Archive for June, 2008

Generally, when you minimize a window the memory usage goes way down because that application isn’t active. Unfortunately, Firefox by default doesn’t adhere to this behavior. Here’s how to force it to.

Type the following into your address bar in Firefox:

about:config

You will see a window that looks similar to this:

– Right click anywhere in the window

– From the Menu choose Boolean

– Enter in the following text in “Enter the preference name” window as below

-> config.trim_on_minimize

– Once you enter the above tweak press enter

– You may get a pop up to select True or False

– Select True

or

– Double click on Config.trim_on_minimize to set True or False

❗ You have to restart Firefox browser in order to load effects of the Tweak.

😆 you should notice considerable change in memory trimming when minimizing Firefox browser to system tray.

FileZilla is powerful Open Source FTP/SFTP client with many features. It includes a site manager to store all your connection details and logins as well as an Explorer style interface that shows the local and remote folders and can be customized independently. The program offers support for firewalls and proxy connections as well as SSL and Kerberos GSS security. Additional features include keep alive, auto ascii/binary transfer, download queue, manual transfers, raw FTP commands and more.

What’s New in FileZilla 3.0.11:

– MSW: Reduce flicker if resizing main window
– Improve compatibility with Cygwin’s SSH server. Use Site Manager to select server type
– Correct position of queue size in statusbar

Download: FileZilla 3.0.11 freeware
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Link: FileZilla Home Page

What’s New: In version 4.0 of DriverMax, driver downloads have finally been enabled. You can download driver updates for Windows Vista.

DriverMax 4.0 features:

– Download drivers for Windows Vista.

– Check for driver updates.

– Get a lot of information about your hardware and drivers, for computers running Windows Vista and Windows XP.

– Backup all or just some of your drivers. Keep all your drivers in one place.

– Restore all your drivers from the backup, in a few minutes. This is especially handy after you reinstall Windows.

Download: DriverMax.exe | 3.2 MB, Freeware

Screenshot: >> Click here <<

Link: The DriverMax web site

VideoLAN is an excellent multimedia player with it’s own plugins for playing different formats, so it doesn’t need any codecs to be installed. It works great for previewing partially downloaded files too. It can also be used as a server to stream on a (wired or wireless) high-bandwidth IP (Internet Protocol) version 4 or 6 network in multicast or unicast. VLC (VideoLAN Client) is cross-platform and supports Windows, Mac OS X, BeOS, Solaris, Crux Linux, Debian GNU (GNU’s Not Unix) Linux, Familiar Linux, Fedora Core Linux, Gentoo Linux, Mandrake Linux, Red Hat Linux, Slackware Linux, Novell’s SuSE (System und Software Entwicklung = System and software development) Linux, Turbo Linux, NetBSD (Berkeley Software Distribution), OpenBSD, FreeBSD, QNX, Zaurus and Windows CE (Windows Mobile) for Pocket PC. The installer includes the eMule partfile plugin, which lets you preview eMule partfiles more efficiently.

What’s New in VideoLAN 0.8.6h:
We are pleased to announce the release of VLC media player 0.8.6h.
This is a bugfix release. VLC media player 0.8.6g (a source code release) and earlier versions suffer from security vulnerabilities in the GnuTLS, libgcrypt and libxml2 libraries.
VLC media player 0.8.6f and earlier versions suffer from security vulnerabilities in the Mozilla and ActiveX plugins, in the libpng, libid3tag, libvorbis libraries and in the Speex codec.
Technical details are available in our security advisories. This update also includes reliability improvements in multiple modules. More information can be found in the release notes for 0.8.6g and 0.8.6h.

Download: Videolan 0.8.6h | Multi-OS versions (Freeware)
View: Product Overview

Brief Description
Windows® XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) includes all previously released updates for the operating system. This update also includes a small number of new functionalities, which do not significantly change customers’ experience with the operating system.

Quick Details
File Name: xpsp3_5512.080413-2113_usa_x86fre_spcd.iso
Version: 1
Knowledge Base (KB) Articles: KB936929
Date Published: 5/6/2008
Language: English
Download Size: 544.9 MB

Overview

Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) includes all previously released updates for the operating system. This update also includes a small number of new functionalities, which do not significantly change customers’ experience with the operating system.
This file is a CD image file for users who wish to create an update CD for Windows XP Service Pack 3, for example for offline installation by administrators.
Note: Customers running Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System (RMS) are advised to install a hotfix for a Microsoft Dynamics RMS issue prior to installing Windows XP SP3.

System Requirements

  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP Home Edition ; Windows XP Professional Edition ; Windows XP Service Pack 1; Windows XP Service Pack 2

Instructions

  1. Click the Download button on this page to start the download, or choose a different language from the drop-down list and click Go.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save or Save this program to disk.
    • To start the installation immediately, click Open or Run this program from its current location.

❗ This is latest version Build 5512

💡 Once you install the SP3, download “Belarc Advisor” install it and run the scan. This is a free tool with which you will know what other Critical or Important patches have to be downloaded for your PC.

doPDF 6.0.262

Posted: June 6, 2008 in Softwares
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doPDF is a free PDF converter for both personal and commercial use. Using doPDF you can create PDF files by selecting the “Print” command from virtually any application. With one click you can convert your Microsoft Excel, Word or PowerPoint documents or your emails and favorite web sites to PDF files.

Main changes in 6.0.262:

  • Fixed: Some CambriaMath characters were not converted well
  • The Path variable (in Environment Variable) changed type to REG_SZ under certain circumstances, now it’s not modified by the installer anymore
  • Temporary PDF files and logs are not stored in C:\Windows\Temp anymore, but in the application data folder
  • Other bug fixes

Download: doPDF 6.0.262 | 1.4MB (Freeware)
News source: Forum
Screenshots: >> Click here <<
Link: Home Page | Forum

This second Firefox 3 Release Candidate is a preview release of Mozilla’s next generation Firefox browser and is being made available for testing purposes only.

Firefox 3 is based on the Gecko 1.9 Web rendering platform, which has been under development for the past 34 months. Building on the previous release, Gecko 1.9 has more than 14,000 updates including some major re-architecting to provide improved performance, stability, rendering correctness, and code simplification and sustainability. Firefox 3 has been built on top of this new platform resulting in a more secure, easier to use, more personal product with a lot more under the hood to offer website and Firefox add-on developers.

View: Mozilla Firefox 3 RC2 Main Page
View: Mozilla Firefox 3 RC2 Release Notes

Downloads (via official distributed mirrors):
Mozilla Firefox 3 RC2 English Windows | 7.15 MB
Mozilla Firefox 3 RC2 English Mac OS X | 17.17 MB
Mozilla Firefox 3 RC2 English Linux | 8.66 MB

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The Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) is the application installation and configuration service for Windows. Version 4.5 of the Windows Installer has several new features, including:

  • Multiple Package Transaction: In a multiple package transaction, you can create a single transaction from multiple packages. In a multiple package transaction, a chainer is used to dynamically include packages in the transaction. If any of the packages do not install as expected, you can roll back the installation.
  • Embedded UI Handler: You can embed a custom user interface (UI) handler in the Windows Installer package. This makes a custom UI easier to integrate. You can also invoke an embedded UI handler from the Add or Remove item in Control Panel. Or, you can invoke an embedded UI handler during a Windows Installer repair process.
  • Embedded Chainer: You can use the embedded chainer to add packages to a multiple package transaction. You can use an embedded chainer to enable installation events across multiple packages. For example, you can enable the install-on-demand events, the repair events, and the uninstall events across multiple packages.
  • Update Supersedence Resiliency: This feature enables you to correct for changes in the FeatureComponent table during supersedence.
  • Shared Component Patching Resiliency During Uninstall: This feature makes sure that the most recent version of a component is available to all the products.
  • Custom Action Execution On Update Uninstall: This feature enables an update to add or change a custom action so that the custom action is called when an update is uninstalled.

Download: Windows Installer 4.5 | Free, size varies