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Archive for the 'Firefox' Category

Changing sensible (i.e. default) browser

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

I want to use ~/firefox/firefox as my default browser. (I have an older version of Firefox installed system-wide, and 2.0 in my home dir). I think I set this somewhere in XFCE, and it works fine for most apps. However, some apps (e.g. xpdf) still use Konqueror — yikes (takes a long time to start […]

The next level for Firefox smart keywords: yubnub

Monday, August 20th, 2007

I’ve written about Firefox smart keywords before. Now, I’ve just come across yubnub, which takes smart keywords to the next level. In fact, yubnub is much more useful and general, a “social command line for the web”, but for starters, you can use it just as you would smart keywords, with the difference that they […]

Mozex extension for Firefox

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Since discovering Mozex, I can use gnuclient to fill out online text areas and view the source code of websites, which makes for easy copying and yanking to and from local files (to say nothing of being able to use XEmacs key bindings). Addendum Make sure you get the development version.

Getting around the Penn library proxy to post directly to CiteULike

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

As I wrote before, one of the few problems with CiteULike is that I cannot post an article with the CiteULike Bookmarklet if I’m accessing a journal via a library proxy server (that’s practically all the time). The CiteULike FAQ give the tip of using Greasemonkey to get around the proxy server problem. I’ve finally […]

Firefox smart keywords

Friday, May 25th, 2007

A really neat feature, probably unknown to many Firefox users: You can create “smart keywords”. For example, I have defined a smart keyword for a Wikipedia search, so now, when I type into the location bar: wiki: cycle path it searches Wikipedia for that term (and I end up on the Wikpedia entry for segregated […]