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Archive for June, 2006

My favorite registry hacks to boost performance of Windows XP

Posted by lubosp on June 27, 2006

Link to the blog: My favorite registry hacks to boost performance of Windows XP

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Smooth tiny scrolling (instead of jump)

Posted by lubosp on June 18, 2006

This article contains javascript example of smooth tiny scrolling:
The Tiny Scrolling | Central Scrutinizer (en. vers.)

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Scheduling Disk Defragmenter in Windows XP

Posted by lubosp on June 8, 2006

Scheduling Disk Defragmenter in Windows XP

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Useful tools for AJAX, Javascript, Html, Css debugging

Posted by lubosp on June 5, 2006

Here are some useful tools for AJAX, Javascript, Html, Css debugging:

Here is my favorite list for Firefox:

  • DOM Inspector: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/inspector/ – DOM Inspector is a tool that can be used to inspect and edit the live DOM of any web document or XUL application.
  • Firebug: http://www.joehewitt.com/software/firebug/ – FireBug lets you explore the far corners of the DOM by keyboard or mouse. All of the tools you need to poke, prod, and monitor your JavaScript, CSS, HTML and Ajax are brought together into one seamless experience, including a debugger, error console, command line, and a variety of fun inspectors.
  • Venkman Javascript Debugger: http://www.hacksrus.com/~ginda/venkman/ – the best Javascript debugger; Venkman is the JavaScript debugger for Mozilla based browsers, such as Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x, and Phoenix/Firebird.
  • Web Developer Extension: http://chrispederick.com/work/webdeveloper/ – The Web Developer extension adds a menu and a toolbar to the browser with various web developer tools
  • JavaScript Shell: http://www.squarefree.com/shell/shell.html – Features: autocompletion of property names with Tab, multiline input with Shift+Enter, input history with (Ctrl+) Up/Down, Math, help Values and functions: ans, print(string), props(object), blink(node), clear(), load(scriptURL), scope(object)

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Problems with Internet Explorer

Posted by lubosp on June 1, 2006

Suddenly (started last week) I have problem loading web pages into IE6. I can connect to and browse web using Firefox, Mozilla or Netscape. Till last week I used Maxthon (which use IE engine) to browse web, but now I have to switch to Firefox. Displaying local html files works fine.

Unfortunatelly Windows XP is quite dependent on IE (even if it is not a default browser). For example I cannot do web based Windows Updates, or I tried to check Google AJAX Toolkit, but its “home” browser uses IE, so it does not work.

I would be completely comfortable to live without IE, but it seem to be impossible to setup Windows to totally uninstall IE.

I have even reformatted and reinstalled Windows XP SP2, and initially it worked but after few reboots the problem was back. It might be caused by some application (I have most of the aplications installed on D drive), but I have no idea which one, and I did not install any new application before it started happening.

Anybody has an idea what might be wrong, or how to debug the problem?

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