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Run InPrivate Mode Automatically when you run Internet Explorer 9

Run InPrivate Mode Automatically when you run Internet Explorer 9

If you like running your IE9 in InPrivate Mode, you will notice the ability to run InPrivate Mode Automatically has been removed by Microsoft.

 

 

The alternative to running in InPrivate Mode Automatically is to create a shortcut to InPrivate Mode, For example a new IE shortcut on your desktop

  • Right-Click on the desktop, Select New, next select Shortcut.
  • Type the following in the path box: “C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe” -private (The path will be the path to Internet Explorer, then add -private after ending quotes)

Click next and give it a name. Now you can run InPrivate Mode Automatically by running the shortcut

Enable More Simultaneous Downloads in Internet Explorer 9

Enable More Simultaneous Downloads

If you have trouble downloading more than 2 files from a single website. You can try this Registry Edit to enable more than 2.

 

To enable more simultaneous downloads in Internet Explorer 9, Open Regedit

  • Navigate to the following location:  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
  • Right-Click Internet Settings select New then click DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  • Name this value MaxConnectionsPerServer and set its value to 4.
  • Right-Click Internet Settings select New then click DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  • Name this value MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server and set its value to 6. You can set both of these to as many as you want, but settings them to 4 and 6 is a safe number

You should now be able to download more than 2 downloads at the same time.

To revert, just remove the 2 values.

 

 

 

Firefox 4

Firefox 4

Mozilla, a global, nonprofit organization dedicated to making the Web better, is proud to release Mozilla Firefox 4, the newest version of the popular, free and open source Web browser. Firefox puts users in control of their Web experience, providing a streamlined user interface, fun new features, a boost in speed and support for modern Web technologies.

Firefox 4 is available to download for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux in more than 80 languages. Firefox 4 will also be available on Android and Maemo devices soon.

Firefox 4 is the fastest Firefox yet. With dramatic speed and performance advancements across the board, Firefox is between two and six times faster than previous releases. Major enhancements to the JavaScript engine make everything from startup time to page load speed to graphics and JavaScript performance screaming fast in Firefox.

The latest version of Firefox introduces a sleek new look that lets Web content take center stage. With features like App Tabs and Panorama, Firefox makes it easier and more efficient to navigate the Web. Firefox delivers industry-leading privacy and security features like Do Not Track and Content Security Policy to give users control over their personal data and protect them online.

Firefox Sync gives users access to their Awesome Bar history, bookmarks, open tabs and passwords across computers and mobile devices. Firefox also offers hundreds of thousands of add-ons, extensions and Personas and a new Firefox Add-ons Manager to make it easy for users to manage and discover add-ons to customize their Web experience.

Firefox supports modern Web technologies, including HTML5. These technologies are the foundation for building amazing websites and Web applications. Go to Web O’ Wonder and check out the incredible online experiences developers can now create.

What’s New in Firefox 4:

  • Fastest Firefox Ever
    • Performance: Firefox is up to six times faster than the previous release. With improved start-up and page load times, speedy Web app performance and hardware accelerated graphics, Firefox is optimized for rich, interactive websites.
  • Streamlined Interface
    • App Tabs: give a permanent home to frequently visited sites like Web mail, Twitter, Pandora, Flickr.
    • Switch to Tab: easily find and switch to any open tab from your Awesome Bar without opening duplicate tabs.
    • Panorama: drag and drop tabs into manageable groups to save time while navigating many open tabs.
  • Private and Secure Synchronization
    • Firefox Sync: access your Awesome Bar history, bookmarks, open tabs, passwords and form data across multiple computers and mobile devices.
  • Most Customizable
  • Private and Secure
    • Do Not Track: Firefox is leading the Web towards a universal standard Do Not Track feature that allows users to opt-out of tracking used for behavioral advertising.
    • Firefox puts privacy first, fixing flaws in some Web standards to prevent others from accessing your browser history.
    • HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS): automatically establishes secure connections to stop “man in the middle” attacks and keep sensitive data safe from interception during the log-in process.
    • Content Security Policy (CSP): prevent cross-scripting attacks by allowing sites to explicitly tell the browser which content is legitimate.
  • Cutting Edge Tools for Web Developers:
    • The JavaScript engine incorporates the new JägerMonkey JIT compiler, along with enhancements to the existing TraceMonkey JIT and SpiderMonkey’s interpreter for faster page-load speed and better performance of Web apps and games.
    • HTML5 support in Firefox includes hardware accelerated, high-definition video (WebM), 3D graphics, offline data storage, professional typography, touchscreen interfaces and the Mozilla Audio API to help create visual experiences for sound and more.
    • Firefox 4 also improves existing tools like CSS, Canvas and SVG to enable developers to make exciting Web pages.
    • Firefox provides uninterrupted browsing when there is a crash in the Adobe Flash, Apple QuickTime or Microsoft Silverlight plugins. If one of these plugins crashes or freezes, it won’t affect the rest of Firefox. Simply reload the page to restart the plugin.

Homepage: http://www.mozilla-europe.org/en/

Homepage (italian version): http://www.mozilla-europe.org/it/

9 useful keyboard shortcuts for Internet Explorer 9

9 useful keyboard shortcuts for Internet Explorer 9

Microsoft has introduced some new keyboard shortcuts for Internet Explorer 9. Here is a list of 9 most useful IE9 keyboard shortcuts. While some may be new, some were available in earlier versions. These keyboard shortcuts are designed to streamline repetitive actions in IE9.

Alt+N : Gives focus to the notification bar. Also after alt+N, ‘Enter’ accepts first button in the bar, ‘Esc’ dismisses the bar

Ctrl+L : This shortcut will put the focus in the one box for navigating and will allow you to type an address without having to use the mouse.

Ctrl+W : This will allow you to close the current tab. You can undo this by clicking Ctrl+Shift+T

Ctrl+ (1 – 9) : Want to view a specific tab. Click ‘Ctrl + 1-9’ and it will go to that actual tab. Ctrl +9 always flicks to the last tab

Ctrl+E : It will put the focus in the one box allowing you to type for searches

Ctrl+Shift+N : This will pull the current tab you are viewing out into a new window

‘Ctrl +’ and ‘Ctrl –’ : Zoom in and out using this keyboard shortcut. Clicking ‘Ctrl 0’ will return default zoom settings

Ctrl+M : Switch to the IE window where you want the tab, use with Ctrl+Shift+M to move the tab you selected before into the current window

Ctrl+J : Use this shortcut to bring up the View Downloads window

Also check out more power tips for Internet Explorer 9. If you are looking for a full list of Windows 7 and Internet Explorer keyboard shortcuts, you can download this free TWC eBook.

Windows Internet Explorer 9

15 March 2011 1 comment

Windows Internet Explorer 9

Internet Explorer 9 has been launched with several new features and is now available for download along with its language packs. Here are its direct links to its download pages.

The new version of Internet Explorer includes several new features and takes advantage of the power of modern Windows PC hardware to improve all-around Web browsing performance.

IE9 is the only browser with fully hardware-accelerated HTML5, Internet Explorer 9 harnesses the power of the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), unlocking 90 per cent of the PC’s power that went previously untapped by Web browsers.

IE9 vs Chrome 9 vs Firefox 4 : A comparative chart from Microsoft

14 March 2011 1 comment

Microsoft has provided a chart on its website where it compares its own Internet Explorer 9 with Firefox 4.0 Beta 11 and Chrome 9.0 Beta browsers.

Apart from being the fastest and the most secure browser, Internet Explorer 9 also offers several other features like having support for HTML5 video, full hardware acceleration, etc.

 
While most will understandably feel that the chart and its findings are biased towards Microsoft’s own browser.

Sure, if you have tried all these three versions, you would probably be in a better position to give an opinion.

ChromePlus

ChromePlus

ChromePlus has all the functionalities of Google Chrome and more. ChromePlus added some useful features such as Mouse gestures, Super drag, IE tab, etc. Meanwhile, ChromePlus is free with no function limitation.


Currently, ChromePlus has 5 extra features:

  1. Double click tab to close page.
  2. Mouse Gestures
  3. Super drag
  4. IE tab
  5. Download tools supported in context menu.

Changes in V1.5.0.0 for Windows (based on Chromium 7.0.517.41) (19 Nov 2010):

  1. Base on Chromium 7.0.517.41.
  2. New feature: Add side-bar, and fully following chrome extension mechanism, for more details please refer to the help extension in side-bar.
  3. Bug fix: Some plugins under chrome mode crash.
  4. Bug fix: Some links in other applications can not be opened under IE mode.
  5. Bug fix: Down-right mouse gesture can not activate the right tab sometimes.
  6. Bug fix: Crash when using some kinds of input methods.
  7. Bug fix: Extensions disappear after upgrading to an new version.
  8. Bug fix: Ad-block doesn’t work for some pages.
  9. Bug fix: Incorrect position when change the size of search box.
  10. Bug fix: Add a search engine icon when hidding the search box.

OS: Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008/7

Size: 20.5MB

License: Freeware

Homepage: http://www.chromeplus.org/

Download (version 1.5.1.1) : http://www.cpbrowser.info/update/ChromePlus1.5.1.1.exe

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