Monday, April 4, 2016

addons to firefox quick reference

get rid of newtab screen, which is a huge bandwidth waster
new tab override

get rid of ads
google for and install adblock plus

download scraper for html pages with content.

google for and load
download youtube videos as mp4

Apk downloader extension

For some incomprehensible reason, the default action on a page in Mozilla Firefox on Linux isn't to go back a to the prior page.

This is fixed with the following to work as it does everywhere else.

The browser.backspace_action is defaulted to 2 on Ubuntu, and perhaps on the Iceweasel version on generic Debian.

1. Open Firefox and type about:config in the addressbar and press Enter. It'll confirm, click on I'll be careful, I promise! button.
2. Now type backspace in the Filter box and look for following key:
3. The entry "browser.backspace_action" would be set to 0. You can change its value to any of following based upon your requirements:
1 - To change its action to scroll up in a page. You can use "Shift+Backspace" to scroll down.
2 - To disable it.

New tab override
older versions are available here, when it is necessary to downgrade the browser. 

Download as mp4 replacement