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Note: Search results for Carney Creations are listed AFTER the ad's in the results listing
Last updated Nov 2017



Chrome Favicons Changed

First you need to install the extension called Bookmark Favicon Changer. Click that link and a tab will open.
At the top right, click on the green button for Add To Chrome, then close that new tab.
Once installed, Click on the settings icon (the three dots) and click on More Tools > Extensions
In the area for Bookmark Favicon Changer extension, click on the link for 'Options'
Click on the button labeled 'Shortcut'. This is the page where you will change any and/or all of your icons.
Step 1: Put in the web site address you want used.
Step 2: Type the name you want shown on your bar for the link.
Step 3: Locate the .jpg or .png file you want used. You can NOT use an icon in a .dll or .ico file
Step 4: You must click on the 'Test' button before you can continue. A new browser will open. If it works, close that new browser window.
Step 5: Choose "First Bookmark..." (you will be able to move it later.
Step 6: Click on Add
Step 7: Close the new tab if the page displays properly. If not, ensure you have the https:// in the url.
Step 8: Click & drag your new icon to the location on the bar that you want it.
Repeat steps for all icons while you're still on that editing page.


Chrome Status Bar Restored

The 'Status Bar' can be restored as it was (is) in Internet Explorer
Go to drop menu and choose Settings
Scroll down and click on Show Advanced Settings
Scroll down to the bottom under System and UN-check the box for "Use hardware acceleration when available".
Close Chrome and re-open.


Droid Rename Motorola Phone

Using a Motorola Droid Maxx X1080, you can rename the phone by going to:
Settings > Bluetooth.
At the bottom of the screen, tap on the 3 dots
Tap on Rename Phone
Type in the name you want to use, then tap on Rename


EaseUs Partition

After installation, to partition the drive:
Click on Resize/Move Partition
Along the top green bar, click on the far right and drag down to the left. The size numbers will change automatically.
Example:
Unallocated before: 0
Partition Size: 200700.0 Unallocated after: 514179.5
This will put the C: drive down to about 200GB and put the 2nd partition to about 500GB
Click on Create Partition
Type the Label and name it Data
Format that partition with the drive letter of T:
Click on OK, then say YES to complete the operation and restart the computer
The T:\ will change to D:\ as originally desired.


eBay hosted at Google using Embed

Google considers "mixed content" as an "unsafe site", and if using an embedded image with an http link in listing descriptions, many people will no longer see your images in your description. It will take extra clicks to see your beautiful handy work for your items. And eBay now requires images with http links be converted/moved to https servers.
So now, we're caught in the middle.
Most sites will charge you a fee for hosting if a https link is required.
However, if you have a Google account, you can get up to 15GB of storage for your images to embed into your description. Note: Google Photos is nice, but you can't sort by name. With Google Drive you CAN sort the images by name, and the image thumbnails are a lot smaller (and easier to see) than Google Photos.
USING GOOGLE
Now, here's the kicker: You can't just use your Gooogle Photo's account to store them, then use the link to that image to put in your listing. You CAN...but only people who are logged into their own Google account will see the images. You need EVERYONE to see your images, regardless if they are logged into Google or not. So you need to actually embed your image using an https server (hence...Google Drive.)
While logged into your Google account, go to Google Drive (https://drive.google.com/drive/my-drive)
Create some folders ahead of time....to make it easier down the road.
Click on the My Drive link, then click on New, then click on Folder. I called my folder eBay and will use that for this example. Then click on the eBay folder. Now click on New again, then click on Folder.
Here is where you want to create as many ebay folders as you desire. I created folders called: Aprons, Clothes Pin Bags, Checkbook Covers, Potholders, Oven Mitts (and others).
Since all of the eBay images need to be 'shared', right click on the eBay folder on the left. Select 'Share...'
Click on Advanced in the lower right corner
In the section for 'Who Has Access', change that and choose 'On - Public On The Web'
Leave the rest as 'Access: Anyone (no sign-in required)' & 'Can view only'
Click on Save, then click on Done
Open your windows explorer to the folder where you images are stored on your computer. Drag and drop into the appropriate folders you just created. All images you drag to your eBay sub folders will automatically be set to be shared with the public without signin required.
Hold on...there's more to it than that. You CAN'T just open the image / right click / properties and get the image url. It will NOT work properly....read on
After you have images in the folder(s), right click on the image you want and choose 'Get Shareable Link' (or click on the link on Google Drive's menu bar...currently it looks like a sideways paperclip). Click once to highlight the url, then copy it.
You'll need a blank document open to constantly do a copy & paste. Notepad will work.
Paste in the code. It will look similar to this:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8KzbIbRLQWnRW9HWWVhbGdRU2M
Change the first section. Change https://drive.google.com/open?id=   to   https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=
You now would use this to embed your images into ebay description listings: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8KzbIbRLQWnRW9HWWVhbGdRU2M as the src for your image.

If you chose the link for "Share...", you'll see the link similar to this: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NdZOmBgoi2MUFKGzkm2XSz9IoHEL87Hy8A/view?usp=sharing
In that case, cancel and go back and choose 'Get Shareable Link'


eBay Landing Page (a.k.a My eBay)

Log into eBay
On the left side under Selling, click on All Selling
On the top right it says: "The My eBay landing page is set to (summary) Change" - click on change
Change to All Selling
Click Apply
Then you will have selling at the top, and all other sections below. You can modify a few sections on what to show, and move sections up and down, but some CANT be removed.


eBay Printing Labels To Small

The fix is not in your printer, but in the IE browser
Click on File, Page Setup
UNcheck the box for Shrink To Fit
That will fix your problem real quick ! :)


eBay App sounds on Tablets, Nooks, etc

Getting the Item Paid to make the sound when you get paid from an eBay sale (or to have a sound for Item Sold), the change needs to be made in the eBay app.
Go to the eBay app (not eBay web site)
Tap on Settings (at the bottom)
Tap on Notifications / Edit Settings
Scroll down to the bottom for the section Seller Notifications
Tap on the one(s) you want to have a notification sound for.


Facebook: visit without logging in

Create your account if you haven't done so.
To make your business public, you must:
Create a Page and go through the steps of creating the page.
If you already created a page, then log in and go to the page
Click on Edit Page (upper right corner)
Ensure that the top box is UNchecked for Page Visibility. Unchecked will make the page visible.
Also ensure that there are no age restrictions and that United States is not as a restriction. It must be open to all.
Carney Creations Facebook Sample


Foxit Classic Toolbar

This does NOT work for FoxIt Version 7...only version 6 or lower
Click on Help / Change Toolbar Mode
Click on Classic Toolbar Mode


FTP 'Transfer Complete' bubble removed

Remove the bubble in the systray for 'Transfer Complete'
In the lower section right above the 3 tabs for Queued files, Failed Transfers and Successful transfer, right click in a blank area and choose 'Action after queue complete', choose 'None'
Done!


FTP can't display directory (w/Windows Creator Update)

Click on Start, then type Allow An App. On the list that pops up, click on Allow An App Through Windows Firewall
Click on Change Settings
Put a check in all three FileZilla items in the first column, Then put checks in the boxes in both the Private and Public columns
Click on OK.
FileZilla will now be able to let you upload and show the directories.


Delete Google+ Account, but not your Google Account

This will delete your Google+ account, but not the actual Google Account
Go to this link first
http://plus.google.com/downgrade and sign in.
At the bottom of the page, check the box next to "Required."
Click or touch Remove selected services.

Alternate ways:
Open Google+.
In the top left corner, click the drop-down menu > Settings.
Scroll down to “Disable Google+” > click Delete your entire Google profile here.
Scroll to the bottom of the page > check the box next to “Required” > click Remove selected services


Media Player: Menubar restore

To view the menubar in Media Player, press Alt+H, you can then to go to File / View / Show Menu Bar.


Microsoft Word normal.dot fix

Restart the computer for a fresh boot
Open a windows explorer
Click on Tools, Folder Options (or Organize, Folders and Search Options)
Click on the tab for View
Click in that dot for "Show hidden files and folder" and say Yes, you're sure)
Click on OK to close the dialog box
choice of file locations
C:\Documents and Settings\OWNER\Application Data\Microsoft
C:\Users\OWNER\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates

Once you find it the file called normal.dot (or normal.dotm), delete it.
Note: If you don't see that file in the folder, then you'll need to find it in another location click on Start, Find.
do a search/find for all files and folder and search for: normal.dot
write down the location of each of the files it finds.
You'll have to go to each of those folders in the same manner as above until you find and delete them all.
Reset the computer and try opening MS Word again.


Nook wallpaper sizing

To make the wallpaper on the Nook look proper, you need to have an image sized at 1920x1280.
You will lose some of the top and bottom sections, so have your image centered that you want.


PayPal: Continue Shopping Redirect Properly

If not adjusted, the dialog box will pop up and say "Please open a new browser window to continue shopping".
By adding the following code, it will re-direct back to where you want.
In the current form for the Add To Cart link, find the code that says
<input type="hidden" name="currency_code" value="USD" />
copy the next line of text and paste it immediately AFTER the code shown above.
<input type="hidden" name="shopping_url" value="http://yoursite/index.html" />
(Don't forget to change the site address in the value area)
One more thing: To keep the links from opening on a new page, change the target from "paypal" to "_self" to the form tag


PayPal: View Shopping Cart button

Here's how to display the PayPal View Cart button button.
It can easily be inside a <li> tag. Just make adjustments for proper positioning

Use the following code (make sure to change the email address value):
<form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post">
<!-- Identify your business so that you can collect the payments. -->
<input type="hidden" name="business" value="you@youraddress.com" />
<!-- Specify a PayPal Shopping Cart View Cart button. -->
<input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_cart" />
<input type="hidden" name="display" value="1" />
<!-- Display the View Cart button. -->
<input type="image" name="submit" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_viewcart_LG.gif" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online" />
<img alt="" border="0" width="1" height="1" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" />
</form>
One more thing: To keep the links from opening on a new page, change the target from "paypal" to "_self" to the form tag
Thanks to PayPal Integration Center for these tips


Quicken Historical Prices stopped

To stop getting historical prices and keep the total investing amounts the same until the next "Download Quotes" for the quarter:
Investing > Download Activity > Historical Prices
Click on Clear All
Click on only one investment that you know does NOT have a stock symbol (such as TSP)
Click on Update Now
Close the program and re-open.


Rollback not working with Zone Alarm Installed

After spending time with HorizonDataSys and trying to get Rollback v10 to work on a Windows 10 computer, a bright idea came to me....and I found the fix.
Symptom: A) RollBack locks up at 90% every time you try to take a Snapshot, B) Tray icon won't work, C) Program locks up when trying to create a Scheduled task, D) And when you CAN get a task scheduled, it won't work.
Fix: Add an IP address to ZoneAlarm as a trusted zone
Here are images to show you how and where to go
Click on View Details
Click on '...attempts blocked'
Take note of IP address (excluding the :80)

Click on View Zones

Add both IP's in a Trusted zone


SyncBack: Schedule the Profile Group

In Task Scheduler do the following:
Click on Create Task
Name it: SyncBack Backups
Run with highest privileges
Configure for Windows 10 (or whatever your current Windows version is)
Action tab:
Click on New / Start A Program / Browse the program files folder for syncback.exe file (2BrightSparks)
Arguements: add this    -m "00" (where "00" is the name of the SyncBack Profile Group
Conditions tab: Put check in the box for Wake The Computer to Run this Task
Settings tab:
Check in box for 'Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed'
Triggers tab:
New / Set for Weekly / Choose the start date & time that SyncBack is to run
Choose the day of the week backups are to run
Ensure Enabled is checked
Ok, then OK again, Close Task Scheduler.


SyncBack: Rename folder to add the date after backup

Having SyncBack run in the morning as usual, setup the following to rename G:\Desktop Backup    to G:\Desktop Backup 03-26-2012
That way, when SyncBack is run again, you'll have a new complete set of backups and keep the old.

Step 1:
Create a .bat file using Notepad with the following 4 lines of text:
@ECHO OFF
FOR /F "tokens=1-4 delims=/ " %%I IN ('DATE /t') DO SET mydate=%%J-%%K-%%L
ECHO The value is "%mydate%"
rename C:\Users\Tracy\Downloads\Backup Backup-%mydate%
Change the folder directory as needed.
The above will change the folder from:
C:\Users\Tracy\Downloads\Backup
to
C:\Users\Tracy\Downloads\Backup-03/26/2012 (or whatever the current date is)
Save the file as "rename_folder.bat" (including the quote marks) into the root G:\ directory (or whatever folder you want)

Step 2:
After SyncBack is set up with the profiles
In Task Scheduler do the following:
Create a new task
Name it: Rename Backup Folder
Run with highest privileges
Configure for Windows 7
Action tab:
New / Start A Program / Browse for the G:\rename_folder.bat file
Settings tab:
Check in box for 'Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed'
Triggers tab:
New / Set for Weekly / Choose the start date on the same day that SyncBack runs
Set the time for about 5 hours after SyncBack is scheduled to run
Choose the same day of the week that SyncBack runs
OK and close the task manager


SystemExplorer reset Alt+Space to move a windows

Restore Alt+Space after installing SystemExplorer program
Press alt+space
Put a check in the box then press cancel
Press alt+space again and remove check and press cancel again
Alt+Space should now work with program windows


Trillian: Minimize to Systray

Trillian to not show on Taskbar but minimize to Systray instead
In Preferences for Contact List, UNcheck 'Show contact list in the windows taskbar when not docked'


Thunderbird Setup

A) Install | B) Configure | C) Import | D) Add-On's Needed | E) Backups
Some changes are optional and/or personal preference. Below are my settings & preferences

A) INSTALLATION
BE SURE NO NEW MAIL WILL BE COMING IN
Be online
Start installation and use Custom Installation
UNcheck 'use a default email program'
Install & Launch program
Skip Integration
Type in Password
Click on Cancel upon password failure (if it happens)
Go to Options > Account Settings
1) Click on the very top item which is the name of the account on the left side
  • Type a name for the account (such as Carney Creations)
  • Put check in box for adding a signature from a file, then go locate it
2) Server Settings (your settings may be different):
  • Ensure Username is your full email address
  • Connection security: None
  • Authentication method: Password, transmitted insecurely
  • UNcheck 'check for new messages at startup' and for 'Automatically download new messages'
  • Change Local Directory (optional) to the F:\ (or T:\) drive called Thunderbird Email
3) Composition & Addressing: Chang 'and place my signature' to 'Below my reply (above the quote)'. Also check in box for 'Include signatures for forwards' 4) Local Folders (optional): create a folder on the F:\ (or T:\) drive called Thunderbird Local Folders then change the 'Local Directory' to that folder. 5) Outgoing Server (SMTP) (your settings may be different):
  • Click on Edit
  • Change port to 2525
  • Connection Security: None
  • Password, transmitted insecurely
  • Ensure User Name is your full email address
6) CHECK AGAIN TO BE SURE NO NEW MAIL WILL BE COMING IN
7) Try to send yourself a message to ensure the connection setting are correct. Put a check in the box for using the Password Manager
If mail sends and delivers that message, then make the program go offline so you can customize the program.

B) CONFIGURE & CUSTOMIZE:
1) Edit the Toolbar for these icons only (or your personal preferences)
    Get Messages | Write | Reply | Mark | Delete | Address Book | Quick Filter
2) Show the Menu Bar
Click directly on the account title in the left column (either your email address or the account name)
3) Options > Options
  • General tab: Uncheck 'Start Page'
  • Display tab: 'When new message arrives' click on the Customize button, change to 4 seconds
    Default font change to Comic Sans size 14
    Advanced tab:
    • change to After Displaying 3 seconds
    • Click on Config Editor
      Click on I'll be careful, I promise
      In the search box, type mailnews.default
      To have all mail sorted by date and the newest mail at the top, double click & change the following:
      mailnews.default_sort_order from 1 to a 2
      mailnews.default_sort_type from whatever it is to 18
      Note: you may need to close the program and re-open it to see the default changes take affect.
  • Composition: Change to desired font & size, then Uncheck "when using paragraph..."
    Addressing tab: Uncheck automatically add outgoing..."
    Spelling tab: Check Spelling before sending
  • Privacy tab: Uncheck "accept cookies from sites
    Put check in box for Tell sites that I do not....tracking'
  • Security tab: Junk - Change to "When I mark message as junk..." delete message
  • Attachments tab: Save file to the Downloads folder
  • Advanced tab: Uncheck use smooth scrolling
  • Calendar tab: Change to America/Chicago location

C) IMPORT
Importing mail can be directly from your Windows Live Mail backup drive or from your current Windows Live Mail storage folder
Download and run the Add-On called ImportExportTools (found at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/importexporttools/ )
Open Thunderbird
Click on the Inbox (if you're not already there)
Go to Options > Tools > ImportExportTools > Import all messages from a directory > also from its subdirectories
Navigate your way to the direct email account folder you want to import such as 'Carney Crea6ed'
IMPORTANT: DO NOT use the folder "Windows Live Mail", or you will get all the extra junk folders such as Microsoft Communities, Your Feeds...etc AND This will cause you to have an additional folder called Carney Crea6ed to hold all that mail at once instead of the separate folders you have now.
This import will put all your current folders directly as sub-folders of the Inbox (for now)
After import is complete, drag each of those folders up to the top level account (myname@comcast.net or Carney Creations)
You may need to rename a few folders depending on the number of characters for the folder name. (i.e. rename BKM Constru aa4 back to BKM Construction)
IMPORT CONTACTS In your old program, export your contacts into a .CSV format and save it in your Downloads folder (so you can delete the file when you're done)
Go to Options > Tools > Import...
Put dot in for Address Book, NEXT, then choose 'Text file (LDIF,tab, .csv, .txt)'
Navigate to your Downloads folder.
Change the file type to read All Files
Select the file you just saved.
Click on OK, then Finish
Open the address book. You can move the addresses out of the new folder it just created with all your old contacts and move them into your Personal Contacts folder. Then delete that folder you just emptied.
Click on the Personal Contacts folder.
At the top right of the column titles is a small icon. Click on it and you can then add Nickname so you can the name of the person as one of the columns. You can then move that column to the beginning by click & drag. Add more columns if desired.

D) A FEW NECESSARY ADD-ON's
INBOX AS DEFAULT OPEN FOLDER:
Force Thunderbird to open at your designated folder (probably the Inbox)
Just get the Manage Sort Folders add-on and don't waste your time with adding to the command line of the shortcut. Find the add-on here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/thunderbird/addon/manually-sort-folders/
After downloading and installing (as directed on the site), close Thunderbird, then open it again.
Go to Add-Ons and click Options for the Manually Sort Folders add-on.
Click on the tab for Extra Settings and change to Use Custom Folder, then click on No Folder Selected and hover around until you find the Inbox (or other folder that you want).
Close the dialog box, then click on the Inbox tab at the top of the program.
Close Thunderbird. Re-open and you'll be in the folder you want.

SEND LATER button:
This add-on will add a button to your messages when composing so you can click on Send Later instead of sending every time you click on Send and it gets sent immediately.

SEND UNSENT MESSAGES:
And now this add-on adds more icons for when you customize the toolbar....including a button for Send Unsent Messages !!!

E) BACKUPS Now that the program is all set back up, it's time to back up for the first time
Option A) Copy the profile folder from the Users folder:
C:\Users\Tracy\AppData\Local\Thunderbird\Profiles
Copy that entire Profiles folder to your backup drive.
Option B) Copy the above folder AND If you moved the location of your files when you setup, then go to that folder (in my case it's S:\Thunderbird Email and S:\Thunderbird Local Folders
Copy those folders to your backup drive.