17 Mar 2015

Microsoft Visual Studio 2012/2013 Update: offline installer

On 12nd November 2014, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 RTM: the details are available here. The entire update package is about 5.8 Gb, and Microsoft does not provide an offline installer. If you have several developers and they need to install this update on their PCs, it can be useful to download the

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16 Mar 2015

How to reset Word 2007/2010/2013 settings without reinstalling

If you have a generic Microsoft Word 2007/2010/2013 problem, or you just changed your default font, borders and/or page size and you can’t remember how to undo those changes, you can easily reset your settings back to default by deleting some files. Please follow these steps: Close Word application; Delete

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16 Mar 2015

How to download Mozilla Firefox offline installer

As for Google Chrome and other products, even Mozilla Firefox official website link downloads a pre-installer (stub), instead of the full package of the famous browser . If you need to install the product on several PCs, and do not want to re-download it every time, or if your PC cannot

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12 Mar 2015

Pixlr: a free image editor on the web

If you’re not going to buy a license of Adobe Photoshop to edit your images, you’ll appreciate Pixlr Editor, a new software from Autodesk (the maker of AutoCAD, Revit and 3ds Max, for instance) available in a free web version to the following address: http://apps.pixlr.com/editor/ Pixlr Editor is a software that allows

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11 Mar 2015

Google Chrome: how to delete autofill entries

Did it ever happen to type a wrong username in a Chrome field and submit data by mistake? Well, you surely noticed that since that moment, the browser will suggest the wrong text every time you come back on that page, often generating doubts about which was the correct user name to

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09 Mar 2015

WordPress: how to change tables prefix

In a basic WordPress installation, database tables prefix is “wp_“. First of all, let’s try to understand why should this prefix be changed, instead of leaving the default one: because of the impressive number of WordPress websites, and of the huge amount of information stored in those databases, spammers and hackers continuosly

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09 Mar 2015

WordPress: how to change site URL

After installing and using WordPress, some references to the site address specified during the configuration (i.e.: www.example.com) are stored in the database. If you need to change such address at a later time, you need to perform some steps to avoid references to the old address to persist in the DB. Let’s see

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07 Mar 2015

How to download Google Chrome offline installer

As you may notice, Google Chrome installation from the following addresses: Google Chrome for 32 bit systems Google Chrome  for 64 bit systems just downloads a small installer, which handles the whole package download. If you need to install Chrome latest version on a PC temporary not connected to Internet, you

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06 Mar 2015

Google: How to search for files

With Google, you can easily search for files by typing the following string in the search box: intitle:”index.of”  (mp3)  -html -htm -php -jsp The crux of this hack is the clever usage of Google search tags for narrowing the result to only directory listings with keywords “MP3” and negating results that

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06 Mar 2015

CSS – Handling vendor prefixes

CSS vendor prefixes or CSS browser prefixes are a way for browser makers to add support for new CSS features in a sort of testing and experimentation period. Browser prefixes are used to add new features that may not be part of a formal specification and to implement features in

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