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Watch YouTube Videos Wide Screen In Your Browser

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

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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

http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=zf_muP0z5w0

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.

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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)

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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 www.orkut.com 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.

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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.