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Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 | Avtor:

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.

Monday, April 06th, 2009 | Avtor:

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 tukaj what the actual problem was. V mojem primeru, the cause was related to IE6 being outdated.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registry entry is namedLegacyDisableand is added to specific types of registry keys, it lets Windows know that the key is obsolete and that it has only been left behind for backwards-compatibility.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:


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 tukaj, 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:


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

sobota, 21. februar, 2009 | Avtor:

and my Personal Rating (PR) out of 10 😉

I use Firefox so most of these won’t apply to non-FF users. Vendar, 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… :-/

Naložite Statusbar – 10

Raje imajo vse v Firefox v enem samem oknu v zavihkih. Ob prenos polje v ločenem oknu je velik no-no za mene. It also saves screen real-estate since it is very minimal. 🙂

Video DownloadHelper – 10

Video DownloadHelper išče pretakanje medijev – posebej išče vsako veliko vsebine, ki se prenesli. Ko kliknete na ikono, vam prikazuje trenutno, nalaganje tokov in vam daje možnost, da se v čakalno vrsto kot “normalno” prenesi.

Ker nikoli ne veš, če FF bo crash ali moč se bo zmanjšanje, Raje shraniti kopijo na moj namizje in sem lahko nato ogledate video brez uporabe več pasovne širine za prenos video znova. tudi, na delu, ko so ljudje, pošljite mi povezave na youtube ali v drugih medijih, Jaz ponavadi ne moti gledanje do veliko po – na svojem prostem času ali med odmorom.

Expiry Canary – 9

This neat and minimal addon tells you if the SSL certificate for the site you’re currently viewing is soon going to expire. Če ima svoje mesto SSL certifikat, Priporočam uporabo te addon, da bi se izognili SSL certifikat vaše spletne strani v kratkem potekla zaradi preprostega pomanjkanja obvestila ali napačnih.

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

Za razvoj spletnih in eksperimentiranja s strani. Super za testiranje majhne koščke kode, kot tudi debugging strani.

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

dodatka FoxyProxy – 9

Super za brskanje posebne strani s posebnimi proxy strežnikov. This is useful for when some sites are blocked or the SAIX Transparent Proxy servers aren’t working properly. 🙂

Jaz raba to pot nekaj prometa prek proxy strežnikov, da raje ne bi šel skozi privzete poti. Its also very flexible. Če imate več kot en proxy strežnik na voljo, in tistega, ki ga ponavadi uporabljate nenadoma gre naprej trenutku, Samo preklopite na naslednjo. 🙂

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 je AWESOME na blokiranje oglasov. Njegova nekoliko draži na začetku, ker moraš belo listo vse strani, ki jih je všeč – but in the long run it is soooo worth it. 🙂

obudila strani – 10

Zelo koristno, kajti če brskate na spletno stran in se zgodi, da bo dol. Če stran je statična, vsebinsko usmerjen, potem je to enostavno hitro najdejo vsebine, če je njegova predpomnilniku spletu.

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.