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Make YSlow work with Firefox 9.0

YSlow won’t work with Fire Fox 9 because it requires Firebug to work. And the latest versions of Firebug, 1.8, 1.9, and 1.10, do not work with YSlow. Until Yahoo gets around to updating their plugin, use this method to make YSlow work with your Firefox. You may want to backup your profile before doing this – instructions are provided at the end of the posting. Type in about:config into your address bar. After accepting the “this is dangerous” message right click and create a new entry. Make sure it is a BOOL. Set the name to: extensions.checkCompatibility.9.0 and then set the value to false Now visit http://getfirebug.com/releases/firebug/1.7X/ and click on the latest version of Firebug 1.7, which I believe is firebug-1.7X.0b4.xpi I’m assuming that you already have YSlow installed – but if you don’t then install it too. Restart Firefox. Voila! Now your YSlow is working again! Feel free to leave a comment to thank me or suggest any tips or tricks related to YSlow and Firefox :) You can either keep using Firebug 1.7 but if it’s really bothering you go ahead and reinstall the latest Firebug and then create a separate profile to use with YSlow. See Mozilla’s notes on using separate profiles: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_manager

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Diff previous versions with Dropbox and Google Chrome

While Dropbox does an excellent job of keeping track of versions of files, it doesn’t make it easy to compare the different versions – until now.¬†DropboxDiff, a Google Chrome extension by¬†Victor Shih, does an amazing job of allowing you to compare versions of files stored on dropbox, with the diff program of your choice. The screenshots on the extension page were a little small, so I decided to post a few of my own below. Get the free extension here.  

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phpMyAdmin plugins / extensions

I recently was trying to add some functionality to phpMyAdmin – like have some of the fields set to UTF or INT by default. This could be accomplished with a little javascript, but I didn’t just want to go hacking away at the core. Logically there should be a way to add a plugin, but i don’t think there is any documentation on it. I did find this, which has no replies: hi everybody, i’ve read here and there that phpMyAdmin can be extended developing some plugin. e.g. i’ve found this webpage: http://wiki.phpmyadmin.net/pma/Development with the import and export plugin documentation. unfortunately, that documentation was not so clear about how writing a plugin. could you, please, point me to some reference? a web site, a book… whatever you found useful for plugin development… thanks in advance francesco So how about a link to writing a plugin or extension for phpMyAdmin? Does anyone have any good resources?

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Bigger Gmail Compose Box

A Gmail Compose Resize Extension for Google Chrome Details: Have you ever wanted a larger compose box for gMail? especially when using g-mail to reply to a conversation? I give them credit, most times when composing a new message or using it in full-screen mode, it does well. But if you’re like me, about 80% of your conversations are replies. And that is, after all, what is great about g-mail, right? The awesome threading capabilities. So why doesn’t g-mail support a resizeable compose box? You are stuck with a fixed size, of about 260 px, even in the Chrome browser!!! A browser that is know to let you resize text boxes by default! Well, I don’t know the answers to these questions, but they are frustrating, so I’ve written an extension for Chrome (or Chromium) which allows you to specify how big you want that box to be, and then it automatically resizes it (it make take a few seconds after you hit reply to fully grow). Update: As of 2/7/2012 I’ve written a newer, and more updated extension download it here Download the extension here: Bigger Gmail Compose Box It has an options page, which you can access by going to settings (wrench icon) and then extensions. I have also added in auto-update for this extension. I’m really quite pleased with it and wanted to share. Let me know what you think. Having trouble? Didn’t know that Chrome allows extensions? You probably need to upgrade to the latest version. … Continue reading

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Open with PTTL – Firefox 3.5+ (Plain Text to Link)

I love the Open PTTL firefox extension, but recently upgraded to Firefox 3.5. One of the add-ons which broke was the “Plain Text to Link” addon. I took a look at the Mozilla Addons page and this is the author’s only extension. And it hasn’t been updated since July 2008. I took a quick look at the code and it seemed pretty simple – and it looks like everything will work fine with Firefox 3, so I’ve edited the install requirements to allow installing on up to Firefox 3.5.* The old extension file was named plain_text_to_link-1.5.20080618-fx.xpi I’ve called the new one plain_text_to_link-1.6.20100125-fx.xpi You probably need to download it to your computer and then drag the xpi file on top of firefox to install :)

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