Archive for October, 2010

Google has just added the ability to drag-and-drop images from the desktop into a Google Docs document.

The new feature works with the latest versions of Google Chrome , Firefox and Safari, and Google says it plans to add support for other browsers soon. The feature works exactly as you would expect. Rather than importing an image using the web uploader, entering in a URL or doing a Google Image Search, you just drag the item from your desktop into your Google Docs document.

Drag-and-drop uploading is actually a pretty big win for a web app like Google Docs. Competitor Zoho supports drag-and-drop for some of its apps, but dragging an image into a Zoho Writer file just ends up inserting a local file address into the document.

The process works pretty well and we had no problem taking images from our Mac desktop and putting them in a Google Doc using both Safari 5.0.2 and the latest release of Google Chrome.

 
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Internet Browsing is one of the most common activates on computers nowadays and how many of us do spend most of the time searching for the features on menus? We have got a list of shortcuts which were used commonly among the users, which helps you save a lot of time. Learn them and have a faster browsing experience.

Navigation

  • Back – Backspace
  • Forward – Shift+Backspace
  • Home – Alt +Home
  • Open File – Ctrl+O
  • Reload – F5
  • Reload (override cache) – Ctrl+F5
  • Stop – Esc

Current Page

  • Go to Bottom of Page – End
  • Go to Top of Page    – Home
  • Move to Next Frame  –  F6
  • Move to Previous Frame  –  Shift+F6
  • Page Source    Ctrl+U
  • Print    Ctrl+P
  • Save Page As    Ctrl+S
  • Zoom In    Ctrl++
  • Zoom Out    Ctrl+-
  • Zoom Reset    Ctrl+0

Editing

  • Copy    Ctrl+C
  • Cut       Ctrl+X
  • Delete   Delete
  • Paste    Ctrl+V
  • Redo    Ctrl+YShift+Z
  • Select All    Ctrl+A
  • Undo    Ctrl+Z

Search

  • Find    Ctrl+F
  • Find Again    F3
  • Find As You Type Link    ”
  • Find As You Type Text    /
  • Find Previous    Shift+F3
  • Web Search    Ctrl+K

Windows & Tabs

  • Close Tab    Ctrl+F4
  • Close Window    Alt+F4
  • Move Tab Left (when tab is focused)    Ctrl+Left Arrow
  • Move Tab Right (when tab is focused)    Ctrl+Right Arrow
  • Move Tab to Beginning (when tab is focused)    Ctrl+Home
  • Move Tab to End (when tab is focused)    Ctrl+End
  • New Tab    Ctrl+T
  • New Window    Ctrl+N
  • Next Tab    Ctrl+Tab
  • Open Address in New Tab (from Location Bar or Search Bar)    Alt+Enter
  • Previous Tab    Ctrl+Shift+Tab
  • Undo Close Tab    Ctrl+Shift+T
  • Select Tab (1 to 8)    CtrlAltCmd+(1 to 8 )
  • Select Last Tab    Ctrl+Alt+9

Tools

  • Bookmark All Tabs    Ctrl+Shift+D
  • Bookmark This Page    Ctrl+D
  • Bookmarks    Ctrl+B
  • Library window    Ctrl+Shift+BO
  • Caret Browsing    F7
  • Downloads    Ctrl+J
  • History    Ctrl+H
  • Toggle Private Browsing    Ctrl+Shift+P
  • Clear Recent History    Ctrl+Shift+Del
  • Error Console    Ctrl+Shift+J

Miscellaneous

  • Complete .com Address    Ctrl+Enter
  • Complete .net Address    Shift+Enter
  • Complete .org Address    Ctrl+Shift+Enter
  • Delete Selected Auto-complete Entry    Shift+Del
  • Help    F1Cmd+?
  • Select Location Bar    Ctrl+L
  • Select or Manage Search Engines (when Search Bar is focused) F4

Firefox does not provide any method of customizing keyboard shortcuts. But they are all optimized for the best practices and user friendliness. Hope this can give a value addition to your internet browsing experience.

If you are using Ubuntu Karmic, Lucid, or even the newly released Maverick, you should already have Ubuntu One installed in your computer. While Ubuntu One has become an useful tool in syncing your files/folders/music, most of the time, we are left guessing whether the sync is working or not. Wouldn’t it be great if there is an indicator or system tray icon (just like Dropbox) that tells us that the syncing is in progress or completed?

To address this problem, Roman has come up with the UbuntuOne indicator package that show the sync status of Ubuntu One in the system tray.

Note: The package is only meant for Ubuntu Lucid and Maverick.

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Facebook is launching one-time passwords in an effort to make it safer to log on to the social network from public computers.

Users can text to get a temporary password

It also claims the system will help prevent cyber-criminals accessing users’ accounts.

Users need to text the words ‘otp’ to 32665 and they will be sent a temporary password that will expire after 20 minutes.

But security experts questioned whether the system was safe.

Sign out

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