Category Archives: Firefox

Internet Explorer 7 Float Bug

Today while developing a WordPress theme for a client, I ran into a vexing Internet Explorer 7 bug. Anyone who’s done any website design is familiar with Internet Explorer 6 (or earlier) wreaking havoc with standards-compliant work that looks good in, say, Firefox. But thankfully IE 7 has for the most part been a big [...]

Upgrade

Yesterday I upgraded my main computer from Kubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger) to 6.06 (Dapper). It’s probably one of the most painless upgrades of any that I’ve done: I few lines changed and typed, and apt-get does it all.

Flash for 64-bit Fedora Core 4

I complained last week that there’s no Flash for Linux 64-bit. Ziobudda asked why I didn’t just install the 32-bit Firefox. Why not? I couldn’t think of any good reason. So here’s how I did it. First of all, I wanted to use yum so I could avoid all dependency issues (not to mention it [...]

Firefox Under Fire

George Ou at ZDNet suggests that the Firefox “honeymoon” is over. Now that Firefox has become the first viable contender to Microsoft Internet Explorer in years, its popularity has brought with it some unwanted attention. Last week’s premature disclosure of a zero-day Firefox exploit came a few weeks after a zero-day exploit for Internet Explorer [...]

Ignorance isn’t Bliss

A recent survey shows that 91% of Internet users don’t even know what RSS means. Curiously, Firefox use is now close to 9%. Can we conclude from these two facts that slightly less than 10% of those on the Internet are savvy?

A hack to ax those annoying windows

This tip isn’t as easy to set up as a Firefox extension, but it’s still pretty easy. The problem Many websites have links that force open a new window. Those new windows drive me crazy. At first I don’t notice a new window’s opened. Then I try to use the browser’s back button, and (“What? [...]