How to Use Btaccel(Cloud Bitorrent Client) and Optimize Firefox to Get Over 1GB Speeds For Your Torrent Downloads!
*8/7/09- Initial release (more to come)
*8/14/09-stressed the fact that this great online bittorent client should only be used for legal downloads
Before this tutorial gets any deeper, I want to personally thank Hail for taking the time to write this tutorial, because I would have done it myself but I am so in love with Tunngle that I don’t have the time to work on this article. Btaccel is for legal downloads only. Freeware and shareware downloads are welcome. DO NOT USE this great sevice as a pirate of torrents. Since we don’t want this great online bitorrent client disappear cause of the few that abuse it. Thank you and respect our wishes. ~ Versatile
The Underground’s rating of this great btaccel online client is definetly a 10 out of 10
In this tutorial I will teach you how to use this great online bitorrent client called btaccel and how you can get your torrent download speeds up over 1gbs. Read ahead to learn how to never wait long again for the torrent you want…..
What is btaccel you say…
Btaccel is an online bitorrent client that downloads whatever torrent you want into their cloud servers much like a gmail account, which means that you can get a direct download once the torrent has been available. Getting a torrent this way is alot faster because you no longer have to worry about getting seeds for a connection, it just tells you when the download is available to you. Better yet btaccel will email you once your torrent is available for a direct download.
How do I sign up for btaccel?…
To use Btaccel all you need to do is register for an account(which is free) and login much like you would a normal email account. Go to http://www.btaccel.com and register for an account. Now you may have to wait for a couple days to get an confirmation email so just be patient. Then after using the confirmation email you’ll be able to login. To learn more and register for a btaccel account click the link> <Take me to btaccel.com>
Optimizing Firefox Speed
There are several ways to make Firefox run faster. It’s all done by tweaking. I’ll be giving you a list of different tweaks, which will all count for something. Please note that I’ve done all of this on Windows XP Professional OS, and it may have different effects on other OSs.
This is the most popular way to make Firefox’s pages load faster, and no doubt you’ll come across this when you Google how to make Firefox faster.
- In the Firefox browser, type about:config.
- You’ll get something asking you to be careful. Click the thing which is I’ll be careful, I promise!
- You’ll find a filter bar. Type network.http.pipelining under the preference name column.
- You’ll normally find the default value of this to be false. Double click it and change it to True.
Effect: For most (at least the ones I’ve all seen) websites, you’ll notice a http:// before the address. This is for something called the HTTP 1.1 , a protocol, this is so that you can send numerous requests before your computer actually receives them. It’s also known as pipelining. Pipelining can reduce page loading times over connections, but not all servers support it, which is why it will have no effect for some websites. For this to work, you need pipelining to be enabled.
2. In the filter bar, type network.http.proxy.pipelining and its value to True.
Effect: Pipelining does not work when you are using a proxy. This is why you need to change this value to True, so that it is enabled if you are using a proxy.
3. Now type in network.http.pipelining.maxrequests. Right click and go to Modify. The default value is 4, change it to 8.
Effect: This determines the maximum requests your computer can send out at once. 8 is the maximum, so don’t change it to 100000 thinking you can send that much requests out.
4. Go to the normal about:config page, right click in the blank space and choose New/Boolean. Name this network.http.pipelining.firstrequest and accept. Then set its value to true.
Effect: This tweak isn’t normally recommended, but it hasn’t screwed my FF up in any way. It’s meant to aid in making your page load faster.
5. Now this time, right click and choose New/Integer . Name it nglayout.initialpaint.delay then accept. Then set its value to 0.
Effect: The initialpaint.delay is the length of time (in milliseconds) after the server response before the browser begins to paint, or create, the page.
6. Make another Boolean and call it content.notify.ontimer and set its value to true.
Effect: Normally, a page would load when each part of it has fully been downloaded. Instead with this, it will make FF display whatever has been downloaded and thus, reducing page load time.
7. Again, create a Boolean value and call it content.interrupt.parsing and set the value to False.
Effect: This determines whether an application will “interrupt” a page being parsed so that it can react to the UI. Setting to false is so that the parsing cannot be interrupted, and the app will be unresponsive until all parsing has been completed.
There is another tweak for Windows XP and Vista users (except Windows XP Home Edition). This can be used for Internet Explorer and Firefox, or any other web browsing program. You’ll find this commonly over the internet.
- Go to Start
- Go to Run
- Type in gpedit.msc
- Expand the Local Computer Policy branch.
- Expand the Administrative Templates branch.
- Expand the Network branch.
- Open up the QoS Packet Scheduler.
- Double click the limit reservable bandwidth setting.
- Check the enabled item.
10. Change the limit to 0.
11. Close and restart your computer.
This has your computer connect to your Internet faster as it has no limits to how fast you can connect to it.
Any questions, suggestions or comments, please leave one!
-Guide was requested by Seb aKa Sandi
Twitterbar – Great Firefox Extension for Twitters!
So here at the blog, Voltaire and I became twitter users, more as a response to our third suspension from WordPress. In efforts to keep the community abreast of our activities, we have implemented two Twitter widgets. One widget is for the overall blog, and then the other widget is for myself as I continue to work on special projects.
Rather than login to Twitter.com all the time to post a tweet, I now use a nifty firefox extension called twitterbar. How it works is you type a message into the address bar, and then to post you type –post.
Example: Hello world! –post
When you type the “–post”, it will automatically post your tweet to your account and then the rest of the world can see what you just said. The twitterbar initially asks for your login information, and then afterwards it just remembers. It is very useful when I am browing some site, I can just tweet from the address bar than distrupt my workflow to visit twitter.com.
Want to give it a whirl? Here is the link.
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7 Web Tools for Web Developers
Well, we certainly hope that everyone is enjoying the Olympics thus far. We support Team USA of course.
Now, there are many web developers out there of all levels. Each developer uses their own tools. Of course, it’s always good to have a large number of tools in the chest. Here are some good tools any dev. should use.
2) Codetch Plugin for Firefox
This puppy is a must-have for users who want to edit code on the fly. This tool is like Dreamweaver except free. It loads extremely fast (I notice no lag time) and it can edit code permanently for any file on your server. This makes validation very simple since you can fix an error right away because the code changes permanently.
This tool is called Visual Editor Improved. It is friendly and easier to use than its original, Visual Editor (VI). VI and VIM are modal editors meaning that the same key can have more than one job depending on the mode you set. It isn’t that intuitive, but it is amazing with efficiency once you get used to it.
This program is sort of like VI in that it was (and is) more of a Unix/Linux program. However, this program is pretty beast with its custimazations. It has a powerful macro feature like Notepad++, can view and edit the file system, manage remote files, browse the web, check e-mail, and others. This program takes some getting used to. There is a simpler to use version called Xemacs out with standard menus and icons.
5) HTML Validator Plugin for Firefox
This simple plugin simply validates the XHTML on the current website with the W3 Validator. It lists each error with error messages, help on correcting said errors, and syntax highlighting of the error. It also has HTML Tidy to clean up your page.
6) Web Developer Toolbar for Firefox
This toolbar lets you validate your pages, edit pages (not permanently, but you can see what the change looks like), view your page in different sizes and resolutions, and get a speed report. This tool is pumped up with many different little settings to play with that will make any dev’s job easier.
7) Firebug Plugin for Firefox
This plugin lets you inspect you code, view code as an outline, and debug your code. It shows you what parts of your code are affected by lines earlier on. Changes you make are not permanent, but you can view results immediately after a refresh. It structures the code very nicely for ease of use.
Here are 7 non-IDE tool that anyone web dev should use to save money, space, memory on their pcs while speeding up their work.
Firefox and The New World Record!
Well, as of today, June 2nd, 2008, Mozilla has set a new Guiness world record for most software downloads in 24 hours. Today, Guiness sent the official confirmation that Firefox 3 did indeed set a world record. According to the Mozilla Blog: “ From 18:16 UTC on June 17, 2008 to 18:16 UTC on June 18, 2008, 8,002,530 people downloaded Firefox 3!” As most of us know, Mozilla’s servers were overloaded with downloads the first few hours, but things picked up from there.
As of now, Firefox is being used by more than 180 million people in over 230 countries. Firefox definately is a quality product, so IE users, get on the band wagon before the mob comes to burn your house!
100 Essential Firefox Add-Ons for Librarians
I want to dedicate this post to a user named Fiona, because she sent me an email the other day about this wonderful article for Librarians and Firefox addons that will enhance their productivity.
Are you a librarian? Do you want to make a better difference in your line of work? Try out these addons below and let us know how well it works!
I take no credit, source is below:
“100 Essential Firefox Add-Ons for Librarians
By Jessica Merritt
Firefox is an incredibly flexible browser that has proven popular among many Internet users. And as libraries become more web savvy, librarians often find themselves adopting the Firefox browser. If you’re one of those librarians, check out our collection of awesome tools you can add on to Firefox. If you’re not, take a look at everything you’re missing out on.
Stay in touch with patrons, students, coworkers, and the community with these add-ons.
- Twitterbar: Tweet from your browser’s address bar and share useful links using this add-on.
- Webmail Notifier: Get notified about unread emails with this add-on.
- Meebo: This add-on lets you put all of your buddy lists in one convenient place in your browser.
- FoxLingo: This handy add-on will translate web pages and searches automatically.
- Shareaholic: Using Shareaholic, you can easily share urls, twitters, bookmarks, and so much more.
- Facebook Toolbar: Supercharge your library’s Facebook experience with this ultraconvenient toolbar.
- Digg This!: Digg stories from the right-click menu with this add-on.
- StumbleUpon: Browse reviewed sites and share your favorites with this add-on.
- ScribeFire: With this blog editing add-on, you can post without ever leaving Firefox.
- TinyURL Creator: Create tiny URLs quick and easy using this add-on.
- Email This!: Using this add-on, you’ll save time by being able to send highlighted text and links straight from your browser.
- WordLearner toolbar: Using this toolbar, you’ll be able to improve your foreign language vocabulary.
Keep all of your browser work neat and clean with these add-ons that offer organization.
- Colorful Tabs: This add-on will make every tab a different color so that you can distinguish between them more easily.
- Open IT Online: Open your documents and images right in Firefox using this add-on.
- PermaTabs: Using PermaTabs, you’ll have tabs that automatically open every time you launch Firefox.
- ReminderFox: Save your memory and sanity with this add-on that sends you date-based reminders and to-do list items.
- Morning Coffee: With this add-on, you can open up pre-set web pages for each day of the week.
- Vertigo: With Vertigo, you can get more screen size by putting tabs on the side.
- AutoFill Forms: Use this add-on to have forms automatically filled in for you.
Research & Citation
Corral your notes, get help with answers, and more, all with these useful add-ons.
- Clipmarks: Capture important bits from around the web using Clipmarks.
- Google Notebook: Using Google Notebook, you can take notes right in your browser.
- Fleck: Fleck allows you to add notes and comments on web pages for yourself and others.
- Googlepedia: When you use Googlepedia, every time you search with Google, you’ll see a relevant Wikipedia right alongside your results.
- Taboo: If you keep lots of tabs open for reference later, use this add-on that allows you to save them elsewhere.
- Endnote: Endnote allows you to easily download a citation from Firefox.
- Copy Plain Text: Using this add-on, you can turn all web page text into plain unformatted text.
- Yoono: Start a scrapbook of resources, or just see what others have discovered by using this add-on.
- Screengrab: Save pages for archiving and sharing with this add-on that will save entire pages or portions of a page as images.
- Answers: Get answers as fast as one click using this add-on.
- Fireshot: Take snapshots of pages, annotate them, and save them in a number of different formats with this add-on.
- Who is this Person?: Using this add-on, you can highlight any name on a web page and find their information on Wikipedia, LinkedIn, IMDB, and lots more.
- Surf Canyon Search Engine Assistant: With this add-on, you can find what you’re looking for faster.
- Hyperwords for Firefox: Get access to references, searches, conversions, translations, and lots more using Hyperwords.
- 1-Click Answers: You can click any word to get definitions, facts, and more using this add-on.
- Dictionary Search: This add-on looks up selected words in an online dictionary.
These add-ons will make it easy for you to stay on top of useful web links.
- del.icio.us Bookmarks: Put your del.icio.us bookmarks right in your browser with this add-on.
- Bookmarks LinkChecker: Find broken links in your bookmarks with this checker.
- Zotero: Use Zotero to store citations and notes in Firefox.
- Column Bookmarks: This add-on allows you to view your bookmark list in a column and avoid excessive scrolling.
- WebMynd: Record your visual browsing history using WebMynd.
- Bookmark Duplicate Detector: With this add-on, your bookmarks will be more organized than ever.
- Copy URL+: With Copy URL+, you can copy a site’s URL, title, and lots more.
- MyPortal: MyPortal will create a page with all of your bookmarks.
- Enhanced Bookmark Search: This add-on makes the bookmark search much easier to work with.
If you’re in charge of maintaining your library’s website, you’ll get lots of use out of these add-ons.
- Web Developer: With this add-on, you’ll get a toolbar to help you validate code, edit images, and lots more.
- Yslow: Find out why the page you’re on is slow and with Yslow.
- CSS Viewer: Use this add-on to view CSS information in your browser.
- Fire Sizer: See how your pages look in different dimensions using this development add-on.
Take advantage of all that music, video, and other media has to offer, right from your Firefox browser.
- FoxSaver: This add-on will show digital photos when your browser goes idle, so you can display fun vacation photos or even your library’s logo.
- FoxyTunes: You can listen to music, check out lyrics, and more, all with this add-on.
- Download Embedded: With this add-on, you can download all embedded files on a web page, including animations, music, and more.
Turn Firefox into a lean, mean, searching machine with the help of these add-ons.
- CustomizeGoogle: Enhance Google search results with links to Yahoo, MSN, and more, and remove unwanted items like spam using CustomizeGoogle.
- GoogleTabs: This add-on will open up the first 10 search results in their own tabs.
- Groowe Search Toolbar: This toolbar bundles functions from lots of diferent search engines, including Google, Wikipedia, and del.icio.us.
- SEO for Firefox: With this add-on, all of your searches will show Google page rank, age, and more under results.
- Add to Search Bar: Put the search functionality of any web page on your browser bar with this add-on.
- GoogleEnhancer: GoogleEnhancer offers icons, numbers, and highlighting embedded in Google search results.
- Interclue: With this add-on’s tooltip windows, you’ll get extra information, previews, and loads more.
- Google Advanced Operations Toolbar: Get shortcuts to some of Google’s advanced search functions with this toolbar.
- Googlebar Lite: This search toolbar adds 12 different search types and more.
If you spend a lot of time using Firefox, you’re sure to appreciate all that these add-ons have to offer.
- FasterFox: Make your Firefox experience faster using this add-on.
- Snap Shots for Firefox: Use this add-on to get a preview of any website when you hold your mouse over the link.
- IE Tab: Embed Internet Explorer in your Firefox browser using this add-on.
- iMacros for Firefox: With this add-on, you can record and replay repetitious work performed on Firefox.
- FireGestures: Using FireGestures, you can customize mouse gestures to execute a variety of commands.
- SessionSaver: Use Session Saver to make sure you never lose your previous tabs.
- PDF Download: Open up PDF documents as HTML and save yourself some time using this add-on.
- Faviconize Tab: This add-on reduces your tabs down to favicons so that more will fit.
- Flashblock: Keep annoying Flash animations at bay with Flashblock.
- BlueOrganizer: This add-on enhances the content of web pages by turning addresses into Google maps links, book reviews into Amazon Wish List entries, and lots of other functions.
- Feed Sidebar: Stay on top of your feeds right in your browser using Feed Sidebar.
- Snap Links: With Snap Links, you can draw a box around links you’d like to open.
- Tab Scope: Using this add-on, you can hover over a tab for a preview of the web page.
- Google Preview: See thumbnails of sites you’re looking up in Google search.
- DownThemAll!: This download manager and accelerator will supercharge your browsing experience.
- Nuke Anything: Hide just about anything via right-click with Nuke Anything.
- URL Fixer: If you’re constantly making URL typos, check out this add-on that will fix them for you.
Privacy & Security
Save yourself from the evils of viruses, phishing, and other Internet maladies by using these add-ons.
- Password Exporter: Keep your passwords safe using this add-on.
- BlockSite: Prevent yourself from accidentally visiting malicious sites using BlockSite.
- Add N Edit Cookies: Add and edit session and saved cookies with this add-on.
- Dr. Web Anti-Virus Link Checker: With Dr. Web’s add-on, you can check links for viruses before you visit them.
- BugMeNot: Avoid having to register for information with this add-on.
- TabRenamizer: Keep your tab titles private using TabRenamizer.
- Adblock Plus: Get rid of ads on web pages with Adblock Plus.
- SiteAdvisor: Find out if a site is safe or not using SiteAdvisor.
- SplitLink: Using SplitLink, you’ll be able to see the true URL you’re visiting.
- TrackMeNot: Use TrackMeNot to protect yourself against search data profiling.
- FoxyProxy: With FoxyProxy, you’ll enjoy advanced proxy management.
- Sxipper: Let Sxipper accurately fill in forms, passwords, and more for you.
These add-ons will help make Firefox more patron-friendly.
- LibX: LibX allows you to provide library-specific searches right in the Firefox browser.
- Glubble Family Edition: With this parental control suite, you can ensure that browsing stays appropriate for elementary school age children.
- Print Preview: Cut down on mistakes and wasted paper by letting patrons preview their prints in Firefox.
- Public Fox: Make Firefox a public web browser and control preferences, add-ons and other options.
- Netcraft Toolbar: Block malicious sites using the Netcraft Toolbar.
- Menu Editor: Cut down on toolbar menus that patrons don’t need to use with this add-on.
- Greasemonkey: Control the way webpages are presented using Greasemonkey.
- WOT: This useful add-on will warn users about risky websites before visiting them.
- Image Zoom: Use Image Zoom to make viewing extremely large photos easier for your patrons.”
Source for the article is above, I have mainly posted the information here for your convenience.
Battle: Browser | Firefox Vs. Internet Explorer
Firefox vs. Internet Explorer
source: BBSpot. Thanks to Brian Briggs. This is one showdown you WON’T want to miss.
Other tech sites will bore you with in-depth “technical details” and performance specs in their product analysis. At BBspot we pull back from the boring benchmarks to compare the superficialities, and we do it all on a single page. Now that Firefox is gaining ground on Internet Explorer it is time to compare the two face to face.
Internet Explorer – Microsoft leaves no doubt what their products are. If they made toilet paper it would be called Butt Wiper. Internet Explorer isn’t a bad name, but it’s not spectacular.
Firefox – On the other end of the spectrum, the name Firefox gives no clue to what it is. Could be a car? 80s video game? Lame comic book superhero? Flaming dish at a wild game restaurant? A browser would probably be your last guess. No matter, it is a much cooler name than the utilitarian Internet Explorer.
Advantage – Firefox
Firefox – firefox.com Some kind soul donated the domain to the Mozilla Foundation. At least they own their own domain name.
Internet Explorer – internetexplorer.com Microsoft doesn’t even own this one. It’s one of those generic search portals masquerading as an IE site.
Advantage – Firefox
Internet Explorer – The big blue e with a swirly around it. A nice simple graphic, but not necessarily a mascot. However, with Microsoft’s history of mascots (Clippy, Bob), maybe it’s better they just stick with a letter.
Firefox – A giant fox with his tail on fire attacking the earth. That’s the stuff of nightmares. Not as scary as a communist Godzilla but close. It’s a cool graphic but Internet Explorer has to win something doesn’t it?
Advantage – Internet Explorer
Why does Internet Explorer crash all the time? – 2.57 million results
Why does Firefox crash all the time? – 218,000 results
Internet Explorer – 22.8 million results
Firefox – 23 million results
That one is definitely a surprise.
Internet Explorer will help me get laid – 1.34 million results
Firefox will help me get laid – 75,700 results
A much better chance of getting lucky with IE.
Internet Explorer came with my computer – 6.9 million results
Firefox came with my computer – 659,000 results
Internet Explorer is the best browser ever – 2,110,000 results
Firefox is the best browser ever – 474,000 results
Advantage: Internet Explorer
Coin Flip – Best of 7
The coin flip was conducted using a 2000 Sacajawea dollar.
Internet Explorer – Heads
Firefox – Tails
Advantage – Firefox
Internet Explorer – Brain dead newbie. Loves pop-ups, viruses, and spyware. Just wants to “surf the Internet and check my email.” Oblivious to alternative lifestyles. Seeks help from “computer smart” nephew.
Firefox – Proselytizing ubergeek. Loves freedom, choice, and tabbed browsing. Just wants to “improve mankind with Open Source Software.” Oblivious to market forces and the power of money. Seeks other geeks to join in on the evangelism.
Both are equally annoying.
Advantage – Even
It was a close battle, but Firefox edges out a victory against the Internet Explorer by a score of 3-2 with 1 tie and wins our Technical Award of Excellence.
Meebo – Firefox Extension
Do you use meebo? Meebo is a web 2.0 phenomenon. How it works is this: You go to www.meebo.com, and there you have a virtual desktop. You can log onto all your chat clients (AIM, MSN, Jabber, Gtalk, ICQ) and chat to all your friends in one convenient window. Yup. And here is the best part. You dont need to create a meebo account! Of course, you can if you want, because it is free. And all that requires is a username and email. Then, you can see all your logins saved at once!
Well, if you log onto meebo today, you can download a firefox extension that allows you to have your meebo buddy list as a sidebar within your Firefox. It’s pretty sick! Definitely check it out. Some pluses that the plugin provides: you dont have to go to meebo.com to log in, the plug in will do that for you. you can log in at the start of firefox as well!
[Firefox] DownThemAll Extension
If you use Firefox, an invaluable Firefox extension is a plugin called DownThemAll. This is a great download manager built just for Firefox. No longer do you need third party programs like GetRight or GoZilla.
How it works is this: When you download a file (or you can manually right-click a webpage and select DownThemAll), you will get a window asking you what you want to download.
Have a class website with a lot of pdf files? Instead of downloading each one by one manually, use DownThemAll! It will select all the pdf files for you, and download to a folder of your choice. The nice part of the download manager is you can pause and resume downloads, and it also supports simultaneous downloads.
Thus, if you have one big file, DownThemAll will download different parts of the file at the same time, thus effectively maximizing your bandwidth. If you use rapidshare, you can use DownThemAll to collect all your rapidshare links, and download stuff for you without your intervention. Now that is convenience!
Check it out at http://www.downthemall.net/.
[Update Oct 16th] Downthemall works great if you have a premium rapidshare account. Check out screenshot below, I was able to download a movie using Downthemall. Voltaire, eat your heart out. It’s partly my fault, as I did not originally mention that I was using a premium account, but now you know.