Posts Tagged ‘Firefox’

Text editing in Firefox

Friday, May 25th, 2007

I’ve often been annoyed with the editing possibilities in Firefox, but now I have found a couple of useful add-ons which helps quite a bit.

The first, Resizeable Textarea, does as it says. It makes all text areas, that is, multiline text input boxes, resizeable. Place the mouse over the edge of the text area, and the area can be resized interactively, just like in most window managers. No more editing long texts in four lines windows 🙂

It’s All Text screenshotThe other add-on is It’s All Text, which adds a small “edit” button to each text area. Click that button and the text in the area is opened in an external editor where you often have much better editing functions than you have in Firefox. The text in the text area is synchronised with the text in the editor automatically when you save the file, and, of course, when you exit the editor.

Gnome desktop links open in epiphany

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

At some point recently desktop links have started to open in Epiphany, no matter what I do.

I have set Firefox as my preferred browser and I have checked all entries in /etc/alternatives, and everything says ‘firefox’. Still, a link on my desktop will always open in Epiphany, whether I have Firefox running or not.

I have no idea about how to fix it 🙁

UPDATE: It appears desktop links open with the default handler for the mime type “text/html”. Change that to something else and the desktop links will open with that handler. Thanks, Bin Guo.