Friday, August 27, 2010

Last Tab Standing keeps your Google Chrome Window Open even if you close the last tab


Keep your Chrome window alive even after closing the last tab.

By default, Google Chrome exits the entire program when you've closed the last tab. Chrome extension Last Tab Standing prevents this from happening by opening an empty new tab page when ever you close your last tab.

From the Developer’s Page:

“A common complaint with Google Chrome is that closing the only remaining tab will exit the browser.  Some people prefer it this way; if you don't, you have your reasons.  This extension automatically opens a new tab instead of allowing the browser to close normally.  To exit the browser, simply close the new tab (or click the X button as usual).”

Not much to say about this. But If you don't like the default behavior—which I know is frustrating for some—Last Tab Standing is a nice fix.

Last Tab Standing is a free download, you can Install it from the link below.(Click the big Green Button):

Click to Install "Last Tab Standing"


Fin :)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Firefox 4 beta 4 launched yesterday and features hardware acceleration... but will be off by default



Firefox 4 beta 4 hits download servers Yesterday, and this latest build features hardware acceleration - although if you want to use it, you’ll have to switch it on.

As of today the code for Firefox 4 b4 is described as “mostly frozen”. Amongst the new features such as tab sets, previously known as tab candy (a feature that allows users to group tabs together and handle them as a single entity), is the use of Windows Direct2D to speed up the rendering of text and images on screen. This means that some of the workload will be shifted from the CPU and onto the GPU.

However, this feature won’t be switched on by default just yet. Here is a tweet by Mozilla VP of engineering Mike Shaver:

“b4 won’t have D2D on by default after all; just not quite ready to send it to that many users. soon!”

According to Mozilla’s planning notes, it wasn’t “confident enough to turn it on for all users” just yet.

Switching Direct2D acceleration on and off is pretty easy and just involved a little digging around in the about:config settings:

  • To turn on Direct2D: Go in to about:config and setmozilla.widget.render-mode to 6, andgfx.font_rendering.directwrite.enabled to true.
  • To turn off Direct2D, once it is on by default, setmozilla.widget.render-mode to 0.
  • To check whether you are running with Direct2D, go to about:supportand look at the bottom.

It’ll be interesting to see how this browser stands up against Microsoft preview platform for IE9 and Google Chrome.



You can download FireFox 4 Beta 4 by clicking the green button below:

  Download Now (9.31 MB)



Official Page – Firefox 4 Beta 4


Fin :)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Proud To Be an INDIAN

Independence day is a good time to examine who we are and how we got here. HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY ......... Other might have forgotten, but never can i, the Flag of my country..... furls very high, Happy Independence Day of India.
Happy Independence Day India
Original Image by Antoine Giessner

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Nokia India Offers Installment Scheme for Buyers

 Looking for a chance to buy new Nokia (specifically) phone but don’t have all the cash you need? Well Don’t worry. Now you can buy a Nokia phone with three EMI (Equated Monthly Installments Duh!!) and you don't have to pay any service charge, as that is taken care by Nokia. Open-mouthed smile

However, this offer is limited to Citibank, HDFC, ICICI and Standard Chartered customers who have credit card. Confused smileAlso, the phone has to be in the range of Rs. 7000 to Rs. 35,000. Crying face Another restriction in this service is that it is available only in 8 cities in India: Chandigarh, Delhi-NCR, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Sad smile


You’ll  need your or your Dad’s Credit Card to use this program? This program is definitely not made keeping the rural users in mind, and they are the ones who might need more schemes like this. Seriously!!  Nokia should introduce the same scheme for under 7k phones to help the rural users buy phones easily. Fingers crossed

In order to avail this program you have to register at the Nokia website here. Then you will be contacted by the Nokia Priority dealers. The process does not seem to be that user friendly and you will only get to use this program if the the Nokia Priority dealers contact you. Damn!! Otherwise, the current program looks good for the urban users, even though it is just restricted to few cities.

Fin :)