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  • The Computer Annoyences Thread

    Having computer problems? Have a computing tip? Post it here!!!

    I'll start us off. One anonymous person asked me how to make their text a little smaller. Here we go (NOTE: This only works in Windows):

    Step 1:

    Try lowering the font size in your browser. In Internet Explorer 6 go to view, then text size and select smaller or smallest. In Internet Explorer 7 go to page, then text size, then smaller or smallest. Of course, this also makes the text harder to read. Unfortunately, that doesn't work with all text for technical reasons.

    Step 2:

    If that doesn't work, you can try raising your resolution by going to the control panel link in the start menu and clicking display. Then you click settings and move the green and white slider up. If it looks really weird, don't worry. A window should pop up saying your desktop has been reconfigured asking if you want to keep these settings. If you click no it will go back to the way it had been. If you are still stumped, try searching Google.

  • #2
    First thing I am going to buy once I get a teaching job after I get situated is a desktop. By then baller computers are going to be very cheap imo.
    2014-2015 Kentucky Wildcats (38-1)

    Congrats to Wisconsin. Even more congrats to UK haters.

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    • #3
      "One anonymous person" aka me : )

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      • #4
        Next tip: How to rid yourself of spyware (again Windows only)

        Step One:

        Download CWShredder from http://www.intermute.com/spysubtract..._download.html and run it. Cool WWW Search mostly hijacks your browser, but I've heard it can cause pop-ups as well.

        Step Two

        Download a reputable anti-spyware program and update it, then scan. I cannot stress how important it is to not download those products advertised in pop-ups. Those are just snake oil and will infect your system even more. Try AVG Anti-Spyware Free Edition (http://free.grisoft.com/doc/download...yware/us/frt/0) or Spybot (http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/fil...scription.html).

        Step Three

        You should also get an anti-virus and firewall program. You could buy anti-virus, anti-spyware, and a firewall together in a security suite, I recommend Norton. In addition, remember to update your software at least once a week, since your software will be ineffective without updating.

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        • #5
          AVG is awesome I highly suggest it.
          2014-2015 Kentucky Wildcats (38-1)

          Congrats to Wisconsin. Even more congrats to UK haters.

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          • #6
            Don't forget you can add your own tips, and ask questions.

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            • #7
              Any one have a tip?

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              • #8
                Lol, if you really want to get rid of spyware, the best program is spyware doctor.
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                • #9
                  I have heard good things about spyware doctor.

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                  • #10
                    It works really well, I know because spyware destroyed my last computer
                    Walter got PWN3D
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                    Picks
                    2. Jake Long, OT, Michigan
                    33.Cliff Avril, DE, Purdue
                    65.Tom Zbikowski, S, Notre Dame
                    101.Tavares Gooden, LB, Miami
                    137.Dennis Dixon, QB, Oregon
                    168.Maurice Purify-WR-Nebraska
                    180.Justin Forsett-RB-Cal
                    217.
                    252.

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                    • #11
                      Question...how much better is Firefox than IE, or is IE better than Firefox? Also, will Firefox make my internet go faster?

                      Basically just give me your inputs on Firefox I'd appreciate it.
                      2014-2015 Kentucky Wildcats (38-1)

                      Congrats to Wisconsin. Even more congrats to UK haters.

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                      • #12
                        I use firefox and I think it is a lot better then IE. Firefox had features like extensions, themes, and tabs first, which means they are more polished. Also, firefox has more features built in such as pop-up blocking, a phishing filter, and it blocks active-x downloads.

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                        • #13
                          Yeah I'll think I'll download it later this week...Microsoft basically just copies what everyone else does.
                          2014-2015 Kentucky Wildcats (38-1)

                          Congrats to Wisconsin. Even more congrats to UK haters.

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                          • #14
                            How much does it cost
                            Walter got PWN3D
                            Rams GM

                            Picks
                            2. Jake Long, OT, Michigan
                            33.Cliff Avril, DE, Purdue
                            65.Tom Zbikowski, S, Notre Dame
                            101.Tavares Gooden, LB, Miami
                            137.Dennis Dixon, QB, Oregon
                            168.Maurice Purify-WR-Nebraska
                            180.Justin Forsett-RB-Cal
                            217.
                            252.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by candyman82 View Post
                              How much does it cost
                              Nothing. I certainly recommend it.

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