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Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 | Author:

If you’re using *nix and you’ve found this middle-click behaviour annoying, change Firefox‘s middlemouse.contentLoadURL about:config option to false.

Big thanks to Ayman Hourieh for the tip.

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Monday, April 06th, 2009 | Author:

I came across 2 bugs on Windows Server 2003 that are also relevant to Windows XP.

Short Circuits

1. Internet Explorer‘s Desktop icon is disabled. When you double-click on the icon, expecting IE to launch, it simply produces an additional shortcut. Subsequent double-clicks again produce more shortcuts. It is possible, as a workaround, to launch IE from the Start Menu.

My first guess was that malware was attempting to make me click on these new shortcuts where the new shortcuts opened further malware. This idea quickly faded though since, if malware were to have the system privileges to produce these symptoms, it wouldn’t need me to provide further privileges.

I eventually found тут what the actual problem was. У маім выпадку, the cause was related to IE6 being outdated. If a Windows registry entry is namedLegacyDisableand is added to specific types of registry keys, it lets Windows know that the key is obsolete and that it has only been left behind for backwards-compatibility. In this case, it disabled the intended primaryverbfunction (the double-click) of the shortcut: launching IE.

To fix, you can either update to the latest version of IE or fix the registry entry directly. If you experience this issue even with the latest version of IE then the registry value is the only way I know how to fix it.

Danger, Will Robinson!

Though this is a trivial registry change, the registry is still a dangerous thing to mess with so, as usual, back up your registry: See KB322756. Nobody gets to blame me for trashing their system. 😛

De-Register me!

Paste the following into a .reg file and execute it; or manually remove theLegacyDisableentries referred-to here:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}\shell\NoAddons\]
"LegacyDisable"=-
 
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}\shell\OpenHomePage]
"LegacyDisable"=-

Fire me up!

2. When trying to browse to any site from within IE, IE remains dormant while Firefox is launched. Firefox then loads the page which was originally requested in IE.

While many might most of the time consider this to be a triumph [insert childish laughter here], the site I wanted to browse to was the Windows Updates site which, unfortunately, does not work when using Firefox. The same would apply to other sites which depend on the web browser supporting ActiveX.

De-Register Me Too!

I eventually found the solution тут, and it turns out to be similar to the solution for the first bugexcept that it is to remove an entire key. Again, ensure you have a backup of your registry before continuing. Here is the relevant content of the .reg file:

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{C90250F3-4D7D-4991-9B69-A5C5BC1C2AE6}]

I hope that resolves things for anyone else having similar issues. 🙂

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Saturday, February 21st, 2009 | Author:

and my Personal Rating (PR) out of 10 😉

I use Firefox so most of these won’t apply to non-FF users. Аднак, I’d be very very interested to hear what other addons my friends, subscribers, and random websurfers find interesting or useful to them. Have your say and let us know why you love the addons you love. 🙂

Personally, I prefer addons that aren’t intrusive. Ideally, an addon must have a minimal interface and give me a measurable benefit for me to keep it installed.

Cacheviewer – 7

This is a GUI front-end for the Cache Firefox keeps of the last few pages and media. I’ve found this addon more interesting than useful right now so I’m probably going to remove it soon.

ColorfulTabs – 9

I love the colours. The tab colour-grouping doesn’t work very well when you reach about 30 tabs though… :-/

спампаваць Statusbar – 10

Я аддаю перавагу мець усё, што ў Firefox ў адным акне ў выглядзе ўкладак. Маючы акно загрузкі ў асобным акне не з'яўляецца вялікай не-не для мяне. It also saves screen real-estate since it is very minimal. 🙂

відэа DownloadHelper – 10

Відэа DownloadHelper шукае струменевага мультымедыя – спецыяльна шукаў для любога вялікага кантэнту, які загружаецца. Пры націску на абразок, ён паказвае вам у дадзены момант-загрузку патокаў і дае вам магчымасць паставіць яго ў чаргу, як “нармальны” спампаваць.

Так як вы ніколі не ведаеце, калі FF збіраецца да збою або ўлада збіраецца скараціць, Я б аддаў перавагу, каб захаваць копію на мой працоўны стол, і я магу праглядаць відэа без выкарыстання большай паласы прапускання для загрузкі відэа яшчэ раз. таксама, на працы, калі людзі дасылаюць мне спасылкі на YouTube або іншых сродкаў масавай інфармацыі, Я звычайна не турбуюць глядзець да шмат пасля таго, як – у маім ўласным вольным часе або падчас перапынку.

заканчэнне Канарскія – 9

Гэта акуратны і мінімальны адон кажа вам, калі сертыфікат SSL для сайта, які вы праглядаеце ў дадзены момант у хуткім часе мінае тэрмін дзеяння. Калі ваш уласны сайт мае сертыфікат SSL, Я рэкамендую вам выкарыстоўваць гэты адон, каб дапамагчы пазбегнуць SSL сертыфіката вашага сайта мінае з-за простага адсутнасці апавяшчэння ці непаразуменне.

Fasterfox – 8

Fasterfox adds some network optmisation options. Some of the options could make your corporate network admin a little mad with you though. 😉

падпальшчык – 9

Для вэб-распрацовак і эксперыментаў са старонкамі. Дзіўны для тэставання маленькія кавалачкі кода, а таксама адладкі старонак.

FoxClocks – 6

errtells you the time in other time zones. o.O Was useful for a short timenow its redundant since my head is working it out faster than I can glance. rm -f

FoxyProxy – 9

Дзіўны для прагляду канкрэтных старонак з дапамогай канкрэтных проксі-сервераў. This is useful for when some sites are blocked or the SAIX Transparent Proxy servers aren’t working properly. 🙂

Я выкарыстоўваю гэта для маршрутызацыі трафіку праз некаторыя проксі-серверы, якія я палічыў за лепшае б не прайсці праз маршруты па змаўчанні. Its also very flexible. Калі ў вас ёсць больш чым адзін проксі-сервер даступны і той, які вы звычайна выкарыстоўваеце раптам ідзе на мігценні, проста перайсці да наступнага. 🙂

Greasemonkey – 10

Right now, I use this only for the GooglemonkeyR script. This script reformats Google‘s search results to your specifications and also has an option to show small thumbnail of the pages Google links to. Greasemonkey can do a lot more and there are plenty of scripts readily available for many many sites.

Live HTTP headers – 8

I’ve used this a few times to diagnose gzip compression issues with IIS web servers. Not much else to say though: It works.

Live PageRank – 10 (so faronly installed it yesterday)

This addon seems simple enough. It gets the PageRank from Google and shows it in the tray.

NoScript – 10

NoScript з'яўляецца дзіўным на блакаванне рэкламы. Яе крыху раздражняе на першы погляд, так як у вас ёсць белы спіс ўсе сайты, якія вы любіце – but in the long run it is soooo worth it. 🙂

разбудзіце Старонкі – 10

Вельмі карысна, калі вы праглядаеце на сайт, і гэта здараецца ўніз. Калі вэб-сайт з'яўляецца статычным-кантэнт-арыентаваных то гэта робіць яго лёгка і хутка знайсці змест, калі яго кэшуюцца онлайн.

Tab Mix Plus – 8

Awesome for if you have more than 7-or-so tabs.

ShowIP (using a version modified for work purposesdisplays company server’s canonical name when browsing) – 10

I cannot imagine the hell I’d have to go through to identify a server without this plugin. Okay, I can. Used to have to do this all the time. I eventually scripted it but I can’t find the original script. Here’s my 60-second attempt at recreating what was in that script:

$ cat /etc/hosts | grep `dig A $hostname @mycachingnameserver | grep . | grep -v "^;"`
$ dig -x `dig A $hostname @mycachingnameserver | grep ^$hostname | grep A | \
  awk '/[.]/{print $5}'` @mycachingnameserver | grep . | grep -v "^;"

Web Developer – 9

I used this once to diagnose some issues with a page. I don’t do much web development so I’m going to remove this one. Its no comment on its capabilities since I believe this is a top notch add-on if you’re doing a lot of web development work.

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