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Using Chrome on Windows with a different proxy server than the system one (which is used by Internet Explorer)

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/10/25

By default, Chrome uses the same proxy server as Internet Explorer: the system one that your Chrome settings page accesses from chrome://settings/search#proxy through this command-line call:

"C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe" C:\Windows\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL C:\Windows\system32\inetcpl.cpl,,4

There is no GUI way inside Chrome to change this, but there is a command-line parameter: --proxy-server="ipaddress:port"

So create a new shortcut to Chrome, then you can change it.

This comes in very handy if you want to test

  • some sessions through for instance Internet Explorer going through HTTP Fiddler (that defaults at localhost:8888)
  • other sessions through Cntlm (that defaults to localhost:3128)

Some background information:

–jeroen

Posted in Chrome, Power User, Web Browsers, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows-Http-Proxy | Leave a Comment »

CSP and bookmarklets

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/10/25

If you find out bookmarklets like the [WayBack] Press-This or [Archive.is] SubToMe do not work on some pages but to on others.

Often it’s not the bookmarklet, but a combination the site disabling CSP (Content Security Policy) and browsers not coping well with that, see for instance:

via:

–jeroen

Posted in Bookmarklet, CSP, Power User, Security, Web Browsers | Leave a Comment »

I’ve given up on entering non-ASCII characters when entering data on-line

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/06/17

I live in a street that has a non-ASCII character in it: Pyreneeën.

I’ve reverted back to entering the street name as plain ASCII for a simple reason:

Too often the ë gets mangled into encoding gibberish, similar to the é example in [WayBackWhen Good Characters Go Bad: A Guide to Diagnosing Character Display Problems as these characters are very near both in UTF-8 and in the [WayBackUnicode Characters in the Latin-1 Supplement Block:

I’ve seen these encodings, where only the top encoding right and the degeneration gets worse over time:

# encoded UTF-8 (hex.)
0 ë 0xC3 0xAB
1 ë 0xC3 0x83 0xC2 0xAB
2 ë 0xC3 0x83 0xC2 0x83 0xC3 0x82 0xC2 0xAB
3 ë 0xC3 0x83 0xC2 0x83 0xC3 0x82 0xC2 0x83 0xC3 0x83 0xC2 0x82 0xC3 0x82 0xC2 0xAB
4 ë 0xC3 0x83 0xC2 0x83 0xC3 0x82 0xC2 0x83 0xC3 0x83 0xC2 0x82 0xC3 0x82 0xC2 0x83 0xC3 0x83 0xC2 0x83 0xC3 0x82 0xC2 0x82 0xC3 0x83 0xC2 0x82 0xC3 0x82 0xC2 0xAB
5 ë 0x26 0x65 0x75 0x6d 0x6c 0x3b

The last one seldomly happens, the first one relatively often, just like [Archive.is] fd.nl did a while on their finanancial pages.

These mistakes become sort of understandable (but not forgivable) when you look at the below table-fragment (the full table is at[WayBack] Unicode/UTF-8-character table – starting from code position 0080).

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Development, Encoding, Power User, Software Development, Unicode, Web Browsers | Leave a Comment »

Firefox 29 and up: “The connection has timed out”

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/24

A few years ago, Firefox changed the default “network.http.response.timeout” value from zero to 300 seconds (5 minutes).

Display style systems that show refreshing web pages, this can be a problem as when the connection to the web-server is unavailable for more than 5 minutes, then the page will show “The connection has timed out” and stop refreshing.

The solution – apart from fixing each and every connection problem – is to either restore the value or make it very long:

  • network.http.response.timeout=0
  • network.http.response.timeout=30000

Changing this works similarly like in A way to skip the Firefox “Well, this is embarrassing” during a sudden reboot « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff:

  • Open Firefox
  • Type about:config in the addressbar
  • Confirm the
    This might void your warranty!
    by clicking
    I accept the risk!
  • Search for network.http.response.timeout
  • Double click it so the value changes from the default value 0 to the user set value 0

–jeroen

Via:

Posted in Development, Firefox, Power User, Scripting, Software Development, Web Browsers, Web Development | Leave a Comment »

AlessandroZ/LaZagne: Credentials recovery project

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/15

Just when I thought I made a note of a password I hardly ever use, I didn’t, luckily this open source tools understands how to recover many kinds of passwords: AlessandroZ/LaZagne: Credentials recovery project.

–jeroen

Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, Chrome, Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, Firefox, git, Internet Explorer, Office, Opera, Outlook, Power User, Python, Scripting, Skype, Software Development, Source Code Management, Web Browsers, WiFi, Windows | Leave a Comment »

 
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