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Create a shortcut to open an FTP site in Windows Explorer

  1. Open My Computer by clicking the Start button, and then clicking Computer.

  2. Right-click anywhere in the folder, and then click Add a Network Location.

  3. This displays the Add Network Connection wizard. Click Next.

  4. In the wizard, select Choose a custom network location, and then click Next.

  5. Enter the name of the FTP site, with the full FTP:// in front of it, and then click Next.

  6. To use a name and password, clear the Log on anonymously check box. Type a user name, and then click Next.

  7. By default, the name of the shortcut is the same as the FTP address. If you want to give the shortcut a different name, type it in the Type a name for this network location box. Click Next.

  8. If you do not want the FTP site to open after you're done setting up the shortcut, clear the Open this network location when I click Finish check box. Click Finish. A shortcut to the FTP site appears in the Computer folder. You can drag that shortcut to your desktop so that it's easy to find later.

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How to fix dictionary tooltips addon in Firefox

The dictionary tooltips add-on is one of my favourite Firefox extension, But it fails to work after my Firefox update to 22. Since the add-on author may need a bit of longer time to release a official update.

NOTE: the add-on is not under an open source license , so using the following process is your risk.

Step 1

Go to your Firefox profile folder, am using windows 7 ( if you are using linux operating system then goto the Firefox profile folder in that OS ) so the profile folder is located in

C:\Users\{your username}\AppData

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If you are not able to see AppData then you must enable show hidden files and folders option, to enable this feature do the following

Click Organize (Top left corner) –> Folder and search options –> View (Tab) –> Show hidden files, folders and drive (Radio button) –> Click Ok

Now you can see AppData inside C:\Users\{your username}\ folder, then move to the following folder

C:\Users\{your username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profilename}.default\extensions\

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How to view and kill the process in Linux using Terminal

 
We can see the currently running processes in Terminal. Process means the application, command, or script that is running in your computer. Process can be visible or it can be hidden. If you just open Mozilla Firefox, then the process is created. Each process has the unique ID, called PID.
 
To view the processes
 
Open the terminal and type this command:
 
ps -e
 
To view in the page manner type:
 
ps -e | less
 

linux processes

Here, PID refers to the process ID. Every process has the unique id.

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