Monday, April 27, 2009

Windows Vista Mail to Microsoft Outlook

Import e-mails from Windows Vista Mail to Microsoft Outlook using Outook Import Wizard Outlook Import Software

! Big thanks to:

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Change Startup Programs in Vista

Type msconfig in the search box and select the "startup" tab

Friday, April 17, 2009

Test your Internet Speed

This is what the Comcast technician used: Speakeasy Speed Test

iTunes - Make a Genius Playlist from Song

Select song, and click the Genius icon at bottom left corner of iTunes window:

iTunes - Wrong Artwork in Coverflow, but Correct Artwork in File

Took a bit of time to figure this one out:
iTune's coverflow gets the album cover from the first track with art.
1- find the first track for the ablum (do a search within the iTune's search bar)
2- on the first song for the album: right click, get info, artwork, delete the incorrect artwork which either leaves the correct artwork or allows you to upload your own.
3- I'd do this for all the songs on the album while you're there.

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Flickr Badge for your Web site or Blog

Making Screen Prints - WITHOUT Snag-it!

  1. Press Print Screen (PrtScn)
  2. Microsoft Paint, Edit > Paste
  3. Save it as a JPEG

Saturday, April 11, 2009

How to Set-up your Free Email Account in

It always takes me quite awhile to figure this out whenever I purchase a new domain name from so instructions from the email they send are here: Tell Me How To: Set up my FREE personalized email account and also below: To Set Up an Email Address Log in to your Account Manager. In the My Products section, click Email. To use a free email credit when the Email option does not display in your My Products section, click Free Products, click Email Account List, click Use Credit, select the domain you want to use from the list, and then click Continue. The account displays as a new account in the Email Account list. Click Manage Account for the email account you want to manage. If an option to add addresses or view all email plans displays, click View All. Click Add for the plan to which you want to add an email address. The Add Email page displays. In the Add Email section, select whether you are using a domain registered or hosted with us or a domain registered or hosted elsewhere, and then in the Email Address field, enter the first part of the email address that you want to create and specify the domain. (Optional) In the Forward Carbon Copy area, enter the email address to which you want message copies sent. Separate multiple addresses with a comma. (Optional) Make a Catchall Account which automatically forwards email messages sent to an unknown address at your domain to this account. (Optional) In the Set Auto-Responder area, set an automatic response to be sent upon receipt of emails to this account. Setting Up Your Email in Microsoft Outlook 2007 Setting Up Microsoft Entourage to Access your Email Account

How to make the Cents Sign (¢)

Update 4/24/2017: You can show the ¢ in most documents (Word, Excel, Blogger) by pressing: Alt + 0162 (Note this only works if you use the number pad for the "0162", not the row of number keys across the top of your keyboard)


It's not straigtforward. Unsure why applications don't simply enable this more easily.

First, two alternative ways to make the Cents Sign (¢) in a document like Word:
  • Hold down Ctrl, then the "/", let go and type "c" (CTRL+"/", "C"), or
  • Type 00A2 and then ALT X
    • I actually recorded a macro so that ALT C inputs the ¢
Or, if your computer recognizes Unicode characters:
  1. On your keypad press and hold the Alt key
  2. Press 1 5 5 (Note if you don't have a keypad see below. You can't use the numbers across the top row of your keyboard)
  3. Let go of the Alt key: "¢" appears
If you don't have a keypad, you'll need to use the numbers that are on your keys (the ones that share a key with a letter, not the ones across the top. For example my "J" can also be a "1"). Generally this is done by something like this:
  1. Press the Num Lock key (Num Lk) to turn on your number pad.
  2. Once the numberpad is active, follow the 3 steps above.
  3. Be sure to tap your Num Lock key again to turn off number pad when you're done.
If that doesn't work, you'll need to simply cut/paste: CTRL+C the text you want to copy e.g. ¢, then CTRL+V to paste into your document.

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Pop-up Blocker - Turn Sound Off!

Setting up a new laptop - I disabled popups in Internet explorer, but it still makes a sound when popups are blocked. Here's how to stop the sound: 1. Open an IE window 2. Click Tools 3. Select Pop-up Blocker 4. Selct Pop-Up Blocker Settings 5. Unclick or click Play Sound When Pop-Up is Blocked 6. Click Close Thanks to:

IE's "Send Page by Email"... is grayed out (Vista)

Used to work but now "Send Page by Email" in Internet Explorer is greyed out. This works: In Internet Explorer select: Tools > Internet Options > Programs

Within that tab select "Set Programs", then select "Set program access and computer defaults"

Beside "Windows Mail" click "Enable access to the program"

That should do it. Send Page by Email... is grayed out (Vista)

Internet Explorer keeps Crashing

This works - Resetting everything in IE: Per JohnUSAF - 22-May-2008, 12:19 PM "Typically when I have an IE problem I try to reset everything. What you can do is click on start find your IE icon, right click on it, choose properties. In the menu that comes up delete all temp files, clear history, and delete cookies. Then go to the advanced tab and reset all settings (using reset button). If this doesn't work disable all add-ons (on the programs tab) and see if IE will run. If it does you pretty much know you have a bad add-on somewhere. So the next step is to enable updates one-by-one until you can reproduce the error, then you know which add-on is bad and then disable/uninstall it. There is nothing special about IE it's just an HTML reader and nothing else." Thanks JohnUSAF!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

How do I change my Outgoing Message in Yahoo! Voice

Answer: You can't. See response from Yahoo below: "Hello Rebecca, Thank you for writing us back and providing us the details of your concern. I understand that you would like to change your voicemail greetings. At the moment, the feature you are asking is not available. However, we will take note of your concern and include this to our list of customer's feedback. Rest assured that we will forward this to our System Engineer for the future releases of our products. If you have any additional questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again. Regards, Maja Yahoo! Premium Voice Team" Thank you Maja - Note that Skype lets you do this.

Where are Skype Pictures Stored?

You can find your snapshots here:

C:\Users\rls\AppData\Roaming\Skype\Pictures (replace 'rls' with your user name)

The above may be hidden so just plop the above in your explorer address bar and 'viola' you should see your images.

(This Skype: vers. downloaded 4.6.2009)

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