xtina: (Default)
The server here has multiple web apps installed, and for the most part it's fine.  However, I need to log into SQL Buddy*, which is a phpMyAdmin alternative that connects to MySQL.  My username in that is christina, and the password is Password1; my username in the invoicing app is Christina, and the password is Password2.  I cannot, for the life of me, get Firefox to stop autofilling long enough for me to &%$* log in.

* I'm testing phpMyAdmin alternatives, because I'm trying to not be mired in the internet dark ages all the time.  After the fifth time of "Clicking Edit opens a new window!", I got fed up.

I don't want to disable form autofill entirely, because it's useful elsewhere.  I don't even want to disable it for the domain, unless I have to, because useful.  I just want to be able to... treat form autofill like popup blockers -- I want to allow all popups from this site disable autofill on this page, that's all.

Halp?

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[eta] See, I post this because I find answers seconds after I post things.  (Yay confirmation bias!)  I should edit the login page and disable autocomplete in the form element.  Still, if there is a way to do the above, that'd be fab.

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[eta2] Except it doesn't fucking work.  I put autocomplete="off" in the form tag, as well as both the name and the password fields -- no fucking dice.

I don't even select an option!  Godfuckingdammit.

Originally posted on Dreamwidth.  Number of comments so far:
xtina: (Default)
The server here has multiple web apps installed, and for the most part it's fine.  However, I need to log into SQL Buddy*, which is a phpMyAdmin alternative that connects to MySQL.  My username in that is christina, and the password is Password1; my username in the invoicing app is Christina, and the password is Password2.  I cannot, for the life of me, get Firefox to stop autofilling long enough for me to &%$* log in.

* I'm testing phpMyAdmin alternatives, because I'm trying to not be mired in the internet dark ages all the time.  After the fifth time of "Clicking Edit opens a new window!", I got fed up.

I don't want to disable form autofill entirely, because it's useful elsewhere.  I don't even want to disable it for the domain, unless I have to, because useful.  I just want to be able to... treat form autofill like popup blockers -- I want to allow all popups from this site disable autofill on this page, that's all.

Halp?

--

[eta] See, I post this because I find answers seconds after I post things.  (Yay confirmation bias!)  I should edit the login page and disable autocomplete in the form element.  Still, if there is a way to do the above, that'd be fab.

--

[eta2] Except it doesn't fucking work.  I put autocomplete="off" in the form tag, as well as both the name and the password fields -- no fucking dice.

I don't even select an option!  Godfuckingdammit.
xtina: (Default)
If you're using Firefox 4, and you dislike the new URL previewifier deal (or it doesn't work for you and you can't figure out why not argle), this addon is useful.

If you're using any Firefox version and hate the click-drag-new window nonsense, this addon stops that.

La la Firefox 4 again -- if you dislike the Switch To Tab thing, which I do, yet another addon.

I think I upgraded to FF4 because I figured I might as well suck it up and deal.  The bugs and "features" are making this v. annoying.

Originally posted on Dreamwidth.  Number of comments so far:
xtina: (Default)
If you're using Firefox 4, and you dislike the new URL previewifier deal (or it doesn't work for you and you can't figure out why not argle), this addon is useful.

If you're using any Firefox version and hate the click-drag-new window nonsense, this addon stops that.

La la Firefox 4 again -- if you dislike the Switch To Tab thing, which I do, yet another addon.

I think I upgraded to FF4 because I figured I might as well suck it up and deal.  The bugs and "features" are making this v. annoying.
xtina: (Default)
I miss the stars in LJ notes.  I don't have or want a paid account in LJ.  I installed Livejournal Addons, and disabled nearly everything but the notes part.  But, it only adds the title attribute for users with notes, it doesn't add a star.

So, I added one.

Steps to do this. )

Originally posted on Dreamwidth.  Number of comments so far: comment count unavailable
xtina: (Default)
I miss the stars in LJ notes.  I don't have or want a paid account in LJ.  I installed Livejournal Addons, and disabled nearly everything but the notes part.  But, it only adds the title attribute for users with notes, it doesn't add a star.

So, I added one.

Steps to do this. )
xtina: (Default)
Dear the world:

Every so often, for reasons that elude me, I can't use the left/right arrows, the Home key, or the End key in the address bar in Firefox.  Page Up/Down and arrow up/down work fine.  Restarting Firefox resets this.

Have you ever experienced this?

Wtf,
-X

Originally posted on Dreamwidth.
xtina: (Default)
Dear the world:

Every so often, for reasons that elude me, I can't use the left/right arrows, the Home key, or the End key in the address bar in Firefox.  Page Up/Down and arrow up/down work fine.  Restarting Firefox resets this.

Have you ever experienced this?

Wtf,
-X
xtina: (Default)
I just want a log-into-able spreadsheet that allows others to upload, and me to download, files.  And I want it to rename files based on a complex series of pulleys and levers.

In other news, I'd also really like for Firefox to realise that it's irritating the world when it says "Others should fix their shit, and we shouldn't have to".  Look goddammit, I don't care that the entire internet is crap about assigning the appropriate file types on download.  I want to click on a .txt file, and have it by default open in Textpad, like I said.

Thankfully, someone has made a workaround.

Originally posted on Dreamwidth.
xtina: (Default)
I just want a log-into-able spreadsheet that allows others to upload, and me to download, files.  And I want it to rename files based on a complex series of pulleys and levers.

In other news, I'd also really like for Firefox to realise that it's irritating the world when it says "Others should fix their shit, and we shouldn't have to".  Look goddammit, I don't care that the entire internet is crap about assigning the appropriate file types on download.  I want to click on a .txt file, and have it by default open in Textpad, like I said.

Thankfully, someone has made a workaround.
xtina: (Default)
I used to know about a Firefox extension that allowed me to hit Ctrl-Shift-Z, and it would lighten the scheme of whatever page I was on.  I want this back, because while the feminist blogs I read mostly do not do light text on black backgrounds, a whole lot of blogs that they link to do, and it's bugging the hell out of me.

Howe'er, I cannot bloody find it.

Would you know of either that addon, or something similar that doesn't involve installing a Stylish script for each and every dark-themed website I go to?




[livejournal.com profile] ankhorite linked to Readability, which is the Best Thing Ever.  ♥
xtina: (Default)
I used to know about a Firefox extension that allowed me to hit Ctrl-Shift-Z, and it would lighten the scheme of whatever page I was on.  I want this back, because while the feminist blogs I read mostly do not do light text on black backgrounds, a whole lot of blogs that they link to do, and it's bugging the hell out of me.

Howe'er, I cannot bloody find it.

Would you know of either that addon, or something similar that doesn't involve installing a Stylish script for each and every dark-themed website I go to?




[livejournal.com profile] ankhorite linked to Readability, which is the Best Thing Ever.  ♥
xtina: (Default)
Intriguing.  Just recently - like, this week - I've lost the ability to consistently use Ctrl-C to copy text.

It's usually in textareas in Firefox.  I often can, but sometimes when I select text and hit Ctrl-C, nothing.  I'm looking in the clipboard, and nothing is copied.

I have no way of reproducing this.  Firefox hiccups, and I can't copy from it.

What the hell?
xtina: (Default)
Intriguing.  Just recently - like, this week - I've lost the ability to consistently use Ctrl-C to copy text.

It's usually in textareas in Firefox.  I often can, but sometimes when I select text and hit Ctrl-C, nothing.  I'm looking in the clipboard, and nothing is copied.

I have no way of reproducing this.  Firefox hiccups, and I can't copy from it.

What the hell?
xtina: (Default)
Firefox 3 is ♥.  Today's adoration is for how it remembers what phrase I typed to get which URL.  For example, when I type 'rea', it pulls up the Google Reader URL, and when I type 'read', it brings up my reading page here.  *claps hands*

I had to train it a lot to get that example, though, as I'd spent ages typing in 'rea' and 'read' to get Google Reader.  Fifty million times later, I finally trained it to distinguish between the two URLs.

You know what's fun?  By which I mean to say, fun for me?  Installing SQLite Manager, and watching the phrase/URL counts change.

* Install that addon.
* Go to Tools > SQLite Manager.
* Go to Database > Connect Database.  This is where I go to; yours may be different:
  C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[profile folder]\
* In there, open places.sqlite.
* Click on the Execute SQL tab, and type this query in the box:

select h.input, h.use_count, p.url
from moz_inputhistory h
left join moz_places p on p.id = h.place_id


* Filter on whatever you like to get the results you need.  Using my above example, I'd want to see everything where I type in at least 'rea' to get it (covering both 'rea' and 'read'):

select h.input, h.use_count, p.url
from moz_inputhistory h
left join moz_places p on p.id = h.place_id
where h.input like 'rea%'


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I still don't know why the numbers aren't integers, and why there are sometimes multiple entries for the same URL.  But hey, tinkering!  I like tinkering.  And I love SQL, so, bonus.
xtina: (Default)
Firefox 3 is ♥.  Today's adoration is for how it remembers what phrase I typed to get which URL.  For example, when I type 'rea', it pulls up the Google Reader URL, and when I type 'read', it brings up my reading page here.  *claps hands*

I had to train it a lot to get that example, though, as I'd spent ages typing in 'rea' and 'read' to get Google Reader.  Fifty million times later, I finally trained it to distinguish between the two URLs.

You know what's fun?  By which I mean to say, fun for me?  Installing SQLite Manager, and watching the phrase/URL counts change.

* Install that addon.
* Go to Tools > SQLite Manager.
* Go to Database > Connect Database.  This is where I go to; yours may be different:
  C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[profile folder]\
* In there, open places.sqlite.
* Click on the Execute SQL tab, and type this query in the box:

select h.input, h.use_count, p.url
from moz_inputhistory h
left join moz_places p on p.id = h.place_id


* Filter on whatever you like to get the results you need.  Using my above example, I'd want to see everything where I type in at least 'rea' to get it (covering both 'rea' and 'read'):

select h.input, h.use_count, p.url
from moz_inputhistory h
left join moz_places p on p.id = h.place_id
where h.input like 'rea%'


--

I still don't know why the numbers aren't integers, and why there are sometimes multiple entries for the same URL.  But hey, tinkering!  I like tinkering.  And I love SQL, so, bonus.
xtina: (omg!)
MediaWiki is pretty.

Firefox 3 is good for me in that I can search not only on URLs-from-the-beginning-only, but also on the title, and anywhere in the URL.  *omg face*

And the Special:Permissions plugin for MediaWiki is awesomesauce.
xtina: (sweet jesus!)
Oh my sweet funky god.

Okayso, you're using Firefox, and you have a text field.  It has a bunch of things in its autocomplete thingie.  Clearing that out involves clearing the history.

Did you know?  You can delete individual form entries.  Go to Google (or wherever like that), and hit the down arrow to see the autocomplete list.  Arrow down to select an item, then hit Shift-Delete.

I need to read these FF keybindings things more often.
xtina: (Default)
Two things I've discovered:

(1) When your paid account expires, your userpic access drops to 6.  The rest are available, but are deactivated - the only action you have is to delete them.  Apparently, LJ goes by most frequently used in posts to decide which aren't deactivated.  Not comments.

(2) The thing, where I can't use Ctrl-PgUp/-PgDn to navigate tabs in FF if I'm in a text field?  Known issue.  Also, planned behaviour - apparently, hitting those keys in IE in a text field do the autocomplete drop-down, so FF-folk implemented this for FF after 1.0.7.

And here we have the war between "What if users use FF and IE a lot?" versus "You changed behaviour we were relying on, you bitches!".  I would love for this to be an about:config option.
xtina: (Default)
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