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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

[TUT] Rename “Favorites”, “Libraries”, “Homegroup”, “Computer” and “Network” Items in Windows 7 Explorer’s Navigation Pane?

Today in this tutorial, we'll tell you how to rename these items present in Navigation pane. By default, Windows only allows you to rename "Computer" item. You can right-click on it and select "Rename" and type whatever name you want to give.
But what about other items? You can rename them too using a simple registry trick which is mentioned in the coming steps.

[INFO] Firefox 4 Beta 4

Mozilla development team has released the forth beta of its Firefox 4. Similar to previous version, the latest release of the Firefox 4 beta 4 is also built on Mozilla’s Gecko 2.0 Web platform. The new release has been featured with Firefox Sync and Firefox Panorama for allow users to control their personal Web experience by syncing their data across devices and organize their tabs in order.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

[INFO] Add VTzilla to Firefox Browser to Perform Quick Security File Check Before Downloading

It is always a wiser and better practice to scan a file and double check online whether it is a security threat if you are uncertain of the sender’s source. To simplify the whole scanning process, Firefox user can actually consider adding in a useful security plugin such as VTzilla to their Firefox. VTzilla is a free Firefox plugin which is designed to expedite and simplify the process of scanning internet resources with VirusTotal, a free virus, malware and URL online scanning service.

[TUT] Install Microsoft Mathematics Add-In For Word And OneNote

Microsoft Mathematics Add-in for Microsoft Word and Microsoft OneNote is a set of tools that enable users to plot graphs in 2D and 3D, calculate numerical results, solve equations or inequalities, and simplify algebraic expressions in Word documents and OneNote notebooks. This add-in is aimed to those professional users, teachers and students who need to perform mathematical calculations and plot graphs in Word documents and OneNote notebooks. The Microsoft Mathematics Add-In has been featured with an extensive collection of mathematical symbols and structures to display clearly formatted mathematical expressions. Besides that, the users also can quickly insert commonly used expressions and math structures by using the Equation gallery.

Monday, August 16, 2010

[TUT] Fix Windows 7 AutoPlay Dialog Box Missing or Not Appear, Display and Pop Up

When inserting a memory card (such as CompactFlash, CF-I, CF-II, Secure Digital, microSD, miniSD, Memory Stick, MS Duo, MS PRO Duo, MS Micro M2, xD, MMC and etc) into a memory card reader, or when putting in a CD, DVD or Blu-Ray disc media into a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-RW or Blu-Ray optical drive, or when plugging in a USB or FireWire (IEEE 1394) removable mass storage device such as USB flash memory key drive or portable external hard disk drive, Windows 7 will always pop-up and display an AutoPlay dialog box (also known as AutoRun) that allows user to contextually select actions or actions that can be performed on the audio, video, pictures or mixed contents on the newly connected drive such as import pictures, play music media files, transfer videos, or open folder to browser files, together with some general options such as activate ReadyBoost caching to speed up computer or use the drive for backup.

Generally, Auto Play is a convenient way to directly access, execute or run many frequently and commonly used functions. However, in some cases, the AutoPlay dialog window does not appear, display, show up nor pop-up after a new drive is connected, despite the newly inserted or plugged in drive is working and can be accessed properly with a proper drive letter. In other words, the AutoPlay function stops working, or the Auto Play dialog box has gone missing, simply disappeared or gone into hiding.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

[INFO] Add Wide Range of Useful Buttons to Firefox Browser

Many users like to customize their own Firefox browser with some additional toolbar buttons in the Firefox interface in order to make it more user-friendly and to accomplish frequently carried out tasks. By default, the choice availability of these additional toolbar buttons in Firefox browser is quite limited. Some users, for instance, cannot find some toolbar buttons that can allow them to quickly access certain special browser features. Toolbar Buttons, a useful add-on to Firefox browsers, is perhaps a good solution for users who want to have more choices of toolbar buttons.

A free Firefox browser add-on, Toolbar Buttons, offers users a wide range of functional buttons that can be easily added to their toolbar to quick access particular functions and expedite their work. With this add-on in the browser, users just need to move their mouse to the toolbar, right click the mouse and select “Customize” from the pop-up menu. Alternately, they can go to View -> Toolbars -> Customize to open the Customize Toolbar Windows. Users will find more than 100 buttons which they can just drag and drop to their toolbar for use.

The full list of buttons that can be used includes:
About, about:Cache, about:cache Disk, about:cache Memory, about:plugins, Animation, Bookmark All, Bookmark Manager, Bookmark Menu, Bookmark Page, Bookmark Toolbar, Bottom, Change Home, Clear Data, Clear Url, Clipboard Link, Close All, Close Other Tabs, Close Tab, Current Frame, eBay, Extensions, Favorite Page, Flash, Full Screen, Google Mail, Google, Hide Images, Hide Url, Hotmail, iframes, Link Setting, Minimum Font Size, Movies, New Message, Next Tab, Open, Page Colours, Page Fonts, Page Info, PayPal, Previous Tab, Quick Bookmark, Read Mail, Read News, Reload Skip Cache, Reload Tabs, Remove Label, Remove Labels, Rename Tab, Restart Tabbed, Save Frame, Send Link, Show Frame, Snap Back, Stop All, Tab List, Themes, Tiny Url, Toggle Cookies, Toggle embedded content, Toggle Images, Toggle Java, Toggle JavaScript, Toggle Styles, Toggle Toolbar, Toolbar Bookmark Menu, Top, Translate, Undo Close Tab, Up Directory, Web Search, Wikipedia, Yahoo Mail.

[SOFTWARE] VirtualBox 3.2.8 Free Virtualization Software

VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization software package from Oracle which allows multiple operating systems to run simultaneously on a computer in safe and efficient manner. According to the company, it is the only professional solution which is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). Although it is Open Source but its does not stop Oracle VirtualBox development team from releasing the latest version of VirtualBox 3.2.8. The new release includes lot of stability improvements and regression fixes.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

[SOFTWARE] Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Official Public Beta Link

Microsoft has officially launched the public beta program for Service Pack 1 of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. The first service pack for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 includes over 450 previously released hotfixes, bug fixes, incremental updates and security updates to bring all system to latest support level. The SP1 also includes a few new features such as RemoteFX that supports HD video and full Aero user interface for remote users.

According to Microsoft, the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta will help to:

* Keep your PCs supported and up-to-date
* Get ongoing updates to the Windows 7 platform
* Easily deploy cumulative updates at a single time
* Meet your users’ demands for greater business mobility
* Provide a comprehensive set of virtualization innovations
* Provide an easier Service Pack deployment model for better IT efficiency

The SP1 also contains an update to Windows Activation Technologies, KB971033, which intends to enhance the detection and accuracy of pirated and counterfeit copy of Windows operating system. Thus, for Windows 7 users who activated his or her copy of system with Windows 7 WAT cracks or Windows 7 OEM cracks, there is chance that you won’t be able to use the computer without been annoying with persistent message to go genuine after installing the service pack.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

[TUT] Exclude Blacklist from Google Search Results

Google is often regarded as the best search engine in the world, which often returns the best matching web pages that users are looking for in the search results. However, with the amazing and overwhelming amount of blogs and websites been created everyday, where much of it is of spam, useless, plagiarist, blunt copy and paste or even autoblog which automatically pull and post duplicating contents from various sources, Google may allow some of these sites to slip into its search results.

Google search engine does not have built-in capability to filter or remove unwanted websites or domains from the search results. However, Google does provide Google Custom Search Engine service under Google Co-op which allows anyone to create their own search engine by themselves. Google Custom Search Engine allows user to exclude domains that user does not want to appear in search results, or include only selected domains. Use the following Google Custom Search Engine trick to blacklist or exclude domains or websites from the Google search engine.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

[TUT] Delete Entry or Item from Firefox about:config Preferences

In Firefox web browser, about:config provides a powerful way to configure and change the advanced preferences and settings of Firefox. Editing advanced preferences of Firefox through about:config page is easy and flexible, but it also prone to error, including possibility of creating a new preference name.

The new preference name, valid or invalid, may be created inadvertently or unintentionally. However, within about:config page, Firefox does not provide a way or option to delete and remove the preference.
Firefox can automatically delete invalid or erroneous preference keys that been inserted or added manually into Firefox. Firefox normally clear these invalid entries or name items on every restart. So if the preference name the been accidentally added is not valid and not supposedly to exist, try to close and exit from Firefox, and start again the Firefox. The preference name will be cleared from about:config page.
Tip: If the preference name is invalid, and does not been removed automatically after restarting Firefox, try to assign or set null (“”) as its value.
For some preference names, which may be valid and not been used by default, Firefox does not remove nor delete the items automatically. For such preference names, user can manually remove the preferences from the prefs.js file of Firefox. Here’s the step-by-step guide on how to delete preferences from Firefox through prefs.js.

[SOFTWARE] Firefox 4 Beta 2

Mozilla has released the second beta of its Firefox 4 following the release of Firefox 4 beta 1 on beginning of July 2010. The next generation Firefox 4 is built on Mozilla’s Gecko 2.0 Web platform. The new release includes lot of features, enhancements and improvements for users and developers.

The Firefox 4 beta 2 includes the following new features and improvements:
  • Tabs are now on top by default on Windows and OSX – Linux will be changing when the theme has been modified to support the change.
  • Able to turn any tab into an “App Tab” by right-clicking on it and selecting “Make into App Tab” from the context menu.
  • Web developers can animate content using CSS Transitions.
  • Responsiveness and scrolling improvements from the new retained layers layout system.
  • JavaScript speed improvements due to engine optimizations.
  • Changes to how XPCOM components are registered in order to help startup time and process separation.
  • Firefox 4 Beta 2 is available in 24 languages.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

[SOFTWARE] Anti Virus - Protect yourselves!

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