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Enable on-demand tab loading in Firefox 8

Modern day websites and browsers are not very friendly to slow computers with little memory. However this is “by default”. There are a lot of fine tunings that you can make to a browser, which will improve its performance and your overall experience. One common source of badly utilized memory is all those tabs that you keep open from previous sessions instead of bookmarking them as Read later. But, Firefox 8 provides a mechanism for tackling exactly those tabs. Instead of loading them on startup, you can set Firefox to load them on-demand, that is, when you first click on them. In this short tutorial we will show you how to enable this feature in Firefox 8.

Open Firefox, click the Firefox button and select Options:

A new window will open:

Select the General tab:

In the When Firefox starts dropdown menu select Show my windows and tabs from last time. Also, enable the Don’t load tabs until selected option:

Click OK. Next time you reopen Firefox your tabs will not be preloaded.

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Diskeeper – how to defragment my hard disk

Diskeeper defragmentator tool designed to keep your hard disk drives always running at their maximum peak performance. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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Comparing documents in MS Word 2007

When a document is prepared by several people the most common result is to end up with several versions of the document. Fortunately, MS Word has a built-in feature which allows you to compare two documents marking differences between them in a quite comprehensible way.

First open MS Word. Press the Compare button located on the Review tab in the Compare group in the Ribbon:

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How to make the Windows 7 taskbar smaller

Windows 7 introduced a new and enhanced version of the Taskbar, which came to be known as the Superbar. Along came a lot of new functionality – jumplists, window previews, enhanced windows grouping, etc. However, many people find that the new taskbar is quite, well, big: Read the rest of this entry »

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How to modify the Speed Dial tab in Opera

Opera has many cool features. One of them without any doubt is the Speed Dial tab. Unlike other browsers when you open a new tab, it is not blank. It contains a list of sites (by default blank) in a grid (by default 3×3). This is a really neat feature as it increases browsing speed and it is more beautiful.

If you wish it is possible to modify the Speed Dial tab in various ways.
By default the Speed Dial tab is an empty 3×3 grid:
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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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How to change the default font of MS Excel 2007

Like other MS Office 2007 applications, MS Excel 2007 uses the Calibri font by default. Although it is a very beautiful font, one may choose to use a different one. Even more, one may choose to change the default size as well. Well, without any surprise, both of those things are a matter of just a few clicks in MS Excel 2007.
First open MS Excel. Click the MS Office button and select Excel Options:
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Insert a hyperlink to another Excel workbook in MS Excel

Sometimes when working with MS Excel sheets things can get quite complicated and you may need to link a cell from one table with another workbook.

Luckily for us we can simply insert hyperlinks to other workbook so when we need the data we can open it directly through the hyperlink.

Suppose we have this table:
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How to add an icon to a batch file by compiling it to an executable file

Sometimes when we write batch files we wish to add an icon to the batch file. A quick and easy way to do that is by compiling the .bat file to an executable file.

In our example we will use Quick Batch File Compiler (QBFC).
So suppose we have a .bat file with this source:

cd C:\\Program files\\Skype\\Phone
Skype.exe /secondary

This basically spawns a new instance of Skype (Skype 4). We want it to have an icon instead of having the .bat file look. A quick way to do that is to compile the batch script into an .exe file.

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