Learn how you can add a layer of organization to your Firefox bookmarks menu with this quick tip! Continue reading
If anyone out there has lost hours of their lives to Google maps, then today’s Quicktip is just for you!
I have a blast looking around, especially at street view, but I sometimes find myself getting a little confused at the mouse controls when I’m all zoomed in like that.
Well, it’s a good thing you aren’t constrained to using the mouse, then! Try some… Continue reading
Without a single doubt, security is the most important thing to keep in mind when using the Internet. Browse only safe sites, be careful what you download, avoid the yellow snow! It’s a virtual minefield out there, so I’m going to take the work out of one of the most vulnerable parts of Internet safety. The password.
We’re told, that as safe Internet browsers, we are to change… Continue reading
There are some lesser-known features in Mozilla Firefox that can make your Internet browsing experience much more enjoyable. I’ll admit, that even I didn’t know about these features up until about a week ago. So let’s explore together, shall we?
1. View your saved passwords for a page.
You’re in the habit of saving your passwords, but the convenience has caused your memory to lapse and now you… Continue reading
My, that’s a funny word to open a newsletter up to see, isn’t it? What is this word, you ask? Well, Wolfram|Alpha is an answer engine that just went live recently.It’s much along the lines of Yahoo Answers, but here’s the catch: You can put in equations, questions and just about anything else you can come up with, and actually get a real answer! No… Continue reading
As the World Wide Web became popular in the ‘90s, browsing evolved from being a part-time to full-time activity. The World Wide Web offered many conveniences to the point that you wouldn’t even need to get off your chair. There is one key ingredient to this “one-stop” Web experience, and that is registration forms. You are frequently required to register information before you can avail yourself of all the features… Continue reading
Ah, here we are at the last day of our Facebook series. It’s almost bring tears to my eyes to see it go 😉 Let’s explore groups and applications today! You may have heard Facebook lets you find people you might have so much in common with all around the world. Let us check it out!
1. Once you are on the homepage, in the right pane… Continue reading
I promised you I would be back, and here I am! Hopefully you’ve been checking on your Facebook account; adding photos, and adding friends. As you confirm more and more friends on Facebook, you will begin to notice your news feed will fill in. You’re news feed lets you see what you’re friends are up to; what they’re saying, if they’re posting pictures, etc. Here’s an example of what a… Continue reading
Hello again! We are going to pick right back up again where we left off by going into part two of Facebook Week! As I said, today we will be dealing with customizing your Facebook profile with information, images, and more. Hopefully, some of your friends that you requested on Tuesday will have accepted by now. If they have, you will see a little red notification in the lower right… Continue reading
Welcome to the wonderful world of Facebook! Facebook seems to be the new sensation that’s sweeping the nation. You may have heard many things about it, and it might seem overwhelming but over the next few days, I’m going to show everything you need to know to become a Facebook expert! If you are already a Facebook user, you too will also be able to learn a couple tips and… Continue reading
Do you have any keyboard shortcuts for the Internet Explorer Favorites Center?
But of course! Just consider us your one-stop shortcut shop!
Let’s talk a little bit about favorites, shall we? Internet Explorer has something called the Favorites Center, where all of your most loved and cherished websites can be stored and accessed. Perhaps you knew about that… Continue reading
Multi-tab browsing in Firefox makes managing multiple web pages a breeze! Remember how Ctrl + T opens a new tab? Well, what about Ctrl+ Page Up and Ctrl+Page Down to switch between those tabs? Want to navigate between tabs even faster? Check these out:
Ctrl+1: Switch to the first tab
Ctrl+2: Switch to the second tab
Ctrl+3: Switch to the third tab
Ctrl+4: Switch… Continue reading
If your Internet is down, you probably can’t read this! It would be better if you save this page locally for a rainy day! This page will also give you a better understanding of what goes behind the scenes that makes your net… work…!
At first you need a brief introduction of how your Internet works. You, as the user, are given a… Continue reading
Q:Help! I sent an e-mail in AOL or Gmail and realized I shouldn’t have! What can I do?
A: Sometimes we send out emails that we wish we hadn’t or had hoped we could un-send. Well, now there is an option to do just that! This feature is in Gmail and there is also one for AOL, although it can only be used for AOL clients. The… Continue reading
Today I have found an awesome new email client that just might replace Outlook Express. The program is called PostBox and it combines all of the features you see in most mail clients with some awesome, new and innovative features. PostBox was easy to download and install. This is a must for me. I downloaded it and opened the file. From there, PostBox handled the rest. It even imported all… Continue reading
March 19th saw the release of Microsoft Internet Explorer 8; the first major release of the famous Internet browsing software since 2006. Aside from offering enhanced security, IE 8 is also the default browser for Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 7 as well. Let’s take a gander at some of the features included this time around, and see what they mean to you!
Suggested Sites: This is a pretty cool… Continue reading
Q: Why are some of my images showing up as a red x when I try to view them? It’s so frustrating!
A: Good golly, I sure do get a lot of questions about this! I’m glad that I finally get to set the record straight about the mysterious (and annoying) red X, once and for all! Here’s a list of the top reasons for the red X and… Continue reading
Have you ever wanted a guide to the internet? Well, aren’t you in luck; you’ve found one! About Us is a wiki style guide to the internet. I suggest getting started by taking the Introductory Tour, found here.
If you’d like to contribute to the wiki entries you will need to sign up. Registration is really easy! Just click the Sign Up button at the top of main… Continue reading
I woke up yesterday morning, like I do most mornings, to my annoying clock radio. Well, that day was just a little more annoying than most, just because of what I heard when I woke up. To my surprise, I heard the “morning personalities” blabbing on about this terrible worm called “Conficker“. They were saying that the worm could possibly strike on April first and cause “all kinds of… Continue reading
So there I was, taking advantage of the precious few moments I get to spend at home these days; catching up on my e-mail, and using Firefox to browse a few websites I consider daily staples. I found out awhile ago that if I created folders for all of my favorite bookmarked sites that I could access them without scrolling down through all the “in-betweeners” that I use every great… Continue reading
Organizing Your IE 7 Favorites
Another reader asks: Ever since I downloaded Internet Explorer 7, I can’t seem to get my favorites organized like I had them before. Can you please help me?
As a matter of fact, I can! I hope that makes you feel a little better already. You know, like someone is giving you a ray of hope when it comes to your Favorites. Okay, so that… Continue reading
Troubleshooting Vista Browsing Issues
Have you ever had an issue where you continually get DNS errors when trying to browse the Internet with one Windows Vista computer, but another computer on the same network works just fine? If you have, you know how frustrating that can be! Well, more than likely, the problem is you need to reload your DNS cache on the computer that’s not working. I know that… Continue reading
By now, many of you know I’m all about making good Web sites even better! I love to use Greasemonkey scripts and Firefox add ons to add new features to my favorite Web sites. So far, we’ve covered YouTube, MySpace, Digg, Wikipedia, eBay, Amazon, Gmail, Flickr and Google Reader. Whew! That’s a long list, but I have even… Continue reading
Tips By Number
Here’s something new about WorldStart’s Web site you may not have known about before! Did you know you can search for certain tips on our site by simply typing in a number? That’s right, each tip we record in our archives is assigned a number and it’s a very easy way to go back and search for them later on. So, if you ever have… Continue reading
Troubleshooting and Fixing Errors
Every now and then, we all get an error message on our computer screen and most of the time, we don’t know what it means or how to fix it. Am I right? I’m sure you agree with me when I say we can all use some help from time to time with the error messages we receive. That’s especially true when you have to get… Continue reading
Best of Both IE and Firefox
As you can probably tell from some of my past articles, I’m a big supporter of Firefox! So, when I see people using Internet Explorer, I try to introduce them to my Web browser of choice. Often, I’m told they don’t want to change over, because they like the look and feel of Internet Explorer 7. Well, we all know Firefox is flexible, so… Continue reading
Opera 9.6: Speed Dial
Here’s another dose of the Opera Web browser for you! If you didn’t already know, the people over at Opera recently released the new Opera 9.6 and it’s now available for download here. Opera claims to be the only browser that comes with everything you need to be productive, safe and speedy while online. Let’s take a quick look at the Speed Dial feature available… Continue reading