As I think you already know, it's annoying to see that Firefox ignores you when you tell him that you want ALWAYS to use THIS program from now on. (i'm speaking about the checkbox of Firefox's download manager, do this automatically for files like this from now on). I've edited the preferences, the mime types, but without any luck..
There are other ways of doing this, like:
- a Greasemonkey script which replaces the Flash Player on websites with VLC or Mplayer but that was kind of buggy;
Firefox 3.6 was released yesterday, after over six months since the last major release, version 3.5.
1. Tab Progress Bar:
Firefox is able to handle one click installs in Ubuntu using a protocol called "apt: url" (Example: Playdeb.net website). On computers where apturl is enabled, clicking on a special type of link on a web page starts the installation of one or several packages available in the package repositories of this computer.
I was telling you about my issues with scrolling in Firefox (see #6). Well, I didn't manage to fix that for Firefox 3.5 but instead, I installed Firefox 3.6 beta 1 pre (Namoroka) and the scrolling now works perfectly (thanks to Tinhed for the tip!).
There is now a script called Gnome Gmail that comes as .deb for Ubuntu and .rpm for Fedora and Red Hat which adds support for Gmail to the Linux Gnome Desktop. Unlike the solution above, Gnome Gmail supports "To:", "Subject:", "body", "CC:", and "BCC: fields.
ChatZilla is an IRC client built as a Firefox add-on and providing enough features to use it just like any other standalone IRC client. ChatZilla will fit best as an IRC client when you don't want to use a separate application for getting on IRC.
Firefox backs up your tabs every 10 seconds and this can cause videos to stutter or Firefox to become unresponsive. Setting the interval to a higher number will fix the problem (at least it did for me).
Let’s face it, no matter which operating system you are using, you got to surf the web. It seems like a good idea if your browser automatically knew what you had bookmarked on the other operating system and you don’t have to customize your settings, passwords, search pages and even addons all over again. Well if you use Firefox, and want to achieve something like this, then read on.
Recently we told you about Mozilla Firefox 4.0 theme mockups which were released by Mozilla Wiki.
The post describes 2 tricks for optimizing Firefox and Flash in Linux. Read on for details...
In Ubuntu, some people have experienced some issue with the subpixel smoothing of fonts for Firefox 3.5. To fix this font issue in Firefox 3.5 there are 2 possible solutions: