If you are a Mac OS X user, you can speed up your Mac by simply disabling the window animations. 1. Open the terminal. 2. Type the following command: defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool false That’s it.
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If you are creating a new account on a site, Google Chrome can automatically generate a new secure password for you and insert into the password field. 1. In Google Chrome, type “about:flags” in the omnibox. 2. Scroll down the list till you find the field “Enable password generation“. Click “Enable”. 3. Relaunch the Chrome […]
Other than entering URL and perform a search, you can make use of the Omnibox (aka the address bar) to perform a quick Mathematics calculation. Simply type your sum, like “9 + 5 = ” and the result will show up immediately in the drop down.
In Windows, you can easily convert a storage format from FAT/FAT32 to NTFS without losing the data within. This will allow you to store files more than 4GB. 1. In Windows, open a command prompt. 2. type convert drive_letter: /fs:ntfs For example, convert E: /fs:ntfs would format drive ED: to the NTFS format. Note: This […]
Do you know that the middle mouse click is not as useless as it seems to be? There are several useful things that it can do in a browser. 1. Clicking the middle mouse button (by pressing down the scroll wheel) on a link in a browser will open the link in a new tab. […]
Do you know you can set multiple websites as the home page in Firefox? Here is how you do it: 1. Go to the “Preferences -> General” section in Firefox. 2. At the Home Page input field, enter the URL of the websites that you want to set as home page, separating each URL with […]
If you are looking to access Facebook messenger from your Linux desktop, linuxmessenger is a “Facebook-like” desktop client that you can install in Linux
The latest Adventure Gamer Bundle allows you to pay what you want and enjoy 6 games for Mac and PC. Grab it now!
There are times when you have some killer tunes bumping on your phone, but a stereo docking station is nowhere to be found. With a little improvisation, you can easily amplify your smartphone’s speakers using common items from around the house.
Do you love the Ribbon UI in Microsoft Office so much that you will try all means necessary to install MS Office in your Linux machine? If this is the case, WPS Office is the one for you.
There are tons of ways to make Firefox runs faster. One of the ways is to turn off the tabs animation so the opening and closing of tabs will be immediate and doesn’t take up much memory. In Firefox, open a new tab and type “about:config” in the address bar. Search for “browser.tabs.aimate” and double […]
Do you know that there is a Ubuntu distro specially for the Chinese? Ubuntu Kylin is the official Chinese Ubuntu distro and it comes with features targeted at the Chinese market. China would probably be its biggest market, but any Chinese in the World will be able to use it, and love it too.
In your Gmail, all you have to do is to enter the term size:10mb in the search box and all emails larger than 10MB will show up in the list. You can change the number to reflect the size you want to filter. This is so far the easiest way to filter your emails by […]
For Mac OS X user, you can quickly access the desktop by pressing the “F11″ key on your keyboard. Similarly, press “F11″ again to return to the previous state.
Use the patched NotifyOSD to customize the notification bubble for Ubuntu 13.04
if you are still using an old laptop, you might be better off disabling all the windows effects and animations in Ubuntu 13.04 so as to improve the performance of the system.
In Firefox, you can press the “/” key in your keyboard (when your cursor is not in any input field) to quickly activate the Quick Search bar. Alternatively, you can go to “Preferences -> Advanced -> General and tick the box “Search for text when I start typing”. This will allow you to search for […]
You may also have seen PDF files that come with form that you can fill in. In case you are wondering how you can create a PDF file with fillable form, here is one easy way you can do so, and it is free of charge.
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Open a terminal and type the following command: sudo apt-get install fonts-cantarell lmodern ttf-aenigma ttf-georgewilliams ttf-bitstream-vera ttf-sjfonts ttf-tuffy tv-fonts ubuntustudio-font-meta This will install hundreds of different fonts in Ubuntu (or any other Linux distro). Full article