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Thank you Firefox

I just stumbled upon something in Mozilla Firefox that saved me a lot of time: Recently Closed Tabs.

I had just finished typing up a new wiki page and just before saving, I accidentally closed the tab I was working in. After a quick moment of panic, I thought to myself, “Maybe Firefox has a feature to undo the closing of that tab.”

A quick click on the History menu revealed Recently Closed Tabs. I could instantly open up the tab again, complete with all the text I had just typed in my wiki entry. Thank you Firefox!

This has saved me about 10 minutes today, and probably many more future minutes. It also follows inline with an article that I read recently. The article explains the importance of providing an “undo” feature just like the one in Firefox that saved me today.

Update Apr 10, 2013 – This is now supported in most major web browsers.

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A tip from Inch’s bathroom

Have you ever been frustrated by condensation on your bathroom mirror when you get out of the shower? Are you annoyed when you wipe it off only to discover that you’ve now created streaks on your mirror, and the condensation just comes right back anyway? Here’s a discovery I made a couple months ago to get rid of your foggy mirror after a hot shower.

Simply use a hair dryer on its hot setting and move it in a circle over the area you would like cleared. At first, it won’t look like it has any effect, but then after a few seconds, the mirror will become crystal clear. Also, because you’re using hot air, the mirror heats up and doesn’t allow more condensation to form after you’ve cleared it off.

You can now shave, brush your teeth or style your fancy hair with confidence and a clear image staring back at you.