Tag Archive: Firefox

Oct 05 2013

Say Goodbye to Flash Under Firefox 27

Here’s a quick tip. If you’re using the nightly release of Firefox then you’ll be up to Firefox 27 but you may not have realised that a new feature has slipped into the build. Mozilla has managed to build something called Shumway that renders SWF files in HTML5 removing the need for Flash to be …

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Aug 14 2013

Trying Out 64-Bit Firefox

For those that aren’t aware, there is a 64-bit version of Firefox lurking in the nightly builds of the browser which you can grab over here if you’re feeling adventurous. I say that because the nightly builds are usually for testing purposes only and may have numerous bugs and other issues and cannot be expected …

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Jul 06 2013

Has Firefox Cured its Memory Bloat?

For a while now I have used Google Chrome as my primary browser after growing tired of Firefox consuming gigabytes of memory per session and doing little to free memory apart from when you closed and reopened it. Apparently, Mozilla has made great strides to get memory management under control so I am doing to …

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Mar 28 2013

Restore a Closed Tab in Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome

Here’s a quick tip. Most of us have accidentally closed a browser tab by accident at one time or another and lamented trying to get back to the page contained within (as typically you would forget which page it was as well). Fortunately, you can retrieve a closed tab fairly easily in the later versions …

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Dec 27 2012

Switch Browser Tabs Without Using the Mouse

Here’s a very quick tip for today. If you’re a power user and you don’t fancy wielding the mouse to switch between browser tabs then you might prefer to use Ctrl + Tab instead to move to the next tab or Ctrl + Shift + Tab to go to the previous tab. This works in all of …

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Sep 15 2012

How to Use Two Google Accounts Simultaneously

Sometimes you might want to use two separate Google accounts without how to log out and login or switch between them given that doing so may interrupt other services in use (like Gmail, YouTube, Google Calendar, etc). I have a persona Gmail account as well as another Gmail account for the strata in which I live plus …

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Aug 29 2012

Attempts to Download Office 2013 Preview Send You to Bing

Here’s a quick tip for those of you attempting to download the Office 2013 Preview here. Normally, when you click the “Try” button and then click on the country in which you live (in my case, Australia) it should download the Office 2013 Preview installer. However, when I have tried that over the last few …

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Aug 14 2012

How to Resume YouTube Video Uploads

Here’s a quick tip if you upload videos to YouTube regularly or every now and then. It can be frustrating when you are uploading your video and it gets hopelessly stuck for whatever reason, particularly if it is a large video given that you can upload up to 20GB (provided your account is enabled for …

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Apr 30 2012

End of the Line for Firefox 3.6

If you’re still all the way back on Firefox 3.6 (while the latest version is now Firefox 12) you might want to read about how will be affected next month. In a nutshell, Firefox 3.6 is pretty long in the tooth (over two years old which is a while in the web browser industry considering …

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Mar 29 2012

Download Password Protected Online Videos

A while ago I recommended KeepVid as a great tool to download videos from popular video streaming sites including YouTube, DailyMotion, Google Video, Megavideo, Metacafe and Vimeo. However, KeepVid doesn’t work if the content is password protected or restricted in its ability for the general public to access it. If you do need to download a …

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