Tag Archive: web browser

Dec 27 2012

Switch Browser Tabs Without Using the Mouse

Here’s a very quick tip for today. If you’re a power user and you don’t fancy wielding the mouse to switch between browser tabs then you might prefer to use Ctrl + Tab instead to move to the next tab or Ctrl + Shift + Tab to go to the previous tab. This works in all of …

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Nov 01 2012

Browse Easily While Playing Steam Games

Note everyone has the luxury of two screens or a computer and a tablet so if you are wanting to use a website reference while you are playing games on Steam then you might be resorting to using print outs or a smartphone. These are not the most convenient solutions by any means! If you …

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Sep 14 2012

How to Double Check if a Website is Down

Here’s a quick tip. If you want to obtain a second opinion on whether or not a particular website is offline then you should give downforeveryoneorjustme.com a shot when required. When you can’t perform a ping test yourself (like when you are at work behind a proxy) this can be a handy little tool to use …

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Jun 07 2012

Set Your Browser Default Page to a Blank Page

There might be a few reasons why you want to avoid setting a particular webpage as your default page in your web browser(s) such as being able to launch a new browser or window or tab immediately without having to wait for a page to load or inflating the page impression stats for sites such …

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Apr 30 2012

End of the Line for Firefox 3.6

If you’re still all the way back on Firefox 3.6 (while the latest version is now Firefox 12) you might want to read about how will be affected next month. In a nutshell, Firefox 3.6 is pretty long in the tooth (over two years old which is a while in the web browser industry considering …

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Apr 15 2012

Panasonic 2012 Home Entertainment Launch – Smart Viera Highlights

Last night, I got along to check out the new range of Panasonic televisions, recorders, players and Hi-Fi out at Dunbar House in Watson’s Bay, NSW. The venue was very swish with some tasty food on offer and it presented a setting similar to what you’d expect to experience when you’d be using home entertainment …

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Jan 27 2012

Browse More Efficiently on Your iPad or iPhone Using the Reading List

Browsers these days are blessed with the ability to have many webpages open across a number of tabs and mobile devices are no different. However, in the case of iOS devices you’re not going to be able to open perhaps the twenty or thirty tabs you might do on your desktop or laptop computer. Furthermore, …

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Aug 17 2011

Sometimes Firefox Needs a Manual Upgrade

Here’s a quick reminder for the Firefox users out there. Sometimes when you are using an instance of Firefox that is a couple of  versions off the pace you won’t receive the automatic prompts to upgrade to the latest version. Instead, you’ll receive notices to upgrade to the point updates for the major release you …

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May 26 2011

My Web Browser Text is Too Small!

A lot of us would have come across a situation where the text in our web browser just became twice as small for an unknown reason. With so many keyboard shortcuts and buttons on mice it can be hard to work out if you pressed a key or clicked on something by accident to create …

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Mar 15 2011

Run Parallel Installations of Older Versions of Java

Java Runtime Environment Settings (Updated Settings)

Sometimes when you update software to the latest revision it can sometimes break stuff or cause unexpected behaviour to surface. One such example is a particular Java applet I use from time to time and Java 6 Update 24 that was recently released which completely breaks the copy and paste functionality due to enhanced security …

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