Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Firefox: Display Search Results in New Tab

GNU IceCat - GNU's version of Firefox

When you use Firefox's search bar, the results are displayed in the current tab. This can get rather annoying when you don't want the current tab to leave the web page you were on.To make your search results appear in a new tab,after you input your text into the search box in the Firefox toolbar, hold ALT when you press ENTER.

Yeah, ALT+ENTER will do it. Easy, huh?

If you want this to be your default way to search...

1. Launch Firefox.

2. In the address bar, type about:config and hit Enter on your keyboard.

3. Scroll down to browser.search.openintab and double-click it to change the value to True.

Now when you use Firefox's search bar, your results will always appear in a new tab.

These tips work on both Firefox2 and Firefox3.

Source: http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/2830/firefox_3_display_search_results_in_new_tab

and http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/2136/firefox_open_search_results_new_tab

Friday, June 20, 2008

Epiphany Extensions

So far, I am using the following extensions with Epiphany:


Songbird Extensions

Here is the list of the extensions I currently use with Songbird:

Get SongbirdAnd the following themes:

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Fix: Mouse Button Not Working As Back (and Forward) in Firefox3

Firefox3 Download Day

It is Download Day today for Mozilla® Firefox® version 3 final release. Many new, cool and exciting features come with version 3, and there are few problems that comes with it as well. Many extensions I use are not working for me. I can live without some of them, some I need for my usage.

Another tiny little problem in Firefox3 on GNU/Linux, is that the mouse button assignments for Back (and Forward) have changed, to follow X11 customs. Previous versions of Firefox used buttons 6 and 7 for Back and Forward, respectively. Firefox3 uses buttons 8 and 9. You can configure Firefox3 back to use 6 and 7 by editing some hidden preferences.

  1. In the Location bar, type about:config, and press Enter.
  2. The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning page may appear. Click I'll be careful, I promise!, to continue to the about:config page.
  3. In the Filter: box, type mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.
  4. Double-click on mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.action, set the value to 2, and click OK. (my original value was 0)
  5. Double-click on mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.numlines, set the value to -1, and click OK. (my original value was 1)
  6. Double-click on mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.sysnumlines, which should set the value to false. (my original value was true)

You can now close the about:config page. Buttons are back working as they should!

So what is up with the trademark signs? Read Is Mozilla Firefox a Free Software?.

Source: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Mouse+buttons+do+not+work+as+Back+and+Forward

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Incompatible Add-ons for Firefox3

While testing Mozilla® Firefox® version 3, the following add-ons (extensions & themes) were incompatible (among others):

GNU IceCat - GNU's version of Firefox
  • Arabic spell-checking dictionary 1.2b1
  • azureFox 0.96.1
  • CookieSafe 2.0.6
  • Cylence Theme 2: Black Diamond Edition RC1 1.0
  • Cylence Theme : Amethyst Variation 1.0
  • Extended Statusbar 1.2.7 1.2.8
  • Foxdie (Graphite) 1.1.8
  • Gmail RTL 0.1.1
  • GNOME 2.0.0
  • HaikuFox 0.4.9
  • iAqua 1.0
  • iFox 2.5.1
  • iFox Graphite 2.5.1
  • iPox 1.3.1
  • macfoxII 2.1.4
  • Mozilla XForms 0.8.5
  • Save Images 0.5.0

While "Downlaod Statusbar" worked in a buggy way.

See the list of extensions I use.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


.نعم للحوار ، لا للجدال

Yes to dialogue, no to arguing.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Way to Go Helping

كيف لإنسان أن يساعد آخر من دون أن يستمع له حقاً؟

How is it for a human to help another without listening truly?