Where’s My KDE Dialogs In Firefox

When I upgraded to Kubuntu Lucid Lynx, they promised: Firefox now integrates better with KDE, providing native KDE file dialogs as well as respecting your default choices for opening files, as set in KDE. I was excited, no more having to keep a separate favorite places for Firefox and Dolphin.  In reality after I upgraded […]

Get Back Firefox’s Print Preview Buttons In Linux

Does it annoy you that the print preview window has been neutered in Firefox for Ubuntu?  You may have this problem in other Linux distributions or operating systems too.  Here is what it looks like: Thanks to a little help from Only Ubuntu Linux I fixed the problem on my system by setting “print.whileInPrintPreview” to […]

Firefox Extension One-Two Punch: AutoCopy and Copy Plain Text

Lifehacker recently posted it’s Top Ten firefox extensions for 2009.  Number ten on that list was Autocopy, an extension that automatically copies selected text and lets you paste it with just a middle click  — within Firefox only of course.   Although this behavior is somewhat standard in Linux it does not extend to Firefox. One […]

Tracfone Biased Against Linux And/Or Firefox Users

Why should I have trouble purchasing minutes for my tracfone on their website running Firefox on Linux?  Admittedly I didn’t try Firefox on Windows or another Linux browser, but if your server software is so broken that when people try to purchase things from you it spouts messages like this: Error 500–Internal Server Error From […]

Getting Java Plugin to work in Firefox 2 under Hardy Heron

I’m running the KDE4 version of Kubuntu Hardy Heron. Yesterday my wife ran across a site where she needed java support. In earlier version I just had used automatix2 to install java, but unfortunetly they aren’t providing a 8.04 version. I fired up adept and installed the sun-java6-jre and sun-java6-plugins packages, but for some reason […]