Taskbar preview is an awesome feature for browsers (and all other applications) under Windows 7. When you hover your mouse over an element in the taskbar, will display preview images automatically. This can however be confusing in a browser with several open tabs.
You can set the properties individually without having to deactivate the useful function entirely. Here is how to disable this feature in IE9 which is enabled by default.
In internet Explorer 9 (also IE 8) open Tools (Alt + X) – Internet options. In the ‘General Tab’ click ‘Settings’ in the ‘Tabs’ field.
In the next dialogue window, uncheck the option ‘Show preview for individual tabs on the taskbar’ if you want to disable the preview feature and click OK to save the settings.
There are several web based proxy servers available to surf the internet anonymously or as from another country. The Firefox add-on (Firefox 3 – 4) Phzilla helps you view a webpage or surf the internet using the PHProxy (a type of web based proxy server) proxy servers. It is very easy and convenient to use.
Some malware can hide full capacity of your USB flash drive. For example, a 4GB pen drive sometimes shows only 500kb or less. An interesting part of this situation is that, even after removing the malware or formatting the USB flash drive, you will not get back its original capacity. Therefore, the question here is how to restore a USB flash drive to its full capacity.
Generally speaking, Meta refresh is a method used by some websites to instruct a web browser to automatically refresh/redirect the current web page after a given time interval. You can see this type of refresh/redirect especially in media sites. This is some times annoying or can be used for malicious purposes by redirecting you to a malicious site. If you don’t like this feature, you can disable this in your browser. Here is how to disable this in Internet Explore/Chrome, Firefox and Opera. Internet Explorer: Go to Tools - Internet options - Security tab - Custom Level button - Miscellaneous category - set "Allow Meta refresh" to Disable. Firefox: Go to Tools - Options - Advanced - General - Accessibility and tick the option next to ‘Warn me when web sites try to redirect or reload the page’. Alternatively you can use extension RefreshBlocker . Opera: Go to Preferences - Advanced - Network and uncheck "Enable automatic redirection".