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Good Morning,  !
Today is Tuesday, July 26

A few readers pointed out that, if you have W7 Premium or 
Home Premium, then there are more email programs to select
as default, however, only few of the full featured legacy programs
popular in industry and commerce. It is no problem, though,
since they all start fine when called from a desktop icon, and
it is not that big a hardship, not being able to mail from
the file explorer. Most people can get used to that with just 
minor griping and cussing.

Last night I did major griping and cussing, when the DSL
failed three hours before sending out the newsletters.
With Telus, the night shift support is just some Taliban, 
who try to blame problems on you and waste time until you 
hang up on them.

I did manage to send everything out via slow dial-up, but
as you can probably imagine, I was not happy about that.
When I called them again in the morning, they realised
that almost 300 DSL clients were cut off and admitted, 
that it was not my fault after all. Early afternoon the DSL 
was restored, and I could work at normal speed again.

Have FUN!

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We are all apt to believe what the world believes about us. --- George Eliot The artist doesn't have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don't have the time to read reviews. --- William Faulkner
Working for a pediatrician calls for stifling a chuckle from time to time. When a frantic mother phoned to tell us her baby had a high temperature of 102, we had to know whether she was taking the reading under the arm, in the mouth or elsewhere. So we asked, "How are you taking it?" Her reply: "Oh, I'm holding up pretty well!"
Do you want to reverse your electrical meter and power bill? You CAN! Legally! Not a sneaky gimmick, not turning things off or down, just simple know-how. The Power 4 Home system shows and explains every step. If you are still paying for electricity, then this is for YOU!

A small boy stunned his parents when he began to empty his pockets of nickels, dimes and quarters. Finally his mother said, "Where did you get all that money?" "At Sunday School," the boy replied nonchalantly. "They have big bowls of it."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Shanda Kidd, 22, in Chicago, Ill. Woman’s bullets fell out of gun just before she tried to shoot cop Shandra Kidd didn’t realize her gun was empty when she tried to shoot a Chicago Police officer. All the bullets fell out when she was running from the officer. Unfortunately for her, the officer’s gun was loaded. And the officer shot her in the buttocks. On Thursday, Kidd was sentenced to 55 years in prison for attempted murder and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. In May 2007, officers were investigating a report of shots fired near 78th and Burnham when they stopped a car Kidd was riding in. She ran and when an officer caught her, she stuck a gun in the officer’s chest and pulled the trigger. But the gun didn’t go off. The officer and Kidd struggled and they fell down. When they got up, she stuck the gun in the officer’s chest again and again pulled the trigger. Again, it didn’t go off. That’s when the officer shot Kidd, 22, of the 7700 block of South Phillips. Police later found that the cylinder of Kidd’s gun had opened during the chase and all the bullets had fallen out. Judge Neil Linehan sentenced Kidd on Thursday. “This is a fitting and a just sentence for anyone who would be so bold as to fire a gun at a police officer,” Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said. “We are grateful that this officer was uninjured in this incident and we will continue to prosecute violent crimes against police officers to the fullest extent of the law.” In most other states she would not have survived THAT much boneheadedness.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Helen Re: Black menu bar in IE8 Hi, Webby, Any idea how my menu bar in Internet Explorer could have gotten blacked out? The headings are still there under the black, and they are lightly visible when you click on the help menu, but it goes back to black when you exit the help pop-up. A couple of other bars are black, also. This is IE8. THANKS!! Helen Dear Helen I switched from IE6 to FireFox and spared myself all those headaches. Microsoft is confused about that black bar bug too, not just you. Microsoft This guy seems to have found a way around that problem: Fix black menu bug Just get into High Contrast mode and out of that again, as fast as possible, and it will be fine. Don't stay in High Contrast mode, because a lot of stuff simply does not work in that mode. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Q: How can you tell if a Redneck is Working in your Office? A: The monitor is up on blocks. ---------- Put the computer up on blocks! It will suck a lot fewer dust bunnies into it's innards and run a lot cooler.
Daily tip from Flavoring Water Without Adding Calories I can't consume artificial sweetener of any kind without getting really sick, so I freeze chunks of fresh fruit and put in the freezer to use as a flavoring and cooling agent. Pineapple, lemons, limes, apples, pears, watermelon, and honeydew are all good choices. I also like the Lipton tea bags with herb and orange. A few dips of a tea bag in a glass of water with ice will get me 3 glasses of slightly flavored beverage that changes up just plain water. By T and T Grandma from Benson, MN Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the list, you can vote for it here:
A proud mother telephoned a Sunday newspaper to announce she had given birth to triplets. The line was bad, and the operator didn't hear the message. "Would you repeat that?", the operator asked. "Not if I can help it, " said the mother.
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A woman was waiting at an airport one night, With several long hours before her flight. She hunted for a book in the airport shops, Bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop. She was engrossed in her book but happened to see, That the man sitting beside her, as bold as could be. Grabbed a cookie or two from the bag in between, Which she tried to ignore to avoid a scene. So she munched the cookies and watched the clock, As the gutsy cookie thief diminished her stock. She was getting more irritated as the minutes ticked by, Thinking, "If I wasn't so nice, I would blacken his eye." With each cookie she took, he took one too, When only one was left, she wondered what he would do. With a smile on his face, and a nervous laugh, He took the last cookie and broke it in half. He offered her half, as he ate the other, She snatched it from him and thought...oooh, brother. This guy has some nerve and he's also rude, Why he didn't even show any gratitude! She had never known when she had been so galled, And sighed with relief when her flight was called. She gathered her belongings and headed to the gate, Refusing to look back at that thieving ingrate. She boarded the plane, and sank in her seat, Then sought her book, which was almost complete. As she reached in her baggage, she gasped with surprise, There was her bag of cookies, in front of her eyes. If mine are here, she moaned with despair, The others were his, and he tried to share. Too late to apologize, she realized with grief, That she was the rude one, the ingrate, the thief.

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