Archive for the ‘FireFox’ Category

FireFox 3 extension security

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

As FireFox 3 (FF3) is now available as first public beta version at, many users will realize that their add-ons don’t work any longer.
One possible cause is that the extension is provided through “insecure” update sites, i.e. not using HTTPS as transport protocol. To enable FireFox 3 loading updates from such sites, follow these steps:

  1. open about:config
  2. create new boolean value extensions.checkUpdateSecurity=false
  3. restart

Technorati FireFox extension

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

After reading Sifry’s alert and not being able to find the extension I expected, I decided to create my own.
Technobar will provide the ultimate ‘reverse’ browsing experience by showing live Technorati content on the web pages you’re browsing.
Alpha code is currently in development. Some help with Mozilla’s sidebar implementation needed…
If you’re using Flock, then Technorati Topbar is the perfect extension.

FireFox 1.5 Beta 2

Friday, October 7th, 2005

Just released: FF 1. 5 Beta 2

FF plugins – AutoCopy

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

Another most welcome plugin- all selected text is automatically copied to clipboard!
Spiced up version for FF 1.5beta here

FF plugins – All-in-One Gestures

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

All-in-One Gestures allows to use mouse gestures as known from Opera in FireFox. Very handy.
Spiced up version for FF 1.5beta here

GreaseMonkey script – Keep ad-free

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

Use the following script to keep the newsticker free of ads:

FF plugins – GreaseMonkey

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

GreaseMonkey is an advanced FF extension that allows to modify the sites you’re visiting through running client-side javascript. The uses are numerous, eg. to remove unwanted ads from a size that adblock cannot catch.
Spiced up version for FF 1.5beta here

FF plugins – LiveHTTPheader

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

My favourite plugin for developing PHP scripts when it comes down to tracking HTTP message exchange between browser and web server. LiveHTTPHeaders displays a sidebar that allows HTTP request and server response inspection.
Spiced up version for FF 1.5beta here

The Greatest Browser On Earth

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

Just to mention it briefly… is… FireFox! Check out the latest beta (1.5beta1) at The beta is already very stable and fast.
Stay tuned for my favourite plugins, spiced up versions to support 1.5beta1 to come…