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How to clear cached web content in Firefox

Firefox

Some Router and Storage GUIs require cached web content to be cleared after a firmware update if there have been major changes in the web interface.

For Firefox especially I find the location isn’t very intuitive, so to remind myself as much as anything else, here are two ways to clear the cached web content in Firefox. These instructions are for the lastest verison of Firefox – 29, but should be very similar for older versions.

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How to reset Firefox to default settings

Firefox

Occasionally if Firefox is becoming slow or you’ve suffered from a dose of persistant adware or popups you may need to reset Firefox back to its default settings.

This is quite a simple task but differs for each browser, so i thought I would document the process. These instructions are for the lastest verison of Firefox – 29, but should be very similar for older versions. Continue reading

How to open Internet Explorer 11 in Desktop Mode on Windows 8.1

Internet Explorer 11In Windows 8.1 there are two different ways of using Internet Explorer. One way is to open Internet Explorer from within the Desktop mode, which gives you visible tabs, the address bar, and easy access to the Internet Explorer options.

Internet Explorer 11 Desktop Mode - OxfordSBSGuy website

The other is to use Internet Explorer from the New User Interface (previously known as Metro), and is called a Chrome-less mode because it uses all of the screen and is border-less.

Internet Explorer 11 - Chrome-less mode oxfordsbsguy website

By default Internet Explorer decides which mode to open, but if you would always like it to open in desktop mode how do you configure it?

From the desktop run Internet Explorer by running it from the program location, or press Windows Key + R, and type iexplore.

Click on the Tools button in the top right hand corner (it looks like a cog) or press Alt + X, and select Internet Options and then the Programs tab.

Or from within the New User Interface go to Control Panel (just start typing it), and select Internet Options.

Go to the Program tab, and from the drop down box, select how you would like Internet Explorer to open.

Internet Explorer 11 - Options - Programs

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BT wins BDUK deal for Oxfordshire

BT

BT has won a £25 million contract from Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) to supply superfast broadband to 90% of homes in Oxfordshire by 2015.

The Oxfordshire County Council will provide £10 million, BDUK £4 million with BT investing the remaining £11 million.

So far BT has won all the money made available from BDUK after Fujitsu pulled out of the bidding in March 2013 leaving BT as the last remaining bidder.

Related Links:

http://www.publictechnology.net/news/bt-wins-45m-bduk-deals-oxfordshir-and-worcestershire/37923

http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/bduk-oxfordshire-bt-rural-broadband-123804?ModPagespeed=noscript

http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/broadband/bt-adds-oxfordshire-and-worcestershire-to-broadband-deals-1171069

How to open Internet Explorer 10 in Desktop Mode on Windows 8

Internet Explorer 10In Windows 8 there are two different ways of using Internet Explorer. One way is to open Internet Explorer from within the Desktop mode, which gives you visible tabs, the address bar, and easy access to the Internet Explorer options.

Internet Explorer Desktop Mode - OxfordSBSGuy website

The other is to use Internet Explorer from the New User Interface (previously known as Metro), and is called a Chrome-less mode because it uses all of the screen and is border-less.

Internet Explorer - Chrome-less mode oxfordsbsguy website

By default Internet Explorer decides which mode to open, but if you would always like it to open in desktop mode how do you configure it?
From the desktop run Internet Explorer by running it from the program location, or press Windows Key + R, and type iexplore.

Click on the Tools button in the top right hand corner (it looks like a cog) or press Alt + X, and select Internet Options and then the Programs tab.

Or from within the New User Interface go to Control Panel (just start typing it), and select Internet Options.

Go to the Program tab, and from the drop down box, select how you would like Internet Explorer to open.

Internet Options - Programs

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