Thursday, January 30, 2014

Remove Metadata from Office Documents for your safety

To prevent Office from saving metadata along with your documents, click the File menu, click Options, and select the Trust Center category. Click the Trust Center Settings button and select Privacy Options. Enable the “Remove personal information from file properties on save” option. If it appears grayed out, click the Document Inspector button below, run the Document Inspector, and remove all the document’s personal information. You should then be able to click the checkbox.
Remember, you’ll have to change this option this for each document separately.

This information can be useful, and some of it is even crucial for collaboration or for corporations to keep track of who worked on a document. But when it’s time to publish the document, you’ll probably want to remove this metadata.

Monday, January 20, 2014

When Firefox becomes a memory hog- fix it

1. Open your Firefox browser and type “about:memory” in the URL bar.
2. In the page that show up, you should see a “Minimize Memory Usage” button. If you hover your mouse over it, you will see a description of what it does. Basically, it will trigger a global garbage collection and flush the various cache.
When it is done cleaning up the memory usage, it will show a message “Memory minimization completed”.
That’s it.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Issues using XBMC and Creative Sound Blaster--distortions etc. Windows XP

The only thing that will fix the sound is to reduce the Hardware acceleration provided by direct X for the card as bellow :
- Open control panel
- Open "Sounds and Audio Devices" - New window pops up
- Select "Audio" tab
- From "Sound Playback" drop down list select the audio card that has the problem (if more than one)
- Click on advanced - New window pops up
- Select "Performance" tab
- Reduce the "Hardware acceleration" slider one click at a time and try XBMC for distortion free playback