Sunday, February 8, 2015

Install XAMPP 5.6.3 in Windows 8



XAMPP is an easy to install Apache  distribution containing MySQL, PHP, and Perl.
To install XAMPP 5.6.3 in Windows 8:
1) Go to
https://www.apachefriends.org/download.html
2) save exe file and run
3) Ignore anti-virus warning,
4) For UAC control warning, change install directory not in
under C:\Program files or Program files (x86)
5) Finish XAMPP installation and run XAMPP control panel, start Apache and MySQL
6) type localhost and click English, click PhpMyAdmin to see your MySQL database
7) Go to htdocs under XAMPP installation directory, create a folder (for example jinasentest) and a file test.php under jiansentest   and run test.php under localhost/jiansentest/test.php

test.php:
 <?php
echo "This is a test";
?>

Video: Install XAMPP 5.6.3 in Windows 8

Open Google homepage instead of Yahoo in new tab in Firefox



In Firefox, when you open a new tab, you may find the default is yahoo website while you want to set it as Google homepage. To set the default address for new tab, the following steps should be followed:
 1. type  about:config in web address
2. Accept warning
3. type newtab in search box
4. Double-click the browser.newtab.url,
change address from Yahoo to https://google.com

Video:  Open Google homepage instead of Yahoo in new tab in Firefox