Posts Tagged ‘disable’

Disable Security Messages on Windows 10

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Just in case you already know that Windows Defender has been disabled, and don’t feel the need to be constantly reminded.

The following guide explains how to disable security messages on Windows 10 to prevent popup notifications on the desktop. Windows 10 monitors security and maintenance related features and settings, antivirus protection and Windows Update for instance, and notifies you if something is not working correctly. If antivirus protection is turned off for instance, you get a notification to check the virus protection.While that is certainly useful if you are not aware of it, it can become annoying quickly if you know that already, or if Windows failed to read the situation correctly.


If You don’t Want Windows 10, Do This!

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Here we go again …

Reports are coming in by users from around the world on sites like Reddit that machines running Windows 7 or Windows 8 have been updated — once again — to Windows 10 automatically. They report that the update was automated, and that they did not receive any prompt or option to stop the process once it was in motion. Some noticed that their machines were upgraded to the new operating system after coming back from lunch or checking their computer in the morning after leaving it turned on for the night.


What to do When Firefox Disables Installed Add-Ons

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Apparently, there’s a lot of this going around, but fortunately, there are work-arounds.

There is a lot of buzz surrounding Tuesday’s Firefox 43 release, and here specifically the enforcement of add-on signing for the first time in the stable version of the web browser. The change caught many users of the browser unprepared and might have disastrous consequences for Mozilla as users might migrate to another browser supporting their favorite extensions.


Microsoft Internet Explorer End of Life Upgrade Notification Update

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

You were probably already aware that this change was coming, but the best part of the article is the Trick for disabling Microsoft’s annoying notifications regarding the EoL.

Microsoft announced a while ago that it plans to make fundamental changes to Internet Explorer support on machines running the Windows operating system. The company wants to support only the latest available version of Internet Explorer for each version of Windows that it supports which in turn means that it will drop support for all versions but the latest version of Internet Explorer on all Windows systems.


Everything you Need to Know about Push Notifications in Firefox

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

The most important thing you need to know is how to disable push notifications. Fortunately, this article tells you how.

Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and other modern browsers will support so-called push notifications on the desktop in the near future or are already supporting it. Push notifications allow websites to notify the user even if the site itself is no longer open. It is a notification system that can be utilized by sites to inform users about new messages or items available on site among other things.


How to Disable the Webcam on a Windows PC

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

I wonder if this works better than putting a piece of duct tape over the camera lens and sticking a stereo speaker in front of the mic?

Many mobile computers have webcams built-in nowadays so that users can use it for communication. Webcams can be used to video chat for instance using programs such as Skype. While that is great for users who use it for that, others who never use a webcam may want to consider disabling it on the system instead.


How to Disable the Internal PDF Reader in Firefox and Chrome

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

This is definitely useful (for some of us.) If you’re already running Adobe Acrobat, then there’s no reason to settle for a second-string substitute PDF reader.

Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome ship with built-in pdf reader applications that will display documents in the browser when you click on them. While some may like that as it may be convenient for them, others may prefer to use a different program for that or download the files directly to their computer system to load it in a desktop program instead or have it there for safekeeping. It is possible to download pdf documents directly in both browsers or configure the browsers to use third-party plugins to handle pdfs.


Your Google Location History, and How to Disable It

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Depending on your browsing habits and need for privacy, this might be a good idea, or it might not …

If you grant Google access to your location, it may be recorded by the company depending on the Location history preference. What this means is that Google may track past locations that you have used the company’s services if the feature is enabled. You can check out if that is the case by opening the Location History page on Google Maps. It displays Google Maps on the page, and a calendar that you can use to browse the history of a particular day, or up to 30 days combined.


How to Disable JavaScript in Firefox

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

The newer versions of Firefox have removed the ability to disable JavaScript via the Options menu … but there’s a way around that.

Up until Firefox 22, the current stable version of the web browser, JavaScript could be turned off in the content tab of the browser’s options.  Here you only had to uncheck “enable JavaScript” to do so. A fast way to get there is to tap on the Alt-key, and select Tools > Options to do so.


Mozilla Adds All Recent Java Versions to Blocklist

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Everybody’s talking about Java lately … and most of what they’re saying isn’t exactly good.

Java received some bad press in recent months due security vulnerabilities that were discovered by security researchers more or less on a constant basis. What this basically means is that Java use on the web was not really safe in that period, and that upgrading Java regularly only resolved some of the issues but not all that were discovered in that time period.