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[How To] Enable Incompatible Add-ons In Firefox Beta/Aurora/Nightly Browser

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Hope you got a quite a good idea about what is Mozilla’s plan for this year. Mozilla’s rapid release cycle is working really well for them. In our previous post we discussed about How to Get Hands on Firefox 5 Beta before the official release.

Well all that was possible because of the latest feature added by Mozilla Team in their Aurora build which is called as “Channel Switcher“. Using this switch user can switch between with release, beta and aurora build anytime they like.

OK now! Have you tested Firefox 5 Beta? Is everything working fine? Yes! Are you sure?

If you ask me, I’ll probably tell I just hate one feature in Firefox which they never fix as soon as new version is available!

Puzzled? You got to be. Because even you would have seen this and left as such.

Have you ever thought about why your Add-on/s is not compatible for latest update? Well Firefox is just lazy about updating it and blames developer should update and test it. But frankly speaking, Mozilla takes long time to release SDK for that latest release!

Because of all this reasons, obviously users won’t get their favorite compatible Add-on for months.

How can I make it compatible?

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As title says, today we are going to show you how you can enable the incompatible add-ons in latest build of the browser (Aurora/Beta/Release).

Following are the steps you should follow to get your add-ons compatible,

  • Step 1: Open you browser and type “about:config” in address bar

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  • Step 2: Click on the button “I’ll careful, I promise!” button icon wink [How To] Enable Incompatible Add ons In Firefox Beta/Aurora/Nightly Browser

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  • Step 3: Right-click and Choose New -> Boolean

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  • Step 4: In the Pop-up type or paste “extensions.checkCompatibility.X.XX“. Here “X.XX” means, version number show in the about dialog. Eg. If your browser is of version 5.0a1 then just type “extensions.checkCompatibility.5.0a“. Similarly you can do for other versions. Press enter.

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  • Step 5: In the next pop-up, select false.

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This disables compatibility checking and reactivates all your add-ons. But be careful, some add-ons may not work and may crash your browser as you are modifying configuration file. Use at your own risk!

Here we got an another tip which can keep them strong enough in browsers war!

Some of them are working really fine for us. Please share your thoughts or feedback if you tested this tip icon smile [How To] Enable Incompatible Add ons In Firefox Beta/Aurora/Nightly Browser

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Change Facebook Login Background Using Chrome Extension!

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Tired of boring and same old Facebook background image? Yes? Even we! At least they should change login page. But its been a long time that we have seen only features being added and there is no graphics update on Facebook.

Well here we found a good Google Chrome extension which gives all authority to user. It’s time to Refresh your Facebook with your own custom homepage design! Something like Twitter background image change.

Facebook Refresh!

Facebook Refresh is a Google Chrome extension which allows you to set a custom image URL as your Facebook homepage wallpaper. Well the great advantage is, you can customize your Facebook login page at anytime and endlessly! Yes, you can change the background how much ever time you like icon smile Change Facebook Login Background Using Chrome Extension!

Follow the steps given to enjoy Facebooking,

Step 1:

Download Facebook Refresh extension here.

Step 2:

Installed? Now type chrome://extensions/ on URL bar.

Step 3:

Click on the Options below to Facebook Refresh extension. It will open a new tab asking for Image URL.
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Step 4:

Now goto any website and get the image URL like, http://tech18.com/images/abcd.jpg and click on Save.
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Tech Tip: Search for a image of your screen resolution for better usage icon smile Change Facebook Login Background Using Chrome Extension!

Step 5:

You are done! Now goto www.facebook.com and see the change.

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Liked it? Hope so.

This extension uses CSS with minimal JavaScript. This means that it is very fast loading. The current default background image is loaded externally from a domain. It may take longer for it to load the first few times.

But the only disadvantage is you can’t use images in your desktop icon sad Change Facebook Login Background Using Chrome Extension! “file://” (image on your hard-drive) is not currently supported by Chrome. However, you can use some free image hosting sites. So as of now please make sure your URL begins with “http://”.

Hope you liked the extension. Please provide your feedback and share your experience with us icon smile Change Facebook Login Background Using Chrome Extension!

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Firefox Seek Twitter Tweep's Help!

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Are you a Firefox user and crazy about Firefox? Ready to help them by replying to your fellow users questions? Here is a chance to join Firefox-Twitter team.

Every day, thousands of people tweet their Firefox questions. And may be Firefox twitter team couldn’t find time to answer all their queries. So Firefox started a lightweight way for them to get answers right away from fellow Firefox users.

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Firefox started a new community care program called Army of Awesome! By joining this team tweep’s can take up fellow tweep’s tweet and reply them with answer. Anyone with a Twitter account can join the Army of Awesome and reply to a tweet about Firefox. Many times it’s as simple as showing someone where to find the info they need.

Mozilla community members are known for being helpful and that spirit has been a key to Firefox’s success. You don’t have to be a Firefox expert to join the Army of Awesome – though of course experts are welcome! Simply choose a tweet, sign in with your Twitter account, and select the signpost message that will point the user in the right direction. Or, even better, create a personal response in your own words.

Well joining a Army of Awesome is very easy. Just a three steps and you helped Firefox!

Step 1: Choose a Tweet shown in the list

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When you enter Army of Awesome list of tweets about Firefox will be displayed. You can choose any post which you feel like answering.

Step 2: Sign in to Twitter

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Step 3: Reply to Tweet

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Choose any post you like and reply as we did icon smile Firefox Seek Twitter Tweep's Help!

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That’s it! You replied to one of the tweet and helped Firefox through #fxhelp.

Happy tweeting! And remember…good things come to those who tweet!

Hope all you Firefox users already in Army of Awesome by this time icon smile Firefox Seek Twitter Tweep's Help! Are you tweeps ready to help Firefox? icon smile Firefox Seek Twitter Tweep's Help!

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Is Google Integrating Instant Search in Chrome 8?

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Google is running high on its recent success. To be clear many things are happening around Google now a days like Instant Search Engine, Chrome 7 development and news about new Facebook social media rival, currently named as GoogleMe.

Google is clear on its new strategy of releasing new Chrome version every six weeks and working strongly towards it. With every new version of Chrome, Google has shown some very good improvement which Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and others took years to achieve.

The major updates in latest Chrome versions are,

  • Chrome 5: All about JavaScript Acceleration
  • Chrome 6: All about UI upgrades and HTML5 updates
  • Chrome / Chromium 7: Will be more about GPU Hardware Acceleration

As we saw, Chrome 6 got many ultimate features in it. And now Chromium 7 or for simplicity Chrome 7 is getting another total make over as well. Nightly builds of Chromium is showing some great changes in it and Google confirmed that the next version is all about GPU integration.

And now! Are you amazed by using Google Instant Search? Well I personally enjoyed using it. Search while you type. Simple and best.

Before trying out some awesome things with Chrome, download any DEV version of latest Chromium project from the below mentioned link,

http://build.chromium.org/buildbot/snapshots/chromium-rel-xp/

Done with downloading? Installed? Now try out this executable switch,

  • Step 1: Right Click on Chrome shortcut and select Properties
  • Step 2: Go to Shortcut tab, on Target after Chrome.exe give a space and type –enable-match-preview and apply.
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Chromium\Application\chrome.exe –enable-match-preview

Now open the Chromium, start typing what you like in URL bar. What you saw? Shocked? Yes, this is what we are speaking about. Google is trying to integrate its new search engine feature Instant search in Chrome.

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There are many switches available for dev releases. It is unlikely that Instant search switch will make Chrome 7, but it is somewhat obvious that this feature may go live in Chrome 8 as Chrome 7 is getting GPU updates and extended HTML5 features.

More about Instant Search switch…

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Previously, this switch was displaying search result in separate window and most visited sites window. The latest build has put small arrow on top-left corner to switch to content window and search result will be displayed in same window.

Google Chrome has achieved lot of things in its very short journey of 2 years. Taking out Firefox and Internet Explorer is not so easy in browsers war. But Chrome 7 will be very tough competitor for Firefox 4 and Internet Explorer 9.

Watch this space for more updates and enjoy all new things icon smile Is Google Integrating Instant Search in Chrome 8?

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5 ultimate MS-DOS commands

Here are the 5 best/top features of DOS commands which can be used in windows XP, vista, windows 7 and windows server. The best features are here.