Quick Fix for Various Browser Error Messages

How to Avoid Spam    Deleting Duplicate Files    Tax Refund Scam    Keyboard Shortcuts

Putting Music in Your Email    Using MSWord    Symbols: £ ¢ ® © Ñ ¾ ¿ ¥    Free Downloadable Music

Type in a word or phrase to search all of Don's >>>
Computer Help or Downloadable Music pages.

Search for a word or phrase on this page by pressing Ctrl+F and typing it into the Find box that will appear.

 Tax Refund Scam
How to Avoid Spam
  Using System Restore
   Temporary Internet Files
     Non-stop Music on your PC

 Delete Normal.dot
  CAPS to lower case
   Remove Duplicate Files
     Red X Instead of a Picture

 Finding Lost Files
  Labels & Envelopes
   Make Your Own Icons
     Spreadsheet In PowerPoint

 Word Graphics to JPG
  Watermark a Document
    Add Music to Your Email
     Gmail, Outlook Express

  Rotate a Picture
   CYMK vs RGB Colors
     Adding Text to a Photo
      Crop and Resize Photos

  Blind Carbon Copies
   Move DBX Files to a New PC
     Copy Email Address Book
      Pics Blocked by OE

    MSWord Help
  1. Creating Labels & Envelopes with Word, Excel, & MSWorks
  2. Replacing NORMAL.DOC when MSWord Becomes Unstable
  3. Password Protecting Word & Excel Documents

  4. Pictures & Text Boxes
  5. Picture in a Text Box
  6. Placing Both Text & a Pic in a Text Box

  7. Other Document Types
  8. MSWord, Wordpad, Notepad, Google's Writely/Docs
  9. Converting Data between MSWord & PDF Files
  10. Show a Spreadsheet in PowerPoint (using Paint)
  11. Less Complicated Word Processing Programs

  12. Working with Columns
  13. Dividing a Page into Columns
  14. Lining Up Numbers in a Column

  15. Bullets & Page Numbering
  16. Using AutoCorrect for Bullets & Numbering
  17. Add Page Numbering to a Word Processing Document

  18. Telling a Story with Your PC
  19. Writing a Personal Memoir
  20. Creating a Newsletter
  21. MSWord Paragraph Formatting
  22. Convert CAPS to lower case (& vice versa)
  23. Sending a Family/Holiday Newsletter
  24. Automatic Backup of MSWord Documents
  25. Free Trials of MSWord 2007 & of WordPerfect Office X3

  26. Various Computer Audio Formats, such as WMA, WAV, MIDI, etc.
  27. Finding Free Downloadable Music Online
  28. Recover Songs from your Temporary Internet Files
  29. Converting Music Formats (WAV to MID, etc.)
  30. Converting Vinyl LPs & Audio Tapes to Digital Music Formats
  31. More on Converting Musical Collections to Digital Music Formats
  32. Playing Songs Continuously in Windows Media Player 11

Quick Fix for Various Browser Error Messages

I receive a lot of questions about error messages that appear when surfing the Internet. There are too many variables to be explained here, but there is an easy way to fix many of those problems. For Internet Explorer 7, open the browser and go to Tools>Internet Options>Advanced and choose "Restore Advanced Settings." For Internet Explorer 6, go to Tools>Internet Options>Advanced and click "Restore Defaults." The default settings are mostly "medium" in terms privacy and security. Changing them to "high" offers more protection from questionable sites, while "low" means you should be extra cautious in your browsing.

I also receive a lot of questions about browsers in general. Here's a brief overview. When the World Wide Web came into existence special software was needed to access it and to "browse" its sites. The first commercially successful browser was called Mosaic. It was soon followed by Netscape Navigator, which eventually became the world's most used browser. However, when Microsoft began including Internet Explorer with all Windows-based computers, it soon became the most used. More recently, Mozilla Firefox has challenged IE6 with improved security. However, IE7 is said to have matched Firefox's security features. Firefox can be freely downloaded from www.mozilla.com.

Personally, I prefer IE but I also use Firefox in certain instances. For example, I often listen to www.pandora.com using Firefox, while visiting multiple sites with IE. This keeps me from accidentally logging off Pandora while doing extensive page-swapping on IE.

Speaking of Pandora, if you enjoy listening to music while at the computer you'll love this site. Pandora lets users create "radio stations" that play only the kind of music they like. If your musical tastes are broad, no problem — you can create a different station for each genre. You start by naming a station, then you type in the name of a favorite song or artist. If you choose the latter a song by that performer will begin playing. You can then click "I like it" or "I don't like it" or choose from other options, such as "Don't play this song again for 30 days."

Then you will hear more songs by the same artist or different ones with similar styles. I, for instance, have six stations and switch seamlessly from one to another as the mood strikes me. Pandora is totally free and supported by unobtrusive ads that appear as you listen. However, I seldom see the ads because, as mentioned above, I listen via Firefox while doing all my web-hopping with Internet Explorer.

Pandora has a one-time sign-up process, after which you never need to "sign in" again. Just go to the site and one of your songs will begin playing, while your personal "radio station" icons come into view. I signed up when Pandora first began about three years ago, but then stopped listening for a year or so. When I finally returned to the site I was amazed to find all my choices exactly as I had left them.

Questions or comments can be sent to: ComputerTutorTeam@gmail.com © Donald Ray Edrington - All Rights Reserved

Top of Page