Updates to Faculty/Staff Computers:
The following are approved updates that you can run on your office computer. If other icons, windows, or pop-ups appear asking for updates do not proceed! Consult with IITS before adding updates other than the following so we can be sure the updates won't affect your computer adversely.
Firefox: New versions of this Internet browser all appear to work properly with Banner and other UC systems.
Shockwave, and Flash updates are also acceptable.
Google Chrome will automatically update.
Java: Java is a technology generally used on the Web and often has new versions available. The version of Java changes very frequently, please see our Java information page specifically for this.
All necessary Windows updates will be provided to your computer via the network. This allows us to control which updates are received and ignore those which cause problems.
Apple often releases new updates for common software such as iTunes, Quicktime, and the OS itself. Updates should be ok to install, but they cannot be uninstalled or undone afterward, so only update if you need to.
Some versions of Adobe have caused issues for us in the past. New versions typically offer no new features and run slower. If your current version of Adobe Reader works properly, there is no need to update it.
Please address any questions to the Computer Help Desk.
If you often copy and paste by going to the menu, and clicking through Edit - Copy, Edit - Paste then you'll find it much faster to use keyboard shortcuts To Copy, highlight what you'd like to copy, hold the Ctrl key, and press c. Release both buttons. To Paste, put the cursor where you would like to paste, hold the Ctrl key, and press v. Release both buttons.