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Run Firefox 4 on a PowerPC Mac with TenFourFox

TenFourFox is an essential web browser for any Mac OS X user that is still using a PowerPC machine. It’s a fork of Mozilla that is practically identical to Firefox 4, the only difference is that it includes support for PowerPC chips, meaning you’ll get all the CSS3 and HTML5 support that Firefox 4 comes … Read More

Ad Blockers for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari

While some web ads are unobtrusive, others are really annoying. If you’re tired of seeing web ads, you can install adblock extensions in every major web browser and never see another ad again. Obligatory notice: blocking ads prevents web publishers from supporting themselves, ad revenue is what pays the bills for websites like this one … Read More

Fix for “Close Firefox: A copy of Firefox is already open.” error

“Close Firefox – A copy of Firefox is already open. Only one copy of Firefox can be open at a time.” You may have gotten this message if Firefox has recently crashed or you killed the process. The reason this error is appearing is likely because there is a lock file on your Firefox profile. … Read More

How to block a website from Safari, Firefox, or Chrome

Do you want to keep yourself or your employees from wasting time on certain websites? Maybe you don’t want your child to see some of the virtual trashbins of the internet? By editing the /etc/hosts systems file, you can block any website, and here’s how to do it. Easily block websites from being accessed in … Read More

Use Firefox to Stop Annoying Web Encounters

MouseOver popups, self-starting blasting audio, auto-refreshing webpages, random sound effects, obnoxious flash ads, resizing of your browser window… oh the web is filled with all sorts of things that are sure to annoy web browsers a world over. Lifehacker came up witha great list of fixes that you can implement in Firefox to reduce the … Read More

View PDF’s inside Firefox with the Firefox-Mac-PDF browser extension

I like Safari but find myself in Firefox nearly always because of a multitude of reasons. One thing I’ve long missed though is the ability to view PDF’s within the browser within Firefox, which Safari does wonderfully. If you’re tired of Firefox launching the Preview app (or even worse if you’re settings are different: Acrobat), … Read More

Run Firefox 3 and Firefox 2 simultaneously

Life is officially easier for front-end web developers, you can now easily test browser compatibility by running Firefox 2 and Firefox 3 concurrently with a great utility called MultiFirefox. Simply install MultiFirefox, then rename one of the Firefox applications (to say, Firefox 3), and upon launch you can select either application version to run. MultiFirefox … Read More

Cool Firefox tip – Instant on-page text search

Here’s a really cool Firefox tip that was just passed along to me. You can instantly search for any text on a web page by hitting the forward slash and typing that word. So for example, you want to find “Firefox” on this page, you would type /firefox – that’s it! The first instance of … Read More

Enable spell checking in Firefox text input fields

Here’s a tip that I think you’ll appreciate as much as I do. By editing an entry within the about:config configuration menu of Firefox, you can enable spell checking in text input fields, meaning as you type into Google, your search term will be spell checked client-side! I type pretty fast so I frequently end … Read More

Firefox keyboard shortcut to retrieve closed tabs

I can’t count the number of times I have been closing windows or tabs and have accidentally a tab that I wanted kept open. In the past, it has been annoying at best and disastrous at worst, but now I no longer have any issues… why you may ask? Because I know a keyboard shortcut … Read More

15 Must know Firefox shortcuts

For many years I was a die-hard Safari fan, you couldn’t have pulled me away from it… that is, until Firefox came along. Firefox is speedy, secure, and entirely cross platform compatible, and is now my primary web browser of choice. One of the better ways to improve the user experience with any application is … Read More

Disable tab scrolling in Firefox 2

One of my biggest peeves with Firefox 2 is how the tab system works with the scroll bar. Prior to version 2, tabs would squish in size to accommodate more. Being a tab heavy user I found this to be perfectly adequate and I got used to how it works. Enter Firefox 2; instead of … Read More