13. Juli 2009
Today the latest version 1.5 of my Firefox plugin "DNS Cache" finally went public. Apart from Firefox 3.5 compatibility the following things have changed:
- Explicitly flush DNS cache when deactivating
- Toolbar Icon now has a context menu (right click): "Enable / Disable DNS Cache" and new:
- "Flush DNS Cache": Flushes the DNS Cache no matter if the cache is disabled or not
- Toolbar Icon now has to be double clicked in order to change the dns cache state
You can get the Firefox addon at the Firefox Add-ons page. If you've already installed it from there you should get the update automatically.
If you should experience any problems, please let me know!
18. Februar 2009
Unfortunately there is an annoying bug in DNS Cache 1.3: It doesn't work if you don't enable the main panel icon. The bug is fixed now, you can install DNS Cache 1.4 directly from here. The Firefox Addons Page should be updated within the next few days.
If you've experienced problems with Version 1.3 (clicking on the icon in the statusbar had no effect), please follow these 4 easy steps after/before installing Version 1.4:
- Open about:config
- Filter for "network.dns"
- Right-Click on "network.dnsCacheEntries" and select "Reset"
- Right-Click on "network.dnsCacheExpiration" and select "Reset"
9. Februar 2009
I just released the latest version of my DNS Cache extension for Firefox. The changelog is rather short:
- New: Statusbar Icon
- Improved Image Quality of the main panel icons
You can install it directly from here. I already submitted the new version to the Mozilla addons page, but it's still in the sandbox. You can install it from there too anyhow, if you follow this link and then click on "Show all versions" and then select Version 1.3 for installation.
9. Februar 2009
Here's a short list of useful Firefox addons for web developers:
FirePHP allows you to send debug messages to Firebug through a PHP Script. Download at https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/6149
Same as Greasemonkey only for CSS. This way you can easily test new styles on a website before integrating them. Download at https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/2108
Although it also shows the page rank (not very reliable), I only use this addon to display all the nofollow links on a page, which is really extremely useful. Download at https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/321
My own Firefox extension that allows you to disable the DNS caching of Firefox, which comes in quite handy when you have to check your webservers quickly. For a more detailed description see here. Download at https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/5914