Posts Tagged ‘Settings’

Set different download locations for different filetypes using Opera

There is one thing about most browsers that really annoys me. It’s related to the download location. First of all it can take you half an hour to find how to change the default download location and after you find it you realize that you can setup only one download location for all types of files. Now this may seem a bit nitpicky, but when you download a lot files you certainly expect a little more sophisticated behavior from your browser. Of course you could always use a download client, but considering how advanced are our browsers it is kind of ridiculous to use such a client nowadays.

Introducing Opera’s download settings – a browser that lets users set their default download location for each filetype. In this short tutorial we will show you how to do just that.

First of all open Opera, click on the Opera button select Settings > Preferences:

Note: Alternatively, you can use Ctrl + F12.

A new window will open:

Navigate to the Advanced tab:

Select Downloads in the left-hand pane:

Here you can see a list of recognized files (listed with their MIME types) and the default download folder. However you can easily set a folder of your choice. Select a file type and click the Edit button. A new window will open:

Here you can directly choose the appropriate behavior for that file, including whether to be saved, opened with Opera, opened with a plug-in, opened with an application of your choice or saved to a specific location. To set a specific location for this kind of file, simply select the Save to disk radio button, check the Do not ask for folder, but save directly to option and choose the appropriate directory:

Click OK and click OK in the Preferences window.

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How to make Disk Cleanup run automatically on Windows 7

Without any doubt Disk Cleanup is a great utility. Whether you want to remove temporary internet files, deleted files, dump files or other unnecessary files this is the tool. So why not make Windows run it automatically?

First we will set the behavior of Disk Cleanup. Open the command prompt (open the Start, type in cmd in the search box and press Enter):
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How to disable the delete confirmation dialog in Windows 7

When deleting a file Windows asks you :Are you sure you want to move this file to the Recycle Bin?\" with the following dialog:. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to change the location of the My Documents folder in Windows XP

By default, the My Documents folder is located at:. Read the rest of this entry »

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Enable Desktop notifications from Gmail in Google Chrome

If you are using Google Chrome and Gmail you can bring Gmail one step closer to yourself by enabling the Desktop notifications for Gmail. Formatted in a way similar to the popup tray notifications they are really handy for keeping a close eye on your e-mail. Not to mention that setting them up is as easy as it gets. Read the rest of this entry »

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Organize the priority of network connection is Windows

In nowadays pretty much all computers, even laptops, come by default with multiple network adapters. In this tutorial I will explain and guide you how to manage the order of which the applications installed on your, Windows XP powered, computer to use these network adapters. For the purposes of this tutorial we have used Windows XP computer sith Service Pack 3. These instructions however are valid for Windows2003 Server, WindowsVista and Windows7 also. The main difference is just the approach to get to the fist step. Besides that the options are present in all operating systems offered by Microsoft Corporation.

So the first step as we have mentioned is to get to the Network Connection screen. In Windows XP the quickest way to get there is by right clicking on the desktop icon which says My Network Places and the go to Properties menu option. Another way is from Start -> Settings -> Network Connections.

Once you open the network connections you will see the list of connections configured in your Windows XP. From the top navigation menus you should go to Advanced -> Advanced Settings. You have probably never seen this option there even that it is available from quite some time. Do not worry it was a nice surprise to me too when I have discovered it at first place Read the rest of this entry »

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Configure Safari Browser to use proxy

In this tutorial I will show you how to set you Safari browser to use a proxy server. The tutorial is very basic and will guide you in four simple steps how to set the proxy. The operating system used is Windows XP.

The prerequisites for this tutorial are:

1. Windows XP
2. Safari For Windows installed and functional
3.Tthat you have the proxy settings and confirmed them working

Step 1:
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Transparent Icon Labels in Windows XP

Windows XP can show your desktop icon labels with a transparent background and with no colored rectangle under the icon names .

If you set some picture for a desktop background, this looks more nice when you have no colored rectangles between icon labels and your desktop background . Sometimes , when your system is not configured correctly , you will get those ugly colored rectangles . This happen when your needs require using Active Desktop .

Like you see on picture below Icon Labels are not transparent, because they overlay the background picture and this is so ugly. Now we will correct this. Read the rest of this entry »

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Check my IP address from Windows

This tutorial will show you how to check what is your IP address from Windows in DOS window.

First go to Start -> Run and type: cmd
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Installing new fonts on Windows

With this tutorial we will show you how to install new fonts on Windows system.

To add new fonts in Windows click Start button, go to Settings, Control Panel and open Fonts like shown on the picture below.
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