Browsers

How Browsers Help us Troubleshooting Internet Connection

Browsers are one of the key tool to internet when you are on your desktop. They help you go anywhere and get almost anything. Today I was getting disconnected from internet a number of time and it was interesting to see what browsers tell us when they cannot connect to Internet. I see this very important, because if they can ...

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Fix Font issue in Firefox 4 ( Hardware Acceleration )

Disable Hardware Acceleration for Firefox 4

If Fonts on websites are looking pixelated , thicker and sometimes not so easy to read when using Firefox 4,  blame the hardware acceleration for that. For some reason, seems to be bug, Fonts are not rendered like they should be. The image below clearly says how fonts get changed when hardware acceleration is used. Good news the fix is ...

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Speechify brings Voice Search to Virtually any Search box ( Chrome )

Speechify Voice Search

If Voice is what you feel using all the time, specially if you have a headset on all day, Speechify extension for Chrome is one stop extension for you and it ads voice capability to any search box i.e. Google, Bing, Hulu, Amazon and search tool implemented on your website using them. It also now supports sending update to twitter ...

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Pin tabs as App in Firefox 4 for better tab management

Tab pinned as App Tab in Firefox 4

Firefox 4 was launched recently, and with the arrival of this new version of Firefox several new features appeared in the browser. Some of the features are really awesome and make a lot of sense for sure. Like the feature which allows you to pin a tab as app tab. ‘Pin as App Tab’ feature option can be reached by ...

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How to use a Chrome Extension in Incognito mode

Allow an Extension in incognito Mode

Chrome Incognito mode makes sure that whatever you are surfing is not recorded and any cookies that is created by any websites gets deleted as soon as you close the browser.  During this all the extensions are also disabled just to make sure those add ons do not collect any data about your surfing behavior. Now if you want to ...

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How to Enable Old Firefox Extensions in Firefox 4

Enable Add-ons compatibility check

Every Firefox Upgrade, many Firefox Add-ons stop working. The reason can be anything right from compatibility to other issues. Sometimes there is no issue but only because the Add-on was set to Work with  say , 3.X  , Firefox says the add-on is not compatible. Though Firefox 4 can automatically update Add-ons automatically but you still need to wait. Steps to make Firefox ...

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Finding recently updated Firefox Add-ons is easy now

Recent Updates of Add-ons and Extensions

If you had always though which add-ons, extensions and themes where recently updated in your Firefox, Add-ons Manager has an excellent feature in place. It sorts  the add-ons according to recent updates. Click on Firefox Menu > Add-ons Look for a configuration icon on top right. Click on and select View Recent Updates. This will add a new pane, Recent ...

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How to turn off automatic update for Firefox Add-ons

FF4 Availble Updates for Extensions

Starting from Firefox 4, All the Add-ons are set to get updated automatically which means if you are if you are testing a current version you will lose it as soon as the updated version for that add-on gets hit. Though thinking from a broader point, specially in terms of security, this is good but some of us might not like this. ...

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Use Firefox 4 Add-on Bar to add quick menus

The Add-on Bar

Firefox Top Menu bar has slimmed down a lot but if you feel the urge to have some extra quick menus like Zoom in, Zoom Out, Full Screen, Cut Copy Paste etc to be available in a click, FF 4 has got you an Add-on Bar which comes at the bottom of the browser.   Instrutctions to set up the ...

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Download Firefox 4 It’s finally here!!

Firefox 4 is here

Firefox 4 is officially here and I am sure it’s already downloading at the back if you use Firefox often. In case It’s not showing up for you, Go to Help > Check for Update and you should see the notification for FF 4. Another good thing is it will let you know which add-ons will not work with FF ...

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How to open Gmail Chat as new Tab

Show as Tab in Chrome

One thing which I really hate about Chat in Gmail is because its more like Pop-up window which doesn’t allow me to switch with any shortcut. So if you aren’t using Gtalk and want to use Gmail Chat, it becomes a terrible idea. However if you using Chrome, there is a handy feature for any pop-up window which lets you ...

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