AsenDURE messaged me on MSN yesterday about having a search plugin for any site integrated into Firefox. After having a look at it, I gave it a shot and now this site has a search plugin which you can install into Firefox 2.0 and search directly from the search bar. ;)

Following the steps from here, your currently selected search plugin (by default Google) would glow blue when it automatically detects a search plugin. And the following screenshots on how to add and use it are rather self explanatory.

Adding it:


Using it:


There should be a 16×16 icon image for it, but I don’t have one for it now though. ;)

Firefox logoI’ve been using Firefox 2.0 since it was at Beta 2 a few weeks ago, and I am happy to say it has been relatively stable. I had it running for nearly a week before it got cranky, which is quite a long way since the days when I had to restart it every day at the very least.

Notable updates include the integration of functionality similar to the SessionSaver extension into Firefox’s history function, close buttons being added to each tab, anti-phishing filter, a redesign of the preferences dialog and minor user interface tweaks.

At time of writing, Firefox 2.0 is currently at RC1 (Release Candidate 1) which denotes a final product which is ready for release unless some serious bugs surface. Do note that installing Firefox 2.0 RC1 will overwrite your current Firefox installation and may disable some of your extensions which are incompatible (I’m using Nightly Tester Tools extension to get around this). However, if you would just like to try 2.0 out without having it replace your current Firefox installation, you can get Firefox Portable 2.0 RC1 which will run in standalone mode.

Firefox 2.0 is scheduled to be released some time in October, so you shouldn’t have to wait too long before your Firefox browser gets upgraded!


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Was going through /.‘s comments on an article recently and came across this animated GIF which I thought was rather funny.


Just a random post. ^^

Saved from here

Edit: Credit to Jonn Wood for the GIF. :)

When you install IE7, it automatically replaces IE6 which can be annoying if you need to use IE6 for certain sites which have restrictions on the browser version or when you want to check for cross browser compatibility while developing websites. (credit to HMMaster for googling it for me :P)

There are a couple of ways to get around this, but I found downloading the standalone IE6 to be the quickest and easiest fix to get around this. You can get it here.

If you have not installed IE7 and want to try it out but not replace IE6, you can get the IE7 standalone instead here.


GnomeIf you have ever partitioned your hard disk, Partition Magic would probably be the application you used for it. It’s probably the de facto software to use for doing anything with partitions with a very low chance of any loss of data (I personally have never got any issues on data loss/corruption). Unfortunately, Partition Magic isn’t free.

I recently tried out GParted (stands for Gnome Partition Editor) to repartition the hard disk on my Ubuntu server box. As opposed the Partition Magic which runs only on Windows, GParted can be used regardless of the operating system installed. It boots up via a CD or USB (which you can choose from the site) and is able to support the file systems currently in use by Windows and also Linux.

Its interface is very similar to Partition Magic, so it shouldn’t be too difficult if you have prior experience with the former. I managed to delete a redundant FAT32 partition I had and resized my /home ext3 partition without much drama. After restarting, everything was in a perfect order, so I don’t really have much to complain about.

Try it out if you’re looking for a free, open source alternative to Partition Magic.