How to Disable Windows 7 Preview from Internet Browsers

Whoever used Windows 7, you should know the most excited feature from Windows 7 is it’s preview mode from the task bar.

However, not everyone enjoy the feature due to hardware restriction. Hence you might want to disable the preview mode from the task bar for several Internet Browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc.

Mozilla Firefox


To disable Preview from Mozilla Firefox, you may open the firefox and enter “about:config” from the address bar. Then just proceed with the button of “I’ll be becareful, I promise!”. In the filter bar, enter browser.taskbar.previews, and set the value to false for browser.taskbar.previews.enable.

Google Chrome

To disable the preview mode from Google Chrome, you may refer to the step as below.

From your Windows, go to the directory of “C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\“, go to the properties of chrome.exe, move to Compatible tab and set the compatibility mode. You may choose to have Windows Vista mode(any mode from Windows Vista will do).

Internet Explorer 8

With Internet Explorer 8, you may go to the tools and change the setting from Internet Options.

From the tabs Setting there, click on the Settings button and you are able to see the image as beside.

Just checked the button named “Show previews for individual tabs in the taskbar” and the previews should be removed.

Debugging Perl/CGI Scripts

By default, Perl/CGI script will send the error to STDERR where it is the server standard error and normally it will store to the server Apache error log.

To setup private error_log from your Perl/CGI script, you may easily get them done with script below.

BEGIN {
use CGI::Carp qw(carpout);
open(LOG, “>>/home/mickgenie.com/logs/cgi-error.log”) or
die(“Unable to open cgi-error.log: $!n”);
carpout(LOG);
}

The carpout() used to call the error and send it to the log file that you set.

To setup error to send to browser,

use CGI::Carp qw(fatalsToBrowser);
die “Couldn’t open log file”;

Use the above script and it could send all the error to the Browser.

What is DNS?

What would be a DNS from your mind? DNS could be Domain Name Service or Domain Name System.

By right a domain name will referring to the DNS setting and understand which web server or server should it go and an Internet User could only able to get the page work from their Browser.

Basically, DNS could be the group in 2 major group where I will separate it to parent DNS and child DNS. With Parent DNS, it meant that the DNS of your domain name set that referring to your DNS server such as ns1.mickgenie.com and ns2.mickgenie.com.

Once the parent DNS setting up, the domain will connect to the DNS server and you will have A, CNAME, MX, TXT, and so on record to refer so the subdomain, email services and some rules called from TXT will done accordingly.

Below is some of the record available.
1. Address Record (A record),
A record normally used by an IPs only where it could resolve to 4 blocked of IP which something like 127.0.0.1 and you shall not point it to a domain base such as mickgenie.com and this will cause it not working.

2. Canonical Name (CNAME),
CNAME used a user-friendly domain name such as mickgenie.com to allow a user do not need to remember the IPs based address and this is easily for a web services to connect to different server if they have more than 1 server within the subdomain.

3. Mail Exchange(MX),
MX record used for the email services and it used to recognize if you have more than 1 email server and if you have backup email services.

4. Text (TXT),
TXT record is widely used when a DNS services contain a Sender Verify Framework(SPF) were used to protect spamming record, etc.

TXT also used when you have a domain key such as Yahoo! email services protection.

Add Adblock Extension to your Browser

Adblock Plus, a popular plugin from Mozilla Firefox for years where it is more than 85 Millions user using it through Mozilla Firefox as a plugin.

It is now supported for Google Chrome and Safari as a plugin and it help to protect you attacked from the unknown script pop up or run in background when you surf a website.

Get the plugin installed to your Browser,

Google Chrome
Safari

Firefox Master Password Timeout Manager

If you are using Mozilla Firefox all the way, did you ever use the master password feature available by the Mozilla Firefox?

For me, it is very important as I saved all my password to my browser without finding them from any password manager where might waste my time to reach the password as all of them using different set of password.

But, have you ever found out it will be not secure if you might have something urgent and just left your desk for minutes and your password might be sniff by someone directly from your PC; even though some of your colleague, friend, etc trying to fool you through your Facebook/Twitter account?

Get the Master Password Timeout Manager addon from Firefox Plugin and it’s allow you to set the timeout session of the master password.