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Old 04-26-2012, 11:17 AM   #11
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I had luck at my old job with emailing the IT guy and explaining that there was a DIY site I liked browsing during lunch break for Cheese making, meat smoking and general DIY. Unfortunately it also covered alcohol so was blocked. He unblocked it for me. It's worth a shot. Luckily, my new job doesn't have anything blocked it seems.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:59 AM   #12
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I'm in the IT Dept. and this site isn't blocked for me

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Old 04-26-2012, 12:18 PM   #13
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I subscribe to GoToMyPC and always do my work surfing via my home PC.

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Old 04-26-2012, 01:02 PM   #14
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My current job blocks for most everyone besides me, for some reason. My new job is at a homebrew store, so I'm not anticipating that.
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:13 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Zamial View Post
I assume this is where you click the minimize button on the window? One of my favorite, least known computer tricks/tips is to mass minumize my screens by holding the windows button down (The button you never use between the left Ctrl and Alt on your keyboard) and then pressing the "m" key. It will minimize every open window to the tray. Fast and simple.

Hitting the "L" key will lock the computer which basically does the same thing.

No one has EVER seen what is on my screen by coming up behind me.
Neato. I'm more akin to the Alt-Tab function. You can easily do that one-handed.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:32 PM   #16
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I've found that proxy sites, and also a number of the remote desktop programs (such as Splashtop, which I use on my tablet to access my home PC's) are also blocked by my work's filtering software...
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:39 PM   #17
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Just talk to your IT guys and ask them how to get on the undisclosed, unfiltered gateway/policy they use.
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