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Recently I’ve just found a Firefox extension that merely offers a capability to copy tab URL/location quickly. It adds a new option to the tab right-click menu. When you right-click a tab and click on the option, the location of the tab is copied to the clipboard. [click to continue…]

Using an android emulator program has been a common practice for developers to test apps for Android. By taking advantage of an emulator, apps can be tested without using the real devices. Still, it is a hassle to set up an emulator for every Android device out there that have different screen size, different screen resolution, and different Android versions. Manymo is an online Android emulator that attempts to solve this problem.


Interested users can simply visit the site and run one of the provided virtual devices immediately. Note that it is allowed to use the service without sign up but there is a time limitation. If you like with what you see there, you can sign up to remove the time limitation as well as other limitations. By signing up, you can also test apps on the devices. [click to continue…]

You can’t keep your PC volume to remain the same all the time. There are times when you can raise the volume higher, but there are also times when you should lower it. Listening to music, for instance, at high volume in the middle of the night can upset your neighbor or roommate. If you don’t want trouble, you should lower the volume at time like that.

Manually changing the volume doesn’t take much effort, of course, but there is always a chance that you will probably forget to do it. To prevent this from happening again, you can use an automatic volume control application to change the volume level automatically. A free program I know named as Volume Concierge can do this. To be precise, it is a free tool specifically developed to adjust volume level based on schedule. All you need to do to enable a schedule is to turn it on by clicking the ON/OFF button, set the time and the volume percentage. That’s it. [click to continue…]

Normally, to save an image to a folder in Firefox, users have to right-click on it and select “Save Image As…”. It will then open the Save Image dialog window where users can rename the image before saving or simply press the OK button to save it immediately. If you save a lot of images, this standard practice is a waste of time. Even if you save all of the images within the same folder, it is still a waste of time–unless you need to rename each picture–as you have to open the Save Image dialog every single time. So, how can you save image to folder without opening it? [click to continue…]

Compressing mp3 files is a good idea for users who don’t have much disc space left on their portable multimedia devices or hard drives. In fact, it is still a very good idea even if you have a huge amount of space. Saving space means you can load more audio files. If you don’t notice any sound quality difference or quality change when comparing the original with the compressed mp3 file, why don’t you have the compressed one instead? It doesn’t that hard to reduce mp3 size, after all. With the right software, you can compress mp3 audio files in batch in just a few clicks. And, yes, there are free audio compression programs. [click to continue…]

When Firefox menu bar was replaced with a single menu button, the wasted space on the top is eliminated and thus users can enjoy more screen space. Still, it seems that some users can’t feel satisfied enough with the change and they want more–which is a good thing. When browsing the Firefox add-ons site, I found an extension, called as Hide Caption Titlebar Plus, that can make Firefox button smaller by removing most of its text. After installing this extension, the only thing left on the button is the letter “F”. [click to continue…]

Firefox doesn’t provide an easy way to manually restart the browser. Normally users can restart it after they install extensions. If the browser doesn’t restarted right after installing an add-on, the restart notification disappears and thus we have to open the add-on window later on to be able to perform the task.

On yesterday’s post about opening extension option without the add-ons window, you can set the extension to add a restart icon on the end of the list. Clicking the icon will restart Firefox while preserving the tabs just like before it was closed. If you don’t think that is not efficient enough to restart the browser and you want to be able to do it more quickly, there is another way. [click to continue…]