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My "Handy Firefox Extension" list

One of Firefox's strengths is the ability to add "extensions" to the browser. These little additions to Firefox can greatly extend the functionality of the browser.

Here I put my favorites and what they do. I don't expect the list to be fully implemented with anyone else as everyones needs are different, but maybe the odd nugget of information may help you.

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How to use PRINTSCREEN to send in errors

This procedure is for efficiently sending RunPCRun error messages, this is particularly useful for errors that either need research, are low-priority or are intermittent in nature.

So you get the error message appear.

Press the PRINTSCREEN (or sometimes PRNTSCRN) key usually situated in the top right-hand part of the keyboard, near SCROLL LOCK and PAUSE/BREAK.

This will place the whole screen into the "clipboard". Now select the Paint program from the Start Menu > Accessories > Paint

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Removing the 16Gb limit in Exchange 2003

Our company supports a number of Exchange servers for our clients and up until recently one of the bug bears we had was the hard encoded 16Gb database limit.

This meant that as soon as the combined total of the users email hit 16Gb, Exchange would shut itself down. There is a way to temporary increase this limit to 17Gb to allow you to delete emails and run the defrag utility to free up dead space but as soon as the server has been rebooted it's not long until it hits 16Gb and the problem returned.

Since these days 16Gb is not a massive amount of data, users send and work with large attachments in some of the industries we deal with and it started to become an issue. However, Microsoft in a rare moment of actually listening to its customers decided to increase this limit to something with a little more headroom.

Hence, from Exchange 2003 Service Pack 2 you can set the limit to up to 75Gb. Microsoft decided that having a simple tab in Exchange System Manager to set this limit would be too easy, you have to set it via a registry hack.

Once you install Service Pack 2, the limit is set at 18Gb and you have to choose a new limit depending on storage space you have.

The Keys that need to be changed are for the Private mailboxes:-

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AOL Email Limitations

E-mail File Attachments Size Limit

The largest piece of e-mail that you can send or accept from the Internet is 16 megabytes (MB). This includes the message text, headers and the attachment combined.

If the file you are trying to transfer exceeds 16 MB, you will need to either compress the file or split it into smaller parts.

If you attach multiple files, they will be zipped (compressed) into a single file by the AOL® software before they are sent out.

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Dell laptop battery safety recall

Dell is recalling 4.1m laptop batteries following reports of its laptops overheating and bursting into flames.

It has issued the biggest recall in computer history following video footage of one of its laptops on fire.

There have only been six instances and no-one has yet been hurt, but Dell are erring on the side of safety and issuing the recall of the batteries - made by Sony Energy Devices.

The recall involves 18 percent of Dells 22 million notebooks sold between 1st April 2004 and 18th July 2006.

We recommend all Dell laptop customers check whether their battery is affected on this website.

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