How to update Firefox add-on compatibility manually

March 22, 2008 at 12:46 am (Firefox) (, , )

FF bites IEIt is not highly recommended to manually modify/update Firefox  add-ons compatibility. However, if you really want to use your old favourite add-ons which are not upgraded to be compatible with the new version of Firefox, you still can do it on your own by this following way: Read the rest of this entry »

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Add-ons for Firefox 3

March 14, 2008 at 1:51 pm (Firefox) (, )

All-in-One Sidebar AiOS 0.7.4 RC 1 [2008-03-15]. I find this add-on pretty handy.

Wizz RSS Reader 2.9.3. I prefer using this Lite version.

Tab Mix Plus [Dev-Build] 0.3.6.1.080317pre.

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Secure Firefox and IM with PuTTY

January 31, 2008 at 5:04 pm (computer, Firefox) (, , , , )

There are times when you want to connect to the Internet through unknown and/or insecure networks such as the local Panera or other WiFi hotspot. If you aren’t careful, you might make it all too easy for someone to sniff your connection using Ettercap.

One of the best ways to secure your connection is to use a VPN, but that isn’t always practical. So here’s a way to securely connect to the net using only an SSH client and a remote box that you control/trust.

Requirements:

  1. PuTTY* loaded on your local machine
  2. Remote host running OpenSSH (e.g. Linux box at home)
  3. Firefox (obviously)
  4. Gaim for all your IM needs

Just follow these steps…

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How to speed up Mozilla Firefox 3-30x

January 23, 2008 at 2:48 pm (Firefox) (, , , , )

1. Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit return. Look for the following entries:

network.http.pipelining
network.http.proxy.pipelining
network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which reallyspeeds up page loading.

2. Alter the entries as follows:

Set “network.http.pipelining” to “true

Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true

Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.

3. Right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer.
Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and set its value to “0”.
This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it recieves.

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