Thunderbird 3 is out with several exciting features (read Thunderbird 3 review), and people have already begun to discover hidden gems in it. The trick we will tell you, allows you to access Google Wave in Thunderbird 3.
Follow the tips given below to access Google Wave in Thunderbird 3.
Step 1: In Thunderbird, open the Error Console by choosing it from Tools > Error Console.
Step 2: Paste the text given below into the Code textbox and click on the Evaluatebutton.
Step 3: Once you click on the Evaluate button, you should see some messages in the error console, you can safely ignore them. However, when you open Thunderbird, you will see a new tab opened, which is loaded with the Google Wave website.
The tab will always remain open till you close it yourself, even if you close the Thunderbird application. If you close it by accident, follow the tricks listed above to get it back.
Uploading videos to YouTube is easy, however many users still find it difficult to upload videos to YouTube. Did you know that you can only upload videos with a length of less than 10 minutes to YouTube?
Find answers to this, and many other questions on uploading videos to YouTube, by watching the video below.
The other day while I was playing around with an older program, I clicked on the built-in help feature and I received this message from Microsoft:
The Help for this program was created in Windows Help format, which depends on a feature that isn’t included in this version of Windows â€¦
I went to the recommended site at Microsoft, and there they explained the following:
Microsoft stopped including the 32-bit Help file viewer in Windows releases beginning with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.
Isn’t that just sweet? Arghhhh!
Fortunately, they still offer you the chance to download and install the old help file viewer, which is named WinHlp32.exe.
Even if you haven’t gotten this helpfulmessage yet, you probably will at some time in the future. You can save yourself some time later and install the old help viewer now.
Here is the download for Vista, and here is the download for Windows 7. You’ll have to jump through Microsoft’s Genuine Validation hoop before you can get to the real download. Other than that, it acts like any other Windows Update.
If you need more help installing the old help, let me know with a comment below or email me.
WordPress provides users with an option to remotely publish posts using external tools or devices like Windows Live Writer. However, for security XML RPC was automatically disabled in newer versions of WordPress.
If you see an error like XML-RPC services are disabled on this blogor Blog Server Error – Server Error 405 Occurred. It means that XML RPC is disabled on your blog.
To enable Remote publishing or XML RPC publishing on your blog, follow the steps given below.
Step 1: Login to your WordPress Admin Dashboard.
Step 2: Expand Settings and Click on Writing.
Step 3: Scroll down till you see Remote publishing and select the checkbox next to Enable the WordPress, Movable Type, MetaWeblog and Blogger XML-RPC publishing protocols. You might also want to enable the Atom Publishing Protocol
Step 4: Click on Save Changes and try again, you should now be able to publish posts remotely to your WordPress blog.
Google recently announced that it’s offering a new public DNS server. It caught me by surprise. However, I’m not new to using public DNS services, and I gave Google’s new service a try. If you are using Windows 7 or Windows XP, I’ll show you how to set it up.
First, let’s get a couple of questions out of the way.
What is a DNS server?
DNS stuff can get pretty complicated, and I don’t want to go into details, so I’ll just give you a general idea. A DNS server is like a phone book. If you want to call someone using your phone, you may need to look up their phone number. Every website on the net has a 12 digit number (IP Address) that your PC needs to know in order to contact it. When you type a website name into a browser, your PC queries it’s assigned DNS server (the phone book), the DNS server reports the IP address (the phone number) back to your PC, and the PC initiates a connection with the site you requested. This all happens automatically and you really don’t need to know about DNS to use it. Most people are using a private DNS server that’s assigned by their Internet Service Provider, however, there are many open (public) DNS servers out there that anyone can use. Google’s new DNS server is only one among thousands.
Why would you want to use Google’s Public DNS?
I’m not sure that I completely agree with the reasons given at the Google Public DNS home page, but they state that their DNS service is faster, more secure and fairly private. Personally, I prefer OpenDNS, but that’s a topic for another time.
Office 2007 introduced ribbons, a new feature which gave users easy access to several tasks and segregated them to provide one click access to otherwise hidden features. Office 2010 too sports the same ribbons.
However not many people liked the new ribbon feature and wanted to get rid of them. We did cover some tools to do it, which included the classic menu for Office 2007 and 2010. However, a hidden trick in both these versions can help you to minimize or hide the ribbon menu.
Hiding or Minimizing Ribbon Menu in Office 2007
To hide or minimize the ribbon menu in Office 2007, just double click on the active tab or use the shortcut key Ctrl + F1. In addition to that you can also right click the ribbon menu to hide it.
Hiding or Minimizing Ribbons in Office 2010
Office 2010 on the other hand provides users with a straightforward way to hide the ribbon menu. In Office 2010 applications, click on the up arrow button to hide the ribbon menu.
To display the menu again click on the down arrow button. You can also use the shortcut key Ctrl + F1or the other options which existed in Office 2007 to hide or display the ribbon menu.