Tag Archives: firefox

Digital signatur i Safari med Mac

This article is only in danish and contain information that is specific to digital signatures in Denmark.

Problemstilling

Nogen gange kan det være svært at få resten af verden til at forstå, at Internet Explorer ikke er den eneste browser. TDC var en af de tungnemme, da de blev sat på opgaven. Mac brugere oplever ofte at få beskeden "Vi understøtter ikke Mac med digital signatur". Det er dog ikke helt sandheden, da de fleste offentlige institutter rent faktisk godtager det, hvis man installerer den korrekt. Som regel virker det, hvis den installeres i Firefox, men det er dog ikke altid. Installering i ens Keychain er desværre ikke nok til, at det fungerer i Safari.

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Scrollbar Anywhere for Firefox 3.0


I've been using the Scrollbar Anywhere extension which enables me to grab-and-scroll anywhere on the page with my secondary mouse button.

Since my upgrade to Firefox 3.0 this extension placed the regular right-click context menu incorrectly on the screen which is pretty annoying but today I decided to fix this…

After reading a couple of quick tutorials on how to create an extension for Firefox and reading the new API for Firefox 3.0 I changed a few lines and voilá – it worked!

If you've been having the same problems you may download/install the extension from here.

Download Scrollbar Anywhere

Firebug 1.2.0 Beta 3

Firebug website down

Since the Firebug website (www.getfirebug.com) has been down for quite a while I have found myself in a position where I need/want to upgrade to Firefox 3.0 but was unable to get Firebug working correctly. After a bit of searching I found that I wasn't the only one with that problem and that others found a temporary solution…

Update: An official release of 1.2.0b3 has been made. I recommend that you install it from there instead.

Arik Jones [atinypixel.com] posted a link where you can download Firebug 1.2.0 Beta 3 until the website is up and running again. Read the instructions on the website as you need to replace the old installation.

Thanks, Arik – much appreciated article.

Text rendering bug in Firefox 2 on Mac

A long standing bug that's been bugging me is the font rendering in Firefox 2 on Mac OS X. The issue is that text smoothing/antialiasing is too heavy and causes fonts to become "fat"/unreadable.

Installing Firefox 3.0 I stumbled upon an article that described this exact problem and had a solution! Oh joy!

The solution

The fix the issue, apply the CSS 3 property, opacity, to the body tag, and set it to 0.99999. I recommend using the -moz-opacity attribute, which is standards compliant and only affects mozilla-based browsers like this:


body { -moz-opacity: .99999; }

But please read the rest of the article since there might be a few side effects. The fix should only be applied when the user agent reports to be Firefox 2 on Mac.

Firefox FAQ – Middle function mouse in Linux

The standard behaviour in Firefox, in Linux, for a middle mouse click is to "paste and go/google i'm feeling lucky".

This default behaviour combined with the X server's auto-copy feature makes a middle mouse click much unpredictable.

So…

To disable this quite useless behaviour, simply open a firefox browser and type:
about:config
in the locationbar and press enter.
You will see a list of settings, and you'll need to create a new one yourself by right clicking and choosing New -> Boolean, and enter the preferences name:

middlemouse.contentLoadURL
This value should be set to "false".

Firefox must be restarted before the change takes effect.

Scrollwheel with Firefox in Xorg

How do I get my scrollwheel to work in Firefox/Mozilla in Xorg on Linux?

– Log on as root
– Edit file /etc/X11/xorg.conf with your favorite editor:

The MS Explorer 3.0 really has 7 buttons: left, right, middle, scroll up, scroll down and 2 thumb buttons, which X needs to know.
My section looks like this, which should work for you as well.

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 6 7 4 5"
Option "Buttons" "7"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Please note that certain options might vary from distro to distro, such as the Device and Protocol options.

I use both Debian (unstable) and Ubuntu (5.10), on which this sections work perfectly.