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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

SAVING FIREFOX BOOKMARKS INTO AN HTML FILE

Export Bookmarks from Firefox into an HTML File For Future Use

September 27, 2016

To save into HTML your bookmarks in Firefox browser;  You must open up your Firefox Internet browser’s Menu Bar, go click on Bookmarks tab then select Show All Bookmarks. A popup Bookmarks Manager window will appear. Now click on Import and Backup tab, scroll down to Export Bookmarks to HTML option, and then to save it on your local hard drives onto a C:drive; you must browse onto the path where you want to save the bookmarks, such as in your Documents folder, and then Rename and click on Save.

Notice in your Documents folder that your current bookmarks on your Firefox browser have now a back up document for future use.


Firefox Bookmarks-HTML



You can also directly save the bookmarks onto an external hard drive; such as a USB or Floppy disk which needs to be inserted into the PC; that way you can Import the HTML Bookmarks into another PC of yours onto another Firefox browser. 



Exporting Bookmarks into HTML File 


If you happened to saved your HTML Firefox Bookmarks in your local hard drive such as C:drive;  you must copy and paste it first into an external drive to access it to another computer.



Saving HTML file



Note:To transfer your saved HTML Firefox Browser Bookmarks into another PC and onto another Firefox browser.  On the Browser’s menu bar select  Bookmarks tab then onto bookmarks manager window, click on Import and Backup Tab, then scroll down to Import Bookmarks to HTML option and then choose the HTML file from your external drive’s in the dialog box which comes up. Notice how your browser got populated with your saved bookmarks.


                                                             [Export Firefox Bookmarks into HTML file]


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

IF YOU CAN’T HEAR ANY SOUND FROM YOUR PC

Reasons on why your computer has no sound

January 27, 2016


Let’s try these techniques before you go to a computer repair shop.
Try testing  first the sound on computer by connecting the headphones; play a music on a music device such as the windows media player; if that’s not working, if  it’s desktop PC; check  the hardware such as the speakers:  if they are properly connected on sound card on the back of the tower, check all the wires in the back of the tower, if they're connected in the right slots and see to it whether you have configured them correctly. The Speakers wiring must be properly connected into the correct jack on Audio out port on sound card which is normally green in color. Make sure that they have power by plugging the speakers to a power bar and are turned on.  
Go Control Panel then System and Security then click on Action Center, now on the left pane select Windows Update and let it download all the updates, click on all the important and optional updates available for your computer, and then restart the computer after installing all the updates.  If that still doesn't work, the driver may have been uninstalled. If so, go to your computer's manufacturer's website and go to the "Support" section. (i.e. www.toshiba.com :support section); You will need to fill in the blank’s input form for your computer's model for drivers update; Your PC'S model number is written in the back of your computer so once you enter that; it will give you an option to download any missing drivers.  Actually the support section will present you a list of drivers update; then select the Sound Driver and install it, just follow prompts and then restart the computer for the new settings to apply.

Don’t forget to check the Speaker icon located in the taskbar at the right side bottom of your screen; perhaps, something must be wrong in there. Click on Mixer option to open volume control and make sure all slide bars are above low and all mute boxes are unchecked. 


Volume Mixer


Speakers Volume -Up

If all else fails, ensure your Sound Driver isn't disabled, it could be that you disabled them unintentionally, to do this: Point to Start menu button then Go to Control Panel click on Hardware and Sound and then select Sound’s Playback Tab then Right-click on  Speakers to check its settings; you must choose Enable.  Click Okay for the new settings to apply then restart your PC.

Enable Speakers is selected



Disable Speakers isn't selected

Somewhat from time to time the PC’s sound driver will be inadvertently disabled during sudden shutdowns.

                                                                                 [No Computer Sound]


Saturday, June 27, 2015

TROUBLESHOOTING TOSHIBA LAPTOP TOUCHPAD

 How to troubleshoot your Toshiba Touch Pad Device


June 27, 2015



For not working Toshiba Laptop Touch pad device with Windows OS: Turn off your computer by holding your power on/off button for 15 seconds, until the computer power light goes off. Unplug the Adapter Cord and also take out the battery. Return the battery, and plug the Adapter Cord back, [(I recommend that you must use a power bar, for your computer protection just in case of a power outage, [shock]). FYI! I do not plug the computer A/C directly to an electric outlet. 

Press and hold down FN +F9 at the same time together doesn't work, [i.e. repeatedly, and or at least 3 times]. If that doesn't work, you go point to Start Menu then select Control Panel, click on Hardware and Sound tab, then onto Devices and Printers click on Mouse, then modify the settings of your touch pad device. 





Alright, so by the time you get into the settings for your mouse touch pad, just make sure that you [Unchecked the box for disable internal mouse when external device is attached, then press Okay for new settings to apply]. This is very important. 


And the last option for you I hope is that; you can make it work your Touch pad by updating your touch pad driver.  Go to official site of Toshiba's’ support site. Just type (www.toshiba.com) and look for support page,  Follow the prompts, such as: input computer laptop model number and the rest will follow. Toshiba will scan your computer for drivers update. It will recommend you to install drivers update, after reinstalling the update, restart your computer for the new settings to apply

This could be also a virus attack. Try to install a good virus guard, there are lots of free antivirus programs out there, (i.e.AVG, Avast, and so on), and  scan the whole computer. The anti -virus will quarantine or remove the virus. Restart after scanning. However, if you want a free anti- virus protection for your computer I would recommend you the following antivirus software’s  you can download and install; such as: Avast Antivirus or AVG. Take your pick and just type on your browser www.avast.com or www.avg.com  to download any of the two antivirus programs to protect your PC from unwanted threat, such as viruses and most unwanted software you might find online.  

However, my pick is Avast, it’s because it’s  one of the best Anti-Virus software’s out there and has one of the highest virus detection rates of any software, and the best part is definitely Free! 

Well, if this doesn’t work, I recommend you go to an authorized service center for your comp. It must be the touch-pad is  already physically destroyed.



                                                                        [Toshiba Laptop Touch pad]             

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

SETTING UP AN E-MAIL

 How to get a free Electronic Mail

To sum it up, an existing e-mail is imperative for everyday activities nowadays, it's just because, In general, a social media required an e-mail of yours,  to set up an account: (example: Google Plus my favorite), hehe

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Today's age of computers, mostly all companies that offer free software's online may require an e-mail, (i.e. if you want to download a free game, a free photo editor application to enhance your personal pictures, etc.), you perhaps need to provide an e-mail as a requirement, more so that you as a user can be provided with an update later on. 
To sign up for the first time, type google mail on an Internet browser then click on create a new account, (a phone number is required to verify your account if you have no any other existing e-mail to provide, Simply enter all mandatory fields, (e.g. First Name, Last Name, Gender, etc), choose a secure password; don't forget to jot down all the information's you provided for a back-up document in the future, then after filling up the form, you must click on "agree" to the company's conditions to set up a new e-mail account for you. 



Some free web mail providers out there also are MAIL.COM, Yahoo, Hotmail, and so on. You can chose though whoever you want, my apologies.

Apparently, an e-mail message uses the same format as a standard memo; it includes, From, Date, To, and Subject lines, typically followed by the content of the message. To... line: indicates who the recipient of the message is, (it includes CC:, & BCC); Subject... line:  is for the topic of your message, usually in bold capital letters; (I.E.  BIRTHDAY PARTY OF MY BABY), From... line: your web mail supplies your name or e-mail, & Date... line: (depends on what device you use), the computer or your phone automatically supplies the actual date you send the message.
Remember that when you're sending a message, there are three types of e-mail “recipients”, namely: Primary-(TO), is the first individual to whom you intend to send the message; Secondary- (CC), are the interested parties who want to receive a copy of the message and Tertiary-(BCC), Blind Carbon Copy-(bcc) bcc'ng someone is very important, if you want to send someone a message but that someone prefer (to be bcc'd), meaning to hide such an individual's certain e-mail address from  everybody receiving the same message. 

  
You will find your Inbox folder which stores all your messages you received from all your contacts. Outbox are composed messages that perhaps aren’t successfully sent to your contacts due to failed delivery usually because of mistyped or invalid e-mail addresses.  While your Sent Items folder accommodates all the messages you successfully sent, meanwhile Drafts folder stores all those messages you created but haven’t finished and sent it yet,  unless you’ll delete them, otherwise they will be there waiting for you to edit and send to your recipients. Deleted items folder is similar to a computer’s Recycle Bin, it will store all your deleted items until you’ll restore or delete them permanently. Contacts folder is being created by the E-mail holder and that is no other than you; you can do this option, by doing; Go>Contacts option on the E-mail’s Menu Bar then select “Add new contact by filling up the form and then click on Save”. 

In general to send an E-mail, first thing to do is compose the message so click on Compose or New button, and then afterwards click on Send button. You perhaps can attach files by clicking Attach File/Insert File button then follow prompts, whether the files are inside your Computer/Download/ folders (it depends where you stored your files though).


 [E-mai]

Friday, March 27, 2015

WORKING WITH FILES

Working With Texts


If only MS Office suite program isn't included on your Operating System (i.e. Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access), Go to Start Menu Button, Point to All Programs, select Accessories>click on WordPad or Notepad, they are included with you computer-Win 7, 8, 8.1 OS, etc. Otherwise, you can use the MS Word.
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In this tutorial, you will learn how to manage your files. By the way, what is a File? A File is a collection of data, which has a name and is stored on a computer’s drive or in an external drive. After creating a File, you can print it, open it, edit its contents, and or save it again usually using the same program you used to create it. To accomplish any given task that involves texts, you must type texts where texts are required though.

When you start a document program, such as the WordPad, a blank wide area will appear below the menu bar, toolbars and ruler. That area is called the document window. By the upper left side of the document window, the flashing vertical bar is called the Insertion Point. The insertion Point shows your typing position on the screen, and it moves as you type and usually blinks when you pause your typing.
Word Pad window
The Insertion Point indicates where the characters you type will appear. As you type sentences of texts in the specified document window, no need to press the Enter Key on your Keyboard when you reach the right margin of the page. Most Windows document programs contain a feature called Word Wrap, which automatically continues your texts on the next line. Therefore, you can press the Enter key only when you have completed a paragraph.  While the mouse pointer moves freely around on the screen as you move the mouse and when the mouse pointer is positioned in a text area, it looks like an I-Beam. 

Notepad window 
If ever you make a typing error, just position the Mouse’ I Beam-Pointer to select the texts by highlighting all the texts you want to delete and then press the Enter key on the Keyboard. When you move the Mouse’ I- Beam pointer to a position on the screen where texts has been typed, and you click the mouse, the Insertion Point moves to that location. Use the Insertion Point, to erase the typed wrong texts by moving the I-Beam Pointer to the correct position over the wrong -typed texts and then click. The Insertion Point moves to where you clicked then use the Backspace key.

In general, whatever project you are working on your computer and or when you type texts on a document program, it is being held temporarily in the computer’s temporary memory called RAM, (RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY), and is being erased when you turn off or restart the computer. For permanent storage, you must save your work on your computer's hard drive, (c:drive; if applicable), and or on a removable disk as frequently, as possible.  A removable USB drive is an example of an external hard drive to store your project, otherwise your work will be gone for good and only a professional retriever can retrieve your work.

If you will use a new disk to store your files, only format the disk when it’s unformatted and or its old and you wanted to reuse it.  To completely erase and reuse an old disk, you can format the disk using the Quick Format command. 
Format Option Command


Go>Start Menu>Point to select Windows File Explorer>Right click on the specified USB or Floppy disk and point to select Format>Put a check mark on Quick format box>then Press the Start button.


Format options-Creating an MS DOS startup disk

If you will save your document for the first time, Go File Menu tab>Point to select Save option, a pop up Save As dialogue box appears, it gives an option where you want to save your file (if applicable: on the hard disk or the computer's Documents folder), Otherwise use an external disk to store your file, by selecting the correct destination folder on the Left Pane-Explorer bar options, of the Save As dialogue box window. Name the file by typing a name that you can easily remember then click Save. The file is automatically saved in that application you are using.  At the bottom of the dialogue box, you will find out the document you're saving in its' own file type, (.RTF, etc.).

Saving Command

You could delete files (only you created) which you no longer need, so that your folders and disks don't get cluttered.  Use Windows Explorer File window to manage your files by using the Delete command on the file's shortcut menu options. 
Right click on a given file, click on Delete option>Select permanently delete the file by pressing Okay button. However, be careful when deleting a folder, examine it contents first, and only delete the whole folder if you no longer need the contents. All the deleted files from your computers C:Drive, goes inside the Recycle Bin.


Delete command

The Recycle Bin is an area on your hard drive that holds deleted files, until you emptied the Recycle Bin, and then they're removed permanently, and can't be recoverable anymore. (If applicable), you'll find the Recycle Bin on your desktop. However, in public places though, such as the public library, no need to delete such an item that you downloaded on the computer's hard drive from the Internet, the operating system's already been programmed to delete such items.

Recycle Bin
However when you delete files and or folders from an external drive such as: USB and Floppy disk, they can't be recovered anymore; such deleted items will not go to Recycle Bin at all, once you deleted them, they're  gone for good, meaning, they're permanently deleted.




To retrieve such deleted files or folders of yours inside the Recycle Bin, use the Restore Command on the Recycle Bin’s Restore option to return the deleted files and or folders from the C:Drive; You can return them back to their original location by Double clicking to open the Recycle Bin>right click on the item inside the bin and point to select Restore command option.
Copy and Paste technique: If you have an extra external disk, you can make a copy of your data from your original disk now. Make sure you copy the data stored on your original disk regularly so that as you work on your original disk the data on your copy disk stays updated. To copy a file is just an act of duplication, and placing the file to another location of your choice, but the original file isn’t affected.
However the Cutting technique is different, it’s actually removal of the data from its original location and it’s being transferred to its new location.  To do this method; on the pop-up dialogue box menu point to select Cut option on the files you selected and highlighted and then go to a new destination folder of your choice, from there;  double click and select paste command on the pop-up menu dialogue box to completely remove the files from its current location, and places the files to its new location.

Copy and Paste Technique

To prevent losing all the data stored on your external disk, you should always have a copy of your disk for later purposes. To do this technique, Make sure to insert your original USB or floppy disk and a blank disk to the computer, and then open up Windows File Explorer. 
Double click on the original disk to open it. Click on the first file to select it (inside the original disk) and then press Shift key on the keyboard while clicking on the last file to highlight it then release the shift button, notice how all the files are selected and highlighted. Right click on top of the highlighted files and point to select Copy option on the menu of pop-up dialogue box. Open up and click inside the blank disk and then right click and select Paste option on the menu of the pop-up dialogue box.
Everything will be copied from the original to the new disk for Backup documents in the future.


                                                                    [Working With Files]

Thursday, February 27, 2014

EXPLORING THE INTERNET

Navigating The Internet
 
To start exploring the Internet, an access to a computer with an Internet connection is a must. You can go to a Net café or to a Public Library, (depends on your situation). 

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IE browser is just one of the many Internet crawlers to open up a Web Page. To name a few; Google Chrome, Safari, Opera, Netscape Navigator and Mozilla Firefox,  are  all Internet browsers; apparently, one of these Internet browsers  will allow you to embark on a search for a certain vacation spot,  read news, download a music video, watch a film, or even book your next flight to Banff National Park of Canada. FYI! There are more Internet web searchers out there, which I haven’t mentioned.
IE browser

Point to Start Menu, select All programs and click on IE explorer or double click on the IE icon on the desktop, to open it up, whatever may apply. To start exploring the Web, use IE explorer, the Internet browser that comes with your Windows 7 or 10 OS, whatever applies to you? When you connect to the Internet without specifying a particular Web page Windows 7 and or 10 OS, [whatever OS you may have], automatically loads your Home page-the web page designated by the operating system [you’re currently], using as your starting point.
A Title bar tells you the name of the web page, (i.e. MSN Canada, and also shows the resize buttons commands to use to, [minimize, restore, and exit or close] the web page, go Home, add or bookmark the current web page on your favorites sites, and change the settings of the web browser.
Address bar is the box where you type a URL, [uniform resource locator] for you to visit; also it shows you the address of the present opened web page. Standard Buttons Toolbar contains commands to click on to perform common tasks such as printing a web page.
Web page area, is the entire area which shows the current web page. Menu Bar is where the settings options for the page are located, (File, Edit, View, Tools, & Help buttons), Status bar is located at the bottom of the web page, it shows information about the present browser's action, [Example: page text is 100% zoomed]. The Scroll bars, lets you to scroll up and down and or right and left, when the current web page is wider and or longer than the browser window.
After you type the URL of a webpage you want to visit, in the address bar, just Press Enter on your keyboard, to go to that specified web address.
While you’re already browsing the Internet, you should also know how to activate a link. (Let’s find out first, what is a world wide web?)  A World Wide Web is a system of hypertext documents-(electronic files), that contain elements known as, hyperlinks or just links which target other parts of a document or other documents altogether. A link can be a text or a phrase or a graphic image. Each hypertext document on the web is called a web page and is stored on a computer on the Internet called a web server. A web page can contain links to other web pages located anywhere on the Internet – on the same computer as the original webpage or on an entirely different computer halfway across the world.
Usually, a web link is colored, underlined and in bold font. When you click on a web link, it will let you jump to a new location, it can be on another web page, on a different web server and in another country.

While I'm in Canada, one of my website's links is from a far away land which is my native country, the Philippines. (it is 17 hours and a half  by plane from Calgary International Airport and 8 hours car ride from Manila International Airport), absolutely, one of the most important features of the World Wide Web. Linking a page is a special feature of the WWW (World Wide Web). 


My links



To successfully connect to a hyperlink can vary, it depends on the number of people trying to connect on the same website at that time, the web address design, (such as, if the web site is designed with heavy graphics, it’ll be slow it’s Internet connection), and how fast is the speed of your own Internet connection.



 To add a specific website to your Favorites web addresses, just Go> Standard Buttons Toolbar  and click on Star Icon command  to bookmark the page, or Go>Menu Bar, Point to select Favorites and click on Add to Favorites/Add to Favorites Bar option.


Pangasinan is an exotic province by the way, which offers lovely beaches.


My link; a province in Philippines
To capture an active web page on your desktop, For Windows OS: simply press and hold down the “Fn + Prt Scr / SysRq" keys at the same time together, (it’s on the upper right side of your keyboard) followed right away by pasting the captured  image in Paint (a windows image editing program). Go Point to Start Menu, Select All Programs and click on Paint program to open it; press Paste command button on Paints’ Toolbar's command buttons; notice how Windows pastes the entire contents of your Web Page into the Paint program; click on Save as option, on whatever format of the file you may want to save it, such as in BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG or other formats and rename the file; or Save it as it is, you may also rename the file afterwards. 




You can edit your captured web page by cropping the photo, and placing texts to it with the Paint commands buttons’ help.
How to copy a web image from the Internet using MS Word
Make sure you are connected to the Internet, then Type anything particular on the Internet browser’s address bar perhaps Canada Flags images and then click on view image to view the original image size, Go back to open the MS Word program, if not already opened; on MS Word Menu bar point to select Home tab and then click on Paste icon command. Wait out, the graphic will be loaded and pasted.   



Copy and Pasted method

Once the image is pasted, click on it once and the green handle for the image will appear. You can click on the “green-handle” of the graphic to manipulate it, [located at the top-center], it will let you rotate the image the way you want it. As you move your point-arrow to the corners; it becomes “crisscross” like a plus sign and will allow you to move the photo all over the MS Word page, while the "stretch handles" looks like tiny button located at all the corners of the picture; lets you make bigger or smaller the picture, to do this method hover your point-arrow over it and expand the image until it reached the size you're satisfied with. Use the Toolbar's buttons commands to manipulate your graphic image; such as place it centered and adds text to it. 



Print Preview

Save your file and rename it, do a preview and print the image to do this, Go click on Office button and then select print command and point to select print preview option before you print it. 
                                                                                   


[Internet Explorer]

Monday, January 27, 2014

USING WINDOWS FILE EXPLORER

Using Windows File Explorer

First of all, if you don't know what a Windows File Explorer is; then you will not find any file and folder you need to work on. You will need a Windows File Explorer window, to manage your files, devices and folders, or search for an image or document; all you do is type in the name of the file in the File Explorer Search Bar.


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File Explorer Elements:
One way to organize files and folders, is to use Windows File Explorer program. It is included in your Windows 7 or 10 OS. It'll be easy to view, move, copy, or delete your files and folders. Windows File Explorer lets you view the hierarchy of all the folders on your computer and lets you keep track of where your files and folders are stored as well.
 A File Explorer window is divided into two sections, they are called panes. Left pane shows the hierarchy of the folders and other locations on your computer. While the Right pane, lists the contents of these folders and other locations. The Right Pane serves as your work space.

Address Bar displays the location of the active folder. Menu Bar, contains commands for working with files and folders in the File Explorer window. Command Bar contains all the shortcut buttons to organize your files and folders, such as viewing them in details, lists,  etc. The Search Bar, help you search for a particular file or folder on your computer. When you search for a file or folder on your computer,  just type in the name of the file or folder in the Search Bar. Explorer Bar, lets you locate any specific folder or drive on your computer, while Folders Pane will display your files, folders, devices and other resources available to your computer.

To view the sub-folders of a folder or  a storage device on your computer, just simply click it, to collapse or hide its contents, just click on it again. For example, I selected the @maeritahuslive.com - External Hard Drive, in the Left pane-Explorer Bar, and the entire sub -folders stored in that folder appeared in the Right pane-Folders Pane.

To work with a device or a folder on your computer,  you must first select its name, on Explorer Bar, once selected, the device or folder appears highlighted and the Right Pane -Folders Pane displays its contents. P.S. below.


Windows File Explorer window



An external device such as USB, Floppy Disk, and Re-writable CD are external hard drives, which are like a file cabinet, a storage device that contains files and folders. Just in case that your computer may run out of its time life, somehow you must backup your files: (i.e. your images, photographs, documents and other important files you may have on your computer).

You can always buy an external disk such as:  USB, Re writable CD'S, and Floppy Disks, it’s being sold everywhere; from your local drugstore to a school and office supplies store.  A USB though, is very convenient to bring anywhere you go. Furthermore, the easiest way to transfer files from one computer to another, without using any physical cable wires, is to download files to a detachable hard drive with enough capacity; to accommodate all the information you wanted to transfer it to a different computer.


USB, Floppy Disks



If you want to search for a file, use the Search Address box by typing the name of the file you wanted to find. I searched for the singer-Autour de Lucie, inside my MP3'S folder, and it appeared instantly. P.S. photo below.

File Explorer window- Search Bar

You can create a new folder inside an external drive such as: USB, Floppy disk and Re-writable CD,  or on your own computer's Documents, Music or Pictures folder. (Your computer's hard drive is the first hard drive and is usually designated as C:Drive, other external hard drives you will add will be designated as D, E, F and so on).
Step1.) Open Windows File Explorer>select the folder that will contain the New Folder>Go Toolbar's Commands buttons> Click on New Folder command button and then a new folder will be created for you.

Toolbar's Command buttons>New Folder command button

Step2.) Type a name for the New Folder, and then press the Enter key on the keyboard.

A  New Folder has been created


However, only rename a file or a folder you created with a different name, (you can not rename the computer's default files and folders), to rename a file or a folder use the Rename command on the file's shortcut menu options. Go>right click on a file or a folder you recently created and point to select Rename option. Type its new name and press Enter key on the keyboard.


Rename  a file or folder


Windows File Explorer allows you to manage your devices and folders only whenever you want, otherwise they're being closed.
Windows File Explorer