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Change default Tab closing behavior in Firefox browser
(This does what it says on the tin and it works nicely!)

“Firefox users might have found, after closing a tab that is currently selected, the browser automatically moves the focus to the next tab on the right. Select After Closing Current Firefox extension can change this default behavior and configure settings to select the preferred tab instead.”
firefox  tabs  extensions  2019 
10 weeks ago by handcoding
How to prevent javascript inside firefox from closing a window/tab? - Stack Overflow
If you might like to allow page-level JavaScript to close the current tab in Firefox, it looks like you can do that with:

dom.allow_scripts_to_close_windows → true
dom.allow_scripts_to_close_windows  firefox  windows  close  prefs  stackoverflow  2012 
12 weeks ago by handcoding
New pref in Nightly to make all tabs open next to the current tab : firefox
“This patch implements the preference “browser.tabs.insertAfterCurrent” which, when set to true, will cause all tabs (related and unrelated) to be opened next to the current tab.

“It also implements the browserSettings API 'newTabPosition', which allows extensions to control both 'browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent', and 'browser.tabs.insertAfterCurrent' via values for 'afterCurrent', 'relatedAfterCurrent' and 'atEnd'.”
firefox  reddit  prefs  tabs  extensions  2018 
12 weeks ago by handcoding
1491442 - Stand up a present path, preffed-off by default, that uses IOSurface + CoreAnimation
Apparently one of the reasons that Firefox is kinda sluggish on macOS is because it doesn’t yet use Core Animation (as of July 2019).

(via: https://reddit.com/r/MacOS/comments/cchp08/why_is_safari_so_much_smoother_lighter_and_faster/)
firefox  mac  macos  osx  2019 
july 2019 by handcoding
1540995 - calling click() on a disabled checkbox must not toggle its checked state
Hoo boy—this could be a bit of a doozy.
“calling click() on a disabled checkbox must not toggle its checked state”
firefox  bugzilla  2019  bugs  click  disabled 
may 2019 by handcoding
Introducing the Accessibility Inspector in the Firefox Developer Tools › Marco's Accessibility Blog
It looks like Mozilla added an accessibility inspector to Firefox 61. Nice.

“For now, you need to manually enable the panel once so it will show up in the tool box. Go to the Settings And Feedback menu button in the Developer Toolbox, select Settings, and tab to the Accessibility checkbox. Press Space to check it. This will add it to the toolbox, and also enable the relevant context menu items.”

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“If you are a screen reader or other assistive techhnology user, do not worry. If the Inspector detects that accessibility was already running when it was launched, it will not let you turn off the engine, so accessibility isn’t being pulled out from under you accidentally.”
accessibility  firefox  a11y  marcozehe  2018  canonical 
april 2019 by handcoding
How do I suppress the sliding dots in the tab title during page loading? | Firefox Support Forum | Mozilla Support
“How do I suppress the oscillating sliding dots, which appear on the left of the tab title to indicate that a page is loading?

“I find such animations unhelpful and unattractive - and that they are now far too common.”
firefox  animation  tabs  2018 
march 2019 by handcoding
Reddit Enhancement Suite
This “community-driven unofficial browser extension for reddit” might be worth a look?
reddit  extensions  firefox  safari  chrome  2019 
january 2019 by handcoding
I have 3 tabs open, from the middle tab, how to I open a fresh tab just to the right of it? | Firefox Support Forum | Mozilla Support
“There’s now a built-in preference for [opening a new tab next to the current tab]:

“(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

“(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste insert and pause while the list is filtered

“(3) Double-click the browser.tabs.insertAfterCurrent preference to switch the value from false to true”
firefox  prefs  tabs  2018 
october 2018 by handcoding
html - Make Text in Link selectable with CSS - Stack Overflow
(Apparently this trick works in Chrome too.)
“In Firefox, you can select parts of the hyperlinks by pressing the Alt key and then selecting as usual with the mouse.”
links  selection  2012  css  firefox  chrome 
september 2018 by handcoding
How to change the tab scroll speed in FF Quantum : firefox
“I recently got the beta and noticed that the tab scroll speed was changed to something a lot slower. It is now very impractical to scroll through a large number of open tabs.

“While messing with the about:config settings I figured out that you can change the (mousewheel.default.delta_multiplier_y) value to change this speed. I set mine to 175, but any preferred value can work.”
firefox  tabs  prefs  scrolling  2018 
september 2018 by handcoding
Change Firefox's Minimum, Maximum Tab Width - gHacks Tech News
(Setting this to 125 seemed to work pretty well on your CA machine.)
“browser.tabs.tabMaxWidth defines the maximum width of each individual tab in the browser. The default value is set to 250 pixels.

“browser.tabs.tabMinWidth defines the minimum width of each tab in the Firefox web browser. The default value is set to 100 pixels.”
firefox  tabs  prefs  minimum  maximum  2018 
september 2018 by handcoding
494175 - Make <video> and <audio> controls keyboard navigable
“This bug is about making the media controls (which appear on mouse over) keyboard accessible. This will require defining a keystroke to invoke the controls HUD, and making sure that the control elements have tabindex=0 and are keyboard operable; and that they expose accessibility information.”
firefox  video  audio  accessibility  a11y  bugzilla  2018 
august 2018 by handcoding
Accessibility inspector - Firefox Developer Tools | MDN
This page goes over how to use the accessibility inspector in Firefox 61+.
accessibility  a11y  firefox  2018 
august 2018 by handcoding
openstyles/firefox-stylish-export: Export installed styles in Firefox Stylish into a Stylus compatible JSON format
(This seems like a handy thing.)
“Export installed styles in Firefox Stylish into a Stylus compatible JSON format”
stylish  firefox  extensions  2018  export  migration 
july 2018 by handcoding
PSA: "Stylish" browser add-on steals your internet history | MetaTalk
(On recovering one’s Stylish styles if Firefox ends up auto-disabling the extension:)
“> Mozilla has removed Stylish from its add-on catalog, but as of this writing it is still available on the Chrome store, and neither is likely to automatically disable or remove the add-on even for your protection.

“The lastest update to Firefox auto-disables Stylish 3.1.x. There are ways to recover your userstyles from your Firefox user profile, but the recommended workflow will lead you to a file that might be over a year old. To fetch the latest version, you have to do some digging through JSON files in Profiles/[your profile]/browser-extension-data.”
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(On a potential Stylish replacement for Safari:)
“For Safari, the recommended Stylish replacement is Freestyler, with the caveat that it’s not as robust, and uses its own styles repository rather than userstyles.org. Freestyler’s UI is a pretty dramatic rearrangement but mostly works the same as Stylish does.

“On the upside, it looks like Stylish’s new owner has ignored Safari entirely; it’s still on version 2.0.8, which is pre-takeover. So I’m not certain whether Stylish for Safari needs to be replaced. I’ve installed Freestyler and copied the rules, but disabled it. Sticking with Stylish for the time being and keeping Freestyler as a backup utility.”
stylish  2018  extensions  chrome  firefox  safari  metafilter 
july 2018 by handcoding
Major Stylish add-on changes in regards to privacy - gHacks Tech News
“Sounds like ‘tracking browsing history’ in so much words. I installed Stylish (v 1.6.3) from the Chrome store to investigate. I did not install any user styles. I went to the front page of Hacker News, and the Network tab in the dev tools of Stylish showed a POST to ‘https ://api.userstyles.org/tic/stats’ (I added a space in URL to prevent URL parsing). I randomly clicked on a link on the page and another POST was made to ‘api .userstyles.org’. I manually entered the URL of the page here in a new tab and another POST was made to ‘api .userstyles.org’.”
(via https://metatalk.metafilter.com/24843/PSA-Stylish-browser-add-on-steals-your-internet-history)
stylish  2018  extensions  chrome  firefox 
july 2018 by handcoding
"Stylish" browser extension steals all your internet history | Robert Heaton
“SimilarWeb claims that they need to track every single website Stylish’s users visit in order to recommend them styles for the current webpage. This is a solution in search of a flimsy justification. If this were all they were doing then they would only need to send themselves the current page’s domain, not the full URL. And it doesn’t even begin to explain why they also need to scrape and send themselves your actual Google search results from your browser window.”
stylish  2018  extensions  chrome  firefox 
july 2018 by handcoding
Michael Weissbacher » Ex-Ray: Finding Browser Extensions That Spy on Your Browsing Habits
“In total, Ex-Ray flagged 212 Chrome extensions as history-leaking. This included two extensions which were undetectable to prior work.”

(via: https://twitter.com/mweissbacher/status/1014229239846096901)
stylish  2018  extensions  chrome  firefox 
july 2018 by handcoding
Steve Faulkner on Twitter: "Tried JAWS 2018 latest with @Firefox 60.0b11 (64-bit) version and it is now usable, from a sighted users perspective at least 👏🏽… https://t.co/kzo54sqraE"
(As of April 2018:)
“Tried JAWS 2018 latest with @Firefox 60.0b11 (64-bit) version and it is now usable, from a sighted users perspective at least”
firefox  jaws  2018  twitter  stevefaulkner 
april 2018 by handcoding
florentin/htmlclipper: HtmlClipper is a bookmarklet which lets you copy html sections of any web pages together with the attached css styles.
"HtmlClipper is a bookmarklet which lets you copy html sections of any web pages together with the attached css styles. After the script is enabled inside a web page, you may select and extract any html element together with all it's children and computed css styles. What you get is a new html document made up of an inline stylesheet and html code needed to render the element as close as possible to what you've seen in the source web page. The bookmarklet only works in Firefox and Google Chrome. Firefox Installation"
firefox  bookmarklets  2018 
february 2018 by handcoding
How to remove number badge on extension button? - Tampermonkey
(On disabling Tamper Monkey’s badge icon in Firefox:)
"Just go to the options page, set the 'Config Mode' to 'Beginner' or 'Advanced' and then set 'Icon badge info' to ‘Off.'"
tampermonkey  badge  firefox  extensions  2017  icon 
january 2018 by handcoding
New version for Firefox - forum.userstyles.org
(On fixing Stylish to work with Firefox ESR:)
"Since you run ESR, you should downgrade (?) to Stylish 2.1.1 and block updates to the extension."
stylish  extensions  firefox  firefoxesr  2017 
january 2018 by handcoding
An error has occurred using the Stylish Database - Firefox 57 - forum.userstyles.org
(On fixing Stylish with Firefox 57:)
"Go to your FireFox profile folder (...AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles), then into storage > default. Remove or move all folders containing a URL (if your FireFox is open, restart it), I have tried this and it worked for me."
stylish  firefox  extensions  firefox57  2017 
january 2018 by handcoding
"error has occurred using the Stylish database" - forum.userstyles.org
"Another possible reason for this error is if Firefox is set not to accept cookies (Options/Preferences page, Privacy & Security panel, Custom settings for history). Apparently that affects the ability of extensions to use IndexedDB storage. This is expected to be fixed in Firefox 59, about three months from now."
stylish  firefox  ca  2017  errors 
january 2018 by handcoding
191385 - Temporary files downloaded to ~/Desktop
This is that Firefox bug about how it saves temporary files to the desktop instead of to the temp folder.
firefox  mac  temp  2017  bugzilla  bugs 
november 2017 by handcoding
Why Firefox Had to Kill Your Favorite Extension
"With Firefox Quantum, the complaint de jour is that certain extensions do not work anymore. Numerous high profile extensions, including DownThemAll and Greasemonkey, don’t currently work with Quantum. Others, including Firebug and ScrapBook, will likely never work again.

"This is frustrating if you’re a user of one of these services, and you might think it’s somewhat arbitrary. It isn’t. Like it or not, Mozilla felt they didn’t have a choice but to abandon what it calls 'legacy' add-ons in order to move forward. Here’s why."
firefox  extensions  2017  firefox57 
november 2017 by handcoding
Waterfox - The free, open and private browser
Léonie recommended this Firefox alternative that still works with pre-Firefox-57 extensions.
firefox  browsers  mac  software  osx  macos  2017 
november 2017 by handcoding
ReloadMatic – Add-ons for Firefox
(Mat recommended this for periodically loading certain browser tabs, such as to avoid a timeout.)
"ReloadMatic automates the periodic reloading of browser tabs. It is the spiritual successor of the ReloadEvery add-on but with additional features and updated for new browser versions."
extensions  firefox  tabs  reload  2017  via:matatk 
november 2017 by handcoding
Drag-Select Link Text – Add-ons for Firefox
It looks like this extension makes it easier to select text within links.

(Offered as an alternative for Select like a Boss: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TFcEXMcKrwoIAECIVyBU0GPoSmRqZ7A0VBvqeKYVSww/edit#gid=0)
firefox  extensions  select  links  2017 
november 2017 by handcoding
1333837 - [meta] Tab management enhancements (existing tab infrastructure)
This bug was mentioned in this crowdsourced Google Docs spreadsheet to track Firefox extension ports to Firefox 57, specifically the line about Tab Mix Plus:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TFcEXMcKrwoIAECIVyBU0GPoSmRqZ7A0VBvqeKYVSww/edit#gid=0
tabmixplus  firefox  extensions  2017  firefox57  tabs  bugzilla 
november 2017 by handcoding
firefox-webext-list - Google Sheets
This Google Docs page is a crowdsourced list of Firefox extensions and their status for ports to work with Firefox 57.

(via this Reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/6y1pcj/psa_before_you_post_about_how_many_of_your/)
firefox  firefox57  extensions  2017  googledocs  ports 
november 2017 by handcoding
1322442 - Convert ChatZilla to a WebExtension
"In order to continue working in Firefox 57 and beyond [1], ChatZilla would need to be converted to a WebExtension.

Is it possible to do this?"
firefox  firefox57  chatzilla  bugzilla  2017 
november 2017 by handcoding
Firefox 57 from an NVDA user's perspective - Marco's Accessibility Blog
"Firefox 57, also known as Firefox Quantum, will be released on November 14. It will bring some significant changes to the Firefox rendering engine to improve performance and open the door for more new features in the future. Here is what you need to know if you are a user of the NVDA screen reader."
firefox  firefox57  nvda  accessibility  a11y  macrozehe  2017 
november 2017 by handcoding
Greasespot: Greasemonkey 4 Announcement
"Greasemonkey has been a Firefox extension for well over a decade, with version 0.3.5 dating from 2005. We've grown and changed a lot over that time. With the upcoming Firefox 57 release, we need to change even more. Mozilla is completely replacing the extension system in Firefox, to align with the budding Browser Extension standard, based on/shared with Google Chrome.

"As a result, version 4 of Greasemonkey is a nearly complete re-write. Its interface and feature set have been rebuilt in order to best to work with coming Firefox versions. A variety of compromises have been made. We've elected to make a rare backwards incompatible change.

"If you are a regular user, please continue reading Greasemonkey 4 For Users.

"If you are a developer, please continue reading Greasemonkey 4 For Script Authors."
greasemonkey  firefox  extensions  firefox57  userscripts  2017 
november 2017 by handcoding
NV Access | In-Process Halloween 2017: Firefox 57, Windows Fall Creaters Update, Australian NDIS and more
"There has been a lot of talk in the community lately about Mozilla’s soon to be released update to the popular Firefox web browser. The changes in Firefox 57, known as Firefox Quantum are designed to improve the speed and security of the browser. This, unfortunately, also impacts on the user experience for screen reader users. At this stage, NV Access is recommending that users switch to using Firefox’s Extended Support Release (ESR) version, and avoiding 57 until it is suitable for use with NVDA."
firefox  firefox57  nvda  2017  accessibility  a11y 
october 2017 by handcoding
Firefox Screenshots | Firefox Help
"Firefox Screenshots is a new feature to take, download, collect and share screenshots. To use it, click on the Firefox Screenshots icon on the toolbar."
firefox  screenshots  2017 
october 2017 by handcoding
Stylus (Beta) :: Add-ons for Firefox
"Not "ish", but "us", as in "us" the actual users. Stylus is a fork of Stylish-for-Chrome that is loosely based on the source code of version 1.5.2, which was the most up-to-date version before the original developer stopped working on the project. The majority of code has been rewritten to optimize performance. It is built on the WebExtensions platform, so it will continue working once Mozilla bans all other types of add-ons."
firefox  extensions  stylish  css  2017 
october 2017 by handcoding
Put your multiple online personalities in Firefox Multi-Account Containers | The Firefox Frontier
"Maybe you’ve got two Gmail or Instagram or Twitter or Facebook accounts (or a few more than that). Maybe you want to keep your bank’s website farther away from your Pinterest board. Maybe you just like to keep everything very, very organized. Have we got an extension for you!"
firefox  extensions  2017 
september 2017 by handcoding
Firefox 57 will be less chatty to screen readers in some situations - Marco's Accessibility Blog
(On Firefox 57 exposing fewer landmark roles to screen readers:)
"The <section> element will now only be exposed as a region landmark if it has been explicitly named via WAI-ARIA or the title attribute. So not every <section> element will be announced as a region by assistive technologies any more, only those who were named by the author.

"The <header> and <footer> elements will now only be exposed as header and footer, and banner and ContentInfo landmarks respectively, if these elements are direct descendants of the body tag, and therefore are scoped for the whole page. If they are descendants of other sectioning or sectioning root elements, their meaning is changed to be sections, and no landmark is exposed any more."
landmarks  regions  header  footer  section  firefox  marcozehe  2017 
august 2017 by handcoding
Mozilla’s Send is basically the Snapchat of file sharing - The Verge
"Mozilla has launched a new website that makes it really easy to send a file from one person to another. The site is called Send, and it’s basically the Snapchat of file sharing: after a file has been downloaded once, it disappears for good.

"That might sound like a gimmick, but it underscores what the site is meant for. It’s designed for quick and private sharing between two people — not for long-term hosting or distributing files to a large group."
firefox  files  sharing  2017  theverge 
august 2017 by handcoding
Default Browser Focus Outline Styles
This page shows the default browser focus-outline styles for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and IE11 for elements like text fields checkboxes, radio buttons, and others. *Super handy*
focus  css  firefox  chrome  safari  ie  accessibility  a11y  2017 
july 2017 by handcoding
Major Stylish add-on changes in regards to privacy - gHacks Tech News
(As of January 2017:)
"Here's all the other [Stylish-like] options for Firefox:

"- userChrome and userContent: work pretty well, but require restarting browser for changes to take effect so there is no easy way to disable / enable / install styles on the go, and would be relying on your text editor for code completion / syntax highlighting.

"- StylRRR: Can style both chrome and content, is e10s compatible, can install styles from userstyles.org (uso), is really lightweight and lets you enable / disable styles on the go. But looks really ordinary, doesn't have code completion / syntax highlighting and doesn't support automatic updates for the styles installed from uso. Still very early days for the add-on; could evolve into something nice.

"- Website Theme Manager: e10s compatible and can install styles straight from uso. Can't style chrome, has no code completion or automatic updates for the styles installed from uso. Again, early days for the add-on.

"- User Style Manager: always had more features than Stylish, including automatic updates from uso, but has been abandoned. Not e10s compatible, obviously.

"- Custom Style Script: same as Website Theme Manager, except can add custom JS too but can't install from uso.

"- Generic CSS Loader 2: no longer in active development and was pretty basic, but didn't require restarts for changes.

"- FreeStyler: It track you like Stylish"
stylish  forks  extensions  firefox  safari  2017 
july 2017 by handcoding
Literally no style I downloaded works? - forum.userstyles.org
(From June 2017:)
"US.o (and Stylish) was bought out by an analytics company about 8 months ago. They butchered the extension almost immediately, and then butchered the website more recently. They've broken installs for most Chromium forks (Vivaldi, Yandex) and presumably for Safari as well. Not sure, but I'd guess they've left it broken and buggy for at least a couple months now, so don't hold your breath waiting for a fix."
stylish  extensions  firefox  chrome  2017 
july 2017 by handcoding
openstyles/stylus: Stylus - Userstyles Manager
(Looks like this is available for Chrome, Opera, and Firefox. But not Safari.)
"Stylus : Stylish fork for Chrome and Chrome-like things”


Also—note to self: “userstyles manager” might be a good search keyword if perhaps you were to look for a better Stylish extension for Safari.
stylish  extensions  chrome  firefox  opera  2017 
july 2017 by handcoding
Stylish :: Add-ons for Thunderbird
(From a review from May 21, 2017:)
"It's over 10 years since this plugin was lauched and it still doesn't have an export option. So if you like to use your custom built styles, or alter downloaded styles, you basically have to copy/paste your code manually in order to move it to a new install. That if nothing critical happens and you're not able to do that.

"Instead of adding this basic feature, the new owners of Stylish decided it's ok to collect 'anonymous' user data and share/sell them with/to marketing companies. That's the biggest no no."

"Bye bye, Stylish, it was fun, but you screwed up big time."
stylish  extensions  firefox  2017 
june 2017 by handcoding
Improving access to landmark navigation | The Paciello Group – Your Accessibility Partner (WCAG 2.0/508 audits, VPAT, usability and accessible user experience)
"The Landmarks extension allows everyone, including keyboard-only users, to discover and navigate landmarks. It has recently been re-worked to run on Firefox, Chrome and Opera, with plans to support Edge in future."
firefox  extensions  chrome  landmarks  tpg  work  accessibility  a11y  2017 
may 2017 by handcoding
Impact of Social Sciences – Announcing Unpaywall: unlocking #openaccess versions of paywalled research articles as you browse
"Today we’re launching a new tool to help people read research literature, instead of getting stuck behind paywalls. It’s an extension for Chrome and Firefox that links you to free full-text as you browse research articles. Hit a paywall? No problem: click the green tab and read it free!"
paywalls  pdf  research  papers  extensions  firefox  chrome  2017 
may 2017 by handcoding
Multiple Select Keyboard Instructions
This page goes over how you can interact with a multi-select element in Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Opera.
ie  firefox  opera  select  multi-select  2017  keyboard  accessibility 
april 2017 by handcoding
Form Bookmarklets - Remember Password
"Makes the browser ignore web site requests to not remember passwords.

Some sites, including many banks and a few other sites such as Yahoo Mail and Microsoft Passport, tell browsers not to remember passwords for visitors using autocomplete="off". This bookmarklet makes the browser ignore autocomplete="off" temporarily, allowing you to save passwords even on sites that use autocomplete="off".

Use this bookmarklet just before submitting the form with your password in it. When you submit the form, your browser should offer to remember the password (as if the site didn't use autocomplete="off"); click "Yes". Once your browser has your password stored, it will ignore autocomplete="off", so you won't have to use the bookmarklet each time you visit the site.

Thanks to Erich Iseli for making the bookmarklet work on the Passport site.

This bookmarklet only works on sites that use autocomplete="off" to prevent your browser from remembering passwords. If the site uses another method to break your browser's password manager, such as having two password fields or submitting the form using JavaScript, this bookmarklet won't help."
bookmarklets  firefox  autocomplete  forms  squarefree  2017 
april 2017 by handcoding
RememberPass :: Add-ons for Firefox
(As of April 2017: This was last updated in 2012, though.)
“RememberPass is a Firefox/Firefox Mobile Addon to force browser to remember password even website disable it by default. It's done by set autocomplete to "on" where it's off."
firefox  extensions  forms  autocomplete  2012 
april 2017 by handcoding
Alix :: Add-ons for Firefox
This extension basically injects a11y.css into any given page.
css  firefox  2017  a11y  accessibility  extensions 
april 2017 by handcoding
Add-ons Manager - Version Number :: Add-ons for Firefox
"Restores version numbers for all installed add-ons inside Add-on Manager on Firefox, Thunderbird and Seamonkey."
firefox  thunderbird  extensions  addons  2017 
january 2017 by handcoding
windows 7 - Firefox 29: How to get Control Menu back? - Super User
This Superuser post goes over how to reenable the title bar in Firefox.
firefox  titlebar  2014  superuser 
january 2017 by handcoding
Rename Tab Title :: Add-ons for Firefox
"Renames the Tab Title

"Right Click (on the web page) -> Select Rename Tab Title or Shortcut (Cmd/Ctrl + e)
You'll get a popup, enter the new title.
Press Enter."
firefox  extensions  tabtitle  tabs  2017 
january 2017 by handcoding
2016 sees Internet Explorer usage collapse, Chrome surge | Ars Technica
"The landscape looked very different at the end of 2016. Chrome surged to command 56 percent of the market, while Internet Explorer plummeted to just under 21 percent. Edge isn't being completely ignored by Web users—it started the year on 2.8 percent and finished on 5.3 percent—but it seems to be underperforming its predecessor."
chrome  ie  edge  firefox  safari  2017 
january 2017 by handcoding
XML Hacking: Document Repair - Office Best Practices
"You have a crucial thesis or presentation that’s due in the morning, but when you try to open it, you get a message saying the file has an error. It may seem like the end of the road, but with a little XML hacking, you can repair your file in just a few minutes and be back to work. Document repair is something you can do yours.”

See also this page for some macOS-specific bits:
http://www.brandwares.com/bestpractices/2015/11/xml-hacking-editing-in-os-x/
macos  osx  mac  software  xml  word  repair  firefox  tutorials  2016 
december 2016 by handcoding
AutoAuth :: Add-ons for Firefox
"AutoAuth automatically submits HTTP authentication dialogs when you’ve chosen to have the browser save your login information.”

But this bit from the description reveals that this extension is EOLed:
"Due to the upcoming deprecation of XUL-based add-ons, I am stopping development and support for AutoAuth."
firefox  extensions  auth  logins  2016  authentication 
december 2016 by handcoding
Tampermonkey :: Add-ons for Firefox
(This Greasemonkey alternative might be worth a look, but based off the comments here, this may still have some issues
"As a long-time userscript developer I am very familiar with this extension on Chrome. The functionality of Tampermonkey is so much better than that of Greasemonkey and it is running like a dream in any Chromium-based browser too.

"Sadly the same cannot be said for this iteration of the extension. Tampermonkey for Firefox is at times horribly slow (most notably the script editor itself frequently makes the browser hang for seconds), it starts chewing up memory in insane amounts (at the time of this writing I'm looking at about:memory data of almost 900MB that has built up over the day, despite only a handful of open tabs and less than ten small scripts) and it also doesn't appear to be very optimized for the Fox yet (I'm seeing scrollbars in the icon's pop-down menu on any website a script exists for)."


// Just for completeness, here’s the original description:
"Tampermonkey is a free browser extension and the most popular userscript manager. It's available for Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Opera Next, Dolphin Browser and Firefox.

"Tampermonkey will give you much convenience in managing your userscripts. It provides features like easy script installation, automatic update checks, a simple overview what scripts are running at a tab and a built-in editor."
greasemonkey  extensions  firefox  2016  alternatives 
december 2016 by handcoding
Getfirebug Blog » Blog Archive » Merging Firebug into the built-in Firefox Developer Tools
"We blogged last year about our effort to unify Firefox Developer tools and Firebug and we’ve made good progress since then. Now it’s time for the next step…

"We’ve been working hard on refactoring existing Firebug 2 features and extensions so, they work together with new Firefox built-in developer tools and support recent platform changes like the new multi-process architecture (a.k.a ‘e10s’).

"Many Firebug features have already been added to the built-in tools, and several Firebug extensions have been ported to be Firefox addons."
firebug  firefox  extensions  2016 
december 2016 by handcoding
My CopyFixer :: Add-ons for Firefox
"A simple copy fixer, base on Copy Fixer. Use Ctrl+C when nothing selected to copy page title and URL in various formats."
firefox  extensions  copy  paste  title  url  2016 
november 2016 by handcoding
Page Title in URL Bar :: Add-ons for Firefox
This Firefox extension displays the page title in the URL bar—while still leaving the URL bar functional. (Going off the comments, though, this extension might not work with e10s.)

Looks like "Add Page Title To URL Bar“ might be a more modern version of this:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/add-page-title-to-url-bar/?src=search
firefox  extensions  title  smallscreen  2016  urlbar 
november 2016 by handcoding
A Quantum Leap for the Web – Mozilla Tech – Medium
"Quantum is our effort to develop Mozilla’s next-generation web engine and start delivering major improvements to users by the end of 2017."
firefox  mozilla  2016  browsers  software 
october 2016 by handcoding
Landmarks browser extension
"This is a browser extension (for Firefox and Chrome) that enables navigation of WAI-ARIA landmarks, via the keyboard or a pop-up menu (from the extension’s toolbar button)."
browsers  firefox  chrome  extensions  accessibility  a11y  landmarks  2016  matatk 
october 2016 by handcoding
So I have the code for the update and browser extension. Where do I find the code in 1P for matching — AgileBits Support Forum
(On entering the authorization code for 1Password’s browser extensions:)
"You should be able to find the code in 1Password mini, the small icon on your menu bar, by the clock."
extensions  1password  code  firefox  safari  mac  osx  2016 
october 2016 by handcoding
1000082 – [AccessFu] When virtual focus is on a button or link, fire actual focus on the element, too
via Patrick: "When virtual focus is on a button or link, fire actual focus on the element, too"
bugzilla  firefox  mozilla  bugs  accessibility  a11y  focus  2016 
october 2016 by handcoding
Accessibility not available during multi-process support | Firefox Help
(As of September 2016:)
"Accessibility features are not yet fully supported in multiprocess Firefox. If third-party software (screen readers, Windows touchscreen software or anti-spyware) requests access to Firefox's accessibility features, Firefox limits this access to web content to prevent stability issues. Restarting Firefox will change it back to single process mode and re-enable accessibility features automatically."
firefox  accessibility  a11y  multiprocess  2016 
september 2016 by handcoding
Eric's Archived Thoughts: Essential Tool: Firefox’s screenshot Command
"To get access to screenshot, you first have to hit ⇧F2 for the Developer Toolbar, not ⌥⌘K for the Web Console. (I know, two command lines—who thought that was a good idea? Moving on.) Once you’re in the Developer Toolbar, you can type s and then hit Tab to autocomplete screenshot. Then type a filename for your screenshot, if you want to define it, either with or without the file extension; otherwise you’ll get whatever naming convention your computer uses for screen captures. For example, mine does something like Screen Shot 2015-10-22 at 10.05.51.png by default. If you hit [return] (or equivalent) at this point, it’ll save the screenshot to your Downloads folder (or equivalent). Done!"
firefox  screenshots  2016 
july 2016 by handcoding
1284235 – Suggest increasing visibility of default focus ring to improve usability/accessibility for keyboard users
via @stevefaulkner: "bugging @firefox - Suggest increasing visibility of default focus ring to improve #UX/#a11y for keyboard users"
firefox  focus  accessibility  a11y  bugzilla  2016  via:stavefaulkner 
july 2016 by handcoding
How and Where To Report Accessibility Bugs | CSUN 2016 | Whose Line Is It Anyway?
"How and Where To Report Accessibility Bugs—Current List of Bug Tracker Systems"
a11y  bugs  apple  firefox  nvda  jaws  safari  2016  accessibility 
june 2016 by handcoding
Microsoft shows how bad Chrome is for your laptop's battery | The Verge
As of June 2016:
"Microsoft's lab-controlled tests also show that Chrome, Opera, and Firefox all use more battery power than Edge during an automated cycle of opening sites, scrolling articles, watching videos, and opening new tabs. To further prove Microsoft's point, the company is also releasing aggregated telemetry data from millions of Windows 10 machines that show Microsoft Edge and Firefox are both more power efficient than Google's Chrome browser."
chrome  firefox  edge  ie  battery  power  2016  comparison 
june 2016 by handcoding
1019425 – When TalkBack is suspended, Firefox partially behaves as if it isn't
This is that Firefox on Android bug where, as Billy put it, "in FF when you suspend talkback, it breaks the browser."
firefox  bugs  bugzilla  talkback  android  accessibility  a11y  2016 
may 2016 by handcoding
AInspector Sidebar :: Add-ons for Firefox
"AInspector Sidebar evaluates the accessibility compliance of web pages based on WCAG 2.0 requirements using OpenAjax Alliance rulesets. It organizes the evaluation results by Rule Categories and WCAG Guidelines.” (Looks like this might be the successor to the Firefox Accessibility Toolbar?)
firefox  accessibility  a11y  toolbars  extensions  2016 
april 2016 by handcoding
How to Stop Auto-Playing HTML5 Videos in Your Web Browser
"Click-to-play plug-ins allowed you to prevent video plug-ins from starting as soon as you load a web page, but more and more websites are moving to HTML5 video. Thankfully, it’s still possible to prevent autoplay in many browsers.

"The tricks below will also prevent HTML5 audio from automatically playing. Any websites that use the <audio> and <video> tags to play back multimedia will be affected. Unfortunately, only some web browsers allow you to do this."
firefox  chrome  clicktoplay  video  html5  2015 
april 2016 by handcoding
518805 – meta refresh should not reload page when tab/window is not active (not visible) or in idle state
"Release Note Request (optional, but appreciated)
[Why is this notable]: Disables meta refresh on background web pages reducing Firefox's data usage
[Suggested wording]: stopped data usage when Firefox is in the background and a page uses meta refresh"
firefox  refresh  meta  2016  bugzilla 
march 2016 by handcoding
Comparison of Browsers on HTML5 Video Accessibility: 2015 Update | Terrill Thompson
"This is an update to my earlier Comparison of Browsers on HTML5 Video Accessibility, published two years ago.”

(This test covers IE 11, Firefox 37, Chrome 41, and others. Alongside JAWS 16 and VoiceOver.)
html5  video  2015  accessibility  comparison  jaws  firefox  ie  chrome 
march 2016 by handcoding
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