How to make using the internet very useful!

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by White_Hype, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. White_Hype

    White_Hype Guest

    Post programs/websites with a brief description that make your computer using experience the most ergonomic.

    Caveat: Do not post anti virus, spyware related things

    Websites:
    digg.com - find cool/important news quickly
    http://del.icio.us/ - share bookmarks online
    http://voo2do.com/ - to do list
    answers.com - gives definition/thesarus/encyclopedia/pronounciation/etc all in one



    Applications:
    google reader - rss reader (shows updates of all the websites you choose)
     
  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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  3. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Ok, to be more serious. ObjectDock.
    Yeah I know it's not internet specific. But I setup mine
    with an rss feeder, a google search, firefox, the weather and time.
    Not to mention the standard pc shortcuts.






    [​IMG]
     
  4. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I used to use ObjectDock a lot, but I could never come up with a good way to launch the Classic Start Menu from an OD icon. (I really, really hate the XP-style Start Menu.)

    All in all I run a pretty barebones setup:
    - IE6
    - Google Toolbar for searching and popup-blocking
    - A huge blocklist of adware/virus/porn sites courtesy of IE-SpyAd
    - Free Download Manager (that's actually the name of the app) that does what it sounds like
     
  5. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Doesn't it just launch the start menu the way you have it set? :confused:
     
  6. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    This is with normal XP start menu:

    [​IMG]


    And this is with Classic XP start menu:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. piratepenguin

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    My gnome-panel launchers:
    [​IMG]
    I usually click mplayer (For music), Firefox, GAIM, and Xchat as soon as I login, so those are right beside eachother. I'll click the terminal launcher a couple of times a day, and it's rare that I need to dig into the Applications menu. (when I do, GNOME has it well organised for me)

    Firefox is setup to open tabs from my last session automatically, I absolutely love that feature.

    websites:
    http://slashdot.org/
    http://piratepenguin.is-a-geek.com/~declan/cotu/ :big grin:

    I've a deep appreciation for auto complete, since I can't remember the last time I completely entered a URL into my browser. Firefox/spellchecking I necessitate with too, and it's context-menu-on-selected-text-has "Search <currently-selected-searchengine> for ..." feature. <3 Rather than just saying "Search the Web for..." as in previous FF versions. I do some searchengine swapping before right clicking text quite a lot since I discovered it.
     
  8. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I guess you can get used to any feature, but auto complete has always annoyed me.

    Your second link isn't opening up for me.
     
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    God damnit. My ISP has been having fun fucking shit up today. It's working now.

    I can find auto complete annoying in web forms (not usually though) but for the url bar it's a god send. I usually type no more than 's' in it to get to slashdot, 'f' for OT C&P, etc.. Love it.
     
  10. hayWIR3D

    hayWIR3D ** 40 days, 40 nights cumming to an OT near you **

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    Hmm. I was hoping to come in here and catch http://stumbleupon.com as top favorite. It is mostly used with Firefox.

    Channel surf the internet. Discover great websites,
    videos, pictures and more — all according to your interests.


    It's an awesome that in which I find very very useful. I've had tons of bookmarks thanks to these guys.
     
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    On XP...

    FeedDemon for RSS.

    SecureCRT for SSH/Telnet.

    PSPad for text editing. (Everyone has their personal favorite text/hex editor, that's just what I use. I've used others in the past.)

    Photoshop CE2 for graphic editing.

    Taskbar Shuffle so I can reorganize windows in my task bar.

    WinSCP for transferring files.

    Moz Thunderbird for e-mail.

    Foxit for PDF's.

    uTorrent for torrents.

    "Vista XP" theme.
     

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