How to Stop Internet Explorer 11′s Browsing “Suggestions”

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Whether you like it or not, by now (unless you told the Windows Update not to) you have been updated to Internet Explorer 11.  I, personally, don’t use IE unless I absolutely have too (I prefer Chrome).  But I have noticed that it picked up a new habit from the last version: it seems to be automatically trying to guess the website I am going to, regardless of whether I have ever been there before.  A small nuisance, but a nuisance nonetheless. Here’s how to turn it off.

When in Internet Explorer 11, select the gear in the upper right-hand corner.

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From there, open up Internet Options and select the “Content” tab.

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Under Content, go to the AutoComplete section. Press “Settings.”

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Here is where all the AutoComplete magic happens — the culprit in question is the Suggested URLs, but feel free to experiment!

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Happy Internet  Exploring!

Bloatware removal tool: Decrap!

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“Bloatware” is a term commonly used to refer to preinstalled software on a device, usually included by the hardware manufacturer, that is mostly unwanted by the purchaser. This may account for up to 45% of preinstalled software on a new device.

In our busy lives sometimes we just don’t have the resources or time to set up a new computer from scratch; it’s easier to buy a pre-fab PC from the store and then remove the stuff we don’t need. The removal process often times seems pretty straightforward — plug it in, turn it on, delete the preinstalled stuff that we just don’t need or want. But more often this turns from a few minutes into a few hours of uninstall, reboot, uninstall, reboot…

Almost every PC manufacturer (such as Asus, HP, Dell, Toshiba) is guilty of preinstalling their own versions of programs for things that every Windows OS can already do on its own, like performing backups, managing wireless connections, and monitoring battery health. That is where Decrap comes into play. It is an autonomous tool that removes all manufacture bloat in one, quick strike.

Once installed, the guided “Decrap” is fairly straightforward.

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 Select what you want it to remove. Most manufacturer bloatware will include its name in the preinstalled software. If you’re nervous about whether or not you’re removing something critical, rest assured that Decrap does check its database against a known-bloatware database to know what’s needed and what’s junk. (If you’re still nervous about this, however, just call us at Everon: 888-244-1748.)

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Always create a system restore point in case anything goes wrong.

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For the non-techie I would suggest Fully Automatic mode for a step-by-step walk through of what is happening. Also, the registry clean-up at the end is crucial. Registry affects boot up time, and if it is stuck looking for software that doesn’t exist, it only slows you down.

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Simple as that!

Convert Your Word Document To PDF Using Free Online Conversion

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Oh no! You have to submit your resume, but the company you are applying for does not allow any text document only a PDF file, what do you do now? Well have no fear! There is a quick and easy online solution to converting any of your files online.

I like most people can not afford expensive converting software programs, so I use a free online Converting tool. It is free and easy to use!

1: Visit http://www.zamzar.com/

2: Follow the Steps 1-3

4: Hit the Convert Button. (Special note, if your file is over the size 2mb this may not work for you, due to restrictions that most Email Hosting Providers do not allow files larger than 2mb.)

Fast Easy Way To Bookmark A Web Page

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This is a great and easy trick for most people to use. I find this trick very helpful when I want to quickly bookmark a page, and do not want to hassle with finding the bookmark page button from my browser or website.

(This trick works in all major browser)

This is how it is done.

When you are browsing a webpage, and you really like it all one will have to do is simply hold down CTRL and Press D. Once you have done this, the page will be bookmarked for you to come back to!