You’ve gotten your Firefox 3 download and tweaked it to speed up surfing speeds. After all, every second of time counts in our busy world today, right? Now we’ll teach you how to make use of those handy keyboard shortcuts to access the most commonly used functions with the click of a couple of buttons.
Click on for a list of the top 10 Firefox shortcuts we’ve gathered for you.
Top 10 Firefox shortcuts for keyboard
10. Ctrl-J – Open up the download window. All downloads that are loaded in Firefox are automatically logged into the download window, accessible via Tools->Downloads. Its a mighty hassle to always bring your mouse up to the menu bar just to check on the progress of your download though, so just press Ctrl-J to quickly toggle the download window.
9. Alt-D OR F6 – Quickly access the address bar to enter the URL of your favourite website.
8. Ctrl-T – Open up a new tab within the current window.
7. Ctrl-F – Open up the find dialog box to search through the text on the current page.
6. Ctrl-Tab – Alternate between the currently open tabs in the open window.
5. Ctrl-+(plus key) and Ctrl–(minus key) or Ctrl+Mouse Wheel Up and Ctrl+Mouse Wheel Down – Increase/Decrease the text display size on the current webpage(Perfect for reading that cunning fine text at the bottom of the screen!)
4. Ctrl-Up key and Ctrl-Down Key – Toggle between the list of search engines in the top right corner of the screen(Useful if you like to use different search providers)
3. Ctrl-K – Go to the search engine bar in the top right corner of the screen (Great when combined with shortcut number 4!)
2. Middle Mouse Button on an open tab – Close the selected tab immediately
1. Middle Mouse Button on a highlighted link – Open selected link in a new tab
In our previous article on ultraportable computer series, we mentioned that many new models are being produced. As we speak, many more small PCs are continuing being rolled out. The personal computer industry is poised to sell tens of millions of small, energy-efficient Internet-centric devices. Interestingly, some of the biggest players in the industry associate it as bad news.
The new computers, often called netbooks, have scant onboard memory. They use energy-sipping computer chips. They are intended largely for surfing Web sites and checking e-mail. The price is small too, with some selling for as little as $300.
The actual reason for the “bad news” cannot be more than simpler to fathom. Considering the fact that the current computer industry is already earning a near negligible profit margin from sales for its hardware, the low entry price of such small PCs only will cause major companies to worry more about their thinning income. Needless to say, with lesser and cheaper materials used in the manufacturing industry, the netbooks do not justify any hefty price tag that the computer companies may possibly assign.
Despite the release of Microsoft Vista and the possible release of Windows 7 in the distant future, many computer users still stick to the tested and stable version of Windows XP. Just last month, Microsoft announced that it will extend its support of Windows XP to 2014, a good news for the Windows XP fans. Since we are still stuck around with Windows XP for another half a decade, it makes sense to fine tune our current operating system for better performance. Unless you are satisfied with the annoying UAC function in Vista.
Riding on the crest of the netbook phenomenon, the HP 2133 Mininote is an ultraportable offering from HP that has proven its capability to stand toe to toe with more popular competitors such as the MSI Wind and the Asus EEE PC. One pet peeve of users though is that the Mininote is underpowered and slightly laggy to use. That is why some enterprising users over at HP2133Guide.com have created a list of guides to improve the performance of your Mininote PC.
The listed guides answer some commonly asked questions, such as:
1) How to install Windows XP on the Mininote PC which ships without a DVD Drive as well as Windows Vista
2) How to add ram to your Mininote PC
The site also includes a pretty active forum with lots of posters willing to jump in and give you a hand with any problems you might be encountering.
I’ve personally installed XP SP3 on my Hp 2133 Mininote PC and its definitely improved the performance greatly. So if you’re a proud new owner of HP 2133 Mininote PC and looking to improve the performance of your netbook, head over to HP2133Guide.com and check out the guides and forums that they offer.
If you are one of those who fancy the new sleek design of Google Chrome and yet still remain loyal to Firefox 3 with its add-ons, there is good news. Chromifox, the thematic design of that of Google Chrome is out made available for download. Start now and have your favourite Mozilla Firefox browser put on a new coat of soft blue theme and you are on your way to fresh new outlook. Available across different platform including Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, come and give Chromifox a try.
Surfing the world wide web is a risky business nowadays. Sure, technology enhancements and new software like firewalls and anti-virus software are there to ensure our privacy and the safety of our information, but such technology safeguards can only take you so far. With the legions of new web users who have just discovered the wonders of the internet, there is an increasing need to have competent and user friendly softwares to aid in the translation into a generation of Trusted Internet.
Comodo is a company that seeks to fulfill both these consumer and corporate needs. With the range of free software that they offer, including personal firewalls, anti-virus software as well as secure email software, users can feel confident that their web-browsing experience will not be compromised by any malicious internet activity as well as the unintentional transmission of confidential information. The Trusted Internet is indeed a vision for the future, a vision that we can seek to achieve with the help of better education of internet users as well as well-meaning software companies like Comodo.
The burgeoning growth of the IT sector in this decade has seen the need for passwords for security purposes. For those who are unaware, a new device has been introduced to the marketplace which has the ability to steal passwords input into the compromised system. It is known as a key tracker and it sits stealthy between the keyboard and the PC itself.
As can be seen from the picture, the key tracker is a discreet device that secretly logs down every key and information you pressed on the keyboard. Any unaware users may not have noticed it due to its position. If they enter their personal passwords into the compromised PC in a cybercafe to access any personal data for that matter, their passwords would have been logged down unknowingly!