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Title: Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Tony on October 09, 2003, 10:54
Right Simon.

I'll let you start this thread off, and don't forget to make it "sticky"  :o

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Tip for MozMail: If you want the same colour background as we both had in Outlook, you need to type about:config in the browser address bar, then scroll down to msgcompose.background_color and change the value to #ffffee.  You have to do it that way, because although you can select default fonts and background in Edit > Preferences > Mail & Newsgroups > Composition, that particular colour is not one of the ones available to set as default by that method, so you have to go in the back door.


Do you mean the normal Mozilla web browser address bar, took me here (http://search.netscape.com/nscp_results.adp?query=about%3aconfig&source=NSCPRedirect)

and I'm still non the wiser ???
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Simon on October 09, 2003, 12:53
Yes, in the browser address bar, type about:config, and it should take you into hundreds of configurations.  Many of them are what you can do with the Preferences interface.  See shot below - I'll be back later to explain further if needed.   :)
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Michelle on October 09, 2003, 13:42
This thread is a good idea, but I like my mozilla to look different  ;D  Any more?

Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Simon on October 09, 2003, 16:23
That's a bit like saying, "I want my house to look different - any suggestions?"   ::)

Can you narrow the field down a bit Michelle?  What sort of things are you looking for?  To start you off, you can get different skins from http://themes.mozdev.org/ (http://themes.mozdev.org/)   :)
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Michelle on October 09, 2003, 16:33
Sorry I no make myself clear !!  ;)


I meant do you have any other tips and tricks for mozilla, that might otherwise be missed?

 ;)
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Simon on October 09, 2003, 17:57
Err..., well I'll have to think about that.  Have you got the Smoothwheel mouse scroller plugin?  It's available here (http://smoothwheel.mozdev.org/installation.html#latest), if anyone's interested.

The 'Keywords' feature is also quite useful.  If you go into Manage Bookmarks, highlight an entry, then right click it and choose Properties, you can set a 'Keyword' for that particular bookmark.  So, for example, you can set PC Pals to 'Pals', then all you have to do is type 'Pals' in the browser address bar to come straight to us.  You don't even have to use a word.  Mine is set so I just key '#' which brings me to Pals.

If I think of anything else, I'll let you know, but it would be easier to have a lead!
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Michelle on October 09, 2003, 18:26
oooh I like that simon thanks.  ;)

I don't think I need the mouse thing as I have a 5 button mouse with scroller thing.


"Thing" is a very technical term
 ::)
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Tony on October 09, 2003, 23:23
Have you tried out the "mouse gestures" yet Mich ?

I would not be without them myself  :o

No images of "finger gestures" please Hooky......oh go on then  ;D
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Michelle on October 09, 2003, 23:40
No what are they tony ? Do I need them with a 5 button mouse?

Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Tony on October 09, 2003, 23:51
Here you go Mich,

http://optimoz.mozdev.org/gestures/defaultmappings.html
 (http://optimoz.mozdev.org/gestures/defaultmappings.html)

here are the gestures, I have set mine to "right click"

looking at the gestures hold down "right click" move mouse to the left ..goes back a page.

hold down "right click" move mouse towards monitor opens up another "tab" in tabbed browsing...get the picture?

I don't know if 5 button mice can do something similare, but Moz does the above with only two buttons  ;D
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Sandra on October 09, 2003, 23:54
Thats what the extra buttons do Tony amongst other things you can usually program them to do that and more  ;D
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Michelle on October 09, 2003, 23:59
Well I can do the page back and forward bit but not sure about the new tab thing, maybe simon can help there. ?

Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Simon on October 10, 2003, 07:40
Well, I don't actually use the tabs, but basically, Tabbed Browsing lets you open more than one web page in a single window. Each web page has its own tab across the top of a single browser window. Each tab appears on the Tab Bar. For example, you can visit PC-Pals.com, MSN.com, and BBC.co.uk within one window instead of three windows.  You don't need to have several windows open to visit several web pages.  You can open, close, and reload web pages without having to switch to another window.

I don't tend to use tabs myself, because I prefer to have the extra space on my screen, but many people find them extremely useful.

Edit:  I just re-read your post, Michelle, and I think you mean can you open new tabs with your five button mouse?  Well, it depends what the software that came with your mouse enables it to do.  Personally I didn't load the software with mine, as I just use the extra buttons to go backwards and forwards.  I think opening of new tabs in Mozilla is a feature of OptiMoz, so I don't think it would work with a five button mouse, without getting Optimoz from Tony's link.

One of the best things about Moz is the ease of installing these plugins - give it a go, Michelle!

Further edit:  One thing I really miss, especially when posting here, is the IE Spell Checker (IESpell), which doesn't work with Mozilla.  If anyone can find a browser text spell checker which works with Moz, that would be brilliant!
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Michelle on October 10, 2003, 07:57
Yeah sorry Simon I did mean can I do the Tabs with the 5 Button mouse, I do already use the Tabs, I like those.

I think I'll leave the mouse as it is at the moment though.

Thanks.

Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: WhiteDevil on October 10, 2003, 17:00
I tried using the mouse gestures, when since my fingured get bored i usually play about highlighting the text im reading, using mouse gestures it got very annoying with the pages going backwards and forwards  ;D
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Tony on October 17, 2003, 18:14
2.13. I just installed Mozilla and now it stole the .jpeg and .gif file associations! (Windows)

    Open the Preferences dialog (Edit | Preferences). Open Advanced | System catagory. In the file association box, uncheck all checkboxes for images. Mozilla will revert them back to their previous settings.


Taken from this very handy page http://www.mozilla.org/start/1.4/faq/ (http://www.mozilla.org/start/1.4/faq/)
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Simon on October 17, 2003, 18:20
Nice one, Tony!  I just used the Choose Program function in Windows to reset mine.
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Simon on October 17, 2003, 18:48
If you are using the Mozilla Mail client, you may want to download the UK dictionary.  The link from the mail client does not seem to work at the moment, so here is the place you need.  Just untick the ones you don't want.

http://www.mozcafe.com/download/
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Tony on October 17, 2003, 19:07
Mozilla 1.5 is now Official

Mozilla Foundation Launches Mozilla 1.5, End User Services

We are pleased to announce new versions of Mozilla 1.5, the award winning Internet suite, and new

http://www.mozilla.org/ (http://www.mozilla.org/)

Go Mozzie Go Mozzie GO GO GO  ;D
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: WhiteDevil on October 17, 2003, 19:40
Now downloading, i think it will make a nice addition to my growing list of tools to add to Mandrake 9.1 (in itself soon to be 9.2)

 ;D
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Michelle on October 17, 2003, 19:55
I just have a little question ........ not a tip  ;D

why is it that when I open moz sometimes it opens two windows? do I have something twice ?

Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Simon on October 17, 2003, 21:30
There's an icon in your system tray, Michelle, which shows Moz is active.  It's never happened to me (but I don't have ME)  :P  but could you be opening it twice?
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Michelle on October 17, 2003, 21:49
I dunno ........  it happens if I click on a link too, but I've got rid of that one in the system tray now, so I'll see if it was that.

 ;D
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Simon on October 17, 2003, 22:09
Well, the one in the system tray is to make it start up quicker.  It should stay there really.  I'm wondering if it could be to do with the tabs?  Have a look in Edit > Preferences, and have a fiddle with the Tabs settings (see below), and see if that makes any difference.
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Michelle on October 17, 2003, 22:18
Mine is the same as yours simon apart from I don't have the section titled.

When opening a bookmark group .... ?


I got rid of it in the system tray because I have to restart so often, and everything in there was taking so long, so I only have 4 things now.



Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Simon on October 17, 2003, 22:51
It's bloody ME!  Bin it woman!   ;D ;D
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Michelle on October 17, 2003, 22:56
Don't you just love it when simon is forceful  :P
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Simon on October 17, 2003, 22:59
:lol:  You know you want to Michelle!  

Then when you've got XP, you can have fun with all the security patches,
like the rest of us!   ;) :D :D
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Michelle on October 17, 2003, 23:12
yeah I only had to get one of the last lot :lol:

Anyway I can't afford it, and I worry about the "cough" types


Title: Re: Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Simon on November 03, 2003, 14:46
Here's a useful guide to installing Mozilla, just in case there's anyone else who wants to give it a try.   :D

http://www.mozilla.org/docs/end-user/guide/get-started.html#before-installing-mozilla (http://www.mozilla.org/docs/end-user/guide/get-started.html#before-installing-mozilla)
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Simon on November 22, 2003, 12:53
OK, here's something that could be really useful.  This is the blurb for a new Moz plug in:
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The ieview plugin is a simple Mozilla and Mozilla Firebird extension (for Microsoft Windows systems), which allows the current page or a selected link to be opened in Internet Explorer. I use Mozilla 99.99% of the time, but there are those moments -- particularly when testing new pages, or when viewing that rare IE-only page that's actually interesting -- when I need to see what things look like in IE.

Scratching the itch, this plugin adds menu items to the page context menu, and the link context menu. Right-clicking a link now includes an "Open link target in IE" menu item. Right-clicking elsewhere in the main body of the page (not within an image, text box, etc.) gives "View this page in IE."

In both cases, we try and track down the IE executable on your system, and launch with the appropriate URL. Brain-dead simple, but I'm using it daily.
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http://ieview.mozdev.org/ (http://ieview.mozdev.org/)
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Adept on November 23, 2003, 15:42
:thanks: Simon :)

I'm sure that will be genuinely useful.
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Michelle on November 24, 2003, 13:57
Nice one simon, got it now  ;)
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Tony on November 24, 2003, 14:15
Ok, yes I downloaded it yesterday, yes it's handy, and yes I should have said good find, but I didn't........sorrrrrie Simon  ::)
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Simon on November 24, 2003, 14:43
Of course, one would hope to use it to the bare minimum!   ;)
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Michelle on November 24, 2003, 14:45
of course, I'm not really sure when I'd need to open IE  ;)  ;D
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Simon on November 24, 2003, 17:45
It's a shame not more of our members are so enlightened, Michelle.   ;) ;D
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Tony on November 24, 2003, 23:01
It's the old horses to water thingy...or in this case mules  :o
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Michelle on November 25, 2003, 07:54
Yeah I can't understand these people that don't want  to change things  ;)
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Tony on December 01, 2003, 15:35
Just thought I'd post about a "bug" for a change with Mozilla. Well since I became the proud owner of a Broadband connection  ;D I thought I would watch some movie trailers using Windows Media Player 9.

Well I could get the sound OK, but not the video trailers. I downloaded everything I could think of, Sandra sent me Codec files the lot [She's a Grand Lass]

Thought I'd cracked it yesterday, tried it today bugger me it wasn't working. But I finally sussed it, I think it is because Mozilla is my default web browser.

See if I access Media player via a Desktop short cut, I get the sound but not the video. But if I access it via http://windowsmedia.com/mediaguide/gbhome (http://windowsmedia.com/mediaguide/gbhome) even using the Mozilla browser it works fine. If I click on the first film traileron the webpage, it opens Media Player and away it goes.

Now I don't know if anybody else has experianced the same problem as me, or if it's just been a prob regards my set up? Either way, that's how I solved it. I just thought it could save somebody else loads of frustration.


 >:(
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Simon on December 01, 2003, 16:16
Can you post a link to something you were having trouble with Tony, and I'll see if it's the same on mine.
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Tony on December 01, 2003, 20:25
Just the movie trailers via MS Media Player, like I say bring up MP via Desktop icon hit movie trailer link ...no video....do it via MS Media page hit link..it loads MP and works OK.

Try it on your setup Simon
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Simon on December 01, 2003, 23:17
Works OK on mine, mate.  Perhaps you need to adjust something in Set Program Access and Defaults... have you got that on W2K?
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Tony on December 02, 2003, 09:24

Works OK on mine, mate.  Perhaps you need to adjust something in Set Program Access and Defaults... have you got that on W2K?


Yes, the use default Media Player is ticked, but if I tick the use MS Media player box, if you open it again, it has reverted.

What have you got ticked Simon ? funny how its fine for you. Mind  you now I know to access it via the windows media page, I'm fine with that. Now if I try to view movie trailers via the Blockbuster page, it's say I ain't got a Media Player!!!!!! When I tried the "RealOne" player, trying movie trailers, a box come up saying my security settings were blocking activeX...I never ;D I coulo set security to Zilch and it made no different.....grommets to it, it's no matter.



Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Simon on December 02, 2003, 09:47
This is how my screen looks.  Interesting that IE and OE are still listed as defaults, even though Mozilla and Moz Mail are definitely set as default browser and mail client.  I'd not noticed that before.   :-\
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Tony on December 02, 2003, 10:40
(https://www.pc-pals.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sugrue.ndo.co.uk%2FGCS1.jpg&hash=dbed22452b4744dffbc6c3f973daea78)
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Simon on December 02, 2003, 11:43
Hmmm... dunno mate.   :(
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Tony on December 02, 2003, 14:21
:sokay: Like I say, I have a work around

Edit: well bugger me, it's showing trailers straight from the player now, without going via the webpage. When I swopped the boxes around on that "access programs" box, It did little loading thingies, must have done something then.  Well that's good, I ain't got a PC prob right now....poor Hooky  ::)

Cheers fellow Chuckle  ;D
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Simon on December 02, 2003, 18:13
Well, whatever the trouble was, it must have been bloody Windows, not Mozilla!   ;D ;D
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Tony on December 02, 2003, 22:45
true...true... ::)
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: WhiteDevil on December 04, 2003, 16:41
Yes ive got Mozilla back on my system, i just cant seem to leave it alone :)

Is there anyway to resize the favourites (on the bar next to the bookmarks) so i can read all the text instead of a truncated version?

Hope you are all well -

Adam
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Simon on December 04, 2003, 17:48
Not sure what you mean Adam - can you put up a screenshot?
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: WhiteDevil on December 04, 2003, 19:53
http://www.adam.fortboyard.org.uk/mozscreen.jpg (http://www.adam.fortboyard.org.uk/mozscreen.jpg)
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Simon on December 04, 2003, 20:33
Yes, now I see what you mean.  I don't actually use the Bookmarks Toolbar myself, as I prefer the drop down list from the Bookmarks button.  I don't think there's a way in the usual Preferences, but you could try typing about:config in the address bar, and you'll find lots of tweaks in there, if you can understand them.  I had a quick look and couldn't see anything obvious, but you might spot something, Adam.  Also, as Mozilla is open source, I assume that means that someone who knows about code might be able to get in and have a fiddle, but I wouldn't have a clue even where to find it!

You could ask on the Mozilla forums, but you may find they are full of geeks, who are not always as friendly as we are!  

http://forums.mozillazine.org/index.php
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Simon on December 04, 2003, 21:27
Here's a nice little utility to create a backup of your Mozilla profile.  This includes your bookmarks, e-mails, address books, etc, all backed up under one roof.

http://backup.jasnapaka.com/soubory/debug/backup.zip
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Tony on December 05, 2003, 23:55
niffty little prog there Simon, but where does it store the backups, that what I want to know?  

I just export my bookmarks to my backup drive. And I copy the mail folder in the Mozilla folder to the same drive, that saves every thing in Moz Mail. It's a hiden folder but I just open the Nero wizard, click cancel, expand page and drag and drop.
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Simon on December 06, 2003, 10:40
That caught me out as well Tony, but you can store the backups where you like by using the Browse button (see below).  Obviously you would need to create a file to browse to first.
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Tony on December 06, 2003, 12:23
Doh !!!!

Edit:

well I moved the folder with the prog in to my  "backup" drive, and backed up Moz with it. I then went into Moz and deleted an email in my inbox, closed down, entered "restore  profile" in backup prog, and Bobs Your Uncle, it was back.

Another excellent find Simon, well done.
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Reno on January 05, 2004, 14:16
ive been awake for something like 30hrs and i don't feel like looking around for a download link for this holyest of all web browser. Give me a link and ill give it a try, im running win98se. Make a new beleiver out of me :)
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Adept on January 05, 2004, 14:56

ive been awake for something like 30hrs and i don't feel like looking around for a download link for this holyest of all web browser. Give me a link and ill give it a try, im running win98se. Make a new beleiver out of me :)


Too much coffee Bob?

The URL you require is: www.mozilla.org  :)
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Reno on January 05, 2004, 15:09
no, i was told it would stunt me as i was growing up so i never developed a taste for it, now im 6'6"...

what a kick in the sack, just to think about all that coffee ive missed out on

thanks for the link
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Tony on January 05, 2004, 15:14
I just know you'll love it Bob....and if you don't I will kiss Simons bald spot, or Shell's * spot   ;D but do give it a fair go, before you make your mind up......I uninstalled it a couple of times in my ignorance.  ::)
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Reno on January 05, 2004, 15:25
seems good as far as browsers go, don't really see the big fuss, but your lookin at a guy that reinstalls 98 probably twice a month to clean out the bugs. So this means the end to spyware and annoying popups, no?

Got one question that rather annoyed my while ive been screwing with it for the last five mins, how do u edit the Bookmark list to accept your favorites directory? Probably something small im overlooking but its annoying none the less.
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Tony on January 05, 2004, 15:31
go to >Bookmarks< then >Manage Bookmarks< then on next tab that presents itself > Tools< then IMPORT

And load your most visited websites into >Personal folder< then you can have them loaded with "Tab Browsing" more you us it Bob the more things you will find out it will do

Popups ...what are them  ::)
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Simon on January 05, 2004, 16:55
It won't eliminate spyware if it comes with stuff you install, but you do have a lot more control over cookies.  What I like about Mozilla is that you get a lot of tools under the one roof, which you may have had to use several third party programs for with IE, e.g., Pop Up Manager, Cookie Manager, Form Manager, Download Manager, etc.  It's also highly configurable - more so  than IE, I believe, and once you get your head under the bonnet, you'll find lots more you can tinker with, if that's your bag.

One thing I can't recommend enough is the 'IE View' plug in for Mozilla, which allows you to open the odd web page which refuses to work in Moz, immediately in IE.  http://ieview.mozdev.org/

If you want something to virtually eliminate spyware, try Spyware Blaster (http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html).   :)
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Tony on January 05, 2004, 18:40

 I believe, and once you get your head under the bonnet, you'll find lots more you can tinker with, if that's your bag.


Simon,

Bobs from the other side of the pond, so it's a "Hood" I thought you knew we were seperated by a common language  ::
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Reno on January 05, 2004, 20:07
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What I like about Mozilla is that you get a lot of tools under the one roof, which you may have had to use several third party programs for with IE, e.g., Pop Up Manager, Cookie Manager, Form Manager, Download Manager, etc.


I pretty much do all that stuff myself anyway, i delete the cookies manually, some popups you want to view so i do that manually also, form and download managers aren't really relative either. The IE pretty much suits all my needs, what makes this better, as far as ive seen it would take me more time to import all my 150 bookmarks to this prog than it would be for me to just edit the favorites directory in windows. with as often as i reinstall 98 this prog would be more of a nuisance than a perk
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Tony on January 05, 2004, 21:20
Bob,

This reinstalling Win98 fetish you have .........is it like having anorexia, in that you believe your Win98 is putting on weight  ;)
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Simon on January 05, 2004, 23:50
I'm not quite sure what the problem you're having with Bookmarks is, Bob.  When you install Mozilla, it automatically imports your IE Favorites into a Bookmarks folder.  If for some reason it doesn't, all you have to do is import them manually via the Tools Menu (obviously first Exporting a copy of them to a convenient location from IE).  I have about 1000 Bookmarks / Favorites, and I've never had any trouble importing them into Mozilla.

 :)
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Reno on January 06, 2004, 07:46
on mine it didn't auto detect the bookmarks, i wonder why. When i tryed to import it would only let me import one at a time. I thought their might be some sort of mozilla dir that i could just dump them into but i didn't see one. mmmm i guess this is puzzling.

The problem with win98 is it gets dirty too quick. You test out a couple of progs off the net and the next day your machines running slow and your registry is cluttered up with crap. Its easier to spend 20mins and just reinstall windows every couple of months.
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Simon on January 19, 2004, 09:43
Fancy a 'Home' button in your Mozilla toolbar?  PC Pals then only needs to be one click away!

Check this out:  http://3rdhand.info/mozilla/home/

The only thing I would point out is if you are using the 'Modern' theme, you will have to re-select it after installing the Home button.
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Tony on January 19, 2004, 15:22
Homebutton !!!!!!  you mean another "Homebutton" besides the first button named "Home"  on "Personal Toolbar"  they are just getting silly now  ;D

Anybody else besides me use the "Personal Toolbar" ?
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Simon on January 19, 2004, 16:38
It's for poeple like me who don't like too much clutter!   ;D ;D
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Tony on January 20, 2004, 17:29
Browser Cache is set by default at 50MB, but you can set it to as much or as little as you want. You'll find the settings under; Edit>Preferances>Advanced>Cache. you can also manually clear it from that same area.

Or you can add the file [in my case C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\ADMINISTRATOR\APPLICATION DATA\Mozilla\Profiles\default\hf0nsl7m.slt] to the "predefined folders" found under the "Options" button in  "Emp Temp" software http://www.danish-shareware.dk/soft/emptemp/index.html
 (http://www.danish-shareware.dk/soft/emptemp/index.html)

Now that is handy if you like to leave your PC nice and tidy after every session with two clicks of a button. Cleans out all your cookies also, so no need to run "SpyBot Search and Destroy" see "Program Options"

Me I ZAP the lot, all cookies, all URLs, All history items, and the contents of the recycle bin.


Not that I visit hooky site's you understand............it's a security thing  ::)
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Simon on January 24, 2004, 18:59
Here's another excellent plugin for Mozilla: http://reloadevery.mozdev.org/ (http://reloadevery.mozdev.org/)

This is just what I've been looking for to keep track of posts on Pals!  :D :D
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The Reload Every extension adds an option to the context menu (the menu you obtain by right clicking on the webpage you're currently viewing) to reload every so many seconds or minutes the web page you are viewing.

This can be handy if you have a page with for example sports scores, news or stock quotes and want to refresh them automatically.

NOTE: The reload every feature automatically disables when ever you change the URL.
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Adept on January 24, 2004, 21:33
I use the identical feature that Multizilla (http://multizilla.mozdev.org/) provides Simon.

I use it in conjunction with the Search New page, so I know whenever a new posting arrives - very useful :)

Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Simon on January 24, 2004, 23:16
Yeah, that's what I would mainly use it for.  I have to say, that Multizilla looks a bit too 'busy' for me, but obviously we all have our own preferences.  I prefer not to have the screen cluttered up with toolbars.  

 :)
Title: Re:Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Tony on February 03, 2004, 23:03
hand "dictionary" tool...ever come across a word on a web page and it's got you stumped ? ...........simply highlight it, right click and  click "dictionary search" http://dictionarysearch.mozdev.org/ (http://dictionarysearch.mozdev.org/)
Title: Re: Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: Reno on June 05, 2007, 07:50
Holy crap, this thread is old. I didn't realize how old it was until i started reading my old posts. Seeing myself talk about reinstalling 98 makes me shutter.

Title: Re: Mozilla Tips and Tricks
Post by: sam on June 05, 2007, 08:07
looking back at the past is always a scary thing!