I have told you guys about how to type web addresses more quickly. Ctrl+Enter will fill you up .com. But what if you access to .net site more often and you want to change the default Ctrl+Enter to automatically fill you up .net not .com. How can you do it?
It’s easy just download URL Suffix Add-ons for Firefox. After installing the Add-ons, go to Tools –>> Add-ons. And then Choose the URL Suffix and click on Options.
You will see the URL suffix configuration dialog box as follow.
See? You could even configure for Enter behaviour, not just Ctrl + Enter. But I find it quite annoyance as most of the websites I surf are end with various suffix.
Microsoft Outlook display the Outlook Today page when you first start up since very earlier versions, but for me, it’s a quite useless page since I just want to read my email.
I always change Outlook default setting by digging into Advanced Options via Tools –>> Options and then change the default folder. Hey but there’s an easier way to do this.
Just click on the Customize Outlook today button on the upper right corner of your Outlook as in the following pic.
After that you will see the following screen.
Be sure to uncheck, “When starting, go directly to Outlook Today” checkbox. The default for these would make Outlook to go directly to your inbox. If you prefer to go Outlook to any other folder than your inbox, you can choose any folder you want by click on Choose Folders button.
Hope this tip would help you make more productivity.
I’ve always enjoyed Firefox handy feature of saving login and passwords for web sites. But I’ve never aware that without using Master password, other people could easily view our stored passwords in plain text.
Go to Firefox Tools –>> Options.
After that go to Security tab, then click on Show passwords.
See? You can see all your stored passwords that simple.
How to prevent this?
You can set a Master Password by clicking Set Master Password. Remember by setting a master password, you need to provide your master password for every session of Firefox before using your stored passwords. Anyway, that’s a lot better than someone easily sneak away all your confidential.
I love Windows Vista and Office 2007. No matter what other people are saying, Microsoft introduces a lot of great new features.
Do you know that in Word 2007 you can mark your document as final so that other people could know that no editing should be done?
Here’s the step to do that. Yes it’s easy!
- First click on Office button and then go to Prepare.
- After that click Mark as Final.
- You will see the following dialog box telling you that the document will be marked as final and saved. Just click OK.
- After that you will see another dialog box telling you more about Mark as Final info. Just click OK.
Now your document has been marked as final. No more accidental editing could occur and your collegues could also aware that they shouldn’t edit the document anymore.
You can differentiate normal document and mark as final document easily as in Mark as Final document, you couldn’t type or edit anything. Also, if this any help, the Word Status bar also telling you as follow.
I hope this tip could help you make more productivity.
Do you know that you can resize the picture attachment in Outlook 2007 new mail before you send? Outlook 2007 has the option but that is hidden. I don’t even notice until my Jennifer pointed me out yesterday. Outlook 2007 buried this feature in their new introduction of Ribbon.
Resizing picture attachments before sending the mail is very nice to the people who use Outlook 2007 as their main mail clients (I know there are a lot of people including myself).
So here is the procedure.
First attach the pic as you normally would.
And then click the insert tab, after that click on the option button as in the following pic.
You will get the attachment options dialog box as in the pic below.
Choose the size you want to resize.
That’s it! No more Paint or Photoshop to resize the pic attachment and no more trouble sending big photos.
Microsoft has introduced new file formats in Office 2007. I’ve already told you guys about how to open docx files for those who still don’t have Office 2007.
But for me, as a Office 2007 user, sometimes I forget to save the file in Word97-2003 compatible mode and save it in 2007 new format and then send to my friends and coworkers, who are still using Office 2003 or older. After a couple of times happened, I’ve got to find a way to change Office 2007 default save file format. After a dozen times of accidentally sending a Word 2007 document to co-workers still stuck on Office 2003, I’ve decided to make Word save in the Word 2003 format by default.
Here is the procedure:
1. First click on the Office button and then choose Word Options as in the following picture.
2. After that Choose the save on the left column. And then from Save files in this format drop-down menu, choose Word97-2003 Document (.doc) as in the following pic.
After that click save. From now on, Word 2007 will always save file in Word 97-2003 format. No more incompatible format saving any more. As you can guess, even though I told you only about Word 2007, you can apply this tip in Excel 2007, Powerpoint 2007 and any other Office 2007 applications.
Now Firefox 3 comes into second beta phase. Previously, many people complained about the Firefox add-on compatibility on Firefox 3 beta 1. Now it is improved on Beta 2. Many popular Firefox add-ons added support to Firefox 3.
For incompatible add-ons, you can use Nightly Tester Tool to force them work with Firefox 3 and they work!
For me, I just want to try Firefox 3 without touching my old Firefox 2 setting. So that I download portable version and trying now. So far, Firefox 3 looks like it will survive memory leaking issue that killed Firefox 2.
Do you know that you can fine tune ClearType by using Microsoft ClearType Tuner. Note that the tuner can only be used with Windows XP.
If you don’t know what is ClearType, let me give you a brief explanation.
Some of the fonts may look ugly, jagged edges. Who wants to look at that all day long? Through the use of a Windows feature called ClearType, you can take advantage of smooth fonts. These fonts have smooth edges that blend into the background, creating much more readable characters.
Those of you with LCD monitors can also adjust your settings with the ClearType tuner.
I come back from vacation only to find BtoN has got a lot of comments (some are spammy). Please excuse me if there’s any delayed in reply. There’s a little drip in traffic (trust me I’ll make it up). For my email inbox? Yes, there are many (really many) emails that I need to read or delete.
Meanwhile, Yahoo! has released long-awaited Yahoo! Messenger for Vista. I’ve just installed now and will follow up a full review later. As of now, Yahoo! Messenger for Vista looks really really buggy and omit a lot of features(such as voice call, video call, phone out/in, etc). If Yahoo! can’t iron out those bugs, they should drop the whole project.
If you want to see Yahoo! UI intended for Vista, you should download Yahoo! messenger for Vista Preview version and install it as you can still use your old messenger also.
I love MS Paint for its simplicity. Even though it is such a small program, it could have done a lot of jobs. Of course, don’t compare it with Photoshop or any other premium photo editing standard software.
Most of my screenshots editing have been done with Paint. What’s more? You can create trailing effect with Paint too.
First you need to hold select the part of the image
And then hold down Shift key
Then drag the way you want to trail it.
Here is the sample trailing pic I have made.