Firefox 5.0 Beta Released

The final version of Firefox 5 is scheduled for roll-out on June 21. Now Firefox released the Firefox 5.0 Beta 5 with some stability improvements. Its two major additions are CSS animation standard support and a channel switcher that lets users move between Aurora, Beta and eventually final builds.CSS Animations will help developers put up more amazing Web experiences with a flair of beauty to the Web pages.

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Disable APIPA

Automatic Private IP Addressing, a feature of later Windows operating systems. With APIPA, DHCP clients can automatically self-configure an IP address and subnet mask when a DHCP server isn’t available.

  1. Open Registry Editor.
  2. In Registry Editor, navigate to the following registry key:
  3. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\adapter_name
  4. Create the following entry: IPAutoconfigurationEnabled: REG_DWORD
  5. Assign a value of 0 to disable Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) support for the selected network adapter.
  6. Close Registry Editor.
Note : If the IPAutoconfigurationEnabled entry is not present, a default value of 1 is assumed, which indicates that APIPA is used.

If multiple adapters are installed, you can disable APIPA for all installed adapters by setting the IPAutoconfigurationEnabled entry to 0 at the following registry key:


How To Fix the Disconnected Mapped Network Drives in Windows 7

These are actually misleading because if you try to access it again it reconnects automatically and the red X disappears right after. The reason why this happens is because Windows 7 system can drop the idle conections after a specified timeout period, 15 minutes by default. Usually, it’s fine unless you have applications run based on the live mapped connection. Or it will fail because they don’t find any live connection required.

Fixes : Link

On the Client Side

  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then click the following key in the registry:
  3. In the right pane, click the autodisconnect value, and then on the Edit menu, click Modify. If theautodisconnect value does not exist, follow these steps:
    1. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click REG_DWORD.
    2. Type autodisconnect, and then press ENTER.
  4. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  5. Click Decimal.
  6. In the Value data box, type a value, and then click OK. (15 minutes by default)

On the Sever Side

If you are network admin who has the rights to change the server settings, you can turns off the autodisconnect feature of the server service on the server side so that all workstations that have the network map drive to the server can keep the connection live as long as they want to. To do so, simply run the following command from a DOS Prompt window that runs as administrator.

net config server /autodisconnect:-1

However, for whatever the reason, if you still want autodisconnect feature on but want a longer period to disconnect, you can use the same command as following:

net config server /autodisconnect:number

number is the number of minutes that you want the server to wait before disconnecting the connection.

Map Windows Live SkyDrive

Here is a way to make the most out of the 25GB free space, by mapping it on your computer as virtual directory.

Step 1

Download the freeware called Gladinet Drive

Step 2

Choose the free starter edition when install.

Step 3

After you Done Install open up the application and Click “Mount Disk Storage or Web Storage As Virtual Directory”

Step 4

Select a Driver Letter

Step 5

Select the type of Storage Provide “Windows Live SkyDrive”

Note: as you can see this freeware also supports many other like Google Docs and Picasa etc

Step 6

Enter your Windows Live ID and Password

Step 7

Click Finish to create the Virtual Directory

Remove “Earlier Version Of Windows” in Windows 7 Bootloader with “bcdedit”

“bcdedit” is a powerful command line utility that manages your Windows boot loader. You can not only clean out unnecessary boot entries, but also can create new boot entries manually as well.

  • First, you need to boot into Windows 7.
  • Open up the command prompt and type “bcdedit”. Make sure you are running the command line as Administrator.
  • For instance, as you can see, there is an entry called “Windows Legacy OS Loader”, the identifier of which contains the value “{ntldr}”. From this, I can tell the Windows Legacy OS Loader used to load Windows XP on this system, since the value of ntldr is default for winxp bootloader.
  • Now type :  bcdedit /delete {ntldr} /f
  • After you see the message “The operation completed successfully”, restart your computer. And you will not see this boot option anymore during the next startup.

Free Anti-Theft Utility for your Laptop

To prevent from this situation, Either lock your laptop with any Notebook Lock cable or use free utility called Laptop Alarm. It’s somewhat like a car burglar alarm. Whenever someone tries to unplug the laptop from a power source or tried to shutdown or logoff or maybe unplug attached mouse, it rings the alarm using your laptop’s inbuilt speakers.

Download : Link