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Windows 7 Desktop Gadgets

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Windows 7 has all kinds of useful desktop gadgets to enhance your productivity, or just to have some fun. There are calendars, puzzles, currency converters, clocks, slideshows and more. If you’ve always wanted to try using gadgets, here’s how.

Start by right clicking on an empty area of your desktop and selecting Gadgets from the context menu.

This opens up… Continue reading

Using Spell Checker in Internet Explorer

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Lynda from Missouri asks:

I am having trouble getting spell check to work in Internet Explorer on my e-mail. Can you help me with this?

How to Find and Use a Spell Checker for Internet Explorer

The problem with Internet Explorer is that there is no spell checking tool installed by default and users find it very difficult to spell check their… Continue reading

Moving a Cover Page in MS Word

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Using the Cover Page feature of MS Word 2007 / 2010? (Insert tab of the Ribbon, Cover Page button.)

It’s pretty handy and sure makes life easy when you need one.

Have you ever tried to use a cover page in the middle of a document? Maybe you need one as a chapter or section title page?

When you tried to… Continue reading

Reset A User Account Password

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Note: The methods presented in this article work in Windows XP only and are meant for users that have been locked out of their own computer.

Do not attempt this on computers that you do not own. Using these methods to unlock computers you do not have rights to is an invasion of privacy and may be punishable by law.

Being locked out of… Continue reading


Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Welcome to Myth Web, where you can learn all about Greek Mythology. Navigation is easy, just click into one of the following sections.

Gods – when you enter this section you’ll be greeted by the Greek gods relaxing on Mount Olympus. To learn more about any one of them, just click on them. Once you’ve click on a god or goddess, you can… Continue reading

Gigabyte/Megabyte Conversions

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Bernnae from California asks,

Is there a formula to easily convert megabytes into gigabytes?

Yes there is! You can do the conversion manually by using arithmetic or you can use software to do the conversion for you. First, let’s look at the formula for converting megabytes (Mb) into gigabytes (Gb).

Formula for Megabyte to Gigabyte Conversion

As shown… Continue reading

History of 3D TV

Monday, October 4th, 2010

3D entertainment has been with us at least since 1838 when Sir Charles Wheatstone invented the Stereoscope – basically a viewer that looked a lot like a pair of glasses that you would stand on a desk and slide a Stereoscope image under to view in 3D. You can also see 3D on these images by allowing your eyes to become unfocused, similar to viewing a “Magic Eye” picture (autostereogram)… Continue reading


Monday, October 4th, 2010

This site is my new guilty pleasure. I have spent countless hours here since discovering it and will probably continue to rack up hours here as I discover more fantastic food information.

Let’s get the membership talk out of the way – if you want to save, rate, or share recipes, then you’ll need to register for a free account. This is easy… Continue reading

Web-Based Email vs Client-Based Email

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Of all the problems people have with computers, probably the most common is email. This is due in large part to the fact that email is probably the most commonly used element in a computer. Because answers to email questions usually require some information about the delivery method, many of them will begin with another question, “Are you using web-based email, or client-based email?”.

Web-based… Continue reading

Autumn Leaves

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Fall is far and away my favorite season! I cannot wait for the leaves to start turning different colors. So in my anticipation of that glorious event, I went on the hunt to learn the science behind leaves changing colors!

This site is easy to navigate, just scroll down to learn all about why and how leaves change color. First you’ll learn how they change color, and… Continue reading

Google Chrome Error Messages

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Shakun, from Ludhians, India asks:

I am a computer novice. I have Windows XP, SP3, and my browser is Google Chrome. Whenever I try to open a site, I get the message, “The webpage is not available”. The error 105 is displayed. After refreshing many times, the webpage is displayed. Can you tell me what’s happening and how to fix it?

Google Chrome is… Continue reading

MS Word Count

Friday, October 1st, 2010

We’ve all had our moments when we needed to know just how many words are in a document. Maybe it’s a paper, essay submission or whatever, but the why isn’t important… it’s the “how many” that counts.

If you find yourself in this particular situation, then here’s where you’ll find a lot of help – anything would beat trying to count by hand!

I… Continue reading

Removing McAfee

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Walt from OK asks: How do I remove McAfee from my computer completely so I can install a different anti-virus?

McAfee offers products for home and business users alike. Both can be removed from any computer, but sometimes it takes more than just a few steps. Products available

Disable Taskbar Previews in Windows 7

Friday, October 1st, 2010

The taskbar preview feature in Windows 7 is extremely helpful in some situations and plain annoyance in others. Whenever we open a window, it comes up in the taskbar and has taskbar preview enabled by default. Taskbar preview shows us a miniscule preview version of the window. The window comes into view as we hover our mouse on the preview and gets active if we click the preview.… Continue reading

Multi-Line Spell Check in Firefox

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Many of you already know of a neat add-on for Mozilla Firefox called Spellbound, that makes it so Firefox can spell check in multi-line text boxes, but what I didn’t know is that you can achieve this same functionality sans add-on!

It’s true, and here’s how you do it:

First, open up Firefox and type about:config in the address bar and hit Enter. You’ll… Continue reading


Thursday, September 30th, 2010

When I ran across this Dinosaur site from the National Museum of Natural History, I knew I had to share it with you.

Navigation is easy! Just mouse over Dinosaur Info, Dinosaur Collection & Exhibits, or Interactives to bring up the menu for each section then click on what you want to explore.

Dinosaur Info – Here you can discover everything you’ve ever wanted… Continue reading

Tweaking Windows Start Search Menu

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Windows 7 comes with a very cool search indexing feature. If you type any text inside the start menu search box, it gives you results instantly. This is because the files you’re searching have already been indexed by Windows, so it only takes seconds to find and show the results.

The Windows search feature includes all the common files on your computer, such… Continue reading

Return to Your Work in MS Word

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Do you work with long documents in MS Word?

Ever find yourself editing a large document, jumping from location to location, only to realize that you should have done just one more thing at the last editing spot?

How annoying is that? To have to go back through the document and find that exact position again.

Well, wait! What if we… Continue reading

The Correct Way to Lay Down a CD

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Jenna asks:

When I have to lay a CD down, I lay it down shiny side up. Yesterday my husband Todd and I had a rather heated argument about it; he says that I am wrong and that the data side is the one you have to be careful of (which is the label side) so I need to lay it down shiny side down to protect

jetAudio Basic Media Player

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

If you’re looking for a new digital media player, capable of ripping and burning CDs, along with most other features generally found in quality media players, jetAudio Basic may be for you. In addition to a full range of features, you might also find the price appealing…free.

jetAudio can be installed on Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or Windows 7 and supports mp3, wma, avi, along with many… Continue reading

International Cookie Recipes

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Is it terrible that I’m already thinking about baking my Christmas cookies? In my defense, I am sending them out in the mail so I do need to get them plotted out well before Christmas.

In my search for something new to make this year, I ran across this site and had to share it with you. I can’t even decide what to make because they all… Continue reading

Google Alarm and Ghostery

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

When I was a kid, all of my friends had big brothers. They were always spying on us; when we had a slumber party, when we were talking on the phone, when we were at a slumber party talking on the phone…”Total lack of respect”, a friend of mine complained when she caught her brother under her bed.

I never had a brother, big or little. Thus… Continue reading

Convert OpenOffice Impress Document to PDF

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Ever have to take a presentation file on a flash drive to use on equipment that isn’t yours?

Are you sure that they have the program needed to run your presentation?

How about the fonts? Or did you make your file larger by embedding them?

Well today I’d like to make a suggestion for getting around some of these issues –… Continue reading

XP Classic View in Windows 7

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Pam from Ohio asks:

I recently went from XP to windows 7 -big big difference. Is there any way to make it act like classic view like you can do with XP? I got it to act like Vista which is better but would love the old way again.

Good question, Pam, and something that many people used to using XP would like to… Continue reading

Manage Your Internet Explorer 8 Add-Ons

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

If you’ve noticed that Internet Explorer 8 isn’t loading as fast as you’d like, then here’s a quick tip that may help you gain some speed back. As it turns out, add-ons, like toolbars and browser extensions can slow not only the load time, but the overall performance of IE 8. The solution? Turn some of them off.

Here’s how:

Open Internet Explorer 8… Continue reading

Classical NPR

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

This is a site I often visit, so I thought it was about time I shared it with you.

Here you can find all sorts of articles on Classical music. There are lots of featured articles on the main page (a fave of mine right now is the Hilary Hahn piece). I also loved the Fall is in the Air piece.… Continue reading

Internet Security

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

The Internet has been called the “new frontier” and in many ways, it is. This “information superhighway” has caused concerns with personal privacy, and connected computer systems around the world (resulting in additional security measures), have provided hackers an opportunity to prey on innocent victims everywhere.

Here are a few of our tips to protect yourself and your computer while surfing the web. 

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