Friday, December 31, 2010

IE9 gets web anti-tracking tool

Web anti-tracking tool:

Microsoft has just announced that it will be implementing an anti-tracking tool to its IE9 (Internet Explorer 9) browser, which should mean websites will be unable to share or learn about your browsing history.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Features of Opera 11 Beta

Features of Opera 11 Beta

Tab Stacking:

Recently Opera 11 beta introduced a new feature Tab Stacking, which lets it probable drag one tab on top of another to group them into sets.

Tab Stacking allows you to create group of tabs in stacks and work easily with numbers of open tabs.

How to Always Have the Internet Explorer 9 Menu Bar Turned On by Default

This article will show you how to enable or disable having the Menu bar to always be turned on by default in Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) for all users in Windows 7 and Vista.

IE 9 is not available for Windows XP, Its available for Windows 7.

For details and download information about Internet Explorer 9, please see:

You will need to be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this tutorial.


Through the Local Group Policy Editor

1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

2. In the left pane, click on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and Internet Explorer. (see screenshot below)

3. In the right pane, right click on Turn on menu bar by default and click on Edit. (see screenshot above)

4. To Disable Internet Explorer 9 Menu Bar Always On

Even when "Always On" is disabled, you will still be able to view the IE9 Menu bar temporarily by pressing the ALT key.

A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled. (see screenshot below step 6)

B) Go to step 6.

5. To Enable Internet Explorer 9 Menu Bar Always On

A) Select (dot) Enabled. (see screenshot below step 6)

6. Click on OK. (see screenshot below)

7. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.

8. If you are enabling IE9 Menu bar always on, then open Internet Explorer 9 and press the ALT key. The Menu bar will now always be turned on when you open IE9.

9. If you are disabling IE9 Menu bar always on, then close and reopen Internet Explorer 9 (if open) to apply.

IE 9 is not available for Windows XP, Its available for Windows 7.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

How to Increase Browsing Speed on Safari

Remove Website Favicons in Safari
Normally, Websites now include a small icon or 'favicon' which is visible in the address bar and next to bookmarks. Plenty of websites are available over the internet, it is obvious that these icons can potentially take up a fair amount hard disk space. This will cause slow downs due to Safari having to 'sift' through the collection to find the right image. It is possible to erase the icons from your computer and start fresh.

How to Backup Chrome bookmarks using the bookmark manager

If you use same browser for quiet some time you will end up savings tons of bookmarks saved in the browser and you probably want to back them up for obvious purposes. When you start bookmarking lots of sites in Google Chrome, you can easily search for them in the Omnibar or in the Bookmark Manager (Ctrl + Shift + B). Google is beyond famous for its powerful search engine, but when it comes to searching for bookmarks within specific folders in Chrome. Just like any other browser backing up bookmarks in Google Chrome is pretty easy. Let’s check how to backup bookmarks in Chrome:

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

How To Disable Firefox Windows 7 Taskbar Previews

Firefox users can disable thumbnail previews in their web browser in the about:config configuration screen. All they need to do is to type about:config in the Firefox address bar

How to Disable Opera Browser tab previews in Windows 7

If you use Opera browser in Windows 7 by default, Opera browser shows tab previews or thumbnails in taskbar on Windows 7. This feature is although useful but can be annoying, if you have lot many tabs opened in Opera. Below is an easy way to disable it.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

What is ActiveX Control in Internet Explorer

Whenver you visit a website in  Internet Explorer you may be prompted to install an ActiveX Control to use some functionality on the site. It is usually described in the appearing prompt. ActiveX Controls are similar to plugins for Internet Explorer that add capabilities to the browser.
       Usually ActiveX Controls add plugin-like features to the web browser, for instance the ability to view specific videos. The website that tries to install the ActiveX Control should always display what the control is needed for. These type of controls have been misused in the past, and it is always a good idea to see if you can navigate and use the website without installing the ActiveX Control

Friday, December 24, 2010

Mozilla Firefox 4.0 Beta Portable Version

Many people love to carry software on a USB drive it includes games browsers and other applications, nowadays portable software's are very popular.
Like other portable software's, Firefox portable too has all the features available in the main Mozilla browser but requires no installation – just unzip the files in a folder and start Chroming.

Download Firefox 4.0 Portable
To download your copy of portable Firefox Browser, head over to this site and click the download link – Wait for few seconds to download the file.

Install Note: This will install alongside a Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition installation by default in a Firefox Portable Test directory. The installer supports upgrading existing 3.6 installations by manually changing the install location, though this is not recommended.

Use CLEO to Backup all Firefox Addons

CLEO addon can combine all Firefox addons/themes to a single installer .

How to Optimize Downloading in Firefox

We have been using Firefox's default download manager and its not really the most comfortable program for downloading files It is for instance not possible to directly see the download url of a file that is in the download manager. Sure, a right-click and the selection of Copy Download Link from the context menu adds that information to the clipboard, which can then be pasted somewhere to see the web address, but that’s everything but comfortable.

How to View Saved Passwords in Google Chrome

If you have saved a password for a website in Google's Chrome you can easily view those passwords and also you can delete it.Usually setting Google Chrome to save passwords makes things easier while using browser, and Chrome can also tell you what your password is if you forget it.

Let's check how to navigate to these browser settings

Use Internet Explorer on Your Mac

All windows users are enjoying Internet Explorer 9 beta , But as we know Internet Explorer 9 is not available to download for Mac users,
As far as I know, most Mac users generally need IE only for dreaded compatibility testing that web developers always have to endure, and this is why having a VM or WineBottled installation is legitimately helpful. On a more serious note, ie4mac is a soon to be released application that allows you to use IE6, IE7, IE8 and even IE9 web browser on your Mac

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts

In order to make your browser experience much better you can use few keyboard shortcuts which helps you to save time while browsing.

How to View Saved Password in Safari 4

Whenver you login to a webpage using a user name and password safari stores your password. Sometimes you may forget password but the cool thing is you can do a Spotlight search in browser from right within Keychain to quickly find the password you’re looking for .

  • First navigate to your Applications folder for the Utilities folder.
  • Double-click on Keychain Access.
  • When it opens you’ll see a search field in the upper-right corner.
  • Now type the name of the site you’re looking for, and it will appear.
  • Double-click on the result and an info dialog will appear, and to see your password.
  • Turn on the show Password checkbox.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Change Saved Passwords Settings in Mozilla Firefox

Just like Opera and Chrome Firefox has built-in functionality to save your password. So let's check how to view saved user name and passwords and change settings for future use

To see the saved user name and password in Mozilla Firefox follow the steps below.

1. Navigate to Firefox top menu and click on Tools

2. On the Tools click on Options

Enable Password Protection in Internet Explorer

This article will show you how to enable password protection in Internet Explorer. Once you enable password you will be prompted for password whenver you open a new site. When you compare other browsers like Opera,  google chrome, firefox features like this makes internet explorer different.

1.Open Internet Explorer page.

2.Navigate Tools –> Internet Options –> Content

3.Under Content Advisor, click Enable.

4.Create a new admin password and a hint. Hint can be a message to the user who is opening a site in Internet Explorer.

5.Adjust the ratings slider to None so that no website can be opened without a password.

6.In General Tab make sure you have checked “Supervisor can type a password to allow users to view restricted content.

Now you will get 3 options to choose, Select as per your requirement and type the password .

WebGL Extension for Browsers

WebGL extension has a  low-level JavaScript API providing computer's graphics hardware from within scripts on web pages (browsers). Once you install this extension to the browser you can create 3D graphics that update in realtime.
WebGL rapidly gaining momentum and has strong backing from a growing number of browser vendors. which uses WebGL to render an exported Spore creature, and let the user rotate the 3D model to view it from different angles.

Internet Explorer 9 and Tracking Protection

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 tracking protection tool gives users control over which site elements can track their activity during a browsing session.This opt-in anti-tracking feature that will block third-party content.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Create a Shortcut to Troubleshoot Internet Connections

This article will show you, how to create a desktop shortcut to troubleshoot Internet connections. You also have an option to download a file from microsoft to do the same task.
Let's check how to create a manual shortcut on Windows 7.
1. First you need to create a shortcut on desktop, right click on a empty area on desktop, and click on New and Shortcut.

2. Type the location below into the location area, and click on the Next button.
%systemroot%\system32\msdt.exe -id NetworkDiagnosticsWeb

Enable or Disable Mouse Gestures in Opera

Mouse Gesture feature enables you to take control of mouse movements in Opera browser. In order to enable or disable mouse gestures navigate to
  •  Settings 
  •  Preferences
  •  Advanced
  • Shortcuts, and check or uncheck “Enable mouse gestures”.

How to update Mozilla Firefox for Latest Version.

Normally,  Firefox has an option to update browser automatically. But if this option is disabled and you want manually, You may need to check for updates and install them. This helps in optimizing your computer.
Navigate to Firefox Help menu and select updates option

Monday, December 20, 2010

keep the Menu Bar Always Visible in Internet Explorer 9

There are several addons to change settiongs of menu bar in mozilla Firefox.  Let's check how to keep menu bar always visible in IE9. In order to keep the Menu Bar always visible, You need to access registry by going to  Start - Run- and type "Regedit" You have to navigate as per browser installed

Dragging Files and Tabs in Safari

Just like any other Mac applications, Safari supports dragging in files from the Finder or other applications such as iPhoto. If you just drag a file into a regular browser window, however, all it will do is display the file in a Safari window. The useful part comes when a website is asking for you to upload a file. Instead of clicking ‘Choose File’, you can drag the file you want to use and drop it directly on the button. A small green plus sign will appear next to your cursor, and the file is selected, no matter how deeply nested it is on your hard drive. This is a small thing, but it can save a lot of time if you have a file open in the Finder already before you upload it to a website.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

How to Optimize and Improve the Safari Browsing Speed

 Some simple tips to speed up Safari without disabling certain security features on browser. If you are an advanced user, you always have an option to edit browser settings and optimize the speed to your usage level. These settings are applicable for both Mac and windows aswell.

Optimize Firefox and Reduce CPU and Memory Usage

Recent versions in firefox has fixed most of the bug's. But still you can minimize the CPU usage. Now let's optimize Firefox to use less memory and to work faster.

Reduce Number Of Addons
Addons can cause Firefox to use more memory when they're used and may not release their memory until Firefox is closed. So disable unwanted Firefox extensions.

Enable/Disable Pop-up Windows in Google Chrome

Popups can be one of the most annoying things in browser while surfing the Internet. But in rare cases, popup windows may contain important information from a legitimate Web site that you may want to access.
Controlling pop-up windows in Google Chrome is slightly different than other browsers, you would have to look in a different place to enable the settings.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

First Step to Fix Internet Explorer 8 Issues

If you are running  Internet Explorer 8, you might have noticed sometimes it freezes frequently, you must know that this is a problem that is not solely limited to this particular browser, You can easily fix these issues.

Friday, December 10, 2010

How to Filter Tabs in Firefox

Its quiet confusing when lot of tabs opened in browser.Though Windows 7 provides gives preview of all browser window, we won't be able to filter this. So you have an easy option to search and filter tabs in Firefox, In order to filter through all the open tabs, simply right-click on the tab toolbar, and select "Filter Tabs". This will bring up the menu you see above.  Now, you can type in text to match a title, URL or both to show only the tabs you want to see.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Some Troubleshooting Steps to Fix Wireless Networking Issues in Windows 7

We often come across wireless issues, connecting a laptop or gaming device device becomes tough task. I have made a list of some basic troubleshooting steps to fix wireless issues in Windows 7

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Google Chrome 8 Improvements

Google Chrome team started developing on nre browser by releasing its first build og Google Chrome 8 web browser. Google Chrome 7 beta builds received a cloud printing and host remoting features that align nicely with the upcoming Chrome OS release.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Restoring Bookmarks in Firefox

There are different plugins are available in order handle bookmarks in Firefox, But if you delete bookmarks still you will be able to make use of previous day’s bookmark backup.

Friday, December 3, 2010

How to launch Firefox in Safe mode on Windows 7

If you are facing any issue with Firefox Safemode in firefox is one of the troubleshooting steps in Firefox. Using Safe Mode, you can reset few settings, also you can disable add-ons that might be the source of the issue.

You can click Start, selecting Run or use the Start Search box in Windows 7, Vista and then entering the following in the text field: firefox -safe-mode