Monday, October 24th, 2005 by
Want to rename an item on your desktop? Highlight it and tap F2. The text box will then allow you to change the name. Function keys not working? Here‘s a fix.
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Sometimes life is stressful. It’s just a fact of life that at some point you are going to be stressed out. Some of us turn to our pets to help us de-stress; I know I do. There’s nothing like playing ball with my cats and dogs to help me relax. But when you’re at work, you can’t just go home as soon as you are stressed out… Continue reading
Web Design Workshop: Recycle for Speed
While designing your website, you may have noticed that you are using the same graphic images over and over throughout the site. This doesn’t mean that you are being creatively redundant. It just means that the design throughout your site is consistent. That’s good news for viewers of your site.
Using the same graphic multiple times in your site will decrease the… Continue reading
My kid is getting out of control on the internet. He’s erasing the history, and he knows all the passwords on our PC. What can I do?
The more computer savvy the kiddies get, the harder it’s getting to enforce the First Rule of Internet Parenting: Kids don’t cruise the web without at least occasional supervision by a human being. I’ve gotten more questions like this… Continue reading
Whenever I put a CD into my computer it automatically opens Windows Media Player, iTunes, etc. and starts playing. How do I stop this from happening!?
So you want to start the music on your terms, eh? Well, that’s easy enough. Just hold down the Shift key when you insert a CD and you’ll bypass Autorun, allowing you to manually choose when your… Continue reading
This non-profit website spreads the joy of science to folks considering a career in science and those who are simply curious about how the world works.
My favorite section is the Top Pages area. Under this heading you will find links to so many great how-to, experiment, and answers that it deserves to be mentioned first. For example in this area you can find out how to… Continue reading
This is fun. We tell you to copy and paste things in many of our tips. Sure, you could use CTRL + C to copy it and CTRL + V to paste it in the new location. You can also just hold the CTRL key and click-drag the item to copy it to a new location. Pretty sweet, huh?
~ Chris Fisher… Continue reading
This site hosts a show that plays public domain Sci/Fi radio plays from the 1940’s and 1940’s.
You’ll find the latest show in the series at the top of the front page. Below that is the news and recent articles. Click Listen Now to listen to the episode, err, now! Clicking this link will download the file into your browser and then play it. You… Continue reading
Check out 14 great books in this gallery presented by the British Library. What will you find here? Leonardo’s Notebook, Jane Austen’s Early Work, The Original Alice, and those are just the featured sections. I clicked into Leonardo’s Notebook first and waited for it to load.
Let me say it right up front: this site is one of the more technology-demanding sites I’ve brought to… Continue reading
Weekly Security Tip: Flash Drive Protection
Yes, you read correctly. This week’s Download and Security Tip go together, but they’ll make more sense in this order. Next week, the schedule will return to usual.
Yesterday, I showcased a couple of applications that run directly form a flash drive (Memory card, MP3 player, or thumb drive). Don’t have one of these little guys yet? We sometimes have really good deals on… Continue reading
My screen saver collection is taking up too much space in my computer. How can I delete them?
They do accumulate, don’t they? There are two separate methods to removing screen savers, depending on how they’re stored in your system.
If you have installed screen saver collections from a disk or the web, you’ll recover more space if you uninstall the screen saver programs rather than… Continue reading
Sick of the two-step process of deleting objects and then having to empty the Recycling bin? Highlight the item you want to get rid of and Shift + Delete. One step! Just be careful, because it’s really gone!
~ Chris Fisher… Continue reading
Have you ever wondered how Q-Tips got their name? Want to find out how Band-Aids come from Listerine? What would you do if you were President for a day? Well, you can do that at this site.
I have to admit that I fell in love with this site and spent a good two hours of my day just reading the articles. The slogan of this site is… Continue reading
Thumb drives, mp3 players, and digital players cameras are becoming exponentially more popular by the day. It seems like everyone has at least one of these items, if not two. Today I’m going to show you some tricks you can do with this Flash Memory technology that I think are going to amaze you, at least a little.
Flash Memory is usually small removable memory storage devices, also called solid… Continue reading
Podcasts, part 2
Yesterday, we talked a bit about what podcasts are and where to find them. Today we’ll learn a little more about my favorite way to let my computer entertain me while I work and drive! Almost everything in podcasting is done in several different ways by different podcasters and services, so please excuse all the generalities in this article!
Let’s talk about how podcasts (or webcasts, netcasts… Continue reading
“Helping People Meet Aging-Related Legal and Care Challenges.” This site can answer your and your love ones’ questions regarding Financial, Legal, Care, End-of-Life, Consumer, Medi-Cal, and General.
From planning your retirement to dealing with your property taxes, the financial section has all the information you need to make smart decisions.
The H.E.L.P. legal pages have information and advice on issues relating to power… Continue reading
Let’s go over some basic definitions.
I’m sure you’ve come across words and acronyms on the Internet whose meanings you don’t know. You may even see them every day but find your eyes glazing over with indifference to their definitions. If you plan on building your own website, then it would be helpful to know what some of this stuff means. For example, do you know what the underlined… Continue reading
One of my internet radio shows just started calling itself a podcast. What’s the difference?
Internet radio shows will “air live” at a certain time. If you miss that time, the website may or may not have an archived version. Podcasts are available at any time through archives and are attached to an RSS feed to alert subscribers when a new episode is available… Continue reading
A lot of the time here at Worldstart our tips send you directly to the Start Menu, right? (i.e – Start>Control Panel, etc.)
Well, if you want a quick keystroke to make the Start menu open try Ctrl+Esc next time. This will pop open the menu and you can use the arrow keys on your keyboard to selects the program and hit Enter to launch!… Continue reading
One of the most annoying things when calling customer service these days is not being able to get a hold of a human being. I get sick of listening to recorded voices telling me what to press and when without answering the question I called to ask. Well, if you live in the USA this site offers some relief. It lists companies such as banks… Continue reading
This site has practically everything that you could possibly need to know about fiery foods and barbecue. In the middle of the home page, there is all the latest news, articles, and recipes. With the navigation on both the top and the side menu there is a lot to visit and absorb.
In the side menu, you will find the sections What’s Hot, Departments, Show Reservations, Magazine… Continue reading
I use Windows Explorer many times every day. It is very annoying that it always opens in My Docs, which I never use. Is there any way to force it to open in My Computer?
Windows Explorer, also known as the My Documents window, is pretty handy. No wonder you want to make it more accessible. You can go one better than the My Computer window… Continue reading
Download of the Week: Autostitch
A panorama image, for those of you who are unfamiliar, is made by piecing together multiple images that shows the viewer that is either wider or taller than your normal field of vision. For instance, if you wanted to take a picture of a clear horizon from atop some vantage point then you would take a series of pictures as close to the same horizontal/vertical… Continue reading