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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Enable Google Toolbar in Firefox 5

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Enable Google Toolbar in Firefox 5

If you've installed Firefox 5 and noticed that Google Toolbar wasn't updated to support the new Firefox release, there's a simple way to enable the extension:
install the Add-on Compatibility Reporter. "After installing the Add-on Compatibility Reporter, your incompatible extensions will become enabled for you to test whether they still work with the version of Firefox or Thunderbird that you're using." This should only be a temporary solution until Google Toolbar and other extensions update their compatibility list.

Enable google toolbar for Firefox 5
Firefox 5 Google toolbar extension
Google Toolbar 7 works well in Firefox 5, especially considering that the new Firefox version didn't make too many important extension-related changes.

Firefox's faster release cycle, inspired by Google Chrome, has an important downside: extension developers need to update their extensions more frequently and update the list of Firefox versions that are supported. Mozilla alleviated this problem by automatically marking almost 4,000 extensions as compatible with Firefox 5, but Google Toolbar is not hosted by Mozilla and it's downloaded from Google's servers.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Google Toolbar 7.1.2010.0723b (Firefox)

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Google Toolbar 7.1.2010.0723b (Firefox)

Google - 2.52MB (Freeware) - beta
Keep the power of Google search close at hand. Google Toolbar puts a search box in your browser, making it easier than ever to find anything you want on the Web.
New and improved features:
  • Suggestions for navigation errors
  • AutoLink
  • Web History
  • Bookmarks
  • Send To
  • Translate
  • SpellCheck
  • PageRank Display
  • Highlight Search Terms
  • Open with Google Docs
  • Send with Gmail
  • Custom Layouts

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

FacePAD v0.7.5 Released!

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FacePAD v0.7.5  has been released! Grab it here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en/firefox/addon/8442/ 

This release fixes the current ‘infinite thumbnail downloading’ issue that’s plaguing FacePAD users. This began occurring because Facebook began rolling out a new album-layout/database/schema to users this week. I have fixed this issue and left the original in code in tact for those users who haven’t been migrated to the new album system.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Download 7-Zip 9.15 beta released

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Download 7-Zip 9.15 beta (2010-06-20) for Windows:
Link Type Windows Size
Download .exe 32-bit 1 MB
Download .msi x64 1 MB
The download links above redirect you to download pages on SourceForge.net

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Defraggler - File and Disk Defragmentation - Free Download

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Defraggler

Disk Defragmentation

DownloadDefraggler
Use Defraggler to defrag your entire hard drive, or individual files - unique in the industry. This compact and portable Windows application supports NTFS and FAT32 file systems.
Most defrag tools only allow you to defrag an entire drive. Defraggler lets you specify one or more files, folders, or the whole drive to defragment.
When Defraggler reads or writes a file, it uses the exact same techniques that Windows uses. Using Defraggler is just as safe for your files as using Windows.
At a glance, you can see how fragmented your hard drive is. Defraggler's drive map shows you blocks that are empty, not fragmented, or needing defragmentation.
  • Give your hard drive a quick touch-up with Quick Defrag
  • Organizes empty disk space to further prevent fragmentation
  • Defragment while you sleep - and wake up with a faster PC. Set Defraggler to run daily, weekly or monthly
  • Full Windows OS and Multi-lingual support
  • Supports 37 major languages
Defraggler is made by Piriform, the company that also brought you CCleaner and Recuva, so is completely free!

Monday, August 02, 2010

Google Web Accelerator download

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Google Web Accelerator download


As a lot of people want it, I let you guys a chance.
Google Web Accelerator


Friday, July 30, 2010

[Firefox] BetterPrivacy 1.48

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BetterPrivacy 1.48
Using a Firefox version older than 3.5?
Then get the compatible BetterPrivacy version 1.38 from here


Super-Cookie Safeguard (protects from LSO Flash Objects, DOM Storage Objects).
Better Privacy serves to protect against undeletable longterm cookies, a new generation of 'Super-Cookie', which silently conquered the internet. This new cookie generation offers unlimited user tracking to industry and market research. Concerning privacy Flash- and DOM Storage objects are most critical.
Flash-cookies (Local Shared Objects, LSO) are pieces of information placed on your computer by a Flash plugin. Those Super-Cookies are placed in central system folders and so protected from deletion. They are frequently used like standard browser cookies. Although their thread potential is much higher as of conventional cookies, only few users began to take notice of them. It is of frequent occurrence that -after a time- hundreds of those Flash-cookies reside in special folders. And they won't be deleted - never!
BetterPrivacy can stop them, e.g. by allowing to silently remove those objects on every browser exit. So this extension becomes sort of "install and forget add-on". Usually automatic deletion is safe (no negative impact on your browsing), especially if the deletion timer is activated. The timer can delay automatic deletion for new or modified Flash-cookies which might be in use. It also allows to delete those objects immediately if desired.

With BetterPrivacy it is possible to review, protect or delete new Flash-cookies individually. Users who wish to to manage all cookies manually can disable the automatic functions. BetterPrivacy also protects against 'DOM Storage' longterm tracking, a browser feature which has been granted by the major browser manufactures.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

[2010/07/24] CrystalDiskInfo 3.7.0 Beta2

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[2010/07/24] CrystalDiskInfo 3.7.0 Beta2

Improved SandForce's controller support!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

All New Microsoft Bing Webmaster Tools

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Intro to new Microsoft Bing Webmaster Tools


Microsoft launched a revamp to their Bing Webmaster Tools. I talked to them back in June, when they previewed the tools at SMX Advanced, and they told me that they were starting from scratch and rebuilding the tool from the ground up. So how are things different? They say they are focused on three key areas: crawling, indexing, and traffic. They provide charts that enable you to analyze up to six months of this data. Note that none of this information is available unless Silverlight is installed. See more on that later.
Crawling, Indexing, and Traffic Data

Microsoft tells me that they provide, per day, the number of:
  • pages crawled
  • crawl errors
  • pages indexed
  • impressions
  • clicks
Sounds pretty cool. Let's go and see it

Traffic – Impressions and Clicks
The data is very similar to what Google provides. (Although Google currently only provides the latest month’s data. I’m not sure what happened to the historical data they used to provide.)
Bing Webmaster Tools: Traffic Summary
How does the accuracy stack up? I looked at a few samples.
Traffic Comparison
It’s potentially useful to compare click through rates for Google and Bing, although Google provides the additional data point of the average position. Without that on the Bing side, it’s hard to discern anything meaningful from the comparison. Note that for both Google and Bing, the click numbers reported in webmaster tools in some cases vary significantly from what is reported in Google Analytics (and in other cases are nearly exactly the same). Google has some explanation of why the numbers sometimes vary, but my guess is that Google Analytics is reporting in particular organic Google traffic from more sources than Google Webmaster Tools is. Google Webmaster Tools also clearly buckets the numbers.
Unfortunately, while Microsoft provides six months of data, it appears that you can only view it on screen and can’t download the data. This makes the data much more difficult to use in actionable ways.
Index Summary
Bing Webmaster Tools: Indexing Chart
This chart shows the number of pages in the Bing index per day. This certainly seems useful, but it’s deceptive. Decreased indexing over time seems like a bad thing, worthy of sounding the alarms and investing resources to figure out the cause, but indexing numbers should always be looked at in conjunction with traffic numbers. Is traffic down? If not, there may not be a problem. In fact, if a site has had duplication and canonicalization problems, a reduction in indexing is often a good thing.
The ability to use XML Sitemaps to categorize your page types and submit canonical lists of those URLs to Google and monitor those indexing numbers over time provides much more actionable information. (Of course, Google doesn’t provide historical indexing numbers, so in order to make this data truly actionable, you have to manually store it each week or month.)
Index Explorer
The Index Explorer enables you to view the specific pages of your site that are indexed and filter reports by directory and other criteria.
Bing Webmaster Tools: Index Explorer
Again it can be useful to drill in to this data, but it would be significantly more useful if it were downloadable. When you click on a URL, you see a pop up with controls to block the cache, block the URL and cache, and recrawl the URL. These are the same actions described below (see “block URLs” and “submit URLs”).
Crawl Summary
This chart is similar to what Google provides and shows the number of pages crawled each data.
Bing Webmaster Tools: Crawl Data
Crawl errors are still available, but the “long dynamic URLs” and “Unsupported content type” reports are missing. In their places are additional HTTP error code reports. (The previous version of the tool listed only URLs with 404 errors.) Since Google provides all of these reports as well, the additional value is mostly in knowing if BingBot is having particular problems crawling the site that Googlebot isn’t. As with the query data, you can’t download any of this information, only view it on screen, which makes it much more cumbersome to use.
Bing Webmaster Tools: Crawl Details
Block URLs
The new block URLs feature appears to be similar to Google’s removal URL feature. You can specify URLs that you want to remove from Bing search results. However, this feature differs from Google’s in that you don’t also have to block the URL with robots.txt, a robots meta tag, or return a 404 for the page. Microsoft told me that they are offering this feature because site owners may need to have page removed from the search results right away but might not be able to quickly block or remove the page from the site itself.
I find this a bit dangerous as it makes troubleshooting later very difficult. I can see someone blocking a bunch of URLs or a directory and someone else, months or years later, building new content on those pages and wondering why they never show up in the Bing index. Microsoft did tell me that they recommend this feature as a short term, emergency solution only, as the pages will still be crawled and indexed, they simply won’t display in results. But recommended uses and actual uses tend to vary.
Submit URLs
This feature enable you to “signal which URLs Bing should add to its index”. When I talked to Microsoft back in June, I asked how this feature was different from submitting an XML Sitemap. (And for that matter, different from the existing Submit URLs feature.) They said that you can submit a much smaller number of URLs via this feature (up to 10 a day and up to 50 a month). So I guess you submit XML Sitemaps for URLs you want indexed and use this feature for URLs you REALLY want indexed?
Silverlight
Yes, I realize this is a technology, not a feature. And in fact, it may well be an obstacle for some users rather than a benefit. (For instance, I primarily use Chrome on my Mac, which Silverlight doesn’t support.) But Microsoft is touting it as the primary new feature of this reboot. Since most of the data is available only graphically, and not as a download, without Silverlight, you basically can’t use Bing Webmaster Tools at all.
Bing Webmaster Tools: Silverlight
What’s Missing
Microsoft says that they “hit the reset button and rebuilt the tools from the group up.” This means that many of the features from the previous version of the tool are now missing. When I spoke to them, they said that they took a hard look at the tool and jettisoned those items that didn’t provide useful, actionable data. So, what have they removed?
  • Backlinks report – What is this feature does, in fact, have useful data if you invested a little effort in configuring the reports. You could only download 1,000 external links (and the UI showed only 20), but you could see a count of the total number of incoming links and could use filters to download different buckets of 1,000. For instance, you could filter the report to show only links to certain parts of your web site or from certain types of sites (by domain, TLD, etc.). Of course, I have no way of knowing how accurate this data was. It seems just about impossible to get accurate link data no matter what tool you use. Below is some comparison data I grabbed before this report went away yesterday. Backlink Count Comparison
  • Outbound links report
  • Robots.txt validator – This tool enabled you to test a robots.txt file to see if it blocked and allowed what you expected. Google provides a similar tool.
  • Domain score – I don’t think anyone will be sad that this “feature” has gone away. No one could ever figure out what it (or the related page score) could possibly mean.
  • Language and region information – This was potentially useful information, particularly in troubleshooting.
Overall, the relaunch provides data that’s potentially more useful than before, although this usefulness is limited without the ability to download the data. I also find the Silverlight requirement frustrating, but it remains to be seen if this is a significant obstacle to use of the tool. There’s nothing here that Google doesn’t provide in its tools, but with the Bing soon to be powering Yahoo search, site owners may find getting insight on Bing-specific issues and statistics to be valuable.. Historical information is great (although you can get this manually from Google if you download the data regularly), but particularly with query data, it’s hard to know how accurate the reports are (for both Google and Bing). In some cases, the data is misleading without additional data points (such as having click through data without position information and overall indexing trends without details).I always welcome additional information from the search engines, but as always, make sure that the data you use to drive your business decisions is actionable and is truly telling you what you think and what it actually is.

Although it has a lot of improvement, Google is still the best! I recommend using Google's Webmaster Tools.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Google Toolbar 7.1.2010.0701b (Firefox)

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Google Toolbar 7.1.2010.0701b (Firefox)

Google - 2.52MB (Freeware)
New and improved features:
  • Suggestions for navigation errors
  • AutoLink
  • Web History
  • Bookmarks
  • Send To
  • Translate
  • SpellCheck
  • PageRank Display
  • Highlight Search Terms
  • Open with Google Docs
  • Send with Gmail
  • Custom Layouts

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Build Windows 7 PE without WAIK

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Every Windows 7 was equipped with Windows PE (Winre) as a recovery tool that can be accessed from the install DVD, recovery folder or system repair CD.
















All of those WinRE images are the same except that they start with a different shell. Windows 7 has DISM to mount/unmount WIM images, these resources (winRE and DISM) can be used to build a custom Windows 7 PE without downloading WAIK. Tsetya made a batch command script to build custom Windows 7 PE using winRE images, mount WIM's using DISM, add additional file/registry, save WIM images and create bootable UFD using Diskpart to be used with Windows 7 PE. This script also has an additional task to create a back up of the installed Windows 7 so that you can use UFD to boot your current windows 7.



















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Every Windows 7 has equipped with Windows PE (Winre) as a recovery tools that can be access from install DVD, recovery folder or system repair cd. All those Winre image are the same image except start with different shell.  Windows 7 also has Dism to mount/unmount wim image, all of that resources (winre and dism) can be use to build custom Windows 7 PE without downloading WAIK. I made a batch command to build custom Windows 7 PE using winre image, mount wim image using dism, add additional file/registry, save wim image and create bootable ufd using diskpart to be used with Windows 7 PE. it has additional tasks also to make back up entry of installed Windows 7 so you can use UFD to boot current windows 7. more details about build process can be read in readme.txt limitations: -My_7PE can only be run on windows 7 or windows 7 PE -My_7PE support WIndows 7 32 bit only My_7PE tested on Windows 7 en-US only, but it supposed to automatically detect distribution language and international settings, please let me know if does not work for others distribution languages.  Due to similarity of build processes with Wimb's Make_PE3, i use packages/file list and registry from Make_PE3. thanks to Wimb for his great effort thumbup.gif  credits goes to Wimb and others original author  
Updated on 14th October, 2013: Download is no longer available.