Category Archives: Web browser

Removing a “missing” PPA

Running Update Manager resulted in an error message to the effect that a Personal Package Archive (PPA) for the Opera web browser, was missing and/or unavailable.

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Setting the window size and location for Opera

For a number of years my web browser of choice has been Firefox; however, the release of Version 57 (Quantum) broke all the “legacy” add-ons that I was using. (See: “Farewell past, happy dreams of days gone by”) My solution … Continue reading

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Toggling JavaScript on and off in Firefox

As everyone is aware, modern web sites are full of advertisements. I can live with (and pretty well ignore) static adverts. The things that really drive me crazy are video clips – and especially the associated audio tracks – that … Continue reading

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Firefox add-on has been disabled

Today’s issue in Linux Mint – or more specifically in Firefox Version 43.0 running under Linux Mint – is a warning message indicating that an add-on(s) has been disabled.

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Finding text in Firefox

Sometimes when trying to find a text string in Firefox, by using the Edit – Find command, it’s difficult to locate the result on the screen because of the text highlighting colour. One of the things I really like about … Continue reading

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Firefox doesn’t start in Linux Mint 17 [Solved]

It never fails to amaze me how the Linux community comes up with obscure fixes to obscure problems – well, at least, obscure problems/solutions to me!

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Setting a default page for a new browser tab

My recent problem with Firefox under Linux Mint 17 (Firefox doesn’t start in Linux Mint 17) that resulted in a move to Chrome had me looking for a browser extension (add-on) that would let me set a default page to … Continue reading

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