Facebook, the online social networking site, has added a new feature that takes your privacy and throws it out the window. There is an auto facial recognition feature that is ON by default. Unfortunately there are a lot of issues with this and they completely outweigh any positive points that this feature may have.
First off, this feature is ON by default. I personally know that my parents are TERRIBLE at adjusting the privacy settings for Facebook and the fact that this is on by default means that millions of people who DON’T want to have their face stored in Facebook’s database for recognition will have go figure out how to go turn it OFF. For the average person it should be fairly easy, but I know numerous people who just aren’t that great with computers. Those who aren’t computer literate will likely leave this feature on because they don’t understand, or don’t know how to remove it.
Secondly, this is a godsend for stalkers of any kind. All they have to do is just take a picture of someone they want, upload it on Facebook, and voila! There is all of their targets personal information! Being able to identify people without another person’s consent is a complete violation of the personal information that millions of people have entrusted to Facebook.
Are there any positive features about this auto facial recognition?
Yes of course. Now when you are uploading pictures you no longer have to tag people manually! That extra few seconds spent on each picture is now yours!
Unfortunately if you want this feature gone you’ll have to manually disable it.
How can I manually disable Auto Face recognition feature on Facebook?
You can do that by going to your Facebook page, go to Account then click the ‘Privacy Settings’ option. Once there, click ‘Customize Settings’. Once you’ve done that, scroll down and go to the ‘Things others share’ section. Click ‘Edit Settings’ next to the spot where it states the feature will use a comparison of photos to tag you in new photos. Switch this section from ‘Enabled’ to ‘Disabled’. Should you decide to change your mind later on, then simply follow those same steps and switch it from ‘Disabled’ to ‘Enabled’.
For a much easier way to learn how to disable this auto recognition feature, you can view the short video below.
Simple Technique For Enabling Auto Logon In Windows XP
Windows Vista allows you to make configurations to enable automatic logon with the help of a user interface so that you don’t have to enter any password to logon to the desktop every time you start your PC. Windows XP also possesses a similar feature using which you can configure automatic logon in non-domain computers.
If a Windows XP system has just one user account created on it, it will automatically logon to the desktop once it boots up. However, if there is more than one account defined on the system for different applications usage like web server, .NET Framework, VMWare Server 2.0 web console, FTP account etc., Windows XP does not automatically logon to the desktop.
Instead, XP will display a Ctrl-Alt-Del dialog box or Welcome Screen so that you can select one of the user accounts to logon. Nevertheless, you may set the auto logon feature so that your PC starts and uses the predefined or preset user account to login automatically.
However you need to note that, though setting automatic logon is convenient, it is not completely secure. Once configured for auto logon, anyone who is able to gain access to your system physically can access everything on your system, including any network to which it is connected.
Apart from this, the login password remains saved and stored in the system registry which can be easily read by anyone who is able to access the PC. The system can also be accessed remotely by members of Authenticated Users group.
You need to use the below mentioned steps to set auto logon feature in your Windows XP system.
Click on the “Start” button to view the Start Menu. Select “Run” to open the run command box.
Type in “control userpasswords2” and click on “OK” button.
A window appears with the title “User Accounts”. You need to uncheck or deselect the option that forces the user to enter username and password to logon to the PC. Then click on “Apply” button.
You will see a dialog box with the title “Automatically Log On”. Within the text box for “Password”, type in the Administrator password. Retype the password within the “Confirm Password” text box.
By default, the text box corresponding to “User name” will be auto filled as “Administrator”. Administrator account in XP is the super user account which does not have any password by default. You may change the username to a different user account as per your preference.
Click on the “OK” button to close the dialog box “Automatically Log On”. Now, click on “OK” to exit “User Accounts” window.
The same trick can be used in Windows Vista to open the “Advanced User Accounts” dialog box.
F5 For Auto Arranging Icons And Shortcuts On Desktop Of Windows7
The desktop of Windows 7 may get messy when lots of icons, files, documents, shortcuts and applications remain scattered all over the desktop and in each and every corner of it. In order to get rid of it, select “View” then opt for the option “Auto Arrange”.
We know that normally, F5 is being used for refreshing the desktop, still if you press F5 slightly longer than usual in Windows 7, that function key will automatically rearrange the desktop. So, if you want to see your desktop neat and clean, and the icons arranged neatly, just try this trick out.
However, you’ll need to be very careful while trying to refresh your desktop with F5. Otherwise, you’ll see all new desktop with icon designs at different position, and you will wonder if some Virus or malicious program has affected the computer.
Trick To Auto Launch Most Preferred Websites By Firefox
Firefox surfers had to type in URL each time they launch Internet browser to surf their preferred links but not anymore. Now, Firefox add-on can carry out this trick, as it supports speed dial feature. Earlier, this trend was seen on chrome and opera browsers.
Speed Dial is an optional feature on firefox which helps in providing surfers a list of preferred websites with a screenshot to make surfers every visit pleasant. Speed dial on Firefox is not an inherent feature like other browsers. However, speed dial can be enabled through Firefox add-on installation facility viz. “Speed Dial”.
Just download Speed-Dial feature with firefox add-on and complete the installation. Automatically speed dial will commence to supervise your web searches and sort the most preferred sites according to the surfing order.
Each time firefox browser homepage is launched, it will automatically display 9 most preferred sites with vivid screenshots. Firefox speed dial installations steps can be found on the Speed-dial “user’s information and installation” add-on page.
Auto-Maximizing Aero Snap Feature For Windows 7 Operating System
Windows 7 operating system is equipped with a built-in feature named as “Aero Snap”. This feature helps in re-arranging and auto mixing user’s window size. If a user wishes to maximize a window, one can drag the window to top corner of a desktop and the window will be maximized automatically.
If a user wishes to rearrange or reorder certain windows, then dragging them from taskbar to right or left side of desktop is sufficient to serve the purpose. A user can disable or enable this feature by following the steps provided below:
Enabling or Disabling Aero Snap feature on Win7 Operating System
Open Control Panel from Start Menu.
Search for ease of access center, double click this option.
Choose either Make the Mouse Easier to Use option or Change How Your Mouse Works option.
Navigate and find an option named Make it Easier to Manage Windows option. Check the next option named Prevent windows from Being Automatically Arranged When Moved to the Edge of the Screen.
Select Ok button. Click Apply button to save all the above changes.
This completes the disabling process.
Aero Snap feature has been totally disabled from your personal computer. If a user wishes to re-enable this feature again, one has to follow the steps provided above. Then uncheck Prevent windows from Being Automatically Arranged When Moved to the Edge of the Screen option. Aero Snap feature gets enabled on Windows 7 operating system again. This will result in saving more time.
The famous and popular video playback website YouTube provides support for hosting, uploading, playback and streaming of videos in high definition. There are numerous websites which embed the videos in You Tube using the code trick to embed high quality videos from You Tube. They can also use the code hack of You Tube High Definition videos. Ever since, You Tube has enabled an embedded parameter switch which enables default play back of High Definition Videos.
A list of available parameters for an embedded player on the Google Codehas been published by YouTube. One of the parameters available from the list is “hd”. This parameter has values either 0 or 1. The default value is 0, and re-setting it as 1 will enable you to play videos in High Definition as default. This parameter doesn’t have any effect on Chromeless Player neither does it have any effect if the high definition version of a video isn’t available.
In order to enable the auto play in high definition mode you just need to click on the Customize button present in the lower end of the embedded code. If any video is already uploaded in the high definition mode and the browser supports the high definition playback then just check the option mentioned as Play as HD.
If the given option is not present by default, then the video doesn’t have a high definition version. It is still possible to forcefully play the video in the HD version by hacking the code and setting the code manually. The code to be edited is given below: