August 10, 1998

Start Menu

Question: When I start my PC, the first thing on the screen (after the virus scan)is Internet Explorer. Then I get a navagation cancelled box. How do I stop IE from coming up on the screen until I ask for it? I have searched winfile and the start menu and

Configuring a CD-ROM

Question: I have formatted my machine, which does not have any operating system. I used DOS 6.22 to boot the system and was planning to install Win 95. But my DOS 6.22 booted system did not recognize my CD-ROM, so I could not load Win 95 or NT. Can you

Passing Arrays

Question: Can you pass an array directly into a cookie file, or do you have to convert it to a string first? If you have to convert it to a string (using the toString or join methods) is there a way to do so without JavaScript forcing delimiters or separators

Copy to Clipboard

Question: I want to copy some text in an HTML page to the clipboard when a button is clicked. Is there a method to do this in an onClick event? Answer: It is not possible to access the clipboard on the user’s computer using JavaScript. As a result, your script

Network Protocols — NetBeui

Question: What would happen if I removed the basic NetBeui protocol on an NT network and enabled TCP/IP as the lone and default one? Is that advisable? Answer: As with many things, the answer is “it depends.” If you have a small network with no routers, NetBeui is marginally faster

Logging in to WinNT4.0 Svr

Question: Some of my users cannot logon to a new WinNT 4.0 server with the standard account I have created for them. Some users get the logon dialog box that asks for a password, but after entering the password they still get “Password is incorrect. Please try again.” All accounts

Inserting Text at Cursor Position

Question: How can I insert text in a textarea at the current cursor position ? I am able to insert it at the end, for example: textarea.value = textarea.value + “blah blah”. But I would like to insert it at the current cursor position. Answer: Unfortunately, the functionality you describe

Creating Directories

Question: Is there any way to create a directory from within a PowerBuilder application without using the RUN command? Or is there a way to get the RUN command to complete execution and drop the DOS window completely so that other dependant code can execute properly? I am using: Run(“

NT 4.0 Resource Kit

Question: I have been told that the NT 4.0 Resource Kit has a tool to turn an executable, such as one created in VB5, into a service running on NT 4.0. I have my doubts about this, since I have been reading your article on creating an NT service using

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