Sept. 7, 2010 Update - I was shocked to see on WOT's own site in one of my browsers the RED warning that it was not a trusted site! So now I again have questions about WOT. I notice the latest Kaspersky 2011 has a website advisor built-in to its Internet Security product so WOT may not be necessary for people that have KIS [Kaspersky Internet Security.
So if ANYONE can explain what happened here, PLEASE let us know? Is it a fake WOT site or what?
When WOT first came on the scene, it was buggy and affected too much by one or two users ratings. I pointed this out to the developers and got banned from using their product. Fortunately they listened to me and others and have a much more mature product which now I use. It can be added to your browser and glows red for very bad sites, yellow for sites where you should be very cautious and green for sites with no problems encountered.
COMPUTER TIP OF THE WEEK
You should always take paper out of the package when the package label is upright. That means you are taking from the top of the pile. Paper has a burr along the bottom edge due to knives which move downward to cut it. You can feel the difference if you use your fingers along the bottom and top edges.
ALWAYS PUT PAPER IN YOUR PRINTER WITH THE TOP UP so that the 'burr' does not catch when being fed through your printer. THAT came from a copier service person who showed me.
I found that by always placing my paper on the shelf with label up and the same for putting it in my printer, I SELDOM ever have had jams again! Except when I try to recycle the good sides of my pages and then occasionally I get some REAL DILLIES! Hope that helps.
I also have to DISAGREE with Dr. T below as I ALWAYS buy the cheapest paper. I wait until it is on sale at Staples and then buy a whole box of 5000. That usually lasts me a year for less than $40, usually around $36 a box of 10 packages with total 5000 pages.
Now if you think that is way too much and you buy individual packages at even $5 a package, you will be spending 10 x $5.99 = $59.90. So tell me again why you don't want to spend $36 a box?? And I did not even add up the TAX SAVINGS! (:-)- Computer Doc]
- Link may be bad. Right click on the link and choose copy shortcut.
- Open Internet explorer and click inside the white address box
- Hold down CTRL and then click the letter "V" . The link should now be pasted in your browser.
- Hit enter. The link should go to the expected web site. If not it is not a valid link.
- Go to the control panel
- Go to advanced tab of internet options
- Click the reset button
- Then click the Restore Advanced Settings button. That should reset IE and the problem should vanish.
- If IE is not the default browser, then go to control panel.
- Go to Program tab of Internet Options, Default Web Browser section.
- Click Make Default button. Then when link is clicked, IE will open to show the web page.[we can hope (:-)
Web links in Outlook Express don't work?, Part 2
- by Dennis Faas on 20030107 @ 05:57PM EST | google it| send to friends
- Filed under Software | Windows Tips | (related terms:internet explorer, outlook express, reset, browser,default)
I asked Gazette readers to send me their thoughts on this question.
The gist is that the problem may be caused if you have installed another browser other than Internet Explorer on your system. This can include ISP providers that install their own version of browsers, including AOL, and Earthlink. The same effect can be felt if Netscape, Opera, and Mozilla Browsers are installed. Here's the theory that was sent by many users:
- Outlook Express and Internet Explorer are very much apart of one another. If you change your default browser to anything but Internet Explorer, Outlook Express will go senile and links won't work.
- Internet Explorer can be reset and "repaired". Once this is done, hyperlinks accessibility in Outlook Express should be restored.
Steven H. suggested a methodical way to update and repair Internet Explorer in hopes of fixing Outlook Express:
" First, update your Internet Explorer via Windows Update. This should reset Internet Explorer and will ask you to set it as the default -- choose yes when prompted. Next, ensure your emails are set to HTML in Outlook Express. From within Outlook Express 6: click Tools -> Options -> Read, and make sure "plain text" is NOT selected. And lastly, keep in mind that Hyper Links will not function if you are composing an email -- only when reading received mail. "
Virginia S. suggests a 1-step fix which uses the "URL monitor" to fix the problem.
" Click Start -> Run, and then type in 'REGSVR32 URLMON.DLL' (without the quotes). You should then have a dialog box telling you that the procedure was completed "
Roger J suggested a fix for AOL and Earthlink people:
" As a Technical Support Rep for Earthlink, I run into this question many times as our software (as well as AOL's and many others) reset the default programs to open when clicking on a link in your mail program.
First: Load Internet Explorer; click: Tools -> Internet Options -> Programs Tab. Next, click Reset Web Settings, and Make sure to also uncheck "reset my home page" check box. Finally, go to Advanced tab and click Restore Defaults.
These two steps will re-write the proper registry settings and the 'Click On Links' function in your mail program should again work fine. "
Chris B. also suggested a way of repairing Internet Explorer by uninstalling it and invoking the repair utility:
" I recently ran into this problem when I dumped a third party browser I had installed (Avant) to replace Internet Explorer. When I went back to Internet Explorer and reset it as the default browser it wouldn't open links in e-mails. I solved the problem by repairing Internet Explorer.
Go to Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs and choose Internet Explorer; select Remove Program. You are then offered the option to Repair Internet Explorer; select Repair and reboot when the routine is finished. "
And finally, Matthew T. also sent me this Microsoft Link: