The upcoming Firefox 3.5 release adds a new “Tab Tearing” feature that lets you drag tabs off the bar and into a new window. Very cool, but why didn’t they give you a way to disable the feature if you don’t want it?
Luckily we can still disable it with an add-on. In case you haven’t tried out the new release yet, when you grab a tab and drag it you can create a new window… just like Google Chrome or Safari does.
Once you’ve installed the experimental Firefox extension, you’ll need to open up Add-ons from the Tools menu, and then choose “Disable detach tab” from the extension options page.
The change should be immediate, no more detaching tabs.
Random Links We Found This Week
Another busy week about to start. While you are waiting, we’ve got a few links.
- Microsoft Security Essentials makes the grade [Computerworld]
The new, free anti-virus product from Microsoft is not only blazing fast, it also catches viruses like a pro. Sounds like a winner to us. Make sure to take a look through our review.
- Trying to hack a good night’s sleep [Ars Technica]
Hacking sleep is always a good thing. Now if I could just invent a machine that slows the passage of time (in a productive way).
- $219.99 – Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade [Amazon]
You can pre-order Windows 7 already!
- $99.99 – Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Upgrade [Amazon]
This one is geared towards business users.
- $49.99 – Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade [Amazon]
For the vast majority of people, this is the one you want.
- Critical Adobe Shockwave flaw affects millions [ZDNet]
It seems like every other day there’s a critical flaw in an Adobe product that exposes a security risk to everybody.
- the How-To Geek – News and comments (600px) [userstyles.org]
The first user style for the HTG website.
- (Funny) Online Journalism – Then vs Now [twitpic]
This is quite funny, and true.
- Real Temp Monitors Your Overheating Laptop CPU [Lifehacker]
We’ve talked about Core Temp before, but Real Temp is another interesting choice.
- Battle of the menu-based application launchers: We’ve got Folder Menu, MenuApp and Jumplist Launcher.
Folder menu is really configurable, MenuApp is simple and lightweight, and Jumplist Launcher is nifty, but only works in Windows 7.
- GDocBackup Makes an Offline Backup of Google Docs [Lifehacker]
Backing up your files is never a bad idea.
Reviews And Such
We’re still working on the upgrades for the Reviews section. It’s going to be great!
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The Weekly Articles
We’re ramping up, we had loads of articles this week, and we’ll have even more next week!
- Awesome Desktop Wallpapers: Guitar Edition
- Get the Latest Chrome Releases with Early Access Release Channels
- Friday Fun: Redstar Fall
- Remove the History for the Website You Just Visited in Firefox
- How To add a Watermark to Word 2007 Documents
- Our Look at Microsoft Security Essentials Beta
- Install Extensions in Google Chrome
- Stopping Obnoxious MSN / Windows Live Messenger Spammers
- Brighten Firefox Up with Personas
- Using Backup and Restore in Windows 7
Editor’s Weekly Random Note
I ordered a new TV for the first time in a long time, a Panasonic VIERA 42 inch 1080p Plasma from Amazon… I even got it for a great price.
Here’s a bargain price tip: if you want to track a bunch of stuff on Amazon you can just add them all to your cart, use the “Save for later”, and then every time you visit your shopping cart page Amazon will tell you at the top of the screen which prices have changed.
The great thing about a plasma TV is the really superior viewing angles—doesn’t matter where I’m sitting in the room, I can see the picture clearly. Not to mention that 600hz refresh rate makes virtually anything look good.
Programmer by day, geek by night, The Geek, also known as Lowell Heddings, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 06/28/09