Jan-Lukas Else

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Tags: Firefox


Published on in 💬 Micro

I’m honestly thinking about switching browsers, because this “new feature” where Firefox always downloads PDFs first to display them is annoying me so much. I don’t want my Downloads folder to be cluttered with all those random PDFs. If I open a restaurant’s menu PDF, I just want to take a quick look, but don’t want to have the PDF in my Downloads folder until I manually delete it and then delete it from the Recycle Bin again. There are some work-arounds, but no real solution.

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I use Firefox as my preferred web browser both on PCs and my phone. One extension is always installed: uBlock Origin. The web is so much nicer with all the ads and tracking removed. But today I also retried an extension that will probably join the “must install” list: DarkReader. Especially when I’m browsing the web on my phone in the early morning, I don’t like to be blinded by white websites. Since March DarkReader has finally an option to detect if a website already has a dark theme and only apply it’s color changes to those who haven’t.

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Firefox on Chrome OS (Flex) using Flatpak

Published on in 👨‍💻 Dev

More for fun than being really useful, here’s a little tutorial on how to use Firefox on Chrome OS (Flex) (for me, it’s currently version 100 in the Dev Channel). But beware, the user experience really leaves a lot to be desired…

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Published on in 💬 Micro

Nice, Firefox 93 got released. The big news is support for the AVIF image format, but Firefox finally has a datetime-local input implementation now!

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The new Firefox design arrived. My first impression: The tab bar looks a bit weird, especially with just one tab open. But all in all it looks more modern and reminds me of the Firefox Android version. I think I like it. 🤔

Of course there will be many, many people crying about the new design and telling everyone, that they will stop using Firefox…

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ClearURLs add-on

Published on in 🔗 Links

A small recommendation on the side: Today I came across a quite useful add-on for Firefox (Google seems to have kicked it out of the Chrome Store recently), ClearURLs.

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Firefox 87 with some nice changes

Published on in 👨‍💻 Dev

Firefox 87 was released with a new feature for everyone developing websites with light and dark modes.

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Mozilla Hubs

Published on in 🔗 Links

I don’t know what’s wrong with Mozilla, but somehow I can’t figure out some of their steps. After many employees have been laid off (who have worked on MDN or Firefox etc.), because money seems to be tight, and recently even put themselves behind Google in a new lawsuit, they do the following: They release a “3D VR communication platform”.

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Watching videos faster

Published on in 💭 Thoughts

Lately I’ve been switching the playback speed for videos mostly to 1.25 or 1.5x. This way I manage to watch videos that I watch to learn something new in less time (and still understand everything). Especially with long videos this makes a difference. Is it only me who feels this way? I was really happy to find out that this feature is not only available on YouTube, but also in native video players in Firefox.

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Why is the market share of Firefox in Germany so much higher?

Published on in ✍️ Posts

I recently took a closer look at Cloudflare’s new project Radar. Besides statistics about internet usage, attacks and popular domains, the site also shows statistics about the market shares of browsers.

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