Friday, January 29, 2010

Clear Frequent Files from Start Menu - Windows Media Player

Windows 7 Start Menu is almost similar to Windows Vista however Windows 7 Taskbar aka superbar is way different from Vista & XP Taskbar. In Windows 7 Taskbar you have access to jump list and recently opened document list of Office word and for Windows Media Player you will get frequently played video list.

Same list of frequently played videos is also available in Windows 7 Start Menu if you have pinned Windows Media Player 12 (WMP 12) to start menu. Many users do not want others to see what videos they were playing. Here is guide on how to clear and stop displaying WMP 12 Recent/Frequent List for those who don’t know how to clear frequently player video list of Windows Media Player.

Follow below steps to clear and disable Windows Media Player Frequent/Recent list from Start Menu and Taskbar Jump list of Windows 7.

How to Clear & Stop Displaying Windows Media Player 12 Frequent List in Windows 7

1. Open Windows Media Player 12 (wmp 12) from start Menu

2. Now click on Organize and go to Options

3. Under Options, Select Privacy tab

4. Now under Privacy tab look at History Section

Click on “Clear History” to clear Frequent/Recent List of Windows Media Player 12

Uncheck Music, Pictures, Videos & Playlist to stop displaying Windows Media Player 12 Frequent/Recent List.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Firefox on Mac OS X tab problem

An unexpected behaviour of Firefox on OS X is that when tabbing through web pages, especially forms, certain elements are skipped. This is quite annoying when form filling since you cannot tab to the “submit” button (or use the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button on Google without resorting to the mouse).

Correcting this is in fact very simple!

Tabbing problems in Firefox in Mac OS X

The solution I found to the problem was somewhat unexpected. How to address this is that the end user have to turn on Full keyboard access > All controls in System Preferences for it to work as expected. Like this:

1. Open System Preferences

2. Go to Keyboard & Mouse

3. Select All controls for Full keyboard access

Alternatively you can add / change the accessibility.tabfocus Firefox option via about:config to one of the following:

3 to be able to tab to form controls or
7 to be able to tab to everything