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  1. Hi to all! I am a novice at creating web sites. I am using a PC w/ FrontPage 2003. Is there a way for me to code my web site so that it comes up the same regardless of platform/browser? The print, layers, & pix are overlapping depending on who looks at it on what machine. the site: www.roycecustom.com Thanks, royce
  2. Thought I would post an update... 1. Windowblinds was definitely the resource killer. 2. Reflex Visions is also a big drain and slows the computer considerably. Problem is, it is very difficult to remove. Removal through uninstall does NOT remove it. You have to do a search for any files with "reflex" in the name and manually remove them. 3. Norton's own "removal tool" is a load of crap. It does NOT remove several Symantec files, both in the windows files and especially in the registry. Do this manually. Avira is excellent! In the 3 days that I have it, it already found 2 files on my computer which Norton allowed in, as well as another 2 files that were stopped on entry. Norton found NONE in the last year! Avira even caught a Phishing Code on Citibank's On Line banking web site which requires 3 levels of security to enter. The only issue I have with Avira is that their customer service is a bit lacking here in America. They do not have a Tel # for the US and there is no email that I can find on their web site. I registered with their Forum but after 3 days have still not received a registration code so I cannot contact anyone that way. If anyone knows how to contact them please let me know. The issue I am having is their avamailc.exe (part of their mail guard system) file locks up in 'run' mode if an email operation or the system scan is interrupted for any reason. This pretty much brings the system to a crawl and blocks all email transactions. Otherwise, thanks to all for great input and advice.
  3. After a bit of trial & error, I have discovered and executed a few things: 1. I deleted Norton/Symantec from my PC. This was extremely difficult as it did not want to go quietly. 2. I downloaded/purchased Avira Premium (a bargain @ $26...I think) and it seems to be operating nicely. We will see. It's ads claim that the Premium version deals with Adware & Malware, but it's interface makes no mention of such operations. This will require more research & documentation. As for the software I tried: Konfabulator (for Windows Widgets) Widgets looked good and interface works. A decent tool for getting weather updates, and the Analog Clock on my screen is pretty cool. As a General Contractor, fast weather updates/forecasts are important to me. Windowblinds (for Skins) This was the killer when all the smoke cleared. Getting rid of this software brought back all of the speed I had before. Maybe this works for some, but it murdered my system with very little return. Graphics looked great but it can be a system killer. GONE. Reflex Visions (for F8 display of all open windows) I really wanted this to work but it doesn't...at least for me. Gone. Maybe I'll try it again. Stardock (for Object Dock like Mac) Looks pretty good, works fairly well. It doesn't like all programs/shortcuts...Strange. Otherwise I am keeping it...I like the look. I don't use the sweeping effect as it is annoying after awhile if you are tring to get any real work done. It does not really get along well without the Taskbar still functioning, so I moved my Taskbar to the TOP of my screen and I keep it hidden until needed.
  4. Thanks for the input. I did take a look at Avira....even downloaded their Un-Erase program. Impressive. Certainly does way more than any Norton product I have seen. Please tell me more about Avira as opposed to Norton. You've got my interest. Bear with me as I am adventurous (that's how I got into this trouble) but have always been pretty mainstream. I would like to hear more about Avira and why I should make the switch. I am definitely not happy with Norton. It has already allowed a virus into my computer twice and was NOT able to remove them. Had to do it myself...manually. One was very difficult...Vbundo. Sooooo...back to Avira. Are you saying that it actually works? Should I try the Free version or go right for the paid mode. I have no problem paying for what I get if it's a good product.
  5. Hi to all. I've been playing with my wife's Macbook and while I work in Windows, I do like the User interface of the Mac OS. I decided to mod my machine to lookand act like a Mac. I downloaded several software packs: Stardock (Object Dock) Windowblinds (skin) Konfabulator (widgets for Windows) I have an older machine... XP Pro 2002 SP3 Intlel Celeron 657 mHz 512 MB Ram Most of the new software works well. THe machine is a little slower than ususal. The big issues are: 1. I cannot launch Symantec Pro Systemworks. It's in the taskbar but will not launch. Nor will it launch from the start/Programs menu. It is the only software that I have NOT been able to launch. I can launch Autocad, which is fairly large, with no problem. 2. I cannot run the Systemworks Utilities CD. It is the ONLY CD that I cannot run. The Taskmanager shows a normal CP usage of between 3% & 10% at idle. I do not get any pop-up windows when I browse. I'm thinking that something is going on related to Norton Antivirus. Has anyone here had any experience with these XP mods? Thanks in advance for any info on this situation.

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