Stop Your Facebook Profile Picture Changes from Appearing in Your Friends Newsfeed

You can stop your Facebook profile picture changes from appearing in your Friends’ newsfeed following the steps below:

  • Right after you’ve changed your Facebook profile picture, click on View Activity Log from your Facebook Timeline. View Activity Log resides in the lower right side of your cover photo.
  • You can see your updated profile picture as the latest activity in your Activity Log. Click on the visibility button (should be a ‘globe sign’ to indicate ‘Public’) ¬†and change the visibility to Only me.

Changing this to Only me¬†would prevent your profile picture changes from appearing in your Friends’ newsfeed.

Also, do the following to hide your profile picture changes from your Timeline:

  • See the profile picture changes post in your Timeline? Click on the down arrow button beside it and select Hide from Timeline.

This would hide this post from your Timeline.

Hide Google’s Search Box from Opera Browsers’ Speed Dial

Google’s search box in Opera browsers’ speed dial page bugs me. You can remove Google’s search box with this straightforward way that follows:

  • While in Opera browser, press Alt+P from the keyboard to open the Settings page.
  • The cursor is normally blinks in the search box. Click in any whitespace/empty area.
  • Now press the following buttons from the keyboard as mentioned sequentially: Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right b a
  • These key combination would open a pop-up dialog box for Power user settings.
  • When prompted, select “I understand, proceed”
  • Now go to Browser from left side bar.
  • Scroll down until you find “Hide the search box in Speed Dial”
  • Select this and you’d notice Google’s search bar is gone!

Install Latest Opera Browser in Debian Stable Release

You can install the latest stable release of the Opera browser in Debian stable using the steps that follows:

  • Download latest Opera stable release (the last one in the list) from this link.Select the latest release and download the deb file for your processor architecture, e.g. amd64 for 64-bit or i386 for 32-bit.
  • Say, you’ve downloaded the deb file in your Downloads directory. Now, go to that directory and open terminal there.
  • While in the same directory where Opera’s deb file resides, execute the following command to install Opera in Debian:
dpkg -i opera-stable_*_amd64.deb
  • This would install Opera. Now you might need to add the missing gpg key in your system. You can add the gpg key using the following command:
wget -O - http://deb.opera.com/archive.key | apt-key add -
  • This would add the missing gpg key for Opera.

Latest Opera browser’s stable release is now installed in your Debian system.