Archive for 25 junio 2011

How to search the web from the Start menu
junio 25, 2011


The Search box on the Windows 7 Start menu is very cool, but you’ll notice that it says “Search programs and files.” What if you could search the web from that box, too? Well, if you have Windows 7 Pro or above, you can. You’ll need to use Group Policy to add Internet search to the Start menu. Here’s how:

1.- Click Start and in the search box, type gpedit.msc
2.- Press ENTER to open the Group Policy Editor
3.- In the left pane, under User Configuration, expand Administrative Templates
4.- Click Start Menu and Taskbar
5.- In the right pane, double click “Add Search Internet link to Start Menu”
6.- Click Enabled and then click OK
7.- Close the Group Policy Editor

Now when you type a search term in the Start menu’s Search box, you’ll see a link that says “Search the Internet.”

Of course, if you don’t want to have to click Start to do your Internet search, you could just put an Address toolbar on the taskbar by right clicking it, selecting Toolbars and then Address. This works in all editions of Windows 7 (and earlier versions, too).

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How to switch to Dvorak keyboard layout in Windows 7
junio 18, 2011


Those who are trained on the Dvorak typing system can attain speeds much higher than are possible with the standard QWERTY keyboard layout. Here’s how you change the keyboard output settings in Windows 7 to use the Dvorak layout:

1.- Click Start | Control Panel.
2.- Click Region and Language.
3.- Click the Keyboards and Languages tab.
4.- Click Change Keyboard.
5.- On the General tab, click the Add button.
6.- Scroll down to “English (United States) and under it put a check in the box for “United States – Dvorak.”

Click OK and then OK again to close the dialog boxes.

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How to troubleshooting Outlook “stuck in the outbox” problem
junio 4, 2011


How to troubleshooting Outlook “stuck in the outbox” problem

I recently got a message from Karlyn K., who needed help with Outlook. When she clicks to send a message, it goes into the outbox and just sits there. To get it to “leave the premises,” she has to open up the Outbox folder and click Send again. Unfortunately, this is a rather common problem and it can have several different causes. Here are some things to try if your sent mail is getting stuck in the outbox (depending on the version of Outlook you’re using, these may vary):

1.- In Outlook, click Tools > Options > Mail Setup. Check “Send immediately when connected.”

2.- Click on the Send/Receive button on the Mail Setup General tab. Make sure both options to “Include this group in Send/Receive” are checked. Make sure that your account is included in the Group to send.

3.- Try registering a library file that’s used in the send/receive process. Click Start > Run and type regsvr32 inetcomm.dll

3.- Check to see whether an antivirus email check is slowing down the sending and receiving process. Try disabling AV and sending to determine whether this is the problem.

4.- Check to determine whether other programs running in the background are interfering. Disable them one at a time. This includes the firewall, antispyware, antispam, and all antimalware programs.

5.- In the account settings, Advanced settings, change the server timeout time from 1 min to 5 min.

6.- Check to see whether outgoing mail server authentication is required. Try selecting that option in account settings and use same setting for the incoming server.

If all else fails, create a new Outlook profile. Here are some tips on doing that:

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