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Clean Out Your Firefox Bookmarks

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Here are a couple of painless procedures for finding and cleaning up unwanted, unused, or inactive Firefox bookmarks. Continue reading

My Lockbox

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

My Lockbox is free software that enables Windows users to hide and password protect nearly any folder in a computer. Continue reading

Google Maps Weather

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Google Maps now includes weather. Take a look at this tip to learn more about this informative new feature. Continue reading

Disable Geolocation in Chrome and Firefox

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

If you’re disturbed by the technological nanny state in which browsers want know your whereabouts at all times, here’s how to opt out in Chrome and Firefox. Continue reading

QR Codes

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

If you’ve been wondering about the odd looking black and white squares that seem to be appearing everywhere, take a look at this article about QR Codes. Continue reading

Facebook Phonebook Contacts

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

If you’re synced to Facebook through your phone, by default, Facebook Contacts includes phone numbers imported from your mobile phone. Fortunately, we have a couple of ways you can opt out of this intrusive feature. Continue reading


Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Sluggish computer processes can be extremely frustrating. Patiently allowing these processes to continue at their own speed is often the best solution to this problem. Continue reading

Multi-Tab Startup for Chrome and Firefox

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Learn how make multiple sites your home page(s) in Chrome and Firefox. Continue reading

Gmail Canned Responses

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Described as “email for the truly lazy”, Canned Responses is a way to quickly reply to the flood of email to which many of us are exposed daily. Continue reading

Microsoft Safety Scanner

Monday, July 25th, 2011

The Microsoft Safety Scanner is a free stand-alone device, designed to scan for, and isolate, malicious software. Continue reading

Kindle Textbook Rental

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

The e-book equivalent of college bookstore rentals, Kindle Textbook Rental is a route to both increased profits for Amazon and decreased educational costs for students. Continue reading

Turn Off the Lights

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Turn Off the Lights is a browser extension that darkens the background behind web videos, bringing the video into focus. Continue reading

QuickDrag for Firefox

Friday, July 15th, 2011

QuickDrag is a handy little Firefox extension that enhances drag and drop functionality by enabling quick web searches for selected text, opening text link URLs, and offering shortcuts to saving or opening web images. Continue reading

Maintain Browser Consistency: Opera

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Maintain a consistent look between browsers with this look at Opera settings and preferences. Continue reading

This tip describes how to uninstall versions of Internet Explorer from Windows XP. Continue reading


Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

When searching for an answer to a computer question, the most complex answer isn’t necessarily the best. Simplify. Continue reading

While disabling error reporting isn’t recommended, it’s possible, and here’s how it’s done in Vista and Windows 7. Continue reading

Writing for WorldStart in WordPress

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

These steps will help WorldStart writers create and post an article in WordPress. Included are instructions on how to format text, and add images and links. Continue reading

If you’d like to make changes to the power usage settings of your Vista or Windows 7 laptop, or control what happens when you close the lid, take a look at this tip. Continue reading

Fix Send and Receive in Outlook

Monday, June 13th, 2011

If you’re having trouble sending and receiving email in Outlook, this tip describes a couple methods for addressing possible causes. Continue reading

Removing EasyBitsGO

Monday, June 6th, 2011

If you’re a Skype user, you may have recently noticed something called EasyBits GO running on your system. If you’d like to learn more about it, or if you’d like to learn one way to get rid of it, this tip is for you. Continue reading

As the name suggests, the pre-installed Malicious Software Removal Tool is designed to scan for, and remove, the nasty bugs that can infect Windows computers. Continue reading

Resetting Spell Check in Word

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

If the spell checker in MS Word has stopped working, this tip describes methods for getting it back up and running. Continue reading

Manually Install a Windows Update

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

This tip describes how to manually install a difficult Windows Update from the Microsoft Technet Security website. Continue reading

Sorting Sent Email in Outlook

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Karen from the Oaks NSW Australia asks:

I’m running Outlook 2007. I save my incoming email messages to various folders, so that I don’t fill up my Inbox. However, if I move sent messages from my Sent box to these folders, they lose their To Information and just show that they are from me. When I’m looking for

Restoring Open Folders on Restart

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Learn how set up Windows to automatically return to a location in the computer on restart, reopening folders from earlier work sessions. Continue reading

Install a Stubborn Windows Update

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Windows Update (KB2446708) has been causing problems for many users. We’ll show you how to deal with a stubborn Windows Update. Continue reading

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