Enable Backspace In Firefox On Ubuntu

Not sure why but the backspace keyboard short is disabled in Ubuntu. To enable it: type about:config into the address bar. Accept the warning. Find the key browser.backspace_action and change the value to 0. Enable Backspace In Firefox In Ubuntu … Continue reading



Firefox Interupts localhost To www.localhost.com

Firefox tries to be too clever and when the address doesn’t work, it tries to connect to sites on common patterns like adding .com or www. to the address in case the user accidentally forgot to put them in. For … Continue reading



Reduce SSD Wear By Moving Firefox Cache To RAM Disk

Overview It’s known that SSD have limited amount of read / writes similar to USB memory sticks. Drives usually come over provisioned so there are plenty of spare space to replace the bad sectors but it’s inevitable it will need … Continue reading



Compact Folders In Thunderbird To Save Disk Space

Overview I have been using Dropbox to sync my mail across multiple computers (I’m old school using POP protocol) which has been working great. Recently I received an email from Dropbox saying I was running out of space on my … Continue reading



Thunderbird HTML Signatures

I thought creating a simple HTML signature in Mozilla Thunderbird was going to be easy: Create a HTML page with an image and some texts. Oh how I was wrong. To include a local image, you have to add the … Continue reading



Mozilla Firefox & Thunderbird Spell Checker

Since version 3 of Firefox it has had a built in spell checker. This is handy if say you use your browser to write blogs or posts online for example. The problem is when you download the browser it doesn’t … Continue reading



Why Linux Desktop Is Not Ready… Yet

Overview I have taken the good old Linux computer to the new flat as the main computer here. My girlfriend uses this computer to do her daily activities like checking email. Over time I have noticed more and more show … Continue reading



Firefox 3 Release Date Announced

Finally! The new version of my favourite browser has said the new version will be available on June 17th 2008. Using the Release Candidate(RC) on Ubuntu I’m still worried about some of my plugins/addons not available for the new version … Continue reading