Here is how to turn off this annoying feature:
- Type “about:config” (without the quotation marks) into the location bar
- Click the “I’ll be careful, I promise!” button
- Filter “browser.urlbar.maxRichResults”
- Double click the row and reset the value to “0″
- Close Firefox and re-open it. Until you do, 1 URL will keep showing.
Office 2007 makes the Recent Documents list more efficient by allowing you to pin your regularly used documents to the list so that they aren’t removed from the list. This saves you from needlessly hunting for your important Excel, Word, and/or PowerPoint documents.
- Click the Office Button in the upper-left corner of your Office program (Excel, Word, or PowerPoint).
- Your Recent Documents will be displayed on the right side of the menu.
- Locate the desired document (if it’s not there, click Open and browse to the document so it will be added to the list).
- Select the corresponding Pin (to the right of the document’s name) so that it turns green.
Your document is now pinned to the Recent Documents list.
In both Firefox 3 and Firefox 2, you can shrink your toolbar icons quickly.
- Right click toolbar
- Goto customize
- Check “Use Small Icons”
To set an expiration date on a temporary greeting…
To record the greeting:
- While logged in to your mailbox, press 82.
- Press 3 for TEMPORARY greeting.
- Press 5 to record. Wait for the tone, then record.
- Press # to end your recording.
- Press 9 to set the expiration date so you don’t have to delete the greeting on returning. Enter the month, date and time. For a.m. press 1 for p.m. press 2
- To play your greeting, press 2.
- Press 4 to return to your messages.
If you’re constantly selecting a different view of your calendar instead of using the default, then you should change the default view to one that better suits your needs. That way, you’ll always see what you want each time you view your calendar.
- Go to Google Calendar.
- Click the Settings link in the upper right corner of the page.
- In the General tab, use the Default view dropdown to select the desired view. Choices are: Day, Week, Month, Custom View and Agenda. If you select Custom View, use the Custom View dropdown to select the desired value (choices are Next 2 Days thru Next 7 Days, Next 2, 3 or 4 weeks).
- Click the Save button.
Have you shared your Google Calendar’s private address with someone who you no longer want seeing your events? Here’s how to reset the private address so they can’t keep tabs on you.
- Go to your Google Calendar.
- On the left side of the page, go to My Calendars.
- Click the dropdown arrow next to the calendar you wish to reset and select Calendar Settings.
- Go to the Private Address section and click the Reset Private URLs link.
- Click OK when the confirmation prompt appears.
Your private address will be reset. If you have shared your private address with others, you will need to send them the new address.
Google Reader’s Shared Items Page allows you to share the various gems you find as you browse the RSS feeds with everyone else. You can give your page a style to have it better fit your interests.
- Go to Google Reader and login to your account.
- From the menu, expand Your stuff and select Shared Items.
- At the top of the page, choose the desired style by selecting its radio button. Click the See your shared items page in a new window link to see how it will be displayed.
Gmail has it’s own shorthand to use when searching the built-in labels. This makes it much quicker to type in your search query. By using the following shorthand in the Search box, you can easily specify the label you wish to search. You use l to represent the term label followed by a colon then the two character shorthand to represent the label name, as follows:
l:^u – Unread Messages
l:^i – Inbox
l:^t – Starred Messages
l:^f – Sent Mail
l:^b – Chats
l:^r – Drafts
l:^s – Spam
l:^k – Trash
You can mix the shorthand, such as l:^u l:^i which would perform a search on all unread emails in your inbox. After you input the desired shorthand, add any additional search criteria to your query and click the Search Mail button.
Files that store information about the extensions you have installed can sometimes be corrupted. Deleting them can fix a number of extension issues; they will be regenerated the next time you start Firefox.
Exit Firefox completely
open your Firefox profile folder (read the linked article for its location) and delete* these three files:
Note : Although unwanted files/folders can be deleted, renaming them is generally considered a safer option. This achieves the same result, but allows the user to retrieve any possibly required information from them later on. In the case above, rename the above 3 files as , ‘extensionsOLD.ini’, ‘extensionsOLD.cache’, ‘extensionsOLD.rdf’
To quickly sync your clock, open a command prompt as an administrator and type the following command:
Quick and simple, works in Vista and XP, and definitley helpful when a dying battery clock starts leaving you a few minutes behind every day, especially if added to your startup folder.
How to save a mapped drive password in XP
The manage network passwords utility in XP doesn’t have an add password function so you have to goto the command prompt and use the following:
NET USE U: \\NETHOME\USERID /PERSISTENT:YES /SAVECRED
This will prompt you for the Username and Password and store them.