How to Find Fastest DNS Server for Your Computer

Website loading speed on a PC is very much influenced by the response time of the DNS server it uses. Even if you have high bandwidth Internet connection, a crappy DNS server can ruin the benefits. It is because your computer needs to communicate with Domain Name System server to convert the domain name you type on the address bar of a browser to respective IP address. If you type the IP address on the browser address bar instead of domain name, you do not need Domain Name System server but most users (including me) use URL of the website to reach it. So you cannot avoid the importance of using fast Domain Name System server. By default, every computers use the domain name system details provided by the ISP. It is a very controversial topic whether the ISP domain conversion or other open DNS servers work better. There are so many options available for a user if he feels his ISP is providing a slower domain to IP conversion. If you are not sure which server is best suited for you or if you are in a confusion to determine the fastest DNS server available for your computer, you can check it with a free tool named DNS Benchmark.

Domain Name Speed Benchmark is a free utility to find the high performing DNS server for your computer. It is written in assembly language (light weight) by Steve Gibson and it does not even require an installation. This software tests various name servers and send you a report of the time each name server took to respond. This help you to find the fastest DNS server address for your computer.

Download and Install DNS server Speed Testing Tool
  1. To download DNS Benchmark, you may go to the link below.

  2. After downloading this software, you should click on Run.
    Check ISP domain response time

  3. Since this software does not require installation, it will check the Internet connection right after you click on the Run button.
    response slow

  4. To run test to find the fastest DNS server for your computer click on Name Servers tab and click on Run Benchmark button.

  5. Soon after you click on Run Benchmark , you can see the test conducted by DNS Benchmark.

you should click on conclusion to read the recommendations for your computer from the test conducted by this tool. You can configure your computer with the help of details provided by it.

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Set Firefox Check Web Server Certificate Mandatory to Ensure Security

We are living in a world where security and user-friendly concepts fight each other. If one system is secure, definitely it will lack user friendly nature. If one system is user friendly, then it should suffer some security flaws. Reason for I am saying this is, many users (average users) want to use software or services without any troubles in terms of security. In case of web security, as a normal user it is our duty to ensure that the websites we are visiting have proper security certificates and safe to browse. One of the most recognized schemes for maintaining the security of a website is OCSP . OCSP stands for Online Certificate Status Protocol and it checks the status of the web server security certificate. There are 3 common responses usually get and they are current", "expired," or "unknown. If you are really concern about web safety, it is your duty to ensure that your browser always check the certificate status of the website you are visiting. By default most browsers (Including Mozilla Firefox) disable this feature to make sure your speed is not reduced and prevents the situation where users cannot access websites with expired certificate any long. If you are using Firefox browser it is easy to set the status "strict" about checking server certificate by enable OCSP require.

Set Firefox strict in Checking Server Certificate by Configuring OCSP Mandatory

In order to set strict about checking server certificate by enabling OCSP check, follow the steps below.

  1. Go to Firefox Config Page

    To logon Config page, type about:config on the address bar and press enter. Now you will see a warning message.

  2. Click on I'ill be careful, I promise button shown by Firefox
    Check the Server level of safety

  3. Search for security.OCSP.require and set the value True
    Enable OCSP.require
To set the value of security.OCSP.require to true in Firefox, you may right click on it and click on value. After changing the value to true, Mozilla will strictly check for the web server certificate. If you suspect any website, it is better enable this feature and then continue browsing. If the web server certificate is outdated or fake, Mozilla browser will find it out and prevent you from accessing that page.

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Guide to Promote Your Local Business in Internet Successfully

If you are a local business owner, it is the right time to promote it in Internet and develop it. Many still think like their business has nothing to do with Internet or other online technologies because their service is purely non technical and has no relation with Internet. This old concept is changing rapidly due to the introduction of Google Places. Google places allowed small business owners to project them with contact information in Google with exact location. In developed countries, people search in Google for local services and any small business owner can take advantage of it. If you provide an awesome service to your customers they will definitely write good reviews about you and that will lead more customers.

How to Promote Local Business in Internet

If you own a website to give online exposure for your local business, there are some important points which you should never avoid. If you are really serious with your website and want to bring potential customers, you should properly optimize it with right keywords related to your business and the service you provide. Title tag is the most important part of your website (in terms of On page optimization). If you failed to optimize it with right keywords, your website will not get right users and the conversion rate will be very low. If you optimize the title tag with the exact details (service locations with services), the chances to get right customers are very high.

We can successfully promote any kind of local business in Internet. Let us take an example of one local business say 'Carpet Cleaning'. Carpet cleaning service can be a perfect example because it has nothing to do with Internet and the service is purely local. A company provides carpet cleaning service in New York City and if I want to promote it in Internet, I need to have a website and optimize it with the keyword Carpet Cleaning New York City. When a user needs carpet cleaning service in New York, he will come to this website. Picking the right keyword is also very important in Online marketing. We should know how our users search Internet for the services they want. If the customer is in Brooklyn and he is looking for companies which offer carpet cleaning service, one of the most possible keyword might be Carpet Cleaning Brooklyn. So we should study the market and the pattern of user searches before setting the keyword for our online marketing.

Requirements for a Successful Online Marketing of your Business

To learn more about optimizing title of a site, let us consider an example. I have been promoting a local website development company in Los Angeles for the past one year. Our client prefer on page optimization to off page optimization. He put me in charge to optimize this site to bring more local searches. He knows the importance of local users and wants to bring more of them. Prior to start my work, I asked following questions myself.

  1. What kind of service he is providing

  2. Where is his business located

My client is providing website designing and the service location is Los Angeles. So the title should be a combination of the business service and Location. So it would be like "Web Design " + "Los Angeles". So it must be look like Web Design Los Angeles. This keyword can bring right kind of traffic from Google and other Search Engines. Since our business service is not global but limited to a particular location it is important to optimize the title tag with both factors. Just a vast keyword "Web Development" itself cannot bring right customers to our website. But a keyword like Brooklyn Web Solutions can bring potential customers.

Points we should remember while optimizing the Title Tag of a Small business website
  1. Google read first 60 (maximum 70 )characters in title tag (including space)

  2. It should contain important keywords but never do keyword spamming

  3. It should be meaningful and never be a combination of just keywords

  4. It should make sense to users

  5. Repeating the same keywords multiple time actually hurt your ranking

Country Specific Google Ranking Tutorial

It is possible to improve the Google ranking of a website in a specific country. All you have to do is to remember the following points while managing your domain.
  1. Write country oriented content

    Write content for the audience in that country and include the name of the country with local places. Google spiders will crawl it and find out the names of places and addresses. Then it will automatically understand the targeting locations.

  2. Get a Country based domain name

    Domain name has its own effect in country based Google Search Rank. If your domain name is it has a tendency to rank better in Google UK. It is same for other country based domain names like do better in Google India.

  3. Get links from websites related to the targeting country

    If you want your website rank well for a specific country, you should manage to get more quality links from websites associated with the same country. Try to list your website in local business directories and forums.

  4. Host your website in the same country

    It is widely believed that webhosting/IP address has an effect in country based results. If you want your website rank well in USA, it is better host your website in a server located in US. Many believe Google consider the IP address of the web server while ranking a website in Google Search results.

  5. Specify targeting country in Google Webmaster tools

    You can specify the geographic location in your webmaster tool account to target the audience of the specific country. For example if your website is targeting people of USA, you can specify USA as your targeting country.

  6. Add your website in Google Places

    You can add your website (if it is related to a local business) to Google places by following the link below.

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Reverse Image Search to Find Source of a Picture

Yesterday I found one interesting image (an excellent cartoon work by a genius mind) on my friend's laptop. I asked him where did he get it. Unfortunately he didn't know the source and there was not much information available to find the original website which hosts this cartoon. Even the image's name was not very much helpful because it was the combination of some numbers. There was no trademark or logo on that picture which made it extremely difficult to find out the actual place from where he downloaded it. The only option left was to do a reverse image search and find out its source. Google seems not much helpful in terms of reverse photo search (update: this statement is no longer valid). So I started checking for other online services which offer reverse image search to find the source from where this photo is downloaded.

Online Tools to do Reverse Image Search

This article introduce some of the best free online tools which help you to conduct reverse picture search. With the help of this tool you can easily find out the websites which steal your photos and publish on them. All you have to do is to upload the suspecting photo to any one of the tools below and proceed. You will see the list of websites which publish the photo you have uploaded.
  1. TinEye

    TinEye is one of my favorite tool to check whether any websites steal pictures from my websites and published. It is very simple to use and all you have to do is to upload the photo and press search button.

    After uploading picture, it will very soon display the results. This service seems faster than I expected.
    find source

    Link to this service:

  2. RevIMG

    It is another reverse picture search engine which offers an additional feature to select the category of the photo. Here too you can either upload a picture from your computer or paste URL to it. Once the file is uploaded, it is easy to look for the copies of it in Internet using RevIMG.

    Link to this service:

  3. Gazopa

    Gazopa is also an online tool which helps to look for the copies of the pictures we have uploaded to it.

    Link to this service:

  4. Google Images

    Another important reverse picture search tool is Google images. Google images offers a way to look for similar images by uploading a file or specifying the URL to it.

    Click on camera icon for options to specify an image.

    You can either upload a picture from your computer or specify the URL of it.


When do you need Reserve Image Check

In many occasions you may need to perform reverse image checks. If you are planing to publish an image on your website, it is always make sure that you have the proper right to publish it. If you don't know the exact owner of the photo which you plan to publish, you may need to perform a reverse image check and find the owner to get permission from him. Another use is to check whether any other webmasters published your photo on their website without your permission. A proper reverse image search can find out those websites.

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Change the Frequency of Automatic Java Update Check or Disable it Permanently

My brand new laptop has Windows firewall as the default firewall. It does a good job in blocking unknown activities but recently I am facing issues with certain applications. Whenever a program tries to get updates from Internet, Windows firewall prevents it until I manually allow the update. When the process is blocked, firewall freeze my laptop until I click either allow or deny. It is not a problem because that is exactly what a firewall does and we can overcome this issue by settings exception rule for that application. Most of the regular application updates are set in Firewall exceptions rule but still some issues with Avast Update alert, Java alert etc. Certain applications are not working properly with the exception rules I have created and the most disturbing one is Java.

The real problem with automatic Java update is the freezing of my computer until I click Allow or disallow. Personally I don't want my laptop gets it in every time because most times the updates comes while I am connecting laptop to Internet using mobile broadband. This tutorial explains how to reduce the Java update frequency (or even completely disable automatic update though that is not recommended) on a computer.

Steps to Reduce Automatic Java Update Frequency

One way to prevent the frequent update notification is to reduce its attempts to check for latest releases or completely prevent it from looking for them. You can change the current behavior of the application by visiting the location below.

C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin

In Bin folder you may search for an application named javacpl. It is an executable application which takes care of automatic checking for latest  releases. You should double click on the program to open Java control panel.

Disable Java Update Check Permanently

If you wish to disable this feature, uncheck the box check for updates automatically. On the contrary, if you are looking for a solution to enable disabled latest update check by Java installed on a PC, you must make sure the check box is enabled. To change the Automatic update frequency, you should click on Advanced button.

In  Automatic Updates Advanced Settings page you can set the frequency as Daily, Weekly or Monthly. You have the flexibility to set the time on which the program starts check for its latest version. So, here you have the option to schedule the time of update process without disturbing your other works. After setting the frequency you may click on OK button.

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The history of Gears starts from 2007 where Google started it as an open project for browsers to bring some new features like what Yahoo intended with BrowserPlus. The features provided by Google Grears helped browsers to improve themselves. Google Gears make sure the web applications are more interactive with Desktop and store data locally in a fully search-able database. It lets JavaScript run in the background and it improved the overall performance. Some other features include geo-location of user (only with user permission), Dividing larger file in to smaller pieces and upload (blob) etc. Anyway now Google is saying good bye to Google Gears as they are not going to release newer versions anymore.

Right now Google Gears support Firefox (Versions 1.5-3.6) and Internet Explorer (Version 6.0-8.0). The Operating Systems which support Gears are Android, Windows XP,Vista and Windows 7. MAC snow Leopard and Linux. To check whether your browser is Gear installed, Go to the link below.

Here I have visited this web page with my browser. I checked it with Firefox browser and got the below message. Current version of gears installed is and I am running 32 bit Windows Operating system on my laptop.

One Google Representative said, they are about to put Gears in Trash and they are not going to support newer versions of major browsers. He pin pointed Firefox 4 and Internet Explorer 9 are not supported. With the fast release of newer versions by Mozilla team, with in months, it will be disappeared from Firefox browser. Users with Internet Explorer may take time because of the slower update cycle by Microsoft. Google will remove Gears completely from Chrome when they release Chrome 12 version. With in one year, it will disappear from most of the browsers installed. However, certain users who will run outdated versions of browsers will still use it.

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There is no Alarm Shortcut in Android -- Missing Alram in Home

Another important feature (at least for me) I found missing in my Android Phone Samsung Galaxy 551 is the alarm shortcut. Last night I tried my best to find and set it on my phone home but failed. At first I was totally disappointed with issues disconnecting a call in this handset and now it is about setting Alarm shortcut in phone home. The only way I can access Alarm in my phone is via Clock App and there is no way to get it in home. I am using Android Froyo and I hope Google may fix this issue in Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) version. This blog post is just to show my anger only and I must say it is not a technical tip post or a technology news. Before proceeding, you must understand I am a newbie in android right now.

How to Access Alarm in Android Froyo

I tried different methods to access it but all failed except one. The only way to access Alarm in Android Froyo is via Clock. Steps to set Alarm in Android 2.2 are:

1. Go to Applications

2. Click on Clock

3. Access Alarm

How to Get Alarm Shortcut in Home

If you want to create a shortcut for the Alarms panel on Home, you need to download one Android Apps on your phone. The one I am using to set shortcut is LauncherPro. I am using the free version of LauncherPro. There are many other Apps there and I recommend you to search thoroughly in Android market before downloading any specific Apps for your Smartphone. I also suggest you to read the user reviews before deciding to download and install an application. Using LauncherPro, you can create a shortcut for Alarm by following the steps below.

1. Press home screen to get "Add to Home Screen" Window

2. Press Shortcuts

3.Press Activities

4. Click on Clock

5. Click on Alarms

Now a new shortcut will be created on home and you can access this feature by clicking the shortcut.

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Getting 3 Beeps as Boot Error code and Computer Failed to Start

It is easy to detect issues which prevent a PC from booting due to faulty RAM module installed. Three continues beep sounds with repetition while booting your computer is a common error code given by motherboard to inform memory issues. It tells, PC failed to achieve successful POST (Power On Self Test)due to issues with RAM installed. This error code is specifically for the computer with Intel motherboard to show POST issues when it failed to detect RAM. This will be like beep, beep, beep [Pause] and then repeat the same pattern. This guide explains how to handle such a situation where your laptop failed to start with three beep sounds.

Solve Three Beep Sounds

To troubleshoot this issue, we need to open PC cabinet. So if you do not know the basic computer architecture, I recommend you to ask some one who knows it to perform the following steps.

  1. Power Off your computer and unplug the power cable

  2. Open system cabinet

  3. Unplug the RAM Module from the slots

  4. Clean both the module and the slot to remove dust particles

  5. Insert the Random Access Memory module to same slot and check for the issue

  6. If the issue persists, install the memory module in another slot and check for the issue

  7. If the Issue persists, try a Different RAM module and repeat the process

If the Memory module is not working on your computer, we must check whether the RAM or the slot is faulty. Check a different RAM unit on your computer to verify whether it is the memory or the slot is causing the trouble. If your computer has two Random Access Memory units, follow the procedure below.

  1. Swap the Memory Modules into slots

  2. Repeat the steps mentioned at the beginning of the guide with each memory unit

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How to Disconnect a Call in Android Phone

I purchased a Samsung Galaxy 551 while hearing the features and many good reviews. It supports 3G and the OS is Android Froyo. Processor speed is 667 MHz and support up to 32 GB storage. Wi-Fi is pretty good as it support all major wireless standards (802.11 b/g/n ). Here I am talking about an issue I faced with Samsung Galaxy 551 (Samsung I5510). After purchasing this phone I received a call from one of my friend. After finishing the call he dumped his phone else where without disconnecting it. This time I really surprised because there is no button or symbol to disconnect the call from my end. I saw a disconnect symbol while I attend the call but I moved from that screen to a different screen while checking a number stored in phone memory. So I missed the disconnect symbol and there is no way to go back to that symbol again. No visible touch screen option or no hardware button to end the call in this Samsung Galaxy phone set. You can understand my frustration after the realization where you cannot end the phone call in just one click. You have to go for a set of actions to end the call. Is is a design feature of Samsung Galaxy 551 or a bug in the design ? Any way after some research I found two methods to disconnect the call in this Samsung Galaxy phone.

Disconnecting calls in Android phones

End Call in Android Handset -method 1

After finishing the call, to end it you may slide the top bar notification and click on end call. The real problem with this method is, we cannot slide the notification bar so easily while we are in a call. So I do not think it is a so easy method to disconnect the call. I would always prefer a hardware button to end the call rather than any touch screen method which you need to drag a window first and then click on end call. So I was looking for an alternate method to end phone call by any hardware button. None of the four buttons (3 on front panel + power button) was able to disconnect the call. Surprisingly there was no call button in the sliding keypad (QWERTY ).

Use Power button to end the call in Android Phone

I googled for an answer and found so many complaints regarding Samsung Galaxy 551 and even I heard the return rate of this product is more than 33%. I am not sure if the above statistics is right but I am sure there are some bugs in this phone. Then in one forum I found a method to use power button to end the call where right now pressing power button just turning off the screen while I am in a call. So how to disconnect a call in android Smartphone? We can use Power button to disconnect a call in android Phone.

How to Set Power button to Disconnect a Call in Android Smartphone

We can set Samsung Galaxy 551 power button to end a call by enabling it in Accessibility settings. To do this follow the steps below.

1. Click on Applications

2. Click on Settings

3. Click on Accessibility

4. Enable the Accessibility setting to change power button to ends a call

PS: May be Samsung thinks all their customers are very techie and genius to understand how to disconnect a phone call even though there is no disconnect button and and no direct touch screen display. Hats off to them.

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Internet Explorer 9 does not support Windows XP - Features of IE9

Microsoft is going to announce the arrival of Internet Explorer 9 soon but gives a sad news for Windows XP users. Internet Explorer (IE9) 9 is not for Windows XP users. Internet Explorer 9 supports only Windows 7 and Windows Vista. It seems some of the new features added in Internet Explorer 9 has no room in Windows XP like the ability to pin a website in to Windows task bar and enable the websites to act like an installed program in Windows Vista and Windows 7. This pinned site feature in Internet Explorer 9 Seems a nice idea which encourage website owners to create more interactive web based applications for Windows users who use IE9.

Speed, performance and Security Features of IE 9

IE9 is using a faster Java Script Engine called Chakra and MS claims IE9 is faster than most other browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera etc. Another feature added in Internet Explorer 9 is a downloaded manager which enable users to stop,pause and restart a download and inform users whether the downloaded file is malicious or not.Just like Mozilla FireFox IE9 too added DNT (Do Not Track) feature in it. So users can prevent websites to get information about user browsing behaviour and avoid any kind of targeted ads from ads firms. IE9 also support add-ons which add more features to Internet Explorer.

IE9 support hardware acceleration while you do video streaming or online gaming. IE 9 let users to block ActiveX controls for any website which they do not trust. This is to ensure that user is getting full security while browsing with IE9. Tab tearing is an another feature with Internet Explorer 9 as it will let you start a tab in to new window without reloading the page.

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Get Standalone Blog Editor With Firefox Browser

How about using a standalone editor for your blog to write a new post ? ScribeFire offers a Mozilla Firefox addon, which lets users to write new blog posts using the browser itself without using the default text editor provided by your CMS platform.  You do not worry about the limited facilities you are getting while using default editor. This new addon is feature rich and helps you to improve the quality of your publishing articles. This new  editor is fully featured with image uploading, YouTube video integration etc. At the first time when we start using ScribeFire editor, we need to setup this tool for our blog account. Right now it supports following platforms.


2. LiveJournal

3. Xanga

4. Windows Live Spaces

5. Performancing

6. Jeeran

7. Tumblr

8. MySpace

9. b2Evolution

10. Splinde

11. Drupal

12. Blogger

After configuring ScribeFire with your blog, you can start write and publish posts using this editor. You may find the new tool very useful and feature rich. Now, let us check the installation process of this new tool.

Install ScribeFire Blog Editor Firefox Addon

In-order to add this addon to Firefox, follow the steps below.
  1. Click on Add to Firefox button

  2. Installation process

    Now Firefox may prompt you to click on Allow button to continue the installation. You should click on Allow to continue.
    Install to write and publish

  3. You should click on Install now to continue. Now you will see a window like this and you may need to wait a few seconds.

  4. After installing this add-ons, you will be promoted to restart the browser.
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    Click on Restart Firefox.

Start working with ScribeFire

Now let us check the working of this tool. Press [F8] to get the editor and it is very unfriendly with many facilities. You can see a screenshot below.


This time you may asked to setup your blog details with it. Here I am adding my blog URL to setup the account. After entering the URL, click on next button to continue the process.


Where to download

If you are interested in this pluggin, you can download it for free. To download ScribeFire addon, click on the link below.

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Read Your Favorite Blog Updates in Google Reader like Magazine

If you are using Google reader to subscribe and read updates from your favorite websites and blogs, you should use Feedly to get a better reading experience. Feedly provides a totally different reading experience by arranging all your subscriptions in a single window which resembles a magazine. All your favorite updates are arranged according to the priority and it will be easy for you to check the recent posts from the list. There is a Feedly pluggin for Mozilla Firefox to power Google feed-reader with Feebly service. If you would like to read recent posts from your favorite website  in a Magazine style, I suggest you to add this pluggin to your Firefox browser.

Read Your Favorite Updates in a Magazine like Start

In-order to read the latest posts from your favorite websites in a magazine like start page in Firefox, you may install Feedly pluggin. To perform this you should go to Firefox addons page and follow the steps below.

1. Click on Add to Firefox

Read your best website updates in magazine

2. Click on allow to install the addon

add magazine outlook to website updates

3. Click on Install Now

Install Feedly addon in Firefox

It takes a little bit time to complete the installation process.  You can watch the installation status by monitoring the status bar.
Installing feedly addon

After installing Feedly addon, you will be prompted to restart your browser. So it is better you save any of the tabs which are in use.

Read website updates in magazine style

After restarting the browser, this pluggin is ready to use. Now you can view your Google reader in a new way. As we know updates are accessible on Google reader only if you are logged in to Google account. So to read your favorite updates you should login to your Google account using your username and password.

Read blogger updates in Google reader

Where to Download this Pluggin

If you are interested to use this addon which arrange favorites like magazine, you can visit the link provided here on Firefox browser and install it. You can download Feedly addon from the link below.

This pluggin is very useful for those who are obsessed with the magazine design. Those who miss printed magazines may find it relieving to read their favorite articles on their laptop in the same magazine look.Another advantage is the facility to prioritize the websites according to your taste. You can set priority on positioning in Google reader by specifying which websites or topics you prefer more.

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XULRunner Error: Platform Version '' is not Compatible with minVersion

Yesterday night while updating Firefox to latest version, my laptop battery went down and it automatically turned off. Today morning when I double click on browser shortcut, it showed an error message XULRunner Error: Platform version '' is not compatible with minVersion >= maxVersion <= and failed to start. It is the first time I am seeing such an error in my life. So I searched for it with the numbers shown in the message. There are many websites which explains it. This XULRunner error code is due to the corrupted installation of Firefox browser on my laptop. If you are not familiar with this message, have a look at the picture given below.
 XULRunner Error: Platform version is not compatible with minVersion    maxVersion

So what is XULRunner and how it is important for an average user ? Answer is provided in Mozilla data base. It is a run time environment developed by Mozilla to provide a common back-end for XUL applications designed for Firefox. Some XUL Applications are Songbird music player, Elixon WCMS/XUL etc.

How to Fix This Error

In order to fix the XMLRunner Platform version compatibility issue, we need to uninstall currently installed Firefox properly and delete the Firefox folder from programs files. After removing remnants of currently installed file from our computer, we should download and install latest version. Before a fresh installation, we must ensure that there is no entries of previous installation on our PC.

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Combine All Open Chrome Browser Windows By Single Click

While browsing, we may get in to a situation of handling multiple browser windows with multiple tabs. If you have multiple windows of same browser opened, you may face trouble handling them. It would be nice to have a feature to join all the open windows together for better management. Fortunately we can join all open browser windows together on Google Chrome very easily. There is an extension which helps users to merge all open pages together and it is named as JoinTabs. It combines all open windows in to a single chrome window by simple procedure. We can do it either by GUI method or by shortcut key method. Let us check the installation and working of JoinTabs extension.

How to Install Join Tabs
  1. Visit the following page on Google Chrome

  2. Click on Plus button
    combine all Chrome Windows

    If you have the older version of JoinTabs, you may see the below screen.

    Here you should click on the install button.

  3. After installing Join Tabs, you can see a magnet symbol on the right hand top.

    In-order to join multiple open windows, you should click on the JoinTabs icon on Chrome browser. All open windows will be joined automatically.

Keyboard Shortcut to Combine Chrome Browser Windows

We have seen the GUI method to combine all open Google Chrome browser windows. If you are not comfortable with the GUI method, we can combine all open pages by pressing a set of keys. However, to do it, we must enable the short cut keys first. By default this shortcut key combination is not enabled. We need to activate it and then onwards we can combine all open pages by pressing [M] and [Ctrl] buttons. Following instructions explain how to enable shortcut keys to combine all open browser windows together.
  1. Right click on join Tabs symbol on right hand top

  2. Click on Options

  3. Check enable Shortcuts

  4. After enabling keyboard shortcut, press [Ctrl] + [M] to join multiple Google Chrome windows.

If you want to combine all new pages opened to combine to single window automatically, you can do it by enabling the option "Combine new pages immediately" under automatic heading. After checking this box, all the new pages opened will be automatically combined to single parent window.

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