Posts Tagged ‘Open’

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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How to manage the Open with menu in Windows

How often have you opened a file using the Open with menu or the Open menu in Windows Explorer.? Read the rest of this entry »

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How to turn off the annoying Windows Explorer clicking sounds in Windows 7

Each time I browse my files on my PC I am forced to listen to the annoying clicking sounds of Windows Explorer. If you too feel that those sounds are driving you to insanity, here is how to disable them.

Open the Start menu, enter mmsys.cpl in the start menu searchbox and press Enter:
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How to open Windows 7 icons with just one click

How to open Windows 7 icons with just one click

This feature is actually pretty old (from the days of Windows 9x). For those who like browsing their PC in a manner similar to web browsing, here is how to enable this option in Windows 7.

Open a folder, click Organize (top-left corner) and select Folder and search Options:
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How to set a program to run in Administrator Mode automatically in Windows 7

Normally when you run an application in Windows 7, you run it without administrator privileges. But, there are programs that need to be run in Administrator Mode to function properly. With this short tutorial we will show you how to set a program to always run in Administrator Mode.

Right-click on the program or a shortcut to the program and select properties:
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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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Use Google Chrome as the default PDF viewer

Most of the people use some kind of PDF viewing program to open their PDFs. But if you use Google Chrome as your browser you don’t need any additional software to view PDF files. Chrome has a built-in PDF viewer which is as light as a PDF viewer can get. Using it you can forget about choosing from the many PDF viewers out there. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to change the gridlines color in MS Excel 2007

To be honest, I find the standard MS Excel gridlines color a little annoying. It blends way to much with the new blue look of MS Excel and one could choose a better color to make the sheet more readable. Well, like pretty much everything in MS Excel, you can change the default gridlines color.

Open MS Excel. Click the MS Office button and select Excel Options:
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Check energy efficiency in Windows 7

It is a little-known fact that Windows 7 has a built-in feature which lets you diagnose your energy efficiency. This allows you to see the most important issues associated with your battery and will give you hints about how to improve your battery life. Read the rest of this entry »

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Add line numbers in the MS Word margins

This tutorial will show you how to add line numbers in the MS Word margins.

If you wish to add line numbers to navigate faster through your MS Word document that can be done in the blink of an eye.

First open your MS Word document. Open the Line Numbers dropdown menu, located in the Page Setup group, on the Page Layout tab in the Ribbon and click Line Numbering Options: Read the rest of this entry »

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