Archives for: May 2008


Permalink 10:06:09 am by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Technical Tips
Alas, I find myself increasingly making use of the incredibly useful facility to make the text on most websites larger. Hold the control key down and turn the mouse wheel. The same works for icons on the Vista desktop. For icons on the Vista Start M… more »


Permalink 01:07:12 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Articles
Sometimes a PC will hang: no combination of key presses or mouse clicks will cause it to do anything. At such times all that is left to do is to press the button on the front of the PC for more than 4 seconds to cause immediate power loss. But this mu… more »


Permalink 08:52:23 am by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Technical Tips
"How come", I was recently asked, "spam arrives in the form of Mail Daemon delivery failure notices" ? Sometimes dozens of such mail arrive saying that mail allegedly sent to someone you have never heard of could not be delivered. Here's the scenario.… more »


Permalink 10:20:53 am by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Articles
When you add a USB thumb/pen/flash drive to your PC you will see an icon in the system tray enabling you to 'Safely Remove Hardware' with a mouse click. This is always good to do before pulling the device out as it causes unwritten data to be flushed o… more »
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