Category: Tips

Internet Explorer 8, 7 and 6 Spell-check

By | September 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

If you are using Internet Explorer web browser and can’t find any good spell checkers, try ieSpell. The following extensions spell-checks text-input boxes on a Web page.

However, it should be noted that ieSpell does not check text as you type (not inline spell checker).

If you are experiencing any issues with it (such as “Automation server can’t create object” error), consider IE7Pro add-on or Google Toolbar as well.

Download ieSpell.

Play NES Games from Web Browser

By | September 17, 2009 | 1 Comment

Let’s have some fun. Shall we? Our reader Nox has stumbled upon a JavaScript NES emulator JSNES which allows you to play most popular NES games straight from your web browser.

Play NES Games from Web Browser

Although it works with every web browser, script author (Ben Firshman) recommends using Chrome, as it’s best suited for such tasks.

Try it now.

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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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