Posts Tagged firefox

Firefox Setup: 2019

Here's a quick post on how I use and configure Firefox on my Macs. The last time I posted about any of this was in 2011, and things have changed a fair bit since then. First, a screenshot (from my new iMac):

screenshot of firefox

Key extensions for this setup:

Vim Vixen
Vim keybindings for Firefox. Not quite as good as Vimperator, but works with modern Firefox, and getting better all the time. The only thing I really miss is macro recording, which I used all the time in Vimperator.
Tree-Style Tabs
Our monitors are widescreen; why would you try to stack tabs …
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Firefox 4 and Vimperator 3


I've been using Google Chrome's dev channel for the past year or so as my primary browser, but between some questionable aesthetic decisions and Chrome's tendency to segfault every hour or so for the last few dev releases, I decided that it's time to give up on the faster browser in exchange for the usable browser. Toward that end, I'm going back to Firefox. I hear that Firefox 4 is the next cool thing, so I set it up on my work machine (4.0b10pre, if you're interested). And, of course, since I am both a die-hard vim user and …

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Firefox 3

So, I got bored this weekend and installed Firefox 3 (beta 5, if it matters to you). It works pretty well – it's certainly faster than Firefox 2. However, there are a couple of annoying bugs that I'd like to post the solutions to for posterity:

If you use a dark theme (like I do), then many textarea and input form elements will be unusable because they will have a dark foreground color and a light background color. The solution to this is to add a userContent.css to ~/.mozilla/firefox/ /chrome. There are lots of guides on the Internet for …

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Mozilla Firefox


As of yesterday (Saturday, September 18, 2004), Mozilla Firefox has gotten over one million downloads in less than 5 days. That's pretty damned good, but I think we as an Internet community can do better. They're aiming for another million downloads in the next five days. So if you're not using Firefox, click on the little button off to the right there and get browsing! If you're curious as to what Mozilla Firefox is, just click "Read More".

History of Mozilla

When Netscape saw that its ship was sinking and that it was losing the browser war, there were several …

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