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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

User Agent Switcher allows you to change browser ID from the menu - link .

And Preferential is a must have - link , especially in conjunction with http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config_Entries , you can get into all kinda stuff.

Oh, and one I haven't seen posted here. In about:config create a boolean name browser.urlbar.autoFill and set it to true - this duplicates IE's autocomplete function. It can be annoying by itself, as it matches first entry in history, so I also set browser.urlbar.matchOnlyTyped to true - this completely mimics IEs autocomplete.

EDIT: Added URL tags & link text. --pjp
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And for another URL-bar tweak, if you like IE/Windows "select all on click" behaviour, you can enable that in Firefox and Mozilla by changing the browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll preference to true.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are some very cool (but a bit old) Firefox tips in this thread.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never knew about that thread :) Thanks for pointing it out

On the topic of bookmarks, theres a hell of a lot of stuff you can do with them besides just bookmarking a single page.
You can, as described in the other thread, add a %s to the bookmark URL, allowing you to substitute strings into the actual URL.
You can also bookmark other protocols besides the usual http:// protocol.
For example, you can bookmark an internet radio station, and use a bookmark to access it. Thats a very very simple example though.
Where it gets really interesting is when you realize you can bookmark javascript: protocol URLs too.
Say you wanted to remove redirects from a webpage. Redirects are those annoying things that result in you getting shoved off to another page you didnt really want to visit.
You can dump the following into a bookmark URL:
Code:

javascript:(function(){var k,x,t,i,j,p; for(k=0;x=document.links[k];k++){t=x.href.replace(/[%]3A/ig,':').replace(/[%]2f/ig,'/');i=t.lastIndexOf('http');if(i>0){ t=t.substring(i); j=t.indexOf('&'); if(j>0)t=t.substring(0,j); p=/https?\:\/\/[^\s]*[^.,;'%22>\s\)\]]/.exec(unescape(t)); if(p) x.href=p[0]; } else if (x.onmouseover&&x.onmouseout){x.onmouseover(); if (window.status && window.status.indexOf('://')!=-1)x.href=window.status; x.onmouseout(); } x.onmouseover=null; x.onmouseout=null; }})();

and whenever you want to disable redirects, just click that bookmark icon. Obviously, youd want to put it into your bookmarks tab for easy access.
http://www.squarefree.com has a lot of examples of these "bookmarklets"
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have somebody compiled Firefox with flags other than standard?

I tried
Code:
 -O3 -march=athlon-xp -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer -msse -ftracer -mfpmath=sse -ffast-math -s -mmmx -m3dnow
but it crashed.

Do you have any other experience with it?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those flags will give you evil evil errors.
Apart from the fact that a fair few are filtered out anyway, you really shouldnt enable -ffast-math globally, unless you understand what it actually does.
-msse and -mmmx and -m3dnow are implied by your -march flag, and shouldnt be forced on anyway.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:24 pm    Post subject: quickly turning on/off image loading Reply with quote

i know most gentooers aren't on dialup, but it would be nice to have a quick/easy way to turn off all image loading other than searching through the options -> security (why security) -> images -> block all images.

i've heard opera has a simple button to turn on/off image loading. how to have a button on top in moz to do the same?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

transient wrote:
Those flags will give you evil evil errors.
Apart from the fact that a fair few are filtered out anyway, you really shouldnt enable -ffast-math globally, unless you understand what it actually does.
-msse and -mmmx and -m3dnow are implied by your -march flag, and shouldnt be forced on anyway.


Can you give me the link where the gcc-manual says that -march implies -mmmx -m3dnow etc. ?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of you have probably already seen this but for the sake of completeness, there is a link on mozilla's site to some FireFox tips and tricks.
http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/tips
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

metalifloyd wrote:
Most of you have probably already seen this but for the sake of completeness, there is a link on mozilla's site to some FireFox tips and tricks.
http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/tips


Strange, I've never seen that page before, it's great!! Needless to say, it's now bookmarked :wink:
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a pointess but amusing trick:

type "about:mozilla" in the URL field, without the quote marks, and hit enter. it'll work in mozilla, firefox, netscape... pretty much any Gecko browser.


by the way, i noticed that if you have a ton of extensions, it significantly slows down firefox's startup. so obvious i didn't even think about it until i dumped a ton of extensions i don't use.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

transient wrote:

There are two ways to let mozilla handle a particular protocol. You can either register the protocol handler with mozilla itself, so that mozilla can display and get information itself. Many plugins do this, the realplayer plugin for example. This however, requires you to create a mozilla component, which is beyond the capabilities of most people.


hmm. do you know if anyone has already done this with mms://? the reason why i ask is that i'd like to have mms:// feeds handled by mplayerplug-in, so i get the nice play and pause buttons.

otherwise, i'll just use your second option and have it run in mplayer (since taht is the only player i have ATM that can handle mp3's using mms protocol).
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

re-nice wrote:
transient wrote:
Those flags will give you evil evil errors.
Apart from the fact that a fair few are filtered out anyway, you really shouldnt enable -ffast-math globally, unless you understand what it actually does.
-msse and -mmmx and -m3dnow are implied by your -march flag, and shouldnt be forced on anyway.


Can you give me the link where the gcc-manual says that -march implies -mmmx -m3dnow etc. ?

-march itself does not imply those flags.
-march=somearch implies the flags that that archtecture supports.
Take a look under i386 and x86_64 Options in the GCC manual.
For example, -march=athlon-xp says
GCC manual wrote:
Improved AMD Athlon CPU with MMX, 3dNOW!, enhanced 3dNOW! and full SSE instruction set support.

In that case, the -mmmx flags and so on only have a purpose if they are set to -mnommx, -mnosse and so on.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Small update:
It's possible to use the
Code:
-remote
option to control where externals open links. However, it's also possible to set a default for anything that calls
Code:
firefox http://some.url.com
without using the remote option.

By setting the MOZILLA_NEWTYPE envvar to "tab", you can force all apps to open URLs in a new tab, unless they use the remote option.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a mouse gesture extension which lets you do things like "right click & left klick" to go back? I remember opera having something like this.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dswissmiss wrote:
Is there a mouse gesture extension which lets you do things like "right click & left klick" to go back? I remember opera having something like this.

behold
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick tip:

If you want to make links that would normally open in a new window to open in a new tab edit about:config :
Code:
browser.link.open_newwindow 3


I'm not sure if the "Open links from other applications in a new tab in the most recent window" option in preferences should do this, but it didn't work with me. :p
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pussi wrote:
Quick tip:

If you want to make links that would normally open in a new window to open in a new tab edit about:config :
Code:
browser.link.open_newwindow 3


I'm not sure if the "Open links from other applications in a new tab in the most recent window" option in preferences should do this, but it didn't work with me. :p


I don't have this option in my about:config I'm using mozilla 1.7.5
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

eniac wrote:
pussi wrote:
Quick tip:

If you want to make links that would normally open in a new window to open in a new tab edit about:config :
Code:
browser.link.open_newwindow 3


I'm not sure if the "Open links from other applications in a new tab in the most recent window" option in preferences should do this, but it didn't work with me. :p


I don't have this option in my about:config I'm using mozilla 1.7.5

Code:
browser.tabs.opentabfor.windowopen
is the pref you want.
Set it to true.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe useful for other
Code:

browser.tabs.opentabfor.
bookmarks
middleclick
urlbar
windowopen

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

transient wrote:
dswissmiss wrote:
Is there a mouse gesture extension which lets you do things like "right click & left klick" to go back? I remember opera having something like this.

behold


Thank you. I remember trying it once, but for some reason I didn't look at the options closely enough to see that I could configure it to only use rocker navigation
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I highly recommend:

Description:
This nifty hack greatly improves Firefox forms - inputs, buttons, radios and dropdowns making them more beautiful and usable.

Winterfox - Clean Firefox Forms
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=21812
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found this off another forum I post on, www.gpforums.co.nz
Itsa very powerful plugin that allows you to insert DHTML (javascript and so on) into a webpage. This leads to all sorts of neat things.
Found here.
Ill post some examples once I make some. Theres a lotta prebuilt ones too though, so take a look.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:56 am    Post subject: Re: quickly turning on/off image loading Reply with quote

mark_lybarger wrote:
i know most gentooers aren't on dialup, but it would be nice to have a quick/easy way to turn off all image loading other than searching through the options -> security (why security) -> images -> block all images.

i've heard opera has a simple button to turn on/off image loading. how to have a button on top in moz to do the same?


The Toolbar Enhancments extension gives you a button for this and a bunch of other things as well as a possibility to put buttons almost anywhere in the browserwindow (eg statusbar or tabbar).
http://extensionroom.mozdev.org/more-info/tbx

Also for some reason Mozilla.org only lists a "few" select extensions (currently 221). You can find MANY more at other places eg
http://extensionroom.mozdev.org/ (currently 263)
http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/index.php (currently 594)

Increadibly IMO mozilla.org is still missing some of the oldest and most usable extensions like eg
http://extensionroom.mozdev.org/more-info/compactmenu
which is perfect if you eg want to save place on the menubar to eg allow you to place the URL & searchfield there.
It's the first thing I install on a new installation in both FF & TB :)
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

including me on this topic
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