Tuesday, November 16th, 2004
Have you ever needed to select *most* of the files in a folder using Windows Explorer? Here’s a technique you may have never heard of. Continue reading
I’m having a hard time with my word processor. When I go to highlight a large section of text with my mouse (more than what’s currently shown on the screen), I zip right past the point where I want to stop. So, I keep my mouse button down and go back up – only to zip by my stopping point again. This can go
We all hate getting commercial email that we did not ask for, especially when it’s nasty or fraudulent. The current well-intentioned attempts to stop spam are still rather primitive and end up censoring legit email along with half the bad stuff. What to do?
You can start by forwarding the message to your ISP. Usually the address for complaints is firstname.lastname@example.org or
Printing Font Samples
Most computers come pre-installed with a bounty of printer fonts, and WinXP only added to them. You can also download hundreds more, or even make your own. Knowing how they will all look when they print can be tough, but can also be an important aspect!
Luckily, there’s an easy way to print samples of the fonts on your computer. Go to Start Menu , Settings … Continue reading
Fix Split Links
Don’t you just hate it when the web link in an email is split? The first line is clickable, but it goes nowhere. Try the old copy/paste and you still only get the top part.
Some readers suggest making the text smaller or the page bigger to display the whole link. It’s worth a try. But if that doesn’t work, here’s how to handle ‘em:
1. Copy… Continue reading
Note – This tip is for Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher. For those who are still with me, if you have any sites that require a password for access, you’ve probably noticed that IE offers to remember these passwords / usernames for you. Of course, some of you like having your browser remember passwords and usernames for you. All that’s required when you go back to the site is a… Continue reading
I hate it when my browser auto-completes search engine entries and addresses when I start typing. How do I avoid this?
Well, if you’re using Internet Explorer (5.0 or higher), just go to Tools, Internet Options , then choose the Content tab and select the ” AutoComplete ” button. This will bring up a control panel where you can turn AutoComplete on or off for web… Continue reading
Clear Internet History
Speaking of cache, this is one that takes up a lot of space and can be emptied easily. If this folder is full, you might try to save a picture that says .jpg only to have it try to save as as bitmap. This is a sign that your Internet History cache is full. Keep in mind, though, that frequently visited pages will take longer to download… Continue reading
Hello, I’m Johhny Cache! Sorry, I couldn’t help it! I was wearing black today, plus this will remind you to say it the right way.
Cache files are used to store information on a temporary basis for quick access. The physical location of this can be either on a hard drive or in RAM memory.
The idea behind it is… Continue reading
Get Your Computer Details
Want to figure out all your computer specs? Stuff like CPU speed, RAM, Hard Drive space, screen resolution, etc? It’s actually not as easy as it should be. Maybe I’m missing something, but as far as I can tell, you have to go to separate areas in Windows to figure this it out.
So here’s a how-to chart:
RAM & Windows Version -
Right-click My… Continue reading