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How to Print a Web Page

Printing a web page works like printing any document in any application: Choose Print from the File menu, work the Print dialog box, and then print. Assuming the printer is connected, the web page should [more…]

How to Disable JavaScript Error Messages in Internet Explorer

A specific error message case comes with the JavaScriptprogramming language. What JavaScript does is help automate and format web pages. You’ll probably never deal with JavaScript. But you may, occasionally [more…]

What is FTP?

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol and, as the name implies, it is a way of transferring files between computers. It is also one of those wonderful computer terms that’s both a noun and a verb. [more…]

How to Access an FTP Server in Windows Explorer

The first step to accessing an FTP server is to know its name. Like a web page, FTP servers on the Internet sport a unique Universal Resource Locator, or [more…]

How to Remember an FTP Site for Future Access in Windows 7 and Vista

If you do a lot of file transfers using FTP, Windows can remember the FTP sites you frequent, which saves time when accessing the same FTP site repeatedly. To save an FTP site, follow these steps: [more…]

How to Set File Permissions on a Remote FTP Site

When uploading to the Internet, you might consider setting attributes for files stored on an FTP server. They include Read, Write, and Execute permissions for your own account as well as others who may [more…]

How to Download a Picture from a Web Page

You found the perfect picture to use in your upcoming presentation. But, it is on a web page. Copy the picture to your computer and you can use it in any other program. It can be done. Here’s the simple [more…]

How to Download a Program from a Website

It’s a safe bet that nearly half the software on your computer was downloaded from a website. Some may be Windows updates or driver updates, some may be programs you are trying out or have purchased online [more…]

How to Open ZIP Files in Internet Explorer

Sometimes when you download files from a website they arrive compacted into a form called ZIP. Compressed files download faster, so ZIP can be an advantage if you know how to un-ZIP the files when they [more…]

For Seniors: Open Hotmail E-mail Attachments

Windows Live Hotmail allows you to open e-mail attachments and even edit compatible files using Office Web Apps. Hotmail allows the editing of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote-compatible attachments [more…]

For Seniors: Share Photos and Videos Online with Flickr

Image-sharing sites such as Flickr allow you to share photos and videos over the Internet. Sharing photos and videos online through Flickr gives you a chance to share memories with family and friends who [more…]

For Seniors: Play Online Games

Windows includes many games, and you can find more online. Games you'll find online may be single-player games such as solitaire and Sudoku. Other games are muli-player, such as those where you enter a [more…]

How to Save Online Content to Your Windows 7 Computer

If you find some great information or images on the Internet that you want to be able to access offline, Windows 7 lets you save that information easily. This video shows you how to save online content [more…]

How to Use Your History and Favorites in Internet Explorer

You can use Internet Explorer's Favorites bar, Favorites list, and History to find your way around the Internet, with ease. This brief video shows you some of Internet Explorer's secrets. [more…]

How to Connect to the Internet with Windows 7

Whether you have a dial-up or high-speed, broadband Internet connection, Windows 7 makes connecting to the Internet quick and easy. This video shows you what you need to know to connect to the online world [more…]
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