Amelita: Use Context Menu Options From The Mac Menu Bar

Right-click context menu shows the app-related settings and options in a menu, and that's why the options we see vary accordingly. Some options in the context menu are recurring, but being the context menu, it needs to be called separately in each app. Amelita is a free Mac app that runs in the menu bar and consolidates context menu options. It includes several of its own functions that allow you to send a command from one app to the other without having to launch the applications. A very common example of this would be text copied to your clipboard. You can paste this text to a number of apps, and Amelita makes it easier to do so. Pasting is of course an option you have available in the system context menus; Amelita also adds additional options that can be used with different apps. Read More

How To Add & Remove Shortcuts From Windows 8 Win + X Menu [Tip]

Compared to Windows 8 Developer Build, there are a lot of things that have been added to the Consumer Preview. In the past, we have extensively reviewed all the changes that have been made to the upcoming version of Windows. For instance, the removal of the Start Menu button has conjured up quite a debate on whether this radical change was for the good or the bad. Some people cite it as a step towards the future, while others claim this move to be a poor judgment on Microsoft’s part. Apart from some critical subtractions, there are some worthwhile improvements and additions in Windows 8. For example, the new Win + X menu of Windows 8 provides an easy way to access numerous System Utilities such as Programs and Features, Network Connections, Power Options, Task Manager, Control Panel, Run dialog box etc. However, there is no default option to easily edit this menu according to your own requirements. In this post, we will guide you through the process of adding and removing items from Windows 8 Win + X menu. Read More

Get Firefox’s “Most Visited Pages” URL Dropdown In Chrome’s Omnibar

Firefox allows users to view their most visited pages in a drop-down right from the URL bar, but Chrome lacks this useful functionality. Dropdown List Of Most Visited Links, an extension for Chrome, as the name implies, displays a list of sites that you visit the most. The list is displayed in a dropdown menu and can be accessed from the address bar. The pages are retrieved from the history, and clicking a link opens the page in the current tab, whereas a middle click on the link opens it in a new tab (as normal browser behavior would dictate). Moreover, the extension is highly customizable, and you can change the List Style, Appearance, List width, Number of links and more. Read More

GlassMyFox Lets You Enable Aero Glass Effects For Firefox

The Aero Glass effect in Windows 7 and Vista makes window frames look translucent. It’s mostly a cosmetic feature aimed at making the appearance of a window more appealing but it also allows you to see a shadow of which windows are open in the background or the icons on your desktop. GlassMyFox is a Firefox add-on that enhances the Aero effect for all Firefox windows. Provided you already have Aero Glass enabled, this add-on will make menus, toolbars and windows, transparent. The add-on has multiple options for customizing how Firefox looks with the enhanced Aero effects. Summarily, you can select different Aero themes for the tabs in a window, change the appearance of the Firefox button, change what preferences, dialog and bookmarks’ windows appear, customize dropdown menus, toolbar text, the bookmarks and history sidebar text, appearance of buttons in general and set the New Tab page to be translucent. Read More

Amazon aStore Arts, Crafts & Sewing Makes Shopping For Materials Easier [Chrome]

If you're passionate about arts and crafts, and love creating items such as paintings, cushions, dresses, lamps etc, then Amazon aStore Arts, Crafts & Sewing is a Google Chrome app that you might come to appreciate. This aStore has products for arts, crafts, beading, drawing, painting, fabrics and much more, letting you find all your supplies in a one-stop shop. The official Amazon website also offers a category of arts, crafts and sewing, but it is much more time consuming to actually find the respective department and then your desired category. The aStore offers a quicker and easier way to access the products you love, eliminating the need for a lengthy process. Just go to the aStore, buy all your favorite items, and let your creativity run loose! Read More

Bamboo Feed Reader For Firefox Conveniently Allows You To Manage Feeds

Bamboo Feed Reader is a Firefox add-on that enables you to monitor and manage your RSS feeds,  supporting Atom and RSS formats. You can easily add feeds by copy-pasting URLs. Furthermore, it allows you to block ads for HTML content, and provides automatic updates. The add-on features two different views for feeds; they can either be displayed as a List or Content. You can filter your feeds by selecting the All or Unread options. Read More

Give Empty Tabs In Chrome A Desktop Look With All Options In One Place

Cognition Desktop is a Google Chrome Extension that replaces the empty Chrome tabs with a theme to give it a "desktop" look and essential buttons for quick access of browser options. When mixed with the Cognition Application Framework it can be used as a front-end to the browser through AJAX/CGI. However, when in the standalone format, it acts as a New Tab replacement intended for quick access to Google Chrome features. Read More

Add Functions And Commands In Windows Explorer Context Menu

FileMenu Tools lets you manually customize and extend the Windows Explorer context menu. It adds built-in utilities to perform certain tasks & operations on files/ folders and adds customized commands that let users run external applications, copy or move a files to a specific folder or delete specific file types, and much more. With this tool you can also customize the "Send to” sub-menu by enabling or disabling context-menu commands. Read More

How To Easily Open Multiple Bookmarks And URLs In Firefox

Tabbed browsing has now become a long-established norm, and it is very convenient to open all your required pages within one window in different tabs. Supposing that out of your 50 bookmarked pages, you have 20 that you want to open in new tabs, it can be really troublesome to open the bookmarks menu 20 times to open each, going through excessive clicking and mouse movements to get the task done. Stay-Open Menu is a Firefox add-on that keeps the History and Bookmarks menus open for multiple clicks, bringing ease to the entire process. Read More

Disable NVIDIA Control Panel From Desktop Right-Click Context Menu

Do you have a Nvidia Graphic card? The latest firmware from Nvidia installs a script that enables Nvidia Control Panel on desktop right-click context menu. This can slow down the loading speed of the context menu when you right-click on the Desktop if you are using a low-end computer. In my case, I simply don’t need this option because it’s useless. If you are in same situation like me, its time to disable/remove it.

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Remove Useless Items From Right-Click Context Menu By Hacking Registry

Have you ever noticed that some applications like Antivirus software, WinZip, SmartFTP, and others, add some items to the context menu when you right-click on a file or folder? Apart from Windows Vista, these software install shell extensions to add applications in the right-click context menu. If you delete the appropriate shell extension in the registry, you won't get these additional menu items. Read More