From The Tips Box: Monitor Stands And Chrome Webapps

Readers offer their best tips for saving space on your desk and getting the old New Tab page back in Chrome.

About the Tips Box: Every day we receive boatloads of great reader tips in our inbox, but for various reasons — maybe they're a bit too niche, maybe we couldn't find a good way to present it, or maybe we just couldn't fit it in — the tip didn't make the front page. Got a tip of your own to share? Email it to tips at

Save Desk Space By Propping Up Monitors With A Bookend

Noah.justin.schwartz shows us how he stands up his computer monitor:

I bent some cheap metal bookends that I got from staples to support my monitor on the cheap and free up some much needed space. It seems to be holding quite well, but I may just put something back there to way it down.

Get Chrome's Old New Tab Page Back

Cyberguy91 lets us know how to get rid of Chrome's new "web apps" section:

For those who don't like the way that the new tab page looks with the app tab command line switch on Chrome, I've figured out a way to fix that.

1. Set your homepage to chrome://newtab/#mode=app-launcher.

2. Remove the new tab apps switch that you were passing to Chrome.

3. Enjoy a less frustrating Chrome Web Apps experience!

Use The New Mobile YouTube Page By Default With A Bookmarklet

Elie195 shares a bookmarklet that lists YouTube links on a page:

I had my friend write me a bookmarklet that lists all of the youtube links on your current webpage. The purpose of this is to let you view the youtube video in their new "" HTML5 site instead of the native iPhone youtube app.

To use it, just run the bookmarklet, copy one of the addresses of the video you want to watch to the clipboard, paste the address into Safari's address bar, replacing with

Here is the bookmarklet:

javascript:var%20a='';for(var%20ln=0;ln<document.links.length;ln++){var%20lk=document.links[ln] ;if(!=%20-1)%20a+=ln+':%20'+lk+' n';}'','Links','scrollbars,resizable,width=400,height=600');w.document.write(a);


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