FAQS! FACTS! FAX!
have a problem with my browser (IE5), when starting my machine the default
"home" setting is changed by some unknown means and in its place is
the address of a site I visited called "GoHip". It is most
infuriating as this site has a vast amount of pop-up windows and it's not where
I want to be! I can obviously change it by going to settings and reverting
to my default each time, but I cannot find anyway of removing it for
good. Do you have any suggestions of how I may evict the offending site?
This web site has angered great many people because it
downloads a file called an Active X Control into visitor’s browsers. This
automatically modifies settings and attaches a signature to emails. GoHip claim
it is an ‘enhancement’ and point out that the changes are mentioned in the
software agreement small print… The company has responded to widespread
criticism by posting a removal utility on its web site at: http://www.gohip.com/remove
MAH JONGG MOTHERLODE
Perhaps John Battison (F!F!F! 14th September) was
referring to Hoyle's "Solitaire and Mah-jongg" suitable for
Windows and Mac published by Sierra Attractions? The web site address
use one of the many versions on Moraffs shareware page at:
to http://kyodai.com for an excellent, free,
Mah Jongg game with lots of
different game options.
you want to get slightly more adventurous, the Linux operating system comes with
a number of bundled games, including Mah Jongg.
recommend Wiseowl Shareware who have several versions at: http://members.aol.com
MahJong 2000 from http://www.nr1webresource.
com/fas/ It's only a 523KB
download and is well presented.
found an excellent Mah Jongg game available for download at www.4windsmj.com
we did ask… Many thanks to everyone who responded!
to use Top Tip 3 in 'Boot Camp' 31st August called 'Tint Hint’. I have got my
display in a mess. Is there a simple way to restore the default display
settings of Windows 98?
Edgar J. Bloor
Yes, all you have to do is open Display Properties in
Control Panel, select the Appearance tab and in the Scheme drop-down menu
select Windows Standard.
work our mail is handled by Groupwise and it is a simple task to play any .wav
file when new mail arrives. At home I use Outlook express, is there a way to
change the "ping" sound for new messages?
facility to assign sounds to ‘events’ like incoming mail lives in the Windows
Control Panel. Click on the Sounds icon and in the Events window scroll down to
New Mail Notification, use the browse button below the Name field to nominate
the ‘wav’ file of your choice, you can easily record your own using Windows
Sound Recorder. The option to switch the mail notification sound on and off is
in Outlook Express, (Tools > Options and select the General tab).
My computer, which is less than a year old,
has developed a strange habit. When I first turn it on a message appears saying
"Fatal Error – Problems using the Ul skins. Please can you tell me if it
really is fatal and what I can do to get rid of it? It really is a bit scary.
This is another fairly common error message and it can
cause alarm but it’s not as bad as it sounds. It’s caused by corrupted or
missing files associated with the Macromedia Shockwave player, a graphics
utility for displaying interactive web content, included with most version of
Windows and Internet browsers. The solution is to reinstall Shockwave; try
downloading the latest version from the Macromedia web site at:
MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE
are off to the US in a few weeks time to get married. If I buy some SDRAM
memory chips out there will it be usable in my computer, bearing in mind they
use a different voltage in the US?
Voltage is not
an issue since the power supplies in PCs and laptops convert local mains to low
voltage DC, so the memory modules us in American PCs are identical to the ones
we use. However, there are dozens of types of memory chips with many subtle
differences and it’s very easy to end up with the wrong sort, unless you know
precisely what you are doing. In any case the price difference between Britain
and the US is not that great and would be more than offset by the cost of
returning them if they proved to be incorrect, or faulty. Congratulations on
the forthcoming nuptials by the way.
IN A BLIND
in charge of my band's mailing list, which I run using Outlook Express
5. We have 55 people on the list, but not all of them are happy about
their email addresses going out to everyone else on the list. Is there
any way to withhold the addresses of the people I'm sending the message
to? I send messages in the normal way, with everybody who it is going to
in the "To" field.
the addresses in the ‘Bcc’ or blind carbon copy box on the Select Recipients
dialogue window, (the one that appears after you select New Mail and click on
‘To’). Now it’s the turn of F!F!F! readers to solve a puzzle; we’re stumped by
this related query from Paul Kirkwood, any suggestions?
occasionally send out press releases by email to several addresses. To stop
recipients seeing who else is on my list I include their names in the Bcc box.
Ideally, though, I'd like to show individual names in the To box as if it was a
one-off, personal mail. Is there any way I can do this?
have Windows 95 installed on my computer. Could you please tell me how do I
replace '95 with '98? I have asked different people but did not get any
convincing answers as to how to go about it.
is a very straightforward job but make sure your PC is up to spec (Pentium or
Pentium class processor, preferably 166MHz or faster with at least 32Mb of RAM)
and before you begin, back up all of your non-replaceable files and data. Exit
all programs and load the Windows 98 installation disc. Setup usually starts
automatically, if not go to Run on the Start menu and type D:/setup (where D:
is the letter for your CD-ROM drive) and follow the instructions.
AND IT CAME TO PASS…
I prefer to enter my password each time I log
to the Internet rather than Outlook Express remembering the password. This is
how I had things set, but for some unknown reason the password for each of my
accounts is now automatically inserted on the Dial-up Connection window and the
save password box is checked. Unchecking the save password box does not work
and save password is not checked under Tools > Accounts > Mail >
Properties. Removing the password from Settings on the Dial-up Connection
window is also unsuccessful. How do I revert to how things were?
Delete or better still rename the password files by going
to Find on the Start menu and type *.pwl in the Named field. This should turn
up one or more files starting with your name (or the registered name of the
PC). Rename each one by right clicking on the file icon and giving it the