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Computer Tips

Worldstart Computer Tips 11-02-2011

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Quick Tips

Facebook Login Notifications

Hey, Facebook users – Did you know that you can set up America’s favorite social networking site to send you an e-mail or even a text message if anyone tries to access your account from a new device?

It’s great for that extra layer of security – and I highly recommend it!

Here’s how:

While logged in to Facebook, click the arrow next to your name, then Account Settings.

Once at the Account Settings control panel click the security category off to the left, then click Edit.

Now simply choose how you’d like to receive a notification when/if your account is accessed from a new/different computer. Click Save Changes when you’re finished!


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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!

Computers 101

Ren from South Dakota asks:

In windows 7, when I look at user folders, I see some folders have padlocks on them and others do not, what causes this and how do I remove the “padlock”. When I look at the properties of each folder, I cannot detect any difference.

How to Get Rid of the Mysterious Padlock Icon From Your File Folder

Windows 7, as in previous version of Windows, allows the creation of multiple user accounts with varying degrees of privileges on the same computer or network. As such, there are users whom have the ability to make the same changes that the computer’s owner can make (Administrator accounts). There are also users with limited abilities in updating and changing computer settings (Standard User accounts,) and users with very limited privileges whom are dis-allowed from making nearly any change to the computer’s configuration (Guest accounts.) These differing account types allow for multiple users to use the same computer without, for the most part, disturbing the programs, settings, or display of others whom they share the computer with. Occasionally however, changes made from one user account can create confusion within other user accounts; particularly when actions on one user account change how familiar icons look or behave throughout all user accounts.

One such example can be found when a formerly normal looking shared file folder displays a padlock next to itself when viewed.

Baffling as this may be when first discovered, there’s actually a simple explanation for the odd little golden padlock icon suddenly appearing next to a previously standard looking folder: another user has changed its’ “permissions” and has “locked” the folder.

When creating shared file folders in Windows 7, there are a variety of options available which allow a user to safeguard information contained within these folders, by restricting how folders are shared amongst various users on the computer or network. By right clicking on a file folder, then selecting Properties, followed by the Security tab, you can view and modify various security options (permissions) available to different users, for that particular folder. Owners of a particular folder can choose to allow or deny other users full or partial abilities to view, edit, modify, or delete said folders and files contained within, as they see fit. As each user can change folder permissions, confusion can arise when multiple users start to change and update permissions without notifying other users of the computer on the network. Adding additional confusion, Administrator accounts and Standard User accounts have differing abilities when modifying folder permissions. Generally speaking, most permission changes made by a Standard User account, can be overridden by an Administrator account, but not vice versa.


As such, when you see a familiar file folder suddenly appear with a padlock next to it where there had previously been none, the first thing to do is to check the folders’ permission settings:

(Note: These steps assume you either have ownership of the folder in question, or are logging in using an Administrator account.)

Step 1. Right click the file folder.


Step 2. In the context menu which appears, select Properties.


Step 3. Click on the Security tab; find the name you log in with under Group or user names: and click to select it.


Step 4. The Permissions for box will update to show the permissions for the user account you selected.


Step 5. Scroll through the permissions list and check for any permissions which should not be associated with this folder (i.e. permission for Full Control of the folder has been set to deny for this user, when it should be set to allow.) If a wrongly set permission is found (any permission set to Deny,) follow these steps to fix it:

Step 5-1. Click the Edit button in the middle of the dialog box.


Step 5-2. In the dialog box which appears, select the user whose permissions are incorrectly set.


Step 5-3. Check the Full Control, Allow check box under Permissions for (NAME)


Step 5-4. Click the Apply button followed by the OK button on all dialog boxes, and check your folder icon.


Once permissions have been reset to Full Control, the padlock next to your folder icon should disappear. If any permissions are still set to Deny, the padlock will typically remain until Full Control is granted.


If, after following the above steps, you are still unable to remove the padlock icon from the folder, you may need to log in as an administrator or folder owner, backup all files located in the folder, delete, and then re-create the file folder to fully remove the errant icon. Doing so will also remove any previously defined permissions, and will un-share the folder from any other users who had been granted access to it. Why this process is occasionally necessary to clear the padlock icon from a file folder is not completely clear, other than that it is just an as yet unresolved glitch in Windows 7. However, if you really must rid your file folder of an annoying padlock icon, and all else fails, this method will usually do the job.

~J. Conboy

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MS Office

MS Word: a Little More Keyboard and a Little Less Mouse

If you’ve ever created an equation in MS Word then you’ve definitely used the Equation Tools Design tab.


It’s got lots of great stuff in it… much more than many people would ever use… of course, that would also be why there’s such a necessity for the mouse when creating your equations.

Actually, if you know a few keystrokes that correspond to a couple of the more common equation elements then maybe we could reduce our mouse and work time.

Sounds like a good plan to me so here’s the scoop.

Once you’ve started an equation you can type the following keys and Word will interpret them as equation elements.

For example, if you want a fraction like this:


then type 1/2 into an equation placeholder.

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Tip of the Day

Expanded Windows 7 Defrag Options

Windows 7′s defrag utility has a lot more going for it than previous versions, but you have to know where to look to find the good stuff. To access some of the more interesting options like parallel defragging (defrag two separate hard drives at once) and progress reports, you need to use the command line version.

Don’t be scared, just click Start, and in the search box type cmd. In the list that appears above, right-click the cmd icon and select “Run as administrator”. The command window should open up.


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Today's Feature

Hide Your Username in Windows 7

The login screen of Windows Vista and Windows 7 makes it very easy to see the user name of the last person that logged in. This may be fine on personal computers, but on shared computers, this could be a security threat. A potential intruder would only have to find out the password, which is very possible with the right software. To solve this problem, we have to change a value in the registry. Don’t worry; it is easier than it sounds. But before we change anything, it is best to make a backup of the registry.

Note: If you’re uncomfortable editing the Windows Registry do not attempt this tip.

1. Press [Windows Key] + R to bring up Run.

2. Type “regedit” (without quotes) into the text box and hit enter.

Run Window - Regedit

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Amanda's Coolsite

How Shakespearean Are You?

Through his writing, Shakespeare added many new words and phrases to the English language. Many of which we still use today, like “heart of gold”, “piece of work”, “fight fire with fire”, “wear your heart on your sleeve”, “vanish into thin air,” etc. And that’s just a small sampling of phrases, there are many more. (Check out this awesome image if you want to see more phrases that were added to English by Shakespeare.

I think  if you just look at the listing I’ve included that it is easy to see how the writing by people of today could have a Shakespearean quotient. Well this site, has an application that will test your writing for similarity to the 1916 edition of The Complete Works of Shakespeare.

What they have done is compiled a list of all the unique words and turned it into a database that the application uses to decide how similar your writing is that edition of Shakespeare’s work.  Note that if you cut and paste passages from Shakespeare’s work off of the internet it may not generate a 100% result. This is because the text you find online might not be from the 1916 edition.

I copied and pasted an essay I was working on for school and got a 92 %.  Then I copied and pasted an article on knitting and was surprised to get a 72% when I thought it would score much lower. The fun part is each percentile has a different saying attached to it. The 92% asked me: “Do you live at the Rose Theater?”  And the 72% told me to “feel free to start comparing myself to a summer’s day.”

Overall, this is a really fun application. I hope you’ll get a kick out of comparing your writing to Shakespeare’s. I know I did!


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Monthly Wallpaper


A NEW ERA of Waking Up is Here...

Giving You ALL the Info You Need to Start Your Day Right!

Get the Weather Forecast...Before You Even Get Outta Bed!

Temperature! Humidity! TOTAL FORECAST!

Time, Date, BUILT-IN Alarm Clock WITH Backlight!

Your Current Alarm Clock is LAZY in Comparison!

It's Like Sleeping With an Electric Weatherman!


You Did it Again...

Maybe it's time for a new alarm clock? This is the second time you've overslept this week, and it's only Monday. How did you manage to do that?

To make matters worse, you didn't have time to turn on the weather forecast, so you had no idea it was going to be unseasonably warm today - now you're stuck at work being the only one wearing a wool sweater, long pants and thick socks. Have a nice day...

Today could have been SO much better for you...if only you'd had the RIGHT alarm clock! It's funny, but you never think about how much you depend on your alarm clock, huh? Well guess what?


One Alarm Clock. ALL The Answers!

Your alarm clock is perhaps your most UNDERRATED accessory. You depend on it to get up on time in the morning, get to work, make money, and live your life. So why is it that so many people settle for mediocre alarms that do nothing but tell the time and provide an annoying, weak "beeping" noise to get 'em up in the morning?

This Alarm clock is the COMPLETE opposite of that! Sure, it's got an annoying "beep" to wake you up - but this one is LOUD and PERSISTENT! No more oversleeping because you didn't hear it, that's for sure!


Get the weather before you even get outta bed!

What REALLY sets this apart from EVERY other alarm clock is it's AMAZING weather features! Think about this: with this clock, you can get the temperature in Fahrenheit AND Celsius, the humidity AND THE FULL DAILY WEATHER FORECAST! Talk about a clock that does it all!

A Good Day Starts With Being Prepared!

Wake up, roll over, and know IMMEDIATELY if the day's forecast calls for rain or shine, snow or overcast, WHATEVER! Is it gonna be a nice day? If the smiley face pops up on the clock, prepare for a BEAUTIFUL day!

Beauty in the Details...

Hey, what else would make this already PERFECT clock better? How about it being a tasteful, elegant touch to your bedroom decor?

This clock is quite the looker! With it's silver case and sleek, slim design, it makes a wonderful complement to your nightstand.

Have trouble seeing? NOT TO WORRY! You can turn on the gorgeous blue backlight when it's dark, and you'll be seeing clearly! This clock is literally STUFFED with all the bells and whistles you could ever hope for in an alarm - AND IT'S SIMPLE TO USE AND OPERATE!


It obviously comes with detailed instructions, but you'll be pleasantly surprised by how user friendly this baby is! It's simple to set, and picking out your options is not only easy, it's fun!

Customize your morning with the push of a few buttons, and WAKE UP IN STYLE!


Today, you can get this amazing, name brand alarm clock for just $12.97 with FREE US SHIPPING INCLUDED! Go to your local box store (I'm lookin' at you, Brookstone) and you'll be paying TWICE that amount for something like this! Isn't Worldstart the BEST?!

PS: Our supply is limited - and so is yours! Not only is the clock PERFECT for starting your day off the right way, it's also priced so low that you could get away with grabbing one for your desk, too! Go for it - You won't regret it!

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November Wallpaper!

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Mosquito Beach Stormy Rainbows

This was easily one of the toughest photos I’ve ever created.

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

This is one I’ve been trying to bag for awhile – since my film days in fact! See, each time I’d stop to shoot the falls (usually in autumn), I’d end up with VERY little water flow. Instead of the nice robust waterfall you see here, I would typically... (More)

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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