Tuesday, November 16th, 2004
Drivers are basically instructions that tell your computer how to use its hardware. Each hardware device in your computer has a driver. Continue reading
Adjust Mouse Click Speed
Do you have a tough time double clicking fast enough to open files and programs? Or maybe the opposite problem.
Guess what? Your double-click speed can be adjusted!
Just click the Start button, Settings, Control Panel , then open the Mouse icon. ( XP users, hit the Start button, Control Panel , then open the Mouse icon).
From the little screen that pops up, you should… Continue reading
OK, do you visit web pages with dynamic, frequently updated content? You know, stuff like news, stocks, and weather type sites.
Anyhow, have you ever noticed that sometimes you just can’t get the stupid page to refresh? Sure, you hit the refresh button but it’s the same page (and you just know it’s been updated). Explorer is stubbornly refusing to re-load the thing properly.… Continue reading
Why do I often get the message “Site cannot be found” when I go to some web pages?
“404- Not Found – The page you were trying to look at was not found on the server.”
1. This is probably the most common error you’ll come across while online. There are several reasons for this:
The web page you were going to has been removed or… Continue reading
If you are using a mail client like Outlook Express then you know that Message Rules are probably the most versatile and helpful feature. We’ve told you how to use them for blocking unwanted email, whitelisting, automatic forwarding, and sorting into folders. This new trick is great for helping you easily identify the good stuff when wading through a mountain of email.
How would you like to just look at… Continue reading
Have you ever been working in MS PowerPoint and wish you could select more than one of the slides at a time? Maybe you have several slides for which you’re going to set the slide transition the same? Wouldn’t it be nice to set these things all at once instead of over and over again, one slide at a time?
Of course it would, who wouldn’t want to save the… Continue reading
You just completed a copy / paste in MS Word XP and you happen to notice this little button appear at the end of you pasted text.
What’s that you ask? Hmmm…
And here’s a good answer.
The little button offers you the Paste Options.
(Now I know a few of you just had the Paste Special thing pop into your mind, but just keep… Continue reading
Next Text Please
Ever find yourself frustrated while working in MS PowerPoint as you jump back and forth between the keyboard and the mouse to move from text box to text box?
Let me clarify… you’re working on a slide with a couple of text boxes and a title box and you’re tired of jumping between the mouse and the keyboard every time you want to move to the next… Continue reading
ME & XP Screen Saver Fun
So, while we’re in the Display Properties window, let’s mess around with your boring screen saver!
Just select the Screen Saver tab from the Display Properties window (you can obtain this by right-clicking on your desktop and selecting Properties ).
From there, you can select a screen saver and configure it exactly how you want it.
One of my favorites is the “My… Continue reading
Cut vs. Copy in MS Excel
So we all know the difference between a cut / paste and a copy / paste.
I mean, it’s pretty obvious, one actually moves the cell contents and the other makes a duplicates.
But, did you know that there’s a difference in the way each of them treats formulas with relative cell references?
(Relative Cell References are formula references to other cells based on… Continue reading