Posts filed under ‘add-ons’
I have created a new toolbar for Tech Help Videos. The toolbar works for both Firefox and Internet Explorer Version 5+. You will be required to have Windows 2000 or XP or Vista.
The toolbar features:
- Search function powered by Google
- RSS Feed Updates
- Email Notifier
- Weather Updates
- Links to ‘Tech Help Videos’ and ‘Tech Centre’
- Messaging feature
- Customizable Widgets
This toolbar will allow you to get the latest tips and tricks from Tech Help Videos, received secret messages and tips, received email notifications, weather reports and forecast, quick access your favourite technology help website – Tech Help Videos! and customize your toolbar with widgets of your choice.
I would appreciate some feedback on this toolbar for version 1.1.
Answer: You can uninstall an add-on in Firefox by doing the following:
1) Click on ‘Tools‘ located in the top menu bar of Firefox.
2) In the drop-down menu, click ‘Add-on‘.
3) In the small pop-up window, click on the add-on on you want to uninstall and then click on the ‘Uninstall‘ button.
Note: You will need to restart Firefox to complete the process. (if you just want to pause/stop the add-on for a while, please click on ‘Disable‘ rather than ‘Uninstall’.
Question: How do I setup a Gmail notification that will automatically notify me when I receive a new email in my Gmail account?
Solution: You can easily setup a Gmail notification feature by doing the following (There are two easy methods):
Method 1 – Download the Google Toolbar for your web browser. This will notify you when you have a new Gmail. To download Google Toolbar, please click HERE
Method 2 – If you are using Firefox, you can install the add-on called ‘Gmail Manager’. There will be a little Gmail status bar at the bottom of your web browser indicating if you have a new Gmail. In addition, there are a couple of other features that ‘Gmail Manager’ does which are quite useful too. To download this add-on please click HERE
For Internet Explorer users, you can install an add-on called ‘Graace Toolbar’. This will notify you when you have a new email message from your Gmail, Yahoo Mail or Hotmail. In addition, there is a list of other great features including a pop-up blocker, instant access to useful links, get various news headlines automatically, and listen to online radio from the toolbar. To download ‘Graace Toolbar, please click HERE.
Question: How can I change the appearance of the clock sidebar gadget in Windows Vista?
Answer: You can change the look and feel (appearance) of the sidebar clock in Windows Vista by clicking on the little tool button that appears when you place your mouse on the clock gadget. In the small pop-up box, click on the left or right arrow to select a different look for your clock. After you are satisfied with the appearance, click ‘OK’.
Update – A very loyal reader “Royds” has made a tutorial on how to use your own custom image for the sidebar clock. Download the guide here.
Question: I cannot write nor reply email in Hotmail. I am using Firefox. However, I can view email. When I try to write or reply email, I am presented with only the ‘Subject’ and ‘To’ boxes. There is nowhere to write my message.
Solution: It is very likely that the problem is caused by an Firefox add-on. ‘AdBlock Plus‘ is one that I has trouble with. If you have Adblock Plus or any other Adblock add-on, disable it for Hotmail and you should be able to reply and write email again.