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in eCommerce / ASPDNSF, Operating Systems, Other, Web Browsers, Web Development
Recently, I needed to be able to clear a single site’s cookies on my computer in order to test an issue that a client was reporting. I certainly did NOT want to clear all cookies on my computer, which is the default and easiest method for most browsers (how would I remember those thousands of passwords that I have stored everywhere??), and it took a little searching on how to do this in each browser for just one site. Hopefully you’ll find this list useful as well!
- Google Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
- Click Chrome menu on browser toolbar
- Select Settings
- Click Show advance settings
- Click Content settings in Privacy section
- In Cookies section, select the site that issued the cookie, then the cookie, and click Remove
- Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored#w_delete-cookies-for-a-single-site
- Click Firefox button or Tools menu, then click Options
- Select Privacy panel
- Set Firefox will: to “Use custom settings for history”
- Click Show Cookies
- In the search field, type the name of the site whose cookies you want to remove.
- Select the cookie in the list to remove and click “Remove Cookie”
- Click “Close”
- Internet Explorer 9: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/forum/ie8-windows_other/i-want-to-selectively-delete-cookies-in-windows-7/ac10aa92-6919-40b2-a8c7-06a4fe184b6c (NOTE: Though hosted on a Microsoft website, this response was from a non-Microsoft employee, but I couldn’t locate an applicable Support document)
- Click on Tools, Internet Options
- Under Browsing History, click Settings
- Click View Files
- Locate the cookies to delete, right click and then click Delete
For all this info in one nifty page with nice screenshots: http://www.howtogeek.com/111925/delete-cookies-in-the-five-most-popular-web-browsers-in-windows
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in Beacon Team, Operating Systems, Tech Gadgets
Thirty years ago last week, IBM introduced its first personal computer - the 5150.
Its very reliable. The computer never has failed me when I work from home.
Maybe because the computer is encased in steel.
And a very happy 80th anniversary to the Bakelite telephone!
I think this one I have in the pic above is a Model 500 Rotary Bakelite Phone.
My productivity does suffer a little when I work from home.
Time for an upgrade?
Tags: Bakelite, Computers, IBM, Working from home
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in Operating Systems, Other, Search Engines, Web Development, Web Marketing
Based on data collected by Compuware’s benchmarks division, Google Chrome is the fastest web browser in the “real world” of desktop users. The data, collected over a one-month time frame, captured the results of 1.86 billion individual measurements on over 200 websites.
In the chart below, Google Chrome 12 has the fastest page load time (in blue) of 3.433 seconds. While, Safari 4 has the slowest load time of 6.149 seconds. The chart also shows perceived render times (in green) of browsers, which is the amount of time it takes for the visible portion of the page to load in the browser. Firefox 5 has the best perceived render time (in green) of 2.18 seconds, while Chrome comes in second at 2.374 seconds.
I personally use Firefox most of the time due to the number of Add-ons I have installed on my machine, but after reading this article I might have to make the switch to Google Chrome.
Here is the link to the full article found on LinkedIn, if you wish to read further.
Tags: Google Chrome
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in Operating Systems
Or how about this?
Or maybe this one?
If so, you might find this link interesting. It shows the process of upgrading a system from the first windows operating system all the way to Windows 7.
Warning, if you are a dyed-in-the-wool believer that Microsoft is the evil empire, you may find yourself spewing profanities at your browser and asking no one in particular how Windows can survive for some twenty plus years. For the rest, take it as a reminder (or history lesson) of the evolution of a tool that a lot of us have used for a long long time.
Tags: evolution, windows
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