Posts Tagged ‘Firefox’

KeeFox on Ubuntu

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

KeeFox is a plugin for Firefox that communicates with the KeePass2 password manager. I like KeePass2 because I can maintain a local secure password database without involving a server. It works great under Windows, and runs with Mono on Linux. However, KeeFox was complaining that the KeePassRPC.plgx plugin (in ~/.keepass/plugins) was incompatible. To fix it, I had to install the mono-complete package.

List: My Favorite Firefox Add-ons

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Firefox has lots of add-ons that make web browsing more pleasurable. There are many I have not explored, but these are my current favorites:

Tree Style Tab
Lets me have the tabs down the left side in a collapsable tree view. Saves screen real estate and makes more tabs readily accessible.
FireGestures
I find myself trying to use the same mouse gestures in other tools. I wish I could get this as a desktop add-on.
AdBlockPlus
Hides ads: rose-colored glasses for web browsing!
Firemacs
Old habits die hard: muscle memory lasting longer than other types.
DownThemAll!
Nice if you are trying to grab several large files at once.
FireBug
Great for figuring out why web pages don’t work.
Locationbar2
Adds some capability to the address field.
Searchbar Autosizer
Makes the search field big when you use it.
Xmarks
Keeps bookmarks synced between machines. I appreciate it when I move into a new computer.
KeeFox
Integrates the KeePass password manager with Firefox. Now I feel at least a little bit more secure.
Disconnect
Makes me feel like I’m not being tracked quite so much, but it breaks some Google things, so I have to turn off the Google blocking for Google Maps or logging in to a Google account.
Linkification
Currently disabled. Hasn’t kept up with the Firefox release cycle.

You can get add-ons for Firefox by typing about:addons in your Firefox browser’s address field.

Unexpected Relationship

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Recently I needed a Python fix, Monty Python that is. I tried to watch the Spanish Inquisition on Netflix. Firefox (3.6) kept saying the Silverlight plug-in has crashed. Reinstalling Silverlight did not help. Luckily, someone else had already solved this one.  Silverlight would not run because the Windows Tablet PC Input Service was disabled.  I figured I did not have a tablet PC and was not using pen input.  Silly me.

I re-enabled the service and started it.  Silverlight ran fine after that.