Locating Someone for FreeThere are so many online resources for reconnecting with an old acquaintance or family member. This is a page about locating someone for free.
Troubleshooting Problems with Yahoo...This is a page about problems with Yahoo mail. If your email account is not working properly, it can interrupt your communications. There can be problems with signing in and loading the email program or even having your account discontinued.
Having Internet Without a Computer?This is a page about having internet without a computer. You don't necessarily need a computer to access the internet with other devices, such as a Kindle.
Free Printable Letterland Characters?Does anyone know where I can get free Letterland characters that are printable?
Online Group Activities and InformationMany types of groups are organized online, sometimes with worldwide members. Our readers offer advice for finding, running or encouraging engagement in online groups.
Receiving ThriftyFun NewslettersThriftyfun.com publishes a variety of daily and weekly newsletters. Tips for subscribing and managing your choices, as well as answers to problems related to receiving your newsletters can be found on this page. If you don't see it here contact us.
Email Tips and TricksYour email account can end up filled with mail, that you just don't want or need. Just a few tips and tricks can help you manage your account to avoid spam, and keep it containing important communications.
Website Tips and TricksWhether you are trying to create a simple business website, learn how to use search engines, or save money on your internet bill this page offers some useful advice. Check out these website tips and tricks.
Cover Webcam with Post-ItThere are reports where webcams can be hacked and you could be spied on, recorded or even the hacker has the ability to view your keyboard strokes for your passwords and personal information.
Submitting a Pet to ThriftyFunThriftyFun has been publishing our members' pet photos online since 2004. Over those years, we have seen puppies, cats and more exotic pet grow up, grow old and then memorialized with a series of photos. To share your own pet, click on "Share a Post" to start.
Avoiding In-App Purchases on Phones and TabletsThis is a page about avoiding in-app purchases on phones and tablets. The cost of in-app purchases on your photo or tablet can creep up on you. They are particularly a problem in games, where they seem necessary process or movement to a new level.
Using GmailThis is a page about using Gmail. Keeping your email online with a service like Gmail, can be helpful for many people who have more than one email address.
Using ThriftyFunThis is a page about using ThriftyFun. Beginning in 1997 ThriftyFun members have been sharing inexpensive solutions to everyday problems and ideas for crafting, creative recycling, gardening, frugal living, recipes and more.
Tips for Downloading Music?This page contains tips for downloading music. You don't have to wait or leave home to find and buy your favorite music files on the internet.
Free Online Education CoursesThis page is about free online education courses. There are a number of sites that offer free educational programs.
Poem: "A Night Without the Internet"I didn't hear the doorbell. I must have been asleep.
I didn't get my package and it almost made me weep.
The box contained my modem. Connectivity was lost.
With life unplugged I didn't know if I could I bear the cost?
Using Skype?This page is about using skype. Using this internet phone and video conferencing can help you stay in touch with people around the world and save you money.
Tips for Using FacebookThis page contains tips for using Facebook. This popular social site can help you stay in touch with your friends and family.
Free Online ResourcesThis page contains free online resources. The internet has opened up a new world of information at your finger tips.
Finding Printable Games?This is a page about finding printable games. There are many printable games, for all ages, available for download on the internet.
Finding Printable CouponsThis is a page about finding printable coupons. A good alternative to clipping coupons in newspapers and magazines, is finding coupon sites on the web.
Swagbucks ReviewsThis is a page about Swagbucks reviews. Swagbucks.com advertises itself as a loyalty program based website where you can use the internet to shop, play games, etc. In other words to do things you probably already use the internet for.
Using Internet Search EnginesWhich search engine you use and how you use it can help determine the outcome of your computer searches. This is a page about using internet search engines.
Email EtiquetteThis is a page about email etiquette. Email has quickly replaced traditional mail for many of us. You can make it more enjoyable to receive these electric messages by following a few simple tips.
Warning: If You Use Linkedln Change Your Password ImmediatelyIt was just announced by Linkedln (today is June 7, 2012) that user passwords have been stolen from their database and not only that but that they have also been posted on the internet and 60% of the encrypted passwords have already been cracked!
Trouble Getting Yahoo Email?I can't get email from Yahoo site. It says the pixels are the wrong size. What do I do?
Adding Pin It Button to Your Blog?How do I get the "pin it" button to put on my blog for Pinterest? Thank you.
Website for Printing on Envelopes?Quite some time ago I had found a site that gave the dimensions of just about any size envelope that you could choose to print on with your computer. In changing computers I have lost this site ...
Website for Address Printing?I am looking for a web site that allows you to download or print the address portion of a postcard. Any suggestions?
Can't Open Yahoo Mail Account?My Yahoo mail account is not opening. I have been using it for the past many years, but from last two months I did not open it and now I am unable to access it. My ID and password are not working. Please help.
Copy And Paste Text To Print InformationMaybe I'm doing something wrong, but printing things I see online out, like recipes on Thrifty Fun, is always a hassle. I know how to highlight the selection I want printed, but, pretty often, a lot more gets printed, wasting paper and that expensive ink.
Safe Movie Download Sites?Does anyone know of any safe sites to download movies to my laptop? Thanks.
Watermarking Photos Before Uploading?I was wondering if I should watermark my photo before uploading?
Protecting Your Privacy on FacebookThis is a page about protecting your privacy on Facebook. Many of us use Facebook to keep in touch with our friends and family. We provide a lot of information that, if in the wrong hands, could be misused.
Looking for a Games and Chat Website?Yesterday, I stumbled upon a wonderful-looking games/chat website, like a fool did not bookmark it, don't remember the name, and now can't find it again. I've tried a Google search using the same search terms (as near as I can remember them), but can't find it.
Free Downloads of Space Rockets and Martians?Is anyone aware of a source of free downloads of space rockets, Martians, etc.?
Link: Free Wireless Router For Comcast CustomersComcast customers can get a 'free' wireless router. The catches are that they won't set it up for you and there is a $10 shipping fee. Other than that, it's a pretty nice wireless router. Here is the website to order:
Website To Help Plan a Trip from Oklahoma to Spokane?I am a 48 year old female and am going to drive from Oklahoma to Spokane WA with 2 dogs. I am looking for a site that would not only map my way, but give me places to stay every 350 miles that are pet friendly so I can call ahead. Any advise? Thanks!
Inspirational Websites to Help Cope With Illness in the Family?Devastated by cancer! My 68-year old boyfriend has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, and was just told last week that "he only has 4-6 months to live," because it has now spread to his left shoulder, liver, and the base of his brain.
Online EtiquetteTry not to type in ALL CAPS. I think it makes it harder to read and it looks like the author is shouting. I've seen this as a requirement for various on-line communities and forums.
Update Router for Better Internet PerformanceWhen you signed up for DSL, I'm sure that the ISP furnished you with their router, which I'm confident is not the best quality, even mediocre. I recently had one of my computer-geek friends over at the house and he saw my modem and went into shock.
Why Can't I Email Photos Using Windows 7 and Dial-up Internet Access?I have Windows 7, I can't email family pictures. I do have dial up, no fast internet where I'm at. Windows Live will not let me email the pictures, I did change my email to hotmail.com, didn't work. Can any one tell me what to do?
Where Can I Download Free Videos for Basic Sewing Instructions?Would anyone know of a web site where I can download, for free, complete sewing instructions in video form? I need something really basic as it is something I can't master without seeing how it's done.
Avoid Getting Distracted by Interesting WebsitesI have found what I think is a simple solution to being distracted by "click on". You know, you're looking at a really good site when you see something interesting - you click on the link and before you know where you are, you have wandered off into the great unknown.
Locating Someone on the Internet?I need solid, tried and true suggestions for using the internet to locate someone. I've looked into the "People Find" type sites that charge and find outdated info. Can anyone help direct me to free sites that might be of help, especially if someone has a name change?
Blocking Myspace?How can I block Myspace on my computer?
Print Preview to Read EmailsTo save time when reading e-mails that have more than one page, I hit the print button. I don't print the e-mail, but can often read the whole e-mail without having to page forward multiple times. Saves lot's of time.
How Many Mbps are Best for a Residential DSL?For my DSL how many Mbps do I really need?
Downloading and Playing Movies on My Computer?Many thanks to the replies. I still can't open the downloaded movies with AVI on them. Here is what comes up: "Windows media player cannot play the file. The player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file".
Safely Downloading Emodicons?Hi. Would anyone know how to get emoticons free on my computer? When I have clicked to receive them there is usually a charge. Many thanks.
Where Can I Get Emoticons?How can I get emoticons to add to my Facebook posts?
What to Do When Your Email Account is Hacked?Somebody hacked my email account and they changed my password and everything. I tried to access it with the safety questions that you must complete to make an account, but they have been changed also.
Can You Recall a Sent Email Before It Is Read?Is there a way to retrieve a sent email right after it has been sent? I sent one and realized I wanted to change a word, but didn't know how to retrieve it before it was read.
Link: Internet Coupon ScamI just read this clip about fake internet coupons and thought I'd pass it along. It's just hard to know what sites that can be trusted these days.
Debit Card Number Stolen While Shopping on a Secure Site?Any idea how a computer with a good security system and firewall could have been hacked for my debit card number? I live alone and only order used books online from reputable sites. No one could have known my card number, it's entered in on the site.
What Happened to the Link everyonesconnected.com?What ever happened to to the link everyonesconnected.com?
Fixing Black Google ToolbarDoes your Google Toolbar turn black? Try this:
Managing Email AdvertisementsI love to receive email advertisements from the stores where I shop, but I seldom really need to buy anything. Instead of opening each email and looking through it, I have created a folder for "Advertisements." I move each unopened ad directly into the folder.
Setting Up an Internet Site to Honor Service Members?If there were a site on the internet that people could list, for themselves, their loved one(s) that are serving or have served in the military branches who are alive or passed to honor our military persons do you think anyone would take the time to read or look at the pictures even?
Big Apple Outlet.Com?Did the company called "bigappleoutlet.com" go out of business?
Free Clipart Websites?I am looking for a web site for free clip art. I don't want to compromise my computer so I need a safe web site. Also, I would like to have a free site with no strings attached. Sometimes things say free, but turn out not to be. Thank you.
Work on Tips in a DocumentWhen writing up my crafts and tips for Thriftyfun, I do it all in my documents including listing the description and ingredients for recipes or materials for crafts right above the instructions.
Use Paragraphs When Writing OnlineBreak up your sentences to form paragraphs to make recipes or any type of written information easier to read. After typing a few sentence, skip a line and start typing more sentences.
Internet Not Working?What do I do when the internet shuts down?
Using TK600 for Internet Phone Service?Is TK600 a good choice for faxing and for internet phone service?
Getting Internet While Traveling?I'm currently traveling a good bit and recently have had a problem with getting online. Up until now the internet has been supplied with our room but now I'm finding that I need a good but cheap way to get online.
Saving Daily Thrifty Tips OfflineThis is a good hint that I thought you guys might be able to use. I get newsletters from ThriftyFun.com every day, several different kinds of newsletters. I copy what I want onto text edit pages and file them so I can get to them offline.
Using a Proxy to Access YouTube?What is a proxy to get to YouTube?
Downloading Netflix Using Your Playstation 3If you have a Playstation 3 and a Netflix account, you can watch movies on your TV. I asked for a free DVD to just this. You can download the instant watch movies to your Instant queue and watch them on your TV.
Unable to Connect to Interactrivia.com ?In October I asked for recommendations for free online game sites and got a wonderful response. Thanks so much to all who responded. Tahlula recommended the Interactrivia.com site which I joined and have really enjoyed.
Finding Local Blogs?How do I find local blogs? I am specifically looking for money saving, coupon type, family oriented local blogs that have my grocery stores and the deals they have. When I do an internet search, the options are overwhelming. Thanks in advance.
What Do You Think of Facebook?I'd like to hear from those of you who have a Facebook account. Any problems, such as spam and security issues? Do you use it to make new friends?
Watching Out of Season TV Shows?Where can I watch Lost season 5 online?
Finding Online Schools?How can I find an online school for sewing, computers, and different languages?
Putting Digital Pictures Online?I have a digital camera and I want to put some pictures online. Can someone give me step by step instructions on how to do this? Color me stupid.
Advertising on Craig's List?How do I advertise on Craig's list?
Downloading Free Historical Maps?I am looking for an internet site that I can download free historical maps. I am not having any luck finding one. Can anyone help? Thanks.
Locating Someone in Puerto Rico?I need to find somebody in Puerto Rico.
Deleting Photos in Yahoo My Photos?How can I delete pictures from Yahoo My Photos?
Using a Dish to Get Internet in Rural Areas?I live in rural Saskatchewan and only have dial-up internet and sometimes it is very slow. We have received information regarding putting up dishes on top of a Silo or something and then more than one can share. Has anyone done this and does it work well?
Saving Ideas From ThriftyFunWhen I read through ThriftyFun and other emails, sometimes I run across a pattern or something I'd like to read again. I copy what I want (Edit, Copy) and then go back to my email and put it in an email to send to myself (Edit, Paste).
Product Testing Websites?Does anyone know of any REAL sites for product testing? The sites I went to want you to pick an offer and order things and do a lot of surveys.
Making Mapquest Directions Fit on Index Cards?Could someone please tell me how to reduce the size of Mapquest directions? I want to make the spacing between lines "normal" and make it a smaller font? Ideally I would like to be able to print the directions on 3x5 or 4x6 index cards so I don't have the torture of re-entering all the info ad infinitum! Thank you.
Save Blog Entries Before PostingIt's frustrating to craft a word work of art, "post" and...it's gone. I have another blog that did that about once a week, and it drove me crazy! So I did something about it.
"Keylogger" to Monitor Children's Internet Usage?Does anyone use a "keylogger" to keep up with their children online? I need advice on which one to use. Thanks.
Slingo Express?How can I get Slingo Express? Back in 1995, I had the original Slingo. Not the deluxe or any of the others. I just want to know how to get the Slingo that was on AOL.
Listing Business Services Online?I have a small business, but I don't have enough customers. I want to post my services online. What do I have to do?
Fixing Misspelled Words In Firefox Dictionary?I need to delete misspelled words from my Firefox dictionary. I accidentally added them. I am using a Mac.
Problems With Uppercase Living Site?I am trying to get on the website Uppercase living, it has decorating items, etc. You need to have an id and password and to get those, you have to have a demonstrator first to get you into the area where you would get a user id and password.
Is Firefox Better Than Internet Explorer?I'm not very knowledgeable about computers, just enough to get by, so I would appreciate some information please. Is Firefox really better than Internet Explorer?
Looking For Discount Craft Supplies Websites?I am looking for websites similar to Oriental Trading that sell discount craft supplies. I am trying to find some projects for my boys to do over the summer break. Thank you.
Bible Based Preschool Mom's Message Board?Does anyone know of a message board/site that is for preschool moms, that is Biblical based? Thanks.
Tool Bar That Detects Impostor Websites?Does anyone know of a tool bar addition that tells you if you are on the website you have requested (not an impostor website)? I had it on my computer, but lost it. Thanks.
Add A Clickable Link To Your Yahoo MessengerGive your Yahoo messenger chums a clickable link to brighten their day! Open your messenger and find the "new status message" located on the option bar beside your profile pic above the ADD (+) friends symbol on the left.
Sites Similar to Thriftyfun?I was wanting to know if you all have any more sites that you all visit like Thriftyfun that you could share with me. I totally love Thriftyfun and there's not another site like it. It's the best ever.
Downloading Firefox Browser?I am currently on Internet Explorer and am wanting to download Firefox. When I begin the download process, it says to close all programs. My question is: Does that mean I also need to close Internet Explorer before doing the download? I know I do not have to delete IE, but I don't know if I need to close it once I am on the Firefox site. HELP!
Website Used to Give Items Away for Free?Within the last couple of months someone posted a site that was started mainly for disabled, but is now used for anyone who wants to give or get free items in their own area. I thought I saved it, but it's gone and I have free Pergo to give away. I don't want it to go to charity that someone would have to pay for it. Does anyone have the site name?
Looking to download the Song 'Like Whoa'?Where can I find a PC-downloadable of the song 'Like Whoa'?
What is an RSS Feed?What exactly is RSS Feed?
GoYaMS Multi Search EngineHere is a multi search engine that searches Google/Yahoo/MSN all at once
Looking For Free Calendar Templates Online?Does anyone now of a web site with free calender templates. Prefer one where I don't have to give them my e-mail address or sign my life away.
Website Security Certificate?Just recently when I try to log into my email I get this message: 'There is a problem with this website's security certificate. The security certificate presented by this website has expired or is not yet valid. Security certificate problems may indicate an attempt to fool you or intercept any data you send to the server. We recommend that you close this web page and do not continue to this website.' I don't have any problem bringing up AOL, I just get this message when I go to retrieve my email.
Trouble Finding Correct Web Page?I am looking for help for my computer. I am the only one who uses it. Two things are happening: when I do either a search engine search or an address bar entry, the resulting page is a porn site. I tried to type in my state official license site for my teaching degree and I get porn. When I try and close it, more pages come up. My security and filtering is set on high. I have no idea how to fix this. Help! I'm sick of porn! My computer also is running so slow and it's less than a year old. Any suggestions? Thanks!
Free Pictures to Download?Where on the internet can I find free pictures of objects to use when I make up my class worksheets? I need pictures of animals, furniture, people, etc. Can be black line or simple pix with colors (black line preferred). I have a Broderbund with these pictures from years ago, but it doesn't seem to like my Win XP computer.
Craigslist Alternatives?I was wondering if anyone has a recommendation for good free online advertising. I want to place a couple of ads for household items, furniture and a vehicle. I have already tried Craigslist and it isn't working for me.
Try Using MySpaceMySpace, It's not just for kids! As a single mother of three now grown at with homes of their own, sometimes life can get pretty lonely. The day I discovered ThriftyFun was a real pleasure for me. Computers have opened the door for many a lonely person.
Finding a Date Online?Does anyone have any tips for finding a date and/or boyfriend online? Any success stories to share?
Locating Old Friends Online?Am looking for the best website to locate an old college friend. I have tried the free searches but since I know she is married now and I don't know her husband's name, I will probably need to use one of the websites that charges a fee and allows for more in depth searches.
Removing My Phone Number From Google?Thanks so much for the post about Google's reverse phone book. I couldn't find the removal instructions. Could someone help those of us that are computer illiterate?
Creating a Family Website?Does anybody know of a good user friendly website that is free to create a family website?
Printing From The Web?When I print something from a web site it misses the writing at the edge. What do I have to do to alter that on my computer when I want to print something out?
Worldwide EbayWorldwide Ebay. Did you know that it's easy to use worldwide eBay? You can even pay through PayPal and they will convert whatever foreign currency into dollars for you!
Follow Net Pathways For FunFollow Net Pathways For Fun. If you follow the threads on a Yahoo or Google search, they will take you down winding 'net pathways you never would have found otherwise!
Internet Spell CheckerSpell check doesn't work for internet boxes like we use to post our tips here but I found some freeware that does. It's ieSpell. Look it up on Google, download and enjoy! (Note - it's free for personal use only.)
Knowing When a Website Was Last Updated?Knowing When a Website Was Last Updated Reqest. This may or not be a complicated question... but here goes! I use Microsoft Windows XP and have Internet Explorer as my browser. . .
del.icio.us Links Added to ThriftyFunWe now have del.icio.us links on new posts on ThriftyFun. It allows you to quickly save ThriftyFun pages to your del.icio.us account.
Problems Staying Logged in on ThriftyFun?I have a question. When I want to make a comment about something someone has written about, I make sure I am logged in, and still i get the message that I am logged on a guest. What gives?
Spammers Love the Holiday SeasonFollow these simple rules when receiving and responding to e-mail:
Protecting Your Personal Data and...Computers, tablets, and smartphones are a part of everyone's life these days. Therefore, it's vital that we understand the importance of protecting our data when online.
Free Stuff OnlineInternet bills have become an almost essential cost today, and great service plans can be found. While your plan might be at the lowest price available, you can still get more for your money. Try to make the most out of internet service by finding all the free stuff offered online.
Beware of In-App Purchases on Phones...On Friday, I was checking over my bank account and saw a new purchase from iTunes. We use Family Share for the apps so all the purchases come out of my husband's Apple account. After checking with my husband, we realized that several small purchases on my teenage son's phone were adding up.
Sharing Photos on Facebook?I entered my cat Teddy, in the pet contest on this site. How do I post all his pictures and his story on Facebook? Obviously, I am new to Facebook!
Resetting a Facebook Password?I really need to reset my password on Facebook. I rarely visit this site, but I need to read a message sent to me. Please help.
Yahoo Mail Problems?About 2 months back I went to my messenger and it didn't click on like it usually does. I entered the domain name and the password and it refused it. I went into "Yahoo the wider one" and it refuses me too. I'm just stuck here trying to find out what needs repairing. Please help me.
Discount Coupon Websites?What are the best sites to download discount grocery store coupons?
Troubleshooting Problems with Yahoo Mail?I'm unable to send out the blind copy of an email on Yahoo; I have 100 recipients. I've been doing this for five years and now all of a sudden I can't do it. Why?
Creating a Shortcut Desktop Icon for a Website?I want to put an icon on the bottom of my screen for Facebook and Pinterest so I can click on it and go straight there. How do I do that?