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out family lived in Tula Oblast, not far from the area, where the
plant for producing bomb plutonium was located. In the result of
an accident the leak of radiation took place and most of the
a while our son began feel sick, lost his appetite, played
up. My wife and I did not understand what was happening and decided to
take him to hospital. It was very hurting to know the truth,
made out a diagnosis: ''Acute myeloblast leucosis''. At
time I did not wish anybody be in our shoes.
you know, Russia is in crisis now and therefore a teacher's salary is
$US60 a month. We tried to find help with different charity
applied for help to the city administration, to the top managers
Alex and Sofia. Ours e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information, please, get in touch with Anton's attending doctor L.Truslov in Kaliningrad Regional BEREG Hospital (Dr.L.Truslov@klregbereghsp.po.ru) Please help us.
Vinny's comment: Whilst we understand and appreciate the need to help little Anton it would be preferable if those in the medical world in the West could suggest a way in which little Anton could be treated in either Europe or the United States. Sending monies to Russia might end up in the wrong hands and we feel that little Anton may get better value elsewhere. Please contact Vinny at CONTACT US CLICK with suggestions.
During my trip, war broke out in Europe and The Americares Foundation went over to deliver food and medical supplies. I also posted a donors list and found that many donors actually learned about my trip over the internet. During the 72-day trip, I posted daily entries of what had gone on during the day to keep my relatives and donor informed. My trip was such a success that I decided I would do a similar trip the next year.
This past summer,
the Continental Divide Mountain Biking Route from the Canadian border
the Mexican border. I updated my web page for the trip and decided that
I would raise money again. This time, I chose an organization closer to
home. My uncle has Parkinson's Disease and after seeing how the disease
debilitates as it progresses, I decided I really wanted to help. Like
I raised money for this 2500-mile off-road mountain bike trip by
information about donors and my trip. This time, the results
I still don't have a complete tally but over $100,000 has been raised.
Hopefully, this will help stop the suffering of not only my uncle but
everyone else who has Parkinson's Disease.
Visit my site at: http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Midfield/4415/.
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|1||Above & Beyond 98*||This
PIM handles appointments, recurring schedules, calendar, and to-do
You can even set up alarms.
|2||Animated Email Magic||The program creates
e-mail you can use for announcements, invitations, greeting cards, and
screen-saver will make a day at the office almost as much fun as
exotic fish drifting in the sea.
|4||ARJ||Archive as many as
at once with this compression utility.iIt includes enhanced SFX
a multivolume SFX module, a search and extract feature, and more. Free
for personal, noncommercial use.
|5||AOL Speed||This patch for the
Online 4.0/5.0 program file (supersub.dll) disables its unnecessary
buffer flushing." The end result is an AOL that performs noticeably
on most operations and accesses the disk less (so it's quieter). After
installing AOLSpeed, problems with excessive resource usage should
|6||PopOff!||This free utility
pop-up advertisement windows before they get in your way. If you come
a window you want to see, you can switch the program off and then back
|7||Powertoys for Windows 95||Pump up Windows 95
free tools and utilities from Microsoft's own development team. Among
things, you can add drag-and-drop capabilities to your Find menu, play
audio CDs from theTaskbar, and adjust your Windows user interface.
|8||Paint Shop Pro *||Paint, draw,
and doodle with this widely popular graphics program.
|9||WebZIP||This Web utility
to download and save entire Web sites to your hard drive. WebZIP saves
sites within a single compressed Zip file and lets you view them
with your preferred browser. Easy drop-and-drag functionality makes
Web sites on your PCsimple.
|10||Treesize*||Want to view the
size of every
folder (including all of its contents) on your hard drive? Sorry,
won't play that game. Sure, it'll let you view the size of an
folder--right-click it and select Properties--but for the big picture,
you'll need a freeware program like TreeSize Personal. (Note: This
was designed for Windows 95 and NT, but I had no problems using it on
a folder view as if they're already decompressed.
|12||Lapcelerator||Laptops need to
speed in either a networked or non-networked environment. Lapcelerator
utilizes Digital Robotics' Terminal Overdrive accelerator to achieve
highest attainable speeds inthe dual environments in which laptops
This means that not only will Web sites load faster, but e-mail,
and any other data will transfer faster as well.
|13||BarBack for Windows||View over 3000
by name, by liquor, or by glassware and add or remove drinks as you
The extensive search capabilities let you search by any combination of
name, liquor, ingredient,glass type, and recipe. For example, you could
make a list of all the drinks that require a blender to make by
the recipe field for the word "blender".
|14||Bacardi Cuba Libre Screen Saver|| This screen
more animated fun from those wacky folks who brought you "Hey,
Bacardi Cuba Libre features an animated drink glass dancing to the new
latin/ salsa rave "Cuba Libre".
|15||BIG page|| This free Web
makes viewing your favorite daily sites a snap. BIGpage allows you to
up to five sites simultaneously. It also lets you set up categories of
favorites and access them with a mouse click.
|16||Bill Clinton's Nose Screen Saver|| Watch the
nose grow as he speaks with this satirical screen saver.
|17||Bill's Pie Toss Screen Saver||Step right up,
ladies and gentlemen,
for an opportunity to toss pies at your favorite billionaire. This
screen saver lets you pepper Bill Gates with custard pies.
|18||Bookmark Converter||Convert your
bidirectionally between Navigator and IE. Bookmark Converter also
bookmarks remotely over a network.
|19||Bounce Spam Mai||Fool those spam
a fake bounce message back to them, making their targeted mailing list
manager think your address was invalid. Works in a lot of cases where
can't get to the real sender of the message.
|20||The Cleaner||This utility is
ideal if you
distribute a lot of jokes through e-mail. See, it's really annoying to
see all the leading ">" symbols in the front of each line. This
program removes them from
e-mail, making the message look cleaner and avoids all the multiple lines with chopped word-wrapping. Now if only it made the jokes funny.
|21||ClipMate||This software lets
and paste a series of items and save it for later use. The "ClipMate
interface enables you to select, preview, edit, and manage clips. It
gives you a thumbnail option for viewing and selecting images and text.
Updated version offers drag-and-drop functionality.
|22||CoffeeCup HTML Editor||This full-featured
includes Expresso FTP, an image
gallery, style sheet help, automatic image sizing, and a line reader.
Also featured is a robust library of background images, animated GIFs,
and Web icons. Version 8.1 offers a code sweeper for HTML to XHTML and
XML conversions, enhanced image slicing for mapping, and a code
|23||CompuPIC Graphics Viewer*||Not merely a
viewer, CPIC also
converts files, edits wallpaper, scans, and plays sound and video
It supports more than 22 graphics formats and does slide shows, screen
savers, and thumbnail views.
|24||Cookie Crusher||Protect your
privacy with this
utility, which rejects cookies before they hit your hard disk. Supports
both Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer. You'll need
files for Cookie Crusher. The ccfiles.exe contains the author's runtime
|25||Copernic 99||This search agent
information from the Web, newsgroups, and e-mail directories. It uses
sources such as AltaVista, Excite, Yahoo!, HotBot, Infoseek, Lycos,
Open Text,WebCrawler, and DejaNews.
|26||Corkboard||Set up your desktop
much like the bulletin board on your wall, but with more features.
is a combination information manager and screen saver that you can
If you register (for free), you get more desktop objects to use on your
you check your HotMail and Yahoo! mail from your desktop e-mail client.
CWebMail downloads your Web mail straight to your desktop e-mail client
through your Internet connection. Direct support is offered for a
of clients including Outlook Express, Outlook 98, Outlook 97, ICQ,
3.0, Netscape 4.0, Eudora Lite 3.0, Eudora Pro 3.0, Eudora Pro
Mail, and Pegasus Mail 2.5.
|28||CuteFTP*||Tired of FTP tools
techies can understand? CuteFTP is a full-featured FTP client that
require you to know the cryptic details of the protocol. CuteFTP's
little interface" presents files and directories in a browsable screen.
|29||Cyber-Info E-Mail Notify|| Quickly view,
and send e-mail without having to load your full e-mail package using
notification utility. Cyber-Info E-Mail Notify supports HTML-formatted mail, including Web-based e-mail, and has spam-filtering options that make it easy to delete unwanted mail.
|30||Dialer 2000||This suite of
tools optimizes your Internet experience. Dialer 2000 simulates random
activity to keep you online and will automatically reconnect you if you
are disconnected for any reason. It offers graphing functionality for
performance evaluations, e-mail notification and messaging support,
synchronization, and more.
|31||Diamond V.90 Upgrade Drivers||This download link
you to Diamond's Web site, which has the most recent updates for your
Modem upgrade instructions are different for each product.
|32||EFax Fax Viewer||This fax service
lets you get
your faxes by e-mail. Sign up for your fax number (go to
http://www.efax.com), and you'll receive faxes just like e-mails with attachments. Open the attachment in the microviewer, and you'll see your fax onscreen. You can print it or forward it to
other e-mail addresses.
|33||Eudora Lite||The "light" version
popular Internet e-mail program includes smart filtering and the
to attach a variety of file types (including sound, graphics, and
to messages, among other
|34||Favtool||Have you ever
wanted to switch
browsers but were worried whether your bookmarks would survive the
This utility converts your bookmarks from Netscape Navigator to
Internet Explorer and vice versa.
|35||Flintstones Theme Song|| This is an
rendition of the theme song from TV's "The Flintstones," arranged for
Ensemble, and featuring some hot solo work.
|36||Freespace||FreeSpace is an
utility for Windows 95 and 98 and NT/NTFS that dramatically increases
drive space by letting you selectively compress data and optimize hard
drive clusters. FreeSpace’s proprietary compression and cluster
techniques result in an average 150% gain of disk space per file
and it solves many of the problems inherent in other space saving
With FreeSpace, there is no need to delete or uninstall needed files to
get more space.
|37||Ghost Mail||Send mail or
with nearly complete anonymity. Just set up your rules for fields, copy
and paste for your recipient list if necessary, and post quietly and
little risk to
your email box's integrity.
protects your privacy
by deleting cached files and cookies while you browse the Web and after
|39||HotMailer 98*||Use this add-on to
mailbox account to turn the Web-based e-mail system into a full-fledged
e-mail program, complete with Read and Reply functions. Your HotMail
continue to use the standard POP3 and SMTP services, but it will behave much more like a standard mail client.
|40||HotSend||Make e-mailing Web
proposals, images, and more a snap with this free utility. HotSend
you to send hassle-free attachments. No special software is needed, and
recipients need onlydouble-click to read or view attachments.
its competitors, this Web browser doesn't require any SLIP or PPP
to surf the World Wide Web. Instead, you can browse sites with any
PC, modem, and Internet shell, VAX, or Freenet account.
|42||Icon Phile||Download a variety
including a Lego spaceship, a "splat" exclamation, and a garbage pail
a skull and crossbones.
|43||ICQ 99b Beta||Notify your friends
that you're online, and then chat, send files, play games, or surf the
Net together. This updated version gives you a complete record of every
communication event you sent or received using ICQ. You can also send
of unlimited size and change the background color and font of your ICQ
messages. This update offers improved security features.
|44||ICQ Plus|| This
lets you put a personal touch on ICQ's interface. ICQ Plus lets you
existing skins or create new ones from ICQ's system menu. It also lets
you set animated GIF or AVI files and change background images. Skin
can be imported and exported.
|45||Info Keep||Keep track of your
user names, and Internet log-ins with
this password management utility, which stores your data in encrypted
files for maximum security. It also allows you to create unlimited
data files, schedule password expiration, and automatically backup
|46||Internet Explorer 5.0|| Version 5.0
Explorer features a smaller footprint, faster rendering, and a function
that automatically fills out Web forms. You can also switch between
radio stations and call up a search screen with a keyword. Includes
Express, NetMeeting, and FrontPage Express. Note: Your PC must be
to the Internet to download and install IE 5.
|47||InternetMeter Inlay||Add this Internet
to Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer and watch a live online
monitor right inside your browser. It attaches to the top right corner
browser window and allows you to watch online activities, synchronize your clock, compress and decompress files, and protect your bookmarks.
|48||Intermark WebSnake|| Formerly
WebSnake, WebSnake supports offline browsing,Web site mirroring
directory structure), e-mail address retrieval, site maps, and advanced
|49||IrfanView32*||This fast and
simple free image
viewer/converter supports all major graphics formats, including BMP,
JPEG, GIF, PNG, PCX, ANI, TIF,TGA, and more. Irfan View32 offers
support, directory viewing, TWAIN support, slide shows, batch
and effects modification such as crop, blur, and sharpen.
|50||James Bond Screen Saver||Display the classic James Bond walk-on and fire sequence on your screen. You'll see Agent 007 shoot bullet holes all over your desktop to reveal images beneath, including Bond's vehicles, women, gadgets,allies, and villains. http://www.pcworld.com/r/shw/1%2C2087%2C4361%2C00.html|
search the Web for business and corporate information. 1Jump maintains
a database of over 922,000 important company Web sites and lets you
by company and brandname, stock ticker symbols, and nicknames. You can
also search by region, with ZIP, postal, or telephone area codes.
|52||Goldfish Screen Saver||This aquatic screen
you watch three-dimensional goldfish
glide across your desktop.
|53||KillTimer||Tired of being
when you're on AOL? This utility will let you banish those “You have
idle” messages, Instant Messages, and invitations to chat. Once you
and install this program,put it in your Windows Startup folder.
|54||Kill Win||Shut down your PC
with a simple
click using this handy desktop utility. Kill Win sits in your system
and lets you shut down, restart, log off, and reboot your computer.
Win also lets you open DOS windows and has the ability to close folders
|55||Kaufman Mail Warrior||This easy-to-use,
e-mail client offers a variety of features, including an address book,
multiple signatures, multiple accounts, a customizable interface, and
you to cut text from the Windows raster screen and import it to
Clipboard. Kleptomania lets you capture text in menus, dialog boxes, message boxes, status lines, and application areas and maintain specific text
|57||Letterhead Kit|| Letterheads,
sheets, and custom forms. Includes 30 message graphics for cargo,
financial information, including "Rush" and "Thank you for your payment."
|58||Lost and Found||This utility will
from a drive that has been formatted or had one of its partitions
deleted. This includes FAT or FAT32 partitions only. If the disk is
there is a chance of recovery. This demo requires registration,
the download link will take you to PowerQuest's site.
|59||I Love Lucy Theme||Desktop theme
favorites, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
|60||McAfee VirusScan for Windows 95||VirusScan detects
types, including Word and Excel macros, boot-sector infections,
multipartite, stealth, polymorphic, and encrypted viruses.
|61||McAfee Uninstaller||Remove all those
files that accumulate on your PC --Internet cache files, temp files,
files, and more.UnInstaller lets you identify the amount of disk space
you want to
free and then recommends the files for deletion. The download link for this file takes you to McAfee's Web site, where you have to register for the demo.
|62||MailTalkX||Keep your e-mail
with this e-mail filtering and monitoring utility. MailTalkX offers
and visual notification of incoming e-mail, automatic updating, log
maintenance, a View Message option, and more. It supports multiple
accounts and allows you to customize your audio notification so that
WAV files play when you receive e-mail from a specific person.
Windows to give you control over the memory used by different
It allows you to assign more memory to programs to make them quicker
more responsive. It also allows you to put unused programs to sleep,
how your computer is using memory, fine-tune your computer's caching,
recover large amounts of RAM.
|64||Meta-Mouse||Have trouble seeing
cursor? This utility improves its visibility by making it blink,
its size, and changing its shape. The cursor can display a large black
arrow with a white border or a large white arrow with a black border.
the normally white part of the cursor can be changed to one of several
other colors,including dynamic color cycling.
|65||Microsoft Outlook 98||Latest release of
is available from Microsoft's download site by running the setup.exe
in this archive.
|66||mIRC|| Chat away
with this fully
customizable IRC client. mIRC features include a clean, intuitive user
interface; an events handler; full send and receive capabilities, and
This updated version allows you to directly launch Web sites sent to
|67||MPFree||This free and
software is perfect for cluttered and overtaxed desktops. MPFree
the Xaudio engine, and it offers a full of range of playlist controls.
It also offers a mask editor,which lets you completely customize your
Son of Cuartango
|This file contains
updated "Untrusted Scripted Paste"patch for Internet Explorer. The new
patch fixes both the original security vulnerability named after
Juan Carlos Garcia Cuartango and a recently discovered variant of this
|69||MSN Messenger Service||This instant
notifies you when your net-buddiesare online and lets you chat with
of them simultaneously. MSN Messenger Service also lets you access your
Hotmail account from its interface and alerts you when you have new
MSN Messenger Service supports AOL Instant Messenger so you can chat
AOL users, and it offers integration with Outlook Express 5.0.
|70||MTU-Speed Pro*||Change settings in
95 Registry that affect transfer and throughput speeds with this
MTU-Speed helps you fine-tune settings that may not be right for TCP/IP
|71||My world||This interactive
the world at your fingertips. My World integrates with your Internet
allowing you to double-click your way to any country or place. My World
offers a customizable interface and maintains a database of cool links
and "portable portal" based on the IE engine.
|73||NeoTrace||Want to hunt down
you SPAM? NeoTrace will tell you just about everything about your
Say you try to connect to a favorite Web site but no matter how many
you try, you get an error message. Use NeoTrace to find out why. Even
you're just curious about how you're connected to the Internet,
is worth the download.
|74||Netscape Communicator*||This is the latest
of the most popular Web and communications suite around, featuring
Browsing, enhanced encryption, and improved speed and stability.
Navigator (the browser),Messenger (e-mail client), Composer (HTML
and Instant Messenger (Web-based chat client).
|75||Norton Utilities 3 Trial||Full-featured,
of this utility suite repairs hardware and software problems. The suite
fixes problems in your Windows registry, protects against application
and screen freezes, and letsyou save rescue information to an Iomega
or Jaz drive. This version includes a "Connection Doctor" that tests
modem to ensure that it doesn't have any hardware or software conflicts
with your PC.
voicemail messages directly to your computer while you're online. Just
tell your friends and clients to call the Pagoo center from any phone
leave a voice or numeric message--it will arrive on your desktop in a
seconds, as it would to a pager. You can also send messages to other
users with this release.
|77||PowerTools Light Edition||This package adds
to your AOL chats, instant messages, and buddy list. It also lets you
signatures to your e-mails.
|78||PPP Boost||Use this utility to
to specific Registry settings that affect your Internet transfer
PPP Boost changes the Windows 95 defaults from LAN settings to settings
typical of an online TCP/IP setup.
|79||RAMBooster|| Free up your
monitor your PC's memory with this system utility. RAMBooster
your RAM, freeing it up so your PC runs faster and smoother. It also
track of your system's memory at all times and will automatically boost
your RAM if it gets too low.
|80||RealJukebox||This file lets you
RealAudio, MP3, A2B, Liquid Audio, IBM's EMMS, and other popular music
formats. You can also record CDs at near CD quality (up to 96 kbps).
exclusive, free songs for RealJukebox users. The file is compatible
portable digital music players.
|81||RelayFax||Give all your
full faxing capabilities directly from their desktops with this
email-to-fax utility. RelayFax offers both network and remote users
faxing capabilities by integrating with your existing e-mail system. It
features e-mail attachment faxing, custom cover pages, automatic modem
detection, and more.
|82||SCAN YOUR PHOTOS FOR FREE--AND WITHOUT A SCANNER|| Want to
of your photos, but don't have a scanner? One option is to find one of
those photo scanning machines at your local photo-developing drugstore.
Only problem is these machines cost a pretty penny (the one near me is
$6.99 for one job). For FREE scanning, point your Web browser to
Gather up your pictures, send them to the proper address (with
stamped envelope, if you want them back), and when it receives them,
will e-mail you with the Web address of your new "photo album." From
you can title your pictures, select which ones you want to keep in the
album, and so on. For a review of HomePage.com, check out
replaces the standard
Windows shutdown/log-off dialog box. You can schedule an automatic
restart, or log off at the end of the day. This version also lets you
restart Windows computers on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, which
useful for network administrators who need to do a weekly or monthly
|84||Smart Site*||This Web mapping
analysis software helps maintain polished and professional Web sites.
Site simplifies site quality control, enabling users to find broken
slow loading pages, spelling mistakes, and more. The traffic analysis
helps increase the potential effectiveness of sites by creating
customizable usage reports.
|85||Spam Buster||This junk e-mail
from the system tray and deletes spam before it ever gets to your
Filters for more than 15,000 spammers are included. You can easily
Spam Buster to filter up to 12 mailboxes.
|86||Spam Hater||Can't stand the
flood of junk
e-mail that's taken over your in box?Spam Hater will track down the
no matter how inscrutable the message header, and send a complaint
to the spammers.
up your Internet connection for faster browsing. SpeedNet allows you to
optimize your dial-up modem settings and supports higher bandwidth
such as Cable, DSL, and ISDN.
|88||Spider||MSIE has a little
'bug/feature' in which it stores visited URLs in hidden 'index.dat'
even after users clear cache and history files. Spider finds these
and allows you to delete them from your hard drive. Spider also lets
clear temporary Internet and history files as well as cookies.
|89||Stay Alive||This desktop
your applications running after they crash so you can save your work
you exit the application. Stay Alive offers automatic crash protection
so you can easily recover work when programs crash.
|90||Stay Connected!||This application
service providers from
disconnecting you due to inactivity. It sits in your system tray and
automatically dials your ISP and logs on. When you are idle, it
simulates random activity to keep you connected. This version offers
extended AOL support and CompuServe 2000 compatibility.
|91||System Cleaner 98*|| Clean up your
PC by finding
and removing error-prone junk files.Quickly scan your hard drive for
files, then zip or delete them. System Cleaner eliminates unneeded
and cache files that clutter your directories.
|92||Talking Email||This utility
notifies you when
you've received e-mail, then can read the message to you. It supports
text, HTML, and RTF formats.
|93||TIPWORLD WINE||Chianti or
swish, nose and swallow? Learn all you need to know about the wonderful
world of wine with TipWorld's Wine Tips. Every day, TipWorld's
will send you theinformation you need about terminology, techniques,
and how to find that perfect vino.
|94||Tiramisu Data Recovery||This utility can
FAT tables, inaccessible partitions, virus attacks, and accidental
Tiramisu scans your drive and rebuilds the file table in memory to
the safe transfer of data to another device. This demo will only
which files are recoverable; to perform the recovery, you have to
the full version. Note: The EXE files below are diskette creators. Once
you run them, Windows will guide you through the process of extracting
the files onto a 3.5" floppy disk.
|95||Tune It!||Powerful utility
manage your Windows 95 system.
|96||Trouble in Paradise||Determine whether
Jaz or Zip drive is prone to developing the dreaded Click of Death
|97||WebDrive||Make Internet FTP
like a network drive with this FTP client. WebDrive lets you edit files
on your FTP server using your favorite editing applications.
|98||Wedding Invitations||This Microsoft
includes everything you need to create personalized wedding invitations.
|99||Windows 95 Tips, Tricks, and Secrets|| This
compilation of Windows
95 tips is a little different than usual because most of the
cannot be found by using Windows 95 from day to day--we don't dwell on
simple things that most peoplewill figure out on their own.
|VINNY'S GIZMOS may contain links to sites on the Internet which are owned and operated by third parties.Drummond & Co. , is not responsible for the availability of, or the content located on or through, any such third-party site.Neither Vinny , the Informed Investor or Drummond & Co.can take any responsibility in regards to the programmes suggested on this website.|
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E-Mail by Phone
Once you've set up an account at http://www.myTalk.com just call the specified number and tell the voice-friendly service what you want to do--for example, "Read it," or "Get rid of it." And don't be surprised when it talks back!
SHOUTMAIL.COM GOES BOTH WAYS
Shoutmail.com takes all of this phone/e-mail integration one step further.
Not only can you retrieve messages from your free Shoutmail.com account (or from your Yahoo, Hotmail, and soon, AOL accounts), but you can use it to SEND voice e-mail messages (as long as the recipient is in your Personal Directory). Which means if you aren't near a computer and need to send an e-mail, all you need is a phone. Just dial the specified Shoutmail.com number, select a recipient,speak your mind, and off goes the message. The recipient gets an e-mail message prompting them to listen to the audio attachment (your voice message) using RealAudio or by simply playing the *.wavfile. Way cool.
FOR FREE VOICE MAIL, E-MAIL, AND FAXES
Thanks for sharing. uReach.com is an all-in-one service that lets you send and receive voice mail (via e-mail), e-mail, and faxes--all for free. You even get an 800 number to use for 30 free minutes each month. http://www.ureach.com/
ENLARGE WINDOW SCROLLBARS
First open the Display Properties dialog box by right-clicking the desktop and selecting Properties. Select the Appearance tab, and in the dropdown list under Item, select Scrollbar. Adjust the Size (just to the right of the Item field), and when you're happy with the new look, as displayed in the preview area, click OK. Can't miss those buttons now!
(Tip-in-a-tip: To make the change a permanent part of a color scheme, click Save As, type the name of the scheme, and click OK.)
TAKE YOUR KEYBOARD INTERNATIONAL
Do you frequently type documents that require foreign characters (of multiple languages)? Forget all that tedious searching through the Character Map. Change your keyboard layout to United States-International, and you can type these characters right from your keyboard. (Note: This tip assumes your default language is set to English [United States].)
Keyboard, and click the Language tab. With English (United States)
under Language, click the Properties button, then click the down arrow
and select United States-International. Click OK twice, and insert the
Windows 95 installation CD when asked.
As you go through the keys, make a mental note of the keyboard combos necessary to type the characters you use. For example, to type an uppercase E with an accent that goes up and to the right, you'd press Shift-AltChar-E.
In our last tip, we showed you how to switch your keyboard to the .S.-International layout, which adds up to two characters to certain keys on your keyboard: In Control Panel, double-click Keyboard,click the Language tab, click Properties, select United States-International, and click OK twice. To use the new characters, press a key in combination with the AltChar key (the right Alt key on your keyboard) or Shift-AltChar. (Note: This tip assumes your default language is set to English [United States].)Now let's look at another component of this international layout--assistance keys. There are five keys on your keyboard--the apostrophe ('), the back quote (`), the circumflex (^), the double-quote ("), and the tilde (~)--that now act as assistants in making, respectively, an acute accent, a grave accent, a hat over a vowel, an umlaut, and the squiggle over the N in the Spanish wordse nor.
|For example, to
E with an umlaut (the two dots) over it, press the double-quote ("),
press the letter E. Or to type an O with a hat over it, press the
(^), then press the letter O.
In the first tip , we showed you how to switch your keyboard to the .S.-International layout, which adds up to two characters to certain keys on your keyboard:
In Control Panel, double-click Keyboard, click the Language tab, click Properties, select United States-International, and click OK twice. To use the new characters, press a key in combination with the AltChar key (the right Alt key on your keyboard) or Shift-AltChar.
(Note: This tip assumes your default language is set to English [United States].)
Then, in our last
told you that there are five "assistance" keys--the apostrophe ('), the
back quote (`),
The big question is, how do you use one of the assistance keys as it's supposed to be used? For example, let's suppose you wanted to type the letter E within single quotes: 'E'. With the international layout turned on, typing a single quote and then E would result in an E with an accent over it. And typing the second quote would do absolutely nothing (that assistance key is waiting for a key to assist).
The solution? Any time you want to type an assistance key as it was meant to be used, enter a space after it. So in the example above, you'd type a single quote, press Spacebar, type E, then a single quote, and press Spacebar.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE SPELL CHECKERS
Reader R. writes,
you told us how to change to the
Actually, that depends on the word processor you're using. Windows 95 doesn't have a system-wide spell checker, per se. If you're using Microsoft Word, you can obtain language-proofing tools through:
Also, you may
wish to check
out the following Web page for more info:
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