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You can get the build here. I've yet to install any of the Firefox 2 builds, which is totally unlike me. I'm not usually happy unless I have at least 3 or 4 major alpha or beta applications on my desktop. I'll take a peak at this one, but I'll probably continue to wait. Why? Two reasons: Firefox 1.5 already does everything I want. I'm addicted to my Firefox extensions and too many of them (as of the last time I checked) don't yet work with Firefox 2. Don't take my extensions away from me! I know ...
Selenium rocks. My most recent task has been to create an end-to-end system test for our QA environment. There are a lot of moving parts in QA. A lot of things can and do go wrong. The end-to-end test will play the role of a canary in a coal mine. I'm certain that it will go belly-up frequently, but at least we will now have something that detects that something has died and it will also give us some indication of what has died. My goal was to create this test with a minumum of cheating. A test can ...
What is it about new things that aren’t out yet and you want to talk about them anyways? I’ve been thinking about the new features in Vista and how students can use them. I’ve also been thinking about school’s technology departments and how they will like or dislike Vista. Students will like the new interface. Who wouldn’t? They will also like the photo gallery to keep their pictures organized. It’s amazing how many pictures teenagers take! Many already use Flickr ...
A colleague asked me what blogs I read, and I thought it would be interesting to blog about that ;-) My main activities in programming in the moment are .NET, especially ASP.NET, and WPF. ASP.NET also includes a lot of JavaScript programming, which was always one of my favourite subjects anyway. About JavaScript, I don't read blogs, but I can recommend the newsgroup comp.lang.javascript. I learned most of my JavaScript there over the years, and though the tone is sometimes passionate over what may ...

Ok, I'm not sure this really needs to be a Firefox extension, but it is a free typing tutor and it's not bad.

Here’s a really good cross-browser implementation of a scrolling data grid for ASP.NET 2.0. Advantages over similar controls Cross-browser compatible: Mozilla Firefox 1+, Internet Explorer 5+, Netscape 7+. <select> elements do not float above the header. This is a common complaint with other solutions. Last scroll position is submitted on postback, which you can then use to set the start scroll position. You still use the ASP.NET DataGrid control, so you don't lose Intellisense in Visual ...
So I changed my browser defaults to Firefox and I'm giving it a whirl full time.... I've been Firefox user for a while now, but it's always been a limited thing for specific tasks, now with correct configuration of IE Tabs plug in and a few others I've decided to give it a go full time and use nothing but Firefox and see what happens... One thing I've already noticed that I didn't in my more limited use was I really prefer IE's Favorites handling to Firefox's Bookmarks. IE in may ways is playing ...
Knowing that we poor geeks without laptops, pdas, cell phones or other internet browsing gadgets would wither and die if we didn't have the opportunity to read all the latest posts from GeeksWithBlogs during GameFest, Microsoft was very considerate and provided some internet stations to preserve our mental well-being and hook us back up to the system. My first day there, I walked up to the terminal and laughed when I double-clicked the Internet Explorer icon. Man, it had been a while since I'd opened ...
The director of Microsoft's open source lab has invited the Mozilla development team to come to Redmond and participate in a Vista porting lab. Microsoft is interested in helping the team make sure Firefox and Thunderbird will work properly on Vista. To date, Microsoft has invited commercial software makers and large corporate customers to these kinds of labs. If the Mozilla folks participate, it will be the first time an open-source venture took part in a Windows porting lab of this nature, it seems. ...
Just moved my blog out of the blogger spot and couple of other places.. so let me start with something simple. Introduction AJAX stands for Asynchronous Javascript and XML, Although the Term AJAX was introduced in 2005, The power to call server side code without having to post the entire page has been around since 1999. We now have handfull of framework and ideas floating around, check out the ajaxpatterns.org for more information. Microsoft recently started focusing on AJAX with its ATLAS (still ...
Finally I found a simple solution for the FireFox error: "[Exception... "'Permission denied to set property XULElement.selectedIndex' when calling method: [nsIAutoCompletePopup::sele... nsresult: "0x8057001e (NS_ERROR_XPC_JS_THREW_STRI... This error occurs when focus() is called. I was reported in https://bugzilla.mozilla.or... but still no fix/patch from mozilla. To avoid this error, you have to turn off autocomplete. from javascript, you can do that in following way: ...

I just learned about a tip for Firefox users.  I had never read about it before, but it is so simple.

When using Firefox, hover the mouse over a link and click with the mouse wheel.  This will open the link in a new tab.  No more right-click, open in new tab.

Sweet!

The first cell phone with a lens cap?(And an optical zoom!) Available soon in the states is this way-cool Nokia N93, which captures video at 640x480 resolution and 30fps. Record up to an hour and a half in a 2 gig mini-SD card. Then share your creation online, uploading it via speedy 3G. I was in Japan on vacation last month, and stopped in at Tokyo's "electric town" (Akihabara) to gawk at the gizmos. While there I saw other evidence that a true video revolution is happening on a cell phone near ...
Like almost everyone else using Windows from Windows 95 to XP, I found Internet Explorer to be the browser of choice. I didn’t really want anything else, as it just worked for me and I was content. Finally a friend convinced me to try Firefox about 18 months ago, and the tabs hooked me almost immediately. I once heard someone describe the tabs as, “Okay, I guess,” but I find them to be incredibly productive. On a single page, I often right-click on numerous links and choose “Open ...
There is a lot of people out there these days having fun finding holes in software. A great example is http://browserfun.blogspot.... which has promised to reveal a browser bug a day for the month of July. You can read a news article about it here. Another article you can read here cited Firefox, iTunes, & Skype as the three software applications with the most security vulnerabilities. The complete list was: 1. Firefox 1.0.72. Apple iTunes 6.02 & QuickTime 7.0.33. Skype 1.44. Adobe Acrobat ...
Peter has a post giving an overview of some tools that are essential to him as a developer. http://jonesie.net.nz/Essen... I would say that I use most of them but not all and I would like to add a few to the list because i mainly do webdevelopment and that's a different story then winforms.Obviously I made the choice to go for The asp.net 2.0 atlas framework so I won't sum up any other ajax frameworks. That is reserved for a separate post. AJAX/Web development: Internet Explorer : Fiddler ...
Many people assume that client-side JavaScript cannot perform file-system operations on the client computer. Actually, the objects needed are often found in the browsers, and the rest is only a matter of compatibility (the way IE saves files is very different from the way Firefox saves files...) and of permissions. In order to perform critical file-system operations, the script must be granted privileges. There are different ways to get these privileges, and unfortunately, these are very different ...
My brother Kelby Thwaits is a hopeful and hard-working performer in LA. He has the distinction of being the sole actor in the first music video released by the East Coast band “Clap Your Hands Say Yeah”. Here's a quick write-up on NPR about them, and the video from when they were on Letterman. Quite a unique sound. If you're not doing anything else for the next 3 minutes, why not take a listen: (650 kbps stream. Note to all Firefox users: it probablywon't play above, but you can download ...
As Product Manager for our upcoming WPF controls, Infragistics decided to upgrade me to a new laptop, which finally arrived today. Its a Dell Precision 65M and it comes with some pretty big iron for a laptop (2Hz proc, 2GB system RAM, NVidia 350M video with 256MG onboard video RAM) and so far its been pretty nice. Of course the first thing I did when I got it this afternoon was to drop my Vista Beta 2 DVD in and start my first clean Vista install. My only big dissappointment so far is that the NVidia ...
Tonight we had a user group meeting on XForms. First let me tell you that I think it is a big shame that we don't get Xforms capabilities in IE6 or in IE7.It would get rid of all the javascript hassle and hoops we have to go through to get the simplest things done. Anyway, I've been working with The asp.net 2.0 atlas framework a bit more now. And it is really cool just a shame that i can't use other libraries in conjunction. But I still have to explore the animation api maybe if i can do things that ...
As you all know, Vista Beta 2 is out. So I jumped in. So far, I am happy with the new experience. There are a couple issues though: 1. IE stopped working after I installed Omea Reader. I found that two plugins that Omea Reader installed into IE are not compatible. So I disabled them and it was working again. 2. Then I installed VS.NET 2005 and JDK 1.5.0_07, after that I could start up IE but once I clicked or typed anything in IE window, it just stopped responding. So I cannot browse anything anymore. ...
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 ...
Just installed Peter's Date Package at www.PeterBlum.com and have been enjoying working with all the gadgets he has obviuosly spent so much time improving. Great job Peter! The price is definitely right, especially considering how much thought he put into the accompanying documentation. I built some of my own date controls similar to these, but I canned 'em for his package [after arguing with my pride]. A slight bug (may be something I haven't done right since I am still new to them) is in Firefox ...
A top Microsoft engineer has thrown out a weekend challenge to the Windows Vista team: Find and fix a bug in the current code and earn $100. The employee who installs the latest Vista build at home and squashes the most bugs before Monday will get an extra $500. Brian Valentine issued the challenge Friday in an e-mail to members of the team working on Vista, the next update of the company's Windows operating system. The move comes as Microsoft is wrapping up work on a broad test version of Vista, ...
When you install Firefox on windows, by default it does not install the DOM Inspector. To make sure it installs it, select Custom Install then select Web Developer Tools. If you already have FF installed you can install the DOM Inspector without having to reinstall FF: Run the FF installer - just so it unpacks the install without installing anything. Use file explorer to locate the C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\L... Settings\Temp dir. FF will have created a temp directory to unpacked ...
Before I start, I should say that I’m a huge Firefox fan, and have been using it as my primary browser almost since the day of release. Now, here’s a site, done obviously by a fan of IE, on Firefox Myths. Will Langford, author of the Firefox Guide is completely unimpressed. I think Will misses the boat on this one. I would say that the myths site stretches the truth on some of them and some of them are irrelevant from an IE standpoint (It may be true that Opera is the most secure, but ...
Dance with the devil: A recent blog/item in the New York Times reports how upset Google are with MS for the new IE 7 search window and the fact it defaults to MSN search! http://www.nytimes.com/2006... Now call me stupid if you want too but isn’t that a little rich when no one is calling for Firefox to default its search window to MSN and not Google where it makes all its revenue ...
I have received an email from a Visual WebGui user how wrote me the following question: “how can you say that you should not use DHTML, while Visual WebGui does not support FireFox?”. Well it is true Visual WebGui currently does not support FireFox. We are currently in the process of making it working over FireFox. The great thing about programming applications over Visual WebGui, is that you are actually using an abstraction layer. This means, that when Visual WebGui will support FireFox, ...

Money:

I recently read that Firefox has made its ‘owners’ $76 million in the last year. Not bad for a piece of free software! So how do they do it?

The answer is simple…. everytime we use the search window so neatly supplied, and we use google and we actually go on to buy something google pays Firefox 80% of the click through value!

Wonder if Microsoft have a similar deal with IE 7 and the Google search!

I have the following scenario: .container{ text-align: center; border: solid 1px blue;}<div class=container><tabl... In IE (6) this displays as you would expect (with the table centered). However with Firefox (1.5) the table is left aligned. Apparently this is due to a bug with the way FF handles CSS. The workaround is to use this: text-align: -moz-center;instead of text-align: center; Don't ask me why "-moz-center" ...
Well I just received some info that the Beta version of Academic search for Windows Live is now available, and I thought it would be useful to any students, lecturers or academics to know about. Google have their verison and now Microsoft have theirs too! It's another useful source of information but it's only in beta version. It's worth anyone interested in it having a look and giving feedback on it as feedback shapes the way these softwares work. The Windows Live Academic Search beta is designed ...
Microsoft announced the availability of new viewing capabilities within Image Search in the Windows Live Search beta on Friday. The new viewing capabilities have been designed to make searching as fast and as effective as possible with new features including; Search across millions of images Infinite scrolling Thumbnail-image-sizing customisation Filmstrip view The ability to see the final image without leaving the results page A richer image click-through experience So what are they really like... ...
Microsoft Corp. has launched a public bug database for Internet Explorer 7, which is currently in beta. Access to the Internet Explorer Feedback site requires a Passport account and signup is through Microsoft Connect. The new site is similar to Bugzilla, a bug-reporting site set up for Firefox by Mozilla Corp. “The intent of this work is to give everyone a better place to give IE7 feedback and to prepare the ground for future versions of IE,” Microsoft said in its IE blog. The IE public ...
I've been looking for a FireFox extension that will remember what tab/web pages I had opened after closing and re-opening browser instances. I found one yesterday after searching, again, (I've looked for something like this for sometime now) through the myriad of extensions - in the Navigation, Tabbed Browsing sections. I give you...SessionSaver. This extension seems to do exactly what I've been looking for. I have not experienced any issues with installing subsequent extensions like a couple of ...
I've noticed a new post from AppSense's Response Centre regarding the new Exploit for all versions of IE There has been some discussion recently about another new vulnerability in Internet Explorer. All versions are at risk, including the latest beta of IE 7. Microsoft have suggest workarounds including setting the Internet and local security zone settings to high and disabling active scripting. There are working versions of exploits already being used to compromise machines on the internet. Currently ...
An update to this post is available at http://geekswithblogs.net/r... with suggestions from the comments below and it works when I last checked in IE 8 Beta2, Firefox 3.0.5 and Safari 3.2.1 ASP.NET 2.0 has introduced many new promising controls and TreeView is one among them. There has always been a requirement for Tree Control in earlier versions and it was quite hard to manage them with either the third ...
I think I've got bloggers block. Every time I think I'll blog about something useful, I always find someone who's been there, blogged about, bought the T-short etc :) The one thing I have been doing a lot of recently is using IE7. Its a big improvement over IE6, with lots of very useful new features......buttttt.... most of them are just plain stolen from FireFox!! You've got your RSS feeds built in, tabbed browsing, little mini-search thing in the top right, ooh and a developer toolbar featuring ...
I've been playing around with some new tech stuff over the last few weeks. Office LiveI've been trying out the new Office Live offering by Microsoft (www.officelivechurch.com), and for a business its great! For an organization, I think it could work as well. It's basically Sharepoint under the hood though, so there's nothing really “new” there that I haven't seen before. IE 7Anyone who hasn't gotten IE 7 really should. I've been really happy with it, and have had almost no problems (a ...
So Microsoft have purchased Onfolio (still sounds a litte rude to me..) and are giving it away for free!- click here. Onfolio is an add-in for the Windows Live Toolbar that helps you collect and organize online content, read RSS news feeds, and share content in emails, blogs and documents. With Onfolio, you get all of these tools built into your browser for simplicity. Whether you are planning a trip, looking for a job, investigating a major purchase, or simply looking for a better way to keep up ...
I’ve started using Firefox alot in the last few months. It’s better than Internet Explorer in a number of ways but I find the “Save Page As…” option to be very annoying. Internet Explorer has an option to save a web page as a single file but Firefox doesn’t support this. However, the Scrapbook Firefox extension allows you to save an offline copy of a web page in an archive. As well, this archive is integrated into the UI so you can see all of your offline content ...
I had a quick look over the latest Windows Live Search product that was released earlier this week. On the whole I was quite impressed. It gave me information about people who link to my blog and who talk about London Girl Geek Dinners that I never knew exisited. Some don't come up on the Google search at all. However on the other side of things, the list that is there is not extensive and although it stated a set number of results it didn't show all the results that it said were available. It seems ...
You really need to check out Scott Hanselman's 2005 Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List: http://www.hanselman.com/bl... I'm not saying you will use everything Scott suggests, but I've already done several installs and I'm not done yet. I knew about FireFox and BgInfo, but forgot to bring them along to my latest machine. NotePad2 was new to me, but immediately became my default text editor. As I get through more of the FireFox ...
The following does not work properly in Firefox (1.5).<div id='div1' style='width:255;height:255... function TurnItOn() { document.getElementById("di... 'inline'; }</script>The scrollbars will not show up. It completely ignores the overflow:auto attribute.To get the overflow to work properly, set the display attribute to 'block'.Weird ...
Howard Richards has picked out a good AJAX library (not Atlas) called Anthem.NET found on Sourceforge. From the Introduction: AJAX is something lots of ASP.NET developers are interested in, but there are a number of AJAX libraries and solutions out there - so which one do you go for?When looking myself, the criteria I used were: support ASP.NET 2.0 as that's what I'm using work as seamlessly as possible with VS2005, ideally without having to hand-code client JavaScript and support ASP.NET functionality ...
Scoble wants to know about your favorite Firefox extensions. Ok, I had to go look. Here are mine. Adblock – Once installed, it's a snap to filter elements at their source-address.Just right-click: Adblock: done. Filters use either the wildcard character (*)or full Regular Expression syntax. Hit the status-element and see what has orhasn't been blocked. Adblock Filterset.G Updater – This is a companion extension to Adblock and should be used in conjunction with it. This extension automatically ...
Yesterday, Microsoft has released an offical new release of “Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar” that was announced in the last PDC and has been in BETA1 for so long. The toolbar is very similar to the correponding firefox developer toolbar famous extension. I've been missing it since I saw the later one, and here it comes at last! You can also use “Fiddler”, an HTTP debugger that logs all HTTP traffic allowing you to inspect it afterwards. It's been there for sooo long and ...

I have been using the latest beta on one of my computers 1 or 2 weeks now and I like It.
BUT some sites dosen´t look nice with It. IE 6 and Firefox 1.5 shows these sites nice.

So next mission is to look on the Internet and see why...


 

If you're using the Firefox browser and haven't upgraded to 1.5.0.1 yet, what are you waiting for? There is a new update out for the best browser ever, fixing some potential security holes. From PC World: Mozilla has released a new version of its Firefox browser containing critical security updates. Version 1.5.0.1 of the browser, released Wednesday, also contains a number of "stability" fixes to address problems that cause the browser to gum up the performance of some systems. If you have at least ...
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 ...