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Showing posts with label Internet. Show all posts

Set a default view for Google Calendar

set a default view for Google Calendar(Credit: Google)
Google offers lots of useful, and free, Web tools that you can use from anywhere -- with Internet access being required at only some points to save data to the cloud. The best part about these services is that you can customize many of them to your preferences, like Google Calendar.
Suppose you don't want to load your calendar to the monthly view every time you open it. What if you want to only look at the next two to three days at a time, and not the whole week? If you find yourself resetting your calendar view every time you log in, you can save yourself a little time by adjusting a quick setting to make your preference stick. Here's how:
set a default view for Google Calendar(Credit: Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET)
Step 1: Log in to your Google Calendar.
set a default view for Google Calendar(Credit: Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET)
Step 2: Click on the cog in the top right-hand corner and select Settings from the menu. Make sure you're on the General tab of the Settings area.
(Credit: Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET)
Step 3: Next to Default view, select Week, Month, Custom View, or Agenda. If you chose Custom View, you'll be able to set a range of days in the next drop-down menu below this one.
set a default view for Google Calendar(Credit: Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET)
Before you leave the page, make sure you click Save or your changes will be lost.

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Set up and use Google Docs offline

Google has now made its Drive service more than an online storage product and productivity suite. You can now edit documents you have stored on Google Drive (or Docs, if you haven't moved over to the new interface) during those moments -- while sitting on an airplane or in a cabin in the woods or in a Wi-Fi-free coffee shop -- when you are not connected to the Internet. And when you open that same document when you are back online, the changes you made while offline are there. (For some reason, Google is putting this offline access under the old Docs banner.) Here's how to start using Google Docs offline.
set up and use Google Docs offline(Credit: Screenshot by Matt Elliott/CNET)
To begin, Google Docs offline is available only in Google's own Chrome browser. To enable offline access, go to your Google Drive page and click the gear icon in the upper-right corner and select Set up Google Docs offline. A window will pop up with a two-step setup process. Click the Enable offline Docs button and then for Step 2, you will need to install the Drive Web app for Chrome. Click the second blue button in the window and you will be taken to the Chrome Web store to install the Drive Web app.
After installing the Web app, return to your Drive home page and you'll see a notification pointing to the gear icon that informs you that some of your recent files are being synced and how to view them. To see which docs are available offline, click the gear icon and choose "view offline Docs." It opens a new Google Docs offline tab in Chrome. Bookmark this page so you can access it in Chrome when you are without the Internet.
set up and use Google Docs offline(Credit: Screenshot by Matt Elliott/CNET)
Google Docs offline shows you only Documents and Spreadsheets; Presentations, Drawings, and Forms don't make the jump. And you can edit Documents but can only view Spreadsheets. And despite there being a grayed-out red (pinked out?) New Document button, you cannot create new documents in offline mode. Given the presence of such a button, I'd wager that this feature is coming soon.

10 unknown Google tricks

10 unknown Google tricks

Below is a list of  Ten unknown Google tricks. many people who use Google don't know about this.

Pull up the definition of the word by typing define followed by the word you want the definition for. For example, typing: define bravura would display the definition of that word.
Local search
Visit Google Local enter the area you want to search and the keyword of the place you want to find. For example, typing:restaurant at the above link would display local restaurants.
Find weather and movies
Type "weather" or "movies" followed by a zip code or city and state to display current weather conditions or movie theaters in your area. For example, typing weather 84101 gives you the current weather conditions for Salt Lake City, UT and the next four days. Typing movies 84101 would give you a link for showtimes for movies in that area.
Track airline flight and packages
Enter the airline and flight number to display the status of an airline flight and it's arrival time. For example, type: delta 123 to display this flight information if available.
Google can also give a direct link to package tracking information if you enter a UPS, FedEx or USPS tracking number.
Translate text, a full web page, or search by using the Google Language Tools.
Pages linked to you
See what other web pages are linking to your website or blog by typing link: followed by your URL. For example, typing link: displays all pages linking to
Find PDF results only
Add filetype: to your search to display results that only match a certain file type. For example, if you wanted to display PDF results regarding linux only type: "linux" filetype:pdf -- this is a great way to find online manuals.
Use the Google Search engine as a calculator by typing a math problem in the search. For example, typing: 100 + 200 would display results as 300.

How To Backup Your Chrome Bookmarks Without Chromesync

How To Backup Your Chrome Bookmarks Without Chromesync
How To Backup Your Chrome Bookmarks
Chromesync is the most attractive feature on Chrome and we all love it. But what if you do not want to use it but still need to backup your bookmarks? Well, you can copy the “bookmarks” file from Chrome’s App data and backup it on Dropbox or a similar cloud service to get sync it elsewhere. Let me show you how.

The only thing involved here is navigating to the correct folder to find the “bookmarks” file to copy it. So, here is the location of this file on different operating systems.

Windows 7

C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default ( Replace the <USER> with your username. Here is the easiest way. Open up explorer and paste this on the addressbar after altering the username to show yours.
This directly takes you to the folder for the default user. Navigate to other folders if you need to copy bookmarks from other profiles.
Open the following

Windows XP

C:\Documents and Settings\<USER>\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\

Windows 8

C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default  (same as Windows 7)



Apple Mac OSX -

~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default

Complete Internet Repair Utility

Reset, Repair Internet & Browser Settings To Fix Internet Connection

      We are living in an Internet age and with any widely used technologies, come a new set of problems. That is why we developed Complete Internet Repair to solve these problems as they arrive. Complete Internet Repair does exactly what it says. It attempts to repair everything internet related, including networking problems. With any repair utility, you will need to remember only two golden rules. Firstly; don’t try and repair something that is not broken, you might break it. Secondly; the utility can’t repair it all, we are not like the all-seeing and all-knowing Oracle, we cannot anticipate each and every situation, but this all said, this utility should be able to help with most situations. Rizone Complete Internet Repair is basically a combination of Internet Recovery KIT and Winsock Repair. It could help if you are experiencing any of the following problems:

·         Internet or network problem after removing adware, spyware, virus, worm, Trojan horse, etc.
·         Loss network connection after installing/uninstalling adware, spyware, antispam, vpn, firewall or other networking programs.
·         Unable to access any webpage or can only access some webpages.
·         Pop-up error window with network related problem description.
·         No network connectivity due to registry errors.
·         DNS lookup problem.
·         Fail to renew the network adapter’s IP address or other DHCP errors.
·         Network connectivity issue with limited or no connections message.
·         Windows update does not work
·         You are having problems connecting to secured websites (ex. Banking).
·         Internet Explorer stopped working or crashes all the time.
·         Other networking problems.