Introduction to Opera Turbo Mode
Opera Turbo Mode is a new feature in Opera 10 Browser that allows a page to load much faster by compressing the image. When this mode is enabled, Opera’s servers will compress the images and other graphic elements from a webpage and send them to your browser, resulting in a faster load time. It is suitable for those users who are using a slow internet connection, such as dial-up or are using a crowded Wi-Fi connection. Read More
If you use Firefox and are looking to increase your productivity, then this tip is for you. Split Browser is a free add-on for Firefox that splits your screen to make space for more content. It is suitable for those users who have large screens, i.e screens larger than 19” or those who have high desktop resolutions.
Note: Split Browser is quite an old Firefox add-on, I am reviewing it here for those users who haven't heard about it before and for for those who don’t know how to use it.
It only splits the content area, not the whole browser. You can open tabs in new content window, just right-click the tab, select ‘Split Tab To’ and then select the area where you would like to split. Read More
Many developers use Amazon S3 to store data, but you can actually use it for sharing large files with your friends and by large I mean, file of any size. S3 Browser is an Amazon S3 client which you can use to download and upload files from your account easily. It also allows you to organize your Amazon S3 buckets and files, apart from that you can also set access controls. One great feature is to automatically create public URLs to share files, this can come handy if you use Amazon S3 frequently. Read More
Do you get annoyed when Firefox tells you that new update for your add-ons are available? And then you need to manually click the Update button, wait for the update to complete and then finally your browser is gets restarted. Update Notifier is a great little add-on for Firefox which you can use to automatically update all your add-ons and themes without even bothering you. Read More
I visit multiple websites, multiple times daily. Typing the names of these websites over and over again becomes too time consuming and obviously, boring. I figured out a way to create a desktop shortcut for it through which you can open unlimited number of websites in multiple browser tabs.
Basically we have to create a batch file to open multiple websites. If you have read the post in the link above you will learn to make batch file for opening multiple applications, but for the sake of convenience I am going to teach you to make a batch file to open multiple websites at once. The method is almost same, but instead of application target, we will enter website URL. Read More
If you have installed a theme or extension that has made your Firefox unstable you don’t need to reinstall the browser over and over again to solve the problem. You can run the Firefox in safe mode and uninstall anything that is causing your browser unstable. Basically when you run Firefox in safe mode it does not load themes, extensions, or customized codes, therefore making your Firefox stable. Read More
So many people are searching for the terms Firefox cache folder, Firefox cache files, Firefox temp folder, Firefox temporary folder, Firefox cache location, and the list goes on. They all are somehow looking for a single folder called Cache, which is inside the Firefox Profiles folder. Read More
Do you want to share a large file with your friend without downloading any software or without uploading it to some website/server? Worry not, now you can send large files directly to your friend over peer-to-peer technology using your web browser. Read More
The first thing everyone does when he/she comes online is to search and browse the web. Majority of the people will click on the top results in search engines, since they are above other links they will click on it without giving a second thought. What they tend to forget is that there are millions of websites that are not safe to use, they can attack your computer, steal credit card information, misguide and scam you, etc. Read More
Do you want to listen to your favorite artist, discover new music and browse at the same time without having to visit any music related website? If you use Last.fm to listen to your favorite artists, discover new music, and create music playlists then all you need is Fire.fm. It is an add-on for Firefox browser that lets you access music from Last.fm. To use this add-on you will need a Last.fm account which is free, If you don’t have an account with last.fm, I would strongly recommend that you make one. Read More
Forget MS Office 2007, now you can open docx files in Firefox. Firefox is quite faster in opening a docx file than Office 2007 itself thanks to OpenXML Viewer add-on. It is available for both Windows and Linux. Read More
Do you want to view images in an acceptable way in Firefox? Here, acceptable way means that you are able to view them in an exciting new way with any background color of your choice, zoom inside those pictures, and drag them across the screen. ImageTweak is a small add-on for Firefox that does exactly this but with a little twist. Read More
Do you work using multiple Firefox tabs and want to organize them categorically rather than chronologically? A new tab is opened right next to the last tab, by the time you open too many tabs it gets difficult to sift through to find the right tab, this is where an Add-On called TooManyTabs can come useful. If you have too many browser tabs in Firefox that you might want to categorize to differentiate, this utility will help you organize tabs in special rows and it also help to reduce memory usage by putting some of the tabs in idle state. Read More
Did your browser become unstable due to a recent installation of some add-on? Sometimes when we install an add-on, it may become the root cause of crashing or slowing down of the web browser. In this situation it is better to use your browser without the add-ons. By doing this you can find out if the problem and fix it easily, or just simply remove the add-on that was causing the problem. If you are a security freak like me, you can run your browser without add-ons while making online transactions because any 3rd party add-ons could be tracking your activity. Read More
Firefox has its own in-built spell check, but this spell check is available only in text area and one thing you may have noticed is that Firefox only checks the spelling on large text fields. Many times blogging titles have spelling mistakes which built in spell checker miss out, but a simple trick can activate spell check in text fields as well. If you want Firefox to check the spelling in all text fields, you just have to tweak one of the settings. Read More