July 15, 2015

Like it or not, Extension Signing starts with Firefox 40 (coming August 2015). The Mozilla Wiki has quite a bit of information about extension signing. Signing will be done through addons.mozilla.org (AMO) and will be mandatory for all extensions, regardless of where they are hosted. Here is a timeline of when and how Extension Signing is going to be enforced: Firefox 40: Firefox warns about signatures but doesn’t enforce them. Firefox 41: Firefox will have a preference that allows signature enforcement to be disabled. Firefox 42: Release and Beta versions of Firefox will not allow unsigned extensions to be installed, with no…

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How-To: Change AdBlock Plus Sidebar Shortcut

For some odd reason AdBlock Plus in Firefox choose to use the keyboard CTRL+SHIFT+V to open the sidebar (blockable items). The problem with using this is CTRL+SHIFT+V is the universal keyboard shortcut to Paste as Plain Text of Paste without Formatting. After some searching I found a thread from October 2012 on the Adblock Plus Forums that provided a solution: In a new tab type about:config and press enter If needed click the I’ll be careful, I promise button on the ‘This might void your warranty warning’. In the search box paste extensions.adblockplus.sidebar_key You should see one result as a string with the default value…

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How-To: Change AdBlock Plus Sidebar Shortcut

For some odd reason AdBlock Plus in Thunderbird choose to use the keyboard CTRL+SHIFT+V to open the sidebar (blockable items). The problem with using this is CTRL+SHIFT+V is the universal keyboard shortcut to Paste as Plain Text of Paste without Formatting. After some searching I found a thread from October 2012 on the Adblock Plus Forums that provided a solution: From within Thunderbird go to Tools > Options > Advanced (OS X: Thunderbird > Preferences… | Linux: Edit > Preferences) and then click the Config Editor… button in the lower right of the Options/Preferences Window. If needed click the I’ll be careful, I promise…

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Beware of Amazon Appstore Update

I was checking Amazon.com this morning on my Samsung Galaxy S4 with the Amazon Shopping App. Today is Prime Day so was seeing what they had to offer. I was presented with a pop-up notification to update what I thought was for the Amazon Shopping App. I started the update and the first red flag that came up was it wanted me to Enable Unknown Sources on my device’s security settings. Basically, this is to allow you to be able to install apps outside the Google Play Store. I was somewhat confused why I needed to do this, but went ahead and…

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Classic Theme Restorer (Customize UI)

I believe I mentioned this add-on last year when Mozilla unleashed Australia’s. Aris has put together an add-on which allows you to more than just customize, but rather fix the User Interface changes that Mozilla has made over the past year. Some of these includes: Disabling Pocket custom ‘about:newtab’ page for Firefox 42+ (developmental build) show add-on version number (version numbers will be removed starting with Firefox 40) Disable Reader Mode Options/Preferences in new window instead of new tab There are many more customization options available. Before installing the add-on take a moment and read through the About this Add-on section to…

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