Default

I recently had a few teachers tell me that when students open a google document that they shared with them, and go back to access it later, they cannot find it. They later come to find out that the file was saved to their personal Google account and not the school one. This happens all of the time and it is easy to be logged into multiple Google accounts at the same time. Yes, you can switch your account by clocking on your profile in the top right corner –> and selecting the account you need but there is another way.

Did you know that the first account you signed into is actually set as the default account for Google? Probably not! So what you need to do is click your profile in the upper rifght corner –> and sign out of all accounts. Then re-sign in using your school account first. If you still need your personal account, then sign in again with that account. Although you can switch between accounts, you should no longer have the issue of Google saving your documents to the wrong account if it is needed for school. Now that you know how to do this, pass this tip on to your students!

Hope this helps.