Category: Tips

Safari AutoFill Security Issue Appears, Again

By | October 1, 2010 | 5 Comments

Oh boy, here we go again…

Remember our early reported AutoFill security issue? Well, it looks like browser vulnerability was not properly patched, as your data can still be stolen.

Since it affects Safari 4 and 5 web browsers (including 5.0.5), here is a temporary fix:

Go to Preferences > AutoFill > AutoFill web forms and uncheck “Using info from my Address Book card”.

How to Enable New Opera Dragonfly UI?

By | September 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

How to Enable New Opera Dragonfly UI?Would you like to test a new Opera Dragonfly UI? Here is how:

1. Type opera:config#DeveloperTools|DeveloperToolsURL in the address bar.

2. Change “Developer Tools URL” path to https://dragonfly.opera.com/app/stp-1/experimental/

3. Click Save (restart not required).

Thanks to “narzędzia warsztatowe” for the tip.

Via my.opera.com

Enable Image Resizing in Opera

By | September 14, 2010 | 9 Comments

Enable Image Resizing in Opera

If you ever wanted to have an Internet Explorer like functionality in Opera, here is how:

Open high resolution image (sample)
Click on “Fit to Width” icon (can be found under “View”, in the bottom right corner)
Done.

Thanks to Rafael Luik for tip.

Disable Automatic Internet Explorer Image Resizing

By | September 9, 2010 | 2 Comments

Disable Automatic Internet Explorer Image Resizing

In case you want to prevent Internet Explorer from resizing your opened pictures, follow these simple steps to disable such feature:

1. Go to Tools > Internet Options
2. Select “Advanced” tab
3. Scroll down to find “Multimedia” section
4. Uncheck “Enable Automatic Image Resizing”
5. Click “OK”, done.

Enable Google Instant Search in Opera

By | September 9, 2010 | 20 Comments

Enable Google Instant Search in Opera

Here is a simple guide on how to get Google Instant Search to work on Opera.

1. Open Google.com
2. Right Click > Edit Site Preferences
3. Select “Network” tab, find “Browser identification” option and choose “Identify as Firefox”
4. That’s it!

P.S. Be sure to enable Instant (as seen in picture above).

Thanks to asfa, Ichann and Reddit for the tip.

Via: my.opera.com
Source: YouTube

Opera Twitter Widget

By | September 7, 2010 | 5 Comments

Opera Twitter Widget
Recently, Opera Software has released an update for its Twitter widget called “Twiget”. New version introduces quite a few UI changes, new features (including: bit.ly integration) and bug fixes.

One of the cool things about Opera’s widgets is the fact that you can simply run them outside your browser window, just like any other app.

Thanks to Twitter’s new authorization API, signing in is as easy as 1, 2, 3: launch widget, paste PIN from a newly opened web browser window and that’s pretty much it.

Download.

Web Browser Questions and Answers

By | September 5, 2010 | 12 Comments

Web Browser Questions and Answers

After a couple of requests, I have finally decided to launch a page that is ask.favbrowser.com

What is it all about?
Essentially, it is a web browser questions and answers site. Therefore, as the content starts kicking in, ask.favbrowser.com will serve as a good knowledge base for web browser related issues.

Also, you can earn points for asking and answering questions.

Can you redeem points for any cool prizes?
Not yet, but stay tunned, there will certainly be a couple of them in the near future.

Visit web browser questions and answers page.

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 23rd

By | August 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 23rd

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The History of Internet Explorer
As Microsoft celebrates the 15th birthday of Internet Explorer, lets dive into the past and see how it all started…

Is Internet Explorer the Modern Times Jesus?
Before we begin… If you are easily offended Christian, just skip this post.
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6 of the Worst Web Browser Features

By | August 19, 2010 | 55 Comments

There comes a time when browser developers decide to implement a specific feature or do things in certain way that may cripple user experience.

So, lets dig into this mess and find out, what these things actually are.

Internet Explorer: Connecting

Internet Explorer: Connecting
Turns out, such simple task as opening new tab, can also become a headache. If you’ve been using Internet Explorer 7/8, then infamous “Connecting…” message is already wired into your brain.
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Enable Google Search Suggestions in Opera

By | August 18, 2010 | 26 Comments

Enable Google Search Suggestions in OperaAs you might know, Opera 10.60 brings support for search suggestions. However, it currently works for Bing and Wikipedia only.

Fortunately, you can now enable such suggestions for Google as well. Here is how:

1. Open search.ini file from your profile directory (if you have issues finding such file, type opera:about for some file paths).
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