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Note: Tooltip Font Size How To

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Windows XP
Right click on the Desktop.
Properties > Appearances tab > Advanced button.
In the Advanced Appearance window, click on the down arrow.
Select Tooltip > Select Font Size > Apply.


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December 14, 2012 at 10:16 pm

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Notes: Chrome’s Built In Page Zoom and Minimum Font Size – No Need For An Extension? Probably.

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There are lots of Zoom extensions but most are no longer needed as this functionality is now built into Chrome.

Page Zoom is set to a particular value for all sites initially (say 150%), and any changes to a particular site are remembered as well.

You can increase or decrease Page Zoom by using “Control +” or “Control -“, or using the Chrome Menu.

Once you change the zoom, an icon shows in the address bar which allows you to reset it.

Page Zoom:

In “Settings” > “Advanced Settings”.

Font Size: Meduim

Page Zoom: 150% (This is for a 24 inch Wide Screen).


I get annoyed by tiny fonts on a web page so this is a great feature, its just odd that they hide it so deep.

Minimum Font Size:

In “Settings” > “Advanced Settings”.

Click Customize and scroll down:

Minimum Font Size: 18


You may find that you still need to adjust the fonts on an the odd web site, If so use this extension:

Font Size Increase and Font Size Decrease

Adds a + or – button to the Address bar.

You may need to click it a few times as well, as I think it cycles though small, medium, large and very large.

The only other issue is that the font size is not saved per site, but this is a great extension none the less.

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November 30, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Firefox Note: Tab Utilities 1.2 Not Compatible with FF17 Substitute

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November 25, 2012 at 11:09 am

A Nexus 10 Note: Flipboard for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

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No Flipboard for your Nexus 10? Here you go: Flipboard for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Flipboard v1.9.10

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November 21, 2012 at 6:45 pm

A Nexus 10 Note: Adobe Flash for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

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No BBC iPlayer so I installed flash and used Firefox to save a Shortcut to to the desktop

Flash Player Help / Archived Flash Player versions

Flash Player for Android 4.0 archives

Flash Player 11.1.for Android 4.0 (

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November 21, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Xubuntu To The Rescue: Swap Ubuntu (Quantal) to Xubuntu 12.10 Sweet :-)

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12.04 to 12.10: Well that was the simplest upgrade I have ever done :-)

After testing Unity for years I have decided that it degrades my Linux experience and that I need to move on.

I still love Ubuntu, its just that the Unity UI is physically painful to use.

Xubuntu to the rescue!


Install Xfce (Xubuntu) on Ubuntu Linux

sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop

To upgrade to 12.10

Switch Notify me of a new Ubuntu version.

Set to “For any new version.”

Software Updater > Settings > Software Sources:


Notes: Appearance

Style: Clearlooks (Title bar is blue not orange, tool tips yellow not black).

Icons: elementary Xfce dark

Notes: Firefox

Create blank rule in Stylish: nodropmarker

.bookmark-item[container] > .toolbarbutton-menu-dropmarker { display: none !important; }

Notes: Thunar File Manager

EM: Unable to find or create wastebasket directory

Fix: Use Shift+Delete :-)

Notes: Update Manager Delay

Fix: No fix yet but it does start after 20 seconds.

Notes: VirtualBox Guest Additions not installing

Fix: Install the newest deb (no repository yet).

Ubuntu 12.10 (“Quantal Quetzal”)  i386AMD64

sudo dpkg -i package.deb


Download VirtualBox for Linux Hosts

Install Xfce (Xubuntu) on Ubuntu Linux

[SOLVED] Xubuntu 11.10 – Unable to find or create wastebasket directory

How to remove icons from FF 4 Bookmarks Toolbar? Waste of space!

Remove drop down arrow from containers on bookmarks toolbar

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October 18, 2012 at 9:26 pm

11.04 Natty – Panel Indicators

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Panel Indicators
Start via Alt + F2 “AppName” and enter.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hel-sheep/pastie
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pastie

Weather Indicator (Memory Leak!)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:weather-indicator-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-weather

Indicator Workspaces
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:geod/ppa-geod
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-workspaces

Indicator Multiload Bug #751409 (Memory Leak!)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:indicator-multiload/stable-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-multiload

Indicator Syspeek
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vicox/syspeek
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install syspeek

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May 10, 2011 at 6:38 pm