Category Archives: XP tricks

How to make firefox portable the default browser

[ TL;DR: solution to set firefox portable as the default html handler ] Firefox Portable, and portable apps in general are great, but when it comes to setting firefox portable as the default html handler, or default internet protocol handler, the creators still haven’t found an integrated, in-app solution for doing that. Sure, you can […]

Collection of Firefox memory and config tweaks to make FF a lot faster

UPDATE: See at the end of the article ! I’ve been a Firefox user since its first versions, way back, when the norm for a pretty good computer was a CPU at around 900 mhz and a 20GB HDD was considered huge (around here, in Eastern Europe, most technologies get adopted a bit later 🙂 […]

Windows Script Host Access disabled – a good error message ?

If you find yourself in the situation of closing down a windows computer with an Os that had no errors before shutdown, but on the next reboot or next login into your user account, you discover an error message like this one in the screenshot, don’t worry, sometimes, the fact that this error message appeared, […]

Why unpacking a Cpanel backup on Windows is NOT a good idea !

If you have a hosting account offering Cpanel access and you regularly back up your data, using its “generate full website backup” function, or “download home directory backup”, you should NEVER, ever, under any circumstances unpack the downloaded TAR.GZ file on Windows XP, Vista, or Win 7. I’m not sure about Windows 8, but for […]