Recently I wanted to set up multiple profiles in Google Chrome. One for my personal browsing and one for my work. This way I don’t need to sign in and out from my different google, twitter, flickr and facebook accounts.
There is no GUI for this and it involves running some command line but it’s not too hard.
You should run all commands on one line and make sure to change the paths to your user name and profile.
Windows 7 / Vista
First you make a copy of your current default profile. You can do it either in Windows Explorer on on the command line.
I while ago I introduced a friend to Firefox. I didn’t want to push it but just show it and I hoped it would stick. After some weeks I asked if she liked it and she said it was nice but that she missed the tabs that IE had. I was amazed… Firefox were years before IE with tabs but still it fails… Look at the screen shot from Firefox 3. Nothing tells you the interface is tabbed.
Luckily Firefox 3.5 seems to address the issue. Firefox 3.5 also makes it even clearer than Internet Explorer with a + in the new tab button. Way to go Firefox!
Update: I used FFmpeg for some conversions but I just found out Avidemux and it seems promising! Trying it right away!
Every once in a while I get my hands on a video file that I can’t play. Today when I wanted to watch a bouldering movie it failed. Not sure why. Maybe becuase my WLAN wasn’t fast enough to stream the huge HD file?
I looked around and found no nice tools to convert the movies. Either it was some shareware, adware or I just couldn’t find the download link on the ugly web site… I reverted and decided to try to use the command line tool FFmpeg to encode my videos to mpeg and be able to play them. It worked so good I’m amazed!
If you want the Gimp toolbars to behave like normal windows it’s easy to change. Just select Edit / Preferences / Window Managment and change Hint for the toolbox and Hint for the other windows to Normal window.