How can I change the color scheme in Microsoft Office 2010?If you frequently use Office 2010 and its default color scheme is clashing with your drapes or carpeting, changing the default color scheme can represent a touch of civilization in an otherwise digitally primitive world. Click File > Options > General tab. Click the down arrow under Color Scheme and you can select any color you wish, as long as it’s silver, black or blue. About two weeks ago a new toolbar appeared across the top of the screen when I use Firefox. It shows Firefox, AVG, Alot (something new) and Yahoo. I really don’t want all this stuff, but I don’t know how to get rid of it, especially Alot. Thanks, Mr. M. When any toolbars appear that you do not want, there are a few places to check: Click View > Toolbars and make sure if the toolbar in question is an option, that it is not checked. Also, right-click the bar itself and see if there is an option to remove it. Lastly, go to the Control Panel > Add/Remove programs and look for the toolbar listed there and uninstall, if available. One of the above methods should enable you to remove it. I want to get away from Outlook Express, since you mentioned that it was being phased out. My email is with my ISP. How can I still retrieve mail from that address after I move to another program? I know you recommend Gmail and I’d like to use that, but while I’m phasing out my ISP-based address, can I get that mail in Gmail, instead? Gmail email. I like to keep things simple, so while I don’t do this myself, it certainly can be done. To complete this task you will need your email username, the password for your email account and the POP3 server address for your incoming mail. Your ISP or its website will provide the server address information. Once you have this information, log in to Gmail, click the gear icon and go to Settings > Accounts and Import, then click “Add a POP3 mail account you own.”Type in your ISP email address and click Next. Enter your account information on the following screen, then click Add Account. From this point forward, Gmail will check and download messages from your ISP-based email address. If you run into any problems with this, Gmail has troubleshooting instructions in its Mail Fetcher section of Help ( http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=21289).
Mr. Modem publishes “Ask Mr. Modem!” each week, featuring PC tips, tricks and plain-English answers to your questions by email. For more information, visit www.Mr.Modem.com.