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Last post Author Topic: Anyone else checking out FireFox 2.0 rc2?  (Read 13017 times)

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Re: Anyone else checking out FireFox 2.0 rc2?
« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2006, 01:00:52 PM »
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You can change where you want your tabs to open in your settings ( Tools = Options = Tabs ) Check it out.
thanks Mizraim,
but,
if I want them to open in the background, they automatically open last tab to the right.

I do like in FF that if you close a tab it jumps to the neighbouring one,
as opposed to in Opera where it jumps to last used -
a pain in the ass if you're trying to systematically close tabs.

Of course Opera has (or should have*) the thing where if you click on current tab it will jump to last selected tab which is really helpful.

*I say should have cause the last couple of updates this works for a while (for me), then gives up, & thats with 2 fresh installs (one for Opera 9, a second seperate install cause Profiles dont work in Opera 9)

pros & cons ... :-\

Tom

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Re: Anyone else checking out FireFox 2.0 rc2?
« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2006, 01:03:00 PM »
http://kb.mozillazin...er.tabs.closeButtons show how to rule close button - so a value of 3 will be "(Firefox 1.x behavior)".

There are also some settings for width of tabs, before the hated scroll icons kicks in. I use Tab Control https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1480/ to get new tab next to current, covers a bit more.

No way around Tab Mix Plus if you want much more - http://tmp.garyr.net/ use Dev build for 2.0. See forum thread, very old stable dev-build. Be careful about Undo and session manager/crash control in TMP, 2.0 have own so disable one of the two. Session manager can still be used to manually save/restore.

http://weblogs.mozil.../top_ten_addons.html sad I think. One of the best known Firefox employees come up with 5 extensions and 1 is a theme, another a search plugin! May be they really need some new blood at top levels ... Those who like extensions/tweaking shouldnt care for 1 second but majority dont use any or have the time/interest to fill gaps.
cheers, I'll have a look  :)
Tom

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Re: Anyone else checking out FireFox 2.0 rc2?
« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2006, 01:28:19 PM »
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There are also some settings for width of tabs, before the hated scroll icons kicks in. I use Tab Control https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1480/ to get new tab next to current, covers a bit more.

No way around Tab Mix Plus if you want much more - http://tmp.garyr.net/ use Dev build for 2.0. See forum thread, very old stable dev-build. Be careful about Undo and session manager/crash control in TMP, 2.0 have own so disable one of the two. Session manager can still be used to manually save/restore.

TMPlus also gets new tab next to current, yeah, that makes FF much nicer !
A great range of options there  :up:

Unfortunately,
far as i can see, I loose this:
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I do like in FF that if you close a tab it jumps to the neighbouring one
but I'm keeping it  :)
Tom

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Re: Anyone else checking out FireFox 2.0 rc2?
« Reply #28 on: October 18, 2006, 01:41:42 PM »
I doubt you dont have choice. Dont have it installed right now but if I remember correctly explore "Events" tab. "Tab closing" or something. Think I will install it again  8)

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Re: Anyone else checking out FireFox 2.0 rc2?
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2006, 04:03:56 AM »
You mean this http://uk.play.yahoo...ames/login?game=Pool Seems to work for me. Didnt first time because I missed the pop-up disable/enable warning. Think I got booted  8) You should see warning at top? Check Options, Content that you did not block Yahoo popups by mistake.
You are right, it was the pop-up blocker.  :-[ I'm an Opera user, I'm used to manually allow pop-up windows with right click. Still, Firefox doesn't work as well as Opera with Java: the CPU often goes to 100% when small Java windows appear.

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Re: Anyone else checking out FireFox 2.0 rc2?
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2006, 06:03:53 AM »
http://kb.mozillazin...er.tabs.closeButtons show how to rule close button - so a value of 3 will be "(Firefox 1.x behavior)".
didn't find that very clear -

does anyone know which file I'm supposed to edit -
is it:
userchrome.css
usercontent.css
user.js
config.xml ??

or is it something else -
I couldnt find "browser.tabs.closeButtons." in any of those files
maybe I'm supposed to add it myself,
as i say, not very clear to me from that link - any further advice would be mucho appreciated  :)
Tom

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Re: Anyone else checking out FireFox 2.0 rc2?
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2006, 12:54:22 PM »
See, easy for those used to this. Confusing for others.
Use about:config as url, rightclick, select new INTEGER, type in browser.tabs.closeButtons add value as you wish.

A better way is to throw such mini-hacks into user.js file. Place it in root folder of profile. That way you know what you have modified and can go back and forth easy. Here is my close button entry.

user_pref("browser.tabs.closeButtons", 0);

Knowledgebase is really good to know http://kb.mozillazine.org/Knowledge_Base For example about profile folder http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder



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Re: Anyone else checking out FireFox 2.0 rc2?
« Reply #32 on: October 19, 2006, 06:06:53 PM »
thanks for your help dk70  :up:

unfortunately
neither worked for me -
the about:config one didnt work, but then I couldnt erase it so tried the other too -

I'm going off to sleep now & might try again another day,
but think I may have some quality that causes things to function not as expected - when it comes to modifying programme files at any rate .. :-\

I have TabMixPlus installed anyways so theres no problem with space  :)
Tom

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Re: Anyone else checking out FireFox 2.0 rc2?
« Reply #33 on: October 19, 2006, 07:19:58 PM »
Oh I missed you have TMP. It takes control over close button - Display, Tab, Show section.

Only "hacking" Ive needed with TMP is to increase coloring of tabs. You can look up code at their forum for more, ie. for a "Proteted" tab. 
« Last Edit: October 19, 2006, 07:24:53 PM by dk70 »

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Re: Anyone else checking out FireFox 2.0 rc2?
« Reply #34 on: October 20, 2006, 02:55:43 AM »
Oh I missed you have TMP. It takes control over close button - Display, Tab, Show section.

Only "hacking" Ive needed with TMP is to increase coloring of tabs. You can look up code at their forum for more, ie. for a "Proteted" tab. 
yeah I just discovered that, in the cold light of morning ...
brain doesnt work so logically/practically for me late at night!
thanks, tom
Tom