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  1. AitchB's post in My address book left folder pane will only show « Mac OS X Address book » Thunderbird was marked as the answer   
    So several months later I found the answer.
    ADDRESS BOOK DISAPPEARS THUNDERBIRD
    1 Go to Help -> Restart with Add-ons disabled. 2 A window will pop up asking you if you want to disable all add-ons. Say yes because you need the next window. Don't worry, there is another chance to not actually disable your add-ons because...3 Another window will pop up with an option to reset toolbars. 4 CHECK ONLY THAT OPTION5 Then click the Restart button.
  2. AitchB's post in How can I get higher google Page ranking on my site? was marked as the answer   
    Getting high page rankings on Goggle (or any other search engine for that matter) is extremely time consuming and there are many different opinions on how best to do it. And you have to do it continually.
    Here is my input.
    First and foremost is your actual and real website content. That includes the actual text, the captions on your images, the "alt" text on the images, your Page Titles (not just the first page) and your website Description. Having decided what your keywords are, do a search with them and look at the title and description that pops up. You will see what is pleasing and attractive and remember that only the first so many words are shown so a long description is useless. People will glance at it and quickly decide if it is worth a visit. In Firefox you can load a website, go to Tools/Web Developer/Page source to see what your competitor has for his Title", "Description" and "Keywords" Firefox also has some useful tools you can try out such as debugging.
    It will depend on what software you use to "build" your web pages as to how you add this info. However you also need to know what people are likely to search for in order that your page appears in the first page of Google. If I have a luxury rental villa for holidays, which I will use as an example, I would write into the text, words like "luxury, rental, villa, holidays and vacation if it is aimed at the USA, AND of course where the villa is: France, so I might add a page in French, America, I'd use American spelling here and so on. Then I'd make a page about the place using (in correct English grammatical form) all those words again. You can expand this to multiple pages all on the same subject. Remember that one word in UK English like Holiday is NOT an American used word so if you are targeting foreign countries use the words that they would use. I hope you get the idea. This applies to any type of product. This is also what is called SEO or Search Engine Optimisation.
    It was important once to use keywords in the "head" of your HTML document. I still do as it costs nothing but Google say that they are not as important any more. However looking at other sites HTML and the source code gives you a complete list of their keywords. You may well be inspired.
    Headline tags are also important. They are the visible titles on your actual web page not the "page title" Use H1 H2 etc.
    Correct spelling is VERY important. I noticed that you used 2 tags - SEO and General. But you spelt that last word wrong. As a tag it is now useless.
    If you are using software like Dreamweaver you need to make sure your HTML Hyper Text Mark-up Language is correct and do validate it. If you use JOOMLA or another CMS type website tool the software does that for you. You can still check and alter the HTML code. Many search engines can't index a website that has HTML errors, which lessens the amount of traffic your website gets from search engines because their spiders can't read your pages properly.
    Next, when your web pages are done, you need to reference them with the search engines. You can use some free automatic referencing programs but they tend to send your details to obscure directories. Best is to physically go to the majors one by one and register your website with them. See Google HERE Others have their submission pages. You also need to
    Back links, when a site refers back to yours with a link, are considered important by Google. However there are websites that offer back links that are frankly useless. The most effective back links are those that come from similar sites so if you do a search using search words that you think OK see what websites come up. Fine tune this until you start getting sites that sell your type of product. Then contact some of those and similar websites and ask nicely if they want a reciprocal back link.
    Start a Blog and choose a blog name (address) that reflects your site. Use say Blogspot which is a Google company. I created a blog for a wordgame and used the title wordswithfriendsmytips.blogspot.com at the last count I had over 500,000 visits. I never referenced the site just had great content and a relevant website address.
    This, is not an exhaustive list but a start and I bet there are many more people out there who will add to this.
    Just remember what I wrote in my first paragraph above.
  3. AitchB's post in How could I permanently unlock iPhone 4 using iTunes? was marked as the answer   
    The question was "How to unlock my iPhone using iTunes" Unlocking any phone on its own does not need iTunes so I presumed he meant unlocking it so as to be able to use any other SIM card in it.
    YOU MUST FIRST contact the original contract company (Orange UK in this instance). You must posses the original SIM card. They contact APPLE and about 28 days later they sent these instructions - received from handset.unlocking@orange.co.uk - all italics are my comments. Hope this helps someone
    Please find the process for unlocking your Apple handset:-
    IMEI: 01nnnnnnnnnnn (Originally iPhone on contract with Orange UK)
    **Please note there is no code required to unlock your iphone/ipad
    **Please make sure a back up is taken of your iphone/ipad
    1) Insert a non-Orange 3G SIM card. This must be a network provider who also supplies the iphone/ipad.
    2) Switch ON the handset.
    3) Connect to iTunes using USB cable
    4) Use the “restore” option within iTunes (located at the bottom of iTunes not the top)
    5) The handset may then display: USB cable and iTunes icon.
    6) Disconnect from USB then re-connect
    7) Synchronise device with iTunes
    Once synchronised a message will appear on iTunes stating “Congratulations, your iPhone has been unlocked” If using IOS5 this message will not show
    9) Follow on screen set up instructions to enable new carrier settings
    Your handset should now be successfully unlocked.
    Should this not show, please keep other network 3G sim in the iphone and restore the iphone via iTunes making sure all data is backed up first.
    You can also get some self help tips, please put the following into Google and search; support.apple.com/kb/TS3198
    If your “restore” option is not shown when device is synchronised with iTunes, you must place the Orange sim (This is the original SIM Card) back into the iphone/ipad and update the software then “restore as a new device” and then follow the unlock procedure again with the other network sim inserted (The new or any other SIM Card)
  4. AitchB's post in Outlook 2010 - Cannot click links anymore was marked as the answer   
    So I Googled "this operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your administrator"
    and I got this: (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310049)
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