Posted by jpluimers on 2013/02/21
Got a nice error message from Google Chrome today and wonder what the “true” means (:
The text is this:
Are you sure you want to leave this page?
[Leave this Page] [Stay on this page]
You can use Ctrl-C to copy, then you get the text below:
trueAre you sure you want to leave this page
That means it is not a standard Windows MessageBox, as pressing Ctrl-C there would copy the title and buttons as well.
via: 20130221-funny-google-chrome-error-message-true–Are-you-sure-you-want-to-leave-this-page | Flickr – Photo Sharing!.
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Posted by jpluimers on 2011/09/09
Gif Stopper will stop animated gif images with using the escape key.
We all love animated gifs but some times they are too distracting, that’s with Gif Stopper comes in. Hit the escape key and the image stops. Most browsers have this build-in and now Google Chrome has it also.
Most importantly: it WORKS with Google+ Plus!!
via: Gif Stopper – Chrome Web Store.
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Posted by jpluimers on 2011/07/22
About 9 months ago I posted about HTTPS Everywhere | Electronic Frontier Foundation hoping someone would port the HTTPS Everywhere extension for Firefox to force HTTPS in other browsers like Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer et cetera.
In the mean time, I found out about HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security), which is supported by FireFox 4, and Chrome 12.
Also in the mean time I found about a few HTTPS enforcer extensions for other browsers.
For instance, there are two similar Google Chrome Extensions to HTTPS Everywhere:
Internet Explorer does not have such an extension.
Opera has the Security Enhancer extension.
Next to HTTPS Everywhere, there are the ForceHTTPS and NoScript extension for FireFox (NoScript also supports HSTS).
FireFox 4 supports HSTS out of the box.
So now you have a choice!
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Posted by jpluimers on 2011/06/27
Regression tests are useful, especially before release.
Clearly someone forgot to regression test the Issue 47714 – chromium – maximize bug while loading webpage on windows 7, as after a while of absence, Chrome 12 reintroduced this issue (it is present in all versions of Chrome 12 I tested, until at least 12.0.742.100).
- Maximize the window, then enter a URL
- Wait for Chrome to fully load the URL, then maximize.
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Posted by jpluimers on 2011/05/30
When using wget for downloading from the command-line, sometimes you need cookies in netscape file format.
There is a Chrome cookie.txt export extension that makes exporting your cookies in that format easy.
It opens a window that contains the cookies relevant to the domain of the currently opened web-page. You copy/paste your cookies in format like this:
# Cookies for domains related to wordpress.com.
# This content may be pasted into a cookies.txt file and used by wget
# Example: wget -x --load-cookies cookies.txt http://wiert.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=5767&action=edit
en.forums.wordpress.com FALSE / FALSE 1304919940 TESTCOOKIE home
en.support.wordpress.com FALSE / FALSE 1304920249 TESTCOOKIE home
wiert.wordpress.com FALSE / FALSE 1304920561 TESTCOOKIE home
en.wordpress.com FALSE / FALSE 1304920572 TESTCOOKIE home
It even includes the wget command-line example for loading the cookies using the –load-cookies option :)
via: cookie.txt export – Google Chrome extension gallery.
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