Category: Tips

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 14th

By | September 14, 2009 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 14th

Speed Up Firefox by Vacuuming SQLite Database

By | August 27, 2009 | 4 Comments

Speed Up Firefox by Vacuuming SQLite DatabaseJeremy Orem has posted an interesting tip on how to speed up Firefox web browser.

All you have to do is paste the following command (as single line) to your console bar (can be accessed via tools > error console):

Components.classes["@mozilla.org/browser/nav-history-service;1"].getService
(Components.interfaces.nsPIPlacesDatabase).DBConnection.executeSimpleSQL(“VACUUM”);

And hit enter (user interface might freeze for a moment).

As he says, it will vacuum Firefox’s sqllite database which will lead to better browser performance.

Via FirefoxFacts

YouTube Video Lags in Firefox?

By | August 26, 2009 | 11 Comments

YouTube Video Lags in Firefox?If you are experiencing video jumpiness while watching videos in Firefox web browser, then here is a possible solution (as from LifeHacker):

“The quick fix for this problem, at least for my own sake, is to increase the time between each of the saves performed by session restore. By opening about:config in your Firefox address bar, then typing browser.sessionstore.interval in the filter box, you’ll see a value of 10000, which is in milliseconds. (Meaning your session is saved every 10 seconds.) I changed this to 300000, or every 5 minutes, as I don’t have the urgent need for tab restoration. If you feel like being more on the safe side, try increasing it to something a bit lower, say 120000, or every 2 minutes.”

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 17th

By | August 17, 2009 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 17th

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 10th

By | August 10, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 10th

Thanks to Nox for links.

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 3rd

By | August 3, 2009 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 3rd

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, Nox and somebody for links.

Firebug for Safari, Chrome, Opera or Internet Explorer

By | July 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

If you are a hardcore Firebug addict and can’t see yourself using different tools (while enjoying other web browser), then Firebug Lite might be what you are looking for.

What can you do with it?
By adding Firebug Lite JavaScript code into your page, you can emulate some of the Firebug features in browsers other than Firefox.

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How to Install Safari Web Inspector in Windows

By | July 22, 2009 | 3 Comments

How to Install Safari Web Inspector in WindowsBack in the old days you’ve had to add key lines to the Safari preference files and that was pretty much it, turns out this trick doesn’t work anymore (at least in Safari 4).

To install web inspector: download latest WebKit nightly build, extract files and open run-nightly-webkit.cmd

Find com.apple.Safari.plist file which is located in:

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Opera: Add/Create “Read RSS Feed” Shortcut

By | July 21, 2009 | 1 Comment

Opera: Add Read RSS Feed ShortcutIf you are like me and were not able to find “Read RSS” action when managed Opera shortcuts, then Tamil from my.opera.com will help you out.

Here’s what you have to do:
Open Preferences > Shortcuts
Select your keyboard setup and click Edit
Expand “Application” list and click “New”
Chose keyboard combination (I am using CTRL+R) and type the following in the action fields: Read mail, “rss”

Yes, with comma and quotes.

Thanks to Tamil for pointing this out in forums.

Internet Explorer 8 New Tab Page Opens Slowly?

By | July 20, 2009 | 2 Comments

If you are annoyed by “Connecting…” messages when opening new tab in Internet Explorer, then continue reading because we have a solution to fix this.

One of the reasons on why this could happen is installed add-ons. Fortunately, IE team has provided a tool which will tell you how much certain extension can slow down new tab page load.

Just head over to Tools > Manage Add-ons and you should see something similar to this:
Internet Explorer 8 New Tab Page Opens Slowly?

As from the information in the right column, you can now optimize your load time by disabling one or few add-ons, unless you want to sacrifice functionality over performance.

Picture source: IE Blog

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