How to send files over a P2P connection from a browser

If you have to share files remotely i.e., the person you want to share a file with isn’t on the same network as you, you will have to use an intermediary service. Often, users either email files, or upload them to cloud drives and then share a link to them. While these methods work and are great because they provide a ‘holding area’ for the file(s) until it has been downloaded, it may not suit everyone. If you prefer direct transfer between computers, you’re looking for P2P transfer. Generally speaking, this sort of transfer is possible but for end-users, it’s not the easiest to set up which is why we recommend using ToffeeShare.

ToffeeShare works in your browser; you upload files and share a link with whoever you want to send the files to. Your browser must remain open and you cannot refresh or close the tab the transfer is active in until it is complete. The file itself isn’t stored online.

Send files over P2P

Visit ToffeeShare, and add the files you want to share.

Once the file(s) are added, ToffeeShare gives you a link to share and a QR code that you can scan making it a pretty simple way to transfer files to a smartphone. On that note, ToffeeShare also works great on a mobile browser. You cannot close the tab that the transfer is active in but you can minimize the window, or navigate away from the tab to a different one. The web app works in all modern browsers.

As for how long it takes to complete the transfer, it depends on the file size. Remember that your file is still being sent via the internet and your own connection speed, as well the connection speed of your recipient will play a role in how fast the transfer is.

ToffeeShare sends files securely, in fact, it uses end-to-end encryption. There are no limits to how big a file you can share.

This isn’t the first app of its kind. In fact, we reviewed a few like it in the past but file sharing apps like this tend to have a brief life in most cases. They’re useful but don’t tend to hold out in terms of profitability and end up shutting down. Let’s hope this one holds out. The file-sharing space is crowded with lots of cloud storage services like Google Drive, OneDrive, and Dropbox but not enough P2P transfer services.

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How to access Chrome bookmarks without the browser

Bookmarks are some of the most valuable data that users accumulate overtime. They’re useful links that users have found either accidentally or after considerable research. Losing them isn’t easy to recover from. If you use Chrome and have lost access to the browser with all your bookmarks, you may still be able to recover it. Your first attempt should be to just sign into Chrome and sync it to the same account that you used before. Ideally, this should sync all your bookmarks to the new Chrome that you signed into. If this isn’t an option, you’re going to have to use Google Takeout.

Note: This only works if you connected a Google account to the Chrome browser that you were using.

Access Chrome bookmarks

Visit Google Takeout and sign in with the Google account that you used in Chrome. By default, every single device, service, and app that belongs to Google is selected for export. Unselect all the items, and select only Chrome.

Once you’ve selected Chrome, Takeout will ask you which items from Chrome you’d like to download. Select only Bookmarks and leave everything else unchecked. Click OK at the top right corner.

Return to Takeout and select how you want to receive your data. The default options are fine if you’re just downloading bookmarks. You now have to wait for an email that will deliver your takeout. It won’t take too long since it’s just bookmarks.

Download the zipped file you get in your email and unzip it. There’s going to be a Takeout folder, and inside there’s going to be a Chrome folder. Look for a file in the Chrome folder called ‘Bookmarks.html’. This file has all of your bookmarks and since it’s an HTML file, you will be able to import it in almost every modern browser, and all Chromium-based browsers.

The bookmarks file will not only contain all your bookmarks but it will also have them sorted into the folders you created in your old Chrome installation. They will be up-to-date or, missing a day’s bookmarks at the most though even that is unlikely.

If you have a perfectly functioning Chrome installation that you can access, and you just want all your bookmarks in a file, use the built-in bookmarks manager to export them. Takeouts is great if you remotely want to export bookmarks from Chrome but it is definitely the long way of doing it if you have access to the Chrome browser that you created your bookmarks library in.

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How to edit the sidebar in Gmail for web

Gmail, like any other email service, has a web interface. It can be configured to work with any desktop email client but you will find that plenty of people like its web interface enough to stick to it. The Gmail web interface is pretty good; lots of rules and automation features are built into it and they work really well when it comes to managing a busy inbox. We’ve talked about labels in Gmail and how they’re the equivalent of folders. The labels that you add appear in the sidebar in Gmail and it goes without saying that the sidebar can get cluttered. Here’s how you can edit the sidebar in Gmail to give it a cleaner look, but still keep all your labels.

Edit sidebar in Gmail

Open Gmail in your browser and take a look at the sidebar. Go through the different items listed there and eventually, you will find an item called ‘More’. If you click it, it will expand and reveal additional labels/folders such as the spam and drafts folder. This ‘More’ is actually a divider and users can freely add and remove items under it.

If you add an item under ‘More’ it disappears from the sidebar. You have to expand the ‘More’ section to access it. Likewise, any item that’s outside the ‘More’ section appears in the sidebar. If you have a very cluttered sidebar, you can move the less used labels under ‘More’. To move a label to the ‘More’ section, drag and drop it on to it.

You will see a little notification at the bottom telling you the label has been moved and there will be an undo option on the alert. Repeat this for everything you want to remove from the sidebar.

To move items out of the ‘More’ section, simply drag and drop them outside it onto the sidebar.

The items on the sidebar that are not default/stock items e.g., the Spam or Drafts boxes, are all listed in alphabetical order. If you add the Spam box to the sidebar, you won’t be able to change where it appears e.g., you won’t be able to push it to the bottom of all items set to show in the sidebar. Likewise, you cannot force the items to be sorted in any other order. If you need to push an item to the top of a list, you might have to edit its name. There is no other workaround for this.

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40 The Witcher Netflix Series Wallpapers

The Witcher series by Netflix is determined to not tie itself to the games. The games were just as popular as the series itself but for whatever reason, Netflix is pretending they exist in a different universe. If you enjoyed the series and would like wallpapers from it, you’ll find there isn’t much available. This is mostly because taking screenshots on Netflix is rather difficult but IMDb has a large collection of stills and if you get a little creative, you can capture a still from Netflix. Here are 40 The Witcher Netflix series wallpapers for you to try out until you figure out how to take your own screenshots. These are all stills from the series so they aren’t exactly perfect for a screen but they fit well.

The images you see below are only previews. They’ve been resized and cropped. No image is a 4K image. There are no spoilers in the images. To download the entire album, use this link.

Series logos

These 11 wallpapers are a mix of the logos released by Netflix and the title card that you see at the beginning of each episode which features a different sigil.

Geralt of Rivia

7 Stills of the title character that do not give any of the plot away but still make for a good background.

Other characters from the series

10 stills of other pivotal characters from the series, again, all spoiler free.

Places, one Creature, and a dragon

The Witcher doesn’t have nearly as many monsters as you’d expect but it has some nice imagery. These 11 images don’t do all of it justice since it is a visually good looking series.

These make for a little over 40 wallpapers in total. None of them have been edited though if you’re skilled with Photoshop or know how to use GIMP, you can get creative. Getting a still is sometimes the tricky part. If you’d like the original photos, as they were, you can visit the IMDb page for The Witcher and check them out from the gallery. There are about 550+ images there from the series, BTS, and its premier as well as some promotional images.

The series appears to have renewed interest in the games which Netflix is distancing itself from but oddly enough, there aren’t as many wallpapers for it available. There is plenty of art found for the games and it may take a while, maybe the next season or two, before we see anything truly creative for the wallpapers from the series itself.

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How to enable tab grouping in Chrome

Tab management has always been something of a challenge in browsers. Tabbed browsing itself is great and shortly after the feature appeared in popular browsers, it was clear that it wasn’t going anywhere. It is far too convenient a way to browse the internet even if managing a lot of tabs can get tedious. For the most part, users make do by grouping tabs into windows; each window contains tabs for a different project or task. If you’d like to group tabs within a window, you can enable a flag in Chrome that adds color-based tab grouping to the browser.

Note: This feature may also be available in Chromium-based browsers.

Tab grouping in Chrome

Open Chrome and in the URL bar, enter the following. Tap Enter.

chrome://flags

This will take you to the Flags page. Use the search bar on this page to look for a flag called ‘Tab groups’. When you find it, open the dropdown next to it and select the ‘Enabled’ option. Click the Relaunch button to relaunch Chrome and apply the new state of the flag.

Now that tab grouping has been enabled, you can start using it. To group tabs, select one tab, hold down the Ctrl key, and then click other tabs that you want to select and add to the same group. Once you’ve selected the tabs, right-click any one of them and select the Add to new group option from the context menu. Repeat this process to create additional tab groups. A single tab can only be part of one group.

Tabs, once grouped, will be moved together and two different tab groups will be differentiated by a colored dot.

You can move tabs from one group to another and remove a tab from a group without adding it to one. To move a tab from one group to another, right-click it and select the ‘Add to existing group’ option. Select the group you want to move the tab to. To remove a tab from a group, right-click it and select the ‘Remove from group’ option.

Tab group colors are assigned by Chrome but if you click the dot that’s added after a group has been created, you can select the color of the tab group. These groups can also be named from the color customization pop-up. You will see a text box that looks as though it’s for searching for a color but the text that you enter in it becomes the ‘name’ of the group. You can change the group name any time you like but the longer the name, the more space it will take up on the tab bar.

Tab groups exist within a window. If you drag a group out of its window into a different window, or a new window, the groups will disappear. When you close and reopen a window, the tab groups are retained.

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