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Help! Internet Explorer Fills the Whole Screen

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 3/26/12 10:37 AM

Internet Explorer can run in full screen mode, which is a great thing if you want to show a demo of a web site, but a big concern when all your navigation is gone and you don't know why. In full screen mode, all your toolbars and navigation fields will be gone, in addition to your start menu at the bottom of your screen.

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Tags: Internet Explorer, Full Screen Mode

Don't Close all your Internet Explorer Windows by Accident Again!

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 3/12/12 4:02 PM

Has this ever happened to you?  Out of habit, you hit the "X" in the upper right hand corner of a window to close it.  The problem is that with the newer versions of Internet Explorer with "tabbed browsing", you wind up closing all you open web pages when you do this.  Ouch! 

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Tags: Internet Explore, Multiple Tabs, X, Closing Tabs

Happy Pi Day!

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 3/12/12 10:48 AM

Mark your calendars!  There's just one day and 15 hours left until "Pi Day".  Pi is the mathematical symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to it's diameter.  Pi Day is celebrated by math enthusiasts around the world on March 14th. Pi = 3.1415926535…  (Get it, 3/14 in month/day format?).

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Tags: Happy Pi Day, 3.14

How to Attach an "Item" in Microsoft Outlook 2010

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 3/9/12 1:08 PM

We routinely attach documents when sending emails, but did you know that you can also attach calendars, other emails, and business cards?

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Tags: Microsoft Outlook, Attach Item

It's Here! Windows 8 (Beta, at least) - Take a Look!

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 3/1/12 3:02 PM

The Microsoft Windows 8 consumer preview was released yesterday and the initial reviews look good.  You can download the beta release at the Microsoft Web site, or just get a tour.  ZDNet's Ed Bott has been testing Windows 8 on a tablet and calls it "the most important software release in almost two decades." In general, the tech reviews have been very positive.

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Tags: Windows 8 Consumer Release, Microsoft

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