Boost up your Firefox

By default Firefox download an item one-by-one when you surf a webpage. However deep inside it there’s a way on how to force it to download simultaneously.

  1. Start your Firefox
  2. On the address type: about:config
  3. On the filter type: network.http
  4. Double click on network.http.pipelining so that the value becomes true
  5. Double click on network.http.pipelining.maxrequests and change to higher value e.g. 30
  6. Double click on network.http.proxy.pipelining so that the value becomes true

Restart your Firefox and you should feel some improvement.

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Vista Problem, Control Panel and Personalize

One day I started my Microsoft Vista machine and find out that my Aero effect gone. Then I tried to enable it on my Personalize. What happen is that I can’t open it up. Then I tried to start my Control Panel, and the same problem occur: it won’t open up. After several research on Microsoft Knowledgebase I finally found out that there is a “bug” which not yet been fixed.

In order to resolve this problem, you need to get a hotfix from Microsoft as it is not available for download. You can refer to article 936686 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936686/en-us)

  • Once you downloaded it, go to Start > Run > type “services.msc”
  • When AUC popup, just click Continue
  • Find SL UI Notification and stop it.
  • Find Software Licensing and stop it (Regardless if there is a message about ReadyBoost)
  • Then start back Software Liensing, then SL UI Notification.
  • Install the downloaded hotfix (Windows6.0-KB929637-v2-x86)
  • Restart your machine

It will resolved the problem. However there is also chances that this won’t fixed the problem, then that case continue reading.

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Improve your privacy with TOR

Few weeks ago my friends asked me about surfing while hiding my identity. I instruct them to use those free anonymous web service. I did mention them about TOR (http://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-doc-windows), but they lost in space. So what is TOR?

“Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. It also enables software developers to create new communication tools with built-in privacy features. Tor provides the foundation for a range of applications that allow organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy.”

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Tips to Get the Most Out of MS Word

Many of us spend a lot of time in Microsoft Word, it’s simply our choice of word processor. However you can save time and have more options by mastering a few easy shortcuts.

  • Where Was I? I get up and walk around frequently while writing something – you all know when people keep on bugging you. Sometimes I close a document I am editing, and when I come back to it and open it up, I just hit Shift + F5 to return to the exact place in the document where I was editing.
     
  • Serial Saves. If you’re like me, you often have many documents open at once. For safety’s sake, I like to frequently save all of them at once. To do this, hold down the Shift key when you go to the File menu. This changes Save to Save All.
  • Paragraph Hopping. You can circumvent the multi-step process of cutting, pasting and deleting to move paragraphs with an easy paragraph hopping feature. Often when I’m writing, I decide that a given paragraph would work better above or below another one. Do this: Go into a document with several paragraphs and put your cursor at the beginning of one of the middle paragraphs. Hold down the Shift and Alt keys in unison, then use the up and down arrow keys to “hop” the paragraph to new positions in the document.
     
  • One Fell Swoop Word Deletion. You can delete entire words with your keyboard. Just put your cursor at the beginning of the word and press Ctrl and Del together. This is very useful when editing.
     
  • Customize Line Spacing and Alignment. The Ctrl key is your best buddy when you want to experiment with line spacing and alignment variations. Ctrl + 1 provides single spacing, Ctrl + 2 provides double spacing and Ctrl + 5 provides 1-1/2 line spacing. Ctrl + R right aligns a paragraph, Ctrl + L left aligns one, and Ctrl + E centers one.
     
  • Quick Selecting. You can select all text between the current location of your cursor and the end of the current paragraph by hitting Ctrl + Shift and the down arrow.

  • Serial Undo. Many Word users are familiar with using Ctrl + Z to undo the last change that was made to a document, but did you know you can serially undo the last several changes you made? Just keep hitting Ctrl + Z to do so.
     
  • Others
  • CTRL + J justifies the text.
  • Shift + F3 changes the case of selected text — UPPER — lower — Sentence case.
  • Ctrl + [ or ], de- or increases the font of the selected text with 1 point.

Free OCR that you never knew

Once in a while I want to copy that text from an image, rather then typing it all over again. Well you can but OCR software or you can use what you have now. As long as you have Microsoft Office XP onward, the chances are you might already have this software.

Go to Start > Al Programs > Microsoft Office > Microsoft Office Tools > Microsoft Office Document Imaging.

What you should do is open your image file. You need an image type of TIFF. You can convert your GIF, JPG, and BMP using MSPaint and save it as TIFF. Anyway, when you already open it up, go to Tools then choose Recognize Text Using OCR.

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When The process finish, go to Tools then choose Send Text To Word. Voila!

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