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Fixing the Firefox file dialogs in Linux Mint (17)

For a few months now, the file dialogs (open, save, etc) in Firefox on Linux Mint 17 KDE malfunctioned. Clicks didn't go through and/or were interpreted as drags. I finally figured out that it was caused by the Oxygen KDE theme. Read More »

Disabling http(s) trimming from Firefox address bar

Some time ago, the Firefox developers decided it was a good idea to trim the http(s):// from the address in the address bar. Since then, I've been getting HTTPS site where I don't want it, because I can't see what I'm doing. Especially so because HTTPS has no concept of virtual host names, and putting https:// in front of any domain might put you on a completely different web site. So, when I accidentally typed https:// in front of an URL once, it will remember that, but not show me... Read More »

I need a Nanny for Google Chrome

I just installed Nanny for Google Chrome, which, like LeechBlock for Firefox, should help me to recoup some of the time that is now actively being stolen by YouLube and FaceLook. If I'm too weak on my own to push back technology to its proper servile place, then I might as well use technology to do some of the pushing for me. You're a tool, you damn computer, nothing more than that! Read More »

Disabling related after current tab open

I don't like that firefox nowadays opens new tabs after the current tab. When I open stuff, I remember in which order I opened it and I don't want that order changed by having tabs inserted. Read More »

Setting paper size in Mozilla products

Mozilla products, firefox and thunderbird, seem to have the strange behaviour of overriding the paper size set by the operating system; it scales the page to letter and then prints it to A4. Read More »

With Vimperator it almost feels as if I can control Firefox

Wednesday, after returning to Groningen from Barcelona, I saw Ying using Vimperator. I was sold immediately. Read More »

Getting my sister to forget the Google Desktop newsticker

My sister was so fond of the RSS feature that came with Google Desktop's sidebar that she kept it permanently visible at the right side of her screen. (What a news junkie!) Now that I got her stuck with Linux, she misses her precious Google Desktop and I'm trying to figure out an alternative for her. Read More »

The joys of being well-known to Google

The "Places" system in the new Firefox 3 is great. I'm still getting more effective usage out of just the location bar every day. But, sometimes I'm on a different computer, or I haven't been to one of my web pages for a very long time. Read More »

Drag and drop file upload extension for Firefox

I'm not very fond of file picking dialogs. They're much too squeezy to my taste. I much prefer a full-blown file system browser to pick my files. I feel no need to suffer cute, miniature wannabe file choosers. That's why I was very pleased to come across the dragdropupload extension for Firefox today. I upload files very often, and this extension makes uploading using web forms a little less awkward!

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