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How To Get Old Facebook Chat Box


Sometime back Facebook introduced some changes. one of them was chat side bar. It was not useful for following reasons.

  1. Takes the space of the page and decreases the width of the Facebook page.
  2. No new thing or don’t provide any type of convenience,so why to make the page small with this sidebar.
  3. Big downfall,to chat with your friends you have to enable this big sidebar.If you are using small width monitor then you will be frustrated with this sidebar.Might not affect users with widescreen monitors.

new-facebook-chat-sidebar

Fortunately there are some extensions to disable the side bar and bring back the old chat box.

To disable the sidebar in Google Chrome install this extension. For Firefox install this add-on. For opera install this extension.

Happy Facebooking Everyone

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Caret Browsing


According to wikipedia “Caret Navigation” means,

In computingcaret navigation is a kind of keyboard navigation where a caret (also known as “text cursor”, “text insertion cursor”, or “text selection cursor”) is used to navigate within a text document.

Caret Browsing means ability to select the text displayed with use of keyboard. This feature places a moveable cursor in web pages, allowing you to select text with the keyboard. In Firefox and Internet Explorer it can be activated by pressing the F7 key. In Google chrome it can be activated by selecting some text with mouse and then using the SHIFT key and the ARROW keys to select the text.

Desktop Notifications In Gmail


Many of us open a lot of tabs and do multitasking. Checking Facebook updates, updating news, watching videos etc. If you are one of them like me there are lot of times you miss important chat messages or mails. It’s difficult to keep on checking for new mails. Today Gmail itroduces a new feature called Desttop Notification. In their official post they mentioned that whenever a new mail of chat message arrive a display pop ups.

desktop Notifications

To turn them on, click on the Settings link in the top right corner of Gmail and scroll down to the “Desktop Notifications” section. If you just want to get notified about chat messages, or if you use Priority Inbox and only want to get notifications for important messages, you can customize your settings from there too.This functionality is currently only available for people using Google Chrome.

Desktop Notification settings

HTML Showcase Site From Google


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Image via Wikipedia

what is HTML showcase site?

It’ is  a site showcases the prowess of HTML 5.   HTML is the really next big thing in the world of internet. It’s  is cool! it’s awesome, it’s the next big thing, and it’s going give us a jaw dropping experience.

HTML 5 Studio is HTML showcase site from Google.The HTML5 Studio has nine demos that show off some fanciful sides of HTML5, CSS3 and friends.Some examples are not customizable, which means that what you see is what you get. You can download the whole demo, though, or you can view the source.Other demos (like the Newspaper Columns one) are more customizable, and they have a few sliders that you can move around in order to see how they affect the layout.

The resulting CSS is complex. To be honest, the whole thing feels so unlike Google that, if it didn’t have that “Made by Google” text at the bottom and the Twitter link that leads to ChromiumDev, I would never have thought it was a Google product; I nearly skipped it before I noticed the label.

Another disclaimer that appears on the site says, “This site contains information on APIs that are not part of the current W3C HTML5 specification.” So, I guess that you can mainly count on these examples to work in Chrome (and the ones that I’ve tried do), but don’t push your luck with other browsers.

Some other HTML 5 showcase sites.

Apple HTML 5 showcase site

HTML 5 Gallery

48 potential Flash killing demos

Hacking Private Browsing


Experts have identified how their web browser’s ‘private mode’ setting is also vulnerable to hackers.Most web browsers offer a private mode, intended to leave no trace of surfing history  on the computer.

Even if private browsing is enabled, details relating to the key remain stored on the computer’s hard drive, allowing a hacker to establish that a particular site had been visited.
A hacker could "guess what sites you’ve been to based on traces left behind," New Scientist quoted Jackson as saying.

These attacks on privacy do not require a great deal of technical sophistication and could easily be built into forensics tools. Any attacker with the knowledge to exploit the weaknesses would probably look to other attacks first, which may yield more detailed information.

If someone is capable of tracking your browsing habits in this way, then they are probably also tech-savvy enough to know about commercial spyware which could much more effectively track your computer use.

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