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AMO front page screenshot, "YouTube boosters" featured section

haha wow my SoundFixer addon is on the addons.mozilla.org front page

The best Cloud-to-Butt replacement I’ve seen yet, thanks to this page:

Butthole was released in 2016 for Firefox to make Buttflare captchas less painful

yay, Firefox will use SHM_ANON on FreeBSD now

LOL. MEGA says “use Chrome to download large files because Firefox has a small buffer”. Opened in Chromium… “unzoom or use Firefox because of a zoom rendering bug in Chrome/ium” :D

haha, Phoronix wrote about the stuff I posted on wayland-devel@. So yeah, I’m working on Rust bindings for libweston that would eventually allow me to write the best Wayland compositor ever :)

And fractional HiDPI scaling was pretty easy to add. Wayland apps look awesome. However, X11 apps are blurry now, and bypassing the scaling for Xwayland is not as easy… So I made some changes to my Ports fork to enable Wayland support in more apps. Turns out a lot of complex applications run fine — LibreOffice (!), Inkscape, MyPaint, RawTherapee, Darktable.

The Firefox Wayland support though… is not usable yet :( It looks awesome but EGL isn’t working and, even worse, the screen doesn’t refresh when it needs to — so you’re typing and letters don’t appear until you scroll or some time passes. Hopefully this will be fixed soon.

FirefoxSettings

Disable backspace-to-go-back to prevent accidental form loss: browser.backspace_action = 0

Warning on Ctrl-Q: browser.tabs.warnOnClose = true browser.showQuitWarning = true and DO NOT SET “Show my windows and tabs from last time”! Also, a WebExtension for this.

Wide gamut color: gfx.color_management.mode = 1

Save session less often: browser.sessionstore.interval = 60000

Force compositing acceleration: layers.acceleration.force-enabled = true

Force canvas acceleration: gfx.canvas.azure.accelerated = true (must create)

Smooth libinput touchpad scrolling and touchscreen: MOZ_USE_XINPUT2=1

Faster mouse scrolling: mousewheel.default.delta_multiplier_y = 150

Arch Wiki Firefox/Tweaks

How to stop Firefox from making automatic connections

Wow, Opera 48 converts units, time zones and currencies on text selection. That’s really awesome.

SomeWebExtensionsattemptsimilar things but as there’s no native select popover thingy in Firefox, they either add a context menu item (okay) or just edit text inline (please don’t). At least they don’t inject custom UI into the page.

Mozilla finally approved Transmitter! Finally!

If that's the new "streamlined review process" I can't imagine how slow the old one was. Although I definitely got into the big initial wave of everyone publishing WebExtensions…
GitHub Gist logo with all round curves displaying as straight angles

Some time ago, Firefox Nightly on Windows displayed SVGs in a… strange way :D

I made a WebExtension! It’s called Transmitter for Transmission. It lets me add torrents to the transmission-daemon instance running on my home server. And watch their status. I think Transmission actually allows you to expose the remote API in desktop versions as well.

tl;dr on WebExtensions: it’s Chrome’s extension API, but with Promises and it’s a W3C standard. Fully supported in Firefox. Chrome/Opera need a tiny polyfill for the Promise support. MS Edge can be supported too.

Publishing experience: Chrome’s store asks for $5 to get your stuff published (one time payment for up to 20 extensions) and there’s no pre-moderation. Addons.Mozilla is pre-moderated but the extension shows up on its URL before approval. Opera is pre-moderated and the extension doesn’t show up before it’s moderated.