Archive for March, 2008

16 Useful Firefox 3 Extensions

1. Mouse gestures:
This extensions allows you to execute common commands like page forward/backward, close tab, new tab,etc by mouse gestures drawn over the current webpage, without reaching for the toolbar or the keyboard. You can also use click-only “rocker” gestures which are even faster than drawn gestures.

2. ColorfulTabs:
The most beautiful yet the simplest add-on that makes a strong colorful appeal. Colors every tab in a different color and makes them easy to distinguish while beautifying the overall appearance of the interface.

Repair and Recover Corrupted or Partially Damaged ZIP Archives with Object Fix Zip

Object Fix Zip is a program for repairing corrupted or partially damaged Zip archive files. It reconstructs a Zip file by creating a new Zip archive after recovering the contents of the corrupted Zip file. This software also helps in fixing and processing of unusable ZIP archive files that were not completely downloaded.

How to Disable the AutoScroll Feature in Firefox

The round “Auto Scroll” icon is sometimes really annoying, especially when you try to middle click on a link and you miss it. The page starts moving and scrolling by itself. Well, if you don’t like it then there’s a way to disable it. You can do so by going to Options> Advanced> and then uncheck “Use autoscrolling” box as shown below.

How to get a Preview Image for a Task in the Taskbar in Windows XP

In Vista, you might have seen a feature which shows the thumbnail preview image for each task in the Windows Taskbar. There’s a small utility known as Visual Task Tips which does the same in Windows XP. It’s just 100kb in size and is very light on resources.

Portable Rotary Phone- Old Fashioned yet Modern

The portable rotary phone might look a little bit old fashioned but certainly does have modern features. It is an old portable rotary phone modified to function like a mobile phone. To use this thing you need to insert your SIM card, and turn the unit on. The unit will utilize your phone number and account minutes.

How to Make your PC Shutdown in Less than 5seconds

My pc takes a long time to shutdown these days, there’s a lot of junk in it. I used to format my C drive once in a month but it’s been nearly 3 months since I formatted it. Nowadays I have to wait about two to three minutes for the pc to shutdown. It’s really annoying especially if you got to go out. While browsing I came across a cool trick which will help to shut down your pc instantly. Here’s how you do it:

Speedup Firefox Load Time with Preloader

Firefox no doubt is the most widely used browser but it has a small drawback, it takes a lot of time to load. Even if you have a Core2Duo and 2GB RAM it will take a little bit of time to load. Well, the fact is that even Opera and IE loads faster than Firefox. Luckily, we have a great Windows app- Firefox Preloader which loads some parts of Firefox into memory before it is used to improve startup speed. You can also manage different Firefox versions with this app.

How to get the Task Switching Effect of Vista/Mac in XP

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