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grandpaw7

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There is no question about it. Helponthe.net is the best. But sometimes it may be worthwhile to past a thread on a similar, albeit lesser quality, website. Maybe someone can tell me about such other websites that might be useful, always recognizing, of course, not as useful as Helponthe.net. thanks, grandpaw
 

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Thanks to hewee and Buck52.

hewee, maybe you could tell me which you think are the three best ones.

grandpaw
 

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hewee, I should have said the best for a non-technical, light user. grandpaw
 
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I hope someone here remembers!
A long time ago one of the members here maintained a site listing many, many different resources for tech support help. Anyone remember what the URL was or who it was?
 
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Well this site is good.

This is a good one on spyware and Security and is Ad-Aware forum home.
http://www.voiceofthepublic.org/links1.html

http://www.morelerbe.com/cgi-bin/ubb-cgi/ultimatebb.cgi

The one buck52 just gave you seams like a good one too. Thanks buck52.

For help with Netscape go to the Netscape forum here.
http://www.windows-help.net/cgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi

They can all be good sites but you need one that gives you more answers.
Some sites don't have many posters and when you need help you don't want to post someplace that takes days to get a answer back.
This site has a lot of people that post here so you get help faster.

You just need to find a couple you like and use them.
 
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Of course this is the BEST site! There's never been a doubt in my mind.
It's really bugging me that I can't find that site I remember. All I remember is it was a one stop shop for tons of differnet support sites and their specialties and I know it belonged to a member here.
Ringing any bells?
 

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Hi Angel,

I'm not sure whether yours is among them, but here are 3 great links sites:

<A HREF="http://www.techsupportalert.com/">Tech Support Alert's best tech support sites on the Web</A>
<A HREF="http://www.mvps.org/links.html">MVP Web Sites</A>
<A HREF="http://www.informationweek.com/story/IWK20010916S0021">InformationWeek Fred Langa The Best PC Help, Reference, And Test Sites </A>

Cheers,
 
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Nope, not yet. It was all on one page and had the look of a bulletin board itself even though it was just providing links to all of the individual listings.
 

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Thanks to all, especially angel and her picture. Even with my magnifying glass I can't tell how dressed or not she it. grandpaw
 
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Your welcome.

This is from BEN post that I copy from a forum that was closed down.

"I Can See Clearly Now"

posted 04-24-2001 09:38 PM


Hi ALL Updated 8:34 PM 4/24/2001 Please do not post on this Thread, It
is for reference only. Please post in your original post or start a new thread in the
appropriate section of the Forum.

"I Can See Clearly Now"
This is for all you Senior's and other's who have trouble seeing and reading the display on
your computer. By implementing Some of these procedures you should dramatically
expand your computer experience. Hopefully you should "See Clearly Now". If you have
any specific questions, Just ask.
First As a senior citizen, If you are a member of AARP you are entitled to a 10% discount
on your AOL membership Fee. See the link below. Other Internet Service Providers may
have a discount available as well. Just ask them.

AARP Discounts
Address: aol://4344:1114.disc99.2621847.615307194
Click Here! AARP Discounts

Set Font Size
1. Go to the Display properties screen.
2. Click on the Settings tab.
3. On bottom left scroll down to Font Size.
4. On left, Click down tab on Font Size.
5. Your Choices are small, large and other. Click other.
6. Set font size by dragging ruler. You should notice the % of normal change.
7. When you see the size you can see comfortably with then stop. I suggest a setting of
135%. Note: AOL users may get a screen that doesn't display properly. Just reduce the
size of the font
8. Click OK.
9. Click apply.
10. Allow computer to restart.
11. You should now be able to see clearly.
Note #1: Most programs and web pages are designed to work in 800 by 600 Display and
Desktop setting.
Note # 2: Your settings are subjective. They are governed by your individual
circumstances. However they are adjustable. If you set your font settings or other
settings to high and you can't adjust your settings. then go into safe mode, where you
can adjust them back.

Set Windows Appearance
1. Go to Start
2. Settings
3. Control Panel
4. Display
5. Click on the Appearance tab.
6. Click on Inactive Window
7. You will then see Scheme, Item and Font open.
8. Now you can change the font and the size of your font as well as the your background
and font color for the Inactive Window Display.
9. Repeat this procedure for Active Window, Message Box, and, Etc.,
10. If you change individual settings, you can save them by clicking Save As and then
typing a name for the scheme. That name will appear in the Scheme list, so you can
easily restore the settings later.
11. If you want to change the appearance of all screen elements simultaneously, click an
appearance scheme in the Scheme list.
Note: Windows default font is MS Sans Serif 8 Point font size for text. I suggest using
Arial font with a 10 point font size set as Bold to start with, then you can experiment
from there. If it to small just increase the font size.

Desktop Themes - Pointer or the full scheme
1. Just go to the desktop themes in start-settings-control panel.
2. On the right of your screen you will see "settings" just UnCheck every one except
"mouse pointer".
3. Then goto "theme" on top left of screen.
4. Then chose a theme which has the pointer you like and can see clearly.
5. Click apply. Your pointer is now changed.

Mouse pointers and full schemes if you like
1. Goto start-settings-control panel.
2. Double click mouse.
3. Click pointers.
4. Preview the schemes.
5. If you like one then save it.

"I Can See Clearly Now" AOL and Internet Explorer Edition

Changing fonts and background colors
When Web authors and designers create Web pages, they often specify particular font
colors and sizes, typefaces, and background colors. These settings are specified for each
item, or in a "style sheet," which is a type of template for specifying how different styles
should appear throughout a Web page or site.

You can override any or all of these settings, which is useful if you have limited or low
vision. You can specify your font and color preferences for all pages that do not use
style sheets, and then you can specify whether to use any or all of your preferences on
pages that use style sheets.


To change how Background and text Colors are displayed
1.Goto Internet Explorer
2.Click Tools
3.Click Internet Options
4.Click General tab
5.Click Colors
6.Uncheck "Use Windows Colors"
7.Change the settings as needed.

To display Text in a different Font
1.Goto Internet Explorer
2.Click Tools
3.Click Internet Options
4.Click General tab
5.Click Fonts
6.In the Web page font and Plain text font lists
7.Click the fonts you want

To display Text larger or Smaller
1.Goto Internet Explorer
2.Click View
3.Click Text Size
4.Click the size you want

To specify which Font and Color settings to always use
1.Goto Internet Explorer
2.Click Tools
3.Click Internet Options
4.Click General tab
5.Click Accessibility
6.Under Formatting there are 3 choices. You can Check or Uncheck any and all
settings you want
A. Ignore Colors Specified on Webpages
B. Ignore Fonts Styles Specified on Webpages
C. Ignore Fonts Sizes Specified on Webpages
7.Under Style Sheet you can use your own style sheet if you have one

F8 SAFE MODE- You only need to do this if you can't see your settings to adjust them.
1. Restart your computer. During the boot process, you will see a screen with the large
IBM logo. Immediately after the IBM screen will be a black screen with "Starting Windows
95/98..." in the top left corner. Press the "F8" key to take you to the "Microsoft Windows
95/98 Startup Menu". The black screen will only be up for a couple of seconds. If you
miss it, reboot and try again.
2. At the "Microsoft Windows 95/98 Startup Menu", press "3" and the "Enter" key to start
Windows 95/98 in Safe mode.
3. A window will come up telling you that "Windows is running in Safe mode" and explains
the diagnostic purpose of Safe mode. Press "Enter" key to continue. Windows will
continue and start in Safe mode. The Windows desktop will have "Safe mode" in each
corner to alert you that you are running Windows in the Safe mode.
After you are in safe mode go to set your fonts. I would suggest setting at 135% or
below. This should enable you to see clearly. You will now restart your computer again
and you should be able to adjust your settings.

Let us know how you make out.


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Thanks, Ben
 

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Thanks, hewee, for the info. I decided to see what 150% would like at Display>Settings>Font Size. Now I want to change to something smaller. But when I go to the Font Size screen, it is so large that I can't get the OK button on the screen. How can make the change to something smaller? Thanks, grandpaw
 
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