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Yahoo! Messenger Beta 7.0

Posted on May 2005 at about 7:31 PM by hwa

Yup! the Yahoo! Messenger is going 7.0 this time, which is cool but still in the beta stage.

While Yahoo! Messenger version 6 introduce audibles, this version it got free worldwide calls!! Wow believe it or not! Worldwide calls from the internet and it’s free!! 😯 Anyway this is what in the official website said.

Free worldwide calls.*

Use Yahoo! Messenger to call and talk over the Internet just like you’re on the phone. All you need is a headset, or a microphone and speakers. It’s that easy – just click the Call button. If no one’s there, leave a voicemail!

You can also get much better sound quality than regular phone lines. Try it out – you and your friends will really hear a difference.

* Emergency 911 calling services not available on Yahoo! Messenger. Please inform others who use your Yahoo! Messenger they must dial 911 through traditional phone lines or cell carriers. Not for use in jurisdictions where use is prohibited. Free calling refers only to internet calling, and requires that you provide your own internet access.

Well i haven tried it out yet, so can’t give any comments out of it, but still you can get your copy of Yahoo! Messenger at here.

Firefox Tweaks!

Posted on May 2005 at about 12:00 AM by hwa

Ok yesterday i just format my PC, so have to install all the softwares and reconfigure everything, including my Firefox. 🙁 So i went Google and search for the tweak that available on net, and here’s what i found, want to share with you all and at the same time i wouldn’t need to search again next time if i format my PC.

Follow these steps below.

Step 1:
First of all you need to create user.js in the profile folder, for Windows XP/2000 user most probably it’s located in the following path.

C:\Documents and Settings\[User Name]\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\default.xxx

And Windows 95/98/ME it’s at here.

C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\default.xxx

For Linux OS you may find it here.

~/.mozilla/firefox/default.xxx/.

And here’s for MacOS X.

~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/default.xxx/.

Where xxx is a random string of 3 characters.

Step 2:
After creating your user.js, open user.js and paste the following codes.

/* Speed Tweak */
user_pref(“network.http.pipelining”, true);
user_pref(“network.http.proxy.pipelining”, true);
user_pref(“network.http.pipelining.maxrequests”, 100);
user_pref(“network.http.max-connections”, 48);
user_pref(“network.http.max-connections-per-server”, 16);
user_pref(“network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy”, 16 );
user_pref(“network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server”, 8);
user_pref(“network.dns.disableIPv6”, true);

user_pref(“content.interrupt.parsing”, true);
user_pref(“content.max.tokenizing.time”, 2250000);
user_pref(“content.maxtextrun”, 8191);
user_pref(“content.notify.backoffcount”, 5);
user_pref(“content.notify.interval”, 750000);
user_pref(“content.notify.ontimer”, true);
user_pref(“content.switch.threshold”, 750000);

user_pref(“browser.cache.memory.capacity”, 65536);
user_pref(“browser.cache.disk_cache_ssl”, true);
user_pref(“browser.xul.error_pages.enabled”, true);

user_pref(“plugin.expose_full_path”, true);
user_pref(“ui.submenuDelay”, 0);
user_pref(“nglayout.initialpaint.delay”, 0);
user_pref(“signed.applets.codebase_principal_support”, true);

As for the prefetch tweak.

Step 1:
Right click on your Firefox shortcut icon then choose Properties, at the target there you will see this line.

“C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe”

Step 2:
Now add “/prefetch:1” behind the line and make it looks like the one below.

“C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” /prefetch:1

This will make your Firefox start much faster. What happen here is actually by default Firefox takes up more RAM than Internet Explorer, but if you prefetch Firefox, Windows will keep Firefox in memory so it will load faster next time you startup Firefox, so this mean you need to run Firefox at least once to prefetch it, then it is faster until you reboot again.

Many of you may ask why Firefox isn’t configured like this by default? Well you can find your answer at here.

It Is A Bug!

Posted on May 2005 at about 5:24 PM by hwa

When i woke up today, i was planning to give another shot on the Firefox bug i discovered last night, so i went to Bugzilla and search for the relevant bug, and i found this link here.

So… It is a bug, 😆 and it appeared since version 1.0 until now! 😯

A Bug In Firefox??

Posted on May 2005 at about 4:56 AM by hwa

I found this strange behavior with my Firefox web browser, when i type a long string without space into a textarea, the horizontal scrollbar will appear.

Well you can test this on your own at any textarea, of course you need a Firefox web browser, the best place would be my shoutbox there. At the message box, just keep pressing a single character until it fill the message box, then the scrollbar will appear, but remember dun press “Shout!” after testing it!! 👿 But if you do the same thing with Internet Explorer the string will continue to the next row.

At first i thought it was my Firefox setting went wrong, so i keep looking for where to find the setting, including typing “About:config” at the address bar there, but still can’t find the setting. so i went search in Google and i found this link here.

Bug

So is it a bug? Maybe but people say the Mozilla people are working on it now, so i hope they can solve this problem in the next release.