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Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 | Author:

If you’re using *nix and you’ve found this middle-click behaviour annoying, change License‘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 here what the actual problem was. Sa akong kaso, the cause was related to IE6 being outdated.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registry entry is namedLegacyDisableand is added to specific types of registry keys, it lets Windows know that the key is obsolete and that it has only been left behind for backwards-compatibility.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 License 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 here, 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 License so most of these won’t apply to non-FF users. However, 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… :-/

Download Statusbar – 10

I prefer having everything in Firefox in a single window in tabs. Having a download box in a separate window is a big no-no for me. It also saves screen real-estate since it is very minimal. 🙂

Video DownloadHelper – 10

Video DownloadHelper aw sa streaming media – ilabi sa pagtan-aw alang sa bisan unsa dako nga sulod nga ang-download. Kon kamo click sa icon, kini nagpakita kaninyo sa karon-download sapa ug naghatag kaninyo sa kapilian sa pila niini ingon sa usa ka “normal” download.

Tungod kay wala gayud kamo masayud kon FF na sa mahagsa o ​​sa gahum na sa pagputol, ko gusto sa pagluwas sa usa ka kopya sa akong desktop ug unya ako sa pagtan-aw sa video nga walay paggamit sa dugang nga bandwidth sa pag-download sa mga video sa pag-usab. usab, sa trabaho, sa diha nga ang mga tawo nagpadala kanako sa mga misumpay ngadto sa youtube o sa ubang mga media, Ako sa kasagaran dili samok sa pagtan-aw hangtud nga daghan sa human – sa akong kaugalingon nga kalingawan o sa panahon sa usa ka bakasyon.

expiry Canary – 9

Kini nga hinlo ug dyutay Addon nagsulti kaninyo kon sa SSL certificate alang sa site ikaw karon sa pagtan-aw sa dili madugay moadto sa expire. Kon ang imong kaugalingon nga site adunay usa ka SSL certificate, rekomend ako kaninyo sa paggamit niini nga Addon sa pagtabang sa paglikay sa SSL certificate sa imong site mamatay tungod sa usa ka yano nga kakulang sa pagpahibalo o miscommunication.

Fasterfox – 8

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

Firebug – 9

Kay web development ug eksperimento uban sa mga panid. Makalilisang alang sa pagsulay sa gagmay nga mga tipik sa code ingon man sa debugging mga panid.

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

Makalilisang sa browse sa piho nga mga panid pinaagi sa piho nga proxy tigtagad. This is useful for when some sites are blocked or the SAIX Transparent Proxy servers aren’t working properly. 🙂

ko sa paggamit sa niini nga sa rota sa pipila trapiko sa proxy tigtagad nga ako gusto hinoon dili pinaagi sa default ruta. Its also very flexible. Kon ikaw adunay labaw pa kay sa usa ka proxy server nga anaa ug ang usa nga imong kasagaran sa paggamit sa kalit moadto sa blink, lang switch sa sa sunod nga usa ka. 🙂

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 mao MAKALILISANG sa ali advertisement. Ang usa ka gamay nga irritating sa una tungod kay kamo adunay sa whitelist sa tanan nga mga nga mga dapit nga imong gusto – but in the long run it is soooo worth it. 🙂

Ginbanhaw panid – 10

Very mapuslanon alang sa kon browse kamo ngadto sa usa ka site ug kini mahitabo nga sa. Kon sa site mao ang nagapahulay, nagahunong-sulod-oriented nan kini kini nga sayon ​​sa dali nga pagpangita sa sulod kon ang iyang mga cached online.

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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