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April 21, 2003

Personal Tech: April 21, 2003 New ways to fuel up power-hungry gadgets
New chips, longer-life batteries and power pads offer hope for travelers used to tangled power cords.

Solutions: Overriding the Welcome screen and other startup programs
Q. When my computer starts, the Welcome to Windows 98 screen comes up. I have clicked on the check mark not to show it, yet it still comes up. I have to wait until it is fully on screen, then have to close it before I can do anything else. How do I get it not to come up? Also my Yahoo Messenger also comes up and I have to wait to shut it down. I don't want to get rid of it, but I don't want it to start every time I start my laptop.

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The Palm Harbor Computer Users Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. For information, call the library at (727) 784-3332 or e-mail

The Buzz: Wal-Mart pressure closes bar-code site
A Web site that urged visitors to lower prices for grocery items by substituting bar codes shut itself down after pressure from Wal-Mart Inc.

Video Game reviews
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