Latest Internet Explorer 9 RC Rolled Out

Latest Internet Explorer 9 RC Rolled Out

Microsoft launched Release Candidates of Internet Explorer 9 version. It is embedded with several useful features such as new design, security, pin to taskbar (websites), and supports HTML5. Additionally, it has few more features that make it a complete fast browser.

Features of Internet Explorer 9 RC

  • Intuitive Navigation and Interactive User Interface
  • Modernized and sleek design
  • Less clutter and few dialogue boxes to tap on.
  • Pin your favorite and frequently visited sites to taskbar for instant access
  • Hardware Acceleration for fast and quick browsing experience.
  • More features to boost up the speed of your browser.


You will definitely get the best experience of browsing with this latest browser. The internet Explorer 9 RC has everything that you are looking for. You can easily download it via following given links:

For Windows 7 download here – x64

For Windows 7 download here – x86

For Windows Vista Download here – x64

For Windows Vista Download here  – x86

Set Menu Bar Above The Address Bar In Internet Explorer 8

Set Menu Bar Above The Address Bar In Internet Explorer 8

There is a minor difference in the position of Menu Bar in IE 8 and IE 6. Usually, the menu bar is located below the Address bar in IE 6 whereas in IE 8, it is located above the address bar. If you are familiar with working on IE 6, then you would surely want to change the location of Menu Bar on IE 8. You can easily do it by changing registry files with a trick. Check out the below outlined points in order move Menu Bar above the address in IE 8.

  • Launch notepad.
  • Copy and paste below string into notepad
  • Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser\]
  • Save the file with name “ie8_menuabove.reg” including Save As type “All Files
  • Now double click ion the registry file and continue by clicking Ok option with UAC prompt to confirm that you want to proceed with the process.

Once you finish the above given steps properly, start the IE 8 and you will observe that Menu Bar is placed above the address bar. If you want to recover your previous settings, then follow the given steps to revert the changes

  • Copy the below given strings and paste into open notepad
  • Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser\]
  • Save file namely, “ie_belowmenu.reg” and Save As with name “All Files”
  • Now follow the above given step 4 in order to proceed with steps properly.

Check Available Space In Your Hotmail Account

Check Available Space In Your Hotmail Account

There is new scheme that has been incorporated in Hotmail, which automatically increases available space on your Hotmail account when your inbox is out of space. When you open your hotmail account, you will be shown message “Ever growing unlimited space limit” on your account home page. 

This new feature provides as much space as your inbox needs.  This is unarguably best feature for those who frequently use their mail accounts in order to receive and send huge numbers of mails. Users are now free as their problem regarding space has been acknowledged and resolved by Hotmail team directly.

It’s pretty good that your account space automatically increases as per the need, but what if you desire to know how much space is left or used? How much space you have been allotted by Hotmail?  Previously, users could easily find out their used and left space on their account, but now it is replaced with text “You have ever growing storage”.

You can still check your Hotmail account available storage space by following the given few methods

Method 1 – Microsoft Office Outlook Connector

Microsoft Office Outlook Connector is an add-on for MS outlook, which can be downloaded for free. It enables users to access Office live mail and Windows live mail accounts via MS outlook. Additionally, it allows users to sync mails, tasks, contacts, and notes of Windows Live calendar. In this MS outlook connector, all the available space is allocated to every section, so that you can easily find out the usage space of Hotmail accounts.  Users will find out the storage information of Hotmail at Mailbox Cleanup function.



Outlook Connector (x86) for MS Office 2010
Outlook Connector (x64) for MS Office 2010

Method 2 – MSN Explorer

MSN explorer is a web browser that integrates Windows Live and MSN Live features such as Windows live mail and Windows live messenger with web browser. Once Windows live mail id is opened, MSN explorer will show the maximum folder size, which symbolizes total storage space left on Hotmail.

By applying one of these two effective techniques you can easily explore or find out the available storage space on your Hotmail account.

Recently, Hotmail has increased the limit of the storage space up to 500 GB, which means more freedom to send and receive mail on or from your account without worrying about space. However, do remember that if your usage crosses the limit of 500 GB storage space, it will be the subject to termination of services to receive or send mails.


It means the moment when your Hotmail storage space has reached the limit or crossed it, you will be suspended from the services. In order to activate again your account you have to delete unnecessary emails from your inbox. You need to keep deleting unwanted mails until your account storage space usage comes under the prescribed limitation level 500GB. Once you are done with this process, you will be able to recover you account again, activate it, and start receiving and sending mails via your account.

Know Folders And Subfolder Size With Folder Size V2.4 In Windows Explorer

Know Folders And Subfolder Size With Folder Size V2.4 In Windows Explorer

Usually your Windows OS displays the original size of the particular file or folder in the Windows Explorer. However, sometimes this data doesn’t help, especially while you quickly want to know how big the folder is.

In such situations, a tiny utility namely, FolderSize would surely help you. FolderSize puts new column displays, which shows the exact size of folder in your Windows system.


It helps you to identify exactly, which folder or subfolder consuming most of the space in the hard drive disk. The software utility is very easy to use and you’ll not face any complexity while downloading and installing it. After installing, open this utility tool and just right click on column header. It will display a new selection namely “Folder Size”; simply enable this option by clicking on it. Now, a new column displaying all folder size will be added in your windows system.

A small thing to note is to add this option into any directory or subfolder. In such a case, you might be required to repeat the above steps again. Nevertheless, for quickly knowing the actual size of folder, this tool is quite helpful. This pretty useful tool works great in Windows NT, 2000 and XP operating systems. Just go through the following link to download FolderSize v2.4.

Stop Displaying ‘Use the Web Service to Find the Correct Program’ Option in Windows Vista

Stop Displaying ‘Use the Web Service to Find the Correct Program’ Option in Windows Vista

In Windows OS when you open a file of unknown extension, you will most probably see the additional pop up window. You can select two options from this pop up window, either to use web service and find the correct program to open the file, or use the list of installed programs to choose the correct one.

Most of the time, you will be confused when you probably know the program that should be used. Thus, you can simply use the registry hack to avoid this additional window. Using the hack, you can skip the option of searching the correct program via web service. Instead of this option, you will be shown only pop up window of “open with”.

To avoid the additional window follow the steps given below.

  • Open registry editor. (To open registry editor, just type “regedit” in the search box.)
  • Go to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer.
  • If you will not get any Explorer key, then right click on “Policies”. Select new and then Key. Rename the key as “Explorer”.
  • Now, you have to right click on the Explorer key. Select New then 32-bit DWORD32-bit DWORD. Name it as “NoInternetOpenWith”.
  • Double click on “NoInternetOpenWith” and put the value 1 there.
  • Finally, restart the computer to make the setting effective.

When finishes the hack, open the file which has an unknown extension. You will not see additional window anymore from now. If you want an additional pop up window as it was before, you should change the value to 0.

How To Test Cross Browser Compatibility Online Freely

With so many browsers fighting to gain superiority, developing websites has become a tough task for web designers. A developer has to keep a lot of things in mind while developing a website, one of the most important concern being cross-browser compatibility.

It is very important, as a developer for you to know, what the website you are developing will look like in different browsers, as each browser does not render the same effect for the underlying code, and there will be slight changes. The same can be said about different operating systems.

To make the life of a web developer easier, there are a few websites that provide with a facility to check how the designs will appear to customers and visitors when viewed on different browsers running on a combination of different Operating Systems.

Some of the best sites for Cross-browser testing are :

1> Browser Lab from Adobe :

This is a new service rolled out from Adobe and is yet to be tested by the developer community. A lot more testing has to be done before saying anything about it.

With the Browser Labs, a developer can see what the pages / website looks like in real time, has the option to customize the test settings and the best part is integration of Dreamweaver CS4 , which lets the developer view different state of interactive pages, all in real time.

The current list of supported Browsers and OS are:

* Firefox 2.X and 3.X (Windows XP and Mac OS X)
* Internet Explorer 6.X and 7.X (Windows XP)
* Safari 3.X (Mac OS X)

2> BrowserShots : (My favorite 🙂 )

Test Cross Browser Features Online Free Firefox Internet Explorer Google Chrome Safari

One of the best, and freely available service in the cross-browser testing industry with a wide range of browsers and operating systems to select from.

It takes a little while before all the screenshots are generated and you also have an option to download the screenshots on to your system. If you do not download the screenshots within 30 mins after running the query, they’ll be deleted automatically.

3> Cross Browser Testing :  Another decent service, but has limitations while using the free service as they give complete access to paid customers. If none of the above two solutions work for you, then you should make use of the free service by Cross Browser Testing.

Each free session lasts 5 mins, and if you want to run longer sessions then you have an option to upgrade to be their paid customer, where in you’ll be given a lot of priority and the sessions will last however long you want them to.