Archive for the ‘Firefox’ Category

Escaping Firefox Popup Blocker

July 26, 2006

As of Firefox 1.5, the popup blocker can be easily be escaped or overridden. The popup blocker works on the principle of blocking popups that spawn without any interaction of the user.

To override this, what is done is add user interaction (unknown to the user…) to spawn a popup.

Spawning popup windows in Firefox

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Bon Echo Features (Firefox 2)

May 1, 2006

While we are safely browsing using Firefox 1.5.0.2, another world out there is creating testing the Bon Echo wolf, what would be Firefox 2. Firefox 2.0 does guarantee you great offers which (IE7) have not been yet thought of.

I'll Start with some of the directly distinguishable features.

  • Improved Memory Usage
  • New icons for new features and themes.
  • Better usability with Tabs
  • UI for re-opening accidentally closed tabs
  • UI for managing multiple tabs (preview, switching, etc)
  • UI for managing search plugins

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Wikipedia Bookmarklet

February 25, 2006

We shall be creating a Wikipedia bookmarklet, The bookmarklet will either take whatever is selected on the screen as the string to be found or will prompt you.

As usual we’ll write the code as a normal JavaScript code, except that we start of with the string

javascript:

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RSS Feeds

January 1, 2006

What on earth is this RSS ? Rational Security Service ? what is it ? That was a question that I had around a year back or so. But now its clear.

RSS is nothing but standard XML data. But what does it stand for ? RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, which came from a structure of defining a resource. RSS was defined so that the user, client can read any resource available without browsing the particular site. Be it news website, a blog site, a technical resource site, etc. The idea was to syndicate or deliver the content in other manner than the web page.

And then comes the “baaap” (Father) of data structuring format, XML
You may have come across something like this

RSS Feed icon in Firefox 1.5

The orange icon in Firefox notifies that the current website has an RSS feed, or the user can alternatively fetch the content from RSS feed.

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Creating a Bookmarklet

December 28, 2005

A bookmarklet is nothing but a simple Link. All that differs in the link is the href attribute value.

Lets make a simple whois bookmarklet (bkmlt), On clicking that bookmarklet, a prompt will ask for the domain, and on submitting the information… takes you to the whois page

The href attribute in bkmlt is all javascript

var dm = prompt(“Enter IP / Domain”, “google.com”);
if (dm.length > 0) {
window.location = “Enter IP / Domain”, “google.com” + dm;
}

The above javascript is very simple, prompts for a domain/IP, and changes the window’s location to the url…

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DOM Source

December 28, 2005

In firefox you can view, the runtime view-source of the html page. All you need to do is

  1. Select a particular piece of text
  2. Right Click
  3. Click “View Selection Source”

DOM source

So if you have anything that is generated by JavaScript at Runtime, you can select that part of the document and see it’s source

Firefox Google Search

December 28, 2005

The most efficient way to search the web is using Firefox and Google

Firefox Google Search

The best way to search.

  1. Ctrl + K, This will focus the search area.
  2. Type search keyword, u can use google search patterns, like “define”, etc.
  3. Alt + Enter, opens the search in a new tab.