Archive for February, 2009

Fasterfox for Firefox 3.0.6

Posted by 4 February, 2009 (4) Comment

A new update of Firefox comes around. You can grab hold of Fasterfox for the said version from below link:

Fasterfox Lite 3.0.12 for Firefox 3.0.6
Mirror (uploaded by me):
Size: 107 KB

It supports Firefox 3.1 Beta as well. Enjoy!

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How to Fix “Folder Options” Missing in Windows Explorer

Posted by 4 February, 2009 (2) Comment

A very annoying problem in Windows is disappearance and missing of Folder Options under Tools menu in Explorer. My Digital Life has given a solution for this problem which is as under:

Are your Folder Options not visible under Tool menu in Windows Explorer? It is quite common to see this problem and if you are one of the unfortunate one, don’t panic! You can restore it back by following a few simple steps.

There are 2 solutions provided as below, you can choose either one of them to get this problem resolved:

Solution 1: Edit registry

1. Go to Run, type regedit then press enter.
2. Navigate to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer].
3. At right panel, look for a value called NoFolderOptions. Right click on it then choose Delete.
4. Navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer].
5. Repeat step 3 to delete NoFolderOptions entry.

Solution 2: Change setting in Group Policy

1. Go to Run, type gpedit.msc then press enter.
2. Navigate to User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Explorer.
3. At the right panel, look for “Removes the Folder Options menu item from the Tools menu”, right click on it then choose Properties.
4. Change the setting from Enabled to Not Configured or Disabled.

Hope this simple workaround will help you save some time for other value added tasks.

Via [My Digital Life]

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Download Windows 7 Beta Hi-Resolution Icons Pack

Posted by 2 February, 2009 (0) Comment

Windows 7 Beta is rocking out everywhere and downloaded by millions of people all over. For users who haven’t switched to Windows 7 beta yet, can grab various Windows 7 utilities for their Windows.

You can get Free Windows 7 Beta Hi-Resolution Icons Pack. All the icons are extracted from Windows 7 Beta (Build 7000). The Windows 7 Icon Pack contains 214 Hi-Resolution icons extracted directly from Windows resource files. All the icons are in their original .ico format.


Download Windows 7 Beta – Icon Pack via  Redmond Pie and Webtrickz

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How Google flagged all search results as harmful? – Human Error

Posted by 1 February, 2009 (0) Comment

As posted earlier, Google flagged all search results as harmful. Marissa Mayer, VP, Search Products & User Experience for Google has posted an entry on Official Google Blog about the said incident and how it occurred. Here you go:

We periodically update that list and released one such update to the site this morning. Unfortunately (and here’s the human error), the URL of ‘/’ was mistakenly checked in as a value to the file and ‘/’ expands to all URLs. Fortunately, our on-call site reliability team found the problem quickly and reverted the file. Since we push these updates in a staggered and rolling fashion, the errors began appearing between 6:27 a.m. and 6:40 a.m. and began disappearing between 7:10 and 7:25 a.m., so the duration of the problem for any particular user was approximately 40 minutes.

Google gets away with it. It happened on Saturday – stock markets are closed or this would have meant a decline in their stock. LOL – that’s just my theory. A lot of people I am sure were near fainting to see that Google was not working. Some law suite might show up actually! ;)

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