Monday, 3 December 2012

McCoy Design on Facebook

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Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Outlook emails: how to extract embedded pictures (sent from a Mac - not as an attachment)

  • Position your mouse pointer over the picture. Right-click your mouse.
  • Click the option for "Save Picture As" on the pop-up menu. By default, the Save Picture dialogue box will appear. Save the picture at this location or click the down arrow to the right of the "My Pictures Save In" box to select a different location.
  • Save the picture in the "My Pictures" location. At the bottom of the Save Picture dialogue box, next to File Name, type in the name you want to give the picture. Click the "Save" button.
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Monday, 12 March 2012

What is browser cache and how do I "empty" it?

"Cache is a component that transparently stores data so that future requests for that data can be served faster." Wikipedia

So basically, when you view a website, your browser cache stores what you are viewing on your hard drive to make it load much quicker next time you visit the same page. Unfortunately it means you are sometimes viewing old data. You need to "empty" or "clear" cache, then refresh/reload the page to view the most recent version of the website/page.

To empty/clear cache:

it is just in the drop down menu entitled "safari".

Firefox it is in "Preferences > Network > Offline Storage > Clear Now".

Internet Explorer  click "Internet Options > General > Temporary Internet Files > Delete".