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How to Reset Internet Explorer

Just as restarting your computer often fixes minor software ills, you can attempt to repair Internet Explorer problems by performing a reset of the Internet Explorer software. Here’s how: [more…]

How to Restrict ActiveX Controls in Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer automatically installs ActiveX controls from the websites you visit. If you prefer a higher level of security, you can restrict this access. Follow these steps: [more…]

How to Disable ActiveX Controls in Internet Explorer

ActiveX controls, like other add-ons, are designed to enhance your browsing experience. And, like other add-ons, sometimes they don’t. The good news is that you can disable them. If the only reason you [more…]

How to Avoid Pop-ups in Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer is configured to block all pop-up windows by default. If you don’t like the blocker warning or its associated beep, you can control the pop-up blocker’s settings. [more…]

How to Add a Website to Your Internet Explorer Trusted Zone

When you ratchet up Internet security, you might find your once-pleasant and speedy web browsing experience plagued with speed bumps. You can fix this problem, and ensure that you’re not bothered with [more…]

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 XP

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 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…]

How to Connect Your Laptop to the Internet from a WiFi Hotspot

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