Posts tagged: firefox

Collection of Firefox add-ons

By , 2017-06-04 14:58

Finally got around to making a collection of all the Firefox add-ons I use. The collection has been refined over the past 10 years or so and everything in this collection is compatible with Multiprocess (e10s).

These addons are part of the reason I still prefer using Firefox. Privacy concerns aside, Chrome just isn’t that customizable – Chrome add-ons just aren’t as useful in my everyday browsing.

Using multiple Gmail accounts with mailto: links in Firefox

By , 2012-08-19 20:36

For a while now, Google has allowed you to sign in to multiple Google accounts and switch back and forth between them quite easily. Firefox also allows you to use Gmail as the default application for mailto: links.

This is all fine and dandy, until you click a mailto: link and decide you don’t want to send that e-mail using your primary Gmail account. In my case, this happens when replying to posts on craigslist. I always assumed there wasn’t a “clean” solution, resigning myself to copying and pasting the e-mail and subject lines, or even at times clicking the mailto: link on my Android phone, which allows me to select any account on my phone to send the e-mail from.

Finally decided to do some research and found a solution on the mozillazine forums.

To summarize:

  1. Go to about:config in Firefox
  2. Set gecko.handlerService.allowRegisterFromDifferentHost = true
  3. Open the Web Developer scratchpad. (Firefox> Web Developer> Scratchpad or Tools>Web Developer > Scratchpad)
  4. In the scratchpad, type the following line of JavaScript:
  "[email protected]/?extsrc=mailto&url=%s",
  "Description of your Gmail Account");
  1. Repeat the line as many times as necessary, once for each of your Gmail accounts.
  2. Once you have created all the necessary lines, go to Execute > Run.
  3. The “information bar” will pop up in your main Firefox window, asking you if you want to add your Gmail account as a handler for mailto: links. Accept once for each account.
  4. That’s it. Now when you click a mailto: link, you’ll be prompted which Gmail account to use.

Fix file open and “Open containing folder” on KDE/Kubuntu 12.04

By , 2012-04-12 16:02

Kubuntu 12.04 is no longer a Canonical-maintained distribution. As such, support for the firefox-kde-support package has been discontinued.

Here’s a workaround to get firefox’s downloaded file handling to work correctly:

Here is a workaround for the Firefox problem from Canonical support:

1) stop firefox
2) rm ~/.mozilla/firefox//mimeTypes.rdf
3) start firefox
4) download a file
5) open it from the downloads menu and choose the application. Browse to /usr/bin/xdg-open. then check to remember your choice


Screengrab for Firefox

By , 2011-11-23 23:04

Update: Here are a few alternatives that use Webkit:

Just discovered an old but good add-on for Firefox: Screengrab.

Unfortunately the author has discontinued development, citing that he was unable to keep up with the increased pace of Firefox development.

Fortunately, the extension still works great on Firefox 9.0 beta with the good ol’ install.rdf edit. I’ve attached it below, along with an example screenshot produced by Screengrab.


(Right click and download or open image in new window/tab for full view)

Problems printing web pages – MozillaZine Knowledge Base

By , 2010-09-30 15:52

If you have problems printing web pages in Firefox (or another Mozilla browser) try these solutions

via Problems printing web pages – MozillaZine Knowledge Base.


By , 2009-09-03 12:33


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