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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.
I was until very recently using mostly google chrome, which I more or less solely (together with chromium; opera and vivaldi so far seem somewhat redundant, albeit not bad, and perhaps not even as redundant as chromium, which is much closer to chrome obviously) periodically cycle with firefox in recent years, abandoning for a while whichever seems sluggishier.
I had Debian testing's default firefox version, whichever it is. But only a few days with the "aurora" (the beta-est...
Let's say, there is a page with several interesting podcasts, you want to download several of them, not all. Don't bother with dozens of right-click-copy-url-then-go-and-paste-somewhere-somehow. Just hover the link and press a custom key that runs this script line:
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
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.
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...