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Entries from August 2009

PC things to do everyday

August 31st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Since┬áthere is so much going on in everyones life these days, I figure I will give you some real quick tips. Everyday… Update your anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-spyware software. Perform a backup, an incremental would be good. Check out the several other articles on this site about this. If a program crashes, save everything and reboot […]

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Tags: Backing up · Optimizing

Stopping animation on web pages

August 18th, 2009 · No Comments

This post is primarily for those of you still on Dial-up or with cheapest “high speed” internet money can buy. We can speed up your surfing of some web sites by attempting to stop the animations that play. Now, web developers use different ways to create animations, this is just one way to stop some […]

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Tags: Internet · Optimizing · Speeding Up

Get rid of that Internet cache

August 11th, 2009 · No Comments

Have you ever had an unexpected out of drive space message appear out of the blue or when you are attempting to install a new or updated program. If you have viewed the amount of space available on your hard drive and noticed that your disk space has disappeared, and wondered where it went there’s […]

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Tags: Internet · Optimizing

Internet Explorer – Make Text Bigger

August 4th, 2009 · No Comments

This works with Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8. Sometimes web pages show text to small, a quick fix for Internet Explorer is to go up to the Menu bar (the bar across the top if the screen that has “File”, “Edit” et al on it). Select View | Text Size here you will have […]

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Tags: Internet