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Firefox 3 must have addons

Posted in Software with tags , , , on May 7, 2009 by myleskadusale

DownThemAll
The first and only download manager/accelerator built inside Firefox!

FlashGot
Download all the links, movies and audio clips of a page at the maximum speed with a single click, using the most popular, lightweight and reliable external download managers.

Link Alert
Changes the cursor to indicate the target of a link…

Smart Bookmarks Bar
Not enough place on your bookmarks bar ?…
Smart Bookmarks Bar extension comes right here by hiding bookmarks names and only showing icons.
Bookmark names will be displayed on mouse over.

Tabs Menu
Adds a Tabs menu to the main menu that lets you easily change between open tabs.

Tiny Menu
Replace the standard menu bar with a tiny menu popup to save space

Unplug
UnPlug is an extension which lets you save video and audio which is embedded on a webpage – it’s a video download tool.

Copy Plain Text
Copies text without formatting…

Extended Status Bar
A Statusbar with speed, percentage, time and loaded size (similar to Opera’s one)

Fire FTP
FireFTP is a free, secure, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy and intuitive access to FTP servers.

KallOut
Search Faster– KallOut enables you to search the top sites on the web just by selecting text. Automatic BestGuess suggestions give you immediate access to Google Maps, Wikipedia, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and many more depending on what you select!

URL Link
URL Link is a small Firefox and Thunderbird extension that allows you to select a non-URL in a mail/news message or web-page, and open it in a browser window.

Image Zoom
Adds zoom functionality for images…

History Submenus
This places each day’s entire browsing history in a submenu of the history menu.

Better Privacy
Ever wondered why you are still tracked though you tried everything to prevent it?
BetterPrivacy is a Super-Cookie Safeguard which protects from usually undeletable LSO’s (Flash-Cookies) or DOM Storage Objects. It blocks longterm tracking on Google, YouTube Ebay and many other domains.

ADDONS FOR WEB DEVELOPERS

Firebug
Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page…

FirePHP
FirePHP enables you to log to your Firebug Console using a simple PHP method call.

Web Developer
Adds a menu and a toolbar with various web developer tools.

YSlow
YSlow analyzes web pages and why they’re slow based on Yahoo!’s rules for high performance web sites.

Console2
Console² (pronounced Console Squared or Console Two) replaces the JavaScript Console with what could be the next generation Error Console.

Measure It
Draw out a ruler to get the pixel width and height of any elements on a…

XPath Checker
An interactive editor for XPath expressions.

XPather
Feature rich XPath generator, editor, inspector and simple extraction tool…

View Cookies
It adds a tab to the Page Info dialog box, which shows the cookies belonging to the current page.

Tamper Data
Use tamperdata to view and modify HTTP/HTTPS headers and post parameters…

Show IP
Show the IP address(es) of the current page in the status bar.

HTML Validator
HTML Validator is a Mozilla extension that adds HTML validation inside Firefox and Mozilla. The number of errors of a HTML page is seen on the form of an icon in the status bar when browsing.

CSS Viewer
A simple CSS property…

Execute JS
Execute JS is a enhanced JavaScript-Console, where you can comfortably enter and execute arbitrary JavaScript-Code and modify functions…

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Fine Tune FireFox

Posted in Software with tags , , , on May 7, 2009 by myleskadusale

Make firefox load a little faster

By compressing the DLLs and executables.

1. Download UPX from http://upx.sourceforge.net/#download

2. Unzip upx.exe into your Firefox installation folder which is normally C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox3.

3. Make sure Firefox is not running then shell to a command prompt in the Firefox installation directory.

4. Type in the following command in a single line and hit return:

for %v in (*.exe *.dll components\*.dll plugins\*.dll) do upx “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox3\%v”

5. If on some later occasion you want to unpack the files, just type in the command above but add the decompression switch “-d” after “do upx.”

I got this tip here

Make firefox load pages faster

Download firetune here
Then extract it and then close Firefox browser, and
load the program and backup your settings before tuning firefox,
then select the best settings for your setup
then click tune it.

That’s it, after loading firefox you will notice its much faster now.
I have noticed it myself.

Make firefox have lesser memory consumption

I use Minimem.
You can set the interval in cleaning-up the memory used by FireFox.

Here is another info on manually fine tuning fire fox
10 Handy Firefox about:config hacks

Though most of the settings will be automatically fine tuned if you use FireTune

Another info about FireFox hidden bells and whistle though not related to the topic but here is it any way

Free Software Alternatives

Posted in Software with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2009 by myleskadusale

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Microsoft Office
OpenOffice
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Adobe Photoshop
Gimp
Paint.Net
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WinZip/WinRar
IzArc
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Microsoft Visio
Dia
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Microsoft Project
GanttProject
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Adobe Dreamweaver
SeaMonkey
Kompozer
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Nero Burning Rom
CDBurnerXP
InfraRecorder
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Adobe Illustrator / Corel Draw
InkScape
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Adobe Pagemaker / Microsoft Publisher
Scribus
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Adobe Acrobat
PDF Creator
PDF-Xchange Viewer
Free annotations, pdf manipulations, viewer, etc..
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Microsoft Outlook
ThunderBird
SpiceBird
Lightning
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Microsoft Internet Explorer
FireFox
Chrome
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Microsoft Dynamics CRM / SAP
SugarCRM
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SnagIt
GreenShot
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Kaspersky Anti-Virus
ClamWin
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CuteFTP
FileZilla
WinSCP
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Adobe Premiere
VirtualDub
Avidemux
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Trillian Pro
Pidgin
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Mirc
HydraIRC
XChat
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Corel Trace
Potrace
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Adobe Flash
OpenLazlo
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Altova XMLSpy
XMLCopyEditor
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UltraEdit
PsPad
NotePad++
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Altap Salamander
FreeCommander
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Beyond Compare
WinMerge
DiffDaff
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Quickbooks
Postbooks
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Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server
Alfresco
MindtouchDeki
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Autodesk AutoCAD
Archimedes
BRL-CAD
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Microsoft Exchange Server
Zimbra
Open-Xchange
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Symantec Norton Ghost
g4u
Partimage
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Microsoft OneNote
WikiPad

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Other Free Softwares
CCleaner
For deleting temporary files, clean registry, manage start-ups, etc..
Defraggler
For defragmenting your harddisk
Recuva
For recovering deleted files that are not in the recycle bin
Revo Uninstaller
For deleting left behind registry entries and files after uninstalling a software
TheSage English Dictionary & Thesaurus
Dictionary and also a thesaurus
Mobysaurus
Thesaurus
Samsung Master
For managing pictures, mass resize, converter, screensaver and web album creator
ColorMania
For color detail needs
AdesClrPicker
For picker color anywhere in your desktop and getting the details of colors
Imagicon
Picture to Icon converter
RenASoft Image Converter
Picture converter, Picture to PDF & Picture to Icon
Microsoft PowerToys for XP
Lots of cool stuff just check it out
Belarc Advisor PC Audit
For Auditing Softwares installed in your PC
Spybot-S&D
For spywares, adawares, etc..
WinPatrol
For managing startups, preventing critical changes to your computer made by unwanted softwares, spywares, etc…
Quick Media Converter
Converting video files to almost any format
K-Lite Codec with Classic Media Player
For your codec needs
Real Player Alternative Codec
Quicktime Alternative Codec
VLC Media Player
Windows media player alternative
Daemon Tools
For creation of virtual cd/dvd drives
MZ Ultimate Tools
Cool windows maintenance utilities
SpywareBlaster
For protection from spywares
JDiskReport
To know which drives, directories and files consume a lot of hard disk space
WinAmp
For me the best lightweight player for mp3 files
SearchEverything
Searching anything in your drives
LMMS
FruityLoop alternative
SharePOD
ITunes alternative
Digsby
All in One Messenger
Advance System Care
For Windows maintenance
TrayIt
Putting any program to system tray
Minimem
If you need to reduce memory footprint of application like firefox this app can help you with that
ImgBurn
Software to burn almost all popular CD/DVD images vice versa
Eclipse
Editor for Java, PHP, Python, XML, HTML, Javascript, C, C++, etc …
PyDev
Eclipse plugin for Python
PHP Eclipse
Eclipse plugin for PHP
FireBug
For editing, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page
FirePHP
For debugging PHP
MediaPortal
MediaPortal turns your PC / TV into a very advanced MediaCenter / HTPC
Amaya
Amaya is a Web editor, tool used to create and update documents directly on the Web
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Other Sources:
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