Thursday, April 10, 2014

Gmail can not attach files - how to fix (solution that worked)


Using Firefox browser, in the compose of Gmail, the attachments fail. I was able to successfully attach a notepad (.txt) file but picture (.jpeg) files and Word (.doc) files fail. Below are the suggested fixes/solutions I have tried, but the last fix is the solution that actually worked for me. It was like, thinking out of the box (of a specific browser).

SOLUTION 1: UPDATE FLASH PLAYER


How to update Flash Player

1. Go to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
2. Install now
3. Save file
4. Go to Downloads folder
5. Doubleclick install_flashplayer file
6. Click Run

Checking for Updated Version of Flash Player
1. Start
2. Control Panel
3. Flash Player
4. Advanced
5. Check Now


SOLUTION 2: UPDATE FIREFOX PLUGINS


1. Open Firefox
2. Tools
3. Add-ons
4. Plugins
5. Click the: Check to see if your plugins are up to date -> (top blue sentence)
6. If you have Outdated plugins
7. Update now
8. Install now
9. Save file
10. Go to Downloads folder
11. Double click plugin file
12. Click Run

Manually Uninstalling plugin

1. Open Firefox
2. Type about:plugins in Address bar
3. Enter
4. Go to the folder where plugin is located using Windows Explorer
5. Rename file by adding X in front of filename (e.g. ngiwf32 becomes Xngiwf32).
6. Plugin will then be removed.


SOLUTION 3: TOGGLE SPDY


1. Open Firefox
2. Type about:config into address bar
3. Find the following:
    network.http.spdy.enabled
    network.http.spdy.enabled.v3
    network.http.spdy.enabled.v3-1
4. Right click each of the above then select Toggle -> false
5. Restart the browser
6. Repeat steps 3 to 5 two times (i.e. Toggle to true and then finally to false)

 
SOLUTION 4: INSTALL OPERA BROWSER (this fixed my problem)


1. Go to http://www.opera.com/computer/windows
2. Click Free Download for Windows
3. Go to Downloads folder
4. Double click Opera_setup.exe
5. Click Run
6. Wait until Opera is installed
7. Go to gmail.google.com
8. Sign in to Gmail
9. Click Compose
10. Attach files --> you should now be able to attach .doc, .docx, and jpg files.

This worked liked a charm for me............and it is way FASTER than Mozilla Firefox.

 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Top 10 Free Emails

The best free web-based email providers have these services and features in common:
- unlimited storage
- spam filtering
- automatic spam deletion
- antivirus
- email blocking lists
- email hosting
- IMAP / POP3 Access
- chat services
- sms (cell phone text) messaging services
- video call capabilities
- calendar
- address books
- tasks
- notes
- mailing lists
- mailing groups
- mobile interface
- document storage
- document management
- online office apps
- other cool features to attract users

1. Gmail - Google

2. Hotmail (Outlook) - Microsoft

3. Yahoo Mail - Yahoo

4. iCloud - Apple

5. Zoho Mail - ZOHO Corporation

6. AIM Mail - AOL Inc.

7. Lycos - Daum

8. Mail.com - United Internet AG

9. GMX mail - United Internet AG

10. Facebook Messages - Facebook.com

Monday, March 10, 2014

How to call Skype if contact is Invisible or Away status


If your Skype contact (person you want to call or chat) is not Online meaning that the contact status is either Away or Invisible, the Video Call button will not activate (grayed/light green). 

In order to Call your contact even if the Video Call button is disabled, do the following procedure steps:

1. On Skype Home in Contacts (left side pane)

2. Click the Arrow Down on the right side of the Call Mobile or Call Phone button (this downwards arrow is also called the More Calling Options button which is located on the left side of the + button)

3. Select Call Skype

4. Skype will connect to the other person and start calling...

5. Click the Video button on the left side of the Microphone button to Turn on Video

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Asus Fn F2 Wireless Wifi Switch Not Working - Recommended Solutions


Asus Notebook (Laptop) Model

The wireless wi-fi on my Asus M52 Laptop is not working.  I have a Windows XP operating system and my Laptop notebook model is Asus M5200AE built in the year 2004.

History of Problem

I turned off my computer for 8 weeks (2 months).  When I turned on, it is obvious that the battery was completely drained because when I switched on the power button, it is completely black and won't turn on.  I then plugged the charger and let my laptop charge for a good 4 to 5 hours.  I then turned the power switch and finally started Windows.  All was normally working except the wireless is not working.


Recommended Solutions


- Check Wireless Adapter is properly installed.  Right click My Computer -> Manage -> Device Manager -> Network Adapters -> Right click on the Wireless Adapter -> General -> This device is working properly


- Repair the Wireless Network Adapter.  Start -> Control Panel -> Network Connections -> Right click Wireless Network Connection -> Repair


- Update Wireless Adapter driver.  Right click My Computer -> Manage -> Device Manager -> Network Adapters -> Right click on the Wireless Adapter -> Update driver


- Enable the Wireless Network Adapter.  Start -> Control Panel -> Network Connections -> Right click Wireless Network Connection -> Enable


- Press Fn F2 (wireless wi-fi toggle switch)


- Turn on the External Wireless Switch (normally physically slide the button wifi switch located on the side near the touchpad or track pad (the equivalent of a mouse))


- Enable Wireless Zero Configuration.  Start -> Run -> services.msc -> Wireless Zero Configuration -> Startup type -> Automatic (the purpose of this is to ensure that the wireless adapter can detect and connect to a wireless network or a wi-fi hotspot)


- Reinstall the wireless network adapter.  The official Asus support download site is below:
http://support.asus.com/download/options.aspx?SLanguage=en


- Re-install the keyboard driver software... (This worked for me and solved the wireless problem)...  Here is the Asus support download site:
http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=ATK_package&os=30


Note:
The last recommendation/solution did the job. This worked like a charm! I downloaded the 2012 latest ATK Package for Windows (ATKPackage_WinXP_32_Z100015).  Run the setup and Restarted my computer and it worked and solved the problem. The solution that worked for me did not come easy. It was after 3 to 4 months of combined online search and social person to person technical support.

Hope this helps anyone with similar wifi problems.

Feel free to share your troubleshooting experience on the Comments below.

Monday, December 16, 2013

How to delete Google Adsense account only but keep Gmail


Note:
The procedure below also applies on

How to cancel or delete other accounts (products and services) from Google such as:


1. Google AdSense
2. Google App Engine Admin Console
3. Blogger (Blogspot)
4. Web History
5. iGoogle
6. Gmail
7. Google Talk
8. Google Docs
9. YouTube

Important:
1. Select only the checkbox(es) on the Google product you wish to delete.
2. Do not put a checkbox on the products you want to keep.


How to delete Google Adsense account only:


1. Go to https://accounts.google.com/Login

2. Sign in to your account

3. Data Tools

4. Account Management

5. Delete account and data

6. Put a check on the checkbox next to Google Adsense

Note:
Close your Adsense account before proceeding by completing all the process located in the link below:
https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/9914?hl=en

7. Confirm the action by typing your password

8. Check the Yes, I want to delete my account box

8. If you have any pending financial transactions you will still be responsible for those charges

9. Check the box next to Yes, I acknowledge...

10. Click Delete Google Account button


How to delete your Google Account and ALL products and services ALL at once:
    
1. Follow steps 1 to 4 above

2. Delete products

3. Delete Account

4. Close account and delete all services and info associated with it    

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

How to download Facebook albums easily in Firefox


Facebook.com is the most popular social media site that connects people and allows them to upload photos, videos and share links. It is currently the second most visited site in the world (just behind Google) and the best and number 1 social networking site worldwide. Launched in 2004, it has quickly grown through the years and has now over one billion active users around the globe with the reputation as the most used social networking service in the world.

Not easy to download albums within Facebook interface
 

Behind the success of Facebook, are the account holders, its own users. It is fairly easy to upload your pictures and videos in Facebook, however, it is a pain and grief to download your own photos and videos that belong to you. The old fashion way of saving photos in your computer is the Right-click > Save image as procedure. This method is time-consuming and very labor intensive. The process allows you to save only one image at a time. What if a user has albums with hundreds of photos in each album? It will take you forever to download them all! What a shame. This is something that Facebook staff, developers and programmers have to work on and improve upon. Remember that it is the users that made Facebook the best photo-sharing site so Facebook must also provide an easy way to download a group of pictures in a user's album. Because the pictures are the users' own property, Facebook must provide a convenient and easy way to download Facebook albums. Sadly, this is not the case.

Ways to download Facebook albums


There are a few methods how to download your albums from Facebook. One way is register to a site, login and then find your photos and download (Pick and Zip). Some site offers applications for photo downloading but at the same time include a toolbar coupled with numerous annoying offers (fbDownloader). Other sites allow you to create photo book and download features (Blurb). This is extra work.

Best way to download Facebook albums

Among the options mentioned above, the easiest way to download facebook albums is through your browser. There was a Firefox plugin called FacePAD which allows one-click download of Facebook albums. Unfortunately, it is now unavailable because it has been removed by the author. The good news is, there is a better and easier alternative, the facepaste Firefox addon. The best of all, is that it is free, easy and it is through a Firefox browser plug-in. This means you don't have to register to a site and create another user account, no malicious and deceptive toolbars, no annoying software or advertisements which often install suspicious programs in your computer, a frustrating waste of time, effort, space and computer resource.

How to install facepaste Firefox plugin (Facebook album downloader):
  
a. Open Firefox internet browser.

b. Go to Tools > Add-ons > On the search bar, type facepaste.

c. Install facepaste. This awesome and powerful Firefox browser addon by Delan Azabani is simply the best, fastest and easiest Facebook album downloader.

d. Restart Firefox.

e. Login to your Facebook.com account.


How to download single albums in Facebook using facepaste Firefox plug-in:
    
1. Open the album you want to download in Facebook.

2. Right click on any picture on the album.

3. Select Download Facebook album(s).

4. On the Albums white box, click on the album you want to download.

5. On the Options, Save Photos to, click the ? button and select which folder in your computer you want your photos or videos to be downloaded.

6. Select the Output file naming of your pictures.

7. Choose which action when album folder already exists in your computer.

8. Click Start button.


How to download multiple albums in Facebook using facepaste Firefox add-on:
   
1. Click on the Album button in Facebook.

2. Once all your Photo Albums show in Facebook, right-click on any album and Select Download Facebook album(s). Facepaste will load a list of all your albums available for download on your PC, tablet, or laptop.

3. Click on the albums you want to download. For multiple selections of albums, press and hold the CTRL (Control button) and click on the albums for downloading.

4. Follow steps 5 to 8 on the Procedure for single album downloads above.


See also:


ELECTRONICS:

 

Ipad and Ipad 2: Comparison, Differences, Similarities, and Technical Specifications


How to remove the hard drive from a dead laptop?

 

How to insert and install a laptop hard drive into a 2.5 inch USB SATA hard drive enclosure

 

How to take ownership, control, and have access to a file or folder(s) from an old hard drive

 

What is speaker channel, Tuner, Pre-amplifier, Power Amplifier, Audio Video Receiver, Home Theater Entertainment system?



Uses of AIRPLAY, BLUETOOTH & WI-FI

 


TV:

 

LCD TV vs. PLASMA TV: advantages and disadvantages

 

How to put media (pictures, music, videos) from computer to TV

 

How to put PIN on Shaw Cable TV Parental Control

 

How to connect Set Top Box Receiver to your Home Theatre System and then to the TV using two HDMI cables

 

How to play videos, hear music & view photos from smartphone to TV using your TV's USB port

 

How to create music playlist for My Book Live network hard drive and play it on TV

 

How to view pdf, word, excel, rtf, text files and other computer documents on my TV

 

Television Technology: History, Development, Improvement, Innovation, and Advances of TV technologies

 

Pixels, DPI (dots per inch), Resolution and Image Sizes

 

SMARTPHONES:

 

How to unlock mobile phone SIM card

 

How to use Smartphone to access internet on Laptop computer

 

How to share contacts and send photos from one smartphone to another using Bluetooth

 

Solar Powered Smartphones

 

How to remove green plus + sign in notification bar on your smartphone

 

COMPUTERS:

 

How to clean Laptop fan

 

How to prevent the loud computer fan noise on startup

 

How to upload photos and videos from digital camera to laptop or desktop computer

 

How to create a strong password that is hard to guess

 

How to protect your computer from virus, spyware, and malware attack

 

How Virus, Spyware, Trojan, Malware, Worms attack your laptop or desktop computer

 

COMPUTER NETWORK:

 

How to Secure your Computer Network

 

How to setup & configure a fast, secure, organized and efficient home network

 

How to block an ip address in your router

 

How to enable port forwarding on your router

 

How to copy or share files or folders with guest user login on Microsoft Windows Network Workgroup

 

INTERNET:

 

How to download Facebook albums easily in Firefox

 

Warnings on using Facebook

 

How to disable Skype Update prompts on startup

 

How to delete browser cookies? How do I erase a cookie in my browser? How to clear the cookies in your browser?

 

How to save and restore Mozilla Firefox Bookmarks

 

How to enable private browsing in Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox

 

How to clean up, clear up, and secure your Mozilla Firefox internet browser and Internet Explorer browser

 

How to speed up my browser (Internet Explorer & Mozilla Firefox)

 

List of Top 10 Most Visited Websites in the World

 

Search Engine Optimization (SEO): How to increase site traffic and earn money online

 

How to recover deleted posts on Blogger (Blogspot) and republish

 

How to host a website from home

 

How to securely browse the internet? How to ensure my online transaction is secure

  

MICROSOFT WORD & EXCEL:

 

How to change lowercase to UPPERCASE letters in Word

 

How to remove the password of Read-only Word document & Save

 

How to add bullets in Notepad, Word, Powerpoint, Excel (keyboard shortcuts)

 

How to change the date format in Excel

 

How to remove duplicate records in Microsoft Excel


WINDOWS:

 

Speed up Windows computer by performing Disk Cleanup

 

How to speed up boot up time of Windows & How to optimize Windows performance

 

How to setup or configure Parental Controls in Windows 7

 

Shortcut keys for Windows, Windows Explorer, Word, Internet Explorer, Firefox, & Google Chrome

 

How to add an exception to Windows Firewall

 

How to edit, add, or remove Startup programs in Windows

 

How to clean up the Add or Remove Programs tool utility in Control Panel

 

Byte: a basic unit of data storage capacity in consumer electronics, devices, and products

 

TECHNOLOGY:

 

Coaxial Cable vs Fiber-optic Cable Technology

 

What is GPS (Global Positioning System), How does GPS work?

 

How technology and complexity impacts society - an essay

 

Radiation hazards, dangers, and effects on human

 

ENGINEERING:

 

Biasing, Forward-biased, Reversed-biased, Zero-biased in diode, p-n junction

 

Droop Frequency, Droop Speed, Voltage Droop

 

THERMODYNAMICS - First law of thermodynamics, conservation of energy, internal energy

 

Thermodynamic Processes

 

Thermodynamics: PV Work: compression-expansion work

 

Thermodynamics - Specific heats at constant pressure, volume, Specific heat ratio, Gas constants

 

Thermodynamics - Enthalpy, internal energy, pv work, saturated liquid, vapor, quality

 

Useful Engineering Verbs for resumes, engineering manuals, presentations and documentation

 

MATHEMATICS and ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING: Joint and Combined Variation - Wire resistance, length, area

 

CHEMISTRY, CHEMICAL, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING FUELS & COMBUSTION: Latin, Greek ROOTS, PREFIXES, SUFFIXES

 

CHEMISTRY, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING: Periodic Table Elements - Roots, Origin, Etymology of Names

 

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING: Chemistry - Molecular weight, molar mass, molecular mass, moles, Avogadro's number, molecules

 

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING: Thermodynamics - Closed system, piston-cylinder, Boyle's law, Constant Temperature, Parabolic curve

 

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING: Thermodynamics - Atmospheric, Barometric, Gage, Absolute, and Vacuum pressure

 

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING: Pump work - work done by a pump in lifting a fluid

 

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING: Springs - connected in series, parallel

 

All My Blogs:

 

ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF ALL MY BLOGS

 

 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

How to block an ip address in your router


This is an example of blocking a device from accessing an ip address so that it can not download information from a specific ip address from the internet. I have a WD LIVE TV streaming media player and it is popping up to update to a firmware, however, after reading from the WD support forums, numerous users complained of so many problems after the firmware update. Most of them have to revert back to the original firmware. To prevent the message from prompting to the device or your smart TV, the ip address of support.wdc.com must be blocked in your router. Here is the procedure below:

How to block an ip address in your router:
   
1. Start
2. Run
3. cmd
4. OK
5. In the command prompt, type the following:
   ping support.wdc.com
6. Note the ip address 129.253.55.56
7. Open internet browser
8. Type 192.168.0.1
9. Press Enter
10. Login to your router
11. Enter your admin password
12. Go to Firewall (or Security) depends on the brand of your network router
13. Click Access Control (or Filter) depends on the brand of your home router
14. On Customer Defined Filtering Table, Add 129.253.55.56
  
    For HTTP: (port 80)
    Name: support.wdc.com
    Type: TCP/UDP
    LAN IPs: single address
    Start IP: 129.253.55.56
    From port: 80
    To port: 80
    Apply

    For HTTPS: (port 443)
    Name: 443support.wdc.com
    Type: TCP/UDP
    LAN IPs: single address
    Start IP: 129.253.55.56
    From port: 443
    To port: 443
    Apply

    Do the same instructions and steps with the other Western Digital ip address 129.253.170.35

14a. On Firewall > URL Blocking:
     Put a check mark on Enable Keyword Blocking
     On Keyword/Domain name, press ADD KEYWORD and type the following keywords:
        support.wdc.com
        http://support.wdc.com
        https://support.wdc.com
        129.253.55.56
        129.253.170.35
        http://129.253.55.56
        https://129.253.55.56
        http://129.253.170.35
        https://129.253.170.35

        Click Apply

After doing all the steps above, you should see the two ip addresses BLOCKED. To check this, open an internet browser and type:

support.wdc.com

your browser should provide a message saying:

This page has been blocked based on your settings
To continue browsing, either use your back button or enter a new web address

The blocked page:

http://support.wdc.com/

matches the following signature:

support.wdc.com
     
     
The router will block support.wdc.com so that your TV and the WD TV LIVE will not update with the new firmware software.