Information Avenue - Issue #236 - August 5, 2006 - Web Version
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Zappit System Cleaner is the fun and easy way to keep your computer clean and free from junk files and temp files that cause your computer to run slow. Zappit is powerful enough for the advanced user, yet safe and easy enough for the newest beginner. You can download the full, registered version of our Zappit System Cleaner completely free from this location.
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You can find answers to your computer questions or get help from our Information Avenue Forum! Submit your favorite computer tip or trick and win prizes! If we choose your tip or trick from those submitted during the week you win! You can send us your comments or submit questions for possible inclusion in future issues of Information Avenue by clicking here. Keep in mind we can't answer each of you personally, but all questions submitted are read and considered for inclusion in Information Avenue.
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PUSware makers 180solutions and Hotbar have merged to form Zango. Read our rant to learn why this combination has serious ramifications for your children and grandchildren. You'll be shocked and angry when you see what's going on at Zango. Read "The Zango Tango" by visiting this page.
This Week's Top Questions and Answers
Joey Needs More Speed
I just love your newsletters and the great information and freeware. I used Zappit for the first time (thanks for that), and was hoping it would help speed up my computer. Lately everything is taking forever to load. I have no unnecessary programs running at start-up. Only SpySweeper, firewall and antivirus. Still it's all running like molasses on a cold day. Do you know (obviously you do) of anything else I can try? I would appreciate any info you can give me. Thanks again for the wonderful newsletter
Read our answer to Joey - and learn the many suggestions we have for speeding up your computer!
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Lynn Wants To Know Why Websites Say Her Cookies Are Not Turned On
I'm wondering why some websites are telling me that my cookies are not turned on when they ARE. I can't get on Michigan Live or E-Bay because they both tell me the same thing. Do you know what could be causing this? Thank you, Lynn
Visit this page to see our answer to Lynn.
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Reader's Tip Of The Week Submitted by Linda
With the desktop showing (Win key + D), press the Windows key and the first letter of any shortcut name showing. The first alphabetical shortcut with that letter will be highlighted and you can press Enter to go to that site or folder. Or once you're "on" the desktop, you can use the arrow keys to tab all over the desktop. And for whatever reason, you can hold the shift key as you arrow around, highlighting all kinds of shortcuts.
Hmmm...we never knew this one. It's a good one, Linda! Thanks for sharing with all of us. Do you have a tip or trick you would like to share with our readers? Send it to us by clicking here. If we use your tip, you'll win a great prize!
With Registry Mechanic you can safely clean and repair Windows registry problems with a few simple mouse clicks! Problems with the Windows registry are a common cause of Windows crashes and error messages. By using a registry cleaner regularly and fixing your registry your system should not only be more stable but it will also help Windows and your software run faster. Registry Mechanic uses a high-performance detection algorithm to quickly identify missing and invalid references in your Windows registry. Registry Mechanic is a Cloudeight recommended and endorse software program and has won numerous industry awards. Try Registry Mechanic for FREE right now. If you like it as much as we do you can buy it for 20% off regular retail by using this special Cloudeight 20% Off coupon code: PCTO-98AI-TCI . Visit this page for more information or use this link to download and try Registry Mechanic for free right now!
This Week's Tips and Tricks
Good Cookies - Bad Cookies - Delicious
Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP All Browsers
Cookies are one of the most misunderstood things on the Internet, due in no small part to the fact that some so-called "experts" continually and mistakenly point to them as devilish little demons. They're not. No only do we explain the facts of cookies to you we have some delicious cookies too. Read "Good Cookies, Bad Cookies" right now!
Cloudeight CalendarPal! CalendarPal by Cloudeight is a perpetual desktop calendar and weather together? Brilliant! Make notes on your calendar, create "To Do" lists, create reminders, and more! This is really a handy program. We offer a free, fully-functional 14-day trial. Just give it a try and we're betting you find it a great tool for staying organized, keeping up with the latest weather, and planning your days. Visit this page to learn more about Cloudeight CalendarPal and/or to get your free 14 day trial. Sales of CalendarPal help support our Web sites and over 5500 free downloads.
Keyboard? No Doubt!
Windows XP Home, Media and Professional Editions
Windows lets you control how long you must hold down a key before it repeats, as well as the speed it repeats. To set the sensitivity, open Control Panel and click Keyboard (Win 98/XP Classic view) or in XP Category View click "Printers and Other Hardware" then click "Keyboard". Now click the speed tab and adjust the sliders for Repeat Delay and Repeat Rate and test for your touch. There is a test area right on this screen so you can try different settings. Repeat Delay determines how long you have to hold a key down before it starts repeating. Repeat Rate is how quickly repeated characters appear. There is even a Cursor Blink Rate setting in this window. Click here to view! Be sure to click Apply when done!
Our Freeware Pick Of The Week
One of the biggest causes of system sluggishness is too many programs starting up with Windows. Many programs which have no reason to start up with Windows seem to think you're going to forget about them if they don't add themselves to your Windows Startups. And if you don't watch it, soon you'll be loading everything but Mt. Rushmore on your computer when it boots up. This causes longer boot-up times and slows down your computer. None of us want that. StartupMonitor will help you catch programs in the act of adding themselves to your Windows Startup menu. Catch the little things before they become big things and your computer will run much better much longer!
StartupMonitor is just a little
program that does what it says and watches your back for you. It's simple,
free, and runs on all versions of Windows. Here's your chance to grab some
really nice freeware with a really important purpose.
Visit this page to read more about and/or to download our
Freeware Program of The Week "StartupMonitor".
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