June 2007

“I think it’s a problem with Vista”

Next time you are giving a presentation or just trying to show someone something on your computer and it starts acting up,  simply use the stall-tactic “I think it’s a problem with Vista“. That is what happened the other day as a team of students from Korea showed Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Craig Mundie its entry in the company’s Imagine Cup competition.  Of course it wasn’t just Gates and Mundie, there was also a ton of media looking on too. The presentation started off well, until the team launched into its demo, and the computer stalled momentarily.  That was when…

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Thunderbird About:Config

Thunderbird like Firefox does have about:config settings. But, how the heck do you get to about:config in Thunderbird since there is no address bar to type about:config in. The access to about:config is well hidden: From Tools, select Options…, Click the Advance Tab, select (if it is not already) the General sub-tab and finally click the Config Editor… button. Note: On TBird 3 builds you will get a “This gun is loaded!” warning message the first time (and each time if you don’t disable) you access this option. Click for Full Size Image Alternatively, if you don’t want to go…

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Latest Thunderbird 3.0a1pre Build Has Tabs!

The newest Thunderbird 3.0a1pre nightly (062707) now has tabs support. It doesn’t work very well, but it is important to keep in mind TBird 3.0 is still in very early development (not even an official Alpha release yet). A couple minor quirks, the close tab buttons are there but don’t do anything (need to right click on the tab and select “Close Tab’). Also double-clicking a message will cause it to open in a new window. You will need to right-click on the message and select ‘Open Message In New Tab’ option. TBird 3 is also very unstable as it…

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TBird about:config

Thunderbird like Firefox does have about:config settings. But, how the heck do you get to about:config in Thunderbird since there is no address bar to type about:config in. The access to about:config is well hidden: From Tools, select Options…, Click the Advance Tab, select (if it is not already) the General sub-tab and finally click the Config Editor… button. Note: On TBird 3 builds you will get a “This gun is loaded!” warning message the first time (and each time if you don’t disable) you access this option. Click for Full Size Image Alternatively, if you don’t want to go…

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Latest TBird 3.0a1pre Nightly has Tabs!

The newest Thunderbird 3.0a1pre nightly (062707) now has tabs support. It doesn’t work very well, but it is important to keep in mind TBird 3.0 is still in very early development (not even an official Alpha release yet). A couple minor quirks, the close tab buttons are there but don’t do anything (need to right click on the tab and select “Close Tab’). Also double-clicking a message will cause it to open in a new window. You will need to right-click on the message and select ‘Open Message In New Tab’ option. TBird 3 is also very unstable as it…

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Weekly Update 2007-06-25

Here a few highlights from this week’s Weekly Update Meeting. Fx 2.0.0.5 & TBird 1.5.0.13/2.0.05 – Target official release date 07/31/07. Beta release 07/24/07 Major Update (Fx 1.5.0.12 to 2.0.0.4) – Roll out delayed until 06/28/07 due to some issues with users losing home page and default search engine preferences. Fx 3 (A6) Places (Places team) down to the last few blockers for A6 freeze patch expected soon to hook up full text indexing to places UI specs being finalized, implementation already started lots of plumbing and blockers Site Specific Prefs (myk) Framework landed, available to UI and extensions Text…

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Page Updating

I decided to make the Fx 2.0 Tweaks more easily accessible so I have created a Tweaks page. By creating it as a page, it will be right on the blog header now. No more having to search or going to the popular posts page to find the Tweaks. In order to make room for this new page on the header I combined the About Firefox and About the Guru pages into one About Fx & The Guru.

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Tip: How to Remove the Search Box

I had a very good comment/question from Sarah today about the Firefox 2.0: Removing ‘Go’ Button entry: How can I remove the Search Box in top RIGHT corner of the FF2.0.0.4 competlely. or atleast reposition it to LEFT side. I use googe tool bar and which has search box the LEFT side and I am addicted to use the searh box on the LEFT side. At the moment I have TWO serch boxes and I do not want the one on the topRIGHTside. Moving or even removing the Search Box is really easy. No about:config or userContent.css tweaking need. All…

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