Picture walk through: How to Download the new Adblock Browser Beta (app is hidden from normal users)
The app is hidden from normal users as its a beta.
To download the app you MUST enrol on the Play Store beta program for Adblock Browser as detailed below:
1 – Join the Adblock Plus’ Google+ community page.
2 – Click https://goo.gl/Yv2x5q, (select “Become a Tester” when asked).
This is a shortcut to: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/org.adblockplus.browser
3 – Use the download it on Google Play link in the web page (see previous screenshot).
This opens up the hidden install page, click install and you are done!
Because I hate ugly distracting cruft on websites. :-)
But while creating extensions can be a lot of fun, maintaining them… not so much.
Each time Stylish changes you need to update Hacktheweb to match. Tried that for a few years and… meh. So instead I just used Hacktheweb with the old 220.127.116.11 Stylish.
Also Hacktheweb was created on Firefox and I have moved to Chrome… but the Stylish scripts were usable on both, so I was still using Hacktheweb when I needed a quick and dirty script.
On Chrome the closest extension I could see was Stylebot, but with no easy saving to Stylish and a quirky interface, it was not something I could live with.
So looking around for something simple and safe, I looked at Tampermonkey which seems great but requires a lot of trust… and is probably overkill for my needs.
The Binding Flash of Inspiration:
But I had a revelation… Adblock Plus! Never really considered it after ruling it out a while ago (no widthify, no stylish, and I had hid the ABP button so out of sight out of mind).
But looking at it in this new light (looking for Simple, Quick and Good Enough, rather than Perfect).
I turned the ABP button back on then hid the distracting ‘Shown number of ads blocked’ badge.
In testing ABP, I found it to be a good fit for my requirements; the block element function does 90% of what I wanted. Just getting rid of sidebars was my main aim, the filters are not synced but easily cut and pasted.
As this looked to be a wining solution, it was worth thinking of a way around the ‘Site Not Centred ‘issue, resulting from blocking sidebars…
- Create Stylish scripts to change margin-left to 10%, 20% etc…
- Upload the Scripts to https://userstyles.org/users/98352 so that I can install on all of my browsers.
So on each browser on the ABP Options page, I just paste the filter text into the ‘Your Own Filters’ tab.
Then I go to userstyles.org and install the scripts I need e.g. ‘0sw_MLeft10percentWhite’ and I am done.
The Benefits for me are:
No extra extensions, I am using ABP and Stylish already, so no extra trust needed. Also both extensions are backed by big name developers.
ABP block element is quick and easy to use, as is transferring filters.
Fantastic clean, distraction free, easy reading of my favourite web sites… without having to build and maintain my own extension.
Looks like a plan :-)
Looked all over but this guy saved the day!
This is a problem related with a table named as “WP_Options” of WordPress database. The wp_options table contains some general information related to the blog which appears in the setting tab of admin. It also contains some information about the plug-in installed for the blog.
The Option Name db_version in WP_Options table is not equal to the field wp_db_version of version.php. You can have a look at the Version.php located under wp-include folder of your wordpress blog.
My db said 22441 so I changed my version.php to match.
I just needed to get in to Admin so I could do an export, so this did the trick :-)
54 db_version 22441 yes
”’db_version”’ for WordPress releases:
3.9 = 27916
3.8.3 = 26691
3.8.2 = 26691
3.8.1 = 26691
3.8 = 26691
3.7.1 = 25824
3.7 = 25824
3.6.1 = 22448
3.6 = 22448
3.5.2 = 22442
3.5.1 = 22441
3.5 = 22441
* Holds the WordPress DB revision, increments when changes are made to the WordPress DB schema.
* @global int $wp_db_version
$wp_db_version = 27916;
This is helpful, being able to bookmark, browse and use “save as” with the external SD card.
This is a partial work around for the “disappearing” SD card issue. (ChromeOS is the problem not the hardware, as I can still see the SD card from the chroot).
Fortunately, the web browser does support the file: URI scheme allowing access to the File Shelf and External Devices directories.
Directory URL File Shelf file:///home/chronos/user/Downloads/ External Storage file:///media/removable/External%20Drive/
To copy a file from one directory or device to another, use the URL listed above to locate the target file, then right click on the file and select “Save link as…” to copy the file to a new location. (via William Shotts)
The other workaround is to use the command line which still allows for access to the SD card, once you use “shell”.
cp ~Download/somefile ‘media/removable/External Drive/’
My newest Chromebook is the HP Pavilion 14, the older, black model. Fully updated. Today, I purchased a SanDisk SDHC card. The HP Chromebook recognizes it as “External Drive” and I can add files to it just fine. Just one problem: when this Chromebook wakes from sleep, and I click the Files icon, “External Drive” is no longer listed. Any ideas why? Removing and re-inserting the card forces Chrome OS to “see” it again.
A worked example so I don’t forget for the next time.
1. Backup chroot – after logging out of raring:
chronos@localhost:~$ sudo edit-chroot -b raring
2. Upgrade to new Distribution Release:
me@localhost:~$ sudo do-release-upgrade
3. Update your chroot using the latest crouton -u to make sure all of the crouton-related scripts are still in place.
me@localhost:~$ croutonversion -u -d -c
4. chronos@localhost:~$ sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -t xfce -t chrome -n raring -u
5. Rename the chroot (edit-chroot -m) to match the new release name:
chronos@localhost:~$ sudo edit-chroot -m saucy raring
Works a treat just need to run synaptic or software-center as root or I get errors:
Crouton has 171,342 users?… hmm interesting
More interesting still the ratio of Chromebook users to Crouton installers…
1 in 10? then 1,713,420 Chromebooks
1 in a 100? then 17,134,200
This is exactly how I use my HP Pavilion 14.
Chitika, an online advertising network and Yahoo partner, recently concluded a five-month study of Chrome OS and Linux Web usage growth. The company found that the Chrome OS drives 0.2% of desktop Web traffic in North America.
That represents a doubling of Chrome OS traffic in September 2013, when Chitika’s study began. But in the overall scheme of things, Chromebook-generated Web traffic remains insignificant. Chrome OS Web traffic is about a tenth of desktop Linux Web traffic in North America.
I had no problem with this:
ssh -l paul_lenovo 192.168.1.101
-l (small L) logs the listed computer as a trusted computer, and we only have to do this once (per remote machine, per local machine).
though to log-out I used “logout” not “~.”
ssh -v remote_account_name@remote_ip_address
ssh -v -X remote_account_name@remote_ip_address
gave me an error:
X11 forwarding request failed on channel 0
This turned out to be because IPv6 was disabled:
$ sysctl net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6
$ net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 1
The easy answer was:
1) Adding the following to your sshd_config (/etc/ssh/sshd_config)
2) Restart SSH
Typed “thunar” and after a brief delay there was my remote file manager forwarded to my desktop.
Ensure you have OpenSSH client and the OpenSSH server installed.
sudo nmap -sP 192.168.0.0/24 scans your network and lists all of your devices.