Monday, January 26, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
To do so, you should first type “about:config” in the address bar. Later type “layout.spellcheckdefault” in the filter box, and double click on preference to change value from 1 to 2. After restarting Firefox your new settings should be applied. You will see that it works, if typos are going to be underlined in red. You can even try to misspell some words on purpose to see if it works.
This tweak will allow you to spot any mistakes you make, even if you are typing in small fields, such as when you fill out forms. From my personal experience I can say that spell checking can be very useful. However, if you really want to avoid any mistakes, you should be only writing when you feel rested, because being tired can greatly reduce your concentration.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Let’s say that you have a great picture which features your loved one in the perfect angle and lighting, but unfortunately with the dreaded red-eye. This can be really frustrating, but fortunately there is a solution to this problem. This can be easily fixed using Picasa and similar types of software. I think that using Picasa is convenient so that is why I am going to present you with this solution. However, keep in mind there are other programs capable of doing the same taks as well.
• Download and install Picasa from picasa.google.com/download
• Run the program and select “Basic Fixes” from the left side.
• One of the basic fixes is conveniently named “Redeye”.
• Hold and drag your mouse around each eye to get rid of the redeye. It is important to select the pupil area, and not the whole eye.
Now you know why I said it can be easily fixed. Remember that there is no need to get rid of a perfectly good picture just because of such minor problems. Of course, there are many other ways you can edit your pictures, but removing red-eye is probably the most useful thing to do.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Usually the better the speakers, the more money they are going to cost, and the more space they are going to take. If this is not a problem for you, and you value the quality of the sound coming from your speakers, then you might start thinking about buying some high quality speakers. You do not have to make up your mind immediately, but you may want to think about it. You should check out whether you are going to have enough space for larger speakers, especially if you have a small room.
Take into account that there are various brands of speakers and some of them are more reliable than others. When it comes to computer speakers Cambridge Soundworks, Logitech, and Klipsch seem to be the best in overall performance. Out of the ones I mentioned Klipsch might be the best, but they are usually quite expensive.