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3 Hidden Features In Firefox 15 You May Want To Enable


Firefox 15, which has been released a few days ago, comes with some cool features disabled by default: native PDF viewer, preferences in tab and click-to-play plugins.
These features have been in testing for quite a while, but they are not 100% ready so they aren’t enabled by default and there are no options in the Firefox preferences to enable them. But, if you don’t mind an occasional glitch, you can enable them  using the about:config tool.

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Firefox 15 comes with a native PDF reader that uses JavaScript (pdf.js) to open PDF files directly in the browser. This feature is disabled by default but it can be enabled by following these steps: open a new tab, type “about:config”, search for “pdfjs.disabled” and set it to “false” (double click it).
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In Firefox 15, you can also enable ‘preferences in content’ which makes the Preferences window open in a new tab instead of using a new window. To enable this, type “about:config” in a new tab, search for “browser.preferences.InContent” and set it to “true” (double click it).
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And the third hidden feature in Firefox 15 is “click-to-play” plugins, which disables plugins like Adobe Flash by default but you can still play them with a single click. This prevents Flash and other plugins from loading automatically. To enable ‘click-to-play plugins’ in Firefox 15, type “about:config” in the address bar, search for “plugins.click_to_play” and set it to “true“.

Note: after changing the native PDF reader and click-to-play plugins preferences in about:config, you need to restart Firefox for the changes to take effect.
via:webupd8

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How to remove BIOS password


WHAT IS BIOS PASSWORD?

Bios password information is normally store on a CMOS battery. Bios password is a type of security protection measure to stop unauthorized person making hardware configuration changes on system devices (Example: BIOS’s allow you to require a password to be entered before the BIOS setup may be accessed) Meanwhile, bios password also use security protection such as Some BIOS’s allow you to require a password be entered before the system will boot.



Forgot your motherboard BIOS password? No problem!!!!!!!!Here are three tutorials how to reset or remove Bios Password that allow clear your CMOS password. The first method is removing the battery on motherboard and second method is reset bios password on windows.



To remove the bios password on CMOS battery, first you need unplug all the power source and USB cable. Then open the desktop casing and allocate the flat, circular and metallic CMOS battery. It should look something like the picture to the right.This reset bios password is more suitable for desktop user. It is no recommended for laptop user unless you are experienced working with laptop hardware or the laptop warranty expired long time ago.Once allocated, take out the CMOS battery and wait 10 – 25 minutes before putting it back in. The reason for this wait is because the computer can still store power in its capacitors even though everything is unplugged. The waiting period allows enough time for them to discharge.After that, Plug back the CMOS battery. Then all bios password will be clear and all computer devices hardware setting will be set factory default setting. In some cases, if you get weird error messages during bootup now, you will need to goto “Load BIOS Defaults” in BIOS and save the changes to fix them.

How to try the Windows 8 Metro interface free


Windows 8 is still just a promise, except for a few folks with developer’s builds. If you want to try out the fabled Metro interface on your computer, there’s now a solution. The metro7 app changes theWindows 7 interface to make it look and feel like Metro. Here’s how to use it:

    1.Download and install the app here.
    2.Start it up. You should see a tiled interface, though it is separate from your desktop.
    3.Click the arrow in the upper right to set your options, pin programs or Web sites to the tile screen, and more. Experiment! The built-in apps are minimal, but you can get more or add any apps or bookmarks you like.

Step 3: Settings.
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4. You can drag tiles to rearrange them, or drag down to the bottom to trash them.

Step 4: Move tiles.

How to create video clips in VLC


Now you can keep your favorite parts of any video.
With the holidays coming up, your creative side may be seeping into your thoughts. If you have a collection of videos of family, friends, or even events, you can do neat things with clips from these. VLC offers a superfast way to create clips for later editing or enjoyment.
Begin by downloading and installing VLC.
Step 1: Open VLC and open the menu labeled View. In this menu, select Advanced Controls.
Step 2: Open the video you wish to take a cut from. Use the slider to navigate to the time you wish to begin recording. The Frame by frame button, located to the right of the Advanced Controls, will allow you to pinpoint the exact time you will wish to begin recording.
Step 3: Press the Record button on the left end of the Advanced Controls. Once recording is toggled, press Play and allow the video to play through the section you want saved. At the end of the desired section, press the Record button again.
The video cut will be saved automatically by VLC (in Windows 7 the video will be placed in the Videos library). Share your clip with your friends or keep that treasured moment for later.

How To Undo Send An Email Till 30 Seconds After Sending It [Gmail]


  
Much ago, Gmail launched a feature named “Undo send” . It is a feature of the Gmail Labs. Gmail Labs has many cool features, some are for fun and some are really very useful. So, one of the feature, Undo Send, allows us to undo the sent email even after 30 seconds of pressing the send button. So isn’t that cool. If you pressed the send button and later on notice that you made a mistake or wanted to alter something , then you can straight away press the Undo button and the email will be saved in the Drafts folder.

Steps to activate the undo send feature in Gmail :

1. Press the wheel type icon on the top-right of the Gmail page and select Mail settings.
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2. Select Labs Tab on the Settings page.
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3. Write “Undo” in the search box , then mark the enable button in front of Undo Send feature and finally click on Save Changes.

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4. Now try to compose an email.Gmail-Undo-Send-An-Email-Step-4_thumb

5. As soon as you click the send button you will notice a pop-up as shown below with an “Undo” button.
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6. You can press the undo button and your email will get saved in the drafts folder. This undo button will remain on the screen for 5, 10, 20 or 30 seconds, according to your settings which you can define in settings . For that repeat the step 1 and in the General tab scroll down to “Undo Send:” and select the time you want the “Undo” button to stay on the screen and then click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

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