My Bing History discontinued

April 3rd, 2011 03:44 PM GMT+0200 by Anders Jensen

Since Microsoft has now improved the search history feature significantly, I see no reason to continue the development of My Bing History.



Known bug: HTTP Auth login in Firefox 4

March 25th, 2011 01:59 AM GMT+0100 by Anders Jensen

Update: This bug has been fixed in Fingerfox (SE) version 2.21.x

As some of you have already noticed, Fingerfox (SE) does not work with HTTP Auth / htaccess login windows in Firefox 4. As a side-effect, it doesn’t work with the master password either. I just want to inform you all, that I am aware of this issue, and I will look into it as soon as possible.

I apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.



New product: My Bing History

November 29th, 2009 06:56 PM GMT+0100 by Anders Jensen

My Bing History

My Bing History

I am happy to announce that I have just released a new product.
I have considered switching to the Bing search engine for quite some time, but I wanted a feature to save the search history.
The Bing search engine by Microsoft has a so-called “Save & Share” feature, to log all your searches. However it does not work very well yet.
– On all my machines (except for one Windows XP in a Virtual Machine), the save to skydrive feature simply does not work.
– You have to manually tell it to save each search in the history.

Therefore, I decided to create my own firefox plugin, to log all searches. The product is called My Bing History, and saves all your search history automatically, including the links you click in search results. Then at any time you can with a single press on a button, view all your previous search history. Here you can of course filter the history by web, image, video, shopping or news searches.

My Bing Search History

My Bing Search History

This plugin is very useful when you know that a few months ago, you found something helpful, but you do not remember where it was. You look it up in the search history, and the problem is solved.
It is a very simple and easy to use plugin. Of course it respects Private Browsing, meaning that it does not save history when in “Private browsing” mode.

The plugin is currently in beta, but seems to work very well. Although a few features are still to come:
– Import/Export
– Synchronization of search history on multiple computers.

So if you use the Bing search engine, I would recommend this addon. You never know when you need to look up something in the history.



Fingerprint Reader on Windows 7 (Fingerfox (SE) will continue)

October 27th, 2009 10:48 PM GMT+0100 by Anders Jensen

A few days ago I told you that I was not going to continue development on Fingerfox (SE), since the MS Fingerprint Reader software was incompatible with Windows 7.
However, someone managed to workaround the hard block of the installer. This means that it is possible to make it work on Windows 7, and therefore, I will continue developing Fingerfox (SE). Forget the old blogpost.

Click here to read how you can get MS Fingerprint Reader to work on Windows 7.



Fingerfox (SE) to be discontinued

October 23rd, 2009 10:46 PM GMT+0200 by Anders Jensen

NOTE: Forget all about this, I have found a way to make it work on Windows 7
Read more in this blogpost.

I am terribly sorry to tell you that Fingerfox (SE) is most likely going to be discontinued. Continue to read if you want to know why.

I got my Windows 7 Ultimate Retail copy yesterday, and now had to install the Microsoft Fingerprint Reader software on Windows 7.
I had already read forum posts saying that it should be possible to make the software work on Windows 7.
However this seems to be the case only with Windows 7 Beta and RC – in the retail version, Microsoft has enabled a hard block on the installer. This means that you cannot simply ignore that “warning” – the software is not allowed to install.

I have tried to disable the “Program Compatibility Assistant” both by disabling the service and using Local Group Policy. Neither seems to work – still denies installation.

This means that the MS Fingerprint Reader driver and software is not installable on Windows 7.
UPDATE: I have found a way
Fingerfox (SE) will NOT be discontinued anyway.

Therefore, I am no longer able to use the Fingerprint Reader myself. Considering that many people will probably soon upgrade to Windows 7, and many people use 64 bit (also not supported), it seems that the need for Fingerfox (SE) will be decreasing. I know some people use Fingerfox (SE) with other fingerprint reader products, but this is not enough for me to continue developing Fingerfox (SE).

If anyone finds a solution that makes the Microsoft Fingerprint Reader software installable on Windows 7 retail, please tell me – and I will certainly keep developing Fingerfox (SE).
Solution found

There have been a few feature suggestions and bug reports since the last release, and I will implement these in Fingerfox (SE) soon. After that last release, Fingerfox (SE) will be discontinued.

NOTE: Forget all about this, I have found a way to make it work on Windows 7
Read more in this blogpost.

I hope you understand my decision.



Welcome to Amews Software Development

March 29th, 2009 03:42 PM GMT+0200 by Anders Jensen

Amews Development

Amews Development

After less than a month, the new website for Amews Software Development is done.

I realized that my other projects (including Amews Tech) used too much of my time, and decided to only have this single project for software development. This means that I can now focus 100% on the software development, and hopefully provide better and more maintained applications.

I will try to focus as much as possible on user opinions and requests to make everyone happy. At the moment you’ll only find the Fingerfox (SE) project on the products page, but I am working on other applications as well. I hope you will follow the development, and eventually give your opinions on it.

A new bugtracking system has been made, so it is now much easier to track the status of bugfixes. And of course you’ll still find a forum which is however totally rewritten for a better performance. Here you can ask for help if you need it. Notice that posts from the old Fingerfox (SE) forum has been transfered in the username “old_system” since I cannot use the old user system anymore (the new site here is based on WordPress).

The download system has also been improved, since I can now create unstable releases for you to test.

You can get in direct contact with me and other Amews Software users in the chatroom on the support page. I hope to see you there.

PS: I might from time to time write recommendations for other software that I find useful.

Once again: Welcome.





No more dual-monitor annoyances with UltraMon

February 22nd, 2009 09:03 PM GMT+0100 by Anders Jensen

I got a second monitor for my laptop around new year, and within a few minutes, I was very annoyed about the way Windows handles dual monitors.

If you have 5 apps on each screen, all the apps will be on the same taskbar (one screen). It makes dual-monitoring inefficient, since the taskbar is still very cluttered.

There is an application called UltraMon. It has a lot of features for dual-monitoring:

1. Smart Taskbar: Adds another taskbar to your secondary monitor. No more clutter on your primary screen.
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