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Zen Cart Ultimate SEO URL Install Error, cannot redeclare zen_reset_cache_data_seo_urls()

Earlier I was working on a Zen Cart site and ran into an issue installing the Ultimate SEO URL add-on. The Ultimate SEO URL add-on creates more SEO(Search Engine Optimization) friendly URL’s for Zen Cart. The site in question already had a previous version of the Ultimate SEO URL add-on installed and once I was finished the front-end of the site was working perfectly with the new SEO friendly URL’s. The problem was when I attempted to login to the admin portion of the Zen Cart site I was receiving a “500 – Internal Server Error” message. Below I have noted information on what was done to troubleshoot the problem as well as how the problem was resolved.

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Reset Xbox 360 Display Settings From The Xbox 360 Controller

We have been refurbishing a bunch of Xbox 360’s lately in our computer shop and today I was going to test one out for an extended amount of time so I needed to find a monitor or something to display the output of the Xbox 360. I tried getting it working on a Dell 1950FP monitor which has a DVI input but it wasn’t working properly so I figured I would try to reset the display settings on the Xbox 360 to see if that would make a difference. Use the instructions below to reset the display settings on your Xbox 360 from the Xbox 360 controller.

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Find Out Your ZenCart Version, Locate Zen Cart Version Info

I started some work on a online store today that is using Zen Cart open source e-commerce software to power the store. I love Zen Cart, which initially was branched off of osCommerce, to power online stores and have used Zen Cart or osCommerce to power online stores for going on a decade. The first thing you should always do when beginning work on an already established site is get all of the information about the software(Zen Cart, osCommerce, WordPress, etc.) that runs the web site and the software used to power the site(MySQL, PostgreSQL, Apache, Litespeed, etc.). Zen Cart makes the initial task of obtaining information about the site and some of the server software fairly easy. Use the information below to obtain the Zen Cart version.

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How To Close A Window In Windows Without A Mouse

Similar to the situation I described in yesterdays article I was working on a computer with Windows XP Home Edition this past weekend and the mouse or touchpad was not working. I had navigated through various windows, control panels, etc. and needed to close some of them so I could continue. The problem was that I didn’t have a mouse and I was unable to tab to the red X in the top right corner to close the window. Use the information below to close windows on any Windows machine without a mouse installed.

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Right Click Without A Mouse In Windows 7 Or Windows XP

Last weekend I found myself working on a laptop that had numerous problems including it could not boot. After fixing the Master Boot Record(MBR) the computer was able to boot but the mouse was not working. It is fairly easy to navigate around a Windows XP computer without a mouse however right clicking is something that can be missed. Use the information below to right click on a computer that doesn’t have a mouse installed.