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You can do IT in laterlife 

 

 

You can do IT is a regular feature of laterlife.com aimed at trying to help laterlife visitors make the most of Information Technology on or off the web. 

Jackie Sherman who runs the You can do IT Question & Answer section is an IT trainer and author. Jackie has spent her career in education and specialises in teaching IT to adults. Her courses for adults include such topics as MS Office, the Internet, e-mail and basic web page authoring.  

Jackie has also written several books - you can find more details about these by clicking here. Jackie has also been running a course specifically for over 50s.

 

Via laterlife.com Jackie aims to particularly help those new to IT and the web to build up knowledge and confidence, so no question is too basic. At the same time she will cover Q&As for the more experienced user. 

So if you would like to ask a question of Jackie, why not email her jackie@laterlife.com 

Or if you have discovered something which may be of interest to others in making the most of the web, then she would love to hear about that too..

View previous editions of YoucandoIT for more useful Questions and Answers

 

 

 


 

June 2012

 

 

Q: I have just downloaded a new version of Mozilla Firefox and found that the links in the search bar box now open up the American versions of Google, eBay and Amazon. How can I get the UK links back?

 

A: Having done this myself recently, I was annoyed to find that there was no way to select a UK Firefox download – which would have been the simplest solution. Instead, I have discovered that, by clicking the icon showing in the box to open the list of current search links, you can see that at the bottom there is also a link to "Manage Search Engines."

 

 

Manage search engines


 

Click this and, in the window that opens you will see the current range of search links. To remove unwanted links, select them in the box and click Remove. To bring them higher up the list, select them and click Move Up. To edit the text, select them and click Edit Keyword.

To add further links, select "Get more search engines." This is the underlined text just above the Restore Defaults button.

 

 

Get more search engines

 

 

You will now see a long list of Add-Ons that includes a wide range of UK or international search engines as well as encyclopaedias, dictionaries and other websites you may like to visit with one click. Use the index on the left of the page, or the search box at the top, to locate your own choices e.g. Google UK and then, for each one you want, click the green Add to Firefox button and confirm that you want it added to your search bar list.

 

 


 


 


 

Q: I am going abroad soon and want to buy the best value travel money. Are there any good sites I could use to check on rates?

 

A: The one comparison site that I like is provided by www.moneysavingexpert.com and they call it Travel Money Max. It can be found at http://travelmoney.moneysavingexpert.com/holiday-money/#results

When you visit, select the currency you want e.g. Euros, Dollars or Bahrain Dinas etc, whether to collect in person or have it delivered, and the amount you want to buy or GBP to spend. Then click the Find me the BEST RATE button.

 


Travel money

 

This will open a new page showing the prices for that day, the added charges and a link to the specific providers where you can make your purchase.

 

 

Money results

 

 

 


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