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Do you have photos / music / other files and you are looking for sharing those files with your friends and families across the world.

Now you dont have to upload it to some other place / purchase any web space for sharing the files. You can do it with your home computer itself.

And the best part in it is.

Its is FREE.

Yes. You read it correct. The service is free.

All you need to do is install Opera Unite and you can start sharing in next 2 mins.

Opera Unite is a unique technology that turns any computer or device running Opera into a Web server.

Step 1: Download Opera Unite [http://labs.opera.com/downloads/]

Step 2: Install it.

Viola, you are now running a webserver in your home machine.

Step 3: Start the Opera Web browser (yes, that’s also you web server now) and enable the Opera Unite service from the lower left corner. Now double click the File Sharing link and select the folder whose content you want to share on the web. Any file or folder inside this folder can now be accessed over the internet – you can either use a public URL or specify a password for private sharing.

Watch this youtube video for more information on Opera Unite.

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Google Keywords

  • info – Shows the Wiki Page as the first result. Try “Web 2.0 info”
  • time – Gives you the current local time. Try “time Singapore”. [Acknowlegment: Thanks to my blog reader destinyking. He mentioned this tip to me]
  • currency – Gives you the Country Currency with ISO Code. Try “currency india”
  • define – Gives you the webdefinitions. Try “define java”
  • books – Book Search. Try ‘books on java’

Knowing Current Exchange Rate

[Unit] [ISO Source Currency Code] in [ISO Target Currency Code]

Try ‘1 SGD in INR’

Search within Files

[Search Keywords] filetype:[extension]

Try ‘Java filetype:pdf’

Supported Extensions:

  • Adobe Portable Document Format (pdf)
  • Adobe PostScript (ps)
  • Lotus 1-2-3 (wk1, wk2, wk3, wk4, wk5, wki, wks, wku)
  • Lotus WordPro (lwp)
  • MacWrite (mw)
  • Microsoft Excel (xls)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (ppt)
  • Microsoft Word (doc)
  • Microsoft Works (wks, wps, wdb)
  • Microsoft Write (wri)
  • Rich Text Format (rtf)
  • Shockwave Flash (swf)
  • Text (ans, txt)

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Using Tabs

  • Open a New Tab : Ctrl+T
  • Go to the Next Tab : Ctrl+TAB
  • Go to the Previous Tab: Ctrl+Shift+TAB
  • Close the current Tab: Ctrl+W

Quick Search / Links within Page

  • To Search in Page : Ctrl + F Or /, Start typing in search box it will automatically go to the first occurance of the word, to goto the next occurance press Ctrl+ G
  • To Search Links in Page: Press [Single Quote]. This will spawn the Quick Find area at the bottom and start typing. It will show you the first match as you’re typing! To move to the next match, hit Ctrl+G
    • Hit Enter to open the Hyperlink in the current tab
    • Hit Ctrl+Enter to open the Hyperlink in a new tab

Page Navigation

  • Scroll Down one Page: Either hit Page Down or the Spacebar
  • Scroll Up one Page: Either hit Page Up or Shift+Spacebar


  • Previous Page: Alt + Left Arrow or Backspace
  • Next Page: Alt + Right Arrow
  • Refresh the Current Page: Ctrl+R
  • Refresh the Current Page (and bypass local cache): Ctrl+Shift+R – this one is good if you want to get the latest and greatest from the server, like for eBay auctions or something.
  • Go to your Home Page: Alt+Home


  • Put the Cursor in the Address Bar: Ctrl+L
  • Put the Cursor in the Search Box: Ctrl+K
  • Increase the Size of the Text on the Page: Ctrl++ (hold Ctrl and hit +)
  • Decarese the Size of the Text on the Page: Ctrl+- (same, just hit -)

Source: Firefox Support Page

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Found this When I was cleaning up my old documents in my laptop.
Thought this would be useful for everyone…


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