Sunday, March 28, 2010

Does YouTube Uploader Work..????

A program that was making some big hype around the internet for some time is about a freeware program called "YouTube Uploader" and it has got the attention of many, especially over its featured use of uploading videos to YouTube "effortlessly" and ofcourse with its price tag being "free", naturally it got everyone's attention. But the question really is.. does it work..?? does it deliver on its promises..?!

The answer quite simply is a big fat "NO". No it simply does not work, and it certainly don't deliver on its promises. This was a complete night mare. I don't know why but in my PC it took more than one time to install all the files properly for the pro
gram to start working. I had high expectations from this software but it disappointed me with its results, after some time I got the program running, logged into YouTube account and got going........ minutes later more problems flooded in. The videos were uploading at really slow speed, and naturally you get frustrated about it. Then the big problem was, the video files never got uploaded over 26%, i tried and tried, and it failed and failed. Then I thought of uploading a another video but the same problem, this time it didn't even go above 12%.. and after 30mins of trying and trying and seeing no result, I gave up the idea and simply came to one conclusion.. It simply does not work.

It seems I'm not the only one finding this software useless.. reading some comments on YouTube and few other sites pointed out that many were having similar problems working with this software. So simply put it, the "YouTube Uploader" does not work.

So have you used
"YouTube Uploader"..?? If Yes or even No, tell me how you feel about this program in the comments below.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Dress Up Your Firefox: Make It Look Bling Bling

By now you might probably know how much I love Firefox, and so naturally I try and improve it in every way I can. The color and look of the browser matter very much to me, so like to change the theme of the Firefox browser to brighten things up. I don't like the theme to be too dark or too light, some where in the middle is how I like it, with the buttons and other navigation bars untouched. But naturally sometimes changing themes mean changing the look and feel of buttons too, which i absolutely hated, because the Firefox default button look and feel is just right for me. And after years using Firefox themes and for much of the time not liking its layout, other than the color.

Then as luck would have it I accidentally bumped on to relatively new add-on called "Persona" at that time. And boy o boy did I simply LOVE that add-on. Its was so cool and amazing. All you have to do to make your Firefox stand out from the rest, is to simply install the add-on from their website or from the Firefox add-on page and then select a "persona" that matches you. And that's it. And it keeps all the buttons, navigation bars and all the rest the way it was, but adding that..... whatever the design you choose over it, and it just blows you away. I think I have been using it for over an year now it was with me ever since Firefox 3.0 was released, but everyday I love this add-on, you can choose from literally millions of persona's and there's no end to it. And it doesn't end there, you can add your OWN pictures as persona's from their website.

And when your selecting persona's its really very simple, all there is to do is go to their website then on a design you like simply hover your mouse over it and the Firefox will immediately turn to show how the browser would look if you choose that particular design. Overall this add-on simply is amazing, and you really really need to try it out. Get it on Firefox add-on page or on the persona website. Try it out for yourself, comment on how it goes out for you.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Internet Download Manager for Free

Download manager is a computer program dedicated to the task of downloading (and sometimes uploading) files over the internet from various sources. It can easily handle downloading of files from multiple sites. So if your a heavy down-loader, then this is must have software for you. Download managers now come in various forms, some come as installers, some in forms of a portable software and now gathering popularity is as a browser add-on. Nowadays all popular browsers have a simple built in download managers as well.

I actually prefer a installer form of download manager to the others, mainly due its stability and more control of the downloads. Many installer download managers are not free, but fortunately with development on the areas of freeware and open source development we are offered a very neat piece of software called Free Download Manager.

It is a great piece of software, you can do everything a paid download manager can do. You can stop, pause, resume broken downloads and many more (see all features here) it does absolutely anything you expect from a download manager and its COMPLETELY FREE. This is terrific piece of software that I have come across. And it supports many browsers. Try it out for yourself.

Screen Shot

Download Free Download Manager Here

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Open Links In a New Tab with One Click of a Button

I love working with tabs. Its so simple, you don't have to minimize any windows to get to the other, you can work on multiple sites with just one browser opened, simply by working with tabs. But the thing is, if you are a heavy tab user like me, then sometimes it gets a bit annoying when out links from sites open in the same tab...:@ It sometimes kills you to go back, then right-click on the link and click--> Open in new tab. Especially if your trying to open multiple links.

But there is a small way around that and it only requires a small piece of inexpensive hardware (you obviously have it with you now itself).. and that is a scroll wheel mouse.. and that's all..!!! What you need to do is simply hover your mouse over the link and click on the scroll wheel, and then your link will automatically open in a new tab. And this method pretty much works on a any browser.

For those who don't have a scroll wheel mouse, i'm sorry but you'll have to do it the old way.. right click on the link---> Open in new tab. Or just throw your old mouse and get a optical scroll mouse, which is inexpensive, easy to use and useful.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Strengthen Google Chrome with Extensions

Google Chrome entered the browser market with a lot of hype and promises, and it did to certain extent grab the attention of the internet community when it first rolled out. Chrome was famous in weeks, it was versatile, easy to use, no mess browser that delivered on its promises. Soon more updates followed and Chrome was on top of many others. Then with the stable release of Google Chrome 4 a new feature was available and that was Chrome extensions (windows only).

The new "Extension" for chrome is very identical to Firefox add-ons. Extensions allowed user to have more control of its browser as the user wanted. Although I had doubts about chrome extensions when it came out, the results so far has proven me otherwise.

Amount of Extensions available for chrome (that is still new) is staggering. There are number of extensions for multiple purposes. Since Chrome and Google are linked the number of "Google" related extensions are high. I certainly find my chrome browser more entertaining with its extensions on. But whether it will be able to challenge Firefox add-ons is anyone guess. Its right up there, but not yet up to Firefox standards.

Extensions are on the way for non-Windows users. "To those using Google Chrome on Linux, extensions are enabled on the beta channel," said Chrome Product Manager Nick Baum in a blog post. "And for those using Google Chrome for Mac, hang tight--we're working on bringing extensions, bookmark sync, and more to the beta soon."

Time will tell what new features will be available. Firefox is moving to a new extensions foundation called Jetpack that, like Chrome's technology, uses Web standards such as HTML and CSS. Firefox will support the current XUL system but hopes Jetpack will offer advantages of easier development, installation, and updates.

I will soon put up Chrome Extensions that will be useful to many. There under trial at the moment. Results should be up by next week. Till then check out Chrome Extension Gallery

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Revo the Uninstall King

If your like me who is never happy with the default windows uninstaller, then this article is definitely for you. The uninstall job done by the crappy default uninstaller in windows is pretty much useless, there are many leftover files of the un-installation still left in the registry, program files folder and in some cases in the start up menu folder too.

After some painful searching for the right uninstalling software I stumbled across a amazing software named Revo Uninstaller. The freeware version of this software does a very satisfactory job in cleaning up installed files. It gives the user the option of scanning for leftover files on the registry and on start up folders. Not only does this great piece of software remove unwanted softwares but it also has a "Auto-run manager" giving the user option of checking what softwares that should start up when booting. Saving some time during booting. And for it's "Free" price it does a good job and sometimes exceeds those of paid ones. So you guys really need to give this freeware a shot, you'll be blown away by its magic.


Download Revo Uninstaller Here

**Pro version needs to be purchased from Revo. Check there website for more details Here.

Automatically Adjust Web Page Resolution on a Wide Screen Monitor

If you own wide screen monitor browsing web pages may be a little bit annoying now that many websites are in different sizes, many web pages now come in long and narrow configuration to fit majority of screen resolutions, at many times leaving centimeters of dead space along the sides. Which will eventually kill your browser experience and soon will become a nuisance to your eyes when reading. Sure there is the zoom in and zoom out option, but really how many times will you be bothered to keep doing it everyday..?!? Some websites have ridiculous bright/dark backgrounds and very small font.. and at times raising your pressures levels just trying to figure out whats written..!!

But then again if your a Firefox user there is simple solution to all these problems.. a simple add-on. It automatically adjusts the screen resolution of the web page so that it fits in to your wide screen comfortably and offers manual selection of text format and background of web sites to make your browsing more comfortable. The add-on is called NoSquint. NoSquint allows you customize text, zoom and background settings the way you want it per site. This is certainly one add-on that will be worth trying out if you are wide screen owner.

NoSquint can:

* Override the default text-only and full-page (both text and images) zoom levels for all websites
* Enforce your own foreground and background colors
* Remember your zoom levels and color settings per site, automatically applying them when you return.
* Disagree with what NoSquint calls a site? A powerful exceptions mechanism lets you split up or group together sites with URL patterns.

Get it here on Firefox add-on site -
Or get it on the developers website -

Watch the Video about NoSquint

Manage Firefox Tabs With FoxTab

we all know firefox is great browser and it has really revolutionized modern day browsing introducing tonnes of new features, supported by multiple O/S platforms, thousands of addons, extra features and bla bla bla..... but if your a heavy Firefox user and work with multiple tabs when browsing then something that will always annoy you is its tab manager user interface.. although the new firefox comes with many modifications to find tabs easily it ain't that useful if you have quite a number of tabs opened, because it will only shows you the heading making the search a bit difficult. And if you cant remember where you opened it, the only way possible for you to find is check all tabs one-by-one until you find what your looking for. A real time killer for me..

But luckly there is simple solution to this, all you have to do is install a very simple but effective addon.

Its called FoxTab.

It converts that boring zero graphic tab manager to a amazing graphical user interface super tab manager. This baby includes a thumbnail of every tab that's opened, enabling you to find the needed webpage in a jiffy even in overcrowded tab situations. All you have to do is first click on the "List all tabs" button found at the far right corner of the browser where the tabs are usually opened and just skip through the images using the "Tab" key in your keyboard and then just select the tab you were looking for, and that's it. There are many more features that come on it, you can read about it on their website at This is one piece of add-on that will stay with me for a long time. Give it try and see how it works out for you.. You can get FoxTab here

FoxTab expalined by me..;)

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