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refunds sent to
Young America, MN, El Paso, TX, and Wallaceburg,
at this link.
Sample demand letter
when a refund is not received. Keep copies of bigger refund submissions.
status of rebates
sent to either Mesa, AZ, or
the status of your
Check on the status of Amazon rebates at
for various companies, on-line and off-line, detailing how to get
a live customer service person quickly, rather than an endless chain
of automated messages.
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questions or concerns relating to the CVS.com Web site. Call us Monday
through Friday, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM, at (800) SHOP-CVS
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OOP = out of pocket
OYNO = On Your Next Order
OYNSO = On Your Next Shopping Order (Catalina
DH = Dear Husband
RR = Register Reward, same as Catalina below (Walgreens)
YMMV = "Your Mileage May Vary" (the deal may
not work or be the same in your area)
TMF = Try Me Free
FAR = Free After Rebate
LSASE = Long self addressed stamped envelope
Catalina Coupon = Coupon that kicks out of the
small machine at the check stand, triggered by programmed offers for your
Usually red and white strips.
BF = Black Friday, the shopping day right after
Learn all the abbreviations
Contact information for
1) Call 1-800-WAL-MART
2) - Log on to
- Click on 'Contact Us' located at the bottom left hand
corner of the screen
- Under 'Contact Us by E-mail', click on the 'online form'
3) Write to -
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
ATTN: Customer Relations
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or send the postcard in the Mover's Guide. Limit one per address.
value of your charitable deductions
Check on the
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Common Computer Problems &
by Melody, WA
Manually stopping Pop Ups
This for Windows XP. Go to START, SETTINGS and click CONTROL PANEL.
Double click on ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS, SERVICES SHORTCUTS, scroll down to
MESSENGER and click it. It should have 2 blues links, a little to the
left of the list, one START and one END SERVICES. Click STOP SERVICES
and that should do it. You can also double click on the MESSENGER and a
box will pop up and give you some options on a pull down menu to
disable, automatic or manual. You want disable.
Windows ME. Do a search for SERVICES. (Click START and go down to
SEARCH and across to FOR FILES OR FOLDERS.) Double click on that in the
results and it should take you to that file and open up the list of
services (it has two gears meshed together showing in yellow) and scroll
down to find MESSENGER. Double click it. Stop or start the service, on
the left-hand side top. Click on STOP or you can disable it when you
double click messenger and the gray box comes up. It's in a pulldown box
on first page.
|Printing Online Bricks
Try holding down CTRL on the keyboard to install or
print the coupons.
For the install of the printer program, keep holding it down for
every page. When you go to the site to print coupons, hold it down the
If you're using FireFox,
try Internet Explorer. Another browser that some have had success with
It's for the Apple computer but works with Windows.
|Enabling Java to do PINECONE surveys
Internet Explorer: Click on TOOLS, go down to INTERNET OPTIONS and click
it. Click ADVANCED TAB. Go down and look for JAVA. Some have different
settings. I have JAVA SUN. Make sure this bubble has a green dot in it.
Next look for MICROSOFT VM (Virtual Memory). I have 3. JAVA CONSOLE
ENABLED, (requires restart), mine is not checked, JAVA LOGGING ENABLED
and JIT compiler for VM enabled (requires restart).
If that doesn't work after a reboot, try this. Click on TOOLS, go down
to INTERNET OPTIONS and click it. Click SECURITY tab this time. Click
INTERNET with the planet Earth if it's not already on that setting.
Click CUSTOM LEVEL. Another box will open up. Almost at the bottom is
SCRIPTING OF JAVA APPLETS. Make sure it's got the green dot on ENABLED.
Up towards the top, look for MICROSOFT VM and under that is JAVA
PERMISSIONS. Mine is set on HIGH SAFETY, make sure that's what is filled
in, you can always go back and try MEDIUM if JAVA still gives you grief.
Click OK, puts you back to the first box, click APPLY if it's in black
letters, click OK and reboot. You should now be able to do Pinecone
To get into Pinecone you still might have to hold down CTRL to get the
pop up to open up and then should be alright after that.
|Making a TINY URL & Hyperlinking to
Copy and paste the long URL into the box, click MAKE tinyURL, copy the
new one it shows you, not the preview one and paste it into RC. Place 2
spaces before the URL and 2 spaces after the URL, do NOT hit ENTER but
keep typing and then the URL will come up a blue link. If you hit ENTER,
then the HTML code for the break < br > will follow the link and attach
the next word to the link.
If you have a long URL or one that starts with
it's a secure link and won't hyperlink on this site, go to the Tiny URL
site and put the URL into the box and hit the MAKE TinyURL button. Then
copy and paste it here.
If you get a long URL more than around 70 characters, it makes the
lines go long and we have to scroll sideways to read the Chat.
|Larger or Smaller Font
Click and hold down the CTRL on your keyboard and you roll the scroll
button on the mouse. Pull it towards you and the letters get bigger.
Push it away from you and the letters get smaller.
AVG Free anti- virus program
Zone Alarm Free Firewall
Trend House calls Free virus scanner
Click START up or down to PROGRAMS over to ACCESSORIES and find SYSTEM
TOOLS. Over to DISK CLEANUP and click it. It will come up and scan,
then a box of what can be cleaned. DO NOT compress old files. I've had
a hard time with doing that. Check off what files you want emptied.
For Cookies on Internet Explorer, click TOOLS and go down to INTERNET
OPTIONS and click it. Under TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES is a button to
delete cookies and also you can clear your Internet history.
|Making ¢, °, ½, ¾ character signs
This isn't by keyboard but it's accessing the Character map. Click on
the START button and go up or down to PROGRAMS, Go over to ACCESSORIES,
over to SYSTEM TOOLS, and over one more time to CHARACTER MAP and click
it. When the box opens up click on the °, ¢ or whatever the character is
you want, click select, copy. Go to your text, right click the mouse and
find the PASTE feature and there you have it. It will go where your
cursor line is showing and you can click the mouse and place it anywhere
you want. There are all sorts of signs you can do. The default is ARIAL
text but click the small arrow opposite the ARIAL word and go to
WINGDINGS. There's lots of fun things to copy and paste into letters and
Newer Versions of stored
Makes pages like RC load faster and this will give you the newest page
available. If you use Internet explorer, go to TOOLS, go down to
INTERNET OPTIONS, Click it and on the GENERAL tab, go to the middle
where it says TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES. Right under that is SETTINGS,
click it and it opens up. CHECK FOR NEWER VERSIONS OF STORED PAGE. Click
the bubble that says AUTOMATICALLY. Click OK to close that box and OK to
close the next one and that should do it. That should make the current
|Setting IE back to original settings
Use this if things are messed up. Sets IE back to it's default settings
like the first day you used it.
On Internet Explorer, click TOOLS, down to INTERNET OPTIONS and click
it. Go to the advanced tab and click it. Go down and find RESTORE
DEFAULTS, click APPLY and OK and see if that helps.
|Correctly uninstalling a program
Click START/SETTINGS over to CONTROL PANEL and click it. When it opens
double click ADD or REMOVE programs. Another box will open up and look
for (whatever name of the program) you have and click REMOVE over to
the right and that should uninstall it.
|Saving and printing a Picture
Right click your mouse when your cursor is over the picture. A box will
come up. Look for words like COPY, COPY TO CLIPBOARD or something like
that and click the word. Open up a WORDPAD document, usually found in
your START menu. Click START, go up or down to PROGRAMS, over to
ACCESSORIES and then find WORDPAD. After you open it, right click on
the blank page. In the box that opens up, look for PASTE and click
it. That will put the picture there, then do your PRINT and you will
only print the picture. When you close the WORDPAD document if you
don't want the picture anymore, tell it NO when it asks if you want to
save the document. If you want to save it, create a name and click OK.
|Set password for computer start up
You can set up an administrator account that starts the opening page and
has to have a password to log into the computer. It has to be typed in
each time you turn the computer on. Click START, up or down to SETTINGS
and over to CONTROL PANEL. Click it. The control panel will
open. Look for USER ACCOUNTS. Look for COMPUTER ADMINISTRATOR and
click it. CREATE PASSWORD is next. When you create it, write it down
and hide it. Do not make it something easy to crack. Use a country
name mixed with numbers FR5AN84C98E2 (France) or kids will figure it
out. Do not use a birthdate or anything they are familiar with. A
childhood friend, a pets name they didn't know.
You can remove a password as well.
|Changing pic format
This does not resize it but will put it to JPEG format. Click START, up
or down to PROGRAMS, over to ACCESSORIES, then over to PAINT. Click
it. A box will open up. Click FILE, find OPEN and click it. Look for
the picture you want to change and click it. It will now be in the
PAINT program. Now click FILE again, go down to SAVE AS and click
it. Another box opens up. At the bottom is FILE NAME and SAVE AS
TYPE. Click the arrow on the SAVE AS TYPE box and a few things will
drop down and you will choose JPEG formats. Click SAVE and a message
will come up and ask you if you want to replace the picture and you can
click yes. I know this sounds like a lot but just do each step one a
time and it's not so confusing.
Go to shutdown as normal. Push SHIFT on the keyboard and HIBERNATE will
come up. It's the same button as STANDBY. Click it and it will
shutdown. If you don't get HIBERNATE, when you use the shift key, do
this to activate the program. Go anywhere on your desktop
screen. Right click your mouse and a box will open up. Click on
PROPERTIES. When that box opens up click on the tab, SCREEN
SAVER. Next click on POWER. The box will open up to POWER SCHEMES. If
you want to while you are there, you can change settings for what you
want the computer to do as far as shutting down when idle. Click on the
HIBERNATE tab. Look to see if there is a check in the box. If there
isn't, check the box, click apply, OK and that box will close. If you
have made no other changes in the 1st box, hit cancel and you will be
back to the desktop. Now you can hit SHIFT when shutting down and the
computer will HIBERNATE.
|Setting IE for Auto Complete
On Internet Explorer, click TOOLS, go down to INTERNET OPTIONS. Click
it. Click the CONTENT tab. Under PERSONAL INFO you will see AUTO
COMPLETE. Click it and another box opens up. USE AUTO COMPLETE FOR and
check all the boxes. Click OK, that box closes, Click APPLY if it is
darkened up or else click OK and that should turn on the Auto Complete.
Home page reset
If your homepage has just been reset, changes going on that you didn't
do, that's what spyware does best. Go to the page you want as a home
page on INTERNET EXPLORER, then go to TOOLS, go down to INTERNET
OPTIONS, Click it and on the GENERAL tab on the top is Home
Page. Click USE CURRENT, click APPLY and then OK and that will reset
Lavasoft Adaware installed?
http://tinyurl.com/yu6cm is the free site and run it every couple
To activate a scan for Lavasoft
Ad-Aware, click on START, over to PROGRAMS and find LAVASOFT on your
menu, go over and click AD-AWARE
2007 that will launch the spyware remover program without ad-watch.
Companies get smart on tricking you with free products by trying it
and get you to buy it.
To put a shortcut on your desktop go to the Ad-Aware 2007 on your
menu and while you have your cursor over it, right click the mouse and
find SEND TO, go down to DESKTOP (CREATE SHORTCUT) and that will give
you the free spyware checker.
Here is Spybot
http://tinyurl.com/78ubw Use them both. One catches what the other
|Disabling the Pop up blocker
When you want to print a coupon that needs a pop up, do a survey that
needs a pop up, hold down the CTRL for each page to disable the pop up
blocker for that 1 page. Click on where you want to go and right away
hit and hold down the CTRL key. You also can REFRESH the page and then
hold down the CTRL to disable the pop up.
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It has everything that the $200 addition does. Yes it will convert
your text files and word documents.
|Copy & Paste
Hold down the left mouse button starting at the top left of the text you
want to copy. Pull/drag it to the end of the text. It will then be
highlighted. Go to the middle of the highlighted text. RIGHT CLICK the
mouse. A box will open up, look for COPY. Click it and go to where you
want to paste the text. Make sure your cursor is in the spot you want
to paste. It is a flashing perpendicular line, RIGHT CLICK the mouse
again but this time, look for PASTE. Click it and you have now pasted
the text you saved. That text you just pasted will be available to
paste again until you copy something else by doing the same procedure.
|Booting computer into Safemode
When you start the computer up, press F8 repeatedly and you will boot
into safe mode. Many features are not available but sometimes you need
Safemode when you are having troubles.
This little program keeps the temperature of your Hard drive (HD) and
your CPU (Central Processing Unit) displayed by your clock.
You can change it for C or F settings. A shortcut is placed on the
desktop, DOUBLE CLICK it and the fan will open up and load next to your
clock. You will have to do this each time you boot up. If you're
brave, click the shortcut and hold onto it. While you still have it go
to start, go to PROGRAMS, over to ACCESSORIES and find START UP. Then
follow the arrow over to the next spot and let go of the mouse and the
shortcut should go there and Speed Fan will automatically start when
you boot up.
Hold your mouse pointer over it and it will show HD for hard drive first
in the box that comes up and CPU will be listed as TEMP 1. To change
the C to F settings, get the cursor over the box and right click. When
a box opens up, click RESTORE.
A box will open on the computer. READINGS tab will be the one you want,
then look for CONFIGURE button and click it. Another box opens. Click
on the OPTIONS tab and there you can change the background color for the
temp setting, change the color of the temp settings and change to F
readouts. It's the last option on the bottom of the page.
Click OK, hit the minus on the 1st box and see how hot your computer
gets. Laptops should not be over 70C (mobile chips) and hard drives
over 55C and desktops should not be over 55C for CPU, and 50 for HD
unless you have a Pentium 4 or D and they can be 65C and still be
OK. My laptop runs 50C and 51C. I have a program that runs the CPU
constant, so mine stays a little warmer than most.
| Search feature
Hold down CTRL and hit F on the keyboard. A box will open up and you
can put your word in there and click FIND NEXT. Also at the top of
CENTsible and Off Topic, Michele has placed a search feature for us. It
searches the entire 2 weeks of chat by author, key word or post # rather
than 1 page method using the CTRL and F.
Changing PRIVACY settings. Go to Tools on the IE page, click it and go
down to find INTERNET OPTIONS, click it. On the box that opens up find
the PRIVACY tab and click it. Make sure the setting is on MED, click
APPLY and then OK if you change it. Might try a reboot after you change
the settings but it should work. Sometimes a change needs to be set in
the BIOS and that needs the computer to be restarted to do that.
|Using Windows utility program
When you install and uninstall new files, you leave little pieces behind
that junk up the computer and slows it down. Double click MY
COMPUTER. Right click when the cursor is over the main drive, usually
marked C drive. Go down to PROPERTIES and click it. On the box that
opens up, click the TOOLS tab. ERROR CHECKING is the top function,
click CHECK NOW. Check the next box that opens, AUTOMATICALLY FIX
ERRORS and the box SCAN FOR AND ATTEMPT RECOVERY OF BAD SECTORS. Click
You will have a box come up that says it cannot be done do you want to
schedule the test on the next start up. Click YES and close off all the
other boxes. Next time you reboot, the computer come up with a light
blue screen and go through a utility program to check the hard
drive. When it's done, it will restart and all errors that are
diagnosed will be fixed. You also can do a defrag from the same
Here are some things to try for paper jams, frozen printer.
Unplugging it. That bleeds out the residual power and might reset
it. Shut down the computer and leave it off, unplug the printer power
and then unhook the cable to goes to the computer, leave it set for 10
minutes or so, hook the cable back up to the computer, then plug the
power back in and turn on the computer.
You could try uninstalling the printer program and then install it back
Is there a button like OK or reset? Try pushing buttons.
Look in where the cartridges are and look for a piece of paper that
might be stuck somewhere.
Try getting the ink cartridges out and putting them back in.
|Clipboard Pop Ups -- thanks
to Belynda W, TX
All of a sudden, when I go to certain pages, especially survey sites
that I've done for years, a small box comes up asking if I want to allow
this page to paste information from my clipboard? It won't let me X out
of it, and if I push yes or no, it doesn't matter...just keeps popping
back up and I cannot complete the page. It won't let me right
click...anyone have ANY ideas what this annoying little thing is and how
to get rid of it?
If you recently upgraded your Internet Explorer, this is a new "security
feature." To fix it, in your Internet Explorer, go to Internet Options,
and click on the Security tab. Click on Custom Level. Scroll down almost
to the bottom and look for "Allow Programmatic clipboard access." Change
this to Enable. Click OK, and OK again until you are out of Internet
Options. You should be good to go.
"Manually stopping Pop Ups" should be explored as well with this
problem. This will help with the new Operating System (OS) Vista
Computer Clock time change
For Windows XP
Right click when your cursor is over the clock. A box will open up. Go
to ADJUST DATE/TIME and click it. Click on the INTERNET TIME tab. Make
sure the box is checked that says:
Automatically synchronize with an
Internet time server
Click APPLY and then OK and it will take care of and will set it to the
Atomic clock. You also can click UPDATE NOW and do it manually.
Try refreshing your page 1st. That will place the cookie there and
most computers have the cookie feature already on.
|Your security setting might be to
For IE, go to TOOLS and click, go down to INTERNET OPTIONS, click it.
On the box that opens up, click on the PRIVACY tab. Set the slider to
MEDIUM, click apply and then OK. You "might" need to reboot for the
setting to take..
|Finding IE Favorites file.
Double click on your computer icon on your desktop. Double click on
LOCAL DISK, usually C. Double click DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS. There will
be several file folders in there. Depending on what you named your
computer. Double click each one until you see FAVORITES on the page,
it's a big gold star. Double click it. Go to VIEW and go down to LIST
and click it. They will all be listed in a line with the webpage addy on
it. You can print them out, copy and paste them in an e-mail to send to
yourself and you will always have them.
|Making line breaks using HTML code
To start a new line on a Chat post, using the carrots < >, hold down
key and hit the COMMA first, place the letters br in it and
then SHIFT and hit the PERIOD key. To make a line in
between that will start a new paragraph, use the carrots
< > but put the letter p in it. Do not use any other letters.
HTML has to be written perfectly or it will change the whole board. Not
closing off the command properly is usually what causes that. Posts
that are written with any other HTML code in it will be deleted.
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