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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


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 change Hidden Attribute of a file/folder in Windows OS

When a Virus modifies these attributes to the files/folders in a removable device (USB/SD Memory/HDD) in order to hidden them from the user.

The problem is solved using attrib -s -h /s /d command.

The effect of New Folder.exe virus : It just make all your directory as system director and also make it hidden. Then it creates exe file for each directory with directory icon. This is why when you open any folder, it opens in new window (if you are using Microsoft windows as operating system).

So, First deleted all those exe files and delete recycle directory as well. This should remove your folder.exe virus. But still you need remove the effect of virus. You need to update back the folder attributes.

Open Command Prompt Window and navigate to the required folder usind cd <foldername> command then you can do it by a single line command:

Method 1

attrib -s -h /s /d

Method 2

attrib FOLDERNAME -s -r -a -h /S /D

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Test and Boot an ISO Image Using Virtual Machine


To test an ISO image without burning to a disc using Oracle VirtualBox or VMWare Workstation. Of course, you can use any of the other virtual machine software to get a similar result. I also have Virtual PC installed and it too does a good job of mounting ISO images for testing, but for this article VirtualBox is used because it’s freely available to run on all Windows and Unix systems.
Simply follow the steps to load an ISO image into VirtualBox:
Step 1
Download and install VirtualBox.
Step 2
Run VirtualBox.

Boot an ISO Image Using Virtual Box 1

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