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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Firefox - Tips & Tricks

UI Tweaker (Formerly Toolbar Cleanup)

If upgrading from a previous version please to do the following or the extension will now work:
1) Type 'about:config' in the location bar and hit enter
2) Paste this in the blank bar or scroll down to find 'extensions.toolbarcleanup.findbarchanges'
3) Right click on this and select 'reset' and restart firefox and extension will work again
Sorry about that, I deleted the file it calls on and I forgot when you upgrade it doesnt remove old entries from about:config.
This extension allows you to tweak various aspects of the browser's UI.
This extension allows you to do the following via Tools->Extensions->UI Tweaker Options:
- Remove 'For Internet Explorer Users' from the Help menu
- Remove 'Release Notes' from the Help menu
- Remove 'Go' menu
- Remove 'Read Mail (* new)' and 'New Messages...' from the Tools menu (1.5 Only)
- Remove 'Web Search' from the Tools menu
- Remove 'Bookmark Toolbar Folder' from the Bookmarks menu (Only if empty)
- Remove the 'Go' button
- Remove the toolbar separators
- Remove the forward and back button drop down arrows
- Remove the close button from tabbar (1.5 Only)
- Make the address bar corners slightly rounded
- Hide the Search Bar except for the site icon until mouse hover over
- Multi-row bookmarks toolbar
- Show only icons on the bookmark toolbar
- Make non-selected tabs less visible, making active tabs stand out more
- Remove white line under unfocused tabs
- Remove the focus rings around the tab titles
- Show tab favicon only on selected tab
- Relocate the tabbar to the bottom
- Remove the tabbar close button and place on active or hoverd over tabs (1.5 Only)
- Add separators, bold text on status message and other small changes
- Add a keyword when adding a bookmark
- Move the sidebar to the bottom
- Remove the security padlock icon in the statusbar
- Remove the RSS Feed icon from the location bar
- Remove the Min/Max/Close buttons while in Full Screen mode
- Remove the bookmark sidebar search bar
- Remove the location bar drop down arrow

UI Tweaker (Formerly known as Toolbar Cleanup) v1.6.4 - Works with Firefox 1.5, branch and trunk nightlies.
Changelog:
- Fixed a spelling error in description
- Updated the extension description
- Tweaked a bunch of hack descriptions
- Changed any instance of address bar to location bar
- Added a hack to remove the security padlock icon in the statusbar
- Added a hack to remove the RSS Feed icon from the location bar
- Added a hack to remove the Min/Max/Close buttons while in Full Screen mode
- Added a hack to remove the Bookmark Sidebar Search Bar
- Added a hack to remove the Location Bar drop down arrow
- Split the Find Bar hack into 5 separate hacks:
- Remove the findbar borders
- Widen the findbar input field
- Add a separator between the close button and find:
- Add a separator between highlight all and the match case check box
- Make the status messages bold/input field light red when phrase not found

UI Tweaker (Formerly known as Toolbar Cleanup) v1.6.3 - Works with Firefox 1.5, branch and trunk nightlies.
Changelog:
- Added icons in the options menu
- Some spelling error corrections

Hacks that are missing/broke from the latest 1.6.3 version
- Multi-row bookmarks toolbar isn't working for some
- No combined stop/reload button
- Missing Add 'Print' to right-click context menus, allowing users to print via the context menus

UI Tweaker (Formerly known as Toolbar Cleanup) v1.6.2 - Works with Firefox 1.5, branch and trunk nightlies.
Changelog:
- Fixed bug in which only the separator and not the bookmarks toolbar folder was removed from the bookmarks menu

Hacks that are missing/broke from the latest 1.6.2 version
- Multi row bookmarks toolbar isn't working for some
- No combined stop/reload button
- Missing Add 'Print' to right-click context menus, allowing users to print via the context menus
- Needs icons in the options dialog

UI Tweaker (Formerly known as Toolbar Cleanup) v1.6.1 - Works with Firefox 1.5, branch and trunk nightlies.
Changelog:
- Fixed bug in which the remove drop arrows for back/forward buttons and round addressbar hacks were swaped in the options dialog.
- Added back hack for tab close button on tabs (1.5 Only)
- Added back hack for removing Read mail from the Tools menu (1.5 Only)
- Tweaked the extension's description
- Tweaked a couple hack descriptions
- Added a contributor (Pike) to the about dialog

Hacks that are missing/broke from the latest 1.6.1 version
- Multi row bookmarks toolbar isn't working for some
- No combined stop/reload button
- Missing Add 'Print' to right-click context menus, allowing users to print via the context menus
- Needs icons in the options dialog

UI Tweaker (Formerly known as Toolbar Cleanup) v1.6 - Works Firefox 1.5, branch and trunk nightlies.
Changelog:
- Added a working options dialog (Everything is customizeable now!!!)
- Renamed the extension to UI Tweaker (Did not change the guid so no need to uninstall and install this version
- Added hack for icons only on the bookmark toolbar
- Added hack for relocating the tabbar on the bottom
- Added hack for disabling autocomplete in the search bar, location bar and html input fields
- Removed hack for removing 'Read Mail (* New)' and 'New Message...' from Tools menu (No longer needed since this is in the branch/trunk nightlies....Please let me know if this is needed for 1.5.0.*)
- Added hack to remove the bookmark toolbar folder from bookmarks menu (will only work if empty)
- Added hack to remove the back/forward drop down arrows
- Added hack to add a keyword when adding a bookmark
- Added hack to move the sidebar to the bottom

Hacks that are missing/broke from the latest 1.6 version
- When make non selected tabs less visible + remove white line under tab are used together the non select tabs are pink. but if you use the remove close tab button then everything is fine
- Multi row bookmarks toolbar isn't working for some
- No combined stop/reload button
- Missing Add 'Print' to right-click context menus, allowing users to print via the context menus
- Needs icons in the options dialog
These are short and simple tips to make browsing easier. They require no "hacking" files or changing configuration. Middle-click refers to pushing down the mouse wheel in the center of your mouse, if your mouse wheel does not support middle-clicking then crtl+left-click works the same. Laptops utilize both left+right-click as the middle-click button.

Open a blank 'New Tab'
Double-click empty space on the Tab Bar

Open a bookmark in a new tab
Middle-click on the bookmark

Close a tab
Middle-click on the tab will close it

Open your homepage in a new tab
Middle-click on the homepage button to open your homepage in a new tab

Navigate tabs with the keyboard
Ctrl+Tab to navigate tabs to the right.
Crtl+Shift+Tab to navigate the tabs to the left.
Even quicker way is Ctrl+[# of tab]

Set mutliple Home pages
Tools---->Options--->General and seperate each page with the pipe | symbol
(Shift+button above the enter button)
eg. http://forums.mozillazine.org|http://www.google.com|Link:

Rearrange add/remove Icons on the toolbar
Toolbars: View--->ToolBars--->Customize

Let Firefox complete web addresses for you
Type in something like 'yahoo' in the address bar and hit:
Ctrl+Enter to add Link:. before and .com after the text
Similarly, Shift+Enter will add Link:. and .net
and Ctrl+Shift+Enter will add Link:. and .org

Bookmark the current page
3 Simple ways:
Hit Ctrl+D,
drag the icon from the location bar to your Bookmarks folder,
or you can drag the icon to the desktop to make an shorcut for that page

Increase/Decrease font size
Hold Ctrl AND press + or -

Save all open tabs in a bookmark folder
Ctl-D or Bookmarks--->Bookmark This Page, select the "bookmark all tabs in a folder"
then select or create a folder

Stop animated gifs from moving
Press the ESC key

Bookmark an Livebookmark (RSS Feed) if the site offers them
Click the orange button on the status bar and select 'subscribe to rss feed'

Add a keyword for a bookmark
You can give "keywords" to your bookmarks by right-clicking the bookmark and then
Properties. If you put a string in the keyword field now you can type that keyword in
the address bar and it will go to that bookmark. For example, if I have a bookmark for
Fox News website, I might give it the keyword "news". Now, when I type "news" in the
address bar and hit 'enter', the Fox News site is loaded.

Quickly do a search on a word
Highlight a word and drag it up to the search bar and it will do a search for that word
using whatever search engine you currently have selected. Also can right click the
highlighted word and select 'Search Web for "foo"'
You can use these hacks to change the appearance of Firefox by hiding menus, hiding the separator bars, removing menus or even move the tabbar to the bottom.

This file does not exist by default, so you will have to create it yourself the first time. If you can't find the location in the chart I give you, make sure you are able to view your hidden folders/files, since I know XP for sure hides them.

To create the userChrome.css file in windows: Open a text editor (notepad or wordpad) and save the file as "userChrome.css" into a directory listed below according to the OS your using. To edit userChrome.css after it's created just right click on the file and select 'Edit', then edit the file using wordpad or notepad.

Locations to create the userChrome.css file:

Quote:
95/98/ME --- c:windowsApplication DataPhoenixProfiles[profile-name][#s].sltchrome
NT --- %UserProfile%Application DataPhoenixProfiles[profile-name][#s].sltchrome
2000/XP --- C:Documents and Settings[USER]Application DataMozillaFirefoxProfilesdefault.teachrome
*NIX --- ~/.phoenix/[profile-name]/[#s].slt/chrome/

Now that thats out of the way it's time to customize Firefox behind the scenes. All you have to do is copy and paste these settings on a new line in the userChrome.css file and save the file. Next time you open up Firefox the settings will be applied until you delete the setting out of the userChrome.css file.

/* Remove separators between toolbars*/

Quote:
#toolbar-menubar {
min-height: 12px !important;
padding: 0px !important;
margin: 0px !important;
border: none !important;
}
#nav-bar {
border: none !important;
padding: 0px !important;
}
#PersonalToolbar {
border: none !important;
}
#navigator-toolbox {
border-bottom-width: 0px !important;
}

/* Remove Bookmark Toolbar folder from the bookmarks menu */

Quote:
menu[label="Bookmarks Toolbar Folder"] { display: none !important; }

/* Add a keyword when adding a bookmark */

Quote:
#keywordRow { display: -moz-grid-line !important; }

/* Move sidebar to bottom */

Quote:
#browser {-moz-box-orient: vertical; -moz-box-direction: reverse}
#sidebar-box {-moz-box-orient: horizontal; -moz-box-direction: reverse}
#appcontent {-moz-box-orient: horizontal}
#sidebar {max-width: inherit !important; min-height: inherit !important}
#sidebar-box > sidebarheader {
-moz-box-orient: vertical;
-moz-box-direction: reverse;
-moz-box-pack: end;
border-left: 1px solid ThreeDHighlight;
margin-left: 1px;
}
#sidebar-box .tabs-closebutton > .toolbarbutton-icon {
padding: 4px 2px !important
}
#sidebar-title {display: none}
#sidebar-throbber {margin-left: 4px}

/* Remove the close button on the tab bar and sidebar */

Quote:
.tabs-closebutton { display: none !important; }

/* Hide Tabbar close Button */

Quote:
tabbrowser .tabs-closebutton-box {
display: none; }

/* Remove Stop button when there's nothing to Stop */

Quote:
#stop-button[disabled="true"] { display: none; }

/* Remove Back button when there's nothing to go Back to */

Quote:
#back-button[disabled="true"] { display: none; }

/* Remove Forward button when there's nothing to go Forward to */

Quote:
#forward-button[disabled="true"] { display: none; }

/* Multi-row bookmarks toolbar */

Quote:
#bookmarks-ptf {display:block}
#bookmarks-ptf toolbarseparator { display:inline }

/* Make the active tab not bold */

Quote:
tab[selected="true"] { font-weight: normal !important; }

/* Show tab favicon only on selected tab */

Quote:
tab:not([selected="true"]) .tab-icon {
display: none !important; }

/* Make inactive tabs hardly visible */

Quote:
#content tab:not([selected="true"]) {
-moz-opacity: 0.5 !important; }

/* Remove extra padding from the Navigation Bar */

Quote:
.toolbarbutton-1, .toolbarbutton-menubutton-button {
padding: 2px 3px !important;
}
.toolbarbutton-1[checked="true"], .toolbarbutton-1[open="true"],
.toolbarbutton-menubutton-button[checked="true"],
.toolbarbutton-menubutton-button[open="true"] {
padding: 4px 1px 1px 4px !important; }

/* Remove focus rings (dotted rectangle) around active tabs */

Quote:
tab:focus > .tab-middle { -moz-outline: none !important }

/* Remove white line under unfocused tab */

Quote:
tab{
-moz-appearance: none !important;
border-bottom: none !important; }

/* Hide the Go menu */

Quote:
menu[label="Go"] {
display: none !important; }

/* Hide read mail from Tools Menus */

Quote:
menuitem[label="Read Mail (0 new)"] { display: none; }
menuitem[label="Read Mail (0 new)"] + menuseparator { display: none; }
menuitem[label="New Message..."] { display: none; }
menuitem[label="New Message..."] + menuseparator { display: none; }

/* Remove Web Search from Tools Menu */

Quote:
menuitem[label="Web Search"] { display: none; }
menuitem[label="Web Search"] + menuseparator { display: none; }

/* Hide For Internet Explorer Users & Release Notes from Help Menu */

Quote:
menuitem[label="For Internet Explorer Users"] { display: none; }
menuitem[label="Release Notes"] { display: none; }

/* Slightly rounded address and search bar corners */

Quote:
#urlbar {
-moz-appearance: none !important;
-moz-border-radius: 3px !important;
padding-right: 1px !important; }

/* Remove the 'Go' button */

Quote:
#go-button {
display: none !important; }

/* Remove the forward and back button dropdown arrows */

Quote:
#back-button .toolbarbutton-menubutton-dropmarker,
#forward-button .toolbarbutton-menubutton-dropmarker {
display: none !important; }

/* Rollover Searchbar */

Quote:
#search-container {
margin: 0 1px 0 0 !important;
padding: 0 0 0 5px!important;
}
#search-container .searchbar-textbox,
#search-container .textbox-input-box {
margin: 0 !important;
padding: 0 !important;
}
#search-container .searchbar-dropmarker {
margin: 1px 0 0 1px !important;
padding: 0 !important;
}
#search-container * {
width: auto !important;
}
#search-container .textbox-input-box {
width: 0 !important;
}
#search-container:hover .textbox-input-box {
/* width: auto !important; */
width: 200px !important;
padding: 0 0 0 5px !important;
}
#search-container .searchbar-textbox {
-moz-appearance: none !important;
border: 0 !important;
background-color: -moz-dialog !important;
}
#search-container:hover .searchbar-textbox {
-moz-appearance: textfield !important;
-moz-border-radius: 5px !important;
background-color: -moz-field !important; }

/* Find Toolbar Changes enhancements*/
#FindToolbar {
border: 0 !important;
border-top: 0px solid !important;
}
window:not([windowtype="navigator:view-source"]) #FindToolbar {
border-bottom: 0px solid !important;
}
#FindToolbar #find-closebutton:hover {
border-color: transparent !important;
background-image: none !important;
}
#FindToolbar label[value="Find:"] {
margin: 0 !important;
padding: 2px 2px 3px 5px !important;
border-left: 2px solid !important;
-moz-border-left-colors: ThreeDShadow ThreeDHighlight !important;
}
#FindToolbar #find-field-container {
margin: 0 2px !important;
padding: 0 !important;
}
#FindToolbar #find-field {
margin: 0 !important;
padding: 0 0 0 2px !important;
width: 200px !important;
}
#FindToolbar #find-field[status="notfound"] {
color: rgb(0, 0, 0) !important;
background-color: rgb(255, 240, 224) !important;
}
#FindToolbar checkbox {
margin: 0 2px !important;
padding: 2px 0 1px 4px !important;
border: 0 !important;
border-left: 2px solid !important;
-moz-border-left-colors: ThreeDShadow ThreeDHighlight !important;
}
#FindToolbar checkbox .checkbox-label-box {
margin: 0 !important;
padding: 0 0 0 3px !important;
}
#FindToolbar #find-status-icon[status] {
margin: 0 0 0 2px !important;
padding: 1px 0 1px 4px !important;
width: 22px !important;
height: 18px !important;
border: 0 !important;
border-left: 2px solid !important;
-moz-border-left-colors: ThreeDShadow ThreeDHighlight !important;
}
#FindToolbar #find-status {
font-weight: bold !important; }
The userContent.css file sets the display rules for web content.

This file does not exist by default, so you will have to create it yourself the first time. If you can't find the location in the chart I give you, make sure you are able to view your hidden folders/files, since I know XP for sure hides them.

To create the userContent.css file in windows: Open a text editor (notepad or wordpad) and save the file as "userContent.css" into a directory listed below according to the OS your using. To edit userContent.css after it's created just right click on the file and select 'Edit', then edit the file using wordpad or notepad.

Locations to create the userContent.css file:

Quote:
95/98/ME --- c:windowsApplication DataPhoenixProfiles[profile-name][#s].sltchrome
NT --- %UserProfile%Application DataPhoenixProfiles[profile-name][#s].sltchrome
2000/XP --- C:Documents and Settings[USER]Application DataMozillaFirefoxProfilesdefault.teachrome
*NIX --- ~/.phoenix/[profile-name]/[#s].slt/chrome/

Now that thats out of the way it's time to customize Firefox behind the scenes. All you have to do is copy and paste these settings on a new line in the userContent.css file and save the file. Next time you open up Firefox the settings will be applied until you delete the setting out of the userContent.css file.

/* Change cursor for links that open in new window */

Quote:
:link[target="_blank"],
:visited[target="_blank"],
:link[target="_new"],
:visited[target="_new"] {
cursor: crosshair; }

/* Force text to wrap when it is longer than the screen width */

Quote:
pre { white-space:-moz-pre-wrap }
Open Firefox 1.0 and in the address bar type: about:config

1. Find browser.tabs.showSingleWindowModePrefs and double click on it so it = true
2. Find network.http.pipelining and double click on it so it = true
3. Find network.http.pipelining.maxrequests double click on it and change it from 4 to 100

What do these changes do?
1. Then enables advanced tab options in your Tools/Options page
2. This enables option #3.
3. This makes FF use 8 threads to each page.. Bascially, if you thought FF was fast before, try it after this.


u dont need to do step one if u have new firefox version.
This contains various tips and tricks for Firefox. Most of these tips involve editing of text files on your hard drive and is not recommended if you're not familiar with basic file and folder usage. The tips are divided into four categories and sorted by importance/popularity.
Contents

* Browser Appearance
o Use Windows XP styled menus
o Use Windows Classic (9x/Me/2000) styled menus
o Use your own background image for the toolbars
o Make the active tab easier to distinguish
o Don't use bold text on the active tab
o Remove the close button from the tab bar
o Remove items from the main menu
o Remove extra padding from the Navigation Toolbar
o Change the window icon
o Display Sidebar on the right
o Change the width of the Search Bar
* Browser Behavior
o Open external links in new windows or tabs
o Reveal More Tab/Window Options
o Decide which New Windows to Block
o Tweak Find As You Type
o Disable Other JavaScript Window Features
o Use your Netscape 6/7 or Mozilla bookmarks in Firefox
o Change the search mode in the address field
o Disable Bookmark Icons
o Change the Activity Indicator URL
o Prevent URLs from being saved in Location Bar
o Prevent sites from disabling the context menu
* Web Page Appearance
o Ad Blocking
o Disable blinking elements
o Disable tags
o Force resizable frames
o Change the cursor for links that open in new window
o Change the cursor for JavaScript links
* Other Tips
o Change language on web pages
o Run Firefox from removable media
o Select and copy individual table cells
o Speed up page rendering
o Enable Pipelining
o Specify where to store the cache
o Specify the memory cache usage

Browser Appearance

Use Windows XP styled menus

If you are running Windows XP and want your menus to fit in with the default (Luna) style, add the following code to your userChrome.css file:

/* Make menus XP style */
menupopup, popup {
border: 1px solid ThreeDShadow !important;
-moz-border-left-colors: ThreeDShadow !important;
-moz-border-top-colors: ThreeDShadow !important;
-moz-border-right-colors: ThreeDShadow !important;
-moz-border-bottom-colors: ThreeDShadow !important;
padding: 2px !important;
background-color: Menu !important;
}
menubar > menu {
border: 1px solid transparent !important;
padding: 2px 5px 2px 7px !important;
margin: 0 !important;
}
menubar > menu[_moz-menuactive="true"] {
background-color : Highlight !important;
color: HighlightText !important;
}

Use Windows Classic (9x/Me/2000) styled menus

If you want the menus to appear native to the Windows Classic appearance, add the following code to your userChrome.css file:

/* Windows Classic (9x/Me/2000) style Menus */
menupopup, popup {
border: 2px solid !important;
-moz-border-top-colors: ThreeDLightShadow ThreeDHighlight;
-moz-border-right-colors: ThreeDDarkShadow ThreeDShadow;
-moz-border-bottom-colors: ThreeDDarkShadow ThreeDShadow;
-moz-border-left-colors: ThreeDLightShadow ThreeDHighlight;
padding: 1px !important;
}
menubar > menu[disabled="true"] {
border: 1px solid transparent !important;
}
menubar > menu[_moz-menuactive="true"] {
border-top: 1px solid ThreeDHighlight !important;
border-right: 1px solid ThreeDShadow !important;
border-bottom: 1px solid ThreeDShadow !important;
border-left: 1px solid ThreeDHighlight !important;
background-color: transparent !important;
color: MenuText !important;
}
menubar > menu[_moz-menuactive="true"][open="true"] {
border-top: 1px solid ThreeDShadow !important;
border-right: 1px solid ThreeDHighlight !important;
border-bottom: 1px solid ThreeDHighlight !important;
border-left: 1px solid ThreeDShadow !important;
}

Use your own background image for the toolbars

In addition to changing themes, you can personalize Firefox even more by using your own toolbar background image. Add the following code to your userChrome.css file:

/* Use a background image for the toolbars:
(Substitute your image file for background.gif) */

menubar, toolbox, toolbar, .tabbrowser-tabs {
background-image: url("background.gif") !important;
background-color: none !important;
}

It's easiest to place the image file in the same location as the userChrome.css file. The image can be of any image format supported by Firefox.
Make the active tab easier to distinguish

In order to make the active tab easier to distinguish among the currently opened tabs, you can also change the colors for the tabs. Add the following code to your userChrome.css file:

/* Change color of active tab */
tab{
-moz-appearance: none !important;
}
tab[selected="true"] {
background-color: rgb(222,218,210) !important;
color: black !important;
}

/* Change color of normal tabs */
tab:not([selected="true"]) {
background-color: rgb(200,196,188) !important;
color: gray !important;
}

Don't use bold text on the active tab

If you don't want the title of the active tab to be bold, add the following code to your userChrome.css file:

/* Make the active tab not bold */
tab[selected="true"] {
font-weight: normal !important;
}

Remove the close button from the tab bar

You can remove the close button from the tab bar by adding the following code to your userChrome.css file:

/* Remove the close button on the tab bar */
.tabs-closebutton-box {
display: none !important;
}

You can still close tabs by right clicking on them and select Close Tab, or by pressing Ctrl+W
Remove items from the main menu

Some people like to place all their toolbar items on the same row as the menu. In order to save horizontal space, you can remove top menu items that you don't use. Add the following code to your userChrome.css file:

/* Remove the Go and Help menus
(These are just examples. Try changing "Go" to "Edit" or "Bookmarks") */
menu[label="Go"], menu[label="Help"] {
display: none !important;
}

Remove extra padding from the Navigation Toolbar

This tip will make the toolbars use less space around the buttons, allowing Firefox to use more space for the actual webpages. This also affects additional toolbars such as the Googlebar. Add the following code to your userChrome.css file:

/* Remove extra padding from the Navigation Bar */
.toolbarbutton-1, .toolbarbutton-menubutton-button {
padding: 2px 3px !important;
}
.toolbarbutton-1[checked="true"], .toolbarbutton-1[open="true"],
.toolbarbutton-menubutton-button[checked="true"],
.toolbarbutton-menubutton-button[open="true"] {
padding: 4px 1px 1px 4px !important;
}

Change the window icon

You can change Firefox's default window icon to any icon you want, by following these steps:

1. Go to the folder you installed Firefox in (e.g. C:Program FilesMozilla Firefox) and then go to the subfolder chrome.
2. While in chrome, create a new subfolder called icons, then go to that folder and create yet another subfolder called default. The full path to this folder could be C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxchromeiconsdefault.
3. Choose the icon you want to use (on Windows use .ico files, on Linux use .xpm files) and then place it in this folder and rename it to main-window.[ext], e.g. main-window.ico on Windows and main-window.xpm on Linux.

In addition to the main window, you can also change the icon on the Bookmark Manager and JavaScript Console. The icon names are bookmark-window.[ext] and jsconsoleWindow.[ext], respectively.

After this is done, restart Firefox and you should be able to see your chosen icon in the title of the browser windows.
Display Sidebar on the right

To display the Sidebar on the right side of the window instead of the left, add the following code to your userChrome.css file:

/* Place the sidebar on the right edge of the window */
window > hbox {
direction:rtl;
}
window > hbox > * {
direction:ltr;
}

Change the width of the Search Bar

By default, the Search bar on the toolbar is relatively small. To specify your own width in pixels, add the following code to your userChrome.css file:

/* Make the Search box flex wider
(in this case 400 pixels wide) */
#search-container, #searchbar {
-moz-box-flex: 400 !important;
}

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Browser Behavior

Open external links in new windows or tabs

If another program wants to display a web page in the default browser, Firefox will reuse an existing window by default, which means that it will navigate from a page you might be reading. To stop this, Go to Tools > Options... (Edit > Preferences... under Linux and Mac OS X), select Advanced and click on Tabbed Browsing. Under "Open links from other applications in:", you can choose the alternative you prefer.
Reveal More Tab/Window Options

There are some hidden options for the Tabbed Browsing that will allow you to force links that open new windows to open in the current or a new tab. First, add the following code to your user.js file:

// Reveal more tab/window options:
user_pref("browser.tabs.showSingleWindowModePrefs" , true);

Restart Firefox and go to Tools > Options... (Edit > Preferences... under Linux and Mac OS X), select Advanced and click on Tabbed Browsing. The following options should be visible:
Force links that open new windows to open in:
the same tab/window as the link
a new tab

The options should be self-explanatory.
Decide which New Windows to Block

In the tip above, you learned how to reveal the Force links that open new windows... option. If you activated this, all windows that a web page wants to open will be diverted to either the current tab/window or a new tab. However, this also applies to small pop-up windows (e.g. a poll results window or the ICQ window in go.icq.com), which really should be opened in a new window. To change this behavior so it doesn't divert new windows that are spawned by JavaScript, add the following code to your user.js file:

/* Force New Windows Restrictions
0: Default - Divert *all* new windows to current tab/window or new tab
1: Don't divert *any* windows spawned by JS
2: Don't divert JS windows that include size/placement/toolbar info */
user_pref("browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction ", 2);

Tweak Find As You Type

Find As You Type has a few hidden preferences that can be changed to better fit your needs. Add the following prefs to your user.js file:

// Find As You Type Configuration:
// Set this pref to false to disable Find As You Type:
user_pref("accessibility.typeaheadfind", true);
// If you set this pref to true, typing can automatically start Find As You Type.
// If false (default), you must hit / (find text) or ' (find links) before your search.
user_pref("accessibility.typeaheadfind.autostart", true);
// Set this pref to false if you want Find As You Type to search normal text too:
user_pref("accessibility.typeaheadfind.linksonly", true);
// Set this pref to true if you require that the link starts with the entered text:
user_pref("accessibility.typeaheadfind.startlinkso nly", false);
// This is the time in milliseconds for the Find As You Type to stop watching for keystrokes:
user_pref("accessibility.typeaheadfind.timeout", 3000);

For information about what Find As You Type is, read the documentation.

Disable Other JavaScript Window Features

Firefox has a few options that allow you to decide what scripts can and can not do with windows. These options are available from Tools > Options > Web Features > Advanced. However, this list of options doesn't cover them all. There are some other useful options which can be applied by adding the following code to your user.js file:

// More DOM/JavaScript options
// Make sure all pop-up windows are resizable:
user_pref("dom.disable_window_open_feature.resizab le", true);
// Make sure all pop-up windows are minimizable:
user_pref("dom.disable_window_open_feature.minimiz able", true);
// Always display the menu in pop-up windows:
user_pref("dom.disable_window_open_feature.menubar ", true);
// Always display the Navigation Toolbar in pop-up windows:
user_pref("dom.disable_window_open_feature.locatio n", true);
// Prevent sites from disabling scrollbars:
user_pref("dom.disable_window_open_feature.scrollb ars", true);

Use your Netscape 6/7 or Mozilla bookmarks in Firefox

If you are using Netscape 6/7 or Mozilla, you can share your bookmarks with Firefox. All bookmarks are stored in a file called bookmarks.html and is stored in the profile folder. For example, if you want to use the bookmarks for Netscape 7 in Firefox, add the following code to your user.js file:

// Specify which bookmarks file to use:
user_pref("browser.bookmarks.file", "C:Path To Netscape Profilebookmarks.html");

Remember to use two backslashes for the path separators if you're using Windows, e.g. C:Pathbookmarks.html instead of C:Pathbookmarks.html.

This tip can also be used on dual-boot systems to use the same bookmarks on both operating systems. Just make sure that you place the file on a location that you have write access to from operating systems.
Change the search mode in the address field

By default, if you enter a search term in the address field and press Enter, a Google "I'm Feeling Lucky" search is performed, and you're taken to the first result of that search directly. If you prefer to see the standard search result list instead, add the following code to your user.js file:

// Change to normal Google search:
user_pref("keyword.URL", "http://www.google.com/search?btnG=Google+Search&q=");

Of course, you could also change to a completely different search engine by changing the string to something else. The default search string is: "http://www.google.com/search?btnI=I%27m+Feeling+Lucky&q=".
Disable Bookmark Icons

You can disable the display of bookmark icons and "favicons" by adding the following code to your user.js file:

// Disable Bookmark Icons
user_pref("browser.chrome.site_icons", false);
user_pref("browser.chrome.favicons", false);

Change the Activity Indicator URL

When you click on the Activity Indicator (also known as the "throbber"), you are directed to the Firefox Start Page. This can be changed to any URL by adding the following code to your user.js file:

// Click on throbber to go to Mozilla.org:
user_pref("browser.throbber.url", "http://www.mozilla.org/");

Prevent URLs from being saved in Location Bar

Firefox allows you to prevent URLs from being saved in the pull-down menu for the Location Bar. This restriction helps protect user privacy and prevent users from "stumbling" into sites that other users had previously viewed.

Andrew Mutch has written a page explaining how to implement this restriction. Read it here.
Prevent sites from disabling the context menu

Some sites prevent you from right-clicking on the page to show the context menu. This bookmarklet will disable such attempts with just a single click. Drag the following link to the Bookmarks Toolbar Folder in Firefox, or to your Bookmarks menu, to create a bookmark:

Enable Context Menu

Alternatively, right-click on the link and select Bookmark This Link....

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Web Page Appearance

Ad Blocking

Advertisements on websites are annoying, often breaking up text and flashing to get your attention. There is a neat trick that you can use to block most of the ads on Web pages.

Because of the length of the code in this tip, it is available in a separate page.
Disable blinking elements

You probably just find the blinking above annoying. To stop it, add the following code to your user.js file:

// Put an end to blinking text!
user_pref("browser.blink_allowed", false);

Disable tags

Some sites using scrolling marquee tags. If you don't find them useful, add the following code to your userContent.css file:

/* Stop those tags! */
marquee {
-moz-binding : none !important;
display : block;
height : auto !important;
}

If you added the code, this text should not scroll after restarting Firefox.
Force frames to be resizable

Many sites use frames to display their contents, and sometimes the frames are too small. To force all frames to be resizable, add the following code to your user.js file:

// Force frames to be resizable
user_pref("layout.frames.force_resizability", true);

Note that this will also make the frames appear with a fixed-width border and thus, may make the pages look funny.
Change the cursor for links that open in new window

This neat trick will change the mouse pointer when you hover it over links that will open a new window. Add the following code to your userContent.css file:

/* Change cursor for links that open in new window */
:link[target="_blank"], :visited[target="_blank"],
:link[target="_new"], :visited[target="_new"] {
cursor: crosshair;
}

Change the cursor for JavaScript links

This tip will change the mouse pointer when you hover it over links that will perform a JavaScript command. Add the following code to your userContent.css file:

/* Change cursor for JavaScript links */
a[href^="javascript:"] {
cursor: move;
}

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Other Tips

Change language on web pages

Some web sites offer content in multiple languages. You can choose several languages in Firefox and they will be treated in order of priority. In order to change the priority, just go to Tools > Options..., select the General section and click the Languages button.
Run Firefox from removable media

This advanced tip makes it possible to run Firefox from removable media, such as a USB memory stick. This will allow you to run Firefox with your personal settings from any computer, even those that don't have Firefox installed. It has only been tested on Windows XP/2000. The basic instructions are as follows:

1. Copy the Firefox application folder and your profile folder to the removable medium. In this example we will use R:Firefox for the application folder and R:FFProfile as the profile folder, assuming the drive letter for the removable media is R:.
2. Create a simple batch file called R:Firefox.bat with the following line:

start Firefoxfirefox.exe -profile FFProfile

3. Optionally, disable the disk cache to reduce the amounts of file writes to the removable storage by entering about:config in the address field of Firefox and set browser.cache.disk.enable to false.

The reason why a batch file is needed instead of a simple shortcut is that a shortcut uses absolute paths, and since the actual drive letter for the removable media may change depending on which computer it is plugged into, the relative path used in the batch file is guaranteed to work anywhere.
Select and copy individual table cells

While holding down the Ctrl key, you can select table cells. Just click on any non-link portion of the cell. You can select multiple cells, either by clicking individually on the cells you want to select or by just dragging with the mouse. Once selected, you can use Copy and Paste just like you would on a text selection.
Speed up page rendering

By default, Firefox doesn't try to render a web page for 250 milliseconds while it's waiting for data. If you add the code below to your user.js file, Firefox immediately starts to display the page, even without complete data. The drawback, especially on slower machines, is that the total time to display the page will be longer.

// Last value in milliseconds (default is 250)
user_pref("nglayout.initialpaint.delay", 0);

Enable Pipelining

Pipelining is an experimental feature, designed to improve page-load performance, that is unfortunately not well supported by some web servers and proxies. To try it out, add the following code to your user.js file:

// Enable pipelining:
user_pref("network.http.pipelining", true);
user_pref("network.http.proxy.pipelining", true);
user_pref("network.http.pipelining.maxrequests",true);

Specify where to store the cache

To specify in which folder the cache is stored, add the following code to your user.js file:

// Path to Cache folder:
user_pref("browser.cache.disk.parent_directory","C :Path To Cache");

Remember to use two backslashes for the path separators if you're using Windows, e.g. C:PathPath To Cache instead of C:PathPath To Cache.
Specify the memory cache usage

Normally, Firefox determines the memory cache usage dynamically based on the amount of available memory. To specify a specific amount of memory cache, add the following code to your user.js file:

// Specify the amount of memory cache:
// -1 = determine dynamically (default), 0 = none, n = memory capacity in kilobytes
user_pref("browser.cache.memory.capacity", 4096);

To disable the memory cache completely, add the following code:

// Disable memory cache:
user_pref("browser.cache.memory.enable", false);

A note on some of the tweaks.

network.http.pipelining.maxrequests should be set at a maximum of 8. Greater values are ignored.

nglayout.initialpaint.delay if set to 0, you may see web pages stop loading after the initial images are displayed. It must be in sync with content.notify.interval

You can create a new profile by starting Firefox with the -p switch. and to automatically start firefox with a specified profile use
-p "profile name"

user_pref("browser.cache.memory.enable", false) will slow down browsing speed. !!

user_pref("browser.cache.memory.capacity", 4096); .......... 4096 is for users having 64MB RAM. For 256MB use 16000 (16MB), 512MB use 32000(32MB), 1GB use 64000(64MB), ...........
These are the optimum settings.

browser.cache.disk.capacity === set it in between 50000 to 100000. Optimum is between 70000 to 80000

If you see firefox is using up huge amount of system memory then
browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers to either 1 or 2

and set "config.trim_on_minimize" to true. Now minimize firefox. This will make firefox free memory when you minimize it.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Tulasi Song : Nee kallathoti Naa Kallaloki

THULASI title Song

mahesh babus athidhi

mahesh babus athidhi

Star Craft-Linkin Park(in the end)

Starcraft 2 CGI Announcement Trailer "Hell, it's about time"

Theatre of War - Intro Movie

SPIDERMAN TRAILER - Angry Video Game Nerd

Scarface Game Trailer

ALAN WAKE GAME TRAILER

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Key board shortcuts

CTRL+C (Copy)
• CTRL+X (Cut)
• CTRL+V (Paste)
• CTRL+Z (Undo)
• DELETE (Delete)
• SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
• CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
• CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
• F2 key (Rename the selected item)
• CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word)
• CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
• CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
• CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
• CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
• SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
• CTRL+A (Select all)
• F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
• ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
• ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
• ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
• ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
• CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
• ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
• ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
• F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
• F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
• SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
• ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
• CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
• ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name (Display the corresponding menu)
• Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
• F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
• RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)
• LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)
• F5 key (Update the active window)
• BACKSPACE (View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
• ESC (Cancel the current task)
• SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)
• CTRL+SHIFT+ESC (Open Task Manager)
Dialog box keyboard shortcuts
If you press SHIFT+F8 in extended selection list boxes, you enable extended selection mode. In this mode, you can use an arrow key to move a cursor without changing the selection. You can press CTRL+SPACEBAR or SHIFT+SPACEBAR to adjust the selection. To cancel extended selection mode, press SHIFT+F8 again. Extended selection mode cancels itself when you move the focus to another control.
• CTRL+TAB (Move forward through the tabs)
• CTRL+SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the tabs)
• TAB (Move forward through the options)
• SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the options)
• ALT+Underlined letter (Perform the corresponding command or select the corresponding option)
• ENTER (Perform the command for the active option or button)
• SPACEBAR (Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box)
• Arrow keys (Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons)
• F1 key (Display Help)
• F4 key (Display the items in the active list)
• BACKSPACE (Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box)



Microsoft natural keyboard shortcuts
• Windows Logo (Display or hide the Start menu)
• Windows Logo+BREAK (Display the System Properties dialog box)
• Windows Logo+D (Display the desktop)
• Windows Logo+M (Minimize all of the windows)
• Windows Logo+SHIFT+M (Restore the minimized windows)
• Windows Logo+E (Open My Computer)
• Windows Logo+F (Search for a file or a folder)
• CTRL+Windows Logo+F (Search for computers)
• Windows Logo+F1 (Display Windows Help)
• Windows Logo+ L (Lock the keyboard)
• Windows Logo+R (Open the Run dialog box)
• Windows Logo+U (Open Utility Manager)


Accessibility keyboard shortcuts
• Right SHIFT for eight seconds (Switch FilterKeys either on or off)
• Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN (Switch High Contrast either on or off)
• Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK (Switch the MouseKeys either on or off)
• SHIFT five times (Switch the StickyKeys either on or off)
• NUM LOCK for five seconds (Switch the ToggleKeys either on or off)
• Windows Logo +U (Open Utility Manager)



Windows Explorer keyboard shortcuts
• END (Display the bottom of the active window)
• HOME (Display the top of the active window)
• NUM LOCK+Asterisk sign (*) (Display all of the subfolders that are under the selected folder)
• NUM LOCK+Plus sign (+) (Display the contents of the selected folder)
• NUM LOCK+Minus sign (-) (Collapse the selected folder)
• LEFT ARROW (Collapse the current selection if it is expanded, or select the parent folder)
• RIGHT ARROW (Display the current selection if it is collapsed, or select the first subfolder)



Shortcut keys for Character Map
After you double-click a character on the grid of characters, you can move through the grid by using the keyboard shortcuts:
• RIGHT ARROW (Move to the right or to the beginning of the next line)
• LEFT ARROW (Move to the left or to the end of the previous line)
• UP ARROW (Move up one row)
• DOWN ARROW (Move down one row)
• PAGE UP (Move up one screen at a time)
• PAGE DOWN (Move down one screen at a time)
• HOME (Move to the beginning of the line)
• END (Move to the end of the line)
• CTRL+HOME (Move to the first character)
• CTRL+END (Move to the last character)
• SPACEBAR (Switch between Enlarged and Normal mode when a character is selected)
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Microsoft Management Console (MMC) main window keyboard shortcuts
• CTRL+O (Open a saved console)
• CTRL+N (Open a new console)
• CTRL+S (Save the open console)
• CTRL+M (Add or remove a console item)
• CTRL+W (Open a new window)
• F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
• ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the MMC window menu)
• ALT+F4 (Close the console)
• ALT+A (Display the Action menu)
• ALT+V (Display the View menu)
• ALT+F (Display the File menu)
• ALT+O (Display the Favorites menu)
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MMC console window keyboard shortcuts
• CTRL+P (Print the current page or active pane)
• ALT+Minus sign (-) (Display the window menu for the active console window)
• SHIFT+F10 (Display the Action shortcut menu for the selected item)
• F1 key (Open the Help topic, if any, for the selected item)
• F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
• CTRL+F10 (Maximize the active console window)
• CTRL+F5 (Restore the active console window)
• ALT+ENTER (Display the Properties dialog box, if any, for the selected item)
• F2 key (Rename the selected item)
• CTRL+F4 (Close the active console window. When a console has only one console window, this shortcut closes the console)



Remote desktop connection navigation
• CTRL+ALT+END (Open the Microsoft Windows NT Security dialog box)
• ALT+PAGE UP (Switch between programs from left to right)
• ALT+PAGE DOWN (Switch between programs from right to left)
• ALT+INSERT (Cycle through the programs in most recently used order)
• ALT+HOME (Display the Start menu)
• CTRL+ALT+BREAK (Switch the client computer between a window and a full screen)
• ALT+DELETE (Display the Windows menu)
• CTRL+ALT+Minus sign (-) (Place a snapshot of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing ALT+PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
• CTRL+ALT+Plus sign (+) (Place a snapshot of the active window in the client on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)

Microsoft Internet Explorer navigation
• CTRL+B (Open the Organize Favorites dialog box)
• CTRL+E (Open the Search bar)
• CTRL+F (Start the Find utility)
• CTRL+H (Open the History bar)
• CTRL+I (Open the Favorites bar)
• CTRL+L (Open the Open dialog box)
• CTRL+N (Start another instance of the browser with the same Web address)
• CTRL+O (Open the Open dialog box, the same as CTRL+L)
• CTRL+P (Open the Print dialog box)
• CTRL+R (Update the current Web page)
• CTRL+W (Close the current window)

Getting used to using your keyboard exclusively and leaving your mouse behind will make you much more efficient at performing any task on any Windows system. I use the following keyboard shortcuts every day:

Windows key + R = Run menu

This is usually followed by:
cmd = Command Prompt
iexplore + "web address" = Internet Explorer
compmgmt.msc = Computer Management
dhcpmgmt.msc = DHCP Management
dnsmgmt.msc = DNS Management
services.msc = Services
eventvwr = Event Viewer
dsa.msc = Active Directory Users and Computers
dssite.msc = Active Directory Sites and Services
Windows key + E = Explorer

ALT + Tab = Switch between windows

ALT, Space, X = Maximize window

CTRL + Shift + Esc = Task Manager

Windows key + Break = System properties

Windows key + F = Search

Windows key + D = Hide/Display all windows

CTRL + C = copy

CTRL + X = cut

CTRL + V = paste

Also don't forget about the "Right-click" key next to the right Windows key on your keyboard. Using the arrows and that key can get just about anything done once you've opened up any program.


Keyboard Shortcuts

[Alt] and [Esc] Switch between running applications

[Alt] and letter Select menu item by underlined letter

[Ctrl] and [Esc] Open Program Menu

[Ctrl] and [F4] Close active document or group windows (does not work with some applications)

[Alt] and [F4] Quit active application or close current window

[Alt] and [-] Open Control menu for active document

Ctrl] Lft., Rt. arrow Move cursor forward or back one word

Ctrl] Up, Down arrow Move cursor forward or back one paragraph

[F1] Open Help for active application

Windows+M Minimize all open windows

Shift+Windows+M Undo minimize all open windows

Windows+F1 Open Windows Help

Windows+Tab Cycle through the Taskbar buttons

Windows+Break Open the System Properties dialog box



Acessability shortcuts

Right SHIFT for eight seconds........ Switch FilterKeys on and off.

Left ALT +left SHIFT +PRINT SCREEN....... Switch High Contrast on and off.

Left ALT +left SHIFT +NUM LOCK....... Switch MouseKeys on and off.

SHIFT....... five times Switch StickyKeys on and off.

NUM LOCK...... for five seconds Switch ToggleKeys on and off.

Explorer shortcuts

END....... Display the bottom of the active window.

HOME....... Display the top of the active window.

NUM LOCK+ASTERISK....... on numeric keypad (*) Display all subfolders under the selected folder.

NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN....... on numeric keypad (+) Display the contents of the selected folder.

NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN....... on numeric keypad (-) Collapse the selected folder.

LEFT ARROW...... Collapse current selection if it's expanded, or select parent folder.

RIGHT ARROW....... Display current selection if it's collapsed, or select first subfolder.




Type the following commands in your Run Box (Windows Key + R) or Start Run

devmgmt.msc = Device Manager
msinfo32 = System Information
cleanmgr = Disk Cleanup
ntbackup = Backup or Restore Wizard (Windows Backup Utility)
mmc = Microsoft Management Console
excel = Microsoft Excel (If Installed)
msaccess = Microsoft Access (If Installed)
powerpnt = Microsoft PowerPoint (If Installed)
winword = Microsoft Word (If Installed)
frontpg = Microsoft FrontPage (If Installed)
notepad = Notepad
wordpad = WordPad
calc = Calculator
msmsgs = Windows Messenger
mspaint = Microsoft Paint
wmplayer = Windows Media Player
rstrui = System Restore
netscp6 = Netscape 6.x
netscp = Netscape 7.x
netscape = Netscape 4.x
waol = America Online
control = Opens the Control Panel
control printers = Opens the Printers Dialog


Internetbrowser

type in u're adress "google", then press [Right CTRL] and [Enter]
add www. and .com to word and go to it


For Windows XP:

Copy. CTRL+C
Cut. CTRL+X
Paste. CTRL+V
Undo. CTRL+Z
Delete. DELETE
Delete selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin. SHIFT+DELETE
Copy selected item. CTRL while dragging an item
Create shortcut to selected item. CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item
Rename selected item. F2
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word. CTRL+RIGHT ARROW
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word. CTRL+LEFT ARROW
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph. CTRL+DOWN ARROW
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph. CTRL+UP ARROW
Highlight a block of text. CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys
Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document. SHIFT with any of the arrow keys
Select all. CTRL+A
Search for a file or folder. F3
View properties for the selected item. ALT+ENTER
Close the active item, or quit the active program. ALT+F4
Opens the shortcut menu for the active window. ALT+SPACEBAR
Close the active document in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously. CTRL+F4
Switch between open items. ALT+TAB
Cycle through items in the order they were opened. ALT+ESC
Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop. F6
Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer. F4
Display the shortcut menu for the selected item. SHIFT+F10
Display the System menu for the active window. ALT+SPACEBAR
Display the Start menu. CTRL+ESC
Display the corresponding menu. ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name
Carry out the corresponding command. Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu
Activate the menu bar in the active program. F10
Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu. RIGHT ARROW
Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu. LEFT ARROW
Refresh the active window. F5
View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer. BACKSPACE
Cancel the current task. ESC
SHIFT when you insert a CD into the CD-ROM drive Prevent the CD from automatically playing.

Use these keyboard shortcuts for dialog boxes:

To Press
Move forward through tabs. CTRL+TAB
Move backward through tabs. CTRL+SHIFT+TAB
Move forward through options. TAB
Move backward through options. SHIFT+TAB
Carry out the corresponding command or select the corresponding option. ALT+Underlined letter
Carry out the command for the active option or button. ENTER
Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box. SPACEBAR
Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons. Arrow keys
Display Help. F1
Display the items in the active list. F4
Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box. BACKSPACE

If you have a Microsoft Natural Keyboard, or any other compatible keyboard that includes the Windows logo key and the Application key , you can use these keyboard shortcuts:


Display or hide the Start menu. WIN Key
Display the System Properties dialog box. WIN Key+BREAK
Show the desktop. WIN Key+D
Minimize all windows. WIN Key+M
Restores minimized windows. WIN Key+Shift+M
Open My Computer. WIN Key+E
Search for a file or folder. WIN Key+F
Search for computers. CTRL+WIN Key+F
Display Windows Help. WIN Key+F1
Lock your computer if you are connected to a network domain, or switch users if you are not connected to a network domain. WIN Key+ L
Open the Run dialog box. WIN Key+R
Open Utility Manager. WIN Key+U

accessibility keyboard shortcuts:

Switch FilterKeys on and off. Right SHIFT for eight seconds
Switch High Contrast on and off. Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN
Switch MouseKeys on and off. Left ALT +left SHIFT +NUM LOCK
Switch StickyKeys on and off. SHIFT five times
Switch ToggleKeys on and off. NUM LOCK for five seconds
Open Utility Manager. WIN Key+U

shortcuts you can use with Windows Explorer:


Display the bottom of the active window. END
Display the top of the active window. HOME
Display all subfolders under the selected folder. NUM LOCK+ASTERISK on numeric keypad (*)
Display the contents of the selected folder. NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN on numeric keypad (+)
Collapse the selected folder. NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN on numeric keypad (-)
Collapse current selection if it's expanded, or select parent folder. LEFT ARROW
Display current selection if it's collapsed, or select first subfolder. RIGHT ARROW

How to cheat rapidshare and megaupload....

Rapidshare is almost a legend in public file hosting business in Internet. It’s really hard to find a dedicated internet user or semi dedicated user , who hasn’t heard the name rapidshare. Actually not only ,Rapidshare but also Megaupload is another Guru in this business. Thousands of files stored in these public servers by users all over the internet makes these sites something special. Though, it’s declared that , if you share any warez, illegal software, copy right protected item in those servers, and they get a complain against that , then files will be deleted at once. But heck ! There are millions of files and links are distributed in thousands of sites / networks. So its really hard to trace all the illegal files. Almost maximum warez servers live on this public download servers like rapidshare.

Hey , do you know another business is going on regarding rapidshare or megaupload ? its the premium account business. You may have experienced the necessity of having aBeware of cheating ! rapidshare premium account. Some smart people are exploiting this issue . Since Rapidshare gives some free premium accounts, some people posted article, blogs or posts telling that they are distributing free accounts. Not only this , some are saying that , they have a huge list of hacked rapidshare premium account. They give you a text file link which is located in rapidshare server itself. well how many of you got that given user login working ? Myself is not lucky enough to get those free accounts :(Actually many of users are helping some users to grab premium hours beyond their knowledge .

How it is ?You may have heard that the more the file you have uploaded is downloaded , the more premium points will you get. So what’s worthy like cheating people by saying about free premium accounts ! well , I am not telling all tricks are useless. Some of them are important. Tricks like eliminating waiting time by a JavaScript code or IP barrier by /ipconfig flushdns , /ipconfig renew ,/ipconfig release all these commands ( it worked in ancient days , you know :D). But Rapidshare is always changing their policy to cope up with fastest brain of hackers. So you can’t be sure that , tricks you are using today will work tomorrow. Rapidshare is also a very common policy for blog writers to attract traffic . A blog title like “Latest Rapidshare Hacks” will bring a hell of traffic in your site. And who cares if you give them a hack which is obsolete for years. And interestingly , all the rapidshare premium hunter about whom I have told earlier, also make anonymous comments on these posts giving links of their uploaded “zoombie ( yes I would like to call it so ) file”.

So far I have found only one satisfactory solution to this rapidshare premium problem. Though i’m afraid this is not easy for everyone. You may have heard about rapidleech , a free server transfer script , allows you to download rapidshare (with some other major file sharing sites) files to your faster server, and then you can download files from your server to pc , at your convenient time. But main problem is , you are assumed to have a fast box connection with proper access. Remember , this requires (rapidleech) only PHP , nothing else ( i mean mysql or stuffs). so , think twice before downloading a long login list for rapid premium. May be you are helping some one to help his premium period unconsciously, and more importantly someone is cheating you , exploiting you.

welcome to all

welcome to all................