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Ctrl+Tab Preview Windows in Firefox 3.6

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Any tip you read about shortcuts for Mozilla Firefox is sure to mention that you can easily switch between open tabs by pressing Ctrl+Tab on your keyboard. The resulting action is just a quick flip from tab to tab, which can be quite useful.

Today, however, I’m going to teach you how to spice it up a bit.

Open Mozilla Firefox, and… Continue reading

Firefox Twitter Extensions

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

With the increasing popularity of Twitter and Firefox, several extensions have popped up to merge the two tools together. You have the options of having the full Twitter experience by being able to share parts of the site, the particular link you are reading, the whole page and many more. Listed below are some of the better ones. Make sure not to install all of them at once… Continue reading

Tag Along Software

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Never heard of it, have you? That’s because I’m making a name for it right now. If anyone out there has tried to download a program like Adobe Acrobat or Flash Player, you may have noticed there’s now a pre-selected option to also install additional program like McAfee Security Scan.

You don’t really need that, do you?

Yeah, me… Continue reading

Use Gmail as an extra drive

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Ever needed some online space to store files before sending them as email attachments? Maybe you need a way to store your presentations, pictures, documents or even your video collection online?

Online storage services require that you subscribe to a data plan. In addition, they don’t offer a secure connection or a decent amount of storage space unless you pay a monthly fee.… Continue reading

Google Buzz Tips

Friday, February 26th, 2010

If you are still uncertain on whether to use Google Buzz or not, I have compiled some Tips and Tricks on using and integrating Buzz with your other social networking sites.

1.Turn off Google buzz

First off, if you are a Gmail user who has no interest in using Google Buzz, Google has made it easy for you to turn Google Buzz off… Continue reading

What is Microsoft Silverlight?

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Q:
What is Microsoft Silverlight?

A:
Good question! Silverlight, as described by Microsoft, is: “…a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. Silverlight offers a flexible programming model that supports AJAX, VB, C#, Python, and Ruby, and integrates with existing Web applications….”

That, however, makes absolutely no sense to me… Continue reading

Firefox Scroll Acceleration

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

The recently launched Firefox version 3.6 has a hidden function known as scroll acceleration which can drastically enhance your internet surfing speed.

Normally, whenever you scroll the mouse wheel the web page scrolls the exact same number of lines regardless how many times you might have previously scrolled it. However, when you have scrolled the particular web page a specific number of times within a… Continue reading

Increase search results on Bing.com

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Microsoft’s Bing search engine typically gives you ten results per search, but did you know that you can increase that number?

It’s super-easy!

In the upper-right-hand corner of the Bing homepage you’ll see “Preferences” – click on it and you’ll be taken to another page with a host of settings you can alter to customize your Bing experience.

For… Continue reading

Guide to viral marketing

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Viral Marketing has become a magic word lately. With the rise of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and a variety of other platforms to choose from, there is effortless availability of user-generated content on the internet, creating an easy gateway for marketers to capture potential customers. Viral marketing succeeds when it is made sure that an idea or message that has to be popularized spreads through viewers in no time… Continue reading

Increase Download Limit in Firefox

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Did you know that web browsers like Internet Explorer and Firefox only allow you have two downloads going at once?

How am I supposed to flex my broadband muscles if I’m restricted like that?

Want to up that count? Well, you can!

…at least in Mozilla Firefox, you can.

Just type “about:config” in your address bar… Continue reading

Search Twitter Feeds on Google

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Google has added yet another layer of functionality to their much beloved search engine. Now you can actually search real-time social networks and watch them update right from your search results!

Here’s how:

Go to Google and do a search, like normal.

After the results pop up, click the plus sign next to “Show Options”.… Continue reading

Firefox 3.6 is here!

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Yeah, I know; about as exciting as another iTunes update, right? Hear me out, though, because the new version of Mozilla’s browsing beauty has some pretty neat customization and security features this time around.

Apart from being faster (which is the whole point of an update in my opinion), Firefox now offers protection from out-of-date plug-ins which can leave your computer vulnerable to attack. Don’t… Continue reading

Google Analytics

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

So you’ve created a website. Well Done! Now, maximize profits by turning page views into profits. By using Google Analytics, you can do just that. Read on to know more about Google Analytics and how to sign up for it.

Google has many products that enable you to make more money from your website. Some of these products are AdWords, AdSense, and Website Optimizer. Google… Continue reading

Show Firefox Update History

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Did you know that every time Mozilla updates Firefox from version to version, it leaves a trail for you to see? So, say you want to know what exactly the last update entailed, what do you do?

Simple! Just open Firefox and go to Tools>Options and click on the “Advanced” icon at the top right.

You’ll see a… Continue reading

Automatic Image Resizing in Internet Explorer

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Have you ever been browsing around, looking for images in Internet Explorer and come across a picture that you know won’t fit your screen, but you click on it anyways? Well, recent versions of IE have this neat feature called Automatic Image Resizing, which will shrink large images so they can be viewed with ease.

Today we’re going to learn how to turn it off… Continue reading

Facebook Alt Codes

Monday, January 25th, 2010

An Alt Code is a number, or series of numbers that when pressed in conjunction with the Alt key produces a cute little symbol like a heart or smiley face.

Like this:

You can use ’em on Facebook to show some love or just to spruce up your status updates. Alt+1, Alt+2, Alt+3, Alt+4, Alt+5, etc.… Continue reading

Download YouTube Videos the Easy Way!

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

This is a real quick and easy one for all our YouTube users out there. Say you really like a video – I mean, like it enough to want to download it. What do you do?

Bookmark it and come back every time you want to see it?

Bor-ring!

How about this:

While on YouTube, navigate to a… Continue reading

Enable Autofill in Firefox Address bar

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Somewhere along the line, Mozilla dropped the autofill feature from Firefox. That was when you’d type an address in the address bar (and if you’d been to that particular site before), the rest of the address would pop up. Like this:

With autofill:

Without autofill:

Here’s how you can re-enable autofill in Firefox in a… Continue reading

Facebook E-Mail Reply

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

When you’ve got a dialogue going with someone on Facebook you most likely find out via an e-mail notification if something has been replied to.

Ding, you’ve got a message telling you that someone has replied to your status or conversation. Now click the link, go log in, type your reply, log out…and get an e-mail 10 minutes later with yet another reply. Repeat the… Continue reading

IE Menu Bar

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Some of Worldstart’s tips for Internet Explorer require that you go to the menu bar “file…etc” up at the top, but what if you open up IE and there’s no Menu Bar to be found?

Here’s a simple fix. Open Internet Explorer and right-click on a blank area up at the top. The resulting menu should have a bunch of options… Continue reading

Cybersearch

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Google is the most used search engine in the world today, because of its remarkable performance. The new internet browser, Google Chrome, has Google search capabilities embedded right within the search bar. This is making a lot of people switch from other browsers into Google Chrome. Fortunately, Firefox has an addon called CyberSearch. This addon almost works like the Google Chrome address bar, and makes surfing a lot… Continue reading

Social Networking 101

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Q:
What is “Social Networking”?

A:
I was thinking the other day how much and how quickly the internet changes. Social networking, for example, has exploded with new ways to interact that are introduced almost every day.

For those of you who are new to this concept (I didn’t even know what blog meant until three months after “everybody” was doing it)… Continue reading

YouTube Accounts

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Last time, we explored how to manage your account by navigating with the basic tabs on your Account page! However, there is more to your Account page than just that. Let’s discover the other possibilities together. Once you are signed in, access your Account page by clicking on “Account” on the top right-hand corner of the page.

We vaguely… Continue reading

Find Downloads in Firefox

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Cappy from Arkansas asks:

Help! I just downloaded something in Firefox and I forgot where I put it! Is there an easy way?

There sure is! In Firefox, we have the handy-dandy download screen which displays our recent downloads, but what if you need to find the folder where it downloaded to?

Link Facebook and Twitter

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Are you finding it difficult to manage your Twitter and Facebook accounts? If you link up your Twitter and Facebook IDs you will be able to update your status in Twitter when you are using Facebook. You won’t even have to go to Twitter in order to make the change! Are you interested in connecting your Twitter and Facebook accounts? It’s simple! Just follow this guide.… Continue reading

Google Times Four!

Friday, November 27th, 2009

So, one night awhile back some developers were wondering if the domain name “GoogleGoogle.com” had been taken. They did a quick look-up and disappointingly found that it had.
This got their brains working, though, and they instead bought the domain name “GoogleGoogleGoogleGoogle.com” instead.

The result?

Yes, that’s four instances of Google (otherwise known as “Googli”) you’re seeing up there!… Continue reading

Customize the Firefox Toolbar

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Is your Firefox toolbar yawn-worthy? Do you fall asleep sometimes just thinking about how lame it is?

Well, wake up, because today we’re going to snazz it up a bit!

Just click View>Toolbars>Customize. You’ll see this:

Just drag and drop the features you want into Firefox’s toolbar in any order you like to customize. You can add… Continue reading

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