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File size: a tutorial

To many people, file size is a black art.

To many people, file size is a black art.  Worse, for many, file size just does not feature on their radar at all.

How to tidy up jagged fonts in Windows XP

some people have really nice crisp looking fonts on their screens, and some people have nasty jagged ones

This is something that has been bugging me for ages: some people have really nice crisp looking fonts on their screens, and some people have nasty jagged ones - certainly if they are looking at ser

How do I stop my PC from crashing?

Nuke it from orbit.  Drastic, but effective.

"What do I do to stop my machine from crashing. It spends some time doing a job then I get a blue screen. How do I solve this?

Laptop going into hibernation

"My Dell laptop is telling me it can't identify the AC adapter power source (or something - it flashed up so quickly I hardly saw it!) and then went into hibernation mode. Have we a problem here?

Neat Keyboard Shortcuts

Alt-Tab is the single fastest route to shortcut happiness

For many computer users, control of the computer has the mouse at its core, with the keyboard being relegated to a back seat, only used when typing words.  However, the keyboard can bring perf

Why does Internet Explorer Freeze on me?

"I cannot access the internet using internet explorer. Every time I try it freezes. I am using mozilla firefox at the moment without any problems.

My computer is working much slower than it used to

Help is at hand, and in fact, it is in your hands.

My computer is working much slower than it used to and I do not know what has gone wrong. Can you help?

Over time, computers pick up infections and detritus from the internet, get themselves confused with clutter and bloat with unnecessary programs.  Every computer user has experienced that frustrated feeling as they wait patiently for Outlook to open, staring dispondantly at the egg timer and thinking to themselves: "it didn't used to be this slow".

Tune up your computer

Follow these steps to perform the routine maintenence that will keep your PC running smoothly

These techniques will allow you to perform routine maintenance on a PC.  Periodic maintenance can extend the functional life of a PC and reduce user frustration as it inevitably slows down ove

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