Posts Tagged ‘firefox’

By default Firefox populates the Description field of a bookmark with the content of the page’s <meta name=”Description” content=”…” /> tag. I find is a little annoying and was looking for a way to remove these descriptions. Since I have a lot of bookmarks I wanted to clean them all up in one go rather […]

Monday, April 18th, 2011 at 12:59 | 5 comments
Categories: Web

Follow these steps to change the search engine used by Firefox 3 address bar: Enter about:config in the browser’s address bar and accept a warning dialog if it appears. In the filter box type in keyword.URL Double click the entry and paste in your prefered search engine URL (e.g. You can always revert back […]

Monday, January 11th, 2010 at 14:10 | 0 comments
Categories: Web

There’s a strange bug in BIRT charting with Firefox on Linux. Some charts are rendered with horizontal and vertical scrollbars, sort of like an embedded frame which is too big to fit in the allocated space. The fix for this annoyance is straightforward, simply change the output format from SVG to PNG on the first […]

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 at 15:27 | 1 comment

One of the major new features in Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) has of course been the new notification system. For what it’s worth, I think it’s a pretty good, bold piece of work and the notifications look pretty good. The trouble is, as with any new framework, that not all applications out there are using the […]

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009 at 17:45 | 1 comment
Categories: Linux

Here are two quick and simple changes which I always make on a fresh Firefox install. They are both accessed through the about:config URI. Simply type about:config to the Firefox address bar and accept the disclaimer. This reveals a lot of “hidden” settings which cannot be changed directly through the preferences dialogs. To make backspace […]

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 at 12:41 | 0 comments
Categories: Web

I used the following steps to install RealPlayer in order to listen to BBC Radio. Although I did this on Xubuntu 8.04, it should also work for Ubuntu and other distros. Download and install RealPlayer for Linux from Real. I downloaded the deb package and installed it through gdebi. My install path was now /opt/real/RealPlayer. […]

Friday, April 17th, 2009 at 11:42 | 0 comments
Categories: Linux