Mozilla Firefox Cool Stuff !!!

Hello Friends , Here I am writing some cool Firefox tricks which are very helpful in using Mozilla Firefox. As we know Mozilla Firefox is the Best and very good browser with extensions, add-ons, Language Packs, Plug ins and themes and many new things by which you can execute JavaScript. Mozilla Firefox also has other features like Tabbed browsing, Pop up blocking, Cookie Manager, Download Manager, pause downloads, JavaScript Console, JavaScript Debugger, Select text and perform search, View Selection Source, Cross-platform, Display icons in tabs and address bar, HTTP Pipe lining, XML Base, CSS generated content, CSS2 selectors, Caret Browsing etc. Below are some tricks and tips by which you can use Mozilla Firefox easily. 1. Here are the Keyboard shortcuts. - Space bar (page down) - Ctrl+K (go to search box) - Alt-N (find next) - Ctrl+L (go to address bar) - Ctrl+= (increase text size) - Ctrl+D (bookmark page) - F5 (reload) - Ctrl+- (decrease text size) - Ctrl-W (close tab) - Alt-Home (go to home page) - Ctrl+F (find) - Shift-Spacebar (page up) - Ctrl+T (new tab) 2. Sometimes in hurry by mistake you click on close button of Firefox tabs. But In Mozilla Firefox you can remove or move close tab button by about:config. Type about:config in address bar then search for browser.tabs.closeButton in search bar. When you find it double click on it. It will show you a prompt with by default value 1. You can change it to different values for different behaviors. - Enter 0 to display a close button on the active tab only. - Enter 1 (default Value) to display close button to all tabs. - Enter 2 to don’t display any close buttons. - Enter 3 to display single close button at the end of the tab bar. 3. Now we know Mozilla Firefox have giving feature of multiple tabs , so sometimes it is very hard to handle multiple tabs with mouse, so you can also handle tabs by keyboard. Below are some tips to handle tabs by keyboard. - Ctrl+Tab (rotate forward among tabs) - Ctrl+Shft+Tab (rotate to the previous tab) - Ctrl+1-9 (choose a number to jump to a specific tab) 4. Here is the Mouse shortcuts for Mozilla Firefox. - Middle click on link (opens in new tab) - Shift-scroll down (previous page) - Shift-scroll up (next page) - Ctrl-scroll up (decrease text size) - Ctrl-scroll down (increase text size) - Middle click on a tab (closes tab) 5. about:config : This is a feature of Mozilla which lists aaplication and configuration setting setting of Mozilla. You can Get all settings configuration of your Mozilla by enter about:config in your address bar of Mozilla. 6. If you want to speed up your Mozilla Firefox then - Type about:config into the address bar and hit return. Type network. http in the filter field, and change the following settings (double-click on them to change them): - Set network.http.pipelining to true - Set network.http.proxy.pipelining to true - Set network.http.pipelining.maxrequests to a number like 30. This will allow it to make 30 requests at once. - Now, right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it nglayout.initialpaint.delay and set its value to 0?. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.

Disable Autorun

If your pen drive is affected by any virus/worm/malware then it is suggested to disable the autorun function in your computer. Here are the steps to disable the autorun. 1.Go to start ->Run Type gpedit.msc press Enter 2.In that go to Administrative Templates->System->Turn off autoplay 3.Now set it to Enabled if you want to turn off the autorun feature. The default value will not configured 4.There is one more option in it We have to select between All drives/ CD-ROM drives Select CD-ROM drive if you want to disable autorun only for CDS or select all drives if you want to turn off autorun for all drives including your pen drives or flash drives

Google Chrome Cool Stuff

As you know the new Google Chrome is out. If you had a chance to try it out you should know how fast, simple and minimal it is. Google Chrome is an excellent software and apparently it looks like it doesn’t need any tweaks to improve its already good performance. Anyway, for those of you guys who are always looking for good stuff to improve your software beyond its limit, here is a list of useful tricks or hacks: 1. Control + Shift + N : Opens the famous “incognito” windows. Thanks to it you will be able to surf without leaving any footprint on your PC (cookes, history etc.) 2. You can also open a website in an “incognito” window by right-clicking on a link and selecting: Open link in incognito window. 3. Alt + Home : Loads your Google Chrome home page along with thumbnails of your most visited sites. 4. Control + T : Opens a new Tab. 5. Control + Shift + T : Opens your most recently closed tab. Press this key combination again to open the tab closed before the one you just opened. 6. Control + 1, Control + 2, Control + 3, etc. : Lets you jump to different tabs. 7. Control + Tabs : Lets you open tabs in order. 8. As in Fireofx 3, you can drag a link onto a tab to it , or drop it between two tabs to open a new tab. 9. Control +B : Hides or shows the bookmark’s bar. 10. Control + H : Opens the History page. 11. Control + J : Opens the download page. 12. To delete an item from the download page, right-click on the selected item and click Remove. 13. Right-click the top of the browser window, select Task manager to find out how much memory tabs and plug-ins are taking from your computer to work. Select one of them and click End process to stop it running. 14. About:plugins (write it in the address bar): Lets you see what plug-in you are using. 15. About:crash (write it in the address bar): Lets you see what a crashed tab looks like. 16. To know more information about Google Chrome you can also type in the address bar the following commands: about:stats, about:network, about:histograms, about:memory, about:cache, about:dns, about:internets. 17. To delete all of your data stored into Google Chrome: click the Tools icon and select Clear browsing data… 18. Shift + Escape: Lets you bring up the Google Chrome Task manager.

Securing NTFS files and directories

How to protect NTFS files and directories NTFS is the secure file system used by NT. Note that the program here can undermine NTFS security. A. When you right click on a file in Explorer and select properties (or select Properties from the File menu) you are presented with a dialog box telling you information such as size, ownership etc. If the file/directory is on a NTFS partition there will be a security tab, and within that dialog, a permissions button. If you press that button you can grant access to users/groups on the resource at various levels. There are six basic permissions * R - Read * W - Write * D - Delete * X - Execute * P - Change Permissions * O - Take Ownership These can be assigned to a resource, however they are grouped for ease of use * No Access - User has no access to the resource * List - R User can view directory and filenames in directory * Read - RX User can read files in directory and execute programs * Add - WX User can add files to the directory, but cannot read or change the contents of the directory * Add & Read - RWX User has read and add permissions * Change - RWXD User has read, add, change contents and delete files * All - RWXDPO User can do anything she wants! The permissions above can all be set on a directory, however this list is limited for a file, and permissions that can be set are only No Access, Read, Change and Full Control. Another permission exists called "Special Access" (on a directory there will be two, one for files, one for directories), and from this you can set which of the basic permissions should be assigned.

Hidden Windows Vista Animation

There is also a hidden windows vista animation if you want to see follow the steps... Goto the Vista Start menu search box and type: winsat aurora press Enter. To exit, simply hit the Esc key.


This is a pretty simple tweak using which you can set any video as your desktop wallpaper. Just follow the steps given below: 1. Download VLC Media Player and install it. 2. Run VLC media player, go to Settings->preferences->Interface->General, then click on wxWindows. Remove the tick on "Taskbar" and put a tick on "Systray icon". 3. Now go to Video->Output Modules->DirectX. On the bottom right put a tick on advanced options check box. You will now see some options. Put a tick on "Enable Wallpaper Mode". 4. Now, select playlist, then click General and put a check or tick on "Repeat current item". 5. Press the Save button. Now close the vlc player and run it again (to save the settings permanently). 6. Now play any video you would like to set as Wallpaper. Right click on the video and click on "Wallpaper". The video would be set as your wallpaper!!!

Use Pen Drive as RAM

Follow these steps :- 1. Insert the Pen Drive (1GB atleast) in the USB port try to prefer 4GB. 2. Let the PC do what it wants to do to detect it.. 3. After it finished his work, you have to act smart, " Here goes the real thing " 4. Right Click on My Computer -> Properties 5. Advanced -> Performance Settings 6. Advanced -> Change 7. Select the Pen Drive 8. Click on Custom Size " Check the value of space available " 9. Enter the same in the Initial and the Max columns " You just used the space of the PenDrive as a Virtual Memory " Restart... " VOILA !!! Your PC is fast and furious "

The Hard Drive Capacity Calculator

Curious why when you buy an iPod, computer hard drive, or memory stick there is less memory actually available then what was advertised? For example, you buy a new laptop, advertised having 100GB of hard drive space, actually only seems to have 93GB available? It almost seems as if there is false advertising involved. I'm sorry to say, this isn't the case, rather just a tricky usage of terminology used by memory manufactures. Let me try to explain... You see, digital data is of binary numbers. 1's and 0's, also called bits. A group of eight (8 bits) 1's or/and 0's describe what is known as a byte. There are hence, 256 different values for a byte. ie: 00000000, 00000001, 00000010, 00000011, ... 11111110, 11111111. Digital memory is measured in the number of bytes, although it can also be described in bits. This is where it gets a bit more confusing.... Just as with our decimal number system, when a very large binary number needs to be described, such as 123,456,789 Bits, we can use Metric prefixes (Kilo, Mega, Giga) to simplify things for us. For example, 123,456,789 Bits is also equal to ~ 123.46 Megabits or 123,456.89 Kilobits. Mega = Million Kilo=Thousand Giga=Billion This is how hard drive manufactures define memory sizes. Pretty easy, right? Well, sorta, this is where it gets a bit complicated. Since the start of computers, it has been common practice to define computer memory in powers of two, since computer memory is binary. For computer programmers, this is, for one reason or another, more practical and accepted. 2^1=2 2^8=256 2^10=1024 1000 is not a power of 2. 1024 is however. Since 1000 and 1024 are close to the same in value, to use the metric prefix 'Kilo' to define 2^10 just became accepted. Overtime, memory sizes grew. Mega came to define 1024 Kilos, or 1024x1024. Giga came to describe 1024 x 1024 x 1024... or 1,073,741,824. A bit different than 1,000,000,000 that we are accustomed Mega meaning Windows, MacOS, the iPod, as well as other devices and software, assume 1 kilobyte = 1024 byte. Hard drive manufactures, not liking this measurement system, have decided to define 1 kilobyte as 1000 bytes. 24 bytes smaller than what is actually considered a Kilobyte, making their storage devices and hard drives seem to have more memory on them then what is actually understood to be there. They are technically correct with their labelling, but it is using the abnormal definition of what a Kilobyte is considered. How do you distinguish between the two? Some have tried to define a difference by capitalizing one and not the other, but that idea seems to have failed in implementation. Capitilization does seem to work though in regards to differentiating between bits and Bytes though. Some add an extra letter to help define it, such as GiB, but it seems to be uncommon. Generally, hard drives and most memory devices use the 1000 definition, and everyone else uses 1024 to define a kilo. Until that changes, that is just a fact we will all have to deal with. Below is a simple tool you can use to discover the actual size of a drive based apon what the drive manufacture labelled it as. --------------------------------------------------------------- GB* Labelled Drive Size <==> GB Actual Drive Size ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------- (* GB = 1,000,000,000) For the sake of ceasing this continuing fight, maybe it be easier if Windows just started displaying memory as 1000 multiples, instead of 1024. Anyone who needs to know data in binary powers are surely smart enough to be able to do the math themselves. and not be being using Windows anyways. :)

Windows Vista Error Fix:Windows Experience Index Doesn't Work

Sometimes your Windows Experience Index doesn't work on your Windows Vista computer and forwarded an error message.Then do the following steps to solve this problem: Go to C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT, and look at the winsat.log.This was the error message you saw in there: 198406 (3144) - winsat\main.cpp:1161: > Running Assessment: media '-input {winsatencode.wmv} -encode {winsat.prx}' 198828 (3144) - winsat\main.cpp:1430: > Assessment FAILED due to an error It appears to mean that around the time it tried to play a test media file,it failed.Go to C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT. Try to play the files winsatencode.wmv and winsat.wmv using your default media player in windows vista. Do they Play?If so, try this. In C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT, rename the folder DataStore to OldDatastore, and try running the Update My Score again. Is Windows Media Player 11 is the default player for .wmv files on your Windows Vista computer?Yes, both files are only about a second long, winsatencode.wmv seems to play even faster than the other, and ends abruptly. As long as Windows Media Player played it, and didn't freeze or crash, things should be okay. To check the file, try running the System File Checker. To do this, right click on Command Prompt (Start Menu\Programs\Accessories), and choose Run as Administrator.Copy the following, and Paste it after the prompt: sfc /SCANFILE="C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT\winsatencode.wmv" Press Enter. Then do the same for the other file: sfc /SCANFILE="C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT\winsat.wmv" Press Enter. If things are okay and you are given the text message "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations", or that it found errors and they were corrected, proceed to renaming the folder DataStore to OldDatastore, under C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT, and try running the Update My Score again. Did you try renaming the DataStore folder under C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT to OldDatastore? If that didn't work, rename it back to DataStore. Open the DataStore folder, and create a New Folder within the DataStore folder. Cut and Paste, or Drag, all the XML Documents (.xml files) in DataStore into the New Folder. Drag the New Folder to your desktop. Then try to update your score. If this doesn't work, move the .xml files back as they were, and delete the empty New Folder. If it does work, delete the New Folder, and all the files in it. It's a fact that the Windows Experience Index Score doesn't affect how your Windows Vista computer runs. The only caveat I'm aware of is that you can't turn on the Aero theme unless your Windows Vista computer meets a certain criteria of the Windows Experience Index.

Hidden Information and secret Things in Mozilla Firefox

Hello Friends,In this post i am trying to give you some new and useful information about Mozilla Firefox Browser. So Please read it and if you like it then give comments to it.So If you want to know secret and new things about Mozilla then open Mozilla Firefox and then enter string into address bar one by one given below and then press enter . 1. about:Mozilla When you enter this string in address bar then pressed enter then you will see that this page will show a quote from “The Book of Mozilla” with RED background. 2. about:credits When you enter this string in address bar then pressed enter then you will see that this page will show a page with heading of “Our Contributors” in Alphabatic view. In Short this page will show names of Contributors who created Mozilla. 3. about:plugins This string will show list of installed plug ins in Mozilla Firefox Browser. 4. about:config When you enter this then you will see several setting key, By which you can set all configurations of Mozilla Firefox Browser. But if you don’t know any about it then please don’t try to change it. By these configuration settings you can do anything with Mozilla like You can spped up Mozilla speed by 400 percent etc. 5. about:cache When you use this to get information then by this string you will get all information about Memory cache device and Disk cache device and also your all cache details of Mozilla. 6. about: This will show Logo of Mozilla Firefox with version, Contributors information, License information and Build configuration of Mozilla Firefox. 7. about:buildconfig This will show all build configuration of Mozilla Firefox. 8. about:license This will show all information related to license like Mozilla Public License, # GNU General Public License, GNU Lesser General Public License etc. If you like my posts then please comment on it.

Google launches their new browser "Google Chrome"

Yet another addition to the services provided by Google to the internet users. Google launches their new open source web browser "The Google Chrome" . People at Google labs are popular for their user friendly designs and features and im sure that this Google Chrome is not going to be any different. Google Chrome is an open source web browser developed by Google. It builds on components from other open source software, including WebKit and Mozilla, and is aimed at improving stability, speed and security with a simple and efficient user interface. The name is derived from the graphical user interface frame, or "chrome", of web browsers. Download Google Chrome

How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

Back up the registry Manual steps to back up the registry in Windows Vista or in Windows XP Method 1: 1. Open Regedit, and click File in the Menu bar. 2. Click Export and save this file in a safe place. 3. You can now edit your registry safely. If you feel like you have made some unknown changes, you need to Import this file back. Method 2: Windows Vista 1. Click Start button, type systempropertiesprotection in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow. 2. Wait for Windows to search for available disks and most recent restore points. In the System Properties dialog box, on the System Protection tab, click Create, 3. Type a name for the restore point and then click Create. 4. After the restore point has been created successfully, click OK two times. Note If System Restore is turned off, click to select the local disk, click Apply and then click Create. Windows XP 1. Click Start, click Run, type %SystemRoot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, and then click OK. 2. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Create a restore point, and then click Next. 3. On the Create a Restore Point page, type a name for the restore point and then click Create 4. After the restore point has been created, click Close. Note If System Restore is turned off, you receive a message that asks whether you want to turn on System Restore now. Click Yes. Then, in the System Properties dialog box, click to clear the Turn off System Restore check box, click OK, and then repeat this step. Restore the registry Manual steps to restore the registry in Windows Vista or Windows XP Use System Restore to undo registry changes in Windows Vista or in Windows XP Windows Vista 1. Click Start button, type systempropertiesprotection in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow. 2. In the System Properties dialog box, on the System Protection tab, click System Restore, 3. In the System Restore dialog box select Choose a different restore point, and then click Next 4. Select the restore point that you want to use, and then click Next. 5. Confirm your restore point, and then click Finish System restore restores the selected Windows Vista configuration and then restarts the computer. 6. Log on to the computer. When the System Restore confirmation page appears, click OK. Windows XP 1. Click Start, click Run, type %SystemRoot%\System32\Restore\Rstrui.exe, and then click OK. 2. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Restore my computer to an earlier time (if it is not already selected), and then click Next. 3. On the Select a Restore Point page, click the system checkpoint. In the On this list select the restore point area, click an entry that is named "Guided Help (Registry Backup)," and then click Next. If a System Restore message appears that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make, click OK. 4. On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration and then restarts the computer. 5. Log on to the computer. When the System Restore confirmation page appears, click OK.