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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Attitude -- Totally enviable

This is how knowledgeable you should be and also equally confident.

Changing directory in which command window opens

For some reason my command prompt always opened up on my mapped network drive. That was probably because the network drive was set as my home or something. It was the sys-admins work about which I did not have any clue.

Every time I had to change to my local disk drive and then navigate to the directory I wanted. Also the network drive caused a lot of delay when it was not available, making my PC freeze at times and there by making me very irritated. So I finally decided to get rid of the network drive. But I couldn't and I had to settle for changing the default location in which the command window opens. The link below has all the details for doing the needful. As usual with windows its a registry value :-)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Command Processor
              |____ Autorun =

How to change the default startup directory for Command Prompt?

BTW, It mentions that this setting will render the "Open Command Window Here" XP PowerToy. Nothing like that happened to me, at least not yet. So you can be assured that both of these will work in harmony.

Happy Commanding. ;-)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Image for a statusbar panel in a firefox extension

I was working on a firefox extension which, like many other extensions, was adding a small button to the status bar. Doing this is very clearly explained here in : this MDC tutorial

I followed the instructions properly but to my surprise I did not see the image on the status bar, but just a square box in the defualt chrome color. I tried forums/web search and the IRC too, but no help. Then I read the statusbarpanel reference page - statusbarpanel - MDC -- completely and it appears that for the image to show up the statusbarpanel has to be of a specific class called : "statusbarpanel-iconic". I just added that and it worked. :-)

Here is my code

<statusbar id="status-bar">
<statusbarpanel id="graph_status_bar_panel"
class="statusbarpanel-iconic" onclick="toggleGraphPanel(event)"
tooltiptext="View Graph Panel" />