Google Chrome proxy password change

Just had a very irritating problem at work. Since I changed my corporate windows network password (it’s a must on regular basis) I need to use the new password for web browser proxy servers. AFAIK the Google Chrome browser was asking for credentials when I installed it. I probably checked “save password” because it never shows up again. Now after changing my windows password Google Chrome wouldnt work – it just shows “This webpage is not available.” for every page or tab. I tried disabling/enabling proxy, used “chrome://net-internals/#tests” to check whats wrong and in the EVENTS section i found that PROXY_AUTH was returning “Access Denied” so I knew it was the new password that didn’t work. After long trial&error tinkering and googling, this is what worked for me:
1. for the Google Chrome shortcut Right-Click (in Windows) and click Properties.
2. Find the Target section (it should end with ..chrome.exe” )
3. append to Target: “–proxy-server=PROXY-SERVER-IP:PORT”
4. it should end like this: \Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” “–proxy-server=10.10.2.2:3128” (example ip)
Thats it! Worked for me, it even didn’t ask for the new password!

P.S. My blog had some malware in the wordpress installation so it was blocked for some time.

OMG, Google Chrome! UPDATED

Google Chrome – A New browser! Who did expect? And its good, really good! This is a revolution on Internet! Today Google stocks had reached 463 dollars, 10 dollar fall since yesterday. I`m almost sure that recent news about Youtube advertisments and this new browser will skyrocket google stocks back to 750 and maybe even more!
Now I need to find a way to buy Google stocks in Latvia..
Google chrome – Is This The Day Mozilla and Iexplore Died??

Update:

I`m just sick of how many new features there are, e.g. check this screenshot for simple stats about google chrome:
google chrome memory usage task manager

UPDATE:
The thrill is over. Chrome didn`t do wonders. It just has flaws. First Macromedia Flash support – it often hangs! Not often, most of the time! And many pages don`t display correctly. I`m surprised Google didn`t rush for updates and fixes :/

I HAZ GINGER – Netvibes peek in the future

Most of web users have noticed one of the most useful tools on the web – Netvibes.com . Now it has released its “Ginger” update and offers all users to create their own profile pages. This takes social networking one step further. Now its pretty easy present public information about yourself in one place – all your profiles at myspace, facebook, flickr, youtube, favorite feeds – all in single place. It`s like a new type of personal homepage! Or your digital dynamic CV. No more need for personal domain?

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Flickr Uploadr 3.0 proxy settings

Flickr Uploadr 3.0Flickr uploader software “Uploadr 3” is out! As I spend most of the time at work where i`m behind a firewall AND a proxy, first thing I noticed, I couldn`t sign in. Of course I searched for proxy settings, but the software has no settings available until you sign in. Also when you solve the problem, you dont have any proxy settings using the graphical user interface. Here`s how to add/edit proxy settings:

  • Close Flickr Uploader (if its open)
  • Go to your Flickr Uploadr 3 installation directory and find the configuration file (usually “C:\Programm Files\Flickr Uploadr\defaults\preferences\prefs.js” )
  • Add following lines to the end of the file:

    pref(‘network.proxy.http’, ‘your.proxy.net’);
    pref(‘network.proxy.http_port’, 3128);
    pref(‘network.proxy.type’, 1);

  • change your.proxy.net and 3128 to whatever your proxy has and save the file.
  • Enjoy the new uploader!

I`m impressed of the new and nice interface which is finally useful for uploading! The previous uploader was awkward to add tags and to add photos to more than one set. Also the previous versions didn`t upload most of my jpegs saying “incorrect file type”. So far seems the issue is fixed. Thanks Flickr!

Download Flickr Uploadr3 here

P.S. when copying the 3 lines from my site, check that the quotes have copied correctly and are the same as for the other settings in the preferences file! otherwise it may not work!

Items lost on Netvibes or Netvibes not working at all

I`m pretty married to Netvibes by using it everyday. Mainly I use it for tracking RSS news, RSS music releases and “notepads” for saving rly various stuff.
Today I logged in and half of my items were lost. “Mail tab” was completely empty, about 40% of RSS items were left. A million thoughts crossed my mind! So I searched for support on Netvibes, but the answer was in the FAQ section:

When trying to access your netvibes page and all your tabs are empty, this is due to a desynchronization with our server.

Use this url: http://www.netvibes.com/?reset_cache=1
Your page will be refresh with all the modules in the correct place.

Blessed.

UPDATE:
Today I opened Netvibes and it showed only the top bar which says “add new items” and nothing else, the whole page was blank no matter if i clear my cookies or delete cache. In the end I tried this same link and it works again!