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How to Keep SSH Connections Alive In Linux

How to Keep SSH Connections Alive In Linux

For those that need to work constantly on SSH, it can be very frustrating when the system cut you off after a period of time. This article shows you the method to keep SSH connection always alive until you disconnect it.

Resize Window More Efficiently in Mac

Resize Window More Efficiently in Mac

When resizing application windows in Mac, there are a few tricks that you can do to make the resizing more efficient. 1. Move your cursor to the edge (side or top) of the window. You should see the cursor change into a double arrow. 2. Click the left mouse key together with any of the […]

Speed Up Mac OS X By Disabling Window Animations

Speed Up Mac OS X By Disabling Window Animations

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.

Auto Generate Passwords in Google Chrome

Auto Generate Passwords in Google Chrome

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 […]

Use Google Chrome Omnibox to Perform Quick Calculation

Use Google Chrome Omnibox to Perform Quick Calculation

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.

Convert FAT to NTFS Without Losing The Data in Windows

Convert FAT to NTFS Without Losing The Data in Windows

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 […]

Making Good Use Of Middle Mouse Click in Browser

Making Good Use Of Middle Mouse Click in Browser

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. […]

Setting Multiple Home Page For Firefox

Setting Multiple Home Page For Firefox

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 […]

WPS Office: A Microsoft Office Clone For Linux

WPS Office: A Microsoft Office Clone For Linux

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.

Simple Trick to Make Firefox Run Faster

Simple Trick to Make Firefox Run Faster

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 […]

A Review of UbuntuKylin: The Official Ubuntu Distro For The Chinese

A Review of UbuntuKylin: The Official Ubuntu Distro For The Chinese

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.

The Easiest Way to Filter Mail by Size in Gmail

The Easiest Way to Filter Mail by Size in Gmail

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 […]