Academic Tech Tips by ITRS

ITRS, or Instructional Technology & Research Support at Loyola University Chicago, is the team behind Academic Tech Tips.

Our staff specializes in a diverse range of academic technologies, ranging from classroom equipment solutions, research technologies, and learning design.

Visit Academic Tech Tips for updates on Loyola’s instructional and research technologies, upcoming events and upgrades, and other uses of tech in teaching and learning!

Archive for the ‘Desktop Management’ Category


Rid Distractions with Freedom Software

October 4th, 2013

If you constantly find yourself checking your email, updating your Facebook, reading blogs, shopping online or watching YouTube videos (when you are trying to get important work done) there is hope yet!  With Freedom, a  program available for Mac and PC users, you can set parameters to disable your internet access from 60 seconds up […]


Hide Desktop Clutter with Dusty

May 7th, 2009

If you frequently clutter your Windows desktop with unused applications, then you might want to give Dusty a try. Dusty, a free application for Windows, simulates “dust” to cover items that you are not using on your desktop and taskbar.   The longer you are working in an application you will notice that unused elements on your […]