10 Useful Internet Explorer Tips

1. To extend the window area of the IE, you can make it easy by pressing the F11 key. Then you press it again to return  the IE to the normal window.

2. To find a specific word/phrase in a web page, just press Ctrl+F and place the word/phrase in the box that appears.

3. Using Backspace key in your keyboard instead of clicking Back in the IE window to go back to the last visited page.

4. You can close your IE window that you are surfing by Ctrl+W.

5. To see the surfing websites history, Press F4 key to see the URL which you have typed.

6. Press Ctrl+D in order to save the url which you are surfing. And the url will be in the Favorites.

7. To send a web page to your friend. Do you know we can send it by email from the IE’s tools ? Let you try  it, go to File>Send>Page by E-mail…

8. To slide the web page by using the keyboard, try it with the arrow keys. To slide it to the bottom and the top of the web page, try the End and Home key.

9. If you find a picture that you prefer it to be the desktop wallpaper, you can immediately set it, right click on the picture area and select the Set as wallpaper.

10. To slide the web page gradually, you may use the Page up, Page down and Spacebar keys. Try it !

 

Speed up Firefox

Follow the steps below to increase the speed of Mozilla Firefox:

  • In the address bar of Mozilla Firefox, type “about:config ” then press enter.
  • Using the search box at the top of the page, find the following:

    – network.dns.disableIPv6
    – network.http.pipelining
    – network.http.proxy.pipelining
    – network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

  • Now, one-by-one double click these terms and

    – set “network.dns.disableIPv6” to “true”
    – 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) you can set it more than 30, but the network administrators do not like it.

  • Right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer.
  • Name it nglayout.initialpaint.delay and set its value to 0 (Zero, this value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it  receives.)
  • Right-click anywhere again and select New-> string.
  • Name it content.notify.backoffcount and set it’s value to 5
  • Right-click anywhere yet again and select New-> string.
  • Name it ui.submenuDelay and set it’s value to 0 (Zero)
  • Search  plugin.expose_full_path and set it to true
  • Search browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers and set it to 0 (Zero, This will disable caching of recent pages visited)
  • Right-click anywhere and select New-> String.
  • Name it browser.cache.memory.capacity and set it’s value to 0 (Zero)

Then, restart Firefox to take into account the new settings. You should now have greater speed.

Increase youtube & metacafe video buffering speed

Impatient over slow loading of your favorite videos?? Here’s a break! Increase the buffering speed of videos in metacafe and youtube:
  • Go to start
  • Click on run
  • Type: system.ini
  • After that you will get system notepad file as:

; for 16-bit app support

 

[drivers]

wave=mmdrv.dll

timer=timer.drv

[mci]

[driver32]

[386enh]

woafont=dosapp.FON

EGA80WOA.FON=EGA80WOA.FON

EGA40WOA.FON=EGA40WOA.FON

CGA80WOA.FON=CGA80WOA.FON

CGA40WOA.FON=CGA40WOA.FON

  • Just below it copy this:

page buffer=1000000Tbps

 

load=1000000Tbps

download=1000000Tbps

save=1000000Tbps

back=1000000Tbps

search=1000000Tbps

sound=1000000Tbps

 

webcam=1000000Tbps

voice=1000000Tbps

faxmodemfast=1000000Tbps

 

 

update=1000000Tbps

  • So totally it will look like

; for 16-bit app support

 

[drivers]

wave=mmdrv.dll

timer=timer.drv

[mci]

[driver32]

[386enh]

 

woafont=dosapp.FON

EGA80WOA.FON=EGA80WOA.FON

EGA40WOA.FON=EGA40WOA.FON

CGA80WOA.FON=CGA80WOA.FON

CGA40WOA.FON=CGA40WOA.FON

page buffer=1000000Tbps

load=1000000Tbps

download=1000000Tbps

save=1000000Tbps

back=1000000Tbps

search=1000000Tbps

sound=1000000Tbps

webcam=1000000Tbps

voice=1000000Tbps

faxmodemfast=1000000Tbps

 

 

update=1000000Tbps

  • Save the notepad file and reboot your system.

Speed up the starting of Mozilla Firefox

Firefox starts quite slowly, but you can increase its starting speed:

  • Right-click on you firefox shortcut (it works just on the shortcut ) and go to properties.
  • In the target field, add /Prefetch:1 at the end (you will have something like this C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” /Prefetch:1 )

Don’t forget the space before /Prefetch:1

Google Search Fun Tricks

Open Google and then type “google mirror” (without codes) in its search box
Then Press “i am feeling lucky” NOT “google search” (alternatively, click the first search result from results page)

Watch the magic…!!

Repeat the process with the following words: (That is, instead of “google mirror” type the word and the press “i am feeling lucky”)

  • google sphere
  • google 133t
  • google gravity
  • google easter egg
  • google gothic
  • google loco
  • google bsd
  • google linux
  • ewmew fudd
  • elgoog