Monday, September 26th, 2005
Need to get back to the top of a long webpage? Just hit the Home button on your keyboard, in the cluster of keys above the arrow keys. This works in many other programs also!… Continue reading
Do you have relatives in another state? Are you thinking of moving? Do you want to see what’s happening in your out-of-state college student’s city? Wonder how a national news event was covered by the home front? Have you moved recently and want to stay in touch with events in your old town?
Well, this is place to do that. If you are moving, this is a great way to… Continue reading
I was amazed at how much space I freed up using Disk Cleanup! I’m terrible at remembering to do this sort of thing. Is there a way to make this happen automatically?
You can schedule maintenance tasks like Disk Cleanup. First, see our tip for settings on Disk Cleanup that will avoid “throwing out” stuff you might need. Go to the Start Menu, All Programs, Accessories
If you’re like me (and for your sake, I hope you’re not), you change the oil in your car– oh, I don’t know– every three or four years. By the time I take my car in, the oil has gone through some mysterious chemical change to what I non-affectionately call “Black Peanut Butter”. To make a long story short, I’m not a car person. My car maintenance philosophy is “don’t… Continue reading
What are mp3s? I keep hearing about them.
Audio files can be saved in different formats that have different file extensions, just like picture files (.jpg, .gif.). Loosely speaking, you can think of .mp3 as the .jpg of audio. It’s a format for saving sound files.
The .mp3 file extension stands for MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3. MPEG, in turn, stands for Motion Picture Experts… Continue reading
In Outlook and Outlook Express, you can organize the messages your inbox by sender, subject line, date received, or even the address to which the message was sent (helpful if you have mail from multiple email addresses delivered to one Inbox). Just click on the “From”, “Subject”, “Received”, or “To” headers above the list of messages. The list of messages will reorganize! You can reverse the order by clicking on… Continue reading
This site is a fun jaunt into art based on weather conditions, and it’s very easy to navigate. From the home page, just click on the type of weather you want to see in the Choose a Symbol box and view all the art for that type of weather.
Once you have chosen a symbol, the site displays a listing of art with thumbnails. Choose the one you want to… Continue reading
Some of you may remember the MSN Desktop Search Toolbar Beta version as the download of the week on June 3, 2005. This great and much-needed addition (in my opinion, at least) to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer really brought the browser up to speed. Well, if you like the Search bar’s tabbed browsing and other features, then you should be happy to know that the official version of… Continue reading
Feel like giving your computer some elbow room to get work done a little faster? Don’t want to remove any programs or files to do it?
Similar to the Scan Disk tool, Disk Cleanup is Windows XP’s tool to speed up your computer by removing temporary files that might be cluttering up your disk space. Unlike Scan Disk, Disk Cleanup doesn’t require rebooting your computer, and it gives you more… Continue reading
Do you ever see “Low Disk Space” error messages? They mean that your computer has used most of the open space on your disk and may not be working efficiently. This problem can cause programs to run slowly, even if you haven’t seen the “Low Disk Error” message yet. ~Chris Fisher… Continue reading