Sunday, January 25, 2015

Detect window metric changes using Highlight changed properties enhancement

May times it is not clear which window metrics properties are affected when you move, resize or scroll windows. I found the Highlight changed properties enhancement to Chrome Devtools very useful here. For example I loaded up the enhancement into Chrome Devtools App, started debugging, suspended the Javascript execution, added a watchpoint on window,expanded the watchpoint, resumed the debugger, moved, resized the window and suspended the Javascript execution again, and looked at the highlighted properties. Viola.


BTW if you like the Highlight changed properties enhancement then Star or comment on the Chrome Devtools issue 441374. The patch is being reviewed at the moment and hopefully the enhancement will become available in Chrome Browser soon.

Make sure to load this devtools:

http://chrome-developer-tools.googlecode.com/git/devtools-frontend/Source/devtools/front_end/inspector.html

URL in Chrome Devtools App,


Monday, January 19, 2015

Chrome Developer Tools Enhancement - highlight on change - Settings

In this blog post I blogged about Chrome Developer Tools Enhancement -  highlight on change. I added a setting to control this feature.


To try this use this URL for the devltools:

http://chrome-developer-tools.googlecode.com/git/devtools-frontend/Source/devtools/front_end/inspector.html

as explained in this blog entry.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Speak - a simple Android app using Text-to-speech

Just published a simple Android app on Google Play store called Speak. The idea is pretty simple. It will speak the text typed into a text area:

It highlights the sentence being spoken. 

You can also select text in any other application and use the share action to speak the selection:


While speaking it shows a notification. You can stop the speaking by tapping on the notification.


It is free. Give it a try and let me know what you think.




Friday, December 12, 2014

Chrome Developer Tools Enhancement - highlight on change

Recently I submitted a patch for Chrome Developer Tools to add the support for "Highlight on change" feature to the Scope Variables and Watch Expressions sidebar panes. Here is the feature in in screenshots:




The idea is that it highlights the properties whose values change or when the property itself comes into existence (in which case the property name is highlighted). You say you don't want to wait and want to give it a try right now! No fear...you can use my Devtools App to try this out.


Just install the Devtools App from Web Store into your Chrome browser and follow the instructions on the blog tab or read the blog entry directly.

Make sure to use this URL (in the text box after /# in Devtoola App UI above) to point to the devtools which implement the above feature:

http://chrome-developer-tools.googlecode.com/git/devtools-frontend/Source/devtools/front_end/inspector.html

Feedback welcome.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

UPDATE: Desktop App v0.6 available

A newer version (0.6) of Desktop App is now available here. The UI is much more simple. The app was developed using AngularJS and Bootstrap.


I had blogged about it in this entry before.