Friday, April 28th, 2006 by Andrew
…a URL is the global address of documents and other resources used on the Internet. Continue reading
I was pretty amazed at the scope of this site once I really got to exploring it. For years, I’ve only used it to look up what I wanted to learn about. I just didn’t really grasp how extensive this site was. Let’s dive in!
On the main page, you’ll find the featured articles, popular articles, the search engine and just about all the navigation.
In… Continue reading
On Friday, we talked about the beginnings of starting your own Web site by using Microsoft’s FrontPage Web design program. As promised, we’re going to move on to another topic today: creating a template.
Choosing a template for your Web site is very important, because it helps set the guidelines for what your site is going to look like in the end. A template comes with… Continue reading
Excel Sorting Fun
Often in MS Excel, we have a database of information that needs to be ordered in a certain way. (Whether it is alphabetical, by date or whatever; we just need to get it in order).
Since today’s tip requires you to know how to sort, I thought it might be a good idea to cover the basics first.
The first step to sorting data is to tell… Continue reading
Sometimes my printer will just stop working in the middle of a print job. What could be causing this?
If your printer consistently stops printing, the cause may be a simple paper jam. A paper jam can be a reason for your printer to not even start the print job as well. Paper jams occur when the paper is torn, folded over just a… Continue reading
Screen Saver Password
Have you ever wanted to add a password to your screen saver, but weren’t sure how to do it? Well, you’re in luck today. The process is simple and in minutes, you will have a password protected screen saver.
For this site, you need to have either Java or QuickTime installed on your computer. It’s well worth it, believe me! These are amazing panoramas brought to you by Ed Fink. He does his photography from a helicopter and just “photoshops” the helicopter out, so it doesn’t spoil the panorama.
There are several ways to check these out. You can use the scroll boxes… Continue reading
A Different Type of Tab
I’m sure that we’re all very accustomed to the usual left, center, right and decimal tab stops Word has used for years. But, if you’re using a newer version of Word, you may have noticed a new addition to the family.
When flipping through your tab choices, did you ever notice this little guy?
Well, I did and had to wonder what it was… Continue reading
What is the difference between a hardware modem and a software modem?
The two types of modems do have many differences and it’s a good idea to know which kind you have in your computer.
Hardware modems are usually external and they connect to your computer through what is called a serial port and then, of course, a phone jack. Everything that the modem needs to… Continue reading
Did you know that your computer automatically comes with a few games that you can play when you have some spare time? There’s not many, but you do get the essentials. So, if you can’t buy any other computer games, you always have these few options to choose from!
Most computers come with FreeCell, Hearts, Minesweeper, Spider Solitaire and my favorite (and probably yours too), regular Solitaire. You can… Continue reading
Welcome to a site that I am really excited to share with you. It is a forum site that is rather plain looking, but has great content. It’s devoted to answering the questions: How, What and Why?
The forum is divided into different categories. They are: Forum Help/FAQ, Electronics/Computers/Programming, Science, Transportation, Machines, Life and Living, Medical/Health/Fitness, Forum Extension and Off-Topic.
I highly recommend checking… Continue reading
Process Library Quick Access Info Bar
One of the first steps of troubleshooting a program installation problem or when your PC freezes up is to Ctrl + Alt + Del, open up the Task Manager, look down the list of running processes, etc. You immediately look for the process that is utilizing the most CPU percentage and hope that it isn’t a system dependant process, so you will be able… Continue reading
A New Way to Open
We all know that when we want to open a file, it is done by an application or a software program, right? Well, this is true when working with our Windows system as well. For example, when you want to listen to a music file, you click on it and your computer automatically picks a program that is designed to run music and audio files… Continue reading
Slides From Files
Ever create a PowerPoint presentation and get a feeling of déjà vu? Sometimes you’re just positive you have created that slide before.
If you use MS PowerPoint frequently, I’d bet that you’re right. I’d even bet that you find yourself duplicating previous efforts by creating slides that are either identical or very similar to slides you already have in other files.
At the moment you feel the… Continue reading
Everyone’s always talking about servers. What is a server and what does it mean to me?
A server is basically a service that allows clients (that is you) to be able to use programs within your computer. Servers are run through specialized computers, which are, ironically, also called servers. In other words, a server serves the information needed to a computer that it is connected with… Continue reading
If you have ever thought of donating an old computer that you don’t need anymore, there are just a few things you should keep in mind before you hand it over.
Make sure you have backed up all your files on the old computer so you’re able to replace it on your new PC. If you have personal files on the computer, make for certain that those are… Continue reading
I found this site to be rather interesting and with all the news coverage it’s been getting, it is turning into an international debate. Here you will find out all about why this man is on strike from his marriage.
Rather than resort to divorce and splitting his family up, this man has resorted to going on strike, because he doesn’t feel like his wife takes… Continue reading
Strider URL Tracer With Typo-Patrol
There are lot of ways online attackers can get information from you. They can attempt to install malware on your computer or they might just send you popups. Anyone who has spent any time on the Web has experienced at least one of these annoyances, if not all of them. Well, as you know, here at WorldStart, we try to arm and inform our readers… Continue reading
Pictures From Phone to Computer
We all know that cell phones are one of today’s big crazes. An even bigger one is camera cell phones. Before we know it, all cell phones will probably have camera abilities, because the world today likes to see real images rather than just words. So, it may be a good idea to know what you can do with the pictures you take on your… Continue reading
Mouse Free Borders
Do you use the Format Cells window to create custom cell borders in MS Excel?
Do you prefer the keyboard to the mouse?
Maybe, in an effort to combine these two things, you’d be interested in a list of keyboard shortcuts to apply and remove individual cell borders?
If it sounds like a good idea to you, then read on.
Obviously, our tip starts after you’ve highlighted
John from Florida asks:
What is the difference between USB 1.0 & 2.0?
As we all may know, USB ports are on your computer so you are able to connect external devices to work with your system. Most computers today come with one or more USB ports and they’re so fast and easy to use. It’s easy just to plug something… Continue reading
This site is not necessarily for everyone, as it is describing slang, but I found it, because I heard a song on the radio talking about showing someone your grill and had no idea what it meant.
Meanings of grill:
2.) A gold/diamond plate that is molded for your teeth. It is decorated with diamonds and/or gold. Usually worn by rappers, Nelly, Paul Wall… Continue reading
Cleaning Your Laptop
Have you made the switch from a desktop PC to a laptop? Several people have and although they may be easier to carry around and travel with, they still need to be cleaned, don’t they?
Laptops aren’t as easy to open up and clean as desktops are, but it still can be done. To get started, just make sure your computer is turned off and unplugged. You… Continue reading
Make Word’s Page Setup Changes “Permanent”
Okay, so maybe permanent isn’t the best word to describe this, but would you settle for a default setting?
Do you find that you’re constantly making changes to the Page Setup information in MS Word?
Are these changes the same each time?
Maybe you don’t agree with the default margins or maybe you’re always making adjustments to the header / footer settings.
Whatever changes… Continue reading
Just out of curiosity, why is the hard disk drive automatically set as the C: drive?
That’s a very good question and I’m sure many others have probably wondered the same thing! For anyone who is using an IBM compatible computer (that is based on such factors as the CPU and DOS system) and uses a Microsoft operating system (all versions of
Daylight Saving Time
Are you still manually changing the time on your computer clock each time daylight saving time rolls around? If you are, there’s no more need to do that (unless you want to, of course).
In order to catch the next time change, double click on the clock (located in the bottom right hand corner of your desktop) and select the Time Zone tab. Under the map that… Continue reading
We talk about photography a lot here at WorldStart since Steve is such an avid photographer and I know a lot of you are nuts about photography as well, so I wanted to share this site with you all.
Every month, this site has a photo challenge that really puts your editing skills to good use. You can use one or all three of… Continue reading