26 August 2009

Porn bookmark collections put people off upgrading to Firefox 3

“In May, [Mozilla made] one last attempt at persuading [Firefox 2 users] to move up to Firefox 3 […] Those who declined were invited to fill out a questionnaire. […] The number one reason for not upgrading was the new location bar, and the fact that it delved into people’s bookmark collections to suggest sites as they typed.”


13 September 2008

ScribeFire, a Firefox extension based blog editor

I’m currently trying out ScribeFire. I’ve tried blogging clients such as MS’ surprisingly good Windows Live Writer before. So far I’ve kept myself to WordPress’ built in editor, which works increasingly well thanks to auto-saving and revision control, but having a text editor supporting drag and drop etc. as a browser extension seems worth trying out as a way to make publishing easier and faster.

Although all the major bits and pieces are in place, I miss a few things. So far mainly that WordPress’ own preview system isn’t employed, and that the editor doesn’t fetch WordPress’ different sized copies of images; these could be missing features in the current version, or impossible to impelement using WordPress current APIs, I don’t know. I won’t use ScribeFire (or Windows Live Writer) for posting, but these tools are probably worth a try (and they both support a whole bunch of blogging services).


27 August 2008

Ubiquity for Firefox: short commands for “instant mashups”

See also: Ubiquity on the Mozilla Wiki, Vimeo link to the video.


14 August 2008

Firefox 3 Google Search Suggestions for

The suggestion feature of the Google search bar of Firefox 3 has huge potential both as a hilarious time waster and as a generator of industrial grade awkwardness.

Honestly, I was going to google “irritation synonyms”.

3 August 2008

FireGPG – easy GNU Privacy Guard for Firefox (including Gmail)

“FireGPG is a Firefox extension […] which brings an interface to encrypt, decrypt, sign or verify the signature of text in any web page using GnuPG. FireGPG adds some features to the Gmail interface, to let you use GPG’s features directly in your webmail. More webmails will probably be supported in the future.”

21 June 2008

Those who don’t use Firefox 3 should probably get and install it immediately (Opera, and to a certain degree Safari users are excused) to ensure a non-suck web browsing experience.

A useless but fun feature, or “Easter egg” in the new release, is a message from our soon to be robot overlords. Open the address about:robots to view it. A screenshot is enclosed below for those who prefer to practice bad taste by using another browser (again, excluding Opera and Safari users).

Screenshot of the Firefox 3

18 June 2008

Today’s obvious post: get Firefox 3. It’s been stable enough for daily use for 6 months or so, and now that it’s officially released there are very few viable excuses for not upgrading

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