PO Box 5 • 307 Main • Nemaha, Iowa • 712 636-4461There are some things we have run across that are too good to keep to ourselves. So we are going to pass these tips along to anyone who might need some insight on tricks of the trade or in your personal life.
These are simple instructions. If you need more intense, detailed help, feel free to search the internet. With enough looking, you can find a solution for everything.|
Have you punched the "Print Screen" button on your keyboard and nothing happens?
What it does is make a copy of the screen into the clipboard. Then you can open one of your photo-editing programs and paste the screen copy. You may then save it as .jpg, crop it, or edit it. "MS Paint" works great for this purpose.
Change Screen Resolution and Color OptionsIf your screen resolution is stuck at 640 x 480 pixels with few color options and neither can be changed using
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Display > Settings, you may need to re-install the driver for your Video Card. This often happens when you install a new (or re-install your old) operating system.
First you need to find out what brand of Video card you have. There is a program you may download that will give you all the specs for all of your internal parts. It is called Everest Home Edition. You may search for a free (shareware) version online, download and install it.
Look at the report for something that says video display or video card, go back online, do a search for drivers for that video card and you should be able to find a free download. Once the correct driver is installed, you should be able to change your screen resolution settings. If not, I don't know what to tell you.
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Fix Paint to Save to JPEG, GIFYou may run into a problem with your Paint program that came with Windows 98SE where it only allows you to save your picture in bitmap mode. This was the default mode that came with the default browser. Some Word and MS Office programs will enhance Paint with filters that allow you to also save your drawings/photos in .jpg, .gif and other picture formats. But even they sometimes refuse to work all the time and may even be the source of the problem.
The solution is to download a free shareware program called GRPHFLTS.EXE (1718 KB) which contains the filters to make Paint allow you to view and save images in .jpg, .gif and other formats all the time.
If the links below cease to work, do a search on: paint grphflts download
I found the link at:
Had to do a search on the page to find the grphflts file which was a clickable link to:
* Unofficial MS Paint Add-on Import + Export Graphic Filters Pack for Windows 98/ME [1.68 MB]:
It only took 5 minutes to download on a slow dialup connection, and a few seconds to run. Fixed my problem and I didn't even have to reboot.
Cure For Motion SicknessThis is the simpliest cure for Motion Sickness, Nausea, or Travel Sickness: 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger one-half hour before you travel.
That's it! Wash it down with some water as it is real bitter.
I suffer from severe nausea whenever I ride with someone else, or if I come to a sudden stop while driving, or the TV screen is in motion too much, or if I drive in fog. . .you get the idea. Riding in a boat or airplane is out of the question. Dramamine and other over-the-counter aids make me sleepy and ruin the rest of my day. Of course, being nauseated also ruins my day.
I have found absolutely NO side effects from 1/4 teaspoon of ginger. Try it! Any grocery-store purchased brand is fine. If you want to pay a lot of money, you can also order ginger capsules from a health food store. I haven't tried the capsules. I keep a condiment container at my house, office, and in my purse. Doesn't seem to matter if I take the powder on a full or empty stomach - it still works.
No Longer Can Select Transparent Background
You may have discovered that you can no longer select a background color in a .GIF picture using MS Paint and make it transparent after you upgraded to Windows XP.
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