Chrome Search Google For This Image Disappeared, Fixed

One day I noticed that in Chrome the option to right click on an image and select “Search Google for this image” had disappeared and was no longer there. After digging around on the ole interwebs a bit, I was able to tie things together and get the issue fixed.

As it turns out, if you’re default search engine in Chrome is not set to Google, the option disappears. Even more surprising to me, even though I did have Google set as my default search engine, the URL it was using was an explicit one and not the one below. If you’re running into the same issues I was, make sure the Google search engine URL is correctly set to the following (all one line):

{google:baseURL}search?q=%s&{google:RLZ}{google:originalQueryForSuggestion}{google:assistedQueryStats}{google:searchFieldtrialParameter}{google:bookmarkBarPinned}{google:searchClient}{google:sourceId}{google:instantExtendedEnabledParameter}{google:omniboxStartMarginParameter}ie={inputEncoding}

After making those two changes, my beloved “Search Google for this image” option was reborn like a phoenix from the ashes! And now I could right-click and search pictures of those ashes to see where they originated! Neat!

Chrome Incognito Windows Icon

Created a new Chrome Incognito Windows icon since the Canary builds of Chrome now also use the default yellow Chrome Incognito icon, making them virtually indistinguishable from each other.

Thanks to ICO converter for their great online icon creation tool! Incognito graphic courtesy of Google.

Download Link: Chrome Incognito Windows Icon

Instructions: Using either an existing Incognito shortcut or one created by appending “-incognito” to a normal Chrome shortcut, right-click on the icon and click “Properties”, “Change Icon”, browse to the newly downloaded .ico file, and apply the changes.

ZiO Windows 7 Drivers

ZiO Microtech CF Reader
(Image courtesy DCRP )

For those who might be having difficulty locating working Windows 7 compatible drivers for the old ZiO compact flash reader, I bundled up a set that worked for me along with a quick installation readme.

NOTE: I did not write the drivers and take no responsibility for anything that happens as a result of attempting to use them. That said, I’ve been using them for a few months now and they work fine for me on a 32-bit Windows 7 installation (untested thus far by me on Windows 7 x64). They are provided below in an attempt to save others from the headache I had in attempting to locate working Windows 7 ZiO drivers. The drivers themselves were originally found at DriverGuide, the readme/installation instructions added by myself to help hopefully ease the installation process.

Download Link: ZiO Windows 7 Drivers

Installation Instructions:

  1. Move/Rename “ZiO_Windows7_drivers_CF_SCM-USBAT-02″ folder
  2. Plugin ZiO CF Adapter via USB
  3. When prompted to locate compatible driver, select “Browse my computer for driver software” and select the folder location you used above in step 1
  4. Hopefully no errors were encountered and your ZiO CF adapter is now working!

Admin Theme Preview v2.1.0

Version 2.1.0 of the Admin Theme Preview plugin for WordPress has been released!

Changes in this version:

  • Added a quick preview toolbar to the footer of themes. Note that your theme will need to use the “wp_footer” action to take advantage of this feature (almost all themes should by default).
  • Added a “–LIVE–” indicator to both the quick preview toolbar and Admin Theme Preview page, indicating which theme is currently live on the website, regardless of which theme is currently being previewed.
  • Slightly changed “Currently Previewing” indicator.
  • Misc grammar changes.

As always, you can read about and download it from the Admin Theme Preview page.