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Free, possibly ill-advised advice: firefox beta/aurora in Debian

Posted 04-21-2017 at 05:55 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 04-23-2017 at 05:03 PM by the dsc
Tags firefox

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...
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Handy 1-liner script to copy link addresses in Firefox just by hovering and pressing a key

Posted 09-06-2016 at 11:58 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 10-30-2016 at 02:11 AM by the dsc (grammerz und orthographicz ure wrongzes)

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:

Code:
xdotool click 3 && xdotool mousemove_relative 5 5 && xdotool key a && echo "$(xclip -o)" >> /dev/shm/ffclipboard
For Debian (sid/testing, as of 2016), apparently...
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A few tips regarding firefox/iceweasel's new tab page

Posted 03-17-2015 at 06:15 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

Quote:
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 10:16 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 02-23-2015 at 04:44 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.

http://www.webupd8.org/2014/05/fresh...per-flash.html

It had a few more dependencies than stated in the how-to, but the make/configure output...
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Things continue their downward spiral: Ads Go Live on Firefox

Posted 11-17-2014 at 10:00 AM by flshope
Tags ads, firefox

Things continue their downward spiral: Ads Go Live on Mozilla's Firefox Browser

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2472160,00.asp

At what point does the proliferation of nuclear weapons no longer seem like the worst idea on the table?
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