Kenjun

June 24, 2008

How to search Google Maps using a right click in Firefox

Filed under: Firefox, Google Maps — kenjun @ 2:03 am

Here’s how:

1. Download the Menu Editor extension for Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/710

2. Install the Google Maps Search engine by clickin on the Google Maps link near the top of this page: http://lifehacker.com/software/geek-to-live/useful-search-plugins-for-firefox-and-ie7-262602.php

March 11, 2008

Firefox “Looking up…” takes ages…

Filed under: Firefox — kenjun @ 12:41 pm

This may be a DNS problem in Firefox.

Check out these articles….

Firefox: “Looking up…” Takes Too Long [RESOLVED {for sure this time}] 

and the MozillaZine article:

Network.dns.ipv4OnlyDomains

From MozillaZine:

IPv6 is a new version of the Internet Protocol that will be used in the future instead of IPv4. Not all web servers correctly support IPv6, and this can lead to connection failures and delays in loading websites. This preference controls which servers to use IPv4 on even if IPv6 is enabled

Possible values and their effects

A comma-seperated list of domains to connect with IPv4 instead of IPv6. Default value is .doubleclick.net; in trunk builds this has been changed to an empty string.

Caveats

Recommended settings

The default setting for this preference does not mean that Mozilla will ever contact doubleclick.net (an internet ad company) if it is not requested, it just specifies which IP version to use if it is requested. The .doubleclick.net address was originally added because their DNS server was broken and caused delays in page loads; this has since been fixed. If you wish, you may delete this preference with no ill effects.

September 7, 2007

Viewing Webpages with Non-Latin Alphabets

Filed under: Firefox, Japanese — kenjun @ 10:57 am

Viewing Webpages with Non-Latin Alphabets

Use the character encoding option in your Firefox menu.

e.g. View > [Character] Encoding > Japanese (Shift-JIS)

July 27, 2007

Paste without formatting from Firefox

Filed under: Firefox, Productivity — kenjun @ 9:19 am

Ever copied something from Firefox then pasted into Word or Gmail only to find formatting has been preserved?

One solution is to paste into a text editor and then into Word or Gmail which is clumsy and awkward but now here’s a great solution using the “Copy Plain Text” addon…

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/134

Save Windows and Tabs When Restarting Firefox

Filed under: Firefox, Productivity — kenjun @ 9:16 am

Some great tips on how to save your tabs when you restarting Firefox:

  1. Use the Restart Firefox extension.
  2. Set Firefox to save all windows and tabs, every time.
  3. Set Tab Mix Plus to save all windows and tabs (if you are using the Tab Mix Plus sessions instead of the native Firefox one.)

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/internet/firefox/quick-tip-save-windows-and-tabs-when-restarting-firefox/

Save Windows and Tabs When Restarting Firefox

Filed under: Firefox, Productivity — kenjun @ 9:16 am

Some great tips on how to save your tabs when you restarting Firefox:

  1. Use the Restart Firefox extension.
  2. Set Firefox to save all windows and tabs, every time.
  3. Set Tab Mix Plus to save all windows and tabs (if you are using the Tab Mix Plus sessions instead of the native Firefox one.)

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/internet/firefox/quick-tip-save-windows-and-tabs-when-restarting-firefox/

Firefox allows Excel-style selection of table cells

Filed under: Firefox, Productivity — kenjun @ 9:01 am

Holding down the CTRL key (or the Apple Command key on the Mac) in Firefox 2 when viewing a table allows you to select cells by area rather than by row (in the same way as Excel).

Very, very handy!

June 19, 2007

Study forecasts Firefox will have more market share than any Internet Explorer version

This study forecasts Firefox will overtake Internet Explorer 6 as the leading version of any browser. If true, this will be the first time that any none-Microsoft browser version has had majority market share since Netscape.

http://www.abraxor.com/research/firefox-leads/

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