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Super cool computer tricks, for dopes like me.

 
 
DrewDad
 
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Mon 28 May, 2007 11:14 am
dadpad wrote:
File Package for CD.

Now why couldnt I find that!

When this happens and its so obvious I feel like a real doofus!

Thank you drewdad for making me feel like a doofus, if I can return the favour let me know.

You're welcome.... :wink:
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realjohnboy
 
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Sat 23 Jun, 2007 01:56 pm
I don't pretend to be an idiot regarding computers. I am an idiot.

Here is the background. I finally got DSL for my home. I hooked it up to a brand new computer. Fine. Google is my start page and gmail is for that. I installed A2K, my credit card account and so on.

I still have dial up with my old computer and with earthlink but it is so contaminated with crap that I want to manually move everything to the new computer and than gut the old one.

The problem, and I suspect it is minor for yall, is with the screen size on the new one vs the old one. A2K fits, left to right, nicely on the old one but not on the new one. The baseball scores from CBS sports fit nicely, left to right, on the old one. But on the new one I have to do a lot of left to right scrolling.

I have played around with Settings and Properties etc but can't figure it out.
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jespah
 
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Sun 24 Jun, 2007 06:51 am
Start (that's the Windows key, lower left of the keyboard)>Settings> Control Panel>Display>Settings>Screen Resolution

Then toggle the setting, you'll probably have to try a few settings to get what you like. I think the lower numbers (800 x 600) are what you're looking for, but I'm unsure.
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Montana
 
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Sun 24 Jun, 2007 07:49 am
BM
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Region Philbis
 
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Sun 24 Jun, 2007 07:02 pm
this monitor and my work monitor are both set for 1024x768...
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BlueAwesomeness
 
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Tue 10 Jul, 2007 03:07 pm
Once, when my internet wasn't working, I figured out a way to fix it. It doesn't always work, but here's what I did:

Start->control panel->network connections->right click on the network and click repair.

Just thought I'd share that since I feel so smart for figuring it out.
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King Krimson
 
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Tue 31 Jul, 2007 10:25 pm
Just a random fact I noticed no one else mentioned:

Alt+tab will allow you to toggle between windows (or in the case that there is only one window open, minimize it) without having to use the task bar.

Enjoy the efficiency!
Rayvatrap
 
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Wed 15 Aug, 2007 06:01 pm
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squinney
 
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Wed 15 Aug, 2007 06:14 pm
Oooh. Those are cool. I'll have to print them out. Can't imagine remembering all of those.


Thanks!
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Chai
 
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Wed 15 Aug, 2007 06:30 pm
wow, I ditto squinnys comment.

I'll have to print out too.

That really great.
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squinney
 
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Wed 15 Aug, 2007 06:42 pm
I was gonna try it here, but it won't let me type anything while holding down the Alt key, whether html is disabled or not.

Any idea why?
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Chai
 
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Wed 15 Aug, 2007 06:50 pm
I dunno...it works in Word though.

hey squinny...let's write secret messages to each other, 'k?
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Rayvatrap
 
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Wed 15 Aug, 2007 07:00 pm
squinney wrote:
I was gonna try it here, but it won't let me type anything while holding down the Alt key, whether html is disabled or not.

Any idea why?



I typed all in here and had no problem, I wonder.
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squinney
 
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Wed 15 Aug, 2007 07:17 pm
K. We'll be like so much cooler than the other girls.


You on a Mac or something, Ray?
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Rayvatrap
 
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Wed 15 Aug, 2007 08:43 pm
nope, I like Pcs better, I use them both but prefer Pcs.
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nordon
 
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Thu 16 Aug, 2007 06:33 am
Heres one trick. I found it pretty cool Very Happy You use it to make message windows.
Open notepad
Write:
msgbox "Hello world"
than save it as whatever.vbs
double click it and a window will popup saying:
Hello world
and there will be a button OK under it. You can make as many message boxes as you want simply write it in a new line.
My example: (you can copy and paste it in notepad to see how it looks like)

msgbox "hi!"
msgbox "I am Nordon"
msgbox "Have to go now! bye!"


You can use it as a prank with friends, because you have to press OK and when you do a new one will pop up and another and another.... The same with X button. You cant escape! There are many possibilities - loads of different message boxes.
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Chai
 
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Thu 16 Aug, 2007 06:36 am
Hey!

I like that norton.

I'm going to try that later and make up a big story for my husband....

You could do that to write a story for a little kid too.
cool.
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DrewDad
 
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Thu 16 Aug, 2007 06:41 am
squinney wrote:
I was gonna try it here, but it won't let me type anything while holding down the Alt key, whether html is disabled or not.

Any idea why?
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Rayvatrap
 
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Thu 16 Aug, 2007 06:45 am
Nordon - That is a cool-wicked trick Twisted Evil !!!!
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nordon
 
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Fri 17 Aug, 2007 03:45 am
Thanks, there are more different ways to do it. Like instead of a normal message box with OK you can make one with YES and NO and all kinds of stuff like:

msgbox ("is your name John?" ,4)

that would make a box with buttons YES and NO

or

inputbox "Whats your name?"

that would make a box with a field where you can write an answer
You can read more about it on www.w3schools.com/vbscript/func_msgbox.asp
This is scripting with Visual Basic (VB) its pretty simple.

I can also show you a command which will open your CD-drive or turn computer off. If you want to know, but its a bit harder. You can copy and paste it, though.
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