Category: Tips

How to Increase Your Site Performance (Speed It Up)

By | June 5, 2009 | 3 Comments

This is some awesome stuff for web developers/site owners. Google today has released a Firefox add-on (requires Firebug) which analyzes your site and gives you ideas on how to optimize it for the fastest browsing experience possible and save some bandwidth.

How to Increase Your Site Performance (Speed It Up)

Getting started

Download Page Speed.
Run Page Speed against your web pages.
Read about the Page Speed performance best practices.


How to Disable Opera 10 Visual Tabs

By | June 3, 2009 | 2 Comments

It’s easy and simple, just right click on the tabs panel and uncheck “Enable thumbnail previews”.

Opera 10 Visual Tabs

Remove Opera 10 Visual Tabs
Opera 10 with removed visual tabs.

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 2nd

By | June 2, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 2nd

Google Chrome Extensions (Add-Ons) Are Here

By | June 1, 2009 | 1 Comment

Google Chrome Extensions (Add-Ons) Are HereUnderstanding the importance of extensions/add-ons, Google Chrome team did their job and finally released first developer builds, which adds an early alpha feature to support them. Geek Technica reports 4 Chrome extensions:

1. Cleeki: IE8 Accelerators for Google Chrome. “Cleeki can capture keyword(s) anywhere on a screen with as simple as one click, search it on the Internet, and preview the results immediately.”

2. Adsweep: The very first Google Chrome ad blocker. Continue Reading

Firefox and Windows 7 Jumplist Feature

By | May 23, 2009 | 19 Comments

Firefox, Windows 7 JumplistIf you enjoy Interent Explorer 8 on Windows 7 due to all the quick access buttons (Open New Tab, Frequenst Visited Pages, etc.) and would like to have something similar Firefox, then we have a solution for you. Although upcoming 3.5 release won’t support Windows 7 Jumplist feature (maybe in Firefox 3.6..?), you can still “enable” it in your Firefox web browser.

How to do that? It’s actually very simple. Just install Winfox utility and you are almost ready to go.

As author explains: Winfox must be running to update your top fifteen visited sites. Currently has to be killed by using task manager.

The following software works on 32 and 64 bit machines and requires Firefox 3.0 or later.

Winfox – 32 bit (x86)
Winfox – 64 bit (x64)

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How to Add WolframAlpha to Your Web Browser Search Engines List

By | May 21, 2009 | 3 Comments

WolframAlpha has been getting a lot of buzz recently from all over the internet (no, it’s not a web search engine), so why not post about it here?

If you haven’t heard about it yet, it’s basically a “knowledge engine” with lots of valuable data. For instance: by typing “microsoft apple” you will see its stock price, dividend information, average returns and more:

How to Add WolframAlpha to Your Web Browser Search Engines List

Earth, Saturn, Sun results Continue Reading

Shutdown PC When Opera Completes Transfers

By | May 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

Turn off PC When Opera Completes TransfersHere is handy tool for anyone who is downloading files using Opera web browser and would like PC to shutdown/hibernate automatically, once all downloads are finished.

Opera Shutdown does what it was designed to do. Once transfers are finished, the following message will appear: Continue Reading

How to Run Silverlight in Opera

By | May 12, 2009 | 11 Comments

How to Run Silverlight in OperaAs I still see some threads popping out on how to install Silverlight on Opera web browser, though will make it clear:

Despite the fact that it gives you an “unsupported browser” error message when trying to download it, ignore that. Just download and install, it will work (there are issues though).

Joe Stegman however, listed a few of them which you might want to consider before installing it:

1. The MS AJAX issue.
2. Silverlight does not work in Opera when using windowless mode (
). This will show a blank page with the Opera status area saying “Click to activate and use this control”. This is being investigated by the Silverlight team and has also been reported to the Opera development team. The only work-around is to not use windowless mode.
3. The Silverlight TextBox cannot receive focus (and therefore you cannot select/change text in the TextBox). There is no current workaround to this issue.

Download Silverlight: Windows | Mac
Close Opera
Install Silverlight
Open any page which requires Silverlight


Weekly Browsers Recap, May 11th

By | May 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 11th

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 27th

By | April 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 27th