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A Vista Double Feature

Friday, June 15th, 2007

A Vista Double Feature

Tip #1 – Turning Vista Features Off

Some programs and features that are included with Windows, such as Internet Information Services, must be turned on before you can use them. On the other hand, other features are turned on by default. But don’t worry, you can turn them off if you don’t use them.

In earlier versions of Windows, to turn a feature off, you had… Continue reading

Greasemonkey and Gmail

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Greasemonkey and Gmail

You’ve all heard of Gmail, right? Many of you probably even use it! Gmail is very popular, due to its large storage space, its simple interface and its ability to be easily customized. Using the Greasemonkey add on we talked about yesterday, I’m going to show you how to unlock a lot of cool features in Gmail.

First, you need to get the Greasemonkey… Continue reading

Get Greasemonkey

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Get Greasemonkey

Hello again! In yesterday’s newsletter, we worked with changing the layout and color scheme of your favorite Web sites. And today, we are going to change and add functionality to them as well! To do that, we’ll once again be using Firefox, but this time with a different extension. We’ll be working with an extension called Greasemonkey. So, without further ado, let’s begin!

1.) You’ll first need to… Continue reading

Create Your Own Style

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Create Your Own Style

You’ve probably thought about changing the layout of one of your favorite Web sites at one time or another, right? Many of us have and I know for sure that I have! Along with that, you may have wanted to remove a sidebar, change the colors or maybe even get rid of some of those annoying ads. But, there has never really been an easy way… Continue reading

SeaMonkey

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Q:
I keep seeing the name SeaMonkey everywhere, but I don’t have the slightest idea what it is. Can you please inform me?

A:
I sure can! To be honest, the whole idea behind SeaMonkey had me confused at first too. I had a general idea of what it was, but after doing some research, I wasn’t able to pinpoint down a decent explanation. But after compiling everything… Continue reading

Top Spammer Caught

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Top Spammer Caught

To begin, I just want to let you know that this tip is a little different from what I normally give you, but it was so interesting to me and I thought you all might like to know about it too. I’m sure by now, several of you have already read about this somewhere else, but just in case you haven’t, I’m here to give you the… Continue reading

Surviving a Leakage

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Q:
The other day, my grandson accidentally spilled some water on my laptop. I know he didn’t mean to and I cleaned it up the best I could, but I’m extremely worried about what will happen to my computer. Is there any way of saving it or what do I need to do next? Please help me!

A:
I know you already feel this way, but ouch, that… Continue reading

Vista Program Compatibility

Friday, June 1st, 2007

Vista Program Compatibility

I’m going to take a guess and bet that most of you who have upgraded to Windows Vista are having a little trouble getting your older programs to work. Am I right? You know, programs that worked fine for you with Windows XP (or even older versions of Windows) just don’t work so well anymore. So, is there anything you can do to get the programs you… Continue reading

Service Pack for Vista: Yes or No?

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Service Pack for Vista: Yes or No?

If you’ve already upgraded to the new operating system of Windows Vista or if you’re thinking about doing it soon, you’re probably wondering about a Service Pack for it, right? I mean, Windows XP had them, so why not Vista? Well, keep reading to find out the whole scoop on this situation!

By now, it’s hopeful that Microsoft has figured out that there… Continue reading

Vista Compatible: Yes Or No?

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Vista Compatible: Yes or No?

Are you one of the many who have made the switch over to the new operating system of Windows Vista? If so, are you having some trouble finding programs and other applications that will work on your new computer? I know a lot of computer companies (including us here at WorldStart) are working very hard to test their products for Vista compatibility, but with there… Continue reading

Internet Wiretap

Friday, May 18th, 2007

Q:
All this week, I have been seeing stuff about an FBI wiretap. I even saw something about it on your message board, but I’m still not sure what the whole deal is with it. Can you explain it a little more for us? Thanks!

A:
You know, I’ve been seeing stuff about that all week too and I just haven’t had the time to really check it… Continue reading

Two New Vista Tips

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Two New Vista Tips

I thought I’d give you a double dose of Windows Vista tips today. I hope you don’t mind too much. Keep reading for all the Vista action fun!

1.) Using Smaller Start Menu Icons

The new operating system of Windows Vista uses large icons by default in the Start menu. But what if you don’t like them that way? Is there a way to change them… Continue reading

PC Cooling

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

PC Cooling

If you’ve heard of this term before, but you’re not quite sure what all it entails, keep reading, because I’ve got some very interesting information for you today!

A simple definition of PC cooling is that it’s an advanced technology that is used to relieve heat from electronic components. These components usually operate normally and have long lifespans; that is, unless they are overheated. A good example of… Continue reading

Vista Screenshots

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Q:
I am new to Windows Vista and I was wondering how I can make screenshots with it. Is there an easier way than XP had or is it all the same?

A:
Excellent question! In the past couple of days, I’ve realized that several of you have upgraded to Windows Vista and the questions on how to do things with the new operating system are just pouring… Continue reading

Vista 3D Desktop

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Q:
I also just upgraded to Windows Vista and although I really like the 3D desktop, there are some features I’d just like to turn off. How can I do that? Please help!

A:
Here’s WorldStart to the rescue again! I’ve heard so many varying views about the new operating system of Windows Vista that it’s not even funny anymore. Some people hate it, some people love it… Continue reading

Vista AutoRun

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Q:
I just upgraded to Windows Vista and I’m having trouble figuring out how the CD AutoRun feature works. Can you help me with this, please?

A:
Why, I sure can! One of my co-workers here who uses a Vista computer was actually having trouble with that the other day as well. And after I received this question in my e-mail, I figured it must be a common… Continue reading

Searching in Vista

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Searching in Vista

Are you new to Windows Vista? Are you having trouble figuring out the new search feature it offers? If so, come along with me as I explain everything about this new searching method!

Microsoft’s Windows Vista includes a great search facility that enables you to search for documents and files from the Windows Explorer window or even directly from a text area under the Start menu.

It… Continue reading

Five More Handy Tips

Friday, May 4th, 2007

1. If your computer has a motherboard with a built in Hi-Definition audio support, you can use a very cool feature in Vista and Windows 7 that lets you control the bass, create a virtual surround sound and even correct your non-acoustic rooms. To enable these options, you need to go to the Sound option in the Control Panel. Under the Playback tab, you should see an option that… Continue reading

Computer Batteries: Why?

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Q:
Can you tell me why computers need batteries? I was just thinking about it the other day and I thought I would ask.

A:
That’s a very interesting question! Once I read this question, I was like, “Hmmm, I’ve never really thought about that.” I mean, why do computers need batteries? Don’t they have enough power surging through them to work without a battery? Well, yes they… Continue reading

No Vista, Please

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Q:
I’m thinking about buying a new computer, but I really don’t want to have Vista as my operating system. Is there any place I can get one with XP on it? Please help!

A:
That’s a very interesting question. With all the hype about the new operating system of Windows Vista, I think a lot of computer companies have forgotten that not everyone wants it. It’s plain… Continue reading

Even More Vista Tips

Friday, April 20th, 2007

Even More Vista Tips

Although it’s been quite some time since Windows Vista was released, there are still some users who are making the transition slowly. And from what I have been reading on the Internet, not everybody is finding Vista very easy to work with. So, today I will share some more Windows Vista tips and tricks with you that should make the transition a little more smooth. Hopefully… Continue reading

Ten Windows Vista Tips

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Here are some helpful Windows Vista tricks to try out.

1.) To quickly change the size of the desktop icons, select one and hold down the Ctrl key and scroll with your mouse wheel. You can do the same in other windows, in order to increase the font size too.

2.) Sharing a folder with other people in your network is even easier with… Continue reading

Restart Times

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Restart Times

Have you ever wondered how often you should shut down your computer and then restart it? I don’t know about all of you, but there’s always been a question in my mind about how many times a week (or day or month, etc.) I should be restarting my computer. I mean, does every computer need a certain amount of rest time or are they more durable than we… Continue reading

Canned Air

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Canned Air

I’m sure you’ve all heard us talk about canned air before in some of our tips. We use it here quite often and I’m willing to bet that a lot of you use it too. But, for those who don’t know, what is canned air? Well, it’s basically air that is sold in a pressurized can that is used to clean out dust, dirt and any other grime… Continue reading

Bent Pins

Friday, April 6th, 2007

Q:
The other day, I was trying to hook up my CPU to the motherboard and in the process, I accidentally bent some of the pins. Is there any way I can fix them without having to completely replace my CPU? I desperately need some help!

A:
This is an excellent question! I’ve actually never really thought about this before. I mean, we all have a CPU (Central… Continue reading

Stickers Be Gone

Friday, April 6th, 2007

Stickers Be Gone

I know you may be a little confused by that title, but once you get done reading this tip, you’ll be fully informed, I promise. So, did you just buy a new laptop? If so, have you ever been bothered by the stickers that are stuck to it? I mean, they’re practically everywhere and they seem like they’re going to be a permanent fixture on your brand… Continue reading

Vista Drivers

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Vista Drivers

Suddenly, everyone is running after Windows Vista. The need (or craze, as I like to say) to upgrade to Vista is downright immediate in some cases. Now, a lot of people went ahead and bought Vista and installed it on their PCs before one could even blink an eye. But, soon after, they discovered that along with the Vista upgrade, they also needed to upgrade the drivers for… Continue reading

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