Saturday, February 23, 2008

Firefox: Open search results in new tab

In Firefox, if you type a query and hit enter in the search box, you will get results in the current tab by replacing the open page. You can open search results page in new tab by hitting alt+enter instead of enter. If you want to open search results page in new tab always, you can do so by changing config entries.

Type about:config, and go to the key and change its value to true.

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Firefox: Spell Check Single line text boxes also

Firefox comes with spell checker which checks for spelling errors in the multi line text boxes. You can make Firefox to spell check single line text boxes also like email subject lines, etc by changing config entry.

Type about:config in a new tab, then go to the key layout.spellcheckDefault. It's value is 1 by default, which means spell check multi line text boxes only.

0 - Disable Spell check.
1 - Check multi line text boxes only.
2 - Check all text boxes, including single line text boxes.

Change the key value to 2. No more spelling errors in the email subject lines.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

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Firefox: Open Page Source in Notepad

If you want to view page source of a website, Firefox opens it in the internal viewer. Though this viewer is great with the color coding, you might want to edit the document or want to open it in an external viewer like dreamsweaver, frontpage, etc. For this you have to change the config entries.

Open about:config, go to the key
view_source.editor.external, set it to true.

Next go to the key view_source.editor.path, give your program path there. For notepad, it is C:\Windows\Notepad.exe.

From now it will be opened in your favorite editor.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Firefox: Search from Address bar

In firefox, you can search from address bar. When you type your search terms and hit enter, Google's I am Feeling Lucky search will be performed, and it will directly goes to the first site in the search results.

If you are not feeling lucky, you can change it to perform normal search by changing config entries.

Open Configuration editor by typing about:config in a new tab. Go to the key keyword.URL, and change its value to the following

Or you can change it to completely different search engine als. For example if you want Yahoo search, change it to

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Scheduled posts in blogger

Blogger introduced Scheduled posts feature in the draft version. You can login to instead of to use draft feature. Soon this will be available in the regular blogger version too.

Now you can write a lot of posts and schedule them to be published in the future. For doing this, expand 'Post Options' in compose window, change the date and time to a future date and publish the post. It will be automatically posted at the specified date. This feature is already available in the wordpress.

Scheduled Posts in Blogger

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Download free eBooks

I have found the following two websites very useful for downloading e-books for free. This site has very good collection of books, which include tech books, fiction, non-fiction, and magazines too. It's search engine is giving good results too. This site also contains large collection of books. This site is organised in a blog format. You can see particular category by using labels. Every contains introduction to a book, and there is a cover page picture for almost every book.

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Firefox: Open bookmarks in new tabs

In Firefox, you can open a folder of bookmarks at a time by selecting "Open All in Tabs" option. But, then these sites be opened in the existing tabs by replacing the opened sites. If you want to open all bookmarks in a folder at a time and want your opened sites to remain opened, you can achieve that by changing a Firefox option using about:config.

The process is simple. Type "about:config" in a tab, it will show a lot of options you can play with. Search for browser.tabs.loadFolderAndReplace key and change it to false by double clicking on it (or right click>toggle).

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Firefox: Get your old quick find bar back

One of the good features in Firefox is the quick find feature. As soon as you start typing, Firefox will start searching for the word. But, if you want to go to the next occurrence of the search term, you have to first press Ctrl+F, then either Ctrl+G or Alt+N.

By adding a small code snippet to the userChrome.css file (What is userChrome.css?), you can get the full featured find bar. So, you don't need to press extra Ctrl+F before pressing Alt+N. It will save some time.

/* Restore quick find bar */
#FindToolbar > * {display: -moz-box; }

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Firefox: view status bar in full screen

Whenever I am browsing in the full screen mode in Firefox, I miss the status bar. I use status bar extensively, to know page loading status, to know the actual URLs of the links. Whenever I hovered over a link, the URL will be shown on the status bar. But, in full screen mode, the status bar is not available. I have to right click on the link and select properties to view the actual URL.
By changing the userChrome.css file, I now get status bar in full screen mode also.

First read "What is userChrome.css & userContent.css?", if you don't know about them.

It is very simple. Add the following lines into your userChrome.css file.

/* Making status bar visible in full screen */
visibility: visible;

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Disable Messenger Service

If you are receiving this type of unwanted messages, take the following steps to disable messenger service.

  • Open Services window (Win+R and type services.msc or you can go to control panel, Performance and Maintenance, Administrative Tools, Services).
  • Select Messenger service, right click and select properties. Change startup type to Disabled.
  • Thats it. You won't get any popups from Internet.
Some spammers use net send utility to send this type of advertisements on the Internet. If you really wants the net send functionality install a firewall or enable the one which comes default with windows. Then you won't get this type of messages.

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Cleaned amvo.exe virus manually

Today I got one virus in my system. When I try to login to the Yahoo messenger, it is closing without logging in. I have found a virus (don't know name) and cleaned it manually. I have taken the below steps to remove this virus manually.

  • First I have checked in task manager, I didn't find any suspicious processes.
  • Next I opened MSConfig (Go to run, and type msconfig). I have found one process with the name amvo.exe under the startup tab. It is located in Windows\System32 folder.
  • I unchecked the process, and closed the msconfig window.
  • Next I open Registry Editor (go to run, and type regedit). I have searched for "amvo.exe" and found one entry. I have deleted the whole key.
  • Next I have tried to set the option to "show hidden files" (Go to Tools> View in windows explorer), as virus file is hidden. But it is not allowing me. As soon as I set it to show hidden files and clicked on ok, it is changing back to "Don't show hidden files".
  • Then I have used Bullet Proof FTP software to browse the local disk, because it shows all files even hidden files. (I have already installed FTP software in my system. You can get free trial version from the website.)
  • Then I have browsed to Windows\System32 folder, and deleted amvo.exe, amvo0.dll, amvo1.dll.
  • This virus put an Autorun.inf file, and .cmd file in every drive's root. I have removed all those.
Thats it. Virus was cleaned. Now, I am able to use my messenger.

Don't forget to disable system restore before starting the cleaning process, and open windows in safe mode.

Update: I built two files to clean this virus automatically. After downloading the AMVO Cleaner, unzip the file to get a folder. Open that folder, and double click on the file named AMVO_Delete. It should have cleaned the virus. Please let me know whether your problem solved in the comments section below.

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Saturday, February 9, 2008

Webpage disabled rightclick?

Some sites will disable right clicking on the page using JavaScript. If you find this annoying there is a solution. In you Firefox, go to Tools > Options > Content. Click on the 'Advanced' button opposite to the 'Enable Java Script'. Then un check the "Disable or replace context menus". Thats it.

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Friday, February 8, 2008

Open multiple Firefox profiles at the same time

Normally you can open one Firefox profile at a time. However you can open multiple profiles at the same time with the following trick.

Go to Run dialog box (Win+R), type
firefox -no-remote. It shows the profile manager dialog box. You select a profile. Thats it, you have done.
Otherwise you can create a bat file ( a file with the extension .bat) on desktop, add the following line in the file

start "" "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -no-remote

Whenever you double click on the file, the profile manager will be opened.

If you are using Firefox 1.5, paste the following code in the bat file (Thanks to
the edmeister).

@echo off
start "" "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -p

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Thursday, February 7, 2008

What are userChrome.css & userConent.css?

userChrome.css is used to change the interface of the Firefox itself, userContent.css used to change the appearance of the web pages.

These files are not exist by default. But, there will be userChrome-example.css, userContent-example.css in the chrome folder of your default profile folder. Remove "-example" from the file name, create chrome folder in your profile, copy those two files there.

Now, you can do many customizations of your firefox. You can change appearance of your Firefox. Stay tuned for more posts on this.


What is a Firefox Profile?

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

What is a Firefox Profile?

Firefox allows to create different profiles. Each profile stores its own customizations, bookmarks, extensions. Personally I will use secondary profile to try new extensions before installing it in my primary profile.

Firefox stores default profile at "C:\Documents and Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles" in windows XP. ( - See the link for other OSes).

You can create new profile in different drive other than the root partition, so that even if your windows crash your profile will be safe.

Open Windows Run (Win + R) and type Firefox -p. Profile manager will be opened. It will allow you to create new profile, to rename, and to delete a profile. To create new profile, it will asks for a name. It usually creates new profile in the root partition. Select different partition by clicking on Change Folder. If you give your existing profile folder name, it will use the existing settings.

Thats it. You can create any number of profiles. If you don't have Firefox already, get Firefox now.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

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Monday, February 4, 2008

View website source with external JS, CSS files

You can view the source code of the web page in every browser. But, most of the sites will use external CSS files for design, and external JS files for functionality. But, browsers will show the final page. If you want to look at those external files, you have to externally open each external file to view that.

Using JS View Firefox extension, you can do it the easy way. This extension will show all the files linked in the current page. Then you can open the required file by just clicking on that file name. Very useful extension if you are learning web designing.

Download Youtube videos

You can download videos from Youtube, metacafe, Myspace, Google Video, etc using the Download Helper Firefox Extension. Once a page opened, this extension will show the available media files to be downloaded. You can select the file you need to download.

If you don't have Firefox already, get Firefox here. You can download VLC Player to view the FLV (flash video) files.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Related Posts Plugin for Wordpress

Adding related posts section after your blog posts will increase the time spent by visitors on your site by offering them the content they are interested. If you have a wordpress blog, you can install the Contextual Related Posts plug in. It will automatically add a related posts section after your post. It will use current post's title for checking for related posts.


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