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Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Facebook - hide posts from an individual

If you want to remains FB friends with someone, but you find they post too much (like I do) and it fills up your wall/news stream, you don't have to de-friend them to stop seeing all the posts from that person.
To remove an individual's posts from your wall (so they never show up), go to your wall, find one of their posts and hover your cursor over it. You will see a Remove button appear at the right, click on this and their posts are gone.
To edit these options, and also to put someone's posts back if you removed someone by mistake, scroll down to the bottom of your wall page and click on Edit Options.

Friday, 22 January 2010

Firefox 3.6 is Here!

If you are upgrading there will be issues with some extensions (as usual).
To upgrade, click on Help, check for updates and follow instructions

If you are using Tab Mix Plus, after you upgrade to 3.6, manually install the new version of Tab Mix Plus from here.
After installing the Tab Mix Plus update, restart Firefox, go to Tools, Add Ons and Enable Tab Mix Plus and restart Firefox again.

If, when Firefox 3.6 starts up, you get a log of errors and warnings, it could be that you have some incompatible add-ons causing problems. Go to Tools, Add-ons, and Disable all the add-ons with red exclamation marks and restart Firefox. The problem should be fixed.

Make sure you have Mr. Tech Toolkit installed so you can make your fave add-ons compatible.

You might want to disable any add-ons you had to deal with memory as 3.6 seems to handle memory issues better.

One thing new to 3.6 is Personas. Install the Personas Plus add-on here. See the green button in the lower right to install the add-on.

Here is an article at PC World on some of the new features