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When testing websites it may be beneficial to spoof the referer URL. I have used these methods in the past to locate bugs in code or files that have been infected with forms of search engine click jacking. The two easiest methods that I have found are using the Google Chrome extension called Spoofy or just using curl from the Linux CLI. Typically using curl is the easiest but if you are not familiar with curl then Spoofy also provides similar results. Below I describe both methods in detail.

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Recently I had an issue where I needed to take a screenshot of an entire web page and since my monitor is fairly small on my laptop this is typically a pain. Luckily I discovered a Google Chrome Extension that makes accomplishing the task of taking a screenshot of an entire web page very easy. Below I describe installing and using the extension, which is called Screen Capture and was created by Google.

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After a had a conflict with Windows 7 Service Pack 1 that really slowed my PC down I decided to scrap my current Windows 7 install and reinstall. So far it is the best decision regarding this laptop that I have made in a long time. Not only are things  running much better but I was able to organize a lot better from the start. I needed to install some third party applications that came with my laptop including Roxio Creator Premier 10.3 which I use for burning ISO images and Dell makes these tasks very easy with the My Dell Downloads site. Initially I attempted to download these applications using my preferred browser which is Google Chrome however I received an error which I explain in detail below as well as how to use Chrome to download items from My Dell Downloads web site.

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The other night I needed to download a couple hundred PDF’s from a single web page and was hoping to do so using a Google Chrome extension. After a quick search I located the Download All extension for Chrome that allows you to specify a specific type of file to download from a single web page however there are a couple steps that need to be completed before allowing it to work with PDF files. Follow the directions below to install the Download All extension for Google Chrome, configure Chrome to allow it to work, configure Download All to allow it to work, and last but not least download every single PDF linked from a specific web page.

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After switching from Windows XP to Windows 7 on my new laptop I also changed my primary browser from Microsoft Internet Explorer to Google Chrome. I have been really happy with the results as Chrome is really lightweight and runs very smoothly. One thing I was initially not happy with was the fact that I used Google Toolbar all the time with Internet Explorer and it was not available for Chrome. I then spent some time researching all of the Chrome extensions I would need to install to simulate everything that I was able to do with the Google Toolbar installed in Internet Explorer.

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