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How To Disable and Enable Tabs in Gmail Inbox

Gmail has rolled out a new feature Inbox Tabs which will enable gmail and you to sort your emails based on their content.

For example – All your Social Media Notifications from Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube will automatically be placed under the “Social” Tab while other promotions from Flipkart, amazon, ebay etc will get placed under “Promotions” tab.

Now for some users including me – This was quite annoying as I now had to switch between various tabs to locate all my new emails in my gmail Inbox. So here I am presenting you with the Tech Tip of the Week

How to Disable/Enable Tabs in Gmail Inbox

1. On the right side of the Gmail interface, find and click the little gear icon (a.k.a. Settings).

2. Click Configure inbox.

3. Now choose which of the five available tabs you want to enable—or disable. If you’re not sure exactly what each tab will give you, just mouse over the name of each one; Gmail will show you personalized examples (based on your own inbox) of the kinds of messages that’ll get sorted there. In order to disable all tabs so that you can see all emails in one Inbox tab only than uncheck all boxes except Primary & also enable Include starred in Primary under Starred Messages.

Disable or Enable Tabs in Gmail Inbox

4. Once you’ve made your selections, click Save. and Gmail will then load all emails in one Inbox View only – just like the old times.

For your convenience – You can also watch the video below on How to Enable and Disable Gmail Tabs in Inbox



How To Choose a Best Free VPN Software

Hotspot Shield Best Free VPN SoftwareVPN or Virtual Private Network has become an important tool for online security in today’s internet era. With the increase independance on technology, internet threats pose a very serious risk. Each and every one of us should be concerned about our security and privacy on the World Wide Web. Understanding the need, numerous VPN providers have come to the rescue!  As a result, choosing a VPN from this large pool has become a daunting task.

VPN and its functions:

VPN is a form of WAN or Wide Area Network, which is developed to secure all types of communication channels  through private as well as public networks such as the internet.  A Virtual Private Network creates a tunnel between both the ends of the connection that secures the data transmitted over the network. Some of the important functions of a Virtual Private Network are:

  • Data Encryption: VPN is an advanced networking technology that encrypts all of the data sent by you by protocols such as PPTP VPN, L2TP VPN and SSH VPN.
  • Secure Browsing: With the help of VPN, one can browse the internet with maximum security. The tunnel created by a VPN encrypts the data you transfer.
  • Hidden IP Address: This is an important function of VPN. The user is provided with a new IP address that is assigned by Hotspot Shield server in the US. This allows the user to enjoy anonymous browsing.
  • Unblock Blocked Sites: VPN technology empowers you to access blocked websites from any part of the world. Since you are surfing the internet with a new IP address, you can easily open Geo-restricted websites while using a VPN even if you are a citizen of an internet-censored country.

Points that should be considered when choosing a VPN

When you have decided to protect yourself with a VPN, there are certain points that should take into consideration.

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How To Disable and Remove Chat From Gmail

If you prefer using Google Talk (GTalk) to chat online with your friends and only use Gmail to check emails and not for chatting. This tips will prove useful to you – This Tech Tip will help you to completely remove (and not just hide) the chat box from your Gmail mailbox.

Log on to your  Gmail Settings page, switch to the Chat tab, choose “Chat Off” and click on the “Save Changes” button. Alternatively, you may use this link to directly access your Gmail Chat settings page. You can re-enable chat in your Gmail by using the “Chat On” option.

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How to Fix Cannot Create File Error When Opening Attachment in Outlook 2007

Sometimes a User is not able to save or open an email attachments in Outlook 2007. They keep receiving this error below

“Cannot create file: filename.extension. Right-click the folder you want to create the file in, and then click Properties on the shortcut menu to check your permissions for the folder.”

This problem occurs usually when Outlook cannot access the temp file the file is linked to. To resolve this problem, try the following steps:

1. Click Start > Run and type regedit.

2. Click Edit > Find and type OutlookSecureTempFolder.

3. When regedit has found the entry, it will tell you where your Outlook temporary files are stored. It will look similar to:

C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\OLKrandomnumber

4. Open My Computer and navigate to this location on your hard drive.

5. Delete all of the files in this folder.

6. Restart Microsoft Outlook and you should be able to open your attachment.

Outlook 2000 Users

1.Start->Run->type “regedit“
2.Go to the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Outlook\Security
3.In the right pane, double-click OutlookSecureTempFolder Modify on the Edit menu and type “c:\temp0\” in the Value data: field
5.exit registry
6.Restart your computer

Outlook 2003 Users

1.Start->Run->type “regedit“
2.Go to the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Security
3.In the right pane, double-click OutlookSecureTempFolder Modify on the Edit menu and type “c:\temp0\” in the Value data: field
5.exit registry
6.Restart your computer

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