Viewing PDFs in Firefox works again
A few months ago I complained about Firefox not being able to open PDFs without downloading them. Recently, I also wanted to start developing a custom Firefox addon to fix this behavior.
So what happened? I noticed that it didn’t happen on my work computer. Very strange…
I dug into the settings and found that on my work computer, Firefox was configured to open PDFs in Firefox, while on my home computer, it was configured to ask where to open them first. Changing it to “Open in Firefox” seems to work without downloading the PDF and saving it to the Downloads folder first. This was definitely not the case last year.
Searching online, I also found another hidden preference
browser.download.open_pdf_attachments_inline. I guess it’s for when the HTTP response header
attachment. So if you enable it, it should also open those PDFs that are configured to be downloaded without downloading them.
Maybe the behavior changed when Firefox added the feature to open PDFs in the browser without downloading on Android?
At least I’m happy again. 😄
I miss running
I’ve talked about this a few times and posted some of the pictures OneDrive shows me every day. Photos taken on the same day, week or month in previous years. It always gives me a “throwback” and I think about the situation at the time I took the photo.
I deleted my Twitter account a long time ago, but sometimes I still used Nitter to search Twitter or we linked tweets. I decided to stop that and removed Nitter from my home server and added “twitter.com” to the deny list at NextDNS. There are too many reasons to list here.
And I replaced deCONZ for my ConBee II ZigBee adapter with Zigbee Home Automation in Home Assistant. Seems much more stable and one less piece of software to worry about.
Spring cleaning? 🧹
IndiePass, Indigenous or whatever it’s called now (for Android) supports unlisted and private posts now! 🎉 Or did it already before and I just did not notice the setting? At least that was a feature I always missed and needed to use frontmatter when creating a new reply for example. Thanks Mark Sutherland!
Samsung is known for using Apple references in their advertisements. In this ad, they do it again. Kind of funny. 😂
“the secret list of websites”
Chris Coyier wrote a post mentioning a Washington Post article that analyzed which websites Google used to train its AI model. And it seems that both my blog and my website (I think I should merge them one day) are used.
The world’s fastest train
I like trains, if that should not have been known yet. This year I even have two major vacations (Romania and Scotland) coming up, both by train, even if flying would be possible. But if it can be done by train, then I also prefer the train.
💭 While some people like to jump between blogging software all the time, or go back to Hugo from a custom one, I don’t really miss Hugo after switching to GoBlog in 2020, but enjoy having my own system quite a bit. Not that Hugo, WordPress, etc. are bad blogging systems, but I really enjoy being able to quickly code a fix without having to research docs, StackOverflow, or the source on GitHub. And when I have an idea for a new feature, it would often not be easy to implement in the existing systems.
After multiple years of delays, my Solo V2’s finally arrived. Let’s see what I’ll do with them. I also have a YubiKey, I can’t even find right now. 😅
Update: Found the YubiKey. 😄