Monthly Archives: August 2009

Solved: Photoshop CS4 won’t let me paste my screen shot (print screen)

This is an update to this issue: Photoshop fails to paste my print screen from the clipboard. I’ve tested pasting in mspaint and it works fine. I’ve also tried creating a new document from clipboard but that won’t work either. What’s wrong and how do I fix it? This is documented in stackoverflow, but the case has been closed and I wanted to give an update for Photoshop CS4 You can add a registry dword called “AlwaysImportClipboard” with a value of “1” at this location: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Photoshop\11.0] Remember, version 10.0 is CS3, 11.0 is CS4 Or, you can download these registry files which accomplish the same thing: For Photoshop CS3 (fix print screen cs3 . reg) For Photoshop CS4 (fix print screen cs4 . reg) Update: Hey, sometimes photoshop has a hiccup and it just won’t let you paste. Something with the clipboard gets screwy. Just restart photoshop when that happens. Even this registry fix won’t solve that bug. Photoshop actually has to “import” the clipboard to its own format – you may notice it actually doing this when you cursor changes to an hour glass (or “busy” or “busy background”) when you switch to photoshop after copying an image to the clipboard from another application. Sometimes there will be a slight delay while this import is happening before you can use / paste the image. Also Note: You may need to go to Image->mode->RGB or CMYK  if it is set on “indexed color,” especially after opening something that has indexing enabled … Continue reading

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greasemonkey – google images relinker (v 2.0)

I really like the google image relinker script for greasemonkey, but sometimes when there’s a hotlink protection or something else funky, you just want the original google images link. i updated this greasemonkey image re-linker script so that it relinks the images, but also provides links to open the original link (both in a new tab, and in a new window) Download the script: google_image_relinker_v2_00.user.js.txt (rename to just .js) google_image_relinker_v2_00.user.js (right click and save as) Greasemonkey scripts can be used with chrome or firefox

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winrar right click archive “date” option on context menu

WinRAR has always been great. However, I find myself constantly renaming archives after using the right-click “add to archive” context menu item. I find myself prepending the files with the date created. I love streamlining things, so I decided to write WinRAR tech support a message. They prompty replied and informed me about some some things I didn’t realize were available! Basically, you can create “profiles” for the archives you create. Here are the steps RarLabs sent me: press “Add” button to open archiving dialog; enable “Generate archive name by mask” option on “Backup” page of archiving dialog; select an appropriate mask for this option, insert + in the beginning of mask to place it in the beginning of archive name; return to “General” page, press “Profiles…”, select “Save current settings to a new profile”; specify a profile name and set “Add to context menu” option. Also you may set “Immediate execution” option if you do not want to see the archiving dialog every time after selecting this profile. After that you shall see your new profile in context menu. Note: The requires WinRar 3.8 or newer

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WOL-Wake On Lan-Utility – 100% Free

The best WOL software for Windows XP, 98, Vista Completely free download I really like this utility a lot. It works well with XP, Vista, and 7. Download Magic Packet Sender Before I was using this one I was using “Wake on Lan for Windows Graphical User Interface (GUI)” by depicus. It’s lightweight and starts faster than the magicpacket.free.fr one, but it also does not resize very well or look good in Vista or 7, and it does not allow you to save multiple profiles. Nevertheless, there are some decent Wake On Lan resources available from Depicus. For Mac If you need a good, free one for Mac, try WakeOnLan by readpixel. WakeOnLan discovers all other computers in your LAN, and enables you to wake them up by clicking a button. If your remote computer is a Mac you can put it asleep too.

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The Closest Habitable Solar System: Gliese 581

Gliese 581 is a red dwarf star with spectral type M3V, located 20.3 light years away from Earth. Its mass is estimated to be approximately a third of that of the Sun, and it is the 87th closest known star system to the Sun. Observations suggest that the star has at least four planets: Gliese 581 b, c, d, e.[9] The star system gained attention after Gliese 581 c, the first low mass extrasolar planet found to be near its star’shabitable zone, was discovered in April 2007. It has since been shown that under known terrestrial planet climate models, Gliese 581 c is likely to have a runaway greenhouse effect, and hence is probably not habitable. However, the subsequently discovered outermost planet Gliese 581 d is firmly within the habitable zone. In April 2009, the discovery of exoplanet Gliese 581 e, [9] at that time the closest-known in mass to Earth, was announced.

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Chromium Download

This has become increasingly difficult to find online. It looks like the Chromium blog talks more about it without giving many clear options about how to download or install chromium. Well, here’s my small contribution. You can find the latest files here: http://build.chromium.org/buildbot/continuous/win/LATEST/ and for mac: http://build.chromium.org/buildbot/continuous/mac/LATEST/ Try this instead: http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/chromium-browser-continuous/index.html I highly recommend the mini_installer.exe for Windows XP or Vista. Here are links to the bleeding edge builds of chrome for mac or chrome for linux Also, Chromium is MUCH BETTER for installing and managing extensions ( see chromeextensions.org ) than Chrome. You can install with just one click! And you get a nifty “extensions” panel under the “tools” menu. Chromium install locations: C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Chromium\Application C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome win 7: C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Chromium\Application

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Chromium as default mailto: on Windows XP

Here’s how! If you have Chrome installed, uninstall it, or this program (below) will use Chrome by default instead of Chromium (Chromium is not Chrome) Make sure this directory structure exists: C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome (replace User with your username) Don’t create an Application folder inside the chrome folder – the next steps will do that. Get the Sysinternals Suite (or at least the junction program for creating softlinks) Run this command: junction “C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application” “C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Chromium\Application” (Replace User with your username) Download ChromeMailer and go through setup Launch ChromeMailer and choose your options. Trouble? ChromeMailer (as of 8/09) looks for Chrome in it’s default path – your profile\Google\Chrome\Application You can either install chromium into that directory, or install it into the proper directory and create a softlink (junction) so the folders mirror each other. If you delete something in one folder it will be deleted in the other one, too. Look up softlinks on wikipedia for more info.

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Chromium is NOT Chrome

Chromium is NOT Chrome. It’s the name of the bleeding-edge nightly releases that are untested for bugs. Some of the more advanced features that Chromium is currently offering includes ftp downloads and the ability to pick and choose the items which will appear on your startup page. You can make these sticky, reorder, or prevent certain ones from appearing. Visit the Chromium homepage, development blog, or latest releases page for more information.

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Linux / Unix: Change to a softlink’s absolute path (directory)

If you have quick links from your home directory to other places on your server, you might find this command useful: cd -P pwd It’s the Change Directory (cd) command with the -P flag (evaluates true base path from softlinks), followed by a apostrophe (same key as ~) and the pwd (print working directory) command, followed by another apostrophe You could even create an alias to do this for you!

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