Tech tricks

February 2014

Make Internet Explorer always open on the desktop in Windows 8.1

2:31PM | Monday, 3 February 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Does it annoy you that, in Windows 8.1, Internet Explorer sometimes opens on the desktop and, other times, opens as a Metro-style app? If so, here’s how to make it always open on the desktop.

January 2014

How responsive is your website’s design? Here’s how to check

1:24PM | Thursday, 30 January 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas One of the big trends in web design is “responsive design”, where the layout of a website automatically adjusts to the size of a screen. Here’s an easy way to see how your website looks at a range of screen sizes.

Find the hidden apps menu in Firefox on Android

1:00AM | Wednesday, 29 January 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Did you know if you run Firefox on Android there’s an easy way to launch apps from within your browser? Here’s how to do it.

Start a private guest browser session in Firefox for Android

1:00AM | Tuesday, 28 January 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Have you ever let someone else use your smartphone or tablet? Perhaps you’ve been concerned they could pry through sensitive personal information you’ve saved on websites? If so, here’s a new Firefox feature you should try.

Scroll around the screen using the numeric keypad

1:21PM | Friday, 24 January 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Ever been stuck on a computer with a broken mouse? The good news is there’s another way to move your cursor around the screen.

Diagnose why a website is taking so long to load

1:26PM | Thursday, 23 January 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Have you ever waited for a website that’s seemingly taken forever to load? Here’s a powerful tool that can help diagnose what’s going wrong.

Customise your Firefox toolbar

1:00AM | Wednesday, 22 January 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas If you print out a lot of websites or would like a simple way to zoom your web pages in and out, there’s a simple way of adding extra shortcut buttons to your Firefox menu bar. Here’s how to do it.

Gmail’s hidden attachment reminder

1:00AM | Tuesday, 21 January 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Have you ever sent someone an important email, promising to attach a file, only to get an email back moments later saying “you forgot to attach that PowerPoint presentation”? If so, Gmail has a nifty little feature that can help you out.

Log into Windows 7 without using a keyboard

1:43PM | Monday, 20 January 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Have you ever started your computer, only to discover your keyboard isn’t working? If you use Windows 7, you can still log into your computer – here’s how.

How to undo sending an email

1:30PM | Friday, 17 January 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Have you ever accidentally hit send on an email, only to realise a split second later that you sent it to the wrong person? Wish you could undo it? If you use Gmail you can – and here’s how.