Archive for the 'Tools' Category

Gvim 7.2 with Python 2.5/2.6 support Windows binaries

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Using the excellent instructions at ShowMeDo Jack Atkinson, I built a version of both Gvim and Vim for Windows with support for Python 2.5 and for Python 2.6.
Python 2.4: Support is already built-in in Gvim 7.2
Python 2.5: Install Gvim 7.2 and replace vim.exe and gvim.exe with the files in gvim72python25.zip
Python 2.6: Install Gvim 7.2 and [...]

Disable scroll wheel clicking in Firefox

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

I have one of those Microsoft mice here at work and its wheel is quite
light to the touch. It is so light in fact, that I often click it while
scrolling. By default, clicking the scroll wheel in Firefox puts it
into scrolling mode, showing this icon:

Now when you move the mouse up and down, the page [...]

Wrong keyboard layout

Monday, May 26th, 2008

How many times have you typed an entire URL looking at your keyboard only to lift your eyes and see that you’ve used the wrong keyboard layout? How many times have you typed your email into some obscure form on the internet only to find that you’ve typed some unintelligible gibberish in Hebrew, Russian or [...]

A very simple Win+R enhancement

Monday, January 7th, 2008

I use the Win+R combination to run almost all the applications I use. Hit Win+R, type firefox, and Firefox runs. Hit Win+R, type winword, and Word starts. Hit Win+R…, well you get the idea.
The Run dialog is great to quickly access applications you use, but it’s only usable for programs that put their folder in [...]

Right to left (BiDi) support in Firefox

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Whenever I install Firefox on a new computer, I find myself hitting Ctrl-Shift-X to switch the text box direction to now avail. Unfortunately the way to turn this option on is quite hidden.
You have to navigate to about:config, type bidi in the filter box, and double click the line that says bidi.browser.ui. That will set [...]

Win32: GetFocus across process boundries

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

I’ve been using Miranda for all my chats for a few years now, since the time it was a nightmare to install and configure. The chief reason I like it is the fact that it supports Hebrew amazingly well, via the TabSRMM plugin. You can even set the right-to-left settings for the chat window on [...]