How to Open Links in Background Tabs in Opera?

Many of our readers have complained over time that we have not been covering Opera, and like always we do listen to you, in the previous Opera tip we had covered how you can get a StumbleUpon toolbar for Opera.

In this tip we will talk about a usability experience which irks many users (including us) where Opera always opens a tab in the foreground, where Opera .

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How to Open/View PDF Files? [Reader Query]

One of our readers send us a query asking us how to open a PDF File, though this is a pretty straightforward question, we are sure many people may not be aware about it. PDF or Portable Document Format is a document format that was created by Adobe in 1993 for document exchange.


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How to Open .AMR Files?

Many times you may download music files which are in .amr format, by default Windows does not have the capability to open up .amr files and you will require an external audio player like QuickTime player or RealPlayer.

Though both these players have support to play .amr files, we would suggest you use the Nokia Multimedia Player which is a lightweight option for playing mobile content like .amr and .3gp files.

Related: How to play RM files?

What is AMR format?

Adaptive Multi-Rate (AMR) is an audio data compression scheme optimized for speech coding. AMR was adopted as the standard speech codec by 3GPP in October 1998 and is now widely used in GSM and UMTS. It uses link adaptation to select from one of eight different bit rates based on link conditions. wikipedia

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How to open ISO files?

Update: Are you new to ISO? We have more resources that will help you deal with ISO files, click here to read them.

An ISO image is an image of files that can be burnt to a CD. If you’ve just downloaded an ISO file, and be able to open the ISO file and edit its contents, before burning it off on a CD, here’s a quick guide telling you how you can open an ISO file.

First, you should know that there are quite a handful of programs that let you open ISO files, but I’m going to talk only about WinRAR here, because it’s a simple tool and just does the job intended.

    • Get your copy of WinRAR from this page, double click on the setup file and the installation proceeds.

Open ISO files

    • During the setup process, WinRAR will ask you to set file associations, make sure that ISO is checked. Click ‘Done’ in the next window.

Open ISO file using WinRAR

  • Now, navigate to the folder where your ISO file is present. Notice that there’s a WinRAR icon indicating the ISO file.
  • Double click to open the ISO file.
  • WinRAR opens and the contents of the file are displayed.

Here are some more resources that will help you deal with ISO files.