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  Monday, December 21, 2009 – Permalink –

No Home in IE

Blanked out


You can open Internet Explorer to a blank page.

Sometimes your normal home page may be too busy, or slow to load when you just want to pop out to a different location.

This trick will give you a blank slate to paste in a new URL.


  1. Create a new Desktop shortcut
    (Right click an empty spot on the desktop and choose New>Shortcut)


  2. Copy the following, and paste it as the target for the shortcut:


    "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" nohome


  3. Name the shortcut something like Blank IE




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  Wednesday, April 29, 2009 – Permalink –

Kahanamoku Keyboard

Surfboard - Keyboard


People ask you how to increase the font size in Internet Explorer?

"Oh, well, go to View>Text size and pick one between Largest and Smallest."

Here's another way:

Resize Text Size IE

Hold down CTRL key and move the wheel on the mouse.
The page text will enlarge or shrink.


Here are some others from Penn State University

Browser Tricks

Quick jump to Web Site IE

Type just the Internet domain name in the URL Address field and hold down CTRL+ENTER keys.
This will fill in www as the machine name and add .com

Presentation Mode IE

Select the F11 function key to enter Presentation mode (full screen).
Select the F11 function key to toggle back.

Page forward and back IE

Hold down SHIFT key and move the wheel on the mouse.
This will page forward or backward through the pages selected.

Page scroll using mouse wheel button IE

Push down on the mouse wheel button and slide the whole mouse up and down.
This will page up and down the screen.

Open a New IE Window with One Click

Hold down SHIFT and click on the link.
A new IE browser window will appear.

Page forward and back using arrow keys IE

Hold ALT button and use the arrow keys to page forward and back.

Get to Your Favorites with Keyboard Shortcut IE

Enter CTRL+I will bring up your left pane favorites.
Enter CTRL+I will make it disappear
Enter CTRL+B to organize your favorites



Duke Paoa Kahanamoku (1890-1968) is called the Father of Modern Surfing. There were others before him, such as George Freeth, who died in 1919, but Duke is the most widely known.




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  Friday, August 08, 2008 – Permalink –

Favicons

Art in 16x16 pixels


When you link to certain sites, you might notice that a graphic is sometimes displayed instead of the IE logo. There are numerous sites that help to create and place these logos.

To add a Favicon, upload the file, favicon.ico to the root web directory of your hosted website Make sure the file is named "favicon.ico." When someone bookmarks your site with a browser that supports favicons, your mini-pic will appear.
You could also link it using this code:

<link href="favicon.ico" rel="SHORTCUT ICON">

MSDN.Microsoft.com:
How to Add a Shortcut Icon to a Web Page

Clickfire.com:
Place a Favicon on your Website

Michael P. Pierce:
MpP Favicon Gallery

Chami.com:
FavIcon from Pics

"FavIcon from Pics is an online tool that can generate a favicon from a picture, logo or other graphic of any size/resolution. It was also the first online tool that simplified the creation of favicons using a regular image without requiring manual edits."


Makiko Itoh:
favicon
" Here's a roundup of some of the favicons that caught my eye. Please click through to the sites themselves, to see how the favicon works (or not) with the site. Maybe it will get you thinking about your own site's favicon."


Daniel Burka:
Favourite Favicons



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  Monday, July 21, 2008 – Permalink –

Google Tutor

User advice


Mark Fleming has started a new omnibus site/blog dealing with the vagarities and varieties that make up Google.

"In my discussions with other Google users, I am always amazed at how few of Google's tools they have heard of. For the most part, people are only familiar with the main search areas such as the web, news and images. And even in these areas, their knowledge of all the options that would allow them to better harness the power of Google is limited.

When I've told others of the vast features and formidable power of Google tools, they are quite frankly astonished. Compounding the problem of this unfamiliarity is the fact the Google does not make much of an effort to even tell us what's new and what's in public beta. You've usually got to hear about it somewhere else or just stumble upon it."


GoogleTutor.com
Google Tutor and Advisor

The March 26th entry, for instance, points to the Google Cheat Sheet


Also see:
Google Guide



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  Friday, September 28, 2007 – Permalink –

Homepage(s)

Easy links


Sure you have Favorites and you might have shortcuts on your desktop, but you really only use about a dozen sites on a regular basis.

Try out Only2Clicks. You can set up your home page to show graphic links to your major sites and be able to group them by purpose.




Only2Clicks.com



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  Thursday, September 20, 2007 – Permalink –

IE 7 Shortcuts

Finger flicks


A selection of keyboard shortcuts for IE 7.


Here are a few:

  • F11 Toggle between full-screen and regular views of the browser window in Internet Explorer

  • ALT + HOME Go to your home page

  • ALT + RIGHT ARROW Go to the next page

  • ALT + LEFT ARROW or BACKSPACE Go to the previous page

  • CTRL+ F Find on this page

  • CTRL + TAB or CTRL + SHFT + TAB Switch between tabs
More:

Browser shortcuts



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  Saturday, April 28, 2007 – Permalink –

Browser Utensils

Tiny tools



Bookmarklets
Easy to use, free Java scripts.


"Bookmarklets are simple tools that extend the surf and search capabilities of Netscape and Explorer web browsers.

Bookmarklets are free.

Bookmarklets allow you to:

  • Modify the way you see someone else's webpage.
  • Extract data from a webpage.
  • Search more quickly, and in ways not possible with a search engine.
  • Navigate in new ways.


…and more. Over 150 bookmarklets are available."


Here's a list of available bookmarklets:
List of Offline Bookmarklets



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  Friday, April 20, 2007 – Permalink –

Print Web Pages

Control Internet Explorer


The first few attempts to print from the Explorer Browser usually turn out to be a mess.re are some hints that may help.


Print Pages in IE 7 Without Headers or Footers




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  Sunday, February 04, 2007 – Permalink –

Word in Word

Not IE



Have you clicked on a link and had a PowerPoint or Word document open in Internet Explorer, rather than in the application it was designed for?

Gus Perez brought up the problem in his blog:
Open Word files directly in Word not in IE.

Omar Shahine has put together a reg hack to fix this
OpenOfficeDocsInOffice.reg

Back put your Registry entries first. (requisite warning)

He also covers Acrobat files



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