Help and Tips
Help with the basics of using the Internet, including definitions, using search engines, newsgroups, and more.
#1: The Dangers of Searching for Jessica Biel, Tom Brady, Angeline Jolie, and Others
A reminder that seemingly-innocent Internet searches can have disastrous consequences.
#2: What Software Uses a Particular Port?
View a list of software packages that access assigned Internet ports.
#3: Why Security Questions Can Be Bad News
Many online services require security questions as well as passwords when creating accounts - read how these can actually reduce your security.
#8: Take Advantage of Multiple Windows When Surfing
Stop jumping back and forth between index pages by using several browser windows.
#11: Bookmark A Search
#16: DON'T SHOUT!
#18: What is an Url?
Just what exactly does the term URL mean regarding the Internet?
#20: .HTM and .HTML
#21: Looking for Someone?
A couple of websites you can search to help find a long-lost friend.
#22: Power Searching
#23: Find Another ISP?
#24: Internet Basics - Abbreviations When Chatting
If you participate in chat rooms on the Internet, you are bound to run upon abbreviated text with which you may be unfamiliar. Here are some widely-used abbreviations and what they stand for.
Look here for tips and tricks on using Internet-related software, such as web browsers and E-Mail clients.
Advice on searching the web. Help with search engine syntax, advanced search engine features, filtering search engine results, and more.
Help for wireless Internet (wi-fi). How to connect, where to find Wi-Fi Hotspots, laptop configuration tips (including firewall installation), and more.
Newest Tips:Mozilla Firefox - Plugins and Extensions
Grab a Word Count and Readability Score of Selected Text Internet Explorer 11
Place Sites Directly in the Start Menu for Easy Access Windows 8
Tweak the Explorer Navigation Pane Windows 8
Stop Rearranging My Windows!
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The MalekTips website was created in 1998 by Andrew Malek of Envision Programming. The page's goal is to freely disperse computer-related tips, hints, and informative articles. Tips are organized to be easy to find, and are presented clearly, in easy-to-understand language. MalekTips also provides information and links to public-domain, open source, freeware, shareware, and commercial software available for download. < more >