The jump list feature in Windows 7 and Windows 8 superbar increases the productivity a lot, but what if you want to make your own custom jumplist full of favorite programs or simply want to merge all programs into one icon? In such a situation you are screwed, according to the developer of Jumplist Launcher.
Linux has a default firewall called Ufw
) but it has a terminal based interface and you need to be familiar with complex terminal commands in order to perform common firewall operations. Gufw
is the front-end powered by Ufw, it offers an easy-to-use graphical interface from where you can decide which ports, ips, services, etc you want to block and allow.
Do you have family photos or some images lying around that you want to resize, rename, shrink, change format or aspect ratio, etc without having to use some complicated image editing tools? If yes, then Easy Image Modifier will suit your needs. It is a free tool for Windows that allows you modify images quickly. Read More
Do you have tons of RAR(part of WinRar) archives in your directory and most of them are password protected? If yes, then the common method would be to right-click them and select Extract Each Archive To Separate folder from the context menu. This method will take time since you have to type the password of each and every archive separately, and what if you do not remember the password for most of the archives? Read More
Did you ever try to print a webpage and found too many useless ads in there or maybe you couldn’t print out the article in the right format, therefore, wasting both printer cartridge and papers. I am listing two methods which will help you save costs and headache during this stupid recession.
If you are frequent Firefox user then you might have encountered various crash problems. There could be many causes for Firefox crash, like issues with a plugin, unresponsive page, etc. You might have noticed that when it crashes, all the tabs and windows gets crashed too regardless of the fact that problem is with only one tab or window.
So you want to burn data or an ISO/IMG disc image quickly without having to run some 3rd party CD/DVD burner. Everyone knows the default ‘Burn To Disk’ right-click context menu feature in Windows is not very good at burning data and cannot even burn a disc image, so what’s left?
is a free app for Windows that integrates into the Windows Explorer context menu. It can burn any type of data including an ISO/IMG disc image in just two clicks. Just insert a writable CD/DVD, select the data or an ISO/IMG disc image, right-click it and select Burn To Disk
or Burn Disk Image
, depending on what type of data you have selected.
Compression of music files can save plenty of disk space and allow more music to be added to the iPod or any other mp3 player. If you have a music file that has a very high bitrate but you only listen to it on stereo speakers or an mp3 player, then even if you reduce the bitrate a little, it will remain immensely difficult to find a change in the overall sound quality. In short, reducing the bitrate a little does not harm the overall quality of the music much, but can save you plenty of disk space.
When you need to download too many software and documents, a need for a useful, easy-to-use, and robust download manager arises. Ubuntu supports a variety of download managers. The choice of a download manager depends upon your requirements, we have reviewed two such important tools below.
Remember Rightload, a tool that adds an option to the windows right-click context menu allowing you to upload files directly to your FTP/SFTP server or some pre-defined HTTP upload servers. Well it has got a major update, now it can automatically resize the image to maximum dimensions, includes an option to add a server or folder to SendTo menu, and much more. The previous update also added support for uploading of photos to your Facebook, Flickr, TinyPic, and/or ImageShack account. Read More
So why will you disable the two most important keys, Windows key and Caps Lock key? One word, Gaming. During a game play if you sometimes hit any one of these keys by mistake, it might lead to desktop crash. In my case, I hit Windows key a lot(because it is close to Ctrl key) which leads to minimization of the game and at the same time the Start Menu is displayed. It can get quite annoying and out-of-hand if you hit them repeatedly by mistake. Read More
Do you want to perform some repeated tasks automatically? Instead of having to click a button many times manually, wouldn’t it be better if an application can handle it for you? Actionaz is a free utility that can handle various keyboard and mouse inputs automatically. You can either perform a new action or load a script.
It can come handy in situations where you have multiple applications open and have to click various buttons repeatedly. It can perform full tasks, such as, minimize/maximize window, mouse cursor to a location, click a button, execute an operation, stop script, input a text, close an app, copy from clipboard, etc. Read More
Google has recently added enhanced features to its Google Books
service. Now, you can embed a book's preview in your web site/blog with the help of embed code feature. Apart from it, you can also share the link of a page with your friends so that it can be easier to browse and read the exact page of the book.
If you have a mobile and a laptop(or a PC with a wireless card/USB modem) but no Wifi, how would you connect to the internet? MWconn is a free handy utility that lets you connect to the internet using two mode of operations GPRS/3G(UMTS). It uses two speed ranges, EDGE/HSPA and supports various PC cards and USB modems, you can find the complete list here.
When you run this tool for the first time, you will have to configure various settings of your network provider. Settings for few network providers is already given which can be selected from the list. If your network provider is not listed, then you will have to call them and ask for the settings. Read More
Sharing files from one pc to another is quite tricky. There are various 3rd party tools that allow you create a VPN connection between two computers so that you can share the files easily between them. But what if you want to share files with multiple friends frequently without having to create a VPN connection?
g2Peer is a nice tool for Windows that uses GMail in order to share files from one computer to another. In order to use this tool, it must be running on all computers and should be configured to work with a unique GMail address through Gmail IMAP or POP3. In other words, you and your friends will have to use GMail account for login and sharing files. Read More
If you have multiple sub-folders full of files and you want to move them all into a single parent folder, what will you do? Moving them one by one, and deleting the empty sub-folders will definitely eat up your precious time, specially if you have lots and lots of sub-folders.
is a free portable tool for Windows that consolidates files and folders into one. There are two methods to use this program. Either you can load up the tool and drag & drop the folders inside after specifying the parent folder where the files will be saved, or you can enable the context menu and right-click on the parent folder in which all other sub-folders are present to consolidate them into one.
If you want to quickly hide a file inside an image, then nothing beats FireSteg
add-on for Firefox. This plugin allows you to both hide and extract any important file from a jpeg, png, and bmp image instantly.
Once you have installed this add-on, go to View > Sidebar and select FireSteg. Now select the file that you want to hide and the image in which you want to hide. Note that both the file and image can be selected from either local drive or directly from any web page.
is a free add-on for Firefox that lets you play video/audio playlist easily from within Firefox. Once its installed, you will see a proper media player interface in the status bar from where you can play/pause, move between videos, shuffle, and do much more.
So you must be thinking what’s the catch here? Instead of having to open YouTube music videos on different tabs and playing them one by one, this Firefox add-on will let you play all YouTube videos from within the browser without disturbing any of your work.
is one awesome tool for Windows that has recently grabbed my attention. It not only allows you to take simple screenshots and save them to clipboard, rather it lets you upload the screenshot to multiple services online too. And if you have a server, it can upload it there too provided you have assigned the FTP credentials.
The feature that sets it apart from other similar tools is customizability, you can choose the type of image to be taken, use it with 3rd party editing tools, perform various quick actions, assign hotkeys for various tasks, view History and much more.
If you are are the sole user of your computer and are annoyed by the Ubuntu login window during every startup, it is better to remove it. Removing the login window will not actually remove the login password, but it will just skip the step during system startup.
Note: Make sure that you do not remove the login window on a public computer.