REFRESHING-RELOADING your browser ensures that old data, graphics, prices, etc., are removed, and only the current data are downloaded.
Here's how you do it.
Windows Users: Right-click your mouse, then make the 'Refresh' or 'Reload' selection with your cursor.
Users: Right-click your mouse, then make the 'Refresh' or 'Reload'
selection with your cursor. Or press Command key (the Apple image key) and the 'R' key. Or, on older Mac models, click and
hold your mouse, then make the 'Refresh' or 'Reload' selection with
If persistent issues develop, Restart-Reboot your computer as a last resort. Many Web browsers automatically reload the browser cache-memory at Restart. Most often, a simple Reboot of your computer can resolve a balky browser, aggravating glitches, and stubborn software conflicts, saving you a lot of time and frustration. However, sometimes it's just a host server that goes down, which requires several minutes of everybody's patience for its return to service. And don't forget to 'defrag' your PC monthly. SEE NOTES.*
a Web address to your browser or search engine
'Highlight' the Web address, or any words you want to cut-copy with your cursor, i.e., select the text to be copied by moving your cursor over the characters while pressing your mouse-cursor (left) button.
Press Control and C ('C' stands for Cut-Copy). Note: Mac, press Command (the Apple image key) and C.
Go to your browser window and highlight the existing data with your cursor.
Press Control and V ('V' stands for View-Paste). Note: Mac, press Command and V. The new copy will be pasted in your browser replacing the previous data.
Click Enter. The new Web page will now appear. NOTE: If you want to make sure that you have downloaded the very latest data. SEE REFRESHING.
NOTE: When copying Web addresses especially make sure you don't include any extra spacing or characters as this will result in an "Unable to find Web address" or similar error message.
Windows Users: To magnify text, simultaneously press Control and + keys. To minify text, press Control and minus keys, i.e., the Control and hyphen (-) keys.
Mac Users: To magnify text, simultaneously press Command (Apple image key) and + keys. To minify text, press Command and minus keys, i.e., the Command and hyphen (-) keys.
is file fragmentation? For your computer to work at peak performance,
files on the hard drive should be lined up neatly -- one after the
other, end-to-end, without gaping spaces between them. But as you
use your computer, the files get fragmented. How?
WHAT TO DO
To find Disk Defragmenter, do this:
"Analyze" button to find out the estimated disk usage before
NOTE: The defragmentation procedure is not as frequently required on a Mac. When it is necessary, use Drive Genius, Disk Warrior, or TechTool Pro software CD to restart your computer while holding down the 'C' key. Then, follow the instructions. --
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