September 2005, V4#9: Computer Friday, Dec 26 2008 

Internet browser

Your Internet browser could be retaining too much data.  To make it “lean and mean”, start by opening the browser and selecting the “Tools” pull down menu.  Click Internet Options which brings up the “general” tab.  In the middle, under history, click the settings button.  Under temporary internet settings, you only need a fairly small amount of disk space used.  Some computers come set with this up to 40% of total disk space!

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June 2003, V2#6: Computer Thursday, Dec 25 2008 

Font Type in Microsoft Internet Explorer

Much of what you see online has the font pre-defined by the person who wrote the page.  However, you might be surprised at the amount of text that is not.  For text that a font hasn’t been chosen, your program assigns and shows the default font.  If you have a font you love to read and it is easy for you, or it shows up larger due to point size ratio, you may want to change the default font.  How to:

click on the “tools” pull down menu then click on “(internet) options”.  The dialog box your get has many tabs at the top, if you are not looking at the “general” tab, click it.  Near the bottom of this tab there is a row of buttons, click on the “fonts” button.  Doing this brings up the fonts box.  Select your favorite font in both lists, click OK, then OK and you’ve done it.