• June 24, 2024

3 Ways to Separate Your PC Use for Work and Play

All if not most of us both play and work online. While you might be working on Google Drive during the day, there’s a chance that you might be chilling out and chatting with friends using Skype.

Which begs the question: can you separate your personal and professional identities?

That said, here are 3 ways of making this clear demarcation between these identities on Windows devices:

#1: Separate browsers

The first way is to use separate browsers for both work  and play. Chrome and Firefox are obvious choices. However, this will mean that you can only use one browser at a time. One way of dealing with this problem is to open multiple accounts in either browser.

#2: Several Windows accounts

While it is difficult to create these accounts, they’re rather easy to use for your work and personal life. Of course, all your files and work-related material can be on one account while the other one can have all your play-related stuff. In Windows 7, you can open a new account in Control Panel while in Windows 8.1, you can navigate through Settings>Change PC settings>Accounts>Other Accounts.

#3: Several Google accounts

The third way to do this is by switching between two Google accounts that Google allows but only if you keep in mind a couple of rules. The first is that the account that you use first will be considered the default account when you navigate to other Google pages. As for the second rule, if you want to view your personal account’s Google+ page, you will have to follow it from another personal page or switch accounts normally at the top of the page.