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Hey guys!

I recently came across a user script which removes the annoying ad features in Gmail.
On the other hand, it makes your message view wider.

Its a javascript. So you need a javascript enabled browser (i recommend firefox).

Here are the steps:

1. Get Firefox, if you don’t have from here.
2. Install Greasemonkey add-on from here.
3. Go here to install the script.
4. Open your inbox and enjoy the clear view (without ads).

Below is the script, if you want it.
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var widerGmailMessageViewTargetCSSRule;

document.addEventListener(“DOMNodeInserted”,
function(evt) {
if (evt.target.className == “T1HY1 XoqCub MMcQxe”) {
var column = document.evaluate(“.//td[@class=’tELAdc’ and position()=3]”, evt.target, null, XPathResult.ANY_UNORDERED_NODE_TYPE, null).singleNodeValue;
if (column) {
var subjectline = document.evaluate(“.//h1[@class=’YfMhcb’]”, evt.target, null, XPathResult.ANY_UNORDERED_NODE_TYPE, null).singleNodeValue;
var linksdiv = document.evaluate(“.//div[@class=’yMuNaf’]”, evt.target, null, XPathResult.ANY_UNORDERED_NODE_TYPE, null).singleNodeValue;
subjectline.parentNode.insertBefore(linksdiv, subjectline);
column.parentNode.removeChild(column);
column = document.evaluate(“.//td[@class=’tELAdc’ and position()=2]”, evt.target, null, XPathResult.ANY_UNORDERED_NODE_TYPE, null).singleNodeValue;
column.parentNode.removeChild(column);
}
for (var i = 0; i < document.styleSheets.length && !widerGmailMessageViewTargetCSSRule; i++) {
for (var j = 0; j < document.styleSheets[i].cssRules.length && !widerGmailMessageViewTargetCSSRule; j++) {
if (document.styleSheets[i].cssRules[j].selectorText == “.OZly4d”) {
widerGmailMessageViewTargetCSSRule = document.styleSheets[i].cssRules[j];
}
}
}
widerGmailMessageViewTargetCSSRule.style.cssText = “padding-top: 0; float: right; padding-right: 1ex;”
}
}, false);

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Note: Listen non-firefox users (or users with no user script manager add-ons available)-You may not be able to hide the ads, and if you manage to, please let me know how.

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It looks like Microsoft wants to make the browser war a bit more interesting by coming up with something that will be much more bigger and better than the current web browsers in the market.

Microsoft Gazelle, a new web browser project by Microsoft was recently brought into the spotlight on Microsoft Research.

According to the information provided by Microsoft, this web browser will be more like an Operating System with many new features that you won’t find in Firefox, Chrome or even in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.

Ofcourse, this will be greatly increasing the perfomace and security – in other words, can come up as the safest web browser of the world.

There is no information on its release or any other details as this project is still under works. But I’m sure, Microsoft will soon reveal more about it as time passes.

{Via Sizlopedia}
{Microsoft Gazelle: A New Web Browser in Works}

When I want to search for images, the first place to look for that comes to my mind is Google Image Search. It does lack a few features, but I still use it for all my image-searching needs.

To get a direct link for any image in Google Image Search, you have to first click the image and get the direct link from the website page where that image belongs to. But thanks to a Greasemonkey script, getting a direct link is much easier now.

Google Direct Image Links is a Greasemonkey script that adds a link to the direct URL of the image above every search result in Google Image Search.

This is a very useful script for people (like me) who use Google Image Search very often. No need to open the image page first just to get the direct link. You can copy it directly from the results page.

Download the script from the link given below.

Download Google Direct Image Links script

There are many sites now to reveal Yahoo! status, but there are also many tricks to wall off from these sites too!

But this free web service which I are going to tell you will deface all the methods to hide the online status on yahoo.

Its called 4invisible:

4invisible

 

Click here to go the site.

I told you we are going to start our school blog…here’s the link to that.

Click here to go to our blog.

We’ve named it is ‘In My School’.

We, i mean me and my classmates are going to create a blog.
I will post its link as soon as it is possible.