Category Archives: Mozilla

Mozilla products, services and marketing including Firefox, Thunderbird, Sunbird, etc.

Firefox S5

I’m currently working on a project known as Firefox S5 within the SpreadFirefox community with the goal of designing and developing a large collection of useful presentation slides and designs to be used by anyone doing a presentation about Firefox using Eric Meyer’s S5. There will not, however, be just one slide show for every one to use as is; it is intended that presenters will mix ‘n’ match slides and pick a design to suit their own specific needs.

There are already 5 fantastic designs under development and there is a discussion about the direction in which to structure the content. Although the project is in its infancy, it popularity has exploded beyond my wildest expectations. From it’s humble beginnings as an idea I blogged about to being the first featured project on SFX, Firefox has great potential.

I’ve set up the demonstration slides which will be updated with new content and styles as they’re made available. If you’d like to get involved with this project, please feel free to add your ideas to the Firefox S5 wiki or discussion page or leave your comments here.

Stopping the New Popup

For those of you who haven’t heard there’s a new way for advertisers to bypass the Mozilla/Firefox popup blocker, as discussed in bug 281472 and in Slashdot’s article: The Return of the Pop-Up Ad. Well, there is now a work around for this problem, as I wrote in bug 281472 comment 8.

  1. Go to about:config (type it in the address bar)
  2. Set browser.tabs.showSingleWindowModePrefs to true (type “single” in the Filter to find it quickly)
  3. Go to Tools > Options…
  4. Select the Advanced tab
  5. Check Force links that open new windows to open in:
  6. Check the same tab/window as the link

That will also stop all those annoying target attributes spawning unwanted new windows. However, some people may not want to block the target attribute completely, but everyone hates those pop-unders. To control whether or not a popup can actually pop under or not, that’s very simple too. (There’s no need to change the setting in about:config above before making this change)

  1. Go to Tools > Options…
  2. Select the Web Features tab
  3. Select the Advanced… button
  4. Uncheck Raise or lower windows
  5. I recommend you uncheck all of them, except for change images, but that’s your choice.

Devedge Sidebar: DTDs

I’ve just updated my copy of the Devedge Sidebar with the list HTML 4.01 DOCTYPEs and an HTML 4.01 Strict Template. It should be now available to everyone from the HTML 4.01 Quick Reference pages. If not, be sure to clear your cache and reload them all from the server. For those of you with your own local copy, download the updated file.

It doesn’t include the XHTML DOCTYPEs, but I’m planning to do XHTML Quick references later on for XHTML 1.0, 1.1 and possibly 2.0. However, it does include a link to the W3C’s list of valid DTDs.