How To Always Open YouTube Videos In Theater Mode

YouTube introduced theater mode a few years ago. Theater mode pushes the suggested videos below the video player. The video player itself sits on a nice black background. It is without a doubt, the better viewing experience. Unfortunately, YouTube doesn't remember which viewing mode you prefer. Regardless if you're signed in or signed out, YouTube will always default to the regular viewing mode. You have to click the theater mode button on the video player every single time. YouTube doesn't have a work around for this but, there are add-ons and extensions that make it so you always open YouTube videos in theater mode.Read More

How To Check If A Job Description Is Discriminatory [Chrome]

Job titles in tech are pretty creative; companies hire wizards, gurus, and the occasional hackers to develop products. The job titles are no doubt meant to excite and encourage potential employees to apply. This appears to have caught on in other industries as well. There isn't anything wrong with it unless the job title becomes too vague. With jobs, it's not just titles that can be vague. At times, job descriptions suffer the same fate. They are either too vague or outright discriminatory. For anyone unfamiliar with what red flags to look for, Joblint is a Chrome extension worth checking out. It lets you check if a job description is discriminatory or not. Here's how it works.Read More

How To Insert Notes From Google Keep In Google Docs

Google has integrated Google Keep in Google Docs. This update is available for the G Suite of apps. For now, regular Google account users will not be able to see it. If you like Google Keep and use it at work, you can now insert notes from Google Keep in Google Docs through a dedicated panel. Your notes and documents all sync to Google Drive and this feature makes it easier to work with both. You no longer have to switch between apps, and you can create notes in Google Keep that are linked to a specific document. Here's how you can insert notes from Google Keep in Google Docs.Read More

How To Disable Click To Load Tabs In Firefox

Web browsers can automatically open the last tabs you were browsing. You have to change your browser's start settings to enable this feature. If you've set your browser to always open a specific website i.e. your home page, or you've set it to always open a blank tab, the browser will not load tabs from your previous session. Both Firefox and Chrome support this session restore feature but Firefox adds something extra. If you've set Firefox to open tabs from your previous session, it will do so. It will, however, not load the tabs until you actually visit them. Firefox does this to prevent slow startup. It's better to load just the one tab you want to use right away and postpone the others until you visit them. This feature is called click to load tabs. Here's how you can disable click to load tabs in Firefox.Read More

How To Create A Quick YouTube Playlist In Chrome

You can create playlists on YouTube but some conditions apply. For one, you have to sign into YouTube. If you don't sign into YouTube, the playlist feature will not be available. When you're creating a playlist, you have to add the videos one by one. For each video you want to add, you have to open it and click the 'Add To' option under the video's description. That is three clicks per video for the playlist you want to create. The good news is, if you use Chrome, you can create a quick YouTube playlist using TubeLister. It's a Chrome extension that will add all open YouTube videos to a new playlist. Here's how it works.Read More

How To Check If A Website Is Affected By CloudBleed

CloudBleed is a new vulnerability that effects CloudFlare. CloudFare is a content delivery network and security provided that is the backbone of some very large, big name websites. This new vulnerability has made it possible for sensitive information; passwords, encrypted keys, and more. A simple Google search will not bring up this leaked information. As with any security breach, the standard protocol is to change your password immediately. The leak has bee patched but it has affected quite a few websites. Cloudbleed Indicator is a Chrome extension that alerts you when you visit a website affected by the vulnerability of the same name. CloudBleed is a Firefox add-on and Chrome Extension that can search your history and your bookmarks for affected websites. Here's how to check if a website is affected by CloudBleed.Read More

How To Snooze Tabs In Firefox

Mozilla develops experimental features for Firefox. A user running the stable version of Firefox can test these experimental features out by installing the Test Pilot add-on. A new experimental feature called Snooze tabs has been added via the Test Pilot add-on and it lets you postpone when you browse a tab. A snoozed tab is a tab that you can dismiss until later. You can select a time and date for when the tab will open next. Here's how you can snooze tabs in Firefox.Read More

How To Transform A URL Into An Emoji Link

Emoji domains are now a thing. Instead of a URL, an emoji domain will have several frowny faces that you will enter in the address bar to open a website. At the back end you still have a series of numbers that direct you to the website. The emoji are a mask for it making a domain name easier to remember. Domain owners are the ones who have to register an emoji domain. You, as an end user, can't impact this in anyway. However, if you like emoji in your URL, you can use Linkmoji to transform a URL into an Emoji link.Read More

How To View Tabs In Full Screen Mode In Chrome

You can go full screen in any Chrome tab. The full screen feature isn't limited to just media i.e. videos. If you're using a web app to type, using it in full screen will help avoid distractions. The full screen mode hides all tabs that you have open in the same Chrome window. The Taskbar/Dock disappear as well though you might still get alerts from apps. Tab Revolution is a Chrome extension that lets you view tabs in full screen mode. The tabs appear when you move your mouse to the top of the screen. You can click a tab to switch to it.Read More

How To Clear The Cache For A Particular Website [Chrome]

Chrome has a built-in tool to flush the cache. You can use it to purge your browser's cache from the last hour, day, week, month, or since forever. The downside to this tool is that it will delete everything indiscriminately. If you want to clear the cache for a particular website, Chrome seemingly has no controls for this. Ctrl+F5 doesn't do the trick either; it executes a hard reload of the page but the cache remains intact. Here's how you can clear the cache for a particular website in Chrome.Read More

How To Customize The Appearance Of Subtitles On Netflix

If you're going to put text on an image remember one golden rule; white text with a black outline can be read on anything. The image, no matter how busy/dense it is, will not render the text unreadable. The same goes for subtitles; you obviously can't have black subs on anything but white doesn't always look great either. Netflix supports subtitles across all its apps. The default color that Netflix displays subtitles in is white. If you're watching anime, the white subtitles often get lost or are hard to read. Here's how you can customize the appearance of subtitles on Netflix to make them easier to read.Read More

Learn To Type Code Faster With A Typing Tutor

A long, long time ago there was once an exceptionally popular program called TypingTutor. It was popular at a time when computers were just entering schools and offices. People needed to be taught how to type and this program was the go-to program to do just that. It taught users how best to position their hands over a keyboard and which fingers were best used to hit a key. SpeedCoder is a web app built on that very same principle but aimed at coders. It has dedicated tutorials for whichever language it is you code in. The app gives you a code snippet and you type it out. Here's how you can learn to type code faster with SpeedCoder.Read More

How To Sync Video Playback On Netflix When Watching With Friends

When you binge on Netflix with a group of friends, it's assumed you're all watching in the same room. That's not always true; you could both be watching the same thing from the comfort of your own homes. If you often watch Netflix with long distance friends then Netflix Party is a Chrome extension you should check out. It lets you sync video playback on Netflix so that you and your friend are watching the same scene at the same time. It prevents spoilers, of course, but also makes for a better viewing experience. Here's how it works.Read More

How To Schedule Deleting Files In Dropbox

Dropbox is an exceptionally powerful file sharing service. As the service has developed over the years, it's incorporated features to help users collaborate on files. As far as sharing is concerned, the service has stuck with basic sharing features. Finesse is a web app that lets you schedule a date to automatically delete a file from your Dropbox account. The app lets you select a single or multiple files and schedule a date and time when they should be deleted. Here's how it works.Read More

Automatically Pause And Resume YouTube When You Switch Tabs [Firefox]

YouTube has a neat feature where, when you open a video it doesn't start to play until you switch to the tab. When you open a YouTube tab in the background; the video will start and continue to buffer. However, until you switch to the tab it won't actually play. YouTube auto Pause and Resume is a Firefox add-on that improves on this feature. It can automatically pause and resume YouTube video when you switch to a different tab. When you switch back to the YouTube tab, the video begins to play. Here's how it works.Read More

How To Practice Breathing Exercises For Meditation In VR

Breathing is a major part of yoga and meditation. The seemingly simple act of inhaling and exhaling is broken down into four steps which take a little time to get used to. If you're trying out meditation or learning the basics of breathing for yoga then Exhale VR is a web app that can help you. There are quite a few apps available to help people learn how to meditate and regulate their breathing and Exhale VR gives you a visual way to do it. You can use the app with Google Cardboard or, if you don't have VR headset, from just your desktop browser. Here's how it works.Read More

How To Find The Message ID For A Gmail Email [Chrome]

Gmail has quite a few management features for keeping track of important conversations. You can use labels, folders, and the star feature to make sure you don't lose an email. Gmail's robust search is another way to quickly find and retrieve a message. Every message you send or receive in Gmail has a unique ID. It's what Gmail uses to differentiate messages. On the surface you see the sender, subject, and contents of a message. At the back end, this unique ID is what keeps track of everything and you can use it to keep track of emails outside of Gmail. Gmail message ID finder is Chrome extension that helps you find the message ID for a Gmail email.Read More

How To Get Colored Title Bars In Firefox In Windows 10

Firefox never added support for colored title bars in Windows 10. Initially, title bars in Windows 10 had no color. Users resorted to UI modifying apps and themes to get colored title bars until the feature was added natively. Once it was added though, Firefox choose to sit the feature out. A hack for the shortcoming was quickly developed by modifying the userChrome.css file. Unfortunately, Firefox 40 removed this file and the hack became obsolete. Here's how you can get colored title bars in Firefox, regardless which version of the browser you're running.Read More

Find Your Legal Immigration Status In The US & Get Helpful Resources

Immigrants and visa holders in the US have been detained at airports and barred from entering after the country's newest executive order on immigration went into effect. Those that are residing within the country are threatened with losing their resident status and being deported. Muslim migrants from seven countries have been given a blanket ban. The legality and the execution of this order are both under question but there is general panic and worry. If you're an immigrant and not sure about where you stand after this order Immi is a little website that helps you find your legal immigration status in the US and gives you helpful resources should your resident status be threatened.Read More

How To Identify Clickbait On Facebook [Chrome]

You'll never believe what this Chrome extension does. It can identify clickbait on Facebook and save you from reading through a long, ad-laced list of outdated and/old/incorrect information. The extension is called This is Clickbait and it's available in the Chrome Web Store. It does two things; identify links shared on Facebook as clickbait or not clickbait, and for the slightly ambiguous links, it offers a clickbait score. Here's how it works.Read More