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Customize Full Screen Mode In Firefox With MinUI

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If you press F11 in Firefox, it automatically invoke the full screen mode which has a minimalist look that is good for computers that have limited screen such as netbooks. However, full screen mode has no option to customize the interface. For an instance, user cannot configure to always show toolbars. To overcome such limitation, you can use MinUI add-on. With MinUI installed, it is possible to selectively enable or disable elements for the minimalistic interface.
Customize Full Screen Mode In Firefox With MinUI

To activate MinUI, tap "Ctrl" and tap again to unhide. Configure what you want to hide in Tools > MinUI.


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Change The Sound Volume By Using The Mouse With Volumouse

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A good music helps turns my mood. In the office, I use headset to listen to music while I'm working. From time to time, some co-workers approach me to discuss something and I have to lower down the volume from the task bar but it is not as quick as I wanted to be. Fortunately there is a tool called Volumouse which allows users to adjust the volume quickly and easily by rolling the wheel of wheel mouse. Once intalled, you can define a set of rules for determining when the wheel will be used for changing the sound volume. You can set it to control the volume control when the Alt key is hold down, when the left mouse button is down, when media player is on focus and so on..

Change The Sound Volume By Using The Mouse With Volumouse


Volumouse works on all Windows version except Windows 95 including Windows 7 where I tested it.

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Block Unwanted Calls And SMS On Your Android Phone

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Before you'll see spam messages only on emails but nowadays, even phones already have it through SMS and phone calls. Advertisers specially on financial services like credit card, loans and etc now also targets cellphones as means of viral marketing. To block such and similar annoying calls and messages, you can use Easy Filter for Android apps. Easy Filter is a free android app that allows users to easily block unwanted SMS & phone calls. Once installed, the first thing to do is choose a block scenario in the General Settings tab.

Block Unwanted Calls And SMS On Your Android Phone

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Auto Enable Speakerphone Of Your Android Phone On Incoming And Outgoing Calls

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Here is another safe driving friendly application for Android phone users. Auto Speakerphone for Android is a handy application that can automatically turns on the speakerphone whenever there is an incoming call or your about to make an outgoing call. This application is particularly useful for receiving and placing calls while working or while driving without having to hold your phone. It runs on background and notify you when there is an incoming call. Once you tap to receive the call, the speakerphone will be automatically disabled.

Auto Enable Speakerphone Of Your Android Phone On Incoming And Outgoing Calls

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eBook: How The Internet Works

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From past time to necessity, that is how internet has become. On every field of work, one or another you need Internet to complete a task. If your curious how does it work, then you don't need to wait it to be featured in Discovery channel. You can learn now about internet's history and the components that keeps it running like the organizations, protocol, DNS servers and etc by reading MakeUseOfs PDF guide: How The Internet Works
eBook: How The Internet Works

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Avoid Accidental Phone Calls With Outgoing Call Confirm

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Most cellphone users put their cellphones on their pants pockets and when left unlocked, there is high probability to make accidental phone call. To help you avoid such calls for Android phones, you can install an app that was designed specifically for this. Outgoing Call Confirm android app gives you a chance to confirm any outgoing calls before they are dialed. It shows you a confirmation message with the contact name and the number being called. You can either choose Yes to proceed with the call or No to cancel it.
Avoid Accidental Phone Calls With Outgoing Call Confirm

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Visualize Your Facebook Friends On A Google Map

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If you have Facebook Friends all over the world then this website tool would interest you. WhereMyFriendsBe website can show you the geographic location of your Facebook friends on a Google Map. Just simple connect your Facebook Account with WhereMyFriendsBe and it will fetch the location of all your Facebook friends and lay them on a map. Additionally, you can hover or click on any pins on the Google map to view your friends who are in that particular location.

Visualize Your Facebook Friends On A Google Map

WhereMyFriendsBe only retrieve the address of your friends that are defined in their contact information. It would be better if the location are based on their Facebook check-ins so you can see their actual location however it is still a useful tool to give you a probable geographic locations of your friends.

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Merge Multi-Page Articles Into One Page For Easy Reading With PageZipper

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Some of website divides its articles to several pages. You'll have to click the Next link to read the continuation page. This could be annoying for some and the PageZipper developers knows about it so they created PageZipper. What it does is merge multi-pages article into one page so reader can have it all without spending time clicking the Next link. Here is a short video to demonstrate what PageZipper can do.


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WinVisible Can Hide Windows Applications Quickly With A Hot Key

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If you have read my Boss Key articles such as ClickyGone and Window Hider and your looking for more, then here is another one for you. Similar to the softwares I have mentioned WinVisible does the same thing, it quickly hides open windows upon pressing the hot key. This is useful if you want to hide an open window which you don't wanna see by your boss or a co-worker. The default hotkey to hide selected applications is Shift-Alt-H, the key to show them again is Shift-Alt-S. WinVisible hides the windows from being displayed in Windows taskbar and system tray. It is also hidden on the Applications tab of the Windows Task Manager. Upon running the program, it automatically list down all current running applications. Just tick the applications you want to hide and click "Hide Selected Window" button from the toolbar. Now each time you press the hotkey, these applications will be automatically hidden.

WinVisible Can Hide Windows Applications Quickly With A Hot Key

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Recover Outlook Files From Disk Crash With Outlook Repair

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Most company uses MS Exchange and Outlook for their company emails. Most users of outlook stores contacts, emails, calendar and task items in PST file. When catastrophe happens, like hard drive crash, you may lost significant outlook data from this PST files. To help you recover from such unfortunate event, you can try a software called Outlook Repair. It has a deep search mechanism which first finds the Outlook archives – PST and OST files and then shows all the items which can be recovered. Its usage is simple, after installation you will be greeted with search wizard to deep scan the defined drive for lost PST and OST files. The recovering process may take a while depending on the disk size.
Recover Outlook Files From Disk Crash With Outlook Repair

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How To Find A Specific Word, Count The Occurence And Highlight Them All In MS Word

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I have discussed How to count the occurrence of a specific word in MS Word before. Now I'll tell you another technique but this time, it will not just count the occurrence but also highlight the match words in the document. I only tested this on MS Word 2007. Here how it goes:

1. Open the MS Word document to search for.
2. Press CTRL+F to show the Find and Replace dialog.
3. Type the word to search and click More button to specify additional options.
4. Click Reading Highlight and choose Highlight All from the drop down list.

How To Find A Specific Word, Count The Occurence And Highlight Them All  In MS Word

5. It should display the count of occurrence.
6. Once you close the Find and Replace dialog, you will see the highlighted matched words in Yellow.

This tip should also work in MS Word 2010.

That's It! Happy Computing

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DriveSafe.ly Reads Out Loud Your SMS And Email

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Safety while on the road is the primary focus of android phone apps like SMS Reader and Can't Text. Another similar software is the DriveSafe.ly. It is mobile app for Android and Blackberry that reads text (SMS) messages and emails aloud in real time. Its usage is very simple, just run the application, tap the "OFF" button and it will switch to "ON" and turn green. When the button displays "ON", any incoming SMS and email will be read out loud w/o touching the phone. Tap the "ON" button to deactivate the application.

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Make Windows Translucent While Dragging It With Liquid Drag

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When you drag windows in Windows 7, you'll see a rectangle outline that tells you that your dragging the window. This is not bad but if you have a way to make it more appealing, wouldn't you try it? With Liquid Drag, you can drag any window around and the background windows become transparent. This application sits on background and automatically get activated when you drag any windows. When the dragged window is translucent, it allows you to see what is underneath that window and exactly position it for ease of use.

Make Windows Translucent While Dragging It With Liquid Drag

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Retrieve Browser Saved Passwords With WebBrowserPassView

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Some users choose to save web site passwords for immediate access when they revisit the same site again. But such habit can backfire because anyone can retrieve these passwords using a specialized tool like WebBrowserPassView. For the purpose of retrieval in case of forgotten password, WebBrowserPassView can be useful. WebBrowserPassView is a password recovery tool that reveals the passwords stored by the following Web browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Opera. It can recover your lost/forgotten password of any website such as Facebook, Yahoo, Google, and GMail.

Retrieve Browser Saved Passwords With WebBrowserPassView

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Make Your Android Phone Reply Back To Messages And Missed Calls With Can't Text

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Touch screen cellphones are great but compare to conventional phones that have keypad it is still less convenient to compose text messages while driving. Luckily for users of Android Phones, there are free auto-reply software for Android like the Can't Text software. Can't Text enables users to set their Android phones to auto respond to text messages and missed calls. It mutes the user's incoming text alert and automatically respond to the sender with a user pre-written message.
Make Your Android Phone Reply Back To Messages And Missed Calls With Can't Text

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Snip And Embed Any YouTube Video With Snip It

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Do you want to share a YouTube video to a friend but you just want to show her/him the fun part? With Snip It, you can cut certain segments of a YouTube video online. Just go to the website and paste the YouTube video URL on the available text box and press enter. The website will display the video with an option to enter the starting and end point you want to cut. Just put the start and end times then click Snip It.

Snip And Embed Any YouTube Video With Snip It

After that you will be redirected to a page where you can copy the embed code you can use for sharing.

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