I’m not seeing the File, Edit toolbar on my Yahoo Mail. I think Yahoo Mail is associated with some browser other than Firefox, which is what I use, but I can’t seem to find a way to change it to Firefox. Can you help, Mr. M?
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Yahoo Mail is not associated with any browser. Yahoo Mail is simply a Web-based mail service, as is Gmail. Neither service cares what browser you choose to use.
Your browser (Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, for example) is the window through which you view Web-based items such as Web pages and websites. Any toolbars that appear on your browser will appear no matter which website you are viewing, so the File, Edit Menu bar is part of your browser, not Yahoo Mail.
Try pressing the F11 key to make sure you are not in full-screen mode, which would cause the Menu bar and toolbars to disappear. If that doesn’t work, press the ALT key to display the Menu bar in question.
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What is an “extranet”?
An extranet is not a spare network, but rather the connecting of two or more intranets. So, what is an intranet? Excellent question! Think of an intranet as a company’s internal network that allows users within the company to communicate and exchange information. Imagine connecting that internal network with another company’s intranet, thus allowing these two (or more) companies to share resources and communicate via the Internet, but within their own virtual space. The result would be an extranet.
Where do I find Contacts or my Address Book with the new Gmail interface?
After logging into Gmail, click the arrow next to Mail in the upper left-hand corner of your Inbox, then select Contacts from the drop-down menu.
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Mr. Modem’s sites of the week
As a card-carrying verbivore, I have a passion for words, and that includes collecting them. This site provides a fun and safe way to take all your favorite words and place them on a list, which you can access and edit anytime from anywhere. But this site also allows you to interact with other word enthusiasts. Registration is required (it’s free) and once you have activated your account, you can edit your profile, explain your favorite words and even invite your friends and family so that you can share your favorite words or be mocked and humiliated for the rest of your life for having favorite words.
News IQ Test
As a certified news junkie, I thought this was a terrific current events test, but unfortunately, test results clearly indicate that the majority of Americans do not know what’s going on because they do not pay attention. The results show that 80 percent of the (voting) public doesn’t have a clue. Isn’t that just peachy? When you click to select an answer to any of the 13 questions, it appears as if nothing is happening, but it is recording your answer, so just click Next to continue to the following question. (Note: I got two questions wrong, which means I scored better than 91 percent of the general public. That’s a sad commentary unto itself, but I shouldn’t have missed the two that I did. I’m so ashamed.)
This helpful site presents user-submitted “rules of thumb,” which visitors can rate according to their helpfulness or lack thereof. Want to harness collective wisdom regarding money management, finding the perfect mate, or getting rid of back pain? This is the place to turn. Whether the collective wisdom is on target, however, is a judgment you will have to make for yourself. Example: “Offer to buy a panhandler a meal. If he says he’s not hungry but needs the money for his cat, smile and go on your way.” Huh?