Firefox has a jump-list of frequent used web pages when you right click the Firefox taskbar icon:
This can be disabled as follows.
about:config into the address bar and then press Enter.
Note the warning displayed and then click the
I’ll be careful, I promise! button to continue.
In the search bar type
frequent and then right click on browser.taskbar.lists.frequent.enabled and then click on Toggle from the drop down menu.
The value will change from
true to false.
The change will take effect immediately.
I am working on a Windows Phone 8.1 Runtime app and have a ListView to display data on a detail page. The problem is that by default the tilt animation is enabled. This is not wanted because it gives visual feedback to the user that something should happen when the object is tapped.
To disable this behavior we need to create a copy of the default style of the ListView as follows:
Right click on the ListView in the designer and then select: Edit Additional Templates, Edit Generated Item Container (ItemContainerStyle), Edit a Copy…
A copy of the default style will be placed in your XAML.
PointerUpThemeAnimation and PointerDownThemeAnimation Storyboards and remove them (or comment them out if you prefer):
<PointerUpThemeAnimation Storyboard.TargetName="TiltContainer" />
<VisualState x:Name="Normal" />
<PointerDownThemeAnimation Storyboard.TargetName="TiltContainer" />
To stop Firefox from prompting you to install Flash Player type
about:config in the address bar and then press Enter. Confirm the exception:
plugins.notifyMissingFlash and set it to false by double clicking it.
To turn off Facebook chat on Windows Phone 8 first tap the
Settings icon on the Start screen and then swipe left to get to the applications pane. Tap messaging:
messaging screen toggle the Use Facebook Chat slider to the Off position:
Search results in Windows 8.1 combine local searches with results from the Bing search engine. For some users this might pose privacy / security issues.
Windows 8.1 Preview – Local and Bing search results
In the Windows 8.1 Preview the
Search Suggestions and Web Results from Bing feature is easily disabled (and I assume that this will be the same for 8.1 upon release).
Windows key and C together to bring up the charms bar (or swipe from the right on a touch device). Click Change PC Settings:
Click or tap Change PC Settings
Search & apps in the left hand pane:
Click or tap Search & apps
Get search suggestions and web results from Bing to the Off position.
Toggle Bing searches to the Off position
Search results now do not include results from Bing:
Windows 8.1 Preview Search results with Bing disabled