EEK! A Mouse on My Desk? A Wizard in My Window! What is this STUFF?

Written by Janet L. Hall


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E-Mail-Electronic messages sent overrepparttar Internet or a network. Favorite-Link to a favorite Web page you have savedrepparttar 117701 address to. Think of this as a shortcut to pages you like to visit often but donít want to remember or typerepparttar 117702 address in each time you want to visit. HTML-Hypertext Markup Language is a language used to create Web pages. Sometimes referred to as HTML Code. Home Page-Introductory or *main * page of a Web site. Icon-Picture representing a program, or other items, such asrepparttar 117703 icon on your desktop of MY Computer. Internet-Worldwide network of computers Internet Service Provider (ISP)-Company that provides you with Internet access using your modem or other * connecting *device, such as DSL. Link-Text, usually blue, or a picture you can click on to go (move or jump) from one location to another. Log On-Identifying yourself to gain access to a computer or a Web site, usually requiring you to type in your user name and a password. Menu-List of commands or options that appear atrepparttar 117704 top of most windows. Menu bar-Bar at top of screen that contains command buttons File, Edit, View, etc. Modem-Hardware to transmit data from one computer to another using a phone line. Mouse-Hardware Mouse Pointer-Sometimes referred to as Pointer. An icon, usually an arrow that appears on your screen and is controlled byrepparttar 117705 mouse. Move your pointer to click on a menu, link, icon, etc. Network-Two or more connected computers that are used to share resources. Reboot-To restart your computer without shutting down completely. Right-Click-The right button on a mouse when clicked will display a shortcut menu. Search Engine-Tool that searchesrepparttar 117706 Web for information you are looking for. Shortcut-Icon that links to a file, folder, or program. Shut Down-Command that lets your computer know you are about to turn it off. Taskbar-Tool to navigate and open programs. Usually located atrepparttar 117707 bottom of your screen. Containsrepparttar 117708 Start button and other icons. Toolbar-Set of buttons you can click on to perform tasks. Universal Serial Bus-USB. Hardware for external device connections. URL (Uniform Resource Locator)-address, usually starts with http:// Window-Portion of screen that displays what you are looking at or what you have open. Wizard-Tool or instructions that will walk you through a task. World Wide Web (Web)-Graphical multimedia portion ofrepparttar 117709 Internet.

I couldnít possibly list all computer definitions in this article but I hope this small list will help you understand some ofrepparttar 117710 terms and abbreviations that are second nature to some of us. (that means grin! But thatís another lesson).

They are many places onrepparttar 117711 Internet where you can find computer dictionaries but donít forget you can click on Help atrepparttar 117712 top of your screen and click on Index and type in a definition or term you are looking for.

Smiles, not Piles, Janet L. Hall is a Professional Organizer, Speaker, and Author and owner of OverHall Consulting. She has developed ďThe 5 Wís of Organizing, a TEASER, and a ďTICKLEĒ„Ē. She has written two organizing booklets, writes for several Internet magazines, conducts teleclasses, and has a FREE monthly organizing newsletter, OverHall IT! At http://www.overhall.com/newsletter.htm To find out more about her services and products, please visit her web site at http://www.overhall.com Copyright ” 2000 by OverHall Consulting P.O. Box 263, Port Republic, MD 20676 All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted to reproduce, copy, or distribute so long as article is kept intact, this copyright notice and full information about contactingrepparttar 117713 author is attached.

Janet L. Hall is a Professional Organizer, Speaker, and Author. She is the owner of OverHall Consulting, and Organizing By Phone. Subscribe to her FREE organizing newsletter at http://www.overhall.com/newsletter.htm or visit her web site at http://www.overhall.com


Are You Finding What You REALLY Need?

Written by Janet L. Hall


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* There are hundreds of search engines, but only 20-30 main ones, and just four-five of them account for 60-75% ofrepparttar total search engine traffic. For example, Altavista gets about 17% ofrepparttar 117700 total engine market and it equals roughly 40 million searches a day; as opposed to Lycos or HotBot which each get 2-3% ofrepparttar 117701 market. It would shock you to know Yahoo only gets about 24%! *

My two favorite search engines to locate what I'm looking for is dogpile.com and alltheweb.com

dogpile.com allows you to search through 14 search engines atrepparttar 117702 same time! Type in your word(s), click on FETCH, and WaLA! You've just worked a little smarter, not harder. At dogpile.com you can choose to search through images, audio, auctions, news, FTP, Discussion, and Small Biz.

At dogpile you can use advanced searching techniques, by using additional syntax, that will help * you gain added control over your search and weed out any unwanted results. *

Additional Syntax for Searching Techniques:

>> Type AND between words orrepparttar 117703 symbol + before a word thus allowing a specific combination of words to be present in all search results. Example: Home AND Clutter or Home + Clutter will result in different search results.

>> Type NOT between words orrepparttar 117704 symbol - before a word Example: Dogs NOT Cats or Dogs - Cats will result in sites when only dogs appear but not cats.

>> Type OR to include both words. Example: Office OR Clutter

Not all search engines support these syntaxes in dogpile; therefore, dogpile will only searchrepparttar 117705 engines that supportrepparttar 117706 syntax you use, allowing a more tailored result.

alltheweb.com searches for documents onrepparttar 117707 Internet that contain your search word(s). They offer a pull down menu torepparttar 117708 left ofrepparttar 117709 search window where you can choose from different syntaxes. They also offer an advanced search where you can perform word filters, word(s) that should be included or excluded from your search.

Here's to finding what you are looking for!

Smiles, not Piles, Janet L. Hall isrepparttar 117710 owner of OverHall Consulting, an organizing firm for office, home, computer clutter, and your life. Visit her website at http://www.overhall.com Phone consultations and coaching are available.

Copyright (c) 2001 by OverHall Consulting P.O. Box 263, Port Republic, MD 20676 All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted to reproduce, copy, or distribute this article so long as article is kept intact, this copyright notice, and full information aboutrepparttar 117711 author is attached.

Janet L. Hall is a Professional Organizer, Speaker, and Author. She is the owner of OverHall Consulting, and Organizing By Phone. Subscribe to her FREE organizing newsletter at http://www.overhall.com/newsletter.htm or visit her web site at http://www.overhall.com


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