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Myspace Toolbars :: Extra space from firefox!

These are for all MySpace users who are using firefox!

1. Unofficial MySpace Toolbar

This one is full of features…

  • Automatically login to Myspace.
  • Instantly access your messages
  • View hidden comments
  • Create styled comments/bulletins
  • Customizable toolbar!
  • Myspace Notifications: Find out if you have new comments, bulletins, etc without logging into myspace.
  • The toolbar can automatically hide when you are not using Myspace. To toggle this feature, click the “m” on the status bar.

Link: Unofficial MySpace Toolbar

2. ToolbarMS-The MySpace Toolbar

ToolbarMS is a Firefox toolbar created to provide a quick navigation menu for the MySpace website. It not only provides quick links to the most popular features of MySpace but also creates dynamic menu that can expand and adapt as MySpace changes.

Link: ToolbarMS-The MySpace Toolbar

Related Links:
Click here
to download Firefox!

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Finding Email ID of any Orkut Profile!

Important Update: This script is not working anymore. You may subscribe to my RSS feed or email alert to receive automatic updates regarding this and other hacks in future!


This is trick to get email address of any profile on orkut!As you may be knowing already that you can go to “friends” page in your orkut account and see all your friends primary email addresses! This seems applicable to only friend who has already joined your friends network! But wait, you can see the email id of any profile on orkut, even if the concern person chooses to hide his/her email address!

Here are steps…

  1. Just add the target person as a friend (by going to his profile).
  2. Don’t wait for the approval. Go to your “friends” page immediately.
  3. Click on “Open friend requests” on the top-left corner.
  4. Find the name of the person whom you just added.
  5. Click on “EDIT” at the right side of that person’s profile.
  6. You can see his/her email id there!!
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Using Orkut From Mobile Devices!

Important Update: Orkut is officially accessible on mobile now, so this post will be marked outdated.


Recently I have seen lots of people talking about orkutting from mobile devices!Before going ahead here is an excerpt from Orkut Help page!

Why can’t I access orkut from my mobile device?

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We’re sorry to hear about any difficulty you’ve experienced accessing orkut.com. Currently, orkut.com isn’t compatible with mobile devices. To access your orkut profile, please try logging in using your computer’s web browser.

So today I’m posting about how to use orkut from mobile devices! Before going ahead lemme tel u few things about my environment! I have Nokia N-70 with opera 8.62 installed!
U may use opera mini or any version of opera which support javascript!
With these assumptions lets start the ride!

Login Issue! (updated: 2007, August 30)
You can use original address http://orkut.com from opera MINI nut the page have some problems in OPERA MOBILE. But don’t worry as you can use following address to log into orkut! Its a very long address so better bookmark it with name like Orkut Login! In fact you can use the following address from PC for fast login on orkut!

https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLoginBox?service=orkut&nui=2&skipll=true&skipvpage=true&continue=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.orkut.com%2FRedirLogin.aspx%3Fmsg%3D0%26page%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.orkut.com%252F&followup=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.orkut.com%2FGLogin.aspx&hl=en-US

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Also you can use o.devilsworkshop.org which is configured to redirect you to the above link only!

Clicking on button does not work!

As of now u log into orkut but experiencing problem while clicking on buttons! The most common problem I have seen button like submit, delete, yes, no, accept, reject does not work!

There are two solution. First is for opera mobile user and second lies in JavaScript!

Opera solution (For Nokia and Windows based Mobiles Only)

This great solution is found by one of my Doctor friend Rahul Talele (Shame on us engineers. ;-)
Best thing about this it works for all buttons without any coding effort!!!(Really great na)!!!

Now after logging into orkut using opera,
Go to Options >> Navigation >> Find in page

Put caption of button means ‘submit’ , delete’, yes’, no’, etc in text to be found.
The moment text on button starts highlighting exit from Find wizard pressing roght-selection key (which have Stop option).
Now clicking on that button works!

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Extra tip: Assign a shortcut key to Find in Page option by going to Option >> Settings

JavaScript solutions (for others)

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Submitting Scrap! (updated 2007, August 30)
First thing If u want to scrap someone u hv to go into his/her scrapbook! (The code following are not for orkut’s new reply feature!)
After opening intended scrapbook, write scrap with optional formatting the way u usually write!
In next step, without leaving that page(or tab if u r using opera with tab browsing) go to this address:

For scrapbooks with new features

javascript: _submitForm(document.getElementById('scrapInputContainer').getElementsByTagName('a')[0], 'submit', 'true');

Similarly.

Delete Scrap:

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This will delete first scrap from ur scrapbook. For 2nd scrap replace b6² by b9² , for 3rd scrap replace b6² by b12² ans so on
Same code can be used to delete scraps from others scrapbook (of course scraps dent by you).

In this case replace b6² by b3² (for 1st delete button), b4² (for 2nd) and so on

javascript: var rb = document.getElementById('b6²).onclick ; var strrb = rb.toString(); var rbparts = strrb.split('{'); var rbfinal = rbparts[1].split('}') ; location.href=javascript: + rbfinal[0];

New Friend: Accept
To accept new friend request which is shown on ur orkut home page! Note, this will work for first request if u have too many! u can increment b0² by 2 for next request and so on if u hv multiple requests and directly want to accept other than first request!

e.g. b2² for 2nd, b4² for 3rd.
javascript: var rb = document.getElementById('b0²).onclick ; var strrb = rb.toString(); var rbparts= strrb.split('); location.pathname=rbparts[1];

New Friend: Decline Works in the opposite way of new friend accept Executing this wil decline first request..
increment
b1² in the script by 2 for 2nd request and so on
e,g, b3² for 2nd, b5² for 3rd.
javascript: submitForm(document.getElementById('b1²), declineFriend', );

Friend: Confirm yes: You will need to confirm whenever you are accepting a new friend request or sending a new friend request to someone

javascript: _submitForm(document.getElementById('b1²), yes',);

Community: New Topic
While on a community, execute this to start a new topicjavascript: window.location.href = window.location.href.replace (/Community/,'CommMsgPost');

Community: Reply to Topic
While reading a topic on a community, execute this to reply to that topic

window.location.href = window.location.href.replace (/CommMsgs/,'CommMsgPost');

Community: Submit Post
After writing ur new post or reply, execute this to submit itjavascript: _submitForm(document.getElementById('b2²), 'submit')

Community: Confirm Join
javascript: submitForm(document.getElementById('b1²), join');
Profile: UPDATE button while editing profile

javascript: submitForm(document.getElementById('b1²), update', );

Actually this is not a web address but javascript which will execute submit button!

Again bookmark this address by naming Submit Scrap or something! The advantage of bookmarking is that u can directly open the bookmark after writing scrap!

Steps for bookmarking above codes into ur mobile browser:

  1. Copy content in text-box to say notepad and send that file to ur mobile.
  2. Open that file in any editor in mobile!
  3. Copy the script on clipboard! (using edit key in Nokia).
  4. Open ur browser and go to Add Bookmarks Option!
  5. Chose a name u like and paste the script in address field! OR U can manually create the bookmark by entering the script instead of copy-paste n sending a file to mobile!

Now once u have created these bookmarks, u can log into orkut fast as well as scrap someone!

In future will write code for other buttons if i found people interested in this cumbersome orkutting from mobile! U can subscribe to this blog to get updates automatically!

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GWIGLE : Learn Googles Secret While Playing!

Gwigle

Gwigle is an online puzzle game that actually teaches you Google search tricks as you play. Each screen shows a few search results along with the search string at the top. One word is replaced with question marks; it’s your job to fill it in. It’s hands-on education that feels more like you’re playing a game than learning useful knowledge.

Glancing at the search results gives you clues as to what the mystery search term is. If you’re stuck, you can always hit up Google for some clues. Simply copy some of the text from Gwigle and search away.

Some of the puzzles are a little tricky and it can be difficult to find the answers, even with thorough Google research. Most of them are fairly easy, however, and won’t take you too long to complete. You can always bookmark the puzzle you’re on and come back to it later.

Gwigle is a great puzzle game for anyone, not just power Googlers-to-be. Give it a try and see if you accidentally learn something useful. U can always mail Wang as he answered to my queries fast beyond my imagination!

The game contains 16 + 7 levels (at least when I played)!

Thanks to Wang for Gwigle!

Links: Play Gwigle

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AutoJoin Communities on Orkut!

Just an hour ago, an idea was populated in my friend Sumit Kalra’s mind to automate joining communities so as to avoid confirmation when u press “join” button on a community!

Heres comes a GreaseMonkey script for this! It adds “[J]” button to every community link pressing which will open that community page after joining that community!!!

This script saves ur time by clicking join button automatically even when u go to a community and press join button manually!

Installation Procedure:
Again this is for firefox & GreaseMonkey Only! So…

  1. Download firefox if u don’t have it!
  2. Install greasemonkey extension for firefox.
  3. Close all firefox windows and restart firefox.
  4. Click here and click “Install”  when a pop-up window will appear!
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Orkut: HiNew Scrap 1.0 – Know who is online & scrapping u!

This is latest GreaseMonkey Script for Orkut users n biggest also!
When u install this u will receive notification

  • when someone scraps u!
  • when any of your friend comes online!

Also u can choose to be notified in three way-

  • small pop-up balloon in right-bottom corner as shown in above screen-shot. (this can not be turned off)
  • a sound alert!
  • a funny alert will Shake ur screen!
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Wats good about balloon notification is that it shows scraps content when somebody scraps u! It also shows name n pic of friend who is coming online!

Another Layout option is there for changing color of balloon notification n configuration panel!

All this can be configurable, which is really rare in GreaseMonkey Scripts! It adds three more links besides “Home | Friends | Message | …. ” links on top of every orkut page! One is for opening ur scrapbook and another is for configuration wizard to change the behavior of this script!

Installation Procedure:
Again this is for firefox & GreaseMonkey Only! So…

  1. Download firefox if u don’t have it!
  2. Install greasemonkey extension for firefox.
  3. Close all firefox windows and restart firefox.
  4. Click here  and select “Install” option on next screen!

Script Link:
http://portalnews.freehostia.com/Orkut_Scripts/hinewscrap.user.js

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Orkut: Latest Fan Flooder!

Important Update: This script stopped working since 10th December 2006. You may subscribe to my RSS feed or email alert to receive automatic updates regarding this and other hacks in future!


Here comes Orkut Fan Flooder Script!
This is for those orkuttian who wants to increase their Fan Count!
As per my commitment to Open source this is also for Firefox. This is actually another GreaseMonkey Script so install firefox and GreaseMonkey if you don’t have them!

Before Going Ahead:
Please note that on orkut, you can not add yourself to your friend-list! So that mean you can not be your fan!
So in order to increase your fan count you have to either create another profile so you can increase your fan count yourself!
OR just ask your friend to do that favor for you 🙂

Installing Script:

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  1. Download firefox if you don’t have it!
  2. Install GreaseMonkey extension for firefox.
  3. Close all firefox windows and restart firefox.
  4. Now you are ready to install any GreaseMonkey Script you like!
  5. Right-Click here to open a context menu!
  6. Click on "Install User Script" option from context menu!

Usage Instructions:

  1. After Installing Script, Go to "Friends" page of your orkut account!
  2. You will see a [FanFlood] link above every star image! (as shown in red rectangle in following screenshot)
  3. Now Click on the [FanFlood] link to start increasing that persons fan count!
  4. To stop Flooding close that tab/window!

Screenshot:

Important Note:
This is not permanent FanFlooder! The effect may end in a day or two & you will get your real fan count on your profile back!

FAQ:
Q.
How to uninstall this script?
Ans:
Refer GreaseMonkey Manual!

Q. I can’t see [FanFlood] link?
Ans:
Read all above instructions carefully!

Q: Still I can’t see [FanFlood] link?
Ans:
Post a comment regarding this issue here or on devils workshop’s orkut community with as much details as possible!

Q: I still have questions?
Ans:
What are you waiting for! Ask it!

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Orkut: Collection of hacks to be kool Orkuttian!

Listing in this post some orkut hacks, tricks which you can use to be kool orkuttian!

ALT+0173 Tricks

1. Ever seen someone without First name and/or Last Name! If yes, you might have tried to do the sane but while editing your profile came 2 know that first name n last name can not be left blank! So how did others did that?

While editing name just put ALT+0173 i.e. press ALT & while it is pressed type 0173 in any field u want to left blank! You wont see any output! (In Opera u may see ‘-‘ character but surely nothing will be displayed in Firefox n IE)

2. You can also use this special character if you want to escape orkut’s default formatting which is applied to your text while posting on communities and writing scrap!

e.g. [r­ed]Hi[/­red] wont look Hi

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if u use [r(ALT+0173)ed]Hi[/r(ALT+0173)ed]!

Just insert ALT+0173 anywhere!
U can also insert in Url’s to escape image verification while posting links but they wont be clickable 🙁

3. You can just write ALT+0173 while posting on communities n scrapbook to post blank scrap n posts!

For More ALT+0173 Tricks n demos click here!

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Hompage Field…

The best link to setup as your homepage is https://www.orkut.com/GLogin.aspx?cmd=logout
When someone click on this the person will be logged out from his/her orkut session 😀

This made many people fool (including me) as we often don’t read actual content of homepage field while checking someone’s profile!


Do u think logging into Orkut is slow n login box disappears???

Bookmark the following link and use it to login into orkut!

https://www.google.com/…………www.orkut.com%2FGLogin.aspx

The above link directly opens orkut login box! So it is faster than normal orkut login!

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Firefox: Google has more to offer than just Google Toolbar!

This post really make you smile if you are Firefox & Google Addict rather than just a user!
This time I discover that Google has more to offer than just Google Toolbar for Firefox Users!

Listing here few extensions from Google Lab exclusively for Firefox Users!

  1. Google Browser Sync – Synchronize your browser settings across computers. Restore tabs and windows from your previous session.
  2. Google Notebook – Add text clippings, images and links to your Google Notebook and share them with friends.
  3. Blogger Web Comments –See what bloggers are saying about the web page you’re visiting, and add a post to your own blog.
  4. Google Send to Phone – Send text messages of web page content to your mobile phone (U.S. numbers only).

To Download above extension(s) visit:
http://www.google.com/tools/firefox/index.html

Click here to download firefox!

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Tecchnorati: Organise Blogs Posts With Tags Into Sidebar!

This is for all bloggers from all domains having technorati account!

One problem old blogger felt that there was no way to categorize post according to tag! Mostly after each post we used to add technorati tags! Then came blogger in beta with this option right into blogger itself! Still instead of tagging all the posts again, you can use technorati API’s to take care of this! (For live example scroll down to see "TOP 10 TAGS" in this blogs sidebar itself!)

Don’t worry if you don’t know how to use technorati API’s (Even I don’t know 😉 ! Vijay Bhaskar already done some great work regarding this! So just listing here what you need to do!

1. Copy Following javascript code!

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2. Now Replace Following Fields:

  • <Your Technorati Username>
  • <Your Blog URL>
  • <Number of Tags>

After Modifying your code will look like…

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Just Paste modified code into your blog! That’s it!

Notes:

  1. You must have Technorati Account For this!
  2. You must have tagged your posts beforehand!
  3. Number of Tags can be set to 100 at the max!

 

I have switched already to blogger in beta! Still I like technorati tags over blogger’s label because when somebody clicks on technorati tags, it shows partial content of all the post tagged under that particular tag, while blogger shows full posts!
I feel technorati’s way is better as some of tags have large no. of posts tagged under them which make loading of those pages time-consuming!