of computer terms.
on a virus, worm
or a hoax ?
Internet Explorer - Windows 98x, to XP
Instead of clicking inside the
address bar and deleting the current web address, type Ctrl-O.
A dialog box will open, allowing you to type in a new Web address.
After typing the address, press Enter
or Return to go to the site.
In some browsers, the key combination simply places your cursor in the
address bar so that you can begin typing right away. Command-L will
work for Macintosh. You can leave off the "http://" part: Most
browsers will fill it in for you
automatically. For many sites, you can even leave off
the "www." portion of that address (e.g., try typing just
Another address shortcut
Internet Explorer for Windows: For ".com"
sites, type only the portion of the site's address located between
the "http://www." and
".com" portions. Then hold down your Ctrl key and press Enter.
Internet Explorer will automatically fill in the missing information and
take you to the site. For example, type "rollinrollin," then
press Ctrl-Enter to go to rollinrollin.com. Note that this works
you're typing directly into Internet Explorer's address bar.
Adding to what ever is already in
Most people know ctrl c = copy, ctrl v = paste and ctrl x = cut, but did
you know you can add a portion of text, a sentence or another picture to
whatever you just copied to memory? Here is what to do:
Highlight the item you want to copy to the clipboard, do a Ctrl-F3. Immediately
after, do a Ctrl-Z or you will delete the original. Continue the preceding
(Highlight, Ctrl -F3, Ctrl -Z) until you have collected what you want. To
insert, Place the cursor and do a Ctrl-Shift-F3 and the clipboard will
dump what ever you put in memory.
|Tip for Internet Explorer
Try Ctrl O for putting in your next
web address. Just use the main part of the name like google or USA Today then hit
Things to watch for:
If you have an old CD-ROM drive, your new drive may not be able
to extract the information needed to copy your music even though it will
record data and graphics. Also be sure the software that comes with the
drive gives you a choice of making a audio CD, a data CD, a CD to be run
on other drives or a CD you can rewrite to, just like a hard drive.
If you use a software to move files from one computer to
another your new CD drive can record to a formatted CD like it was a hard
DVD drives are popular now and are taking the place
of CD reader/writers. Many DVD drives will also make your CD-R's and
CR-RW's. Caution; don't throw away your old reader/writer, if you
replaced it with a DVD drive, until you make sure it will read those old
CD's you are saving. According to PC Magazine not all DVD
reader/writers will read your old backup CD's. It may say Backward Compatible
on the label but the question is "to what". Make sure the
company you buy from has a good return policy just in case. Also be aware
there are two systems being used and they are not compatible (CD-R
CD-RW and CD+R CD+RW). They do have drives that read both. They also
claim to be backward compatible. Read the literature.
It's late, you need a CD but don't have any
Did you know a used CD can be formatted to accept files? You format
the CD just as you would if it was a RW CD. You then can drag and drop
your files to the CD, There are possibly some drives and their software
that will not accept this properly, so do some experimenting. After
you transfer your files be sure that they will transfer back to the hard
drive. You may not be able to use these files on another computer. Use at
your own risk.