Going Google

Volume 2 Issue 15

Keyboard Shortcuts

While you are exploring Google Drive, here are some keyboard shortcuts to make your exploration even smoother. The first two grids are within “My Drive” itself, navigating folders and documents. The last two grids are shortcuts within a document (the last grid of shortcuts also works in MS Word). Let your fingers do the walking!

Set up 2-Step Verification

Why use 2-Step Verification?

2-Step Verification is an added security layer to your Google Account, it reduces the risks of your account information from getting stolen.



How to set up 2-Step Verification:

You are done however you should always go back and check all your settings to make sure you have everything the way you want them.


Next time you sign into your Google account, you will receive an SMS with a verification code.


To Sign in to your Account:


  1. At the Google sign-in page enter your username and password.
  2. A code will be sent to your phone, enter that into the next screen as prompted.


  3. After you type in your code you can choose to “trust your computer” -- which means Google won't ask you for a code again when you sign in from that computer. However, you will need to repeat this process for every computer you sign into.


Once you turn on 2-Step Verification, your non-browser applications and devices that you like to use your Google Account with, won’t connect. There is a fix. You can create/authorize an application-specific password, and you will only have to set this up once for each device or application.

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