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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/

Are you YouTube HD Verified?

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

[ This post only contains useful resources. ]

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!

logo_https-everywhere

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/

Bug fix – “Save as…” prompt takes the whole screen and can’t be re-sized

Posted in Browser, Bug, How to with tags , , , on February 5, 2015 by Sirusdark

Hello!

I came across a weird annoying bug/behavior while browsing the web and saving stuff (images, files, etc.).

One day, the “Save as…” prompt decided it would take the whole screen’s size (full size) and not allow me to resize it. Here’s how to quickly fix that:

Either :

-Double click the title bar
or
-Click the “Hide Folders” button

Then simply resize the window with your mouse as usual!

saveas

Enjoy!

Sirus
sirusdark.ca

Reference
-http://superuser.com/questions/417867/resizing-the-save-as-window-in-windows-7

Firefox – New One Click Search review – How to use, disable and manage it

Posted in Browser, Methods, Workflow with tags , , , , on December 10, 2014 by Sirusdark

Hello dear readers and followers! Sorry for this delayed post, I didn’t scheduled it last week! O_o

Today’s article is about Firefox new One Click Search feature.

If your browser is up-to-date and it’s Firefox, you must have noticed a few changes since the last updates. One of those is the different search system.

I thought I’d do a quick review since my first impression was not so good and after doing some research and tests, I’ve concluded that it’s a bit better, but still needs improvement.

What about speed?

My first searches using the new system were a real pain in the a$$: I couldn’t use my usual keyboard shortcut to change the search engine! (Alt+Arrow_Down) So, after some research, I was finally able to adjust and get back on track.

Lemme show you!

Let’s search 3 terms in 3 different tabs using 3 different search engines; the first search is made using the browser’s default configured search engine (Ex. : Ixquick).

Here’s how it goes, without using the mouse of course :

Old Search Box

Ctrl+E, search_term1, Enter

Ctrl+T,Ctrl+E, search_term2, Alt+Arrow_Down, Arrow_Down, Arrow_Down, choose Bing, Enter, Enter,

Ctrl+T,Ctrl+E, search_term2, Alt+Arrow_Down, Arrow_Down, Arrow_Down, Arrow_Down, choose Google, Enter, Enter,

One Click Search steps

Ctrl+E, search_term1, Enter

Ctrl+T,Ctrl+E, search_term2, Arrow_Up, Arrow_Up, choose Bing, Enter

Ctrl+T,Ctrl+E, search_term2, Arrow_Up, Arrow_Up, Arrow_Up, choose Google, Enter

What about old school?

If you prefer the old version, it’s very simple to switch back :

Type about:config in the URL bar

Search for (Ctrl+F) : “oneoff” which will find “browser.search.showOneOffButtons

Double-click it to turn it to False

Restart Firefox

BUG – Removing search providers

With the new search system, you can’t “remove” search providers, only disable them. If you’re like me and prefer removing things completely, you’ll need to switch to the old search system and then remove the search providers you don’t want. BUT, if you have the new One Click Search, I DON’T recommend you do that; you won’t be able to add again the “removed” search providers as they will NOT be removed from Firefox. It’s a bug.

Good news everyone

Finally, one of the cool feature, is you can add website search strait in your browser’s search bar. When it detects a search box on a website, you can add it to your search engines! For example, if you want to quickly search articles on this blog without loading the blog every time, you simply add it to your search engines. Problem is, you can’t rename them… it’s sometimes hard to tell which icon is for which website.

In conclusion, Firefox’s Once Click Search is nice, but it’s far from ready. IMO, it’s an incomplete system that should’ve been delayed before being pushed to the public…

Enjoy!

Sirus
sirusdark.ca