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  • cut & paste from the clipboard to yml
    01/07/2005 8:20AM
    using/setup mozilla or firefox to cut & paste articles to the www.yml.com website
    Setting Prefs for the Mozilla Rich Text Editing Demo

    To protect users' private information, unprivileged scripts cannot invoke the Cut, Copy, and Paste commands in the Mozilla rich text editor, so the corresponding buttons on the Mozilla Rich Text Editing demo page will not work. To enable these functions for purposes of the demo, you must modify your browser preferences.

    1. Quit Mozilla. If you have Quick Launch running (in Windows, an icon in the toolbar), quit that too.
    2. Find your Mozilla profile directory. On Windows, this is often located in c://WINNT/Profiles/<your Windows login>/Application Data/Mozilla.
    3. Open the user.js file from that directory in a text editor. If there's no user.js file, create one.
    use note pad or other text editor - save as user.js

    4. Add these lines to user.js:

    user_pref("capability.policy.policynames", "allowclipboard");
    user_pref("capability.policy.allowclipboard.sites", "http://www.mozilla.org");
    user_pref("capability.policy.allowclipboard.Clipboard.cutcopy", "allAccess");
    user_pref("capability.policy.allowclipboard.Clipboard.paste", "allAccess");

    they left this part out replace www.mozilla.org with www.yml.com
    this is the part I was missing.

    5. Save the file, and restart Mozilla. The Clipboard buttons should now function.
  • FireFox extension - WebDeveloper
    01/05/2005 9:15PM
    For web application developers, I came across an extremely cool extension for FireFox called WebDeveloper.

    This extension adds a new button bar in FireFox with a number of tools including:
    • a web form inspector (no more endless printing out POST and GET variables from your server side code, let FireFox tell you what it sent)
    • a way to view hidden variables in a page and modify them.
    • a way to work with cascading style sheets
    • a way to validate HTML, CSS, etc.
    You can install WebDeveloper into your copy of FireFox 1.0 by going to the Tools menu and selecting Extensions. Click get more extensions and find WebDeveloper. It's a one click install from there.

  • RAM tester
    01/05/2005 1:09PM
    memtest86 is a tool for executing thorough tests of you x86 computer's RAM. My P3/550 has been running 24x7 for almost five years and finally started choking up on me; it regularly locks up, leaving no error messages.  I wanted to know if there could be a problem with the RAM and I found a tool called Memtest86, available at http://www.memtest86.com.  It can be run on a Windows box or you can download a very small ISO to burn to CD, which is what I did. 

    Memtest conduct lengthy thorough tests  of the RAM.  Unfortunately for me, my RAM passed all tests with zero errors...
  • RSS Feed Validator
    01/04/2005 3:21PM
    Anatoly just forwarded me a link to a very cool RSS Feed validator.

    http://feedvalidator.org/check.cgi?url=<url of feed to check>

  • firefox - about:config
    01/01/2005 5:34PM
    Instead of editing the "prefs.js", Firefox has a built in preferences editor. Just enter "about:config" in the urlbar. That will present you with a UI to edit the values of prefs.js.