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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.

Create your Firefox Add-On with Mozilla Add-ons Builder


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One of the biggest reason for the success Mozilla Firefox is Add-ons. These add-ons extend the functionality of the browser.  Recently a new tool called  Mozilla Add-ons Builder was released. The Builder is a Web-based add-on SDK (you need to use Firefox to get the most out of it)

This new tool, which is obviously aimed at boosting both educational and commercial adoption of Firefox’s new add-on architecture, is actually constructed from two technologies that we’ve discussed before: Jetpack and Bespin. Jetpack is the future of Firefox add-on development and promises simpler, more powerful and ‘restartless’ extensions. Bespin is Mozilla’s new Web-based text editor.

The Add-ons Builder basically adds  a rather pretty ‘file explorer’ interface to Bespin. It works, but only just. While the SDK helps you find libraries, there’s no auto-complete for library methods. The tutorial suggests you look at the source code of other add-ons for inspiration, but there’s no way of searching through them — just a big, page-after-page directory. The only desirable feature of the Add-ons Builder has to be its rapid prototyping; the ability to test your new code with a single click is very cool. I’d much rather use a desktop SDK though!

Still, if you’re looking to noodle around with the Jetpack API, or just practice your JavaScript, the Add-ons Builder is a great place to start.

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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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