How To Change the Fonts Of Websites To Your Desired Font In Firefox

Ever wanted to read a webpage with the font you like?? Ever   wanted to change the font of a webpage you visited? Here is the solution..

This is a inbuilt feature in FF. Here is the simple illustration of how to carry out this.

  1. Go to the Tools>Options.. in from the Firefox menu bar.
  2. Move to the content tab in the dialog box.
  3. Under the “Fonts & Colors” option, click on the “Advanced” button.
  4. Uncheck the option “Allow pages to choose their own fonts instead of my font selection above” option.

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  5. Then, select the desired font you want from the above lists and your job is done.
  6. You can now select the font of your own interest and check out how it looks on any website yo visit.

Google Search Tip: Searching Using Number Ranges

Searching on Google is a skill, and knowledge of your searching skills directly affects your productivity. Here’s a small tip when you are trying to search for a number, be it a dollar amount, a measurement or any other numeric figure.

Suppose you are searching for a number that you believe to be between 5000 and 6000 but are not sure exactly what it is. You can actually search for it by specifying a number range on Google. To do so, you would type:


The two dots in between tells Google that it is a range you are looking for. Google will then highlight all the numbers that fall between this range. Note that using other special characters like comma is going to mess it up. So instead of typing 10,000, type 10000.

A small example of how to use this is when I wanted to see what are the different zip codes associated with the city of Detroit. I Googled for “Detroit zip code 40000..50000″ since I knew the zip code started with a 4. Results displayed by Google were quite amazing.

How To Uninstall Adobe Flash Player?

Adobe Flash is one of the most important plugins you can have on your browser, however it is also one of the main culprits that causes most of the browsers to freeze.

If you have recently downloaded the latest update from flash you will not be able to uninstall Adobe Flash from the add/remove program, this is a security measure that has been put in place by Adobe.

However what if you want to uninstall Adobe Flash and install it again? To overcome the barrier Adobe has made available a tool to completely uninstall Adobe Flash Player.

The tool is available for both Windows & Mac OS X, using this tool you can completely uninstall Adobe Flash if it is causing problems for you and then reinstall it again.

You will find the downloads for your OS (Windows/Mac) in this knowledgebase article from Adobe.

Please make sure to close all programs before you uninstall Flash as many applications use Flash and this may cause problem. Thanks Sandip.

How To Uninstall or Rollback Windows 7?

is a really good operating system, however users may still face one problem or the other, that is the major annoyance in software, what may work for someone, may not necessarily work for someone else.

So if you are a user who is having a problem with the OS, you might want to uninstall Windows 7 and then reinstall it again.

PC Tips box has written a article that will show you how to safely uninstall Windows 7.

The post gives to uninstall Windows 7 in the following scenarios.

  • You installed Windows 7 on a Windows-based computer
  • You installed Windows 7 on a computer that did not have an operating system installed
  • You upgraded from Windows Vista to Windows 7

Definitely a good guide to follow so that you do not lose your data or other important information will rolling back or uninstalling Windows 7.

Get Classic Menu in Office 2007 & 2010

Starting with Office 2007 Microsoft started using a new ribbon menu to provide easy access to several tasks and features.

However most of the times change is difficult and not many people like seeing new things, so if you are one of those who want the plain old classic menu in Office 2007 and , UBitMenu can be quite helpful.


Once you install the utility you will a new menu item which will display the old interface to you in a menu item called Menu, it will not change the other items in the original menu.

This will help users to get accustomed to the ribbon menu or totally dump it for the classic menu without decreasing their productivity.

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Open Links In Focused Tabs Or Windows To Increase Productivity

Usually when you come across an article, you might find several links in them, some of which you might want to click and read.

However the default behavior many of us follow is to open the link in a background tab or window and read it later, this works fine if you have a few links to open and read, however most of the times we pile up several background tabs which we need to read.

Now there are two problems with this that tend to make you lose productivity.

  1. At times, you tend to forget why you opened a tab in the first place while reading it.
  2. At a later point of time while reading something you might not find that information relevant or useful at all, wasting both time and energy.

As a good practice, whenever you come across links try to open them in the foreground window or tab and read the information right away, this will help as you know what and why you are reading the information.

It is always better to devour information while you are thinking about it and get done with it, rather than put it on the backburner, of course at times if you find something very interesting, you can create a temporary bookmarks folder and read it at a later time.

This is how I tend to deal with content and information, it works out pretty well for me, however it might not work out well for many others, so it would be good to hear how you deal with devouring information?

Do let us know about the methods you use to stay productivity while reading content.

How To Upgrade From Windows XP to Windows 7?

Tomorrow is the D-day when Microsoft will be releasing RTM to TechNet and MSDN subscribers among other people.


Windows XP users will not be able to directly upgrade to Windows 7 and they will require to perform a fresh install which will mean that all the applications will be wiped out and you will need to reinstall everything from scratch on Windows 7.

Nirmal from Life Rocks has written a excellent upgrade path for Windows XP users to Windows 7 that will help you all your user settings and data to a  external drive and then restore them back on the new Windows 7 installation.

Also most of users will be easily be able to upgrade to Windows 7, so you can download the ISO and burn it to a DVD and then install it on Windows Vista without losing your settings.

To check if your PC is ready to be upgraded to Windows 7 or requires a fresh install you can download the Windows 7 Upgrade advisor.

Repair Windows Live Writer Continuous Crashes, Direct Download Standalone Windows Live Writer

Windows Live Writer is one of my favorite blogging tools, and I use it quite a lot to post to several blogs I write for, however out of the blue today WLW started to crash and did not even allow me to open it.

Every time I fired up Windows Live Writer it crashed after showing the splash screen as you can see below.


I tried to repair the software to no avail, restarted the PC and did almost everything I could, but the damn thing just would not work, but not for long, like we solve your trouble’s we find solution for ours too. BTW this post is written using WLW :-).

We were finally able to solve the problem and also directly download the standalone installer for Windows Live Writer and install it again, however we did much more than that, so here is a tutorial that will help you repair Windows Live Writer by performing , uninstall it, reinstall it and restoring Windows Live Writer settings, plugins and draft posts and get it working again.

Step 1: Use the Windows Live Writer Backup tool to backup your settings, drafts, plugins and save it to a safe location. It is very important you do this incase something goes wrong and you lose everything.


Step 2: Go to Add/Remove Programs or Programs & Features in and search for Windows Live Essentials and click on the Uninstall/Change button and uninstall Windows Live Writer. Read more on how to uninstall individual windows live programs.

Step 3: Go to your My Documents folder and rename the folder My Weblog Poststo something else, also go to the local settings folder and copy the Windows Live Writer folder and save it somewhere else, after you have created a backup, delete the folder from the Local folder.

In Windows Vista you will find this under C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming in Windows XP you should find it under the Local settings folder for your user.

Please make sure you have backed up everything as suggested in step 1 before deleting anything.

Step 4: Once you have uninstalled WLW and followed step 3, directly download the Windows Live Writer application from here and install it.

Step 5: Once again use the Windows Live Writer Backup tool to restore the drafts, blog settings and plugins.

That’s it, hopefully this should fix a annoyance some of you have where Windows Live Writer does not start at all.

How To Uninstall Individual Windows Live Programs?

Windows Live Essentials is a useful suite of programs bundled into one by Microsoft, the suite includes several Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live Mail, Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Live Toolbar, Windows Live Writer and Movie Maker Beta and Windows Live Family Safety.

Once you install Windows Live Essentials you can make use of the individual programs without problems, but what if you want to remove one of the programs that you installed for example Windows Live Messenger?

If you are searching high and dry in the add/remove programs you may not find any entry for Windows Live Messenger or for that matter any other programs in the suite as they are all bundled under Windows Live Essentials.

Here is a step by step tutorial that will allow you to uninstall individual programs from Windows Live Essentials.


Step 1: Go to Add/remove programs or Programs & features in control panel and find the entry for Windows Live Essentials.


Step 2: In the window that opens up, select the Uninstall option and click on Continue button.


Step 3: When you click on the continue button, you will see a list of individual Windows Live programs that you can uninstall, just select the checkboxes next to the name of the program and click on Continue.

That’s it, the program you select will now be uninstalled from the Windows Live Essentials suite.

This can be used to uninstall Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live Mail, Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Live Toolbar, Windows Live Writer and Movie Maker Beta and Windows Live Family Safety.

Block/Disable Ads In Gmail With A Simple Signature Hack [Hacks & Mods]

is a really great email service, what with so many features making it one of the best online email service.

However there are several ads displayed when you open a email in Gmail, this can get a bit annoying, however according to a excellent tip from Lifehacker, you can now disable ads in Gmail by using a simple signature.

We tested it out as you can see from the image below and it works like a charm.


The trick involves adding a simple sentence as your signature and bam no more ads in Gmail, the sentence you need to add as your signature is;

I enjoy the massacre of ads. This sentence will slaughter ads without a messy bloodbath.

Copy it and go to settings and add it to your signature to disable ads in Gmail sidebar.

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