Readers offer their best tips for creating your own lock picks, discovering leaks in toilet bowls, and browsing icognito.
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. From the Tips Box is where we round up some of our favorites for your buffet-style consumption. Got a tip of your own to share? Add it in the comments, email it to tips at lifehacker.com, or share it over at our user-run blog, Hackerspace.
Make Lock Picks from a Hacksaw Blade
Jim shares this tip on making your own lock picks:
I recently created an article showing how to hack a lock pick from a hacksaw blade that your readers may be interested in.
Discover Toilet Bowl Leaks with Food Coloring
Nick shares a great tip on discovering the source of toilet bowl leaks:
Toilet bowl leaks can be hard to track down because they are often slow leaks and leave everything wet. You can find the source much quicker with a bit of food coloring.
Open the Current Chrome Tab in an Incognito Window
Arpit shares an extension for quickly going incognito:
I’ve created this simple extension for Chrome (and Chromebook) which opens the current tab in an incognito window. Unlike several other extensions available in Chrome Store, it doesn’t require any special permission and is very light weight.
Preview Fonts on any Web Site with WebFonter
Rishi shares a tip for previewing fonts when creating web sites:
FontShop is a site with thousands of fonts and with its WebFonter tool, you can try any of these fonts on any your online webpages and blogs. One of the good thing about WebFonter is that it works on desktop browser and it is free to use.