02 May 2014 @ 10:37 PM 

CaptureTo be honest if Chrome would import my Firefox shortcuts, password, Synch and allowed tabs to go to the bottom I’d use.  You can imagine how annoying Firefox 29 is as is essentially now looks like a Chrome clone, locks tabs to the top and make me sign up for a new Synch account…

I’ve solved the tabs with an addon called Classic Theme Restorer but I have to say the only improvement I can currently detect is the ditching of the retarded orange button on the top left…

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Last Edit: 02 May 2014 @ 10:37 PM

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 15 Feb 2014 @ 11:42 AM 

firefox1Well, some you might actually want to try at the very least…

we take a look back at 2013 to present our readers with the best stuff we’ve covered the whole year, it’s now time we show you our hand-picked collection of 50 Best Firefox extensions from 2013.

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Last Edit: 15 Feb 2014 @ 11:42 AM

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 19 Mar 2011 @ 9:59 AM 

Firefox just updated itself to Firefox 4 from the RC1 version that is a few days old, I see no mention online yet but it appears to be here despite the homepage showing 3.6

 

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Last Edit: 19 Mar 2011 @ 09:59 AM

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 05 Mar 2011 @ 4:41 PM 

We are supposed to use IE7 (whose page carries a massive advert for IE9…) on work machines which causes all sorts of misery, not least its inability to run js or print pages without crashing or trashing the layout.  I had sneakily been using Firefox 4 Beta (have been for months on my main PC) with the IE Tab add-on to get around the issue of half our software not working on other browsers.  Sadly my machine got nuked and I need another way of doing this, cue Firefox Portable edition, installed on my USB memory stick and then taking full advantage of Firefox Sync to have all my bookmarks, passwords & so on to hand.

Sadly, if you try and update the mobile version in place using the Firefox update now request, it seems to go pop.  However, if you download the latest version and install over the top of your existing one, it works fine and remains sync’d and so on.

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Last Edit: 06 Mar 2011 @ 10:52 AM

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 27 Feb 2011 @ 6:12 PM 

Two-weeks after beta 11 comes Firefox 4 Beta 12 with a very long list of bug fixes and no major changes I can see mentioned…

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    Last Edit: 27 Feb 2011 @ 06:12 PM

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     13 Feb 2011 @ 1:45 PM 

    We are supposed to use IE7 (whose page carries a massive advert for IE9…) on work machines which causes all sorts of misery, not least its inability to run js or print pages without crashing or trashing the layout.  I had sneakily been using Firefox 4 Beta (have been for months on my main PC) with the IE Tab add-on to get around the issue of half our software not working on other browsers.  Sadly my machine got nuked and I need another way of doing this, cue Firefox Portable edition, installed on my USB memory stick and then taking full advantage of Firefox Sync to have all my bookmarks, passwords & so on to hand.  Sweet…just one other thing to do on a  fresh Firefox install:

    Search results in Google replace the page you are looking at in your browser with its results, which is unhelpful in a tabbed browser if you want to cross reference something.  This is how to change this behaviour so that search result always opens in their own tab:

    • Type about:config in the Firefox address bar.
    • Skip warning message
    • Type:browser.search.openintab in the filter box
    • Change the value to “true”
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    Last Edit: 13 Feb 2011 @ 01:47 PM

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     09 Feb 2011 @ 11:28 AM 

    Hot on the heels of 10 comes Firefox 4 Beta 11 with a very long list of bug fixes, or a short list of highlights shown below:

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     12 Nov 2010 @ 11:10 AM 

    My main PC had a good weed of dead bookmarks and invalid passwords some time ago, but the backed up copy on my memory stick I merged on this laptop is considerably older.  Cue Firefox Sync which did as it’s name suggests and I set it to nuke they settings & PW on this machine.  Admittedly I had to do some head scratching with my own pass phrase which I obviously forgot…

    Roll on the release version 😉

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    Last Edit: 13 Nov 2010 @ 01:35 PM

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     11 Nov 2010 @ 1:33 PM 

    I have IE 7 on my work laptop which is of course crap.  I thought I’d pop the current Firefox beta on in vanilla flavour to compare the two head to head and to see it in action minus my favourite plugins.

    Beta 7 is just out and has a couple of thousands bugs fixed from the earlier version.  It seems very quick even on this low spec machine and looks pretty good too.  Now if I could only remember my Firefox Sync password, it’s built-in now in the betas…

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    Last Edit: 11 Nov 2010 @ 01:33 PM

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     30 Oct 2010 @ 4:07 PM 

    Taskbar tab preview in Windows 7, is normally fine, but the Firefox 4 beta has this on by default which means I see millions of stacked tabs.  This is how to remove them:

    • Type about:config in the Firefox address bar.
    • Skip warning message
    • Type: browser.taskbar.previews.enable
    • Change the value to “false”

    /rage mode off

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    Last Edit: 31 Oct 2010 @ 11:43 AM

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