Windows Tip: Disable Error Reporting

Windows Tip: Disable Error Reporting

Feb 25

The ability to report errors and program crashes to Microsoft came to be with the release of Windows XP and Server 2003. If you?re like me, your programs crash whenever you put more pressure on them than they?re designed to take, and you?re sick of telling Windows to keep the crash a secret and not report it to Microsoft. Even if you?d like to report the errors, Windows doesn?t check to see that your connected to the internet before even asking, making it another annoyance to dial-up users. Here is a quick step-by-step tutorial to turn off error reporting in Windows XP and Server 2003.

To turn off the Error Reporting feature in Windows XP/2003 do the following:

1. Right-click My Computer and select Properties.
2. Go to the Advanced tab.
3. Click Error Reporting.
4. Click the ?Disable Error Reporting? radio box, but select the ?But notify me when Critical Errors Occur?.

From this page you can choose to disable the error reporting completely, or you can limit it to just the operating system errors or, just errors from certain programs.
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How to Bypass Website Registration

How to Bypass Website Registration

Feb 21

Many people on forums are linking to news services that require registration. Examples would be NY-times, Washington Post, Toronto Star etc.

I think that they are doing us all a great service by visiting various news sites and gathering the best the web has to offer. But, as readers, we cannot possibly be registering to several news sites everyday to gain access to an interesting article.

There is a solution Bugmenot.com allows readers to access shared log ins. That’s right! You won’t need to give out your email or personal information. Just type in the site, get a user id and off you go.

Short-cut to launch gmail in a new window

Short-cut to launch gmail in a new window

Feb 18

Last week, Gmail launched built-in chat in Gmail. I tried it out for the first time today with a couple of friends, and it is very nice. So now that Gmail has chat, I want to be able to launch it at any time, really fast. I put a Gmail in my Quick Launch, but when I click on it, it opens Gmail in the current window. So, based off an article from Lifehacker, I?m going to show you how make a shortcut to Gmail that will open in a new window.

Using Gmail as a spam filter

Using Gmail as a spam filter

Feb 05

Could Gmail be used as a spam filter for any e-mail account? The answer is yes, it can. And here’s how I figured it out.

Gmail allows you to forward incoming messages to any other e-mail address. Go to the Settings page and then to the Forwarding and POP tab. In the Forwarding option, set Gmail to forward all incoming mail to your regular e-mail account, and keep a copy in Gmail’s inbox.

(In this explanation, I will assume your regular e-mail address is user@domain.com and your Gmail address is user@gmail.com, and I apologize to Mr. User over at Domain.com and Mr. User over at Gmail if they get any extra mail from people following the steps in this article too literally.)

Remove the Google Ads in Gmail

Remove the Google Ads in Gmail

Feb 04

Do you find the text ads in Gmail to be annoying? If you do, you can use Firefox to hide the ads from displaying.

This trick uses CSS and the Firefox configuration file named userContent.css. Before we start modifying our userContent.css file, I would recommend that you install an extension named ChromeEdit that simplifies the process of modifying your Firefox configuration files. So before you enter the CSS code listed below, go and install this extension (note: you’ll need to restart your browser after installation, so you may want to bookmark this page).

Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts

Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts

Jan 23

Firefox Shortcuts
Learning to use the keyboard shortcuts will lead to a much more fulfilling browsing experience. You’ll be able to browse the web faster and more effectively. Here I’ve compiled a list of all the useful firefox keyboard shortcuts, learn these and before long you’ll forget all about the little rodent sitting next to your keyboard.