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Before Twitter changed the layout a few days ago, I had a personalized background image. It showed up on every page of my twitter account: my Home, Notifications, Discover and Me pages. I am talking about the background image for the full page... not the banner header image or avatar image. Anyway, I made the switch to the new layout, and now, my page background image is only showing up in my back office pages but not on my "Me" page, which is the page that everyone sees. That is the page I need it on the most. I have been asking support and they don't answer questions directly. I looked on a few other people's pages that have the new layout and they have their background images showing, so why isn't mine showing? I have tried to change it and it changes on every page except for my main profile page. Is there a new process or is it just going to take time for everyone's pages to catch up or what? Thank you.
Your profile's background picture is now separate from your site-wide theme.
What does this command do when you install firefox? I was trying to install an add-on for FF when it said to do this from the command box and I got scared? Any people here who are smarter than me about these things? :)
This command installs the add-on for all users on that computer, as opposed to only the account you're using at the time.
Not sure if this is the right category...but, I designed this logo on paper and I was wondering what the best way would be to create a digital copy. I do have Photoshop (very old version) on my computer, however I honestly don't know how to use it. I tried looking at Photoshop tutorials and it's very intimidating and I'm not sure where to start. I don't need to be an expert, just want to know how i can create my logo on the computer. Any advice is welcome.
If you already have the logo on paper, one option is to digitise that. If you have access to a scanner, use that. Otherwise, use the CamScanner app on a smartphone.
is there a way to see only music videos on youtube so you don't have to see people doing dumb things to hurt themselves and everything?
One thing you can do is use advanced search operators to narrow down the results that you find.
My husband and I (mostly me) want to get our first tablet and we had decided on the Nexus 7 but then a friend told us we should get the SG7 tablet instead. It took us a long time to decide, and now it is all up in the air again! Is it that much better? Should we wait and get it, or...? Do you have an general tablet buying advice you could share with us?
The most important question is, what do you plan to do with the tablet? These things have lots of functions, but you'll most likely be using some of them more often than others.
21/f my Instagram account was hacked, and disconnected from my Facebook and email. Now I can't access my site at all it's so frustrating does anyone have any insight? I've done extensive research and Instagram unfortunately has no help center beyond their useless "help" page. Id like to at least delete my account!
Report the account for impersonating you.
What do you need your web host to do?
I noticed when I was viewing my Facebook profile through "friends of friends" that my photo albums were not visible to them. I went in my photo album privacy and my photo albums were already selected for "everyone" I went to the facebook help page and it said this.
Facebook allows you to have different privacy settings for each album. You can do so on this page: http://www.facebook.com/privacy/?view=photos
I just started a website called "Teensy Triumphs".
I like the idea. It's just like Gives Me Hope, FML, and some others. Your site might just becaome as famous as one of those. Why don't you start off by posting some of your own triumphs?
Can you fix your facebook wall so that only certain people can write on it? One of my friends... or acquaintances, had a birthday today and it showed on the news feed that people had written on his wall, and what they wrote.
Yes, it is possible to block people from seeing specific parts of one's profile, including the wall.
Hi, well i have been trying to spice up my myspace profile for a VERY long time. I just cant seem to get the hang of it. I dont know how to make that section visible, and that code didnt seem to work when i tried to put a pic on there. Im half tempted to give you my user name and password and you can do it for me. lol i just dont understand what the issue is? well my myspace is myspace.com/lover381 and my yahoo is email@example.com but i get soo many spam messages on my yahoo it would be useless to message me on there. please help me..
I see BBCode for an image there. That's for forums.
Hey! How do you change the "Comments" and "E-props" to something else on Xanga?
The code is available on this page:
I really can't figure it out! haha help me out? I need it to be private. thanks
Click "My Account" (it's on the top right corner next to "Log Out"), then "Privacy", and choose the privacy setting for each individual aspect of your profile.
I have three hotmail accounts, and they're all linked, but i'm attempting to delete one account and I would like to unlink it. How would I do that?
Go to http://account.live.com, sign in with your primary account, and you will be able to unlink them under "Linked IDs".
is there a way to make a survey online that depending how you answer the question, it directs you to different questions. What i mean is like i want to do a survey that has different questions for males and females so like i'd ask if they were males or females and then if they were males it would direct them to the male survey and same for females. Oh and it has to be free too. Or very inexpensive. Please give me a website! thanks.
The function you described is called "skip logic" on survey-providing sites.
do you know how to make your myspace private? if not can you find out because i cant and i have to!
On the top right corner of any MySpace page, click "My Account", then "Privacy". (Or just click this link: http://profileedit.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=accountSettings.privacy ) That should give you the option to make your profile only visible to you and your friends.
how come sometimes my friends count gets lower than back to normal again? do people deactivate their account then reactivate them? i keep noticing this.
If your friend count actually goes back up after a while, it's the most likely possibility. Some people deactivate their accounts when they need time away from Facebook. (For example, exam time, where people really don't need the extra distraction.)
How do I get pop up email alets on my computer for yahoo(not to my phone, on my computer)?
The official options are Yahoo Messenger (http://messenger.yahoo.com/) and Yahoo Toolbar (http://toolbar.yahoo.com/). Which one you use depends on whether you keep your browser open all the time or not. If you have the browser open anyway and you don't use Yahoo Messenger, then you might as well just get the toolbar.
You know the truth box thing on myspace? Well i'm always scared to leave things in peoples', cause I think they'll find out. I know that it's like supposed to be a secret, and on some you can get a hint what gender / age, but is there like another way hackers figured out or something? :/ Only answer if you really know.
You know, we actually get this question quite frequently.
I just tried to tag one of my photos on myspace and now it says "Stack overflow at line: 0"
This sounds like a problem with a site itself.