Category Archives: Browser Tricks

Customize Your Google Chrome Application Icons by Webapp

Customize Your Google Chrome Application Icons by WebappGoogle Chrome’s application shortcuts turn any web site into a separate item on your Windows 7 taskbar, but unfortunately many sites have low-res icons that make your taskbar ugly. Here’s the simple trick to make your taskbar beautiful again.

Once you’ve pinned a shortcut to your taskbar, you can still modify the shortcut properties by right-clicking on the taskbar button, and then right-clicking again on the name of the shortcut. From there, you can access the real Properties menu for the shortcut. Of course, if you haven’t pinned the shortcut to your taskbar, you can access the same Properties menu from the shortcut in the Start Menu.
Customize Your Google Chrome Application Icons by Webapp
Click the Change Icon button, and then browse to find a new high quality icon on your system—this can be one of the built-in Windows icons, but for best results you can find a better icon on a site like IconFinder. Make sure to grab the highest quality one you can find, download it as an .ICO file, and save that file in a safe location on your system—I put mine into my Dropbox folder.
Customize Your Google Chrome Application Icons by Webapp
Once you’re done, you might notice that it sometimes takes a minute for the change to take effect, but sometimes closing and re-opening the application helps speed the process along.

I’ve personally used this technique to use different icons for different sessions to the same web site, or just to improve the quality of the icon, like the Remember the Milk icon shown in the screenshot above, which you can download from here.

Do you pin web applications to your taskbar? What icons did you use to customize your own shortcuts? Share your favorites with your fellow readers in the comments.


Restart your Firefox without Restarting It.

If you are enabling an add-on or installing/changing the theme in your firefox the effect will be seen only after the Firefox is restarted make you wish if there was a Restart Button like you get when you Install a Add-on.
And if you were working on many tabs, invariably you loose all the tab information and because you can’t restore a session if you accept to close tabs
Here is a simple solution that make you wonder why didn’t the Firefox think of this ?
Restart your Firefox after changing
A simple Firefox add-on called Restarter ! Now if you need to change a theme on your Firefox or need to enable or disable a firefox add-on / extention all you need to do is Click on Restart Firefox from File Menu.

» Get Restarter Add-on

Retarter Firefox add-on

You will be prompted to agree to close the open tabs, All you tabs will be restored once firefox restarted.

Orkut Toolbar 1.4 for firefox – Updated for firefox 3

Many people ask me How add Signatures and format Texts like I do on orkut. Orkut Toolbar helps you to format the text of your posts in the Orkut forums, easily access all common functions of orkut, create and manage custom signatures and insert and view images and flash movies in orkutposts and scraps.

Orkut Toolbar helps you to format the text of your posts in the Orkut forums, easily access all common functions of orkut, create and manage custom signatures and insert and view images and flash movies in orkut posts, scraps and profiles.


With Orkut Toolbar all you need is type your entire text without any formatting code and then select the desired parts of text and apply the format using the toolbar buttons. Much like you do in OpenOffice, MS Word or any other text editor.

Works with:

  • Firefox: 1.0 – 2.0.0.*

Install Orkut Toolbar

Get the Orkut Toolbar for Firefox 3.0

If you haven’t taken a feel of Firefox 3.0 then i’ll seriously recommend you to get it because it is the mother of all browsers i have used till now.

  • Download the Orkut Tool Bar for Firefox 3.0 (Download)
  • Save the file to your desktop.
  • To install it, drag the file on to Firefox Browser Window.
  • You can also right click and choose open with Firefox to install it.

Fun! Fun! Fun!… Browser Shaking

This is a fun little trick that can create a shaking screen on your web browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, etc..)
The trick is simply a small Java Script that causes your browser window to move to different positions, causing a shake of your entire screen. It’s kind of cool to watch and see what Java Script can do! Try it out..
Use this trick at your own risk.
Here’s how: Copy this entire line and paste it onto your address box, then press Enter:

javascript:function Shw(n) {if (self.moveBy) {for (i = 35; i > 0; i–) {for (j = n; j > 0; j–) {self.moveBy(1,i);self.moveBy(i,0);self.moveBy(0,-i);self.moveBy(-i,0); } } }} Shw(6)

Set Multiple Home Pages In Firefox

Did you people ever wish to set-up multiple home pages in Firefox ?

I yes, then you are at the right place. So here’s the way to do this little but useful little trick.

Suppose you would like to set Orkut, Google and my blog :) as your homepages. Then try this tweak in Firefox to set multiple homepages. This is what you should do :

  • Goto Tools>Options>Main
  • In the When Firefox starts drop down menu choose Show my home page
  • In Home page give your homepages separated by a | (pipe symbol)

Multiple Home Pages In FF


  • Click OK

Now next time when you start Firefox all of your three home pages will be displayed simultaneously.