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API Reference Page

!GreaseMonkey Rocks! :)

Finally playing with it (instead of sleeping)

Anyway, I like the auto-linkifier, but I changed one line to make it actually tell me it did the autolinkify.


Changed line 39:

a.appendChild(document.createTextNode(match[0] + " (autolinked)"));

Firefox and Thunderbird Extensions

These are the ones I currently use. Find the links yoself.

FF: (ListZilla exported this list:) someorbityellow 0.2.2 - A theme for Firefox based on Orbit 3+1 Autofill 0.2 - Automatically fill out HTML forms BugMeNot 0.6.2 - Bypass compulsory web registration with the context menu via Ext2Abc 0.2.1 - Alphabetizes your extension manager list. Flashblock 1.3.1 - Replaces Flash objects with a button you can click to view them. Flowing Tabs 0.4 - Wrap excess browser tabs onto multiple rows Forecastfox - Get international weather forecasts and display it in any toolbar or statusbar with this highly customizable extension. googlebar - The Googlebar for Firefox GooglePreview 0.9 - Inserts web site previews in google and yahoo search results. Linky 2.6.0 - Open/download/validate links and pictures in tabs or windows ListZilla 0.5.1 - Outputs an alphabetical list of either extensions or themes to a text, vB code, or HTML file. miniT (drag+indicator) 0.5 - Adds tab dragging with drop place indicator. QuickNote 0.6 - A note taking extension with advanced features SpoofStick 1.05 - A simple way to detect spoofed websites.

Allow Empty Subject (c'mon!)
No New Window on Double Click
Quote Colors
QuickNote (Interchanges with FF)
Virtual Identity (very useful for mailing lists)

Secret Firefox settings

Shamelessly stolen from:

Go check it out!

Settings for me to remember:

browser.cache.memory.capacity 32000
layout.frames.force_resizability true
config.trim_on_minimize false 

Today was proxy fixing day!

Well, spent half of today fixing computers for the woman's family.

They insist on using AOL DSL, so to share the connection they have to use AnalogX Proxy instead of a "normal" wireless router. I got that up and running a year or so ago. But there have been glitches that I wasn't aware of until today.

Problem 1: Firefox don't work. On either client machine. Weird DNS issue too that I had once before with other reasons (look around on this blog). Basically any site you went to would be the same site as the first. Example - home page is, then I try to go to and it is google again. Type and you get a 404 from saying "I don't have /cgi-bin/whatever "

OK, so the fix. AnalogX proxy cannot handle HTTP/1.1 - you need to do HTTP/1.0 only.

Find "network.http.proxy.version" and make it "1.0"

Problem 2: Apparently, Microsoft in their infinite wisdom f'd up WindowsUpdate with SP2. The one machine worked fine. The other machine (brand new Dell laptop) didn't. So I update the other machine to SP2 and now it doesn't get WindowsUpdate either! Turns out that post-SP2 WindowsUpdate IGNORES THE PROXY SETTINGS YOU PUT INTERNET EXPLORER!!! What's the POINT?!?!

The fix: I'm not sure. There is a program "proxycfg" that sets up the proxy settings. I'm not sure which worked, one of these two (from the command line):

proxycfg -u

Supposedly updates the settings based on your IE ones. I'm not sure if that worked. Other possible:

proxycfg -p ""

(Obviously, put your proxy server/port in there)

As always, if this helped solve your problems, please drop me a 'thanx' note.

Mozilla Must-Haves

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Erase compreg.dat from Mozilla directory. It'll get rebuilt automagically.