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Deprecated Software

Fall 2015

Below, listed by academic years, are the applications that have been removed from the CLC managed Mac Labs. These applications have been removed due to lack of vendor support, low usage, and/or are incompatible with our systems. Please contact clcmac@psu.edu with any questions.

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Last Updated September 16, 2015

Updates

The Mac labs will be running Mac OS X 10.6.7 (Snow Leopard) for the fall 2011 and spring 2012 semesters.

The lab computers are on a four year replacement life cycle. The new Macs were installed in the labs listed below over this last summer:

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Last Updated August 22, 2011

Firefox lost your settings and bookmarks

If Firefox appears to have lost your settings and bookmarks, follow these steps to restore your Firefox profile.

Before you begin, you'll need to close Firefox if it's running, so open this page in Internet Explorer so you can follow along with the instructions.

1. Open the Start menu and in the Search Box type "firefox.exe -ProfileManager"

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Last Updated September 3, 2014

Windows 7 Sound is Disabled

When logging onto a Windows 7 lab computer, some students have reported that they are not able to play sounds and Windows does not list any audio playback devices. This happens when the system's primary playback device has been disabled and is hidden. As a workaround, the following steps can be performed by any user to re-enable the playback device:

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Last Updated September 3, 2014

Change your Default Programs

Windows offers a simple way to set a default web browser, email program, and other defaults.

First, type in "Set your default programs" into the Start menu Search Box (You can also find this via the Control Panel)

Now just select the program you like to use from the list, in this example Firefox, and then click Set this program as default.

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Last Updated September 3, 2014

Easily Access your Favorite Programs

With Windows 7 you have two ways to easily access your favorite and most-used programs.

You can Pin Programs to your Start Menu or Taskbar, or you can Create a Shortcut on your Desktop to a program.

Pin Programs

You can pin a program to either the taskbar at the bottom or the start menu. This means the shortcut to open the program will always be easily accessible.

To pin a program, just find the program in the start menu and right-click it. There you have two options for pinning.

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Last Updated September 3, 2014

Managing your files effectively

Saving a file

While there are many places to save your file on a lab computer, we only recommend certain places to prevent data loss.

Your Documents folder or your Desktop are the safest places to save a file.

When opening a file from Angel or Webmail, especially a Microsoft Office document, it may open from a temporary location. This means that the file will be deleted immediately when you log off and there is no way to recover it.

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Last Updated October 22, 2010

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