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Just annotations of little "how to's", so I know I can find how to do something I've already done when I need to do it again, in case I don't remember anymore, which is not unlikely. Hopefully they can be useful to others, but I can't guarantee that it will work, or that it won't even make things worse.

A few tips regarding firefox/iceweasel's new tab page

Posted 03-17-2015 at 07:15 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

Originally Posted by Kadha

If you wish to have more than 9 tabs on the new tab page, you just have to

- open the config page > in the url bar, type "about:config"
- agree that you're doing this at your own risk
- search for the word "tab", you'll get a bunch of entries
- change the value of browser.newtabpage.columns for your desired number of columns (for instance 4)
- change the value of browser.newtabpage.rows for your desired number of rows
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Mozilla seems to work okay with Chrome's flash player

Posted 02-21-2015 at 11:16 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 02-23-2015 at 05:44 AM by the dsc

I'm not really a fan of flash, but since I'm trying to switch from Chrome to Iceweasel, which seems to be less sluggish in my machine, and I don't like the idea of using a plugin from the late 90s when I have to, I decided to try the wrap-around trick/plugin I've found. It seems to be working normally, as fas as I can tell.

It had a few more dependencies than stated in the how-to, but the make/configure output...
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Fixing the annoying firefox' associations issue once and for all

Posted 08-19-2011 at 04:49 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

Probably affects all gecko-derived browsers, like iceape, kazehakase, epiphany, namoroka, whatever. May be exclusively a KDE-derived problem though, I don't know.

Sometimes, for some reason, the system decides that you probably want to open downloaded PDFs, from iceweasel's/firefox' downloads window, with krita or gimp, programs that won't open PDFs at all. It's really confusing because you even have a correct, pdf-reader application set as default in other parts of the system (file...
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