MacBook Air Tips & Tricks
May 18, 2016
Updating Software & Web Browsers
To check what version you currently have open Firefox or Chrome. Click on the browser name on the top of your screen next to the black apple. From the drop down list choose About Firefox or About Chrome. A box will appear with the version number.
Before you update you should close the browsers you would like to update. Then login to Self Service, you will see a gray Categories box. Choose Web Browsers and Plug-ins. Click on the browser you want to update and click update.
You can update your plug-ins at any time, if they are very outdated you may see a pop up or notification from the website you are using that you need to update.
Plugin List Available for Updates
Adobe Shockwave- displays Web content that has been created using Adobe Director.
Adobe FlashPlayer- freeware software for using content created on the Adobe Flash platform, including viewing multimedia, executing rich Internet applications, and streaming video and audio.
Java- allows applets written in the Java programming language to run inside various browsers.
Silverlight-enables interactive media experiences
To update login to Self Service and you will see a gray Categories box. Choose Web Browsers and Plug-ins. Here you can update Java, FlashPlayer, Silverlight, and Adobe Shockwave.
Updating Microsoft Office
To update first close any Office software you have open. Login to Self Service and in the gray Categories box choose Microsoft Office Update. Click on the software you want to update and click install.
*Note- it seems that Office only updates one version at a time so if you are 3-4 versions behind you may need to update several times to get up to date. I updated my Office Suite from 15.19 then 15.20 and 15. 21 in one day before the icons disappeared from the Self Service update area. *