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Get Firefox

Thursday, February 17, 2005
firefox: a very very short tutorial

Get Firefox!

i've been noticing that more and more people i know are using mozilla firefox browser for some reason or another. on its own, without any extensions or modification, the browser works really fine and most people would be comfortable with that setup. the aim of this tutorial is to make that browsing experience a more fun and enjoyable one. im sure there are many good tutorial sites available online which are more detailed and covers more area and scope but i hope this tutorial would serve as a starting point for friends and people that i know that may find those other tutorials too technical or just too overwhelmed by the amount of information available.

this tutorial is by no means exhaustive and roughly follows the modification and changes that i've done personally. please feel free to check out other sites and tutorials for more advanced and more detailed modifications and what have you-s.

as i have mentioned before, firefox works really fine on its own. but to make it a more fun, enjoyable and safer experience, firefox makes use of extensions and themes. as the name implies, extensions are extensions of your browser, an optional and additional component that you can add on. with themes, you can change the appearance of your browser.

:: extensions ::

most extensions that you require can be found at these 2 sites:

  • Mozilla Update: Extensions
  • Extensionsmirror

  • for me personally here are some good and somewhat essential extensions that i use:

  • Adblock
    as the name suggests, Adblock can block out ads and other unwanted content from webpages.

  • as Adblock makes use of filters to block up selected unwanted contents, here's a fairly recent filter file to use: Adblock filter 14/2/2005 (right click and save)

    directions for use of filter file:

    - save the filter file to your desktop.
    - open up the Adblock extension by navigating to Tools -> Extensions -> Adblock
    - from there, click on Adblock Options -> import filters
    - navigate and locate your filter file (ie. in your desktop)
    - press Cancel to append to the filter list

  • ChromEdit
    a simple user profile editor.

  • Firesomething
  • bored of the Mozilla Firefox thingy at the top of your browser, now you can change it to Mozilla Firecat, Firefarmer, Firepig or any other inane combination.

    :: themes ::

    themes can be found at these sites:

  • Mozilla Update: Themes
  • spiral: Firefox Themes (mac inspired)
  • Firefox themes @ Deviantart

  • Posted at 2/17/2005 2:01:22 pm by munkytrouble
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    Wednesday, February 16, 2005
    my my! what a name for a kuih!

    Posted at 2/16/2005 2:31:43 pm by munkytrouble
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    Monday, February 14, 2005

    through the wonders of the internet and not surprisingly, friendster, managed to be re-acquainted with a certain someone from my past. came across her profile quite some time back but wasn't really sure that it was her. dropped her a msg the other nite and was kinda surprised to get a reply from her this morning with an affirmative answer. i guess its a rather awkward situation to be in. for one, we parted in not the best of circumstances but im rather glad to be in contact with her again.

    Posted at 2/14/2005 9:46:50 pm by munkytrouble
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    Thursday, February 10, 2005
    bur bur the burmese cat!

    Posted at 2/10/2005 2:35:23 pm by munkytrouble
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    an update finally?

    it has really been a long long while since i last updated this blog. i guess there's nothing much to say nowadays. being cooped up at home (im not saying its bad), has somewhat led to the detoriation of the brain cells (or whatever that is left in there). i remembered i told imah the reason for my "absence" is that im no longer inspired to write. there's no drive nor motivation anymore i guess. haiz. i hope this is just temporal and maybe a spring cleaning of the blog would do some good. oh well... happy holidays!

    Posted at 2/10/2005 2:28:10 pm by munkytrouble
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    Tuesday, January 25, 2005
    ooh yeah baby... errr... bill gates?

    gosh. that's scary. whats with the come and hither pose? meluat sia. haha. yucks.

    Posted at 1/25/2005 12:56:23 pm by munkytrouble
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    Sunday, January 16, 2005
    of books, chicken and great company

    after 2 hours of neck pain inducing search on the floors of singapore expo and a 30 mins queue to pay, a trip to the mph sale yielded the following books:

    one fierce hour - alfian sa'at
    the curious incident of the dog in the night time - mark haddon
    orpheus emerged - jack kerouac
    weathercock - glen duncan

    with lunch cum dinner at popeye chicken's.

    not a bad day after all.

    Posted at 1/16/2005 12:00:30 pm by munkytrouble
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    Sunday, January 02, 2005
    gloomy sunday

    sunday is gloomy,
    my hours are slumberless
    dearest the shadows
    i live with are numberless
    little white flowers
    will never awaken you
    not where the black coaches
    sorrow has taken you
    angels have no thoughts
    of ever returning you
    wouldnít they be angry
    if i thought of joining you?

    gloomy sunday

    gloomy is sunday,
    with shadows i spend it all
    my heart and i
    have decided to end it all
    soon thereíll be candles
    and prayers that are said i know
    but let them not weep
    let them know that iím glad to go
    death is no dream
    for in death iím caressiní you
    with the last breath of my soul
    iíll be blessiní you

    gloomy sunday

    dreaming, i was only dreaming
    i wake and i find you asleep
    in the deep of my heart here
    darling i hope
    that my dream never haunted you
    my heart is telliní you
    how much i wanted you

    gloomy sunday

    Posted at 1/2/2005 2:09:07 pm by munkytrouble
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    Friday, December 31, 2004

    while the rest of my peers are out there in sentosa/orchard/etc etc celebrating the new year, im here at home, having some quiet respite, away from the cacophony of noise and high spirits.

    i guess current world events had put a damper on me. i guess its just not right to be out merry making while thousands of people just beyond our shores are homeless and are in despair. as i mentioned to a friend before, events such as the asian earthquake/tidal wave seem so surreal to us, especially in our sheltered state, both in terms of the physical sense and our mentality.

    here's to the new year. may God bless us all.

    Posted at 12/31/2004 10:52:24 pm by munkytrouble
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    Wednesday, December 29, 2004

    tried to access CORS just now. after i had entered my matric number and pin number, i was greeted with this message:

    "Student has no Semester History records"

    yeps. i guess its more or less official by now.

    Posted at 12/29/2004 2:22:17 pm by munkytrouble
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