Computer Replacement Schedule

Group A (2017, 2021) Academic Departments: Chemistry East Asian Studies Electrical and Computer Engineering Geology Latin American Studies Political Science Psychology Sociology & Anthropology Administrative Departments: Athletics & Recreation Facilities (Outer Area) Financial Aid Golf Club Griot Institute Housing Services Human Resources President’s Office Group B (Next replacement Year 2018, 2022) Academic Departments: Biomedical Engineering […]

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2017 Desktop & Lab Software

2017 Windows Standard Configuration Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit Unsupported 16-bit applications may no longer work on a 64-bit environment. Pre-Installed Software This software is already installed on all classroom, lab, desktop, and laptop Windows computers. Adobe Reader current Chrome current Firefox current Internet Explorer Microsoft Office Word Excel PowerPoint Project Publisher Visio Browser Plugins […]

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Faculty Staff Standard Computer Specifications

2017 Standard Computer Specifications Windows Laptop i5 Processor 8 GB RAM (upgradeable) 512 GB SSD hard drive Windows/Linux Desktop i5 Processor 8 GB RAM (upgradeable) 512 GB SSD hard drive 24″ monitor * Keyboard, Mouse Mac Laptop MacBook Pro 13″ with Touch Bar i5 Processor 16 GB RAM 512 GB SSD hard drive Mac Desktop iMac […]

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BitLocker, FileVault, and Encryption

What is encryption? Encryption is a process which uses sophisticated mathematical functions to store data making it unreadable to anyone without a specific key, providing added security for data stored on computers.  Library & IT encrypts the hard drives of Bucknell-owned computers so that lost or stolen computers cannot be accessed by unauthorized users. We […]

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How do I clear the cache on my browser?

The “cache” in your browser contains temporary files used by your browser to display webpages. Sometimes, these can slow down your computer or cause other related problems. In this case, clearing the cache might help you. Please use the instructions for your browser to see how to clear the cache: Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Internet Explorer […]

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How do I sign out of iTunes, iCloud or the App Store on a Mac?

For iTunes: Follow these instructions from Apple to log out of iTunes. For iCloud Click on the Apple menu (top left of the screen). Select System Preferences. Click the iCloud panel and then Click on Sign Out. For App Store Locate your Applications folder. Open the App Store. Locate the Store menu at the top of […]

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How do I disable Find my Mac?

Follow these instructions from Apple on how to remove your iOS device from Find my iPhone. For additional information or assistance, please contact the Tech Desk at 570.577.7777 or techdesk@bucknell.edu. Keywords: delete, remove, change

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How do I install printers on a Mac?

To install printers on a Mac, follow the following steps: Go to your Desktop. Next, click on Go -> Applications. You will see the following screen: Locate “Self Service” and double-click it. You may be prompted to log in with your Bucknell username and password. You will now see the following window: It is recommended […]

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How do I add/remove dock icons on a Mac?

If you are new to a Mac, this help page from Mac is an excellent resource to get you acquainted with the dock. It describes all the basics, including adding/removing icons, stacks, dock hiding, etc. For additional information or assistance, please contact the Tech Desk at 570.577.7777 or techdesk@bucknell.edu. Keywords: menu, dock, mac, icons, remove, change, […]

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How do I view hidden files on a Mac?

To view hidden files on a Mac, do the following: Open the Terminal (picture below shows where to find it). Type the following into the terminal, without the quotation marks: “defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES”. Hit the Return key on your keyboard. Restart Finder. (Follow the numbers on the screenshot below) You can now see […]

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