Weird way to browse...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mainframeguy, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

    Messages:
    3,763
    Location:
    London, UK
    Picked this up at another forum.... it's weird, but it works....

    How to access the internet via your standard Microsoft Calculator or HELP menu when your browser(s) is/are messed up for some unexplainable reason.

    1. Open your MS Calculator. This is normally found in Start => All Programs => Accessories => Calculator. (If using "HELP" (start/help) skip to 3)
    2. Open the help-window by pressing the F1 key.
    3. Click the top-left corner icon of the help window once (Standard is a Document with a Questionmark).
    4. Select Go to URL-address. (Or "Jump to URL")
    5. Type your address into the avaliable field, but remember to type "http" and :// and not just www. (or equivalent).(After the first entry you can just use 'WWW')
    6. Have fun!
     
    falconguard and damnyank like this.
  2. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

    Messages:
    7,027
    Location:
    Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK
    thats cos the help reader is ms IE :p
     
  3. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

    Messages:
    2,359
    Location:
    Petal, Mississippi
    Ya learn something new everyday - rep points given!
     
  4. m_spec

    m_spec OSNN One Post Wonder

    Messages:
    1
    Just to add, another way is /start/run/www.xxxxxxxx.xxx:laugh: