Readers offer their best tips for getting Firefox's context menu in Google Docs, saving space on your iPod, and cleaning products that you can use in place of bleach.
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Shift-Click to Get Firefox's Context Menu Back
monsterblues shows us how to get Firefox's context menu if right-clicking just won't do it:
I started using the Google Docs word processor for a large project. Firefox usually highlights the words I misspelled; however, in numbered or bulleted lists, Google Docs takes over the right click menu and won't allow me to see the suggested spelling list. Today I discovered if you shift + right click you'll see the default Firefox menu along with the suggested spelling list.
Rate and Filter iPod Songs to Save Space
vgplayer8903 shares a method for saving iPod space with ratings:
Everyone has songs on their iPod that they dislike or never listen to but it never gets removed. With storage used for all sorts of things like apps, every "bit" counts. Next time that song comes around, give it a one star rating, then later in iTunes sort your songs by rating and delete all your one star songs. Failing that, you can create an on the go playlist to act as a checklist, then delete every song from your library in that playlist.
Check for Other Cleaners with Bleach for Quick Cleaning
Photo by Kat Rowland.
DavidJ710 tells us how he cleans when he doesn't have any bleach close by:
I was cleaning my bathroom today and the caulk in my shower was a pretty dirty. So dirty in fact that the Comet and scrubbing bubbles I usually use for cleaning the shower weren't doing too much. I noticed that my Lysol toilet bowl cleaner contained bleach and was thicker than most cleaning products containing bleach. I squirted the cleaner right on the caulk and left it for about 10 minutes. When I came back, I simply used a sponge to wipe away the grime and rinsed it away. The caulk is now back to its original white.