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November 18, 2010

Firefox 4 in Fedora

Filed under: Fedora, firefox — tuxicity @ 11:19 pm

There are two ways to install Firefox 4.0 Beta7 In Fedora using a repository.
There is a Remi repository and a Spot repository.
In my opinion The Spot option is your best choice, and Remi the easiest, since all you have to do to set up the Remi repository is to install a remi-release-rpm matching the Fedora version you use; Fedora 12 users should opt for Remi since Spot only has repo’s available for Fedora 14 and -13.

The Spot version of Firefox is smoother and the opening and closing of tabs look better (animated).

For the spot repository do as normal user in your terminal (fedora 13 and 14 only!)

wget http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/firefox4/fedora-firefox4.repo

Then as root:

mv fedora-firefox4.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/

yum install firefox4

Installing Firefox from the Remi repo is after installing the remi-release-rpm also yum install firefox4.



To my surprise wget is not in the default Fedora 14 installation, so if you choose for the Spot repo option first as root:

yum install wget


June 8, 2008

New Mozilla Firefox 3 Features

Filed under: firefox — tuxicity @ 8:47 am

If you are curious about some of the new Mozilla Firefox 3 features check out this screencast.

Snatched From Mozillazine.

October 24, 2007

Howto : Make Flash Player 9 work in full screen mode

Filed under: Browsers, Distributions, firefox, linux, Mozilla, Netscape, opera, Tuxicity — tuxicity @ 1:14 pm

To get Flash Player 9 to work in full screen mod mode you need Flash, build , a prerelease of the next version of Flash

On most distros the Stable version of Flash: is available

To get the prerelease of Flash you need to go to adobe.labs.com
The release notes of this prerelease version can be read here
And as you can read there in the fixed Issues :

In full-screen mode on Linux, playing odd-width movies (with screen widths not divisible by 16) may cause a crash.

Is fixed 🙂
It basically means ‘full screen Flash works now in Linux’ yaaay!!

Rpm based distros are lucky, they can upgrade with download Plugin for Linux x86 (RPM, 2.88 MB)
Other distros need to uninstall their original plugin and Download Plugin for Linux x86 (TAR.GZ, 2.88 MB)

Extract the TAR.GZ (usually a rightclick and a extract here will do) , then continue on your terminal:

cd /path/to/install_flash_player_9_linux/

If you use firefox or mozilla run the installer:


It will ask some questions and install flash locally
You can also run it as root (sudo) if you wish, but usually this is not needed.
You can also copy the plugin into the pluginfolder of your preferred browser:
as root (sudo)

cp libflashplayer.so /path/to/your/preferred/browser/plugins/

If all this sounds alien/confusing to you, just be patient for your next update of flash in your distro, which will probably solve the full screen issue.


Resources: labs.adobe.com , labs.abobe.com releasenotes

August 4, 2007

Firefox and Adblock

Filed under: Browsers, firefox — tuxicity @ 6:43 am

This morning I got on a Dutch News-site loaded with ads.

It made it impossible to read the page properly without having to click away pop-up adds and what not.

So i decided to have a look at the addon site of Firefox and did a search for ad block.

I installed 2 addons : Adblock Plus and Adblock Filterset.G Updater.

Now i can browse ad-infested sites peacefully.


June 7, 2007

Fix Small fonts on certain websites for Firefox, Seamonkey Internet Suite and Netscape Navigator 9

Filed under: firefox, Mozilla, Netscape, Seamonkey, Tuxicity — tuxicity @ 2:50 pm

Default font setting for Firefox is 72 dpi. That is not good enough for me , my eyesight is not as good as 20 years ago and on some websites letters are tinier then ever for my poor old eyes.

In the good old days there was a way to resolve this in the settings of the Mozilla browser (Now Seamonkey) and set it to 96 dpi.

Nowadays this has to be done with a keystroke in the address bar of Firefox.

Key in :


in the filter of the about:config page key in:


double click the layout.css.dpi, the pop-up that appears can be set it to 96, and if thats still too small, to 120 or whatever your preference is, but rendering of sites might not be proper anymore.

In this way this small font size issue is fixed, without getting strangely rendered websites, due to manually setting the minimum fontsize, from “none” to for example “12”, what can cause problems with, for example, filling in forms.

Works the same way on the Seamonkey Internet Suite and Netscape Navigator 9.

Time to get my eyes checked,


June 6, 2007

Howto install Netscape Navigator 9 beta 1 on the average Linuxbox

Filed under: Browsers, firefox, linux, Netscape, Tuxicity — tuxicity @ 10:16 am

After reading “Netscape releases Netscape Navigator 9 beta 1” I decided to install and try NN 9 for a bit.

Here is how NN 9 can be installed on the the average Linux distro.

  • Extract the downloaded package (Right click netscape-navigator-9.0b1.tar.gz and select extract here).

Now open your console and become root (su or sudo -i) and go to ‘not into!’ the folder where the extracted folder resides.

mv navigator/ /usr/local/
ln -s /usr/local/navigator/navigator /usr/local/bin/navigator

The browser is now set up, on to setting up the plugins for NN 9, compatable with Firefox which usually reside in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins :

ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/* /usr/local/navigator/plugins/

  • Leave root mode with the exit command, done setting up NN 9

Now there is one more thing to do and that is setting NN 9 up in Gnome with alacarte and/or in KDE with the menu editor (kmenuedit)

Properties are for setting it up :

Description = whatever you want
Executable= navigator
Icon for NN 9 is located here: /usr/local/navigator/icons/mozicon50.xpm

To remove NN 9, as root:

rm -rf /usr/local/navigator ; rm /usr/local/bin/navigator

As non-root user remove it from alacarte and/or kmenuedit

Have fun,

April 10, 2007

Firefox 3.0 builds (still in Alpha) repository available for Ubuntu Feisty

Filed under: firefox, Kubuntu, Ubuntu, xubuntu — tuxicity @ 2:33 pm

If you like extreme bleeding edge for Firefox to the point of buggieness or even (temporarily) not working here is some info.

Gnomefreak has set up a feisty repository for testing the latest Firefox 3.0 builds, the repository is:

deb http://gnomefreak.youmortals.com/mozilla-testing feisty main
deb-src http://gnomefreak.youmortals.com/mozilla-testing feisty main

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox-trunk firefox-trunk-gnome-support

The Firefox 3.0 runs next to your original Firefox and can be found in your menu as “Firefox Web Browser (Development Version)”

Both Firefoxes cannot run at the same time.

For more information read Gnomefreak’s blog,


Swiftfox – the perverting of an open source browser

Filed under: Browsers, firefox, FOSS — tuxicity @ 2:14 pm

Swiftfox is a Firefox-based browser, but there is one big difference between it and Firefox — you can’t share Swiftfox with a friend or place it in a repository of a Linux distribution because the Swiftfox license prohibits repackaging and redistribution.

Read the rest here (Linux.com)

April 9, 2007

Make Firefox full screen even better with Fullerscreen

Filed under: firefox, Mozilla — tuxicity @ 7:04 am

Fullerscreen is an Add-on for Firefox making full screen truly “full screen”.

An interesting experience if you are used to the common F11 setting of Firefox.


March 27, 2007

Firefox 3.0 Development Continues in ‘Gran’ Style

Filed under: firefox — tuxicity @ 12:44 pm

Mozilla developers are keeping up the pace on the development of their next-generation Firefox 3.0 browser with the Alpha 3 release, adding more under-the-hood improvements to security and its offline capabilities.

Alpha 3 includes support for animated PNG graphics which is to be considered to be more scalable then either GIF or JPEG, and does not have the same patent issues.

A number of new security-related enhancements are added, for example: Support for cookie attribute called “HttpOnly”.

A warning for reloading (refresh) is added in the preferences.

Steps are taken to help fix the off-line problem with support for the new off-line resource tag, which will ensure browser resources are available for cached content even when the browser is not connected to the live online resource.

Firefox 3.0 is expected to be generally available as a final release in November.

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