Saturday 27 September 2008

Firefox 3 userChrome.css Tips

Here are some userChrome.css tips for Firefox 3:

Show Go Button on Firefox 3 address bar

#go-button { visibility: visible !important; }

Hide Bookmark Star on Firefox 3 address bar

.ac-type-icon, #star-button { display: none !important; }

This tip works on any version:

Replace Adblock Plus icon and replace with text

#abp-status image { display: none !important; }
#abp-status label { display: -moz-box !important; }

Friday 26 September 2008

Disable Firefox 3’s Automatic Virus Scan

The built-in virus check is there for your own protection. This advice is for expert users only!

  1. Type about:config in the Firefox address bar
  2. Now filter the following browser.download.manager.scanWhenDone
  3. Set the parameter to False
Tuesday 17 June 2008

Firefox 3.0

Firefox 3.0
Firefox 3.0 Has Been Released!!

After many months of public testing, the next major release of Firefox has finally been made available to the masses.

You can grab the Windows release in US English and British English here.

Be warned though, it may break some of your extensions, but if they are incompatible they will be automatically disabled until a working version becomes available.

Continue reading…

Monday 23 October 2006

Mozilla Firefox 2

Firefox
Firefox 2.0 Has Been Released!!

Hot on the heels of Internet Explorer 7, and after many months of testing, the next major release of Firefox has finally been made available to the public.

You can grab the Windows release in US English and British English here.

If you need a British English Dictionary, which unfortunately can’t come with the installer, get it here.

Be warned though, it may break some of your extensions, but if they are incompatible they should be disabled until a working version becomes available.

Tuesday 17 January 2006

Updating My Firefox Extensions

Just updated my Firefox Extensions list with the latest ones that I’m using at home and work.

I have finally replaced TabBrowser Extensions with Tab Mix Plus as it now does pretty much everything TBE did but so much better. It’s quicker and crashes less often… AND the most important thing – Bloglines works with it in Single Window Mode unlike TBE, which really was the turning point.

I had complained time and time again about Bloglines not working with TBE’s Popup Controller Module enabled but under Firefox 1.5 it was impossible to disable it, making Bloglines totally useless. I got fed up with having to keep changing TBE’s options to allow one site to work then changing them back again… so I uninstalled it and installed TMP instead. What a refreshing change that was. Doubt I’ll ever go back to TBE now.

The latest version of TMP (0.3 at time of writing) has added a Session Manager, so if Firefox crashes it should be able to restore the tabs you had open. About time! Very useful feature indeed. Firefox 2 now includes its own Session Manager, so you don’t need to use TMP’s version any more.

Thursday 12 May 2005

Firefox 1.0.4

After the revelations a few days ago that a rather nasty security vulnerability existed in 1.0.3 and earlier, Mozilla Foundation have done nothing but work their little socks off to fire this update out the door. Hats off to them too!

Most languages are available now, including British English.

Updating to 1.0.4 is highly recommended to all Mozilla Firefox users.

Updated: The British version is out!

Monday 09 May 2005

Serious Firefox Vulnerability Leaked

To understand why the example works, one must understand the basics of how Firefox works. Everything you see in firefox is essentially a webpage being rendered by a compiler. This is what the gui is made of, and this is why firefox is so easy to customize. However, it also allows for some security bugs. If one could get one of the chrome pages to request a javascript:[script] url, that individual would be given complete access to the system because chrome urls are given full rights in firefox.

The Mozilla Team and Greyhat Security wanted to keep this one under wraps till a fix was available, but as usual the best laid plans etc.

Now the world knows, and how long before unsuspecting people get caught out?

Thankfully, Mozilla have made some changes to their Addons website so that the official site can no longer be involved, but if you add another site (such as extensionmirror) to your whitelist you can be hacked.

Secunia has this to report.

Firefox 1.0.4 will be on its way soon, but before that comes out, if you remove all entries from your whitelist apart from addons.mozilla.org then you should be safe – or you can disable “Allow websites to install software”.

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