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FIX: Google Toolbar resets/breaks/messes up IE7 toolbars
Ever since I've upgraded from IE6 to IE7, I've noticed that whenever I reopen my Internet Explorer, all my toolbars get messed up. It's as if they are reset to the original "factory" setting, regardless of how carefully I've tweaked them before previously closing IE7. Clearly something was wrong, but to my surprise the fault lay not with "Evil Microsoft" but with the "Benevolent Google"'s beloved Google Toolbar(!). I've learned here that the Google Toolbar uses some evil voodoo ("hijacks ITBarLayout ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 11, 2007 1:42 PM

Barcopedia - Turn your webcam into a barcode scanner
StreetTech just ran an item about a website called LibraryThing. It lets you populate an online catalog of your books by scanning the barcodes on the covers into your computer. The interesting question is - How do you scan a barcode into a PC and onto the web? Gareth from StreetTech suggests using something called a CueCat. This is an old barcode scanner gadget that was distributed freely to magazine subscribers a few years back (all Wired subscribers received them at some point). These things are ......

Posted On Monday, January 8, 2007 2:48 PM

YubNub - A command line interface for to the web.
I've just learned about the coolest web app - YubNub. I read about it in Roy Osherove's blog. What it does is, it gives you a "command-line interface" to the web by allowing you to type in simple commands and then transfering you to corresponsing URLs. For example, to browse an entry in WikiPedia, I usually type-in to my FireFox: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X where X is the entry I'm looking for. In YubNub all I have to do is type-in wiki X and whammo! I'm there. YubNub has tons more of useful commands ......

Posted On Monday, May 22, 2006 7:47 AM

Bork Bork Bork! The Muppets' Swedish Chef on your FireFox
The Swedish Chef

Bork Bork Bork! (now at version 1.4) lets you view web pages or mail as spoken by the Swedish Chef. Or as the Chef himself would say: "Feeoo veb peges oor meeel es spukee by zee Svedeesh Cheff."

Posted On Sunday, May 14, 2006 7:57 AM

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 Beta 2 for download!

As of yesterday, Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 Beta 2 is officially available for download!

Source: IEBlog

Posted On Wednesday, February 1, 2006 10:52 AM

Fix for FireFox memory leaks
For a while now I've noticed that my FireFox v1.5 is eating up my system's memory (Windows XP Professional btw). This is called a "memory leak" - FireFox reserves chunks of RAM, uses them, but does not free them and does not return them to the system once it's done using them. FireFox is caching pictures downloaded from the internet into RAM. The more you browse, the more images are cached, the more memory is used up. A quick fix for the problem is to set a limit, in FireFox, on the amount of memory ......

Posted On Thursday, January 26, 2006 12:02 PM

Screen shots of Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 Build 5299 (Beta 2 Preview)

jCXP.net have obtained screen shots of Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 Build 5299 (Beta 2 Preview).

I haven't noticed anything exciting in the screen shots - certainly nothing that FireFox doesn't already offer. Does anybody know of any interesting new feature coming from Microsoft in IE7 ?

Posted On Sunday, January 22, 2006 1:47 PM

MSIE Developer Toolbar Beta 1 Refresh
There is a new version of the Microsoft Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar that I mentioned a while ago. It's called "Beta 1 Refresh" (Why not simply call it "Beta 2"? :) ) and is available for download from www.microsoft.com. Jeff Varga of Microsoft's IE developement team reports that it includes several new features and the following bug fixes: We have fixed element bounding box calculations to be accurate Outlining of elements is now significantly faster We have fixed the ......

Posted On Thursday, January 5, 2006 7:57 AM

FireFox 1.5 Launched

FireFox 1.5 is offically out - w00t!

Get it here.

Posted On Wednesday, November 30, 2005 11:31 AM

Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar
Here's a neat expansion for MSIE: the Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar. It's a BHO that adds a toolbar to your IE with a variety of useful tools for people building HTML pages. It has: A ruler that measures the distance between objects in the page. A DOM inspector that lets you add CSS attributes to page elements on the fly. Outline modes that mark different page elements with a red outline for you to easily spot them. HTML / CSS validation buttons. Quick links to clear the browser cache and cookies ......

Posted On Sunday, November 20, 2005 10:01 AM

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