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Waaaaay Too Much Background Activity

Fred: You recently listed the new I tunes 7 as a resource hog.  I don’t
have much of a problem with that as I do with the new version 2007 of trend
micro internet security.  as I write this e mail, I am getting a lag of several
second between typing and display, the program is taking as much as 50% of my
cpu & 85,000k of memory just to run in the background. I have contacted them, I
have received no response other than their canned text. It is also causing my
hard drive to spin up steadily for 10 minutes after the computer boots.  I have
a p-4 HT 2.6 with 512 megs of ram, not a screaming powerhouse by today’s
standards but it should be able to run a anti virus program and e mail at the
same time. —Bob & Paul Hadley

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Bring Order To Start Menu Mayhem

Dear Fred, Thanks for a great newsletter. I
wonder if you can suggest an answer to this problem which I think many people
must have. When I go to Start-Programs (I am running XP SP2) the programs are
displayed but as I have quite a lot of programs many of them are out of sight to
the right of the screen. I’m sure there must be a way to overcome this but I
have been unable to find it. There does not seem to be a way to scroll through
the programs to see the ones out of sight. I have searched the Help and looked
on the Internet and on the Microsoft site but no success. Can you please tell us
how to overcome this problem which I think must affect many people? Thanks and
kind regards, —Mark Digby

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Links That Launch Both Site *And* Browser

On my desktop I have several short cuts to
web sites – who doesn’t? But they all go via the default web browser— and
sometimes I would prefer to go via a different browser. How might I force such a
shortcut to go through the browser of my choice? Hope you can help, —Vaughan
Mitchell

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New Web Pages “Wipe Out” Old Ones

Fred, I use dual LCD monitors with my
Windows XP Pro system. I have a custom built system designed for speed and use
it for investment analysis.

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Virtual PC 2007 Virtually Shipping

Many LangaList readers are installing Windows Vista
on Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 and some have sent questions or comments including
this one:

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Annual Report 2006: Yasmin Idania

Remember Idania? She’s one of the group of 13 kids
sponsored on an ongoing basis by LangaList Plus! subscribers:

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How To Strip Away Web Page Bloat

Hi Fred! Great to have you back in the
chair. I look forward to the LangaList every week and having been having
withdrawals for the last month or so <g>. I moved interstate at the same time
that you did, so I can empathize with the rigmarole of packing, moving and
unpacking.

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Script Errors Block Web Sites

Hello Fred. Can you help me? How can I
get rid of the pop-up "Internet Explorer Script Error"? This will not let me
read some web pages no matter how hard I try. It just keeps coming back every
time I say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ or try to delete (x) it. Thanks, —Fran

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