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How to change notification sounds per app

There are many articles online explaining how to change the default notification sound, but I found it hard to find one which explains how to do it for individual / specific apps. There are many articles which simply (and unhelpfully) say that the app should have its own settings, so for those that don’t, here’s […]

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Regex to split “){” to two lines, retaining indenting

I was quite proud to come up with this, so here’s my first blog post for a while: Search: ^([^\S\n]*)(.+))\s*{ Replace: $1$2)\n$1{ and as a bonus: ^([^\S\n]*)}\s*else\s*{ $1}\n$1else\n$1{ NB (2013-09): it seems that the escaping slashes in this post were lost  at some point, I’ve put them back, but not tested!

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JavaScript Bug – Modulo of small numbers

It seems that there is a problem with the modulo function, ‘%’, in JavaScript. For example: 10 % 0.1 should equate to zero but comes out as 0.09999999999999945 probably due to some internal floating-point rounding errors. Easy solution (a hack really): Multiply both numbers by 1000 before using the modulo function.

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IE7 Tip – Reload

When IE7 was designed they took the peculiar decision to split the navigation buttons into three places (if you include the home button). If you find yourself up in the top left wanting to reload, just click the drop-down button and select the current page (will be highlighted and have a tick-mark on the left), […]

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Firefox Tip

I discovered yesterday that [tag]bookmarks[/tag] in [tag]Firefox[/tag] can have no name. Seems pointless? Not if the sites have [tag]favicons[/tag]: Space saving, so you can see more, hence fewer clicks. The above are jazzle.co.uk, The Sketchup Components Collection, bit-tech, ebay, amazon, radiotimes.com and the default icon (for a site with no [tag]favicon[/tag]), but you knew that […]