Tech Tips


File Sharing with Opera Unite

by Barbara J. Feldman February 24, 2010

Ever needed to share large files with friends and family? Many sites, such Dropbox offer free space on their servers, but the Opera browser offers a different approach that keeps the files on your own computer yet enables sharing. The feature is called Opera Unite, and the behind-the-scenes magic will stream shared content such as […]

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Top Ten Google Chrome Extensions

by Barbara J. Feldman January 20, 2010

Now that Google has released beta versions of its Chrome browser for Mac and Linux, they’ve opened the doors to their Chrome extensions directory. Naturally, top ten lists are cropping up everywhere. Here are two, one from Computerworld and one from Download Squad.

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What is a Firefox Add-Ons?

by Barbara J. Feldman July 13, 2009

The official Firefox Add-Ons page lists thousands of browser extensions, sorted by category and organized into collections, for customizing your browsing experience. The Reference Desk is one such collection that includes thirteen add-ons to help students and researches sort and organize data.

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Easy Way to Try Mindmapping

by Barbara J. Feldman April 14, 2009

If you’ve never tried mind mapping as a brainstorming tool, the free version of Mind Meister is a great place to start. Mind Meister is an online tool used in a browser, but your maps can be published to any website or exported as an image or PDF. Although you are limited to just six […]

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Modifying Firefox’s Right Click Menu

by Barbara J. Feldman March 10, 2009

When first released, one of Firefox’s defining features was tabs, so multiple websites can be viewed in multiple tabs instead of multiple windows. When you right-click on a link in Firefox, however, the Open Link in New Window option is still there right above the Open Link in New Tab. For users speed clicking their […]

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How to Use RSS Autodiscovery

by Barbara J. Feldman December 9, 2008

If you are using a modern browser such as Firefox 2.0, Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0, or Safari you might have noticed an orange (or blue) RSS icon in the upper right-hand corner of many websites, such as my Jokes By Kidssite. If the site owner has added the appropriate RSS autodiscovery code to their site, […]

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