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How To Enable TraceMonkey in Firefox 3.1?

3.1 is pretty fast due to a new JavaScript engine called TraceMonkey being used, however many user would still encounter slowness while using Firefox 3.1, since TraceMonkey is not enabled by default.

In order to start using TraceMonkey you will need to enable it, which once again is not straightforward. Here are some simple steps to enable TraceMonkey in Firefox 3.1.

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How To Add Exceptions To Windows Firewall?

This is a guest post by Aseem Kishore, the lead blogger for HelpDeskGeek.com, which focuses on providing Help Desk tips to IT Professionals. Want to write a guest post for us? Drop us a line using the contact us form.

Windows Firewall blocks incoming network connections to your computer to help protect it from malicious programs trying to connect to your computer and steal your data. Note that it does not block outbound connections, so if spyware or malware does ever get installed on your computer, it can send out data without any restriction.

Overall, having the firewall turned on is good, but there are many occasions when Windows Firewall blocks incoming connections for legitimate programs. Most of the time, you’ll get a dialog box asking you whether or not to unblock a program, but sometimes you have to add an exception to the Firewall list manually.

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How To Update Firefox Manually?

Mozilla Firefox releases periodic updates to the Firefox browser but it does not always push the updates to the end users immediately and does it after a certain amount of time.

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If you want to upgrade your browser to the latest released version, there is no need to re-download the entire installation once again and you can do it easily by following the simple steps given below.

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How To Open UIF Files?

UIF Files are proprietary file formats created by MagicISO.

UIF stands for Universal Image Format. It is an image file of a CD or DVD that is compressed. It is used to edit, create and extract image files, and it supports a few different formats.

UIF files are compatible on Windows, MAC and Linux. To open UIF files you will need to download MagicISO which is unfortunately not free. So if you are looking for a free solution, follow the steps.

How To Add Custom Gadgets To Gmail?

Yesterday we told you about 3 new exciting features where they integrated Calendar and  Google Docs into , along with that, they also added a new feature where you can add a custom gadget to Gmail by providing the XML URL for it.

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Here is a simple and step by step tutorial to add custom gadgets like Remember the Milk, weather or for that matter anything to your Gmail account.

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How To Play QuickTime Files In Windows Media Player? [Reader Query]

One of our readers Shadow sent us a query which asked us:

How do you change files from Quick Time media player to Windows media player? My friend just uploaded a slipknot album, the only problem is, I have windows and he has quick time. So I can’t listen to it.

Well this is a common problem faced by many people, since they do not have the Quick Time player provided by Apple. There is a simple solution though that will allow you to play quick time audio and video files in windows media player.

Related: How to Play Real Media Files (.rm, .rmvb, etc) in Windows Media Player

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How To Convert Video Files to GIF Animations for Free? [Reader Query]

Recently Sakib one of our readers from OpenGiga asked a question: How to convert a video file to a GIF animation? While researching for the answer, we did come across some solutions but those were not very good, this lead us to search Techie Buzz archives itself to see if we could find something we had written about.

And guess what, we did find a useful and free solution to convert video files to GIF animations from our own archives in the post, Top 3 Free Online Media and Document Converters.

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Disable BitTorrent Integration in Opera [How To]

has a very annoying feature, where it assumes the role of a BitTorrent client without giving the users any easy options to disable direct integration. This would mean that I would have to fire up another browser so that I can download and open the torrent in my favorite client uTorrent.

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The problem as I see it is that Opera’s BitTorrent client is OK for users who are still to discover torrents or are not heavy torrent downloader’s, for the advanced users Opera’s BitTorrent client leaves a lot to be desired with settings that look amateurish as compared to other powerful BitTorrent application. If you are annoyed of this in-built feature in Opera, here is a simple way in which you can easily disable direct BitTorrent integration and use your favorite application to open torrent files in your favorite application.

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How To Backup and Email Your Blog MySQL Database From Command Prompt?

are the way of keeping your data safe and secure from disasters, and those include your personal data as well your blog database where you have been writing for days, months or years.

We have always opted for hosting providers that provide us access to Shell interfaces using which we can use putty to manage our website, this not only puts us in a better and more comfortable interface but also allows us to use CLI (command line interface) which we are pretty much comfortable with.

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Run Internet Explorer on Linux With IEs4Linux and Wine

Internet Explorer has the highest market share as far as browsers are concerned, and it would be foolish to not make your website compatible with it, but what if you are a Linux user? Should you just switch to Windows for Internet Explorer or for that matter install a virtual machine for a single piece of software?

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If you are frowning hearing the alternatives, here is some reason for you to smile. IEs4Linux makes running Internet Explorer on Linux a breeze in combination with Wine.

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How To Create and Share .torrent Files?

Torrents are gaining lots of popularity as a medium of sharing files over the P2P network, many of you may have already downloaded several torrent files, but what if you want to create and share your wedding video as a torrent among several of your friends.

Here is a simple tutorial that will show you how to create torrent files, you will need a BitTorrent client to create a torrent file. In this tutorial we will be using the popular client uTorrent, most of the other BitTorrent clients will have the same or similar steps to create a torrent.

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How to Backup, Restore and Create New Profiles In Google Chrome

is definitely becoming more useful day by day, and with the Ultimate list of tips and tricks for Google Chrome you can definitely learn and know more about it.

Like Chrome lacks a lot of features and the ability to add extensions to it, the most important one missing if for of your profile, bookmarks and other information. Google Chrome Backup brings the much needed feature to Chrome allowing you to backup your Chrome data with just a single click.

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Easily Create Online Survey Forms Using Google Docs [How To]

We have started a new series recently where we interview the top technology bloggers from Asia, initially we had emailed out the questions to the bloggers which they could reply to, though that would have worked out fine, it definitely created huge logistical and tracking headache, that was when we quickly went in and created a Google Spreadsheet form, where bloggers could easily input their answers and it would make tracking them easier for us.

Here is a simple tutorial on how we created a online survey easily which saved both the bloggers and us a ton of time.

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