FingerLakes1.com Forums
Topic Options
#157453 --- 04/07/05 09:13 PM A few Google tips
japh Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 10/11/02
Posts: 4126
Loc: Out of my Mind
Formatted e-mail

Aside from the big attention grabbing move to ever-increasing storage space, Gmail has gained What You See is What You Get e-mail formatting tools. When you compose a message, simply click the "Rich formatting" link above the e-mail body field.

Searching within a particular site

Ever wanted to look for something and known it was inside a particular site, but didn't know how to make sure that was the only site you searched?

Well, simply add

Code:
site:http://the.site.i.want



to your search.

Maps

Google Maps is a fantastic service. Not sure what the address of a place is? Well, search for it in the Maps section and Google will identify likely candidates, displaying them on a map along with address information.

And it gets better. You can now view these as satellite maps. Ask for directions and it'll even overlay a route onto that satellite map. This could be especially useful, since it would make identifying landmarks easier.

Calculator

Ever wanted to quickly convert units?

For instance, want to know how many cubits are in a yard? Simply enter "yard to cubit" into the Google search field. It works with many types of units. Want to know how many milliliters are in a gallon? Simply search "gallon to ml".

Want to do math? Enter your expression in plain language. Consider: "1 plus 2 times 3 divided by 4". Google answers with 2.5.

Quick Facts

Need to quickly know the population of the United States?

Simply search "america population" and not only will Google offer relevant pages, but it will list the answer at the top of the page.

Thumbnails

Want even more information on the search results page?

Use the BetterSearch Firefox extension to add a thumbnail image of the page the result points to.

Top
FingerLakes1.com
#157454 --- 04/07/05 09:20 PM Re: A few Google tips
Festus. Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 05/05/02
Posts: 1728
Loc: The Leader of the Banned
Finally!!

Somebody that actually knows what he's talkin' about.
_________________________
People who send porno PMs are scum.

Top
#157455 --- 04/11/05 05:06 PM Re: A few Google tips
E. Mousie Offline
Gold Member

Registered: 09/23/04
Posts: 15851
Loc: in my suite in the bookcase!
wow...cool, now even more fun with Google!
thanks, japh!
I saw a new commercial for pc's...oh dear that price is dropping again, is it because the microsoft is up to releasing something new?
I can get a new pc next month! The poor old laptop gets a well earned rest!
_________________________
sanity......hmmm, I can't even remember what that is!

Top
#157456 --- 04/11/05 08:53 PM Re: A few Google tips
japh Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 10/11/02
Posts: 4126
Loc: Out of my Mind
Quote:

I saw a new commercial for pc's...oh dear that price is dropping again, is it because the microsoft is up to releasing something new?




First, you're welcome.

And, no, prices coming down doesn't have anything to do with Microsoft releasing new software. The next major version of Windows is still quite a ways off.

The thing with Windows PC prices is that you have everybody and their brother selling them, and there are very few ways they can differentiate their computers. So they're left only being able to compete on price.

Expect to see this as a major trend in the near future, as Chinese brands are about to explode onto the U.S. market and really show even big names like Dell, HP, etc. that there really is no lowest possible price. Already Dell is talking about getting out of the PC business before this happens.

Top