Did Skype change your browser’s phone numbers

December 8, 2008

It did to one of our valued customers who could not understand why, after installing Skype on his PC, he could no longer check our useful list of Manufacturers’ Telephone Numbers as he did before.

Skype’s default installation includes extensions for Microsoft Internet Explorer and for Mozilla Firefox. To disable these extensions:
1. Open your web browser
2. On the toolbar, click the icon to turn off the Skype Add-on/Extension icon as shown here: http://www.skype.com/intl/en/help/guides/ie_addon/

Alternatively, you can uninstall Skype from your computer and reinstall it checking off these two extensions after clicking on the Options button before launching the installation:
– Install Skype extension for Mozilla Firefox
– Install Skype add-on for Internet Explorer

Either one of these two solutions will allow you to view your phone numbers the way you did before installing Skype, while enjoying the benefits of this great service.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 new privacy options

September 23, 2008

Microsoft’s upcoming Internet Explorer will include a new set of privacy settings designed to give users more control over their information.

Users will now be able to choose whether to share their browsing and searching information and to know how it is used.

InPrivate Browsing and InPrivate Blocking settings will allow users to prevent the browser from saving any search or browsing history at all and also to automatically delete such data at the end of each session.

Users will also be able to disable saving of all off-line data including cookies, passwords, and form data.

More information on these and other new features is available when you visit Microsoft.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 is currently in Beta 2 release and is due out in the next few weeks.

Firefox 3 available

June 18, 2008

Mozilla released Firefox 3 yesterday, June 17th, 2008. The new version uses less resources, offers improved performance and security, and many new features. Download Firefox 3 here.


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