That's a good question, Ed
, one I'll get started answering, but the full answer will elude me. Begin at the General tab. Home page. Default is naturally MSN or the like. Current will be whatever you cut/paste into place or type in. It better be a URL, though, or all heck 'll break out tryin' to get it to work. When it's working , the current button will be faded. Hopefully, you'll choose something a little less busy & complicated...slow to load, that is... than Yahoo or MSN. Hit the blank button and your load will be lightnin' fast. Kinda dull, though.
Temporary Internet Files?
Delete cookies...too bad it's an all or nothin' decision, huh?
Delete Temporary Internet Files... all or none, again? hmmm Just how useful are those files, you beg to ask. I delete 'em frequently, and oh, well. Sometimes it takes firefox a few extra seconds for a page to resolve. On dialup. Remember I am not a "Champion Web Surfer", though.
onto another button: Settings.
Stored pages? Has some usefullness, I guess, but to me the pages online that I use change daily, so why "go fast" to an out-of-date page?
Disk Space: Default setting here grabs disk space...enough to last a quarter century at my use factor. I thought maybe it was a special feature to satisfy the crackers & data miners through backdoors more than me. I reset it to 10 MB's and think that's outrageously generous.
View Files? Just try. The most bewildering array of classically obfuscated windows pile I have ever seen happens when you try to "view a file here" this is perplexing
View objects? This is clear enough. Windows update now requires an object shown here. A companion windows program, too. But which is 1.4.2.04? Which is 1.4.2.05, the updated version that Java says, oh, just put it on top of the older version. MS, with the new improved NTFS 32 character file name feature (if not 64, I lose track) certainly doesn't go overboard in file ID when it's Sun Microsystems Files, do they? Come on, can't I delete the old one?
So, you get my drift. Yes, it's a great question. A long tutorial for novices, I'd venture to say. It's a start, though...
I saw a post by a member suggesting unchecking of the two "install on demand entries" What does that pertain to??
yup, it gets deeper, Ed
. No promises, but I'll try to check on that tomorrow. it's tough bein' a student, even without the heavy books to lug around, huh
Edited by phawgg, 06 October 2004 - 11:53 PM.