So, I use Google’s Firefox plugin to synchronise my bookmarks between work and home. It worked well – or used to until I started using Firefox 2 at home. Anyway, for no apparent reason, yesterday it trashed my bookmarks at home. And then today, at work, it decided it would synchronise after all, and trashed my bookmarks at work to.
I guess the lesson is to always maintain redundancy. Fortunately, the guys writing Firefox (presumably ‘cos they had problems with the bookmarks too) took to storing backups of the bookmark file – and that has worked nicely in this instance.
Anyway, it’s enough to put me off – I shall be looking for something else. I gather that Delicious (insert your own dots) has a good Firefox plugin, and works by tagging, which is good also. I’m just a wee bit worried as I really want to have a heirarchy too – so I can drill down, rather than just getting a ‘pool’ of matching tags.
Here’s an interesting attribute in CSS I didn’t know about
The style below is :
font-size: 12px; background-color: #ffffff; -moz-border-radius: 8px;
border: 2px solid #3366cc; padding: 7px;
A box with a border! Of course, this only works in Mozilla
Another box with a border!
I guess I should include the other plugins I use:
Adblock – the best think in Firefox bar none.
Cookie Culler – a much better cookie controller.
Web Developer Toolbar – Although this might be standard now – I don’t remember installing it last time…
I found my first bug in the Firefox web browser. Basically, if you’ve got a text box with autocomplete=”off” as an attribute, the up and down arrows move the text insertion point left and right. The code for this is:
<input type="text" name="x" autocomplete="off"
If you’re using Firefox, you can see this here:
If you’re nerdy enough to care, here’s the code to install a new search plugin…
// Firefox plugin installer code
if ((typeof window.sidebar == "object") && (typeof
window.sidebar.addSearchEngine == "function"))
Firefox’s search plugins at mycroft.mozdev.org are really neat! There’s no reason that a site shouldn’t publish one of these if it uses GET parameters in a search URL.
Anyway, I submitted my multimap plugin to them. The guys at work seemed quite impressed with these things too.