Category: Tips

Speed Up Internet Explorer

By | January 14, 2009 | 15 Comments

Now here is something for you, IE users. Five tweaks to increase Internet Explorer performance. Written by reliancep

1. Turn off Phishing Filter. This feature supposedly helps to prevent you from being tricked into accessing a rogue web site that is masquerading as a bona fide web site. I’ve found this feature to really slow down web access at times. Microsoft released a patch that supposedly fixes the problem, but my computer has the patch and I still notice this feature slowing down web access. If you think you can live without the extra protection of IE7 anti-phishing, you can disable it by starting IE7 and then going to: Continue Reading

Remove Opera Widgets Menu

By | January 13, 2009 | 3 Comments

Delete Opera Widgets MenuIf you want to delete/disable Opera’s widget menu, just follow these simple steps below:

Open “defaults” folder in Opera’s directory. For example:

C:\Program Files\Opera\defaults
C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera

Close Opera and open standard_menu.ini file with your favorite text editor. For example: Notepad

Find and delete the following entry:

Submenu, M_WIDGET_MENU, Browser Widgets Menu

Save, exit and this is it. Start Opera.

Speed Up Opera

By | January 12, 2009 | 10 Comments

Followed by Speed up Firefox articles, here are some tips by Sid on how you can increase Opera’s performance.

  • Delete private data : Go to Tools and click on Delete private data.Next click on details and check the all the boxes except Delete cookies and Clear all wand passwords.
  • Blocking flash images: Just right click on the flash image and block it for a particular web page but if you want to permanently switch off the flash view of that web site then go to Tools –> Preferences –>Advanced –> Blocked content
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    Speed Up Firefox (Linux Only)

    By | January 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

    Here is another tip for Linux users only by Andrei.

    Speed up Firefox by mounting the profile in tmpfs

    tmpfs is a virtual, RAM-backed filesystem. It’s lightning-fast, but since it’s RAM-backed, any file written to tmpfs uses precious memory while it’s there, and the entire contents of the virtual partition are lost on shutdown or crash. The good news is that these detriments can be minimized, making tmpfs a viable choice for your profile directory. This document gives some tips on how to mount your Firefox profile in a tmpfs partition while minimizing the downsides of tmpfs.

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    Speed Up Firefox 3

    By | January 6, 2009 | 4 Comments

    Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 two biggest things that jump out right off the bar is the addition of private browsing and the new Trace Monkey JavaScript engine.

    Trace Monkey is available in Firefox 3 but has to be enabled, now with 3.1 it is on by default. The time it takes to render pages with 3.1 is a considerably boost from previous Firefox versions. Continue Reading

    Video: How to Disable Firefox 3 Extensions Compatibility Check

    By | January 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

    If you’re like me, you probably lost a few extensions during the upgrade to Firefox 3 because the original author simply disappeared and never updated his extensions, or perhaps you came up against a problem and all the solutions seem to point towards an extension incompatible with Firefox 3.

    In either case, it’s very annoying not to be able to install or use the extensions that you want/need. This is when disabling the add-on compatibility check comes in handy. All it takes is adding one entry into your about:config, which I’ll show you in the video/steps below. Continue Reading

    Tweet Directly From Opera’s Address Bar

    By | January 2, 2009 | 5 Comments

    Dustin Wilson, also known as Khadgar in the MyOpera community has been able to tweet by configuring Opera.

    First you have to configure it by adding the data URI:
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    Firefox Addons – 6 Things You Can Do With Plain Text

    By | December 28, 2008 | 1 Comment

    Here is a great post on how can you expand your Firefox reading experience.

    Plain text to link: turn any highlighted text into a link
    Browse pages tagged with this word / phrase on StumbleUpon
    Count the highlighted words: word count plus
    Search the highlighted word in any search engine you select in your search plugins
    Search the highlighted word using multiple search engines: KallOut
    Search the highlighted word using Google advanced operators – advanced dork

    Opera Launcher

    By | December 21, 2008 | 0 Comments

    Here is a nice little tool for Opera users which is called Opera Launcher. What it does is basically expands web browser with setting such as:

    No tray icon (my personal favorite)
    Disables crash start up dialog
    Backups data
    and many more

    Click here for more information and download link.

    Free Organized To Do List

    By | December 12, 2008 | 1 Comment

    This is not a web browsers related tip but I’ve been using the following organized to do list for so long (free) that I just couldn’t resist to recommend it for anyone, who is looking for a free, yet effective tasks managing software.

    I was struggling for months to find a nice looking organizer until this one (ToDoList) was recommended to me. Continue Reading