There’s a file called Thumbs.db in almost every one of the folders on my computer. What is it and how do I get rid of it?
Thumbs.db is a system file generated automatically by Windows XP when you view the contents of a folder in “Thumbnail” or “Filmstrip” view. Thumbs.db contains a copy of each of the tiny preview images generated for image files in that folder so that they load up quickly the next time you browse that folder. Thumbs.db also stores your settings with regard to thumbnail and filmstrip view.
Despite the fact that Thumbs.db is a hidden system file, it annoys people because it tends to show up in places where it’s not wanted. Many times you’ll try to zip up a folder full of images and e-mail them to a friend or upload them to an FTP site, and Thumbs.db goes along for the ride.
To stop your computer from generating and regenerating future Thumbs.db files, do the following:
If you’re on the desktop…
Double-click Control Panel
Double-click Folder Options
Or, if you have My Computer open and are browsing any folder in your system…
Click Tools (next to File, Edit, View at the top of the screen)
Click Folder Options
After performing either of those two operations, the “Folder Options” window will open up.
Click on the View tab
Check off the circle next to Do not cache thumbnails
Click the Ok button
Once you click the Ok button, your computer will cease to generate Thumbs.db files. If you delete any of the existing Thumbs.db files, they will not return. Be forewarned though, if you browse a folder that contains a large quantity of image files (or extremely large image files), it will take a long time for that folder to load even if you have previously browsed it because the thumbnail images will not have been cached in Thumbs.db.
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This method is easier if you allready have firefox installed on your computer.
Download: User Agent Switcher(Firefox Addon)
In the menu, go to Tools -> User Agent Switcher -> Options -> Options. Add a new user agent, with description “iPhone”, and the following entry in the user agent field:
Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/3B48b Safari/419.3
After that, Open: Iphone Magazines
and start reading your favorite magazines for free. Use the navigation arrows at the top to turn pages.
This is a very simple & non-geeky trick to help you read the latest issue of popular magazines like PC Magazine, MIT Technology Review, Popular Mechanics, MacWorld, Lonely Planet, Reader’s Digest, etc without paying any subscription charges.
You will also get to read adult magazines like Playboy and Penthouse. Best of all, these digital magazines are exact replicas of print and served as high-resolution images that you can also download on to the computer for offline reading.
How to Read Online Magazines for Free
Step 1: If you are on a Windows PC, go to: Download Safari Apple
Step 2: Once you install Safari, go to Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced and check the option that says “Show Develop menu in menu bar.”
Step 3: Open the “Develop” option in the browser menu bar and choose Mobile Safari 1.1.3 – iPhone as the User Agent.
Step 4: You’re all set. Open: Iphone Magazines
inside Safari browser and start reading your favorite magazines for free. Use the navigation arrows at the top to turn pages.
For people in countries like India who are already subscribed to Zinio Digital Magazines, this hack is still useful because you get access to certain magazines which are otherwise not available for subscription via Zinio (e.g., Penthouse and Playboy).
There are some videos on youtube which require you to be a member in order to watch them . What if you wanted to watch them without registering on youtube . Well here’s how to go about it .
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We need to edit the link this way .
Replace the “?” after watch with “/” and “=” after v with “/”
So our link after editing would be :
Now use this link in your browser to watch the video