How to disable built-in PDF viewer of Firefox 19

As we have mentioned in the earlier post, the main feature of Firefox 19 is it’s built-in PDF viewer. But if you still prefer to use a third-party tool for this then you can easily turn off the built-in viewer.

If you wish to change the default PDF viewer, you can do it by going to Options -> Applications tab. There search for PDF and select the required option from the list.

Default pdf reader firefox

Or else you can completely disable the built in PDF viewer by going to about:config. Type about:config in address bar and press enter. Click on I’ll be careful, I promise. In that page search for pdfjs.disabled. Set its value to true and you are done.

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How to block forced reboot after installing updates on Windows

Stop forced restart after installing updates

Even though the update process on Windows 8 is better than that of the earlier Windows operating systems, you might see the countdown timer to restart your computer for finishing the update process. Which leads to a forceful system restart. Well, you can save your self from this but not many people know how. Follow the steps given below if you don’t won’t to see that countdown again.

  1. Go to start screen.
  2. Type “regedit” and press enter.
  3. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \\ SOFTWARE \\ Policies \\ Microsoft \\ Windows \\ WindowsUpdate \\ AU.
  4. There in the right side pane, right-click and select New -> DWORD (32-bit) value.Stop forced restart after installing updates
  5. Rename the new value to NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers and set its value to 1.

In case you want to bring back the forced reboot you can always delete this DWORD value.


Turn your laptop into Wi-Fi hotspot with mHotspot

Turn your laptop into wi-fi hotspot
Turn your laptop into wi-fi hotspot

In past we showed you, how you can use Virtual Router to share your wired internet connection with others over Wi-Fi. mHotspot is another free software to serve this purpose with intuitive user interface. It is light-weight, easy to use and does not require any installation at all.

It allows the user to share internet connection over Wi-Fi with password protection without any additional hardware. You can use this to connect your mobiles, laptops, tablets, smart tvs everything with a single internet connection. All you have to do is download the file and run it. You can even use this network to play multiplayer games on LAN as well.

Watch the video below to know more.


Download mHotspot for Windows