How to disable Firefox full screen warning notification

You have probably seen the annoying notification that says something like “CurrentWebsite.com is now full screen”.
It does take 3 seconds before it starts to fade out which many people can find really annoying, including me.
So here’s how you get rid of the full screen notification in Firefox (Tested on version 82.0.2).

Type this in the URL bar and press enter:
about:config
You’ll see a warning page that you must be careful and such. So to continue click on “Accept the risk” or whatever it says.

Now, search for the line below:
full-screen-api.warning.timeout

The standard value is 3000, try changing that value to 50.

Some other tutorials suggest 0, but that didn’t work so good on my PC.
You might have to change the value less/more, I guess it depends on your hardware.

You should not even have to restart the browser before it’s working so try it out right away. You might have to refresh the webpage you’re currently on.

How to set up Windows shortcuts to any directory

This is a simple tutorial how you can create shortcut to folders which you can use in pretty much any Windows application when you need to browse for some files or directories.

Open the start menu and search for “Edit environment variables for your account” (without the quotes) and open it.

Under “User variables for *YourUsername*“, click on “New…“.

In “Variable name” type the shortcut text/name you want to use when browsing for folders/files in any windows application.
Lets say you type “xxx” (without the quotes).

In “Variable value“, this is where you should type or browse to the full path of the directory you want the shortcut to go to.
The directory must already exist, or you can create it while you browse.

For example, lets say you use this path:
“C:\Program Files\SomeFolder\LongPath\Stuff\Hidden\”
(Again, without the quotes)

When done, click OK and then OK again in the background Window.

How to use the shortcut to your directory
Lets say you want to save some image from your web browser.

Just type the following in the filename field of the “Save as…” dialog box to access your directory and press enter:
%xxx%

(You must type % on both site of your shortcut name, otherwise it wont work.)
This will take you to your “hidden directory” or whatever you using the shortcut for.

Fix Windows Defender (Setting is managed by your administrator)

This command took a really long time to figure out. I’m not sure it will work for you, don’t blame me if it will mess up your computer. It worked fine for me on Windows 10. I guess it will work on ~Windows 8-8.1 too, maybe even Windows 7.

This setting is managed by your administrator Windows Defender

Copy the following command and paste it in the Command Prompt by right clicking with the mouse. It will paste it directly when you rightclick, now you only have to press Enter.
Hopefully it will change directory to your username directory, then it will store a backup of the registry keys if something goes wrong.
Then it will try to delete the registry keys.

Close down Windows Security Settings and any other Windows settings stuff if you got that open and Regedit too. I don’t really know if it matters, but do it anyway.

Start the Command Prompt as Administrator. It won’t work unless you run it as Administrator.

Here the command to copy and paste:

echo off && cls && echo Creating Registry Backup: %USERPROFILE%\WindowsDefender-Reg-Backup.reg && cd %USERPROFILE% && reg export "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender" "WindowsDefender-Reg-Backup.reg" && echo. && echo Deleting HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender && reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender" && echo. && echo Done. Check if you can turn on the Windows Defender settings now. && echo. && Made by NordicNode.com && echo. && echo on

If everything went successful, restart your computer. (You might have to reconnect your USB-devices like keyboard and mouse unless they work.)

Go into the Windows Defender settings and see if you can turn everything on.

Fix the Touchpad 2 Finger Scroll Issue (Asus, Acer, Dell, HP…)

Along with lots of other ASUS laptop owners, I started having problems with my touchpads 2 finger scroll after updating to Windows 10.
I read on forums that some laptops from other companies like Lenovo, Acer, Toshiba, Dell, HP did also have the same kind of touchpad scrolling problem.

I tried to solve it by installing different ASUS touchpad drivers, messing around with config files and such, nothing worked. But then I found a solution that worked perfectly for me at least.

This fix didn’t work on all laptops but it’s worth a try!

Windows 10 Touchpad Scrolling Problems - FIXED!
The laptop I’m using is a ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501JW. I believe the ASUS ZenBook N501JW will work with this solution too.
If you’re having problems with the touchpad 2 finger scrolling but have another laptop model, I still think you should test this solution anyway.

(You’re following this tutorial on your own risk as always. Create a Restore Point.).

Lets start with Step #1.

Download these drivers from Microsoft:
http://download.windowsupdate.com/c/msdownload/update/driver/drvs/2017/10/28775d92-bef5-48b3-a467-ac2bd18c0bac_e904792fef3ebfa8201af9bde1dca8876b067750.cab

Now you have to extract the content in the the CAB-file.
You can use 7-Zip for example or Windows builtin tools like the Command Promt or PowerShell to extract the CAB-file.

You need to run this command in the same folder as the CAB-file:
expand 28775d92-bef5-48b3-a467-ac2bd18c0bac_e904792fef3ebfa8201af9bde1dca8876b067750.cab -F:* C:\NewFolder123

(The “-F:*” stands for extracting all the files! Change the C:\NewFolder123 path to a folder you’ve created before running the command.)

Hopefully you have that folder filled with lots of files and some folders by now.

Step #2 – Uninstall the old Asus Touchpad Software & Drivers.

Open the “Device Manager”. Click on “Mice and other pointing devices” and uninstall the “Asus Precision Touchpad”.
(It might be called something else with the word “touchpad” or “Asus”. Just look around.)

Also uninstall the “ASUS Smart Gesture (Touchpad Driver)” if you have that installed.
I also uninstalled the “ATKPackage (ATKACPI driver and hotkey-related utilities)”, but I don’t know if this is necessary.

Step #3 – Install the New Drivers.

Rightclick and choose “Update drivers” on the touchpad you just uninstalled drivers for in the “Device Manager”.

Click on “Browse my computer for driver software.”. Then browse to the folder where you extracted the content from the CAB-file.
Select ETD.inf. If you cant see it, try typing “ETD.inf” in the filename textfield and press enter.

Let it install the drivers and then restart your PC.
Your mouse may not function that well yet, if it does, then just skip the next step.

Step #4 – Install the ELAN Miniport PTP Driver.

Some people have the touchpad working fine again after a reboot but I had to go into “Device Manager” again and then look under “Mice and other devices”, also under the “Human Interface Devices” and then update the driver for something with the word “Miniport…..”. (Cant remember the exact name but it had a small “yellow warning-icon” on it).
Rightclick on it, update drivers, click on “Browse my computer for driver software.”, browse to the same directory as before and choose the file “ETDMiniPTP.inf”.

Restart your PC.

Hopefully you’ll have it working by now.
If you want the scrolling the other way around, just change it in Windows 10 mouse settings.

I hope this small tutorial helped solving your touchpad scrolling issues.

Chrome & Vivaldi: Change the CACHE location & Size

This is mostly a note for myself but I’m sure some people will find it useful too.

If you want to change the cache location of where Chrome, Vivaldi and probably other browsers that use the same rendering engine, this is how you do it the easy way.
But this is only for the Shortcut, if some other application starts your browser for example, these parameters wouldn’t be used.
It’s a minor problem, at least for me… I just replace all the shortcuts to Vivaldi I have.

I use a free RamDisk for Windows because I work a lot with temporary files and it’s faster than any harddrive. So that’s where I also place the web browser cache.

1: Right-click on your Chrome/Vivaldi-shortcut and click on “Properties”.

2: Under the tab “Shortcut” you’ll see the field “Target”. Right at the end of the path to the “.exe” file is where you place the parameters for cache directory location and also how much space it should be able to use.

This is the shortcut I use for example. X: is the RamDisk, and 350000000 = 350 MB.

"C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Local\Vivaldi\Application\vivaldi.exe" --disk-cache-dir="x:\Temp" --disk-cache-size-350000000

I hope you find it useful!