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How to disable Firefox beta update notices.

With Firefox’s new release schedule, you may be seeing update messages every few weeks about a new beta version. If you’re tired of seeing these, you can easily disable them. First, in Firefox’s URL bar type about:config. If you get a safety warning, hit I’ll be Careful. Next, in the filter bar type app.update.channel. In […]

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The fastest browser on my Mac is Firefox 5.

I tested four browsers with the SunSpider tests and it turns out that Firefox 5 was faster than Chrome, Safari and Opera. This was quite surprising to me as it beat out Chrome but quite a bit. It’s also interesting how far behind Safari is. Opera 10.5 – 534.0ms +/- 1.4% Chrome 12 – 524.6ms […]

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GA? and yExplore are now Firefox 6 compatible.

I received emails from Mozilla today that stated GA? – Is Google Analytics Installed and yExplore are compatible with Firefox 6. Man these releases are moving fast. The good news is that my extensions don’t require any updating to work in the new releases; well not yet anyway. I just sit back and let Mozilla do all the […]

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From Chrome to Safari to Firefox and back again.

It seems that I can’t find a browser that is perfect. I try them all, I love parts of them all, and there are always things I don’t like. With Chrome, its startup speed is annoying me. It takes a while to do something on startup and I’m not sure what that is. I think […]

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I’m retiring from Firefox theming.

It’s been a fun journey over the past 5 years creating Firefox themes. I created nearly a dozen themes, stating with iPox, and I’ve got over 5 million downloads! However, I just can’t keep up. With Firefox 4 just around the corner, my themes would probably need to be revamped from the ground up and […]

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Google Analytics Extension Upgraded

Just a quick note to say that the Is Google Analytics Installed? Firefox extension recently has been updated to work with Google’s new asynchronous tracking code. It should now work for all versions of Google’s code. And, if Google doesn’t drastically change the analytics tracking in the future, it should continue to work well for […]

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iPox Version 3

iPox version 3 is now available! iPox v3 has landed with some re-designed elements, bug fixes, and iPox Aqua mixed in. So what’s new? The scrollbars have been re-designed utilizing CSS. They are now a light grey with a nice mouse over effect. The throbber has been reverted back to the Mac throbber. The URL bar has […]

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