i like shortcuts to folders to speed things up. i’ve always created shorcuts by right clicking on the folder -> create shortcut. a shortcut created that way will bring up the folder content but it will not give you a windows explorer view with the folder tree on the left i.e.
Windows explorer with folder tree
to create a shortcut with the folder tree do following:
- Right click an empty area of the desktop and choose New ->Then choose Shortcut from the list of options. A Create Shortcut dialogue box will appear.
- In the Command line box insert this line: %SystemRoot%\EXPLORER.EXE /n,/e,d:\
- Change the d:\ in the line above to the directory you wish to open. As an example if you had a folder named data in c:\ you would change the line to %SystemRoot%\EXPLORER.EXE /n,/e,c:\data
- Follow through the dialogue and give your shortcut a name. Once finished, if you double click on the shortcut created, it will bring up the appropriate folder with the windows explorer view.
after my new computer is put together, i finally downloaded firefox 2.0. i know i’m slow.
here are the specs for my new pc:
ASUS P5WD2 premium motherboard
P4 3.6 Ghz
1gb RAM with 800mb FSB
512mb graphics card
19 LDC monitor
hopefully that means i will be able to do some real computing & gaming now.
the first thing i learned about firefox 2.0 is that you may easily config the close button on the tabs/tab bar
- open a new tab and type about:config in the address bar and press enter
- In the filter field type browser.tabs.closeButtons
- Double-click on the entry and enter the corresponding number below:
- 0 ~ Display a close button on the active tab only
- 1 ~ Display a close button on each tab (default)
- 2 ~ Don’t display any close buttons
- 3 ~ Display a single close button at the end of the tab bar (Firefox 1.x behavior)
- Click OK
- Close the about:config tab
here you may learn more about other setting you may change by editing the about:config entries.
i knew you could do this but never tried. so i did it today and it works like charm.
If your like me and use GAIM as an IM client, then you might want to follow these instructions for setting up GAIM to use the GoogleTalk servers.
1. Click Accounts->Add (at the login screen)
2. Under the protocol dropdown choose “jabber”
3. Your screenname is everything before @gmail.com
4. Change server from jabber.org to gmail.com
5. Click show more options
6. Make sure “USE TLS if available” is checked.
7. Connect server should be “talk.google.com”?
8. Password is the same password that you use for gmail
media player class is the bomb. i’ve been using it for a while. i just learned today that it can also play real media files (originally can only be played by realplayer)
check it out!
this plugin is free. and it allows you to use photoshop to save files in .ico format so you can use them as icons.
simply download this freeware plugin
place the 8bi file into your photoshop plugin/file formats folder
create new file
now you can save it with .ico extension.
of course try keep your icon files under 64×64
saw this on my board and i tried it out. you can really tell a difference in the loading speed of firefox! not sure what the drawback is. if you do, please share.
1.Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:
Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.
2. Alter the entries as follows:
Set “network.http.pipelining” to “true”
Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true”
Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.
3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and set its value to “0″. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.
*info from forevergeek.com
ever wondered how you can grab streaming audio and convert it to mp3? or how to convert .rm to .mp3? well here’s my way of doing it. you need the wonderful softwere Total Recorder. it allows you to record anything that is played by your sound card. ^_^
download: the version i have is 4.1b standard edition (1.03mb includes tutorial. the actual exe is only 0.98mb)
here’s a short tutorial for how to get started once you have it installed.
Once installed, the first thing you need to do is set your playback to use total recorder