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Internet Tools

A compact resource of Internet-based tools for information retrieval, interaction, and computer-mediated communication (human communication via computers.

Aug 06 2019

Convert Word, Excel and Powerpoint files from old to new formats

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Convert doc, ppt, xls to docx, pptx, xlsx etc.

If your using an early version of Microsoft Office (sub 2007) and need to open a docx, pptx, xlsx file then all you need to do is download Microsoft’s nifty little Compatibility program.
It’s a very simple program to install and you will be all set to open, edit and save files using the newer file format in Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

Aug 06 2019

Google showing different search results whilst logged in [FIXED]

Google will filter results based on your search / web history whilst logged in; showing different search results in Google listing for specific keywords. Luckily we have found an easy way of turning these off in your Google admin, so that results are based on genuine search results.

Aug 02 2019

Flush DNS cache Windows 7

Flushing your DNS cache:

Start -> Accessories -> Command Prompt -> type in ‘ipconfig /flushdns’ without the quotation marks and hit enter.

Jul 28 2019

Common FTP codes and their meaning

Here’s a list of some of the most common FTP codes you might see:

Jul 28 2019

How to view website on a shared IP

Not all websites require a dedicated IP address, and most simple sites will be using a shared IP, but how do you view a website on a shared IP before it propagates?

Jul 27 2019

ASUS Driver for WinXP

A device that has Device ID - ACPI\AWY0001\2&DABA3FF&0 is called “AMD Away Mode” and drivers (Windows XP) for this device can be found here:

Jul 26 2019

IE8 Quick Fix - one line for your headers

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Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Fix - Fix IE8 from displaying website content incorrectly with one simple line of code in the header of your pages.

Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) supports additional HTML and CSS standards that are not supported in previous versions of Internet Explorer.

However, this also means that some websites will behave differently in IE8 than previous versions of IE. [more info on these IE8 changes]