dotTech » main http://dottech.org Professional Technologians Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:58:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 How to adjust foreground transparency in windows using hotkeys [Tip] http://dottech.org/166159/how-to-adjust-foreground-transparency-in-windows-using-hotkeys-tip/ http://dottech.org/166159/how-to-adjust-foreground-transparency-in-windows-using-hotkeys-tip/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:58:24 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166159

Microsoft apparently added transparent windows to Vista and 7. However, those windows only have transparent borders. To add greater transparency to windows, check out the Peek Through utility. With that software you can also click-through…

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How to move windows on desktop using keyboard shortcuts in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/165596/how-to-move-windows-on-desktop-using-keyboard-shortcuts-in-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/165596/how-to-move-windows-on-desktop-using-keyboard-shortcuts-in-windows-tip/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:52:41 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=165596

This post covered how you can add new keyboard shortcuts to the Numpad. You can also add a few more with the  freeware WindowPad utilty. With that you can reposition active windows to alternative positions on the desktop by pressing hotkeys…

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How to create a photo mosaic online [Tip] http://dottech.org/166597/how-to-create-a-photo-mosaic-online-tip/ http://dottech.org/166597/how-to-create-a-photo-mosaic-online-tip/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:39:48 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166597

If you are thinking of creating a photo mosaic without downloading any additional software, then you can look for free and reliable mosaic generators online. Speaking of which, a photo mosaic can be used in different ways. It would also make…

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How to browse Instagram like Pinterest [Tip] http://dottech.org/167074/how-to-browse-instagram-like-pinterest-tip/ http://dottech.org/167074/how-to-browse-instagram-like-pinterest-tip/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:38:21 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167074

If you search online, you can find a lot of Instagram web viewers. Some may even allow you to like and add comments to photos. Speaking of which, did you know that you can also browse your Instagram feed just like the way that you do with Pinterest?…

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How to turn a web page into a widget in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/166737/how-to-turn-a-web-page-into-a-widget-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/166737/how-to-turn-a-web-page-into-a-widget-in-android-tip/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:37:52 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166737

Have you ever thought of turning one of your favorite sites or web pages into a home screen widget in Android? If you think that is not possible, then you better think again. As a matter of fact, it is not that difficult to do. You just need to follow…

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How to translate text using hotkeys in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/167045/how-to-translate-text-using-hotkeys-in-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/167045/how-to-translate-text-using-hotkeys-in-windows-tip/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:59:03 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167045

When browsing the Web, you’ll probably open a few sites that aren’t in English. Consequently, browsers such as Google Chrome have their own translator tools. However, the Google Translator doesn’t have a hotkey that …

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How to paste text with custom hotkeys in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/166821/how-to-paste-text-with-custom-hotkeys-in-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/166821/how-to-paste-text-with-custom-hotkeys-in-windows-tip/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:53:06 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166821

Ctrl + V is the standard hotkey for pasting text into documents. However, if there are lots of alternative text snippets that you need to paste into a word processor, one hotkey is not ideal. With Quick Paste you can add custom paste hotkeys to

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How to add thumbnails and progress bar to tabs in Firefox [Tips] http://dottech.org/167015/how-to-add-thumbnails-and-progress-bar-to-tabs-in-firefox-tips/ http://dottech.org/167015/how-to-add-thumbnails-and-progress-bar-to-tabs-in-firefox-tips/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:45:26 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167015

In this article, I told you about the Progre add-on that adds a progress bar to Firefox’s address bar. In a similar fashion, you can also add a progress bar, which indicates loading status, to Firefox’s page tabs with the Informational

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How to disable SSL 3.0 support in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/166990/how-to-disable-ssl-3-0-support-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/166990/how-to-disable-ssl-3-0-support-in-chrome-tip/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:40:28 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166990

After the Heartbleed incident, online users must brace themselves for another secure connection snag. This time, it’s POODLE.

Formally known as “Padding Oracle on Downgraded Legacy Encryption”, POODLE exploits a browser’s SSL…

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How to zoom selected text on any web page in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/166878/how-to-zoom-selected-text-on-any-web-page-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/166878/how-to-zoom-selected-text-on-any-web-page-in-chrome-tip/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:39:43 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166878

Instead of zooming the entire page, you can just opt to zoom a text or paragraph from a particular web page. Such option can be very handy especially for advanced Chrome users. So if you want to enable such option in your Chrome web browser, all …

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How to send a quick email reminder in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/166734/how-to-send-a-quick-email-reminder-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/166734/how-to-send-a-quick-email-reminder-in-android-tip/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:39:20 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166734

Email reminders are great especially for those who often check their email accounts. Besides, it won’t require you to download and install any additional app. The thing is, it can be time-consuming especially when you’re in a rush. You…

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How to automatically save downloads to Dropbox in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/166724/how-to-automatically-save-downloads-to-dropbox-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/166724/how-to-automatically-save-downloads-to-dropbox-in-chrome-tip/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:38:42 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166724

By default, Chrome lets you download and save any content from the web to your computer. Of course, this is good because you can easily access your files from your local hard drive. It’s just that if you are a bit low in storage space, then it would…

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How to password protect (lock) any window in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/166813/how-to-password-protect-any-window-in-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/166813/how-to-password-protect-any-window-in-windows-tip/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:43:11 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166813

You can add passwords to document files, but when you open them in a window there is no password mechanism in place. However, with the WinLock software we can add passwords to active windows. Then you can vacate the desktop without closing a password…

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How to open recently closed folders and apps in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/166964/how-to-open-recently-closed-folders-and-apps-in-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/166964/how-to-open-recently-closed-folders-and-apps-in-windows-tip/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:35:38 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166964

Most browsers now include a reopen option that opens recently closed tabs. Yet Windows doesn’t have a comparable option to reopen recently closed software apps with. Nevertheless, you can still reopen recently closed programs and…

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How to set up 3D planet images in Paint.net [Guide] http://dottech.org/166739/how-to-set-up-3d-planet-images-in-paint-net-guide/ http://dottech.org/166739/how-to-set-up-3d-planet-images-in-paint-net-guide/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:29:20 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166739

Paint.net is a flexible freeware software package that has plenty of options to edit your images with. You can also add additional Paint.net plug-ins to the program. The plug-ins add extra tools to Paint.net’s Effects menu. Among the…

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How set a custom UI for Wikipedia in Firefox and Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/165280/how-set-a-custom-ui-for-wikipedia-in-firefox-and-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/165280/how-set-a-custom-ui-for-wikipedia-in-firefox-and-chrome-tip/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:20:13 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=165280

Is Wikipedia one of your bookmarked websites? If so, you should check out the Wikiwand add-on for Firefox. That’s an add-on which revamps the Wiki pages with new menus and enhanced formatting.

To add Wikiwand to Firefox, open this page…

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How to add audio files to playlists in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/166327/how-to-add-audio-files-to-playlists-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/166327/how-to-add-audio-files-to-playlists-in-chrome-tip/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:10:42 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166327

Although you can play audio files in Google Chrome, you can’t manage your media files or create playlists within the browser. That is unless you add the Achshar Player app to the browser. With the app you can create playlists and search your…

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How to enable smooth scrolling for selected sites in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/166717/how-to-enable-smooth-scrolling-for-selected-sites-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/166717/how-to-enable-smooth-scrolling-for-selected-sites-in-chrome-tip/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:04:48 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166717

Once upon a time, there was a hidden smooth scrolling feature in Chrome. Unfortunately, it was later removed so you’re left without a choice but to look for an alternative solution.

Well, it’s not like the current scrolling behavior of …

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How to create a favicon online [Tip] http://dottech.org/166657/how-to-create-a-favicon-online-tip/ http://dottech.org/166657/how-to-create-a-favicon-online-tip/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:04:31 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166657

Whether you’re a blog owner, forum admin or webmaster, you need to set up a decent favicon for your website, forum or blog. This will help you establish your online presence. The thing is you can’t easily generate a favicon (a little icon…

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How to search YouTube with advanced filters in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/166623/how-to-search-youtube-with-advanced-filters-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/166623/how-to-search-youtube-with-advanced-filters-in-chrome-tip/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:04:15 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166623

In YouTube, you can filter your search results by upload date, result type, duration, features, ratings and view count. However, if you want to utilize more search options, you will need to look for a supplementary solution such as using a third-party…

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How to use CCleaner’s advanced features [Guide] http://dottech.org/166687/how-to-use-ccleaners-advanced-features-guide/ http://dottech.org/166687/how-to-use-ccleaners-advanced-features-guide/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:00:46 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166687

If you have read our previous article about CCleaner, you must be familiar with how to install and use CCleaner to clean and protect your computer through some easy steps. Like most other well designed cleaner programs on the market, you can …

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How to remove Exploit.CVE-2014-1761.Gen virus [Guide] http://dottech.org/166144/how-to-remove-exploit-cve-2014-1761-gen-virus-guide/ http://dottech.org/166144/how-to-remove-exploit-cve-2014-1761-gen-virus-guide/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:57:46 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166144

Perhaps you are constantly bothered by tons of junk e-mail, offers of free downloads, and fake web links.  It’s best to avoid these annoyances since they might cause you to lose control of your computer. A variety of computer viruses might…

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How to retain clipboard items after system reboot in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/166549/how-to-retain-clipboard-items-after-system-reboot-in-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/166549/how-to-retain-clipboard-items-after-system-reboot-in-windows-tip/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:17:56 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166549

The Windows Clipboard has a few limitations. First, you can only copy one item at a time to the clipboard. In addition, rebooting Windows erases copied items in the clipboard. However, with the ClipboardZanager 3 software we can both save multiple…

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How to add more options to Windows title bar [Guide] http://dottech.org/165245/how-to-add-more-options-to-windows-title-bar-guide/ http://dottech.org/165245/how-to-add-more-options-to-windows-title-bar-guide/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:15:23 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=165245

When you right-click on a window’s title bar in Windows, a context menu opens with Restore, Minimize, Maximize and Close options. So there aren’t lots of options to select from the system window menu. However, with Moo0 Window

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How to close tabs from the right-click menu in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/166304/how-to-close-tabs-from-the-right-click-menu-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/166304/how-to-close-tabs-from-the-right-click-menu-in-chrome-tip/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:10:59 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166304

Google Chrome has just three close tab options to select from. If you right-click a tab you can select Close tab, Close other tabs or Close tabs to the right. To add more extensive close tab options to the browser, check out the Close Tabs extension.…

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How to remove stickers on Facebook post comments in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/166614/how-to-remove-stickers-on-facebook-post-comments-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/166614/how-to-remove-stickers-on-facebook-post-comments-in-chrome-tip/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:16:16 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166614

Facebook has recently launched a new feature that will allow users to post stickers to posts. Apparently, this is great news for those who are fond of posting stickers. Even so, there are also those who would rather opt for a simpler and more straightforward…

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How to download all photos from Google Plus [Tip] http://dottech.org/166567/how-to-download-all-photos-from-google-plus-tip/ http://dottech.org/166567/how-to-download-all-photos-from-google-plus-tip/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:15:42 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166567

By learning how to download all photos from Google Plus, you can easily transfer them to your local storage and even to a portable flash drive. You can also opt to transfer all of your photos to another account in bulk. It’s a very convenient …

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How to load custom background noises online [Tip] http://dottech.org/166529/how-to-load-custom-background-noises-online-tip/ http://dottech.org/166529/how-to-load-custom-background-noises-online-tip/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:15:14 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166529

One of the disadvantages of working or studying in a noisy environment is that you can’t focus well. Unfortunately, there are instances wherein you’re left without a choice. Even so, this doesn’t imply that you’ll have to put up with…

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How to add files, website shortcuts and system options to system tray in Windows [Guide] http://dottech.org/165652/how-to-add-files-website-shortcuts-and-system-options-to-system-tray-in-windows-guide/ http://dottech.org/165652/how-to-add-files-website-shortcuts-and-system-options-to-system-tray-in-windows-guide/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:08:34 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=165652

In a previous article, I told you about Tray Tools 2000, which is a package that we can add software and folder shortcuts to the system tray with. However, you can’t add file, website shortcuts or system options to the tray with that package.…

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How to convert text documents into 3D page-flipping ebooks in Windows [Guide] http://dottech.org/166117/how-to-convert-text-documents-into-3d-page-flipping-ebooks-in-windows-guide/ http://dottech.org/166117/how-to-convert-text-documents-into-3d-page-flipping-ebooks-in-windows-guide/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:05:35 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166117

Flip pages worker for eBook is a software package that converts text documents into 3D page-flipping alternatives. As such, this package converts your static text documents into 3D book formats. You can add a freeware version to Windows that…

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How to add a middle-click context menu in Windows [Guide] http://dottech.org/164160/how-to-add-a-middle-click-context-menu-in-windows-guide/ http://dottech.org/164160/how-to-add-a-middle-click-context-menu-in-windows-guide/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:01:06 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=164160

The context menu in Windows is the one you can open by right-clicking on the desktop. Windows doesn’t have any middle mouse button (or scroll wheel) context menus. However, you can add a new middle-click context menu to Windows with the…

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How to open folders and document files in Windows with hotkeys [Tip] http://dottech.org/164472/how-to-open-folders-and-document-files-in-windows-with-hotkeys-tip/ http://dottech.org/164472/how-to-open-folders-and-document-files-in-windows-with-hotkeys-tip/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:58:09 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=164472

Whilst you can add keyboard shortcuts to software in Windows, you cannot open document files and folders with hotkeys. However, EvoKeys is a hotkey manager that lets you add keyboard shortcuts to document files and folders as well as software.…

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How to customize keyboard shortcuts in Windows Media Player [Tip] http://dottech.org/165006/how-to-customize-keyboard-shortcuts-in-windows-media-player-tip/ http://dottech.org/165006/how-to-customize-keyboard-shortcuts-in-windows-media-player-tip/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:55:30 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=165006

This previous article covered some of the Windows Media Player default keyboard shortcuts. However, you cannot customize the software’s hotkeys without the WMP Keys plug-in. That’s a global hotkey support add-on for Windows…

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How to switch tabs, zoom and reopen with mouse buttons in Firefox [Tip] http://dottech.org/166451/how-to-switch-tabs-zoom-and-reopen-with-mouse-buttons-in-firefox-tip/ http://dottech.org/166451/how-to-switch-tabs-zoom-and-reopen-with-mouse-buttons-in-firefox-tip/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:47:35 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166451

The Firefox browser has keyboard shortcuts for options such as page zoom and reopen tabs. For example, you can zoom into pages by holding Ctrl and pressing the + key. With the Mouse Control add-on for Firefox you can instead zoom into pages, switch,…

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How to turn photos into paintings online [Guide] http://dottech.org/166475/how-to-turn-photos-into-paintings-online-guide/ http://dottech.org/166475/how-to-turn-photos-into-paintings-online-guide/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:40:30 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166475

This article covered how to convert photos to paintings with the FotoSketcher software. However, you can also turn photos into fantastic paintings at the PsykoPaint website. That’s a Web app which includes a multitude of paint options…

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