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Print Part of a Page
Yes! You can print part of a page and it is pretty simple to do. Here is how to print part of a page, step-by-step.
Check Your Email Away From Home
Thanks to a free Website you can check your email from school, work, friend's house, shopping mall kiosk, public libraries, or even on vacation without setting up an email program.
The problem with online chat and IM is that if a parent tries to read what their child is typing they can't understand it. Here is a handy list of common acronyms to help translate their conversation.
Allow Pop Ups
We try and do everything to stop pop ups while browsing, but sometimes you need to allow pop ups. Here is how to allow them.
How to Drag and Drop Files
Many computer users don't realize that they can drag and drop files. Learn how.
File Sizes Explained
Learn about different file sizes (gigabyte, megabytes, kilobytes) and how to quickly convert them from one measurement to another.
Speed Up a Slow Computer
Simple tips to make that slow computer run like it was new.
Basic Copy and Paste
If you don't know how to copy and paste, you can make using the computer much easier by learning how.
Advanced Copy and Paste
If you know the basics of copy and paste, learn the advanced techniques. You will be surprised how much time you can save.
You can save a lot of time by learning a few keyboard shortcuts. For instance, did you know that CTRL + S pressed together will save the document you are working on? It is much quicker than moving your hand to the mouse, selecting file then save. And that is just the start!
How to Determine if it is a Secure Server
You should never enter personal information or credit card numbers online unless it is a secure server. Here is how to know if it is a secure server.
Find Out Who Owns a Website
Not everything is as it appears online. Find out who actually owns a Website.
Create secure passwords that are easy to remember.
Customize Your Desktop
Make your desktop the way you want it.
Your Computer's Filing System
If you don't understand how the computer likes to store things in files and folders, don't despair - learn how it works - it really is pretty simple to understand.
File Extensions, Registered Viewers, Changing File Associations
You get a file by email and you can't open it. You install a new program and it takes over opening certain file types. Don't despair. You can easily deal with this.
How to Secure Your Wireless Access Point
Don't leave your wireless access point open to anyone. Here is how to secure it and keep bad guys away.
Free File Viewers That Convert Documents Such As DOCX, DOC, ODT
The new version of Microsoft Office saves Word files in the DOCX format. Many people can't open them though. Here are ways to open them without buying Microsoft Office.
Portable Applications for Your Flash Drive
You can add programs to your USB flash drive and run them on the computer without installing them to Windows. Here is what you need to know about portable applications and USB flash drives.
How to Create Characters That Aren't On Your Keyboard Such As The Copyright Symbol, Trademark Symbol and More
Have you ever wondered how to type the copyright symbol (©) when it isn't on your keyboard? To type this and other characters that aren't on your keyboard you need to use the character map.
Guide to Outlook Express
Learn how to control Outlook Express to filter email, automatically delete spam and more.
Protect Yourself from Spyware
Simple ways to avoid installing spyware on your computer.
Auto Complete With Internet Explorer
Auto complete is where previously typed items appear. It is a great feature but sometimes it can be annoying. Here is how to control it.
Change The Size of the Text That View on Your Screen
You can adjust the text size of what you are viewing on your screen to make it easier to read. Here is how.
How Much RAM Do You Have?
Don't know? Here is how to find out.
Here is how to determine what your system has so that when you buy hardware or software, you can be sure that your computer can handle it. Includes a printable chart to keep in your wallet.
How to Change Your Resolution
You can adjust the size of items that are displayed on your monitor by changing the resolution. Here is how.
How to Legally Hack
Be a secret agent mom and amaze your kids with information that you can uncover. Don't worry - it is completely legal.