Google I/O is the event where the search giant, Google is rumored to introduce many new products including the flagship tablet, Nexus 7, Android Jelly Bean, Google Maps 3D and many more new and awesome products. With just less than 1 day remaining, the event is one of the most actipated events of the year.
Google has decided to stream the event live on the official Google I/O blog while some others would be live blogging the updates from the two days events.
Google I/O live stream.
Just head over to the link below for the official live stream of Google I/O.
Google Chrome for Windows, Mac and Linux has been updated to v19 with the new feature of tab syncing. You can now open the tabs open in your one browser in others using the sync features of Chrome which would work using your Gmail account.
Chrome by Google is one of the best browsers available for download. New features are continuous being added to the Google Chrome and now in the latest update following features have been added:
All the open tabs would be synced across your devices on different platforms i.e. Chrome for desktop, Chrome for Mac, Chrome for Linux and Chrome beta for Android.
Other settings like bookmarks, saved pages, website history and installed app and extensions are also synced.
This new update for Chrome would be installed automatically on the previous versions of Chrome.
Google recently started rolling out the new interface for its social network, Google+. Although, the new design is very impressive and full of new features but, still there are some things which almost all the users didn’t liked e.g. the excessive white space which is shown in new Google+ design when you open G+ on high resolution devices. There is now Firefox and Chrome plugins which hide that white space and makes the content more visible.
What is causing the excessive white space?
The new design uses the full browser and screen width of your PC and thus, if you are using a high resolution device then, you would note that the content area in Google+ has been shifted to the left and the chat is displayed on far most right side. There is a huge white space in the center, between the content and the chat area which is very annoying as nothing is displayed in that space. Here is how (refer the image below) the white space looked on my 1600 x 900 resolution PC.
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The new interface was rolled out just two days ago and yet, developers have found out a way to eliminate that white space. There are now extensions for Firefox and Chrome to do the job. The image below shows how the Google+ page looks like after installing the extension in Firefox.
How does the extension work?
Although, I haven’t gone in the core files of the extension but, it seems that these extensions reduces the Google+ page’s width to some where between 900 – 1000 pixels and hence the white space goes away. You can clearly see the difference between the view before installing the extension and after installing it i.e. the whole content which previously was on the left side has now been shifted to the center of the page which eliminates the excessive white space.
You can download the extensions from the links below:
Angry Birds have been everyone’s choice in the market from the day of release and many people wish to play Angry Birds. In the start Angry Birds were only available for iPhone, Android and Windows Phones but, thanks to Google, Windows users are also able to play Angry Birds using their Google Chrome Web Browser.
Now you can even give your browser a look of Angry Birds.
You can follow the instruction given below to switch to the old Facebook Profile in Google Chrome and there is also a tutorial video embedded at the end.
Disclaimer: Using this trick to get the old Facebook Profile Page may change the overall style of other websites. We strongly recommend turning that option off while visiting other websites. In case of viewing or other problems, Tech LineUp/knowledge-news.com won’t be held responsible.
Close all your Chrome Browser windows
After closing, right click the browser shortcut/quick launch icon and click ‘Properties’.
A pop-up window would open. Under ‘Shortcut’ Tab you would see a box named as ‘Target’.
You would see the location of your Chrome installation folder. The end of that location would be like this
You will insert the code after that.
Now, before inserting the code you need to copy the right one and then paste it.
See the code below:
1- XP Users use this code:
-user-agent=”Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1)”
2- Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 users can use the code below:
- -user-agent=”Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0)”
Just copy the appropriate code and paste it after the ‘chrome.exe’ with a space between both e.g.
chrome.exe – -user-agent=”Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0)”
Now, go to your Facebook Profile and if done properly, your old profile page would be back
To get the timeline back just remove the code you inserted and your timeline would be back.
Note:This tweak only changes the timeline in your browser i.e. you will see your and others old Facebook Profiles while everyone else would see your normal Timeline view.