Big Blinky Cursor!
Is your cursor a little too slender to see? Do you often times wish that it would eat a cheeseburger or two and gain a few pounds? Well, electronics typically don't eat, so we're going to have to go the traditional route, via the control panel!
For Windows Vista:
Go: Start>Control Panel>Ease of Access Center>Make the Computer Easier to See
Towards the bottom you'll see an option to set the thickness of the blinking cursor. Just set it to the desired width and away you go!
For Windows XP:
Go: Start>Control Panel>Accessibility Options. Choose the Display Tab and then under Cursor Options you can set your width.
Voila! Instant cursor weight gain!
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We have an awesome USB Wireless LAN Adapter for you today and it's about the coolest wireless accessory I've ever seen! This takes plug and play to a new level - you plug this little device into your computer (desktop or laptop) and in a matter of seconds you have a wireless network adapter installed and ready to use! Talk about making easy to get on a wireless network, huh? And look how small it is! This is the way to go - especially if you travel with your laptop!
If you have a wireless network you want to jump onto at home, at a friend's house, at a hotel, or at a favorite restaurant, this makes getting connected almost too easy. Oh, and if you're on the road and long for an easy to use wireless solution, this is a no-brainer. Look at these features:
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I purchased a wireless card for my laptop last year and it set me back $100! Plus, it was a pain in the digital rear to install the thing. What a headache! If you have an older laptop at home and haven't wanted to invest in a wireless card or hassle with hooking it up, this is definitely the way to go!!!
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Special Note From Steve - WOW! These went like crazy yesterday! THANK YOU to the hundreds who ordered - you're gonna LOVE it! If you missed out, yesterday, you really need to take my personal recommendation for this one and give it a go! I already took 3 home - one for each TV! It flips open for total control, but what I love is that when it's flipped closed, you get your basic volume and channel control buttons on the outside - easy to get at and uncluttered! Check this out, one of the very best ideas I've seen in a long time! A similar device even won an award for innovation from CES, so I'm not the only one who thinks it's a great invention!
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Just imagine...no more having to deal with 2, 3 or 3 or even 4 remotes! No more having to search and try to find the remote to the TV and then the one for the Cable/Satellite, and then the one for the VCR, and then one for the DVD player even! This one remote will replace all of those!
Here's another thing you're gonna love: this is Easy to Program!
The problem with most remote controls is they're hard to programming, right? Well this remote has a really cool feature that allows the remote to automatically "discover" devices connected to your system!
PLUS, this is compatible with most major brand-name TV and audio/video components!
Why The Heck Does It Look Like A Flip Phone?????
Yeah, you've probably noticed that this remote looks just like a "Flip" phone! Well, there's actually an absolutely ingenious reason for that!
Let's say you're watching TV. If you're like me, the buttons you use the most are the ones that change the channel and volume. With most remotes, you have to hunt and search for those buttons among a zillion the other ones! With this "Flip" remote, just close it shut and you've got a clean and uncluttered look with only the buttons you use the most on top! No more having to hunt and search, no more accidently pressing the wrong buttons! When it's closed, it even fits into your pocket! How's that for convenience?
Oh, and get this - it even features a sleep timer so you can set the TV to automatically turn off! Now THAT's what I call relaxing!!!
Grab one of these, "ditch" your other remotes and make your entertainment time a whole lot less stressful and a lot more fun!! You can pick up today for just $12.97 and U.S. shipping is FREE!!!
P.S. - You know...if you're like me and you've got more than one TV, you might want to snag one of these for each end of the house while they're at such a great deal!
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Wow! We just got in these super bright Flexible LED Desk Lamps, and this baby is never leaving my desk again!
It's really, really great! Not only is it amazingly light weight, it has this super-flexible neck that allows you to twist it and bend it to where ever you need the most light!
Speaking of light- man- oh- man you'll be amazed how much light this little guy throws! After I plugged in the 3 AAA batteries, this lamp automatically turned on, and it nearly blinded me! Those little LED's were nice and bright!
Another awesome thing about this handy desk lamp is that it runs on batteries, which means no need to fuss with messy electrical cords. And because you are using LED lights, not only is saving battery power, but the little LEDs will never burn out! I am tellin' ya- this lamp will run strong for way over 50,000 hours! WOW!
Wouldn't this be just fantastic for traveling? I was in a hotel last weekend on one of my photo trips and it just didn't have enough light. Well, when I saw this light this week, I decided that this is going to be added to my laptop bag! If you travel with your laptop, this is a real no-brainer!
I have mine set up on my desk, angled at my keyboard! And It works great! But this light is also perfect if you are into little craft projects where you need a little extra light! Better yet- it works great as a book light too! You gotta check out this handy desk light- just click the little on/ off button and you will never be caught in the dark!
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We all know that hard drive capacities are growing more and more everyday, but that doesn't mean we're still limited on the storage space we have. Most people think that if they have a large hard drive capacity, they won't have to worry about running out of room. Well, that's just not the case! It really comes down to the more space you have, the less time you'll spend cleaning it out, which can lead to major build up. Your data will just continue to pile up and once you do finally run out of room, it will take you forever to get the job done.
Yes, you can try doing frequent clean ups, like deleting unused files and uninstalling unnecessary programs, but what if all of that isn't enough? After so much time, doing those things just won't cut it. And that's when the Vista Disk Cleanup comes into play. Just like in XP, the Disk Cleanup will help you free up your disk space so that you won't reach the point of having no storage room left at all. This process is very easy to do with Vista, because it allows you to search for the files that are safe to erase and it lets you make the final decision on what goes and what stays. Here's how to use it!
First, right click on the Computer icon on your desktop and choose Properties. Next, click on the General tab and then hit the Disk Cleanup button. A window will then come up asking you what you'd like to remove, etc. Just choose what you'd like to delete and press OK. Like I said before, you have the final say on what is deleted and what's not. You gotta love that!
There is also a More Options button you can use if you want to clean up some files from other users on your computer. For example, if you want to clear out some of the files your children put on your PC, you can do that here. Note: Keep in mind that you may be asked for your Administrator password before you can begin this though. Once you're all set, you can choose between two other options.
The first is the Programs and Features choice. This one allows you to uninstall programs you no longer need on your computer. With this, you can also see the size of each program, which is nice, because you can really see what's weighing your storage space down. The second option is System Restore and Shadow Copies. This one allows you to remove all your restore points (except for the most recent ones) and any backup images you may have on your hard drive. Getting rid of that old data will really free up a lot of your space.
That's all you have to do to enjoy more storage space again. So, if you haven't done a Disk Cleanup in awhile, I recommend doing it very soon. It won't hurt, I promise!
Something A Little Less Busy For One
When using MS PowerPoint to you choose to use slide themes or designs?
Ever find that while you're working on a single slide (or two) and there's so much going on that the background you've chosen is now a liability?
Maybe it leaves you wishing for a solid or subtle gradient background that compliments the slide show but only for the selected slide?
Short of removing your design or theme completely what are your choices?
You may have found some way to change background - but were disappointed that it seemed to change all the slides instead of just the one you intended to change.
I suppose you could draw a rectangle, use an appropriate fill color and move it behind the text and graphics.
Not necessarily a bad plan but wouldn't it be nice to just change the actual background of the individual slide?
Well, fortunately we can. In fact we can do a variety of things, including the suggestion above but today I'd like to cover formatting a slide background that doesn't include using a different design in the same presentation.
So, here's my plan:
First we'll right-click on an area of the slide to be changed that is not already covered by an object.
When the menu opens choose Background or Format Background depending upon the version of PowerPoint you're using.
If you're using an older version of PowerPoint then you'll get a dialog window that looks like this:
To change the background click the down arrow next to the current background color and choose Fill Effects.
The next dialog window will give you access to all kinds of formatting choices.
You can set a gradient fill, picture, texture or pattern just take a look through the tabs and find what suits your needs.
Click OK when you finish choosing the new background.
Back in the Background dialog window be sure to check the option to "Omit background graphics from master". This will put your newly created background in place of all the busy stuff you were trying to temporarily eliminate.
To change just one slide click Apply. To change them all click Apply to All.
Now it's time to move on to the information for my PowerPoint 2007 users.
And that's all there is to it! A right click and a few settings will allow you to easily have color coordinated and yet less busy slides within your presentations.
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If you answered yes, then Mosby's Medical Encyclopedia is a definite must-have! I hate being confused at any level when it comes to my health. I want to know precisely what is wrong with me and what is going on! There's such an incredible amount of information.
This encyclopedia is so easy to use. There's a column on the left of the screen, which indicates what sources are available. Just click on the icon to learn about all sorts of different topics. The encyclopedia section itself has over 20,000 medical terms and is definitely the most useful guide. But that's not all!
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My wife and I are using a set with Yahoo Instant Messenger (free). Instead of calling back and forth on the phone, we just pop on the headset and call via the instant messenger! The sound quality is as good as what you get on the phone (and better than most cell phone conversations I've had)! If you make a lot of long distance calls, you could use this trick to save hundreds of dollars a year in long distance! And that's only one use for these headsets!
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Let sleeping mice lie
Do you use a wireless mouse? If so, do you have problems with it falling asleep on you? Are you still not sure what I mean? Well, sometimes wireless mice go into a "sleep" mode and you just have to give it a quick tug for it to wake back up. Check out the Worldstart site today for the 4-1-1!
Funny name, funny movements and darn good photographers! Wonder what the heck I'm talking about? Me too! If I were you I'd check out the WS site today. There are few things funnier in this world than a squirrel with a camera.
Here's the link you need: http://www.worldstart.com/ Enjoy!
Disabling Errors in Windows XP
Almost every Windows XP user has encountered some type of error while working on programs, files, etc. Needless to say that some of these errors feel unnecessary, and can get quite annoying at times. So, today I am going to show you how to disable those errors while still enabling critical errors to occur. Let’s get started!
1. First, right-click the My Computer icon in the Start menu.
2. Next, select Properties to open up the System Properties window.
3. Now, select the Advanced tab.
4. Then, under the Advanced tab, click the Button that reads Error Reporting at the bottom of the application.
The Error Reporting window should now appear.
5. Next, select the item that reads Disable Error Reporting. Although you are choosing to eliminate all error reporting, you will still be notified when critical errors occur as long as you keep the box checked that says “But notify me when critical errors occur” under the item: Disable error reporting.
6. Finally, click OK to exit the window and then click OK again to exit the System Properties window.
That’s it! You should not receive those annoying error messages again, but will still receive the critical ones. Have fun!
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Hello again! We are going to pick right back up again where we left off by going into part two of Facebook Week! As I said, today we will be dealing with customizing your Facebook profile with information, images, and more. Hopefully, some of your friends that you requested on Tuesday will have accepted by now. If they have, you will see a little red notification in the lower right hand corner. If you click on it, it will expand.
It is very important in the future, because it will show you what’s new with your account when you log into Facebook.
2. Your profile information is broken into four sections; Basic, Personal, Contact, Education and Work. After you finish with Basic Information click Save Changes, and Personal Information will expand.
3.You will notice right away in the Personal Information that a drop down list appears with suggestions, which makes filling out the form a bit easier.
5. Now for the profile picture. If you have a webcam, you can use that to take a picture live. But the more popular option is to upload a picture saved on your computer. Click on Upload a Profile Picture.
6. A pop up will appear. Select Browse and find your image. It will automatically upload and be displayed on your profile.
7. Pictures are a very important feature of Facebook. If you an active photographer at parties and meetings, and want to upload an album of picture follow these steps.
8. Click Add Photos and enter the album information like displayed below.
9. Browse for the images, and accept to the Terms of Service and click Upload Photos.
10. You can now add captions to the pictures. If the pictures contain your friends you can tag them, by clicking on their face and selecting their name from the drop down box. They will then receive a notification to view your album.
11. In fact, as a new Facebook user it’s a good idea to look through friend’s albums, and you may find pictures of yourself that you’ve never seen and tag yourself in them.
~ Neil Patel
WOT is pretty simple and easy to use, but also very powerful. It allows users like you and me to rate a site in a number of categories like trustworthiness, vendor reliability, privacy and child safety. These ratings are then averaged and displayed for all other WOT users to see. Here is how it works:
First, install WOT. It works for Firefox and IE (IE8 recommended). You can install WOT here: http://www.mywot.com/
After installation, you will go through a short registration. It's all built in and only takes about a minute. Once you are done with registration, you are ready to go! The first thing you will notice is the little circles next to links. Here are what they look like:
This is a Google search result for "Worldstart". The Green circles indicate a safe site. If you mouse over the circles, it will tell you more about our individual ratings.
Now, if you want to rate a site, you can do that too, right from your browser. If you look at the top of your browser toolbar, you will see a larger circle. Simply click on this and choose your ratings for the site. Easy, right?
I really like this add-on because it allows people like me and you to not only know about the safety of a site, but also if people just dont like it. This helps everyone save some time in their day.
Just in case you missed the link, you can download WOT here: http://www.mywot.com/
Stay safe out there!
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I’m always torn about posting art sites, because while they are usually incredible, most artists are selling their work on their site (as well they should). I usually consider it non-commercial enough if you can see the amazing art without it being watermarked with copyrights all over the image. If you can appreciate it, in it’s integrity then who cares about sale links.
What I like about this site is that with an e-mail address, you can get free art downloads. They bring the art to you via the download, in exchange for you receiving their newsletter that seems like a fair deal to me.
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Plus, if you are an artist you can submit your art. So if you’re interested in digital artwork, you might want to check out the Submit section to see if you work could be included.
Conceptually I adore this site for making art available to the masses, while trying to support the artists who make it. Be sure to check it out today!
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Computer Tips [ How You Can Make Browsing Safer + Make Your Computer Error Free + Facebook Week Continues ] 04/29/2009
Personal & Educational Use Only This blog consists mainly of FREE newsletters from computer web gurus that I receive. I thought you might like to see them all in one place than try to discover them on your own. A moderate amount of editing may be done to eliminate unrelated repetitious ads or unnecessary text which bloat the post. However I have given the authors full credit and will not remove their site links because you deserve to see where it comes from and they deserve to get credit for what they have written. Your use of this site is simply for educational purposes. For more computer-related help go to: CPEDLEY.COM for free software, advice and tips on low cost products which are very helpful. If you want to contact the editor, please go CPEDLEY.COM and check the Contact page for email address.