Category Archives: Web browser

Downloads Progress in Firefox

It seems that every time a program is updated these days some useful feature disappears. This has recently been the case for the Firefox web browser, where for some inexplicable reason, not only is the downloads progress bar not displayed … Continue reading

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Firefox and PDF file configuration options

The default setting for Firefox in the Linux Mint distribution seems to be to preview PDF files inside Firefox which isn’t my preference. Furthermore, the default PDF page display is not really to my liking. So, how does one change … Continue reading

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Fixing Firefox’s multiple tabs

One of Mint’s idiosyncrasies is trying to close Firefox when there are multiple tabs open. The program pops up a dialogue box which asks: “Do you want Firefox to save your tabs for the next time it starts?” This is … Continue reading

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More global icons

While changing the icons on the top panel that are used to launch Firefox and Thunderbird makes the display screen look more like the good old days, when either program is actually run, the Mint-version of the relevant icon is … Continue reading

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Fox around the globe icon

One of the “problems” with Linux Mint vs. Ubuntu is that Mate uses different icons for some of the applications. The primary offenders in this are the icons that are displayed when shortcuts are added to (in my case) the … Continue reading

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Open PDF files outside Firefox

These days, Firefox is updated on a quite frequent basis; however, normally, I don’t see any obvious changes resulting in any of the new versions. This was not the case recently when, inexplicably, PDF file started being opened inside Firefox’s … Continue reading

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Firing up Firefox

Now that we have Ubuntu 10.04 up and running, it’s time to move on to set up couple of needed applications – Firefox and Evolution – to work the way that they did previously. Both of these programs have been … Continue reading

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