How to Add Google to Firefox in Linux Mint as Default Search Engine

In Firefox on Linux Mint, Google is not in the default list of search engines. Linux Mint has its criteria for adding search engines while Google seems not in those suggested by Linux Mint because “Amongst commercial search engines, only the ones which share with Linux Mint the revenue Linux Mint users generate for them are included by default” while Google seems not share revenue with Linux Mint. » Read more

Keep Firefox Open After Closing the Last Tab

Firefox should always be ready there for us, right? Even after we closing the last tab, we would like firefox to be still open. At least I like to treat it in this way. But unfortunately, Firefox will close after we closing the last tab as default in version 3.5. But the good news is that this behaviour is configurable  through Firefox’s configuration editor. » Read more

Essential Firefox Add-ons to Make Firefox Better

Firefox is highly configurable and there are lots add-ons for it. Addons make Firefox to be good. In this post, I list a set of the best add-ons that I use daily and make my life easier and happier. firefox-icon.png Essential Firefox addons ∞ FireGestures – Control Firefox with mouse gestures/ A customizable mouse gestures extension which enables to execute various commands and user scripts with five types of gestures. » Read more

Installing the Flash Plugin for 64-bit Firefox in Linux x86-64

This post introduces how to install flash plugin to 64-bit firefox on a x86-64 Linux (Fedora as the example). Both 64-bit and 32-bit plugin are available. 64-bit flash plugin for Firefox on Linux First, download Flash Player Release for 64-bit Linux from Adobe Labs. Then, unpack the package: $ tar xf flashplayer.tar.gz Check whether all needed library is ready for it. » Read more

Installing and Configuring 32-bit Firefox on 64-bit Linux (Fedora)

On a x86-64 64 bit Linux system, sometimes we may want to use the 32 bit Firefox, although the support to 64 bit Firefox is getting much better. Just for needed ones, this post introduces how to install 32 bit Firefox on 64 bit Linux (Fedora as the example). Install 32-bit firefox First, install firfox.i686 package. # linux32 # yum install firefox.i686 Firefox can simply run now. » Read more

Speeding Up Firefox in Linux

Firefox can be much faster on Linux! Let’s speed up Firefox on Linux system. Part 1 and 2 only config firefox, so it can also be used on other platform such as Windows. 1. Pipe-lining network connection Most of us use a broad band width network, then why not pip line the connection from Firefox? Type “about:config” into the address line and enter. » Read more

Minimizes Thunderbird Windows into the System Tray

I usually keep Thunderbird open when my computer is open. But Thunderbird is minimized to the taskbar. It will be more convenient if it is minimized or closed to the system tray as an icon.It will be better if it can display the number of unread messages. Mozilla’s software’s addon system give the method to add more feature to the software by only installing some addons to it. » Read more

Speed Up Firefox DNS Lookup

Speed Up Firefox DNS Lookup: 1. Close IPV6 support ∞ # echo "alias net-pf-10 off" >> /etc/modprobe.conf # echo "alias ipv6 off" >> /etc/modprobe.conf Type “about:config” into the address line and enter. Set “network.dns.disableIPv6” to “true” 2. Some other tweaks ∞ Type “about:config” into the address line and enter. Set “network.http.pipelining” to “true” Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true” Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to some number like 25 depending on the network. » Read more