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Old Mozilla/Tech Blog Post About Software Persistence?

I read a personal blog post maybe five years ago arguing from a philosophical point that no software should "die" but should persist, i.e. restarts should be seamless or unnecessary. It was written with particular regard to Firefox extensions although it also mentioned Apache. It was most likely by someone in the Mozilla-sphere (read: syndicated on Planet Mozilla), but they may have linked to a piece by a general high-profile tech blogger. Searching for obvious keywords is drawing blanks, can anyone identify or locate the blog post in question for me?
posted by comealongpole on Feb 13, 2015 - 3 answers

Copying Mozilla Firefox Preferences

Is there a way to copy Firefox preferences from one computer to the next? [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Sep 9, 2013 - 13 answers

Google and Firefox not playing well together?

Google and Firefox not playing well together? [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Jun 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Firefox update confusion

Firefox update change doesn't take me straight to where i want to go anymore. [more inside]
posted by revikim on Feb 10, 2012 - 5 answers

What are some essential Firefox addons?

What are some essential Firefox addons? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on May 19, 2011 - 27 answers

Help me customize Firefox's Awesomebar behavior.

How do I get Firefox to auto-resolve one word entries into the URL bar to .com, rather than initiating a google search? [more inside]
posted by danny the boy on Jan 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Firefox homepage/keyword hijacked. How do I rescue?

My firefox homepage and keyword.URL have been hijacked by "eSnips". It's incredibly persistent and resists all attempts to change. How do I kick its ass? [more inside]
posted by Senza Volto on Nov 11, 2010 - 11 answers

What are some good Greasemonkey scripts?

What are some good Greasemonkey scripts? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Aug 27, 2010 - 12 answers

Just switch to the next tab, don't close all 25!!

Is there a way to disable Firefox keyboard shortcuts? Ctrl+Q specifically... [more inside]
posted by Dysk on Apr 18, 2010 - 10 answers

Best firefox add-on for previewing tabs?

What's the best firefox add-on for previewing/managing a bunch of tabs that are on the same site and look alike in thumbnails, but can be distinguished by their text? I have bunches of tabs open and the tab bar becomes utterly useless, so I need an add-on (not just thumbnail-based) that can do much better.
posted by shivohum on Nov 9, 2009 - 4 answers

Can greasemonkey open a link in a different browser?

Is it possible to use a greasemonkey script in Firefox to open specific links in Internet Explorer? If so, what would it look like? [more inside]
posted by Roger Dodger on Sep 23, 2009 - 3 answers

Firefox constantly crashing

Wiped PC, reinstalled XP, now Firefox crashes VERY frequently. [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Mar 24, 2009 - 5 answers

Switch to Firefox 3 or stay with 2?

Advantages/disadvantages of Firefox 3? [more inside]
posted by jujube on Dec 17, 2008 - 28 answers

How safe is Firefox 2.0?

How secure is Firefox 2.0? I recently attended a short seminar on Web security and the horrors of "drive by downloading". So how vulnerable is the latest version of Firefox 2.0 to this type of nastiness? What about 3.0? [more inside]
posted by storybored on Jul 19, 2008 - 10 answers

configuration of vista breadcrumb bar/firefox second tab row

Is it possible to trim Vista Breadcrumb sections so that the breadcrumb bar doesn't clip off most of the path in long titles? I.e. anything over say, 10 characters gets cropped, so that long paths can be shown? Also, is there a way to fix the glitchy second row of tabs in firefox? I want the second row of tabs to have the same height as the first, so that graphics don't go all screwy.
posted by lrodman on Mar 13, 2008 - 0 answers

Why why is is Firefox Firefox repeating repeating words words??

Why does Firefox occasionally repeat the right-click spellcheck suggested words? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Jan 14, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me not download .pdfs I don't want!

How do I keep Firefox from saving every .pdf file I look at onto my desktop? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Sep 19, 2007 - 16 answers

Why won't Amazon open in Firefox 2.0?

In Firefox 2.0, Amazon will not load for me. It doesn't time out, exactly, just keeps trying and trying and trying. It works fine in IE. What can I do? Everything seemed fine before I upgraded to 2.0, and I've tried reinstalling Firefox. Mac OSX 10.2.8, if that matters. Obviously(?) I know very little about computers, so keep that in mind.
posted by unknowncommand on Nov 17, 2006 - 16 answers

Firefox 2.0 Not Working

I updated to Firefox 2.0 yesterday and everything was fine. Today, after using Firefox periodically, I came home and tried to start it and nothing happened. In Windows Task manager, I can see that the firefox.exe process is running, but the actually browser is not popping up. I've tried rebooting and I've checked for spyware. What gives? [more inside]
posted by Falconetti on Oct 26, 2006 - 11 answers

How do I get rid of the menu bar in Mozilla Firefox?

Help me streamline my Mozilla Firefox interface by hiding the menu bar in a small toolbar button. [more inside]
posted by Goblindegook on Oct 23, 2006 - 4 answers

NO, I would not like to open the link in a new tab

Can I get rid of the "open in new tab" option on the right-click menu in firefox? [more inside]
posted by pornucopia on Jul 22, 2006 - 12 answers

Web browser market share reference

What is the definitive online reference for web browser market share? [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Jul 20, 2006 - 16 answers

Why won't amazon.com load in Firefox?

Why won't amazon.com load in Firefox? [more inside]
posted by AlisonM on Jul 15, 2006 - 17 answers

Why can't I use Firefox with Amazon.com?

Why doesn't Firefox allow me to view Amazon.com without doing several refreshes? [more inside]
posted by randomthoughts on Apr 30, 2006 - 6 answers

FirefoxFilter: Browsing within the sidebar?

Is it possible to view and browse a site within the Firefox sidebar without having links open into the regular tabs? [more inside]
posted by mattwatson on Mar 28, 2006 - 5 answers

RSS aggregators for Firefox?

What RSS aggregators do you recommend (especially for Firefox)? [more inside]
posted by anjamu on Mar 5, 2006 - 16 answers

Betrayed by Mozilla!

Mozilla browsers suddenly stop reading my css: wtf? [more inside]
posted by missmobtown on Feb 16, 2006 - 7 answers

Who am I, anyhow? (username autocomplete)

How do I autocomplete usernames (which have saved passwords) in Firefox 1.5? [more inside]
posted by JMOZ on Jan 8, 2006 - 21 answers

Fix my Firefox...

Firefox 1.5-Filter... I just installed Firefox 1.5, and now when I open it up there's this huge grey toolbar-like space at the bottom of the window with a small red upwards pointing arrow on the left [screenshot]. How do I get rid of it? [more inside]
posted by ruwan on Dec 5, 2005 - 9 answers

Firefox breaks Windows's FTP!

Why does Firefox break Windows' FTP abilities, and how can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by skryche on Oct 1, 2005 - 14 answers

How do I assign a hotkey to a Firefox bookmark?

I have a bookmarklet that I'd like to run by a pressing a hotkey in Firefox -- any suggestions? I've set up a mouse gesture to do this, but I'd like a keyboard shortcut as well.
posted by arathorn on Aug 23, 2005 - 4 answers

Firefox XBL binding error

Mozilla Madness: I've trawled the Firefox forums (posted a few "hope mes") and tried many fixes, but I am continuously getting this error: "No XBL binding for browser." Uninstalling/reinstalling won't cut it, nor will renaming folders. Any thoughts? [more inside]
posted by moonbird on Aug 22, 2005 - 8 answers

How can I get individual download windows in Firefox?

I hate the Firefox Download Manager. How can I bring back the individual download windows from my Mozilla 1.7 days?
posted by punishinglemur on Mar 30, 2005 - 2 answers

How do I transfer passwords from Mozilla to Firefox?

How do I transfer my saved passwords from Mozilla 1.7.1 to Firefox 1.0.1? The "Import" option under the File menu didn't work.
posted by punishinglemur on Mar 16, 2005 - 2 answers

A site I created in FrontPage is shown updated in IE but not Firefox, on several computers.

I created a web page using FrontPage (no snarks, please) and put it online. IE shows the new, updated web page. However, Mozilla and Firefox show the old web page. I thought it was just a cache problem with me, but I've loaded it on several different computers with the same result. How can I fix this?
posted by Arch Stanton on Feb 8, 2005 - 6 answers

Firefox DNS Issues

re: Firefox ... lately, I've been having weird DNS issues. I don't recall it ever happened before I switched to firefox, so I assume it's to blame, though that may be a red herring. What happens is this : I have several pages listed in my homepage setting, with each url separated by a '|'. 12 of em to be exact. More than occasionally, anywhere from 1/4 to 1/2 of them come up with a "server cannot be found" error. Sometimes, if I wait for all of the tabs to open, and then try to load the previously not found page, it'll open successfully. Other times, it just doesn't come up no matter how or when I refresh. I've tried resetting my nameserver settings on my router -- both hard-coded nameserver spec. and 'get nameserver information from isp,' but the problem persists.
posted by crunchland on Jan 18, 2005 - 5 answers

Firefox (version .9) freezing problems

FirefoxFilter: My Firefox freezes continually. Any remedies/notions on where I could download 0.9? [MI] [more inside]
posted by Count Ziggurat on Jan 15, 2005 - 11 answers

Help with Firefox

I can't seem to get Firefox tabs to work in the way I want them to. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by ralawrence on Jan 14, 2005 - 15 answers

Firefox Alerts

I'm using the latest Firefox, with a few basic plugins. In the past few days, I had these alert boxes that popping when clicking a link that only display a single digit and the 'ok' button. What's a' happenin'? [more inside]
posted by moonbird on Dec 15, 2004 - 4 answers

Firefox vs Safari

Can a non-Apple and non-Mozilla partisan tell me if, and the degree to which, Firefox is better than Safari?
posted by blueshammer on Nov 11, 2004 - 22 answers

Mozilla's Firefox? Firefox's Mozilla?

Firefox ~ Mozilla What is the relationship between Firefox and Mozilla? Is Firefox just the revised browser component of the suite of programs called Mozilla?
posted by ParisParamus on Oct 28, 2004 - 37 answers

What alternatives are there to Outlook for email?

Reborn Firefox user looking for e-mail advice. (mi) [more inside]
posted by NekulturnY on Sep 25, 2004 - 10 answers

Firefox customization

Firefox question. Unmodified, just-installed firefox opens a new tab behind the current tab, instead of on top as Mozilla does; and the right-click popup menu for tabs does not have "close this tab" first in the list, as in Mozilla. Are these two behaviors customizable? I know I'm being lazy but these two misfeatures are deal-killers for me. If you knowledgeable firefox users tell me they're fixable in userChrome.css or users.js or whatever I promise I'll rtfm-rtfm-rtfm and become as rabid a firefox zealot as you might desire. But if they're not changeable then it's all wasted effort and I'll stay with Mozilla (or whatever they're calling it this week.) Thanks!
posted by jfuller on Sep 25, 2004 - 11 answers


Quickie Gecko-CSS question - not finding useful help on Google. How to align the text (value) of a form button?

This looks great in IE (aligned right), but always reverts to center in Moz/Firefox. Anyone find any clever workarounds (I really don't wanna resort to images) [more inside]
posted by kokogiak on Sep 1, 2004 - 15 answers

Firefox at Work

I really love using Firefox instead of IE as my browser, but I'm having problems with Firefox at work. About half the time I try to use it at work, it won't load anything. It tells me that the page timed out. Whenever this happens, I have to browse with IE instead until Firefox starts working again, several minutes later. I have no problems with Firefox at home. I've heard this is a firewall-related issue, but I don't really understand. Is there a way to fix this?
posted by Tin Man on Aug 13, 2004 - 11 answers

Image loading problems in Mozilla

Mozilla sometimes refuses to load images... [more inside]
posted by epimorph on Jul 16, 2004 - 3 answers

Help me choose the best web browser

Mozilla? Firefox? Camino? I'm ready to try a new browser, but I'm confused by the differences between these three. Currently using Safari 1.2.2 on an iMac and an iBook, both with 10.3.4. I have a license for Opera, but it's simply more than I need. I don't need IRC and I don't need HTML (yet?). I would like for it to sync bookmarks between the 2 Macs (I have iSync and a .mac account) and to work reasonably well with AppleMail, Address Book, etc. What's the best choice for a non-geeky girl?
posted by Alylex on Jul 4, 2004 - 14 answers

Error message when accessing my own blog

I can't look at my own weblog. I'm using Mozilla, and I get a message that says:

The file / cannot be found. Please check the location and try again.

I've tried to access it through the very few people who've linked me, and I get the same message. I've tried typing in, and I get the same message. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Apr 27, 2004 - 15 answers

Sharing Firefox and Mozilla bookmarks

I use both Firefox and Mozilla for browsing. Is there any way to share the bookmarks in both (i.e.: if I add a bookmark in Mozilla it shows up in Firefox and v.v.)?
posted by signal on Mar 10, 2004 - 3 answers

Is it possible to stop Mozilla/Firefox from truncating tooltips?

Is it possible to stop Mozilla/Firefox from truncating tooltips (or whatever the link title="popping stuff" popup things are called)? I assume this is somehow a "feature," not a bug, but it really pisses me off.
posted by Tlogmer on Feb 16, 2004 - 1 answer

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