How To Print Selected Text on Webpages?

There are several times when you might want to just print certain text from a webpage. Instead of copying the text and pasting it in a Word or text file, you can use a simple trick to print selected text on webpages.


To print selected tables on webpages, first select the text you want to print on a webpage and hit Ctrl + Pto bring up the print dialog.


In the printer dialog, select the radio button next to Selectionif it is not already selected and hit the print button. That’s it, only the selected content will now be printed. If you are looking for more such solutions, you might want to check out how you can print only what you want in Internet explorer, or use the Print What You Like .

This trick has been tested in , and . Currently does not seem to support this feature, there is a lengthy discussion about the lack of this feature in Chrome, hopefully it should be added in the future versions.

How to Fix the Windows 7 BSoD (Black Screen of Death)

In the older versions of the Windows OS series, users used to be plagued by an abominable screen full of garish text filled with more numbers than letters and the background would be a scream-inducing blue. Since the screen always followed a crash or a death, it was called the Blue Screen of Death (a BSoD) by the users.

Windows 7 may not be as unstable as Windows XP or (gulp!) Windows Vista, however it does have its own share of problems. Though Microsoft removed the Blue Screen of Death, there are instances when you log in and the screen goes black with nothing but a minimized Explorer window. Since it apparently looks blank, this crashis termed a Black Screen of Death. This is usually caused by a malware infection and sometimes affects XP and Vista as well as older servers.

Luckily, Prevx has a solution in the form of a quick-fix. All you need to do is download their Black Screen Fix applet and it will clean up your system shell for you. It’s a tiny download (~48KB) and you can easily download it even while affected by the Black Screen by opening task manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del), clicking on new taskand typing this command:-

“C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe” “

(With the quotes intact)

Run the program (filename fixShell.exe, name Prevx 3.0) and you will find this dialog box.


Click yes…


…and restart! That’s that! Have fun with your old computer back.

(via BlogsDNA)

How to Add Custom Backgrounds/Themes to Twitter?

allows users to easily change the background of their profile to add custom backgrounds. However, not many users know how to do this. We had earlier written a extensive tutorial on how to create a personalized Twitter profile.

If you have created a personalized Twitter profile or want to add a custom background to your Twitter profile, here are some simple steps, which will show you how to do it.

Step 1: Login to your Twitter account and click on the Settings link on the top of the page.


Step 2: Click on the Design tabs in the navigation menu and scroll down to the bottom of the page.


Step 3: Click on the Change background imagelink.

Step 4: Click the Choose Fileor Browsebutton and select the image you want to set as the background for twitter. Check the Tile background button if you want to tile the background in case it does not fit the screen.

Step 5: Click on the save changesbutton and wait a few seconds for the new background to be applied to your Twitter profile.

Hope that helped you out. Don’t forget to comment and tell us if you enjoyed the tip or faced any problems while changing your Twitter background.

How To Turn On/Off Thumbnail View in Windows 7 Folders

Working with images is an almost daily job for me and many others. It certainly helps if you can see what image files look like before you even open them. It’s also easier to scan long lists of images if you can see a thumbnail preview of each file in the list.

Here’s what I like to see:


Windows 7 typically has a thumbnail view of images turned on by default. You’ll may see this if you open up a folder of images. However, if you’ve played with Windows settings occasionally, the thumbnail previews can get turned off by accident. This happened to me recently and I’ve had to learn how to quickly return the thumbnails to Windows Explorer.

Here’s how to turn on or turn off the image thumbnails:

(Windows 7 and Windows Vista)

•  Open up a folder or double click Computeron your desktop.

• Click the Organizemenu to pull it down. Then select the Folder and search optionsentry.


• Click on the Viewtab to open up those options.


•  Either check or uncheck the Always show icons, never thumbnailsoption.

That’s all there is to it.

If you have any ideas or questions you’d like to share, be sure to add a comment below or email me. I’d love to hear from you.

Different Ways to Loop YouTube Videos

Quite sometime back we had covered a way to repeat YouTube videos. Here is another post, since there are several more ways in which you can loop videos since we wrote that post.


Here is a list of solutions to loop YouTube videos:

Loopy for YouTube – This userscript works in , (Steps), Internet Explorer and Safari. Check how to run Greasemonkey Scripts in IE, Safari and Opera.

Loop YouTube Videos – This website provides a solution that will work on any web browser. Just enter the YouTube URL or video ID and it will loop it for you.

Endless YouTube – Allows you to loop part or full video hosted on YouTube, has its own Greasemonkey script and bookmarklet too.

Do you use any other solution to loop YouTube videos? Do let us know through your comments.

How to Remove Yourself From Twitter Lists Created by Others

Groups or Lists have always been a good way to organize your contacts. In that sense Twitter Lists are no different. However, with lists, you cannot control whether you are on a good list or a rant list.

Say for example, you had a bad day with one of your Twitter friends and they in turn decide to add you to a list called Moronsor something like that. Officially, there is no way for you to get out of that list, however, thanks to TechicaVita, there might be a way to get yourself out of that list.


As you can see from the tweet above: If you block a user and then unblock them, you will not show up on their list anymore. So, if you have been wanting to get out of someone’s twitter list, try out the trick above. Do let us know if it works for you or not.

Don’t know how to block/unblock twitter users? Read our tutorial on How To Block or Unblock users in Twitter.

How to add Windows Calculator to Excel 2007 Quick Access Toolbar

While working with excel 2007 worksheet, you would want to perform some calculation and make use of Windows Calculator. To access calculator you have to go through some steps, sometimes it could be a time consuming process. Adding Windows Calculator to the Excel 2007 quick access toolbar will help you reduce the hassle and save your time. It is pretty useful to perform quick calculations.

Below I’ve described how to add windows calculator in Microsoft Excel 2007 quick access toolbar.

How to add Windows Calculator to Excel 2007 quick access toolbar

It is quite simple process to add windows calculator in quick access toolbar. Follow the steps  below.

  • Open MS Excel 2007 and go to the quick access toolbar.


  • Click on the arrow and select More Commandsoption.


  • The Excel optionwindow will pop out. Now select Commands Not in the Ribbon.


  • The list will appear in the left side. Select calculatorfrom the list and click on Addbutton. Click on Okto apply this settings.


  • Now windows calculator is added in excel’s quick access toolbar and you can access it easily from toolbar.


If you want to remove the calculator from the quick access toolbar then right click on the item calculatorand click on Remove from Quick Access Toolbar.

Now you can perform all your quick calculation in the windows calculator from the quick access toolbar of your excel and save the time. You can also customize the quick access toolbar in MS excel 2007 adding more item in it and comfortably bypass the hassles and time consuming processes.

Note: There are some newer Microsoft keyboard that comes with a button which launches the calculator directly from it. It is even more easier to access the windows calculator.

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How to Search Without Ads in Google Chrome

I don’t know about you, but I really don’t like the sponsored results and the textual ads in the default Google search results while I’m using the Google Chrome web browser. The sponsored results and ads aren’t only a distraction, they will also sometimes lead you to scams and rip-offs. It all depends on how well Google decides to police their income streams.

Here’s what the search results normally look like. Do you see the sponsored results and ads? (red rectangles)


That’s exactly what I don’t like and I’ll show you how to banish these awful ads from your Google Chrome web browser.

We’ll set you up with a new search engine called Scrooglebecause it’s the only search site that does not contain advertisements or sponsored results. They don’t keep search records, they don’t leave cookies behind, and they provide completely anonymous searches even at work or on a public network. Don’t worry that you’ve never heard about them. Here’s the Scroogle story in a pictogram:


To set Scroogle as your search default, follow these simple steps:

1. Use the wrench pull down menu to open the Optionsdialogs.


2. Click the Managebutton in the Default Searchsection.


3. Click the Addbutton to add a new search provider.


4. Add Scroogleas the search provider and in the URL field, enter the following text:


5. Click OKto save the new search engine. Next use the Make Defaultbutton to make Scroogle your favorite search engine.


6. Click through the Closebuttons and you’re ready to rock the web!

Be sure to add a comment below or email me. I’d love to hear from you.

How To Switch Back to Old Google Search from New Interface

So you decided to try out the new Google interface to see how it looks and did not like it all that much. What is the easy way to switch back to the old Google Search Interface after using the new Interface?

The answer is simple, just clear all the cookies for your browser and you should be switched back to the plain old Google Search interface. You can also try out the handy tool called CCleaner to clear cookies and other temporary files from different browsers at once.

How To Access New Google Search Interface

The new Google Search interface we told you about a few days ago is apparently live and ready to be tested by the masses, albeit not through Google Labs, but through a tiny hack thanks to Gizmodo.


To try out the new search interface by Google, follow the steps given below.

Step 1: Open in any web browser.

Step 2: In the location bar or omnibar copy and paste the Javascript code given below, as it it.

   1: javascript:void(document.cookie="PREF=ID=20b6e4c2f44943bb:U=4bf292d46faad806:TM=1249677602:LM=1257919388:S=odm0Ys-53ZueXfZG;path=/;");

Step 3: Reload the page and start searching to start using the new interface.