Thursday, November 3rd, 2005 by Kevin
.eml Files often arrive in the form of an email attachment and are usually, by default, set to be opened by a Windows email client. However, that default can be changed, and we’ll show you how. Continue reading
The Messenger Mission focuses on answering six questions about the planet Mercury.
Why Mercury? This section goes over the six questions that scientists hope to answer about the planet Mercury. This was very interesting reading and explained a great deal about how the Earth works as well. There are great images that help explain the answers. I really loved the chunk of meteorite.
The Mission explains how Messenger… Continue reading
Digital Image RAM
We all know that digital photos take up gobs of hard drive space, but how much RAM do you need to work on those images? 256MB? 512MB? 1 Gig? More?!
When it comes to RAM, more is always better. How much you need is going to depend on how large your photos are. For example, a Windows XP system with 512 MB of RAM can… Continue reading
No, this has nothing to do with computer dating. Before buying or downloading, you should make sure your PC meets the program’s Minimum System Requirements. Sometimes just called Requirements, they’re written at the bottom of every software listing in our online software store. You can also find them on the back or bottom panels of most boxes or disk cases, usually in really tiny letters. They tell… Continue reading
Chapter Numbers Wanted
Do you frequently use MS Word to produce documents that contain chapters? Looking to use a more meaningful way to number your pages? Might I suggest that you use a page number / chapter number combination? Today, let’s consider the possibility.
First you’ll need a Word document that was created with chapters using the bullets and numbering feature. Wait! Hold on, there’s more. You can’t use just… Continue reading
We all tend to want to get healthier and eat better. With My Pyramid you can figure out where your eating habits already are and start from there. I do not eat healthy. My idea of dieting is eating what I want in the right portions and drinking less pop. I also tend to skip meals (both breakfast and lunch, depending on the day). I’m a picky… Continue reading
Save your ghost stories and haunted houses. Let’s talk about a real nightmare: losing all your internet favorites. I don’t know about you, but I have a lot of these. They’re organized by subject: photography, writing, travel, friends, online ‘zines, crafts, stores, humor sites, podcast pages and directories, sports, webcomics, cool stuff I plan to afford someday but like drooling over now -you name it. If they were lost in… Continue reading
I make lists for everything, from what I need to get done for WorldStart to house chores to grocery lists. When I found this site I was delighted! So after checking out the Learn More link, I readily signed up. It’s free!
This is a very thorough planner and list maker. The first screen you see when you sign up and log in is the Overview… Continue reading
Redecorating with Personalized Style
In a previous tip, we talked about how to choose your desktop theme from those available on your system. Those are pretty basic. You can also modify them or create your own!
Note: These directions are for XP users. Other versions of Windows will look slightly different and have the settings in slightly different places. Look in the Control Panel as a starting point.… Continue reading
Alt + Enter a highlighted object to see its Properties, like file size, date created or last modified, and what program is associated with the file. You can also just hold the Alt key down and double-click the item.
~ Chris Fisher… Continue reading
“This exhibition examines the life and career of Winston Spencer Churchill and emphasizes his lifelong links with the United States–the nation he called ‘the great Republic’.” This site commemorates the 40 year anniversary of his death and the sixty year anniversary of the D-Day allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France during World War II.
After reading the About The Exhibition section, I was excited… Continue reading
Download of the Week: Dawn Address Book Converter
We get a lot of emails around here concerning every possible aspect of email. This is understandable, since everyone uses it, including folks who aren’t exactly the biggest Nerds at the SciFi Convention, if you know what I mean. Email has become a staple in our modern everyday lifestyle.
Two of the commonest questions are how to save the address book and… Continue reading
Themes are complete redecoration packages for your desktop. A typical theme will contain a coordinating screen saver, icons, fonts, colors, window borders, cursors, and sometimes even sounds. XP offers the Windows Classic and Windows XP themes automatically. You can find others online or install them from CDs.
Right-click your desktop and choose Properties.
The Display Properties window will appear. Click the Themes tab and choose one from… Continue reading
Don’t remember where you’ve saved a folder, document, or picture file? XP users can go to the Start menu and choose the Search function. You can look for the document by name, file type, or the date the file was last modified.
~ Chris Fisher… Continue reading
Here you will not only learn how to carve pumpkins, but you will also find some really nifty pumpkin carving patterns to use this year. You’ll find the navigation on the side menu. Let’s get started.
The first section we come across is Pumpkin Carving History. Here you can learn the history of carving jack-o-lanterns and how it all got started.
Next is Choosing Your Pumpkins. The… Continue reading
Everyone loves getting a new PC. Why not? It’s exciting and fun. However, there are a few things you might want to do before you plug it in and start surfing the web. These good practices include backing up data, taking care of online and physical security, and a few other ideas to help make the migration to your new system as seamless as possible.
According to Swedish security company… Continue reading
Troubleshooting Technical Difficulties
It seems like the majority of technical difficulties occur after business hours or on weekends. Sometimes you’ll be lucky, and we’ll have a tip in our searchable tip archive that already addresses your problem. If we don’t, here is another route to solving email problems. Most Microsoft programs have a similar help file under F1 that may link to the official MS help pages online. Just… Continue reading
Megan from Ashtabula asks:
What is VoIP, exactly?
That’s an easy one, Megan!
In addition to being fun to say (go on, try it!), VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol. It’s a method for sending voice over the Internet using TCP/IP packets. You may have heard of VoIP phone service
Do you depend on the time that the sun rises or sets? Well get yourself a Sunrise, Sunset calendar specifically for where you live, or where you are going to be. This is great for outdoor enthusiasts, photographers, truck drivers, star gazers, and many more. Plus, it’s just plain neat.
Start by choosing your City, Month, and Year. Example: Toledo, October, 2005.
My… Continue reading
What has your PC been doing automatically?
Sometimes, it’s just easier to schedule tasks to happen when you’re not using your computer, especially routine PC maintenance jobs. Don’t remember what you’ve instructed your PC to do on its own? Want to see if those tasks are actually being performed or if your PC was turned off at the scheduled time? XP users, just look at the Scheduled Task log!… Continue reading
When ordering online at our software store or other places online, you may be asked for your CVV number. This three-digit number follows the last four digits of your credit card in the signature space on your card. Because it’s on the back and not raised for easy copying, we ask for the CVV number online because it means that you probably have the card in your hand… Continue reading
Yet another, faster way to Copy / Paste items around your computer! (Am I the only one who seems to be doing this constantly?) Hold down the control key while you drag that icon using the mouse. You’ll move a copy to the new location rather than the original. Grab! Dump! Done!
~ Chris Fisher… Continue reading
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I have a bottle on my medicine shelf that is just full of random little pills. I have no idea what some of them are. While I was sick I decided to check… Continue reading
What is a “Beta Release” of a program?
A beta release of any program or game is a version that has been through extensive in-house testing by the program developers and has been released for public use. This usually comes with very minimal support for the product and has a few different phases which focus on different areas of the program.… Continue reading
“Welcome to Daily OM, the daily source for nurturing your mind, body & spirit. Every weekday, Daily OM will send you inspirational thoughts for a happy, healthy and fulfilling day.”
I start every day out at this site, well, except on Saturdays when I sleep in. It is a great way to get your mind focused and let some of those niggling worries slip away.
You… Continue reading
Download of the Week: Sunbird
One thing I’ve always liked about Outlook was the built-in Calendar. Unfortunately, I don’t really use Outlook anymore. Doctor appointments, birthdays, special events… I miss ‘em all. Heck, Christmas sneaks up on me every year. I need help; it’s only a matter of time before my lack of organization becomes a matter of life and death. I’m not joking. If I forget another anniversary, my… Continue reading