Posts Tagged by Firefox
|25-Jan-2011||Posted by Sonia Hamilton under Firefox|
… in Firefox 3.6 however only new tabs are opened at the far right of the tabbar while new tabs that are opened from existing tabs, e.g. by middle-clicking a link in an already open tab, are opened next to the tab containing the link … about:config … filter for the term tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent. The default value of the parameter is true which simply means that related tabs are opened after the current and not at the end. A double-click on the row will change the value to false indicating that related tabs will from then on be opened at the end of the tabbar just like new tabs
Full article at ghacks.net.
|02-Jul-2009||Posted by Sonia Hamilton under Firefox|
A bug that has been dragging on for years – Firefox under Ubuntu (and other distros) doesn’t respect the locale setting, and defaults to printing in US Letter size – grrrr…
Firefox: Guide for the Perplexed seems to suggest:
- print.postscript.paper_size set to “A4″
Now to see if it holds, and work out a way to script this (I have a set of bash scripts that keeps all my Ubuntu desktops the same).
|26-Mar-2009||Posted by Sonia Hamilton under Firefox, Fonts, Ubuntu|
|09-Jan-2009||Posted by Sonia Hamilton under Firefox, Networking|
A post a stumbled upon – Speed up Firefox on Linux – Disable IPv6 Lookups. I don’t know if it works but I’m trying it now.
In a nutshell:
- in the filter field, type “DNS” and hit enter
- double-click on “network.dns.disableIPv6″, changing its value from False to True
See also my other post pdnsd on Ubuntu for faster dns
|12-Jun-2008||Posted by Sonia Hamilton under Apt, cvs, dns, Firefox, socks, Ssh, svn, Wireless|
Mary Gardiner answered one of Voytek Eymont’s questions on the SLUG list by referring to the ssh socks proxying post on Ubuntu Blog. I was already familiar with ssh socks proxying, but that page has a good set of comments and links. A summary of that post, plus some other notes:
- setup via
$ssh -D 9999 username@ip-address-of-ssh-server, configure web browser socks 5 host (not http proxy) to localhost:9999 (On Firefox: Preferences, Advanced, Network, Settings, Manual, SOCKS Host. FoxyProxy really helps with this – you can setup wildcards to send certain URLs via certain proxies eg for when connecting via a VPN to work)
- http proxying can be setup at the command line (for use by wget, apt, etc) with the http_proxy environment variable. For example export http_proxy=’http://user:email@example.com:3128/’; cmd1; cmd2; export http_proxy=”
- configure apt to use a proxy via /etc/apt/apt.conf by using Acquire::http::Proxy “http://username:password@proxyserver:port/”; See Using apt-get behind a proxy.
- there’s also corkscrew (preferred), connect.c, and proxychains to secure other traffic or setup tunnels automagically in ~/.ssh/config. For example:
% sudo aptitude install corkscrew % cat ~/.ssh/config Host foo.bar.com User me Port 443 ProxyCommand corkscrew 220.127.116.11 8080 %h %p ~/.ssh/proxyauth % cat ~/.ssh/proxyauth username:password
- Transparent Multi-hop SSH – using ProxyCommand and netcat to automate double ssh hops (also, my SLUG question)
- non socks-ifiable programs can use socks via tsocks. This is really handy for getting apt to work – remember ssh is acting as a socks proxy and not as an http proxy. For example sudo tsocks aptitude install foo
- lots of good tunnelling ideas on the Tor Wiki HOWTO and How to tunnel everything through ssh
- also secure your dns traffic by setting network.proxy.socks_remote_dns = true in Firefox’s about:config
- cvs + socks using connect.c (similar to my post on svn over an ssh tunnel)
- another similar article Secure your Wi-Fi traffic using FOSS utilities