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Compiling Greasemonkey Scripts to xpi (Firefox Extension)

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This page has a tool to create a Firefox extension (.xpi) from a greasemonkey script.


Written by Brajesh

November 28, 2007 at 4:36 am

Gmail Updated

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Gmail’s new version rolled out for me today, and first thing I noticed that it had reset my gmail chat config (basically I had switched off gmail chat), my greasemonkey scripts were broken and I had a firebug extension warning on top.

While I have no gripe about greasemonkey, resetting gmail chat setting means I’ve to check rest of my settings to be sure anything else is not broken.

New version seems quicker, with additional options in “More Actions” menu and updated “Contacts” section.

Written by Brajesh

October 30, 2007 at 2:34 pm

I Nuked My Firefox Bookmarks

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While playing with Firefox profiles, I accidentally deleted all my profiles. Murphy was an optimist and, of course, I had no backups.

Apparently, Firefox deletes profile files permanently without moving them to trash first. I tried using “Free Undelete” to recover my profiles (which were in a non-standard location in first place – somewhere on my H: drive). Most of the files were recovered but my bookmarks were all gone, along with a few of my Firefox extensions.

Written by Brajesh

October 30, 2007 at 2:09 pm

Posted in Firefox, Rant, Windows

Direct Link to IMDb Movie Quotes

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A small greasemonkey script to get direct link to a quote on IMDb’s “memorable quotes” page. This script creates a “#” with a link to corresponding quote.

Written by Brajesh

October 20, 2007 at 10:09 am

Inline Seach: Cool IE Add-On

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I hate modal “Find” of IE, which MS chose not to change even in IE7. So here is one cool add-on by IEForge for Firefox-like inline search functionality in IE.

Written by Brajesh

February 23, 2007 at 4:19 pm

Posted in Firefox, Microsoft, Search

Firefox Gaining Market Share

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Firefox has been gaining browser market share really fast, it seems. January statistics are 31% for Firefox compared to 42.3% for IE6 and 13.3% for IE7. Even though Firefox has its share of issues/bugs (features 🙂 ), and I like IE7’s beautiful rendering of fonts, I would love to see Firefox gaining some more market and mind share.

Written by Brajesh

February 5, 2007 at 6:55 am

Need Firefox extension to open xls in Google Spreadsheet

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I need one Firefox extension/greasemonkey script to add an option to open xls/doc links directly in Google docs & spreadsheets. This is something Google itself should be providing like they do in Gmail. Perhaps, I’ll write one myself in case I can’t find it.

[Update]– Whooaa! Same day Google releases its Firefox toolbar (beta) with this exact same functionality I’m looking for and have blogged. Now, is it just one wish a day, or – I want to be king 😀 , please.

Written by Brajesh

December 13, 2006 at 4:52 pm