Thursday, June 11, 2009

Computer Tips [ Finally - End All Your Wireless Frustrations + Awesome Desktop Trick + An Answer For All Your 'Panes' + Friday Funnies ] 06/12/2009


Quick Tips

One Click to Rule Them All

This is another one of those instances where I could've sworn we already had a tip on this somewhere, but again I was left in surprise. A reader e-mailed me recently and asked me how to set their mouse to single click in Windows Vista. I went looking through our vast archives and found no such thing, so I thought today would be a good day to break this one out!

Here's the info:

Click Start>Control Panel and make sure you're in Classic View. Then click “Folder Options”. You should see a screen similar to the image below.

Simply make sure “Single-click to open an item” is selected; click Apply, and then OK.
You're all set!


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WOW!! You've Never Had THIS Much Fun With BUGS!!

You'll Actually Look Forward To Having Flies In Your House!

Smack 'Em DEAD With This Electronic, Bug-ZAPPIN' Gadget!

You Haven't Lived Till You've Zapped A Bug With An Electronic Tennis Racket!

You'll Have A BLAST As You Go Crazy With Bug-Zappin' Power!!

Best Part? No More Bug Guts After You Swat!
(Hey, had to have somethin' practical in there!)

OK, WOW!! These went like CRAZY yesterday! I knew they were going to be popular, cuz, hey, who doesn't like electrocuting bugs? Well, even I was shocked (pardon the pun)! A BIG Thank YOU to the hundreds who ordered - I promise - you're gonna LOVE these things! If you didn't get a change to order, come on - you're missin' out on one of life's best times! Nothin' like sitting our your couch and zappin' flies with an electronic tennis racket! Check 'em out!

Like I mentioned yesterday, we've been TRYING to get these for over a year now! Now that we finally have 'em all I can say is: You're gonna love this thing! It looks like an ordinary tennis racket, but it's not! This baby is a bug zapper! REALLY! You just turn this bad boy on and swat yourself a fly, mosquito, ect, and ZAP!!! It's dead!

SOOOOO much more fun than a stupid old fly swatter - and man, that little "CRRRAAACKK" you hear when insect meets highly-charged metal is VERY satisfying :-)

OK, sure, it sounds like I'm maybe enjoying myself at a level that is just a bit south of healthy, but I just can't STAND all the summer bugs that get into the house - I gotta get those kids to close the doors! Oh, and the flies! Don't they just drive ya NUTS? Always buzzin' around your food, your kitchen, head, kids, dog, crawling on your TV set - ARRGHH! Well, with this little racket in hand, you'll get an evil grin each time one of those little critters invades your close personal space! Heck, you may even start looking forward to those little buggers getting inside! A quick swing a POW! Flyin' into your house was their last mistake! That'll teach 'em to mess with ya! BRUAHAHAHAHAH!!

Plus, these are much cleaner to use than a regular swatter or some nasty bug spray! Think about it - no more squished fly guts smeared all over your kitchen counter (window, screen, arm, face)! This ZAPS 'em dead - a much cleaner method if you ask me (and did I mention it was a LOT more fun?) Oh, and bug spray - YUK - you don't want to use that in your house!

How do they work? Just pop in a couple AA batteries, and press and hold the button at the side. In a matter of seconds, it builds up a surprisingly high-voltage charge (don't touch the grate if you're pressing the button - trust me on that one)! Swat the bug and POP!! He's (literally) toast!

OK, seriously, you've gotta give these a try - you really haven't lived until you've fried a fly or mosquito using an electric tennis racket! I personally had a set of these last year and you'd be surprised how many people absolutely LOVED 'em! Without exception, every friend and family member that came over asked what it was, then went off hunting. So, these are either REALLY cool or I hang out with LOTS of bizarre people! Either way, you won't know till you try!

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Computers 101

What are "window panes"?

"Panes" are generally referenced when you have a split window, like what you would have in Windows Explorer. The "panes" are the individual sides of the window. In explorer the right side is usually called the "right pane", the left side is the "left pane".

Why not simply call them the right and left sides? Well, that would make SENSE now, wouldn't it??


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MS Office

On The Border

Do you use tables in MS Word 2007?

I know that I do quite frequently and I find that I'm always trying to create some sort of custom border combination using the Borders and Shading dialog window.

It's a good way - at least it's the way we're used to using - but with Word 2007 at your fingertips maybe there's an easier way to create custom borders…

Today I was working on a table in Word 2007. I was looking to create a custom border situation on the left side of each cell only. The first column I did this with using the Borders and Shading dialog window worked perfectly.

Then, when I moved on to the next column… of course it didn't cooperate. It was changing more than just the left border. What a pain!

Now, I know that there was a fix but it wasn't presenting itself quickly enough to please me. It was at that moment that I noticed a section on the Table Tools, Design tab labeled as Draw Borders.

So, of course I began experimenting.

What I found is that I could set the border type, color, etc… right there in that section then move to my table and draw over an existing border to change it.

On the left side of the section set a border style, weight or color and you're ready to customize.

Yep - draw them just like you would draw a whole table - the mouse pointer even turns into the familiar pencil that we see whenever we draw a table.

The pencil pointer will easily click and drag straight down an already drawn cell edge (without sliding a few degrees to make it tilted) or you could drag it in a new location creating both the custom border and the new cell(s) simultaneously.

Use the Esc key to go back to the usual document editing mode.

Voila! It's that easy.

If you use Word 2007 tables and are constantly changing those initial borders - then you've got to give this one a try!

~ April

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More Cool Stuff

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Here's A Super Easy Way To Move SOFTWARE To Another Computer!!

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WOW! If you missed out on this eariler this week, you gotta get to the site and get yours ordered while you still can! THANK YOU to the HUNDREDS that have already ordered! This has got to be the coolest program EVER! 

It's called PC Mover and if you're ever, in your lifetime, going to get another computer, you REALLY (and I mean REALLY) need to grab this title!!! PLUS - You're gonna save over 70% off of retail AND you get a USB Link Cable included for FREE! WOW!!

What's it do? Glad you asked! This software allows you to move the programs and files from your old PC onto your new PC! Here's a video overview (click the picture below - scroll down when you get to the page - it's a YouTube video with a review of the product):

What's got me so excited about this software is that it can actually move programs from one PC to another. Moving files is easy (just use a CD or flash drive), but moving software is always a problem.

First off, trying to move most programs by yourself is all but impossible. Sure, the main program might be under your Program Files folder, but during setup, it probably installed lots of DLL files under your Windows System directory, registered those same files with Windows, maybe it placed shortcuts, added startup items, dropped in templates - well, you get the idea. When most software is installed, you get components and pieces of the software scattered all over your hard drive. Manually finding every part and putting it back on a new computer, placed where it should be and registered with Windows is almost impossible.

Of course, you could sit in front of your computer for hours on end reinstalling all the software that was on your old PC, but talk about a hassle. Finding all the CDs, locating all the serial numbers, downloading updates and sitting around all day just isn't my idea of fun. Besides, I know for a fact that I personally have several programs on my computer right now where the original install CD has been lost! If you fall into that same category, then this software not only saves you tons of time and frustration, but tons of money as well! We took the software for a spin just to see if it works as advertised. Check this out...

Our Test Results - WOW!!!

April, our MS Office Tips writer, just purchased a new Vista PC. Unfortunately, she had tons of programs on her old XP computer - many of which she simply couldn't find the CDs for or that had been downloaded years ago. She was looking at literally hundreds of dollars in new software to replace those CDs. So, I told her I needed to test this new software and she enthusiastically decided to give it a try.

First off, we were very impressed that the whole process is "wizard" driven. You don't really need to know much more than how to click your mouse in order to make this software work!

The first step was to install the software on both PCs - easy enough. Then you attach them with the included USB link cable (just plug it into each PCs USB port). Again, so far, so good.

At this point, we were ready for some decisions. First you have the option to exclude files - say you don't want it to transfer .Tiff files for some reason. Just tell the software not to transfer those We wanted all the data files, so we left this alone. Then it asks you what folders you want to transfer over. This is mostly for your data files, so we left the checkmarks in for all the folders that had data.

Next, and this was the cool part, the software scans the old computer and finds ALL the software that has been installed. It gives you a list with little check boxes so you can select only the programs you want to transfer to the new machine! Now that's slick! I don't know about you, but I have loads of programs on my PC that I never use but haven't bothered to uninstall, so being able to select only the programs I want to transfer is great! April found she only needed about half of the stuff she had on her old computer transferred, so she unchecked everything else. Oh, and it even tells you when you already have the same software on your new PC (this program will not overwrite existing files, so you don't need to worry about data loss).

After all the selecting is done, you simply leave the computer to do its thing. The software will transfer all your files and programs automatically! Depending on how fast your computers are, and how much data you're moving, this can take some time. So, I recommend doing this before you go to bed. When you wake up in the morning, your new computer will be all set to go with all your old software and files on it! That's what we did with April's, and it was just awesome how well it worked. All the programs that we transferred worked perfectly on the new computer - no problems at all - not one, zilch. This software really does the job!! It's awesome!

I'm planning on a new PC sometime next year, but I've been dreading all the reinstalls that go with it. My current PC is something like 5 years old, so I have a HUGE amount of software and data on it. It would take me weeks to get a new PC to the way I like it. With this software, I'll be able to do it a half hour before I go to bed! I love it!!

Oh, and this is cool too. If you're not planning on a new PC right away, don't worry! The software is upgradable to the newest version whenever you decide to make the switch! So, if you're planning on a new PC anytime in the future, grab this title now and stick it on your shelf!

Oh, and I'm not the only one who thinks this is fantastic. Look at the reviews!

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PC World

"Instead of messing around with program installation and data copying , PCmover is the ideal tool for anyone making the change to a new PC."
PC Answers Magazine

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Tip of the Day

Managing Vista Wireless Networks

Have you ever experienced any of the following problems with wireless Internet in Windows Vista?

  • Being repeatedly disconnected from a hotspot.

  • Automatically connecting to a hotspot you didn’t want to connect to.

  • Not being able to connect to the wireless hotspot you would like.

If so, I can say that I have experienced those problems too. The good news is Vista includes a tool to solve the problems for you. And I’m going to show you how to use it right now!

1.) To begin, go to Start, Control Panel.

2.) In the search box in the upper right hand corner, type "manage wireless."

3.) From the search results, select Manage wireless networks.

4.) A window similar to this will appear, with all of your hotspots listed:

5.) Now, if any of your hotspots are missing, here's how you can add them to the list.

6.) You need to be in range of the hotspot and then press Add.

7.) Next, select "Add a network that is in range of this computer."

8.) Now, connect to the network like you normally would and it will be added to the list.

9.) Next, you're going to set the order of the hotspots. That will indicate in which order Windows will try to connect to the hotspots. Organizing the list is as easy as dragging and dropping!

10.) I want to show you one last thing. Right click on any hotspot and choose Properties.

11.) You'll see two options there: "Connect automatically when this network is in range" and "Connect to a more preferred network if available."

12.) Those allow you to toggle on and off whether Vista should automatically connect to them or not. I like to enable them both, because that means if Vista can’t find my main hotspot, it will connect to the next one on the list.

There you have it. Vista wireless networks made easy!

~ Neil Patel

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Amanda's Coolsite

Striped Backgrounds

I don’t know why but lately I’ve gotten extremely fond of striped backgrounds. So when I found this site I couldn’t wait to share it with you all! Here you can make your very own striped backgrounds and it’s easy as pie!

To get started you can either click randomize to generate the colors of your background’s stripes or you can change the color on each stripe individually. To change the stripes color individually, you’ll need to click the Color Picker link at the bottom of the page. This will bring up a color wheel, select a color on the wheel, and when you’ve got the one you like – copy and paste the color code they give you into the box beneath the stripe. This will change the stripes color to what you’ve selected.

Then select the resolution that you want it to be – and click the download button. This will open your stripe pattern in a new window. If you like it, just right click the image and choose Save Image As, and save it to somewhere you can find it! Wasn’t that easy?

If you want to make a pattern like the site’s background you need to select colors of a similar tone, and have them alternate every other stripe. You could easily use this in combination with that Blog Design site, to make an interesting striped background for your blog!

Check it out today!


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Monthly Wallpaper

WOW!! These went like CRAZY yesterday, so we decided we'd better run them at least one more day! They have it all - easy to use, fast, good software - If you need some wireless internet access, THIS is the way to go!

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Plug & Play - Instant Wireless Access!

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WOW - If you use any kind of wireless network (at home or on the road), this is something you've just gotta grab! 

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:

Receives power from the USB port — no additional power plug or cable required
Compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 hardware
Backwards compatible with 802.11b equipment
Delivers robust 802.11g wireless networking
Supports data rates of up to 54 Mbps
Automatic fallback increases data security and reliability

Plus this device has a operating range of up to 984 feet!!! WOW!! Now that is super far!!!! That will make sure you get connected whenever you need to be connected!!!

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!!!

Well, this is super easy to install and your cost is just $16.97! With FREE US shipping and our 60 day money back guarantee, you just can't go wrong. Plus, this is the lowest price we've ever offered it for! WOW!

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June Wallpaper

Here's this month's free calendar wallpaper! As always, it's 100% free, so head on over and grab one!

Bald River Falls (Photo contest winner)

This picture was taken on a very cold day in November of 2008. Location - Smoky Mtn Nat. Park


 Golden Canyon

This was taken in Death Valley Nat. Park near the overlook at Zabriski Point. It was early morning and the amazing golden light really turned the already gold-colored hills even more yellow.


Yellow Flower

 Here's an extreme closeup of a yellow lily (OK, could be an orchid - I don't really know), taken last spring.


Here's June's wallpaper. It's all free, so enjoy!

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