Sunday, January 20, 2013

Theme it yourself....Chrome cool stuff

We’ll be using the My Chrome Theme app from Google for this – click the link and install it from the Chrome Web Store. It will appear on your new tab page, where your other installed Chrome apps do.

Choosing an Image

The first thing you’ll need to do is choose a background image for your new tab page. You can either upload an image file or capture an image from your webcam.

If you’re uploading an image, you can choose a personal photo or any other type of wallpaper image, such as one of the images from our 100+ wallpaper collections. The below image is from our grasslands collection.

Adding Colors

On the next screen, you’ll be able to choose separate colors for the frame, toolbar, and background color. Of course, this is a Google app, so there’s an “I’m feeling lucky” button that will automatically select some appropriate-looking colors for you. The automatically selected colors will attempt to match the background image you selected earlier.

Installing Your Theme

Once you’re done, your theme will be generated and you’ll see an installation button that will add it to your browser. You’ll also get a link you can use to share it with others – just send them the link via email, instant message, Facebook, or anywhere else you can copy-paste a link. Of course, since this is Google, you can also share your custom theme on Google+ with a single click.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Dell wants to sell Android on a stick...the downside to it

One of Dell’s biggest bragging points for Ophelia is its projected ability to stream a OS X, Windows, Linux, or Chrome OS interface, as the user prefers. The whole thing would be handled remotely, making the Ophelia stick more a portal than a computer. It powers up when plugged in to a display or computer via its HDMI or USB ports, then immediately connects to any open WiFi networks to begin its activities.

As a result, the functions found for the other recent small form-factor computers, like the Raspberry Pi, are likely unattainable; we don’t want a dozen little bandwidth-users running at all times, nor could you trust your home functions to a computer that ceases to exist when network connectivity breaks down.

As a result, it seems like an unavoidable conclusion that the Ophelia announcement is really yet another large corporate head-fake toward the role of service provider. Should Project Ophelia go forward in a big way, the money-making could very well come from subscription fees. That is one real gamble with Ophelia: assuming the service works as stated, how willing are people to pay monthly to access to their own computer, even if it is down through Dell’s Wyse service? The low price of entry is certainly enticing — but how might that price look after a year of payments? After three?

So before you give up on the desktop computer scenario access...
nothing but a USB Stick....just an FYI.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Make Firefox toolbar into a Button

Buttonizer is a Firefox add-on allows you to quickly convert one toolbar at a time to a button on the address bar. To install Buttonizer, go to the Buttonizer page on the Mozilla Add-ons site using the link at the end of this article. Click the Add to Firefox button.

The Software Installation dialog box displays. Click Install Now.
NOTE: Depending on your settings, there may be a short countdown on the Install button before you can click it.

Once the add-on is installed, a popup window displays asking you to restart Firefox to finish the installation. Click Restart Now.

Once Firefox restarts, you’ll see the Buttonizer button on the right side of the Address bar. Right-click the button to see a list of toolbars that can be converted to a button. Select a toolbar from the list.
NOTE: Only one toolbar at a time can be converted to a button.

The selected toolbar closes. Hover the mouse over the Buttonizer button to access the toolbar you “buttonized.”

To view a convert a different toolbar as a button, simply right-click on the Buttonizer button and select another toolbar. The previously selected toolbar displays again and the newly selected toolbar closes and is available on the Buttonizer button.
To view all toolbars as toolbars again, select Reset from the menu.

Install Buttonizer from

Courtesy HTG