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Firefox Quantum or version 57.0 – How to downgrade

Posted in Browser, Firefox, How to, Internet, Knowledge with tags , , , on November 15, 2017 by Sirusdark

Hello!

Today, my Firefox managed to update itself to version 57.0.0, aka Firefox Quantum. The latest crap from Mozilla.

If you’re like me and hate it, here’s the link to downgrade to the previous version (56.0.2 64bit):

https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/56.0.2/win64/en-US/Firefox Setup 56.0.2.exe

No need to do anything special, just run the installer and you’re done. Firefox will revert to 56.0.2.

I am currently testing this new Firefox to get it to work the way it should and I’ll share my findings as soon as I can. Stay tuned!

Sirus

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Software Update – Firefox 56.0 finally released!

Posted in Browser, Computer, Firefox, Open source with tags , , on October 1, 2017 by Sirusdark

Hello dear power users!

Firefox finally released their new version and I wanted to let you all know it indeed fixes the latest crash issues – closing Firefox would close the app, but its process (firefox.exe) would keep running in background until it crashed.

This new version released 3 days ago (September 28th 2017) and since I only got back from travelling yesterday, well, let’s just say I’m not the first telling the world about it. :D

Enjoy!

Sirus

 

Did-you-know?
Firefox’s latest installer now installs automatically in 64 bit. If you happen to install it alongside an existing 32 bit Firefox installation, you can safely proceed to uninstall it – your personal data and profiles stay untouched!

 

References
-https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/56.0/releasenotes/
-https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

How to filter Internet content easily under 30 seconds

Posted in Browser, Free, Internet, Knowledge, Security with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2016 by Sirusdark

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Hello dear readers & visitors!

A friend of mine recently asked me if there was a way to easily filter web content so his kids and family wouldn’t stumble on adult content or other unwanted content.

Among the most simple solutions, one really stood out. It’s FREE, takes 30 seconds to implement, can be customized and in some case,┬ácan even increase your browsing speed!

logo-opendns

OpenDNS offer such a service and it’s free! In case you don’t know what OpenDNS is, it’s one of the biggest DNS service provider out there. Also, it’s now part of Cisco. So it’s not some obscure service I’m writing about.

How can you use it? Simply edit your DNS settings in your device or router! There are 2 ways to do it: with or without an account.

Keep-it-simple method

No account, configure and forget. Add these 2 FamilyShield nameservers (DNS resolvers) in your network settings and you’re good to go! It uses a set of presets and does the job well.

208.67.222.123
208.67.220.123

Power users & granular control

Want more POWAH? Create a free OpenDNS account, add your network, customize your categories, create whitelists, etc. and even help tag websites to improve the service!

If you don’t wanna do it for your whole network (via the router), make sure you install the little IP Updater app to update your IP address to your OpenDNS account. It’s available for Linux, Mac and Windows.

208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220

Here you can find the screenshots showing you how to edit your DNS settings in every Windows versions. It’s very straightforward. If you have any questions, ask!

https://support.opendns.com/entries/36904770-Configuration-for-Windows

Now remember, no amount of security and control mechanisms will replace good teaching and being a role model to others.

Be the example to follow.

Enjoy!

Sirus

References
-https://www.opendns.com/home-internet-security/
-https://store.opendns.com/setup/#/familyshield
-https://store.opendns.com/get/home-free
-https://support.opendns.com/entries/23282614
-https://support.opendns.com/entries/36904770-Configuration-for-Windows-computers
-https://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac49/ac0/ac1/ac259/opendns.html
-https://blog.opendns.com/2010/06/23/introducing-familyshield-parental-controls/

Are you YouTube HD Verified?

Posted in Browser, Computer, Internet, Security with tags , , , , , , , on December 17, 2015 by Sirusdark

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Hello!

While waiting for video stuff to render in Blender, I thought I’d share some cool resources!

Here you go!

YouTube HD Verified Network

Wanna know if you’re on a YouTube HD Verified Network? Yes?

Check it now! > https://www.google.com/get/videoqualityreport/

Blender Reference Manual

blender-ref-manual

Latest Blender docs > https://www.blender.org/manual/

HTTPS Everywhere!

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Finally, a free little Firefox extension you should use to increase your security on da web > https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/https-everywhere/

Enjoy!

Sirus

P.S.: Star Wars world premiere is tomorrow. But you knew that… right?

Firefox issues (v.42+ ) – How to access JavaScript Advanced Settings again

Posted in Browser, Bug, How to with tags , , , , , , , on October 15, 2015 by Sirusdark

Firefox‘s new options menu is good looking, sure. But it’s now incomplete, as some options are unavailable. JavaScript’s advanced settings is one of those “gone” settings from the new interface. In case you’re wondering what the heck it’s all about, you might wanna install that Firefox SettingSanity extension I recommended some time ago.

Configuring da configs

Here’s how to switch back to the good ‘ol menu and access those beloved Advanced JavaScript Settings:

Simply set the browser.preferences.inContent to false in Firefox’s settings, about:config (only works in Firefox).

firefox_legacy_preferences-menu

Back in business

Once it’s turned to false, you’re good to go!

firefox_legacy_options

Enjoy!

Sirus

References
-https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/settingsanity/
-https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/settingsanity/reviews/707714/

How-to – Manage your browser add-ons

Posted in Browser, Free Stuff, How to with tags , , , , on October 1, 2015 by Sirusdark

Here’s a quick tip on how to manage your browser add-ons or extensions. Often, when installing stuff compulsively, add-ons often get installed WITH your consent, but without you knowing it.

Internet Explorer

In the menus, go in Tools > Manage Add-ons

Google Chrome

Type this URL : chrome://extensions/

Then delete the extensions you don’t need.

Firefox

Type about:addons or press Ctrl+Shift+A.

Now, some intrusive add-ons can’t be completely removed that way and must be removed with anti-malware tools. I recommend Malwarebytes free tool to do this. If you have any questions, lemme know!

Enjoy!

Sirus

References
-https://www.malwarebytes.org/mwb-download/