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The best tips & tricks about making browsers faster, more streamlined and more productive.

Select Specific Cookies & Keep Them In A Whitelist While Deleting Others In Chrome

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Select Specific Cookies & Keep Them In A Whitelist While Deleting Others In Chrome

All browsers have cookie management functions. You can easily delete all cookies or specific cookies. You can even configure certain cookies to be blocked while allowing others. But sometimes I like to retain a few cookies – for e.g. those from social forums, banking sites, extension preferences – while deleting the rest across browsing sessions. So, let’s look at a quick way to create a whitelist to save specific cookies in Chrome and a more global solution using a great freeware.

26-12-2011
Select Specific Cookies & Keep Them In A Whitelist While Deleting Others In Chrome
8 Solutions To Loop YouTube Videos & Watch Them Again

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8 Solutions To Loop YouTube Videos & Watch Them Again

It might be a Photoshop tutorial on one hand and Rebecca Black on the other, but you shouldn’t be shy to admit that there have been times you have looped a YouTube video and watched it umpteen times. That Replay button sure took a beating and all because YouTube does not provide a natural, human-friendly way to loop a streaming video. Here are a few tools which help.

24-12-2011
8 Solutions To Loop YouTube Videos & Watch Them Again
Firefox 9 Released, Up To 30% Faster JavaScript Rendering [News]

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Firefox 9 Released, Up To 30% Faster JavaScript Rendering [News]

Mozilla has released the latest version of its popular Firefox web browser, with improvements to the JavaScript rendering engine that could yield speed bumps of 30% over the previous release. According to Mozilla, the new Type Interface feature in the browser’s SpiderMoney JavaScript engine integrates with the existing compiler to deliver more efficient code in less time.

23-12-2011
Firefox 9 Released, Up To 30% Faster JavaScript Rendering [News]
Google Chrome Can Now Sync Multiple Browsing Profiles [News]

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Google Chrome Can Now Sync Multiple Browsing Profiles [News]

Do you often use Chrome’s ability to sync all your bookmarks, extensions, apps, etc. across computers? It’s a pretty handy option which lets you use your own configuration of Chrome anywhere you go. But what if more than one person is using the computer? Who gets to sign into Chrome and sync his details across computers? Well, you don’t have to worry about that anymore.

19-12-2011
Google Chrome Can Now Sync Multiple Browsing Profiles [News]
How To Encrypt And Password Protect Your Bookmarks In Firefox And Chrome To Keep Them Secure

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How To Encrypt And Password Protect Your Bookmarks In Firefox And Chrome To Keep Them Secure

We all have some sensitive bookmarks that should be kept away from snooping eyes. Protecting the passwords you use to access sites can be protected with a master password on Firefox. What I was looking for was a way to securely encrypt and password protect my bookmarks. I found two.

19-12-2011
How To Encrypt And Password Protect Your Bookmarks In Firefox And Chrome To Keep Them Secure
5 Cool Chrome Browser Extensions That Help You Visualize Your Browsing History

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5 Cool Chrome Browser Extensions That Help You Visualize Your Browsing History

You need your browsing history to go back to an important website and retrieve some information. Sometimes, your browsing history also tells you a lot about the quantity and quality of time you spend on the internet. Try out the following Chrome extensions that give you a visual picture of your browsing habits via your browser’s history.

13-12-2011
5 Cool Chrome Browser Extensions That Help You Visualize Your Browsing History
Just Drag And Drop To Search & Manage Your Search Engines Better With Drag & DropZones [Firefox]

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Just Drag And Drop To Search & Manage Your Search Engines Better With Drag & DropZones [Firefox]

Drag & DropZones is a cool Firefox add-on that takes the idea of drag n’ drop and extends it so we can search the web quicker with the help of multiple search engines. It does so with the help of an grid overlay to which you can drag and drop your search queries. Sounds interesting? Let’s install this featured Firefox extension and see how it helps us manage search engines better.

12-12-2011
Just Drag And Drop To Search & Manage Your Search Engines Better With Drag & DropZones [Firefox]
Firefox Add-On Management: 5 Add-Ons for the User Who Installs a Lot of Add-Ons

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Firefox Add-On Management: 5 Add-Ons for the User Who Installs a Lot of Add-Ons

How many add-ons do you have stowed away in your Firefox browser? Okay…how many of them do you actually use? If the answer to both is somewhere in the highs, then it means you can be awarded the ‘Firefox Add-ons Power User’ badge. The numbers keep stacking up and ultimately we are forced to look beyond manual means to a few automatic ways of add-on management.

28-11-2011
Firefox Add-On Management: 5 Add-Ons for the User Who Installs a Lot of Add-Ons
4 Firefox Add-ons To Compare Movies And Get Critic Ratings From Popular Movie Websites

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4 Firefox Add-ons To Compare Movies And Get Critic Ratings From Popular Movie Websites

I try to catch as many reviews as possible mixed with word of mouth before I plonk down money for a movie ticket. With my trusty Firefox browser by my side I go in the hunt for trusted movie reviews across the length and breadth of the web. Here are four Firefox add-ons that help you compare movies across the popular movie information sites.

21-11-2011
4 Firefox Add-ons To Compare Movies And Get Critic Ratings From Popular Movie Websites
Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader Now Available in Mozilla Firefox

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Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader Now Available in Mozilla Firefox

Recently, Amazon launched their Kindle Cloud Reader, which allows Kindle users to read their books in many of their favorite browsers. However, one browser that was missing from the list was Mozilla Firefox. From day one, the HTML 5 based service supported Google Chrome, and the mobile and desktop version of Safari.

10-11-2011
Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader Now Available in Mozilla Firefox
Firefox 8 Is Available Now For Download [News]

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Firefox 8 Is Available Now For Download [News]

The official release of Firefox version 8 is actually on Tuesday, but as happens with most Firefox releases, you can actually download the final version a bit early. Fear not, this is not some crazy hack method or anything. You are downloading the files directly from Mozilla’s servers, so you can rest assured that it is safe.

07-11-2011
Firefox 8 Is Available Now For Download [News]
2 Extensions That Improve The Speed & Functionality Of Google Docs [Chrome]

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2 Extensions That Improve The Speed & Functionality Of Google Docs [Chrome]

Google Docs is without a doubt one of the easiest ways to collaborate with multiple people on a single document. It offers a slew of features that make it easy to collaborate with others. However, there are always ways to improve, and thankfully that is where extensions come in. There are two particularly useful ones that I am going to take a look at today.

04-11-2011
2 Extensions That Improve The Speed & Functionality Of Google Docs [Chrome]
Instantly Convert Webpages To Cross-Platform eBooks With dotEPUB

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Instantly Convert Webpages To Cross-Platform eBooks With dotEPUB

Finding long, fulfilling articles to read is both rewarding and relaxing, but reading articles on your web browser isn’t always ideal. Epub files can be read on most e-readers, including your Android and iOS devices, so you know you will be able to read this file on pretty much any device. dotEPUB is simple to use, and useful for anyone who regularly reads long articles.

02-11-2011
Instantly Convert Webpages To Cross-Platform eBooks With dotEPUB
Control Other Computers Remotely For Free With Chrome Remote Desktop [Cross-Platform]

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Control Other Computers Remotely For Free With Chrome Remote Desktop [Cross-Platform]

Like many other tech nerds, I am often called upon to seize control of some system remotely and rescue its user from some evil manifestation of technology. This isn’t my job (I don’t do this “commercially”), so my free tool of choice is TeamViewer. But when I heard Google released something called Chrome Remote Desktop, my curiosity was piqued, so I decided to give it a try.

01-11-2011
Control Other Computers Remotely For Free With Chrome Remote Desktop [Cross-Platform]
Love Music? Learn How To Control Grooveshark From Anywhere Using Any Device [Chrome]

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Love Music? Learn How To Control Grooveshark From Anywhere Using Any Device [Chrome]

Generally, you can control Grooveshark from its interface, which is in the one tab in the specific browser you used to open it. There are many add-ons and applications out there that let you control Grooveshark from different tabs and different browsers, but what about controlling it when you’re not even in front of the computer?

31-10-2011
Love Music? Learn How To Control Grooveshark From Anywhere Using Any Device [Chrome]
Microsoft & Mozilla Team Up To Bring A Bing Powered Version Of Firefox [News]

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Microsoft & Mozilla Team Up To Bring A Bing Powered Version Of Firefox [News]

Mozilla recently put out a new version of their popular browser called Firefox with Bing. As the creative name implies, it is Firefox but with Bing running behind the scenes. Basically, this changes the search engine in the awesome bar and the search bar to Bing, instead of Firefox’s staple, Google. It also changes the default homepage to Bing.com.

28-10-2011
Microsoft & Mozilla Team Up To Bring A Bing Powered Version Of Firefox [News]
Google Updates Chrome New Tab Page & Web App Store [News]

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Google Updates Chrome New Tab Page & Web App Store [News]

The guys and girls at Google have been busy. Just recently they updated many of their Docs programs, and now they have pushed out a new stable release of their popular web browser, Google Chrome. This release of Chrome completely redesigns the screen that launches when you click on the new tab button. This new change makes it easier to manage your most visited websites and all your installed apps.

26-10-2011
Google Updates Chrome New Tab Page & Web App Store [News]
Remove Unnecessary Page Elements Before Printing With Print Edit [Firefox]

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Remove Unnecessary Page Elements Before Printing With Print Edit [Firefox]

One of the more annoying things about printing webpages is the stuff that comes with them – the ads, sidebars, banners, and even blank pages. In this article, I’m going to show you a handy little Firefox add-on that helps with all of this. Imagine being able to delete unnecessary items in Print Preview mode before printing your webpage. Now you can.

21-10-2011
Remove Unnecessary Page Elements Before Printing With Print Edit [Firefox]