Posts Tagged by Firefox
|27 January 2011||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
If you are a frequent web surfer, your bookmarks will be one of your important piece of data. Usually for most of us, when we are planning to reinstall the operating system that we use, we tend to forget to backup the web browser bookmarks and other data such as saved passwords, extensions, etc. (at least for me, and most of my friends). Unless you are using web browser synchronizing services such as Opera Link or XMarks, backing up and restoring your bookmarks manually is pretty much not a user friendly step.
FavBackup is a free simple program that allows you to easily backup and restore your web browser bookmarks. FavBackup supports backup and restore the bookmarks for major web browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Google Chrome and Flock).
Other than bookmarks, FavBackup is also able to backup full web browser profile and data such as cookies, saved passwords, site preferences, search engines and many more. This will ease the backup, restore or migration process of your web browser profile to another system.
By default, FavBackup will automatically list the profiles of the web browser that installed on your system. If you want to backup a portable web browser, FavBackup has the ability to select custom web browser profile location.
|16 September 2010||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
Sometimes, you might want to run multiple copies of Mozilla Firefox for some purposes. For example, if you are playing Mafia Wars on Facebook, you have many Mafia Wars profile and you want to run *ahem* Mafia Wars Autoplayer Script *ahem* with different settings on each profile.
One of the easiest ways to run multiple copies of Mozilla Firefox is to use the Mozilla Firefox Portable Edition. But still, if you are trying to run multiple copies of Mozilla Firefox Portable on Windows, the default setting will prevent you from doing so and you will get the “Another instance of Firefox is already running. Please close other instances of Firefox before launching Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition.” error. You can actually enable the option to run multiple copies of portable Mozilla Firefox in a few easy steps.
1. Extract Mozilla Firefox Portable as you normally would. In this example, I will use “E:\whiztech\App\FirefoxPortable-01\” as the path.
|30 May 2009||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
|20 January 2009||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
Quick tips. On 9 January 2009, Google started to use new favicon on its sites. In this post, you will find how to change the old Google’s favicon to the new one in Firefox and Opera, if you feel like changing it.
You can update the Firefox’s default Google search plugin to show the new Google search icon:
1. Download this updated version of the Google search plugin (right click to save).
2. Copy it to your searchplugins folder in your Firefox install folder (usually in C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\searchplugins on Windows), and overwrite the existing google.xml file.
3. Save the file and restart Firefox.
[via: Mozilla Links]
1. Make sure Opera is not running. Go to the directory where Opera is installed (usually in C:\Program Files\Opera). Open search.ini with Notepad to edit it.
|12 December 2008||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
Most of us usually have our own favourite web browsers that we use to access the world wide web. Each of these browsers have their own characteristics and features that made us love them. For November 2008, 49.13% of TMS Network’s blog visitors use Mozilla Firefox to visit this blog, 39.2% uses Internet Explorer, 5.13% uses Opera, 3.33% uses Google Chrome and 1.7% uses Safari. As for me, I like to take my favourite web browser in my pendrive so I can use it if I go to internet cafe or at work. This allows me to use the browser with my own settings, addons and any customizations that I’ve done. In this post, I will list a few portable web browser that we can install and run from a portable USB drive.
Since this is my favourite web browser, I will start with Opera. The portable version of Opera has the same features as the normal desktop version, surf the web, write emails, or use IRC. In fact, with Opera Link, you can synchronize your bookmark, notes, history and speed dial. Opera Link works very well with the portable version of Opera. You can expect it to be functional as the desktop version. However, the portable version cannot run directly from network (using \\192.168.1.10\Opera Portable\ path for example). You need to mount the directory as network drive first.
|28 September 2008||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
If your Google Chrome do not show Mozilla Firefox in the ‘Import Bookmarks and Settings’ browser list, don’t panic. Here is a simple trick to show back Mozilla Firefox in the browser bookmarks & settings import list.
Open notepad, and paste the following registry script.
|6 September 2008||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
|7 July 2008||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
If Mozilla Firefox is the browser that you use most for your daily web browsing, then mastering the navigation shortcuts can enhance your web browsing experience.
*Very* useful keyboard shortcuts:
|30 June 2008||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
Installing lots of extensions on a single Firefox installation can turns Firefox into a bloated, heavy and memory hogging browser for web surfing. If you love to use Firefox in your web development and design, you should install the addons for web development to a separate Firefox installation, not the one that you use for daily web browsing.
|25 June 2008||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
One of the features that I love in Opera is its mouse gestures. The gestures that I use most is right click + right/left which enables me to go Back and Forward a web page. Ever since I migrate to Flock (Firefox based web browser) I somehow miss those features.
FireGestures is a great Firefox add-on that allows you to have the Opera-like mouse gestures in Firefox. It works outside of the box without the need to change any settings. If you are someone that love to tweak a software to its full potential, here are the features of FireGestures:
- Mouse Gestures (Move mouse with holding right-click)
- Wheel Gestures (Scroll wheel with holding right-click)
- Rocker Gestures (Left-click with holding right-click and vice versa)
- Keypress Gestures (Mouse gesture with holding Ctrl / Shift key)
- Tab Wheel Gestures (Scrolling wheel on the tab bar)
- 70 built-in commands which can be invoked by Mouse Gestures, 4 [Popup] type commands and 3 [Hybrid] type commands.
FireGestures is very customisable. You can download additional scripts to add more functionality to FireGestures.