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You are using an incompatible web browser, Facebook said

facebook-browsers

I almost have no problems accessing Facebook site using many different browsers. But, I sometime I found problems when using Opera 10 browser. It says that I’m using incompatible web browser. But, it only happens randomly, even when I do the same actions like reloading pages, clicking on the links. And so far, it only happens on Facebook-related pages.

The error page suggests me to use these browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Flock. I do using Opera, but not the latest stable release. So, is it Facebook? Or, Opera 10 doesn’t play nice with Facebook yet? I’m using Opera Version 10.00 1 Build 1355 on Windows XP when I experience this problem.

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Web Browsers' Homepage Designs

I only visit web browsers’ sites when I want to download — sometime, I don’t even have to go to their sites to get updates — or, only when someone/something refers me to an address in those sites. Those are some possibilities. Their websites have beautiful designs, and sometime can be a great inspiration. :)

So, here are some screenshots. I like their designs as inspirations. Not in a particular order:

Camino Browser Homepage

Camino: http://caminobrowser.org/

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Twitter Search Results on Google Search

I have Greasemonkey installed on my Firefox browser. After I heard the news about inserting Twitter real-time search directly on Google search page, I gave it a try. Visit userscripts.org to get the Greasemonkey script.
What about the results? It seems that this script is useful. Having search results from two different sources: Google and Twitter. Twitter is known for its social search because people really involved in giving answers, solution and other info.
On the other hand, Google has numerous search results — of cours, it’s the search engine. But, who gives the most relevant results? Is it Google, or Twitter? Well, both will give search results only if they find the matching keywords/phrases. Twitter might be more updated because our search is pulled out from its database. Google might not give the best search query results, but it offers more data.
Google might win, Twitter too. Who’s the winner? We decide.

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Yahoo! Rolls Out Its New Design?

Yahoo! New Design
I just logged out from my Yahoo! email address, and I see Yahoo!’s new homepage design. Last year, some people had noticed this. The address is http://m.www.yahoo.com/ I tried using Mozilla Firefox. When I typed www.yahoo.com, my browser redirected me to that address. I switched to another browser (Opera), it did not redirect me like Firefox. And when I go to m.www.yahoo.com directly using Opera, it redirected me to the old site (www.yahoo.com). The new design is not ready for Opera yet?
Compared to the previous design, this is much simpler. There is a box to add application. But, I haven’t tested this. Anyone also see the new design?

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Twitbin

Twitbin is a firefox extension that allows you to keep up with all of your Twitter conversations right from your browser sidebar. Send messages, receive messages, share links, and more from Twitbin, the best twitter addon for firefox out there.

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twibble Desktop Application

Twibble Logo
I’m installing twibble on my mobile device and so far, it works great. I use this as a primary application to upload photos from my Twitter account.
Today, I tried twibble for desktop application. Anyway, I’m having TweetDeck and TwitterFox (for Mozilla Firefox and Flock). Well, I use TwitterFox most of the time. I don’t know, I just like TweetDeck being installed, as an application to learn about interface design. :)
If you have TweetDeck installed, you can install twibble for desktop application since both are using Adobe AIR technology. Compared to TweetDeck, I think TweetDeck is much better. BUT, I like these twibble (for desktop) features:

  • Multiple Twitter accounts — if you manage multiple account. I do.
  • Location awareness — it understands GPS position sent from twitter mobile.
  • Easy to post pictures/photos.
  • twitter search
  • identi.ca support

When I firstly installed, I was a little bit lost about the menu and interface. For example, on the configuration screen, I could not see the “Go” or “Save” links/button. Well, it’s there, using a small green arrow icon.

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Mozilla Firefox 3.0.6

Yesterday, my Firefox browser applied an update. It’s now 3..0.6. Anyway, I set my Firefox to check for updates, just to make sure that I always have the updated version — including extensions. If you haven’t upgraded, you can do it.

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Xoopit for Gmail

Xoopit for Gmail Screenshot


Xoopit for Gmail is a Firefox extension to enhance our Gmail account, including Google Mail and Google Apps for Domain. Using this extension, we can:

  • Search our stuff (messages, photos, videos, and other files)
  • Browse photos and videos from other services like Youtube, Flickr, etc.

That’s only some features offered. Go to Xoopit for Gmail extension page for details. (Screenshot is taken from Xoopit for Gmail extention page).

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Trojan for Firefox: Trojan.PWS.ChromeInject.A




Here are a news about trojan from Greasemonkey — a Firefox addon. It is identified by BitDefender.

BitDefender has identified this new bit of holiday cheer as Trojan.PWS.ChromeInject.A” (the ChromeInject suffix refers to the Chrome component of Firefox). The trojan installs itself into Firefox’s add-on directory, registers itself as Greasemonkey, and begins searching your hard drive for passwords, login details, your World of WarCraft account information, and your library card number.
Please note, this trojan is not actually the Greasemonkey add-on, and only identifies itself as such. Mozilla has confirmed that the official Greasemonkey release contained within Mozilla’s own extension repository (and available here) is malware-free. If you’re currently using Greasemonkey or are interested in doing so, there’s no reason to avoid the legitimate add-on at this time, so long as you download it from Mozilla’s page or an equally trusted source.
Source

What does this trojan do?

Once installed, the trojan is capable of identifying over 100 web sites. When an infected user visits a site the trojan recognizes, the parasite comes to life and records the login/password details being transmitted. Presumably it then goes back to sleep, quietly keeping an eye on further system activity.

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Flock 2.0



Flock 2.0 released and it is built on the latest Firefox 3 technology from Mozilla. Download now.

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Features for Developers (Firefox 3.1 beta 1)



Okey, this should be a good news.
Geolocation

Geolocation is a JavaScript API that lets a web page query the browser’s location via JavaScript. It can be used to plot maps, give directions, attach location information to pictures, give a location for a weblog post and a pile of other things.
More details about Geolocation API Specification.

@font-face

Add support for the CSS @font-face property. This property allows you to specify a true type font file that includes a specific font you want to use to render a web page.
More details about @font-face

Video and Audio

Include support for the <video> and <audio>elements. This beta includes support for the OGG Theora and OGG Vorbis formats on all platforms

And more…

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WordPress Troubleshooting: WordPress Admin Area (Dashboard) Redirect Loop

Yesterday, I helped one of my clients with her WordPress-powered blogs. When I tried to find the solution — using search engines — I could not find any exact solution.
Problem overview
Okey, here’s the problem: When I tried to login to WordPress dashboard — not WordPress.com, but self-hosted — I always got these errors:

Redirect Loop
The browser has stopped trying to retrieve the requested item. The site is redirecting the request in a way that will never complete.
The browser has stopped trying to retrieve the requested item. The site is redirecting the request in a way that will never complete.

  • Have you disabled or blocked cookies required by this site?
  • NOTE: If accepting the site’s cookies does not resolve the problem, it is likely a server configuration issue and not your computer.

I’m not sure what caused this problem. I thought it was my browser (Firefox), but I got the same problem on other browsers.

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Themes for Google Chrome




When I heard about Google Chrome, I downloaded right away. Even now I have it installed, but I do not use it for daily work. Mozilla Firefox and Opera are still on my top list.
If you’re using Chrome and you want to have different looks, there are some Google Chrome themes available to download. I haven’t tried to install a theme yet. Maybe later. Anyway, if you want to use some other themes, do not forget to install XChrome. What is XChrome?

XChrome is a theme manager for Googles Chrome browser, it allows users to install a skin in seconds without having to move default.dll around and it allows you to view the author and various other details before installing.
XChrome also allows users who do not have XChrome install to install themes by double clicking the themes .exe file, they are prompted to install the theme, they agree the theme is copied to Chromes Default.dll

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Greasemetal




Greasemetal is a userscript runtime for Google Chrome. The runtime hosts userscripts (tiny javascript files that modify the webpages being displayed) to be executed on Google Chrome, similar to what Greasemonkey does for Mozilla Firefox, or Greasekit does for Safari.

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Google Reader Problems




Today, I had problem opening Google Reader. I am not sure what caused it, because I did nothing unusual using my laptop. I noticed that it happened after I had Google Chrome installed. But, I am NOT saying that Google Chrome caused this issue. Not sure about this (Thanks Yogi for the correction).
The problem was that I have my browsers stopped loading. I even tried almost all browsers installed on my laptop. No luck. Doh! I am sure it’s not about the internet connection. Because I could not figure out how to solve this issue, I tried to re-install Google Gears. Before I did that, I disabled Greasemonkey script used by Google Reader (in Firefox).
After having Google Reader re-installed, I opened Google Reader page again. Surprise! It’s back to normal again now. At least I do not have to switch to another web-based RSS reader.