This section of our web site covers a number of tips and tricks to
maximize your internet experience. We update our site frequently, so check back often! If
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For the best visual experience on the web, your computer
monitor should be set for any "True Color" or "High Color" setting. If
your monitor is set to '256 Colors' (the original default setting), you will only see 216
actual colors. Since photos and many images are made up of millions of colors, the missing
color hues will appear as a series of dots on your screen. To set your monitor, click on
Start - Settings - Control Panel - Display. Click on the 'Settings' tab and click on the
drop down box in the Color Palette area. Click on any True or High Color setting, then
click "OK". Your computer may require that you restart your computer for the
settings to take affect. After setting up your monitor to high or true colors, you'll be
amazed with the difference!
First, be sure your monitor is set
to a high color or true color setting. AOL's default browser settings compress images
to speed loading. Most images used on the web are already compressed so additional
compressing leads to images that appear out of focus. To set the AOL browser so that it
doesn't compress images, choose My AOL, Preferences, WWW. Click on the Web Graphics tab.
Uncheck the "Use compressed graphics" box, then click "OK"
Your browser is not set to support Java. Change the settings
For AOL, click My AOL, Preferences, WWW.
Click on the Security tab and check the box marked 'Enable Java Programs', then click OK.
For Internet Explorer 3.0, Click View, Options,
then the Security Tab and check the box marked 'Enable Java Programs' and click
For Netscape Navigator, Click Edit,
Preferences, check Enable Java and Enable Java Script boxes, then click OK.
Browsers provide you with a capacity to save the location of
a web page. For AOL, click on the heart icon in the upper right portion of the browser to
add it to your "Favorite Places". To access the page in the future, click on the
"Favorite Places" icon and highlight the page you want to view. For Internet
Explorer, click on "Favorites", then "Add to Favorites" and give the
page a name you'll remember, then click OK. For Netscape, click "Bookmarks" then
Press and hold your mouse button. The 'right click' menu will
show up and you can select your option.
Most likely, your anti-virus software was installed before
your browser. Re-install your anti-virus software and it will recognize the web browser
and set-up to provide anti-virus protection on the web.
You can cut and paste between your web browser and other
computer applications. Use your mouse to highlight the item(s) you wish to copy, then hold
the CTRL key down and hit C (Mac users hit Command and C). This copies the information to
your clipboard. To paste in another application, hold the CTRL key and press V (Mac
Command and V). This will paste the copied information into your other application.