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Computer Tips [ Breath Some XP Into Your Windows 7 + What Are "Pen Flicks"? + Wow That's One Fancy Image ] - 11/03/2011

Computer Tips

Worldstart Computer Tips 11-03-2011

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Quick Tips

Automatic Image Resizing in Internet Explorer

Have you ever been browsing around, looking for images in Internet Explorer and come across a picture that you know won’t fit your screen, but you click on it anyways? Well, recent versions of IE have this neat feature called Automatic Image Resizing, which will shrink large images so they can be viewed with ease.

Today we’re going to learn how to turn it off. Why, you ask? Well, say you’re hunting around for high resolution images and you want a genuine idea of how big it really is. Automatic Image Resizing will need to be turned off to do so.

Automatic Image Resizing On

Automatic Image Resizing Off

Click Tools>Internet Options
and click the Advanced tab. Scroll down until you see “Enable Automatic Image Resizing” and un-check the box next to it. Now you’ll see images in their natural full-sized state! You can turn Automatic Image Resizing back on by following the same steps and re-checking the box.



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Photo Editing Software is EXPENSIVE!

A Quality Program Can Run You Several Hundred Dollars...

But We Have an AMAZING Program...

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I was so excited when I found PhotoImpact5! Not only will this give you the professional digital photo results that you're craving, you don't have to spend 5, 10, even 20+ hours learning how to use the program. If it's professional photo results with minimal effort that you desire - then you NEED this program!

And the BEST part is - it's LESS than 7 bucks!

If you've EVER gotten confused trying to use a high-end photo editing product - PhotoImpact5 IS FOR YOU! You'll hardly believe how EASY it is to get professional looking photos with this!

Now, even though this editing software is basic and simple to use when you compare it to, let's say, PhotoShop - it's definitely doesn't skimp on the editing tools or quality results that it gives you!

You'll get professional results each and every time you edit a digital picture!

Wait'll ya see the tools that this baby's jam-packed and loaded with! The eyedropper, crop tool, paint bucket, smudge tool & dodge tools, color palette, brightness & contrast tools - whew, that's just to name a few!

This has EVERYTHING that you need for professional photo editing made easy!

Oh, and you'll just love the Quick Command menu that lets you easily enhance any photo! Add frames and shadows, enhance your photos, add filters and so much more!

The Clarity Menu is absolutely incredible - you can sharpen, focus, and fine tune your digital images using this! Turn any an image that's just a little blurry or just out of focus into a sharp masterpiece using this menu!

Wait'll ya see Brush Gallery - it gives you access to over 150 painting, cloning and retouching brushes! It even lets you remove red-eye, scratches, and noise and you can even completely change colors on your photo! Talk about amazing! You even get 38 textures to be selected that makes it look like a painting on a canvas! WOW!

My absolute favorite feature - and what really sets PhotoImpact apart from the pack is its EasyPalette. This single dockable window gives you access to an unbelievable range of power with up to 14 galleries of effects, 7 libraries of draggable objects and a layer manager for controlling the objects in your current image! It makes everything accessible and right at your fingertips!

And the EasyPalette Backgrounds will blow your mind! You can edit any photo to have cool backdrop effects like fireworks, lightning, a city and more!

The Post-processing Wizard makes processing any scanned image a breeze. Photos can really get distorted when using a scanner, but this will let you fix 'em in no time flat! In just a few clicks you can straighten, crop, focus, brighten, balance color, remove red eye and add a frame!

Oooh - and you're gonna absolutely love the effects that PhotoImpact5 comes with! In just the click of your mouse you can instantly turn any photo into a water painting, charcoal drawing, oil painting, mosaic, puzzle and tons more!

You won't believe how incredibly EASY the organizing digital photograph software is to use! It's gonna blow your mind with how simple it is to catalogue your images for easy access.

I'm sure you know how tough it can be searching for that one image out of thousands! Stop wasting time and get this! This is gonna save you TONS of time when it comes to digging through all of those digital photos that you have saved on your computer.

And that is just a little sampling of what you can do with this program - and it's all SUPER SIMPLE to use! Now, I could go on forever about all this has to offer, but what it boils down to is...If you want a LOW COST and EASY alternative to professional photo editing software - PhotoImpact5 is your guy!

The sky is the limit when it comes to editing your photos using PhotoImpact 5...AND it makes photo editing a breeze!

Oh, yeah, the deal - we're talking just $6.97 and US shipping is FREE! That's got to be one of the best deals in the history of the Photo Editing Software - Heck most professional photo editing programs go for a MINIMUM of $60!

PS - This is truly our BEST VALUE in photo editing software that we've EVER don't let it pass ya by!

Computers 101

Rosa from TX asks:

What are “Pen Flicks”? My tech-savvy friend suggested enabling them on my touchscreen computer.

I think the reason people love touch screens is because of how natural the hand gestures feel. For example, to scroll down a document, it feels better to just swipe down instead of pressing a little arrow key. If you’re looking to bring some of these intuitive gestures to your Windows computer, then might I humbly recommend that you enable Pen flicks.

To utilize pen flicks, your computer must be touch screen, or your laptop’s trackpad must support gestures. If you have a graphics tablet, then that will also allow pen flicks as well.

Begin by pressing the Start button, and selecting Control Panel.

Select the Classic view, and double click Pen and Input Devices.


Now choose the Flicks tab, and check the box labeled Use flicks to perform common actions quickly and easily.


Now you have two options: the navigation flicks, or the navigational flicks with editing. I personally prefer the latter, as it allows me to copy and paste with ease. Choose the option that best suits you, and of course, you can always change this setting.

If you select Customize, you can hand select what action a flick in a certain direction will perform. If you’d like to add a custom keyboard shortcut, just select the add option. For example. I made it so that a downward flick will close the program using the keyboard shortcut Alt+F4.


Finally, one last setting I’d like to bring to your attention is the flick sensitivity. If you find that you have to repeat a gesture several times before Windows recognizes it, then you should make the sensitivity more relaxed. However, if you find gestures are occurring by accident, than you should move the slider to the precise setting.


I hope this setting makes your computer feel a little bit more natural. Enjoy!

~Jay Neil Patel

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MS Office Open It Without the Fear of Changing It

There are definitely times when we need to open a file for the sole purpose of reading it. In fact, to change it is not anywhere in your plans and absolutely shouldn’t happen.

Unfortunately, stuff just happens. You bump something on the keyboard and aren’t quite sure what was changed… You’re at home and when you go to the kitchen to get a drink the cat takes a walk across your keyboard on its way to bat at the screen… Whatever you can imagine is a possibility, along with all kinds of things you haven’t even dreamed up yet.

Obviously you’ll want to make sure that you don’t save it when it’s closed – that way if anything is accidentally changed you’re covered. But wouldn’t it be nice if we had a way to be absolutely sure that it is impossible to make changes?

Yeah, it would be a good thing, and fortunately sometimes good things do exist.

We can very easily choose to open our files as “Read Only” so that no changes can be made and saved over the original file.

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Tip of the Day

Classic Taskbar in Windows 7

I was one of the many who upgraded to Windows 7 as soon as it was released in stores. The one thing I noticed straight away after I upgraded was the new format of the taskbar. Instead of long, rectangular buttons, Windows 7 features a space-saving small button design. To be honest, I don’t particularly like the new buttons, and would love to return to the old style. I didn’t think this was possible until recently, when I chanced upon an option under Taskbar Properties to change this.

If you’re like me, and want to get a blast from the past by switching back to the old taskbar format, here’s how:

Firstly, right-click on a blank space on the Taskbar. A menu will appear… select Properties.


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Today's Feature


Jarte is a lightweight freeware substitute for WordPad and NotePad, laden with useful features. These include the ability to export files as PDF or HTML, and to save as DOC, RTF or TXT. The default interface uses mouse-over navigation (called Clickless), which means when the cursor hovers over the menu icons, menus appear. Although, if the Clickless feature doesn’t appeal to you, it can easily be changed to clickable menu controls.

Three interface layouts are available; Minimal (similar to NotePad), Compact, and Classic. The Compact layout is displayed here.


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Amanda's Coolsite

Creative Glossary

This is a glossary that revolves solely around terminology that has to do with creative endeavors. I can’t begin to tell you how much in love with it I am.

There are several ways to navigate. You can use the category menu on the left side of the page. If you click the category name it expands to show you what is lumped under that category specifically. Or you can choose the alphabetical listing across the page, just click the letter you want to explore and you’re good to go.

Your other option is to type in a word into the search engine and see if there is an entry for it. For example, I typed in crochet into the search engine. And it came up with an entry for Irish Lace Crochet. I went to that entry and learn about what it is, but the really neat thing is, that entry just serves as a starting point. From that entry, I could jump to many different categories that were somehow related to what I entered! How cool is that?

So go explore the glossary and see what you can discover!


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Everything You THOUGHT You Knew About Lanterns...

Is About to be Turned Upside Down!  

Sure, Lanterns Are Convenient...

But This One Goes ABOVE AND BEYOND The Call of Duty!


Opens and SWIVELS 360 Degrees!

Pull Out the Side Panels and CUSTOMIZE Your Lighting!

There's NEVER Been a More POWERFUL Lantern With THIS MANY Features Until Now!

Think You Have a Good Lantern?  THINK AGAIN!

So you're in the garage working on your car.  You've got your 9 LED lantern hanging beside you, and while it's emitting fairly sufficient light, you could probably use a few more LED's to be able to see better.  It'd also be nice if you could take one or both panels and angle them to better suit your lighting needs.  But who makes a lantern that allows you to customize your lighting?  Sounds like a pipe dream... 

You're in the woods, at one with nature.  Camping with your family is one of your favorite things to do - but you need a SUPER lantern to compete with the Mother Nature's total darkness.  What do you do?  Walk around with that weak, yellow-bulbed lantern that you bought back in '86?  Good luck with that...Consider this: it's getting dark, and there's not much time left before it's totally pitch black outside.  One person is setting up the kindling for the fire, and placing rocks around the pit. Someone else is quickly trying to set the tent up.  You have one lantern.  What do you do?

If only you had a lantern that would allow you to angle the light in two different directions, you'd be all set!  But there's no such thing as something as AWESOME as that, right? WRONG!

The PERFECT Lantern is No Longer a Myth!

You're NOT GONNA BELIEVE THIS!  It's a 30 LED, 360 Degree Swiveling, absolute MONSTER of a lantern...and it's here to ROCK YOUR WORLD while LIGHTING IT UP! 

How many times have you found yourself in need of a customizable lantern?  Maybe you've  never even thought of how convenient one can be, but you're about to find out!  Let's think about this: where would a BRILLIANT lantern like this come in handy?  Let me count the ways...

 Garage or Workshop



 Shed or Storage Unit

 ANYWHERE you'll EVER need light!

These Features REVOLUTIONIZE The Way We Think About Lanterns!


Ever stare at the SUN?  Yeah, 30 LED's is kinda like that!  We're talkin' BLINDING light that'll carry across any room.  So lets just say you're in the dim garage working on a project that requires total vision and concentration.  You need a light to match that kind of job, and this one will do that and then some!

Oh, and with the convenient handle, you'll be able to hang it anywhere you want it...but we'll get to the other features in a little bit.  First, you need to understand the MAGNITUDE of brightness you're dealing with!

You know how bright 1 LED think about what 30 of 'em will look like!  Bright white LED light will FLOOD any room - and if you're outside, prepare to be able to see a looooong way. 

Each "panel" inside this lantern is riddled with 15 LED bulbs - one panel on each side.  So it doesn't matter what way it's turned, you'll have BEYOND SUFFICIENT lighting no matter what!

Adjustable, SWIVELING Panels!  

As if having 30 LED bulbs isn't enough, the engineers at ThinkTank did something that's gonna BLOW YOUR MIND!  They took each side panel that comprise the 30 total bulbs, split it in half, and made each panel TOTALLY ADJUSTABLE by a FULL 360 DEGREES!

This is an absolutely BRILLIANT IDEA!  Now no matter what job lies ahead - whether it's working in the garage, flooding two areas at once for a dark project that involves multiple people, or simply lying in bed reading - you can ANGLE THE LIGHTS to COMPLETELY CUSTOMIZE your lighting!  There's NEVER been a lantern able to do this...UNTIL NOW!  

No matter what conditions you're in, from well-lit to dim all the way to pitch black, and no matter what project you have at hand, you'll have ZERO PROBLEMS when it comes to providing your light source!  It's a miracle light!

Bright Enough for ANY Job, TOUGH Enough for Work!

This MONSTER is RUGGED!  It's exterior is comprised of HIGH-GRADE, super strong reinforced plastic!  It's no weakling - so if you bang it around a bit, or even drop it, it's gonna be fine!  This lantern was designed with workin' in mind, so you're not getting some dainty, weak, cheap product here.  You're getting a super-strong WORK TOOL that'll last you a VERY long time.

And although you probably already know this, remember LED is UNBELIEVABLY EFFICIENT!  You could leave this baby on for A DECADE STRAIGHT before the bulbs will EVER burn out.  And due to the efficient, ENERGY SAVING technology found in LED, your batteries will last 10X longer than with standard bulbs.  Did you catch that?  TEN TIMES LONGER BATTERY LIFE!

And speaking of that, this runs on 3 D batteries (not included).  It's got a secure and convenient compartment on the bottom of the lantern, and once the batteries are in - it's ready to rock! No assembly required, no messin' around!  Pop the batteries in, push the button, and LOOK OUT - IT'S ABOUT TO GET BRIGHT IN HERE!

So go ahead - push the button.  But be prepared to turn night into day!


We were able to score a GREAT deal on these lanterns, so we're passing it along to you!  For today ONLY, this 30 LED, 360 Degree SWIVELING BEAST OF A LANTERN can be yours for just $21.97 with FREE US SHIPPING INCLUDED!  How's that for a deal that'll BRIGHTEN your life?!

PS: We have a dangerously low quantity of this HOT SELLING lantern - so don't hesitate!  Get it now, or risk living your life in the dark!  If there's any left tomorrow, we're forced to up the price to $34.97, so act fast!

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Mosquito Beach Stormy Rainbows

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It was taken one cold, rainy morning in Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore along Lake Superior - Mosquito Beach to be exact. I had backpacked in and set up camp to facilitate... (More)

Blue Hen Falls In Autumn

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Stormy Sunset At Sleeping Bear

We had been trying for three days to get something – anything – at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

The first evening saw a sunset that was blocked by clouds, the second was clear and colorless, so this was our last chance. If we didn’t get something here... (More)

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~ Steve



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