dotTech Professional Technologians Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:35:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 How to customize hotkeys (keyboard shortcuts) on Windows [Guide] Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:01:37 +0000

Windows has various keyboard shortcuts, and you can also set up your own custom hotkeys. There are a few software packages that you can customize the keyboard shortcuts in Windows with. Among them is the freeware 7plus program for Windows, …

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How to hide or show taskbar with hotkey on Windows [Tip] Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:54:24 +0000

To hide the Windows taskbar, you would usually right-click on it and select Properties. Selecting the Auto-hide the taskbar option then removes it from the bottom of the desktop. However, with additional software packages we can toggle the…

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How to get Windows 7 taskbar-like on Windows XP and Vista [Tip] Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:50:01 +0000

Microsoft’s most notable addition to Windows 7 was perhaps the new taskbar. It gave us minimized window icons and options that pin programs to the taskbar. As the minimized windows are square, you can fit more of them on the taskbar. There…

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[Android] Create custom live wallpapers with Murtastic Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:47:25 +0000

Have you ever thought of creating your own Android home screen wallpapers? Well, if it’s just static wallpapers, then you most certainly can. However, with live wallpapers, you need to be a bit more tech-savvy. Fortunately, there’s Murtastic

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How to view all posts and photos you’ve ‘liked’ on Facebook [Tip] Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:40:58 +0000

Are you wondering how to view all of the posts and photos that you’ve “liked” on Facebook? How about organizing them as thumbnails or bookmarks? If your answer is yes, yet you do not know how to, then feel free to read and follow the steps…

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How to zoom in on Facebook photos [Tip] Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:40:06 +0000

Facebook offers a great way to upload and share your photos. You can sort out photos into different albums. You can even edit the viewer or user permissions. It also makes it easier for you to download a photo to your computer. Plus, you can easily…

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How to search Chrome browsing history by date or tags [Tip] Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:39:35 +0000

By default, Chrome offers a simple history page wherein you can access all of your previous browsing activities. These include the sites that you’ve previously visited, the videos that you’ve previously watched, the words …

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How to delete an Instagram account [Tip] Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:38:52 +0000

Whatever your reason is for deleting your Instagram account, the main question is – do you actually know how? As you can notice on your Instagram app, there’s no option provided for deleting your account. Now, you feel lost. You aren’t…

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How to use sticky notes directly in Opera browser [Tip] Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:30:59 +0000

Opera is one of the few browsers that has built-in note options. However, those notes are not sticky ones that you can stick to specific pages. Sticky notes are much more flexible, and you can add those to Opera with the Easy Sticky Note extension.…

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How to get a better Recycle Bin in Windows [Tip] Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:34:30 +0000

The standard Recycle Bin in Windows could have more options. For example, it doesn’t include a search box, JumpList support in Windows 7 or filter options to select items according to deleted time. However, RecycleBinEx includes all those…

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How to customize Alt + Tab switcher in Windows 7, 8, 8.1 [Tip] Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:30:39 +0000

This post covered how you can add a new Alt + Tab switcher to Windows. If you prefer to stick with the original Alt + Tab switcher, you can still customize it. With Alt + Tab Tuner you can adjust Alt + Tab switcher spacing, margins, thumb size etc.…

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How to save a website as MHTML in Chrome [Tip] Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:26:27 +0000

By default, you can use Chrome’s “Save page as” option to save a web page in HTML format. This option is good especially if you want to download and edit a page but for archiving pages, you might want to consider the option of saving a page …

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How to combine Firefox address bar and search box [Tip] Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:25:52 +0000

Browses such as Google Chrome and Opera have merged search boxes into their address bars. Yet Firefox is a browser that keeps its address bar and search box separate. However, with the Foobar extension we can merge the Firefox address bar and…

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How to send private links on Twitter via Mention [Tip] Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:23:48 +0000

With Twitter, all of your tweets are available to the public. Therefore, you can’t really use it to send private links to any of your friends or followers unless, of course, you send the link via DM (direct message). Furthermore, setting your…

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[Web] Use The Long Tail to play the least popular songs on Spotify Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:21:23 +0000

Not every song from a particular artist becomes super popular. In most cases, there are underrated songs that don’t even get to have their own spots on radio stations and music charts. Fortunately, you can use a free web app called “The Long

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8 secret Easter eggs and how to find them [Tip] Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:04:44 +0000

You can find Easter egg tricks in software packages, websites and the Google search engine. Google has a variety of Easter eggs that you can unlock by entering specific keywords. Today we have eight of them to share with you. Read on to learn more.…

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How to add an uninstall option to Windows context menu [Tip] Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:59:12 +0000

To remove a program from Windows, you would usually select its uninstall wizard in the software’s folder, if it includes one, or remove it via the Control Panel. However, you can also remove software packages directly from their right-click…

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How to add a status bar to Firefox [Tip] Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:54:18 +0000

The Opera browser includes a great statusbar at the bottom of its window that shows loading speed, page load percentage and no of images in page details. Although that is something Firefox lacks, you can still add a comparable, and customizable,

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[Android] View and manage all apps in one place with Prism Launcher Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:50:16 +0000

Most Android launchers support multiple home screens and widgets. While there’s totally nothing wrong with having these features, some users would prefer to keep things neat and simple. This means stripping down your launcher with any…

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How to always open Chrome in Incognito Mode on Windows [Guide] Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:45:00 +0000

Chrome’s “Incognito Mode” is quite popular for users who do not wish to keep a record of their browsing activities. While this mode of web browsing may not completely make you anonymous, it’s quite useful especially if you want to log-in…

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How to disable camera on Android smartphones and tablets [Tip] Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:33:22 +0000

Majority of today’s devices have a built-in camera. As a matter of fact, it has already become a trend to capture photos every now and then. It doesn’t even matter where you are for as long as you can share a photo to your Facebook, Twitter…

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[Android] Automatically open a sleeping device with WakeUp Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:29:55 +0000

In Android, you can do a lot of cool and interesting things that you can never do with a regular phone. One good example of this is when you want to automatically turn your device screen on as soon as you pick it up from your desk or table. Sounds like…

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[Web] Identify the songs in YouTube videos with Audentifi Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:26:17 +0000

YouTube is like a vast jungle wherein you can find all sorts of songs and music videos. Some videos are properly labeled but what if you suddenly found a clip that contains a good background music that you haven’t heard of? Well, you can try asking…

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How to make Command Prompt transparent [Tip] Thu, 17 Jul 2014 01:54:53 +0000

Microsoft have done little to revamp the Command Prompt window. Windows Aero adds transparency to the Command Prompt window border, but little else. However, with Glass CMD we can transform the Command Prompt’s window into a much more…

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Best slideshow software 2014: give life to your photos with 270+ cool effects thanks to SmartSHOW 3D Thu, 17 Jul 2014 01:52:28 +0000

Photo slideshows have always been a hit with the public, and slideshow programs have made a significant progress by 2014. The best slideshow software is developing to offer more interesting and complex features, while remaining user-friendly.…

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How to customize Windows 7 toolbar [Tip] Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:08:21 +0000

The Windows Explorer 7 toolbar includes various option buttons to select from. You can add more options to the toolbar, or remove them, with suitable third-party software packages. Among them is the Explorer Toolbar Editor software.


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[Windows] Resize images using presets with Icecream Image Resizer Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:01:53 +0000

Most photo editors have a built-in photo resize tool but, what if you want to batch resize your photos using a pre-defined image size? Wouldn’t it be too troublesome for you to individually resize each photo just so you could upload them to …

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[Android] Quickly hide photos with Peeki Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:00:41 +0000

Consider this scenario. You let your friend view a photo from your image gallery but he/she accidentally scrolled over the rest of your personal photos. Unfortunately, there’s nothing that you can do about it but why deal with the aftermath…

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[Chrome] Highlight and annotate PDF files online with Notable PDF Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:55:11 +0000

Some online PDF viewers have limited options. Thus, you can’t help but look for a more reliable alternative. Speaking of which, wouldn’t it be great if you have an online PDF viewer that is also equipped with tools that you can use…

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How to lock Chrome browser with password [Tip] Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:53:30 +0000

There are times when one cannot avoid sharing his or her computer to others. Of course, this also means that you are allowing others to access your web browser to surf the web, check Facebook, watch a video on YouTube, etc. Now, if you are using …

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How to add tab thumbnails to Firefox [Guide] Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:51:42 +0000

When you open lots of Firefox page tabs, the tabs resize to fit within the window. The page tabs shrink, which can erase their text. To enhance tab management, look no further than the Firefox Showcase extension.

Firefox Showcase shows thumbnail…

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Useful hotkeys for Command Prompt in Windows [Tip] Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:42:00 +0000

The Command Prompt is DOS in a window. Those who make regular use of the Command Prompt should note that it has a variety of shortcut keys (hotkeys). The following are a few of the handy Command Prompt shortcut keys.


If you…

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How to get and save your system specs, for when you need troubleshooting help [Tip] Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:26:56 +0000

When you need help with a computer problem, one of the first things you will be asked for is your computer information (aka system specs). You can either go to System Information from Control Panel and manually copy down the information. Or you…

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How to get a transparent “glass” notepad to Windows 7 [Tip] Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:20:25 +0000

Aero transparency adds a little extra sparkle to windows in Vista and 7. However, the Notepad has very little transparency except around its borders. For greater transparency consider adding Glass Notepad to Windows Vista and 7.

Glass Notepad…

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How to merge all Firefox tabs into one tab with one click [Tip] Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:13:39 +0000

This previous post covered how to merge Google Chrome tabs into a single tab list. As there are fewer open page tabs that frees up RAM. You can also merge open tabs in the Firefox browser.

Tab Grenade is a comparable Firefox add-on with which …

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