For your reading pleasure. Once again, we do not recommend or endorse any of the tricks or products discussed in this email. Thanks,=20 Bob Wiley Assistive Technology Specialist Assistive Technology Unit Phone: (512) 377-0309 Fax: 377-0400=20 -----Original Message----- From: NNT@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:NNT@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]=20 Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 1:00 AM To: Wiley, Bob Subject: Neat Net Tricks Standard Issue 179, August 15, 2004 IN THIS ISSUE: 01. Tweak it right 02. Human Descent 03. Driver And Graphic Utilities Source 04. Allinurl 05. XP Legitimacy 06. Windows Nixie Clock 07. Faster Surfing 08. Mouse Odometer 09. Word Backup 10. MailWasher Pro Next Week In NNT Premium 01. TWEAK IT RIGHT. If you don't know what you're doing, tweaking Windows settings can cause you a lot of grief. Fortunately, there's a product that can safely do the job for you and give you a faster Internet experience, even speeding downloads by as much as 300%. It keeps your ISP from intentionally disconnecting you (very important for dial-up users); includes traceroute, ping, and whois utilities along with a network connections viewer; optimizes all Internet connections (dial-up, DSL, cable, wireless, and others); works with Windows 98/ME/NT4/2000/XP and even AOL; and more! That's all in TweakMASTER and with TweakMASTER Pro you get - in addition - a DU Meter utility and LinkFox, an application that preloads all graphics, text and other Web files, reducing waiting time for surfing the web effectively to nothing! You can have a 30-day free trial of TweakMASTER at http://www.a1downloads.com/tweakmaster.php?a=3D4905275169; or, go for = the gusto with TweakMASTER Pro and a 30-day free trial at http://www.a1downloads.com/tweakmasterpro.php?a=3D4905275169 . Because our NNT readers like a bargain, we've again done some arm twisting (or is that arm tweaking?) and the TweakMASTER folks are offering 30% off either product you choose for a limited time: For TweakMASTER, just $17.46 instead of $24.95 and $26.56 instead of $37.95 for TweakMASTER PRO. But there's a little trick in getting this special price. When you click on the ORDER NOW button to register your trial software, the price shown will be the regular price. The CHECKOUT button takes you to the location for your order information. In the field COUPON enter NEATNETTRICKS. Just prior to entering your credit card information, you'll see the discount applied to your purchase price. If you'd rather just be the first on your block to own the registered version at the same discount price without a free trial, you can do that at http://store.eSellerate.net/a.asp?c=3D0_SKU7231695040_AFL4905275169 for TweakMASTER Pro or http://store.eSellerate.net/a.asp?c=3D2_SKU3900710369_AFL4905275169 for TweakMASTER. 02. HUMAN DESCENT. Someone's been having lots of fun with Adobe PhotoShop at http://www.humandescent.com/ . 03. DRIVER AND GRAPHIC UTILITIES SOURCE. Give http://www.guru3d.com a try if you're looking for a site to download either. 04. ALLINURL. This command, when searching with Google, is useful if you only know part of the URL. Just enter that part in the search box, preceded with "allinurl:" (without quotes and no spaces.) . . . . . . Want to see what you're missing out in not receiving Neat Net Tricks Premium? You can have a free no-obligation sample issue by just clicking this email link:=20 mailto:jteems@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx?subject=3DNNT%20Premium%20Sample%20Issue and sending it. No message is required. Please allow 7 days for delivery. . . . . . . 05. XP LEGITIMACY. You say you're not sure whether that computer your neighbor sold you has a legitimate copy of Windows XP properly activated. Well, if you never did trust that guy, the easiest way to find out is by going to Start|Run and enter "oobe/msoobe /a" (without the quotes and observe the space before /a". 06. WINDOWS NIXIE CLOCK. Patterned after old vacuum tubes, if you can remember the days before transistors, this is a free download at http://www.franktechniek.nl/ . Click on the link for Windows Nixie Clock when you get there. 07. FASTER SURFING. We've grown accustomed to all the Website graphics, but they take their toll in slowing access, particularly with dialup connections. If these aren't important to them, you can greatly speed your connections by deleting graphics. In Internet Explorer, go to Tools | Internet Options, Advanced tab and in the Internet Options dialog box, scroll in the Settings window to the Multimedia category. Uncheck the Show Pictures check box and back out with Apply and OK. If you find you simply cannot live without the art work, you can reverse the procedure. 08. MOUSE ODOMETER is a mouse tracking program. It tells you how far your mouse goes, how many keys you've pressed, and how many mouse clicks you've had for every application you use. With this information, you'll realize why you're so tired at the end of a day. Download free at http://www.modometer.com . 09. WORD BACKUP. If you've ever edited and saved a document in MS Word, then wished you could go back to the original document, you might consider the automatic backup feature. Go to Tools|Options and the Save tab and check "Always create backup copy." Then, any newly saved copy will first create a backup copy in case you want to revert to that previous copy. One one such backup copy is maintained. 10. MAILWASHER PRO features built-in intelligent features to help users identify good email from spam. It provides a global network that allows users to report spam. It works outside the email client so that users are better protected and avoid the risk of downloading unwanted messages or viruses and worms. Users can preview, delete, blacklist, and create an "invalid email address" message and bounce the unwanted email back to the spammer, purportedly making it appear that their email address no longer exists. Read what our Software Review Panel had to say about Mailwasher Pro at http://www.NeatNetTricks.com/SoftwareReviews. Next Week In NNT Premium: Convert your browser Favorites into an HTML document you can share with others or use as a start page; reveal more about what your system is loading at start up; launch applications from a tray menu and manage icons with an easy and free utility; pause and resume file copies with this handy shell extension; check out this free spell checker; and use a tip we offer to quickly resize your screen view. We suggest a free Internet Explorer add-on to open multiple Web pages in one window, and a built-in Windows/Linux application to retrieve a variety of information about Internet connections. Our feature article deals with Internet security and Internet ambushers. Don't miss this issue and 23 more informative ones for just $10. Subscribe now at the NNT Store, http://www.NeatNetTricks.com/store . . . . . . NNT makes no endorsement or warranty, expressed or implied, with regard to=20 featured products or services. 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