Posts Tagged ‘Number’

How to change the number of suggestions in Firefox address bar

One thing I love about Firefox is the ability to tweak almost every aspect of your browsing experience. Another thing I love about Firefox is that once a tweak is discovered it remains valid in all the later versions. This little tweak I’m about to show you, I discovered in Firefox 3 and remains valid till this very day – Firefox 8.

So basically we will see how we can change the number of suggestions in the Firefox address bar:

And of course as a first step, type about:config in the address bar and press Enter:

Press I’ll be careful, I promise! and you will be redirected to a list of configurations:

In the Filter textbox enter browser.urlbar.maxRichResults

Double click on browser.urlbar.maxRichResults and you will be prompted to enter a new value (default is 12). Enter the new value:

And press OK. Close the about:config tab and you are done. You don’t even need to restart Firefox:

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The rise of Android malware

For those of you that have an Android phone – be aware, today you are 2.5 more likely to encounter malware on your device, in comparison to half an year ago. According to a report released by the mobile security company Lookout, users have a 30 percent chance of clicking on a malicious link.
The report is based on Lookout users on Android. According to Lookout, despite having an official report for the iPhone the numbers are approximately the same.
The numbers are so high, because of two reasons. First, mobile devices users use their devices for the same things that the PC users do – reading mails, posting blogposts and tweets, messing around in Facebook, instant messaging, etc. The second reason is that many of the web-based threats are platform-independent – phishing attacks, e-mail spoofing, pharming, etc. However there still are a lot of attacks that remain platform dependent (like browser exploits, for example).
Around 500 000 systems were affected by Android malware during the first half of 2011, which also saw an enormous rise in the number of malware infected applications for Android and iPhone – from just 80 in January 2011, to more than 400 in June 2011. Lookout collects data from more than 700 000 apps both for Android and iPhone and from 10 million Android devices around the world.
The main reason for the rapid rise of the number of Android malware is that while Apple does its best to sanitize and keep clean the Apple App Store, the Android Market is pretty much a free market and anyone can post an app. Still the Android Market provides details on what type of permission the app has.
Typically the malware distribution is nothing more than a legit app, repackaged with a little “gift”, in the hopes that someone will confuse it with a legit app.
The first Android malware was designed to sign up users for premium text message subscription services without the user’s knowledge (charging users 10$ per service and 50$ for multiple services).
Apparently it is not enough to be on the lookout when downloading new apps. There have been reported cases of legit apps which first gather a large enough user base, and then turn into malicious apps after an update. And of course, no matter when you’ve downloaded the app, you are infected. A classic trick from the beginning of the PC era.
In conclusion I must say that I find all of this rather disturbing, but nonetheless I’m certain that just like the PC world managed to became stable (sort of), so will the mobile devices world.

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Speed up Windows 7 and Windows Vista bootup by allowing them to use all processors

When it comes to improving the performance of your Windows the ways are almost unlimited. Here we will show you a good way to improve Windows 7 (and Windows Vista) boot time.
By default Windows uses one processor during bootup. Well why not allow it to use all of your processors? Here is how.

Open the Start menu, type in msconfig in the Start menu search box and press Enter (alternatively press Win + R):
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How to undo a sent e-mail using MS Outlook 2007

Have you often had that moment when you’ve just sent an e-mail and realized that you forgot to attach a document, left a stupid typo or something similar? If the answer is “yes” than you will find this tutorial quite helpful. MS Outlook has just the thing to take care of those nasty “oh, no!” moments. Using the defer rule you can postpone e-mail delivery with a period of your choice.

First open MS Outlook. Open the Tools menu and select Rules and Alerts:
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How to temporarily lock your PC after a given number of incorrect password entries in Windows 7 using the command prompt

Are you worried that your Windows 7 login password is easy to guess and that it is possible to crack it only after a few attempts? Well if you are I have two things to say to you. First, change your password. I know you have probably heard it a thousand times, but having a “smart” password is essential these days. You won’t feel comfortable if a thousand other people unlocked their front doors with a key identical to the one you use for your own front door, would you?
The second thing I have to say is, why don’t you at least lock your PC after a few incorrect entries? Surely this will make the password guessing process a lot longer.
Note: It is a good idea to have a second administrator account which you can use to unlock your PC. Just in case someone decides to do a trick on you.
Note: In case of physical access to your PC this will not slow down the use of System Rescue CD, Ultimate Boot CD or Ubuntu Live CD for resetting your password.

First, open the Command Prompt under Administrator Mode.

To do that, open the Start menu, type cmd in the search box:
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How to delete game statistics in Windows 7

The built-in Windows games have been deemed as enemy number one by many companies (although lately they have been dethroned by the social networks), because they “distract the employees” (which led to Games being disabled by default in the Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate editions of Windows 7). But for many people a quick game of Solitaire is just the right thing to help them clear their heads and complete that nasty task whose solution has been evading them for hours. However, sometimes people fall in the infinite loop of “Oh, I failed this one. Just one more”. For those of you whose bosses don’t have other work than to look your game statistics to check how many games you have played, here is quick way to get rid of them (your game statistics, not your bosses). Read the rest of this entry »

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How to rename multiple files in Windows XP

Having to rename a lot of file is really frustrating. Especially if the filenames are sequential, for example.: Read the rest of this entry »

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How to manage your web design business – first part

I\”m going a bit further today and will be discussing about Web Designers that don\”t want to be working for The Man and start their own small business. Having your own \"internet\" business gives you a large number of opportunities and options, some sort of a \"freedom\" that you can\”t get as a simple employee. Read the rest of this entry »

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Displaying fractions in MS Excel 2007

Sometimes when working with Excel spreadsheets and making calculations we often get nasty results like 3.333333333333… This often turns out harder to read when reviewing large quantities of data and looks rather ugly. To surpass this you can format Excel cells to display decimal numbers as fractions. Excel can also perform mathematical operations on fractions and automatically reduces and rounds fractions.
To display fractions in an Excel spreadsheet, select the cells you want to format and choose Fraction in the dropdown list in the Number group on the Home tab: Read the rest of this entry »

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Using properties in C#

Being a C++ programmer, the concept of the properties in C# was a little confusing at first. But after a few lines of code it turned out to be a quite interesting thing. Let’s start with a simple example. Consider the following code: Read the rest of this entry »

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