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Download Youtube Videos In FireFox With Add-ons

Downloading videos from youtube is one thing which any youtube user wants to know, there are large number ways to download a youtube video out of which we have previously posted about some of the ways like the following.

Today, we will tell you all the useful extensions or add ons for firefox to download youtube videos and some other videos like google video, metacafe videos and videos from other sites like dailymotion.


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Drag and Drop To Upload Files To Windows Sky Drive

Windows Sky Drive is one of the free service by Microsoft which lets you upload files, pictures, music and video online. Windows Sky Drive offers a disk space of 25 GB which is very sufficient to upload even big files through web.

But when it comes to upload the process involves some navigation clicks and then you need to browse the files which you want to upload, this process is very monotonous for some users.

Windows sky drive does not support any upload tool to upload files but there is simple way with you can upload files and folders just by dragging an dropping.


Windows sky drive drag and drop upload function will work in Internet Explorer but may not work with other browsers like firefox or google chrome.

Let’s see how can you use the drag and drop functionality in windows sky drive.

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Free Spam Filters For Outlook and Outlook Express

If you had landed up on this article you must be already annoyed by a large number of spam messages in your outlook mail account. Fighting with spam is one of them most common and difficult task when it comes to outlook as there is no automatic default mechanism in outlook to check whether a mail is spam or not.    spam-mails 

There are two free spam filters which lets you keep your outlook inbox clean and removes or deletes the spam mails before reaching your outlook inbox.

Let’s discuss about both of these free spam filters for outlook and elaborate their features more deeply.

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Get Santa Hat On Twitter Avtar Picture

I was just browsing some way to get a Santa Hat on my twitter profile, then I tweeted about the same and some of my followers told me to do some picture editing with two pictures one is my twitter avtar picture and second is the santa hat picture.

But Frankly I don’t know how to use some good tools they suggested like Photoshop, even i tried in Microsoft Paint but was not able to do it, then I started searching about how to get santa hat on my twitter avtar profile pic.

After some searching I came to know about some free web service called Twixenate ~ Twitter Profile Picture Editor which helped me to put santa hat on my twitter avatar pic.

Twixenate -Twitter-Profile-Picture-Editor   

Let’s me tell how to use this free web tool to get a santa hat on your twitter avatar picture.

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Watch YouTube Videos Wide Screen In Your Browser

Recently, Rohit – a friend of mine, also a troublefixer with me on – ( we solve computer problems here ) send me a link to a youtube video to me on twitter


The youtube video was of A R Rahman Latest Album song – Jiya Se Jiya featuring free hugs by people. When he sent the link to the video he made a mistake in copying the URL of the youtube video which turned out be a trick all credit goes to him for the trick. Let discuss what did he changed in the youtube URL.

When ever you view a video on your browser the URL which you notice in the address bar will of the following format

If you paste this URL you will land up on youtube website with will load up the video in the small rectangle frame and other area filled up with the suggested videos and other information, but what if you want to view the video only.


Today we will tell you how to watch the videos in your browser full screen, you just need tweak the above given standard URL a little bit.

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Catch Phishing Sites With Hostname in Title bar [ For FireFox ]

It happens with many people when they got cheated by various phishing site which steal their username and password, these phishing sites are created by hackers who make the design of the site so much identical as the original site.

How do people got cheated by Phishing Sites

Normally, it happens when people got links via instant messengers from their friends who already got infected by the virus on their PC, When the user who receives the link, clicks on the link they get redirected to a page which look like their social networking sites like orkut, facebook, gmail, yahoo mail etc

After seeing the look and feel people just enter their username and password with checking the actual URL of the site displayed in the address bar

How Does Hostname In Title Bar Protects You From Phishing

Hostname In Title Bar is a cool add on for firefox which displays the actual URL or the hostname of the site on the title bar of every site you open in firefox. (as shown in the image below)


After installing Hostname in Title Bar extension in firefox you will see the actual hostname of the site displayed in between the two as # Hostname #

So, make sure to check the hostname of any suspicious site you connect with by clicking a link or on other redirected pages, phishing site which may look like orkut will not have the domain name instead it will have some other name as the hostname.

Note: As Hostname in title bar is in sandbox edition so you will need to register before you can download

Download Hostname In Title Bar

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Be Invisible In Gtalk

We all miss one of the great awaited feature of how to set invisible status in gtalk. Just like yahoo messenger invisible status in gtalk will allow you to be online without being bugged by gtalk friends when you are at work or don’t feel like to be annoyed by your gtalk friends.

But the regular gtalk version provided by google does not allow you to be in invisible mode when you are logged in.


As seen in the image above you can either set your gtalk to busy, show current music track or any custom message as your gtalk status message.

Today, we will tell you how you can be invisible using gtalk without being bugged by your gtalk contacts.

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Download Windows Live Writer Offline Installer Latest Version

Windows Live Writer is one the amazing software for web publishing for Blogs, News Journal and Windows Live Spaces etc

Windows Live Writer is cool FREE Desktop Based blogging tool which makes it easier to compile blogging post and publish them directly with a active connection to the internet.

Why do you need Offline Installer for Windows Live Writer?

When ever you try downloading the amazing windows live writer you will get a small executable file called WLinstaller.exe from

What is WLinstaller.exe 

WLinstaller.exe is an packaged online installer for windows live writer and other tools like Sign-in Assistant, Messenger, Toolbar, Photo Gallery and Family Safety


WLinstaller.exe need to connect to internet in order to install any of the above tools including windows live writer.

Let’s see how can you download offline installer for windows live writer