28 Coolest Firefox About:Config Tricks

Make Tech Easier has a nice list of 28 tweaks for Firefox, for those that just love to images get under the hood and play.

28 Coolest Firefox About:Config Tricks

Retrieve Files from Google Page Creator

Google Page Creator, the website creation tool aimed at non-coders, is targeted for closure by Google. The Google Operating System blog offers a handy JavaScript tool and tutorial to help Page Creator users grab their uploaded files and HTML pages for exporting to another service or personal backup. It requires having a multi-link downloading tool, such as DownThemAll and a small bit of HTML tweaking, but if you're not planning to transition your files to Google Sites, it's a helpful post.

Export Files from Google Page Creator [Google Operating System]

Use command line to track Windows processes.

If you need to get a quick list of running processes on your computer or another computer on your network, you can use the Windows Instrumentation command-line interface (WMIC) to quickly generate this. You can even generate a text file so you can print the list if need be. This trick applies to Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008.
  • Open a command prompt. 
    Execute the following command: windows_commandline

wmic process get description,executablepath

To list the processes on another computer, execute the following command:

wmic /node:<computer name> process get description,executablepath

Where computer name is the name of the desired computer.
to generate a textfile, execute the following (make sure to change the output path to your liking):
Your computer:

wmic /output:d:\process.txt process get description,executablepath

Another computer:

wmic /node:<computer name> /output:d:\process.txt process get description,executablepath

If you are trying to find out what services are needed on your system so you can disable the unnecessary ones, a good place to start is by checking the current list of running processes on your computer. By using the command line, you can quickly generate a list of all running processes and the service(s) associated with each process.

tasklist /svc

Make Firefox 3 bookmark work with Launchy

 images Firefox 3 doesn't store your bookmarks in the plain old HTML file that Firefox 2 did, so desktop launchers like Quicksilver and Launchy can't index them properly. But the HackCollege blog has a solution: a Firefox 3 about:config tweak that makes Firefox automatically export your bookmarks to a file. Change the browser.bookmarks.autoExportHTML value from false to true to get a bookmarks.html file saved to your Firefox profile directory each time you shut down your browser. 

Indexing Firefox 3.0 Bookmarks with Quicksilver [HackCollege] 

Change location of Google Desktop Search index files.


  We talked about Finder earlier. Google Desktop is a great tool for keeping a comprehensive index of your desktop. So comprehensive that it create GBs of index file on your precious C: drive. As you know, keeping your C: drive full is sure way for a dead slow machine.  We have always wondered why Google have not given an option to set the location for the index files. But there is a way to change the location of the bloaty search index files.

  • By default the index is stored in:
    C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Google Desktop Search
    where USERNAME is your username on the computer. Local Settings is a hidden folder, you’ll have
    unhide it. If you are unsure how to unhide a file or directory read this .
  • Make sure you exit the Google Desktop Search application before proceeding.
  • Now, drag the WHOLE folder titled "Google Desktop Search" to a new drive or partition with lots of space. Lets say "D" so now your search files will be in the folder "D:\Google Desktop Search"
  • Next, click Start - Run - type regedit. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Google Desktop
  • change the value of data_dir to D:\Google Desktop Search.
  • Exit out of regedit and restart the Google Desktop search.
  • You’re done and your search index in now moved.

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Quickly search desktop using DKFinder

Free utility DK Finder is a resource-light desktop search application that indexes your hard drive for fast searching. DK Finder sets itself apart with a tiny footprint (around 3MB running, 1MB in the system tray), advanced filtering options, and file operations (like batch copying and moving files). Like any desktop search app, the initial index will take some time. Once DK Finder finishes indexes your drive, it provides nearly instantaneous results. DK Finder is a free download for Windows only.  dk-finder

DK Finder [via FreewareGenius]

Stunning Nature Wallpapers

The Using Mac blog posts a selection of 50 beautiful nature-themed desktop wallpaper images that will work on any system.


Some other wallpaper collections from the same source :

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Delicious Bookmark Site Overhauled and Renamed

Popular social bookmarking site del.icio.us is now Delicious.com and it's sporting a brand new look track1_2
and a speedier backend. No more URL confusion! Watch a quick video of the transformation.   

If you always get it wrong, the URL has been changed to delicious.com (no more dots !)

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