Organize Downloads in Firefox with Download Sort Extension

Posted by: pctutorials  :  Category: FireFox, Tips

Anyone that uses FireFox to download files knows how unorganized Firefox is. You’ll be left with a bunch of files in one folder in which you’ll have to filter though manually. Download Sort Extension solves this problem.

Download Sort Extension
This extension will organize downloads by filetype and store them in folders set by the user. For example, when you download mp3 files, it’ll store them in the Mp3 folder. If you download JPEG files, it will store them in the JPEG folder and so on.

This extension will save you a lot of time. Give it a go. :)

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Download Youtube Videos in One Click

Posted by: pctutorials  :  Category: Tips, YouTube

I get annoyed sometimes either when an online service doesn’t work, or the free progam used has adware bundled. Alex Chitu has come up with an awesome idea to allow you to download YouTube videos in high quality quite easily. It works in Firefox, Opera.

  1. If you haven’t already got it installed, FireFox users need the Greasemonkey extension installed. Opera has built-in support for user scripts.
  2. Download this Greasemonkey script and enable it.

When you open up a Youtube video page, you should see a download like like this:

Remember, when you save the file, rename it to an .MP4 file. This little tip should save you a lot of frustration. ;)

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How to Dismantle a Molex Power Connecter

Posted by: pctutorials  :  Category: How To, YouTube


A basic guide on how to dismantle a molex power connecter.

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Stop Buzzing Noise From PC

Posted by: pctutorials  :  Category: Hardware, Quiet PC, Uncategorized

Ever wondered why your PC started making an annoying buzzing noise? Chances are it is probably because of a fan clogged up with dust. I turned on my PC recently to be welcomed by these symptoms above. The good news is that it is an easy thing to fix. If you’re not computer literate, or are not comfortable opening up your PC case, I suggest you get help from someone who does.

The first thing is to identify which fan is causing the noise. This can be a little bit tricky when you have five or so fans running. To identify the noise, I place my finger on the fan hub lightly to slow it down for a second and see if the noise lessens. If it does, you’ve found your problematic fan. The next thing to do is remove the fan from the chassis/PC. In my case it was the GPU. After pulling the gfx card out, here’s what it looked like:

Dusty GPU

Nasty isn’t it?

I’ll also point out here that dust causes airflow blockage causing more heat to be captured rather than dispersed. I used a small paint brush to clean out the HSF (Heat Sink Fan) and the heat sink itself. The paint brush does a pretty good job. Never user a vacuum cleaner to clean pc components, the static created by the vacuum cleaner will fry the chipset, leaving you with nothing but paper-weight.While it maybe possible that the dust is causing the buzzing noise, most fans today use sleeve bearings, which are quieter than ball bearings, but do not last as long. So the buzzing noise could be that the bearings are worn out.

A good way to fix it is to apply some light machine oil to the fan. If you fan is in a heat sink, remove the fan by unscrewing the three screws and turn it over so that you can see the back sticker. Gently lift up the sticker so that you can see the fan motor (See picture 2). Apply a couple of drops of oil and replace the sticker. Spin the fan a couple of times with your fingers to lubricate the fan evenly.

Put everything back together and give your PC a whirl. You should now have successfully hushed your PC and improved cooling.

Fan sticker lifted

A couple of drops should do the trick!

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List of Firefox Add-ons to help you Saves Time (Episode #1)

Posted by: pctutorials  :  Category: FireFox

Over at The Online Quest, DJYano has listed a terrific list of handy Firefox add-ons to make a life just that little bit easier. I suggest you take a look, as most of the add-ons listed I didn’t even know about.

Just one for example is URL Fixer . URL Fixer corrects typos in URLs that you enter in the address bar. Say if you type google.con, it will correct it to (asking first, if you enable confirmation).

It will correct common misspellings of .com, .net, .org, .edu, .gov, .mil, and all other mainstream TLDs, as well as the protocol (http:, https:).
Click here to find out more handy add-ons.

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Increase Alexa Rank

Posted by: pctutorials  :  Category: Tips, Web Design, Wordpress

Did you know you can increase your Alexa Rank quite easily? I don’t know how the Alexa algorithm works, but many people have reported great success of increasing their rank by installing the Alexa widget on their website or blog. Before I had installed this widget, I was rank 3,569,506. The next day i dropped 300,000 places closer to 1! This is something you should defiantly tryout as it doesn’t cost you a cent. Leave a comment and tell us your results with the Alexa widget.

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UltraEdit More Than A Text Editor

Posted by: pctutorials  :  Category: Tips, Top Software, Web Design


Hands up all those who have notepad! That is probably most of you if you’re running a windows OS :) . Back when I first started my Bachelor of Technology, my first unit was Introduction to Information Technology, and as a part of the unit, we had to design our own basic website. We were not allowed to use a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor, because it was to help our learning. We could have used notepad, but that could lead to headaches. So, a suggested program was UltraEdit.

UltraEdit is the ideal text, HTML and HEX editor, and an advanced PHP, Perl, Java and JavaScript editor for programmers. An industry-award winner, UltraEdit supports disk-based 64-bit file handling (standard) on 32-bit Windows platforms (Windows 2000 and later).

In my case, I used it to build a HTML website. And to break it down, I could easily navigate between HTML documents I was working on through its tabbed interference , similar to that of FireFox. Tags were highlighted automatically, and it was easy to spot open tags. I could keep rambling on about it, because it has been so helpful to me, even today when i work on WordPress theme’s, I still use it. You can get a list of features at the Ultra Edit website if your interested.

The only catch is, it does cost $50 bucks. But all i can say is, it’s 50 dollars well spent. Maybe you know of a free text editor or similar that you like. If you know of one, please share it ;) .

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Fight Spam with Spam Free

Posted by: pctutorials  :  Category: Wordpress

This morning, I woke up and logged in to check the daily stats of my blog . I got quite a surprise when I saw this:


Previously, I had been getting a few spam comments, but nothing this major. It was time to bring out the big guns. I’d read Akismet did a pretty good job, however, I was having trouble getting it to work. I then discovered another plugin called WP-SpamFree (original isn’t it?). The description is as follows, “Powerful anti-spam plugin that virtually eliminates comment spam. Finally, you can enjoy a spam-free WordPress blog! Includes contact form.” Just the thing I needed.

I followed the simple instructions to install it and had it up and running within minutes. It actually requires no configuration to get working, which I found delightful. WP-SpamFree doesn’t use captcha to verify comments, it uses a mix of javascript and cookies to stop spam bots. Because 99% of spam bots can’t read javascript, adding cookies aswell reinforces it as almost 100% of spam bots can’t read both javascript and cookies.

So, if you are having spam problems with your WordPress blog, or want to be pro-active, I suggest you download WP-SpamFree today.

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