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Default Browser Setting, Where Art Thou?

I've decided to switch over completely to Google Chrome, and on my work laptop it's NBD. My home laptop, however, asks me EVERY DAMN TIME I START CHROME if I want to make it my default browser; clicking OK does nothing (Firefox is still the default). More inside... [more inside]
posted by IAmBroom on Jun 2, 2014 - 9 answers

New Windows 7 install on SSD needs tweaking

How do I obtain or find the necessary files/drivers etc. to make the new O/S connect to the internet (and generally play nice from day one)? [more inside]
posted by peacay on Feb 10, 2014 - 12 answers

Router noob in need of help

Help me make my wireless router work with my XP PC [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jun 6, 2013 - 6 answers

Software to monitor network activity AND which program is active?

I am looking for some software (cheap, free) that will tell me which program is currently accessing the net AND how much traffic is being transferred. [more inside]
posted by gnossos on May 22, 2013 - 5 answers

Will "ipconfig /release" still allow local networking?

I need to help isolate a Windows machine from the internet, but still allow it to network with a local machine. [more inside]
posted by dinger on Apr 10, 2013 - 12 answers

How do I record phone conversations on my Windows computer?

How do I record phone conversations on my Windows computer? [more inside]
posted by sardonyx on Jan 15, 2012 - 12 answers

Give me internet, or give me death.

What is wrong with my Airport Base Station and why won't it let anyone with Windows connect to the internet? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Sep 7, 2011 - 7 answers

out of site, out of mind

Is there a program that will let me keep a bunch of windows open but pushed out of sight, so I can work with a relatively blank taskbar but not have to re-open everything when I'm done working? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Aug 24, 2011 - 8 answers

Ubuntu > Hotel router

Hotel WiFi - Why is Ubuntu getting much better bandwidth than Windows? [more inside]
posted by Esefa on Dec 5, 2010 - 30 answers

Broadband shmroadband -- how do I track how slow my laptop runs?

How do I track how slow my laptop really is going? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Aug 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Robust Tablet PC - exists?

My laptop (an Acer Travelmate) just gave up the ghost after 3 years and a replaced (but still dodgy) hard drive. Any suggestions for laptops that can handle plenty of travel and being bumped around in bags? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Feb 10, 2010 - 15 answers

Tabs vs Windows

What really is the difference between a new tab or a new window while using an internet browser? Does opening a tab take up less RAM than a new window or is it merely more convenient?
posted by zzazazz on Feb 9, 2010 - 15 answers

Simplistic front end for Windows?

Is there an ultra-simple and bullet proof front end for MS Windows thats suitable for elderly folks? [more inside]
posted by jorlando on Nov 28, 2009 - 7 answers

More MacBook Questions

I now own a MacBook Pro 17". And now I have some questions relating to MacOS and Windows 7, hardware upgrades and getting Applecare-on-the-cheap. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Nov 11, 2009 - 19 answers

Bluetooth Automatic Syncing Between Laptops

Syncing between laptops: How can I easily and automatically sync files and documents between two laptops using Bluetooth? Ideally I want to load up one machine in the vicinity of the other and have all my recent data (documents/data/RSS feeds etc.) syncronised with NO hassle. Any good apps out there? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jul 9, 2008 - 8 answers

A new kind of dial-up internet hell.

Archaic Windows dial-up networking question; why do I randomly lose internet connectivity (with dial-up still online) and can't get it back without restarting the computer? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Jun 23, 2008 - 11 answers

Help! No internet in Windows on a Mac

Running Windows on my Mac and having some internet woes... [more inside]
posted by backwords on Jun 5, 2008 - 9 answers

How can I create or add a group of Favorites in Internet Explorer?

How can I turn a long list of hyperlinks into either a list of filenames in Windows Explorer or a list of Favorites in Internet Explorer? Say I have 1,000 hyperlinks in a list so it is 1,000 entries long (could be in an Excel file, a Word file, or on a web page). I want to have these 1,000 hyperlinks as Favorites, which seems to be the same as converting them from the content of one file to the file names of 1,000 files. I can manually save each hyperlink as the name of a file, but if there are 1,000, and if they need to be updated every week, that would be a killer. I need an automated solution.
posted by Wagging Dog on Jun 2, 2008 - 4 answers

What is your favorite Online Backing Service? and why?

What is your favorite Online Backing Service? and why?
posted by omaralarifi on Mar 31, 2008 - 13 answers

Automagic FTP Upload

Is there a simple program out there that you can drag a file onto that will automagically upload to a pre-configured FTP server and copy the URL to the clipboard? [more inside]
posted by booticon on Mar 27, 2008 - 6 answers

configuration of vista breadcrumb bar/firefox second tab row

Is it possible to trim Vista Breadcrumb sections so that the breadcrumb bar doesn't clip off most of the path in long titles? I.e. anything over say, 10 characters gets cropped, so that long paths can be shown? Also, is there a way to fix the glitchy second row of tabs in firefox? I want the second row of tabs to have the same height as the first, so that graphics don't go all screwy.
posted by lrodman on Mar 13, 2008 - 0 answers

Wireless Internet Stops and Starts After SP2 Installation

My internet is stopping and starting and it's driving me nuts. I'm running Windows XP on a slightly older (3 or 4 years) machine. We have a wireless router in the house running Roadrunner cable service. My device is an Edimax EW-7128g wireless antenna I got through NewEgg awhile back. Works like a charm. Read on for a description of the problem... [more inside]
posted by ktoad on Mar 11, 2008 - 8 answers

How can I connect to my university's VPN network?

I'm trying to connect to my university's wireless network with VPN. I keep getting a 619 or 721 error. This is with a new laptop that has Windows XP Pro SP3 on it. How can I fix this problem?
posted by jordanian2 on Feb 14, 2008 - 7 answers

Why can't my computer connect to the internet reliably?

I'm having an intermittent problem connecting to the internet, and the problem appears to be narrowed down to one computer, as others on the network are not affected. I say intermittent because if I click links or enter a url enough times, it eventually connects. [more inside]
posted by entropic on Jan 22, 2008 - 13 answers

Why does Windows eat my internet connection?

Why does Windows eat my internet connection? [more inside]
posted by judge.mentok.the.mindtaker on Nov 9, 2007 - 8 answers

Best OS for these requirements.

Best *nix distro for SSH, RDC, router and print server. Or i could use windows if that would satisfy the conditions. [more inside]
posted by DJWeezy on Oct 11, 2007 - 17 answers

Only IE doesn't work

Internet works everywhere but IE. [more inside]
posted by punishinglemur on Aug 28, 2007 - 17 answers

How to get a simple VPN set up without using standard ports?

Trying to set up a VPN at a managed office where a third party manages connectivity with an iron fist. [more inside]
posted by rc55 on Jul 10, 2007 - 4 answers

Fix my WiFi

Suddenly, my laptop and wireless network aren't playing well together. [more inside]
posted by punishinglemur on Jun 13, 2007 - 6 answers

IRC Client for Dummies

IRC for dummies - what's the best client to reccomend for serial Internet Explorer users, that supports irc:// links? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on May 22, 2007 - 3 answers

Crazy port-forwarding setup

Complicated port-forwarding situation not working: ICS on Win 2000 into WRT54GL, trying to port-forward to uTorrent. [more inside]
posted by jacobsee on Jan 13, 2007 - 4 answers

Windows Media Encoder

I'm trying to broadcast video using Windows Media Encoder, which works fine over the LAN, but not over the internet. It'll generate a LAN address, but when it tries to generate an internet address it simply says: (could not be detected). [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge on Oct 11, 2006 - 5 answers

Re-installed WinXP Won't Show CSS Images

Re-installed Windows XP on my old laptop (Sony PCG-SRX87). Let it run through all the updates. Now neither IE nor Firefox will show CSS background images. [more inside]
posted by ao4047 on Jun 12, 2006 - 2 answers

Network tech support brain-twister

Riddle me this: there are two Windows XP computers (desktop and laptop) on the same Internet connection, behind the same router, connecting wirelessly to it. The laptop often (but not every time) takes a really long time (30 seconds+) to send email and connect to certain websites. The desktop never has this problem. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by frenetic on Feb 10, 2006 - 10 answers

got r00t?

Where's a good place to get cheap Unix or windows hosting, meaning a server that I have root/Administrator access too? I don't need much bandwidth, but most of the deals out there that give you admin rights are high bandwidth and high cost. [more inside]
posted by delmoi on Dec 19, 2005 - 44 answers

WHy does Windows periodically decide it can't find the internet?

Why does my Windows XP laptop keep losing the internets? [more inside]
posted by ajp on Nov 17, 2005 - 12 answers

error message in IE using proxy server

Apparent proxy server problem with Internet Explorer on Win XP. I get "Cannot find server or DNS Error" messages on an irregular basis when accessing sites which require use of the proxy server. [more inside]
posted by shoos on Oct 25, 2005 - 9 answers

clearing windows history?

After having problems clearing my history (windows 2000) I googled some info and found it to be a common problem, but still can't clear the history with the found tips... [more inside]
posted by skinnydipp on Aug 10, 2005 - 6 answers

Dear God, Don't Let Me Use IE!

Attention all Firefox experts! Please help. This morning, I came in, and my beloved Firefox (1.04) will no longer display text! (DIT) [more inside]
posted by kungfujoe on Jun 16, 2005 - 6 answers

Sniffing HTTP traffic

What is the easiest way, in Windows, to sniff the HTTP (and HTTPS) requests and responses back from the server for an application that won't let you tell it to use a proxy? [more inside]
posted by ralawrence on Mar 30, 2005 - 9 answers

Internet connection problem

Internet connection problem. Odd circumstances. Knowledgeable people are invited inside to tell me that I'm missing something obvious. [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley on Jan 17, 2005 - 9 answers

Default browser settings in Microsoft Office 2003?

How do I get hyperlinks in MS Office 2003 (SP1) to open in my default browser (Maxthon 1.1) rather than IE? I'm on WinXP SP2. Hyperlinks on the desktop or in other apps (e.g., Eudora) open correctly in Maxthon.
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Dec 4, 2004 - 7 answers

Why can't my PC access eBay suddenly?

My s.o. needs help with a technical problem on his home PC: "I cannot open any eBay page on my Internet Explorer. This just started last night. I can open all other internet pages, just none related to eBay. Is there a virus that specifically prevents people from opening eBay pages? This is really frustrating, I have run virus and spyware checks and found nothing, but I cannot think of anything else that could prevent access to a certain domain. Please help."
Anybody got any ideas (besides, obviously, switching to a Mac)?
posted by turbanhead on Apr 26, 2004 - 9 answers

How to share internet connection with Windows XP and ME?

Problem sharing internet connection on home Windows XP / ME network question. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by jasper411 on Feb 23, 2004 - 7 answers

Is there any good way to hide your IP # while online?

Is there any good way to hide your IP # while online? There are a number of programs out there, but I don't know if I trust their effectiveness or non-malwareness. I'm on an XP box.
posted by signal on Jan 7, 2004 - 12 answers

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