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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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Yet another reason I so dislike Apple products…

I’ve never been a fan of Apple products. They are over-priced and use proprietary parts and accessories. Yes their products are high quality. In the case of a phone or computer I figure the Apple brand is going to last the same amount of time as the non-Apple brand. So in that case I’d rather spend the money on getting more features (and be able to use third-party after-market parts and accessories). I have never owned a Mac, iPad, iPhone or even iPod (well, I did own an iPod touch for a couple days). I refuse to use iTunes, even though there are times I can get…

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Ad-injecting trojan targets Mac users on Safari, Firefox, and Chrome  arstechnica.com/apple/2013/03/ad-injecting-trojan-targets-mac-users-on-safari-firefox-and-chrome/ ” It’s not a particularly sophisticated malware, but the fact that there is a piece of code sitting in the browser and monitoring every single piece of information is scary and dangerous, Botezatu said. Criminals can change their approach at any time, and while they may be injecting ads today, tomorrow, they could switch to injecting exploit code or directing users to phishing sites and drive-by-download attack sites. The malware’s structure can also be modified to display malvertisements or steal browser cookies, Botezatu said. “It’s also not limited to…

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Last year Microsoft discovered and acknowledged there was “mishap” with Windows 7 SP1 sold in the EU. Since 2009 Microsoft has been required for new installs of Windows in EU to present a “Browser Ballot” pop-up giving the user the choice of which will allow the user to choose which browser they wanted to use. This was a result of an Anti-Trust investigation against Microsoft which claimed that Microsoft was being anti-competitive for bundling Internet Explorer with Windows. More so, the EU felt Microsoft having the most common operating system was forcing Windows user to use Internet Explore with out letting them know up front of…

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Thunderbird 17 Released

Mozilla has released the next update for Thunderbird on November 20, 2012, with Thunderbird 17. Changes in this version include the new ‘menu button’ on the right side and tabs are now drawn in the title bar on Windows. Also with this version Mac OS X 10.5 is no longer supported. For more information see the Release Notes. Users will be prompted to update within 48-hours or can go to Help > About Thunderbird to update or manually download and update via the getthunderbird.com site. This is the last planned Thunderbird update for 2012, however if any security or stability issues…

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Mozilla announced earlier today they have added older (older than 5.1.0) versions of Microsoft’s Silverlight Plugin to the Plugins blocklist for Mac OS X (no word yet if this will be extended to include Windows users). Unlike the recent JAVA plugin blocking, this plugin block is not due to a security volunerabitly. Instead, these older versions of Silverlight are causing stability issues including crahses on Microsoft’s Hotmail site. Users are urged to check to ensure they are running a more recent version of Silverlight (as well as other plugins such as JAVA and Flash/Shockwave) and check the status of their…

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“A fast, refreshed, and completely awesome Mac is within your reach, but Mountain Lion isn’t the way to get there.The Problem“When Mountain Lion launched, we were abuzz. It’s a great OS, but it’s also proof of one creeping fact: Apple is intent on bringing OS X and iOS together. Whether it’s by hamstringing system-tweaking apps like CandyBar, making relatively young Macs ineligable for upgrades, or iOS-ifying the operating system (something we’ve shown you how to fix), Apple is marching towards a single user experience across all of its devices that they dictate, and that you may not particularly care for.“So…

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Thunderbird 14 Update Released

Mozilla has released an update to Thunderbird on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 for Windows, Mac and Linux. Thunderbird 14 includes Various fixes and performance improvements as well as security fixes. Users will prompted to update within the next 72-hours or can manually update via Help > About Thunderbird or can download and install Thunderbird from here. There is one known issue in regards to issues with RSS feeds, see the release notes for more information. Lighting Users: upon first run of Thunderbird 14, an add-on compatibility check with be done. At that time you will be prompted to update from…

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After a little over a week delay, the merge for Thunderbird 15 on to the Earlybird channel is completed. However, at this time the update channel has not been reactivated. If you want to move to Thunderbird 15 Earlybird you can do so by manually downloading and installing Earlybird. Users can keep checking for an update via Help > About Earlybird. Warning: Lightning Users! There are currently no builds available for Windows or Mac OSX on either the Earlybird or Daily builds. Keep checking the MDN Calendar Versions site to check for updates.

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