Posts Tagged ‘Disable’

Disable favicons in Firefox

Favicons are the little icons that appear on each tab in your browser. Although they can help you find which site you have opened in a given tab, when you have a lot of tabs opened, they can really, really annoy you if the site designers have decided that a blinking favicon is the way to go. That is why, Firefox allows users to disable favicons in a rather easy way.

Open Firefox and enter about:config in the address bar. Firefox will warn you that you can really mess things up if you are not careful.

Click the I’ll be careful, I promise! button and the configurations will open:

In the Filter textbox enter browser.chrome.favicons:

Double click on the browser.chrome.favicons preference to set its value to false:

Do absolutely the same for the browser.chrome.site_icons preference:

Restart Firefox and you are done.

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Disable the annoying Sticky Keys popup dialog in Windows 7

The Shift key is widely used in many, many games. Sometimes to get the desired effect in the game you need to tap the Shift key a couple (of dozen) times. And when this happens… You get the annoying
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Disable the annoying Filter Keys popup dialog in Windows 7

Not many people use the right Shift when working. Most people prefer to capitalize letters using the left Shift. But us gamers, we use the right Shift a lot. Sometimes we press it for more than 8 seconds. And I’m sure all of you know what happens then: Read the rest of this entry »

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Disable the highlighting of newly installed programs in the Start Menu of Windows 7

Windows 7 has a feature that highlights in the Start menu newly installed programs. Many people find this annoying. I for example know when I have installed new software and do not need Windows to remind me of that. Not to mention that it removes one of my most used programs from the list of most used applications in the Start menu. Well let’s see how to disable that feature, shall we?

Click the Start button and right-click on an empty space on it, a context menu will open. Select Properties:
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Disable startup processes and services on Windows 7

This tutorial will be about you how to disable startup processes and services on Windows 7.

When you turn on your computer, there are several processes which start along with Windows. Some of them are needed to make sure your computer is stable or are processes of your anti-virus software, etc. On the other hand there are a few processes which you don’t need and they are draining your system’s resources. Here we will show you how to disable those unwanted processes.

First let’s open the System Configuration dialog. To do that, type msconfig in the search box and open msconfig.exe. A new dialog will appear:
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Disable translate suggestions in Google Chrome

In this tutorial I will show you how to get rid of the Translate this page suggestions in Google Chrome browser. The tutorial is very basic and will guide you in three simple steps how to accomplish our goal. The operating system used is ArchLinux and we have installed latest beta version of Google Chrome browser.

The prerequisites for this tutorial are:

1. Linux distribution with Gnome 2.x
2. google chrome installed and functional
3. that you have the proxy settings and confirmed them working

First I would like to make it clear what this tutorial is about. We will guide you how to disable the langue translation suggestion from Google Chrome which shows on the screen shot that follows
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Disable Thunderbird notifications for new emails

In this tutorial we will guide you in three easy steps how to disable new message notifications in Mozilla Thunderbird. Thought this feature could be quite useful in some cases I personally find it really disturbing and annoying. I guest it all depends by the volume of emails you receive on daily basis. If you are waiting an important email form a client or from your CEO for example it would be better if you respond as quickly as possible. However, in my inbox i get about four hundred emails per day. It is really bad when I\”m in a middle of a presentation with a possible client and you get a notification for incoming email from a direct competitor in the business segment. Not that it has happened to me , but I have heard stories. To avoid being the main character is such confusing incidents I will guide you how to disable the alerts for new messages in Mozilla Thunderbird.

Fist of all here is how the new email notifications look like in Thunderbird. Read the rest of this entry »

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Disable hardware device permanently

In this tutorial i will demonstrate you how to disable permanently your sound card in Windows XP. even that for the example here we use the sound card this tutorial is valid for almost any type of peripheral hardware in your computer. For example using this tutorial you can disable your modem, lan card, Fire Wire port and so on.

In the demonstration we have used Windows XP operating system with installed Service Pack 3. However, the tutorial is valid for all operating systems from Microsoft Corporation after Windows 98. This includes Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003 Server, Windows Vista and Windows 7. To be able to follow the steps it is recommended that you have an user with Administrative privileges to the system.

First Step is to right click on the My Computer icon on your Desktop. Once the menu opens go to Manage option. Read the rest of this entry »

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Disable Windows 7 firewall

This tutorial will guide you in few basic steps how to disable the default Windows 7 firewall.

A firewall is a part of a computer system or network that is designed to block unauthorized access while permitting authorized communications.

Windows Firewall is the firewall service included with desktop and server releases of Microsoft Windows from Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 onwards.

With the release of Windows Vista Microsoft significantly improved the firewall to address a number of concerns around the flexibility of Windows Firewall in a corporate environment. The new management console snap-in named Windows Firewall with Advanced Security provides access to many advanced options, and enables remote administration.

Our first step in today”s instructions will be to open Network and Sharing Center. To get there go to Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Network and Sharing Center. Read the rest of this entry »

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Disable skype notifications for specific chat

With the release of Skype 4 series one very cool new feature has appeared. The functionality to disable notifications per single conversation. I have been so happy with this new feature it allow a better control of the way the program behaves to fit your personal needs. I find it very annoying and distracting to have a blinking box in your task bar when you are working on something else. It is especially irritating when you have a a chat with multiple Skype users and in most of the cases somebody is writing something and the windows keeps poping up. Read the rest of this entry »

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