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August 2007

Weekly Update 2007-08-27

Here’s an overview of this week’s Update Meeting: Fx 2.0.0.7 – Bug Triage TBird 2.0.0.7 – Triage on-going TBird 1.5.0.13 – Released on Thursday (8/23) TBird Major Update (TBird 1.5.0.12 > 2.0.0.6) – No more major update until next cycle TBird 3 – No Report Fx3 – Ongoing daily smoke testing. Focus testing of new features such as Places, Download Manager, Search bugs. See new test plan for plug-ins manager. Gecko 1.9 – M8 Code Freeze on September 5th. Here what’s being worked 1.9 Blockers Only Prioritizing those blockers which are high complexity and may have unknowns causing longer time…

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Firefox Campus Edition

Mozilla has come out with another custom distribution of Firefox, this one is targeted to College students.  The Firefox Campus Edition is Fx 2.0.0.6 bundled with FoxyTunes, Stumbled Upon and Zotero extensions.   For those who are not familiar with these extensions, FoxyTunes allows users to control most software media players (Windows Media Player, WinAmp, Amarok, etc) right from the Fx browser; StumbleUpon is a social is a social networking site where people can share web sites they stumble upon and Zotero is a tool for both online and paper references collection that aids students and academics on researches. News…

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Weekly Update 2007-08-20

Here’s an overview of this week’s Update Meeting: Fx 2.0.0.7 – No report TBird 2.0.0.7 – No report TBird 1.5.0.13 – Going thru QA at this time and could be released this week TBird Major Update (TBird 1.5.0.12 > 2.0.0.6) – Released last week TBird 3 – Fx3 – New features released and soon-to-be released Released Items: Plugin management (mwu, carryover from last week) Plugin blocklisting (mwu) New Downloads Manager UI (sdwilsh, carryover from last week, number of bugfixes) New Bookmarking UI with starring and tagging (mano) Soon-To-Be Released Vista Parental controls Post-submit pwmgr prompt (infobar, not modal) Unified history/bookmarks…

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Speed Up OpenOffice Launch

One thing that bothers me about OpenOffice is it seems to take a long time to launch (not as bad Adobe Acrobat). Try these simple tweaks from an article (How to make OpenOffice run faster) I found on the CybertNet Forum. You should see a significant reduction in the start time. A couple notes: These directions were written for the Ubuntu version but work just as well with Win XP and Vista (some default settings may differ in Win32 versions). Most of us on the forum did not bother enabling the pre-loader but still saw a nice increase in the…

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Change Default Text Editor in Fx

By default Firefox uses Notepad its own viewer when viewing the source of a page (CTRL+U or View, Page Source or selecting View Page Source from the Context Menu). You can select which text editor (such as Notepad++) Firefox uses by default with this simple tweak: 1. In a new tab type about:config in the address bar 2. In the filter field type view_source.editor.external 3. Double-click on the entry to set it to true 4. In the filter field type view_source.editor.path 5. Double-click on the entry and in the pop-up box enter the path for your text editor 6. Click…

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Weekly Update 2007-08-13

Here are the details of today’s (very short) Weekly Update meeting: Fx 2.0.0.7 – No Report TBird 2.0.0.7 – Triage on-going no release date yet. TBird Major Update (TBird 1.5.0.13 > 2.0.0.6) – Beta set for 8/13 with Major Update later this week TBird 3 – No Report Fx3 – No Report Gecko 1.9 – More blockers Mozilla Community – Spread Fx2: If we get infrastructure up today or tomorrow, we can have the staging site up for a first review at the end of the week, we hope to release a version for widespread testing on 8/27. Complete meeting…

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Remove Words From Fx Dictionary

The built-in Spellcheck with Firefox 2 is great, but it is very easy to accidentally add a word to the dictionary that you didn’t want to. However, it is not so easy to remove the word or words added in error. Actually it is easy to do just not really documented anywhere. After looking around on Google to help a Go Firefox! forum member with this issue, I found the process: Close Firefox (Firefox saves the dictionary file upon closing) Navigate to your profile folder (Locate your profile folder) Look for the file persdict.dat Open with a text-editor • Notepad…

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