Some time ago, a spam-like spread with the name of AVG. I remember that my homepage was changed for something like serach.avg.com.foo/bar… I changed my homepage using Firefox preferences, some other things, but whenever I tried to search for something using the URL bar, my browser always used that weird page and I never could change it. Today I was trying to install Echofon (which was discontinued) manually and had to look in the about:support area of Firefox, where I founded an attribute named keyword.URL that has the exact same address that my homepage had. I found the URL problem without even try it!
I always loved using google, so, if you have this problem and want your old google search when using the URL bar, it’s pretty simple, just follow these steps:
- Open your Firefox browser and type about:config in the address bar, to go to Firefox configuration. (A little message will appear warning you to not change things that you don’t know. Really, don’t. )
- After you pass the warning message, a big list with random parameters names will appear. On the top, you will see what seems to be a Search bar. Which it is, so use type in there keyword.URL, then you will see that the list of parameters got filtered with your criteria and the actual parameter will be the only one on the list.
- Double click the name and a little input box will appear, asking you to define the new value of that parameter. If you want to go back to use google, you should write https://www.google.com.gt/search?q= in the box and click ok.
(NOTE: What this is going to do is that whatever you wrote in the address bar, will be concatenated to the value defined in the parameter before. So, feel free to use this parameter as you’d like)
With this, the value has been successfully changed and whatever you type in the address bar (that is not a URL) will be executed as explained before. With that, you are done fixing your default web search from the address bar.
If anything, feel free to ask or comment.
Has it ever happened to you that a Firefox update suggestion keeps popping up every time you start it, but you haven’t done it because you have add-ons that will stop working if you do? Yeah, that’s pretty annoying, but it’s even more annoying when you reach a point where, for some reason, you must update it, in despite the add-on availability for that new release, and instantly you regret about doing so. You wish there would be a Ctrl+Z action with that or that if you go to mozilla.org, there would be a link saying “You regret about updating? Don’t worry, click this and we will install the last release on your machine!” Well, I have bad news for you… that’s not gonna happen. But I have good news for you, you are reading this post, which will be almost the same!
Surfing the web, trying to find a download link for a previous Firefox release, my girlfriend found something really awesome. Did you know that Mozilla keeps all their releases saved? Of course, they can’t take the risk of losing backup files or so… but did you know that you can reach all of those files?! THAT’S PRETTY AWESOME! And I’m not talking about just Firefox, all Mozilla’s products have records of their releases, and you can get all of them. Now, is this a security breach? I don’t think so… I mean, they show in a google search that anyone can execute. If it is a security breach… it is a big one. But I highly don’t think that’s the case.
Ok, enough storytelling, now you can go to your probably unwanted Firefox release and enter here, where you can find ALL Firefox releases, from 0.10 to 15.0b1 (beta 1 version).
I hope this was helpful for you! Your comments are welcome.
P.S. You can also navigate up to find all other Mozilla products.
After a lot of time of no developing, I found myself interested in the mobile world. More specific, development for the Android platform.
I have to say, this entire concept of development is very interesting. When I first started a couple of months ago, I found that the Eclipse plug-in for Android had made the GUI programming very easy. Nonetheless, I felt like I was programming on Visual Basic again while dragging and dropping items on the screen and not fitting as I wanted. Because of that, I tried not to be too picky about the screen positions of the items. After a couple of days, I released my first app for Android: Temperature Converter. Basically, it is a simple interface to convert degrees between Celsius, Fahrenheit and Kelvin. You can give it a try and let me know what you think about it!
I had a project in mind for Android platform, but after the GUI experience with the simple Eclipse plug-in, I wanted to try something more specific: motions, handling images positions, alpha channel, etc. Because of that I knew that I needed a Game Engine. After having some chats with some class partners, I started my adventure with AndEngine. After some issues getting it working on my computer, I finally started playing with it.
Unfortunately, that’s what has happened recently, so I still haven’t created any game example or something. But I will soon! For now, I must say that AndEngine is a very good engine to get started into gamedev.
I think I will be working on Android development from now on. You should expect some app on July or something.
Until next time!
“Welcome to WordPress.com. This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!”
Well, this is useful, I didn’t know that WordPress auto-post the “Hello World” post. I think it takes away all the excitement of it. That’s why I’m personalizing and keeping it!!
To brief you, I had a blog that got lost and now this is the remake! Hope you people like it and I just wanna say… Hello World!! (again).
Penguin Land is a game developed by me and my partner Joe (@bakedInTime in Twitter). The code is written in Assembly Language for the x86 microprocessor family. Read more…