Posts Tagged ‘Mozilla Firefox’

Ubuntu: Automatically Sort Firefox Downloads (Beta Code)

26/10/2008

IMPORTANT: This is still in testing mode. Should you try this, make sure the download is not important. If you have a monthly limit of downloads or a low bandwidth, wait and see until I have done more tests! I’ll try to keep this post updated.

You probably have heard of the famous “cron jobs” – be them from your web hosting service or your own Linux computer. In fact, I’ve covered how to use them both in Ubuntu and in Windows XP, with PHP scripts. A cron job lets you execute a command at a desired time. However, there is also incron, which stands for inotify cron. incron monitors your file system for changes, and executes a command on a specific action. Say, for example, every time a file is deleted, a script is called to log the affected file’s name and its deletion time.

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Ubuntu: Windows Live Hotmail Full

01/10/2008

If you’re using the default Mozilla Firefox that comes with Ubuntu Linux, you might realize that you can’t use the full version of Windows Live Hotmail. (I like the fact that I can right-click and choose to mark as read, something the plain HTML version doesn’t allow me in any simple way.)

This isn’t because Microsoft is blocking Linux, as some people believe. The reason is that the version Ubuntu ships replaces “Firefox” with “Ubuntu” in one of its settings, and this is the setting that WLH seems to need for the full version of its AJAX interface.

All you need to do is modify a string. Go to about:config (you type that in the address bar), and search for the following setting:

general.useragent.vendor

It should say Ubuntu. Double-click on it, and a pop-up prompt will allow you to change it. Type Firefox, hit OK.

Now you should be able to go to the full version of Windows Live Hotmail.

Firefox: Manage your Live Bookmarks with Brief

13/09/2008

Brief is the perfect Firefox extension for those who use Live Bookmarks. It adds a feed reader interface to your browser (I keep it in a frozen tab). The good thing about it is that you don’t need to store anything online. For password-protected feeds (for example, to read Friends-Only feeds in LiveJournal), it’s the best solution.

It lets you view Unread items, you can “star” items, etc. Pretty much like a local Google Reader.

Get it now!

IE Tab + FirefoxView: Useful Example with Google Reader

01/07/2008

Well, I got tired of the Thunderbird Gmail IMAP “bug” when the server times out and Thunderbird asks you over and over again for your password – even if you told it over and over again to remember it. If you’re like me, and use PasswordMaker for all your online accounts, that’s a big annoyance.

So I decided to throw away all my Gmail accounts from Thunderbird and use Gmail Manager instead. But, yet another problem comes up: it’s cookie based, and I use Google Reader in a Frozen Tab, so it keeps logging me out. Yes, I’m very lazy, sue me.

So, I heard from lifehacker that I can use IE Tab to keep myself logged into Google Reader from the Internet Explorer. And the problem is resolved!

Not.

Turns out, I like clicking on the feeds and seeing new stuff (I’m on digg, lifehacker, etc.). Many of those sites I’m registered and logged in… from Firefox. Opening the links in IE Tab opens them in an… IE tab… And switching the rendering engines with one click could be a solution… but I don’t want to! I want to open the link in a normal Firefox tab.

Enter FirefoxView. It adds an option in the context menu in Internet Explorer to open the link in Firefox (like IE View and IE View Lite).

Now I await for the new problems. But, for now, I’m satisfied.

IE Tab + FirefoxView: Useful Example with Google Reader

01/07/2008

Well, I got tired of the Thunderbird Gmail IMAP “bug” when the server times out and Thunderbird asks you over and over again for your password – even if you told it over and over again to remember it. If you’re like me, and use PasswordMaker for all your online accounts, that’s a big annoyance.

So I decided to throw away all my Gmail accounts from Thunderbird and use Gmail Manager instead. But, yet another problem comes up: it’s cookie based, and I use Google Reader in a Frozen Tab, so it keeps logging me out. Yes, I’m very lazy, sue me.

So, I heard from lifehacker that I can use IE Tab to keep myself logged into Google Reader from the Internet Explorer. And the problem is resolved!

Not.

Turns out, I like clicking on the feeds and seeing new stuff (I’m on digg, lifehacker, etc.). Many of those sites I’m registered and logged in… from Firefox. Opening the links in IE Tab opens them in an… IE tab… And switching the rendering engines with one click could be a solution… but I don’t want to! I want to open the link in a normal Firefox tab.

Enter FirefoxView. It adds an option in the context menu in Internet Explorer to open the link in Firefox (like IE View and IE View Lite).

Now I await for the new problems. But, for now, I’m satisfied.

Firefox 3: El día de la descarga

17/06/2008

Únete al intento de Mozilla de entrar en los records Guiness como el software más bajado en 24 horas!

Download Day 2008

WebMail Notifier

25/09/2007

WebMail Notifier is probably one of the best email-related extensions for Mozilla Firefox.

I had used GMail Manager, which is great if you only have GMail accounts (yes, it works for multiple accounts). But if you have Yahoo! and Hotmail accounts as well, you need a bit more than that.

And, yes! WebMail Notifier also works for Hotmail and Hotmail Live (or Windows Live Mail, whatever Microsoft decided to call it this week).

Right now I’ve got all my accounts on the status bar of my browser, in one unique envelope icon (nothing fancy or shiny). When I get new messages, the proper account appears on the tooltip of said envelope. Optionally, I can get notified with a sound or a pop-up. I’m not that desperate, so I don’t have those options on; I can’t really say how it looks or works.

Anyway, give it a shot. I’m sure you’ll find it useful, if you’re a email monster like myself. ;-)