How To Remove the QuickTime Annoyance (Internet Explorer IE Firefox)

Did you install QuickTime or iTunes, and then realised that your browser, be it Internet Explorer (IE) or Mozilla Firefox, now automatically launches QuickTime as the default plugin player whenever you try to play mp3s or video files? Well, for iTunes lovers, it all started with iTunes 6. From that version onwards, we were also forced into an Apple QuickTime installation as well. The problem is that the QuickTime Player is really annoying! Once installed, your system is immediately hijacked

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How To Install and Run IIS on Windows Vista

Internet Information Services, or IIS, is Microsoft’s suite of Internet-related software included with the Windows 2000 and above operating system software. IIS provides both FTP server and web server capability. With IIS, you can run FTP, ASP.Net pages, etc, on your Windows computer. On Windows Vista, IIS is included, but is not installed by default. Once IIS is installed, your Windows Vista computer will be able to function as a web server. However, there is a limit on the maximum

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How To Improve Laptop / Notebook Battery Lifetime

One of the easiest things to kill is the battery of a laptop/notebook. In fact, it is common that some people may notice their laptop battery life growing shorter as the weeks go by. One reason why this is so is because of the way the battery is being used. To ensure that batteries last for the long term, they need to be used properly. Most people keep their notebooks plugged in all day, and whenever they can find a

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Vbulletin Can’t Login – Solve the Login Problem

Some Vbulletin users and owners may have experienced that some users face a problem logging in, especially with Internet Explorer (IE). Does your problem sound like this: When the user logs in, the page shows the “Thank you for logging in” message, then refreshes, and the user is shown that he is not yet logged in. No error message is shown. Well, the following 3 steps may help in solving this Vbulletin log in problem: Close all open browser windows

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Get Random Colour in PHP

Ever wanted to get random colours for your PHP scripts? This easy randomise script does just that – It randomly picks a few colours for you! <? //randomise the RGB colours $r = rand(128,255); $g = rand(128,255); $b = rand(128,255); //sets the colour code in 000000 format $colour = dechex($r) . dechex($g) . dechex($b); ?> That’s it! Then just use $colour in your PHP code. The dechex() method just converts the number to the hexadecimal format that you need. I

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Microsoft Word =rand Automatically Creates Text

Microsoft Word has a little known feature that inserts the following text into your document: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” is a pangram (a phrase that uses all the letters of

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Ideal Typing Postures

In the ideal typing posture, muscle loads are minimized. This posture is achieved when the keyboard is below seated elbow height and the keyboard base is gently sloped away from the user so that the keys are accessible to the hands in a neutral posture. In this position the arms, shoulders, neck and back can relax, especially during brief rest pauses. Also, in this slightly reclined sitting position the low back rests against the lumbar support of the chair, the

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