Category: Firefox

Firefox: Hide Menu, Navigation Bar, Tabs, Bookmarks and Statusbar

By | January 29, 2010 | 4 Comments

Here is one more tip/extension for Firefox users. With simple add-on “Hide GUI Bars” you can hide various GUI elements, such as: menu, navigation bar, tabs, bookmarks and statusbar using toggle keys (CTRL+Shift+A).

Firefox: Hide Menu, Navigation Bar, Tabs, Bookmarks and Statusbar
Via FirefoxFacts.



How to Disable CTRL+Q (and other Hotkeys) in Firefox, Thunderbird

By | January 28, 2010 | 2 Comments

How to Disable CTRL+Q (and other Hotkeys) in Firefox, ThunderbirdEver accidentally pressed CTRL+Q or any other hot key, when you didn’t really need that? Fortunately, extension called “keyconfig” will help you on this.

Not only you can change and disable hotkeys for Firefox and Thunderbird, but also: Sunbird, Flock, ChatZilla on XULRunner, Prism, Songbird, McCoy, SeaMonkey 2.0, etc.

keyconfig adds the ability to create new or modify existing shortcuts defined by a element, but only changing those which itself call a function (those with a command or oncommand attribute) has an effect (all others fulfill only cosmetic purposes it seems and are grayed out).

After it’s installed, just hit Ctrl+Shift+F12 (Tools > Keyconfig), find CTRL+Q and click on “Disable” button. That’s it.

Visit extension page.


Bye, Google, Yahoo! to Become Default Search Engine in Firefox (Ubuntu)

By | January 27, 2010 | 1 Comment

Bye, Google. Yahoo! to Become Default Search Engine in Firefox (Ubuntu)Starting from Ubuntu 10.04 (Ubuntu Lucid), the default search provider in new OS installations will be set to Yahoo! rather than Google.

The following announcement comes after Canonical Ltd. (company behind Ubuntu) struck a revenue sharing deal with Yahoo! Inc.

As for stats, Yahoo! search market share in US slipped down from 8.5% (November) to 8.28% (December), according to Stat Counter.


Weekly Browsers Recap, January 25th

By | January 25, 2010 | 3 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 25th

Thanks to mabdul and Nox for links.


Firefox 3.6 Released

By | January 21, 2010 | 3 Comments

Firefox 3.6 ReleasedIt’s here! The final version of Firefox 3.6 web browser is now officially released. Designed to be a minor upgrade, not only it brings performance improvements, but also some of the new features:

Plugin update checker
Native videos full screen support
Downloadable web fonts
… and more.

Download Firefox 3.6.


Firefox 3.6 Coming Tomorrow

By | January 20, 2010 | 1 Comment

The wait is almost over. The final version of Firefox 3.6 web browser is set to be released on Thursday, January 21 at 9:30 (PST).


Weekly Browsers Recap, January 18th

By | January 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 18th


Mozilla Drops Firefox 3.7

By | January 15, 2010 | 2 Comments

Mozilla Drops Firefox 3.7Apparently, Mozilla has decided to kill Firefox 3.7 and modify its current development process.

Originally, they planned to release version 3.7 as a minor upgrade, later this year. However, Mike Beltzner, director of Firefox said, that they will introduce various new features and tweaks via security updates, which do happen every few weeks or so.

The very first update will bring separated plugin processes from web browser itself which was planned for Firefox 3.7 (Q3-Q4 release). After development changes, estimated time of arrival remains unknown.

The good news: developers won’t have to waste their time updating extensions to make them “compatible” with “Firefox 3.7″. On the other hand, people, who prefer running stable, bug free releases and don’t really care about new features, might find this update scheme inconvenient.

As for Firefox 3.6 Final, it will be released either, on Jan 19th or 26th.


Firefox, Opera, Safari: Grammar, Style, and Spell Checker

By | January 12, 2010 | 9 Comments

Now here is something useful for Firefox, Opera and Safari users. Unlike regular inline spell check, this tool will also seek for grammar and style mistakes.

Firefox, Safari Grammar, Style and Spell Checker
Picture Source: FirefoxFacts.

How to Install?
Add Proofreader <– drag this link to your browser’s link bar, or right-click and add as a bookmark.

How to Use

  • Click the “Add Proofreader” link on your link bar to add a Proofread button above each text box.
  • Click Check Spelling and Grammar to find spelling mistakes, misused words, and grammar errors
  • Click Edit text to continue editing.

Visit tool home page.


Firefox 3.6 RC Released

By | January 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

Firefox 3.6 RC Released!As we are nearing to the final Firefox 3.6 release, Mozilla has announced the availability of the very first release candidate (RC) build.

This version aims to fix earlier reported stability issues and various bugs. A total 1597 of changes were made, since alpha release.

Download Firefox 3.6 RC.

Final version should be available sometime in Q1, 2010.

Thanks to Ryan for the news tip.