Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Great KeePass extensions

Hopefully there's no need to explain KeePass, an absolutely brilliant password manager that holds steady at the top of this category of applications for years. It is a great group of applications for multiple platforms that all support reading and writing the encrypted password storage file.

KeePass features a plugin architecture, allowing other developers to extend the functionality through their own modules. 

Plugins - KeePass

Here are some of my favourites:

  • KeePassHttp - fantastic link between browsers and KeePass. Note that separate browser extensions are needed to read entries through KeePassHttp. This is just a KeePass extension to listen for requests.
  • KeeAgent (link) - SSH key provider. Emulates pageant.

Web Development conferences and events in Europe

Below is the link to conferences and events related to web development, happening in Europe now and in the near future:

Web Development conferences and events in Europe | Lanyrd

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Disable the new Profile button in Chrome

If you are not switching profiles in Chrome browser, that piece of window realestate next to minimize and maximize buttons can be valuable. The profiles button will prevent that space being used by tabs, which can get really annoying. Fortunately, there is a way to turn it off.

Turning the button off does not take away any functionality. You can still switch profile as before, by opening the menu and checking or clicking the "signed in as..." menu item, and you can still open an incognito window.

Hope this becomes a standard setting in options.


How do I remove the 'default profile' button from Chrome? - Google Product Forums

navigate to about://flags and flip the flag for --enable-new-avatar-menu to off

Firefox Developer Edition

The new version of Firefox (35) is targeted more towards the web developers. It has development tools for FirefoxOS integrated.

From what I see, the performance is a bit faster and it loads quicker.