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Question about the first sign in Desktop page

Q: Question about the first sign in Desktop page

Can someone please tell me how to change my sign in pw on the first Desktop ?

A: Question about the first sign in Desktop page

Originally Posted by alfatide

Can someone please tell me how to change my sign in pw on the first Desktop ?

Change password on welcome screen?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3895 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator HD, 1723 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 465774 MB, Free - 414091 MB; D: Total - 11062 MB, Free - 1580 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, IONA
Antivirus: PC Cleaner Pro, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled
My home page is Browser is Firefox. After I close PC I have to sign on w/username & password, EVERY TIME. (I check box "keep me signed on for 2 wks, but it doesn't work). Same thing for my TV program guide. I'm in Fla & guide changes to Philadelphia area programs, requiring me to re-enter local zip code.

A:home page sign in & other sign ins

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Hi all - is there a way I can get rid of the log in page? where it says my name as administrator?

It drives me bonkers! Thanks

A:How to rid of the 'sign in' page

hi one way is to use only one user account and do not have a password set to log in.

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My computer comes on and when it reaches the sign in page it shuts down

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I have a Dell Windows 8.1 computer. For the last couple of months when I turn on the computer and the sign in page comes up there is an overlay of a photo. Once I touch any key it disappears. This photo is one that I had stored in Pictures, so I thought I could go there and remove it. I looked at all pictures thru the Gallery and it is not even there. Don't know where it is saved. So how do I get rid of this?

A:Sign-in page mystery

Are you talking about the Lock Screen? If so, see this Personalize your PC to see how to change the picture.

If you have 8.1 Pro I assume the following still works for eliminating the Lock Screen entirely ...

To disable the lock screen in Windows 8 Pro ...

In a Run box type gpedit.msc (and press ENTER). Navigate to Computer Configuration - Administrative Templates - Control Panel - Personalization in the left menu. Double-click the Do Not Display the Lock Screen option in the main pane to open a new window. Select the Enabled radio button, click OK. (from PCWorld magazine, March 2013)

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Hello I am currently running Serv u ftp server. Is there a way to have it so when someone creates a user name and password and submits it it creates there selected username and password on my ftp. If thsi is not possible is there a way so when they create a user name it creates a folder on my server. Yes i have it so that writing to my server is enabled but i have no clue how. Last question how do i add a passworded realm to my site? I have a mysql server as well


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A:Html/ftp sign up page

First off there are php/mysql scripts that you can buy that will create folders for people that also gives them an ftp account.

You'll have to look around at and to the best of my knowledge most of them cost money.

Second you could use htaccess(assuming you're using apache) to protect your folder.
Heres one little tutorial I quickly grabbed ->

You can go to and search for more just type htaccess password protecting folder.

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Hello - can anyone please explain this to me. When I arrive at work in the morning I sign in to techsupport before I start work, to see what is happening. This has never been a problem until Friday of last week. When I tried to sign in I got a blank page with this written at the top "In order to accept POST request from this domain the admin must add this domain to the white list". At first I thought it was the computer at work, but then tonight I tried to sign in under my husbands account on this PC and got the same message. Under my own account it is not a problem.

A:Blank page on sign-in

Hi..same thing happened to me..while out and about popped into an internet caf'e..
Meant to do some research..I too will await an answer..

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hi all

i have a problem with my IE7,when i log in with my user account everything is ok,but if i use another account or guest account i have problems,
i get which freezes and i get "errors on page".I can get round this by using a removal tool so i get IE7 open but i cant log into certain pages like my hotmail account or messenger i just get a blank page tabbed sign in and errors on page at bottom left,if i right click on the page i get script error and the page freezes so i have to end program in task manager,the script error box dosent show any numbers though.i have been working with the operating systems forum but have had no joy,i have ran firefox and i have no problem opening these sites or logging into hotmail.could anybody have a look at my hijack and see if it can be sorted.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 15:50:21, on 07/03/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\MBackMonitor.exe
c:\pr... Read more

A:blank page on hotmail sign in.


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i use google chrome browser as my default !
a week ago, is not loading after i sign in my account
i tried to clear cashe and reboot >> but the problem still exist !
i tried to login using other browsers >>> got the same problem !

any help plz

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When I go to MSN on my comp it is the only site that has all the words
very tiny, kinda like inscripted you can't read any thing.

if I want to start a hotmail account, I can't due to letters are so small I can't read them .. it;s less the size than i am writing now ...

I have no problem with any other site, Just MSN page and sign up page for hotmail ? Help I am confused . goldenyrs

A:problem with MSN hotmail sign up page

Yea, i've had that problem from time to time.

I just go to the View Menu, Select Text Size, and jump it up a few notches until i'm done with that page and it's incredibly small writing.

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Everytime i try 2 sign into facebook my page just refreshes and i cant log in. I looked this up in help and it said i need to allow cookies (although ive been signing into facebook for months and havnt changed any settings). I changed this in internet options>privacy, to allow all cookies and it still won't work. Wat's going on?

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I have been having trouble for a month or more with my PC being very slow to load anything, especially the Hotmail Sign in page when I first switch on.
I installed and used RegCleaner yesterday - that was before I read your advice (Geekgirl) saying not to do this! (ask Leo quote). I unfortunately had not discovered this site yesterday.
Hotmail takes well over a minute and a half to load - and everything is slow anyway.
Anybody got any ideas please?

A:Always slow, especially Hotmail Sign in page

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Spyware can slow down a system by 500% !!! Make sure your system is clean by running multiple scans.

Is the system just slow on the internet or overall slow?

Reboot your isp modem/router. Disconnect the power cord for about 30 seconds and reconnect.

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Entering "MSN.COM" in the URL field of IE and pressing ENTER key bring Microsoft account sign-in page on the IE. How can I get to MSN.COM web page?

A:MSN.COM is redirected to MS Account Sign-In page

Can you get to this page?

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I don't know if this is the right place for this topic, but I've narrowed down the problem, so hopefully it is.  I have a new ASUS notebook running Windows 8.1 with IE 11.  I also bought Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013.  I tried to install it, and can put the key # in, and when I click on "Redeem online", the webpage for MS Office comes up, but a pop-up box eventually says the page is taking longer than expected....  and never goes past that point.  If I go directly to the Office website, same thing, pop-up box and message. 
If I try to get on that website on another computer, it goes right to the sign-in page.  So its something to do with that actual page on my new ASUS computer. 
Any suggestions?

A:Can't get to Microsoft Office sign in page on new laptop

There have been a lot of issues with Windows 8.1 and IE11. But, try changing the DNS servers to OpenDNS as shown in this link. If you have DNS servers listed, right them down before changing them. Note: Flush the DNS cache  and browser cache as shown in the links at the bottom of the page.

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I've bought this computer from a different country who obviously has a different language
Main problem is the hotmail sign up page isn't in English.
I've checked all the settings in the control panel language area.


A:Change Language Sign up Page for Hotmail

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Hi everybody, i hope someone can help me please, my computer got infected today by antivirus pro 2010 i think it was, i got rid of by using malwarebytes anti-malware it seemed of removed my avast antivirus to, so after that ive now install the latest version of AVG, now when i try to sign into hotmail it just goes to a blank page, also it seems to do it when i try and sign into the xbox website and also when i sign into ebay it says this: If you are seeing this page, your browser settings prevent you from automatically redirecting to a new URL. Please click here to continue. when i signed into this website to it said somthing like if you havent been redirected in 30sec click here so i had to click the here me it sounds like theres a problem redirecting when trying to sign in but im not sure, so if anyone could help me i would really apreciate it. Thanks,Sam

A:Hotmail Sign in page wont load

Hi again, ive solved my propblem now ive just downloaded firfox now.
Thanks, Sam

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Hi, I am new to Windows 7 32bit. I am having a problem when I am downloading or trying to back up my data on my harddisk, after 1 or 2 minutes the computer reverts back to my sign in page...and it shows that as being 'locked'....and also a 'Change User'-I have a Guest Account but it is turned off. When I resign in it then goes back to the original page but again cycles back to the sign in page..again and again.
I only have an Admin account(password protected) and a Guest account I would like to delete but don't know how.
How do I get this 'unlocked' status off my sign in page(Admin user) and how do I get the computer to stop cycling back to that page whenever I have to perform a task as downloading pictures or backing up my system(which are the only 2 I have encountered SO FAR)..??
Please help,

A:computer going back to sign in page when downloading..

Before it goes to the login screen, does a screensaver or a blank screen and then it goes to the login screen when you move the mouse / press a key. If so, open the start menu and type Change Screensaver. Press enter and then there should be a check box that says "On resume, display logon screen", make sure it is unchecked. Also if you don't want any screensaver (if there is one set), click the drop down box and click "None"

I Hope I'm understanding the question correctly and am giving you the right answer.

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I have two laptop computers. Both have WinXP and IE8 on them.
One (Dell) my Hotmail account (Now called Outlook by MS) sign in page shows up fine and it is easy to get
into any of my three different Hotmail accounts.

The other laptop (HP) just shows a blank page when I go to the sign in page for Hotmail. I do not use this computer
as often since it is mainly a backup to the Dell, but I have updated it regularly regarding MS and IE updates as well
as for viruses, spyware, etc..

What do I need to do to get the Hotmail account sign in page to show up properly on my HP?
I do not seem to have any other problems displaying pages or accessing of any other internet sites I try to visit from the
HP computer including this site.

Thanks for any suggestions that anyone has regarding this problem.

A:Solved: Can not get sign in page to display properly

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I'd love to log in to yahoo, but the sign in page has been uncooperative recently. I can enter my email address, but the box below, for password entry, is partially covered by the blue 'continue' button, which makes entry impossible. I've been able to login via the yahoo help page (they sent a verification code via sms), but I'd like to solve this problem.
Some more info--
Using Chrome (but the same problem exists now with Firefox and IE)
Windows Vista
And... I will happy supply any more pertinent information.
Thank you very much in advance--

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I am using a windows 7 ultimate 64 bit, 500gb of memory. I am having trouble signing into real player. I already called them and were unsuccessful into fixing the problem.

Here is Real Player solution,

and here is the microsoft link.
Error: "One or more ActiveX controls could not be displayed" when launching Microsoft Management Console (MMC)

Both of these didn't work whatsoever. Please help.

- Dharam

A:Real Player PLUS 16, Error Sign In Blank Page

Welcome to Seven Forums DharamSingh89. Which browser are you using to try and sign in? Have you tried with another browser? I would try to access the sign in page in Safe Mode with Networking and see if it works there. If so, try a clean start to see if you can find a conflict.

Safe Mode

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

If no help, it will be a tough one since it is specific to that one sign in page, and they have a known issue who's solution did not help you. If you don't have a second browser to test, it is a good idea to download Firefox, or Chrome to have as a second choice if needed, and to test this issue.

A Guy

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Trying to sign-in to Yahoo mail, (at so I am fairly sure its the genuine site), but looks like a "text only" version, no graphics, and getting an error message after supplying credentials "This page requires that you have Javascript enabled on your browser", which is strange because I do. Have checked browser settings (both Chrome and Firefox).

Have gone to which says

JavaScript IS WORKING in your web browser
Your web browser supports JavaScript version 1.7
Your web browser is Chrome version 26.0.1410.

Every web browser identifies itself to websites with a character string called the "user agent". The User Agent string for your web browser is:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1) AppleWebKit/537.31 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/26.0.1410.64 Safari/537.31

Not having this problem with any other website. Yahoo sign-in was working sort-of OK a couple of weeks ago (was able to sign-in but was text-based and most pages were very slow).
Have tried Yahoo Customer Support but again its all text based and cant find a link that you can actually CONTACT people with, only look at static answers - perhaps that also needs Javascript to be detected to work properly!

Searched the TSG Forums and found this from a couple of years back, problem description seems the same but it seems to have resolved itself spontaneously so have started a new thread: Read more

A:Yahoo Sign-In page telling me JavaScript is not enabled when it is

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I have two WindowsXP laptop computers. On one (Dell) which I use regularly, I have no problems with the Hotmail login page or much of anything else.
The other (HP) is used very irregularly since it is a backup. It was working fine the last time I used it a few months ago, but now whenever I try to log into my Hotmail account, the sign in page is blank. I have updated the different MS patches that came out for WinXP while I was not using the account, the Malware and anti-virus programs have been updated and do not detect any problems This problem with the sign in page occurs when I use IE8. When I use Firefox it works fine.

I see other people have had the same problem, but seems like nobody has found a real solution. I am wondering why one computer would work fine while the other developed this problem while being off and unplugged from the wall.

Thanks for any help. I am wondering if I should format the whole computer and then re-install Windows XP which I like better than Windows 7 that I have on a newer computer.


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I have read and initiated all of the suggestions in the sticky about secure websites on this forum.  When I'm at and click the "sign in" link, the URL briefly changes to the sign in URL and then reverts back to the home page.  Strangely, this is the only site I have a problem with.  I am using Win 7, IE9, Norton Internet Security.  The problem started after I upgraded to IE10, although am not convinced that was the cause. I did a Reset on IE, then reverted back to IE9 and then IE8 with no luck, so upgraded to IE9 for now.  I have done complete scans with NIS, MalwareBytes, MalwaeBytes Anti-Rootkit, Super AntiSpyWare, Microsoft Malicious Removal Tool.  I have deleted all cookies, history, temps, MRUs, etc using CCleaner, Disk Cleanup, ATF Cleaner, and IE's browsing history delete.  I don't have this problem with Firefox or Chrome.  I am good at keeping a clean computer and frequently clean up other people's computers, but I have never seen this problem before.  Any suggestions?

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When I click on email links on websites, instead of my mail program coming up with the address in the "to" line, I get a mail sign in page. To avoid it, I have to right click and copy email address, then go to my mail program and paste it in. What a pain. Can this be fixed?

A:Clicking email links takes me to mail sign-in page

Hello Snail,

Ok bring up control panel:

1. + R
2. type "Control", click "ok" the search bar type "Default"
4.Click, "set your Default programs"
Note: This will now scan your system for the applications you have installed.
5. Find the application you want set as your default Mail client, click it and press "Set this programme as default"

then click "choose the Defaults for this programme" because we are going to have make sure a few settings are correct.

This is because you need to make sure the option "MAILTO" - Description "URL:Mailto" Is set to the correct Email Client. In this example if this was set to the Windows Mail App when you try and click in your browser to email someone it will load the mail app. If you are wanting to set it to load in outlook you will need to make sure when choosing outlooks defaults this is ticked.

I do not have Outlook installed on the computer i am doing the screenshots on but what you need to make sure is set to the correctly will be shown below.

Click Save, click ok.

Hope this helps,


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the catalyst control center is not supported by the driver version of your enable graphic adapter.
please update your ati graphics driver, or enable your ati adapter using the display manager.

already check device driver update already.


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Go to the website to update. Uninstall the old drive if necessary.

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I installed a newer modem for a friend and now he is unable to sign in to AOL via AOL Desktop. The sign in screen shows "connected" but not "signed on." When I try to sign on for him, to log into the AOL account, it goes to an error code. His Internet provider has not changed and his broadband connection didn't change either--only the modem itself. I didn't change any settings and of course, his Internet access is always ON and works fine with any browser. I thought uninstalling and reinstalling the AOL desktop would solve the problem, but it did not. The same thing happened when I tried to sign in.

Via Chrome, or any other browser, I can access AOL and sign in just fine. It is just a problem for him because he is not tech savvy and has been used to using the AOL Desktop and he knows nothing of using another browser to get to the Internet. I

If you have any ideas that will help, I will try them. Since I am the one who installed the new modem, I feel responsible to try and get things back "the way they were."
Thanks in advance for any help!

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have a fake antivirus that keeps giving me trouble. cant even use system restore. have a big warning sign on the desktop. any help?

A:desktop warning sign

Have a look at the following link: Virus, Spyware, & Malware Removal GuidesIf you cannot see there, the name of the malware that you have, enter the exact name in the search box under "Search Guides", on the right-hand side of the page, and search for the appropriate guide.Let us know if you can't find a guide that matches your infection.If you do find the appropriate guide, follow the instructions closely. Ensure that you do update the MBAM database definitions.The MBAM log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM. Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.Please post the log and let us know how the system is running now.

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I have a custom build desktop. One week ago it started to stop booting due to a missing file or corrupt file error on Windows XP. Yesterday when I decided to fix it via repair function of windows, I plugged the desktop to the outlet and press the power switch, It startedas normal ( fans started spinning, lights came on) and couple minutes later, It shut down itself andsmopkes came out of the power supply.

I unplugged the computer, from the outlet and removed the power supply unit from the case, I smelledlike cable burn and Ifigured that I fried my power supply some how.

I went to a computer store to replace my old power supply ( Turbolink Switching Powersupply Model: LC-A350ATX) with Antec BP 350. I installed the new power supply and pressed the power switch the fans and lights came on again but one minute later it shut down itself and since that time whenever I want to start it, It doesn't do anything at all. No fan spins, no lights.

I removed all the cables from other devices. I checked the connections of motherboard, no sign of burn mark on motherboard. But still no nothing.

What else can I do to figure out the problem?

Thank you for your help. I appreciate it.


A:No sign of any power on desktop

When a power supply goes up in smoke, it usually takes other parts with it. Unfortunately, without replacing or testing each part one at a time, there's no easy way to tell.

The fastest solution would be to bring the whoel PC down to a local repair shop to have them test it.

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After I sign into windows, I have a black screen and the My documents folder opens.  No right click ability, no desktop, no start menu, but I can navigate, etc.
I've tried several options but none have worked so far.  
Here's what I've tried
-Restore to earlier point (no restore points were found due to no memory being allotted. That has been changed)
-Created new user, instead of a black screen, it gets a blue one, but still my documents opens, and have to navigate that way
-Looked through the regedit in order to change  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell as seen on other forums. I have no winlogon in the currentversion section. 
-Tried to run my avira virus scan, but avira doesn't work now.. might be some connection
-Ran malwarebytes and superantispyware at different times. Both found objects, mostly were cookies, but some were files/exe/reg.  I will include the malwarebytes scan log at the end of this.
-Other fix I've seen was to reinstall windows with the CD but I have no clue where my CD is if I even got one.
So, prior to this happening, my computer quit connecting to my home network while other devices could connect. Went a whole day like that, then I restarted the computer to see if that would fix anything, and thats when the black screen started happening. Took it too school and was able to connect on their wifi, brought it home and its now connected to the home inter... Read more

A:Explorer.exe missing- no desktop after sign in

I wonder whether Windows has gone into limited mode because there is a problem with your license?  In this case doing a repair install from your original media is the best answer.  If you don't have one they are easy to find, unless you have an OEM version of Windows for only, say, HP computers-- then you would need one of those which HP would send you free.
Of course if you unknowing bought a system with an unauthorized copy of Windows, expect more trouble, especially if the seller is no longer around.  It would certainly be worth talking to him if you could.
If you must have a computer on an emergency basis, load up a live version of Linux, which runs from CD or DVD without interfering with Windows.  Save your work to a thumb drive before shutting down unless that Linux let you create persistent storage.  One Linux I know is very good for this is Puppy Linux.

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Hi's me again. You have been so helpful to me in the past,but unfortunately I need your help again.
Here's what's going on:
The AOL sign-on screen keeps popping up on my desktop.
Sometimeswhen trying to sign on it takes forever and then the message "AOL will not install files required for you to connect to the service...etc". Then I click okay and have to restart my computer.
When I'm finally on line I get porn site pop-ups and soon as I close it, it pops right back up.
I also received a message stating "main.idx file damaged".
I always run CW Shredder, Spybot & Ad-aware 6.0 but when I scan in HijackThis I can't tell what to delete besides the "smutserverver". Please help. Here is my log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 10:55:21 PM, on 11/28/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.... Read more

A:AOL sign-on screen keeps popping up on my desktop

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Having just bought and installed Lenova H30 I am trying to create my Lenova ID but cannot access the @ sign on my keyboard. Can anyone help me please?

A:How do I use @ sign on my Lenovo desktop keyboard?

Ummm, isn't it Shift + 2, just like any other keyboard?

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While showing its age a bit , it still works well, until it would artifact and go black.

Inspecting the TIM and thermal pads I saw or thought it was a heat issue due to that are as old as the dead sea scrolls.

Purchased some fujipoly pads for Memory, 1.5m and for VRM (same), replaced them and the TIM [AS5]on GPU.

So, booted up into windows 10 1607 and after 10 min temps soared display went black.

Replaced with an old ATI X1950 pro with Microsoft basic display driver. (it works at resolutions that can be seen from the ISS). Plus no legacy drivers work with it anymore.

Any suggestions, will re-seat H/S/F later tonight, hope it works.......

A:HD 7970 works up to right after I sign in to desktop.

l had an old Power Color AMD Readon HD 4850 do the exact same thing and I did the exact same steps to fix it. It turns out that the card itself was just going bad. It happens.

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Hi All;

What does the % (percent) sign mean in a line such as:

The %1 service failed to start due to the following error:
%2 , or %temp%

Thanks for any help.


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I have a red Biohazed sign on my desktop with popup windows my IE won't stay open for more then 15 seconds at a time if it open at all I get all these popup warning signs and there's an red X that blinks in my quick launch I tryed clicking on it but nothing happens I'm writeing this post useing AOL I'm running AOL McAFEE security but it has not found the threat even with a full scan I ran it twice with all programs closed I also tryed TrendMicro Housecall and that helped a little but didn't get rid of the problem and It took 8 to 12 hours for it to run a full scan of my system can anyone help me with this problem forever in your debt thanx in advance..! here are the spec. of my PC.

Dell DV051
IE- 6.0
Win XP Prof.
5.1.2600 SP-2
Total Memory 2.00GB
Available Memory 1.96GB
Processor:x86 family 15 model 4 stepping 9 Genuinelntel ~2793 Mhz x2

A:I have a red Biohazed sign on my desktop with popup windows.

Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.


DSS automatically runs HijackThis for you, but it will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have HijackThis installed.

Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts

If the following message from DSS appears, please click on "Yes" to allow it to download HijackThis, if you don't already have it.

Allow DSS through your firewall to download HijackThis by clicking "OK"

DSS has installed HijackThis, and placed a shortcut on your desktop. Click "OK" to allow the scan to continue.

When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt here.
Please attach extra.txt to your post.
To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box:C:\Deckard\System Scanner\extra.txt

Click Upload.

What DSS will do: create ... Read more

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Hello and be patient with me. This is my first.

Computer A running Windows 7 Professional.. Desktop to be connected to from Home
Computer B running Windows 7 Home and Office..Laptop wanting to connect to Computer A

I would like to say I have configured it correctly as I have done this in the past, but obviously not
or I would not be seeking help.

Anyway, The Remote Desktop on the laptop will allow me to connect with my password and BLANK password. I have that checked the registry to make sure the requires password is enbled. It allows me connect to a desktop remote screen but rejects both my password and the blank. This remote desktop does not reflect the user Picture Icon.

I have created the port forwarding to 3391 in my router. Went into registry on computer A and changed the port setting to reflect port 3391. I have tried the setup both as computer running any version and NAT Authentication.

A:Remote Desktop Allow sign on but rejects password

On computerB: Did you connect to ComputerA:3391?

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With internet explorer I can do the control T command and pin a website tile to my start menu. What I like is each tile will have a logo from the website instead of just the e. It seems like with Edge we cannot do this, pretty boring tiles. Is there a way to pin a website tile to the start menu that shows the website or company logo instead of just the e/

Also, is it true we will no longer be able to use explorer? There are still issues with edge so hope this is not true, or at least something that will happen years down the line.

I am having all kinds of problems with windows sign ins. Initially could not sign in with Groove, then it seemed to work fine but cannot play solitaire as the xbox live does not want to sign in. This happens all the time, one day it all works fine then several days later I have problems.

I am also having a problem with Adobe Bridge. Whenever I try to go to camera raw I get a solid yellow block with a blue background and no image. Again it worked fine when I first bought my computer but now I am having issues. I updated my Nvidia driver and I suspect this is causing the problem.

I just bought a new Dell XPX15 laptop but this may be my last windows machine, it just seems like too many problems with Microsoft. I am just more than a little frustrated right now.

A:sign in problems and edge question

Internet Explorer is going the way of the Dodo bird. Microsoft wants everyone to use Edge. People are starting to use Fire Fox & Chrome more, because there are things that you cannot use with a tablet browser.

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When I first setup my PC I used my MS account to login. The account name was an email address from However shortly thereafter I changed to a local account. A few months ago I changed the account name to a Gmail address in anticipation of changing my internet provider but I've continued using a local account to login to windows, I've never used the Gmail login name.

Today I wanted to look at the extensions that were available for Edge, so I needed to sign into the Store but the login box was prepopulated with the old account name from I assume that I should go to setting, select Email & App Accounts and select the add an account button and add the MS account that uses my Gmail name, correct?

After I do then then how can a delete the old, inactive account with the user name?

I think my error is confusing the account name which may or may not be an email address with the actual email address used for communication about the account, correct?

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Microsoft Account Sign In Question

Hello SoFine409,

You should be able to add the Gmail address as an alias to your Microsoft account.

Microsoft Account Aliases - Add or Remove

Afterwards, make the Gmail address your primary alias.

Microsoft Account Aliases - Change Primary Alias

You can then remove your Cox address as an alias if you like.

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okay my boyfriend just got a computer for his friend and when he turns their computer on which is windows xp the sign in window pops up for a user name and password on regular computers u can easily x out of it but it wont let you for some reason and the guy that previously owned it his friend says he doesnt remember the password and user name for it because he used it like 2 or 3 years ago please let me know what they can do so i can tell them thank you love, Aimee

A:question is about sign in window popping up

Personally, I would reformat and reload. You never know what's on a used computer!

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Can anyone help me? I can't click on anything on my desktop because of a giant red biohazard link that's popped up and refuses to be removed.

HJT log posted.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 16:20, on 2007-11-25
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE\opware32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1140317829\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program F... Read more

A:Desktop is Red with Biohazard sign, Acts as Giant Link

Apologies for the delay in responding.

The workload on this forum is intense, and sometimes it is not possible to respond to every

Please do the following:

Download SDFix Save it to the Desktop
Right click
Select: Extract All
Follow the prompts...Now, reboot to Safe Mode When the machine starts, tap the F8 key before Windows appears
You are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
Press Enter to boot into Safe Mode.
In Safe Mode, open the SDFix folder on the DesktopDouble click RunThis.bat to start the script.
Type Y to begin the cleanup process.
The process removes any Trojan Services or Registry Entries found, and then prompts you to press any key to Reboot.
Press any key to restart the PC.
When the PC restarts the SDFix will run again and complete the removal process
It then displays Finished
Press any key to end the script and load the Desktop icons.
Once the Desktop icons load, the SDFix report opens on screen and saves itself in the SDFix folder as Report.txt.
Next, download ComboFix
Save to the Desktop. <<< Important!!

Follow the prompts.
Then type 1 and press Enter to begin the scan.

Do not mouse-click the ComboFix window while it runs. It may cause it to stall.

When finished, a log, ComboFix.txt, is produced.

Run HijackThis and Scan once again to obtain a new log.

Please provide the contents of the ComboFix log , the SDF... Read more

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Hey all, my name is Alex, and I have a problem with my desktop and my screen saver. My desktop has been taken over by a bright blue and yellow warning sign that says my computer has been taken over by spyware and I need to download a removal tool to clean my computer. My screen saver turns into another warning sign that says windowsXP requires a reboot. It then proceeds to fake a system reboot, and then brings up a screen filled with fake registry entries and the like. Usually it says something like "BOGUS_DRIVER" at the top.

I went through your steps to try to fix the problem myself, and even ventured to the self help section and used SmitFraudFix, PandaScan, and HackThis tools to scan and get logs for you all to look at. Would you like me to post them?

Here are the HijackThis logs in case it speeds up the process:

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.... Read more

A:Blue and Yellow warning sign has taken over desktop! (It looks like this is common..)

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

Please Subscribe to this Thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant notification by email, then click Add Subscription.

Please copy this page to Notepad and Save it to your Desktop in order to assist you when carrying out the following instructions.

Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding.
Ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.


Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.


When you posted the HijackThis log, you cut off the very top portion. Please post logs in their entirety.


Please download ComboFix and Save it to your Desktop.

**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your de... Read more

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I have XP Home on my laptop.. I ran AVG and had many Virut viruses.. AVG cleaned/removed... When I went back to logon on I received the windows logon window. I entered name and PW and then it quickly flashed "loading personal settings" but then it said logging off and went back to the logon screen... This happened over and over.. It does the same in safe mode. I am unable to get into the program....
I then installed XP PRO in the same drive...did not partition. So now when I log on I have a choice between either home or pro but I cannot get into home and that is where most of my files are...
Can anybody help. I do have another PC

Thank you

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Like I said, I cannot open gmail and Youtube's sign in page. I can use youtube regulary, but when I click SIGN IN, I get "not found" message, just like when I try to open gmail.
How can I solve this? :/


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I went into my User Accouts in the Control Panel. I deleted a User called Nathon. I created a new user account with Admin authority named Jack.
However, everytime that I start my computer from my morning bootup, the Signon Window has the deleted User, Nathon.
I have to type in Jack, for the new user, and I get into Jacks Account.

Why is Windows not remembering that I have deleted the USER, Nathon?

I have never had such a problem with any of my other windows computers.

Operating System
MS Windows XP Home 32-bit SP3
Installation Date: 28 April 2010, 17:47
Serial Number: B2KW2-WFXJP-DYBT7-HF44F-TJJ9W
Windows Security Center
Windows Update
AutoUpdate Download Automatically and Notify Prior to Install

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You have recently removed one or more virusus from this computer, but now a new one has appeared.

First, AOL is extremely slow to start when I click on the icon. Once I've signed on, after a time a new sign-on screen appears on top of what I'm doing. I cancel that one. Soon I see activity at the bottom of the screen (where ordinarily you see "Done" or "//http:/..." etc. The virus is doing its own AOL activity! Soon afterward AOL is canceled, as if I had canceled it.

Also, Microsoft XP suddenly announces they are having to increase my virtual memory. Paging size is currently at 384 Mb, and my RAM is 1.25 GB. This is happening more and more frequently.

I have again changed my AOL sign-on password, and I no longer permit it to use the password automatically (I have to enter it at each sign on).

Thanks for any help you can provide.

A:Repeating AOL sign-ons, growing virtual memory, slow sign-ons

Hello,And welcome to, before we can assist you with your question of: Am I infected? You will need to perform the following tasks and post the logs of each if you can.Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareNOTEMalwarebytes is now offering a free trial of their program, if you want to accept it you will need to enter some billing information, so that at the end of the trial you would be charged the cost of the product. Please decline this offer, if you are unable to provide billing information. If you want to try it out, then provide the billing information.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program bef... Read more

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After having done the update, I'm having two issues that are bugging me:

1. I cannot change the lock screen from the "cave by the shore" default nor bypass it (Brink is working on the bypass issue I believe)

2. If I go into netplwiz and uncheck the need for a password, the "Welcome" screen has the system default user picture, that drawing of a circle over an arch, not the picture I assigned to the account. With the need for a password, the picture on both the sign-in screen and "Welcome" screen is correct tho.

The lock screen issue I can live with since I normally don't use a password, but the default user picture is bugging me. I went into %ProgramData%\Microsoft\User Account Pictures and replaced all the default pictures with ones the same name and size of the picture that I have for the account, but it still shows the default.

I've searched around for another place where the default picture is, but cannot find any, even with the search including hidden system files.

Anybody know where the system default user pictures are stored, other than in the User Account Pictures?

A:Odd Sign-in versus Auto Sign-in Problem in 1607

Hello TheSchaft,

Q1) I've added OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to be able to disable the lock screen again, but it doesn't do so at startup.

Lock Screen - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
Q2) I'm not aware of way to stop this yet when you have netplwiz set to automatically sign in to an account at startup. The blue note box at the top of the tutorial below will show you the default locations for account pictures to help.

Account Picture - Change in Windows 10

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Hi,I have 2 desktop.ini files just showed up on my desktop screen.How do I know it's safe to delete these files?When I open them this is what is written in there. [.ShellClassInfo]LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%Thanks in advance.

A:newbie question about delete desktop.ini files from desktop

Basic info. can indeed delete them. If they are needed they will come back. Odds are that they are there as a useful tool. It's interesting that they are visable, however that may be how you are set up.At this point just as a sense of ensuring that there isn't any oddities. It may be a good choice to run malwarebytes and your antivirus (after updating)::mikemessage edited by mikelinus

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So I just reinstalled Windows 10 on my machine.

Before I had it set up so that I could log in with a password or fingerprint.

Now it seems my only options are (1) password only OR (2) password, PIN or fingerprint.

I don't want PIN as a sign in option. But I have to enable PIN via "Windows Hello" before enabling Fingerprint sign in.

And once I have fingerprint sign in enabled, if I remove the PIN I lose both PIN and fingerprint sign in options.

Any ideas how I can set up password and fingerprint as my only two sign in options?

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Hey everyone

Every now and then my Windows 8.1 x64 shows the first sign-in sequence after a restart. I noticed it most recently happened after a normal Start->Power Options->Restart. I'm quite sure it has also happened after right clicking on start button (Control-X) and restarting from there, as well as from a custom shortcut I have for restart (shutdown.exe /r /t 00).

I had just finished installing IBM SPSS 22 for a class I'm taking, but I think this is unrelated.
It goes through the whole "Setting Up Your PC" and "Installing your apps" screens even though its perfectly fine and and all my data including app data is still there. See the attached file for an example of what was most noticeably shown.

With another incident, something similar to this happened but it actually reset some of my settings for things like MediaMonkey, Connectify Hotspot, GOM Player and VLC player. It was like they had been started for the first time ever with no license information or preferences like Always on Top.

Its not a matter of urgency but I keep worrying that one day it will actually mess with my system in a very annoying way.

Has anyone else experienced anything like this?

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Windows 7 sp1 RTM: Logon, Desktop Sidebar & Windows Live Sign in Assitant Issues (unknown minnor issues-if you face the same issues, please post it here)

Hi Guys , please read the clarification before going to the issues part.

Clarification :
I faced a few issues after installing the Windows 7 sp1 RTM. I am very sure (100%) that these are the Windows 7 sp1 RTM fault (already gone through a few discussions and tested by myself on various ways).

There is no problem with IE9 RTM as these problems were also existing when I used IE8 (Original file came with my Windows 7 pack).

I am certain that my Windows Live Sign In Assitant has no problem at all (tested with latest Windows Live Essential 2011 pack-the one with minor update).

Everything works properly prior/before of the installation of Windows 7 sp1 RTM (of course by reverting back the Windows 7 sp1 RTM to Windows 7 will solve everything).

The point is I want the solution for Windows 7 sp1 RTM. Hope you can help. Kindly view my issues below.

OS Platform: Windows 7 sp1 RTM
Browser: Internet Explorer 9 RTM (Version 9.0.8112.16421)

Issues :
1) Error on Logon: After I log off my computer (pressed the log off button only) and re-logon back, parts of the Windows Live Sign In Assistant were disabled (with an error message box). ~view snapshot 1

2) Desktop Sidebar issue: Some of the gadgets are not working properly or not fully functioning. Examples; usage gauge in O&O DiskStat is not working but the hard disk spa... Read more

A:Windows 7 sp1 RTM: Logon, Desktop Sidebar & Windows Live Sign in Assit

Un-install it, then look here Windows Live Sign-In Assistant - Windows Live

Also see this!222.entry

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Ever time I switch coputer on its as if its the first time,It tell me to register my soft wearMy desk top is newAnything that I have saved is not thereTool bar is new any thing I had on tool bar is gone I get a quick message when I sign inThat says I am Temporary sign in and can't acess files says more but is to quick to read any help please Thanks

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While I was on the internet, a web page made itself take up most of my desktop. Originally it said all this crap about SPYWARE FOUND OMG OMG OMG!!!, but I edited the source so now it's just a blank page, but I can't get rid of it. I've used Spybot SD, Ad-Aware, AVG, and Xoftspy, and nothing was found, and there's no program running that could have caused it (I checked all the processes in Task Manager, and they're all ok), so I can't figure out how to get rid of it. Any ideas?

A:Web Page On Desktop

never mind, I found an older topic with the same problem and that fixed mine, so this post is invalid now.

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I am using windows xp with two user accounts. Both desktops have minimal folders and stuff on desktops. The problem is when either user tries to go from the user page to the individual desktop. Very slow, sometimes paints black screen for sometime, sometime repaints desktop few times, sometimes goes back to user page.. and sometimes actually goes directly to the desktop.. very confusing. Anybody got any ideas what is causing this software behavior.

A:User page to user desktop page problem

Hello & welcome to TSF,

could you check your device manager to see if you have any (red or yellow) quotation marks

if you do then this means you have driver issues / note down what they are and getback to us

also you need to follw this link

you will need to note any probs, that you have with any of the steps/ save all logs to the desktop for ease of retreival ( DO NOT POST BACK HERE AT THIS THREAD) you will need to go to the (HJT LOG forum) here at this site / make sure that you tell the techs there of all problems when posting

stand strong for the techs there are busy


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I created the desktop with the web page link. BUT it open the file at the bottom of the screen. It will not open the web page full screen. What did I do wrong?

A:desktop icon for a web page

What happens when you click the maximize button top right.

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Ok, I'm sure there's an answer somewhere on Google but I can't seem to phrase it right, so here goes:

When I minimize Chrome or bring up another program like iTunes, I get a blank desktop page with none of my icons on it. Can't left-click OR right-click on it, but the taskbar still works, and if I click Show Desktop, there are my icons again. BUT if I should change anything or open up a program, back to the blank desktop.

This isn't the end of the world but it's damned annoying. Please help!

A:Blank desktop page.

Hello and welcome Defenstrator get into safe mode and run these for starters < use the /f and /r options in Option2 if necessary
if these do sort things out run these

download from bleeping computer ? delete any rubbishthese find.

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Just this evening an application I was using slid to the right side on the desktop and I don't know how to drag it back. Moving the cursor to the page's left edge, where it turns into the double-arrow icon, won't budge it back left, thopugh I can move the top of the page up and down. Wazzup?

A:Page sliding off desktop

Give it focus (click on the title bar or use alt-tab or win-tab),

press alt-spacebar (that pops up the window menu),

press M (for 'M'ove),

use the arrow keys on the keyboard to move the window where you want it,

press ENTER when done.

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Trying to put the web site Etsy on my desktop. Right click does not give me the option. How do I make it a desktop icon?

A:How to save a web page to desktop

Hello Cortez Cat Lady, and welcome to Ten Forums.

What browser are you using?

For now you could create a new shortcut on your desktop, and use the URL for the location.

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Hi there,

I tried to create a shortcut for a web site I was on, but ended up with the whole page instead of the icon on my Desktop.

Also, my Microsoft Photo Editor seems to have disappeared. When I click on download attachment on an email that contains a picture, the Microsoft photo editor icon appears in the task bar but no picture appears.

Any ideas???


A:web page on desktop wont go away!

Theres a known bug with photo editor

If you right click on the icon in your task bar and choose expand this will pull it back up and get it working again

Have you set the image as a background?

If so right click on the desktop anywhere that doesnt have an icon on it and choose properites. Select the background tab and select a new background

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I am running
Dell Inc.

OptiPlex 210L
Service Tag 2YWFF2J
Express Service Code 6463881739
Processor Intel® Celeron® CPU 2.80GHz
Processor Speed 2.73 GHz
Memory (RAM) 2048 MB
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Operating System Version 5.1.2600

When I turn on the computer it generally freezes at the Welcome Page, I then pull out the power cable for 10 seconds and plug it back in, it can take a few attempts before it comes on properly . Recently when I turned it on and a blue windows screen came up saying that WINDOWS was checking the hard drives (1 x 40gig and 1 x 500gig) for? (can't remember). When finally turned on a box appears saying that Adaware has unexpectedly been closed.
I generally use Google Chrome but if I use Internet Explorer it re-directs me to what appears to be a Polish website.
Can you help?


A:Desktop Freezes at Welcome Page

Hello and to BleepingComputer.Let's see what we're dealing with here.Please download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.Link 1Link 2Link 3Link 4Before we begin, you should disable any anti-malware software you have installed so it does not interfere with RKill running. This is because some anti-malware software mistakenly detects RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how to disable your security software.Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed. If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next reply***************************************************Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download linkIMPORTANT!!! - when you save the file, rename it to something random, such as bubbles.exe This must be done before beginning the download!MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mba... Read more

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I have hp pavilion g6-2249 wm notebook. My laptop is 4 months old. Two days ago when I started my
pc, the welcome page opens and then I sign in. Everything is ok on the apps page that immediately opens.
If I click the desktop app icon, it goes to the desktop and the entire page starts to flash, it shows the desktop
for 2 seconds and then then flashes to blue for 5 seconds and back and forth, etc.

The desktop will not stay open long enough for me to do anything. I cannot get it to start in safe mode. I clicked
F8 repeatedly on start up but nothing happens. I used the esc on startup and ran every test offered except BIOS.
I don't know what to do with that so I didn't mess with it. All tests were ok.

If I go back to the app page from the flashing desktop, the app page and charms start flashing also. I can't even
shut down properly then. Norton 360 runs in the background all the time but I can't get to it to do a scan. I
can't get to any file. The only way to get online is to turn off pc and turn on later. App page does not flash at
that time. I go to search and click on Explorer and I can go to my homepage. If I click on required addons then
the background starts flashing and I have to reset my cursor every two letter that I type. I am going crazy.
Can someone help me???

A:Desktop Page Flashing

If you can do this, you can get to Safe Mode:

Windows key + C.
Hold shift key and click RESTART.
then you have all the options.

Click on Advanced Options then Startup Settings.
Click Restart and you have almost the full advanced Boot Options menu like XP, Vista or Win 7.

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I was in a game (not on web) when I left game I found my desktop sideways. I rebooted but it still started sideways now most all programs, web page etc come up sideways. (the game I was in and a few other off web games I have however will be up-right once they start. HELP I am at a complete loss as to how to fix. I have tried going into properties and changing desktop nothing seems to work. Thank You

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On my XP machine, the shortcuts I made to websites *like this one* had an icon that resembled something of the site. In 7 they have that icon, but it is VERY small and sorrounded by a white web page look. All of my web shortcuts have this same look minus w/e is in the middle and as a result I can not tell the difference between the links. Any way to get the old XP logos back?

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I was wondering on the sample page I have linked here is this a script?

When you change the size of the page the text goes with it. (sidewards)Bigger or smaller.
I notice that on a my free web site the text does not move to suit the page. Just stay's there like a blob. So when you move the page in or out there is extra space on the side...


A:Web page question

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Hi guys,

Since going to windows 7 I am having trouble using the page up, page down, and the arrow keys to navigate web pages.

The only key that somewhat works is the " page down " key but when I use it, instead of just moving the screen up to the to the last line displayed on the screen, It takes me ALL the way down to the last page.

How do I correct this ?

Many Thanks,

A:Page up / down question.


What browser are you using? Have you considered using Firefox?

Hope this helps,

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Using Windows 8.1. Recently my laptop keeps going back to the desktop icon page. This happens about every minute. Then in a little while the webpage or other page reappears with no loss of info, etc. How can I remedy this problem?

A:Laptop keeps going back to desktop page

Could you explain your issue in further detail?

You're using the metro IE, but when viewing a webpage it switches to the desktop edition of IE?

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I have been searching for answers on this for a few weeks now.

I am able to display an image from HD on desktop but when web pages are set they do not appear. It shows up in the Active Desktop settings and even update but do not display.

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I am working on a document which I would like to see spread across the page but can see no way to do it. Can anyone help?

A:How to fill the Desktop with a Word Page?

Hello there,

Will hiding the task bar and notification area/icons help?
Show or hide the taskbar - Microsoft Windows Help
Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications

How about full screen view reading?

If this is not what you're trying to accomplish please let us know.

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This is my first time posting a question any time any where so please bare with me.

I am running my computer with windows XP. I cannot get it to get past the main page (desktop) when I go down to the task bar where it says START i get an hour glass. I cannot click on any of my desk top Icons and have them do anything and I cannot go into the start menu. I have tried control, shift, escape to see if I can run off a cd this could be of help if a cd is needed to fix the problem. I did try to boot the computer off of a disk thinking perhaps I had a virus (I still think that might be the problem) but I was unable to do this. I reset the boot to start from disk and when it started in dos and gave me my 4 choices I chose boot from disk then it said press f1 or f2 to continue. I pressed F1. when I had the Norton anti-virus disk in there it gave me the choice for normal startup or start up from disk. I tried to choose start up from disk but it wouldn't let me. I tried this several times with 2 different versions all with the same result. My 30 seconds ran out and it started up normally and then got stuck on the desk top page. I tried the same boot with the windows XP disk hoping that it might have a diagnostic bit to it, but no luck I chose boot form disk and it still went to the desk top page and got stuck. Anyone with any information or suggestions on what I might do would be greatly appreciated. I would hate to think that I will have to take it in somewhere only to ha... Read more

A:Can't get my system past the desktop page

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Hi guys and gals,
was on the web yesterday, one wrong move and... bam.
my desk top has turned black with a big yellow warning, also my home page was hijacked.
ran spy bot, and ad-aware se, managed to get my home page back, desk top still messed up, computer is running slow also. downloaded hjt here are the results, any help is appreciated.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:30:53 PM, on 12/19/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\ActionAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\EventAgt.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\DLT.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\Iap.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\ptssvc.exe
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A:desktop and home page hijacked

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Seems a step back in function from Vista to Win 7. My Vista PC had an HTML page serving as my has some embedded flash and other goodies. How do I get Win 7 to allow me to select an HTML page for my desktop when all it appears to allow is photos? Win Search has not supplied any userful ideas. I hope the community has a solution.

A:How to use HTML page as desktop wallpaper

I just had a quick Google and i couldn't find much to help
Maybe try this gadget. It's not exactly Active Desktop but it's resizeable (the taskbar is 40px btw)

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Desktop on my Win 2000 machine has background page in Properties menu; since I reformatted I have lost the window with Tile, Center, Stretch selections and page has reverted to radio buttons for Tile and Center choice. How can I get box with choices back? 5 of 6 other machines in office have window; one other is configured with radio buttons. Without stretch Co logo is skewed pretty badly...

A:Desktop Properties Background page

Have you played around with TweakUI ???Please send a reply, if you solved the problem !!!

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i basically had this happen from nowhere, whatever the home page is for IE is the background, and i cannot change this or know how or what is causing it, plz help..



A:Solved: Unwanted... Web Page as desktop b/g!

Display Properties, Desktop tab, Customize Desktop button, Web tab.

Also right-click the desktop, Arrange Icons By, Lock Web Items...

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?Constantly receive this message when on the internet...on a brand new H50 desktop?? Hmm, we can't reach this page.Try thisMake sure you?ve got the right web address: http://www.puritan.comRefresh the pageSearch for what you want

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You could definitely do it in Vista. However, in windows 7 it no longer gives me the option to select anything other than a picture file? How would I use a customised html page as my desktop wallpaper?


A:How to use an HTML page as the desktop wallpaper?

The option was not in Windows Vista....unless I missed something?

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I have lost the ability to place favorite web sites on my desktop. When I right click on the web page there is not a "shortcut" line. Thanks, bud

A:Place Web Page Shortcut on Desktop

Hello Bud,

You might see if you may be able to create a URL shortcut on your desktop using any of the other options in the tutorial below.

Internet Website Shortcut - Create

Hope this helps,

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Couldn't download TSG SysInfo on computer with problem. Tried to give info can, please advice how I can get additional information if it is needed. Thank you!

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Home Premium
Dell All-In-One Desktop Computer
Intel Core i3-3240T CPU @2,90GHz 2.90 GHz
4 installed RAM
64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

I have a desktop computer (info above),with a super slow Internet connection--only one bar is showing. I also have a laptop computer on the same connection that is showing four bars. Both computer are in the same room use a wireless connection. Why does my laptop connect with no problem, while my desktop is so slow nothing is able to load?

Thanks again!

A:Desktop Won't Load Page, but laptop does

Sounds like the Desktop's WiFi device may have a disconnected antenna, or conflicting with some nearby interference or it may be a flaky/failing WiFi device.

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ok first of all I relaize this thread could be posted in the web browser discussion page and I will put it there too, it just semed to overlap into to different topics.

What I'm trying ot do is this. create a shortcut to a webpage from a desktop. It's not for me. personally I would use a bookmark or something like that ut this is the task I need to figure out. My stepmom would like a shortcut from her desktop that would take her directly to her log in page for work. can anybody help? thanks, it's very much appreciated.

A:making shortcut for web page on desktop

She should be able to left click and drag the icon in the address bar to her desktop and create a shortcut to her log in page.
She needs to be on her log in page when she does this.

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I post on message boards. I know that many posters occasionally check IP numbers in order to try to determine who is posting. If I click on one of my own messages I can then go to "page source" under "View",and can scroll down and see my online IP number. My question is about the information that comes immediately after the IP number. In my case it says :
<!-- RAGNT Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv: Gecko/20071025 Firefox/ RCHAR ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7 RAC text/xml,application/xml,application/xhtml+xml,text/html;q=0.9,text/plain;q=0.8,image/png,*/*;q=0.5 RLANG en-us,en;q=0.5 -->
<!-- end -->
Can someone either tell me what all that information means or tell me a site that explains (simply) what it all means? Does it identify the computer on which I am posting?


A:Page Source Question

its basically which operating system, browser, language and character set your pc is using

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I searched through previous posts for the solution to my problem, but to no avail! I adjusted the virtual memory settings in the registry to 768 and 768, now I STILL have the problem of whenever windows starts up I get a message screen that says windows either has no page file or the page file is too small. I checked the GUI settings spot and it says that the values are 768 and 768, but I still get the error.........what is the problem

A:page file question

Welcome to TSG.

It might help if you could let us know the following:
What Operating System?
Have you recently added/removed drives.

In the meantime, see if one of these articles apply:;en-us;Q249321;EN-US;q316528;EN-US;Q315270

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I have had many people tell me that to get the best performance from Windows you need to set the Page File size manually. I have heard that a size of 2.5 and 3.0 times installed RAM is the right size.

My question, and maybe I am over analysising here, is on a computer with integrated graphics should I subtract out the amount of RAM that is siphoned off of main RAM to support the onboard video before I make my Page File size calculations?

Thanks for the help.

A:Page File Question

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I want to move my page file to a partition on my other hard drive. How big should I make it?
Do you guys have some more info regarding this process?


A:Page file question.

i always just use the recommended size.
for my system it's
minimum allowed: 16mb
recommended: 11134mb
hope that helps you


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Sorry to bother you again still getting the machine back to normal (getting rid of some of vista's useless programs)

I have Vista SP2 X64 What do you recommend to set the page file
Let System control it or configure it myself? I did set this before but cannot remember what I set it to.
I do allot of Image, Audio & Video editing & play the latest games at full settings. Also like allot of programs running at once.

Seen recommendations on the web but want to hear what you think as you seem to know your onions? (Scottish saying for you know what you’re talking about)

(edit) sorry Forgot to mention I’ve got 4gb - still recommend keep the system controlling it?(edit) - if I don't get a response I will know your conclusion is the same – Thanks for the responses

Cheers again Shawn

A:Page File question

I would go ahead and just let the System manage it. It does a great job in Vista for this.

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I have my page file on drive F. I had it set to a specific size. The other day I had to do a repair and now I go back and have two page files. One on the OS side drive C and also on drive F. It has been over a year and a half since I have done this and I don't do it often can anyone remind me what size the page file of my drive f should be and what size the one on drive c should be? I know I can't delete the page file on c because I have tried and it would not let me. Anyone? Thanks.

A:Page file question

Virtual Memory Paging File - Change


TweakHound - Tweak & Optimize Windows Vista, page 6

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This must be an easy problem to resolve, but I could not find a solution. In IE7, I have a set of three pages as home pages. If I have other tabs open and I click on home button, I get the original plus the three home pages. Is there a way to ensure that only the home pages show up (and other tabs close or get replaced)? Many thanks.

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Why do the pages I make in Angelfire show up on IE ok, but not while in Netscape? Is there some type of html I'm missing to make them appear in both? In Netscape the music, pix and backgrounds don't all appear. Thanks. angel

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Googling this gets a million answers of course (all seemingly disagreeing!). However...

My PC has two 500GB Samsung EVO 850 SSDs. No other hard drives, apart form numerous larger external HDDs for backups etc. It is used just for gaming - MS Flight Simulator - and I don't need more space than that. (It is also linked on my home network to two other PCs which have a lot of storage space...).

I used to set the page file to 1GB min and max size on my C drive. However, I was getting OoM errors in Flight Simulator. With Win7 x64, 16GBs RAM, and plenty of available disc space showing, the message "Your computer has run out of memory. Flight Simulator will now close" was very unexpected (not to mention 'unwelcome'!) and clearly not accurate! My FS9.exe file is patched to '4GBs', for those who are aware of this sort of thing.

As part of the troubleshooting, I let Windows manage my page file instead, which means I have a 16GB file now. A bit silly, when, according to my desktop 'widget' it is hardly ever touched. So far, no more OoM errors and FS shutdowns, though it's early days - I only made the change a couple of days ago.

My question: What I'd like to know is whether letting Windows manage the page file on the SSD is a good idea. Obviously the fragmentation is not an issue, but what are the advantages and disadvantages of allowing a system managed file on an SSD (or even on a standard HDD)? Wear and tear? (Seems that the old idea of fixing the same min and max size i... Read more

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I'm trying to design a FP page with two pictures at the top with text in between them.

A) I can't enter any text between the pictures.
B) When I double click on a picture I get the message 'no picture editor is configured'. In help it says to go to Tools - Options - Configure Editors but I have no clue what to do once I'm there.
so....How a) do I enter text next to a picture and b)if I need to use the picture editor how do I set up the proper configuration.

Thanks in advance.


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I am using Front Page 2000 in Windows XP. When I create an htm file out of a word file and then import it to front page, it always double spaces the text instead of single spacing it. Is there a way to get around this? Even when you try to delete the extra space, it won't let you.

Thanks for the help.


A:Front Page Question

Try this, old dog.

Paste into FP.
Select the entire text you pasted.
Hit Format-Paragraph.

In space before and after, put 0.
If that's too much, undo and try 6.

Word has paragraph spacing, but by default, it's 0 and 0.

FrontPage, as with all HTML, has more space between paragraphs.

If you want Word's stuff to behave when paste, use Shift+Enter instead of Enter when you start a new paragraph. Unfortunately, if you Shift+Enter in Word, you won't get a new bullet and such, so it's no fun really.

Synopsis: Do the dirty workaround or start building in FP.

Experience: I just (about an hour ago) did about 2 pages with stupid bullets and such from Word to FP for a client.


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My (gaming) PC has two 500GB SSDs, and no HDDs. The first SSD has two partitions, the first, smaller one (80GBs), being the C Drive for the O/S. The second SSD also has one smaller partition and one large.

As I have 16GBs of RAM - and I find that leaving Windows to manage the page file (rather than set minimum and maximum sizes, or tinker with it in any other way, as I always used to, once upon a time) gives the best, stutter-free performance results - I obviously as a consequence have 16GBs of space used up on my C drive for the page file: as the Windows partition is getting fuller, I'd like to reclaim this...

Is there any reason why I shouldn't leave just a small page file on the C-Drive and set up the system managed page file (so, 16GBs) on the 2nd. (large) partition of the 2nd SSD (where there's loads of room)? I am presuming that, being SSDs, the location of the page file isn't important from a performance point of view. Or would that somehow interfere with (and make pointless) having Windows managing the page file, if I have set it up on a partition other than the one with the O/S in it?

I know I could just reduce the page file to 1GB, or whatever, but as I say, it seems to me that I get the best gaming performance with the page file left for Windows to manage...

I do not have a hibernation file, for obvious reasons...

A:SSD and page file question

Let Windows 7 continue to manage all memory.
If your "C" partition is getting full, just make it bigger.

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I've heard 2 different explanations regarding the page file and I'm wondering if someone could clarify this for me. One says: when physical memory is used up, pages of info start getting transferred to the page file. Second one says: that a full copy of whats stored in ram is maintained in the page file "all the time" and that information isn't "madly" transferred out of ram when it reaches its limit because it's already there. The information is just dropped out of ram. Which is correct? Thanks everyone!

A:Page file question

Both are partly true.

The pagefile is used to store infrequently accessed data, thus leaving more RAM for more important uses. This is an ongoing process and the system does not wait until RAM is full before beginning. The time required for copying data to disk is essentially free as other activities can take place while this is happening. Note that this is for infrequently accessed data only. If data is frequently accessed it will probably never be copied to the pagefile. Also note that the data is copied to the pagefile and the data remains in RAM. In the event that the RAM is needed for important purposes it can be immediately reused as the data is safely stored in the pagefile. If the data thus displaced from RAM is later needed it will be loaded from the pagefile.

The pagefile isn't normally used to store program code. There is no need to do this as there is already a perfectly good copy available in the original files they were loaded from.

The guiding principle behind all of this is too keep frequently accessed data and code in RAM, with the remainder in the pagefile or executable files files. The memory manager also strives for full memory utilization all the time. Free memory is wasted memory.

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I created a web page in photoshop where I could play around with the designs and now I'm wanting to put all the individual elements into frontpage to actually build the page. The pictures looked real nice in photoshop with a shadow but I can't seem to figure out how to make this image have the shadow when I insert it to a webpage.

Is that even possible?

Also, a related question about page size. Should I make my background image 800x600 or 1024x768? What is the most common browser window setting? How can I make the size so that it will look right on almost everyone's browser?

If I make it 1024x768 and someone has their browser at 800x600, the whole page is going to look wierd.

A:Question About pictures on a Web Page

Well vanilla web pages just display images from bitmaps so you have to incorporate the shadow effect into the image bitmap somehow by eg using paintshop. Re the size - if you really want to get the right size of image you should check the browser settings with script at the start of the page then set the image size or load the appropriate image using the script to generate the HTML on the fly. I would tend to use javascript, always remembering that the browser may have scripting disabled. Below is a simple script you can add to the head of your page. Note that it may be word-wrapped by the TSG page. Also note that the scrollbars can effect the window size.
?=Tag starters removed so that script is displayed.
?script language=javascript>
?!-- //screen size detection script for ver 4 upwards browsers
var w, h
if(navigator.appVersion.substring(0,1) >=4)
w = window.screen.width;
h = window.screen.height;
if (w < 1000)
document.writeln ("Your PC is set to a screen size of " + w + " x " + h + ".");
//you could set your image size etc here.
else if (h < 700)
document.writeln ("Your PC is set to a screen size of " + w + " x " + h + ". ");
Stuff happens here if scripting is switched of in browser


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What is the best website to use for your homepage. I used to use Iwon. Not sure if that is so smart. I would like a page to set up links to my fav sites, link to my webmail site, weather, tv listings etc. Can you please recommend one that won't put a lot of stuff on my computer?

Thanks and kindest regards!

A:Home page question

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