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How to Configure Nexus One for 3G

This from Dickson Seow, head of corporate communications at Google Southeast Asia, in response to media reports about 3G connectivity issues with the Nexus One. 

For Singapore owners: For SingTel customers, the Nexus One should auto-connect to their 3G network.  For Starhub and M1 customers, they will need to enter in their APN settings to connect to their 3G network. 

1.  Go to Settings > Wireless & Networks > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names.

2. Hit Menu button, create new APN.

3. Enter new APN settings.  See below for the details.

4. Hit Menu button, save settings.

5. Select the new APN name, then hit the home button.  Your 3G connection will shortly appear in the top bar.

If users can’t find the answers they need, they can call the HTC Support line in Singapore at 1-800-238-7788 from 8am-8pm, Monday to Saturday.  HTC is providing local support and repair services for Nexus One.

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For Starhub customers:

– name: Starhub Internet

– APN: shwapint

– username: [leave blank]

– password: [leave blank]

For M1 customers:

– name: M1 Internet

– APN: sunsurf 
– username: 65 
– password: user123

And in case it is not working for SingTel customers:

– name: SingTel Internet

– APN: internet 
– username: 65IDEAS (or blank) 
– password: IDEAS (or blank)

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How to Make Microsoft Word Wrap

Microsoft Word 2007 has this annoying habit of wrapping text even in draft mode leaving lots of empty screen space:

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I’ve fixed this dozens of times but can never remember how, so here it is as much for my sake as anyone else who is having the same problems making the text wrap at the edge of the window:

In Word Options, choose Advanced:

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Scroll down to Show Document Content about half way down the boringly long list of options:

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Select the second option, Show text wrapped within the document window:

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Click OK. You’ll now get that white space back:

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Migrating Thunderbird Between Computers

If you want to move your Thunderbird email, settings and plugins to another computer on Windows Vista or Windows Seven, here’s how to do it. (If you’ve got another version of Windows, you may need to tweak the process to locate your Profile folder. Check out details here.)

Set up Thunderbird on your new computer/drive and launch it.

Don’t bother importing anything. But you need to get Thunderbird going to set up the AppData folder. This is where everything gets stored.

Close Thunderbird.

Now find your old Profile folder. The easiest way to do this is to copy the following into your Explorer address bar:

C:\users\[User Name]\AppData\Roaming

(clicking on the address bar will change the appearance from

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to the more familiar:)

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If, like me, you’re moving from one partition on a drive to another, or your old stuff is on an external drive, you may also need to change the drive letter.

Then replace the [User Name] with your old user name (and remove the square brackets.)

This should take you to the following folder:

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Go into the Profiles folder and find whatever folder in there has the suffix default:

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Now open another Explorer folder (right click on the folder icon in your taskbar and select Windows Explorer:)

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Do the same thing as before, pasting in the above text and replacing it with your new Thunderbird location. Find the profile folder. There should be an existing default folder in there.

Now drag the old default profile folder you found above into the new Profile folder. (This should keep a copy of the old profile folder, so long as you’re moving between drives. Otherwise you may want to make a backup copy first.)

You should now have two default folders together in one folder.

Now select the new default folder that Thunderbird has just created, hit F2 and then rename its suffix from default to old:

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Now rename your old profile folder to the new profile folder, with the suffix default (you might just want to copy and paste the name by hitting F2 and the selecting the text, hitting Ctrl/c etc):

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Now fire up Thunderbird and you should see your old emails, settings, and plugins, all working normally.

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