Friday, September 23, 2011

How to Disable Ticker Feed from Facebook Sidebar?

A couple of weeks ago, Facebook started to roll out a new feature called ‘Ticker’ feed that you must have noticed at the right sidebar of Facebook. This new "Ticker" feed is a fixed element that updates constantly and you have very little control over what you see in it. As of now, there is no official way to remove or hide this news feed. However, here is an easy way to remove the Ticker and completely hide it from your Facebook profile, wall and news feed.

Mozilla Firefox :

1. Go to Facebook Ticker Removal.
2. Click on the "Add to Firefox" button 
3. Restart Firefox

Google Chrome :

1. Go to Facebook News Ticker Remover.
2. Click on "Add to Chrome"

Now open Facebook to see Facebook without the annoying "Ticker" :)

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Quick Tip : Start Firefox in Safe Mode by holding down the Shift Key

You can start Firefox in Safe Mode by holding down the shift key while starting Firefox

Safe Mode is a special Firefox execution mode that can be used to troubleshoot issues in Firefox. In Safe Mode, you can reset some settings or disable add-ons that might be the source of the issue. By comparing Firefox behavior in normal mode to its behavior in Safe Mode with various items disabled, you may be able to diagnose issues.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Download Entire Album from Google Plus


Great news! Recently Google has introduced the ability to download complete albums from Google plus. So, from now on, if you wish to download an album from Google plus, you just have to follow three simple steps (and not a cumbersome workaround that was earlier mentioned in this page).

Here's how :

1. Browse to the album that you wish to download.

2. On an album page, click  on the “v” button.

3. Click on the “Download album” option to download all the photos in the album in a .zip file

Download Album From Google plus

Extract the photos from the downloaded .zip file and enjoy the album from your local hard drive :)

By now many of you will know about Google+ : the latest social networking site by Google. Features such as Circles, Hangout, Sparks has made it stand apart. Moreover, Google+ makes it incredibly easy to upload, share and browse images. Sadly, till now Google+ doesn’t offer an option to download an entire album. That’s where original "Picasa Web Albums" comes in.

Here's the trick :

1.  Make sure that you have Picasa installed in your computer

2. Go to the profile page of the person who has uploaded the album

3. Now copy the series of digits from addressbar [see screenshot below]

4. Clear the addressbar or open a new tab/window and type :

5. Paste the series of digits you copied at the end of the address along with ?noredirect=1. Hit enter.

Note : If the URL has ?Authkey or ?locked=true in it, then instead of adding ?noredirect=1 write &noredirect=1 at the end, and it will work.

6. Enter your Google+ username and password (if prompted).

7. This will open up the "Picasa Web Album" of that person. Locate the album you wish to download.

8. Click on the album and it will open up. Click on the "Download" button and select "Download to Picasa".

9. Firefox : In case a "Launch Application" window pops in, select "Picasa"
    Chrome : In the "External Protocol Request" window, click "Launch Application"

10. Click "Download"

Note : Picasa web album provides an option using which a user can restrict visitors from downloading his\her photos. Even if an album is "public" but this particular option is ticked, you'll find the download options greyed out.

The only workaround that I can suggest is ask the album owner to go to, then click on Settings->Privacy and Permissions, and check the box that says "Allow any visitor to download my photos."

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