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How to Automatically Close Private Browsing Session In Firefox After A Certain Inactivity Period

Private Browsing Session In Firefox

If you are one of those persons who browse private surface in public settings, such as your office then there might be times when you would have to leave your desk while having the private browsing session open. In this article we will explain how to automatically close private browsing session in Firefox after a certain inactivity period.

How to Automatically Close Private Browsing Session In Firefox After A Certain Inactivity Period

Firefox now has a new extension called PB Exit. PB Exit just closes your private browsing windows on Firefox automatically after 10 minutes of inactivity i.e. after 10 minutes have passed since the last page load or tab switch.

PB Exit is one of the simplest Firefox extensions. After you have it installed, it would just run in the background and will close private browsing tabs after 10 minutes of inactivity. Currently PB Exit does not have any settings, but the developer has made a note in the extension’s description that he may allow users the ability to set customer idle time in the future.

Private Browsing Session In Firefox

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How to View History of All Browsers at one Place

Internet browsers allows the users to easily view browsing history as well as already visited URls, but you cannot have the access to it while browsing in a private or incognito browser. Everyone uses multiple browsers on their PCs as per their flexibility, and when you want to search the particular website you visited yesterday and forget which browser you used, then it will be whole lot difficult for you to search all the multiple browsers. A freeware tool name History Viewer is a simple and timesaving app that can retrieve the history of all the popular browsers. The app even makes Windows search history easier to use and view them.

The apps works effectively with browsers like IE9, Firefox, Google Chrome and also on Windows search history and recent documents. You can view visited websites, opened files, viewed movies or images, and everything you did on your PC. It will help you to view Windows-specific traces such as recent documents, search history and run history, the open/save history, and the “last visited” history.  It can even let you view the “First Folder” and “Typed paths” histories in Windows 7.

The History Viewer app will help you view the entire web history stored  on the multiple browsers like:

  1. Internet Explorer -URL history, address bar, Cookies and index.dat files
  2. Mozilla Firefox- URL history, Downloads and Cookies
  3. Google Chrome -URL history, cookies and downloads

You need to just double-click on any particular item in the history sheet and the website will open in the default browser. You can even export the history into HTML format via History Viewer app.

Download History Viewer

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How to Enable or Disable Javascript in Web Browsers

Some users want to disable java script on their browsers. This helps in removing most ads and other such content which is made to run using javascript in browsers. So by disabling javascript in your browser you can be freed from viewing this content. Most modern browsers allow users to easly disable or enable javascript. In this article we will explain how to enable or disable javascript in web browsers.


How to Enable or Disable Javascript in Web Browsers

Enable or Disable Javascript in Safari:

  • Launch Safari.
  • Open Safari Preferences.
  • Select “Advanced”.
  • Click on “Show Develop menu in menu bar”.
  • Now pull the “Develop” menu and select “Disable Javascript”. The check would mean that javascript is disabled.

Enable or Disable Javascript in Google Chrome:

  • Launch Google Chrome.
  • Open Google Chrome Preferences.
  • Click on “Under the Hood”.
  • Now click on “Content Settings”
  • Click on “Do not allow any site to run JavaScript” to disable, or “Allow all sites” to enable javascript in the Javascript section.

Enable or Disable Javascript in Firefox:

  • Launch Firefox.
  • Open Preferences.
  • Go to “Content”
  • You will find a check box titled “Enable Javascript”. Check or uncheck to enable or disable Javascript.

Enable or Disable Javascript in Mobile Safari for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch:

  • Go to Settings App in your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
  • Now tap on “Safari”
  • Switch Javascript to “ON” or “OFF” to enable or disable it.

Most modern sites use javascript for proper functioning. So turning javascript off indefinitely would not be a good idea. If you just want to disable ads you might want to install some ad blocker extension for that purpose.

via OS X Daily.

How to Set Gmail as Default Email Client for Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari

Whenever you click on an email link, the OS by default takes you to an Email app. This behavior is same whether you are on a Mac or a PC, the only difference is that in Mac it opens the whereas in Windows it opens Outlook (if you have that installed). However, most of the users use web based email services like Gmail, Hotmail etc. In this article we will explain how to set Gmail as default email client for Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari.

How to Set Gmail as Default Email Client in Chrome and Opera

  • Launch Chrome or Opera and open up Gmail in the browser.
  • Open the Javascript console by hitting Command+Option+J in Mac and Command+Shift+J in Windows.
  • Now paste the following code in the  and then paste in the following:



  • Accept the confirmation by clicking on Use

How to Set Gmail as Default Email Client in Firefox

  • Launch Firefox.
  • Open Preferences.
  • Click on “Applications” tab.
  • Under the ‘Content Type’ tab you will find “mailto”. Change the action to “Use Gmail”.
  • Close Firefox Preferences.


How to Set Gmail as Default Email Client in Safari

Safari users have two options to set Gmail as their default email client. They can either use a browser extension called GmailThis. GmailThis can be downloaded from Apple’s extensions gallery. Alternatively they can use notification apps like Gmail Notifier. After you have installed Gmail Notifier, do the following:

  • Launch Safari.
  • Open Mail Preferences.
  • Click on “General”.
  • Pull the “Default email reader” menu and locate ‘Google Notifier’.
  • Now, quit

via OS X Daily.

How to Automatically Enlarge Online Image Thumbnails

Most online vendors and photo galleries display images in tiny thumbnails. This could be extremely frustrating for a lot of users. If you are one such users, continue reading this article to find out how to automatically enlarge online thumbnails.

How to Automatically Enlarge Online Image Thumbnails

Both Firefox and Chrome have plgu-ins and extensions that allows you to automatically enlarge a thumbnail by hovering your mouse over it. Here’s what you need to do in order to enable it:

  • Install Thumbnail Zoom for Firefox.
  • If you are a Chrome user, install Hover Zoom for Chrome.
  • Now, restart your browser.
  • Go to Facebook and mouse over any thumbnail. The image would automatically be enlarged for you so that you could view the image in its original size.
  • This feature can not be enabled on all sites, as not all sites allow this. The Hover Zoom extension adds an icon to the address bar. This icon indicates whether Hover Zoom will work for this site or not.Hover_ZOom Facebook

The plug-ins that we have mentioned above, works with most popular websites like Facebook, Amazon etc. However, it goes without saying that we havent tested them for the entire web.

via CNET.

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