Gmail Settings

username: full email address

Outgoing server requires authentication – same as incoming mail server





Simply Accounting won’t load company over network

If you find you can load a company file locally, but not over a network share, your DNS server / router may be the problem.

You can confirm this by determining the ip address of the computer with the file (eg: \CATHY ) and finding out it’s ip address using ipconfig on that machine.

Then try and access the machine using the ip address (eg: \ )  If it works, complain to your IT department, or in my case Telus.

Restore the Show Desktop icon (XP)

The Show Desktop icon is very handy when you have a lot of windows open, but it’s also easy to delete.  The keyboard shortcut is Windows-M, but if you want the icon back:

  1. Click Start, click Run, type notepad in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Carefully copy and then paste the following text into the Notepad window:
  3. On the File menu, click Save As, and then save the file to your desktop as “Show desktop.scf”. The Show desktop icon is created on your desktop.
  4. Click and then drag the Show desktop icon to your Quick Launch toolbar.

How to find the IP address of your router (windows or mac)

Windows XP or Vista:
Click Start->run
Type ‘cmd’ and press enter
Type ‘ipconfig’ and press enter
Look for the default gateway — that the ip address of the router

Mac OS X:
From the Apple menu, select System Preferences… .
In System Preferences, from the View menu, select Network.
Next to “Show:”, select the appropriate port. For example, choose Built-in Ethernet for broadband connections, AirPort for wireless, or Internal Modem for dial-up.
Click the TCP/IP tab. The number next to “Router:” is your default gateway.

Mac OS 9:
From the Apple menu, select Control Panels, and then TCP/IP.
In the TCP/IP window, the number next to “Router address:” is your default gateway.