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Sreensaver for Security?

Posted by Box Off My Computer on March 21, 2011 at 2:34 PM Comments comments (0)

A screensaver is what your computer screen shows when the computer is left idle or untouched for a while. Depending on your computer settings your screen may switch to the screensaver after 5 mins of being idle or up to a few hours after.


Some people prefer not to have a Screensaver on their computer as sometimes they can interupt movies or presentations where the computer will not be used or touched for a long period of time, as they're being watched from a distance.

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What is an RSS Feed?

Posted by Box Off My Computer on June 1, 2010 at 3:21 PM Comments comments (0)

RSS (Really Simple Syndication)

 

RSS is a method of distributing content in your website that you'd like others to use. In other words, it's a mechanism to "syndicate" your content easily with no fuss.


Or, you can subscribe to an RSS feed to be distributed all the latest content from your favourite sites.


To read more about RSS on Wikipedia click here.

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What is a Cookie?

Posted by Box Off My Computer on May 30, 2010 at 9:02 PM Comments comments (0)

Cookies are tiny files stored by your browser onto your conmputer that remember your personal settings. When you go to a site you've been to before, the cookies remind the site how you like the info on it to be displayed.


Most modern browsers allow users to decide whether to accept cookies, and the time frame to keep them, but rejecting cookies...

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What is Cache?

Posted by Box Off My Computer on May 30, 2010 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Cache - Pronounced 'Kash'


A browser's cache is just some of its memory that's devoted to remembering what a page used to look like. Using cache, browsers can open pages they've seen before more quickly.


So, its basically something your Browser uses to remember what a webpage looks like.


To read about Cache on Wikipedia click here



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What is an Operating System?

Posted by Box Off My Computer on April 26, 2010 at 12:11 PM Comments comments (0)

So what is an operating system?

An operating system is what your computer uses to manage programs. Buying or upgrading an operating system can be very expensive but these days operating systems are preinstalled on new computers.


A few examples of operating systems are Windows 7 (the latest in Microsoft Operating Systems). Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows NT and Windows 98. Most operating systems have different versions; suitable for different uses such as, h...

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Make Money From Your Website

Posted by Box Off My Computer on April 7, 2010 at 11:21 AM Comments comments (0)

If you have a website that attracts visitors you may want to consider adding a few relevent adverts to your site and generate an income? For example, if you take a look around this site, you will see that we are affilate marketers for the likes of Microsoft UK,

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Computer Still Slow To Start Up?

Posted by Box Off My Computer on April 6, 2010 at 10:49 AM Comments comments (0)

If you have tried all the other things posted in Box Off My Computer - Computer Maintenace Help Blog and still your computer is slow and sluggish (especially on startup) then try this.


Go to your 'start menu' then 'run'

Type msconfig and click on 'run'

Go to 'start up' tab

Un-check everything in there*

Cli...

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Format A CD or DVD

Posted by Box Off My Computer on April 5, 2010 at 10:56 AM Comments comments (0)

Using CD's or DVD's to save your work, pictures, videos etc is a great idea. It can help free space and also back up all your stuff in case somthing dreadfull happens to your PC or Laptop. Sometimes when you buy a pack of blank CDs or DVDs you may have to format them so they work.


Before you can copy files to a CD or DVD, the disc must first be prepared using a process called formatting.


There are several ways to format a CD or DVD disc. Your choice of fo...

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Submit Your Site To Directories

Posted by Box Off My Computer on April 5, 2010 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (0)

If you have a website that you would like to be found by internet users using search engines then you should submit your site to the favourite search engines as a priority.


Submit your site to Google

Submit your site to Bing

Submit your site to Yahoo!


Submitting your site to the search...

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Ways To Improve Your Site Traffic

Posted by Box Off My Computer on April 5, 2010 at 7:14 AM Comments comments (0)

There are many ways to improve your site traffic. Here are the basics to remember...


Be memorable and up to date

Keeping an active blog is a great way to generate text heavy content that is sure to keep search engines coming back to index your site and thus drive traffic to it. Websites that are not updated on regular basis do not get indexed as often.


Keep it Simple

Remember that visitors should always be abl...

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Enable Cookies

Posted by Box Off My Computer on March 27, 2010 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

A cookie (also tracking cookie, browser cookie, and HTTP cookie) is a small piece of text stored on a user's computer by a web browser. Most modern browsers allow users to decide whether to accept cookies, and the time frame to keep them, but rejecting cookies makes some websites unusable.
To read more about cookies click here


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Clear Out Your Cache and Cookies.

Posted by Box Off My Computer on March 27, 2010 at 5:33 PM Comments comments (0)

If your browser is playing up, sluggish and struggling with certain functions, it may be time to

Clear Out Your Cache and Cookies.


What Is Cache?

A browser's cache is just some of its memory that's devoted to remembering what a page used to look like. Using cache, browsers can open pages they've seen before more quickly.


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Get Fed Computer Help With RSS

Posted by Box Off My Computer on March 27, 2010 at 4:22 PM Comments comments (0)

RSS (Really Simple Syndication)


RSS is a method of distributing content in your website that you'd like others to use. In other words, it's a mechanism to "syndicate" your content easily with no fuss.


You can also subscribe to an RSS feed to be distributed all...

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Clean Up Your Computer

Posted by Box Off My Computer on March 24, 2010 at 12:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Cleaning up your computer is a very important part of maintaining it. It will help keep your computer performance as it should be by deleting all the info and files it no longer uses. There are a few things we recommend to keep your computer as best as it can be.


1) Disk Clean Up 

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New Application Settings On Facebook

Posted by Box Off My Computer on March 18, 2010 at 2:23 PM Comments comments (0)

Application Settings - Dont be bombarded with dodgy Applications


First you will have noticed the new layout for 2010 so finding your way around will be a bit different. To get to 'Account' look at the top right hand side of the facebook page.


You will this this,

On once on the small triangle next to 'Account'.

You will now...

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New Privacy Settings On Facebook

Posted by Box Off My Computer on March 18, 2010 at 12:52 PM Comments comments (0)

Privacy Settings - Control who sees what on your profile.


First you will have noticed the new layout for 2010 so finding your way around will be a bit different. To get to 'Account' look at the top right hand side of the facebook page.


You will this this,

On once on the small triangle next to 'Account'.

You will now s...

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New Account Settings on Facebook

Posted by Box Off My Computer on March 18, 2010 at 11:42 AM Comments comments (0)

Account Settings - Use this for controlling your account settings such as name, password, email address etc.


First you will have noticed the new layout for 2010 so finding your way around will be a bit different. To get to 'Account' look at the top right hand side of the facebook page.


You will this this,

On once ...

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Edit Friends On Facebook

Posted by Box Off My Computer on March 1, 2010 at 10:12 AM Comments comments (0)

Edit Friends - Use this to delete friends and create lists of friends.


You will have noticed the new layout for 2010 so finding your way around will be a bit different. To get to 'Account' look at the top right hand side of the facebook page.


You will this this,

On once on the small triangle next to 'Account'.

You will now...

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Cut, Copy and Paste.

Posted by Box Off My Computer on January 23, 2010 at 6:52 PM Comments comments (2)

Cut, copy and paste is a way of cutting or copying files or folders and pasting them to.. wherever you want on your computer!


Its away of organising and managing the stuff on your PC. Once you learn this trick, you can apply it to lots of computer stuff thats why we call it a necassary basic computer skill.


Cut, Copy and Paste is a simple technique using only two buttons on your mouse to either left click or right click, its really that easy. For exampl...

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Managing Your Photos

Posted by Box Off My Computer on January 23, 2010 at 11:54 AM Comments comments (1)

Most digital cameras come supplied with software and a lead for transferring your photos to your computer. The software supplied is different from camera to camera so instead of explaining all the different instructions for all the different types of camera softeware,here we will explain how to copy the photos to your computer using a generic method; Windows Explorer.


Please note that you should probably read our post on managing files (to be posted in the next few ho...

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