Wednesday Nov 04, 2009

Which Firefox profile am I using right now?

Sometimes, I'd like to know which profile I am using with my current Firefox instance (for example if an instance has been open for a long time, or if I'm running two instances (using firefox -P -no-remote) at the same time.

I found the solution on this web site:

Start Tools->Error Console (or press <ctrl><shift>j)

Then, in the Code line at the top (you can jump to it using <ctrl>o), enter the following code and press Return (or click the "Evaluate" button):

alert(Components.classes["@mozilla.org/file/directory_service;1"].getService(Components.interfaces.nsIProperties).get("ProfD", Components.interfaces.nsIFile).path);

It will show the full path of your profile in a popup window. The name of the profile is the last string after the last dot.

Monday Nov 02, 2009

Firefox 3.6b1, 3.5.5, and 3.0.15, Thunderbird 3.0b4 and 2.0.0.23, Seamonkey 2.0b1 available for download!

The following OpenSolaris page contains all download links for Firefox 3.6b1, 3.5.5, and 3.0.15, Thunderbird 3.0b4 and 2.0.0.23, and Seamonkey 2.0b1 on OpenSolaris and Solaris 10:

http://hub.opensolaris.org/bin/view/Community+Group+desktop/development

You can still find Firefox 2.0.0.20 linked here:

http://blogs.sun.com/blogfinger/entry/firefox_for_solaris_latest_versions2

You can also browse all Firefox versions for all platforms here:

http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/

And the latest Acrobat Reader (current version is 9.2) for OpenSolaris is - as always - available via the following page:

http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/


Wednesday Apr 01, 2009

Firefox 3 for Solaris - latest versions as of Apr. 2009

These are the direct links for downloading the latest versions of Firefox 3 for Solaris:

Version x86 SPARC
Firefox 3.0.8 OpenSolaris pkg  |  tar pkg  |  tar
Firefox 3.0.8 Solaris 10 pkg  |  tar pkg  |  tar

You can still find the links to the latest Firefox 2 version (2.0.0.20) in this blog entry.

If you would like to install multiple versions of Firefox on your Solaris system, you can use the tarballs or my script for renaming a Firefox package.

Oh - and if you are running Solaris or OpenSolaris on x86, I suggest to install the recently released Adobe Reader 9.1 for Solaris x86!

Thursday Mar 26, 2009

Firefox: How to easier identify secure web sites before entering passwords

Recently, I encountered an article on Heise Security (for the English version, click here) and found it very useful. The article recommended to change the property browser.identity.ssl_domain_display from 0 to 1 in about:config so that the area in which the favicon is displayed (left to the URL line) will also display the domain name. The change will make it much easier to identify a secure web sit before entering personal or otherwise sensitive information like passwords, so I also recommend it. You can find screen shots at the bottom of the mentioned article.

Thursday Mar 05, 2009

Firefox 3 for Solaris - latest versions as of Mar. 2009

These are the direct links for downloading the latest versions of Firefox 3 for Solaris. Because there are several security bug fixes implemented in 3.0.7, I strongly recommend to install them soon:

Version x86 SPARC
Firefox 3.0.7 OpenSolaris pkg  |  tar pkg  |  tar
Firefox 3.0.7 Solaris 10 pkg  |  tar pkg  |  tar

You can still find the links to the latest Firefox 2 version (2.0.0.20) in my previous blog entry on Firefox versions for Solaris.

If you would like to install multiple versions of Firefox on your Solaris system, you can use the tarballs or my script for renaming a Firefox package.

Monday Feb 09, 2009

Firefox for Solaris - latest versions as of Feb. 2009

These are the direct links for downloading the latest versions of Firefox for Solaris:

Version x86 SPARC
Firefox 3.0.6 OpenSolaris pkg  |  tar pkg  |  tar
Firefox 3.0.6 Solaris 10 pkg  |  tar pkg  |  tar
Firefox 2.0.0.20 Solaris 10 pkg  |  tar pkg  |  tar
Firefox 2.0.0.20 Solaris 8 pkg  |  tar pkg  |  tar

Note that you can easily install multiple version of Firefox on Solaris, using either the tarballs or my script for renaming a Firefox package.

Tuesday Dec 30, 2008

More on multiple Firefox packages on Solaris

After Alfred mentioned my blog entry on installing multiple versions of Firefox on Solaris using pkgadd instead of tar, I tested the package renaming script with Firefox 3.1b2 and found that I cannot extract the version number just from the pkginfo output. Instead, I had to use the VERSION line of the pkginfo -l output.

So I uploaded a changed version of the rename-firefox-pkg script (under its old name, as I only changed one line, and the script still works as before with older packages like Firefox 3.0.5 and Firefox 2.0.0.19).

Tuesday Dec 23, 2008

Firefox for Solaris - latest versions as of Dec. 2008

These are the direct links for downloading the latest versions of Firefox for Solaris (thanks to everyone involved for making them avaiable!):

Versionx86SPARC
Firefox 3.0.5 OpenSolaris pkg  |  tar pkg  |  tar
Firefox 3.0.5 Solaris 10 pkg pkg
Firefox 2.0.0.19 Solaris 10 pkg  |  tar pkg  |  tar
Firefox 2.0.0.19 Solaris 8 pkg  |  tar pkg  |  tar

Note: Firefox 2.0.0.20 was only made available for Windows (an important Firefox fix for Windows was missing in 2.0.0.19).

Tuesday Dec 02, 2008

Getting rid of "Close Firefox - Firefox is already running, but is not responding"

How to run several Firefox 3 instances on Solaris[Read More]

Friday Nov 28, 2008

Firefox for Solaris now directly available from the Free Download link!

Downloading Firefox for Solaris is now easier than ever before![Read More]

Thursday Nov 27, 2008

Firefox for Solaris - latest versions as of Nov. 2008

These are the direct links for downloading the latest versions of Firefox for Solaris:

Versionx86SPARC
Firefox 3.0.4 OpenSolaris pkg  |  tar pkg  |  tar
Firefox 3.0.4 Solaris 10 pkg  |  tar pkg  |  tar
Firefox 2.0.0.18 Solaris 10 pkg  |  tar pkg  |  tar
Firefox 2.0.0.18 Solaris 8 pkg  |  tar pkg  |  tar

Thursday Apr 12, 2007

My favorite Firefox extensions - updated

Click here.
The most useful one for bloggers is probably CoLT which can copy a URL and its description into the clipboard. Also, one of the tab counters (Tab Counter or TabCount) can be really useful in case you fear losing control over your tabs.

Saturday Mar 31, 2007

Developing Firefox extensions

Link collection on developing Firefox extensions [Read More]

Friday Mar 02, 2007

Firefox and the middle mouse button

How to disable the middle mouse button's contentLoadURL feature[Read More]

Tuesday Sep 19, 2006

Automatic proxy switching in Firefox

Short Howto about automatically switching proxy settings in your web browser[Read More]
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