3M offers Post-Its for PC screens


Do you know if anyone sells a utility for Windows 98 that puts yellow notes on the desktop equivalent to those that come installed on Macs?

Go to the source, 3M, the company that invented and copyrighted Post-It Notes; it now posts a free PC version of these distinctive canary yellow nags that has a great many bells and whistles. The notes can be tacked where one wants on the screen and they hold text, pictures and other data.

Here's the 3M Web site address for the free Post-it Notes download: www.3m.com/market/office/postit/com-prod/psnotes/

Sometimes my PC connects itself automatically to the Internet, which makes me nervous. This happens randomly and I haven't been able to isolate the problem.

All you need to do is change the settings for your default dial-up Internet connection in Windows.

You will either find the Dial-Up Connections folder in the My Computer folder on your desktop or in the Control Panel folder. Find the icon representing your dial-up connection and right click. Pick Properties from the next display and then click the tab marked Dialing. There you will find a set of check boxes that will let you stop the computer from initiating dialing on its own.

Jim Coates writes for The Chicago Tribune, a Tribune Publishing newspaper. Send e-mail to jcoates@tribune.com.

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