By default Windows Explorer has Recent Search Suggestions enabled in Windows 7
. If you are one of those users who are looking to disable it due to various reasons, then this guide is for you.
LAlarm is a free software for laptops(running Windows) that prevents both data loss and theft. HDD(Hard Disk Drive) crash are common occurrences, it can crash either due to logical or physical disk problems. Most people are not aware of such problems until the hard disk crashes and the data become irrecoverable. LAlarm will alert you about both logical and physical error. Read More
Are you a facebook addict who wants to get each and every type of notifications of your friend's activities? Instead of having to log into facebook after every few minutes you can know get all notifications on your desktop.
FBQuick is a free desktop notifications tool for Windows that will notify a user of each and every update instantly. Whether it’s Walls, Pokes, Messages, Photos Tagged, Friend Requests, Shares, Group Invites, or Event Invites, you will be notified instantly on the desktop. Read More
Suppose you want to upload your images to Facebook or any other website, we all know that it takes a lot of bandwidth to upload images and most ISPs have put some limits on it. After all sites like Facebook, MySpace, etc never keep the original image, they always resize and compress the images. So instead of uploading your original photo, wouldn’t it be better if you can resize and compress the images on your computer and then upload them, thus saving the bandwidth?
Suppose another situation where you went to a photography tour and came back with hundreds of photos, how would you add your personal watermark to all of them or rename them or convert them to another format?
Picasa is a free tool offered by Google to organize, edit, and share photos. You can manage, crop and add description to your photos. Further, it also offers the facility to upload your organized photos to Picasa Web Albums. It is one of the most popular desktop photo organizing tool available today.
With Firefox 3.5 release coming near, Mozilla has already started working on Firefox’s next version codenamed Namoroka that is scheduled to launch in mid 2010. The pre-alpha builds are already out for Windows, Mac, and Linux. To keep day-to-day tab on the nightly builds, follow the link given at the bottom.
Firefox 3.5 release is coming soon and one of the first thing you should try are the themes I have reviewed below. If you want to get a sneak peak at the latest Firefox 3.5, you can download the release candidate
. Most Firefox themes are too dark while others are too dull, choosing the best Firefox theme is indeed a difficult task. Below you will find the themes to be simple, elegant, and beautiful that are both soothing to the eyes and improves the overall look.
Firefox 3.5 is out now! Go ahead download it and then try the themes below. ;)
We have covered few clipboard utilities before, they sure come handy in different circumstances but but when it comes to copying and pasting repetitive text, they do not handle it quite well. Suppose you want to paste four different words or sentences repeatedly, what will you do?
This is where Sanvient comes in. It is a powerful clipboard utility for Windows but the developer likes to call it an ‘Input Support Utility’. It not only helps the general users, but also helps the developers because it supports copy/pasting of file, regex, key, command, and scripts as well. Read More
Like all modern operating systems, Ubuntu also offers tools to record and play sounds. Ubuntu's Sound Recorder Application lets you record and play sound in .flac, .wavm, .spx and .oga formats. It comes by default with Ubuntu and using it is a piece-of-cake. Read More
Ubuntu's Main Menu Bar contains three menus, Applications, Places, and System. The Application menu contains a hierarchy of sub menus, from which you can start the applications that are installed in your system. The Places menu offers quick way to navigate to directories in your system and the System menu lets you set preferences for your system and you can also find various administrator's applications here. Read More
If you visit a website(forum, wiki, etc) quite often and it does not provide RSS feed facility then how will you know when it is being updated? Instead of visiting a website repeatedly, Specto
can solve the problem for you. It is a very useful desktop notification tool that lets you monitor changes to the wiki pages, blog posts, forum threads, your email inbox, and even files and folders in your system. It is a light-weight application that resides in system tray and only pops up notifications when it detects changes in your configured notifications (called watches).
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.