Thursday, July 26, 2012

How to Disable Facebook Timeline

If you don't like the Timeline view, here's how you can disable\deactivate\get rid of it :

Note : The Timeline view gets disabled only in your browser, other people will continue to see your profile as the default Timeline view.

1. Navigate your browser to

2. Install the add-on\extension for your browser by clicking on the "Install now" button.
(SocialReviver is available for Firefox, Chrome and Opera)

3. Once installed, head to

(Optional) 4. Click on the ▼ button present at the top of the page, to the right of the "Home" button and select "SocialReviver Settings" [see screenshot below]

(Optional) 5. You will find a lot of useful features in there, but for now, disable them all as we are only interested in disabling the Timeline view. For that, uncheck every box you see. Also set "Chat Style" as "With Sidebar" and "Chat Tabs Style" as "Classic Style". Click on the "close" button once you are done.

Thats it! Now enjoy browsing Facebook profiles just like you used to.

Result :


Before (Timeline)

After (Timeline disabled)
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

How to Restore Old Gawker Commenting System [Lifehacker, Kotaku, io9]

Over the past few weeks, Gawker Media has begun rolling out a new commenting system, called Kinja, on its network of websites (Kotaku, Jalopnik, Deadspin, Jezebel, Gizmodo, io9, Gawker and Lifehacker). Rather than showing all comments on a given article, Kinja shows only the most interesting thread of comments and replies. Now instead of a long stream of comments, users can choose which threads to read. Gawker Media publisher Nick Denton hopes that this will finally erase the traditional distinctions between writers, editors, readers, subject, and sources.

Although the logic behind Kinja is sound, the implementation is not. The new commenting system is so minimalistic that nothing is intuitive to use. For example, suppose you want to read the comments. Instead of scrolling down, you now have to click through all the replies in a thread.

To counter the new commenting system, one dissatisfied Kotaku commenter has come up with a browser extension\add-on that one can install to restore the commenting system to its former glory.

Download Link : 

Once installed, visit any of the Gawker site and click on the "SHOW ALL (Go Classic!)" link to view all the comments in the good old fashioned way.


Result :


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Monday, July 23, 2012

How to Add Support for the exFAT File System in Windows XP

Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT), first introduced with Windows Vista SP1 is a file system designed especially for flash drives. Advantages of exFAT in comparison to FAT32 are the removal of the 4 GB file size limit and support for storage devices with large capacities. A major advantage of exFAT is that it's a file system that's both readable and writable on Mac OS X Snow Leopard (starting from 10.6.5) and Mac OS X Lion (Windows' NTFS is only readable on OS X, not writable).

Although not supported in the default installation of Windows XP, you can install this update from Microsoft (KB955704) to bring exFAT file system support parity to XP.

Check this article to know how to re-format a flash drive to exFAT.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

How to Enable Hidden Disk Cleanup Features in Windows

The Disk Cleanup tool that comes bundled with Windows is a nice basic junk cleaner, but it’s full set of features are hidden by default. It’s capable of much more if you know about the “enhanced” setting that can  turn it into a more powerful version of itself.

Windows Disk Cleanup

To access these extended disk cleanup features, you will need to create a special shortcut. Here’s how:

1. Right-click anywhere on your desktop and select “New” followed by “Shortcut”

2. Paste the following :

%SystemRoot%\System32\cmd.exe /c Cleanmgr /sageset:65535&Cleanmgr /sagerun:65535

3. Click "Next"

4. Enter any name you wish to give to this shortcut (For example : Disk Cleanup PRO) and then click "Finish"

5. Now double-click on the shortcut to launch Disk Cleanup with a greater number of options available to you. Select the options you want to clean up and then click "OK" to begin the cleanup process.

Disk Cleanup with Hidden Options

Note : If you’re unsure what the options mean, simply click on the one and read the description below it.

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