I noticed that my Google Chrome bookmark bar along the top of the screen had disappeared. It would only reappear on certain web sites such as the Home page. I guess I must have hit something accidentally to make it do this.
When you type an address in the address bar of Firefox, it comes up with a list of sites you’ve previously visited. You may want to clear this list because of privacy concerns. However, finding out how to do this proved very difficult for me.
I hooked up a microphone and testing it in Windows. I was very ready to start yelling “OK Google” to bring up the Google Now screen to perform voice searches. It didn’t work. Instead of bringing up the search screen, Chrome threw a message that said “Voice search has been turned off”. I selected the […]
Some users of the Citrix Receiver for Windows may receive an error when trying to launch an application that says the following: Citrix Receiver Configuration Manager: No value could be found for (AllowHotkey) that satisfies all lockdown requirements The lockdown requirements in force may be conflicting. To solve this error, follow these steps.
The Apple Software Update kept appearing on my computer to remind me to update iTunes, QuickTime, and iCloud. I wanted to disable it, but I couldn’t figure out where or how it was running. I didn’t find it in my Startup folder or in the registry anywhere. Here is how you can prevent the Apple […]
I added a few select sites to the list of Trusted Sites in Internet Explorer. By default, this causes the following message to appear every time they are visited: The current web page is trying to open a site in your Trusted sites list. Do you want to allow this? Since the site is trusted, […]
After recording videos with my smartphone, I often need to trim parts of the video files. Fortunately, Microsoft Windows 10 has tools that provide an easy way to trim video. Just follow these steps.
The right side menu in Adobe Reader is annoying and takes up a large part of the screen. Wouldn’t you like to get rid of it permanently? Hide it by default in all documents you open with these steps.
Some Google Chrome users are getting a “Couldn’t Load Plugin” error when trying to load some Flash Player content in the browser. Here’s how to fix the issue.
Users of the Adblock Plus plugin may be a little perturbed to find that the plugin maker is actually selling ads. I was once a fan, but it seems the popular plugin has been going downhill for a while. I believe it allows many more ads than it used to, and hampers browser performance. This let […]
Some Apple iPhone or iPad users may experience a problem when they attempt to plug in their device to their computer and sync it with iTunes where a message repeatedly appears that says: “This iPhone is already activated. You may disconnect this iPhone now.” To move past this message and allow your device to be […]
You can change the User Agent String (UAString) in Google Chrome for your desktop computer by using these steps.
Have an image that is blurry and needs to be more focused? SmartDeblur is a simple utility you can use to unblur images with ease.
Turn the pop-up blocker in Google Chrome on or off with these options.
The Prefetch feature in Google Chrome takes up resources by caching pages you may never go to. You can modify a setting and enable or disable the Prefetch feature as you see fit using this tutorial.
If you’re working in a corporate environment, you may want to prevent Chrome from automatically updating. You can disable auto updates with these steps.
If you want to prevent the use of Incognito Mode in the Google Chrome web browser, you can disable the feature using these steps.
Google Chrome now warns users if they are visiting a page that is not protected via HTTPS as “Not Secure”. If you don’t like this behavior, you can disable it with the following steps.
Samsung Galaxy Note owners may experience a problem when attempting to connect their device to Kies. Users have solved this problem by trying a few different things.