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How To Change Mozilla Firefox Search Provider in the Address Bar

While writing anything in the Mozilla Firefox address bar, it does a look-up for an accurate domain match and if something gets found, the website is opened accordingly. But if the word/sentence you’ve entered doesn’t match with any possible domain(s), then it displays Google Search Results against that particular keyword.

You know, you can also modify this default Firefox Address Bar Search Provider to Bing, Ask, or Yahoo or something else!

Here is the way to implement it,

  • Go to the Firefox address bar
  • Write about:config, and hit the Enter button
  • Firefox will display a warning “You must know what you are doing before changing the advanced settings”. Click on the link saying I’ll be careful, I promise.
  • Under the Settings (Filter text-field), type keyword.URL,
  • Now perform a right click on its value, and hit on Modify

How To Change Firefox Address Bar Search Provider

Now change the value as per the search provider (which you want to use)

For example,

  • To use Bing, set it to
  • To use Ask, set it to
  • To use Google, set it to
  • To use Yahoo, set it to
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How to force Mozilla Firefox to open new tab at the end of tab bar

Most latest versions of Firefox (versions greater than 3.6) comes with the feature that their new tabs are opened in adjacent locations, just next to the present / working tab. And Similarly, when you hit on a link gets opened in its adjacent one.

But when we open some new tab by either visiting the File > New Tab or by hitting CTRL+T , then the new tabs gets appended at the right end side of the browser.

Well, this is a nice feature, because the adjacent related and working tabs improves our browsing experience. But if you want new tabs to be opened at the right-end corner as done by clicking the CTRL+T, you can do that as well. The procedure for implementing it is described below.

Go to the Firefox URL address bar, write about:config and hit the enter button. Please note this might void your firefox warranty. Now hit OK on button saying I’ll be careful, I promise.

Then visit to the Filter column text-box, and type browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent, press Enter.

Now change browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent value to false by double clicking on it. You can also toggle true or false by double-clicking the same.

Force Firefox To Open New Tab At The End of Tab Bar

Now exit from that tab, and you’re done with it. From now onwards, all new tabs will be opened at the right end side of your Mozilla Firefox Browser.


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Listen To Hindi Bollywood Songs Online on Google Music

Usually to listen any Hindi Song from some movie, people either download it from some free music sharing website or try to find it on YouTube.

But now Google music has changed the way to to listen the bollywood songs.

Google Music
Google Music

After partnerships with and, Google has launched a portal for the Indian Music, where poeple can listen to their favorite songs, almost from all the bollywood movies, a few hollywood movies (e.g. titanic), and individually composed music albums.

It is very easy to find any specific song in Google Song Listening Service. You can apply the filters like movie title, song name, actors’ name, singer’s name, and so on. You can listen to any song online at this page no matter how old or new it is.

Tip: You can use “new songs” query, to see the list of songs, sorted by the release dates.

The only disadvantage of it is, at present the music streaming is done by Flash, which makes it useless for the digital devices like PDA, Smartphones / mobile phones (Where flash is disabled).

However the phones having support of flash could use this service.

As it’s only acting as a search engine for the music, so no playlist support is provided yet. Moreover it is still in the Google Labs, and some more features may be added soon for the public releases.

Till then, enjoy online listening to Hindi Bollywood Music on your Phone or Computer/Laptop.

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Solve Firefox and Google Chrome Crash Problems

I receive a number of question from people about solving the Mozilla Firefox Crash Problems, and hence I decided to write a solution about it.

Are you getting the same problem? Is your Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browser crashing many times in a day? If yes, then read on this article. Most of the times (almost 90%) the browser crashes due to the sites consisting of Adobe Flash Content.

Hence Adobe Flash Player is the real culprit.

Here is the procedure to solve this problem,

Solve Crash problem of Mozilla Firefox

1. Disable the plug-in named Shockwave-Flash to check whether the sites are now properly loading or not. To disable the flash, visit Add-ons in Firefox Tools menu and choose the Plug-in tab. Scroll down where you can see the Shockwave-Flash Plug-in. Click on that to get the option for disabling it. When the shockwave plug-in is successfully disabled, refresh the websites to check whether browser is still crashing. but if not, then you can easily understand that it was crashing due to the Shockwave Flash Plugin.

2. To solve the crash problems arose due to the shockwave flash plug-in, you will have to update it to the latest version. For doing it, hit the Find updates option (under Tools > Add-ons > Plugins). Now update and restart the browser to test it again.

3. If the problem still persists, then uninstall this Shockwave Flash Plugin and re-install it from the Adobe website itself.

Solve Crash problem of Google Chrome

Google Chrome can also get crashed due to the Flash Plug-in. But, before removing or re-installing the shockwave flash player plug-in, first check the browser by disabling all extensions.

To disable the extensions visit Tools > Extensions in your Google Chrome Settings menu. Now, to disable Flash Plug-in on Chrome browser, visit Tools > Options > Under the Hood > Content Settings > Plugins and choose Don’t allow any site to use the Plug-ins.

Now reload the pages on Chrome and check whether browser is still crashing. If not, then you will be required to un-install the Shockwave Flash Player Plug-in of Chrome and then re-installing the plug-in from adobe could solve your problem.

If your Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers are still crashing, you can use the below comment box to describe your problem.

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PayPal making excuses under the name of RBI India

If you are a paypal user from India, now you must have received an e-mail from paypal saying from March 1st,

  • You won’t be able to use the paypal balance to buy anything online.
  • You won’t be able to receive payments more than USD $500 per transaction.
  • You must transfer the payments to your bank account within 7 days of receiving any amount from anyone else.

Paypal said that they are forced to do this because of RBI unwanted restrictions. Bloggers are blaming Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for this ridiculous step, and some are planning to go on strike, with the saying that Paypal is now totally dead, with this oafish behavior of RBI.

RBI is saying that it’s keeping an eye on all the money transactions to/from India, to prevent the terrorist funding, laundering and so on. But, it has started some guidelines to regulate credit card companies and banks to help the consumers as well.

Paypal, is a business. and like any other business, it has only one goal to maximize their revenue. But if they’ll be coming under the RBI regulations, how could they charge exorbitant fees from us while sending, receiving, or while converting the money currency.

According to their official statement

In order to comply with the RBI guidelines, our user agreement in India will be amended.

You must withdraw money from paypal within 7 days : due to the reason that if PayPal keeps your money for the period more then 7 days, then according to the RBI guidelines, they will have to pay you Interest Charges on that money. But Paypal won’t pay the interest on that, never. So what did they do, they forced us to withdraw money immediately. Not to comply with RBI guidelines, but to abstain them.

Why you won’t be able to receive more then $500 per transaction? Again, according to the RBI guidelines, any financial entity must report all the transactions (above $500) to RBI and Government of India. But if they force the end users, to make sure that the transactions are less than $500, they don’t have to show anything to RBI. Again, compliance or abstain? You can decide it.

Why you won’t be able to buy any online service or product using the paypal balance money?
It’s due to the fact that, since paypal is not changing any of their terms and conditions to fix in the RBI guidelines. RBI and Government of India has no means to check what did you spent / earn online and so they can’t put taxes on that. Hence they forced paypal to comply, but paypal, being the old-timer of this game, knows how to deal with in this situation. Just Say Tata-Bye-Bye to the end users, but where the hell Users will go? This is just due to monopoly of PayPal.

In short, Paypal does not want itself to be regulated by RBI under any circumstances. Paypal don’t want to answer anyone how they do business, and why should they? They are free to do whatever they like, after all, what alternatives do the Indian paypal users have except getting unlimited restrictions by paypal.

So who is the thief here? Paypal or RBI? The facts lies in front of you.

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Watch Cricket World Cup 2011 Live Online for Free

The Biggest Cricket championship, ICC Cricket World-Cup 2011, is going to start on February 19, 2011. There will be 14 countries participating in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, which will be played in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Here is the list of playing countries,

Watch Cricket World Cup 2011 Live Online

As you can see from the above table, there are two groups.

Each team in each group will play with the remaining teams and from each group, four top teams will will be selected for the quarter finals.

After the quarter finals, the 1st semi-final will be played in Colombo (on 29th March 2011) and 2nd semi final will be played in Mohali (Punjab) (on 30th March 2011).

Final match for the Cricket World Cup 2011 will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, Maharashtra (on 2nd April 2011).

Here is the list of a few websites which are providing free streaming of Cricket World Cup 2011,