This short tutorial will show you how to make your Firefox and Chrome bookmarks accessible anytime and anywhere. The process is simple: export all Firefox and Chrome bookmarks to the cloud so you can access and manage them anywhere using any browser of your choice.

Why export Chrome and Firefox bookmarks to the cloud?

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Obviously, the prime advantage of putting all bookmarks to the cloud is accessibility. For people who work on multiple machines/computers, the availability of most favorited links is definitely a big help. Exporting all your bookmarks to the cloud is also good for safety. If you're on a shared computer, you can freely remove all bookmarks saved on your desktop so others will not be able to access them.

Access Your Chrome, Firefox Bookmarks On Any Computer Anytime, Anywhere

Follow this simple guide on how to make your Chrome, Firefox, Opera and even IE bookmarks available anytime and anywhere with just a few clicks:

Step 1 Signup for Google Bookmarks here

Step 2 If your bookmarks are saved in a browser other than Firefox, export them first as .htm/.html file. For instance, to export Chrome bookmarks to Firefox just go to Settings > Bookmarks > Bookmarks Manager > Organize > Export Bookmarks.

Step 3 Import the exported bookmarks to Firefox. To do that, open your Firefox and then go to Bookmarks > Organize Bookmarks (shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+B) > Import and Backup > Import HTML.

Step 4 Download and install Google Toolbar. Once installed, you should be able to see in your Firefox something like this:

Step 5 Import your bookmarks from Firefox to Google Bookmarks. In Google Toolbar, click on Bookmarks > Import Firefox Bookmarks.You're done!

Now, go to Google Bookmarks, you should see your Chrome and Firefox bookmarks in the list!

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Making your bookmarks accessible anywhere is really that easy. Just export your Chrome, IE and Opera bookmarks to Firefox and let Google Toolbar installed on your Firefox does the magic.

How To: Access Your Firefox, Chrome Bookmarks On Any Computer Anywhere

There has been a lot of tutorials flooded in the net on how to speed up your internet browsing on Firefox. Most of the instructions, however, are overwhelming; hard to follow that even complete novice could hardly understand.

This short tutorial will introduce you another way to boost up your Firefox browsing speed of up to 3 times faster. But this time, you don't need to access the config page of your Firefox and do some tweaks, which is a long and complicated process. Follow this simple tip on how to get an accelerated internet browsing speed on your Firefox.

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Make Your Firefox Loads Fast With SpeedyFox

SpeedyFox is a tiny piece of application designed to boost-up your internet browsing speed with Firefox. SpeedyFox works by resolving the issues associated with the fragmented profile databases stored on your browser (which is developed with the lapse of time). The method used in SpeedyFox is 100% safe and tested on millions computers. Here's the quickest and easiest way to speed up your Firefox using SpeedyFox:

STEP 1 - Download SpeedyFox for Windows here[460KB]. For Mac OS, get it here[800KB].

STEP 2 - Run SpeedyFox and click "Speed Up My Firefox!".

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You're done! Close SpeedyFox and test out your Firefox browser's new speed!

Over 50% of RushlyWritten.com visitors use Firefox by the way, so hope this tiny piece of info helps. Spread the word by sharing this post to your friends!

How To: Speed-up Your Firefox In Just A Single Click

One notable feature of Opera that is missing in Chrome and Firefox is that you can let the browser to read out loud texts found in webpages for you. The process is simple: just highlight the texts you want Opera to speak for you, right-click, then hit "Speak". You should immediately hear Opera talking about the webpage you're browsing -- be it about news articles, emails, tweets or Facebook updates. Safari Browser also comes with this builtin text-to-speech (TTS) function, making it easier to catch up news and updates.

If you're looking for similar webpage reader or read-out-loud function for your Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and even Internet Explorer, you might want to check out these voice plugins/text to speech browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox and IE.

Awesome Webpage Reader Add-Ons To Make Your Chrome, Firefox and IE Talk




SpeakIt - Let Google Chrome, Firefox Reads Out Loud Webpages For You


SpeakIt reads out loud selected text in a webpage using native Google TTS (Text-to-Speech) engine. This Text-to-Text plugin for Chrome can auto-detect language used in a webpage and in fact it supports languages supported by Google except Bulgarian, Japanese and Arabic. This TTS extension of Chrome is still in early Alfa so you may encounter bugs. For downloads and information on how to use, visit SpeakIt for Chrome website.

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Similar webpage reader browser extension is also available for Mozilla Firefox. Speak-It for Firefox reads pages or selected text using Microsoft TTS engine. For more information, click here.

IESpeaker - A Text-to-Speech, Webpage Reader for IE


IESpeaker is a free webpage reader for Internet Explorer that speaks selected texts on a website for you. If installed, you should see extra menu with title "Speak" in your Internet Explorer and a Speaker Button on the toolbar. Just open the IE browser, open any website with any content, select text, and right click on it or click on speaker button on the toolbar. A small window will then pop up speaking everything you've selected. Download IESpeaker here.

These Text-to-Speech (TTS) browser extension for Firefox, Chrome and IE can be useful if you want to read something on the web but can't be present in front of the computer. With SpeakIt or IESpeaker, you can cook a meal or clean a room while your browser is reading web or news articles for you.

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Many who alternate between using Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox know that the latter always comes with many toolbars. Unfortunately, as more toolbars and extensions are used, Firefox can become cluttered, so your viewing area for webpages become less and less in time.

A Firefox extension called Buttonizer solves this problem.

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If you use small screen PC, you can get more space in your browser with Buttonizer without having to hide the toolbars from view and without sacrificing the viewing area. This Firefox add-on converts a complete tool bar into a simple button on the address bar.

How it works?

All you need to do is download and install Buttonizer from the Mozilla add-on site (link). Once installed, you will need to restart Firefox. After this, you will see Buttonizer as a button on the right side of your Address bar. All you need to do is to right-click on it and then select which toolbars can be converted to a button.


Once a toolbar is selected, it becomes hidden. When you mouse over the Buttonizer, you can access the hidden toolbar again.

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However, you can only set one toolbar at a time to a button. When you right click the Buttonizer button and select another toolbar as a button, the previous toolbar will revert to normal. The advantage of this app is that you no longer need to click so many buttons just to retrieve a hidden toolbar on the browser. The app works sort of like a button shortcut.


According to its developer, Byungwook Kang from South Korea, Buttonizer works great if you are using a small screen such as from a laptop or netbook. The next step for Kang and Buttonizer is adding multiple button support.

Download: Buttonizer (Firefox)

Buttonizer Gives You Cleaner and Neater Viewing Area by Turning a Toolbar Into a Button (Firefox)

To those who want to escape the hassle of downloading documents online and running multiple programs just to view them, well, then, here’s something sweet for you:

Docs Online Viewer is new and a FREE online document viewer add-on for the Mozilla Firefox that eliminates the need for you to download common day job files such as DOC, DOCX, XLS, PDF, CSV, etc. Powered by Google Docs API and Zoho Viewer, Docs Online Viewer is absolutely a time and computer resource saver.

Docs Online Viewer: Use Only Your Web Browser To Open/View DOCS, XLS, PDF, etc.

With Docs Online Viewer, you can view any document with relative ease and safety without having to download it first. This eases the burden of your computer in protecting itself from unwanted malware or tracking cookies, or worse, viruses. It also saves time from having to download something before being able to view it.

Doc Online Viewer also proves very useful for Linux users who do not have Windows Office. The Docs Online Viewer will open any document format such as DOC, DOCX, PDP, PPT, PDF, ODT, and more. 

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Opening documents on your Mozilla Firefox does not even involve installing any software in your computer. All you need to do to start is:

1 With your Firefox, download and install Docs Online Viewer HERE. Firefox may require you to restart your browser after installation.


2 Once installation is done and Firefox has been restarted, you should see a tiny "Eye" icon on the search results page when you search for any documents, whether using Yahoo, Google, or Bing.


3 Click on the "Eye" Icon and another window will appear. The document can then be viewed on this online window within the browser. You can view the pages in order, zoom, and use tab options like File, View, Help, or search for a particular word in a search box.

4 Suppose that you’re using other browser and you want to view some a doc file, just prefix your file URL with:
https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=file_full_URL

Example:

https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.xmlw.ie/aboutxml/wordsample2.doc

Some notable goodness of Docs Online Viewer:

  • Cutting down viewing time of documents by avoiding downloading time consumption. 
  • Documents are easily identified using the 
  • Online Viewer Ease, simplicity, and convenience of use. 
  • Honesty to being secure and risk-free. 
  • Pages can be viewed in any order. 
  • Safety, since documents are viewed on the browser. 
  • You can download the original document should you opt to. 
  • You can even edit and save a document online. 

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Supported File Formats: DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, PDF, PAGES, AI, PSD, TIFF, DXF, SVG, EPS, PS, TTF, XPS, ZIP, RAR, RTF, ODT, SXW, SSV, SXC, ODS, SXI, ODP, WPD

If you’re wondering how to open documents using only your browser (without using additional software), well, give Docs Online Viewer a shot!

Open and View Online Documents of Any Format Directly On Your Browser without Downloading Them

The dreaded timeline feature of Facebook is upon us, and is inevitable.

 Facebook has decided to make the timeline feature mandatory across all its users. Problem is, at once in our lives, we’ve made a pretty bad decision of posting status updates that can make or break our application from a job or can destroy our current relationship. Facebook has no built-in feature that will allow us to delete our previous posts from a certain year.

There was once an Android application called Exfoliate, that they said, kept Mark up all night figuring how to combat the application that automatically deletes things for you. But Facebook has made moves and now the application is not available.

 Here, we present you a “brute-force” alternative that will help you “automate” the cleaning up process of your timeline. This may not be a full automation of the process but will definitely do you a favor.

TOOLS NEEDED:

- A web browser that supports iMacros (e.g. Firefox, Chrome)
- iMacros add-on for your chosen browser
- A little patience
- Common Sense

In this tutorial, we will use the Mozilla Firefox browser.

PROCEDURE:

Step 1 Launch Mozilla Firefox.

Step 2 Download and install iMacros for FireFox.


Just click on the Add to Firefox link and follow on screen instruction to complete installation. After installation, allow it to restart your browser.

Step 3 When Firefox has restarted, go to your Facebook timeline page and start managing your timeline.

To do this thoroughly, I suggest we do it by month instead of by year.

Step 4 On the rightmost part of your timeline page, you will see the timeline. Click on the year you want to start, for this tutorial, I chose the year 2009. Clicking on the year 2009 will expand it with months.

Step 5 Right-click on the month you want to start with and select Open in New Tab.
Close you current tab and let’s start the actual process.

*Note: This will delete every post without giving you the ability to choose which post it deletes or skips.
On our next tab, we will see something like this.
Step 6 Let’s now activate iMacros. Locate the iMacros icon on your browser.


It’s the small icon to the left of the address bar. Click on it to activate the tool.

Once activated you will see this.


Step 7 Right click on the #Currenr.iim and select Edit Macro.

This window will pop-up. Current script may be different in your case.
Step 8 Select all and delete everything written in there and replace it with this.

VERSION BUILD=7401110 RECORDER=FX
REFRESH
TAG POS=1 TYPE=I ATTR=CLASS:mrsimgsp_78bswxsx_580af6
TAG POS=1 TYPE=SPAN ATTR=TXT:DeletePost...
TAG POS=1 TYPE=INPUT:BUTTON ATTR=NAME:ok&&VALUE:DeletePost

After doing so, click on save.

Click on the one you saved and click Play. You can also look at he Repeat Macro portion and select the number of times you want the process to execute.

Enjoy.

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Ever wanted to know who deleted you on Facebook? Ever wondered why the number of your Facebook friends has changed? Want to get notified when someone removes you as friend on Facebook? Facebookers who're curious (and hurt) about those who took time removing you as friend on Facebook can now take advantage of a handful of tools that tell you whether someone unfriends you on Facebook.

At first, I thought of it as a scam. Who would ever thought this is possible when Facebook has this restrictive policy especially when it comes to privacy thing? But again I was wrong; it is actually possible to find out who unfriended or removed you as friend on Facebook, and am going to show you how:

Find Out Who Deleted, Unfriended You On Facebook

The first method that we're going to use is Unfriend Finder, a browser extension designed for major web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera. Unfriend Finder, as what the name goes, tracks your friend's list and notifies you for any irregularities or "unfriends" made by your friends.

For Mozilla Firefox Users:

If you're using Firefox, you need to install Greasemonkey first, it's a Firefox add-on, to make Unfriend Finder work for you. By the time you have Greasemonkey installed, download Unfriend Finder for Firefox. Once Unfriend Finder is installed, close the tab with Facebook, or/and open a new tab and go to Facebook.com. You should be welcomed with the introduction to Unfriend Friend, where it will take you through the necessary steps, and tips you need to get started.

For Google Chrome Users:

For non-Firefox users like Chrome, the process should be fairly simple. Just search for Unfriend Finder in Google Web Store or you can download Unfriend Finder for Chrome here. Once installed, go to Facebook.com and you should get the same welcome screen.

NOTE: Be sure to uninstall all previous extensions of Unfriend Finder to make it work.

"Who Deleted Me?" also is worth a try. This is a free service that notifies you via email whenever a friend removes you as friend on Facebook. The only downside for this is that email notification is delivered weekly, bi-monthly or monthly. And "unfriends" made prior to the installation/integration of "Who Deleted Me?" are not recorded.

How To: Find Who Deleted, Removed You As Friend On Facebook

Don’t you hate it when people copy or steal your photos or images then use them on other web sites or content without your permission? Problem is, how do you search millions of websites for copyright infringement?

Now, you can find out if your photos or internet images are being used by others in violation of copyright infringement laws. A new and innovative forensics Firefox extension makes discovering copyright infringement easy.

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If you're wondering about how to find your stolen photos online, then, you've got to check out "Datum Search By Image". Created by the Datum Company,  this Firefox extension allows you to search and track those images you think are being copied and used illegally. Datum Search utilizes the power of Google and TinEye, thus, allowing you to search for duplicate image use. Simply download, install, and restart your Firefox. The function is then automatically added to the right click menu.

Image Courtesy of Mozilla.org
The technology of searching for copyright infringement from Google and TinEye has been available for some time now. What the Datum Company has done is to combine these two into more practical use for a more efficient approach to internet image forensics.

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The forensic Firefox extension thus, uses these two highly rated reverse image engines and takes advantage of the unique methods of discovery offered by both engines. This ensures the best quality results for all forensic searches and leads to discovering if your image content has been stolen.

Datum Search is so far the most user-friendly and the fastest method to finding image copyright infringement online. Get it HERE.

Find Your Stolen Photos Online With This Forensic Firefox Extension

Ever wondered how your website looks in an iPhone or iPad? Do you want to know whether your blog renders properly in a handheld device or not? This short tutorial will introduce you to another useful tool that lets you test-run or preview your website in an iPhone or iPad from your Windows/Mac computer.

Best iPhone, iPad Emulator - See How Your Website Looks In iPhone or iPad Using Only Your Browser

User Agent Switcher Add-On is a browser extension that lets you switch the user agent of a browser. Put simply, you’ll be able to view the iPhone, iPad or mobile version of any website in just a click. The extension is currently available for Firefox and will run on any platform that this browser supports including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Here’s how you can preview your website in an iPhone or iPad using User Agent Switcher Add-On for Firefox:
  1. Download and install the user agent switcher add-on for Firefox. You may need to restart your Firefox for the changes to take effect.
  2. Download the following list of user agent strings for iPhone, iPad and various other mobile devices:
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/34093859/uas1.xml.
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/34093859/useragentswitcher.xml
    These are XML documents which will let you change user agent in Firefox to the user agent of an iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Nokia, Samsung and other popular mobile phones.
  3. After you’ve downloaded the XML files, go to Tools > Default user agents and click on “Edit user agents”.
  4. A small window should popup where you can see an “Import” button. Now click on that button and import the XML list of user agents you just downloaded.
Once you have imported the lists, you’re now ready to test and preview your website in an iPad, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Nokia and other mobile operating systems. To start, just select the default user agent and select the device where you want to preview your site’s design, and reload the page.


Update: ScreenFly is an excellent emulator too. No more pesky-clicking involved.

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Ever wondered how to access MJoy and start sending free SMS text message anywhere in the world using Mozilla Firefox or Chrome?

MJoy is one of my favorite free SMS texting sites, not because it's my own mobile number that goes in receiver's inbox but because of it's incredibly fast and reliable worldwide SMS service. But as with many other web services out there, free SMS service of MJoy can only be accessed thru phone's builtin or third-party mobile browser.

This exclusive-only-to-mobile restriction is not only limited to MJoy. There are a handful of exciting free web services out there which can only be availed/accessed thru your phone's mobile browser. Some websites offers free VOIP calls (trial) which can be availed by visiting its websites thru your phone's browser. The only requirement to avail such services is to grab your mobile device and point your mobile web browser to the wapsite URL.

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In situations when you realize that mobile web browsing is way too expensive or your smartphone is out of power, how would you access MJoy.com and similar other exclusive-only-to-mobile websites using Firefox or Chrome?

This short tutorial will teach you how to fool web servers so that you can access webpages that are optimized and exclusive only to mobile phone users.

Access MJoy & Other Mobile-Exclusive Websites Using Firefox, Chrome




TagTag is a free web-based emulator you can use to view or access mobile pages on your computer using Google Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer web browser. TagTag may not be the first of its kind service but I just love how seamless this emulator works.

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Just type the wapsite address (e.g. MJoy.com) on the bottom of TagTag Emulator and click GO. TagTag will immediately browse the page like you would on your mobile phone.

Unable to access MJoy and similar mobile websites because you're on your computer and not on your phone? TagTag is for you!

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How To: Access Mobile Websites Like MJoy In Chrome, Firefox Browser

The Google Chromium team is currently brewing a new feature to its beloved Google Chrome browser that lets you mitigate tab overload, or at least that's what they try to solve.

Judging from the above screenshot, the upcoming release of Google Chrome enables users to declutter and organize multiple active tabs into one or more groups.

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Such a feature is sure a relief for those power user who constantly juggles between multiple tabs. You can simply move your work-related active tabs into one group and separate the others, creating a less messy working environment.

Google Chrome is not the first browser that implements such Tab Groups feature. In fact, Firefox used to incorporate it first but later discontinued because only a small number of Firefox users were actually using the feature and that maintaining such unpopular feature turned out to be costly for the Firefox team.

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Tab Group is one of the biggest updates of Google Chrome so it might take a couple of months to finally hit the online shore. For the meantime, check out these third-party Chrome extensions that help you manage tab overload.

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I really find it annoying for social reader apps like Yahoo! to post something on my behalf on my Facebook Wall without me knowing. Every time I read an article on Yahoo!, an update is automatically posted on my Feeds, telling my friends what I just read.

The update made by these social readers usually contains items such as "Freddie just read an article" plus the article link. And this is no cool as you're exactly telling the world your reading habits.

So, how can you prevent social reader apps like Yahoo! from posting on your behalf? Mike Klawrence has this neat solution: Unsocialize, a link unsocializer for Firefox & Chrome.

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Unsocialize is a Chrome and Firefox extension that allows you to open articles in a new tab without getting redirected to third-party apps and having to grant them access to your Facebook information. The extension provides a right-click menu item "Unsocialize", which essentially bypasses the install request and any other tracking metrics.

Normally, when you click social reader links especially that of Yahoo!, Facebook takes you to the install app request page, requiring you to give permission to third-party apps. The screenshot below shows an example of what the page looks like.


But with Unsocialize, you can bypass this authorization process, thus preventing social reader apps from posting on your behalf. All you have to do is to right-click on any social reader links, then hit "Unsocialize" (see screenshot below).


Unsocialize is definitely useful especially if you don't want your reading habits to be traced.

Download Unsocialize: The Link Unsocializer For Google Chrome
Download Unsocialize: The Link Unsocializer Add-on For Firefox

How To: Stop, Prevent Yahoo & Other Social Reader Apps From Posting On Your Behalf On Facebook

A single browser tab opened on Chrome can consume an average memory of around 30MB. Can you imagine what happens while you’re working on the internet (web development, SEO, etc.) and you open up, say, 20 or more browser tabs?

This might result in your browser getting bogged down. Worse, you might suddenly experience performance issues, unresponsive webpages, unexpected crashes, or the computer just freezes over. That’s because some webpages can consume a lot more memory than 30MB.

It’s a good thing someone thought about Tab Managers.

Since we’re talking about Chrome, we picked the Top 5 Chrome Add-on or Extension Tab Managers and picked at it to see how each one worked:

Manage Tab Overload with this 5 Best Memory-Saving Chrome Add-ons

Tab Managers Chrome

Tab Manager (link)

Tab Manager Is an open source add-on that allows you to handle your tabs fast. The add-on allows practical functions such as displaying all tabs and windows, allowing new tabs and windows, selecting of tabs using Ctrl + Shift, moving  tabs between windows, deleting tabs and windows, pinning and unpinning of tabs, and searching tabs by title or URL.

Page Snooze (link)

Even with so many tabs open, Page Snooze can help manage tab overload by allowing you to snooze tabs for up to 2 weeks. This can pop back up once the time is up. You can view all your snoozed tabs and manage them on the Page Snooze options page.

The Great Suspender (link)

With Great Suspender, you can unload, park, or suspend tabs to reduce the memory load of Chrome. Tabs can be configured with auto-suspend after a set period of time or they can be suspended manually. You can whitelist tabs to be excluded from automatic suspension. Suspended tabs are retained after closing and reopening the browser, preventing the tabs to reload even after restarting the computer. Tabs are restored using a very simple and intuitive interface.

OneTab (link)

With this extension you save up to 95% memory by reducing tab clutter. You simply click on OneTab to convert all your tabs into a list. When you need to access any tab, you can either restore them individually or all in one go. This can also reduce the CPU load on your computer.

TooManyTabs (link)

Developed by Visibo Ltd, TooManyTabs was first used with great success on Firefox. This version for Chrome carries virtually all of the same features when you open a lot of tabs on Chrome. The extension helps you manage your tabs even when too many are opened and you can’t anymore identify the tabs or favicons. You get a bird’s eye view of all opened tabs; clear preview of each tab’s content; instant tab search; tabs sorted by opening time, domain, or title; and ability to restore recently closed tabs; suspend idle tabs to save memory, and import tabs data from TooManyTabs unto Firefox.

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Wouldn’t it be cool if you could have instant lyrics while viewing YouTube music videos?

It’s now possible with a browser extension called YouTube Instant Lyrics by Rob W. Aside from YouTube, it’s also good news for music streamers using Grooveshark and Spotify.

It works so simply. When you open a YouTube video page, the lyrics panel shows itself by adding a small screen. Since most YouTube music videos display accurate information about the song’s name and artist, this available data is used to directly request the lyrics from one of several sources. If not, a search is done based on the video title.

Automatically Search, Display Lyrics of the Current Song for Grooveshark, Spotify and YouTube

The added screen can be dragged, resized, toggled, or closed. Should no lyrics be found at any of the given sources, a link to Google will be given instead. A search box is provided for those who want to search for lyrics for a different song.

(A draggable & resizable panel with lyrics next to a YouTube music video)



On Spotify and Grooveshark, lyrics are searched and displayed when a new song is played. Aside from Google, the Bing search engine is sometimes used to look up the correct URL.

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The YouTube Instant Lyrics extension works well on browser platforms for Google Chrome extension and Firefox add-on. The extension also works for Safari, Opera, and Internet Explorer.

Sources for the lyrics include popular sites such as lyrics.wikia.com, lyrics.com, metrolyrics.com, lyricstime.com, lyricsmode.com, lyricsmania.com, darklyrics.com, and musica.com.



DOWNLOAD: YouTube Instant Lyrics for Chrome or Firefox

Ves Kanlapan

About the author:

Ves is a writer by passion who is constantly on the lookout for the coolest thing in the web — be they about freeware and web apps. He loves to write about tools that help him simplify the daily rigors of life.

Get Instant Lyrics for Grooveshark, Spotify and YouTube Web Players with This Cool Add-on

If you're a regular on YouTube, you should have seen that annoying clutters like advertisements, comments, sponsored and related videos sections on YouTube. While these YouTube elements are supposedly helpful at times, they're actually a kind of distractions for some. Remember that our eyes can only handle one at a time, beyond that drives our concentration away.

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Thankfully, there is such a good browser extension called "Turn Off The Lights" that seeks to give YouTube users the cinematic experience by fading the page background to dark, thus making the YouTube video to stand out.

Give YouTube Videos A Cinematic Look With "Turn Off The Lights"

"Turn Off The Lights" is a free Chrome and Firefox extension that promised to remove unnecessary distractions when watching a YouTube video online. With just a click of a button, the entire web page will be fading out to dark, except for the view port of the YouTube video you're watching. Clicking again the button resets the page back to normal.

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Getting started is a snap. Just download and install Turn Off The Lights for Google Chrome HERE or install the Firefox version HERE. Once installed, a lamp icon should be visible next to your address bar. As seen below:

Now, while on YouTube, clicking on it will increase page's opacity, thus allowing you to focus only to the video you're watching.

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Users also have the option to change the black opacity to 100% or less — useful when you want the page to appear almost black. Just right click on the lamp icon, and click "option". If you want to automatically turn the lights off when playing a video, you can do that as well. Just enable the option "autoplay" in my option page.

For more of our YouTube goodies, head over HERE.

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Previously on this blog we have talked about SMS Scheduler apps both for the iPhone and Android.  SMS Scheduler apps are special kind of software that let you schedule, auto-send SMS text messages at later point in time. You just have to specify the sending date and time, and let your phone automatically send those scheduled messages at preset time. Head over HERE to learn more on how to automatically send SMS text messages at predefined time.

This short tutorial will introduce you to yet another awesome scheduling app, but this time for emails.

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Scheduling your emails to be sent in the future is helpful for some reasons. One good example is that you might want to deliver your email at the exact time when the recipient gets to their desk every morning. Or if you know that the recipient always gets online every 8:00 PM, it might also wise to schedule your email to be delivered on that time. You don't want your emails to be buried by all of the other emails, right?

Schedule Emails in Gmail To Be Sent Later

This handy add-on is called RightInbox, a free Chrome and Firefox extension specifically designed for Gmail that lets you schedule, send email messages at predefined time. Once installed, you may need to reload Gmail until you get prompted like this:
Just hit "Continue" until you arrive on this page:
If you've successfully granted access to RightInbox, "Send Later" button should now sits next to "Send Now" button. Here's a quick video walkthrough on how to use RightInbox:


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The good thing about RightInbox is that your email still get delivered even if you shut down your computer. Download RightInbox - The Email Scheduler HERE

How To: Automatically Send Email Messages At Later Time

As with other web browsers, Google Chrome records your login information, passwords, sessions and cookies everytime you visit a website. These are bits of information web browsers store and use so that you don't need to re-login and provide the same information all over again when you visit the same website. The feature is useful, but here's the ugly side: anyone who sneak use your laptop/computer can access the same webpages using your login/cookie information. And this is pretty dangerous if the saved web information has something to do with money.

If you don't want this to happen, one best way is to lock and protect your Chrome browser with a password so that no one else can access the internet without your permission. Take control over who access the internet through your browser; learn how to lock and protect your Chrome browser quickly and easily.

Browser Lock - Restrict People To Use Your Browser




Browser Lock is a free Google Chrome extension that disallows people to access the internet through your browser without your permission. If the plugin successfully installed, you can quickly lock your browser by simply pressing Ctrl+Shift+Lock keys.

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With Browser Lock, no one can click or use the Tab button to highlight any element when it is locked, scrolling is not allowed either. Even if you open a new tab, reopen the browser or go to another website, it will still be locked and no one will be able to use it.

For download and installation instructions, visit Browser Lock at Chrome App Store.

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If you're using Mozilla Firefox and want the same browser lock protection, you may check out this "How To Lock Mozilla Firefox With A Password" eHow tutorial.

How To: Password Protect, Lock Google Chrome Browser

Previously on this blog we have talked about Torrific, a free web-based torrent downloader that allows you to download torrent files using only your Chrome, Firefox or any browser of your choice. Torrific generates a direct link of any valid .torrent link and then present that torrent in a single, manageable zip file. Torrific also is a good alternative if you're looking for ways on how to download torrent file using only your iPhone, Android, Symbian or any mobile handsets.

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Torrific is already awesome, but just as no one is saint to give anything free with no flaws, Torrific also poses limitations and may not always work over time. Thankfully, there's such a good website that works almost similar to Torrific; it lets you download torrent files using only your web browser.

BitLet: Download Torrent Files Using Chrome, Opera, or Firefox Browser [link]

BitLet is a web service that gives torrent downloaders a new option to share, download torrent files online. BitLet can be a good alternative to Torrific as it can download torrent files using only your web browser -- no BitTorrent needed.
BitLet is very easy to use; you just have to enter a valid .torrent URL and allow BitLet to connect to the swarm on behalf of the end user. BitLet will then prompt you for download folder where you want to save the file.

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BitLet is also available as browser extension on Google Chrome. Once installed, Chrome automatically
detects all the links to torrent files within the pages you're browsing and it will make those links open BitLet's download popup, allowing you to start downloading in a few clicks.

BitLet: Lets You Download Torrent Files Using Only Your Browser

You might have been experiencing about sudden crashes and unusual freezes/hang-ups when browsing the web. One good reason why you’re experiencing such frustration is that you’ve got a lot of add-ons and toolbars installed. Toolbars, browser extensions and add-ons are only useful when we need them. But if there’s not really a need for them, don’t bother to keep them – dust them off!

Easiest Way To Block, Restrict Access To Unwanted Websites (No Additional Software Needed)

Sure removing unwanted add-ons/toolbars on your browser is a pain especially if they’re persistently hard to remove. So here I’m bringing you another awesome and FREE tool that makes it easy to uninstall unwanted add-ons/toolbars at the same time.

Quick Uninstall, Remove Unwanted Toolbars, Extensions All At Once

Toolbar Cleaner is a free tool that makes it easy to get rid of unwanted add-ons, extensions and hard-to-remove toolbars installed on your Chrome, IE or Firefox browser. Toolbar Cleaner is extremely lightweight, simple and fast.

Just a quick installation and you can instantly remove those add-ons and toolbars you don’t need anymore. Another notable feature of Toolbar Cleaner is that you can remove Window startup items/programs on your PC.

Download Toolbar Cleaner here.

How To: Remove, Uninstall Browser Extensions, Toolbars All At Once – For Chrome, IE and Firefox


Unless you're using the latest version of Google Chrome, you're not probably enjoying the nice speed boost of turning on hardware acceleration. Hardware acceleration, in its simplest term, is a technique used to improve both the speed and quality of playback of flash/media files embedded on web pages. Hardware acceleration makes your web browsing whole lot faster by utilizing Graphic Processing Unit (GPU) of your computer instead of CPU -- that definitely is the advantage of hardware acceleration.

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This short tutorial will walk you through to 5 easy steps to speed up your Google Chrome browser by enabling Hardware Acceleration and Pre-Rendering of webpages. If you used to frequent a lot to graphic-intensive websites (e.g. YouTube) at slow shared internet connection, this post is for you.


Follow this step-by-step guide on how to speed up your Chrome browser by enabling hardware acceleration and pre-rendering:

Step 1 On the address bar, type "about:flags" (without quotes) and hit enter.

Step 2 Scroll down and click on enable link under GPU Accelerated Compositing

Step 3 Just below that, also click on enable link under GPU Accelerated Canvas 2D.

Note: If you're using Chrome 11, 'GPU Accelerated Compositing' is activated by default. For Mac users, you can only enable GPU Accelerated Compositing; GPU Accelerated Canvas 2D is not yet available.

Step 4 Scroll down a little, and click on enable Web Page Prerendering.

Step 5 Finally, hit the Restart button at the bottom of the page.

You're done!

How To: Speed Up Your Chrome By Enabling Hardware Acceleration