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Apple Computer Start Up Options

When trying to start up an Apple computer you might want it to start in a different way for maintenance purposes. Depending on what buttons you hold down when you turn it on will change the way it starts Shift: Starts your Mac in safe mode. This helps you troubleshoot because it only loads the […]

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Drivers Question:

You have spoken in the past about drivers, what are they and why are they important? Drivers are the small programmes that let your operating system, Windows, OS X or Linux, know what hardware your computer has, what features the hardware have and how to use those features. Without drivers your computer will not know […]

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Internet Settings Question:

I’m getting a window popping up on the screen asking my to dial up to the internet, but I’m on broadband. This can be an issue for your computer if you move from a dial up internet connection to a broadband connection, without changing all the settings on your computer. To solve this problem you […]

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Video Problem Question:

My computer screen was acting up and then the computer stopped working. What’s wrong with it? Warning: Clicksonline.info only recommends experienced, professional people touch or change any of your personal technology items’ settings. First you should make sure that the cable connection the monitor to the computer is inserted and secured properly. The next thing […]

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Windows Vista Disk Space Question:

I keep on getting a message saying that my Hard Drive is running low on space when it shouldn’t why is that? When you first install Windows Vista it is set up with default settings that Microsoft seems to think will make our life a lot easier. Unfortuantly it is not always the case. Due […]

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Macintosh OSX Memory Question:

I have an Apple Macintosh from a couple of years ago. It seems to be getting slower, what is wrong? As with all computers, Apple Macs have multiple parts that can help speed it up. The speed of the processor is important to affect the performance of an Apple computer. So too is the number […]

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Router Security Question:

You said my router wasn’t secure, what do you mean and how can I fix it? No matter how tight you keep your computer usage, if you have a wireless router for your computer you might be using more internet downloads than you think you are . Every time I go to a clients house […]

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Recommended Firefox Plug-ins

One of the best things about Firefox is the ability to customise it to fit your own needs. I might always speak the praises of the Firefox web browser, available from mozilla.com , but it’s for more than just the speed that it displays websites and the added security of no Active X programming language. […]

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Norton Ghost Question:

I put a Norton Ghost image of my computer on an External hard drive and now my computer won’t boot from it. Warning: Clicksonline.info only recommends experienced, professional people touch or change any of your personal technology items’ settings. First up I’ll explain what Norton Ghost is. Norton Ghost is a programme from Symantec that […]

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Changing the Start Menu Question:

I’ve had my old computer for nearly 10 years. The new computer I have, has XP or Vista on it and the Start menu is confusing. For people who have been using windows for a while, the upgrade from an old version to XP or Vista can be annoying when they look at the new […]

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