How to turn off cron in development environments.

Since Drupal 7, poormanscron (auto cron every interval) is in core, which is great. When working on multiple projects in a development environment, I like to turn off this feature though. I dont want every project to load for 5 secs the first time I'm accessing it after a few days working on another project. You could change the cronsettings on admin/config/system/cron I prefer adding the next line to your development settings.php

$conf['cron_safe_threshold'] = '0';

By the way, I do not recommend to do this on live sites

Quicksearch Drupal.org in Chrome

As a Drupal Developer, I'm querying the d.o api and modules quite often. I grew tired of clicking the correct bookmark, and then firing a search, so I tweaked my chrome.

In chrome, go to this url:
chrome://settings/searchEngines

Scroll down, at the bottom you can add your personal "search engines".

I added these 2:

Drupal 7 API - drapi - http://api.drupal.org/api/search/7/%s
and
Drupal Modules - drmod - http://drupal.org/search/apachesolr_multisitesearch/%s?filters=ss_meta_t...

Typing "drmod views" in your addressbar will now search on d.o on all views related modules.

Gogogo!

Small things do mather: instant filter

Enabling/Disabling a module in drupal can be annoying, if you have lotsa modules, as Ctrl-F will stop at each 'required' hit too.

Instant Filter makes you find your module instantly (Whoa, what an appropriate module name!), by grouping only the modules containing your search string.

Powerusers: file this in: drush make default install

Link: http://drupal.org/project/instantfilter

UPDATE:
Forget about instantfilter
module_filter is what you're looking for

Link: http://drupal.org/project/module_filter

go!