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Previewing Emails Before Opening

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Ed wants to know how he can spot e-mail spam. This tip explains how to preview messages without opening them. Continue reading

Is your “new folder” option missing? Learn how to restore it so you can create folders by right-clicking again. Continue reading

Find out how to make a backup recovery disc for your eMachines computer if you’ve lost the original CD. Continue reading

Why does my URL text become garbled?

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Abner from Boynton Beach, FL writes: Whenever I type a URL, instead of the letters I wanted to insert, I get a garbled set of letters that resemble nothing I entered or anything else that make sense. Answer: An add-on is likely the culprit, here’s how to find the one responsible. Continue reading

Need a feed reader to replace Google Reader? This tip explains how to quickly export all your Google Reader subscriptions to a different RSS feed reading program. Continue reading

What is Crowd Funding?

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Learn all about a new way to connect backers with creators of creative content – crowd funding! Continue reading

Mary from Tallahassee, FL writes:

A few months ago, my computer lost its ability to play sounds (yes, I have been mute for that long). Over that time I’ve checked everything I can find that appears to have anything to do with sound. Every device, driver, etc. states that they are functioning properly. Still I have no sound. Do you have any idea what could have caused me to lose sound or how to fix it? Any light you can shed on this problem will be most appreciated. Answer: Use this tip to troubleshoot audio problems when your computer’s sound goes out. Continue reading

How Do I Back Up Outlook Contacts And Emails?

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

This tip explains how to backup your Outlook contacts and email messages so you don’t lose your data if your hard drive crashes. Continue reading

Why Does My CPU Usage Jump To 100%?

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

My CPU usage keeps going up to 100 per cent, everything is at a standstill, nothing works. Any ideas? Find out why your CPU usage jumps to high levels and how to stop it from happening. Continue reading

Restoring Email Toolbars

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Learn how to restore your missing menu bar if it has disappeared from the top of your email program. Continue reading

Does your computer freeze while loading YouTube clips? This tip helps you fix the problem. Continue reading

Use this tip to recover your forgotten wireless network password or reset a forgotten router password. Continue reading

Dropped Internet Connection In Sleep Mode

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Use this tip to prevent your laptop from dropping its Internet connection when sleep mode is activated. Continue reading

Use this tip to freely convert any of your Word or Excel files to a PDF document. Continue reading

This tip explains how to prevent Firefox from displaying a list of your previously typed web addresses when you use the address bar. Continue reading

Use this tip to enable pop-ups permanently for one specific web page, while still keeping pop-up ads blocked for all other sites. Continue reading

Restoring A Missing Drive Letter

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Drive letter gone missing? This tip shows how to restore a drive letter so you can access your programs. Continue reading

Setting Custom Text Size In Windows 7

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Text too small on your computer? Check out this article to see how to set your own custom text size in Windows. Continue reading

Use this tip to change the icon images for any shortcut pinned to your Start menu’s taskbar. Continue reading

This tip explains how to fix Firefox if it has stopped using the form auto fill feature. Continue reading

The Windows operating system includes several options for changing the size of icons, images, and fonts on the screen. While this can be helpful, if you need text to appear larger, it may also cause problems if words and images become stuck in a setting that is too big or small. Continue reading

Turning On A Toshiba Satellite Webcam

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

If your laptop’s webcam and built-in microphone were working previously for chatting with video programs like Skype, Ovoo, or Facebook video chat, but have since stopped functioning, the issue is likely caused by a simple software glitch that is easily resolved. Continue reading

Deleting Gmail Contacts

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

As online acquaintances come and go, your digital address book may need to be updated from time to time. If you’ve got that “special” someone you’d rather not hear from again, or just need to clean up old contacts that aren’t in use anymore, the Gmail service lets you remove unwanted entries from your address book. Continue reading

Disabling Taskbar Thumbnail Previews

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Microsoft decided to include a “feature” (which for many is about as useful as a rock) that creates small pop-up previews of any window currently open when you roll your mouse over their taskbar icons at the bottom of the screen. Find out how to disable those preview pop-ups in Windows 7. Continue reading

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