Technology Insights

Ubuntu 10.04: Disable popup description on mouse hover

Although Ubuntu is a fantastic Linux distribution they have done quite a few annoying things by default in a effort to create a more user friendly work environment. One of these things is the tool tips and descriptions which pop up whenever the mouse is hovered over anything.  This happens for links, applications, folders and pretty much everything else. Its seriously annoying for a seasoned Linux user so I embarked on a quest to disable it. Fortunately its very easy.

Technology Errors

Firefox Won’t Open On Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Firefox Won’t Launch In Safe Mode

I use multiple browsers on a daily basis either because some sites work better in some browsers versus others or to test web applications, etc. Typically I prefer Chrome over any other browser but sometimes I use Firefox because of some of the plugins available. Sometime in the past the Firefox installation on my Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit laptop became corrupted so when I attempted to launch Firefox it would flash for a moment in the taskbar and then close immediately. The Firefox window would never display on the screen or even attempt to display on the screen however you could see the process for a moment in the Windows Task Manager as shown in the below image.