IT News You Can Use - September 18

Posted: September 18, 2023

Did You Know?

While at a podium computer, or other computer connected to an external display, pressing and holding the Windows key and then pressing the "P" key at the same time will open Windows Project options. Pressing the “P” key multiple times will cycle through the display options, including Extended, Duplicate, PC Only, and Second Screen Only.

Accessibility Tips and Tricks

Looking at software for a course or research project? Be sure to review the Accessibility Assessments page prior to obtaining any software. Reach out to Ashley Bricker, Digital Accessibility Coordinator, with questions.  

Upcoming Work

Important: The information below applies to Engineering Linux systems managed by ETS.


On Wednesday, September 27th at 10:00 P.M., ETS will start the process that updates all COE Linux systems managed by ETS. 

  • The process will take some time and will run overnight. We do not expect the update process to cause interruptions, but we recommend that you save any open documents before the update process begins.


On Thursday, September 28th at 7:15 A.M., ETS will begin rebooting all COE Linux systems managed by ETS.

  • Please save your work and logoff before the reboot process begins to avoid losing any unsaved work.


Please ensure that any Linux systems you, or a group you manage uses, are powered on before September 27th to ensure they are updated and rebooted.


If you encounter any issues on your Linux system(s) after 9:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 28th, please submit an ETS ticket at  In the ticket description, please note that it's a Linux system, the hostname of the system, and its location (if known), and someone will assist you as soon as they are available.