Friday, November 9th, 2007 by Aaron
Has your Windows operating system ever bugged you with this error message:
And oh no, not just that one! I’m talking about any one of these pesky messages:
Cannot delete file: Access is denied.
Time to Reset
We’ve all done it.
At one point or another, we’ve all inserted a picture into a document, worksheet or presentation and started altering its appearance.
Let’s make it larger. No, smaller. No, wait, we’ll stretch it only vertically. And let’s lighten the colors and crop it a bit over here.
Next thing you know, you’ve got a mess and you’re looking at the Undo button, thinking, “How… Continue reading
As we all know, Christmas is right around the corner and I’m one who likes to start my shopping early. I’m planning on doing quite a bit of it online this year though and I was wondering if you could give me some safety tips. I haven’t done a lot of online shopping in the past, so I want to make sure I do it right. Thanks for
The Power Supply
So, tell me, has your computer ever made a noise that sounds like one of your fans is dying? I’m sure you would know if it has, because it can be pretty loud and it usually just sounds awful! Well, either way, I’m willing to bet that your fan really isn’t the culprit here. Nope, it could be your power supply instead. If you have… Continue reading
Do you suffer from Adultitis? Well, go ahead and click the Get Tested Now link and find out! Just answer the 12 questions on the test and then click the Give Me My Results button. That will take you to your results. I tested negative for Adultitis. No surprise there!
The Facts – Here you will learn what Adultitis is, how many people have it, if it’s… Continue reading
Have you ever had to look up your system information (such as your processor speed, memory, hard drive space, etc.?) If you know anything about that, it always seems to take so much time! Well, today I have a free download that will put all of that vital information right on your desktop for you. And you know what that means. Yep, you don’t have to go digging around… Continue reading
In my experience, I have observed a lot of users who place their frequent accessible programs as icons on their desktop. Sooner, rather than later though, the desktop craves for space and there is no more available for any new programs you may add to your computer. Well, luckily, there is a workaround for this issue and that lies within compressing your icons.
You can follow these steps to accomplish… Continue reading
One Handed Cell Selections
We all know that you can select non-adjacent cells in MS Excel by holding down the Control key and clicking in various locations on your worksheet.
But, do you ever find yourself frustrated, because you’re trying to highlight non-adjacent cells and the phone is ringing or you need to flip through papers?
What did you do?
Having a third hand would certainly be a good thing… Continue reading
When I place an order with your company, I usually do it right from the newsletter in my e-mail, but I sometimes have trouble with it if I’m trying to order more than one thing. It’s hard to navigate back and forth between the two. Is there an easier way to do it? Please help!
I’m really glad you asked this, because I know you’re not… Continue reading
New Release: SeaMonkey 1.1.6
It’s been less than a month since the last version of SeaMonkey was released, but that doesn’t mean much when updates need to be made! And that’s exactly why another new version of SeaMonkey has just been released. On November 5, 2007 (this past Monday), SeaMonkey 1.1.6 was released to the public and it is now available for download. As you may recall, version… Continue reading
Welcome to Cost Helper, a Web site dedicated to letting you compare prices and get customer reviews. To get started, you can either choose a category to look in or you can directly type in the product you want to know about. (For example, how much it costs).
For instance, I typed in “cat,” so the search engine is looking for how much a cat costs. It… Continue reading
Hello, everyone! This security article is going to be a little different than some of the others we’ve run in the past. Usually, I write about a security issue that is affecting certain programs or a program that will help fix a security problem, but today, I’m going to talk about the number one threat to computer security.
And that is the person sitting behind the keyboard (including me!)
Now… Continue reading
3D Virtual Chat Worlds
Virtual 3D chat worlds are the new type of chat sites emerging almost everywhere on the Internet today. They are making use of 3D images and characters to give users a sense of a virtual world where they can move around and meet other people. You can create your own unique identities in these chat rooms by creating avatars and you can develop relationships… Continue reading
Can you talk a little about the search engine of Prevy.com? It seems like a really good search tool, but I would still like to know a little more about its features, etc. Thanks for your assistance!
Of course I can! Prevy.com is actually one of my favorite new search engines, so I’ll have no trouble whatsoever telling you all about it. We all know there… Continue reading
Deleting IE 7 Cookies
Lately, several of you have been asking about deleting cookies in Windows Vista and while that’s a valid question, I think we all may be a little confused about this whole thing. For starters, cookies don’t really lie within your operating system, rather they come from your Web browser. So, even if you’re using the new operating system of Vista, your cookies are still… Continue reading
I know I’ve brought you the regular dictionary Web site before, but I ran across this one and wanted to share it with you too. This is the Open Dictionary version, which means you can submit words to it, as well as, check out other words that have been submitted by other people.
Most Recent Entries – This is where you will find the most… Continue reading
Get Stylish Frames with Framy
When much of your work involves staring at a computer, it’s important to have fun while you’re at it. So, that is why jazzing up your desktop becomes all the more necessary! And the people at Framy (you can find their Web site here) do just that. They freely allow you to take frames off their Web site so that you can… Continue reading
Three More Vista Tips
You got a triple dose of Windows Vista tips yesterday and guess what, that’s exactly what you’re getting again today. Let’s check them out!
Tip #1 – Moving Folders Made Easy
Personal folders are handy, but they may not live where you want them to forever. Fortunately, you can relocate your own folders fairly easily. To move the Document folder, proceed as follows:… Continue reading
I’ve seen the $200 XO Laptop mentioned several times in the past couple of weeks and I was just wondering what the whole deal is behind it. What is it for? Can I buy one for myself? Please explain!
Why sure, I would love to! No, in all honesty, I think this topic is so cool and it would be my pleasure to tell you all… Continue reading
Now Available: Firefox 18.104.22.168
If you recall, in last Wednesday’s issue of the newsletter, I informed you that Firefox version 22.214.171.124 would soon be released. At that time, it wasn’t finished yet, but I told you it would be on its way very soon and well, it has arrived! The new Firefox 126.96.36.199 was released this past Friday (November 2, 2007) and it is now available for download… Continue reading
This Web site brings you a very addictive way in which you can help end world hunger! How does it work? Well, you play a vocabulary game and for every correct answer you get, they donate 10 grains of rice to the United Nations.
Now, for all the technical details about how this program works, you should head on over to the FAQ section. The FAQs cover… Continue reading
Three Quick Vista Tips
Quick Tip #1: Make Text Easier to Read
There’s a strong correlation between high display resolutions and eye strain. All that small text can give anyone a headache. The solution is not to reduce your screen resolution, but rather to increase the text size intelligently. In Vista, go to Start, Control Panel and type “adjust font size” in the search box in the top right corner… Continue reading
Single Key Reading in Outlook
Do you use the Preview/Reading Pane in MS Outlook?
Are you tired of using your mouse to jump between the Inbox and the Preview Pane to select an e-mail, move down and scroll through the preview, then go up to the Inbox again and back to scrolling, etc., etc. It just goes on and on and on!
Wish you had an easier way to preview… Continue reading
I saw something online the other day about some hidden features in Google. Do you know anything about this? If so, what’s it referring to? I would love to know!
Well, I’m not sure where you got your information, but I do have some Google secrets of my own that I can show you. My source for this is actually from one of WorldStart’s message board… Continue reading
A Vista Defrag
Are you a Windows Vista user? If so, have you run a defrag on your new system yet? I know Vista hasn’t been around for very long, but like we always say here at WorldStart, it’s never too soon for a defrag! If you’re a new Vista user, you probably haven’t had your computer for too long, so I understand if you haven’t run a… Continue reading
Welcome to the Atlas of Plucked Instruments, where you will find some interesting information about many types of instruments that fall into the plucked category.
You’ll find two ways to navigate this Web site. You can use the side menu or you can click on the images of the instruments on the first page. I used the side menu, because there were more links there.… Continue reading
Having gone through the unnerving experience of having my laptop stolen a few months ago, I know how devastating it can be. My whole life for the past few years virtually disappeared in one moment of carelessness.
So, when I came across the following free service, I jumped at the opportunity to try it out and now, I want to share it with all of you!
It’s called LaptopLock