Tag Archives: Tips And Tricks

View All Online Friends In GTalk [Hacks n Mods]

Unlike other messenger, GTalk does not show you all the online friends in default view, and users usually have to search for a friend to check if they are online, this feature is pretty much uncalled for and it is better if we can view all the online friends without having to search for them.

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If you are annoyed with this feature, here is a simple trick that will help you view all the friends that are currently online or idle in GTalk.

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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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Customize Internet Explorer Title [Hacks n Mods]

By default Internet Explorer adds the title Windows Internet Explorerto each and every window, if you are bored with the title and want a change in it, you can easily change the Internet Explorer title with the help of a small registry hack courtesy TechnixUpdate.

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To change the title to something like Powered by Keith Dsouzaor something you desire, follow the simple steps.

Note: You should always your registry before making any changes to it.

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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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HP Printer Software Not Installing. HP Installer Option Plug-in Has Stopped Working [Fix]

Recently while installing the HP Print software suite for the HP 2840 All-in-one printer, I hit a roadblock where the installer quit giving the error;

HP Installer Option Plug-in has stopped working.

A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.

The extended attributes are inconsistent.

After hitting ok, I was shown another error which said;

HP Installer Recovery plug-in has stopped working.

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Find Lost User Manuals For Any Products / Gadgets / Accessories

User Manuals are the first thing that go to the garbage bin, after you have got your hands on your favorite product / gadget, though most of the time you do not require a user manual, it becomes essential when you have a problem with your gadget or want to learn more about certain features.

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But the user manuals are long gone with no possible way of getting them back. So how do you find user manuals for any products or gadgets online? Well follow these simple tips to find the the user manuals for your products.

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Create Free Photo Collages With Picasa [Three Step Guide]

picasa-logoPicasa is one of the best photo managing and editing software I have ever used, though I haven’t written much about it, I stand to mend those and give you more and more tips about it, and like Picasa I will be covering several other softwares, that I have neglected or rarely written about in coming weeks.

Getting back to Picasa, it has wonderful abilities to work with your pictures and provides you with several options to enhance them and provides tons of features for playing around with images.

One of the features I am going to tell you about is creating photo collages in three easy steps with Picasa, and yes it is free because Picasa is a freeware software provided by .

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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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Useful Tips and Tricks To Grow Your AdSense Income

No, we are not turning into a money making blog, and neither are we publishing a e-Book, but having been into the blogging scene for 3 years now, I definitely have learnt quite a few tricks that have helped me grow my AdSense earnings from $100 a year, to few hundreds a month and finally to its current stage of 4 figure income that I earn currently and mind you all this income comes from just 1 website.

So how did I go about from making few cents a day to a 4 figure blogging stint? Here are few tips and tricks that I have been using to leverage more from AdSense. Though these tips may not increase your revenue for $0 to $100 a day, following it will definitely help you grow.

Related: Tools To Stay On Top Of Your AdSense Earnings

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Ultimate List Of Tips and Tricks For Windows Live Writer

Having being using Windows Live Writer for quite some time I have benefited from several tips and tricks I have learnt from several websites.

Like always we like to share those tips and tricks with everyone, and earlier we have collected and shared 100s of tips and tricks, which we have written or some of the most elite tech bloggers have contributed, which include:

To add to that list, here is a ultimate list of tips and tricks for the most popular offline blogging application, Windows Live Writer (WLW). This list is non-exhaustive will include little tidbits that we will include to make things easier for you.

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Is Your Site Listed As Malware In Search Results? We Have Some Tips For You [Webmaster Tips]

Google has been pretty serious about security of search results, so that users do not fall prey to malware or virus attacks. In order to make people aware of problematic sites, Google shows a message This site may harm your computermessage in the search results for problematic websites.

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Related: Online Security Tips How to keep your computer secure and safe

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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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Add GTalk To Opera Sidebar [Hacks n Mods]

It is pretty much easy to add GTalk to the sidebar in , but if you are a user there are no widgets available to do that currently.

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The WongSK blog has a excellent tutorial that will help you add GTalk to the sidebar panel in Opera. To add GTalk to the Opera sidebar, follow the simple instructions below.

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Test Your Custom Permalinks On Local WordPress Installation In Windows [Windows Mod Rewrite]

If you run WordPress on your local PC, chances are that you may not be testing it using custom permalinks, you may have on your actual website, the reason being that your default Apache configuration may give you 404 errors when you try to use custom permalinks.

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This is because, a Apache installation on windows does not have mod_rewrite enabled by default. So if you are looking to test your custom permalinks on your local WordPress installation in Windows, you will have to enable it in the Apache configuration file (httpd.conf). Here are the directions on how you can do that.

Related: Creating SEO Friendly URLs using Mod Rewrite and PHP

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