Showing posts with label Addons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Addons. Show all posts

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Add-on: User Agent Switcher

The User Agent Switcher extension adds a menu to Mozilla browser and a toolbar button to switch the user agent of a browser. It is a wonderful tool for developers and designers to view different types of user agents in same browser. You can set a default user agent and can switch between different agents like Internet Explorer, Mozilla, IPhone and other Search robots. See the below image how you can switch between user agents.


You can edit the User agent options by editing user agents from toolbar menu. See this image to see available user agents.


You can download this add on for Mozilla here or you can search for this add on at Mozilla.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Utility: 7-Zip Format

7-Zip is the new archive format, providing high compression ratio. 7-Zip is open source software. Most of the source code is under the GNU LGPL license. The unRAR code is under a mixed license: GNU LGPL + unRAR restrictions. Check license information here: 7-Zip license.

Main Features of 7z format:

  • High compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression
  • Supported formats:
    • Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR
    • Unpacking only: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB, DMG, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MSI, NSIS, RAR, RPM, UDF, WIM, XAR and Z.
  • For ZIP and GZIP formats, 7-Zip provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip
  • Strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats
  • Self-extracting capability for 7z format
  • Integration with Windows Shell
  • Powerful File Manager
  • Powerful command line version
  • Plugin for FAR Manager
  • Localizations for 74 languages

I personally like it very much. Its really helpful for me. Hope you all like this. You can Download 7-Zip for Windows.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Picasa 3.6 features

Picasa 3.6 has improved name tags, a feature based on the same technology that powers name tags on Picasa Web Albums. With name tags, you can organize your photos based on what matters most: the people in them. In this new version, you can also upload photos to your friends' collaborative albums, more easily geotag photos using Google Maps, and import photos from your camera and upload them to Picasa Web Albums in one step. Get started by downloading Picasa at

Friday, July 30, 2010

Ionic Zip Utility : SaveProgress Event

Save() method in Ionic Zip, this method allows the application to explicitly specify the name of the zip file when saving. Use this when creating a new zip file, or when updating a zip archive.

The ZipFile instance is written to storage, typically a zip file in a filesystem, only when the caller calls Save. The Save operation writes the zip content to a temporary file, and then renames the temporary file to the desired name. If necessary, this method will delete a pre-existing file before the rename.

using (ZipFile zip = ZipFile.Read(""))

There is an Save Progress event handler which invoked when a Save() starts, before and after each entry has been written to the archive, when a Save() completes, and during other Save events.
Depending on the particular event, different properties on the SaveProgressEventArgs parameter are set.

The following  EventTypes describes under which this event handler is invoked  with the given EventType.
ZipProgressEventType.Saving_Started Fired when ZipFile.Save() begins.
ZipProgressEventType.Saving_BeforeSaveEntry Fired within ZipFile.Save(), just before writing data for each particular entry.
ZipProgressEventType.Saving_AfterSaveEntry Fired within ZipFile.Save(), just after having finished writing data for each particular entry.
ZipProgressEventType.Saving_Completed Fired when ZipFile.Save() has completed.
ZipProgressEventType.Saving_AfterSaveTempArchive Fired after the temporary file has been created. This happens only when saving to a disk file. This event will not be invoked when saving to a stream.
ZipProgressEventType.Saving_BeforeRenameTempArchive Fired just before renaming the temporary file to the permanent location. This happens only when saving to a disk file. This event will not be invoked when saving to a stream.
ZipProgressEventType.Saving_AfterRenameTempArchive Fired just after renaming the temporary file to the permanent location. This happens only when saving to a disk file. This event will not be invoked when saving to a stream.
ZipProgressEventType.Saving_AfterCompileSelfExtractor Fired after a self-extracting archive has finished compiling. This EventType is used only within SaveSelfExtractor().
ZipProgressEventType.Saving_BytesRead Set during the save of a particular entry, to update progress of the Save(). When this EventType is set, the BytesTransferred is the number of bytes that have been read from the source stream. The TotalBytesToTransfer is the number of bytes in the uncompressed file.

In example below to see how it can be used.

static bool justHadByteUpdate= false;
public static void SaveProgress(object sender, SaveProgressEventArgs e)
    if (e.EventType == ZipProgressEventType.Saving_Started)
        Console.WriteLine("Saving: {0}", e.ArchiveName);
    else if (e.EventType == ZipProgressEventType.Saving_Completed)
        justHadByteUpdate= false;
        Console.WriteLine("Done: {0}", e.ArchiveName);
    else if (e.EventType == ZipProgressEventType.Saving_BeforeWriteEntry)
        if (justHadByteUpdate)
        Console.WriteLine("  Writing: {0} ({1}/{2})",
                          e.CurrentEntry.FileName, e.EntriesSaved, e.EntriesTotal);
        justHadByteUpdate= false;
    else if (e.EventType == ZipProgressEventType.Saving_EntryBytesRead)
        if (justHadByteUpdate)
            Console.SetCursorPosition(0, Console.CursorTop);
         Console.Write("     {0}/{1} ({2:N0}%)", e.BytesTransferred, e.TotalBytesToTransfer,
                      e.BytesTransferred / (0.01 * e.TotalBytesToTransfer ));
        justHadByteUpdate= true;
public static ZipUp(string targetZip, string directory)
  using (var zip = new ZipFile()) {
    zip.SaveProgress += SaveProgress;

I have copied this information from Ionic help file for my future reference.

DotNetZip - Zip and Unzip in C#, VB, any .NET language

DotNetZip is an easy-to-use, FAST, FREE class library and toolset for manipulating zip files or folders. Zip and Unzip is easy: with DotNetZip, .NET applications written in VB, C# - any .NET language - can easily create, read, extract, or update zip files. For Mono or MS .NET.

You can find more information at codeplex. Download from here.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Karbon Flv Downloader for Firefox

Here is the nice plug-in you can add-on for Mozilla.

You Download and install Karbon here. Once you install this plug-in you can see an icon in the Mozilla status bar.


You can see the number of downloadable files. Click on Karbon icon to see all the downloadable files


You can Download FLVs and MP3s from almost any embedded web pages. Have Fun.

Monday, March 01, 2010

FireAtlas – Firebug for ASP.NET

FireAtlas is a Firebug extension dedicated to ASP.NET AJAX. It enables tracing of PageRequestManager events, Partial Updates and WebService calls.
It lists all ASP.NET Ajax components instantiated in a page.


FireAtlas will provide you with useful services when developing ASP.NET AJAX web sites:
* PageRequestManager events tracing
* WebService calls tracing and inspection
* Partial Update inspection within Firebug Net Panel
* ASP.NET Components listing

This add-on can be downloaded here.

Here are the extensions available for Firebug.