Fix Stuck Pixels On Your Screen By Flashing Bright Colors On It

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The dreaded dead pixel is a nightmare and sometimes it's dead beyond resuscitation. Not all spots on your screen are dead pixels though; some of them might just be stuck and a stuck pixel has a better chance of being fixed than a dead one. There are several popular methods for fixing a stuck pixel on an LCD screen, one of which involves rapidly flashing different colors on your screen (or over the defected area) to fix it. Meet JScreenFix; a simple browser based app that provides a flashing screen for just this solution. Read More

Recall A Sent Email With Gmail’s New Undo Send Button

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If you're a power user, you might already be familiar with the Undo Send feature that has been part of Gmail for a while. It's less known among average users because up until a few days ago, it was purely experimental. The feature has now graduated to the stable version of Gmail and it's a life saver for anyone who has ever accidentally hit the 'Send' button only to realize they forgot to attach a file or that they had only written the opening salutation in the email and nothing else. Here's how to enable it. Read More

Access All Firefox Menus From A Single Button On The Toolbar

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Firefox looked very different a few years ago; it wasn't all neat, clean, and minimal like it is today. Before, the browser looked like any other app with menus in the menu bar. When Chrome began to gain popularity with its very minimal design, people began to realize there was a better way to access application settings. Firefox began an overhaul of its UI and has since changed considerably. It now lets you add your most frequently used features as buttons on the toolbar while hiding the menus that used to appear on its menu bar. To access them, you have to hit the Alt key and they will appear momentarily. The thing is, while these menus may have been hidden for the sake of a 'cleaner' browser, they house important features and are very much needed. If you don't like hitting the Alt key to access them, give All Menus Button a try. It adds a button to the tool bar that encompasses every single menu on Firefox's menu bar for you to access. Read More

How To Tell If A Facebook Page Responds To Its Inbox Messages

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Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter may be used for a lot of things; keeping up with friends, getting news, finding events in your area, but as time has shown Facebook pages and Twitter profiles are also a way for people to engage with their favorite brands. Simple posts about grievances are often left unanswered if a page isn't active and until a few days ago, there was no way to tell if a Facebook page even checked its inbox. There is now and here's how it works. Read More

Look Up What Song Was Playing During A Scene In A Movie Or TV Show

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Music plays a very important part in both movies and TV shows. It is so important that it has its very own category at the Oscars. Often, the music score or the tracks included are the only redeemable quality for some movies and TV productions, and at other times, many tracks rise from obscurity to mainstream music solely because they were part of a popular motion production. TuneFind is a crowd sourced service that lists songs that were played during a movie or an episode of a TV show. The songs are listed with a brief description of what scene they were played during, and users can authenticate or question a listing, as well as submit a new one. Read More

Organize Tabs Into Groups You Can Name & Easily Switch Between Them [Chrome]

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Grouping tabs together isn't a novel idea. For most of us, we group our tabs subconsciously when we open them in different windows. Perhaps we dedicate a window to just emails that need answering, and the second one to the YouTube videos that need to buffer before you can watch them. Spaces is a Chrome extension that lets you group the tabs you have open into spaces. It's a lot like the group tabs feature in Firefox except it is easier to switch between your groups, you can name the groups, and you don't necessarily have to open a link to add it to a group. Read More

5 New Improvements Chrome Just Made To Its Bookmarks Manager

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Chrome updates are not regularly covered on AddictiveTips but everyone once in a while, Chrome rolls out something that is awesome and we can't help but talk about it. Today, Chrome's new bookmarks manager is in the limelight. Not only does it have a new look but it's also made saving bookmarks, editing bookmark thumbnails, deleting bookmarks, and selecting which folder to save a bookmark to easier. The icing on this cake is a new 'notes' feature that lets you add a note to the page you are bookmarking so the next time you look at it, you know why you saved it. Read More

New Features In Firefox 38 For Desktop And Android

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Firefox 38 is out and the release brings a few noteworthy features for both desktop and mobile. Desktop users get a new Preferences UI. The window is now displayed in a tabbed format. It seems to be far more functional that what Firefox previously offered and allows you to quickly jump to a particular tab. Support for the autocomplete=off attribute has been removed, a copy option has been added to the Console, and then there are the usual security fixes. For Android users there is a lot to look forward to. Firefox 38 now has Material design, allows you to send a tab to any one of your synced devices, and lets you send a URL open in other apps to your Firefox bookmarks or reading list. Here's a quick look at these features. Read More

View All Of r/videos As A Channel And Skip Clicking Through Links [Web]

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Reddit users, whether they're posting in r/DIY or just r/Food create some really amazing things. Imgur is one of those things; the service was created by a Redditor who was frustrated there wasn't a good image sharing service that played well with Reddit. The rest is history and Imgur is easily one of the most popular image sharing sites today. Another, far less ambitious project to come out of Reddit is Reddit TV. It's a channel that will play all videos posted to the subreddit r/Videos. Instead of having to click links, you can just visit Reddit TV and watch videos play one after the other, until it's time to go home. Read More

Check If A Movie Is Critically Acclaimed Or A Commercial Success

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When Twilight, the movie, first came out its IMDb rating was through the roof. As more and more of the book's fanbase rated the movie, its score seemed to get better. It broke records and the franchise was a commercial success. It wasn't until more people saw the movie and gave it a more realistic rating that the IMDb page finally reflected it to be a mediocre movie at best. By then, too many of us had lost those precious hours of our life that could have been spent doing literally anything else. What that proved was that even IMDb and RottenTomato ratings can fail us. Meet the Pretentious O Meter created by Niall Beard. It's a simple little web app that analyzes IMDb and RottenTomato ratings alongside the critical acclaim a film has to tell you whether it's good or just a commercial success. Read More

Automatically Play/Pause A YouTube Video When You Switch Tabs [Firefox]

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YouTube's play/pause keyboard shortcut doesn't work all that great. If you're wondering why you've never heard of said shortcut it's mostly because it doesn't work. You may have hit the shortcut multiple times and never realized it wasn't working. The shortcut is the space bar and nine out of ten times it will just scroll down on the page instead of pausing the video. With the shortcut rarely working, it's inconvenient to pause a video on YouTube before you switch to a different tab. What I normally do is hit the hard mute key on my keyboard to stop all sound if I need to mute it in a hurry. Smart Pause for YouTube is a Firefox extension that will automatically pause a YouTube video when you switch to a different tab, and automatically play it when you return to it. Read More

Skip Permissions & Allow Video Players On Any Website To Go Full Screen [Chrome]

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Media players embedded on websites all have a full screen button which expands the media player so that it fills up your entire screen. Each time you allow a media player to go full screen, you're basically allowing the website it's embedded on to go full screen. It can get annoying because most websites will use Vimeo, YouTube, or on the rare occasion DailyMotion to embed videos and these are all websites whose media players we have already allowed full screen access to. Just because the video is embedded on a different site, Chrome asks us to permit the website to go full screen even if the media player is that of YouTube. If the 'Allow Fullscreen' message bothers you, here's a simple way to turn it off. Read More

See Common Business Hours When Planning Meetings Across Time Zones

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Planning a meeting across two different time zones isn't easy; there is always the question of whether or not they have day-light savings and when it goes into effect. Then there's the whole are they ahead of us or behind in time. From my personal experience, even Outlook isn't that great at helping you schedule a meeting across multiple time zones. My Meeting Time is a helpful tool that lets you visualize the time difference between multiple time zones, see what common business hours exist between the two, and helps you plan a meeting that is convenient for everyone invited. Read More

How To Restore A Deleted Thumbnail From The Chrome New Tab Page

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Chrome's New tab page features a speed dial; it has thumbnails of your frequently visited websites and you can click a thumbnail to instantly open the website. Based on your browsing history, you can save up to eight different websites like this. It is an exceptionally useful feature and most browsers have a speed dial functionality. For both Chrome and Firefox, extensions and add-ons exist that let you increase the number of website thumbnails that appear on the new tab page. Now imagine for a second you accidentally delete a thumbnail? Most of us would think that it will come back because we will continue to visit the website but that sadly is not the case in Chrome. Here's what to do when you accidentally delete a thumbnail from the New Tab page and want to get it back. Read More

Get Alerts For Upcoming Concerts And Find Festivals In Your Area

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If you love music festivals or concerts you might be looking for an easy way to find them or learn about upcoming events. Maybe instead of searching for an upcoming festival or concert, it would be nice if they found you. Concert With Me is a very smart web app that finds concerts and gigs in your area. You can import your music preferences from Facebook or Deezer. Alternatively you can enter your favorite artists' names and get an email alert when they are on tour. It's also a good tool, with plenty of customization options, for finding a music event that you can enjoy. Read More

Use Facebook Messenger In Your Browser Without An Add-on Or Extension

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Facebook's chat feature is easily one of the most popular features of the social network. A lot of extensions for both Chrome and Firefox are available that allow you to use the messaging feature as a stand alone app instead of strictly on Facebook because it is very distracting. Facebook has now released an independent web interface dedicated solely to its chat feature titled Messenger. You sign in using your Facebook account and continue chatting. Your chat history is there and you do not need to have Facebook open in a tab. Here's a quick review of the new feature. Read More

Force Close A Chrome Tab When It Becomes Unresponsive

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Chrome tabs can become unresponsive for any reason but usually, often before you notice a tab is stuck, it will crash. You will have the option to reload said tab and work will continue without a hitch. On the rare occasion when this doesn't happen and closing the tab doesn't work either (the tab refuses to close), you have to wait for Chrome to realize there is a problem or you have to close Chrome. The much easier and less drastic measure is to close the tab. Here's how you can force close a single tab when it's unresponsive and the close button isn't working either. Read More

How To Add Conditional Formatting To Cells In Google Sheets

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Google has rolled out conditional formatting for its online spreadsheet app Google Sheets. It's a reason to rejoice because this feature isn't about fancy or impressive looking cells. If you've ever used the feature of the same name on Microsoft Excel, you know it can be used to differentiate cells based on their value. The Conditional Formatting feature in Google Sheets lets you enter a differentiating criteria based on text, numerical, or date value. You can also enter a custom differentiating value. If the app identifies a cell that meets the criteria i.e. the rule(s) you applied, it will format the cell differently. What's more is that you can apply multiple rules and choose the order they are executed in. Here's a quick run down of the feature. It's been released, partially on the Android version. Read More

Auto Expand Code Snippets On Stack Exchange For Better Reading [Firefox]

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Forums like Stack Exchange are amazing for the sheer size of their community but also for the wide range of topics this one single platform covers. You can ask people to help you with code and scripts that you're trying to execute and even help you learn the correct use of a semi-colon by asking the right group of people. Speaking of code, Stack Overflow lets users share code both when seeking help and when providing it. Anyone who deals with code might also know that those lines that do so much can sometimes get really long and because syntax is so important hyphenating or breaking a long line so that it appears in the next one is often times a big no-no. Wide screen stackexchange sites is a Firefox add-on that expands the Q&A area of Stack Exchange sites so that any code that's been shared is easier to read. Read More

Get The Space Bar To Pause YouTube Videos Instead Of Scrolling Down [Chrome]

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YouTube supports keyboard shortcuts for playing and/or pausing a video. These shortcuts, as fas as using them in Chrome are oddly temperamental; sometimes they work and other times they do not. It has something to do with where you clicked outside the video player. In my personal experience, playing around with the shortcuts has sometimes yielded success and other times not. If the shortcuts were to function flawlessly you could play/pause videos with the spacebar. Hit the spacebar now though and it's more likely the page will just scroll down instead of pausing the video. If you're a Chrome user, there's YouTube Pause. A simple extension that works in the background and gets the spacebar shortcut to function properly. Read More