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Firefox: open links from external apps in background tabs

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

While opening links in new tabs from within Firefox makes them open in the background (Setting in Edit → Preferences → Tabs), links clicked in other applications by default open in a foreground tab, and make Firefox steal the focus from the other app. about:config, set browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground to true

How to change which profile is default in Firefox

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

I had to edit ~/.mozilla/firefox/profiles.ini. Just move the line Default=1 to the desired profile block. (I first tried renaming the profiles using firefox -ProfileManager. Renaming the default profile to “old” and the “firefox3” profile to “default” had no effect.)

Firefox: How to make “Open all [bookmarks] in Tabs” append to existing tabs instead of replacing them

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

This has been a major annoyance so far: While Firefox lets you conveniently save all currently open tabs in a bookmark folder, when you later open all the bookmarks in that folder using the “Open all in Tabs” functionality, it replaces all the other tabs you have open at that moment. How idiotic is that. […]

Java plugin in Firefox

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

I used to have trouble with the system wide installation of Firefox on Gutsy (though I don’t remember what the trouble was), so I installed it on a user basis in each user’s home directory and made all the relevant icons point to /home/user/firefox/firefox Because of this, I had to create a symlink in that […]

Mouseless browsing

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Some things I do to use the mouse less when browsing. Use Firefox shortcuts (just google for a list). I’ve installed the mouseless browsing (MLB) Firefox extension. Every link in a page gets tagged with an ID. Type that ID, then hit ENTER. (For me, this works using “Find as you type” in the Firefox […]