Not Happy With Google’s New Favicon? Revert Back To The Old One

Not Happy With Google’s New Favicon? Revert Back To The Old One

Google has changed its favorite icon (favicon.ico), which normally appears on the tab of the web browser while the user browses the Google website. A favicon basically functions as the website’s identity and also appears on the Address Bar and in Bookmarks (Incase of Mozilla Firefox) or in “Favorites” (Incase of Internet Explorer).

The new favicon of Google is an image file of 16×16 pixel, which is the standard size of most favicons. It has the text “g” in lower-case in bluish-purple color set inside a transparent rectangle with rounded corners. You can download this new Google favicon from the link http://www.google.com/favicon.ico.

The old favicon of Google had the text “G” in upper-case in blue color set inside a rectangle bordered having red, green and blue color.

 

Many users are not really impressed with the design and style of the Google’s new favicon. If you happen to be one of those who prefer the old favicon to the new one, you can follow the below mentioned trick to get back the old favicon.

  • Download Mozilla Firefox and install it.
  • Install the Greasemonkey extension in Firefox.
  • Now install the script for Google’s Old Favicon from userscripts.org. Once the installation process is over, Firefox will display Google’s Old favicon instead of the new one.

 

You need to note that, this trick will change Google favicon only for on-screen web page display. If you wish to change the Google’s new favicon to the classic old one in Firefox Bookmark list as well, you can do so by installing Favicon Picker 2 (For Firefox 2 only) and setting the Google bookmark icon of your choice.

Arrange Favorites/ Bookmarks In Your Ie/ Firefox Browser In An Alphabetical Order

Arrange Favorites/ Bookmarks In Your Ie/ Firefox Browser In An Alphabetical Order

While browsing, if you find a website interesting, you can add it to your Favorites list in Internet Explorer or to your Bookmarks list in Mozilla Firefox. Any newly added website will be placed as the last entry within the Favorites list as well as the Bookmarks lists.

You will notice the same thing happening when you add a favorite site to a specific folder in Favorites or Bookmarks. You will have no issues with this until the list is small. Gradually, as the list of your favorite sites increases, it will become quite difficult for you to locate a bookmarked site from the huge list if you do not sort and organize them systematically.

Both the browsers, Internet Explorer as well as Mozilla Firefox provide you with an option of sorting your Favorites or Bookmarks list in an alphabetical order. The process of sorting the list is quite simple.

For sorting Favorites list/ Bookmarks list in IE/ Firefox, click on “Favorites”/ “Bookmarks” menu and move your mouse pointer to an empty space in Favorites list/ Bookmarks list. Right-click to display the shortcut menu and select the option “Sort By Name”. Now, you will notice that the list of your favorite/bookmarked sites is been arranged in an alphabetical order.

Using Gtalk Service In Firefox Sidebar

Using Gtalk Service In Firefox Sidebar

Gtalk is an online messaging service and the most popular amongst all. With the help of Google talk, you can connect and talk with your friends and buddies. You have to install the Gtalk application on your PC or you could prefer to use it via Gmail.

One of most significant part for the Firefox user is that, they can use Gtalk service from Firefox browser at the start itself. You can start Gtalk client with the help of Firefox sidebar in the Firefox browser. You can use any one of the method mentioned below to use Gtalk service in Firefox sidebars.

Method 1

  • Just add the following link to your bookmarks in Firefox browser. http://talkgadget.google.com/talkgadget/client
  • After adding, go the Bookmarks tab and locate the added bookmark. Go to the Properties of this bookmark. In the Properties tab, simply check Load this bookmark in the sidebar option.
  • After this, go to Bookmarks tab again and click on the added bookmark.
  • Done. Now you can see the Gtalk application in Firefox sidebar.
  • Just Sign in to your Gtalk and talk with your friends with Google.

Method 2

To integrate the Gtalk service with your Firefox browser, you can use many Firefox plug-ins. Firefox allows you to use Firefox and Gtalk service simultaneously by using Firefox plug-ins.

  • Gtalk Sidebar: You can use Gtalk by using the Firefox plug-in without downloading Gtalk.
  • IGtalk: Mozilla house has introduced a very small plug-in named as IGtalk. After downloading and installing it, press Ctrl+G to open Gtalk from the Firefox browser.

Backup Or Transfer Bookmarks In Google Chrome

Backup Or Transfer Bookmarks In Google Chrome

Most of the times, because of system crash or something, you may loose bookmarks in your internet browser. However, there is a special browser plug-ins available with which you can carry on a back up of your bookmarks online.

For Google chrome you can not use such plug-ins. Furthermore, Google chrome does not support bookmark export feature to a different browser. This guide will give you an idea to take a backup of bookmarks in the Google chrome browser. You may store this back up in your PC or even transfer it to any other safe location.

You should transfer the bookmarks in Google chrome to IE or Firefox, as chrome does not contains any application to export the bookmarks. You can after save the bookmarks from there. When you transfer these bookmarks successfully, you can now store the bookmarks, otherwise you could also use flash drives for bookmark transfers.

To do so just follow the steps given below:

  1. Open your Google Chrome browser and go to Settings and then Bookmark Manager.
  2. From this tab navigate to Tools and go to Export Bookmarks.
  3. Finally, save this file into hard disk and that’s all.

You may simply open the transferred bookmarks file in internet explorer or Firefox.

 

Ocster Backup Pro 6 – An Excellent Backup Solution

Ocster Backup Pro 6 – An Excellent Backup Solution

Most of us face a problem with our PC backup when our system crashes all of a sudden. We normally need to format the C drive which means some of the important data such as achieves from Outlook and Yahoo messenger, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer bookmarks etc would be permanently lost. Here is a perfect solution to all your backup related issues during crashes.

Ocster Backup Pro 6 (OBP 6) is a comprehensive, fully automatic backup solution that helps you save your important data during crashes. You no more need to be worried about losing data in case of a system crash. OBP 6 offers an amazing backup speed with interesting features such as one to one file copy which allows you mirror files to any other media without the need to pack them in achieves.

It allows you to take a backup of your browser bookmarks and Windows contacts (in case of Windows Vista and Windows 7). OBP 6 comes with ability of backing up your emails and calendar entries from Mozilla Thunderbird and MS Outlook. It possesses a special feature known as “Automatic Pausing” using which the backup process can be automatically paused whenever you need the PC’s full power.

OBP 6 is capable of storing and backing up data onto a network drive, an external HD or on Ocster Secure Storage which is specially secured.  You can use Ocster Backup Pro quite easily even if you do not posses any technical knowledge. You can schedule automatic backups by simply selecting when and what you need to backup and the software will do its job perfectly.

Key Features of OBP 6:

  • Ability to create fully automatic backup of your data.
  • Simple to use.
  • Excellent backup speed.
  • Includes a selection of backup formats – One to One File Copy (Simple and quick mirroring of various files to any other media).
  • Backup your Bookmarks in Internet Explorer.
  • Backup your settings, add-ons and bookmarks in Mozilla Firefox.
  • Backup your emails, settings, calendar and add-ons in Mozilla Thunderbird.
  • Backup your Windows contacts into Windows Contacts folder.
  • Extended filtering capabilities offer more choice.
  • Versioning – Allows easy access to various old versions of important files.
  • Outlook/Thunderbird Support – Helps you backup calendars and emails of Microsoft Outlook/Thunderbird with a click of a button.
  • Backup Reports – It generates detailed reports each time it updates a backup. You may configure the report contents.
  • Compression – It wisely compresses the backups so as to save disk space. You can choose between the various compression types such as fast, moderate and slow. All the types offer excellent compression.
  • Stop & Resume – It allows you to stop and resume the backup process as and when required, for e.g. when you need to shutdown the PC.
  • Email Backup Reports – It is capable of sending the backup reports automatically to your email address so that you remain up-to-date on backup status even if you are out for a business trip.
  • Network support – You can also backup the files/ folders present on your network drives. If you wish you can save the backup on the network drives itself.
  • Encryption – It has ability to encrypt and protect all backups with a secured password. You may configure the encryption algorithm if you wish.
  • Scheduled Backups – You may either take the backups manually or schedule them to start at a preferred time.
  • Automatic Pausing – It takes backups from the background and has ability to automatically pause it in order to prevent it from slowing down the execution of other applications. It monitors different system characteristics including I/O usage, CPU usage, full screen applications and many more
  • Storage Types – You may easily store backups on USB sticks, external hard disks, network drives or Ocster Secure Storage.
  • Offers Ocster Secure Storage support
  • Stores backups in specialized data centers.
  • Safer storage option as compared to USB sticks or hard disks.
  • Offers protection to backups against water damage, fire, lightning, hurricanes, theft etc.
  • Keeps multiple backup copies at different locations.
  • Transmits data to data centers using a secured internet channel.
  • Charges a small fee for subscription.
  • Open File Support – You may also backup the file/folders that are open or the ones that you are presently using.
  • Incremental backup – Once the initial back up is taken, it only save the changes that occur in the previously stored state which helps in saving disk space.
  • Symbolic Link and Hard Link support – It allows you to backup symbolic links and hard links which can be correctly restored.
  • Compression Algorithms – It supports compression types such as LZMA Quick, ZLib, LZMA Best and LZMA Normal.
  • Special Files – It has ability to backup sparse, encrypted and compressed files.
  • Encryption Algorithms – It encrypts the backup using algorithms such as AES 128 Bit, AES 256 Bit, Cast-128 and BlowFish.
  • Small File Optimization – It has ability of achieving high compression even in case of small files by using its compression feature smartly.

System Requirements for OBP 6:

OBP 6 works with 32-bit as well as 64-bit versions of various Windows Operating systems such as Windows 7, Vista, XP, Server 2003 and Server 2008. It requires a minimum RAM of 512 MB and free hard disk space of 125 MB.

Ocster Backup Business 6 (OBB 6) is another version which is specially designed for small companies. It possesses all the advance features present in OBP 6. It offers an extra remote monitoring feature to allow various backup plans for multiple computers which can be handled and monitored from one single PC. This ensures a safe and secure backup of all the PCs in an office.

The system requirements for OBB 6 are same as OBP 6. OBP 6 is available for purchase for 39.90 USD and its Business edition is priced at 49.90 USD. However, both the software applications offer a free 30 day trial.

Delete Duplicate Bookmark in Firefox Browsers Using BookmarkDD

Delete Duplicate Bookmark in Firefox Browsers Using BookmarkDD

Adding your favorite websites in bookmark is the best way to quickly access to them whenever you want it in the future. However sometimes you add the same links more than once in your favorites. It means you add duplicate links in bookmark tab.  If you store too many websites in bookmarks, and if have added one link more than one time, it would get quite confusing while opening your favorite website.

Therefore here is something that is made perfectly for you, Firefox add-on named, BookmarkDD (Duplicate Detector). It enables you monitor duplicate links in bookmark tab, and it prompts you to delete that duplicate link instantly in order to work more efficiently.

 

 

After downloading this add-on, you need to restart your Firefox web browser in order to run this add-on properly. Once your Firefox restarts, a new drop down menu will be added to Tool menu, which allows you customize settings according to your preferences. 

The working mechanism of this add-on is very easy, as it detects duplicate bookmarks without any complicated process, and it asks you to delete them. It scans your bookmark list thoroughly and it prompts you whenever you add any duplicate links in bookmark tab. This BookmarkDD add-on is compatible with Firefox 1.1 to 3.0 versions. If you find it useful, then download it Here and use it instantly.

Manually Activate Password Sync In Foxmark – The Online Bookmark Synchronizer

Foxmarks Synchroniser to provide Back up Bookmarks and Passwords over Several Computers

Many of us have different sets of bookmarks at office and at home. There are many online social bookmarking services available to manage bookmarks on various computers, but because of lack of certain conveniences they were not so effective.

Firefox being popular web browser now a days. The ability to install add-ons has made it more powerful when compared to the other browsers. Foxmarks Bookmarks Synchronizer is one of the Add-ons by Firefox (download link).

Firefox Bookmarks Synchronizer automatically synchronizes bookmarks between two or more computers.

This synchronizer allows us to access all your bookmarks, from any computer anytime. It also provides a facility to backup passwords online so that they remain unchanged inspite of changes in computer hardware.

Features of Foxmarks Bookmarks Synchronizer include:

  • Automatically synchronizes alterations in bookmarks and passwords. So that these changes are similar over multiple computers.
  • Online backup of bookmarks so that whenever there is a change in bookmarks they can be restored irrespective of failure in system hardware.
  • Bookmarks can be modified even if you are away from your computer, by logging on to my.foxmarks.com and access desired bookmarks.
  • Sharing of our favorite bookmarks with our friends through blog or website
  • Provision to have selected bookmarks at our office computer and our personal computer

Its very simple to set up Foxmarks so that whenever you add a new bookmark t your computer at work the same will be in sync with the bookmarks on your computer at home. All bookmarks are available to us immediately.

Saved bookmarks can be organized by logging into my.foxmarks.com.

Foxmarks does not permit access to passwords via website as it does with the bookmarks.

Password sync is optional with Foxmarks. Simple steps are to be followed to manually activate password sync.

  1. Go to tool- >foxmarks- >setting and then click on sync tab.
  2. Select checkbox “password” and the same procedure need to be adopted on different computers you need to have password synchronization.

Bookmark A Webpage In Firefox To Default Bookmark Folder

Bookmark Your Favorite Web Page Into Bookmarks Folder In Firefox 3 Using The “Star” Button On The Location Bar

Mozilla Firefox version 3 has come up with a lot of improvements in terms of security, speed and enhanced features. Along with lightening fast performance and smart location bar, Firefox 3 features one-click bookmarking. The Location Address Bar in Firefox 3 has a “star” at the end to enable users to bookmark the current page instantly with a single click.

The moment a user clicks onto the “star” button, the current page quickly gets saved into the bookmarks under the “Unsorted Bookmarks” category. Firefox 3 does not display any confirmation pop-up box.

Even though this offers quick bookmarking, it has a drawback. You are no more able to put a bookmark straight away into the Bookmark’s root hierarchy. Using the bookmarks editor to move the bookmark to the appropriate folder is quite time consuming and doing this totally crushes the purpose of bookmark shortcut feature.

It is almost impossible that you place a bookmark straight away into the Firefox 3 Bookmark’s nested sub-folder by just clicking onto the “star” placed at the end of the Address Bar.

However, you can make Firefox 3 display a dialog box with options for altering location (folder), bookmark name and associated tags by double-clicking on the Location bar’s “star” button. By doing this, you will be able to name your bookmark, edit tags, choose an intended bookmark folder or even remove the bookmarked link from the bookmarks using the quick drop-down menu.

As another option, you may also press keyboard accelerator “Ctrl-D” or in the Firefox 3 menu, click on “Bookmarks” and select the option “Bookmark This Page” in order to get the same dialog box so as to customize bookmark name, intended bookmark folder and tags.

You may also bookmark a link by using Bookmarks sidebar. To access the Bookmarks sidebar, just press “Ctrl-B” or in the Firefox 3 menu, click on “View”, go to “Sidebar” and select “Bookmarks”. Now simply drag and drop your favorite link from the location bar to the intended folder.

Shift From XMarks To Your Built-In Syncing Option In Chrome And Firefox

If you are an active XMarks user, by now you know that they are closing down for the public. The reason for their closure is that most successful browsers (read Chrome and Firefox, and soon I’m sure Internet Explorer will join in too!) give you the syncing feature which otherwise was available at XMarks.

However, if you loved Xmarks and realize that you cannot do without it, then you can install Xmarks on your own server, provided you have server space, and if you do not have server space, then you can buy some space and install Xmarks there. Right now, installing Xmarks on your server works only with Firefox.

But let me warn you, if you are not outright technical, then you’ll seriously be stuck not knowing what to do. You should try this only if you have some time and money to spend and needless to mention, the skill set for setting up Xmarks on your server and server knowledge.

This step by step instructional video on Lifehacker will surely help you.

If you want no hassles, then please use your browsers built-in syncing option!