Delete cache in Safari 3

Question: How do I empty the cache in Safari 3?

Answer: You can empty the cache and temp files in Safari 3 by doing the following:
1) Open Safari
2) In the menu bar, click on ‘Edit‘ and in the drop down menu, click on ‘Empty Cache
3) In the pop up dialog, click ‘Empty‘.

Or you can press ‘Ctrl + Alt + E

November 25, 2007 at 4:27 am 15 comments

Google Reader Keyboard shortcuts

Google Reader is an fantastic RSS reader. It is easy to use and has some amazing features. But have you discovered that there are over 20 keyboard short-cuts that will enhance your Google reader experience? I don’t think so! Here are 27 great keyboard short-cuts.

Navigation Acting on items
j/k: next/previous item s: star item
space: next item or page <Shift> + s: share item
<Shift> + space: previous item or page v: view original
n/p: item scan down/up (list only) t: tag item
<Shift> + n/p: next/previous subscription m: mark item as read/unread
<Shift> + x: expand folder o/enter: expand/collapse item (list only)
<Shift> + o: open subscription or folder <Shift> + a: mark all as read
    e: email item
Jumping Application
g then h: go home r: refresh
g then a: go to all items u: toggle full screen mode
g then s: go to starred items 1: switch to expanded view
g then <Shift> + s: go to shared items 2: switch to list view
g then u: open subscription selector /: move cursor to search box
g then t: open tag selector  
g then <Shift> + t: open trends page  

November 8, 2007 at 5:55 am 13 comments

Looking for a contributor

I am looking for a contributor to write for Tech Help Videos. Expanding Tech Help Videos and providing more tips can not be done just by myself, I need a helper. So if you are interested, please email me at via Contact form or leave a comment with your name and website or blog address.

November 8, 2007 at 5:46 am 6 comments

Block Animated Ads in Internet Explorer 7

Question: How do I disable or block animated ads in Internet Explorer 7?

Answer: You can block animated ads in Internet Explorer 7 by doing th followiung:
1) Open Internet Explorer and click on ‘Tools
2) In the drop down menu, click ‘Internet Options
3) In the pop up window, select the ‘Advanced‘ tab
4) In the Settings scroll down menu, go to the Multimedia heading and then untick ‘Play Animations in webpages‘.
5) Click ‘Apply‘ and then ‘OK‘. Then restart Internet Explorer 7 for the change to take effect.

Disable animation

November 6, 2007 at 5:07 am 20 comments

Pagerank 8! I’m over the moon!

How good can this get? I am smiling and laughing while writing this post. The Google Pagerank checker on my Google Toolbar read 8! I can’t believe it and I have never dreamed of this happening, especially when a lot of famous blog’s PR are decreasing. If you don’t believe me, then take a look at the screenshot below. I also want to note that this blog is just 4 months old and previously.

Page Rank 8

My Pagerank may change again and go back to 5 but it is nice to capture the best moment!

Related articles

My Google Pagerank is 5. I’m beating top bloggers!

How I got a Google Pagerank 5 in 3 months 

November 5, 2007 at 5:11 am 99 comments

Create a Search Folder

Question: I want to have some searches saved so that the search will operate more faster. And how do I create a search folder?

Answer: You can find files faster by saving your most common searches. (This tip is for Vista users)
1) Go to the Index Search Explorer in Windows Vista by clicking ‘Start‘.
2) Create a search by typing your query in the search box at the bottom of the Start Menu. As you type, files from a variety of locations on your PC appear that match your text.
3) Once the search is completed, on the toolbar click ‘Save Search‘.
4) In the File name box, type a name for the search, and then click ‘Save‘. The search is saved in the Searches folders, which you can open by clicking the Searches link in the Navigation pane.

November 2, 2007 at 11:05 am 10 comments

Introducing ‘Screenshot Gallery’

I will be introducing a new category in Tech Help Videos called ‘Screenshot Gallery’. What it basically is a gallery of screenshots of a particular software or web service. Most likely, there will be a brief summary of the particular software and web service.

About one month ago, I introduced ‘Companion Guides’ which are aim to help you understand certain parts of technology and computing. I have had a huge success with that and have received many emails telling me how useful it was.

Here is a Companion Guide about Internet Security

Also, you may wish to email suggestions and topics on what I should written about.

November 1, 2007 at 10:25 am 8 comments

How I got a Google PageRank 5 in 3 months

In the previous post, I talked about Tech Help Videos getting a PageRank 5 in 3 months time. (This blog is only 3 months old) And what is more interesting is that I got a PR 5 in one go. Strategic Internet Marketing and a few other people emailed me to write a post about how I did this. So here is it is. But I am no John Chow so I am not an expert but here is what I did.

1) Quality content – Having high quality content is very important. If you do not have good content, then you will not have much traffic. This rule goes especially to blogs or sites that have a special purpose or a commercial website or blog. Also, others may link your post or blog about it if they really liked your post. If you have people linking your blog or your posts, then this is a very good sign.

2) No banner and text link ads – I do not sell any text link ads nor any banner ads on this site. Of course most people would like to make some money with a blog, but it will hurt your user experience a bit. However, if you arrange your ads in a very logical and clever way, it will be fine. Another reason why I do not have any ads is because I am running on the free WordPress platform. They do not allow me to have ads but I contacted WordPress and they said that they are working on an upgrade package to allow ads. However, even if I am allow to embed ads, I will not use them.

3) Controlled – Tech Help Videos is a very controlled site. I do not have any crazy looking thing sticking out in the sidebar nor does it have any disturbing things in the articles.

4) Commenting – I actually do comment a lot on other blogs. Some blogs that I comment on are:

However, I am NOT a guy who just sits in front of computer and comment all day. About 10 minutes a day will be fine. From my traffic status reports, I get traffic from the sites I comment on everyday.

[I will continue to improve and add to this article]

October 31, 2007 at 3:57 am 104 comments

My Google PageRank is 5! I’m beating top bloggers!

I checked my Google Pagerank and it read ‘5′. I was very surprised and and excited. Tech Help Videos is about three months old and to get a Pagerank of 5 is a great achievement. My next goal would be to either maintain this rank or increase it to 6.

Page Rank 5_1

Top bloggers get slapped in the face!

Unlike mine, many top bloggers got their Google Pagerank reduced. The top blogs include

Techcrunch

John Chow dot com PR 6 to 4

Engadget PR 7 to 5

Quick Online Tips PR 6 to 3

Web Tools Collection

It seems that the reason for this decrease is due the the blogs/sites selling text links. And this does make some sense. For a detailed article on why selling links can hurt your Pagerank, please click HERE. I don’t sell links, nor do I sell any ads. I want my readers to get the best possible user experience. That is without any annoying pop ups and without any kind of ads.

Update – There seems to be an error with Google Pagerank for some sites/blogs. Some blogs got their Pagerank decreased at first but back to normal now. The blogs that was affect by this error included:

ProbloggerPR 6 to 4 PR 6

CopyBloggerPR 6 to 3 PR 7

UPDATE – Becuase I haven’t updated this blog for a long time, the PR has dropped.

October 28, 2007 at 10:45 am 93 comments

Show Quick Access bar below the ribbon

Question: How can I make the Quick Access bar appear below the ribbon?

Answer: You can make the Quick Access Bar appear below the ribbon by doing the following:
1) Open Microsoft Word 2007. At the very top of the window, click on the little arrow pointing down. (The arrow is next to the default shortcuts on the right of the Office Menu button)
2) In the drop down menu, click ‘Show below the Ribbon’.

short cut below ribbon

To make the Quick Access bar appear on top of the Ribbon again, perform step no.1 and click ‘Show above the ribbon’.

October 24, 2007 at 8:52 am 9 comments

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