Daily Archives: May 12, 2005

Speaking Of Laptops…

Hi Fred, I’d like to suggest a site for possible feature on the hot spot page of
Langa.com:
Laptopical
( http://www.laptopical.com )  – Offers relevant news commentary on laptops, notebooks and mobile
computers.
Regards,
Lucy

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Stuck Laptop Keys

Hi Fred,
The reader comment about "washing" computer parts reminded me of something I’d
like to correct, but don’t know how: I have an old company laptop that I often
take home
with me. It’s not really needed by anyone, so keeping it in perfect working
order isn’t a
priority, but it WAS in working order… until one day my 4-year-old spilled
cranberry juice
on it! I powered it down and let it dry out, and it still works, but the power
button is really
sticky now, and a few of the keys on the keyboard are sticky too. I wish I could
put the
whole THING in a dishwasher to clean it up, but I think that might turn out to
be an
unwise choice! Will I have to disassemble the whole machine to clean those
things up,
or is there a magic trick I can perform to un-stick my stickeys?
Michael Jones

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Salvaging Old “Favorites”

Hi Fred,
I recently had to reinstall Windows XP due to some corrupted files that would
not let me boot back into Windows, Safe Mode included.  I kept the old Windows
directory by reinstalling into a new Windows directory, hoping I could salvage
some of the old information.  Is it possible to restore my old IE Favorites
links?  I know they are still there after doing a search of the hard drive, the
problem is getting IE 6 to use them.  Using Google I found how to do this, but
only if I am using IE 5 or earlier.  Help! —[a reader]

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Protecting Kids From Bad Content

Hi Fred, Great newsletter, been reading it for many years.  I was
searching for information about "Internet Filters" and did not find
much to read about.  I was wondering what your thoughts were about  "ContentProtect",
"CYBERsitter", "NetNanny" and/or "CyberPatrol" to help out parents of teenagers
and pre-teens?  I have been trying to find some filter software to help control
my children’s Internet experience.  do you recommend one over another?  I found
an Internet Filter review at
http://internet-filter-review.toptenreviews.com/ 
Thanks, Joe.Bongiorno

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Capturing “Uncopyable” Text

Dear Fred-
Perhaps in your experience you see a reasonable answer to this. With most of the
error messages that I really want to track down, it is impossible to cut and
paste the words, failure point, module name, you name it. It would appear that
they have gone out of their way to present the text as a graphic rather than
text. If it were in text, we could simply cut and paste, but nooooooooooooo.

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Delete Cookies For More Speed?

Deleting cookies often makes the computer run better.  But
why? —Norman Epstein

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Valid Privacy Concerns With Google’s New Tools

Hi Fred,
I have a question about the use of the "Google Bar"  and the "Google Local

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Replicator duplicates gold, now only $250,000 at eBay

Quick! You only have three days left to bid on the world’s first Gold Replicator
before the auction for this valuable fortune-building device ends at eBay.

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